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After vanishing at airport, show dog reunites with owner

Mar. 26, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A prize-winning show dog that vanished at the Atlanta airport has been found. Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport say Gale, a 22-year-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, is back with her owner after days of searching for her. News outlets report airport search...

Newcomb tunes up for season as Braves beat Reds 7-5

Mar. 26, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Sean Newcomb still thinks of himself as a young pitcher. Some of his new Braves teammates see Newcomb as a veteran with all the answers. That puts a different kind of pressure on the left-hander as he enters his third season. Newcomb did not walk a batter in four innings and Pedro Florimon...

Georgia joins effort to fund menstrual products in schools

Mar. 26, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Every weekday at a middle school near Atlanta, a half-dozen or so students visit the school nurse to get sanitary pads. Their reasons vary: Their mothers don't provide them; they don't have the money; they forgot to bring them; their friends need them. "It's every issue that can be named,"...

Insurance company files suit in deadly Georgia plane crash

Mar. 26, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An insurance company is suing a business whose chief executive was flying a plane that crashed in Georgia, killing him and three passengers. Federal court records show Zurich American Insurance Co. of Illinois is suing Sunshine International Corp. in relation to a plane crash that...

Roark roughed up in final spring tuneup for Reds

Mar. 25, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cincinnati right-hander Tanner Roark was roughed up for five quick runs in his final start before the regular season, and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Reds 8-5 in an exhibition game Monday night. Roark, acquired from the Washington Nationals as part of a major offseason overhaul, hurt his...

Show dog awaiting flight goes missing at Atlanta airport

Mar. 25, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Dutch man says his show dog went missing at Atlanta's airport while waiting to board a flight to Amsterdam. Floris van Essen tells news outlets that the American Staffordshire terrier named Gale was in a crate and had gone through security with another dog about three hours before their...

Medical examiner seeking cause of Ga. Tech player's death

Mar. 25, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner plans further tests to determine the cause of Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams' death. The 21-year-old Adams died Saturday . An autopsy was performed Monday. Officer Stephanie Brown, an Atlanta Police spokeswoman, says the...

Ousted GOP congresswoman running to take back Georgia seat

Mar. 25, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Republican congresswoman says she's running in 2020 to try to win back the Georgia seat she lost last fall. Karen Handel announced her comeback campaign Monday with an online video featuring clips of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other...

Ga State coach Hunter leaving to take over at Tulane

Mar. 25, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than 48 hours after Georgia State was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, Ron Hunter decided Sunday to leave the Panthers to become Tulane's coach. Best known for tumbling to the court after his son hit a game-winning shot in the 2015 tournament, Hunter told The Associated Press that...

Harris sends message to old-guard: Every era has its end

Mar. 24, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris sent a subtle signal to the old-guard of Democratic politics that every era has its end. At an Atlanta church service dedicated to youth Sunday, the presidential candidate compared leadership to a relay race in which each generation must ask themselves "what do...