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World briefly for Jan. 18

NEW YORK (AP) - The most effective part of Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong came right at the beginning: Five questions, five one-word answers - each of them the same.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Governor speaks at 11

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will soon deliver the annual State-of-the-State speech to the General Assembly.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 17

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


General Assembly session gets under way

ssion Monday, and experts predict the 40 legislative days will be shaped by hot issues such as the state's budget, the Affordable Care Act and firearms rights and restrictions.

January 16, 2013 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | State, National News


Senate panel fast-tracks hospital tax plan

ATLANTA - With the echoes of the General Assembly's opening gavel still reverberating, Gov. Nathan Deal and Senate leaders are intent on acting quickly to shore up the state Medicaid program without requiring lawmakers to vote directly on the plan.

January 16, 2013 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press writer | State, National News


Much of South being hit by winter

JACKSON, Miss. - Winter storms punching across the Southeast coated roads in northern Mississippi and western Tennessee with hazardous ice, causing several road accidents Tuesday, authorities said. There also were reports of scattered flooding and power outages around the region.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 16

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - French troops pressed northward in Mali toward territory occupied by radical Islamists on Wednesday, military officials said, announcing the start of a land assault that will put soldiers in direct combat "within hours."

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Lawmakers eye more adult justice reforms

ATLANTA (AP) - As Georgia state lawmakers tackle juvenile justice reform this year, they are also expected to expand on last year's overhaul of the adult criminal justice system.

January 15, 2013 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National News


Student becomes trapped in mats, dies

VALDOSTA - Authorities say a south Georgia high school student apparently climbed atop an upright roll of wrestling mats, fell into a center opening and died after he became trapped inside.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Georgia speaker re-elected with little drama

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said leading up to the General Assembly's opening gavel that he wanted his re-election to be free from the drama that his counterpart in Washington, D.C., saw earlier this month.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 15

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - French forces led an all-night bombing campaign over a minuscule Malian town, not even big enough to appear on most administrative maps, in an effort to dislodge the Islamist extremists who seized the area, including its strategic military camp.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


General assembly launches with party

ATLANTA - The Georgia General Assembly's annual session beginsl Monday.

January 14, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 14

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A Malian intelligence agent posted near the central Malian town of Diabaly confirmed that French pilots launched a raid on Monday morning close to the town.

January 14, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


More could be labeled lobbyists

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston says more people should be required to register as Statehouse lobbyists and disclose their spending.

January 13, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Speaker wants to guard health care, change lobbying rules

ATLANTA (AP) - House Speaker David Ralston has broadly endorsed the idea of extending a high-profile hospital industry tax that generates a sizable portion of revenue for state health care.

January 12, 2013 | By Bill Barrow and Ray Henry Associated Press writers | State, National News


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