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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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Dow closes over 13,000 for first time since 2008

The Dow closed today above 13,000 for the first time since May 19, 2008, almost four months before the fall of the Lehman Brothers investment bank triggered the worst of the financial crisis.

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Senate Oks free 'In God We Trust' car tag decals

The Georgia Senate has approved legislation that could make the optional "In God We Trust" decals for state license plates free.

Researchers: Heat-related football deaths tripled

Researchers who analyzed the heat-related deaths of 58 football players nationwide found the numbers dramatically increased in recent years, and that most deaths have occurred during morning practices.

Opponents of immigration bill rally at Ga. Capitol

A few dozen people opposing legislation that would bar illegal immigrants from state colleges, universities and technical schools rallied at the Capitol.

Ga. Democrats regrouping amid dwindling funds

Georgia's Democratic Party Chairman has acknowledged the party was recently down to about a month's worth of operating expenses but has made adjustments that will keep the party in business through the spring.

More than 72,000 vote early in Georgia primary

More than 72,000 people have cast early ballots in Georgia's presidential primary. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office said Monday that includes nearly 55,000 people who cast an early vote in person and around 17,500 who mailed in an absentee ballot.

Ga. university system names new academic chief

An administrator from the Oklahoma higher education system has been named the chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia. Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Monday that Houston Davis will start the job May 1.

Sex offenders could not drive Ga. buses under plan

Sex offenders would be banned from driving school and passenger buses under a bill passed by Georgia's House of Representatives.

Ga. Senate honors American Idol star Lauren Alaina

The Georgia Senate is honoring American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina.

Repairs to tornado-damaged barracks nearly done

Officials say construction to repair three military buildings damaged by a tornado should be completed by April 15, one year after the storm struck at Fort Benning.

Ga. court orders new trial for convicted killer

A convicted killer is getting a new trial after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled a verdict form given to jurors was improperly worded.

Ga. court sides with elderly woman facing eviction

Georgia's top court has ruled in favor of an elderly woman who faced being ejected from her home of 47 years.

Driver pulled from fiery crash after 100-mph chase

Police say they pulled a person from a fiery crash after they say the driver led officers on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of 100 mph.

Group pushes for new Georgia port

A group of south Georgia leaders is pushing to establish a third state-run ocean port on the St. Marys River that forms the border with Florida.

Water pollution enforcement bill returns to Senate

A proposal giving water polluters a chance to voluntarily clean up their act is getting a second chance in the Senate after it was pulled from the agenda last week for lack of support.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Miami sits best player, still routs FSU, 78-62; UGA women romp LSU

Miami star big man Reggie Johnson is deemed to have possibly taken improper benefits by the NCAA and is forced to sit Sunday when the Hurricanes hosted No. 15 Floria State, but it didn't matter as UM shot the lights out for the in-state rivalry win.

Ga. DOT gets financial break from snow this season

Georgia road crews are still wary of winter taking a wicked turn, but they are celebrating a slow season so far.

New Ga. Caterpillar plant doesn't come cheaply

Taxpayers in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties will pay a stiff price for the 1,400 jobs that Caterpillar is bringing to northeast Georgia.

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Perdue's 'Go Fish' program flops in first year

It turns out even the most conservative attendance prediction for the Go Fish Education Center in Perry was too ambitious.

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Young lifts Clemson past NC State 72-69 in OT

Former Deerfield star and Tigers senior Andre Young, in one of his final games in a Clemson uniform, brings his team back in overtime Saturday with a huge 3-pointer to beat N.C. State.

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Stewart seeks 1st victory in Daytona 500

All eyes will be on Tony Stewart today as the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champ takes aim at the Daytona 500 once again, still searching for his first win at the Super Bowl of auto racing to put the feather in the cap of his amazing career.

Golden lion tamarin at Zoo Atlanta is pregnant

A golden lion tamarin at Atlanta's zoo is pregnant. Zoo Atlanta says the due date is uncertain, but veterinary teams anticipate 5-year-old Robin will give birth in the spring. Golden lion tamarins are tiny monkeys that are about the size of squirrels.

Libertarians wear holsters to protest Ga. gun law

Georgia Libertarians are pushing for a change in state gun laws and have urged members to show up on the University of Georgia campus wearing empty holsters.

Savannah port welcomes its largest cargo ship

The Port of Savannah has welcomed its largest ever visitor -- the mammoth cargo ship MSC Roma. The Liberian-flagged cargo ship measures 1,100 feet long and 150 feet wide and is capable of carrying 9,200 cargo containers.

Former high school coach, Falcons chaplain killed

A former high school football head coach and Atlanta Falcons chaplain was killed after he was struck by a pickup truck.

Oscars to drop Kodak name from awards show

Oscar organizers have agreed to drop mentions of the Kodak Theatre from Sunday's broadcast.

Ga. lawmakers eye vote on constitutional amendment

Georgia lawmakers plan to outline how they will pay for charter schools created by the state if a constitutional amendment passes.

UGA scientists to study effects of Gulf oil spill

Three university of Georgia scientists have received a three-year grant to study the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.

UGA researcher creating vaccine for Chagas

A University of Georgia researcher is close to developing the first ever Chagas disease vaccine for pets that will help prevent the spread of the disease to humans.

Google offers free websites for businesses

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia has formed a partnership with Google to bring free websites to small businesses across the state.

Georgia sailor dies during Dubai port visit

A Navy sailor from Columbus has died in Dubai. The Department of Defense said Petty Officer First Class Paris S. Pough died Friday during a port visit to Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates. Officials did not release the cause of death.

'Colbert Report' to return Monday after absence

A representative for Stephen Colbert says "The Colbert Report" will return Monday after a sudden break due to the ailing health of the star's mother.

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Storm dumps snow on South, many lose power

A winter storm on Sunday dumped several inches of snow on a band of southern states, triggering accidents on slippery roads and knocking out power to tens of thousands.

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Elizabeth Smart marries at Hawaii temple

Elizabeth Smart married her fiance Saturday at a Mormon temple in Hawaii, several months ahead of scheduled plans for the nuptials after news of her engagement last month drew widespread media attention.

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Klitschko wins heavyweight title fight vs. Chisora after wild brawl in Germany

Vitali Klitschko defends his heavyweight title Saturday night against Britain’s Dereck Chisora, who then gets into a brawl with another fighter in the post-fight news conference.

Obama promotes steps to boost US trade

President Barack Obama on Friday called for more steps to help U.S. companies compete overseas, standing in front of an enormous Boeing Dreamliner to summon a bright future for American manufacturing and exports.

Report: Charter schools trail others on standards

A new report says Georgia's charter schools have become less successful than traditional schools in meeting federally mandated goals.

Senate Democrats continue to spar on HOPE

Senate Democrats are continuing to hammer Republican lawmakers about the HOPE scholarship, reiterating their wish to revisit last year's overhaul of the program and pointing out its geographical and racial disparities.

Santorum to campaign in Georgia

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will campaign in Georgia on Sunday in advance of the state's March 6 primary.

Technical colleges get $50K to help with GED costs

The Technical College System of Georgia has received a $50,000 donation to help poor students pay to take the test to get their GED.

Atlanta hospital uses Facebook to ID mystery patient

An Atlanta hospital has identified a comatose patient with help from Facebook and a Spanish-language news organization.

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Moss plans NFL comeback

After a season away from football, Randy Moss un-retires Monday and says he will play in the NFL next year.

UGA's Armstrong named SEC player of the week

Wesleyan grad posts career high in Sunday victory

Student warned of hammer attack

A teenage girl accused of attacking two students with a hammer at Columbine High School had warned a school employee of the attack moments before it happened.

About a dozen Occupy Atlanta protesters arrested

Police say about a dozen people associated with Occupy Atlanta have been arrested at a midtown office building. The arrests came as a group of protesters moved into the lobby level of the AT&T Midtown Center building on Monday.

Rain, sleet, snow possible in north Georgia

Forecasters say a mix of freezing rain and snow is possible over parts of north Georgia as moisture combines with cold air in the region. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Tuesday morning covering more than a dozen counties in north Georgia.

Texas drought means higher prices for Ga. ranchers

Authorities say Georgia cattle producers soon should see higher prices for their beef cattle due to a drought in Texas that's contributing to a shortage of cattle.

In-person advance voting in Ga. begins today

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia voters can now cast an in-person advance ballot for the presidential primary.. Voting by mail for the March 6 contest began in late January, but Monday is the first day when residents can turn out to advance voting sites to cast their ballots in person

Police: Ga. man fatally shoots 16-year-old stepson

A 46-year-old Milton man was charged with shooting his teenage stepson to death after an argument, authorities said Sunday.