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Burned dogs showing up at Ga. animal hospital

Several dogs with burn marks on their backs have shown up in a Georgia county, and no one seems to know how or why they're being injured.

Stone Mountain homeowner kills man during shootout

Authorities say a homeowner shot and killed a man in the Stone Mountain area.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days.

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Georgia Aquarium says beluga whale is pregnant

Officials at the Georgia Aquarium say a 20-year-old beluga whale, Maris, is expecting a calf in the spring.

UGA postpones visit from Liberian journalist

Ebola concerns have prompted the University of Georgia to postpone a guest lecture by a Liberian journalist.

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Gov. Nathan Deal forming Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal is assembling a group of experts to serve on a newly created Ebola response team.

Publix recalls snack mix

Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts.

Police: Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-75

Authorities are investigating a wrong-way crash on a metro Atlanta interstate that left a motorist dead.

1 killed, 1 injured in Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials on Thursday were investigating a fiery small plane crash in northeastern Georgia that killed one person and left another seriously injured.

Ga. auditor slams state ethics commission

The Georgia state auditor has issued a report slamming the state ethics commission for management issues and is asking state Attorney General Sam Olens to investigate the commission using its own money to pay staffers' personal legal services.

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Nurse with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

A second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola was transferred Wednesday from Texas to a specialized hospital isolation unit in Atlanta that has already treated three Americans with the virus.

Ga. school board votes to alter Biblical monument

A school board in northeastern Georgia has voted to alter a monument outside a high school football field that contains two Biblical references.

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Gov. Nathan Deal halts campaign events after 25-year-old GOP staffer dies

Gov. Nathan Deal has halted campaign events at least through Wednesday after a Georgia Republican Party staffer's death.

Lost 87-year-old Georgia man found in Indiana

Police say an 87-year-old man stopped for driving nearly 100 mph on a southern Indiana highway believed he was in Georgia where family members had been looking for him.

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Grammy voters spread love all around

Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year for "Babel."

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U.S. Postal Service to cut Saturday delivery

The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.

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Alabama hostage standoff ends with child safe, gunman dead

Authorities stormed an underground bunker Monday in southeastern Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy and leaving his captor dead.

Teen wounded in Atlanta school shooting

A 14-year-old student was wounded in a shooting at a middle school Thursday in Atlanta.

Delta: Outdoor airport decks in Atlanta, NY's JFK

Delta Air Lines is planning to open outdoor terraces with sweeping runway views for its Delta Sky Clubs members at New York's John F. Kennedy and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airports.

Storms to bring wind gusts of up to 50 mph

Forecasters say severe storms will blow into Georgia on Wednesday, bringing wind gusts of up to 50 mph to northern parts of the state.

Freezing rain, sleet possible

Forecasters warn that an arctic air mass combined with moisture approaching Georgia could set the stage for freezing rain and sleet for much of the state.

Temperatures to continue falling in Georgia

Temperatures are expected to plunge into the mid-20s early Wednesday in metro Atlanta, while a freeze watch will cover several counties in south Georgia.

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Falcons' Ryan out of Pro Bowl with sprained shoulder

Smith says quarterback would have played in Super Bowl in two weeks had Atlanta won vs. 49ers

State Senate passes Medicaid plan

The Georgia Senate has passed Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to shore up the state's Medicaid system without having lawmakers approve an explicit tax to generate the money.

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Story of Te'o girlfriend death apparently a hoax

A story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia, which the Notre Dame All-American credited with inspiring him as he led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker, the school said Wednesday.

Zaxby's warns customers of potential fraud

A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud.

Weather turning cooler; flood watch issued

Forecasters say the weekend's mild weather is giving way to cooler temperatures across Georgia.

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Golden Globes: 'Les Miserables' 'Argo' and 'Girls' win big

"Les Miserables" was named best musical or comedy at Sunday's Golden Globes, while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed acting prizes, honors that could boost the lush stage adaptation's prospects at next month's Academy Awards.

Target unveils year-round online price match

Target Corp. said Tuesday that its pledge to match prices of select online rivals this past holiday season is now a year-round promise.

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Bama bashes Notre Dame 42-14 in BCS title game

Alabama beat Notre Dame 42-14 in Monday's BCS title game in Miami. The Crimson Tide won a second straight national title and third in four years.

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Ex-President Bush in intensive care

Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the ICU at a Houston hospital "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever."

High winds expected to howl across Georgia

A wind advisory covering most of Georgia warns of strong winds expected to develop Thursday night and continue through Friday.

Stockbridge city council ousts its mayor

The city council in a metro Atlanta town has decided to oust its mayor after months of controversy.

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Woman, 116, listed as 'world's oldest' dies in Ga.

The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person died Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116.

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Palace: Prince William and Kate expecting a baby

Palace officials say Prince William and his wife are expecting their first child.

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Braves trade pitcher Tommy Hanson

The Braves have traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for former closer Jordan Walden.

Herschel Walker to help open Athens restaurant

Legendary University of Georgia running back Herschel Walker plans to help open a new restaurant, Herschel's Famous 34 Pub & Grill in Athens.

2 tickets strike gold in record Powerball jackpot

Powerball officials said early Thursday morning that two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot.

Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest.

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Obama wins second term

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term.

Isaac becomes Cat 1 hurricane near Gulf Coast

Isaac became a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans.

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All eyes on Isaac as GOP convention approaches

Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention sputters to life with the lonely banging of a gavel in a mostly empty hall, hardly the opening splash intended for the nation.

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Zoo Atlanta mourns death of 50-year-old gorilla

Atlanta's zoo is mourning the death of a male lowland gorilla. Zoo Atlanta says 50-year-old Ivan never regained consciousness after he was put under general anesthesia Monday for a diagnostic assessment.

2 student editors rejoin Univ. of Ga. newspaper

The top two editors at the student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia have been reinstated after walking out along with other student journalists amid a dispute over editorial control.

Lettuce sold in Ga. recalled over E. coli fears

A Northern California produce supplier said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears about possible E. coli contamination.

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Student newspaper employees walk out in protest

Students who work for a University of Georgia newspaper are protesting a decision they say gives control over stories to non-students.

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Panthers' Curry plans to retire at season's end

ATLANTA -- Georgia State football coach Bill Curry announced Wednesday he will retire after the 2012 season.

McIlroy, Singh tied for lead in rain-delayed PGA

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- First came the black cloud that has been following Tiger Woods on the weekend at the majors. The real storm arrived a short time later Saturday in the PGA Championship, halting the brilliant start by Rory McIlroy and giving Woods a chance to stop his slide.

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Chick-fil-A sets 1-day sales record

Chick-fil-A set a one-day sales record on Wednesday amid an ongoing controversy over a company executive's public stance against same-sex marriage.

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