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Nation

Testimony: 2 teens murdered grandparents for money

Testimony: 2 teens murdered grandparents for moneyIn a lengthy, hard-to-listen-to testimony Monday, detectives testified how 18-year-old Cassandra Rieb and her 19-year-old boyfriend Brendan Johnson murdered his grandparents, as his grandmother begged for her life.
  • Nation
  • 19 minutes ago
Nation

Detective: Shooter said, 'Watch what I'm going to do'

Detective: Shooter said, 'Watch what I'm going to do'Two police officers were shot execution-style in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
  • Nation
  • 17 hours, 8 minutes ago
Nation

Woodstock vet Joe Cocker dies at 70 of cancer

Woodstock vet Joe Cocker dies at 70 of cancerSinger Joe Cocker has died, according to reports from the BBC.
  • Nation
  • 35 minutes ago
Crime

Killer of 2 NY officers had criminal record in Metro Atlanta

Killer of 2 NY officers had criminal record in Metro AtlantaA man who shot and killed two New York police officers while they sat in their patrol car had a lengthy prior criminal record in Metro Atlanta.
  • Crime
  • 9 hours, 57 minutes ago
MLB

Yankees to pay for education of slain NYPD officer's kids

Yankees to pay for education of slain NYPD officer's kidsYankees will pay for the education of the children of murdered NYPD officer Rafael Ramos.
  • MLB
  • 8 hours, 26 minutes ago
Nation

7 people struck by lightning after Tampa football game

7 people struck by lightning after Tampa football gameSeven people were struck by lightning at Raymond James Stadium, just as the Bucs-Packers game ended on Sunday afternoon.
  • Nation
  • 7 hours, 5 minutes ago
Business

Beers Americans no longer drink

Beers Americans no longer drinkAll of these brands reported a 20% or more decline in shipments in the five years through 2013.
  • Business
  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
Local

13 charged in Atlanta police protest

13 charged in Atlanta police protestAtlanta police say charges have been filed against more than a dozen people who blocked an intersection during a protest near a busy mall in Buckhead.
  • Local
  • 9 hours, 58 minutes ago
Nation

2 NYPD officers killed in ambush-style shooting

2 NYPD officers killed in ambush-style shootingThe suspect fled to a nearby subway station, where he apparently committed suicide.
  • Nation
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Atlanta Falcons

Jones returns, Falcons beat Saints 30-14

Jones returns, Falcons beat Saints 30-14Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • 23 hours, 45 minutes ago
Macon

Some oppose planned Macon Baconsfield Kroger gas station

Some oppose planned Macon Baconsfield Kroger gas stationA Kroger fuel center could be coming to the corner of North Avenue and Nottingham Drive on Gray Highway.
  • Macon
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Macon

Three dead, three wounded, five jailed, few answers

Three dead, three wounded, five jailed, few answersThey went to Wings Cafe last week for nightlife, cocktails and fun with friends. But this wasn't an ordinary night.
  • Macon
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Macon

Bibb Sheriff monitors eight to 10 gangs

Bibb Sheriff monitors eight to 10 gangsSheriff David Davis says deputies are monitoring eight to ten Bibb organized gangs.
  • Macon
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Sports

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumoniaMuhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday morning with what his representatives are calling a "mild" case of pneumonia.
  • Sports
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Dublin

Acting Dublin VA chief: Wait times still too long

Acting Dublin VA chief: Wait times still too longTom Grace got a barrage of criticism from veterans at a town-hall meeting.
  • Dublin
  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Washington

Obama: We're not at cyberwar with North Korea

Obama: We're not at cyberwar with North KoreaPresident calls the Sony hack 'an act of cyber vandalism.'
  • Washington
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
News

Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive

Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceiveCoco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving.
  • News
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
News

NC residents protest relocated nativity scene

NC residents protest relocated nativity sceneLisa Nash lives in Lincolnton now, but when she was growing up in Dallas, she remembered going to see her town's nativity scene.
  • News
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Macon

Science fiction movie to be shot in downtown Macon

Science fiction movie to be shot in downtown MaconFilm crews will be in downtown Macon from Jan. 2 through Jan. 13 shooting a movie called "The 5th Wave."
  • Macon
  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
Crime

Family of third Wings Cafe shooting victim speaks out

Family of third Wings Cafe shooting victim speaks outThe most recent victim of the Wings Cafe shooting will be very missed by his family. That's according to Regina Baker, Derrick Jackson's mother.
  • Crime
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Macon

Groups give coats to Macon's needy

Groups give coats to Macon's needyThe Dominant Divaz United and Saving Our Sisters teamed up to provide coats and a warm meal to those less fortunate.
  • Macon
  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
Money

7 big tax changes in 2015

7 big tax changes in 2015As 2014 draws to a close, it's nearly time for the annual deluge of tax forms – including 1098's reporting mortgage interest or W-2's from employers reporting your annual wages.
  • Money
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
News

U.S. releases 4 Afghans from Guantanamo

U.S. releases 4 Afghans from GuantanamoFour more Afghans have been returned to their home country from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba as President Obama continues his effort to close the 13-year-old facility.
  • News
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Macon

Macon-Bibb beautiful commission gives away cherry saplings

Macon-Bibb beautiful commission gives away cherry saplingsMore than 40 years ago a Realtor and a woman with a vision partnered to share their love for beautiful Yoshino cherry trees with the city of Macon. William Fickling Sr. and Carolyn Crayton worked together to plant the first cherry blossom trees in the Wesleyan Woods...
  • Macon
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Crime

Interactive map said to show deaths by law enforcement

Interactive map said to show deaths by law enforcementA national civil rights organization has created an interactive map provided to USA TODAY that it says shows deaths of civilians by law enforcement officers throughout the last 14 years.
  • Crime
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Weather

Massive holiday storm poised to disrupt travel

Massive holiday storm poised to disrupt travelAs a record-number of people hit the road for the holidays, a large storm system is poised to disrupt travel.
  • Weather
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
News

'Christmas Angel' saves family of 12 from house fire

'Christmas Angel' saves family of 12 from house fireThe close-knit family, which had decorated the home for the holidays, displaying a blow-up Santa, Grinch, snowman and reindeer in their front yard, also lost many of their Christmas presents to soot and water from the firefighters' hoses.
  • News
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Entertainment

Game on for the year's best console, PC picks

Game on for the year's best console, PC picks'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to keep the kids — and kids at heart — happy than with a brand new video game?
  • Entertainment
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Holiday

Christmas traditions explained: Mistletoe

Christmas traditions explained: MistletoeWhy do we pucker up under the mistletoe each Christmas? There's a number of stories.
  • Holiday
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Crime

Baseball player shot to death in fight over candy

Baseball player shot to death in fight over candyFormer Madison Central High School baseball player and MLB first-round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed at a College Park apartment complex Wednesday.
  • Crime
  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
News

JFK Library reassures children: Nothing can stop Santa

JFK Library reassures children: Nothing can stop SantaIn case any children are worried that a North Korean cyberattack or anything else could stop Santa Claus from making his rounds this year, there's this reassuring artifact from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston: Not even Soviet nuclear tests could...
  • News
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
News

How to avoid Clark Griswold-like disasters this holiday

How to avoid Clark Griswold-like disasters this holidayImagine Santa Claus tumbling down the chimney and catching fire by still-burning embers; reindeer on the roof crashing through the ceiling; Frosty the Snowman melting and flooding the basement; or a candle on the menorah falling onto a tablecloth and setting it ablaze.
  • News
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
News

Woman finds remains of 2 babies in storage unit after winning bid

Woman finds remains of 2 babies in storage unit after winning bidA storage unit that a woman took ownership of after getting the winning bid quickly went from treasure hunt to a crime scene.
  • News
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
Crime

Police make massive drug bust in Winder

Police make massive drug bust in WinderA Barrow County task force seized cash, guns and thousands of dollars worth of drugs while executing a search warrant Thursday.
  • Crime
  • 3 days ago
Pets

Dog runs for first time on 3D-printed prosthetics

Dog runs for first time on 3D-printed prostheticsDerby the dog was born deformed front legs.
  • Pets
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
Health

Listeria outbreak from caramel apples has killed four

Listeria outbreak from caramel apples has killed fourFour people have died from a Listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
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