Democrats call for probe

of Perdue's Fla. land deal

•ATLANTA - Democratic legislative leaders on Wednesday asked a federal prosecutor and Georgia's attorney general to investigate Gov. Sonny Perdue's $2 million Florida land purchase from a wealthy Republican developer.

In a letter filed with U.S. Attorney General David Nahmias and state Attorney General Thurbert Baker, the Democrats said a probe was needed to determine whether Perdue provided any illegal benefits to Newnan developer Stanley Thomas.

They also asked authorities to look into legislation Perdue signed soon after the December 2004 land purchase that allowed him to avoid some $100,000 in state capital gains taxes.

Mega Millions at $60 million

•ATLANTA - The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $60 million Tuesday.

The next drawing will be Friday.

- From wire reports