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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry shoots over Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. McCoughtry, a two-time WNBA scoring champion, is testing free agency for the first time in her career. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Dream allowing Angel McCoughtry to test WNBA free agency

Jan. 28, 2020 12:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream two-time WNBA scoring champion Angel McCoughtry is testing free agency for the first time in her career. McCoughtry missed last season with a knee injury. She has reached an agreement with the Dream, which will not use its core designation to retain exclusive negotiating rights...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

Kobe Bryant leaves lasting impact on women's basketball

Jan. 28, 2020 12:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kobe Bryant always had an interest in women's basketball, one that he shared with many in the sport even before his daughter Gianna started excelling at the game. Whether it was mentoring players like Diana Taurasi, Jewell Loyd and Sabrina Ionescu or working out with Gabby Williams...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at pre-legislative news conference on in Tallahassee, Fla.  The state of Florida is asking a U.S. appellate court in Georgia to set aside an earlier judge's ruling that allowed some impoverished felons to regain access to the ballot box, despite owing fines and other legal debts.  The matter that will play out Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 before the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals is far from inconsequential because of the razor-thin margins that sometimes decide election contests in Florida, a perennial battleground state.(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Appeals court weighs Florida law on felon voting rights

Jan. 28, 2020 12:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for the electoral battleground state of Florida are asking a federal appeals court to set aside a ruling that allowed some felons to regain access to the ballot box despite owing fines and other legal debts. Florida Republicans, led by Gov. Ron DeSantis, argue that only felons who...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., arrives for a re-enactment of her swearing-in, Monday Jan. 6, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bill advances that could aid Collins challenge to Loeffler

Jan. 28, 2020 11:47 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An effort to require party primary elections for a Georgia U.S. Senate seat now held by Kelly Loeffler is advancing. The House Government Affairs Committee voted Tuesday to advance House Bill 757, which would set up May Republican and Democratic primaries. The bill would next go to the full...

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks to reporters outside the Senate as defense arguments by the Republicans resume in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Collins expected to try ousting new GA senator in GOP battle

Jan. 27, 2020 11:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, an ardent ally of President Donald Trump and vocal opponent of his impeachment, is expected to announce he will challenge fellow Republican and newly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler for her seat this year, a Republican official said Monday. The decision by the...

Georgia coach Tom Crean speaks with Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Crean stays upbeat as Georgia takes 3-game skid to Missouri

Jan. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Just as Tom Crean hoped, Anthony Edwards has made an immediate impact at Georgia, leading the nation's freshmen in scoring and fulfilling his hype as a player on a fast track to the NBA. The remainder of Crean's plan for his second season as Georgia's coach hasn't followed form. The...

FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Donnie Cleveland Lance, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago. Lance is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence, plans to hold a closed-door clemency hearing Tuesday. The board on Monday declassified a clemency application filed by Lance's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Lawyers ask parole board to spare condemned man's life

Jan. 27, 2020 2:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend shouldn't be executed, his lawyers argue, citing the additional pain it will cause his children, evidence of brain damage not heard by the jury that sentenced him to die and his model behavior in prison. Donnie Cleveland Lance,...

Delta Air Lines worker fatally shot in employee parking lot

Jan. 27, 2020 11:50 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines employee was shot in a company parking lot and later died on the way to a hospital, police said Monday. The shooting happened Sunday night in the lot near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, College Park police said. Officers found 30-year-old Alexis...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) wears a No. 8 jersey honoring former NBA player Kobe Bryant prior to an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. Bryant died in a California helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Young scores 45 on emotional night, leads Hawks past Wizards

Jan. 26, 2020 11:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had to compose himself a couple of times when asked about the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. It wasn't easy for Young, who was mentored by Bryant and had a special relationship with the former NBA star's 13-year-old girl, nicknamed Gigi. “One of the last...

Progressive mayor Ted Terry exits Georgia US Senate race

Jan. 26, 2020 10:56 PM EST

A young, progressive mayor of an Atlanta-area city on Sunday dropped out of the Democratic race to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue in a contest that could dictate the fate of the Senate in 2020. Ted Terry told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he struggled to raise enough money to compete in the...