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Saturday May 30th, 2015 8:42AM
AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.
8:13AM ( 29 minutes ago )
GSP: DUI drugs cited in wreck with church bus
A wreck that injured more than a dozen people aboard a church bus near Toccoa Thursday night is being blamed on a driver who allegedly was under the influence of drugs.
11:38PM ( 9 hours ago )
One killed, another injured in Cumming car accident
One person was killed and another seriously injured early Friday evening in a two-vehicle collision in Forsyth County.
9:49PM ( 10 hours ago )
Father: Woman shot by sheriff told Gwinnett police it was an accident
The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty model home in Gwinnett County, her father said Friday.
3:52PM ( 16 hours ago )
Falcon LB wanted for Aggravated Animal Cruelty
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo is wanted by Gwinnett County Police.
3:51PM ( 16 hours ago )
Lake Russell swimming area reopens, Lake Rabun still closed because of bacteria
One swimming beach is open but another remains closed in north Georgia after U.S. Forest Service officials found elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the water last Saturday.
2:12PM ( 18 hours ago )
Officials vote to fire Ga. teacher accused of allowing sex in classroom
Metro Atlanta school officials have voted to fire a teacher accused of letting students have sex in a storage closet in his classroom.
6:05AM ( 2 hours ago )
Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration
11:30 p.m. (CDT)President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week.The White House said Obama declared that he ordered federal aid to supplement other r...
12:43AM ( 7 hours ago )
Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) — The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated.Steady hiring and low gas prices should help power solid growth through the r...
5:06PM ( 15 hours ago )
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THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup
ZURICH (AP) — The latest developments concerning FIFA:___2:15 p.m. (1215 GMT; 8:15 a.m. EDT)okFIFA will let Europe bid for the 2026 World Cup despite comments by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter that it would...
8:25AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacati...
7:28AM ( 1 hour ago )
Italy: 4,200 more migrants saved off Libya's coasts, 17 die
ROME (AP) — The Italian coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of more than 4,000 migrants off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations.The rescues, from 13 boats and nine motorized rubber ding...
6:14AM ( 2 hours ago )
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VIDEO: Spring sports standouts provided countless memories for area fans
It's been an incredible few months on the prep sports scene... And we've been lucky enough to see a lot of it in person.
11:48AM ( 3 hours from now )
2015 baseball season will go down in history
The 2015 high school baseball season will long be remembered...
10:29AM ( 1 hour from now )
Third time could be the charm for Truex, Jr. at Dover
If there’s a “home game” for Martin Truex, Jr., Dover is it
8:00AM ( 42 minutes ago )
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Sports
Carl's, Hardee's CEO: Not all models know how to eat burgers
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of the chains' parent company."People watch for the ads, a...
12:46AM ( 7 hours ago )
US presses Europeans at meeting to solve Greek crisis
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Finance ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies heard a sharp call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find agreement on more financial help for Greece.Lew...
4:44PM ( 15 hours ago )
Stocks end week lower following disappointing economic data
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year.The revised data showed that gross domestic product contracted 0.7 percent in the f...
4:35PM ( 16 hours ago )
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B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi
INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit.King's funeral is Saturday in Indianola — the smal...
2:17AM ( 6 hours ago )
Who? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC event
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager and joined Townshend...
11:17PM ( 9 hours ago )
The Latest: Holmes says depression drove him to kill
5 p.m. (MDT)Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting have been sent home for the weekend after spending most of Friday listening to a videotaped interview of James Holmes by a state-appointed psychiatr...
7:18PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Video: Edwards, Dillon take Memorial Day victories at Charlotte
For many people, Memorial Day Weekend is all about traveling. And with the current price of gasoline, it can easily be about fuel mileage as well.
8:00AM ( 2 days ago )
Jackson EMC participates in large solar installation
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
6:24PM ( 2 days ago )