News for Sunday, November 4, 2012

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NY marathon canceled? Tell that to the runners

Their race was called off, but marathoners were still on the move in New York on Sunday.

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Falcons remain unbeaten, edge Cowboys 19-13

Michael Turner had a tiebreaking 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Matt Bryant kicked four field goals and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday night to extend their run as the NFL's only unbeaten team.

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THE BLITZ: Are the playoffs starting a week early?

Brandon Brigman takes a look at the final week of the regular season and gives his impressions from last week's games.

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NFL ROUNDUP: Steelers edge Giants; Luck sets record

The Steelers score late to beat the Giants, 24-20 and the Bears keep rolling with a 51-20 win against the Titans to improve to 7-1 while Andrew Luck sets the rookie single game passing record (433 yards) in win against the Dolphins.

FANS CHOICE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Candidate Profiles

A look at who is up for this week's honor, which is decided through online voting

INSIDE THE HELMET: Wesleyan's Ben Johnson

We feature Wesleyan's Ben Johnson in the weekly video segment, 'Inside the Helmet.'

Top 10 most popular stories for Oct. 29 to Nov. 4

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 4.

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Despite storm damage, election officials hopeful

Power generators are being marshaled, polling locations moved and voting machines hurriedly put into place as officials prepare to hold an national election in storm-ravaged sections of New York and New Jersey.

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Man climbs Chicago skyscraper with bionic leg

The metal on Zac Vawter bionic leg gleamed as he climbed 103 floors of Chicago's iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.

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Cold weather and new storm add to victims' misery

Shivering victims of Superstorm Sandy went to church Sunday to pray for deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York metropolitan region — and another powerful storm forecast for the middle of the week.

Sandy benefit concert draws $23 million in pledges

NBC says its benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims drew nearly $23 million in donations to the American Red Cross.

2-year-old boy killed at Pa. zoo exhibit

A 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed Sunday morning when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on top of to view a pack of African painted dogs, who pounced on the child and mauled him, police said.

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Richt tells Georgia players to 'get your jaw set'

Mark Richt issued stern instructions to his team minutes after Georgia's runaway win over Mississippi: "Get your jaw set" for a tough game at Auburn.

Georgia loses receiver Marlon Brown to knee injury

Georgia receiver Marlon Brown, who is tied for the team lead in catches, will miss the remainder of the season after hurting his left knee in Saturday night's win over Mississippi.

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Johnson holds off Keselowski to win at Texas

Jimmie Johnson holds off Brad Keselowski over the final two laps to win in Texas and extend his lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings with two events remaining.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Unbeatens Alabama, Notre Dame survive thrillers

No. 1 Alabama puts together a late, go-ahead scoring drive against No. 5 LSU that may go down as one the greatest in the history of the program as the Crimson Tide rally to beat the Tigers, 21-17, and remain atop the college football world.

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Police: Several hurt during shooting at a Ga. fair

Police in Georgia say several people have been injured after shooting broke out at a crowded fair in Savannah.

Marvin Peppers

Mr. Marvin Peppers, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Lee Peppers; and son, Kenneth Peppers ...

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Marion Kennair

Marion Courtault Kennair was the last surviving child of Walter J. and Jenny LaVallee Courtault. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Joseph Septinius Kennair and siblings Eunice Crudden ...

Sarah Haines

Mrs. Sarah Haines of Lawrenceville, Ga passed on 11/02/12.

Marilyn Huguenard

Marilyn J. Huguenard, 80, formerly of Valparaiso, IN, recently resided in Sugar Hill, GA, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 30, 2012, after a long struggle with heart disease, and most ...

Tina Ashe

Tina Arvilene Ashe, age 22 of Hoschton, Georgia died Friday, November 02, 2012 after a sudden illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM at ...

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Police helicopter crashes in Atlanta, 2 officers killed

Authorities say an Atlanta police helicopter has crashed in the city.