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Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 4:29 p.m.

Former Angels pick killed in argument over candy

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels, Ryan Bolden, was killed in an argument that started over candy.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 3:19 p.m. | Updated: dec. 19, 2014 3:21 p.m.

Whales returning to Georgia to give birth

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The first right whale sighting of the season was a twofer.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 1:09 p.m.

Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 11:26 a.m.

Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 11:27 a.m.

Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 11:27 a.m.

Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 11:27 a.m.

Dalton police officer faces child molestation charge

 

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A Dalton police officer hired earlier this year is facing a child molestation charge after a girl accused him of fondling her while he was off-duty.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 10:57 a.m.

Ex-Cub Scout leader sent to prison in child molestation case

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former Cub Scout leader in suburban Atlanta has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of child molestation in a case authorities say involved more than a dozen children.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 9:50 a.m.

UGA paid more than $40,000 for Gurley's legal help

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia paid an attorney more than $40,000 to represent Todd Gurley while he sought reinstatement from the NCAA after he was suspended for accepting money for autographs.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 3:42 p.m.

Country artist headlines Gov. Deal inaugural gala

ATLANTA (AP) — Country music artist Alan Jackson will headline the Jan. 15 Inaugural Gala as part of the kickoff to Gov. Nathan Deal's second term in office.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 8:58 a.m. | Updated: dec. 18, 2014 9:01 a.m.

GDOT restricting lane closures during holidays

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia transportation officials say they're restricting lane closures on interstates and major state routes to accommodate for increased traffic during upcoming holidays.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Georgia jobless rate drops to 7.2 percent

ATLANTA (AP) — State officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.2 percent.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:00 a.m.

FDA official warns of dangers of caffeine powder

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official is warning of the dangers of powdered pure caffeine after the deaths of a Georgia man and an Ohio teenager.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 8:55 a.m.

Toll lane price in metro Atlanta hits $10

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Optional toll lanes on a 16-mile stretch of freeway in metro Atlanta have hit a record price: $10.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 1:57 p.m.

SC company looks to buy Atlanta shopping center

ATLANTA (AP) — The president of a South Carolina-based real estate company says he expects to close a deal soon on a downtown Atlanta shopping center.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 9:13 a.m.

Georgia-based company issues cheese recall

SWAINSBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia-based company has issued a recall for cheese because it may have been contaminated by salmonella.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 9:08 a.m.

Toll lane price in metro Atlanta hits record $10

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Optional toll lanes on a 16-mile stretch of freeway in metro Atlanta have hit a record price: $10.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 9:07 a.m.

Carmike Cinemas pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 9:04 a.m.

FedEx truck crashes in Georgia, spills packages

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) — A FedEx truck crash along a Georgia interstate sent packages spilling all over the highway just nine days before Christmas.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Homeless slayings suspect accused of 4th killing

Homeless slayings suspect accused of 4th killing

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 11:06 a.m. | Updated: dec. 16, 2014 11:08 a.m.

Kennesaw approves plans for mosque in strip mall

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — The Kennesaw City Council has unanimously approved a permit for a mosque in a strip mall, reversing an earlier decision to reject it.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 8:30 a.m. | Updated: dec. 16, 2014 8:32 a.m.

Spelman College suspends its Cosby professorship

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by several women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2014 10:08 a.m.

Girl safe after 500-mile cab ride ends in Georgia

BRYANT, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas police say an 11-year-old girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to Florida to meet a boy, but her trip ended safely in Georgia after her parents reported her missing.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 9:24 a.m.

Artist wins 'eat more kale' trademark

 

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A folk artist who became a folk hero to some after picking a fight with fast-food giant Chik-fil-A over use of the phrase "eat more kale" — similar to their trademarked "eat mor chikin" — has won his legal battle.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 8:26 a.m. | Updated: dec. 12, 2014 8:27 a.m.

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