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.
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - A western Ohio woman charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing $2.87 from a courthouse fountain says she is jobless and took the change to buy food.
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has rejected Georgia's request to keep the state's federal primary election in July of next year while it appeals his ruling setting the primary two months earlier.
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Administrators at a high school north of Atlanta say two students are charged with public indecency after classmates say they performed a sex act in the cafeteria.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - It was a cold-hearted online post that a Florida sheriff said hastened the arrest of two girls, aged 12 and 14, in the bullying-suicide case of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after Republican divisions forced GOP leaders to drop efforts to ram their own version through the House.
NEW YORK (AP) - A rout in global markets spread to the U.S. early Tuesday, nearly wiping out the stock market's gain for the month. The selling started in Asia following news that the Bank of Japan declined to take any new steps to spur that country's economic growth. Shortly after 11 a.m., the Dow Jones industrial average was down 72 points to 15,166, a loss of 0.5 percent. The Dow erased about ...
REX, Ga. (AP) - Police in Georgia are investigating after a monument dedicated to one of first lady Michelle Obama's relatives was knocked over in suburban Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - Firefighters have been called to Atlanta's airport after reports of an apparent explosion at a maintenance shed.
ATLANTA (AP) - A former student journalist at Georgia Perimeter College has filed a lawsuit against the university system's Board of Regents for failing to produce documents under the state's open records law.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say an Athens man is recovering from an estimated 20 bites after being attacked by three pit bulls.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is poised to pass a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill Monday that would expand government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts in the food stamp program.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is throwing out most of the real-world graphical cues from its iPhone and iPad software, like the casino-green "felt" of its Game Center app, in what it calls the biggest update since the iPhone's launch in 2007. The new operating system, called iOS 7, strives for a clean, simple, translucent look. Apple is redesigning all its applications and icons to conform to the new look, driven by long-time ...
NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's ratings agency said Monday it's getting more optimistic about the U.S. economy. But investors just yawned. The U.S. stock market edged higher in early trading after the S&P agency raised its outlook for U.S. government debt and predicted an improving economy, but the gains were slim and fickle. In the first hour of trading, stock indexes edged higher, fell, then edged higher again. By midday Eastern ...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Southern Baptist Convention is gathering in Houston for its annual meeting at a time when the denomination is contemplating a different cultural and political climate than a decade ago.
ATLANTA (AP) - A flash flood watch has been extended through late Monday afternoon for much of north Georgia.
ATLANTA (AP) - A masked man and his wife who dress in superhero costumes say they're trying to fight crime by patrolling the streets of an Atlanta neighborhood.
Internet companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google have vast amounts of data on you. These include the photos and video you share, the email you send and receive and the musings you broadcast to friends on what you are thinking or eating. Internet companies store all this information at data centers they run around the world. When you're ready to read your email, the message gets pulled from a computer at one of these ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Being a Supreme Court justice has not only been good for Sonia Sotomayor's legal career, it's also helped her bank account. The justice reported Friday that she's received more than $3 million in advance payments for her best-selling memoir, "My Beloved World." Her annual financial disclosure forms show that Knopf Doubleday Group paid Sotomayor $1.925 million in 2012 in anticipation of her book. This comes in addition to the $1.2 million ...
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California hospital says it has received three Santa Monica shooting victims, including two in critical condition. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center spokesman Mark Wheeler says the third patient is in serious condition. The shooting was reported shortly before noon Friday near Santa Monica College.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The debate over the Christian concept of Calvinism is about 500 years old. That's not stopping it from causing division in the nation's largest Protestant denomination. Calvinism is named for the 16th-century theologian John Calvin. Among other things, it teaches that Jesus died only for those who have been elected by God for salvation. That idea does not sit well with many Southern Baptists, who believe Jesus died for the ...