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Cobb family can't afford funeral
for child hit, killed by car

A fundraising effort is underway to raise money for funeral expenses for the 4-year-old girl hit and killed by a car on South Cobb Drive Monday morning.

Senate runoff campaign
gets ugly

Many voters were turned off by the negative campaigns of Senator Saxby Chambliss and challenger Jim Martin in the general election. Some thought the candidates would learn and change tactics during the runoff campaign. But that doesn't seem to be the case.

Democrats take 7th US Senate seat away from collapsing GOP

Alaska Senator Ted Stevens lost his bid to stay in office after being convicted on felony charges as ballot counts two weeks after Election Day gave Democrat Mark Begich an insurmountable lead.

Third Georgia bank
to gets bailout money

United Community Banks Inc. will receive $180 million from the U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Program, the company announced Tuesday.

Holder will be first Attorney General who is African-American

President-elect Obama has decided to tap Eric Holder as his attorney general, putting the veteran Washington lawyer in place to become the first African-American to head the Justice Department.


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Cobb County man charged
with killing baby

A 22-year-old Cobb County man has been charged with killing a baby.

Study: GA needs $100 billing
for transportation

A gap of about $100 billion exists to fulfill Georgia's transportation needs in the next 20 years, according to the first part of a study commissioned by Gov. Sonny Perdue and his transportation agencies.

US missiles strike deep
inside Pakistan for the first time

The strike was the latest in a surge of cross-border attacks in Pakistan's militant-plagued northwest in the last three months. The attacks have killed scores of suspected al-Qaida and Taliban militants, but have enraged the country's civilian leadership.

Big Three CEOs fly on private
jets to plead for public funds

The CEOs of the big three automakers flew to the nation's capital yesterday in private luxurious jets to make their case to Washington that the auto industry is running out of cash and needs $25 billion in taxpayer money to avoid bankruptcy.

Americans uneasy over
bailout for automakers

As Congress debates legislation to help struggling automakers on Monday, many Americans said they were uneasy with the plan, arguing that while it may save jobs, it would reward companies for pursuing bad business practices.

Indian Navy sinks suspected pirate 'mother ship'

An Indian naval vessel sank a suspected pirate "mother ship" in the Gulf of Aden and chased two attack boats into the night.

Car slams into GA 400 bridge
at 120 mph; driver killed

A driver clocked at over 120 mph was killed Tuesday when he lost control of his car and slammed into a bridge support on Georgia 400.

Fire damages new
Buckhead restaurant

A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a Buckhead restaurant Tuesday night. The fire broke out at Chastain's Restaurant near the corner of Roswell Road and Piedmont Avenue about 8:30 p.m.

Gwinnett Braves hold
mascot tryouts

Wearing the giant, fuzzy bear costume, the bald eagle outfit or the brown, furry dog getup around a dozen people took turns trying out to be the new Gwinnett Braves' mascot.

Home Depot 3Q profit
falls 31 percent

Cobb County-based Home Depot says its third quarter profit sank 31 percent on slow sales at established locations as consumers continued to cut back on spending.

Israel signals readiness
to attack Iran

"We are ready to do whatever is demanded of us" in order to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, IAF commander Maj. -Gen. Ido Nehushtan told German magazine Der Spiegel in an interview published Tuesday.

Cheney, Gonzales indicted
in South Texas county

Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.

US troops question military
no-beard rules in Afghanistan

As the U.S. military garners increasing counterinsurgency experience in America's long-standing war in Afghanistan, soldiers are questioning one military restriction that has long been the norm within the U.S. armed forces: the prohibition against beards.

Oil falls to 22-month
low as gloom deepens

Oil prices fell toward $53, touching a fresh 22-month low on Wednesday, due to increasing signs of weakening demand as economic gloom deepened.

50 percent more US children
went hungry in 2007

Some 691,000 children went hungry in America sometime in 2007, while close to one in eight Americans struggled to feed themselves adequately even before this year's sharp economic downtown, the Agriculture Department reported Monday.

Sarah Palin's failure set to
reap her $7m book deal

She failed to save John McCain from presidential election doom, but Sarah Palin, the Republican senator's controversial running mate, may yet emerge as the saviour of the American publishing industry. Literary agents are queueing up to sign her to a book deal that could earn her up to $7m.

Sirius & XM Merge Lineups,
Confuse Listeners

The XM-Sirius satellite radio merger is shifting the lineups -- and in some cases the sentiments -- of subscribers.

Lithonia Voters Choose
New Mayor

Voters in Lithonia have a new mayor, after a special election Tuesday to replace ousted Mayor Joyce McKibben.

AirTran Expects To
Post Annual Loss

The parent of discount carrier AirTran Airways expects to post a loss for this fiscal year, its first annual loss since 1999, an executive said Tuesday.

Nichols Continued Escape
Plans, Mistrial Denied

Brian Nichols continued his attempts to escape justice even as late as this past summer. That testimony came late Tuesday in his death penalty murder trial.

Ga. Congressmen Weigh
in On Automaker Bailout

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told Congress on Tuesday that the administration remains firmly opposed to dipping into the government's $700 billion financial bailout fund for a $25 billion rescue package for Detroit's Big Three automakers, no matter how badly they need the help.

Free Tickets For Jim Martin
Rally Available

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Atlanta Wednesday to campaign for Democratic US Senate candidate Jim Martin in his runoff bid against incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Mayor Says Bailout Plan
Not Just for 3 Cities

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin says a bailout plan for cities that she pitched -- along with mayors of Philadelphia and Phoenix -- was not just a plea for those cities.

Temperatures Dip Into 20s
Across Metro Atlanta

Temperatures dipped into the 20s across metro Atlanta early Wednesday causing some water mains to freeze and snap.

Credit Collector Accused Of
Posing As Police Officer

A credit collector has been charged with impersonating a Fulton County police officer. Real officers arrested 39-year-old Joseph Jackson at his workplace in Doraville. Police said Jackson was wearing an officer's uniform, complete with a fake badge, patches and a firearm.

DeKalb County Approves
Foreclosure Measure

DeKalb County will ask state lawmakers to more than triple the minimum time it takes to sell a foreclosed home after the homeowner first learns that foreclosure is impending.

Police: High School Student
Brought Gun, Knife To School

Authorities in southeast Georgia have arrested a 16-year-old Effingham County High School student on charges of having a loaded gun and knife on school property.

Georgia Man Wins $50K
In Lottery; Makes School Plans

An Arabi man is celebrating a $50,000 Georgia Lottery win. Keith Pate, 27, won a top prize playing the instant game $50,000 Bling.

Synovus to get $973
million from Treasury

Synovus has become the second Georgia bank to get approval for funding from the federal government's Treasury Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Tiny, long-lost primate
rediscovered in Indonesia

On a misty mountaintop on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, scientists for the first time in more than eight decades have observed a living pygmy tarsier, one of the planet's smallest and rarest primates.

GE recalls 244,000 wall
ovens due to fire hazard

General Electric Co is recalling about 244,000 wall ovens under the GE, GE Profile, Monogram and Kenmore brands because of a fire and burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday.

Rats return to Hamelin, no
sign of Pied Piper

Just ahead of the 725th anniversary of the Pied Piper reputedly banishing a plague of rats from Hamelin, there has been an "explosion" in the German town's rodent population, officials said Tuesday.

Cheney, Gonzales indicted
in South Texas county

Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.

Indian navy destroys pirate
boat, more ships taken

An Indian warship destroyed a pirate ship in the Gulf of Aden and gunmen from Somalia seized two more vessels despite a large international naval presence off their lawless country.

Ted Stevens' defeat in
Alaska marks end of an era

Sen. Ted Stevens' election defeat marks the end of an era in which he held a commanding place in Alaska politics while wielding power on some of the most influential committees in Congress.

Dad accused of killing
daughter while cleaning gun

A father arrested after his 6-year-old daughter was fatally shot in their Washington state home allegedly told authorities he had been drinking double shots of vodka while cleaning his guns.

U.S. Troops Question Military
No-Beard Rules in Afghanistan

As the U.S. military garners increasing counterinsurgency experience in America's long-standing war in Afghanistan, soldiers are questioning one military restriction that has long been the norm within the U.S. armed forces: the prohibition against beards.

Clinton bumps up against
Senate seniority rules

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton drew about 18 million votes as a presidential candidate. But that doesn't necessarily count for much in the Senate, where seniority rules, and so far not in her favor.

Japanese scientists clone
embryo of endangered rabbit

Japanese scientists said Tuesday they had created a cloned embryo from the dead body of an endangered species of rabbit and are hoping for a birth.

Doctors transplant
windpipe with stem cells

Doctors have given a woman a new windpipe with tissue grown from her own stem cells, eliminating the need for anti-rejection drugs.

Will Clinton pardon of tax
fugitive haunt Holder?

The first black man elected U.S. president is poised to name Washington lawyer Eric Holder as the nation's first black attorney general - a historic appointment but one with some potential political problems over a 2001 pardon.

Big Three automakers
running out of time

Detroit's Big Three automakers are running out of time in their quest to convince skeptical lawmakers that Congress should throw them a $25 billion lifeline.

Bolivian farmer leads
to dinosaur discovery

Bolivian farmer Primo Rivera had long wondered about the dents in a rocky hill near his home. Paleontologists solved the mystery this month: they are fossilized dinosaur footprints -- the oldest in Bolivia.

Lost tool bag forces changes
to planned spacewalks

Flight controllers were revamping plans Wednesday for the remaining spacewalks planned during space shuttle Endeavour's visit to the international space station, after a crucial tool bag floated out to space during a repair trip.

Suspected US missile
strike kills 6 in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. missile strike hit a village deep inside Pakistani territory Wednesday, officials said, killing six alleged militants and indicating American willingness to pursue insurgents beyond the lawless tribal regions.

Taboo Lifts on Sex
in Nursing Homes

Nursing-home residents have sexual needs too. And now researchers are finding ways to educate staff on the taboo topic and provide accommodations for the elderly to shack up under some privacy.


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