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Wednesday May 6th, 2015 7:35PM
Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir.''
6:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
Brush fires along I-85 in Gwinnett Co. cause problems for motorists
The brush fires that were burning along an estimated six-mile stretch of I-85 southbound have now been extinguished and the road is reopened.
4:00PM ( 3 hours ago )
By Staff
Ride-hailing regulation bill gets Gov.'s signature
Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers by means of a smartphone app, will soon have to comply with some Georgia regulations under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.
2:37PM ( 4 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Fire destroys Jackson Co. home
A Jackson County family lost everything in a house fire Tuesday afternoon, according to EMS Director Steve Nichols.
11:59AM ( 7 hours ago )
Barnard, Mills re-elected chair, vice chair of Parole Board
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole announced Tuesday that Terry E. Barnard was re-elected as chairman and James Mills of Hall County as vice chairman for 2016
11:15AM ( 8 hours ago )
By Associated Press
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...
9:41AM ( 9 hours ago )
Baltimore mayor seeks federal civil-rights probe of police
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department."Nobody wants the Department of Justice to come in here and take over our city,"...
7:09PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.The...
6:31PM ( 1 hour ago )
Authorities seize meth, heroin packaged as Mexican candy
Federal authorities say they've seized methamphetamine and heroin that was packaged to look like Mexican candy.
6:12PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Local/State
Train hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards inte...
7:11PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Records: Idaho man acknowledged killing police officer
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man told investigators he used a 9mm Glock handgun hidden in his coat pocket to shoot and kill an Idaho police officer because he feared the officer would find the weapon,...
7:09PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Clinton challenges Bush on immigration as GOP shifts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has injected new fire into the immigration debate with her call to allow people in the country illegally to gain citizenship, challenging a centerpiece of Repu...
7:08PM ( 26 minutes ago )
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Baseball: Gainesville storms back to take Game 1, 5-4 in 9 innings
The Gainesville baseball team showed determination in abundance on Wednesday, coming from behind twice -- the second time in the bottom of the ninth -- to win Game 1 of its Class AAAAA second round series against Evans 5-4 at Ivey-Watson Field in Gainesville.
10:26PM ( 2 hours from now )
Baseball: Trojans take Game 1 over Upson-Lee
Lincoln Hewett had four hits and two RBI and Brock Wingo added three hits and two RBI to lead North Hall to a 9-0 blowout of Upson-Lee Wednesday in Game 1 of the two teams' best-of-three Class AAAA econd round series at Jody Davis Field.
10:00PM ( 2 hours from now )
RailRaiders snap G-Braves win streak
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, on the strength of a four-run bottom of the fourth inning, beat the Gwinnett Braves 5-3 Wednesday afternoon in the second of a three-game series at PNC Field.
3:54PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Sports
Tesla beats Wall Street forecasts on record quarterly sales
DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, helping it beat Wall Street's expectations despite costly investments in new products a...
7:14PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Whole Foods plans new chain to court millennials
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.The c...
7:06PM ( 29 minutes ago )
Sheila Bair named president of private Maryland college
CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) — Sheila Bair, who led the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. during the financial crisis, has been named president of Maryland's Washington College, a private liberal arts school.B...
6:20PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Business
Al Jazeera America ousts top executive amid defections
NEW YORK (AP) — The troubled Al Jazeera America network ousted its chief executive on Wednesday following a week of management defections and a lawsuit charging an employee with anti-Semitism.The litt...
6:58PM ( 37 minutes ago )
Review: Despite fine acting, 'The D Train' is off track
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The problem with "The D Train" isn't the performances. Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor are wonderful in their respective roles.The issue is the story. It'...
5:13PM ( 2 hours ago )
Universal Orlando announces new King Kong ride for 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — King Kong first appeared on screens in New York City in 1933, but next summer, he'll be in Florida , headlining a new thrill ride at Universal Orlando."Skull Island: Reign of Kong...
3:47PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
What do you think of several recent efforts across the country to change some sports team mascot names because they offend certain groups of people?
It's ridiculous. Mascot names should be left alone.
The outcry is warranted for some of the mascot names.
Any mascot name that offends someone should be fair game for change.
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A look at the exceptional drought in California
California's ongoing drought visualized in a time-series map animation and chart showing millions of Americans in dry or drought conditions.
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3:08PM ( 4 hours ago )
David Ragan ready to move to Michael Waltrip Racing
David Ragan’s tenure in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota comes to an end with the GEICO 500 and he’ll be moving onto his third team in 11 races—“a little weird, for sure,” he acknowledged—when the Sprint Cup schedule resumes at Kansas Speedway on May 9.
By Mark McCarter-NASCAR Wire Service
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Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid in a morning announcement that highlighted her...
8:03AM ( 2 days ago )