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Thursday February 11th, 2016 8:01AM
Temperatures to plunge as arctic air moves into Georgia over the weekend
Forecasters say they expect some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season across north Georgia when arctic air moves into the region over the weekend, dropping temperatures to around 15 degrees in some parts of the mountains.
7:58AM ( 3 minutes ago )
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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders get back in the debate ring Thursday with an increasingly bitter family score to settle
WASHINGTON (AP) — Grudge match.Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders get back in the debate ring Thursday night with an increasingly bitter family score to settle. The...
6:49AM ( 1 hour ago )
Republican presidential contenders descend on South Carolina
Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.
9:14PM ( 10 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain are emerging
WASHINGTON (AP) — New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect preg...
6:22PM ( 13 hours ago )
Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for president
Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.
3:32PM ( 16 hours ago )
Hall County 911 Center gets SPLOST-funded upgrades
Hall County's new 911 Center is now outfitted with 15 new work station and new flooring, all funded by SPLOST VII monies.
11:55AM ( 20 hours ago )
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Sponsor delays hearing on protecting gay marriage objectors
A powerful Georgia Senate committee has delayed a hearing on a bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers and others to refuse services to same-sex couples without being penalized.
5:52AM ( 2 hours ago )
Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year holidays
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year ho...
2:15AM ( 5 hours ago )
Atlanta airport adds private pods for breast-feeding mothers
Authorities at the world's busiest airport say four lactation pods are now available for nursing mothers as they travel.
11:52AM ( 20 hours ago )
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Police in North Dakota say a Fargo police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Da...
7:24AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly ret...
6:25AM ( 1 hour ago )
The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after the FBI surrounded them and they yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense stand...
6:20AM ( 1 hour ago )
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(VIDEO) 8-AAAA Tournament: North Hall, Buford boys notch semifinal berths; White Co. upset
North Hall basketball's outside shooting prowess is well-known throughout northeast Georgia. But the Trojans showed on Wednesday that opponents better be ready inside too.
11:42AM ( 3 hours from now )
8-AAAA Tournament: North Hall girls knock off rivals to clinch state; Buford girls cruise
North Hall and Buford both used key first half runs to take control of their games and advance to the state tournament Wednesday in the Region 8-AAAA Tournament at the Buford gym.
11:15AM ( 3 hours from now )
(VIDEO) 8-AAAAA Tournament: Branch, GHS girls storm into state
The Flowery Branch girls basketball team may not have got the opening it wanted on Wednesday in the Region 8-AAAAA quarterfinals -- but the Lady Falcons more than made up for that in the second quarter.
10:35AM ( 2 hours from now )
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PepsiCo's fourth-quarter profit jumped 31 percent in a performance that met Wall Street's earnings expectations
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo's fourth-quarter profit jumped 31 percent in a performance that met Wall Street's earnings expectations.The Purchase, New York-based company earned $1.72 billion in the f...
7:39AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Gold always seems to become attractive to investors in times of financial market stress
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):12:10 p.m.Investors turn to gold as a safe store of value in times of market stress. On Thursday, the prec...
7:12AM ( 48 minutes ago )
Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit hard at another global energy behemoth
PARIS (AP) — Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant.The French company said Thursday that profit adjusted for changes i...
6:47AM ( 1 hour ago )
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French fashion house Saint Laurent turned the historic Hollywood Palladium into a circular catwalk to showcase its fall-winter collection for men and women, a set of sumptuous pieces in velvet, leather and fur with plenty of fringe, sequins and spark
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bow-neck blouses aren't just for women anymore.Couture clothing designer Saint Laurent presented the feminine style — in silk, leather and sequins — for both genders at its rock 'n'...
7:39AM ( 22 minutes ago )
The Berlin International Film Festival is opening in the German capital _the first of the year's major European movie festivals _ with Meryl Streep presiding over the jury that will choose the winners
BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival is opening in the German capital —the first of the year's major European movie festivals — with Meryl Streep presiding over the jury that will choo...
3:04AM ( 4 hours ago )
Seven innocent civilians agreed to spend two months in an Indiana jail for the benefit of a TV show that premieres next month on A&E
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven innocent civilians agreed to spend two months in an Indiana jail and have their experiences filmed for an A&E Network series, "60 Days In," that will air starting next month....
8:20PM ( 11 hours ago )
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Smith holds off Conley for Sunday NeSmith GIS win
David Smith of Inman, S.C. held off a spirited challenge from Cale Conley of Vienna, W.V. to win the 50-lap Round 5 of the RockAuto.com Winter Shootout for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series on Sunday at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga.
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