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Burned dogs showing up at Ga. animal hospital

Several dogs with burn marks on their backs have shown up in a Georgia county, and no one seems to know how or why they're being injured.

Stone Mountain homeowner kills man during shootout

Authorities say a homeowner shot and killed a man in the Stone Mountain area.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days.

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Georgia Aquarium says beluga whale is pregnant

Officials at the Georgia Aquarium say a 20-year-old beluga whale, Maris, is expecting a calf in the spring.

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Georgia appreciative of surge after early-season loss

Georgia, in control of the SEC East, is having fun with winning streak after early stumble against South Carolina

UGA postpones visit from Liberian journalist

Ebola concerns have prompted the University of Georgia to postpone a guest lecture by a Liberian journalist.

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Gov. Nathan Deal forming Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal is assembling a group of experts to serve on a newly created Ebola response team.

Publix recalls snack mix

Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts.

Police: Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-75

Authorities are investigating a wrong-way crash on a metro Atlanta interstate that left a motorist dead.

1 killed, 1 injured in Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials on Thursday were investigating a fiery small plane crash in northeastern Georgia that killed one person and left another seriously injured.

Ga. auditor slams state ethics commission

The Georgia state auditor has issued a report slamming the state ethics commission for management issues and is asking state Attorney General Sam Olens to investigate the commission using its own money to pay staffers' personal legal services.

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Nurse with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

A second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola was transferred Wednesday from Texas to a specialized hospital isolation unit in Atlanta that has already treated three Americans with the virus.

Ga. school board votes to alter Biblical monument

A school board in northeastern Georgia has voted to alter a monument outside a high school football field that contains two Biblical references.

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Gov. Nathan Deal halts campaign events after 25-year-old GOP staffer dies

Gov. Nathan Deal has halted campaign events at least through Wednesday after a Georgia Republican Party staffer's death.

Lost 87-year-old Georgia man found in Indiana

Police say an 87-year-old man stopped for driving nearly 100 mph on a southern Indiana highway believed he was in Georgia where family members had been looking for him.

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Ole Miss, former Grayson football star at center of bong photo controversy

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze says he has talked with defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche about a blurry photo circulating the internet that shows a person holding a bong.

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Charges dropped against former Brookwood, South Carolina football player

An attorney says charges have been dropped against former Brookwood High School and South Carolina running back Kenny Miles.

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Alabama football player, former Buford star busted with drugs, cash in dorm room

Authorities seized marijuana and more than $4,000 in cash from Alabama football player Kurt Freitag's dorm room.

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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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