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Trumbo hits first-inning grand slam, Orioles hold off Braves

Jun. 23, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Davis is feeling "calm and easy" at the plate. His big swings are making the Baltimore Orioles feel like winners again. One day after hitting a drought-breaking homer, Davis belted a three-run double and Mark Trumbo hit a first-inning grand slam to power the Orioles to a 7-5 win over...

Machado hits 2-run HR in 15th as Orioles beat Braves 10-7

Jun. 23, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For Braves manager Brian Snitker, playing the matchups meant pitching to Manny Machado with first base open and a marathon game on the line. The Orioles slugger made that strategy look foolish. Machado hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 15th inning, lifting Baltimore to a 10-7 win over...

Cold case murder trial could be in jurors' hands by Tuesday

Jun. 22, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — The murder trial of one of two white Georgia men accused of killing a black man in 1983 could go to the jury as early as Tuesday. WXIA-TV reports jurors on Friday heard a profanity-laced audio recording of defendant Frank Gebhardt and police. Gebhardt repeatedly denied any involvement...

Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Dream beat Sun 75-70

Jun. 22, 2018 9:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, Layshia Clarendon hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 75-70 on Friday night. Brittney Sykes scored 13 points, Damiris Dantas added 11, and Elizabeth Williams had...

Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash

Jun. 22, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals, a policy that's being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them. The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban as an "enhancement" to...

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

Jun. 22, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves could have used their draft picks in deals to help clear space under the salary cap for potential free agent additions next month. They needed some high-ceiling young players just as much. Opting against any deals, the Timberwolves selected Georgia Tech guard...

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

Jun. 22, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks draft room was split between Luka Doncic and Trae Young. The Hawks ultimately chose Young because he brought the Hawks a first-round draft pick. The Hawks added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring Young in Thursday night's exchange of NBA draft picks...

Rapper Jim Jones among 4 arrested after Atlanta police chase

Jun. 21, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Jim Jones has been arrested after a brief police chase in west Georgia. A Coweta County investigator said he saw a southbound Mercedes sport utility vehicle drift into the emergency lane on Interstate 85 several times late Wednesday. News outlets report when the investigator...

Experts: Half of evidence vanished from 1983 racial slaying

Jun. 21, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — Half the evidence collected from the scene of the 1983 slaying of a black man has vanished, but witnesses have come forward to say the defendant admitted to the killing just hours after the body was found, experts with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation testified Thursday. Frank...

Police: Man kills lawyer, self, hours after divorce is final

Jun. 21, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man killed his ex-wife's attorney in his law office just hours after the couple's divorce was final and then killed himself, authorities said. Cartersville Police Lt. M.E. Bettikofer tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 33-year-old Walter Samuel Radford's divorce...