An Okla. man who was arrested on outstanding warrants didn't let his handcuffs deter him from proposing to his girlfriend. The officer even helped him get the ring out of his pocket. ( Dec. 19)
A United Methodist Church pastor who was defrocked for officiating at the gay wedding of his son says he intends to appeal and is shocked by church officials' decision. (Dec. 19)
Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The Secret Service is investigating. (Dec. 19)
Three people, including a 5-year-old, have been killed in a head on collision in Florida. Officials say one car lost control, crossed the median and hit another car going in the other direction. (Dec. 19)
A partner at the King and Spalding law firm in Atlanta has been named executive director of Legal Affairs at the University of Georgia. Michael Raeber’s appointment becomes effective in February. Raeber is a 1993 graduate of the law school at UGA. He’ll take over for interim director Elizabeth Bailey. ...
California Lottery officials are waiting for the second winner of the $636m mega ball jackpot. A winning ticket was bought in San Jose, California. A woman who purchased the other winning ticket, in Atlanta, has claimed her prize. (Dec. 19)
As trains increasingly carry huge volumes of flammable crude oil across the U.S., rural communities bisected by railroads worry about safety in the wake of a deadly train crash and tanker explosion in Canada. (Dec. 19)
Officials say a late fall wildfire in Northern California is now nearly three quarters fully contained. The has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific Ocean. ...
Lottery officials say a Georgia woman has one of the two winning tickets to the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. history. (Dec. 18)
The Gateway Newstand in Atlanta, Georgia sells one of the winning tickets in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. The excited husband and wife owners got hugs and congratulations from customers. (Dec. 18)