Ga. pastor shot, killed by officers in drug sting; Father-to-be wasn’t target of probe

ATLANTA — Plainclothes officers shot and killed a small-town pastor when the 28-year-old father-to-be resisted efforts to question him about a passenger in his car who was the target of a drug sting, authorities said.

Airline shares rise as Dow gets lift and oil prices fall

MINNEAPOLIS — Airline shares rose a little on Thursday as oil prices continued to bounce around $70 a barrel.

Stray bullet kills college student walking with friends on Atlanta campus; 2nd student injured

ATLANTA — One of the nation’s largest historically black academic centers mourned Thursday for a 19-year old student killed by a stray bullet as she walked on campus with friends.

Virgin America wants feds to close Alaska Airlines’ challenge to its US citizenship status

ATLANTA — Privately held air carrier Virgin America asked the Department of Transportation on Thursday to deny Alaska Airlines’ repeated challenges to its U.S. citizenship status and close the case.

Virgin America wants feds to close case challenging its US citizenship status

ATLANTA — Privately held air carrier Virgin America is asking the Department of Transportation to deny Alaska Airlines’ repeated challenges to its U.S. citizenship status and close the case.

Beazer Homes prices 12 percent senior notes due 2017 at 89.5 percent of the principal amount

ATLANTA — Beazer Homes USA Inc. on Thursday said its private offering of senior secured notes was priced equal to 89.5 percent of the $250 million aggregate principal amount of the notes.

Police: Stray bullet kills college student, hurts another walking on Clark campus in Atlanta

ATLANTA — A 19-year-old college student walking on campus with friends was struck and killed by a stray bullet early Thursday at Clark Atlanta University, police said.

Russia warns of violence if Georgia stops Abkhazia-bound ships in Black Sea

MOSCOW — A Russian official has warned Georgia that attempts to block ships from reaching a Moscow-aligned separatist region of Georgia could end in military intervention.

Police: Stranger warns mom about crying child, then slaps 2-year-old girl at Ga. store

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Police say a 61-year-old man annoyed with a crying 2-year-old girl at a suburban Atlanta Walmart slapped the child several times after warning the toddler’s mother to keep her quiet.

National Guard gets more selective; bad acne, too many speeding tickets could bar recruits

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Suffer from a bad case of acne? That could disqualify you from joining the Army National Guard. Too many speeding tickets? In today’s slimmer, smarter Guard, that could keep you out, too.

Ga. man who found family slain in mobile home freed on bond after arrest on drug, other counts

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Georgia man arrested after he reported finding his family killed in their mobile home has been granted bond.

IntercontinentalExchange: August average daily volume for its futures markets up in year

ATLANTA — IntercontinentalExchange Inc., an over-the-counter and futures exchange operator, said Wednesday that August average daily volume for its futures markets increased 34 percent from the same month a year ago.

Airline shares fall as broader stock market plunges

ATLANTA — Despite a drop in oil prices, airline shares fell Tuesday as the broader stock market plunged.

School districts across the country furlough teachers to reduce spending amid budget cuts

ATLANTA — High school librarian Melissa Payne is starting her new school year with $1,000 less in her paycheck and three days that she’ll be forced to stay home from her job.

Father, 4 children among victims from extended family ID’d in Ga. mobile home slayings

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Eight people slain in a coastal Georgia mobile home over the weekend were members of an extended family, police and relatives said Tuesday.

Chief plays Ga. mobile home slayings close to vest; more on autopsies, IDs may come Tuesday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering knows the public is eager to know more about the mysterious slayings of eight people in this Georgia coastal city but is reticent to release details that might destroy his investigation.

Police identify 8 victims in Ga. mobile home slayings; ages range from 15 to 46

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Police on Tuesday identified the eight people killed over the weekend in a mobile home in this coastal Georgia city.

Study: 1 in 10 binge drinkers get behind the wheel, many come from bars, clubs and restaurants

ATLANTA — One in 10 binge drinkers got behind the wheel the last time they drank heavily. And half of those drivers left from a bar, restaurant or nightclub after downing five or more drinks, a new study has found.

Swine flu basics: Who’s at risk, when to expect shots _ and by the way, pork’s OK

ATLANTA — Since it first emerged in April, the global swine flu epidemic has sickened more than 1 million Americans and killed about 500. It’s also spread around the world, infecting tens of thousands and killing nearly 2,000.

Atlanta mayor could be white for 1st time in 35 years, worrying some in black community

ATLANTA — The city that became a post-civil rights movement emblem of the political power held by African-Americans could have a white mayor for the first time in a generation — a possibility that has some in the black community scrambling to hold on to City Hall.

Man screams ‘My whole family is dead’ in frantic 911 call after Ga. mobile home slayings

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A frantic caller told authorities he had just come home to find several relatives apparently beaten to death and another barely breathing, according to a 911 tape released Monday from the weekend attack at a mobile home park in southeastern Georgia.

Man says ‘My whole family is dead’ in frantic 911 call after Ga. mobile home slayings

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The frantic caller told authorities he had just come home to find several family members beaten to death and another barely breathing, according to a 911 call released Monday following the weekend attack at a mobile home park in southeastern Georgia.

Ga. port city on edge, worried if killer of 8 at mobile home still on the loose; $25K reward

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Toni Mugavin says she wonders if she needs to sleep with a gun under her pillow, afraid the killer of eight people at a Georgia mobile home is still on the loose and frustrated with the lack of information about what happened.

Police: Not sure if killer on loose in Ga. mobile home attack that kills 8; residents worry

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — An eighth person died Sunday from grievous wounds suffered in an attack at a Georgia mobile home, with police acknowledging they didn’t know if a killer was on the loose.

Police chief: 8th person is dead in Ga. mobile home attacks; had been hospitalized since Sat.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — An eighth person died Sunday from grievous wounds suffered in an attack at a Georgia mobile home, with police acknowledging they didn’t know if a killer was on the loose.

In reversal, highway safety association supports state laws against texting behind the wheel

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The national association representing state highway safety officials on Sunday threw its support behind a growing movement to ban text messaging by drivers, reversing its previous stand.

Ga. police arrest man who reported 7 dead, 2 hurt in mobile home; man was victim’s relative

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The man who reported the gruesome slayings of seven people in a Georgia mobile home faces charges of lying to police and tampering with evidence, and authorities said Sunday they haven’t ruled him out as a suspect in the killings.

Ga. police arrest man who found 7 dead, 2 hurt in Ga. mobile home; man was victim’s relative

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Police say they have arrested the man who called 911 after finding seven people slain and two others critically injured in a Georgia mobile home, but he has not been charged in the killings.

Autopsies due for 7 found slain at a mobile home in southeastern Ga.; family member called 911

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Autopsies were scheduled Sunday on seven people found slain in a mobile home in southeast Georgia.

Autopsies due on 7 found slain at a mobile home in southeastern Ga.; family member called 911

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Autopsies were scheduled Sunday on seven people found slain in a mobile home in southeast Georgia.

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