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Braves to honor 40th anniversary of Aaron’s record

AP Photo/Nick Wass ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are planning to honor the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron’s record 715th home run in a pregame ceremony before their home opener against the Mets on April 8. The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear...

Browns CEO, GM leaving team in stunning shakeup

The Browns fired their coach after one season. Now they’re sweeping out their front office. Owner Jimmy Haslam announced Tuesday that CEO Joe Banner will step down in the next two months and general manager Michael Lombardi is leaving the team. It’s yet another...
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With dire storm forecast, many in Ga. stay home

Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed checks on progress at the Public Works North Avenue Facility as Atlanta prepares for another approaching winter storm on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton) Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed...

Holder urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging states to restore voting rights to former prison inmates. Holder says 11 states continue to restrict voting rights after a person has served a prison sentence and is no longer on probation or parole. He says nearly...

On Deck: Riverdale girls playing for NCC title tonight

There are 18 prep basketball games on the local sports schedule tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the hardcourt action from around the region for you tonight here at The Courier. The big game of the night is in Mount Blanchard as Riverdale can win a share of the final...

Lipnitskaia flies home to Moscow to train

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian figure-skating phenomenon Julia Lipnitskaia has returned to Moscow to train for what she hopes will be another gold medal. The 15-year-old already has one in team skating and says it’s “very heavy but beautiful.” Next on her agenda is...
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5 ways China’s slowdown will ripple across globe

AP Photo/Andy Wong BEIJING (AP) — The reaction was slow in coming, but financial markets and corporate bosses have been jolted awake to China’s relentless growth decline and are scrambling to cope with wrenching changes in global business. For the past decade, China...
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US wholesale stockpiles rise 0.3 percent December

AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles in December at the slowest pace since last summer, another sign that the economy lost some momentum at the end of 2013. Wholesalers boosted stockpiles by 0.3 percent in...
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Round 2: Many stay home as Ga. braces for storm

Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed checks on progress at the Public Works North Avenue Facility as Atlanta prepares for another approaching winter storm on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton) Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed...

NBC’s Costas sitting out with eyes infections

NBC Olympics host Bob Costas is headed to the sidelines because of his eye infections. NBC said Costas will be replaced on Tuesday night’s prime-time broadcast by “Today” anchor Matt Lauer. Costas has been wearing glasses since the start of the Sochi Olympics...