November 12, 2012 9:11 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders. The philanthropic arm of the Atlanta-based shipping giant made the change Thursday after an online petition... more »
August 13, 2012 12:25 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates. Overall, more than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state. The latest figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their height and weight. For the first... more »
August 12, 2012 2:35 PM
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... more »
July 7, 2012 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation's capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many years... more »
June 12, 2012 6:47 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has declined to accept a Ku Klux Klan group's application to join the state's program. The International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County applied last month to adopt part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. In a statement Tuesday,... more »
May 16, 2012 11:56 AM
ATLANTA (AP) - After a man aimed a rifle at a school bus and dropped a notebook that listed bus numbers, police in an Atlanta suburb are escorting school buses and guarding students at bus stops. The man fled when witnesses confronted him Monday morning, but police recovered the rifle... more »
March 13, 2012 6:49 AM
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... more »
October 19, 2011 6:56 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Back in the 1990s, the federal government tried an unusual social experiment: It offered thousands of poor women in big-city public housing a chance to live in more affluent neighborhoods.
A decade later, the results show that women who relocated had lower rates of diabetes and... more »
September 29, 2011 3:57 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Federal officials say the rapper T.I. has been released from an Atlanta halfway house after spending about 10 months in federal prison on a probation violation.
Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said the musician was released very early Thursday morning.
T.I., whose real... more »
September 6, 2011 1:08 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court in Atlanta has turned away the latest attempt by actor Wesley Snipes to get his conviction and prison sentence on tax charges overturned.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Tuesday rejected the appeal by Snipes, who was convicted in... more »
July 28, 2011 8:54 AM
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.... more »
July 24, 2011 3:54 PM
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... more »
July 9, 2011 3:48 PM
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Hines Ward has been arrested in Georgia on a drunk driving charge.
The DeKalb County sheriff's office says the former Super Bowl MVP and "Dancing With the Stars" champ was arrested early Saturday. He was booked into the DeKalb County... more »
July 8, 2011 3:20 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials have confirmed the first American death tied to the food poisoning outbreak in Europe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said lab tests show an Arizona man was infected with the same E. coli bacteria blamed for the outbreak centered in... more »
May 28, 2011 8:43 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Firefighters say four people have sustained minor injuries as a result of a Delta Air Lines jet blew at least one tire landing in Atlanta and suffered an engine fire.
Atlanta Fire Department Capt. Jolyon Bundrige said 49 passengers were evacuated from Flight 2284 after a... more »
May 10, 2011 5:44 PM
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... more »
April 3, 2011 1:38 PM
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... more »
January 10, 2011 9:45 AM
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.... more »
January 4, 2011 6:37 PM
The FBI has arrested a suspect in a July 2010 murder in Atlanta, Georgia.
Eddie Wilson, 27, of Colorado Springs was found at 1070 Chelton Road last July after reports of shots fired. Wilson had been shot and was found outside an apartment building.
After an investigation Colorado... more »
August 31, 2010 4:44 PM
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... more »
August 12, 2010 10:01 PM
Relief today for people in three states after police announced they'd arrested a man accused of being a serial killer. Elias Abuelazam was arrested at Atlanta's airport moments before he was to board a plane bound for Israel. Police believe Abuelazam is the person responsible for a three month stabbing... more »
July 6, 2010 12:33 PM
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... more »
May 10, 2010 8:44 AM
A surprising new study finds that the cost of treating cancer in the United States nearly doubled over the past two decades. But expensive cancer drugs may not be the main reason why.
The study found that rising costs may have been driven more by the growing number of... more »
April 27, 2010 6:20 PM
An American citizen on a flight from Paris to Atlanta claimed to have a fake passport and said he had explosives in his luggage, forcing federal air marshals to intervene and the plane to land in Maine, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Federal officials identified the passenger as Derek Stansberry,... more »
April 27, 2010 3:59 PM
The Transportation Security Administration says a flight from Paris to Atlanta has been diverted to an airport in Maine after federal air marshals responded to a passenger causing a disturbance.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters says the plane is an Airbus 320, but he doesn't know how many... more »
March 2, 2010 11:00 AM
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... more »
February 21, 2010 9:23 AM
An escaped circus zebra has been rounded up in Atlanta after it led police on a chase through the downtown area and along an interstate highway. Rush hour traffic came to a standstill as city police attempted to corral the animal, spotted by witnesses near the Sam Nunn Federal Building... more »
February 19, 2010 10:50 AM
Police quickly closed in on the female fugitive, who had just escaped still wearing black and white stripes. She was on the run in downtown Atlanta.
"It's helicopters everywhere, at least six or seven of them," said witness Chelsea Henderson. "Multiple police cars. They just have traffic stopped."
... more »
February 15, 2010 1:01 PM
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... more »
February 5, 2010 4:04 PM
A pair of giant pandas who were born in the United States have arrived at their new home in China.
Workers at the Bifengxia breeding base welcomed the two pandas after their flight from Washington, DC.
Millions of people fell in love with Tai Shan, who was born... more »
January 18, 2010 1:03 PM
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.... more »
January 8, 2010 3:17 PM
NORAD dispatched two F-16 fighter jets to the Colorado Springs Airport Friday, after an Air Tran passenger jet made an emergency landing because of an unruly passenger. No one was hurt.
Air Tran Flight 39 was en route from Atlanta to San Francisco when a drunk passenger locked himself... more »
November 12, 2009 12:30 PM
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... more »
November 3, 2009 11:32 AM
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... more »
November 2, 2009 12:19 PM
Election '09 won't pack the same oomph of last year's presidential spectacular. But a handful of ballots in a few states will offer hints to the country's state of mind.
In Virginia and New Jersey, voters will reveal whether President Barack Obama's campaigning has paid off. The states are... more »
October 22, 2009 4:51 PM
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... more »
October 4, 2009 10:38 AM
The former fiance of a cast member from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" died Friday night after a fight outside an Atlanta strip club, and police said they had charged a man in his death.
Atlanta police spokesman James Polite said Fredrick Richardson was charged with voluntary manslaughter in... more »
September 29, 2009 4:56 PM
Less than 10 percent of U.S. high school students are eating the combined recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, a finding that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called "poor" in a report Tuesday.
The report based on 2007 data found that only 13 percent of... more »
September 23, 2009 11:00 AM
As floodwaters around Atlanta began to recede, residents were packing moving vans with furniture and commiserating about water-logged apartments.
"I'm toast," Penny Freeman, who moved into a first-floor apartment five days ago, said Tuesday. "I don't have a place to stay. I'm losing my mind right now."
At... more »
September 21, 2009 5:54 PM
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... more »
September 21, 2009 12:08 PM
At least two people have died in floodwaters in Georgia. Emergency workers in suburban Atlanta found a woman dead in her sunken vehicle after it was swept off a road by flooding. Authorities also say a man west of the city died after his vehicle was washed off a road... more »