BALL GROUND, Ga. (AP) - Police in the north Georgia town of Ball Ground are offering $1,000 reward for the arrest of whoever stole a scarecrow portraying Uncle Si Robertson from TV's "Duck Dynasty."
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Police in Nevada say the two people killed in a school shooting were a staff member and a student who was likely the attacker.
NASHVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's highest court has reversed the convictions and prison sentence given to a south Georgia police officer who had been accused of soliciting sodomy from a 17-year-old boy.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - AT&T says a major upgrade in the works will boost the power of mobile devices on its network in Sanford Stadium in Athens.
GRAY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a hunter was killed in Jones County over the weekend, though few details of the case were available early Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Lottery officials say the Mega Millions game will have bigger and faster growing jackpots as a result of a series of upcoming changes.
GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) - Georgia may be the poultry capital of the U.S., producing billions of broiler chickens a year. But a company in Greensboro has found success raising and selling another meat bird one-tenth the size of the typical commodity chicken.
CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) - Police are searching for suspects after a $500,000 movie camera was stolen from a crew filming "Dumb and Dumber To" in metro Atlanta.
TLANTA (AP) - Federal investigators are training veterans to help fight child pornography and online sexual exploitation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Georgia has kept Bulldogs' fans on the edge of their seats in this season of high hopes, tight finishes and an injury list that seems to grow longer with each passing week.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia deer hunters can begin taking to the woods this weekend.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia residents who receive food stamps have been frustrated by problems in a statewide phone call-in system. They say it often blocks their attempts to apply for benefits or renew them.
BOSTON (AP) - Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP's popularity plunging to record lows.
BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (AP) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against a north Georgia county, claiming older employees were targeted during layoffs.
BALL GROUND, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Cherokee County say a man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after 19 dogs and a cat were removed from his home.
MIAMI (AP) - Heavy rain was pouring across much of Florida early Thursday as the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season headed toward the state's western coast and a new tropical storm warning was issued for a swath of the U.S. East Coast. Tropical storm warnings were in effect for a large section of Florida's west coast from Boca Grande to Indian Pass and for the East Coast from Flagler Beach, Fla., ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, though an expert has questioned the decision on medical and ethical grounds. "We are beyond thrilled," Janet Murnaghan, the girl's mother, told The Associated Press on Wednesday after U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson intervened in the case. "Obviously we still need a match." Baylson suspended an age factor in the ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Transportation officials are set to hold the latest of three public hearings on proposed passenger rail service between Charlotte and Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has unveiled new rules banning references to guns, drugs and alcohol on personalized license plates.
In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting. To date, it's far from the mass defection that some conservatives had predicted before the vote by the BSA's National Council. But the exodus could soon swell, depending on the outcome of the Southern Baptist ...
BALTIMORE (AP) - Inmates often complain of idleness, but Tavon White apparently had no trouble keeping busy behind bars. Investigators say the man nicknamed "Bulldog" impregnated four female corrections officers at the Baltimore jail while running a sophisticated criminal organization that smuggled in drugs and cell phones and employed guards as gang associates. A federal indictment charging White and two-dozen others in a contraband-smuggling conspiracy has offered an embarrassing glimpse into a jail where ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A four-story building being demolished collapsed Wednesday on the edge of downtown, injuring 12 people and trapping two others, the fire commissioner said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower in early trading Wednesday after economic reports suggested that the economy is growing at a sluggish pace. Private employers added fewer jobs last month than economists had forecast, and orders to U.S. factories were also weaker than expected. Investors have become increasingly sensitive to economic reports in the last two weeks. They are trying to anticipate when the Federal Reserve will pull back on its $85 billion ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Stewart is starting a summer-long break from anchoring "The Daily Show," but it will be no holiday. He'll be in the Middle East making his first movie. While he's away, Stewart says he'll miss hosting the Comedy Central fake newscast. As he explains, "People clap for me! That doesn't happen just anywhere." Stewart will be directing and producing "Rosewater" from his own script, based on a memoir by Maziar ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is set to receive $717,000 in federal grants for workforce and training programs after the state exceeded its goals for helping unemployed residents find jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, marking a significant shakeup to the White House foreign policy team. A White House official confirmed the personnel changes Wednesday morning ahead of a planned announcement by the president later in the day. Donilon has been a key foreign policy adviser to Obama since he first took ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study. The ACLU's analysis of federal crime data, released Tuesday, found marijuana arrest rates for black people were 3.73 times greater than those for white people nationally in 2010. In some counties, the arrest rate was 10 ...
NEW YORK (AP) - A group of around 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were ejected from an AirTran flight after the pilot and crew lost patience with kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their phones.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Already under siege, the Internal Revenue Service was cited by a government watchdog for a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks, even as conservative figures told Congress Tuesday they had been abused for years while seeking tax-exempt status. A total of 132 IRS officials received room upgrades at the 2010 conference in Anaheim, Calif., according to the report being released by J. Russell George, the Treasury ...
GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) - Several residents were being evacuated from their homes after multiple explosions involving a gas line in the northeast Georgia town of Greensboro.