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Georgia governor touts Bulldogs 4-peat for Atlanta in 2025

Aug. 16, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor has high hopes for his alma mater. With Atlanta set to become the first two-time host of college football's national championship game in 2025, Brian Kemp sees no reason the Georgia Bulldogs can't be going for their fourth straight title that year...

Trump legal adviser ordered to testify in Ga. election probe

Aug. 16, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Colorado on Tuesday ordered a legal adviser for former President Donald Trump's campaign to travel to Georgia to testify before a special grand jury that's looking into whether Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia. ...

Braves call up RHP Tarnok, INF Goins before game vs Mets

Aug. 16, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves juggled their roster before Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets, calling up pitching prospect Freddy Tarnok and selecting infielder Ryan Goins to the major league roster, Tarnok gives the Braves a fresh arm with the team in the midst of...

Family seeks federal inquiry into Georgia drug raid death

Aug. 16, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a Georgia woman killed by gunfire last year as sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at her cousin's home are calling for the Justice Department to investigate, arguing the deadly raid echoes the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky....

Georgia woman charged after using pepper spray on school bus

Aug. 16, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is jailed after police said she pepper-sprayed a school bus driver and bus monitor who were trying to remove her from a bus. Shaquayle Cuyler, 29, was arrested after she boarded a bus Tuesday morning in Brunswick following a Friday disagreement...

Mets' Carrasco likely out up to a month with oblique strain

Aug. 16, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco is expected to miss up to a month after straining his left oblique, the team announced Tuesday in another setback for its rotation. The 35-year-old Carrasco, 13-5 with a 3.92 ERA in a resurgement season for the NL East leaders,...

Immigration advocates sue LexisNexis over personal data

Aug. 16, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Data broker LexisNexis Risk Solutions allegedly violated Illinois law by collecting and combining extensive personal information and selling it to third parties including federal immigration authorities, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by immigration advocates. ...

Atlanta schools to give more students access to telehealth

Aug. 16, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Responding to the pandemic's toll on student health, Atlanta's public schools are launching a new program to give most of their schoolchildren remote access to doctors and therapists. The telehealth services should be available to all students — from kindergarten...

With Bennett back at QB, Dawgs hunt another national title

Aug. 16, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Stetson Bennett could've gone out on top. Instead, the former walk-on will suit up again in the red and black, looking to lead Georgia to a national championship repeat. Bennett's somewhat surprising return at quarterback — this is his sixth...

No. 1 Alabama not interested in a 'participation trophy'

Aug. 16, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

It's championship or bust for Nick Saban and Alabama, with no pretensions otherwise. Saban called the Crimson Tide's 2021 oh-so-close season “kind of a rebuilding year” on a radio show shortly before the start of preseason camp. Players stroll by a “participation trophy” from...