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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

QUESTION: Can I smash a car window if I see a...

Summer temperatures continue to rise and so do the number of stories garnering news headlines after dogs are left in hot vehicles. So what's the law here in Georgia?

In wake of Weinstein, men wonder if hugging women still OK

Men are wondering if it’s still OK to hug a female colleague or ask about her weekend. And some are asking themselves if they ever, perhaps even inadvertently, crossed the line.

Savannah approves $1.4M to get delayed police station moving

Savannah officials have budgeted $7.7 million total for the new precinct.

Tiny Vermont brings food industry to its knees on GMO labels

The food industry is holding out hope that Congress will prevent states from requiring such labeling. Some companies say they plan to follow Vermont's law, while others are considering pulling their products from the small state.

How stars spend a month getting ready for Oscars’ red carpet

Like prom for movie stars, the Academy Awards is Hollywood's most glamorous night. It's also the most photographed celebrity event of the year, its starry images beamed instantly around the world and endlessly reproduced in fashion magazines.

First embryo gene-repair holds promise for inherited disease

Researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases.

Some lawsuits can proceed over cigarettes touted as natural

A U.S. judge in New Mexico has dismissed more than two dozen complaints against the maker of American Spirit cigarettes but is allowing others to move forward over a line of tobacco touted as natural.

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors.

New HIV vaccine trial to start in South Africa

Scientists say a new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa this week, could be "the final nail in the coffin" for the disease if it is successful.

Health plan’s fall brings dread for ‘Obamacare’ recipients

One American was able to afford her toddler’s latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams.
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