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State on track with federal IDs

ROME, Ga. (AP) - The state of Georgia said it is meeting federal requirements for new citizen identification cards.

December 17, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting

WASHINGTON - A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring, "Our hearts are broken today." He called for "meaningful action" to prevent such shootings but did not say what it should be.

December 17, 2012 | Ben Feller AP White House Correspondent | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 16

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman and debated when classes could resume - and where, given the carnage in the building and the children's associations with it.

December 17, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


Poll: 4 in 5 Americans believe global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 4 out of 5 Americans now think temperatures are rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is done about it, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

December 16, 2012 | By Seth Borenstein Associated Press writer | State, National News


27 dead in Conn. school shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. - A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked Friday, killing at least 26 people, including 18 children, by blasting his way through the building as young students cowered helplessly in classrooms while their teachers and classmates were shot.

December 14, 2012 | John Christoffersen The Associated Press | State, National News


Glynn commissioner had been shot

SAVANNAH - An autopsy has determined a Glynn County commissioner suffered a gunshot wound to the head before drowning in the Frederica River, where his body was found floating beside a docked boat.

December 14, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 14

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) - The Pentagon says it will send Patriot air defense missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack.

December 14, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


Scientists track great whites

SAVANNAH - Scientists are tracking two great white sharks off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina as part of an effort to learn more about their migration patterns and raise awareness of the species.

December 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | State, National News


Bridge work to start soon

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - Work on a new bridge linking South Carolina and Georgia is expected to begin next year.

December 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 13

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A satellite North Korea launched aboard a long-range rocket is orbiting normally, South Korean officials said Thursday, following a defiant liftoff that drew a wave of international condemnation.

December 13, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


Glynn commissioner found dead in river

BRUNSWICK - A Glynn County commissioner was found dead Tuesday floating beside a docked boat on St. Simons Island, where police suspect someone killed the local official as he was returning home from an evening out with friends.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


New trial ordered for man who left stepson in swamp

DARIEN - A judge has ordered a new trial in a manslaughter case because a juror sent text messages during the trial to the victim's brother.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 12

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Koreans danced in the streets of their capital Wednesday after the regime of young leader Kim Jong Un successfully fired a long-range rocket, defying international warnings and taking a big step forward in its quest to develop a nuclear-tipped missile.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


Judge lifts ban on part of state immigration law

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A federal judge in Atlanta has cleared the way for a section of Georgia's tough law targeting illegal immigration that had been blocked to enter into effect.

December 12, 2012 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National News


World briefly for Dec. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) - HSBC, the British banking giant, said Tuesday it will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States.

December 11, 2012 | Associated Press | State, National News


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