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Thursday May 28th, 2015 4:08AM
Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21
HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 ot...
11:09PM ( 4 hours ago )
Obama: Time left in office 'really concentrates the mind'
MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind."Addressing supporters, Obama said his administration ho...
9:29PM ( 6 hours ago )
Gainesville police: Alleged assailant in custody
A Lithia Springs man is in custody for reportedly sexually assaulting a Gainesville woman.
4:50PM ( 11 hours ago )
Elachee announces new Resource Manager
A new Natural Resources Manager is on the job at the Elachee Nature Science Center in Hall County.
3:40PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Hall C. BOE sets public hearings for budget; board to ask for tax increase
As the Hall County School Board prepares to adopt its upcoming budget, three public hearings have been scheduled, and the Board plans to ask for a property tax increase to restore some funding lost during the economic downturn.
3:01PM ( 13 hours ago )
Authorities charge man with kidnapping, other offenses after chase into Lake Lanier
Forsyth County authorities have charged a man with kidnapping, false imprisonment and a list of other charges after they chased him and caught him in Lake Lanier Monday night.
2:30PM ( 13 hours ago )
Rick Santorum announces second White House run
CABOT, Pa. (AP) — Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influ...
6:43PM ( 9 hours ago )
Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average — but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest eas...
5:46PM ( 10 hours ago )
Man accused of killing four in Atlanta area pleads not guilty
A man accused of killing three men and a hairdresser walking to her car has pleaded not guilty in a death penalty case.
4:27PM ( 11 hours ago )
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THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:___9 a.m. (0700 GMT, 3 a.m. EDT)FIFA President Sepp Blatter has cancelled another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day.FI...
3:49AM ( 18 minutes ago )
US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.They knew that the moment to strike would come when FI...
3:36AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue
WASHINGTON (AP) — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array...
3:28AM ( 39 minutes ago )
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National
Opinion: Gainesville's heroic effort a worthy cap to an astounding prep season
Any coach, athlete, parent or booster that follows prep sports witnessed some amazing moments over the last few weeks -- from championships (some historic), to heartbreak and everything in between, as area teams and individuals provided us with a stunning finish to the 2014-15 high school sports campaign.
6:13PM ( 14 hours from now )
Baseball: GHS falls to Greenbrier in Game 3 (VIDEO)
In the end, it was wasn’t worth the wait...
2:45PM ( 10 hours from now )
THE LATEST: Asian federation opposes change to FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:___4:30 a.m. (0230 GMT, 10:30 p.m. EDT)The Asian Football Confederation says it still supports Sepp Blatter's bid for another term as FIFA president, and...
11:41PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Sports
Premier: Serbia ready to reduce dependency on Russian gas
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas supplies by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bri...
3:37AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Asia stocks down as Greece deadline looms, Shanghai sinks
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday as a deadline for Greece to make a debt payment neared and Chinese shares dived after big gains in the past three months.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's ben...
2:36AM ( 1 hour ago )
Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up
NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thu...
1:08AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Judge to determine whether to close Lohan driving case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge will determine Thursday whether Lindsay Lohan has completed her community service in a reckless driving case and can finally put her Los Angeles court troubles behind her.Th...
3:12AM ( 55 minutes ago )
US, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship
NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation.J...
11:55PM ( 4 hours ago )
Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.Morgan's lawyer, Ben...
10:27PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Montoya earns second career Indianapolis 500 victory
Juan Pablo Montoya won the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and held off reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and teammate Will Power by 0.1046 of a second – the fourth-closest finish in race history – in a thrilling final 15 laps of the historic race.
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11:04PM ( 3 days ago )
Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
9:45PM ( 2 days ago )