News for Tuesday, May 10, 2011


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Navy halts move to allow gay unions by chaplains

Late Tuesday, the Navy abruptly reversed its decision that would have allowed chaplains to perform same-sex unions if the Pentagon decides to recognize openly gay military service later this year.

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Obama approval hits 60 percent

President Barack Obama's approval rating has hit its highest point in two years.

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Woman dies in afternoon wreck

A medical condition may have caused a 47-year-old woman to drive into a tree Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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After mashing Mosley, Pacquiao looks to next fight

Manny Pacquiao destroyed Shane Mosley in their welterweight title fight Saturday in Vegas, and now looks to his next fight, which boxing fans hope will be against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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GHSA to move to six classes by 2012

The Georgia High School Association rejects a plan to crown eight state champs in every sport, and then votes to expand from five classifications to six on Tuesday.

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Haye vows to expose Klitschko as a 'fraud'

WBA champion David Haye vowed to expose IBF and WBO titleholder Wladimir Klitschko as a "fraud" in their heavyweight unification bout on July 2.

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Busch, Harvick get probation and $25,000 fines

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick were fined $25,000 apiece and put on probation Tuesday by NASCAR for the dispute the two drivers had on pit road at Darlington Raceway.

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Ryan leads Falcons' workout during lockout

The NFL may be in the midst of a lockout, but Falcons QB Matt Ryan and his teammates are continuing to work hard on their own.

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CVB rallies for travel

Albany's Travel Rally Day highlights travel as a major revenue generator.

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Chris Jones named top teacher

Chris Jones, a fourth-grade teacher at Northside Elementary School, is originally from the Atlanta area.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Tax chief faces Lee lawsuit

A Lee County official could be sued by the county if she does not follow an ordinance that changes the method of garbage fee collection.

Board of Regents Approves Darton 4-Year Nursing Bid

Supporters of the expanded mission for Darton College say it will help address a looming nursing shortage in Georgia.Terry Lewis, staff writer

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DA probes teen's second infant death

Authorities say the 14-year-old girl was pregnant when they discovered her first child had died in September 2010.J.D. Sumner, government writer