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Police officials quarrel over effort to raise bar on force
by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: A police group's proposal that law enforcement officers be required to do more than what's minimally required by law in violent encounters has spurred anger and pushback from leading nation...
2 children, 2 women, 2 men found dead in Chicago home
by Don Babwin, Associated Press and Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found with signs of trauma inside a home on the city's South Side.
US added just 151K jobs in Jan.; unemployment at 4.9 pct.
by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pay, more people felt confident enough to look for wor...
Couple wanted in crime spree led police on chase; 1 killed
by Melissa Nelson-Gabriel, Associated Press
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they ...
CDC: Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms
by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. health officials on Friday said men who have been to a Zika outbreak region should use condoms if they have sex with a pregnant woman — for the entire duration of the pregnancy.
David Aardsma agrees to minor league contract with Blue Jays
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Pitcher David Aardsma has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to big league spring training.
3 charged, 1 warning issued after deer beaten in Arkansas
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Arkansas game and fish officials filed complaints against three Georgia men and warned an Arkansas woman after a video showed a deer being beaten with an accounting textbook in the back of a vehicle.
Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother
by Mary Esch, Associated Press
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter duri...
Julian Assange claims total vindication with UN panel ruling
by Gregory Katz, Associated Press and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be allowed to walk free immedia...
After criticism, Brazil transferring Zika samples to US
by Raphael Satter, Associated Press and Maria Cheng, Associated Press
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Brazilian officials say they're sending a set of samples related to the Zika outbreak to the United States, a move which follows complaints that the country was hoarding disease data and biological...
AP FACT CHECK: Dems in New Hampshire
by Calvin Woodward, Associated Press and Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. Bernie Sanders once again mischara...
High school student accused of raping girl in stairwell
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Three Athens high school students are facing charges after a 15-year-old girl says she was raped in a school stairwell.
4 questions for the next CEO of Delta Air Lines
by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 2, Ed Bastian takes over as the new CEO of Delta Air Lines, replacing the retiring Richard Anderson. Bastian has been Anderson's close deputy, helping to turn around the airline from bankrup...
LaGrange College launches $21M project to boost sciences
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LaGrange College officials have announced a $21 million project to produce a 43,000-square-foot laboratory facility and renovate a 27,000-square-foot science building.
Hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting
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The CEO of a north Georgia hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescription painkillers.
County’s wrestlers striving for common prize of berths to state tournament
by Carlton D. White
cwhite@mdjonline.com
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The final hurdle wrestlers must clear to advance to next week’s state traditional tournament begins today with sectionals across the state.
Pope's Lowe named a preseason all-American
by Carlton D. White
cwhite@mdjonline.com
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Pope, a Class AAAAAA state semifinalist a year ago, was fourth in MaxPreps’ preseason state rankings for the 2016 season, and Josh Lowe is a big reason why.
Panthers still ‘pounding’ in Mills’ spirit
by Steve Reed
Associated Press Sports Writer
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
“Keep pounding.” The words have become synonymous with the NFC champion Carolina Panthers.
Ex claims Manziel struck her, was on drugs
by Tom Withers
Associated Press Sports Writer
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite disturbing allegations that he struck his ex-girlfriend, troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has not been charged with a crime and two Texas police departments have closed their case...
Lowering motorcyclist helmet age: Bad Bill Would Increase Deaths
by Don McKee
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Every session of the Georgia legislature produces one or more really bad bills. This time House Bill 797 qualifies. It would exempt motorcyclists over age 18 from wearing helmets. The bill is autho...