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Georgia Tech stops NC State’s late comeback for 28-26 win

Nov. 22, 2019 1:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Only five days after being removed from Georgia Tech’s low point of the season, James Graham showed his dual-threat potential as the new leader of a revamped offense. Graham threw three touchdown passes, including two to Ahmarean Brown, and Georgia Tech stopped a potential tying...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 12:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed Thursday for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren...

Falcons vs Bucs: 2 teams with an eye on 2020

Nov. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a way, the 2020 season has already begun for the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With six weeks to go, neither team has a realistic path to the playoffs. Sunday’s game will be as much about the future as the present. The Falcons (3-7) want to keep building on their...

No. 23 Appalachian State hosts Texas State

Nov. 21, 2019 6:09 PM EST

Texas State (3-7, 2-4 Sun Belt) at No. 23 Appalachian State (9-1, 5-1, No. 24 CFP), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST (ESPN+). Line: Appalachian State by 29 1/2. Series record: Appalachian State leads 4-0 WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Mountaineers can secure the division title and earn a berth in the Sun Belt Conference...

Webb Simpson shoots 7-under 65 to lead RSM Classic

Nov. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Webb Simpson birdied seven of his last 10 holes at the Plantation Course on Thursday for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead in the RSM Classic, the final PGA Tour event of the year. The top-ranked player in the field at No. 12, Simpson is coming off a six-week break since...

Biden courts Southern black mayors for 2020 endorsements

Nov. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. A day after the latest presidential debate in Atlanta, Biden was joined by the city’s mayor, Keisha...

Black Georgia lawmakers to push for state hate crimes law

Nov. 21, 2019 4:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Black lawmakers in Georgia said Thursday that they will push for a state hate crimes law after a white 16-year-old girl was accused of plotting to attack black churchgoers. In a statement, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus said it will push for a state hate crimes law “that...

Police: Students fine after head-on crash of school bus, SUV

Nov. 21, 2019 9:06 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old boy driving an SUV collided head-on with a school bus carrying two middle school students in an Atlanta suburb. Marietta police say the bus driver was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. They say no one else was seriously injured in the Thursday...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry...