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Stacey Abrams' record complicates 'radical' label from GOP

Aug. 20, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Campaigning in a north Georgia county where President Donald Trump got 70 percent of the vote, the Democratic nominee for governor recently talked about helping small businesses, expanding access to affordable health care and quality public education, and championing emerging energy...

Rebuilding Hawks add depth by signing Hamilton, Poythress

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The rebuilding Atlanta Hawks have added depth by signing guard-forward Daniel Hamilton and forward Alex Poythress. Poythress was signed to a two-way contract, so the former Kentucky player will split his time with the Hawks' G League Erie team. Hamilton averaged 2.0 points in six games with...

Daughter struck by subway train while trying to save mother

Aug. 20, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Horrified subway riders rushed to save a woman pushed in front of a commuter train in Atlanta, and the woman's daughter was struck by the train while trying to help, witnesses said. A 28-year-old suspect was in custody after Sunday afternoon's chaos at the city's Midtown Station, the...

Subway riders try to save woman pushed in front of train

Aug. 20, 2018 9:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a woman was pushed off a commuter train platform in Atlanta and seriously injured on impact with the oncoming train. Witnesses say horrified subway riders rushed to save her, including another woman who also was injured. Police arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of pushing the...

Georgia police: GSU officers fired upon, suspect sought

Aug. 20, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say police at a Georgia university were fired upon and a search for the suspect is underway. Georgia State University Police Chief Joseph Spillane tells WXIA-TV an officer approached a group of men near the downtown Atlanta campus Sunday night. He says one of the men then fired...

Georgia man killed by officers responding to domestic call

Aug. 20, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man has been fatally shot by officers responding to a domestic call. Citing the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, news outlets report 33-year-old Jeremiah Perdue died Sunday. A GBI release says Atlanta Police Department officers responded around 4 a.m. to a report of...

Josef Martinez ties MLS single-season record with 27th goal

Aug. 19, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez scored his 27th goal to tie the MLS season record and help Atlanta United beat the Columbus Crew 3-1 on Sunday. Julian Gressel set up Martinez's scoring opportunity with a steal in the Crew's half of the field. He passed it up to Martinez, who broke down a pair of defenders...

Marquez, LeMahieu help Rockies complete sweep of Braves

Aug. 19, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and the Colorado Rockies are quite comfortable on the road. Even against baseball's best teams. LeMahieu homered, German Marquez pitched seven solid innings and the Rockies closed out their first four-game sweep in Atlanta with a 4-2 victory over the Braves on Sunday. Colorado...

Rockies score 3 in 9th, LeMahieu HR in 10th tops Braves 5-3

Aug. 18, 2018 11:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After four at-bats, DJ LeMahieu was still looking for his first hit and felt he hadn't made good contact. He was just saving his best swing for extra innings. The Colorado Rockies struck for three runs with two outs in the ninth inning before LeMahieu homered over the center field wall in...

Desmond, Freeland pace Rockies' easy win over Braves

Aug. 18, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Freeland commanded all four of his pitches and had his slider working especially well. It's been a smooth ride for the left-hander since mid-June. "I've been trying to hold that feeling and keep on going with that," Freeland said. "See how long I can ride it out." Ian Desmond tripled...