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Speaker wants to guard health care, change lobbying rules

ATLANTA (AP) - House Speaker David Ralston has broadly endorsed the idea of extending a high-profile hospital industry tax that generates a sizable portion of revenue for state health care.

January 12, 2013 | By Bill Barrow and Ray Henry Associated Press writers | State, National

Chatham coroner exits under suspicion

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Even at age 81, Dr. James C. Metts Jr. liked to stay busy. By day, he treated some of Savannah's poorest patients at a downtown medical clinic. By night, or whenever police called, he examined dead bodies as the Chatham County coroner - an elected job that gave Metts a taste of the spotlight in the bestselling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

January 12, 2013 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National

World briefly for Jan. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) - Looking for broader remedies to gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry for ideas as the White House seeks to assemble proposals in response to last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

January 11, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotter

Dec. 22: Burglary - A resident of Victory Manor Mobile Home Park on Ruben Wells Road reported $1,802 worth of electronics, tools, medicine and accessories was taken from his secured home between 6 and 10 p.m. The resident said it appeared the front door had been forced open.

January 08, 2013 | Staff report | State, National

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

Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes

WASHINGTON - Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit.

January 02, 2013 | Staff Report | State, National

Storms knock out power to thousands in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Strong storms swept across Georgia early Wednesday, part of a large weather system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes in Alabama.

December 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | State, National

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Poor teens in Baltimore 'fare worse' than teens in India

Poverty is often thought of as something that strikes kids in places like Africa and India. And while that's true, a new study shows that poor American teens might feel the effects of poverty — like violence — as much or more than their counterparts in other places.

February 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National

What to do because of insurance company breach

Atlanta ― Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield reported that it has been a victim of a cyber-attack and there was a breach involving the personal information of its policyholders.

February 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Deal: Finances rebounding, port work starting

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 10, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the Courier | State, National

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