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Machines could fuel comeback of textile industry in South

Mar. 24, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Machines are transforming the way textiles are produced — and they could fuel a comeback for the Southern textile industry. Automation and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the workplace in the United States, as machines perform tasks once done by humans, The Atlanta...

6 Georgia projects to share $16,000 in state wildlife grants

Mar. 24, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six nature projects across Georgia will share more than $16,000 in grants aimed at giving people a better firsthand look at wildlife. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the grants of $2,000 to $3,000 apiece will help people learn about native Georgia animals, plants and...

Doncic records triple-double, Mavericks beat Warriors 126-91

Mar. 24, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luka Doncic had a triple-double, Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-best 21 points in a rare start and the Dallas Mavericks capitalized on Stephen Curry's absence to beat the Golden State Warriors 126-91 on Saturday night. Golden State dropped out of the top seed in the Western Conference...

Young's last-second jumper lifts Hawks past 76ers 129-127

Mar. 23, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young wants to be known as a player his Atlanta teammates can look to when the game is on the line. The rookie made the most of his chance to be that go-to player. Young scored 32 points, including a last-second, go-ahead floater, to give the Hawks a 129-127 win over Philadelphia on...

Atlanta police set up hotline for 'child murders' case

Mar. 23, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981. As a result, authorities are being inundated with calls. Now, officials have set up a central hotline for anyone with...

Georgia's legislative session nears end

Mar. 23, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's legislative session is almost over. Friday was legislative day 35 of 40. With just a few days left, lawmakers are working quickly to push through high-profile bills. The week saw movement on bills that would authorize Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue a Medicaid waiver and allow...

Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

Mar. 22, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history. Friday is the 172nd day beyond...

Young has 23 points as Hawks stop streaking Jazz 117-114

Mar. 21, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is a four-way tie for fifth place in the Western Conference. Utah can blame a fourth-quarter fade against Atlanta for being part of the logjam. Trae Young scored 23 points, including a go-ahead three-point play, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Utah 117-114 on Thursday night to end the...

Pence talks border security, targets Atlanta mayor

Mar. 21, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's field office and a conversation about the "broader mission of border security." He also blasted Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from...

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

Mar. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, analysts had worried that hiring would slow as the pool of unemployed shrank. Many employers have complained for years that...