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7 arrested, chemical agents deployed at Atlanta protest

Sep. 24, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

Seven people were arrested at an Atlanta protest where chemical agents were deployed against people protesting a grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal Kentucky shooting of Breonna Taylor. The arrests were made Wednesday night after the protesters refused orders to disperse from roads,...

FILE - Robert Franklin, shown here in a Wednesday, Nov. 9. 2016 photo, is among seven candidates running Tuesday in a special election to fill the Atlanta-based congressional seat that was vacated in July by the death of civil rights leader John Lewis. Franklin, a Democrat and former president of Morehouse College, is the leading fundraiser in the race for what might only be weeks in Congress, and promises moral leadership.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer)

7 vie to fill remainder of John Lewis' congressional term

Sep. 24, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After John Lewis held an Atlanta-centered congressional seat for 34 years, the next occupant may not be a member of Congress for even 34 days. Five Democrats, an independent and a Libertarian will square off Tuesday in a special election in Georgia's 5th Congressional District to fill the...

Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Falcons in 0-2 hole after failing to recover onside kick

Sep. 24, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ben Kotwica says he's never seen an onside kick such as the one that beat the Atlanta Falcons last week. The kick helped leave the Falcons (0-2) already facing pressure as they prepare to play the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Kotwica, Atlanta's special teams coach, said Thursday the fateful kick...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Falcons face unbeaten Bears on heels of nightmarish loss

Sep. 24, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Let's see if the Atlanta Falcons can put another nightmarish loss behind them. The team that infamously squandered a 28-3 advantage in the 2017 Super Bowl suffered an improbable defeat in Week 2 of this NFL season, blowing a 20-point lead to the Dallas Cowboys and giving up an onside kick...

Police move after a Louisville Police officer was shot, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Black women address rally in downtown Portland

Sep. 24, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

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 death: (all times EDT) 1:30 a.m. In downtown Portland, Oregon, the site of months of demonstrations against police brutality, several hundred people held a...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried works against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves beat Marlins again 9-4, but Fried hurt in 1st inning

Sep. 23, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried sat glumly in the dugout after the first inning, pondering another potential blow to the Atlanta Braves' beleaguered rotation with the NL playoffs just a week away. Dansby Swanson hit a three-run homer and the Braves cruised to their third straight win over the Miami Marlins, 9-4...

Larentowicz, Atlanta beats FC Dallas 1-0 to end winless skid

Sep. 23, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Larentowicz scored on a penalty kick and Atlanta United beat FC Dallas 1-0 on Wednesday night to end a six-game winless streak. Larentowicz converted from the spot in the 55th minute after FC Dallas' Matt Hedges was called for a hand ball in the area. The 38-year-old Larentowicz has two...

The Atlanta Braves celebrate after clinching the NL East baseball title with a win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Ozuna, Braves beat Miami, clinch 3rd straight NL East title

Sep. 22, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After clinching their third straight NL East title, the Atlanta Braves set their sights on ended a much longer streak. After losses in 10 straight postseason appearances, the Braves are desperate to end the drought. “If you ask me, it’s World Series or nothing,” said...

Atlanta police: Officer fatally shoots man armed with gun

Sep. 22, 2020 6:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta officer fatally shot a man who approached her with a gun during a domestic call Monday night, police said. Officers had been called to a southeast Atlanta street at around 7:30 p.m. by a woman who said she and her husband had been fighting, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted...

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) moves in to tag out Miami Marlins' Monte Harrison, back right, at third base for a double play on a throw from first baseman Freddie Freeman as Braves relief pitcher Mark Melancon ducks in the foreground during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Bullpen, defense preserves Braves 5-4 win over Marlins

Sep. 22, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At the start, it looked like a slugfest. By the end, it came down to defense. The Braves ad-libbed a brilliant double play to snuff out a potential Miami comeback in the ninth, moving Atlanta a step closer to a third straight NL East title with a 5-4 victory over the second-place Marlins on...