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Calif. residents watch home burn
Cobb lottery winner keeps job
Caleb Steele left his job long enough Thursday morning to collect the $500,000 prize he won on a scratch-off lottery ticket at a Duluth store. Then it was back to work - installing a basketball court in the yard of a nearby home.
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Gunman kills man in town for dad's funeral
Terrance Harris, 41, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, was cleaning his late father's Cadillac around 4:30 p.m. at the Golden Shine Car Wash on Ga. Hwy. 74. Police say a man confronted him, demanding the vehicle, then shot Harris once in the torso and drove off in the car.
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Masked thieves steal 40 guns from gun shop
Federal ATF officials and Jasper police are offering a $5,000 reward after the weekend smash-and-grab break-in at a popular Bargain Barn sporting goods store and the theft of 40 guns.

Airport terminal work may stop
The $1.6 billion project to build a new international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport could be suspended within the next few months because the airport has been unable to sell $600 million in municipal bonds. Discuss.
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Report says Fulton County fumbled absentee ballots
A state investigation found that Fulton County may have caused 2,500 absentee voters to miss the election, according to a letter from Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel.
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Fulton 911 chief told to resign

Fees sought for King images on Obama items
The family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is demanding a share of the proceeds from the sudden wave of T-shirts, posters and other merchandise depicting the civil rights leader alongside President-elect Barack Obama.
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How's the next first lady's style?
Is Michelle Obama the new first lady of style? Or does she need a crash course in what not to wear? Pick your favorite outfits.
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Fire destroys 70 homes in Calif. town
The fire started around 6 p.m. Thursday and quickly spread to about 800 acres, destroying dozens of homes in less than five hours in the foothills of Montecito, just southeast of Santa Barbara.

Parents rush to leave kids before Neb. law changes
More than half of the 33 children legally abandoned under the state's safe-haven law since it took effect in mid-July have been teenagers. But Nebraska officials may have made things worse by not responding quickly enough.

Shuttle launch set tonight
NASA grew more optimistic of launching space shuttle Endeavour today on a space station delivery mission as forecasters offered a more promising outlook for the nighttime liftoff.

Britain aghast at abuse death of toddler
The 7-month-old boy known only as "Baby P" had been visited 60 times by social workers. A doctor examined him but missed the fact he had a broken back and eight fractured ribs. His mother managed to explain away his constant bruises time and time again.

Nikkei stocks rise on Wall Street rally, G20 hopes
Japanese stocks sprung back to life Friday, lifted by Wall Street's gains, a cheaper yen and hopes that a Group of 20 meeting this weekend will lead to progress in taming the global financial crisis.
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Vick's dogs on wine labels
Georgia, Handsome Dan, Curly and other pit bulls rescued from former Falcons' quarterback Michael Vick's dogfighting operation are getting a shot at fame as stars of a line of boutique red wines.
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