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.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia state labor officials say the number of laid-off workers filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits was down by 3.4 percent in September.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. has informed employees that it will cut 800 positions in its mortgage business.
MIAMI (AP) - Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) - In an unprecedented maritime salvage operation, engineers on Monday gingerly wrestled the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off the Italian reef where the cruise ship has been stuck since January 2012.
WASHINGTON (AP) - At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said several people were killed and as many as 10 were wounded, including a law enforcement officer.
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police were searching for a gunman after finding the bodies of three people shot to death in Atlanta's northeastern suburbs.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's newest state park officially opens Monday. The 1,316-acre Don Carter State Park is on the northeast part of Lake Lanier. The Times of Gainesville reports that the vision for the park began as a view of tree-covered land from a helicopter by the park's namesake, Gainesville businessman Don Carter, and former Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Tanner. The DNR ended up buying land in a process that lasted ...
WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) - The more Cindy Karlsen learned about her husband, Karl, the more suspicious she became. There was the $700,000 life insurance payout he received after the 2008 death of his grown son, who was crushed when the pickup truck he was working under suddenly slipped off its jack. There was the $200,000 life insurance payout he received when his first wife died in a house fire nearly two decades earlier. And ...
Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need. "There's no experience like experience," said David Mintz, CEO of dairy-free products maker Tofutti, where about one-third of the workers are over 50. "I can't ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say 2013 already is one of the worst years for measles in more than 15 years. Before a vaccine became available about 50 years ago, nearly all children got measles by their 15th birthday. In those days, nearly 500 Americans died from measles each year. Now, the nation has about 60 cases each year. But so far this year, officials have seen 159 cases. The highest count since the ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday. Thirty-six years after it was launched from Earth on a tour of the outer planets, the plutonium-powered probe is more than 11 1/2 billion miles from the sun, cruising through interstellar space - the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, the space agency said. Voyager 1 actually made its exit ...
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - Metro Atlanta drivers are being warned to be on guard for a cow with a history of wandering into traffic on a busy interstate just south of the city.
ATLANTA (AP) - State officials have stopped short of recommending that all Georgia schools be required to install carbon monoxide detectors, opting instead to release guidelines urging schools to review facilities and mitigate risks. A task force was formed in January at the request of Gov. Nathan Deal after 44 children and 10 adults at an Atlanta elementary school were sickened in a carbon monoxide leak. The group's recommendations were released Wednesday. Gretchen ...
GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The police chief in a west Georgia town has been suspended for a week without pay after he was criticized for not letting city officials know about a trip he made to Arizona to meet with Joe Arpaio, the sheriff in Maricopa County, Ariz.
DENVER (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings have been kicked out of office in a recall election promoted by both grassroots activists and the National Rifle Association. Senate President John Morse lost by just 343 votes Tuesday in a swing district in the Republican stronghold of Colorado Springs but Sen. Angela Giron lost by a bigger margin in a largely blue-collar district that ...
ATLANTA (AP) - A report shows Georgia's revenue growth slowed in August with the state collecting $1.35 billion in taxes.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Athens police say more than 70 people were arrested for alcohol-related offenses surrounding a football game between the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina.
NEW YORK (AP) - The barometer of America's stock market - the Dow Jones industrial average - is getting a makeover. Alcoa, Bank of America, and Hewlett-Packard are being dropped from the index of America's 30 top companies and replaced by Goldman Sachs, Nike, and Visa. It's the index's biggest change in almost a decade. Dow will make the switches, which take effect Sept. 23, because of the falling stock prices of the removed ...