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Georgia woman, 'voice of Siri,' speaks in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Whether it's giving sports score updates or naming the hottest restaurant in town, the voice heard by millions of iPhone users took center stage at Augusta's Legends Club on Tuesday.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 10:17 a.m.

Perdue urging conservatives in final bus tour

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Twelve days from Georgia's Senate election, Republican David Perdue has launched a statewide bus tour to remind conservatives that he wants to help his party continue fighting President Barack Obama.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 2:49 p.m.

'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Burned dogs showing up at Georgia animal hospital

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Several dogs with burn marks on their backs have shown up in a Georgia county, and no one seems to know how or why they're being injured.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 9:28 a.m. | Updated: oct. 23, 2014 9:29 a.m.

UGA asks for Gurley's reinstatement

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia will file a request with the NCAA on Wednesday for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 3:47 p.m.

Ga. Aquarium says beluga is pregnant

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials at the Georgia Aquarium say a 20-year-old beluga whale, Maris, is expecting a calf in the spring.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 3:45 p.m. | Updated: oct. 22, 2014 3:45 p.m.

Georgia Dems invoke Ferguson in election plea

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats are using the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to rally black voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election, with Republicans calling the move "race-baiting."

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 12:55 p.m.

Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 8:54 a.m.

Drone operation course to be offered at GA school

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Clarke County school is planning to offer courses to teach students how to operate drones, track down cybercriminals and more.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 8:52 a.m.

Man charged with assault when online romance sours

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Georgia man charged with assaulting a woman in eastern Kentucky has told police he thought she didn't match the description she had given on the Internet.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Georgia partisans feud over voter registration

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 8:53 a.m. | Updated: oct. 21, 2014 8:54 a.m.

Georgia workshops urge women to embrace outdoors

MANSFIELD, Ga. (AP) — Georgia wildlife officials are offering a series of workshops intended to encourage women to embrace outdoor activities.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 8:51 a.m.

Jury to resume deliberations in county CEO trial

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are set to resume their deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis after repeatedly telling the judge they can't decide on the counts against him.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 8:49 a.m.

Officer fires at car after pedestrians struck

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A police officer opened fire on a driver that police say struck at least two people -- including an officer -- after a fight in a bowling alley south of Atlanta spilled into the parking lot.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 8:48 a.m.

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.

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