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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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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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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Zara adds to family silver … – MyFox Atlanta

By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press LONDON (AP) - The queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips added to the family silver on Tuesday, helping team Britain to a second-place finish behind Germany in Olympic equestrian eventing. Putting shine on the moment: Her mother, Princess Anne, presented the medal. It was a very royal family affair Tuesday at Greenwich Park, London's oldest royal park and the home of equestrian events for the 2012 Olympics. Princes William and Harry and William's wife Kate were in the stands to cheer on their cousin as she competed in the final show jumping portion of the three-stage eventing competition, coming out...

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Twitter blamed systems failures – not a crush of traffic around the Olympic games

By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and RAPHAEL SATTER The Associated Press LONDON (AP) - Twitter blamed systems failures - not a crush of traffic around the Olympic games - for an outage on Thursday that saw people around the world experience problems accessing the micro blogging site for more than an hour. The San Francisco-based company said the outage was caused by a "noteworthy" double failure in its data centers. When one system fails, a parallel one is meant to take over, but two systems coincidentally stopped working at around the same time, Twitter said. "I wish I could say that today's outage could be explained...

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LONDON (AP) - Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ THE QUEEN WILL BE GETTING HIGH Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is about to scale new heights. Royal officials say the queen will whiz to the top of London's Orbit tower during a visit to the Olympic Park on Saturday. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, will take in the panoramic views from atop the 115-meter (380-foot) landmark. The tower - a ruby red mass of twisting steel that some have likened to a crushed rollercoaster -...

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