Stepped-up Ebola screening starting at NYC airport

A stepped-up screening program to check the temperatures of travelers arriving from West Africa is starting at New York's Kennedy International Airport, part of an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

Elite Secret Service now a punching bag and a punchline

The Secret Service lost more than its boss over the cascade of security lapses which cast doubt on its capacity to fulfill its prime mission: protecting President Barack Obama.

Another security breach after Obama shared lift with armed man with criminal record

Days after an armed intruder jumped over a fence and trespassed into the White House, another security lapse has come into light.

Fourth American Ebola patient arrives in US for care

An American doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, the fourth patient with the virus to be taken to the United States from West Africa for treatment, the hospital said.

US Ebola patient `seems to be improving`: CDC chief

A US doctor infected with the Ebola virus "seems to be improving," a top US health official said on Sunday after the man was flown to the United States from Africa for treatment.

Gael Monfils withdraws from Washington event

France`s Gael Monfils has withdrawn from next week`s ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Washington with a nagging right knee injury, organizers said Friday.

Car crashes into CNN`s headquarters in Atlanta, no casualty reported

A motorist is facing charges after police say he crashed a car into a lobby at CNN Centre, the news network`s headquarters in Atlanta.

Pacers, Raptors win to level playoff matchup

The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers captured key NBA playoff triumphs Tuesday to equalize their Eastern Conference playoff matchups after each team lost best-of-seven series openers on their home court.

Wizards edge Bulls while Pacers, Raptors equalize

Bradley Beal scored a game-high 26 points to spark Washington over Chicago 101-99 in overtime Tuesday, giving the Wizards their best NBA playoff start in 32 years.

Atalanta stun Inter, Samp hammer Verona

Atalanta striker Giacomo Bonaventura scored a brace in a 2-1 away win which pushed Inter Milan down to sixth in Serie A on Sunday as Verona`s Europa League hopes were dented by a 5-0 rout away to Sampdoria.

Justin Bieber celebrates 20th b`day with family

Justin Bieber`s father Jeremy, flew to his new home in Atlanta, Georgia with his other kids, Jazmyn, five, and Jaxon, four, to help him mark his 20th birthday on Saturday.

Barack Obama signs emergency declaration for state

Forecasters said a potentially "catastrophic" winter storm threatened to bring a thick layer of ice to Georgia and other parts of the normally temperate Southeast, causing widespread power outages.

Shooting reported inside US supermarket

Police say two people have been shot inside a suburban Atlanta supermarket.

Deadly US ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot, strands thousands

A rare ice storm turned Atlanta into a slippery mess, stranding thousands for hours on blocked roadways and raising questions about how city leaders prepared for and handled the cold snap that slammed the US South.

Beyonce, Jay Z splurge on champagne

Celebrity couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z spent almost $100,000 on champagne for fellow revellers at a nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia.

Five fun things you can do for free on your next trip to Atlanta

Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.

US Sikh family found dead in suspected `murder-suicide`

Four members of a Sikh family, including two minor children, has died in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia under mysterious circumstances with the police terming it as a "murder-suicide".

After Atlanta, India now working to open Consulate in Seattle

India has renewed its bid to establish a consulate in the US city of Seattle - the home of Boeing and Microsoft -- now that it’s latest diplomatic post in Atlanta is operational.

Indian Consulate in Atlanta to be partially operational on Oct 1

The Atlanta Consulate would cater to the needs of people of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands.

Five dead in shooting at spa in Atlanta suburb

Five people were killed in a shooting at a health spa in an Atlanta suburb on Tuesday in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, police said.