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Buttigieg looks to prove his staying power in Atlanta debate

Nov. 20, 2019 3:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg’s dramatic rise in the Democratic race makes him a prime target at Wednesday’s debate as the candidates bunched at the front of the pack seek to distinguish themselves with just three months until 2020 presidential voting begins. The 37-year-old mayor of South...

Kansas City district falsified attendance data; owes state

Nov. 20, 2019 3:10 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City School District falsified attendance data for three years in a bid to regain full accreditation from the state, according to the results of an investigation released Wednesday. Because Missouri funds schools in part based on student attendance, the manipulation led...

Son of longtime Auburn team chaplain killed in robbery

Nov. 20, 2019 2:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say the son of Auburn University’s longtime team chaplain has been killed while attempting to rob a man in metro Atlanta. News outlets quote police in DeKalb County as saying Chette Williams Jr. was shot to death during a confrontation Saturday night. Police say Williams pulled...

Obama talks climate change, inequality at green conference

Nov. 20, 2019 1:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that addressing global economic inequality is key to fighting climate change. Obama was a keynote speaker at the sustainable building conference Greenbuild in downtown Atlanta, where he participated in a question and answer session with Mahesh...

Wolfpack visit Yellow Jackets in matchup of last-place teams

Nov. 20, 2019 12:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins says his Georgia Tech players “are a resilient group.” The first-year coach used the same term to describe North Carolina State. At this point, resiliency and hope for a better future may be the only sources of comfort for either last-place team. N.C. State (4-6,...

Police: Girl had knives in plot to attack black churchgoers

Nov. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police chief says a white 16-year-old girl had collected several kitchen knives and scouted out a mostly black congregation as part of a methodically planned attack on worshippers there. Police say the plot came to light when Gainesville High School students told...

Chris Martin, Braves agree to $14 million, 2-year deal

Nov. 19, 2019 9:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Chris Martin and the Altanta Braves have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract, a deal that brings back the right-hander after he closed 2019 with the club. The 33-year-old Martin was acquired by Atlanta from the Texas Rangers for left-hander Kolby Allard at the July 31 trade...

McCadden’s 28 pts leads Georgia Southern past Mercer 98-88

Nov. 19, 2019 9:36 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Elijah McCadden scored a career-high 28 points with a career-best seven 3-pointers and Georgia Southern beat Mercer 98-88 on Tuesday night. Ike Smith added 20 points for the Eagles (3-2) and Simeon Carter scored 19 off the bench. Georgia Southern led 48-46 at halftime. Quan...

Will Smith celebrates return to home state with Braves

Nov. 19, 2019 9:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are not promising Will Smith the closer’s role. Smith isn’t complaining. During his first news conference with his new team Tuesday, Smith said he’s fine with pitching in any inning. The Georgia native said he’s just happy to move close to home and to...

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

Nov. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EST

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota. The...