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Lawsuit: Health center cast patient out, endangering him

Jun. 16, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The family of a mentally disabled man is suing a Georgia behavioral health system, saying its employees forced him onto a bus to Atlanta where he wandered the streets and suffered from hypothermia. The lawsuit was filed this week against Riverwoods...

Verdugo, Devers power Red Sox past Braves in 10-8 win

Jun. 16, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora thinks a lot of people aren't impressed with his team despite its 41-27 record. “We show up, we love playing the game and we know we’ll be answering questions throughout the season and rightfully so," he said. “We’re not...

Georgia lawmakers begin hearings to redraw district lines

Jun. 15, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are kicking off the process to redraw congressional, legislative and other electoral districts, setting up a showdown between Republicans seeking to retain power and Democrats reaching toward a majority. The joint House and Senate...

Police identify woman killed in Georgia supermarket shooting

Jun. 15, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police have identified the cashier in an Atlanta area supermarket who was fatally shot after an argument over wearing face masks in the store. Laquitta Willis, 41, died from injuries suffered in the shooting Monday inside the Big Bear Supermarket in...

Georgia to review county's ballot drop box forms from 2020

Jun. 15, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state's most populous county during last year's election. “New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot drop...

Military stumped by stolen box of armor-piercing grenades

Jun. 15, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

The green, metal box was stuffed inside a bright pink pillowcase and stashed in the bushes behind Christopher Zachery’s house. He hauled it out for a better look. Stenciled on the box: “Cartridges for weapons.” Inside were 30 armor-piercing grenades. ...

Echoes of Breonna Taylor in shooting of Black man in Georgia

Jun. 15, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Johnny Lorenzo Bolton was lying with his eyes closed on a couch in his apartment near Atlanta when police serving a narcotics search warrant burst through the front door with guns drawn and no warning. Bolton stood up and at least one of the officers...

Young leads Hawks' rally past Sixers with Embiid hurting

Jun. 14, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young tried to reassure Atlanta coach Nate McMillan after it became clear the Hawks point guard was hiding a sore shoulder. McMillan had no complaints after Young lifted the Hawks to a crucial win over top-seeded Philadelphia. ...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

Jun. 14, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in India and is a more transmissible version of the disease. The variant currently makes up 6%...

Sheriff: Cashier fatally shot after argument over face masks

Jun. 14, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A grocery store cashier in the Atlanta area was killed and three other people were wounded Monday in a shooting that followed an argument over wearing face masks in the supermarket, authorities said. DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said the...