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Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Today's headlines are: Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend - Jack Daniels' son is Jim Beam - Kayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout - Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally ...
Pregnant woman taken off life support in Ireland
by Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support Friday after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die — a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors over how to app...
Officers help deliver baby on train on Christmas
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: The police officers who helped deliver a Christmas baby on a subway train reunited with the newborn boy and his parents Friday morning, trading the chaos of the dingy rail car where they fi...
Wake begins for New York officer gunned down in cruiser
by Mike Balsamo, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: The wife and two sons of a New York City policeman gunned down along with his partner have been joined by hundreds of uniformed officers at his wake.
Bodies of woman, 3 grandkids Identified after fire
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: The bodies of a woman and three grandsons visiting her for Christmas have been tentatively identified after a house fire in Ohio.
10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears
by Krishan Francis, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: Vivid memories were recalled Friday at ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left nearly a quarter-million people dead in one of modern history's worst na...
Falcons boosted by Julio Jones' return to practice
by Charles Odum, AP Sports Writer
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Julio Jones is a game-changing wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons — even when he's less than full speed.
People slide down bedsheets to escape motel fire
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Some residents slid down knotted bedsheets or clambered down people standing on one another's shoulders to flee a raging Christmas night fire that injured six people and badly damaged a residential...
California gears up for migrant driver's licenses
by Amy Taxin, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to thi...
Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health
by Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: Mills in timber country have been steadily closing as fighting continues over how to log national forests without killing protected species like spotted owls and salmon. Across the West, th...
New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Russia named NATO's military buildup near its border as the main military threat and raised the possibility of using precision conventional weapons as a "strategic deterrent," according to the nati...
Turkish teen accused of insulting Erdogan freed from custody
by Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A high school student who was jailed for allegedly insulting Turkey's leader was released from custody on Friday after his arrest caused uproar and intensified fears that Turkey under President Rec...
Midwestern governors build credentials for 2016
by Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across ...
Georgia News Roundup
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Today's headlines are: Christmas Day fire displaces residents in apartment complex - Police probe deaths of man, woman; bodies found on Christmas - Plans for Hindu center opposed by residents north...
Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles
by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.
Sanders: I'll decide on presidential run by March
by Dave Gram, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says ...
Russia's ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent
by Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The Russian currency on Friday ended its five-day rally and declined 4 percent as the markets remain jittery over the outlook of the Russian economy.
College sees small, big benefits with loan promise
by Jeff Karoub, Associated Press
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for anoth...
Students at medical college donate books to Ferguson library
by Doug Stutsman, The Augusta Chronicle
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
On the evening of Nov. 24, Ashlee Nicole Sharer sat by her television as fires erupted on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
Kennesaw Mountain grad gets on Denison swim team
by MDJ staff
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Thomas Locke of Marietta is a member of the Denison University men’s swimming and diving team. Locke is a graduate of Kennesaw Mountain High School. Denison closed out 2014 by winning the Miami Uni...