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Friday August 26th, 2016 10:57PM
UPDATE: FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
The government told all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus
8:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
Maker recalls fresh-cut vegetables from stores in Southeast
Fresh-cut vegetables are being recalled from grocery, discount and convenience stores across the Southeast because the food may be contaminated with potentially fatal Listeria bacteria
5:32PM ( 5 hours ago )
Tennessee man arrested for trafficking meth in Lavonia
Lavonia Police arrested a Tennessee man earlier this month after locating $9,000 worth of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
5:22PM ( 5 hours ago )
Gainesville to install temporary 'booster pump' for Highland Drive area
Crews will spend the next few weeks installing a temporary "booster pump" in an effort to increase water pressure to more than 36 fire hydrants along Highland Drive in North Hall.
2:56PM ( 8 hours ago )
Surveillance photos released in Tuesday bank robbery in Forsyth County
Authorities have released surveillance photos of a suspect who robbed a Forsyth County bank at gunpoint on Monday.
10:54AM ( 12 hours ago )
Deputies, SWAT serving drug warrants in Banks County
It's a busy morning for law enforcement personnel in Banks County as they are in the process of serving several search warrants and arrest warrants at locations in Homer and Alto.
10:10AM ( 12 hours ago )
Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win
A judge has ruled that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses
8:21PM ( 2 hours ago )
Middle Georgia official investigated over illegal tax breaks
A middle Georgia official is under investigation for using a disabled veterans' tax break to make his son's new home exempt from property taxes
7:03PM ( 3 hours ago )
Bystanders hold up collapsing roller coaster, save 6 kids
Fire officials say several bystanders held up a kiddie roller coaster that had begun to collapse in Georgia, allowing six children and one adult to escape
5:15PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Tank explodes at California refinery; no injuries reported
Authorities say a sulfur tank has exploded at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire
10:05PM ( 51 minutes ago )
Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke
Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."
9:20PM ( 1 hour ago )
Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms
France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits
9:19PM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
(VIDEO) Game of the Week: Falcons-Trojans set to re-ignite dormant rivalry
As far as Flowery Branch's Anthony Woodall and Tyler Williams and North Hall's Mac Bennett and Jake Meeler are concerned, the Falcons-Trojans rivalry could be something from a dusty history book...
10:10PM ( 47 minutes ago )
After pole run, Logano shooting for Michigan sweep
If Joey Logano was looking for a good omen for Sunday, he found it on Friday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.
8:37PM ( 2 hours ago )
Preseason: Arian Foster helps lead Dolphins over Falcons 17-6
Running back Arian Foster had a 2-yard touchdown run in the Miami Dolphins' 17-6 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night...
11:49AM ( 11 hours ago )
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Oregon fair generates buzz with 1st legal pot display in US
Organizers say the Oregon State Fair is the first state fair in the nation to allow living marijuana plants to go on public display
8:15PM ( 2 hours ago )
The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC
Has Colonel Sanders' nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC's fried chicken empire
8:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
Obama creates world's largest marine protected area
President Barack Obama will quadruple in size a marine national monument created by President George W. Bush a decade ago
7:09PM ( 3 hours ago )
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'Making a Murderer' attorney seeks more evidence testing
The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" has filed a motion seeking permission to perform extensive scientific tests on evidence she believes will show he's innocent
10:26PM ( 30 minutes ago )
Alaskans live among bears _ both real and brightly colored
Alaska's largest city is nearing completion of a public art installation aimed at raising awareness of the grizzly and black bears that live nearby
7:59PM ( 2 hours ago )
Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress charged with DWI in Dallas
Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was suspended twice as a minor leaguer for violating drug rules, has been arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge
7:07PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to miss at least 2 more races
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to racing and will miss at least two more races — at Michigan and Darlington — as he recovers from a concussion.
By The Associated Press
7:51PM ( 2 days ago )
Isakson commits to 1 debate in Georgia US Senate race
Johnny Isakson's campaign says he will participate in one debate while bidding for a third term, likely the only time Georgia's three U.S. Senate candidates will face off before November's election.
By The Associated Press
10:16PM ( 2 days ago )