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FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. The Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature said Thursday, July 9, 2020, it is moving the North Atlantic right whale from

Lawsuit seeks more protection for endangered right whales

Jan. 13, 2021 3:04 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservation groups filed suit Wednesday against the federal government, saying it has taken too long to act on proposals to expand protections for critically endangered right whales. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington says the National Marine Fisheries Service for more...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock waves to supporters during a drive-in rally, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Savannah, Ga. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made a campaign stop for Georgia candidates Warnock and Jon Ossoff before the runoff election Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

'Only in America': Warnock's rise from poverty to US senator

Jan. 6, 2021 1:45 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock's roots showed little promise of a future that led to the U.S. Senate. He grew up in Savannah in the Kayton Homes public housing project, the second youngest of 12 children. His mother as a teenager had worked as a sharecropper picking cotton and tobacco. His...

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., clasp hands during a campaign rally, Monday Dec. 21, 2020, in Milton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

EXPLAINER: Stakes high for U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia

Jan. 2, 2021 1:05 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two months after the November elections, Georgia voters have unfinished business. The outcome will determine partisan control of the U.S. Senate and how lawmakers deal with a new White House. Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are both on the ballot Tuesday in runoff...

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., clasp hands during a campaign rally, Monday Dec. 21, 2020, in Milton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

EXPLAINER: Stakes high for U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia

Jan. 1, 2021 8:01 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two months after the November elections, Georgia voters have unfinished business. The outcome will determine partisan control of the U.S. Senate and how lawmakers deal with a new White House. Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are both on the ballot Tuesday in runoff...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 file photo, candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. David Perdue speaks during a campaign rally, in Cumming, Ga. Perdue is hoping years spent as one of Donald Trump's biggest defenders pays off in Georgia, a state the president lost in last month's election. Perdue and Georgia's other senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler, are both campaigning for Jan. 5 runoff elections that will decide control of the Senate. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Sen. Perdue quarantines for virus exposure before GA runoff

Dec. 31, 2020 4:53 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue was forced into quarantine Thursday in the home stretch of Georgia's high-stakes Senate runoffs, disclosing just five days before the election that he had been exposed to a campaign worker infected with the coronavirus. Perdue's campaign did not say how...

Body recovered of Georgia pilot killed in small plane crash

Dec. 22, 2020 4:04 PM EST

MIDWAY, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was killed when the Cessna 210 crashed in southeast Georgia, authorities said. The plane went down in a marshy area in Midway, Georgia, on Monday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The pilot’s name wasn’t immediately released,...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 file photo, candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. David Perdue speaks during a campaign rally, in Cumming, Ga. Perdue is hoping years spent as one of Donald Trump's biggest defenders pays off in Georgia, a state the president lost in last month's election. Perdue and Georgia's other senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler, are both campaigning for Jan. 5 runoff elections that will decide control of the Senate. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Perdue seeks payoff from Trump loyalty in Georgia runoff

Dec. 22, 2020 11:49 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In 2014, David Perdue introduced himself to Georgia voters as a corporate executive capable of bringing pragmatism to a Congress depicted in his first TV ad as a bunch of diaper-clad, crying babies. “Help me change the childish behavior up there," he asked voters in his winning...

Federal board investigates crash of small plane in Georgia

Dec. 21, 2020 5:39 PM EST

MIDWAY, Ga. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash of a small plane in Georgia on Monday. The board said on Twitter that the Cessna 210 crashed in the city of Midway, south of Savannah in far eastern Georgia. The Cessna 210 is a single-engine plane that seats...

Group says it's challenging residency of 364K Georgia voters

Dec. 18, 2020 6:22 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A conservative group said Friday that it's challenging the eligibility of more than 364,000 Georgia voters before election officials in each of the state's 159 counties ahead of January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. The Texas-based True the Vote said...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a

GOP places focus anywhere but Atlanta in Georgia runoffs

Dec. 17, 2020 3:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is seemingly holding rallies everywhere in Georgia lately — except Atlanta and its inner suburbs. Pence returned Thursday for events in Columbus, on the state's western edge, and Macon, in middle Georgia, to support Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly...