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Woman shoots dead mother of newborn in Georgia to steal her baby

A Tennessee woman who falsely claimed to be pregnant killed a Georgia mother to take that woman’s newborn baby as her own, police said on Thursday.

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Prosecutors will not seek death penalty in hot-car death of Georgia toddler

Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a Georgia man indicted for murder after leaving his 22-month-old son strapped in a hot car for seven hours in June.

Georgia looks to bounce back at home against Troy

After a late comeback fell short at South Carolina, Georgia players are trying to look ahead.

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Home Depot says 56 million card details likely stolen in breach

Home Depot said on Thursday that data could have been stolen from 56 million payment cards by criminals who used malware from April to September to hack into its systems at stores in the United States and Canada.

State unemployment rate ticks upward

The August rate was up four-tenths of a percentage point from July.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senate candidates tout support from former Presidents

Candidates David Perdue and Michelle Nunn call on former White House occupants in bid to win Georgia Senate seat.

Kroger hiring 2,000 new employees in Georgia, South Carolina and eastern Alabama

Positions will be permanent jobs with grocery store giant

Kroger announced Wednesday that it will hire 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

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UPS to hire up to 95,000 temp workers for holiday season

United Parcel Service is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees it hires for this year's holiday shopping season as it aims to avoid a repeat of last year's network breakdown during the crucial period.

Gov. Deal announces all Georgia counties are 'Camera Ready'

The economic impact of the film and television industry in Georgia hit $5.1 billion in fiscal year 2014, according to Deal.

Sales tax holiday set for water saving and energy efficient products

The sales tax holiday will apply to WaterSense and Energy Star products with sales price of $1,500 or less.

Secretary of State’s Office investigating voter registration fraud in Gwinnett

Gwinnett one of a dozen Georgia counties in which the activities of the New Georgia Project are under scrutiny.

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Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy eulogized at funeral | PHOTOS

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy was remembered for his wit, wisdom, community service and faith at his funeral in Jonesboro Wednesday.

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Fourth Ebola patient arrives in Atlanta for care

A fourth Ebola patient arrived in the United States from West Africa on Tuesday, headed to the same Atlanta hospital where two other people were successfully treated for the disease.

Respiratory illness sickens hundreds of children in 10 states, including Georgia

Hundreds of children in several states have been stricken by a serious respiratory illness and federal health officials said on Monday that they have confirmed an unusual strain of virus in some children 6 weeks to 16 years old.