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Court upholds Heidt convictions

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the 2010 murder convictions of an Effingham County man sentenced to life in prison for the shotgun slayings of his father and brother after they discovered the inmate was having an affair with his brother's wife.

January 10, 2013 | The Associated Press | State, National News


Tax code longer than Bible; little good news

WASHINGTON (AP) - Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club.

January 10, 2013 | By Stephen Ohlemacher Associated Press writer | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 10

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's likely nominee for treasury secretary, is a premier federal budget expert who would take the helm of the government's main agency for economic and fiscal policy just as the administration girds itself for a new confrontation with congressional Republicans over the nation's debt and deficits.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Senate moves toward lobbyist gift limit

ATLANTA - The state Senate is headed toward a vote Monday on rules capping the gifts that lobbyists can give senators, though the prospect of those limits becoming law appears dim.

January 10, 2013 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | State, National News


Georgia lawmakers split over fiscal cliff

Both chambers of Congress pulled out a deal last week that prevents America from going over the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts that experts say would have chilled the economy and prompted an extended recession - but there's still much work ahead.

January 09, 2013 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | State, National News


Four children die in fire near Atlanta

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities outside Atlanta say four children, including an infant, are dead after rescuers tried to save them from a house fire.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 9

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to spur fresh action on gun legislation, Vice President Joe Biden is meeting at the White House with victims groups and gun-safety organizations.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Court declines case banning guns from churches

ATLANTA - The U.S. Supreme Court won't overturn a Georgia law banning firearms in churches and other places of worship.

January 08, 2013 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National News


High court upholds Heidt convictions

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the 2010 murder convictions of an Effingham County man sentenced to life in prison for the shotgun slayings of his father and brother after they discovered the inmate was having an affair with his brother's wife.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 8

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's pick of Chuck Hagel to helm the Pentagon faces rough going in the Senate as a handful of Republicans quickly announced their opposition to a former GOP colleague, and several skeptical Democrats reserved judgment until the nominee explains his views on Israel and Iran.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Georgia state lawmaker seeks to reduce license delays due to immigration law

ATLANTA - A Republican state lawmaker on Thursday pre-filed legislation that aims to reduce unnecessary work some state agencies have complained was caused by a tough Georgia law cracking down on illegal immigration.

January 07, 2013 | Kate Brumback The Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 7

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defying congressional opposition, President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, setting up a potentially contentious confirmation fight over the former Republican senator's views on Israel and Iran.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


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


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The dollar is strong; time for Europe

Got the travel bug? Here are some ways for you to travel affordably during your next vacation:

February 19, 2015 | Whitney Evans Deseret News | State, National News


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Office romance: yea or nay?

One of the main storylines from the hit TV show “The Office” centered around the romantic relationship of characters Jim and Pam. The two started the show as flirty friends who dangled a will-they-won’t-they line in front of the audience before finally falling in love, getting married and having children.

February 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


The potential harm of the film '50 Shades of Grey'

An advocate who works to help survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence is saying the movie "50 Shades of Grey" portrays an unhealthy relationship.

February 16, 2015 | Nkoyo Iyamba KSL | State, National News


'The Slap' debates child discipline in light of abuse controversy

Last fall, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made headlines after being charged with abuse for hitting his son with a switch.

February 16, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


‘Free Killer Tan’ PSA shocks would-be tanners with their own funeral

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”

February 15, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Facebook allows users to manage digital afterlife

For years, it's been a painful and difficult process to manage a loved one's Facebook account after death.

February 15, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


What your apartment says about your relationship

According to researchers from the University of Texas, your apartment may say a lot about how well you're adapting to your marriage.

February 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Honda’s perfectly odd dream commercial

DREAMSVILLE — Straight out of the gate, I have revelation: I am a prolific dreamer, and I remember my dreams regularly.

February 13, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Transportation funding bill keeps changing

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 13, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | State, National News


President welcomes new defense secretary

WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.

February 13, 2015 | DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National News


The problem behind '50 Shades' no one is talking about

The film adaptation of BDSM erotica novel "50 Shades of Grey" has raised criticism and questions from religious groups and the media this week.

February 13, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.

February 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


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