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By Kate Brumback The Associated Press

Court upholds order to unseal records in brazen lynching

ATLANTA — A historian who has spent years looking into the unsolved lynching of two black couples in rural Georgia more than 70 years ago hopes some answers may finally be within his grasp.

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling to unseal the transcripts of the grand jury proceedings that followed a monthslong investigation into the killings.

Police: Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief strikes again

ATLANTA — Police just outside Atlanta say a notorious 86-year-old jewel thief has struck again.

Doris Payne was arrested Tuesday at a Von Maur department store after she put a $1,995 diamond necklace in her back pocket and tried to leave the store, Dunwoody police spokesman Mark Stevens said in an email. She faces a shoplifting charge.