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Friday July 29th, 2016 1:57AM
Clinton's pledge: Steady hand at 'moment of reckoning'
Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, steeled for the challenges of a volatile world by decades in politics that have left some Americans skeptical that she understands their lives
10:44PM ( 3 hours ago )
LISTEN: Local Democratic insider gives his take on the DNC, Democratic party
This week, the Afternoon News Wrap called on Gabriel Shippy, an official with the Hall Co. Democratic Party, Young Democrats of Hall Co. and Young Democrats of Ga., who shared his opinion on the DNC and the party's outlook heading toward the November elections.
9:43PM ( 4 hours ago )
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UPDATE: Authorities charge Lula man they believe intentionally crashed car into Hall jail
​A Lula man was being treated at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Thursday morning after authorities said he intentionally crashed a car into the Hall County Jail.
6:08PM ( 7 hours ago )
Former Hall commission candidate and wife fatally shot
​Hall County authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of a former Hall County Commission candidate and his wife.
3:01PM ( 10 hours ago )
'Extreme' drought conditions persist in parts of Georgia, move into part of Hall County
Extreme drought conditions are persisting in large parts of north Georgia and a portion of Hall County is now included.
3:00PM ( 10 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
Gainesville ready to begin work on "the moat," streets that make up the perimeter around the downtown square
Gainesville City Council members learned Thursday morning that the city is the recipient of a $50,000 grant that can be used to enhance green spaces on the streets that encircle Gainesville's downtown area.
12:00PM ( 13 hours ago )
FAA safety inspectors unable to make surprise inspections
A government watchdog says U.S. safety inspectors are generally unable to conduct unannounced inspections of foreign repair stations where most airlines send their planes for major repair work
6:34PM ( 7 hours ago )
North Georgia Community Foundation accepting nominations for two philanthropy awards
The North Georgia Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Philanthropy Awards which include the Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus Whalen Young Philanthropist Award.
6:17PM ( 7 hours ago )
Army: Solider dies after falling ill during Ranger School
A 21-year-old Army officer has died after falling ill during his first day at the military's grueling Ranger School in Georgia
11:54AM ( 14 hours ago )
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Police, protesters at DNC praised for restraint, courtesy
Police and protesters are being credited with showing respect and courtesy during four days of demonstrations that surrounded the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
1:39AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp
Biologists are reintroducing a toothy monster to waterways throughout the middle of the country, hoping the alligator gar _ a giant fish once driven to extinction in much of its historic range _ can help control invasive Asian carp
1:33AM ( 23 minutes ago )
Indonesia executes 4 people convicted of drug crimes
Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes on Friday despite international protests and said it would decide later when as many as 10 others would be put to death
1:11AM ( 45 minutes ago )
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National
Jones pulled from Falcons' first practice with minor injury
The Atlanta Falcons were cautious on the opening day of training camp Thursday, pulling star wide receiver Julio Jones out of practice with an injury coach Dan Quinn described as minor.
12:05PM ( 10 hours from now )
Braves fall to Phillies, 7-5
Aaron Altherr had the kind of night he envisioned in his return from a season-long wrist injury...
8:02AM ( 6 hours from now )
Piedmont's Carney begins trek to Rio with U.S. Olympic cycling team
It's the trip of a lifetime for most, a dream come true. But for Jame Carney it's a familiar trek...
11:45PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Sports
Japan central bank adds modest stimulus, as economy coasts
Japan's central bank has opted for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation
1:16AM ( 40 minutes ago )
AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech
AP FACT CHECK: Clinton wrongly implies Trump has proposed banning Islam, sketches out all-too-familiar plan for defeating Islamic State group
12:36AM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Trump slams Clinton over 'radical Islam'
Donald Trump is criticizing Hillary Clinton for not saying the words "radical Islam" in her nomination acceptance speech
12:21AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Business
Cubs considering new translator for star closer Chapman
The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference
1:14AM ( 42 minutes ago )
He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute
He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute
12:57AM ( 59 minutes ago )
Clinton speech draws mixed reaction on cable news
Mixed response to Clinton's convention speech, Bill O'Reilly's boredom and a discussion about presidential news conferences
12:36AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Today's Survey Question
Do you think Hillary Clinton's speech last night will help shore up Bernie Sanders' supporters?
Yes, she got the job done.
She conviced some, but not all.
No, I think most Sanders' supporters either won't vote or will vote for Donald Trump.
I didn't watch or listen to it.
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F1: frontal cockpit protection to come in 2018
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Frontal cockpit protection will not be introduced for Formula One cars before the 2018 season, to allow for more testing, the governing body of world motor sports said Thursday.
By Nesha Starcevic-AP Sports Writer
6:23PM ( 7 hours ago )