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Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in personal conversations about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one of them speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to "strike fear in the hearts of infidels," federal authorities said.
The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220, as militants have rounded up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river in the past three days, activists said Thursday.
Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.
Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S., and federal officials said one of them spoke of shooting President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island.
City police issued an "arrest" warrant for Queen Elsa of Arrendale (from the popular Disney movie Frozen) for extending winter weather into this week.
Education groups largely opposed Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal allowing the state to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" are speaking out.
A Republican state legislator's bill to approve the use of cannabis oil in Georgia to treat seizure disorders, Lou Gehrig's Disease and six other debilitating health problems has passed the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee.
A panel studying Georgia's rural health issues on Monday recommended a pilot program pairing four hospitals with other providers in their area, creating a "hub and spoke" model aimed at cutting down on expensive emergency room visits to struggling hospitals.
Frustrated over stagnant or declining federal highway funding, state officials are accelerating their drive for new taxes, tolls and fees to repair an aging road system whose historical reliance on fuel taxes no longer is providing enough money to cover its costs.
The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.
As the weather improves from the icy conditions earlier this week, and as the majority of homes in the region have had power restored, shelters set up by the Red Cross will transition into stand-by status as on 1 p.m. Saturday from operating as shelters to providing emergency assistance on a case-by-case basis.
A Hall County Superior Court Jury has convicted an 18-year-old in a robbery and shooting that occurred last May.
Police have captured a work release inmate that reportedly walked away from a work detail at Marler Street and Georgia Avenue.
Georgia's insurance and fire commissioner is urging residents to be cautious during cleanup efforts after the ice storm that struck parts of the state.
Authorities say they've recovered the body of a worker who died after becoming trapped in a concrete silo in Cobb County, northwest of Atlanta.
Authorities say a University of Georgia student has died of an undisclosed illness.
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter now has a new manager and it's a familiar face.
Heavy artillery fire roared Saturday in eastern Ukraine as fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists continued hours before a cease-fire was to take effect in the conflict that has killed more than 5,300 people.
A gunman fired on a cafe in Copenhagen as it hosted a free speech event Saturday, killing one man, Danish police said. The event was organized by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has faced numerous threats after caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad.
Georgia could raise an extra $585 million by increasing its tobacco taxes, according an analysis by Georgia State University that comes as state leaders seek ways to pay for transportation projects.
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