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Court unseals divorce file of Ala federal judge

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A court has unsealed the divorce record of an Alabama federal judge arrested on a domestic violence charge in Atlanta in August.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 10:58 a.m.

Ga. gov candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal questioned whether Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:48 a.m. | Updated: oct. 20, 2014 8:49 a.m.

Georgia appreciative of surge after early loss

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Looking back, Hutson Mason isn't so sure an early season loss to South Carolina wasn't the catalyst Georgia needed to play up to the level it thought it could.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Man dies in police custody during breath test

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the death of a 60-year-old man who died in police custody in northeast Georgia.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:46 a.m.

Man falls off waterfall in north Georgia mountains

CLEVELAND, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a hiker was injured after falling off a waterfall in the north Georgia mountains.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 8:45 a.m.

Ga. man accused in hot car death pleads not guilty

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot vehicle to die has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 4:34 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 4:35 p.m.

Deadline set for arrested judge's resignation

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama congresswoman said she will begin impeachment proceedings against a federal judge arrested a fight at a hotel with his wife unless he resigns before Congress returns next month.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 4:11 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 4:12 p.m.

Publix recalls snack mix that had peanuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 12:48 p.m.

Attorney denied hearing delay appears with baby

 

ATLANTA (AP) — An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney's request to delay a hearing that fell during her six-week maternity leave and then scolded her in front of a packed courtroom when she showed up with her 4-week-old strapped to her chest and the infant began to cry, the attorney said.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:30 a.m.

GSU using federal grant to train future teachers

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State University officials say they're using a multimillion dollar grant to increase the number of teachers working in high-need schools in rural and urban areas.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:24 a.m.

Weather service: 5 tornadoes struck metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — The powerful thunderstorms that passed through metro Atlanta earlier this week produced five tornadoes, but no serious injuries, authorities said Thursday.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 1:59 p.m.

Wal-Mart plans Ga. distribution center

UNION CITY, Ga. (AP) — State officials say a new Georgia distribution center planned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will create more than 400 jobs over the next three years.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 12:27 p.m.

Georgia's jobless rate drops to 7.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has dropped to 7.9 percent.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 10:16 a.m.

Coach does not expect Gurley to play this week

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Mark Richt expects star tailback Todd Gurley's indefinite suspension to stay in place this week.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 10:11 a.m.

Google tries to upstage Apple with latest devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2014 4:23 p.m.

Ga. school board votes to alter Biblical monument

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A school board in northeastern Georgia has voted to alter a monument outside a high school football field that contains two Biblical references.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2014 3:56 p.m.

Dallas nurse with Ebola being transferred to Emory

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola will be transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta from the Texas hospital where she was infected.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2014 2:56 p.m. | Updated: oct. 15, 2014 2:58 p.m.

Georgia police chief accused of soliciting sex

MOLENA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the police chief of a small west Georgia city who is accused of soliciting young men for sex.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2014 12:25 p.m.

Jury to resume deliberations in county CEO trial

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are scheduled to begin a sixth day of deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2014 8:05 a.m.

New test to cause spike in illness cases in kids

 

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. This week, they expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 3:50 p.m.

Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 US airports

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 11:09 a.m. | Updated: oct. 14, 2014 11:10 a.m.

Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

ATLANTA (AP) — A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it snarled morning commutes and kept many under a tornado watch.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 10:09 a.m.

Rent-to-own business to pay $28 million settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California attorney general has announced a $28 million settlement with a furniture and computer rental business that allegedly violated consumer protection and privacy laws.

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Posted: oct. 13, 2014 4:20 p.m.

Early voting begins in Georgia's high-stakes races

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters have begun casting their ballots in Georgia's competitive races for U.S. Senate and governor.

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Posted: oct. 13, 2014 2:23 p.m.

Storms to bring potential tornadoes, heavy rain

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters expect damaging winds of up to 60 mph as a line of strong to severe thunderstorms moves across Georgia late Monday/early Tuesday.

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Posted: oct. 13, 2014 11:21 a.m.

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