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  • 'High-impact' storm forecast Thursday, with 6 inches or more of snow possible

    'High-impact' storm forecast Thursday, with 6 inches or more of snow possible
    A "nor'easter" storm has the potential to bring 6 inches of snow or more Thursday across Central Maryland, but accumulations will depend on the storm's unpredictable path, forecasters said. The National Weather Service placed nearly all of Maryland...
  • Rethinking the food vs. fuel debate

    Rethinking the food vs. fuel debate
    This year's drought, along with recent news reports of the lowest corn yield in 17 years, has rekindled the food vs. fuel debate — and, for good reasons. When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007, an ambitious schedule...
  • Komen controversy puts Maryland native in spotlight

    Komen controversy puts Maryland native in spotlight
    As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's chief executive but at a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser. Karen Handel, who faced a hard-luck...
  • North Georgia feels effects of influx of unaccompanied immigrant children

    ATLANTA A small public school system in North Georgia has been pulled into the controversy surrounding the surge of Central American children who are illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexican border on their own. Dalton school officials are planning to spend...
  • GOP candidates court Georgia voters in today's Senate runoff

    There's a saying in Georgia that voters tend to date the rebel but marry the banker, and that may be the outcome of Tuesday's hard-fought GOP primary runoff for an open Senate seat in the Peach State. Jack Kingston, the affable 11-term congressman,...
  • Economy slows � but doesn't stop � diversity trend

    WASHINGTON America continues to grow more diverse, but the trend has slowed as the sluggish economy has depressed minority birth rates and slowed immigration. Last year, only three U.S. counties became majority minority for the first time, the lowest...
  • Happy 85th birthday, Delta: Museum reopens to tell airline's story

    It was wheels up Tuesday on the renovated Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, an attraction dedicated to telling the story of how a rural crop-dusting operation in the South became the modern-day Delta Air Lines. The carrier operated its first passenger...
  • Ga. schools resist arming teachers despite new law

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve. A string of attacks at schools and colleges in...
  • Georgia's sweeping gun access law goes into effect

    Georgia's sweeping gun access law goes into effect
    Would you like some hot sauce with that barbecue? How about some hot lead? A day after Georgia’s new gun law, which has been dubbed the "guns everywhere" bill, went into effect, residents were dealing with their new power. Under its provisions,...
  • Ignoring the insanity of gun violence

    Ignoring the insanity of gun violence
    "When will this insanity stop?" That was the question asked over the weekend by the grieving father of a 20-year-old gunshot victim in Isla Vista. The answer, tragically, is that it's not likely to end any time soon. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Gun...
  • More guns don't make for a safer society

    More guns don't make for a safer society
    A good guy with a gun tried to stop a bad guy with a gun. You know, like the NRA preaches. It was a bad move. The good guy got mowed down by the bad guy's batty wife. She had been a good woman — one of those "innocent, law abiding" citizens...
  • Related story: In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes

    Related story: In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes
    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience. Among the contenders:...