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Air pressure issue causes Delta to divert flight to Florida

Sep. 19, 2019 5:35 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Delta Air Lines diverted an Atlanta flight headed to Florida after an unknown issue caused the cabin's oxygen masks to be released. News outlets report the Fort Lauderdale-bound plane made an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport about an hour after it left Hartsfield-Jackson...

Harper, Eflin power Phillies to 4-1 win over Braves

Sep. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Zach Eflin insists the Philadelphia Phillies won't go down without a fight. "We have the guys in the clubhouse to do it and get there and make a postseason run," he said. "We're looking forward to riding the momentum in these coming days and the next series we have and really do just...

Judge, Dragon Con co-founder accused of criminal trespass

Sep. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Georgia judge, along with a co-founder of DragonCon and two other people, after prosecutors accused them of illegally accessing a courthouse computer network. The indictment charges Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader, DragonCon...

Lawyers: Videos show inhumane treatment before jail death

Sep. 18, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Video clips show that a man who died in a Georgia jail suffered inhumane treatment in the final hours before he died from complications of dehydration while being held on misdemeanor charges, lawyers for his family said Wednesday. Shali Tilson, 22, was arrested in March 2018 on...

APNewsBreak: Alabama man arrested in terrorism probe

Sep. 18, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Alabama man has been apprehended as part of a yearslong terrorism probe in which the FBI says he told agents he would execute a U.S. soldier if ordered to do so by the Islamic State group. FBI agents took Nayef Qashou into custody Monday. He's charged with lying to the FBI and destroying...

Everybody in the pool: Georgia flush with Senate hopefuls

Sep. 18, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An up-and-coming GOP congressman is angling for a Senate appointment. A former congressman has hinted he's interested, too. The list of Democrats quietly mulling over a bid include a congresswoman and members of the state legislature. Then there's the Democratic mayor, former mayor, former...

Saving pets: Program lends hand to low-income animal owners

Sep. 18, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Of all the animals peering sadly through the cage bars of shelters across the country, 25% of them once had an owner who gave them up for one reason or another, according to national statistics. Those who did because they could no longer afford a pet have been getting some help over the past...

Jimmy Carter says he couldn't have managed presidency at 80

Sep. 18, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Weeks shy of his 95th birthday, former President Jimmy Carter said he doesn't believe he could have managed the most powerful office in the world at 80 years old. Carter, who earlier this year became the longest-lived chief executive in American history, didn't tie his comments to any of his...

Saving pets: Program lends hand to low-income animal owners

Sep. 18, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Of all the animals peering sadly through the cage bars of shelters across the country, 25% of them once had an owner who gave them up for one reason or another, according to national statistics. Those who did because they could no longer afford a pet have been getting some help over the past...

Hoskins, Pirela hit 2-run HRs as Phillies stop Braves 5-4

Sep. 17, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies haven't given up on their NL wild card hopes. Beating the first-place Atlanta Braves helped the Phillies keep the faith. Hoskins and Jose Pirela hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel in Philadelphia's five-run fourth inning and the Phillies escaped...