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Doncic records triple-double, Mavericks beat Warriors 126-91

Mar. 24, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luka Doncic had a triple-double, Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-best 21 points in a rare start and the Dallas Mavericks capitalized on Stephen Curry's absence to beat the Golden State Warriors 126-91 on Saturday night. Golden State dropped out of the top seed in the Western Conference...

Young's last-second jumper lifts Hawks past 76ers 129-127

Mar. 23, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young wants to be known as a player his Atlanta teammates can look to when the game is on the line. The rookie made the most of his chance to be that go-to player. Young scored 32 points, including a last-second, go-ahead floater, to give the Hawks a 129-127 win over Philadelphia on...

Atlanta police set up hotline for 'child murders' case

Mar. 23, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981. As a result, authorities are being inundated with calls. Now, officials have set up a central hotline for anyone with...

Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

Mar. 22, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history. Friday is the 172nd day beyond...

Young has 23 points as Hawks stop streaking Jazz 117-114

Mar. 21, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is a four-way tie for fifth place in the Western Conference. Utah can blame a fourth-quarter fade against Atlanta for being part of the logjam. Trae Young scored 23 points, including a go-ahead three-point play, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Utah 117-114 on Thursday night to end the...

Pence talks border security, targets Atlanta mayor

Mar. 21, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's field office and a conversation about the "broader mission of border security." He also blasted Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from...

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

Mar. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, analysts had worried that hiring would slow as the pool of unemployed shrank. Many employers have complained for years that...

Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

Mar. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit. Other 2020 presidential hopefuls, including fellow senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont...

Atlanta's Mayor pushes for review in 'Child Murders' cases

Mar. 21, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police Chief Erika Shields announced Thursday that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and...

Long-resistant county near Atlanta votes down transit plan

Mar. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that would have brought a significant expansion of mass transit was voted down by a long resistant county on Tuesday. Gwinnett County's referendum asked voters if they wanted to authorize a contract with MARTA and impose a 1 percent...