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James' caps busy weekend with 32 as Lakers beat Hawks 101-96

Dec. 15, 2019 9:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James finished off a whirlwind weekend with another dazzling performance. Not looking the least bit tired, James scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven with a 101-96 victory over the pesky Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. The Lakers pulled...

'Jumanji' ends 'Frozen 2' hot streak to claim top spot

Dec. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jumanji: The Next Level” puts “Frozen 2” on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” opened with one of the worst box office debuts for the director. The Sony film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart brought in $60.1...

Two Georgia teenagers arrested in weekend mall shooting

Dec. 15, 2019 2:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Two teenagers were arrested in connection with a shooting that wounded one man in a busy suburban Atlanta mall food court at the height of Christmas shopping season, police said Sunday. The Cobb County Police Department said surveillance footage and interviews helped identify the suspects as...

Atlanta artist survives serious burns: returns to art career

Dec. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — On some days, hooked up to wires and tubes in the burn center at Grady Hospital, Megan Mosholder would hallucinate that she was still trapped in the flaming car. In terror she would try to rip off the bonds that held her arms and legs immobile. “They called her Houdini,” said...

Shooting at suburban Atlanta mall injures 1 as shoppers flee

Dec. 14, 2019 11:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A shooting that wounded one man in a mall food court sent suburban Atlanta shoppers fleeing in panic Saturday. The Cobb County Police Department said in a statement that the man was wounded at Cumberland Mall around 1 p.m. following an argument and that the shooting suspect ran away. The...

University forecasts economic slowdown in Georgia in 2020

Dec. 14, 2019 9:27 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An economic forecast predicts fewer jobs will be created in Georgia next year as the state's economy continues to grow, but at a slower pace. The unemployment rate is forecast to rise to 4.2% in 2020, compared to an estimated 3.7% for all of 2019, according to the Georgia Economic Outlook....

Versatile Culberson return to Braves on minor league deal

Dec. 13, 2019 7:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have re-signed utility player Charlie Culberson to a minor league contract. The team announced Friday that Culberson will receive an invitation to the big league camp in spring training as part of the deal. Culberson was not offered a new contract by the Braves at the...

Georgia gov. issues emergency after Atlanta hospital flooded

Dec. 13, 2019 3:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor has issued an emergency declaration because of capacity issues at Atlanta-area hospitals after a flooding incident at the state’s largest trauma center last week. Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta started diverting patients to other hospitals on Dec. 7...

1 shot dead at plant near Atlanta; suspect caught in Alabama

Dec. 13, 2019 2:28 PM EST

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A contract worker was arrested at an Alabama bus station Friday, hours after officials say he shot and killed a fellow worker in a suburban Atlanta factory. Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett described the shooting as “workplace violence," but couldn't say for sure whether...

Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated

Dec. 13, 2019 10:05 AM EST
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated.