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Wednesday July 1st, 2015 8:01AM
UPDATE: Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountain
ATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags...
7:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firm
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Gay couples can petition, protest and even sue — but that won't change Probate Judge Wes Allen's mind: He is not issuing them marriage licenses, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling t...
6:52AM ( 1 hour ago )
Ga. troopers ramping up enforcement during holiday weekend
Georgia state troopers say they're planning to beef up enforcement during the upcoming July 4 holiday travel period.
6:36AM ( 1 hour ago )
By Associated Press
Sponsors step in to preserve Glorious Fourth of July in Demorest
Demorest officials are gearing up for the city's annual Glorious Fourth of July Celebration, set for Saturday.
10:44PM ( 9 hours ago )
LISTEN: Library Board names McKinney as new director
The Hall County Library Board has selected the interim Library Director to fill the position permanently.
6:44PM ( 13 hours ago )
Forsyth Co. SO investigating rainbow flag burning as hate crime
A northwest Forsyth County homeowner woke up Tuesday morning and discovered someone had taken their rainbow flag and set it on fire.
4:57PM ( 15 hours ago )
Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.In 2003, the...
4:03AM ( 3 hours ago )
Hall Co. Finance Director Neikirk resigns
Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk has resigned.
4:53PM ( 15 hours ago )
E. Hall boy hit by car while buying treat from ice cream truck
A 7-year-old Hall County boy was seriously injured when he apparently darted in front of a car after getting a treat from an ice cream truck.
4:30PM ( 15 hours ago )
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Local/State
Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her governmen...
7:38AM ( 22 minutes ago )
The Latest: Cyprus says latest Greek offer is significant
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):___2.36 p.m.Cyprus' finance minister is calling Greece's latest bid to thrash out a new bailout program with its cred...
7:37AM ( 23 minutes ago )
Iranian media: IAEA chief in Tehran on Thursday
VIENNA (AP) — The head of the UN agency tasked to monitor a nuclear deal is traveling to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the agency said Wednesday. Iranian media reported the tal...
7:21AM ( 40 minutes ago )
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National
U.S. women head to WWC final with 2-0 shutout of Germany
Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
9:23AM ( 1 hour from now )
Nats continue dominance over Braves
Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.
11:53PM ( 8 hours ago )
Daytona offers American flags in exchange program
Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property.
10:12PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Sports
Tractor-trailer hitches could be faulty, 6,000 may be in use
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — On a twisty, snow-lined hill that the locals call "Devil's Backbone," a 12-ton semi-trailer came loose from its tractor and plowed into an oncoming line of pre-dawn commuters.At 4...
6:37AM ( 1 hour ago )
China scrambles to reassure jittery stock traders
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans.The market benchmark soared 150 perce...
6:18AM ( 1 hour ago )
Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday.Hamp tendered her resignati...
5:24AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Business
Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? She was wearing maternity Spanx under her black desig...
6:51AM ( 1 hour ago )
Kim Kardashian says use of selfies can be empowering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kim Kardashian says the large number of selfies she posts on social media empowers her to control her public image, but also contributes to her being viewed by some merely as a se...
2:11AM ( 5 hours ago )
Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT
NEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal...
9:23PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Entertainment
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Hawaii became the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. Would you support such a law in Georgia?
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A look at same-sex marriage laws in the U.S.
An interactive tracing the recent history of gay marriage in the states has been updated with the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.
10:38AM ( 4 days ago )
Kyle Busch resurrects season with Sonoma victory
Check the box. Kyle Busch has a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
12:58AM ( 2 days ago )
Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage
WASHINGTON (AP) — They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many...
12:36PM ( 19 hours ago )