ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp is committing up to $2 million from the Governor’s Emergency Fund to the state Department of Public Safety’s Crime Suppression Unit. Kemp’s announcement Wednesday is the latest initiative he and other Georgia Republican leaders have taken this spring and summer aimed at rising crime across the state but particularly in […]
McDONOUGH — As the new school year approaches in Henry County, the energy and excitement of a new beginning is becoming more palpable.
Auburn University is giving away scholarships, unlimited meal plan upgrades, priority class registration and other perks to encourage students to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked by The Vatican in 2019 over sex abuse allegations, is now facing criminal charges in Massachusetts for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago, according to a court filing.
Nikola founder Trevor Milton faces federal charges of lying to investors, according to an indictment unsealed in New York on Thursday.
McDonald's is partnering with hip-hop artist Saweetie for the newest in a series of celebrity collaboration meals that's boosted the fast-food chain's sales.
A woman and her dog were fatally stabbed while on a walk in Atlanta's Piedmont Park, and police are now asking for the public's help gathering more information.
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigators and SWAT Team assisted the Louisville, Ky., Metro Police Department with the apprehension a man who escaped from a Louisville jail on July 9 after allegedly shooting at an undercover police officer.
The US economy in the second quarter expanded at a slower rate than expected but still at its fastest pace since last fall, growing at a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of 6.5%.
McDONOUGH — Georgia-Pacific is expanding its manufacturing footprint for curbside recyclable paper padded mailers to support growing demand for more sustainable shipping envelopes with two new locations, one in McDonough and the other in Jonestown, Penn. The McDonough expansion will take pla…
Collectors are paying record amounts of money for trading cards of top athletes, including LeBron James, Tom Brady and Mike Trout. They're also trying to get their hands on all the Pokémon cards they can.
A 12-year old Palestinian boy has died after being shot by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said.
About 25 years ago, I was listening to the radio, and I heard an interview with a local business owner. He was asked, “How do you start your day?” He replied, “First, I check my e-mail.” Wow, I thought. That must be so cool. He is so important, he gets e-mail messages.
A Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, known as "Hushpuppi" has admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to defraud a Qatari businessman of more than $1m, the U.S. Justice Department has said.
Several key Covid relief projects are ending soon, which could leave millions with renewed financial risks including housing issues, unemployment, student loan payments and more. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
The US Food and Drug Administration insists it is working as quickly as possible to review applications for full approval of the Covid-19 vaccines as the number of cases continues to rise and vaccination rates decline across the country.
Agnes Velasquez remembers the last words her teen daughter said before Covid-19 severely attacked her respiratory system.
Beijing recorded its first Covid-19 case in nearly six months on Wednesday, as Chinese authorities scramble to prevent the spread of the Delta variant amid an outbreak linked to an airport in the populous eastern city of Nanjing.
The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaska's coast Wednesday night was the strongest one since 1964, an official told CNN.
China's Foreign Minister met with senior leaders of the Taliban in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin on Wednesday in the latest sign of warming ties between Beijing and the resurgent Islamist group.
A man accused of anti-Muslim attacks in New York City was charged Wednesday with hate crimes by the Queens District Attorney's Office.
A man is in custody in connection with the shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left a woman dead and a well-known TikTok user in critical condition, police said Wednesday.
Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving a decades-long sentence in federal prison for sexual abuse, has been delinquent in his payments toward court-ordered criminal penalties, according to a new court filing.
Area paddlers are invited to join the South River Watershed Alliance on Aug. 14 for a scenic excursion down the South River, from Lorraine Park and Trailhead in Stockbridge to Oglesby Bridge in Conyers.
We have always had them among us: fortune tellers, diviners, readers of palms, tarot cards, tea leaves, stars, horoscopes, discerners of animal entrails, calling on gods of wood and stone, and all sorts of other "seers" who have attempted to convince the gullible that they have the power to predict the future.
Infomercial king Ron Popeil died "suddenly and peacefully" Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement provided to CNN by Popeil representative Eric Ortner.
Arkansas Children's hospitals report a record number of children are hospitalized with Covid-19 as the illness continues to prey upon the state's unvaccinated population.
(The Center Square) - President Joe Biden promoted his proposed changes to “Buy American” rules during a speech to industrial workers in Pennsylvania Wednesday.
After months of encouraging employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19, companies are beginning to take a harder line and roll out mandates — a dramatic escalation of Corporate America's approach to halting the spread of the virus.
(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that all federal employees and contractors must receive the COVID vaccination or undergo regular COVID testing, just two days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vaccinated Americans should resume wearing masks.
The Washington Nationals game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday has been postponed due to a dozen Covid-19 cases within the Nationals organization.
Rep. Andrew Clyde, the Georgia Republican who compared scenes from January 6 to a "tourist visit," has found a way to evade the House's mask fines, according to one of his GOP colleagues.
Ford overcame the effects of the chip shortage to post a narrow profit in the second quarter, and said it expects much better times in the second half of this year.
A bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement Wednesday on key sticking points that had been holding up a massive infrastructure package during months of negotiations.
Brandon Hole, the 19-year-old shooter who killed eight people in a FedEx facility earlier this year, was not motivated by racial bias or ideology, according to officials.
WASHINGTON — According to a new study, Americans’ medical debt has grown to greater than $140 billion, becoming the largest source of debt collections in the country and larger than previously known. The burden is disproportionately concentrated in the Republican-led states that have yet to …
Life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in the United States in 2020. The decline, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis, represents the most pronounced regression in public health in the United States since World War II. While the most recent dip in life expectancy in the U.S. is alarming, there are many […]
Google and Facebook on Wednesday became two of the first major Silicon Valley firms to say they will require employees to be vaccinated when they return to the company's campuses.
STOCKBRIDGE — The second set of remains discovered in Stockbridge near Oakwood Manor Drive and Hudson Bridge Road on July 19 have been identified.
Sublet.com, owned by Nestpick Inc, ranked 20 cities from across the globe according to their projected water shortage ratios in 2040 as part of Nestpick's 2050 Climate Change City Index.