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Religious bills aren’t on Georgia GOP leaders’ priority list

ATLANTA - Republicans at the helm of Georgia's General Assembly aren't including "religious liberty" legislation among their top priorities for the coming session, shifting away from the issue that has prompted accusations of discrimination and fears of economic damage in past years. But they may not be able to head off all discussion when the legislative session begins on Monday.

January 05, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Top of the wires


Harris appeals conviction in hot car death of his son

January 04, 2017 | | Top of the wires


Georgia jobless rate rose to 5.3 percent in November

December 15, 2016 | | Top of the wires


John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

WASHINGTON - John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

December 08, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


Thousands evacuated as wildfires spread in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hell-like landscape as they fled from wildfires that killed three people and destroyed hundreds of homes and a resort in the Great Smoky Mountains.

November 29, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


Trump taps Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price to head Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON - As a congressman, Georgia Republican Tom Price has been thwarted in his hopes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and transform Medicare into a voucher-like program for future participants.

November 29, 2016 | By Julie Pace Associated Press | Top of the wires


Drought affects drinking water, beaver dams in South

ATLANTA - Beaver dams have been demolished, burbling fountains silenced, and the drinking water in one southern town has taken on the light brownish color of sweet tea.

November 27, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


Threat posed by Zika expected to continue in Georgia in 2017

ATLANTA- Georgia so far has escaped the type of Zika threat faced by Florida, which has been the epicenter of the virus in the continental United States.

November 25, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


AG selection may shake up immigration

WASHINGTON - As a senator, Jeff Sessions became Congress' leading advocate not only for a cracking down on illegal immigration, but also for slowing all immigration, increasing mass deportations and scrutinizing more strictly those entering the U.S. As attorney general, he'd be well positioned to turn those ideas into reality.

November 22, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires




The latest news and reaction on Trump's victory

November 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


Stunned Mexico ponders new relationship with US

MEXICO CITY - Hours after the United States elected Donald Trump to be its next president, Mexico began carefully laying the groundwork for a relationship with a new leader who campaigned against its citizens and threatened to wreak havoc with its economy.

November 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


Trump: 'It's time to come together as a united country'

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump shocked the political establishment Tuesday, triumphing over not just Hillary Clinton but large parts of his own party's hierarchy to be projected the winner of the presidency in one of the biggest upsets in U.S. political history.

November 09, 2016 | By David Lauter and Cathleen Decker Tribune Washington Bureau | Top of the wires


Tight presidential race affects Georgia’s Senate contest

Johnny Isakson is heading into the final days of Georgia's U.S. Senate race with a comfortable lead over Democratic challenger Jim Barksdale in the polls, but the race could be the closest contest of the Republican incumbent's Senate career.

October 30, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Top of the wires


Economic development chief to be Georgia attorney general

Georgia's top economic development official will become the state's attorney general in November, replacing Sam Olens when he departs to lead the state's third-largest university.

October 12, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


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Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

January 20, 2017 | | Top of the wires


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