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Family of man shot by Smyrna police speaks out
by Hilary Butschek
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
DECATUR — The family of a 23-year-old man shot dead by a Smyrna police officer Tuesday held a raw, emotional press conference Thursday in the wake of the loss of a son and father. Nicholas Taft Tho...
Wheeler's Brown arrested, charged with traffic violations
by MDJ staff reports
Mar 26, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Wheeler High School basketball star Jaylen Brown was arrested on two misdemeanor traffic violations and released on bond Wednesday morning, according to media reports.
Royals, Cumberbatch help bury comeback King Richard III
by Jill Lawless, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance.
Jury examines models of bombs used in Boston Marathon attack
by Denise Lavoie, AP Legal Affairs Writer
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have examined models of the pressure cooker bombs used in the 2013 deadly attacks.
'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season
by Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year.
Former NBA star Mark Price named Charlotte 49ers new coach
by Steve Reed, AP Sports Writer
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Charlotte 49ers hope Mark Price's NBA knowledge will pay off at the college level.
Georgia News Roundup
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: Today's headlines are: 2 former Marines hiking Appalachian Trail for charity - Feds: 22 arrested in alleged meth ring - New UGA law school program focuses on environmental law - Seasonal tr...
Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas
by Mike Schneider, Associated Press and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: Sure, Florida's got sunshine, beaches and palm trees. But the driving force behind it being home to many of the nation's fastest-growing cities has been the return of hospitality, trade and...
US general: Iran-backed Shiite militias not in Tikrit fight
by Lolita C Baldor, Associated Press and Robert Burns, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Iranian-backed Shiite militias have left the northern Iraq city of Tikrit, a key condition the U.S. demanded before it agreed to begin launching airstrikes Wednesday to support Iraqi forces and try...
Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened
by Bob Salsberg, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservati...
After US airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit
by Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press and Vivian Salama, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airs...
Alone at controls, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane
by Lori Hinnant, Associated Press and David McHugh, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door...
Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.
House OKs bipartisan Medicare doc bill; fate up to Senate
by Alan Fram, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued ...
Yemeni's Hadi arrives in Saudi capital, after fleeing Aden
by Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Saudi state TV says Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured
by Justin Juozapavicius,Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn a...
AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
by George Jahn, Associated Press and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at ...
Watchdog says senior Homeland official broke no laws
by Alicia A Caldwell, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A senior Obama administration official did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congres...
Bergdahl describes maltreatment at the hands of the Taliban
by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban, beaten with a copper cable as he spent months blindfolded and chained spread-eagle to a bed.
Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget
by Erica Werner, Associated Press and David Espo, Associated Press
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Republicans are using their new congressional majorities to push strikingly conservative budgets through the House and Senate, aiming to eliminate deficits by overturning President Barack Obama's h...