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Abortion limits, tax changes loom in 2013

ATLANTA - Tax breaks for manufacturers and higher unemployment taxes for employers take effect with the new year in Georgia, but it remains to be seen whether the state's newest abortion restrictions will be enforced.

January 01, 2013 | Ray Henry Associated Press | State, National News


President, congressinal leaders try again to compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) - The end game at hand, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders made a final stab at compromise Friday to prevent a toxic blend of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect at the turn of the new year.

December 28, 2012 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


FBI files on Marilyn Monroe re-issued

LOS ANGELES (AP) - FBI files on Marilyn Monroe that could not be located earlier this year have been found and re-issued, revealing the names of some of the movie star's communist-leaning friends who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage.

December 28, 2012 | Anthony McCartney Associated Press | State, National News


Gun control debate heating up in statehouses

ATLANTA - As President Barack Obama urges tighter federal gun laws, state legislators around the country have responded to the Connecticut school shooting with a flurry of their own ideas that are likely to produce fights over gun control in their upcoming sessions.

December 25, 2012 | Bill Barrow The Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 24

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties voiced their willingness Sunday to pursue some changes to the nation's gun laws, but adamant opposition from the National Rifle Association has made clear than any such effort will face significant obstacles.

December 24, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 22

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has throttled back his ambitions for a sweeping budget bargain with Republicans. Instead, he's calling for a scaled-back measure sufficient to prevent the government from careening off the "fiscal cliff" in January by extending tax cuts for most taxpayers and forestalling a painful set of agency budget cuts.

December 22, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 21

WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to resolving their "fiscal cliff" impasse, the dollar gap between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner is tiny in federal terms. That masks a monumental political ravine the two men must try to bridge, with most of the burden on the now beleaguered Boehner.

December 21, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


We survived!

MERIDA, Mexico (AP) - Ceremonial fires burned and conches sounded off as dawn broke over the steps of the main pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza Friday, making what many believe is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar.

December 21, 2012 | By Mark Stevenson Associated Press writer | State, National News


Plans for civil rights museum unveiled

ATLANTA - Organizers have unveiled designs for a planned $100 million civil rights museum and gallery set to open in spring of 2014.

December 20, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) - With steroids easy to buy, testing weak and punishments inconsistent, college football players are packing on significant weight - 30 pounds or more in a single year, sometimes - without drawing much attention from their schools or the NCAA in a sport that earns tens of billions of dollars for teams.

December 20, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 19

WASHINGTON (AP) - The leaders of an independent panel that blamed systematic State Department management and leadership failures for gross security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya will explain their findings to Congress on Wednesday.

December 19, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


Shooting evidence search continues

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Divers have returned to the Frederica River, searching for evidence in the death of Glynn County Commissioner Tom Sublett.

December 18, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


Meet the victims of Sandy Hook

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. The gunfire Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School left a toll both unbearable and incalculable: 20 students and six adults at the school, the gunman's mother at home, and the gunman himself.

December 18, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 18

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - With security stepped up and families still on edge in Newtown, schools are opening for the first time since last week's massacre, bringing a return of familiar routines - at least, for some - to a grief-stricken town as it buries 20 of its children.

December 18, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


Ancient whale bone found off Liberty County

SAVANNAH (AP) - What caught the eye of researchers from the University of Georgia and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary 65 feet under water was a bone encrusted in an ancient shell bed at JY Reef, an area north of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

December 17, 2012 | By Mary Landers Savannah Morning News | State, National News


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