San Francisco's last gun store to close

SAN FRANCISCO - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.
By Paul Elias

BP accepts $20 million settlement in gulf spill

The deal would resolve all civil claims against BP and end five years of legal fighting over the 134 million-gallon spill. It also would bind the company to a massive cleanup project.
By Eric Tucker

Council approves amendment to aid water park

The city council heard from more residents Monday concerned about a water park within its limits but passed an ordinance permitting its development unanimously.
By Mike Rosier

Waffle House planned for Davis Road

The restaurant would go in a vacant lot next to The Snug if a rezoning request is approved by the Augusta Commission on Oct. 20.

Expanded bridge project list draws no bids

A multimillion-dollar construction project received no offers in its second round of bidding.
By Wesley Brown

Bernanke says executives needed jail time

WASHINGTON - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession.

Retired Army officer opening Augusta's first craft brewery

Augusta will join Athens, Savannah, Macon, Statesboro and Atlanta in having locally crafted beer when Riverwatch Brewery opens next month.
By Susan McCord

States extend tax breaks to data centers

KANSAS CITY - The former limestone mine seemed perfect for a large computer data center. The air was cool. The rock walls provided a defense against natural disasters.
By David A. Lieb

New mortgage rules could delay closings

The new form merges the HUD-1 Settlement Statement, the Good Faith Estimate and the Truth-in-Lending disclosure form into two new closing forms. The changes stem from the five-year-old Dodd-Fank financial reform law and the forms themselves have been in the works for more than a year.
By Tim Rausch

Workers pay bigger share of health deductible

Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.
By Tom Murphy
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Churches to hear presentation on Haiti orphans

Members of several area churches will gather at Gardner Grove Baptist Church to hear about helping the abandoned children of Haiti.
By Lisa Kaylor

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