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Thursday May 28th, 2015 6:07AM
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 ( 6 hours ago )
Gainesville police: Alleged sexual assailant in custody
A Lithia Springs man is in custody for reportedly sexually assaulting a Gainesville woman.
4:50PM ( 13 hours ago )
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 ( 15 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 ( 15 hours ago )
G-Braves SS faces rape, kidnapping charges in Ohio
A Gwinnett Braves baseball player is facing rape and kidnapping charges after an incident on the team's road series in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend.
2:26PM ( 15 hours ago )
Suwanee man wins $7M instant lottery game
A Suwanee man is $7,000,000 richer after cashing in his winning instant lottery ticket.
10:49AM ( 19 hours ago )
Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group.The 37-year-old Au...
4:25AM ( 1 hour 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 ( 12 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 ( 13 hours ago )
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Local/State
US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.They knew that the moment to strike would come when FI...
5:41AM ( 25 minutes ago )
Blatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter skipped another speaking engagement early Thursday as he avoids appearing in public for a second day.Blatter missed giving a scheduled speech to open a sessio...
5:20AM ( 46 minutes ago )
Man arrested for massive downtown Los Angeles blaze
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles, author...
5:15AM ( 51 minutes 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 ( 12 hours from now )
Baseball: GHS falls to Greenbrier in Game 3 (VIDEO)
In the end, it was wasn’t worth the wait...
2:45PM ( 8 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 ( 6 hours ago )
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Sports
Global stocks down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms
TOKYO (AP) — Chinese shares dived Thursday after big gains in the past three months and other global stock markets were mostly lower as a deadline neared for cash-starved Greece to make a debt payment...
4:45AM ( 1 hour ago )
Premier: Serbia ready to reduce dependency on Russian gas
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas supplies by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bri...
3:37AM ( 2 hours ago )
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 ( 4 hours ago )
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Judge to determine whether to close Lohan driving case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge will determine Thursday whether Lindsay Lohan has completed her community service in a reckless driving case and can finally put her Los Angeles court troubles behind her.Th...
3:12AM ( 2 hours ago )
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 ( 6 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 ( 7 hours ago )
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Austin Dillon dominates for Charlotte Xfinity victory
Austin Dillon raced to his second NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season on Saturday with a victory in the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
By Pete McCole
12:15AM ( 4 days 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 )