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Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons
A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.
August 27, 2014 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb plans election to replace ex-official
The DeKalb County Board plans to hold a special election to replace a member who resigned this week and now faces federal charges.
August 27, 2014 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pastor defies town's rules, puts up large sign
A pastor is standing by his decision to light up a 19,000-bulb sign in an east Georgia town in defiance of a city ordinance banning such message boards.
August 27, 2014 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carter picks up support from Georgia teachers' group
One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall.
August 27, 2014 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car
A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said.
August 27, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia News Roundup
Today's headlines are: Former Poet Laureate adds archives to Georgia library - Wildlife officials monitor disease found in snake - Police say dispute over cellphone led to killing - County eyes cha...
August 27, 2014 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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AP source: American militant said killed in Syria
An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
August 27, 2014 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters
Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.
August 27, 2014 08:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Survey: Fed’s outlook correct but not solution
By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. They agree with the Fed the job market still isn’t healthy. Yet the la...
August 26, 2014 09:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash
An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after the flier's fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on...
August 27, 2014 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting
Police who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha struck and killed a crew member with the "Cops" television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun, ...
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California beach town sees flooding from hurricane
UPDATE: Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town, knocking pilings from under the Malibu Pier...
August 27, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war
UPDATE: Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.
August 27, 2014 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related
UPDATE: Philadelphia police say the killings of two men whose bodies were found bound and weighted down with a makeshift anchor in a city river were drug-related.
August 27, 2014 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq
UPDATE: The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense offi...
August 27, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse
UPDATE: A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get w...
August 27, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core
UPDATE: In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversia...
August 27, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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College football begins with low-key opening game
The major-college season begins Wednesday night with a game that won't have any impact on the national championship race: Georgia State, starting its first year as a full-fledged FBS member, takes ...
August 27, 2014 12:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report
Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of...
August 27, 2014 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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