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Georgia Groups Seek to End New Voter Checks

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Voting rights groups are trying to stop Georgia elections officials from screening new voters by asking them to prove their identities and citizenship.

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Air Passenger Screening Program to Launch in 2009

Posted: 10/22/2008 - The government will screen passengers against terrorist watch lists before they board planes. The new program, called Secure Flight, is supposed to validate travelers' information so that there's less chance an individual could be mistaken for someone else on a terrorist watch list.

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Obama Takes on National Security in Virginia Swing

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Obama and Joe Biden will meet with a group of national security advisers to the campaign. And Obama plans to talk publicly about his approach to world affairs, and how it differs from McCain's.

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Michael Vick ready to plead guilty on Va. charges

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick plans to plead guilty to state dogfighting charges. The move could allow him to qualify for an early release from federal prison and into a halfway house.

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Police seek motive in Ark. anchorwoman's beating

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The personality of Arkansas anchorwoman Anne Pressly made her a hit with television viewers. Now, police want to know whether the South Carolina native's celebrity made her a target.

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Government investigating faulty Ford tire valves

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The government is investigating more than 1 million Ford Motor Co. vehicles after receiving reports of tires leaking because of faulty valve stems made by a Chinese company.

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Aide says Bush "open minded" about more stimulus

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Press Secretary Dana Perino now says the president is "open minded" about a fresh dose of stimulus, and will consider what Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers yesterday.

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School Official: Ayers Cancellation Not Forced

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Ayers, now a college professor in Chicago, was scheduled to speak Nov. 15 at an education conference but his appearance was canceled by Chancellor Harvey Perlman. Although Perlman says he knows of no specific threat to harm Ayers, the school determined some complaints constituted a safety threat.

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Army Corps pumping sand to renourish Tybee beach

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The Army Corps of Engineers is giving Tybee Island's beach a fresh layer of sand -- $11 million worth. It's the first time since 2000 that Georgia's largest public beach has been renourished with new sand to repair erosion.

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Magnet device aims to treat depression patients

Updated: 10/20/2008 - The government has approved the first noninvasive brain stimulator to treat depression. The device beams magnetic pulses through the skull. The pulses trigger small electrical charges that spark brain cells to fire.

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Tri-state water wars trickle into Senate debate

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss made the battle over water between Georgia and its neighbors a focus of his debate Monday with Democratic challenger Jim Martin.

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SC senators override veto of DNA bill

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The South Carolina Senate has unanimously overridden Gov. Mark Sanford's veto of a measure that would have expanded the use of genetic information in criminal cases.

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CDC media analysis examines car surfing

Posted: 10/20/2008 - CDC researchers examined 18 years of news reports from January 1990 to August 2008 using a newspaper article database. The researchers found 99 reported incidents of car surfing, 58 percent of which were fatal.

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Spalding County girl gets to play football

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A 14-year old Spalding County girl played kicker on her high school football team over the weekend after earlier being barred from play.

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Fashion critic Mr. Blackwell dies in Los Angeles

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Mr. Blackwell, the acerbic designer whose annual worst-dressed list skewered the fashion felonies of celebrities from Zsa Zsa Gabor to Britney Spears, has died. He was 86.

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