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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.

Severe storms possible over parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say thunderstorms expected across north and central Georgia could turn severe Thursday.

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Record Mega Millions numbers: 2-4-23-38-46, MB 23

The drawing for what could be the single biggest lottery payout the world has ever seen is finally here.

Georgia spared by major damage as storms diminish

ATLANTA (AP) -- Officials say they had no reports of major damage as strong storms moved through north Georgia, which had been under the threat of possible tornadoes as a large weather system pushed through the state.. Much of north Georgia was under a tornado watch for several hours Wednesday

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Steelers release ex-UGA star, WR vet Hines Ward

Former UGA great Hines Ward is officially released Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers after an unproductive season.

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Warriors upset Hawks at home

David Lee scored with 30 seconds left to lift the Warriors past the Hawks, who were held to a season-low 33.7 percent shooting as they missed 61 of their 92 shots from the field.

Auto correct error causes high school to lockdown

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say West Hall High School went on lockdown thanks to an auto correct error in a text message that was sent by a student.. A student at Lanier Technical College sent a text message that meant to say "Gunna go to West Hall this afternoon"

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Apple market value hits $500B, where few have gone

Apple's market capitalization topped $500 billion Wednesday, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured -- and none have stayed for long.

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Monkees lead singer Davy Jones dies

A publicist has told the Associated Press that Monkees lead singer Davy Jones has died at the age of 66 in Florida.

World's biggest passenger jet to serve Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) -- Executives at Atlanta's airport say they are widening a runway and making other preparations for the world's biggest passenger jet to begin making flights to and from South Korea.. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say Korean Air plans to begin daily service between Atlanta and Seoul

Ann Romney to campaign in Georgia ahead of primary

ATLANTA (AP) -- The wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney will campaign in Georgia ahead of the state's Super Tuesday primary next week.. Ann Romney is scheduled to appear at a meet-and-greet event Thursday at a barbeque restaurant in Alpharetta. She'll then head to the grand opening of

Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Ga.

Forecasters are predicting a moderate risk of severe storms for parts of north Georgia -- including the possibility of tornadoes -- as a large weather system pushes into north Georgia.

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Atlanta's Brandon Beachy ready for center stage

Atlanta fans know the Brandon Beachy story. The rest of the baseball world may know it soon enough.

Ga. Senate to vote on charter schools measure

The Senate is expected to vote on a constitutional amendment to allow the state to create charter schools.

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Former Auburn coach accused of investment fraud

Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville is sued Tuesday and accused of running a fraudulent scheme that bilked investors of millions.

Zoo Atlanta has 2 new golden lion tamarin babies

Atlanta's zoo has two new tiny monkeys after a golden lion tamarin gave birth. Zoo Atlanta says 5-year-old Robin gave birth to three infants Saturday. One did not survive, which is not uncommon for these monkeys. The other two seem to be doing well. Golden lion tamarins are tiny monkeys that are about the size of squirrels.

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