State News


UPS to hire up to 95,000 temp workers for holiday season

United Parcel Service is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees it hires for this year's holiday shopping season as it aims to avoid a repeat of last year's network breakdown during the crucial period.

Tease photo

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy eulogized at funeral | PHOTOS

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy was remembered for his wit, wisdom, community service and faith at his funeral in Jonesboro Wednesday.

Respiratory illness sickens hundreds of children in 10 states, including Georgia

Hundreds of children in several states have been stricken by a serious respiratory illness and federal health officials said on Monday that they have confirmed an unusual strain of virus in some children 6 weeks to 16 years old.

Tease photo

Battle for Jonesborough marks its sesquicentennial

Battle for Jonesborough marks its sesquicentennial

The Battle of Jonesborough — as the town’s name was spelled at the time — is not as well remembered as other Civil War battles, such as Gettysburg or Antietam. But its impact was felt with the fall of Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea and the re-election of President Lincoln.

Tease photo

Grand jury indicts Ga. father on 8 counts, including murder, in hot car death

A Georgia man will be tried for charges including malice murder in the death of his 22-month-old son, who was left strapped in an overheated car for seven hours, a grand jury decided on Thursday.

Tease photo

Home Depot investigating 'unusual activity' related to customer data

Home Depot said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach.

Tease photo

Reports: Georgia man behind leaked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, other celebs

Bryan Hamade, 27, of Lawrenceville tied to photos leaked after being accessed on iCloud.

Dragon*Con 2014 expected to draw record crowds

A record number of gamers, cosplayers, comic book readers and pop culture fans are expected to pour into downtown Atlanta this Labor Day weekend for the 28th consecutive year of Dragon Con.

Ga. teen among four killed in fiery Ohio plane crash

Four Ohio college students were killed late Monday in a fiery plane crash near a Cleveland-area airport, investigators and college officials said on Tuesday.

Tease photo

Police say 13-year-old Ga. boy killed in bed likely not intended target

A 13-year-old Georgia boy who was shot and killed by an older teenager while he slept may have been the victim of mistaken identity, police said on Monday.

Tease photo

Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital

Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public, an Emory University Hospital doctor said.

Tease photo

Garth Brooks breaks Philips Arena performance record with seven consecutive shows

Garth Brooks announced two additional performances on his World Tour at Philips Arena, bringing the total up to seven shows in Atlanta.

Tease photo

Kenny Rogers' Buckhead home listed for sale | PHOTOS

Kenny Rogers’ Buckhead home hit the market and is listed at $4.8 million

Tease photo

Tracy Morgan's lawyer says '30 Rock' star is 'struggling,' gives Walmart lawsuit update

Tracy Morgan has spent most of the last two decades on NBC airwaves, but it was his lawyer who took his place on the "Today" Show on Monday morning.

Tease photo

Chambliss: CIA interrogation tactics helped get bin Laden

Republicans on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release a report asserting the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques helped bring down Osama bin Laden and disrupt terrorist plots.