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Obama on immigration overhaul: 'Now is the time'

President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined broad proposals for putting millions of illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship while cracking down on businesses that employ people illegally and tightening security at the borders.

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House speaker proposes lobbyist spending ban

House Speaker David Ralston has proposed legislation that would ban lobbyists from spending on individual elected officials in Georgia.

Former Ga. Gov. Perdue won't run for US Senate

Former Gov. Sonny Perdue won't run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

Delta: Outdoor airport decks in Atlanta, NY's JFK

Delta Air Lines is planning to open outdoor terraces with sweeping runway views for its Delta Sky Clubs members at New York's John F. Kennedy and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airports.

Finalists picked to design new Falcons stadium

The Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority have selected five architectural firms as finalists to design a proposed $1 billion retractable-roof stadium.

Man, daughter shot during domestic dispute in Savannah

Police in Savannah say a 26-year-old man is in custody after he and his daughter were shot during a domestic dispute.

Atlanta police chief seeks to banish prostitutes

Atlanta's police chief is proposing city leaders draft legislation to banish convicted prostitutes from returning to areas in the city where they've already been arrested.

Ga. man sentenced in death of girlfriend's mother

A man accused of assaulting his girlfriend's mother and stuffing her in a trunk in 2011 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.

Ga. Democrats look for voice as minority party

A parade of Senate Democrats came to the microphone at the state Capitol Monday to blast Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's budget proposals.

Ga. college student pulls shotgun on armed robber

Police say a college student in Valdosta used a shotgun to scare away an attempted armed robber.

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Chambliss says he won't change his approach

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss doesn't believe the partisan gridlock in the nation's capital is likely to let up soon, but he doesn't plan to let that stop him from continuing to fight for what he thinks is best for the country during his remaining two years in office, he said Monday.

Woman gives birth on side of Ga. 400

A newborn baby and his mother have been taken to a local hospital after the woman gave birth on the side of a Georgia highway.

UGA provost Morehead sole finalist for president

Jere Morehead is apparent favorite to replace Michael Adams as head of UGA at end of June.

US Sen. Chambliss to speak at UGA

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is set to speak at the University of Georgia just days after announcing he wouldn't seek re-election.

Work to begin on College Football Hall of Fame

The new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta is scheduled to break ground Monday in the city's downtown area.

State fire marshal probes Macon church fire

The state fire marshal's office is investigating a blaze that gutted a church sanctuary in south Macon.

Prison guards attacked by inmates in NW Georgia

Authorities are investigating attacks on two correctional officers at a prison in northwest Georgia.

Storms to bring wind gusts of up to 50 mph

Forecasters say severe storms will blow into Georgia on Wednesday, bringing wind gusts of up to 50 mph to northern parts of the state.

Djokovic wins third straight Australian Open

Serbian star downs Murray in four sets Sunday night

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Victim: 'He was using his vehicle as if it was a weapon'

Witnesses recall the horrific night when a driver recklessly made his way through two counties leaving a trail of wrecked cars and a dead woman in his wake.

Complaint alleges Ga. scholarships skirt law

A scholarship program designed to help children escape failing public schools and afford private education may be abused to aid children of scholarship donors, according to a complaint to be filed with tax officials obtained by The Associated Press.

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Lawmakers pitch gun plans; leadership is cautious

So far in the Georgia Capitol, there's been little action and the power players who matter most have expressed no desire to make major changes in either direction.

Georgia Power set to release energy plan

Georgia Power is looking at ways to reduce its reliance on coal for producing electricity, and hints about its plans could be released this week.

Ravens, Niners bring hard-hitting defenses to big game

Baltimore wants to set the tone with physical play, as it did in AFC final with New England

49ers arrive for Super Bowl mission

San Francisco, 5-0 in Super Bowls, ready for task hand, according to Harbaugh

Bulldogs down Gators in women's hoops

Ten UGA players score for home SEC win

Carmelo sets record, torches Hawks

Knicks hold on for victory when Smith's 3-pointer at the buzzer is off the mark

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3 teens shot at party in metro Atlanta

Police say a shooting at a party in metro Atlanta left three teenagers with gunshot wounds.

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245 die in panicky stampede in Brazil club fire

A blaze raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, setting off a stampede that killed at least 245 people attending a university party.

Family says Atlanta food blogger missing in Texas

Friends and family members say an Atlanta woman who writes a raw foods blog has been missing for several days after traveling to Texas.

Police: Ga. woman assaults man with jar of olives

Police in Athens-Clarke County say an argument over money for drugs caused a woman to smash a man in the head with a jar of olives.

Driver injured, chickens killed in Ga. crash

A truck driver was injured when his tractor trailer carrying more than 1,000 chickens slid on an icy north Georgia bridge and overturned.

Armed veteran in wheelchair thwarts home invasion

Authorities say a U.S. Army veteran who uses a wheelchair wielded a pistol to run off a man who broke into his home near Athens.

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Ex-House speaker accused of having gun at airport

A former speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives is accused of having a gun at a security checkpoint in Atlanta's airport.

Cab driver found shot to death south of Atlanta

Police are investigating the shooting death of a cab driver just south of Atlanta.

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Wells Fargo plans to hire 200 in Georgia

Wells Fargo has announced plans to hire 200 new employees in the metro Atlanta region.

Metro Atlanta's jobless rate rises to 8.4 percent

State labor officials say preliminary numbers show that metro Atlanta's unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in December -- up from 8 percent in November.

Lowe's to hire 54,000 workers for spring season

The home improvement retailer Lowe's plans to hire 54,000 part-time workers this spring, and company officials say they expect 9,000 of the jobs to become permanent positions.

R&B singer carjacked in Midtown Atlanta

Police say a R&B singer was carjacked at gunpoint in Midtown Atlanta and one of the suspects has been arrested.

UGA professors get grant for flu fighting research

University of Georgia researchers have received a federal grant of more than $1.1 million for their work on fighting the flu.

Ga. authorities investigating KKK fliers

Sheriff's officials in the Atlanta area are investigating whether any laws were broken when fliers inviting residents to join the Ku Klux Klan were placed outside homes.

Freezing rain, sleet possible

Forecasters warn that an arctic air mass combined with moisture approaching Georgia could set the stage for freezing rain and sleet for much of the state.

Body of Ga. homicide victim found in fire debris

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say a woman whose body was recovered after a house fire in Broxton was the victim of a homicide.

Students, adults hospitalized after Ga. bus crash

Authorities say over 40 elementary students and adults have been hospitalized after a crash involving two school buses in Newton County.

Arrest made in stabbing after Falcons game

A 46-year-old man has been arrested in a stabbing near the Georgia Dome following the Falcons' NFC Championship game loss.

2 inmates charged in death of Ga. prisoner

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced two inmates at Hays State Prison in Trion have been charged in the death of a 31-year-old prisoner.

Ga. man sentenced to 15 years in Army militia plot

A 22-year-old Georgia man pleaded guilty Tuesday to more than 30 charges for his involvement with a group of Army soldiers who authorities say planned acts of domestic terrorism.

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State officials negotiating Falcons stadium plans

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has asked Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank to reduce the amount of money taxpayers would be asked to contribute to a proposed $1 billion stadium.

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Deal: Agenda trimmed back because of budget

Gov. Nathan Deal told Georgia lawmakers his legislative agenda will be less elaborate because a still-weak economy is curtailing state spending.

Transportation officials say region ready for snow

Georgia transportation officials have hundreds of tons of salt and gravel mix on hand and snow plows are ready to go across metro Atlanta if winter weather strikes.