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This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker.  (AP Photo/Florida Department. of Corrections)

Escaped Fla. prisoners grilled: Who helped you?

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Back in custody after using forged documents to escape their life sentences, two convicted killers were being grilled on Sunday by law enforcement authorities who said they expect to […]

10/20/2013

Parts didn’t breach failed airline engine’s casing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outer casing of an engine that failed aboard a Spirit Airlines plane earlier this week wasn’t breached by parts from inside the engine, contrary to initial reports provided to the National […]

10/17/2013

Former NBA basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. embraces former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda before Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Dodgers, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Tommy Lasorda visits Georgia girl hit by baseball

   PALMETTO, Ga. (AP) – God works in strange ways according to Tommy Lasorda, the legendary baseball manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.    “If she hadn’t got hit in the eye, I wouldn’t be […]

10/11/2013

marijuana

100 pounds of gift-wrapped pot found at LA airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities say they found about 100 pounds of gift-wrapped marijuana in suitcases that were to be loaded onto a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Atlanta. City News Service reports […]

09/26/2013

In this Nov. 28, 2010, file photo, San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver (27) grabs a fumble during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Ex-NFL player Paul Oliver commits suicide

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A medical examiner near Atlanta says former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver has committed suicide. Cobb County investigators say the 29-year-old Oliver was found dead Tuesday night at his home […]

09/25/2013

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

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