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2 years 2 months ago

Powerball jackpot rises to $305 million

ATLANTA (AP) - The Powerball jackpot has grown to $305 million for Wednesday's drawing. The prize grew after no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night. The winning numbers were: 4, 13, 39, 46 and 51. The Powerball was 1. Although no one hit the...

2 years 7 months ago

Plane rolls off taxiway

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a jet sustained significant damage when it rolled off a taxiway at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta. Delta Air Lines spokesman Eric Torbenson tells The Associated Press mechanics were testing the engines of the Boeing 737 when they experienced a problem with the braking...

3 years 3 months ago

Atlanta teachers on administrative leave

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Public Schools employees implicated in a widespread cheating scandal are getting notices that they've been put on paid administrative leave. The notices sent out to teachers and others are among the steps the district must take as it begins to sort through each employee's case....

3 years 3 months ago

Atlanta schools: 41 named in cheating scandal left

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta school officials say 41 educators accused in a cheating scandal have resigned or retired. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that, according to district data, 13 educators have left since the state issued a scathing report detailing cheating. The report alleged cheating on standardized tests dating back...

3 years 5 months ago

Woman dragged by bus in Atlanta

A police report released Tuesday sheds new light on a bizarre incident involving an Atlanta bus driver and a 62-year-old passenger who claims she was dragged. According to Atlanta Police, Lettie Robinson was getting off a bus at her usual stop, near the corner of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard...

3 years 6 months ago

Government appeals judge's health care ruling

ATLANTA (AP) - The Obama administration has appealed a judge's ruling that found the federal overhaul of the health care system unconstitutional. The Justice Department filed a 62-page motion Friday to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta that said there's clear and well-established precedent that Congress acted...

3 years 9 months ago

Southern US slammed by snow

ATLANTA (MSNBC) - Several inches of snow and freezing rain will make the Monday morning commute for those forced to venture out nearly impossible in parts of the South, including Atlanta, where countless cars were stuck on impassable highways and roads while the world's busiest airport canceled thousands of flights....

4 years 1 month ago

Snake escape! Atlanta Zoo loses rattler

Georgia wildlife officials will inspect an Atlanta zoo after a venomous rattlesnake was able to escape and slither around a city neighborhood. Zoo staff noticed the female tiger rattlesnake was missing during a routine check late Friday. The snake was found dead Monday after a nearby property owner killed...

4 years 3 months ago

Colon cancer screenings up

Health officials say more older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday comes from a 2008 national telephone survey. It's the most recent government data on how many people get...

4 years 7 months ago

Snowflakes falling in Deep South

Snow is falling in the north Georgia mountains and as far south as the Atlanta area, while several Southeastern states are seeing flakes or under winter storm warnings. North Alabama reported snow mixed with icy rain early Tuesday and a winter weather advisory is in effect for most of...

4 years 8 months ago

South gets 2nd dose of snow in days

A second snow storm in less is than a week is hitting parts of the South unaccustomed to dealing with the frosty precipitation. Snow was falling in parts of Alabama early Monday. But Atlanta was spared after earlier forecasts called for up to 2 inches. Overnight temperatures stayed above...

4 years 9 months ago

King remembered in hometown

Worshippers in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s hometown are remembering the civil rights icon during a special ceremony at the church where he once preached. Princeton University scholar Cornel West was to deliver the keynote address on Monday, which is King's namesake holiday, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta....

4 years 11 months ago

Ida’s remnants soak East Coast

Relentless rain swept much of the Atlantic seaboard Thursday, triggering coastal flood warnings and watches from North Carolina to New York's Long Island, inundating streets and forcing some rescues of stranded drivers in hard-hit Virginia. The downpour marks the track of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, which blew...

4 years 11 months ago

Over 17,000 species threatened by extinction

A rare Panamanian tree frog, a rodent from Madagascar and two lizards found only in the Philippines are among over 17,000 species threatened with extinction, a leading environmental group said Tuesday. The Rabb's fringe-limbed tree frog, only discovered four years ago, is one of 1,895 amphibian species that could...

5 years 1 week ago

1 in 5 kids had flu this month

About 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month - and most of those cases likely were swine flu, according to a new government health survey. About 7 percent of surveyed adults said they'd had a flu-like illness, the survey found. The information comes...

5 years 1 month ago

Toddler among 5 dead in flooding

A two-year-old boy has been found dead in Georgia after floodwaters swept him from his father's arms, and authorities say at least four others have died across the Southeast as rains drench the area. Carroll County Deputy Coroner Ed Baskin said the boy was found Monday afternoon downstream of his...

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