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Atlanta to revive idea of privatizing airport security screening, says mayor
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Atlanta to revive idea of privatizing airport security screening, says mayor

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, on the heels of dismissing the manager of the world’s busiest airport, said he wants to take a closer look at privatizing security screening at the Atlanta airport to address the issue of long lines.
Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review

Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.
Detroit muscle cars aren't so strong in crash tests

Detroit muscle cars aren't so strong in crash tests

Muscle cars may look cool, but they don't offer the best protection in a crash. The Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger didn't get the highest ratings in new tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Fed inspectors find sick, dead animals at pet dealer ranch

Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.

Court reinstates lawsuits alleging collusion by big banks

Lawsuits against 16 of the world's largest banks alleging they colluded to manipulate the primary benchmark for global short-term interest rates have been reinstated by a federal appeals court that found Monday that a judge had rejected the litigation too quickly.

White House backs bill to overhaul chemical regulation

The White House and top House Democrats said Monday they will support a bipartisan bill to overhaul regulation of asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, clearing the way for the bill's passage in Congress and signature by President Barack Obama.
Updated: Development team withdraws rezoning for Crown Towers

Updated: Development team withdraws rezoning for Crown Towers

Editor’s note: This story has been updated. Updated at 10:02 p.m.: Crown Holdings, the development firm proposing several high rises in Dunwoody near Perimeter Mall, formally withdrew their rezoning request at a City Council meeting Monday night.
Richard Dunn is Georgia’s new environmental director

Richard Dunn is Georgia’s new environmental director

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Richard Dunn will head up the state’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD), a key state agency charged with protecting Georgia’s air, water and land.
Obama banishing Vietnam War vestige by lifting arms embargo

Obama banishing Vietnam War vestige by lifting arms embargo

Eager to banish lingering shadows of the Vietnam War, President Barack Obama lifted the U.S. embargo on selling arms to America's former enemy Monday and made the case for a more trusting and prosperous relationship going forward.

Appeals court reverses fraud finding against Bank of America

Bank of America Corp. was not liable for fraud and subject to a penalty of more than $1.2 billion for its actions before the economy collapsed in 2008 despite a jury's finding to the contrary, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Fuel blockades lead to shortages in Paris, police action

Fuel blockades lead to shortages in Paris, police action

Behind a barricade of flaming tires, striking workers in front of the Fos-sur-Mer oil depot are standing firm, playing the accordion — and slowly draining France of its fuel.
RaceTrac expands parental leave, including to dads

RaceTrac expands parental leave, including to dads

Convenience store giant RaceTrac is giving new parents — including dads — eight weeks of paid leave as part of benefits upgrades to retain workers and remain competitive.

When Bankruptcy Is the Best Option

Bankruptcy isn’t the end of the world. It may even be good for you. Bankruptcy stops collection calls, lawsuits and wage garnishments.
Colony Square team unveils new look for Midtown complex

Colony Square team unveils new look for Midtown complex

The new owners of Colony Square have tapped a pair of well-known design firms to re-position the office and retail complex as a gathering hub and living room for Midtown Atlanta.

Eurozone economy displaying mixed signals

Mixed economic signals emerged Monday about the state of the eurozone economy. Though a closely watched survey of business activity pointed to waning economic growth following a strong start to the year, another report pointed to consumer confidence holding up, crucial for the region's prospects over the coming months.
Clinton email probe winding down as GOP tries to up pressure

Clinton email probe winding down as GOP tries to up pressure

FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, a process experts say will likely culminate in a sit-down with the former secretary of state.

Global stocks choppy after G-7 fails to deliver

Stock markets were choppy Monday after a meeting of the developed world's central bankers and finance ministers failed to yield fresh ideas for spurring economic growth.

Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi: Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re a regular Costco shopper, you’ve probably heard the news by now: The relationship between Costco and American Express is ending, and the TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express is being eliminated.
Cheapest gas by county (more or less)

Cheapest gas by county (more or less)

Among the lowest of the low* by county, price per gallon of regular FULTON – $1.94, Murphy Express, 5415 Atlanta Hwy near Hamby Rd, Milton CLAYTON – $2.

Best International Roaming Cell Phone Plans

You come home from vacation. You’re relaxed. You’re refreshed. Then you check your cell phone bill to find $800 due, and you wonder whether your cab is still outside.
Japan trade data, factory survey show economy weakening

Japan trade data, factory survey show economy weakening

Japan's economy appears to be weakening as exports fell 10 percent and imports plunged 23 percent in April while a monthly survey of factory managers showed the sharpest deterioration in operating conditions in over three years.
Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China.

Wi-Fi password sharing never made sense

In an upcoming release, Microsoft is removing a controversial feature that enabled Windows 10 users to share their secure Wi-Fi passwords with their contacts.
Video game uses Philly to host its repressive world of 2029

Video game uses Philly to host its repressive world of 2029

Are you willing to fight for the city you love, Philadelphians? To take it back from the repressive foreign overlords who’ve occupied City Hall, seized all media control, and banished the rank and file to decimated districts on the fringes of town?
Scale adds weight to fitness program

Scale adds weight to fitness program

The Polar Balance scale is a great companion to Polar wearable activity trackers, adding your weight to help achieve a healthy and accurate fitness program.
Wes Moss: For retirement, think about ‘1,000 Bucks a Month Rule’

Wes Moss: For retirement, think about ‘1,000 Bucks a Month Rule’

Most retirement planning conversations focus on how much you need to save for post-career life. But it’s equally important to think about how you will disperse that money once you retire — specifically, how much can you take from your savings each year to fund your new life?
'Angry Birds' flocks to No. 1 over 'Neighbors,' 'Nice Guys'

'Angry Birds' flocks to No. 1 over 'Neighbors,' 'Nice Guys'

"Captain America" has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. "The Angry Birds Movie" soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, knocking "Captain America: Civil War" off its first-place perch, while new adult comedies "Neighbors 2" and the "The Nice Guys" struggled to get their footing, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

The Latest: Solar-powered plane lands in Ohio

The Latest on the most recent leg of a solar-powered airplane that has been circling the globe since March (all times local): A solar-powered airplane has landed in Dayton, Ohio, on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

The Latest: First audio from EgyptAir flight released

The Latest on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 (all times local): 2 a.m. The first audio available from EgyptAir Flight 804 indicates that all was routine as the plane checked in with air traffic controllers in Zurich, Switzerland, late Wednesday night, before being handed over to Italian air traffic controllers in Padua (Padova).
Battle over Redstone's media empire takes another turn

Battle over Redstone's media empire takes another turn

The battle over the fortune of ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has taken another turn. Lawyers for Redstone are seeking to remove two members of the board of the trust that will eventually control Redstone's media empire, which includes CBS Corp.

Biotech firm to pay $3.5M fine to settle animal-abuse case

One of the world's largest suppliers of antibodies used in research has agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine and cancel its research registration in order to settle government allegations that it mistreated goats and rabbits at its Santa Cruz, California, facility.
Atlanta airport general manager ousted by mayor

Atlanta airport general manager ousted by mayor

With the airport under pressure to fix long security wait times while tackling a series of enormous expansion projects, the head of the world’s busiest airport has been ousted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Fire evacuation orders lifted north of Fort McMurray

Fire evacuation orders lifted north of Fort McMurray

Alberta officials on Saturday lifted mandatory evacuation orders in some areas north of Fort McMurray, where a raging wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the closure of oil sands operations.
Obama is off to Asia to boost trade, cooperation

Obama is off to Asia to boost trade, cooperation

President Barack Obama departed Saturday on a weeklong, 16,000-mile trip to Asia, part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation.
Apple CEO Cook, Indian Prime Minister Modi meet in New Delhi

Apple CEO Cook, Indian Prime Minister Modi meet in New Delhi

Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out his company's plans for the vast Indian market in a meeting Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in turn sought Apple's support for his "Digital India" initiative focusing on e-education, health and increasing farmers' incomes.
G7 takes aim at terrorist financing; rifts on policy remain

G7 takes aim at terrorist financing; rifts on policy remain

The Group of Seven major economies showed a united front on fighting terrorist financing and tax evasion in talks that ended Saturday, but shied away from coordinated action on policies to revive stalling growth.

With austerity light on taxes, Cyprus sees economy rebound

Less than two years ago, amid Cyprus' worst economic crisis in decades, a charity shop run by the Orthodox Church in the heart of medieval Nicosia was awash with jobless people looking for free food.
G-7 sidesteps gap on policy, turns to financial housekeeping

G-7 sidesteps gap on policy, turns to financial housekeeping

Having agreed to only tacit coordination of their varying strategies for boosting growth, financial leaders of the Group of Seven major economies turned Saturday to housekeeping issues such as terrorist financing, tax evasion and support for fighting pandemics.
Trump businesses honored by NY company closely tied to Trump

Trump businesses honored by NY company closely tied to Trump

More than a dozen Donald Trump golf courses, hotels, casinos and private clubs have been honored with "Star Diamond" awards from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, a company that doles out shiny plaques representing "the most prestigious award of true excellence in hospitality.
Three GOP candidates face off for PSC seat

Three GOP candidates face off for PSC seat

Three Republicans are vying to have a say in how much metro Atlantans pay for energy and oversee progress on a nuclear plant expansion.
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