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Pistons-Hawks, Box

Bullock 4-8 0-0 10, Harris 8-11 2-2 19, Drummond 4-11 4-4 12, Jackson 5-12 0-0 11, Bradley 7-15 2-2 18, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Tolliver 2-5 0-0 6, Moreland 0-2 0-2 0, Ellenson 1-1 0-0 2, Galloway 6-10 0-0 17, Smith 2-5 0-0 4, Kennard 1-8 2-2 4. Totals 41-90 10-12 105.

Prince 1-7 1-2 4, Ilyasova 10-14 1-1 23, Plumlee 0-0 0-2 0, Schroder 3-7 2-4 9, Bazemore 2-10 2-2 8, Babbitt 1-4 4-4 7, Bembry 0-2 0-0 0, Cavanaugh 3-3 1-1 9, Collins 7-10 1-3 15, Taylor 0-1 2-4 2, Delaney 2-5 2-3 6, Dorsey 1-3 0-0 3, Belinelli 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 32-69 16-26 91.

3-Point Goals_Detroit 13-30 (Galloway 5-8, Bradley 2-2, Tolliver 2-4, Bullock 2-4, Harris 1-3, Jackson 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Kennard 0-4), Atlanta 11-31 (Cavanaugh 2-2, Ilyasova 2-4, Bazemore 2-6, Schroder 1-2, Dorsey 1-2, Belinelli 1-2, Babbitt 1-3, Prince 1-5, Bembry 0-1, Taylor 0-1, Delaney 0-3). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Detroit 47 (Drummond 19), Atlanta 33 (Collins 7). Assists_Detroit 26 (Drummond 8), Atlanta 28 (Schroder 10). Total Fouls_Detroit 23, Atlanta 12. Technicals_Moreland. A_13,548 (19,049).

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were:

02-05-06-07-08-09-14-15-17-20-22-24

(two, five, six, seven, eight, nine, fourteen, fifteen, seventeen, twenty, twenty-two, twenty-four)

What time do stores open and close on Christmas Eve 2017?

If you’re banking on some last minute Christmas shopping, you’re not alone. 

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According to a 2016 survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers, 76 percent of adult shoppers said they planned on making holiday purchases right up until Christmas.

And with Christmas Eve on a Sunday this year, shoppers will have an extra weekend day to hit the stores.

>> Related: Ultimate Guide to the Holidays

For all you last-minute shoppers, here’s a breakdown of store hours for Christmas Eve on Dec. 24, 2017:

Department store hours for Christmas Eve 2017

Belk: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dillard’s: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

JCPenney: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kmart: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. or midnight, depending on the location.

Kohl’s: Noon to 6 p.m.

Macy’s: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Neiman Marcus: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nordstrom: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Target: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sears: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walmart: Regular opening time (varies by location). All stores close at 6 p.m.

Von Maur: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

» RELATED: 2017 Christmas shipping deadlines for Amazon, Walmart, FedEx, UPS and more

Speciality retail store hours for Christmas Eve 2017

Apple Store: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Babies R Us: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Banana Republic: Opening hours vary. All stores close at 6 p.m.

Barnes & Noble: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bed, Bath & Beyond: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Best Buy: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

BJ’s Wholesale: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Costco: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dollar Tree: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

GameStop: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Gap: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hobby Lobby: Closed on Sundays

Ikea: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lowe’s: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Office Depot & OfficeMax: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Old Navy: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Patagonia: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

REI: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sam’s Club: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stein Mart: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Toys R Us: 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. or 9 p.m., depending on the location.

Grocery store hours for Christmas Eve 2017

Kroger: Hours vary by location. Some will be open until 8 p.m. or close earlier, around 5-6 p.m. Call your nearest store to confirm.

Publix: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Whole Foods: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Trader Joe’s: Opening hours vary by location (8 a.m. or 9 a.m.) All stores close at 6 p.m.

Sprouts: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pharmacy hours for Christmas Eve 2017

Walgreens: Most Walgreens pharmacies will have regular hours on Christmas Eve. Call yours to confirm.

CVS: Most CVS pharmacies are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Call yours to confirm.

Rite Aid: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pistons-Hawks, Box

Bullock 4-8 0-0 10, Harris 8-11 2-2 19, Drummond 4-11 4-4 12, Jackson 5-12 0-0 11, Bradley 7-15 2-2 18, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Tolliver 2-5 0-0 6, Moreland 0-2 0-2 0, Ellenson 1-1 0-0 2, Galloway 6-10 0-0 17, Smith 2-5 0-0 4, Kennard 1-8 2-2 4. Totals 41-90 10-12 105.

Prince 1-7 1-2 4, Ilyasova 10-14 1-1 23, Plumlee 0-0 0-2 0, Schroder 3-7 2-4 9, Bazemore 2-10 2-2 8, Babbitt 1-4 4-4 7, Bembry 0-2 0-0 0, Cavanaugh 3-3 1-1 9, Collins 7-10 1-3 15, Taylor 0-1 2-4 2, Delaney 2-5 2-3 6, Dorsey 1-3 0-0 3, Belinelli 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 32-69 16-26 91.

3-Point Goals_Detroit 13-30 (Galloway 5-8, Bradley 2-2, Tolliver 2-4, Bullock 2-4, Harris 1-3, Jackson 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Kennard 0-4), Atlanta 11-31 (Cavanaugh 2-2, Ilyasova 2-4, Bazemore 2-6, Schroder 1-2, Dorsey 1-2, Belinelli 1-2, Babbitt 1-3, Prince 1-5, Bembry 0-1, Taylor 0-1, Delaney 0-3). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Detroit 47 (Drummond 19), Atlanta 33 (Collins 7). Assists_Detroit 27 (Drummond 9), Atlanta 28 (Schroder 10). Total Fouls_Detroit 23, Atlanta 12. Technicals_Moreland. A_13,548 (19,049).

Pistons-Hawks, Box

Bullock 4-8 0-0 10, Harris 8-11 2-2 19, Drummond 4-11 4-4 12, Jackson 5-12 0-0 11, Bradley 7-15 2-2 18, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Tolliver 2-5 0-0 6, Moreland 0-2 0-2 0, Ellenson 1-1 0-0 2, Galloway 6-10 0-0 17, Smith 2-5 0-0 4, Kennard 1-8 2-2 4. Totals 41-90 10-12 105.

Prince 1-7 1-2 4, Ilyasova 10-14 1-1 23, Plumlee 0-0 0-2 0, Schroder 3-7 2-4 9, Bazemore 2-10 2-2 8, Babbitt 1-4 4-4 7, Bembry 0-2 0-0 0, Cavanaugh 3-3 1-1 9, Collins 7-10 1-3 15, Taylor 0-1 2-4 2, Delaney 2-5 2-3 6, Dorsey 1-3 0-0 3, Belinelli 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 32-69 16-26 91.

3-Point Goals_Detroit 13-30 (Galloway 5-8, Bradley 2-2, Tolliver 2-4, Bullock 2-4, Harris 1-3, Jackson 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Kennard 0-4), Atlanta 11-31 (Cavanaugh 2-2, Ilyasova 2-4, Bazemore 2-6, Schroder 1-2, Dorsey 1-2, Belinelli 1-2, Babbitt 1-3, Prince 1-5, Bembry 0-1, Taylor 0-1, Delaney 0-3). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Detroit 47 (Drummond 19), Atlanta 33 (Collins 7). Assists_Detroit 27 (Drummond 9), Atlanta 28 (Schroder 10). Total Fouls_Detroit 23, Atlanta 12. Technicals_Moreland. A_13,548 (19,049).

Another 8-planet solar system? 7 things about Kepler’s ‘sizzling’ discovery

Looks like our solar system isn’t the only one out there with eight planets circling around a single star.

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NASA scientists, along with Google engineers, used artificial intelligence to discover a new, scorching hot planet in the Kepler-90 solar system, bringing the total number of planets circling the Sun-like star to eight, the agency announced Thursday.

>> Related: Breathtaking NASA time-lapse shows how much Earth has changed over 20 years

Scientists used Google machine learning to teach computers how to identify planets in the light readings recorded by NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.

Here’s what you should know about the new discovery, according to Thursday’s live teleconference:

What exactly is the Kepler mission?

The Kepler mission, NASA Discovery’s tenth mission, first launched in March 2009 with a goal to survey the Milky Way and hunt for Earth-size and smaller planets near the galaxy or “habitable” regions of planets’ parent stars.

In 2014, the Kepler space telescope began a new extended mission called K2, which continues the hunt for planets outside our solar system along with its other cosmic tasks.

>> Related: Follow NASA’s Kepler and K2 missions 

According to Space.com, “Kepler spots alien worlds by noticing the tiny brightness dips they cause when they cross the face of their host star from the spacecraft's perspective.”

Since 2009, Kepler has discovered thousands of exoplanets ranging between Earth-size and Neptune-size (four times the size of Earth).

As of Dec. 14, Kepler has confirmed 2,341 exoplanets.

How did NASA find the planet?

Researchers Christopher Shallue (Google AI software engineer) and Andrew Vanderburg (NASA astronomer) were inspired by the way neurons in the human brain connect and adapted the “neural network” concept to machine learning.

They taught computers how to identify planets in the light readings recorded by the Kepler telescope by first training them to search for the weaker signals in 670 star systems that already had multiple planets.

>> Related: Amazing NASA photos through the years 

“Their assumption was that multiple-planet systems would be the best places to look for more exoplanets,” researchers wrote in the press release.

Using this concept, the network “found weak transit signals from a previously-missed eighth planet orbiting Kepler-90, in the constellation Draco.”

Their findings will be published in The Astronomical Journal.

Would humans have found the planet without machine learning?

Without machine learning, it would have taken humans much longer to scan the recorded signals from planets beyond our solar system (exoplanets), Shallue said. Kepler’s four-year dataset consists of 35,000 possible planetary signals. 

>> Related: 15,000 scientists warn it will soon be 'too late' to save Earth

Additionally, people are likely to miss the weaker signals that machine learning was able to identify.

Won’t this form of automation put astronomers out of work?

"This will absolutely work alongside astronomers," Jessie Dotson, Kepler’s project scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, said in a press briefing. "You're never going to take that piece out."

Researchers hope astronomers will use this form of automation via machine learning as a tool to help astronomers make more of an impact, increase their productivity and inspire more people become astronomers.

Read more here.

Younger, Kay lead Presbyterian over Toccoa Falls 104-35

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) - J.C. Younger poured in a career-high 28 points and reserve Ethan Kay scored a career-best 27 on 9-of-14 shooting from 3-point range to lead Presbyterian to a 104-35 victory over Division II member Toccoa Falls on Thursday night.

Younger hit a career-high six 3-pointers for the Blue Hose (6-5), who have won five straight. Kay's career-high nine 3s helped Presbyterian make a school-record 20 on 38 attempts (53 percent). Stephen Osu snared 12 rebounds to guide the Blue Hose to a 53-28 advantage on the boards.

Presbyterian's bench outscored the Eagles 56-8 and the Blue Hose turned 21 turnovers into 31 points.

Presbyterian jumped out to a 9-0 lead and led 57-24 by halftime. The Blue Hose hit the century mark on a Kay 3-pointer with 3 minutes left in the game to push the lead to 101-31.

Kevin Cave led the Eagles with 16 points. His three 3-pointers were the only points scored by Toccoa Falls, until Matthew Massengill hit a jumper with 9:29 left in the first half.

WATCH: Sheep runs off with baby Jesus in hilarious church nativity program

A nativity scene performed by children didn’t go quite as planned at a Baptist church in White Pine, Tennessee.

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A little girl playing a sheep decided she wanted the baby Jesus for herself.

The children in the nativity scene were singing “Away in a Manager,” when the sheep suddenly stood up and grabbed the doll, which was in a manger, surrounded by other children who were playing Mary, Joseph, an angel and others. 

Well snatching the baby didn’t go over very well with the little girl playing Mary. She grabbed the doll back from the sheep and put it back in the manger. That didn’t sit well with the sheep, who grabbed the baby Jesus back again and danced across the stage. 

Mary had had enough and went after the sheep for a second time. She grabbed the sheep from behind, trying to reach around for the doll, dragging the sheep and doll back to the stable.

>> Related: Man puts 14-foot-tall “A Christmas Story” leg lamp in front yard

At this point the laughing adult onlookers in the congregation decided it was time for an intervention.

The video was posted on Facebook and has been shared thousands of times.

Groups rescue dozens of cats from home in suspected hoarding case

Two local animal rescue groups have an urgent plea for help to find new homes for dozens of cats. 

Rescuers said the cats were removed from a Clayton County home in a suspected hoarding case. 

The CEO of Fur Kids, which runs Georgia's largest animal rescue and no-kill shelters, said her group took possession of 18 of the cats from the Clayton County animal shelter. 

"We understand there are over 30 cats in the homes and we've stepped up to take the first grouping that came in," Samantha Shelton said. 

The cats are now at the Fur Kids facility in Doraville. 

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"They're shy right now. They're a little traumatized. They've been through a lot over the last 24 hours," Shelton said. "We're confident that we're going to get them out of their shell, get them fully vetted and prepared for adoption over the next two weeks."

Another rescue group, Friends of Clayton County Cats, said it took more than a dozen of the cats. 

Both groups are working feverishly to find new homes for the cats. Channel 2 Action News contacted the Clayton County Animal Shelter for information about the case, but they did not respond. A recent post on their Facebook page issued an urgent plea for people to adopt cats and dogs that are in danger of being euthanized. 

"We really need the community to step up. It's a great time to adopt. Please support adoption because otherwise, these animals are going to be euthanized in animal control," Shelton said. 

Rescuers said this is an important reminder to have pets spayed and neutered. 

Groups rescue dozens of cats from home in suspected hoarding case

Two local animal rescue groups have an urgent plea for help to find new homes for dozens of cats. 

Rescuers said the cats were removed from a Clayton County home in a suspected hoarding case. 

The CEO of Fur Kids, which runs Georgia's largest animal rescue and no-kill shelters, said her group took possession of 18 of the cats from the Clayton County animal shelter. 

"We understand there are over 30 cats in the homes and we've stepped up to take the first grouping that came in," Samantha Shelton said. 

The cats are now at the Fur Kids facility in Doraville. 

TRENDING STORIES:

"They're shy right now. They're a little traumatized. They've been through a lot over the last 24 hours," Shelton said. "We're confident that we're going to get them out of their shell, get them fully vetted and prepared for adoption over the next two weeks."

Another rescue group, Friends of Clayton County Cats, said it took more than a dozen of the cats. 

Both groups are working feverishly to find new homes for the cats. Channel 2 Action News contacted the Clayton County Animal Shelter for information about the case, but they did not respond. A recent post on their Facebook page issued an urgent plea for people to adopt cats and dogs that are in danger of being euthanized. 

"We really need the community to step up. It's a great time to adopt. Please support adoption because otherwise, these animals are going to be euthanized in animal control," Shelton said. 

Rescuers said this is an important reminder to have pets spayed and neutered. 

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