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Oct. 25, 2014

Explosive first quarter leads to Tech victory

PITTSBURGH — An exceedingly unusual first quarter was followed by familiar play from Georgia Tech and, finally, a victory for the Yellow Jackets.
October 25, 2014

Photos: Falcons meet fans at London rally

The Atlanta Falcons traveled to the heart of London on Saturday and were greeted by thousands of different NFL fans in Trafalgar Square.

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Take to Task for Oct. 27

Take to Task for Oct. 27

New item-AtlantaJanice Hudson hopes something can be done about a water leak. She contacted the city’s Department of Watershed Management this summer about a hydrant leaking in front of 337 Lincoln St.

Gridlock Guy: Halloween + Friday traffic = downright scary commute

A big deal was made a couple of weeks ago about the blood moon — a rare, lunar eclipse that makes the satellite appear red from here on earth.
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Saturday volleyball playoff scores

Compiled by Score Atlanta Columbus 3, Cambridge 2 East Coweta 3, Roswell 1 Fellowship Christian 3, Calvary Day 1 Holy Innocents’ 3, Coosa 0 Johns Creek 3, South Forsyth 0 Lovett 3, Darlington 0 Marist 3, North Oconee 0 North Gwinnett 3, Harrison 2 Oconee County 3, East Hall 0 River Ridge 3, Northside-Columbus 1 St.

Short takes: Tech 56 (points), Pitt 6 (fumbles)

Tech’s Broderick Snoddy finishes off one of his three touchdowns against Pitt. (AP) I’ll post a full column on Georgia Tech’s 56-28 stomping of Pittsburgh shortly.
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Sponsored: Top 7 Halloween costumes for dogs

Pets need to stay out of the Halloween candy, but not out of the costumed fun -- here are some ideas for your pet!
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Rihanna at Lenox

Photos: Pop star was in town to launch her new fragrance line. | Fans react on social media | Hot concert tickets

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'Honey Boo Boo' axed

TLC has canceled production over the mom's alleged boyfriend's molestation background. | Turmoil for Chrisley family

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ASO talks stall again

Disagreement on one issue hindered discussion. | Photos:  New exhibit opens at HighMore Arts & Culture

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Private Quarters

Photos: Peek inside this spooky Smyrna townhome, if you dare. | Decorate for the holidays | Enjoy outdoor living spaces in winter

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Restaurant inspection: Health score undone by faulty coolers

Two coolers at Man Hong Chinese in Suwanee were not working during a recent routine inspection, resulting in a failing health score.

Restaurant inspections for Oct. 27

Cobb County• Don Magana Taqueria, 366 Six Flags Drive, Austell. 94/A• Happy Panda, 4430 Wade Green Road, Kennesaw.

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Brands and Gamers Are Losers of Gamergate

Brands and gamers are losers of 'Gamergate'

The online movement 'Gamergate' claims to be about journalism ethics, but critics say it's really just an excuse for harassing and bullying women.
Farmers see opportunity in drones

Farmers see opportunity in drones

The next big thing for Georgia farmers could be drones.State economic developers say Georgia’s agricultural industry could be one of the areas with the most promising potential for the launch of a commercial drone usage, and they’re intent on showing farmers why.

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US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.

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Tribe reels from Washington state school shooting

Tribe reels from Washington state school shooting

The Tulalip Indian Reservation sits on the Puget Sound on Washington's scenic northwest coast, a small community where everyone is "related in one shape or form.
Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.

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Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on next step

Organizers of Hong Kong's democracy protests say they're canceling a Sunday vote on the next step in their monthlong street occupation. »

Well-mannered Charleston and Wild Dunes Resort

Well-mannered Charleston and Wild Dunes Resort

Founded in 1680 as Charles Town, Charleston is South Carolina’s oldest city and famous for its aggressively preserved architecture, white-glove good manners and abundance of historic treasures, many of them tucked out of view.

American life expectancy hits record high

Hey America, we’re living longer than ever. Life expectancy in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, with the average American topping out at 78.