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An attorney representing Bobby Brown says the entertainer's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, isn't and never has been married.

Brown's attorney Christopher Brown released a statement Tuesday disputing reports that Bobbi Kristina Brown is married to Nick Gordon. Bobbi Kristina Brown has been hospitalized since Saturday after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at a suburban Atlanta townhome. Gordon and a friend called police.

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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning consumers of a life insurance scam involving unsolicited calls.

Scammers have been calling consumers offering the proceeds of life insurance policies for a fee, Hudgens says.

Hudgens says scammers have been asking victims to pay them via multiple pre-paid cards. The suspects call consumers back after they've purchased the cards and asks them to read the serial numbers, he says. This allows the suspects to transfer money loaded on the card to their own accounts without ever having the card in their possession.

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Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon says the company's corporate headquarters will be located in the metro Atlanta city of Sandy Springs.

Cannon joined Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and other officials at a ceremony Tuesday at the state Capitol. Mercedes-Benz officials announced in January that the car manufacturer would relocate its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Georgia. But a specific location wasn't clear.

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The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in an appeal of a lower court ruling on financing for the new Braves baseball stadium in Cobb County.

Three Cobb County residents opposed the authorization of the bonds, arguing the bonds required taxpayer approval. A Cobb County Superior Court judge in July validated the bonds, ruling that no public referendum was necessary.

The three residents — attorney T. Tucker Hobgood, Larry Savage and Richard Pellegrino — have appealed the judge's ruling to the Supreme Court.

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"To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.

Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that "Go Set a Watchman," a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14. Rediscovered last fall, "Go Set a Watchman" is essentially a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," although it was finished earlier. The 304-page book will be Lee's second, and the first new work in more than 50 years.

Police say a device taped to a bridge over a busy Atlanta freeway was not explosive, but they haven't said exactly what it was.

Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy says authorities on Monday found a tube-shaped object taped to the east side of a bridge spanning the downtown connector. The connector is a stretch of freeway where Interstates 75 and 85 meet in Atlanta.

Police eventually detonated the device, which charred a section of the bridge.

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The parallels are haunting: Bobbi Kristina Brown and her mother, Whitney Houston, were both found face-down in bathtubs as the music industry prepared for the Grammy Awards.

Both lived in the constant glare of entertainment industry attention, both struggled with drugs; both married men criticized by family and friends as wrong for them.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown is fighting for her life, a representative for Whitney Houston's family said Monday.

Police said the 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown was taken to a hospital Saturday after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in a suburban Atlanta townhome.

The family's representative said in the statement that Brown is surrounded by immediate family and that the family was requesting privacy. No more details were provided.

Police have detonated a suspicious device that prompted a freeway closure in Atlanta that led to massive traffic backups.

Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy says authorities on Monday found a tube-shaped object taped to the east side of the 14th Street bridge, which spans the downtown connector. The connector is a stretch of freeway where Interstates 75 and 85 meet in Atlanta.

Police detonated the device, which charred a section of the northbound side of the bridge.

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn talks to reporters after practice Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks will play the Carolina Panthers on Saturday in an NFL football divisional playoff game.
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A person familiar with the negotiations says Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has agreed to a five-year deal to become the Atlanta Falcons coach.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal has not been publicly announced by the team. The Falcons are expected to introduce Quinn as their coach on Tuesday.

The Falcons exercised patience while waiting for Quinn, who could not be offered a job until after Seattle's 28-24 Super Bowl loss Sunday night to the New England Patriots.

Fireworks are seen over the field at the end of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots won 28-24.
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Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns and Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson's pass in the end zone with 20 seconds left, helping the New England Patriots hold on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 Sunday night for their fourth Super Bowl title.

The Patriots had lost three straight Super Bowls since winning three in four years a decade ago.

The 37-year-old Brady led them back, hitting Julian Edelman with two minutes and two seconds left for his 12th career Super Bowl touchdown pass, breaking Joe Montana's record.

he Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children -- Dexter (left), Bernice and Martin III -- are involved in a dispute over their father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are trying to resolve a legal dispute over their father's traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal without going to trial.

The slain civil rights icon's estate, which is controlled by his sons, last year asked a judge to order their sister to turn over the two items. In an estate board of directors meeting, the brothers, Martin Luther King III and Dexter, had voted 2-1 against their sister, the Rev. Bernice King, to sell the two items.

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The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says authorities will be on the lookout for suspected drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday.

Officials say football fans should pick a designated driver or take a cab home Sunday if their game day plans include alcohol.

Governor's Office of Highway Safety officials say drivers should download the Drive Sober, Georgia application which lists paid and free sober ride programs.

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A metro Atlanta animal welfare group in Decatur is hosting a pair of special events to celebrate the second annual Kitten Bowl, a feline football competition.

PAWS Atlanta officials say they're hosting a watch party for the Hallmark Channel's second annual Kitten Bowl. PAWS is also offering buy one get one free cat adoptions Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The former Atlanta Public Schools human resources chief says the district's former superintendent ordered drafts of a report on the investigation into standardized test cheating allegations to be destroyed.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday that Millicent Few said she was told it was legal to destroy the drafts because they weren't final.

In this June 13, 2014, file photo, construction continues on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Georgia. An analyst for the Public Service Commission, Steven Roetger, said the timeline for finishing two nuclear reactors at Pl
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Construction of Plant Vogtle, a nuclear plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, could be delayed 18 months, raising costs for builders and owners.

Southern Co. said Thursday that the firms designing and building the new plant expect work on the first reactor will be complete in mid-2019, and the second reactor will be finished in mid-2020. The reactors were supposed to be running by 2016 and 2017, respectively.

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The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for a death row inmate set to die this evening.

Warren Lee Hill, who is 54, is set for execution at 7 p.m. He still has a petition pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hill was serving a life sentence in 1990 for the 1986 slaying of his girlfriend when he killed a fellow inmate. A jury in 1991 convicted Hill of murder and sentenced him to death.

Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow.
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Parts of New England are still feeling the full force of a blizzard that is expected to leave two feet or more of snow in most of Massachusetts. The storm is also carrying wind gusts topping 75 mph.

More than 7,700 flights in and out of the Northeast have been canceled. Some flights may not resume again until Wednesday. Commuter railroads and some local transit systems won't be operating overnight. And getting anywhere by road in the impact zone is severely limited by bans on non-essential traffic. There are widespread cancellations of schools.

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The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum is offering special programs to continue commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Director Camille Love said in a release that the museum will present guest speakers and special film screenings between February and June.

Officials say authors William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore are scheduled to deliver a free lecture on President Abraham Lincoln and the abolition of slavery on Feb. 12.

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Holy roller coaster! The Batman ride at Six Flags Over Georgia is going to run backward when the park opens for the season March 14.

The ride opened in the park in 1997 and has given more than 16 million rides since then, but they've all been in the same direction. The new twist on the ride's old twists will take the cars up a 10-story hill in reverse, then let them fly 50 mph backward along 2,700 feet of track.

The reverse operation will only last for several weeks into early spring.

2006 photo from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquiring a blood meal from a human host.
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Millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if researchers win approval to use the insects to limit two painful viral diseases: Dengue fever and chikungunya.

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is waiting to hear if the Food and Drug Administration will allow it to run the experiment in Key West.

 The container ship Zim Istanbul makes it's way up the Savannah River past historic River Street in Savannah, Ga., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, to the Port of Savannah.
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Georgia's seaports handled record-breaking cargo volumes in the first half of the 2015 fiscal year in part because of labor disputes that have bogged down trade on the West Coast.

The Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday that overall cargo tonnage in Savannah and Brunswick was up nearly 7 percent in the six-month period from July 1 through Dec. 31. Savannah, the nation's fourth-busiest container port, handled 1.75 million cargo containers, an increase of more than 13 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

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A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement.

Fifty years later, the Georgia Democratic congressman is now hoping graphic novels about his life and the fight to win equal civil rights for all Americans will serve as a guide for protesters today as they seek justice.

A motorist rides along the tire paths cleared of snow on Georgia state Route 141 as snow and sleet continue to fall for a second day, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Peachtree Corners, Ga.
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Forecasters say light snow and black ice will be possible in higher elevations of the north Georgia  mountains as a winter storm system moves toward the east coast.

In a winter weather advisory, the National Weather Service said the ice could form on roads and bridges Monday evening, as temperatures fall below freezing in the mountains.

Meanwhile, a wind advisory in effect until Monday evening covered all of north and central Georgia.

Winds from 15 to 25 mph ─ with gusts of up to 35 mph ─ were expected through 8 p.m. Monday.

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A Georgia death row inmate who has come within hours of execution three times is once again scheduled to die this week.

Warren Lee Hill, 54, who was sentenced to death in August 1991, was first scheduled to die two and a half years ago. Challenges filed by his lawyers have provided temporary reprieves on three occasions and twice have effectively halted all executions in Georgia for months at a time.

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An FBI agent says law officers are continuing to pursue a suspect after someone made bomb threats targeting two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes.

FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told The Associated Press on Sunday that the agency is continuing to pursue leads in an effort to locate the individual responsible for the threats.

No bombs were found in searches of both planes after they landed safely in Atlanta on Saturday.

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The police department for Atlanta's public transit system is hiring.

The MARTA Police Department plans to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at MARTA headquarters. The department says it will offer on-site information sessions for open positions.

Police recruiters plan to pre-screen applicants.

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Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal complaint against the city claiming he was discriminated against because of his religion.

Mayor Kasim Reed recently fired Cochran over comments in his self-published book, "Who Told You That You Were Naked." The book characterizes homosexuality as "vulgar" and "a sexual perversion."

City spokeswoman Anne Torres says the city plans to defend the mayor's decision.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio addresses members of his DUI chain gang Dec. 11, 2007, in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Inmates at a Georgia jail will soon be wearing hot-pink uniforms, an idea borrowed from an Arizona sheriff.

Gary Jones, the public safety chief in the east Georgia city of Grovetown, said he hopes the inmates will be seen in their pink uniforms while collecting litter on public roads. Jones tells The Augusta Chronicle that he envisions motorists driving by and deciding they never want to be in that position.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a press conference on Oct. 20, naming members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team.
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The newly-created Georgia Education Reform Commission is expected to recommend improvements for state's education system by Aug. 31.

Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement Wednesday that the 34-person group will study Georgia's education system and its funding before making recommendations on how to improve the system. The group will also work to expand access to early learning programs, expand school options and recruit qualified educators, Deal says.