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Husband: Ebola virus patient resting at undisclosed location

ATLANTA (AP) - The husband of a second American aid worker released after being treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus says she is resting and recuperating at an undisclosed location.

David Writebol says his 59-year-old wife, Nancy Writebol, decided it would be best to leave the hospital "privately." An Emory University doctor said during a news conference Thursday that she left the hospital Tuesday.

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first American aid worker treated at Emory, told the audience, "Today is a miraculous day." The 33-year-old doctor said he never imagined himself being in this position when he moved to the west African nation of Liberia to work at a missionary clinic.

Brantly and Writebol were treated for the deadly disease in an isolation unit at the hospital.


Nunn ramps up attacks on Perdue at Ga. Senate forum

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up.

The two met for their first candidate forum Thursday and Nunn quickly set the tone by touting her ability to work across party lines while portraying Perdue as an obstructionist who would continue Washington gridlock.

Perdue didn't respond to the attacks, focusing instead on criticizing the policies of national Democrats and arguing Nunn would be a proxy for President Barack Obama.

The Georgia race is one of the most closely watched this year as Republicans make a push to take control of the Senate for the last two years of Obama's term.

Libertarian Amanda Swafford, who will also appear on the ballot, was not invited to the forum.


Alabama judge could avoid prosecution in Atlanta

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama federal judge could avoid prosecution for domestic violence in Atlanta.

Programs help some defendants avoid criminal prosecution, and a defense lawyer says U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller is open to such a chance in Fulton County.

The defense says Fuller is entering treatment for an unspecified reason, and the Atlanta court offers pre-trial intervention and diversion programs for some defendants. One of the programs is for people in treatment programs.

Fuller's defense attorney Jeff Brickman says he plans to talk to a prosecutor soon about the possibility. Brickman says Fuller would welcome the chance to end the case without prosecution.

A prosecutor didn't return a message seeking comment.

Atlanta police recently arrested Fuller on a misdemeanor battery charge after his wife called 911 saying he was beating her.


Warrant ordered for Ga. woman in explosives case

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered that a warrant be issued for a north Georgia woman who was sentenced to probation on federal explosives charges.

U.S. District Judge Richard Story signed an order for a warrant for Celia Savage so she can be brought before him for a probation revocation hearing.

The 25-year-old was arrested Aug. 9, less than six months after Story sentenced her to six years on probation but warned that if she got in trouble again he would send her to prison.

Authorities say Savage became hostile in a tattoo parlor when she realized the owner was one of the agents in her federal conviction. Authorities say she destroyed a glass table, drove drunk and had illegal drugs.

Savage is being held without bond in the Hall County jail.


SEC: Colorado woman defrauded investors of $800k

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is suing a former Colorado Springs woman for allegedly defrauding investors in several states of nearly $800,000 in a smartphone venture.

The Gazette reported Thursday that, according to the suit, Heidi Ann Gamer used investors' money for vacations, shopping, rental housing and other personal expenses.

The SEC suit also names two companies Gamer started: Gamer Economic Systems and Gamer Media Partners.

Gamer's Denver attorney, Bill Leone, said his client hoped to settle the lawsuit.

The SEC filed the suit in Atlanta federal court. Gamer moved to Atlanta to work with software developers there and start Gamer Media Partners.


No. 16 Clemson backup OL Anthony transferring

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Part-time starting offensive lineman Shaq Anthony is transferring from Clemson.

A release from the school stated that Anthony met with Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney on Thursday morning to discuss his decision.

Anthony played in 17 games for the Tigers, making five starts the past two seasons. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Anthony was not projected as a starter heading into the season for No. 16 Clemson.

Anthony said in a statement he enjoyed his time at Clemson but needed a clean start somewhere he can become a starter.

Swinney says he supports Anthony's choice and wished him well.

The Tigers open the season against No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30th.

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