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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

In this photo combo, R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, David Goldman)

Judge sides with Usher in child custody battle

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Atlanta on Friday dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher’s ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children. Tameka Foster Raymond requested the hearing a day after the […]

08/09/2013

Usher accepts the golden note award at the 26th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/ASCAP, Phil McCarten)

Usher’s ex-wife granted emergency custody hearing

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has scheduled an emergency custody hearing requested by Usher’s ex-wife after one of the pair’s sons got stuck in a pool drain at the singer’s Atlanta home. A lawyer for […]

08/07/2013

Singer Usher Raymond (AP Photo)

Usher’s son nearly drowns in Atlanta pool

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool and was in the hospital Tuesday, authorities said. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V on Monday fell to the bottom of […]

08/06/2013

In this Wednesday, July 17, 2013 photo, Ripe blueberries pile up inside a bucket in the pick-your-own field at Foxbrier Farm, in Chattahoochee Hill Country, Ga. (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White)

Ga. blueberry knocks peach off top of fruit pile

ATLANTA (AP) — What is the most valuable fruit crop produced in the Peach State? This is not a trick question, but you may want to pause a second before answering. Ready? It’s the blueberry. […]

07/21/2013

Darrin Alexander, of Huntsville, talks to people as they gather for a rally, Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Eric Schultz)

Across US, people rally for ‘Justice for Trayvon’

ATLANTA (AP) — Crowds chanted “Justice! Justice!” as they rallied in dozens of U.S. cities Saturday, urging authorities to change self-defense laws and press federal civil rights charges against a former neighborhood watch leader found […]

07/21/2013

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)

Newborn pandas split time between mom, zoo nursery

ATLANTA (AP) — Two giant panda cubs are being rotated between their mother and an incubator to ensure the newborn twins are properly fed and receive equal doses of maternal nurturing, officials at an Atlanta […]

07/16/2013

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Chick-fil-a president deletes gay marriage remark

ATLANTA (AP) — The president of the fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has once again injected himself into the gay marriage debate, this time criticizing Supreme Court rulings. Dan Cathy posted a comment Wednesday on Twitter […]

06/28/2013

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Coding camps for kids rise in popularity

ATLANTA (AP) — The video game Jacob Asofsky is creating is simple: “Someone who is trying to take over the world and you try to stop them.” The 12-year-old from Florida is spending two weeks […]

06/25/2013

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (AP Photo)

Nation’s mayors want state control of pot policies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation’s mayors want the federal government to give states leeway in establishing marijuana policies. The resolution was among dozens of symbolic measures that city leaders unanimously approved on Monday, the […]

06/24/2013

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