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Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

Oct. 16, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig's head in baggage at the world's busiest airport. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Agriculture Detector dog named Hardy alerted to the baggage at Atlanta's...

Atlanta City Council votes to settle ex-fire chief's lawsuit

Oct. 16, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's City Council has voted to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the city's former fire chief who was dismissed after he wrote a book that included anti-gay passages. The City Council voted 11-3 Monday to approve the settlement. It is now up to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms...

Gunman opens fire on unmarked police car in Atlanta

Oct. 16, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a gunman opened fire on an unmarked police car in Atlanta, striking it but not injuring any officers. Atlanta police officer Jarius Daugherty tells The Associated Press the officers were doing surveillance on a home where drug sales were suspected when someone fired on the vehicle...

Grateful Jennings starting to regain 2016 form for Tennessee

Oct. 16, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings has bounced back from a tumultuous year and is starting to regain the form he showed two seasons ago, when his uncanny knack for producing big plays helped the Volunteers earn a top-10 ranking. After getting dismissed from Tennessee's team last...

6 arrested after standoff, shooting in Atlanta

Oct. 16, 2018 7:50 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six people have been arrested in Atlanta after a standoff that followed shots fired at an unmarked police car. Atlanta police told news outlets that a man shot at a police car around 10 p.m. Monday after they had responded to call. Police say the car was hit twice, but no one was hurt. The...

Far from coast, rural counties also recovering from Michael

Oct. 16, 2018 6:43 AM EDT

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — Haylie Byler and her husband were just beginning life in their new home when Hurricane Michael's monstrous winds mowed down a dozen trees on their property, more an hour's drive inland from where the storm made landfall. They had made only one house payment and no payments yet on his...

Melania spokeswoman calls for boycott of T.I. over video

Oct. 16, 2018 3:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Melania Trump spokeswoman is asking people to boycott Atlanta rapper T.I. because of his promotional album video that shows a woman resembling the first lady stripping in the oval office. WXIA-TV reports that Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted Saturday asking how...

The Latest: Trump hears from Georgia farmers on hurricane

Oct. 15, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to areas hit by Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has heard from Georgia farmers whose crops were wiped out by Hurricane Michael. Trump on Monday visited a farm near Macon where...

Ex-West Virginia player faces child sex charge in Georgia

Oct. 15, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Police say a former West Virginia football player has been charged in Georgia with aggravated child molestation. Authorities say Justin Crawford was arrested after a 12-year-old girl told her mother Crawford had sex with her Saturday in his Columbus home. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer...

Families search for the missing in the hurricane's aftermath

Oct. 15, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael's devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile...