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Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

NEW YORK (AP) — Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:36 a.m.

Crews repair damage after Atlanta protests

ATLANTA (AP) — Crews were repairing damage to some businesses in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after protesters filled the streets in mostly peaceful opposition to the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:22 a.m.

GA roads, airport to see 1.3 million travelers

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:23 a.m.

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 3:47 p.m. | Updated: nov. 25, 2014 3:48 p.m.

Ga Tech-Georgia brings national chops this season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — There's no need for any extra motivation when Georgia faces Georgia Tech.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 3:50 p.m.

Protesters plan Atlanta protest of Ferguson ruling

ATLANTA (AP) — Activists plan to rally in downtown Atlanta in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 8:21 a.m.

Georgia court OKs probation supervision by private companies

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a state law allowing courts to contract with private probation companies to supervise misdemeanor offenders is constitutional but does not allow for additional requirements beyond what is imposed by the courts.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 1:18 p.m.

New streetcar involved in 2 crashes before debut

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the Atlanta Streetcar has been involved in two crashes with vehicles while being tested before next month's expected launch.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 8:52 a.m.

Crews work to clear storm damage, restore power

 

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power reports that fewer than 300 of its customers remain without power after severe storms crossed the state.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 8:53 a.m.

Woman shot at MARTA bus stop outside Atlanta

ITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was in critical condition after being shot at a MARTA bus stop in the Lithonia area of DeKalb County.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2014 8:49 a.m. | Updated: nov. 24, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Ex-Gov. Perdue defends "Go Fish" center in Perry

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Despite criticism, former Gov. Sonny Perdue says he's proud of his efforts to support fishing, including committing the state government to borrow $14 million for an aquarium in rural Georgia.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Forecasters: Storms coming to Plains, Gulf Coast

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say severe weather is possible in the Southern Plains and across the Deep South over the next few days.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:21 a.m.

Atlanta readies for reaction to Ferguson case

ATLANTA (AP) — Police and leaders in the Atlanta area were preparing Thursday for protests and possible unrest as a grand jury in Missouri decides whether to criminally charge a white officer who fatally shot a black man.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 4:55 p.m. | Updated: nov. 20, 2014 4:56 p.m.

Georgia's jobless rate declines to 7.7 percent

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7 percent.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 10:53 a.m.

NBC scraps Cosby television project

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation against the comic emerged.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2014 2:25 p.m.

Temperatures drop into teens for 2nd straight day

ATLANTA (AP) — Temperatures sunk as low as 14 degrees in at least one Georgia town as near-record cold gripped the state for a second straight day.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2014 10:31 a.m. | Updated: nov. 19, 2014 10:31 a.m.

Bullying, lying debt collectors an epidemic

NEW YORK (AP) — The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out of Americans, a top prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced the arrests of seven people who worked for an Atlanta-area company.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 4:31 p.m.

Alabama sets road widening among Southern mansions

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Transportation is advertising for bids to complete the four-laning of U.S. 431 from Interstate 85 in Opelika to the Florida line.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 2:05 p.m.

7 charged in Georgia-based debt collection scam

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York say they've brought criminal charges against seven people in a debt collection scam run out of Georgia.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 11:11 a.m.

Georgia moves on _ again _ without star RB Gurley

 

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia is not concerned about carrying on without Todd Gurley.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 8:37 a.m.

GA flags fly at half-staff to honor Gov. Sanders

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal says flags at state buildings and grounds will fly at half-staff to honor former Gov. Carl Sanders, who died at age 89.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 8:36 a.m.

Severe wind chills, freezing temperatures in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) — Temperatures plunged into the 20s in many parts of Georgia -- and dropped to 13 in one spot in the mountains -- as cold air settled over the state.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 8:35 a.m.

Tornado destroyed mobile home

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials have determined that a tornado destroyed a mobile home, damaged a barn and toppled trees in Twiggs County.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 8:32 a.m.

Ga. Senate Majority Caucus elects leaders for 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate Majority Caucus has selected six Republican lawmakers to serve as the group's leaders for the 2015 legislative session.

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Posted: nov. 17, 2014 5:06 p.m.

Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders dies

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders — known for his work on education and as a prominent member of the state's legal community — has died at age 89.

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Posted: nov. 17, 2014 1:59 p.m. | Updated: nov. 17, 2014 2:00 p.m.

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