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Thursday May 28th, 2015 2:08AM
Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21
HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 ot...
11:09PM ( 2 hours ago )
Obama: Time left in office 'really concentrates the mind'
MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind."Addressing supporters, Obama said his administration ho...
9:29PM ( 4 hours ago )
Gainesville police: Alleged assailant in custody
A Lithia Springs man is in custody for reportedly sexually assaulting a Gainesville woman.
4:50PM ( 9 hours ago )
Elachee announces new Resource Manager
A new Natural Resources Manager is on the job at the Elachee Nature Science Center in Hall County.
3:40PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Hall C. BOE sets public hearings for budget; board to ask for tax increase
As the Hall County School Board prepares to adopt its upcoming budget, three public hearings have been scheduled, and the Board plans to ask for a property tax increase to restore some funding lost during the economic downturn.
3:01PM ( 11 hours ago )
Authorities charge man with kidnapping, other offenses after chase into Lake Lanier
Forsyth County authorities have charged a man with kidnapping, false imprisonment and a list of other charges after they chased him and caught him in Lake Lanier Monday night.
2:30PM ( 11 hours ago )
Rick Santorum announces second White House run
CABOT, Pa. (AP) — Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influ...
6:43PM ( 7 hours ago )
Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average — but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest eas...
5:46PM ( 8 hours ago )
Man accused of killing four in Atlanta area pleads not guilty
A man accused of killing three men and a hairdresser walking to her car has pleaded not guilty in a death penalty case.
4:27PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Local/State
Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again.Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Har...
1:30AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down
MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) — When coal was king, its castle was the breaker — an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundrie...
1:05AM ( 1 hour ago )
EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed
WASHINGTON (AP) — If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing.A...
1:04AM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
Opinion: Gainesville's heroic effort a worthy cap to an astounding prep season
Any coach, athlete, parent or booster that follows prep sports witnessed some amazing moments over the last few weeks -- from championships (some historic), to heartbreak and everything in between, as area teams and individuals provided us with a stunning finish to the 2014-15 high school sports campaign.
6:13PM ( 16 hours from now )
Baseball: GHS falls to Greenbrier in Game 3 (VIDEO)
In the end, it was wasn’t worth the wait...
2:45PM ( 12 hours from now )
THE LATEST: Asian federation opposes change to FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:___4:30 a.m. (0230 GMT, 10:30 p.m. EDT)The Asian Football Confederation says it still supports Sepp Blatter's bid for another term as FIFA president, and...
11:41PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Sports
Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up
NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thu...
1:08AM ( 59 minutes ago )
Asia stocks uneven as Greece deadline looms, Tokyo gains
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven Thursday as hopes in Europe for a Greek bailout were welcomed by some regional markets and a cheap yen kept the upswing in Tokyo shares going.KEEPING SCORE: Japan...
11:26PM ( 2 hours ago )
Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.Morgan's lawyer, Ben...
10:27PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Business
US, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship
NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation.J...
11:55PM ( 2 hours ago )
Theater gunman's writings alternate between ramblings, plans
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidenc...
9:52PM ( 4 hours ago )
Kanye West to perform at Birthday Bash 20 concert in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — Kanye West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows.WHTA, known locally as Hot 107.9, announced Wednesday that West will be one of the headliners at Birth...
9:08PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Dooley drives to first Super Pro win at Atlanta Dragway
Paul Dooley led a group of seven racers to score their first class victories Saturday night at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga.
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12:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
9:45PM ( 2 days ago )