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  • Franklin McCain dies at 73; one of the 'Greensboro Four'

    When teenager Franklin McCain decided to make a stand against segregation at the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960, two thoughts weighed on him. "If I were lucky, I would go to jail for a long, long time. If I were not quite so...
  • Rincon beckons visitors to Puerto Rico's west coast

    Rincon beckons visitors to Puerto Rico's west coast
    When the World Surfing competition came to Puerto Rico in 1968, Rincon wasn't even a dot on most maps of the island. But that November, competitive surfers from around the world descended on the tiny west coast town, along with film crews for ABC-TV's...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill re-teaming for Richard Jewell movie?

    "The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are reportedly headed back to the big screen together, this time in an adaptation of the 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad of Richard Jewell," about the man falsely accused of being the...
  • Winter storm slams South, stranding students, snarling traffic

    An unusual blanket of snow across the South triggered epic traffic snarls and stranded hundreds of students at their schools Tuesday. LATEST: Drivers trapped, kids sleep at school Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama struggled to cope with 2 to...
  • Snowed-in Atlanta: Drivers trapped overnight; kids sleep at school

    Snowed-in Atlanta: Drivers trapped overnight; kids sleep at school
    ATLANTA, Ga. -- It was just a few inches of snow, but for the normally balmy South, enough of it fell to throw life into turmoil for millions of people from Louisiana to Virginia on Wednesday, trapping Atlanta motorists overnight on highways and forcing...
  • Teel Time: Nine-game ACC football schedule would create channel inventory, help playoff access

    When ACC football expanded from 12 to 14 teams with the additions of Syracuse and Pittsburgh, growing the conference schedule from eight to nine games seemed natural. After all, you want league rivals to play one another as often as possible. And...
  • UCF lands 16th commitment in Buford (Ga.) DB Tre Neal

    UCF lands 16th commitment in Buford (Ga.) DB Tre Neal
    Buford (Ga.) High School safety Tre Neal has committed UCF according to Buford running backs coach and recruiting liaison Bode Davis, who confirmed the speculation of Neal's commitment Thursday night. Neal committed Tuesday night while hosting UCF...
  • Man used stolen tow truck to take cars in snowstorm, cops say

    Louis Mitchell Jr. saw a brilliant opportunity when thousands of Georgia motorists abandoned their cars on snow-paralyzed roads this week, authorities say. Police say he used a tow truck he had stolen earlier in January to haul away four cars left on...
  • Consumers gaining upper hand in car shopping

    Consumers gaining upper hand in car shopping
    When Jennifer Williams walked into the Nalley Lexus dealership in Cobb County, Ga., on a recent Tuesday, all she needed was a salesperson to provide her a good deal on her trade-in, the keys to her RX 350 SUV and a happy wave goodbye. Thanks to the...
  • Home loan closing costs on the rise

    Home loan closing costs on the rise
    Home prices and mortgage rates aren't the only costs on the rise when it comes to buying a house these days. Expect higher closings costs as well, according to a new study by Bankrate.com. The average closing cost, which includes origination plus third-...
  • News of the Weird: Mites Ate the Cheese

    News of the Weird: Mites Ate the Cheese
    The Food and Drug Administration proposed recently to limit the quantity of tiny “mites” that could occupy imported cheese, even though living, crawling mites are a feature desired by aficionados. (“Cheese is absolutely alive!”...