Atlanta-area police shoot dead unarmed, naked African-American man

A white, Atlanta-area police officer shot dead a naked and unarmed African-American man acting erratically in his apartment complex and who was possibly suffering from a mental illness, the county police chief said.

US airliners received bomb threat, escorted by fighter jets

A pair of F-16 fighter jets escorted two US commercial airliners to their landing in Atlanta on Saturday following a bomb threat online, an aviation spokesman said.

Kyrie Irving nets 35 in return but Cavs lose in Atlanta
Kyrie Irving nets 35 in return but Cavs lose in Atlanta

Australian star Kyrie Irving scored 35 points in his NBA return from a bruised left knee but the Cleveland Cavaliers, playing without LeBron James, lost 109-101 Tuesday at Atlanta.

US doctor gives first interview since surviving Ebola

A US doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and survived after weeks of intensive treatment in Atlanta is speaking out for the first time in an interview published Sunday.

CAG flags off accounting lapses in US mission

Flagging off "serious inaccuracies" in accounts of India's Consulate General in Houston, government auditor CAG on Friday said there were "fictitious payment vouchers" of about Rs 2.3 crore and some unaccounted with drawls between March 2012 and February 2013.

US varsity students attend lectures at Presidency

One of India's prestigious educational establishments, Presidency University, here is hosting a batch of students and faculty from a top-ranked US university as part of a student exchange programme, a statement said.

US nurse with Ebola to be released from hospital

A second US nurse diagnosed with Ebola while caring for a patient from Liberia is now free of the disease and will leave Emory University Hospital in Atlanta soon, hospital authorities said Tuesday.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Federal officials working to keep Ebola from spreading into the US have ordered that all travellers who come into the US from three Ebola-stricken West African nations now be monitored for three weeks.

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.