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A Southwest Airlines plane. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Man climbs fence at Phoenix airport, runs to plane

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been arrested after climbing a fence at the Phoenix airport on Christmas Day and running out to a plane that had just landed, police said early Thursday. Robert Edward […]

12/26/2013

School testing

Urban schools improving faster than rest of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public school students in the nation’s largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The […]

12/18/2013

A clerk operates a lottery machine to print out Mega Millions lottery tickets for a customer at Tobacco Plus, Dec. 17, 2013, in Muncie, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Ga. woman has 1 of 2 winning lottery tickets

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers was one of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, […]

12/18/2013

Store owner Young Soolee basks in the attention at her small Alliance Center office building newsstand on Dec. 18, 2013, in Atlanta, after lottery officials said one of two winning Mega Millions lottery tickets were purchased from her store in Tuesday's $636 million drawing,  (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Lucky lotto tickets sold in Atlanta, San Jose

ATLANTA (AP) — Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California. The […]

12/18/2013

This photo released by Zoo Atlanta on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 shows twin panda cubs born Monday to the zoo's resident giant panda Lun Lun, the first twin pandas born in the United States since 1987, zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines announced. (AP Photo/Zoo Atlanta, Adam K. Thompson)

3 young pandas at Atlanta zoo are female, not male

ATLANTA (AP) — Genetic testing has revealed that three young giant pandas born at Atlanta’s zoo that were thought to be males are actually females. Zoo Atlanta spokeswoman Keisha Hines says an examination that was […]

12/13/2013

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Flight diverts to Washington state after teen dies

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – A Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Atlanta has been diverted to Spokane International Airport after a 16-year-old boy died on board. Airport spokesman Todd Woodard says the teen suffered […]

12/07/2013

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Clippers kick off 7 game road series

The Clippers will be back in action today in the first of a seven game road series as they take on the Hawks in Atlanta. Listen to Clippers Coach Doc Rivers talk about where the […]

12/04/2013

Actor Paul Walker (AP Photo)

Universal shuts down ‘Fast & Furious 7′ production

NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Pictures has shut down production “for a period of time” on “Fast & Furious 7″ following the death of its star Paul Walker. The studio announced Wednesday that the film […]

12/04/2013

A man views flowers and memorials at a roadside memorial at the site of the auto crash that took the life of actor Paul Walker and another man, in Valencia, Calif., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

‘Fast & Furious 7′ delayed after Walker’s death

Production on “Fast & Furious 7″ is on hold following the death of star Paul Walker. Shooting on the film had been scheduled to resume this week in Atlanta but was canceled Monday and Tuesday. […]

12/03/2013

This undated handout photo provided by the Shepherd Center shows Jason DiSanto, left, receiving a tongue piercing at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. The Tongue Drive System was developed at Georgia Tech and tested at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Georgia Tech, Gary Meek)

Tongue pierce lets the paralyzed drive wheelchairs

WASHINGTON (AP) – An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud […]

11/27/2013

In this April 1, 2013 file photo, fans watch from the outfield as Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward swings at a pitch in the first inning of an opening day baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Braves planning new suburban stadium in 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — Turner Field had a signature event right at the start — a trembling Muhammad Ali emerging from the shadows to ignite the flame that opened the 1996 Summer Olympics. In the years […]

11/11/2013

Georgia Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, talks to members of the media after filing his formal candidacy papers to run for governor at the State Ethics Commission Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)

Jason Carter to run for Ga. governor

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has been a solidly Republican state for much of the past decade and there has been little good news for Democrats until now, with Jason Carter launching a bid for governor […]

11/07/2013

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