DeKalb County, Georgia detectives say the suspect who fired shots at police from an elementary school got the assault rifle from "an acquaintance", and says the investigation into the 20-year-old's motive is ongoing.
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Fitness experts decry ‘resolution dependency’
One of the country’s best-known fitness center chains is launching an initiative to wean people from what it calls an over-dependence on New Year’s resolutions.
AAA expects U.S. holiday travel to reach record high
U.S. travel during the Christmas and New Year's holidays will rise for a fifth straight year to reach a record, boosted by more automobile trips, AAA said.
Highly paid coaches are the cost of big money college football
Nick Saban's new contract will cost the University of Alabama some $7 million a year. In Tuscaloosa, the football coach who's won three national titles represents a good return on investment.
College men accused of sexual assault say their rights violated
Female students nationwide have filed federal complaints that claim campus sexual-assault investigators lack training, fail to adequately probe incidents and treat the attackers with too much leniency.
Antibacterial soaps must prove safety to stay on shelves
Antibacterial washes would have one year to prove they're safe to remain in U.S. stores, part of a proposal by regulators to address 40 years of debate on overuse of germ-killing chemicals.
Racism linked to infant mortality, learning disabilities
In the long list of health disparities that vex and disproportionately affect the lives of African-Americans - diabetes, cancer and obesity among them - one of the earliest and, it turns out, most significant, may be just when a black child is born.
Gun deaths not easily tracked or tallied
Five days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he stressed that, this time, the national conversation about guns must lead to action.
La Russa, Cox and Torre built Hall of Fame careers on leadership
Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are among the most successful managers ever to coach in major league baseball. Appreciating their careers - and their election this week to baseball's Hall of Fame - is as much as a study in leadership style as baseball stats.
Judges deny chimpanzees 'personhood'
Three lawsuits filed last week that attempted to achieve "legal personhood" for four chimpanzees living in New York have been struck down.
Minnesota college student survives night on porch in subzero temperatures
A University of Minnesota Duluth student suffered severe hypothermia and could lose one or more limbs after spending a night passed out on a freezing porch in subzero temperatures with only a jacket and boots to protect her from the frostbiting cold.
Personal genetic tests face sharper scrutiny after 23andMe
23andMe Inc.'s clash with U.S. regulators over the direct sale of its gene analysis service to consumers signals stiffer oversight of thousands of tests in an industry predicted to increase fivefold in size.
Harvard study finds diet changes gut bacteria within a day
A change in diet quickly alters the types of bacteria living in the human gut, a finding that suggests this rapid adaptability to different foods can be used to control illnesses tied to stomach microbes, researchers said.
Blood emergency continues across Oklahoma
Faced with less than a one-day supply of blood, Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) declared a blood emergency Thursday. Since then, 40 scheduled blood drives have been canceled due to weather conditions. Some 1,600 blood donors were expected at those blood drives.
Donors with OBI provide every drop of blood for patients in more than 144 medical facilities throughout the state - 25 of those in the Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma area
Twitter reacts to Time's Person of the Year
Time has announced its Person of the Year for 2013: Pope Francis. The announcement, seen live on the "Today" show Wednesday, generated immediate reaction on Twitter. Here is a sampling.
Rape victim plans lawsuit against Facebook
A rape victim said she plans to file a lawsuit against Facebook for refusing to voluntarily remove a fake page created in her name by her rapist and posting nude photos of her to it.
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