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Bill Clinton stumps for Jim Martin
Big metro counties seek foreclosure aid
In all, Atlanta and Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton and Cobb counties stand to get about $81 million in federal aid through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. There's a total of $153 million headed to Georgia.

Widow of Nichols victim had gun
Candee Wilhelm carried a .380-caliber handgun past the security screeners on the first floor of the Atlanta Municipal Courthouse, where the Nichols trial is being conducted, according to a person with direct knowledge of the event.
Jury hears Nichols' alleged threat against DA

Clinton boosts Martin runoff campaign
Former President Bill Clinton told a chilly crowd of Georgia voters at Clark Atlanta University Georgia to send Barack Obama one more deputy - Democratic Senate candidate Jim Martin.
Photos | Prize money funds inauguration trip
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$1.5B Streets of Buckhead project delayed
"A lot of retailers are reconsidering or slowing down their 2009 openings," developer Ben Carter said. "The general consensus is that we'll be in a recovery mode in 2010. Retailers we've signed up are in agreement with that."

Cobb boy dropped off in Neb. might go to Boys Town
Boys Town High School officials say they are in contact with Tysheema Brown, the Smyrna mother who drove her troubled 12-year-old 1,000 miles to drop him off at a Nebraska safe haven last month.

Man in deadly crash on 400 had fight, lost job
Christian Michael Gomez, 38, was clocked by police at 120 mph before he crashed his Hyundai Santa Fe into a bridge abutment on Ga. 400 and tearing the car in half.
Video: Hear the 911 call - "He's in pieces"

Federal appeals court to hear Troy Davis case
The federal appeals court in Atlanta will hear arguments Dec. 9 on whether death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis can continue to challenge his conviction in the killing of a Savannah police officer.

Georgia jobless rate jumps to 7 percent
The October unemployment rate - the highest since 1992 - is up from 4.5 percent in the same month of 2007, and metro Atlanta has lost 44,800 jobs over the past 12 months, or 1.8 percent of the total, according to a new state Labor Department report.
High-paying jobs on decline in metro Atlanta | Weather Channel lays off staff

Call girl apologizes to wife of former N.Y. governor
Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the hooker at the center of the scandal that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, envisions a future for herself in music, fashion and writing books, but not prostitution. "Never again."
Ind. inmates sneak through ceiling for intimate encounters

Astronaut 'disheartened' over losing her tool bag
Astronauts vowed to double-check, even triple-check, to make sure a bag of tools is properly tied down during a spacewalk today so it doesn't float away like one did earlier this week.
The bag was one of the largest items ever lost by a spacewalking astronaut, and NASA guessed it cost about $100,000.

Indian navy praised for sinking pirate ship
An anti-piracy watchdog group today welcomed an Indian warship's destruction of a suspected pirate vessel in waters off Somalia, where hijackings have become increasingly violent and the hijackers increasingly bold.

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Rapper gets 20 years after writing shooting song

Whew! Hawks end 4-game losing streak
The Hawks get another Marvin Williams 3-pointer in the final seconds. Only this time, unlike in Boston when Paul Pierce spoiled things with a jumper at the buzzer, the Hawks made the lead stand up and beat the Wizards, 91-87.
Atlanta soccer team cancels season
Ex-NFL player with 9 kids wants break in child support
Tech fans may not embrace 'whiteout'

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