SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Earl, now a powerful Category 4 storm, barreled toward the U.S. coast early Tuesday after battering tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and winds that damaged homes and toppled power lines.
Earl is forecast to potentially brush the U.S. East Coast late Thursday, before curving back out to sea, potentially swiping New England or far-eastern Canada. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., expressed concerns during a meeting Tuesday in Statesboro about the nation's proposed health-care bill. At Forest Heights Country Club, Isakson spoke against the proposed "dramatic change in health care," saying the bill favored by President Barack Obama is designed "to drive everybody to a government option" when it comes to health care.
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the open Atlantic Ocean, but the system is far from land.
Earl has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and is expected to become a hurricane by Friday.
All Department of Driver Services driver's licensing and testing customer service centers will be closed Saturday, Sept. 4 and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7. DDS centers are closed statewide every Monday. The first business day following a closed day typically is busy, so plan accordingly.
SAVANNAH - A Georgia death row inmate given a rare chance to prove his innocence by the U.S. Supreme Court failed to clear his name with a case that was "largely smoke and mirrors," a federal judge said Tuesday in a ruling that sets the stage for the state to resume planning his execution.
The case of Troy Anthony Davis has been a rallying point for death penalty opponents and groups such as Amnesty International and the NAACP. Davis has insisted he was wrongly convicted of killing an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989 - and that he had evidence to ...
ATLANTA - The Justice Department has given Georgia approval to again verify voters' identity and citizenship, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced on Monday.
Federal officials have precleared a modified new program designed to confirm that prospective voters are U.S. citizens. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division had repeatedly rejected similar versions of the Georgia program.
MACON - A federal judge did not immediately block a new Georgia law that would ban the carrying of firearms into houses of worship.
Gun rights advocates say they were disappointed in the decision Monday by U.S. District Court Judge C. Ashley Royal.
MIAMI - Hurricane Danielle has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it churns far out over the Atlantic.
The hurricane has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 100 mph (160 kph) and could become a major hurricane by early Wednesday.
MILLEN - During the waning days of the Civil War, the Confederates built a prisoner of war camp near Millen.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Patsy Mara doesn't doubt the man the FBI calls the "Granddad Bandit," suspected in a string of bank robberies across the country, is her husband. The 61-year-old schoolteacher, however, still has trouble reconciling the image of a holdup man who snatched money from more than two dozen banks with the gentle, loving husband she married just a year ago.
Michael Mara, 52, was arrested Wednesday after police and FBI agents acting on a tip surrounded their modest home in Baton Rouge. He surrendered peacefully after a nearly six-hour standoff.
ATLANTA - As anti-establishment anger swept other parts of the nation, Georgia Republicans tapped an 18-year congressional veteran dogged by ethics allegations as the party's nominee for governor.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The so-called "Granddad Bandit" suspected of robbing banks in 13 states eluded authorities for about two years even as he stayed in plain, unremarkable sight.
Michael Francis Mara, 52, had recently moved into a modest home in Baton Rouge with his new wife, a schoolteacher. She told neighbors about his frequent business trips around the country.
ATLANTA - Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel has conceded her runoff for the Republican nomination, saying she will not seek a recount against Nathan Deal.
ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Vance C. Smith Jr. announced Monday that the department applied for $34 million in federal funding to accelerate development of high-speed rail service from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tenn., continuing to Nashville and eventually to Louisville, Ky.
ATLANTA - Leaders in Georgia's fractured Republican Party preached unity even as the outcome of the bruising primary runoff for governor remained in doubt. Some 2,500 votes separated the two candidates, leaving the race too close to call and a recount likely.
In unofficial returns, Nathan Deal and Karen Handel each claimed 50 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Deal did hold a slim lead with an unknown number of provisional, overseas and military ballots yet to be counted. Under Georgia law, the runner-up can request a recount if the margin is less than 1 ...
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