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Health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a far-reaching $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and a responsibility for all Americans, with medical providers, employers and the wealthiest picking up most of the tab.

July 14, 2009 | Erica Werner, AP writers For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Dry autumns, winters may lead to fewer tornadoes in spring

Athens, Ga. – Global warming will likely mean more unpredictable weather, scientists say, and a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia pins down, possibly for the first time, how drought conditions in an area's fall and winter may effect tornado activity the following spring.

June 25, 2009 | By Phillip Lee Williams University of Georgia Public Affairs | State, National News


Police stepping up patrols near Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are increasing patrols around the Georgia Tech campus because several students have been robbed at gunpoint over the last few months.

June 24, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Home sales stabilizing, weak recovery seen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nationwide home sales may have finally hit bottom, new data shows, but a host of thorny problems are hindering any recovery.

June 24, 2009 | By Alen Zibel Associated Press | State, National News


Southern Baptist Convention opens

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Southern Baptists are facing a membership decline that could shrink the nation's largest Protestant denomination by nearly half in 40 years, its convention president said Tuesday.

June 24, 2009 | By Dyland T. Lovan Associated Press | State, National News


Obama lays down harder line on Iran violence

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dramatically hardening the U.S. reaction to Iran's disputed elections and bloody aftermath, President Barack Obama condemned the violence against protesters Tuesday and lent his strongest support yet to their accusations the hardline victory was a fraud.

June 24, 2009 | By Jennifer Loven AP Correspondent | State, National News


Crackdown mute protests in Iran

CAIRO (AP) - Overwhelmed by police and left with limited alternatives, Iranian demonstrators resorted Tuesday to more subtle ways of challenging the outcome of the presidential election: holding up posters, shouting from rooftops and turning on car headlights.

June 24, 2009 | By William Kole Associated Press | State, National News


Obama squares off with insurance lobby

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday squared off with the insurance lobby over industry charges that a government health plan he backs would dismantle the employer coverage Americans have relied on for a half-century and overtake the system.

June 24, 2009 | By Erica Werner Associated Press | State, National News


Barnes gets in race for governor

MARIETTA - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes wants his old job back.

Barnes, who previously served just one term, made the announcement surrounded by family at a news conference Wednesday in Marietta. The Democrat says he wants to improve education and transportation and says he's learned from past mistakes.

June 03, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National News


Gov. Perdue to veto tax breaks

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he would veto a sweeping new tax break that would slash the state's capital gains tax in half over two years.

May 11, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Former Hinesville resident sentenced to death

MOBILE, Ala. - A judge on Thursday ordered a death sentence for a coastal Alabama man who was convicted of murdering four young children by tossing them from a bridge to "torture" his wife.

May 01, 2009 | By Garry Mitchell Associated Press writer | State, National News


Swine flu cases pass 100 in U.S.

WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities are pledging to eventually produce enough swine flu vaccine for everyone but the shots couldn't begin until fall at the earliest.

Worries about the spread of the virus mounted Thursday as the nation's swine flu caseload passed 100, and nearly 300 schools closed in communities across the country. Federal officials had to spend much of the day reassuring the public it's still safe to fly and ride public transportation after Vice President Joe Biden said he wouldn't recommend it to his family.

May 01, 2009 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | State, National News


A 'nightmare' $70 million mortgage scheme defrauds 1,000

BALTIMORE (AP) - More than 1,000 people were defrauded out of about $70 million by a group advertising the dream of homeownership in what turned out to be a nightmare Ponzi scheme, federal and Maryland officials said Monday.

April 27, 2009 | By Brian Witte Associated Press Writer | State, National News


US responding as if swine flu will be pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - Confirming at least 40 cases of swine flu in the U.S., the Obama administration said Monday it was responding aggressively as if the outbreak would spread into a full pandemic. Officials urged Americans against most travel to Mexico as the virus that began there spread to the United States and beyond.

April 27, 2009 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press Writer | State, National News


UGA professor, suspect in shooting has ticket to Amsterdam

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia professor suspected of killing his wife and two other men outside a community theater has a plane ticket to fly to the Netherlands later this week and left behind an empty passport wallet, federal authorities said Monday.

April 27, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer | State, National News


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Best, worst 2015 super bowl ads

GLENDALE, Arizona — The XLIX Super Bowl aired Sunday, showcasing the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. If your team didn’t make it, you may have been among those who just watched the game for the commercials.

February 05, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | State, National News


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