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Georgia's Phillip Phillips, American Idol winner seeks to escape contract

Leesburg native files contract compaint with California state government

Saying he is “grateful for the opportunities” American Idol afforded him, Phillip Phillips is suing to gain control of his career.

FBI gives 'all clear' after bomb threat hoax at Hartsfield-Jackson

Law enforcement targeting Twitter account in investigation

The FBI and Atlanta police are investigating a Twitter account tied to a bomb threat at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

National Retail Federation said 2014 holiday sales highest in three years

The National Retail Federation announced Wednesday that holiday retail sales hit their highest peak since 2011 amid a boost of consumer confidence and lower gas prices.

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Gov. Nathan Deal focuses on new beginnings for Georgia residents in inaugural address | PHOTOS

Governor highlights prison reforms, charter schools in speech

Gov. Nathan Deal began his second term Monday by focusing on new beginnings for those residents who have lost their liberties and the youngest residents who are not yet old enough to exercise their political will at the ballot box.

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Mercedes-Benz to move U.S. headquarters to Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz will move its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta from northern New Jersey, affecting about 1,000 employees.

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'Shaky Boots Festival' will debut with all-star country lineup

Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show and over a dozen other country music artists will perform on three stages during the two-day festival.

2 shot in movie theater in Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitalized in stable condition.

Atlanta streetcar expected to open Dec. 30

Officials say the new Atlanta streetcar is expected to open just before the end of the year.

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Sony Pictures backtracks, allows limited release of 'The Interview,' including Atlanta

Sony Pictures cleared the way on Tuesday for release of "The Interview" in some U.S. theaters on Christmas Day, less than a week after pulling the movie following a devastating cyberattack that has been blamed on North Korea.

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Coca-Cola to cut up to 2,000 jobs in coming weeks

Coca-Cola Co plans to cut 1,000-2,000 jobs globally in the coming weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Strong storms possible on Christmas Eve across area

Forecasters say strong storms, some with the potential for isolated tornadoes, are possible over large parts of Georgia on Christmas Eve.

Ebola, celebrity deaths tops for 2014 web searches in Georgia

The Ebola virus and celebrities who died this year dominated search trends in Georgia.

Music producer Jermaine Dupri's Atlanta mansion in foreclosure

According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion.

State approves heavier planes at Gainesville airport

Gainesville's airport is putting in place new guidelines that would allow airplanes four times larger than previously allowed to land there.

Hall Co. Sheriff aims to equip deputies with body cameras

Hall County sheriff's officials say their goal is to outfit every deputy and patrol supervisor with a body camera within the next four months.

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