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Thursday February 11th, 2016 5:43AM
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 ( 8 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 ( 11 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 ( 14 hours ago )
Man faces 30 counts of animal cruelty in Forsyth County
A Forsyth County man faces multiple animal cruelty charges after authorities removed several dogs from a residence in the western part of the county earlier this month.
10:50AM ( 18 hours ago )
UPDATE: Mother, 2 daughters killed in Gwinnett County house fire
Authorities said a mother and her two young daughters have died in a house fire in Tucker.
9:00AM ( 20 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Forecasters extend winter weather advisory for north Georgia
Forecasters are extending a winter weather advisory for much of north Georgia over concerns about black ice forming on roads as light snow showers continued in the region.
6:00AM ( 23 hours ago )
By Associated Press
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 ( 3 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 ( 17 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 ( 17 hours ago )
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Well after the deadline set by North Korea for South Korean workers to leave the joint factory park passed, South Koreans told The Associated Press by phone that they had been instructed to wait for further instructions from South Korean officials
PAJU, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions between North and South Korea following Pyongyang's rocket launch (all times local):7:20 p.m.Well after the deadline set by North Korea for South Korean...
5:25AM ( 17 minutes ago )
A month-long occupation by armed protesters of a wildlife refuge in Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government rel...
5:21AM ( 22 minutes 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...
5:15AM ( 27 minutes 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 ( 5 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 ( 5 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 ( 4 hours from now )
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Shares in Societe Generale are being hit hard after the French bank warned that it would not achieve a targeted increase in profitability this year
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil global financial markets (all times local):10:15 a.m.Shares in Societe Generale are being hit hard after the French bank warned it would not achieve a targeted...
5:16AM ( 26 minutes ago )
World stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by a sharp drop in Hong Kong as it caught up with global market turmoil after Lunar New Year holidays
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by a sharp drop in Hong Kong as it caught up with global market turmoil after Lunar New Year holidays. An escalation in tensions between...
4:29AM ( 1 hour ago )
The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its top executive, despite fears from environmentalists that his ouster would open the way for runaway construction
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accu...
2:21AM ( 3 hours ago )
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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 ( 2 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 ( 9 hours ago )
'The Walking Dead' star Michael Cudlitz's facial hair has so captivated fans of the zombie apocalypse drama that they've even created an off-color Twitter account for it
NEW YORK (AP) — On "The Walking Dead," Michael Cudlitz's character, Abraham Ford, is known for his bright red hair and distinctive Fu Manchu-like mustache.His facial hair has so captivated fans of the...
8:02PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Rookie Truck Series drivers try out AMS in two day test
As the Georgia 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck series race – the tail end of a NASCAR twinbill at Atlanta Motor Speedway set for Feb. 27 – looms just three weeks away, a handful of rookies got the chance to get their feet wet on the aged, historic 1.54-mile track at AMS in a two-day rookie test that wrapped up Friday afternoon.
By Dustin Bixby
8:00AM ( 4 days ago )