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Biden sees `win' for US in electric vehicle battery deal

Apr. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the...

Protest near Masters pushes back against Georgia voting law

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — About two dozen protesters turned out near Augusta National on Saturday, objecting to Georgia's new voting law during the third round of the Masters. The group held signs that said “Let Us Vote” and “Protect Georgia Voting Rights,” drawing...

Augusta National plays through debate over Ga voting law

Apr. 07, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — While a tempest brews outside Magnolia Lane over Georgia’s voting rights law, Augusta National would prefer to keep the focus on blooming azaleas, pimento cheese sandwiches and tricky greens. That strategy has served the home of the Masters well in...

Moderation, sometimes, for Georgia GOP despite voting law

Apr. 02, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a supernova of criticism over Georgia's new voting law, Republicans are still trying to appeal to swing voters in a state where Democrats have now proved they can win. As the last minutes of the 2021 General Assembly ticked away Wednesday, a bill...

EXPLAINER: What does Georgia's new GOP election law do?

Apr. 02, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The sweeping rewrite of Georgia's election rules represents the first big set of changes since former President Donald Trump's repeated, baseless claims of fraud following his presidential loss to Joe Biden. Georgia has been at the center of that storm....

Amid glow open day, cloud looms over MLB All-Star Game

Apr. 02, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid the glow of baseball's opening day, there is a cloud looming over the All-Star Game still more than three months away. Georgia’s new voting law — which critics say unfairly limits access to the ballot box, especially for people of color — has...

Georgia lawmakers move to loosen gun laws after shootings

Mar. 29, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state senators voted 34-18 on Monday for a bill that loosens the state's gun laws less than two weeks after police say a man bought a gun and killed eight people at three different massage businesses. Although some Democrats introduced measures to...

Rallies in Atlanta, nation against hate after spa shootings

Mar. 25, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A diverse crowd gathered Saturday near the Georgia state Capitol to demand justice for the victims of recent shootings at massage businesses and to denounce racism, xenophobia and misogyny. Hundreds of people of all ages and varied racial and ethnic...

'Speak out:' Biden, Harris decry racism during Atlanta visit

Mar. 20, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women. ...

Biden, Harris offer solace, denounce racism in Atlanta visit

Mar. 19, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta on Friday, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American...