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March 27, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Two Atlanta-area schools on lockdown after shooting

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Two DeKalb County schools were on lockdown after a shooting in the neighborhood that left one man dead.

March 27, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Administration unveils financial system overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the financial system designed to impose greater regulation on major players like hedge funds.

March 26, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | State, National News


Jobless claims top 5.5 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of laid-off Americans filing initial jobless benefit claims rose slightly last week while the number of people continuing to claim benefits set a record for the ninth straight week, the Labor Department said Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer | State, National News


State seeks to remove stream buffers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature is seeking to soften mandatory buffers aimed at protecting Georgia's waterways from pollution and development.

March 26, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


17 injured after tornado rips through Mississippi

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) - Severe weather across the South unleashed tornadoes in rural Mississippi, including one that shattered dozens of homes, flattened a church and injured at least 17 people, authorities said Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | By Holbrook Mohr Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Panhandling meters raise $500

ATLANTA (AP) - A campaign to cut panhandling across Atlanta by directing would-be donations to "giving meters" has raised around $500 over the past six months.

March 26, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Mortgage rates drop to record low

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week to the lowest level on record after the Federal Reserve launched a new effort to assist the staggering U.S. housing market.

March 26, 2009 | By Alan Zibel AP Real Estate Writer | State, National News


Stronger seat belt law hits a pothole

ATLANTA (AP) - A bid to require adults in pickup trucks to buckle their seat belts was narrowly defeated by a House panel Tuesday, defying supporters of stronger safety standards that have been adopted by much of the nation.

March 24, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Asssociated Press Writer | State, National News


Stocks surge on bank plan, rise in home sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street got the news it wanted on the economy's biggest problems - banks and housing - and celebrated by hurtling the Dow Jones industrials up nearly 500 points.

March 23, 2009 | By Tim Paradis AP Business Writer | State, National News


Georgia among states missing out on extra unemployment benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than a half-million unemployed workers in Ohio and several other states are missing out on extended federal benefits because of the way laws in their states are written.

March 23, 2009 | By Stephen Majors Associated Press Writer | State, National News


Transportation plan hits speed bump

ATLANTA (AP) - Plans to raise the sales tax to pay for transportation projects in Georgia have hit a speed bump.

March 23, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


In some places, 4-day school weeks are becoming an option

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the nation's school districts strapped for cash, more are considering a schedule that delights students and makes working parents cringe: Class only four days a week.

March 22, 2009 | By Christine Armario Associated Press | State, National News


New Mexico mystery solved

March 22, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Miss Manners hopes to turn back the clock for new rules

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Miss Manners would like you to put down your cell phone and consider: What would George Washington do?

March 22, 2009 | By Zinie Chin Sampson Associated Press Writer | State, National News


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Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.

March 02, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.

March 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


One Texas teacher gave her first-grade student a kidney

Six-year-old Matthew Parker needed a new kidney. His elementary school teacher, Lindsey Painter, gave him one.

March 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Talking husky puppy

BARKLEY SQUARE — When any creature is new to life, it takes awhile to sort things out, from basic getting around to communicating.

March 01, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


How one photo of a dress became an advertising opportunity

The top trending hashtags on Twitter Thursday night weren't about ISIS or Internet neutrality, but #thedress and #whiteandgold.

March 01, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Unique challenge posed by terrorists on social media

Targeting terrorist organizations like ISIS on social media is not as easy as it sounds, experts say.

February 28, 2015 | Michael Bryant KSL | State, National News


Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.

February 28, 2015 | William E. Lewis Jr. KSL | State, National News


Google and Reddit are cracking down on Internet pornography

This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere.

February 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How the Internet is changing science

In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year.

February 27, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy’s day nothing short of magical.

February 27, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.

February 27, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Deep thoughts with Cookie Monster

SESAME STREET — On this sunny Tuesday, let me help you chase any clouds away with a nice kick in the nostalgia made better with a modern trend.

February 26, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Marketers bet big on location-based advertising

In the advertising world, tailoring the message to the intended target is key. Today's hot marketing trend is tapping into the location services built into a smartphone.

February 26, 2015 | Torin Koos KSL | State, National News


Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Musician John Legend picked up an Oscar this past weekend for "Glory," an original song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," and used his time at the podium to draw attention to America's black incarceration rate.

February 25, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


The worst kind of bullying can happen in your own home, study says

Nationwide efforts are trying to stamp out bullying in schools, but a new study suggests the biggest bully might be in your own home.

February 25, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


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