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Affleck's 'Argo' wins best-picture Oscar

Ben Affleck's "Argo," a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards.

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Norcross grad Clarke has career day in Vandy upset win

Commodores knock off 10th-ranked Texas A&M, build momentum for next week's SEC Tourney in Gwinnett

Cavaliers crush Georgia Tech in men's hoops

Yellow Jackets fall to 14-12 overall, 4-10 in the ACC with road loss

Teheran, Gilmartin both sharp in Braves' loss to Pirates

Atlanta falls to 0-3 early in spring training schedule

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Johnson wins second Daytona 500; Patrick finishes in top 10

Five-time NASCAR champion wins his first "Great American Race" since 2006

Georgia football player arrested

Georgia tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith is free on bond after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge accusing him of lying about the theft of his textbooks.

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Pope gives final Sunday blessing before resigning

Pope Benedict XVI bestowed his final Sunday blessing of his pontificate on a cheering crowd in St. Peter's Square, explaining that his waning years and energy made him better suited to the life of private prayer he soon will spend in a secluded monastery than as leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Ga. executes man who killed college students

A 38-year-old inmate who was convicted of killing two college students after confessing to his FBI agent father was executed in Georgia on Thursday, apologizing to the families of both victims before being injected at a state prison.

Man, woman stabbed to death in Stone Mountain home

Police say they have a suspect in custody in the stabbing deaths of two people in in a home in the Stone Mountain area, just east of Atlanta.

Ga. food processor invests $11M in expansion

A food processing company plans to invest $11 million to expand its snack-making plant in Waycross.

Small jet crash kills 5 in eastern Georgia

Authorities were investigating after a small jet crashed off the end of a runway after landing in eastern Georgia, killing five people and injuring two.

Marietta schools to install 'panic buttons'

School officials in an Atlanta suburb are working with police install "panic buttons" in the buildings.

Dozens charged in NC, GA poaching operation

Wildlife officers in North Carolina and Georgia say they have conducted an undercover operation that cracked down on poachers who were killing bears and other animals.

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Ga. House approves regulations for pain clinics

The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a proposal that calls for the state to license and regulate businesses that call themselves pain management clinics.

Reward offered in slaying of Gainesville teen

Investigators have announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Gainesville teenager's killer.

Atlanta police search for driver after deadly hit and run

Police say they're searching for the driver of an SUV who they say drove off after striking and killing a woman as she walked to catch a bus in Atlanta.

Delta jet slides off runway at Savannah airport

Delta Air Lines apologized to passengers arriving in Savannah after a jet veered off a runway and ended up in a grassy area.

Boy, 16, hospitalized after stabbing in Columbus

A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized in Columbus after a stabbing.

6 injured when MARTA bus and car collide

Authorities say six people are recovering from injuries are a MARTA bus and a car collided south of Atlanta.

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Georgia execution halted at the last minute

The execution of a Georgia man who killed a fellow prisoner in 1990 was halted Tuesday at the last minute so courts could consider claims that he's mentally disabled and other issues.

McCartney, Mumford top eclectic Bonnaroo lineup

Paul McCartney and Mumford & Sons are among the headliners for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

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Braves to retire No. 10 in honor of Chipper Jones

The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's hall of fame on June 28.

Underground explosion sends manhole covers flying in Atlanta

Utility crews are descending beneath downtown Atlanta in an effort to find out what caused an underground explosion that shot manhole covers into the air.

Braves turn to Uggla to fill leadership void

Chipper's departure leaves opportunities for Braves second baseman, as well as McCann

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Burger King Twitter account hacked

Burger King said Monday that it reached out to Twitter to suspend its account after an apparent hack.

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Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' owner, dies

Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, has died. He was 79.

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Does better TV improve kids' behavior?

Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a study found.

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Loganville grad's reality TV win is icing on the cake

Ashley Holt earned a $100,000 cash prize, a feature in Redbook magazine and an apprenticeship at host Buddy Valastro's famous New Jersey bakery.

Ga. teen hospitalized after Athens hit-and-run

A 19-year-old Kennesaw State University student is in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck while walking alongside a road in Athens.

West edges East in NBA All-Star Game

Paul earns MVP honors; Kobe swats LeBron's comeback attempts

Danica makes NASCAR history by earning pole position at Daytona

Spotlight now brighter than ever on female racer after biggest achievement of her stock-car career

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Country star Mindy McCready dies

Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday. She was 37.

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Willis' new 'Die Hard' scores with $25M debut

Willis' action sequel "A Good Day to Die Hard" debuted as the weekend's top draw with a $25 million debut from Friday to Sunday.

Obama offering immigration plan as backup

Republicans and Democrats alike on Sunday predicted President Barack Obama would fail if he pushed forward with his own effort to overhaul the nation's immigration system and urged the administration to hold off while lawmakers work on a bipartisan measure.

Man dies after being hit by 2 vehicles on I-285

An unidentified man was struck and killed on Interstate 285 in Doraville early Sunday morning, according to police.

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Security costs extra at Waffle House in Atlanta

A Waffle House in downtown Atlanta has been charging customers 20 percent extra to serve their scattered, smothered and covered meals with a side order of hired security.

Fight over Atlanta mass transit raises race issues

A proposal to change the power structure of metro Atlanta's mass transit system raises the complicated politics of race in Georgia.

BMW recalls nearly 570,000 cars

BMW is recalling almost 570,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a battery cable connector can fail and cause the engines to stall.

Man charged with slapping toddler on Atlanta-bound flight fired

A man charged with slapping a toddler on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight is out of a job, his former employer said Sunday.

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Chipper joins Braves for different spring training role

Recently retired Atlanta star enjoys free time too much to think about a comeback

Georgians to pay taxes on Amazon buys

A spokesman for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgians who use will have to pay taxes on their purchases, though it's not clear when.

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Meteor falls in Russia, hundreds injured by blasts

A meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring more than 750 people.

New lobbying rules would prohibit airfare expenses

Newly proposed rules would ban lobbyists from buying airfare for Georgia's state officials under an amended plan released Thursday by a leading Republican.

American, US Airways announce $11 billion merger

US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to make it work.

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Obama pushes preschool programs in Georgia trip

President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to expand preschool programs comes as one of every 13 students already in Head Start classrooms is at risk of being kicked out unless lawmakers sidestep a budget meltdown.

Falcons CEO: Team could build new home in suburbs

An Atlanta Falcons executive says the team will consider moving to a suburban location if it does not strike a deal to build a new downtown stadium.

Man accused of faking bite by deadly black mamba

Federal prosecutors say a man on trial in Georgia was seeking to become famous as someone who survived a deadly bite from a black mamba -- but they say the story was a hoax.

Search to resume for boater missing on Lake Lanier

With no sign of a missing boater on Lake Lanier, rescuers are planning to resume their search of the lake today.

Nearly 600 storm grates stolen from Ga. roads

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say thieves have stolen hundreds of metal storm grates from highways throughout metro Atlanta.

Ga. man sentenced to 1,000 years on child sex charges

A former south Georgia television station owner has been sentenced to 1,000 years in prison on child sexual exploitation charges.