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Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings 'uncharted territory'

Jan. 16, 2019 1:32 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is "uncharted territory" amid planning...

Young wins point guard battle, Hawks top Thunder 142-126

Jan. 15, 2019 11:43 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Just when it seemed Dennis Schroder would enjoy a triumphant return to Atlanta, his successor as the Hawks' starting point guard had a winning answer. Trae Young had 24 points and 11 assists to win the showdown of current and past Atlanta point guards, leading the Hawks over the Oklahoma...

Hagans silences Georgia crowd, lifts No. 12 Kentucky, 69-49

Jan. 15, 2019 10:50 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ashton Hagans knew he was going to get booed returning to his home state. It sure didn't seem to bother him. With the crowd jeering each time he touched the ball, Hagans scored 23 points in a brilliant all-around performance that led No. 12 Kentucky to a 69-49 rout of Georgia on Tuesday...

Georgia Senate weakens internal harassment investigations

Jan. 15, 2019 9:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As one of his first acts after being sworn in as Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp issued an executive order Monday strengthening and standardizing sexual harassment reporting processes across state agencies and implementing mandatory sexual harassment training for agency employees....

Parry will lead 7-person officiating crew for Super Bowl

Jan. 15, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Referee John Parry will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl in Atlanta. This will be the third Super Bowl that Parry has worked. He also worked the Super Bowls following the 2006 and 2011 seasons. The other members of the officiating crew for the game...

Delta says shutdown is costing $25M in January revenue

Jan. 15, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines expects to lose $25 million in revenue this month from the partial government shutdown that is also creating checkpoint delays and long lines at the airline's Atlanta hub. Delta's revenue is more than $3 billion a month, so the setback isn't huge, and airline executives say...

Georgia teacher accused of punching, slamming student

Jan. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EST

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia teacher is accused of punching a middle-school student in the face and slamming him onto a cafeteria table during lunch. News outlets report 45-year-old Kendrick Monroe was arrested Monday and charged with a misdemeanor count of simple battery. Officials say the Dekalb County...

AP's Doug Ferguson gets PGA lifetime journalism award

Jan. 15, 2019 2:05 PM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Doug Ferguson of The Associated Press will receive the 2019 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. Ferguson is the 30th recipient of the PGA award, which recognizes members of the media for steadfast coverage of golf throughout a career. Ferguson has covered more than...

For the unpaid at Atlanta airport, free parking, meal help

Jan. 15, 2019 1:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The airport in Atlanta and some of its related businesses are taking steps to help workers and passengers cope with the partial government shutdown. Elise Durham, a spokeswoman for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, says in a Tuesday email that some concession providers at the...

Officials: Teen found with loaded gun at Georgia high school

Jan. 15, 2019 12:27 PM EST

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a student has been found with a loaded gun at a high school in Georgia. Citing Gwinnett County jail records, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a 17-year-old Meadowcreek High School student was arrested on charges of carrying a weapon in a school safety zone and...