Teenage girl charged with baby abandonment

•ATHENS - Police have arrested a teenage girl they say abandoned her newborn infant in the laundry room of an apartment complex. Gloria Aracely Contreras, 17, was arrested Thursday and charged with child abandonment and felony child cruelty.

GOP wants probe of Taylor's ties to state lease money

•ATLANTA - Republicans called for an investigation Friday after a newspaper reported that six state agencies have paid Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Taylor's family more than $2.6 million for property leases over the past three decades.

- From wire reports