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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

A married couple holds hands in Lewisville, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Infertility down slightly among married US women

ATLANTA (AP) — American couples are not as infertile as it might seem. Despite a boom in the use of fertility treatments, a new government study shows the percentage of married couples having trouble conceiving […]

08/14/2013

In this undated photo provided by the family, Ronald Homer poses for a photo. (AP Photo/Ronald Homer)

Fan who died in fall went to several games a month

ATLANTA (AP) — A lifelong Atlanta Braves fan who fell about 65 feet to his death at the team’s stadium was waiting out a rain delay in a smoking area and talking to his mother […]

08/13/2013

Pedestrians walk across the Andy Warhol bridge on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in downtown Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Knitters cover Pittsburgh’s Warhol Bridge in yarn

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 1,800 knitters have covered Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Bridge in 3,000 feet of colorful yarn. Volunteers worked all weekend to attach 580 blanket-size, hand-knitted panels to the pedestrian walkways on the […]

08/12/2013

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