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A new Postal Service stamp honoring musician Ray Charles is part of the Music Icons series of stamps. (AP Photo/The U.S. Postal Service)

USPS honors Ray Charles with limited-edition stamp

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add soul singer Ray Charles to its “Music Icons Forever” stamp series. Postal officials say the agency is releasing a stamp featuring the Albany, Ga., […]

09/23/2013

Marilyn Edge, booked on suspicion of murder in the deaths of two children. (AP Photo/Santa Ana Police Department)

Mom charged with killing children asks for death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in the midst of a custody dispute asked a judge for the death penalty Tuesday during her first […]

09/17/2013

Roger Keeney prepares to hit a ball during a blind baseball game in Albany, Ga. on May 5, 2012.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Game of blind baseball helps players cope

ATLANTA (AP) — In the game of blind baseball, players use their sense of sound to make up for their lack of sight. They play the game known as Beep baseball with an oversized softball […]

09/17/2013

A family nurse practitioner, right, examines a newborn girl accompanied by her mother in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

After years of decline, US births leveling off?

ATLANTA (AP) — After falling four years in a row, U.S. births may finally be leveling off. The number of babies born last year — a little shy of 4 million — is only a […]

09/06/2013

De'Marquise Elkins appears in court during his trial in Marietta, Ga.  (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford, File)

18-year-old guilty of murdering Georgia baby in stroller

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An 18-year-old man was convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller alongside his mom in a town in coastal Georgia. Jurors deliberated about […]

08/30/2013

Dominique Lang points out defendant De'Marquise Elkins during testimony, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Andres)

Teen says he heard shot that killed baby

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller during a robbery attempt in coastal Georgia twice counted down from five and threatened the baby before the deadly […]

08/22/2013

Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy first-grade teacher Danielle Pitts high-fives a student on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, a day after an armed suspect caused an ordeal at their school in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)

School employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee’s calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries. Police […]

08/22/2013

Photo released by the Dekalb County Sheriff's Department of Michael Brandon Hill. (AP Photo/Dekalb County Sheriff's Department)

911 call discusses school gunman’s mental health

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Emergency dispatchers were told that the suspect in a shooting and standoff at a suburban Atlanta school was off his medication and he thought he should have gone to a mental […]

08/21/2013

Police officers stand at the scene at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, Aug. 20, 2013, in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Mother figure: Ga. school suspect was mentally ill

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A woman who took in the suspect in an Atlanta-area school shooting said Wednesday that he was mentally ill but never violent in the past. Natasha Knotts told The Associated Press […]

08/21/2013

A police officer helps a child off a school bus carrying students after a shooting at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Elementary school students attend class at nearby high school after shooting incident yesterday

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Students at an Atlanta-area elementary school are attending classes today at a nearby high school. They were evacuated yesterday from their elementary school because of gunfire at the school. Police say […]

08/21/2013

A police officer helps a child off a school bus carrying students after a shooting at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Man, 20, charged in Georgia school shooting

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with officers Tuesday at an Atlanta-area elementary school before surrendering, a police chief said, with dramatic overhead television footage capturing […]

08/20/2013

Dekalb County Police SWAT officers prepare at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy after reports of a gunman entered the school, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Decatur, Ga.  (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Andres)

Official: Ga. school suspect had assault rifle

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A teen was in custody Tuesday, accused of firing shots from an assault rifle at an Atlanta-area elementary school where dramatic television footage showed young students racing out of the building, […]

08/20/2013

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