Excess weight risk factor in some cancers in U.S., according to CDC report

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:18pm
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After struggling for years to lose weight, Elaine Nealious finally got her insurance company to approve gastric bypass surgery at University Hospital Summerville last August and has since dropped more than 100 pounds. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

First guilty pleas in illegal gun sales case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:55pm
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Two men accused of taking part in illegally selling weapons, including machine guns, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Former Army officer charged with conspiracy to bribe and commit fraud in government contracts

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:38pm
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A retired Army colonel whose company was used to commit bribery to obtain more than $20 million in government contracts has been charged with conspiracy, according to court documents. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Facebook says estimated 10 million saw Russia-linked ads

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:25pm
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WASHINGTON — Facebook says ads that ran on the company’s social media platform and have been linked to a Russian internet agency were seen by an estimated 10 million people before and after the 2016 election. Read more

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Orangeburg restaurant owner threatens to dig up Confederate marker

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:05pm
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Enraged that a Confederate flag continues to fly outside his ice cream shop and confuse customers, a South Carolina man is now warning the flags’ caretakers that he is going to dig up a nearby marker honoring rebel soldiers. Read more

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Trump: Puerto Rico put budget ‘out of whack’ but lives saved

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:29pm
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Confronting Puerto Rico’s devastation nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump highlighted the island’s relatively low death toll compared with “a real catastrophe like Katrina” as he opened a tour of the island Tuesday by focusing on the best of the reviews he and his administration are getting for the federal response.

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Augusta woman serving life for murder up for parole

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:02pm
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An Augusta woman serving a sentence of life in prison for the 1995 slaying of her boyfriend is being considered for parole. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

City aims to name new town for company: Amazon, Georgia

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:35pm
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STONECREST, Ga. — Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality’s land and rename it Amazon, Georgia, in the hopes it will spur the e-commerce giant to locate a second headquarters there. Read more

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SRNS employees win 11 international awards for innovative programs

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:19pm
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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees recently won 11 awards at the 75th annual IdeasAmerica Training Summit in Tempe, Ariz.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect wanted for aggravated assault

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:36am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted for an aggravated assault that occurred in August. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Einstein proof: Nobel winners find ripples in the universe

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:29am
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STOCKHOLM — Three U.S.-based scientists won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe — the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe. Read more

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Athens man receives Legion of Honor medal from French government

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:14am
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ATHENS, Ga. — Richard “Dick” Pipitone was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a neighborhood where most residents in those years came from Irish, Jewish and Italian backgrounds.

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Acts of heroism emerge in chaos of Las Vegas shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:46am
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LAS VEGAS — Rob Ledbetter’s battlefield instincts kicked in quickly as bullets rained overhead.

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Tom Petty, down-to-earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:11am
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Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ “Refugee” and “American Girl,” has died. He was 66.

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