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Student credit card know-how


Attending college is a big step for anyone. So is applying for a student credit card.

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Police arrest 2 additional suspects in connection to robbery spree


Police arrested two additional suspects in a robbery spree that occurred this summer in Atlanta. More>>

DNR teams practice perilous helicopter rescue mission at popular state park


Teams from Georgia's Department of Natural Resources practiced rescue missions at the Tallulah Gorge state park Thursday, preparing for the next time they're needed to descend into the gorge to rescue stranded hikers. More>>

APS prepares to minimize classroom disruptions during cheating scandal trial


The trial for 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of cheating on the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests could cause some disruption in the classroom for APS students and teachers.

Death of CT baby left alone in car ruled homicide


The office of the chief medical examiner has ruled the death for a toddler that was left in a hot car in Ridgefield last month a homicide. More>>

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson


Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly... More>>

Pastor says prayer brought man back to life during service Video included


On Sunday, pastor Dr. E. Dewey Smith knew right away that something wasn't right with a person in his congregation. More>>

Emory University Hospital releases both American Ebola patients Video included


Officials from Emory University Hospital announced that Nancy Writebol, who contracted Ebola while working as a missionary nurse in Africa was released Tuesday from the hospital. The other Ebola patient in Atlanta, Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan's Purse doctor who contracted Ebola while caring for patients in Liberia, was released Thursday. More>>

Cabela's store opens in Acworth


Hundreds of hunting, fishing and camping enthusiasts gathered in Cherokee County Thursday for the grand opening of the new Cabela's store. More>>

Police captain explains when Georgia officers should use deadly force


Following the deadly officer-involved shooting of a teen in Ferguson, MO, questions have risen when it comes to how police officers in Georgia train for the use of deadly force. More>>

Police release sketch of man who attacked woman on Freedom Trail


The Atlanta Police Department has released a sketch and a bit more information about the unsuccessful attack of a woman on the Freedom Trail on Aug. 11. More>>

Ebola patient Nancy Writebol released from hospital


Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, was discharged from Emory University Hospital on Tuesday. More>>

Bond denied for mother of malnourished Gwinnett County teen


Bond was denied for the Lawrenceville mother who brought her 60-pound, 15-year-old autistic daughter to the hospital. More>>

The truth about store credit cards


All those store credit card offers that promise to save you 10% or 15% off your purchase seem like a good idea.

What happens when you survive Ebola?

Two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug. More>>

DeKalb County steps up elementary school security Video included


One year after a shooting at McNair Learning Academy, DeKalb County has increased security at all 77 of its elementary schools. More>>

DeKalb County Schools honor hero who prevented school shooting


DeKalb schools hail the hero who saved students' lives while talking a gunman into surrendering. More>>

Foley's parents hope other journalists can be liberated from ISIS Video included


Officials say U.S. Special Ops, from units like Delta Force and Navy Seal Team Six, went into Syria this summer trying to rescue Foley and other hostages.


Gainesville police make arrests following rock throwing incidents over I-985


Gainesville Police have arrested two men, and were looking for two others Wednesday in connection with several large rocks that were hurled at drivers early Tuesday morning along interstate 985. More>>

25 severe thunderstorm warnings issued in North Georgia on Wednesday


It was a busy Wednesday in metro Atlanta with numerous showers and thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening. More>>

Hundreds gather in Atlanta for protest, demand equality


Hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds gathered in Atlanta to plead for peace and equality Wednesday. More>>

Pirates snap Braves' five game winning streak


Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night. More>>

Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles


Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense. More>>

Storms create damage across metro Atlanta Video included


Thunderstorms moved across metro Atlanta Wednesday afternoon creating damage in multiple locations. The damage had to do mostly with strong winds and lighting. More>>

Family bought tickets to abandoned amusement park Video included


A Gwinnett County family wants their money back after they purchased season passes to Fantasy Magic World, in the parking lot of Gwinnett Place Mall, and none of the rides were operational. More>>

Man drives off with woman's car after she asked for help parking


A woman had her car stolen after she handed the keys to the would-be carjacker, hoping he would help her park her car. More>>

CHP says officer may face serious beating charges


A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the... More>>

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  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:54:00 GMT
    A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million - or 100 million Euros- in ransom for his release.More >
    The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay...More >
  • US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:26 GMT
    A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.More >
    A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.More >
  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:16:55 GMT
    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.More >
    Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after...More >
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