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Biden goes on offense in Georgia while Trump targets Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — One week until Election Day, Joe Biden is going on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia — which hasn’t backed a Democrat...

The Latest: India’s daily infections at lowest in 3 months

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months...

Dunkin’ shares hit all-time high after holding buyout talks

The Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee chain has confirmed it's held talks to be taken private by a private equity firm, sending its shares rocketing...

Atlanta rapper Silento charged with driving 143 mph on I-85

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested Friday and accused of driving 143 mph (230 kph) on Interstate 85, authorities said. ...

McDonald celebrates 28th birthday with first LPGA Tour win

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald celebrated her birthday with her first LPGA Tour victory. ...

Lions stun Falcons 23-22 after letting Atlanta score late TD

ATLANTA (AP) — The Lions let the Falcons score a touchdown. It worked — and Atlanta found another stunning way to lose. ...

Ally McDonald holds onto LPGA Drive On Championship lead

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald held onto the lead Saturday in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee, shooting a 3-under 69 to...

Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress...

Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped out of a Humvee on a foggy morning in northwest Georgia wearing an American flag trucker...

‘Honor the ancestors’: Harris appeals directly to Black men

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris made a direct appeal to Black men Friday, defending her record as a prosecutor, blasting...

The Latest: Trump calls ‘Borat’ star an unfunny ‘creep’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Ally McDonald leads LPGA Drive On Championship in Georgia

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald is trying to leave everyone behind — and not get too far ahead of herself. ...

Report: Ransomware disables Georgia county election database

A ransomware attack that hobbled a Georgia county government in early October reportedly disabled a database used to verify voter signatures in the authentication...

Sign ninjas busy at night as Election Day fast approaches

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — With Election Day fast approaching, the sign ninjas have only a few nights left to take action. ...

Kang, Song share lead in LPGA Drive On Championship

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Danielle Kang leads the Race to CME Globe and, at No. 5 in the world, is the top-ranked player in...

White teen sentenced; planned to kill black churchgoers

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A white 17-year-old girl was sentenced Thursday to four years in juvenile detention for planning to stab north Georgia churchgoers...

Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer options for voting

ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge...

Bank robber flees with $500,000 in ex-Soviet Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia were looking Thursday for a bank robber who held over 40 people hostage...

Police: 43 bank hostages freed in ex-Soviet republic Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the ex-Soviet nation of Georgia said 43 people were freed after an armed assailant took them hostage in...

Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of...

Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship...

6 Russian officers charged in ‘destructive’ hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in...

6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics...

AP Top 25: Clemson remains overwhelming No. 1 over Alabama

Clemson easily held off Alabama on Sunday to retain the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college football poll, extending its longest run...

No. 2 Alabama roars back for 41-24 win over No. 3 Georgia

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A positive COVID-19 test couldn't keep Nick Saban from the sideline, and Georgia's heralded defense had scant hope of keeping...

Lawrence throws 5 TDs, No. 1 Clemson rolls past Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Lawrence wasn't focused on his near-record streak of passes without an interception, just as he has tuned out speculation he...

Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent's family and defended his own...

GOP senator mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris, his Senate colleague and the Democratic vice presidential nominee, on Friday by repeatedly mispronouncing...

Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent's family and defended his own...

For grateful NBC, Savannah Guthrie changes the subject

NEW YORK (AP) — Savannah Guthrie did more than just display her journalistic chops at NBC News' town hall with President Donald Trump. She...

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm...

The Latest: Trump tries to explain lower fundraising numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Atlanta police make arrest in actor’s shooting death

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police announced Friday that they have made an arrest in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. ...

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest...

The Latest: Trump raises $247.8M in Sept., far behind Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Georgia’s McBath seeks 2nd win in once-famed GOP district

ATLANTA (AP) — Karen Handel is looking for Republicans to mobilize in Georgia's 6th District, once an incubator of high-profile Republicans. But Democrat Lucy...

The road to the Masters is a long way from Augusta National

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — This is no ordinary road to the Masters. ...

History, mistrust spurring Black early voters in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — They came by the thousands to vote early, descendants of slaves, children of the civil rights era and other Georgians...

College Football Picks: UGA vs. ‘Bama and BYU’s tough test

The Southeastern Conference has the game of the week. The American Athletic Conference might have the most interesting set of games. ...

Military contractor charged with fraud on Africa contracts

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. military contractor has been indicted in California for allegedly faking quality control on construction projects in Africa that...

Georgia breaks turnout record for first day of early voting

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 128,000 Georgians went to the polls Monday, a record for the first day of early voting in the state,...

WWII jungle fighting unit approved for congressional medal

The soldiers spent months behind enemy lines, marching hundreds of miles through the tangled jungles and steep mountains of Burma as they battled hunger...

Falcons name Raheem Morris interim replacement for Quinn

ATLANTA (AP) — The poor performance of Atlanta's defense under the leadership of Raheem Morris won't matter if Morris finds a way to win...

Big turnout as early in-person voting starts in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The chance to cast ballots on Georgia's first day of in-person early voting Monday had thousands of people waiting for hours...

End of the line: Coach Quinn, GM Dimitroff fired by Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn never stopped believing he could turn things around in Atlanta. ...

Falcons fire coach Quinn, GM Dimitroff after 0-5 start

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn, who guided Atlanta to the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history but infamously squandered a...

AP Top 25: LSU drops out of poll for first time since 2017

LSU is out of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2017 and is the first defending national champion to...

No. 3 Georgia dominates 2nd half, beats No. 14 Vols 44-21

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tennessee charged off the field at halftime, seemingly holding all the momentum. ...

Newspaper: Trump official ignored virus rules at wedding

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia...

Suit: Atlanta area housing site illegally evicted residents

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The owners of an Atlanta area housing site are illegally throwing out residents struggling to make ends meet amid the...

Reward set as Atlanta police seek suspect in actor’s death

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward as they continue to search for the person who shot actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd in...

Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for Spike Lee films, killed

ATLANTA (AP) — Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for his roles in Spike Lee films, has been shot and killed in Atlanta, police said...

Week 5 Preview: Top-25 matchups in SEC; ACC title rematch

Two games matching ranked Southeastern Conference teams. including the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, highlights the fifth week of the college football season. ...

A mask and parade: Jimmy Carter celebrates 96th birthday

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter marked his 96th birthday Thursday, the latest milestone for the longest-lived of the 44 men to hold...

Anderson shines, Braves shut out Reds again to sweep series

ATLANTA (AP) — It had been so long since the Atlanta Braves won a postseason series, Marcell Ozuna wanted to make sure he captured...

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of...

Finally! Freeman, Braves top Reds 1-0 in 13th to open series

ATLANTA (AP) — The scoreless innings kept piling up, along with the strikeouts. The shadows began to creep across the infield, and when the...

Reds, Braves set postseason record for scoring futility

ATLANTA (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves are playing the longest scoreless game in postseason history. ...

Hall, Franklin head to runoff for rest of John Lewis’ term

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin advanced to a runoff in Tuesday’s special election...

Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed...

Rapper Lil Yachty arrested for driving 150 mph in Ferrari

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State Patrol arrested rapper Lil Yachty this month after he was allegedly caught driving more than 150 mph (241 kph)...

Another Falcons collapse: Foles’ 3 TDs lead 30-26 Bears win

ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how bad things might have seemed a week ago, the Atlanta Falcons somehow managed to make it even worse. ...

Voters’ poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This year, the issue could be...

Lawmakers who toured Georgia detention site raise concerns

Several members of Congress called for a detention facility in Georgia to be shut down pending investigation after women detainees told them of being...

As campaign heats up, Trump woos Latino, Black voters

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — With fewer than 40 days left before the election, President Donald Trump unveiled his second policy plan in as many...

HUD secretary’s notes show he’s upset with WH appointments

ATLANTA (AP) — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson inadvertently made public his anger with the White House hiring office when cameras captured...

MLB moving amateur draft to All-Star week in July

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving its amateur draft to the All-Star break beginning next season. ...

The Latest: Black women address rally in downtown Portland

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's...

Former UGa player says he experienced racism, manipulation

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia defensive back Otis Reese says he left the school because of racist treatment on campus, and contends that coach...

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman...

AP-NORC poll: Views of economy stabilize as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans view the nation’s economic situation as bleak, but a rising percentage also see signs of stability six weeks before...

LHP Cole Hamels done for year after just 1 start for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — After making just one start for the Atlanta Braves, Cole Hamels is done for the season. ...

Column: Another grim chapter for Atlanta’s sports history

ATLANTA (AP) — As the ball spun slowly along the turf at Jerry’s World, the black-clad players backing away like it was a live...

Georgia’s Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle

ATLANTA (AP) — Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at...

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to...

Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used boats and high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the...

At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet,...

The Latest: Sally weakens to depression; still dumping rain

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: ...

Democrats to investigate forced surgery claims in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats reacted furiously Tuesday to lightly substantiated claims that immigrants held at a detention center in Georgia are undergoing...

Sheriff: Fleeing suspect abandons winning lottery ticket

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A suspect in Georgia left his good luck behind when he abandoned a winning lottery ticket while fleeing sheriff's deputies. ...

T.I. settles federal claim he pushed bogus cryptocurrency

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped promote a fraudulent...

Sheriff: Deputy on video punching Black man in Georgia fired

A sheriff's deputy in Georgia has been fired after being captured on video repeatedly punching a Black man during a traffic stop, authorities said...

The Latest: Rams take early 7-0 lead in 1st game in new home

The Latest on Week 1 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

Racial injustice themes fill empty NFL stadiums

Jason Myers kicked off to start the Seahawks' season-opener against the Falcons, and the ball sailed through the end zone for a touchback. No...

Worker falls several stories in 2nd collapse at Atlanta site

ATLANTA (AP) — A concrete slab at a parking deck under construction in Atlanta collapsed Saturday — the second collapse at the site in...

Judge: Voters can’t abolish embattled GA police department

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Voters can't try to abolish an embattled Georgia police department that was wrapped in controversy even before the department oversaw...

Images of 9/11 attack, porn interrupt voting machine hearing

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal hearing on a challenge to Georgia's voting machines was interrupted Friday when someone began posting video and symbols during...

Attorneys deny racial motive in Ahmaud Arbery slaying

ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for a white father and son charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery say their clients weren't motivated by race when they...

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic candidate for a U.S. House seat in Georgia dropped out of the race Friday, clearing a near-certain path to...

Gurley ready to prove he’s 100 percent healthy for Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons went all season without a 100-yard rusher in the backfield last year, so when Todd Gurley became available...

Braves set franchise record for runs, hammer Marlins 29-9

ATLANTA (AP) — Manager Brian Snitker was just hoping to shake up the Atlanta Braves' lineup following a shutout loss. ...

Braves quickly set franchise mark for most runs in game

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have set the franchise record for runs in a game, and they needed only six innings to set the...

Another showdown set this week over Georgia voting machines

ATLANTA (AP) — Voting integrity activists will try this week to convince a federal judge that Georgia should scrap its brand new touchscreen voting...

Georgia investigating ‘potential double voting’ in primary

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official said Tuesday that his office has identified about 1,000 cases of “potential double voting” in the June...

Johnson, Scheffler favorites for tour’s top player, rookie

ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the silver trophy as the FedEx Cup champion. Odds are he soon will pick up another trophy, this...

Forecasting freshman stars particularly tough this season

Figuring out which true freshmen could make an impact is more challenging than usual this year with the coronavirus pandemic having such an impact...

Nationals give multiyear extension to GM Mike Rizzo

ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals and general manager Mike Rizzo finalized a multiyear contract extension Saturday. ...

Rahm has 65 to catch up to Johnson at Tour Championship

ATLANTA (AP) — Five days later, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm are still going at it. They dressed about the same Friday in the...

Georgia candidate’s post removed for inciting violence

ATLANTA (AP) — Facebook removed a photo illustration showing a Republican congressional candidate in Georgia posing with a rifle next to three Democratic House...

Indictment accuses 12 of illegally trading shark fins, drugs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities said Thursday that they have charged 12 people and seized nearly $8 million in cash, jewels and precious...

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