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Thursday April 2nd, 2015 3:47AM
Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a very public feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chuck Schumer of New Y...
9:03PM ( 6 hours ago )
Gainesville fire crews battle Park St. house fire
The Gainesville Fire Department was called to the scene of a residential fire near Brenau University Wednesday afternoon.
8:51PM ( 6 hours ago )
NGMC Braselton accepts first patients on opening day
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton opened for its very first day of operation at 7 a.m. on April 1 and promptly admitted the hospital's first two patients.
1:18PM ( 14 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN
Gwinnett police search for man who robbed pizza restaurant, coffee shop
Gwinnett County police are hoping the release of surveillance photos can help as they try to track down a man they believe responsible for the armed hold-up of a pizza delivery store a week ago.
12:12PM ( 15 hours ago )
Fireworks bill resurrected, passes Georgia Senate
The Georgia Senate has passed a bill legalizing the sale of fireworks in the state.
11:38AM ( 16 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
Buford man killed in early morning crash
A Buford man was killed in an early morning car crash Wednesday on Shadburn Ferry Road near Buford Dam Road.
9:49AM ( 17 hours ago )
Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump
NEW YORK (AP) — A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.McDonald's said Wednesday it would raise pay for workers...
12:31AM ( 3 hours ago )
Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, includin...
12:23AM ( 3 hours ago )
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in g...
12:12AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Local/State
Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.The mysterious death of J. Paul Getty's grandson Andrew Getty is just the...
3:35AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Colorado theater shooting case costs $2.2M before trial
DENVER (AP) — Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to docum...
3:34AM ( 12 minutes ago )
'Miracle dog' survives being hit by car, clubbed, abandoned
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington state. Days later, the 1-year-old bully breed mix showed up sickly and covered in d...
3:31AM ( 15 minutes ago )
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National
Baseball: Wolves rally past North Hall in extra innings
North Hall got the timely hitting, turned two double plays on defense, and got seven innings from starter Josh Hammond. It was everything coach Trent Mongero said the Trojans needed to have a chance to knock off No. 1 Buford Wednesday at McQuaig Field. It still wasn’t enough.
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Baseball: War Eagles score 4 in 7th to beat White County
Chestatee scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh, capped by a walk-off double from Sean Irick for an 8-7, Region 8-AAAA win over White County on Wednesday.
12:31AM ( 3 hours ago )
Baseball: East Hall gets comeback win over Lumpkin
East Hall’s Jack Hagwood drove in the winning run in the seventh inning to propel the Vikings to a 4-3 Region 7-AAA win over Lumpkin County on Wednesday.
12:07AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Sports
Fast, furious, unstoppable: Franchise stays in high gear
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neither Vin Diesel nor producer Neal Moritz wanted a sequel to "The Fast and the Furious." The 2001 film about a group of East Los Angeles street racers and the FBI agent (Paul Walk...
10:29PM ( 5 hours ago )
Allegiant Air pilots strike averted by court ruling
Pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air were prevented in their plans to strike Thursday after a federal court issued a temporary restraining order.The Las Vegas-based airline had gone to court to bl...
7:28PM ( 8 hours ago )
11 former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal
ATLANTA (AP) — In one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S., 11 former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a scheme to inflate...
6:37PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Business
Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum
HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.The museum on Wednesday handed...
2:25AM ( 1 hour ago )
Joni Mitchell fans sending good vibes to hospitalized singer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell's famous fans are voicing their support and worry for the folk song icon while she is hospitalized in Los Angeles."Harry Potter" star Emma Watson said Wednesday on Twi...
11:33PM ( 4 hours ago )
New Mitch Albom novel a story of world-famous guitarist
NEW YORK (AP) — Mitch Albom's next novel will have strings attached.Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday that Albom's "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" will come out...
9:14PM ( 6 hours ago )
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A look at how fragile some world hot spots really are
An AP interactive uses statistics from the Fund for Peace's Fragile State Index to evaluate the stability of hot spots around the world.
By The Associated Press
8:01AM ( 19 hours ago )
Timm outduels Bell for CARS Southern National win
The CARS Racing Tour opened their season with a new look Saturday night, featuring both a Super Late Model feature and a Late Model Stock race at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, N.C.
By Chris Ragle
12:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Ga. lawmakers pass $900 million transportation funding bill
Georgia lawmakers approved a transportation funding plan late Tuesday night that they said will raise $900 million through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.
By The Associated Press
5:19AM ( 22 hours ago )
US construction spending falls for second month in February
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending slipped for the second month in February, pulled down by a drop in single-family home building.Construction spending fell 0.1 percent in February after a r...
12:52PM ( 14 hours ago )