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  1. Device aims to give everyone access to a toiletRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    "It's shocking that this basic necessity is unavailable to nearly half of the world," said Jasmine Burton, founder and president of Atlanta-based Wish for WASH. Burton, 23, was a freshman at Georgia Institute of Technology when she learned that as many as 2.5 billion people don't have access to a toilet.


  2. Unarmed aviation police: We need gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Hundreds of police officers at one of the country's busiest airports say in the case of an active shooter, they are instructed to run and hide. But these nearly 300 aviation police officers, also known as aviation security officers, are not allowed to carry guns at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.


  3. Meet the dogs that can sniff out cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Lucy, a cross between a Labrador retriever and an Irish water spaniel, failed miserably at guide dog school. Curious and easily excitable, random scents distracted Lucy from her master's path, and it wasn't long before she was unceremoniously kicked out.


  4. Jimmy Carter gets optimistic update on cancer treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer that has spread from his liver to other parts of his body, he announced Wednesday. Take a look the life and career of the 39th president of United States. 2 comments

  5. TB vs. ATL Week 8 Cameron BrateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly melted down again, but rookie quarterback Jameis Winston and an opportunistic defense saved the day. Winston accounted for two touchdowns and set up Connor Barth's chip-shot field goal in overtime, leading the Buccaneers to a 23-20 win over the Falcons on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.


  6. Stone Mountain to be topped by MLK tributeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Georgia's Stone Mountain, a site that once hosted Ku Klux Klan cross-burnings and remains a home for Confederate tributes, will soon be adding a very different symbol: a tower in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. According to CNN affiliate WSB, the tower will feature a replica of the Liberty Bell and give literal representation to a line from King's "I Have a Dream" speech: "Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia."


  7. Prosecutor: 'Patriot' put pipe bombs in parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    That was what Michael Sibley told investigators in March, more than four months after he left two partially assembled pipe bombs by a tree perched on a hill in a park in an Atlanta suburb, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court. The devices were inside a backpack that, among other things, included copies of the Quran and the book, "The Rape of Kuwait."


  8. Fan dies from fall at Braves-Yankees gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field during the Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said. The man tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate.


  9. Is activist Shaun King lying about race?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    King has said in interviews that he's biracial, with a white mother and a black father. But this week websites, including and the Daily Beast, alleged that King's father is white.


  10. Confederate flags found at MLK's churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said. Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church where the Rev.


  11. COSBY Bill and Camille Cosby fileRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Spelman College, a historically black women's school in Atlanta, has officially terminated a professorship endowed by actor Bill Cosby and his wife Camille. While the university did not cite a reason, the move comes one week after CNN obtained a copy of a decade-old deposition in which Cosby admitted he procured drugs to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex.


  12. Fix Stone Mountain? Add Outkast, artist saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    A Brooklyn-based artist and animator has devised a way to hush that fuss over the Confederate icons striding across Georgia's Stone Mountain. Rather than trying to wash away the South's history -- as represented in a relief carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson -- Mack Williams proposes making that history more robust.


  13. NAACP: Banish Confederate symbols from Stone MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Following the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina's State House grounds, the next battleground in the debate over racially charged Civil War symbols may be Stone Mountain, a historic site and tourist attraction northeast of Atlanta, Georgia's largest city. The mountain is actually a massive rock outcropping, 825 feet high, whose north face contains a bas-relief carving of Confederate heroes Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.


  14. Confederate flags stolen in Georgia, DelawareRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    It was a media event when the Confederate battle flag come down Friday in South Carolina, but apparently nobody was watching when flags were stolen from from a Georgia state park and a private residence in Delaware. At Stone Mountain Park outside Atlanta, a worker noticed Friday morning that the Confederate flag was missing from a special terrace for flag display, said park police spokesman John Bankhead.


  15. 1 dead after Ebola reappears in LiberiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Unnamed doctor: An American doctor working with the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone tested positive for Ebola on Sept. 8. He was flown to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta the next day.


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