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Authorities say three suspects are in custody in Cherokee County

Authorities say three suspects are in custody following a home invasion and chase in Cherokee County on Monday. HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. - Authorities say three suspects are in custody following a home invasion and chase in Cherokee County on Monday. Police say the armed intruders burst into a home on Amylou Circle in the Riverside subdivision in Holly Springs at around 2 a.m. Police say that the residents of the home reported that two of the suspects broke into their home, and forced them to lay face down on the floor with their hands behind their backs while the they searched the home.  One...

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The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare

By By CHARLES BABINGTON and BEN FELLER Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare - for now, at least. Republican Mitt Romney is embracing a topic his party usually approaches gingerly. He is taking a calculated risk that voters' worries about federal deficits and the Democrats' health care overhaul have opened the door for a robust debate on the solvency of Medicare, the insurance program for retirees. President Barack Obama is welcoming the conversation, which has temporarily taken attention from the weak economic recovery. One party may regret its position on Nov. 6. Retirees in politically prized states such...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Oil rises for 3rd straight … – MyFox Atlanta

By By JOSHUA FREEDOil prices rose for the third day in a row on Thursday as hopeful signs for U.S. housing suggested that oil demand could rise, too. Applications for building permits rose to their highest level in four years, according to the Commerce Department. If housing is picking up, the economy could be, too, and that would tend to raise oil prices. Benchmark oil for September delivery rose $ 1.27 to finish at $ 95.60 per barrel in New York. It's now up almost 3 percent from $ 92.87 per barrel on Friday. On Wednesday, oil rose 90 cents...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Officer, gunman among 3 … – MyFox Atlanta

Law enforcement officers congregate at the site of a shooting near Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Bryan-College Station Eagle, Dave McDermand)By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A deadly shootout erupted Monday near the Texas A&M University campus when a man being brought an eviction notice opened fire on a Texas law enforcement officer, leaving three people dead, including the officer and the gunman. Police say Thomas Alton Caffall, 35, opened fire on Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann just after noon as the lawman brought an eviction notice. Both men were later pronounced...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 It’s Paul Ryan: Romney … – MyFox Atlanta

By KASIE HUNT Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney anointed Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, an ardent conservative and devoted budget cutter, as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, and the two men immediately embarked on a tour of campaign battleground states vowing to defeat President Barack Obama and repair the long-ailing U.S. economy. America is "a nation facing debt, doubt and despair," and a transformative change in leadership is vital, Ryan declared to a flag-waving crowd in the first moments after Romney introduced him as his partner for the fall campaign. "Regrettably, President Obama has become part of the problem...

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Dishwashers causing fires – 1.3 million recalled – Examiner.com

The manufacturer of GE dishwashers, located in Louisville, KY, has issued an immediate recall for over a million dishwashers due to customer complaints of fires caused by faulty wiring. These fires start instantaneously and with no warning. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued the following information regarding this recall. If you have any of these products, you should immediately stop using them and report that you are in possession of such a product to receive information for a remedy. Incidents/Injuries: GE has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage....

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Police: Woman stole baby … – MyFox Atlanta

By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who snatched an infant from an Orange County hospital had lied to her estranged husband that she was pregnant and was trying to continue her deception, police said Tuesday. Grisel Ramirez, 48, allegedly disguised herself in hospital scrubs and posed as a visitor to enter the hospital where she attempted to abduct a baby from Garden Grove Medical Center on Monday, Lt. Jeff Nightengale said. The husband had no idea she wasn't pregnant and was shocked to learn she tried to steal a baby to back her claims, Nightengale said. "She perpetuated this...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 NASA rover Curiosity lands … – MyFox Atlanta

By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past. A chorus of cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Sunday night after the most high-tech interplanetary rover ever built signaled it had survived a harrowing plunge through the thin Mars atmosphere. "Touchdown confirmed," said engineer Allen Chen. "We're safe on Mars." Minutes after the landing signal reached Earth at 10:32 p.m. PDT,...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Pistorius debuts in … – MyFox Atlanta

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) - Five things to know about Saturday, Day 8 of the London Olympics: -Phelps in medley relay for final Olympic race. -Pistorius makes 400 semis; Bolt, Blake advance in 100 meters. -Tested: U.S. men pushed in hoops win over Lithuania. -Serena dominates Sharapova in Olympic tennis final. -Small protest greets Syrian equestrian rider. ___ One more time. A relay the U.S. men have never lost. The stage is set for quite the finale to Michael Phelps' swimming career. Phelps will swim the butterfly leg of the 4x100 medley relay Saturday night in his final race of the London Olympics. He is planning to...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Chinese badminton player … – MyFox Atlanta

LONDON (AP) - A Chinese badminton star is apparently quitting the sport after she was one of eight players disqualified from the doubles tournament at the London Olympics for trying to lose. A comment on a verified account for Yu Yang on the Tencent microblogging service late Wednesday read: "This is my last game. Farewell Badminton World Federation. Farewell my dear badminton." Yu's retirement could not be immediately confirmed with Chinese badminton officials. In China, the lives of top athletes are closely controlled by sports officials, including decisions on retirement. Yu and Wang Xiaoli were one of four doubles teams which appeared to...

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