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Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing....

The Latest: Georgia voting problems highlighted at hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a congressional field hearing in Atlanta on voting problems (all times local): ___ 5:05 p.m. Those testifying at a congressional hearing in Atlanta on voting problems offered examples of how gerrymandering, cutbacks to early voting and polling place closures in Georgia had...

Falcons offensive lineman Sambrailo signs 3-year extension

Feb. 19, 2019 12:43 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo to a three-year contract extension. The team announced the deal on Tuesday but financial terms were not released. Sambrailo is entering his third season with the Falcons and fifth overall. He started the final four...

21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation

Feb. 15, 2019 7:30 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

The Latest: 21 Savage surrenders on outstanding warrant

Feb. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on saga involving Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage has surrendered to Georgia authorities on an outstanding warrant and been released on his own recognizance. Attorney Abbi Taylor says the Grammy-nominated artist, whose...

Unlicensed landfill burns for months near Atlanta airport

Feb. 15, 2019 6:10 AM EST

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — An unlicensed landfill just south of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has been burning for nearly five months, sending sulfur-scented smoke throughout the area. State Environmental Protection Division spokesman Kevin Chambers tells The Atlanta...

Knicks snap 18-game skid with win over Hawks

Feb. 14, 2019 11:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Knicks coach David Fizdale gives his team credit for not giving up during a losing streak that lasted nearly six weeks. "I keep talking about this team's character," Fizdale said. "It would've been very easy for us to check out and get on to wherever we're going to go, but we were desperate...

Longtime baseball scout Tommy Giordano dies at 93

Feb. 14, 2019 11:05 PM EST

Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93. Known affectionately as "T-bone," Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski. He died at her...

21 students sickened after eating candy on Valentine's Day

Feb. 14, 2019 3:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — School officials say 21 students from a middle school south of Atlanta have been taken to hospitals after eating candy and snacks on Valentine's Day. Authorities with the city of South Fulton say it appeared that the Sandtown Middle School students became ill after eating some type of candy...

Correction: Georgia-Voting Machines story

Feb. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about a challenge to Georgia's voting machines, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a federal appeals court ruling affects two lawsuits. It is actually a single lawsuit with two sets of plaintiffs that is affected. A corrected version of the story is below:...