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Weekly applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 269,000, a positive sign for hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities.THE NUMBERS: Weekly app...
8:39AM ( 1 hour ago )
Temperatures to plunge as arctic air moves into Georgia over the weekend
Forecasters say they expect some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season across north Georgia when arctic air moves into the region over the weekend, dropping temperatures to around 15 degrees in some parts of the mountains.
7:58AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders get back in the debate ring Thursday with an increasingly bitter family score to settle
WASHINGTON (AP) — Grudge match.Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders get back in the debate ring Thursday night with an increasingly bitter family score to settle. The...
6:49AM ( 3 hours ago )
Republican presidential contenders descend on South Carolina
Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.
9:14PM ( 12 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain are emerging
WASHINGTON (AP) — New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect preg...
6:22PM ( 15 hours ago )
Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for president
Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.
3:32PM ( 18 hours ago )
Abortion opponents in several states filing bills that would ban a commonly used form of a second-trimester procedure
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents descr...
8:33AM ( 1 hour ago )
Sponsor delays hearing on protecting gay marriage objectors
A powerful Georgia Senate committee has delayed a hearing on a bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers and others to refuse services to same-sex couples without being penalized.
5:52AM ( 4 hours ago )
Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year holidays
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year ho...
2:15AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Police in North Dakota say a Fargo police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police officer shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, sa...
9:35AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Chicago police believe three weapons with blades were used to kill five of six family members whose bodies were found last week in their home on the city's Southwest Side
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police believe three knives or other weapons with blades were used to kill five of six family members whose bodies were found last week in their home on the city's Southwest Sid...
9:27AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Veterinarians say a starving sea lion rescued last week after finding its way into a fancy San Diego restaurant is on the mend
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veterinarians say a starving sea lion rescued last week after finding its way into a fancy San Diego restaurant is on the mend.SeaWorld vets said Wednesday that the 8-month-old female...
9:23AM ( 41 minutes ago )
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(VIDEO) 8-AAAA Tournament: North Hall, Buford boys notch semifinal berths; White Co. upset
North Hall basketball's outside shooting prowess is well-known throughout northeast Georgia. But the Trojans showed on Wednesday that opponents better be ready inside too.
11:42AM ( 1 hour from now )
8-AAAA Tournament: North Hall girls knock off rivals to clinch state; Buford girls cruise
North Hall and Buford both used key first half runs to take control of their games and advance to the state tournament Wednesday in the Region 8-AAAA Tournament at the Buford gym.
11:15AM ( 1 hour from now )
(VIDEO) 8-AAAAA Tournament: Branch, GHS girls storm into state
The Flowery Branch girls basketball team may not have got the opening it wanted on Wednesday in the Region 8-AAAAA quarterfinals -- but the Lady Falcons more than made up for that in the second quarter.
10:35AM ( 29 minutes from now )
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Cigarette maker Reynolds American's fourth-quarter profit shot up 89 percent compared to the final quarter of 2014, when earnings fell due to pension charges and other costs
NEW YORK (AP) — Cigarette maker Reynolds American's fourth-quarter profit shot up 89 percent compared to the final quarter of 2014, when earnings fell due to some one-time costs.The parent of Camel an...
9:11AM ( 53 minutes ago )
Concerns are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe, as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans in some markets and squeezed earnings
PARIS (AP) — Questions are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe, as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans and squeezed earnings.France's Societe General...
8:48AM ( 1 hour ago )
South Korea's sudden withdrawal from a factory park in North Korea is a severe blow for the South Korean businesses that populated it, but is unlikely to make much difference to the North's decrepit economy despite being a stern diplomatic measure
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's sudden withdrawal from a factory park in North Korea is a severe blow for the South Korean businesses that populated it, but is unlikely to make much difference...
8:18AM ( 1 hour ago )
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French fashion house Saint Laurent turned the historic Hollywood Palladium into a circular catwalk to showcase its fall-winter collection for men and women, a set of sumptuous pieces in velvet, leather and fur with plenty of fringe, sequins and spark
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bow-neck blouses aren't strictly for women anymore.Couture clothing designer Saint Laurent presented the feminine style — in silk, leather and sequins — for both genders at its rock...
8:13AM ( 1 hour ago )
Berlin film festival embroiled in debate about diversity in the movie industry over all-white panel
BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled in the debate about diversity in the movie industry Thursday, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-...
7:52AM ( 2 hours ago )
Stars including Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon have confirmed for Sunday's BAFTA Film Awards
LONDON (AP) — The red carpet for the BAFTA Film Awards doesn't roll out until the weekend but behind the scenes preparations are well underway for the annual star-studded event in London.The seating a...
7:45AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Davenport wins Edwin Coggins Memorial at Golden Isles
Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. led all 30 laps to win the Edwin Coggins Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga.
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