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Survey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back...
9:12AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Body located on Britt Whitmire Road in Hall County
Hall County authorities are investigating after a body was located Tuesday night in north Hall.
11:32PM ( 9 hours ago )
Demorest probe 'largely ruled out computer errors or external thefts'
The results of an independent investigation into the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the City of Demorest soon will be presented to city, county and state officials.
11:03PM ( 10 hours ago )
Dozens turn out to Gainesville City Council meeting to voice opposition for at-large voting
Dozens of people showed up at Tuesday night's Gainesville City Council meeting to voice their opinions in opposition to the city's at-large voting system.
7:13PM ( 14 hours ago )
Dump truck driver in Gainesville wreck identified
Georgia State Patrol troppers have identified the male dump truck driver in serious condition after his truck overturned on Queen City Parkway Tuesday morning.
5:56PM ( 15 hours ago )
Hall Co. authorities search for woman missing since March
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman missing since March of this year.
4:46PM ( 16 hours ago )
Hawks fight back, knot up series with Wizards, 1-1
DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday night, taking advantage of John Wall's absence to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
10:40AM ( 1 hour from now )
Cornelia announces two-day closure of Clarkesville Street
Cornelia leaders have announced the planned closure of a major downtown artery later this week.
9:03AM ( 28 minutes ago )
3 Ga. women accused of using genealogy website for tax fraud scheme
Three Atlanta women are accused of running a $2 million tax fraud operation, using Ancestry.com to find confidential information.
7:53AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Kerry hopes to win pause in Yemen war as he heads to talks
DJIBOUTI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he prepared for talks in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medic...
8:53AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Wisconsin gunman's girlfriend: He suffered from depression
MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — The girlfriend of a man who shot four people on an eastern Wisconsin bridge before taking his own life says he was irrational and suffered from depression.http://post.cr/1E89hHWTw...
8:35AM ( 55 minutes ago )
Daimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing...
8:25AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Girls soccer: Lady War Eagles make history, storm into first ever quarterfinals
Mark Dunn keeps watching his retirement drift further and further away. And the Chestatee girls soccer coach is just fine with that...
2:07PM ( 4 hours from now )
Girls soccer: Lady Wolves roll into 3rd round; St. Pius up next (VIDEO)
Buford girls soccer coach Crystal Fowler wanted to see some variety from her offense Tuesday in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs...
12:45PM ( 3 hours from now )
Baseball: Area teams head to 2nd round with momentum
Area teams caught some big breaks, others made their own, and one, Jackson County, made history in the first round of the state baseball playoffs...
12:31PM ( 2 hours from now )
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Sports
US productivity drops at 1.9 percent rate in first quarter
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity declined in the first three months of the year as labor costs jumped, reflecting a slowdown in growth.The Labor Department said Wednesday that productivity,...
8:56AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Weak US jobs data keeps stock markets in check
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Weak U.S. economic reports kept stocks in check on Wednesday, though European markets continued to trade higher and Wall Street was expected to rise on the open. Asian market...
8:52AM ( 38 minutes ago )
EU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and tak...
8:43AM ( 47 minutes ago )
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Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in 2002 case
MUMBAI, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of driving a vehicle over five men sleeping on a sidewal...
9:18AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Neon Trees drummer Elaine Bradley expecting baby girl
NEW YORK (AP) — The Neon Trees will have a slightly bigger presence on stage this summer — their drummer, Elaine Bradley, is pregnant.Bradley and husband Sebastian Allen are expecting their third chil...
8:41AM ( 49 minutes ago )
PHOTOS: Skywriter's message of love, peace and smiley faces
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High above New Orleans, a small plane rolled in tight barrels, trailing smoke to create inspirational messages: smiley faces, peace signs, hearts and words like "jazz," ''amen" and...
4:43AM ( 4 hours ago )
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A look at the presidential contenders in 2016
Explore the growing list of declared and potential 2016 presidential candidates, which has been updated to include Mike Huckabee.
By The Associated Press
2:18PM ( 19 hours ago )
Gordon bests Talladega qualifying for 80th career pole
Change the rules, change the format – but they can’t change history.
By Mark McCarter-NASCAR Wire Service
3:50PM ( 3 days ago )
Sheriff Victor Hill accused of shooting woman in the abdomen in Gwinnett Co.
A Georgia sheriff is accused of shooting a Lawrenceville woman in the abdomen, injuring her critically.
By Associated Press
5:14AM ( 2 days ago )