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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Tepid jobs data set a tone … – MyFox Atlanta

By BEN FELLER and JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) - Disappointing job growth jolted the presidential campaign four months before Election Day, and the candidates quickly put their vastly different views on display, underscoring the economy as the central issue between President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney. Obama sought consolation from hiring figures that showed at least some job growth still under way, calling them a "step in the right direction" and pleading with voters to stick with him. Romney spoke of misery across the nation, warned Obama would do nothing but deepen it and addressed a disgruntled middle class...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Obama: Election will decide … – MyFox Atlanta

By BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) - Campaigning through swing state Ohio by bus, President Barack Obama cast his re-election bid as a bet on the American worker Thursday, even as he braced for a Friday unemployment report that will help set battle lines for the hot summer to come. The monthly unemployment numbers could alter or harden voters' views of Obama's core re-election argument that he pulled the U.S. back from recession while Republican Mitt Romney embraces policies that led to an economic near-collapse. A weak report could undermine Obama's position, while improvement could help the president -...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Fatal crash grounds key … – MyFox Atlanta

By DAN ELLIOTT and MEAD GRUVER Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota wildfire forced officials to ground seven other Air Force air tankers, removing critical firefighting aircraft from the skies during one of the busiest and most destructive wildfire seasons ever to hit the West. The C-130 from an Air National Guard wing based in Charlotte, N.C., was carrying a crew of six and fighting a 6.5-square-mile blaze in the Black Hills of South Dakota when it crashed Sunday, killing at least one crew member and injuring others. President Barack Obama...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Storms: Mid-Atlantic power … – MyFox Atlanta

A worker chainsaws a tree that fell onto a tee box on the 12th hole at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD, Saturday after a strong storm blew through overnight. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Utility crews untangled downed power lines and tree limbs Sunday, working to get the electricity turned back on for millions of people facing a second day of 100-degree temperatures without modern conveniences like air conditioning and refrigeration. On Saturday, many people flocked to places like malls and movie theaters in the hope the lights would be on again when they returned home. Utilities...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Firefighters search for … – MyFox Atlanta

By P. SOLOMON BANDA and THOMAS PEIPERT Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters went from one smoldering pile to another Friday in search of bodies in the nearly 350 homes burned to the ground by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. As crews on the front lines made slow but steady progress against the flames, Police Chief Pete Carey said fewer than 10 people altogether were unaccounted for. The remains of one person were found Thursday in what was left standing of one home, and a second person who lived there was missing. The 26-square-mile blaze - one of several wildfires...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Colorado wildfire … – MyFox Atlanta

By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A raging wildfire destroyed dozens of houses overnight and charred land on the edges of the Air Force Academy on Wednesday, while thick smoke and intense, towering flames kept officials from learning the full scope of damage to Colorado's second-largest city. The wildfire doubled in size overnight to about 24 square miles, and has so far forced mandatory evacuations for more than 32,000 residents, Colorado Springs emergency management director Brett Waters said. Among those urgently evacuated Tuesday evening were residents at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The fire burned about 10 acres of...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press SOPCHOPPY, Fla. (AP) - Debby destroyed homes and businesses, washed away streets and flooded neighborhoods in Florida before the once-large tropical storm drifted out to sea Wednesday, leaving behind a sopping mess. At least three people were killed in the storm. More than 100 homes and businesses were flooded and officials warned the waters may not recede until next week in some places. The storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers, though most had electricity restored by the time Debby left the state. The tropical storm formed in the Gulf on Saturday and...

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Covington Walmarts evacuated over bomb threat

COVINGTON, Ga. — Two Walmart stores in Covington have been evacuated over a bomb threat. Someone called in the threat to 911 Wednesday morning. The caller referenced a Walmart in Newton County, but didn’t specify which one, so store management evacuated two locations around 11:20 a.m., Covington Fire spokesman Tony Smith told Channel 2 Action News. Authorities were investigating stores on Industrial Boulevard and Salem Road into the lunchtime hours. Channel 2’s Erica Byfield went to the store on Industrial Boulevard, where a bomb-sniffing dog from Morgan County was sweeping the area. That store was reopened shortly before 1:30 p.m., and the...

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