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Broadway's Idina Menzel readies US tour like a pop star
by Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Idina Menzel, who has crossed over from the Broadway stage to the Billboard charts, is still surprised that she's able to sell concert tickets like a proper pop star.
Airstrike hits market north of Yemen's Aden, over 45 killed
by Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A massive airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels in Yemen hit a local marketplace on Monday, killing more than 45 civilians, security officials and eyewitnesses said.
South Carolina lawmakers begin debate over Confederate flag
by Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began debating whether to bring the Confederate flag down outside the Capitol, starting with a pair of senators whose families arrived in the state before the Civ...
POW-MIA chief to push for private-group aid to find war dead
by Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The head of the Pentagon's new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more partnering with private groups that have resources and interest to ...
Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage
by Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marria...
Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date
by Kate Brumback, Associated Press
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.
Regulators discuss Kemper refunds for Mississippi Power customers
by Jeff Amy, Associated Press
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Regulators plan to discuss Tuesday how to obey a state Supreme Court order to refund about $350 million that Mississippi Power Co. has collected from customers to build a power plant in Kemper County.
Georgia News Roundup
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Today's headlines are: TSU program exposes students to cutting-edge research - Georgians to visit New York as part of crime-fighting plan - Waycross woman struck and killed by train
Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move
by Alan Fram, Associated Press
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections.
Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'
by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.
More than 1 million gather for pope's Mass in South America
by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press and Allen Panchana, Associated Press
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 1 million people filled a park in Ecuador's main port city on Monday for Pope Francis' first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America's fir...
Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuke deal
by George Jahn, Associated Press
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country — a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Te...
Blaze burns homes, forces evacuations in upscale Idaho area
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A wildfire in northern Idaho has destroyed at least six homes and forced about 200 residents in an upscale lakeside community to evacuate as it ballooned to more than 3 square miles Monday.
Zimbabwean government exports elephants despite protest
by Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty elephants exported to China would be "better off" in Chinese zoos rather than struggling wildlife parks in Zimbabwe, the southern African nation's minister in charge of wildlife said on Mond...
Big moves made, but dealing isn't done in NBA free agency
by Brian Mahoney, AP Basketball Writer
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
LeBron James is available. Marc Gasol, too. That's two All-NBA first team members from last season still on the market, in case anybody thinks all the best players are gone.
New guidelines back device for treating strokes
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Many stroke patients have a new treatment option — if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke. The guidelines,...
Scientists study why most with Alzheimer’s are women
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Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men. What el...
Police look for suspect in Austell armed robbery
by Philip Clements
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery at a Marshalls on Austell Road in Austell that took place Saturday morning. At about 10:40 a.m. Saturday, a man approached an employee at t...
Faith Cline Elf Trot 5K is July 11
by MDJ Staff
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The third 5K in the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series, the Faith Cline Elf Trot 5K, will take place on July 11 in downtown Kennesaw. The race for adults and children honors its namesake, Kennesaw Mountain...
ROBERTS, Jewell Elliot
Jul 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Mrs. Jewell Elliott Roberts age 79 of Talking Rock died Thursday July 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Burt Roberts. Survivors include: children: Terry Thomas, Blairsville, John Cr...