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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence hands the West Virginia certification to staff as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listens during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington. Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the building Wednesday, disrupting the process. Although pro-democracy and human rights activists around the globe were stunned to see the raging mob’s actions, they say they were heartened and inspired because the system ultimately prevailed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool, File)

The Latest: Biden rebukes unmasked lawmakers in insurrection

Jan. 15, 2021 4:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden issued a rebuke of Republican lawmakers who refused to wear masks while sheltering in crowded rooms during last week’s violent insurrection on the Capitol. “What the hell’s the matter with them?” Biden asked, adding that “it’s...

Braves agree to 1-year deals with left-handers Fried, Minter

Jan. 15, 2021 3:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have agreed Friday to one-year deals with left-handers Max Fried and A.J. Minter that avoid arbitration. Fried gets $3.5 million and Minter $1.3 million. Fried, 26, earned a significant raise for 2020, when he earned $216,111 as his prorated portion of his $583,500 salary. Fried...

Trump administration sued over Georgia health plan

Jan. 15, 2021 2:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's plan to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act would “tear a hole” in the ACA, “eviscerating” its achievements, a federal lawsuit says. Under the plan, Georgia would be the first state to bypass the HealthCare.gov...

Georgia Democratic senate candidate Raphael Warnock talks to reporters following a campaign rally in Augusta, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Democrats Jon Ossoff and Warnock are challenging incumbent Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in a runoff election on Jan. 5. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Senator-elect Warnock receives 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 15, 2021 12:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Senator-elect Raphael Warnock of Georgia has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Warnock shared a video of himself getting the vaccine and encouraged people on Friday to “trust science and listen to experts, continue to social distance, and wear a mask.” Warnock,...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, Walgreens pharmacist Chris McLaurin prepares to vaccinate Lakandra McNealy, a Harmony Court Assisted Living employee, with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson, Miss. The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but some states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Deep South falls behind in coronavirus vaccine drive

Jan. 15, 2021 9:30 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents. In Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina, less than 2% of the...

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Where MLK and Coretta met and studied, a memorial will rise

Jan. 15, 2021 8:41 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A major memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is moving forward in Boston, where they met and studied in the 1950s. King Boston, the privately funded organization coordinating the estimated $9.5 million project, said this week that fabrication of a roughly...

Warrant: Rapper YFN Lucci was driver in fatal shooting

Jan. 15, 2021 8:40 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is accused of being the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said. The 29-year-old rapper turned himself in Wednesday, a day after Atlanta police announced murder charges against Lucci, whose real name is...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Pacoima, Calif. The rapid expansion of vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Expanded vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

Jan. 14, 2021 10:04 PM EST

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi's Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a...

Morrison, Georgia upend No. 23 Lady Vols 67-66 on road

Jan. 14, 2021 9:17 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Que Morrison scored 13 of her 17 points in the third quarter when Georgia erased a 17-point deficit and the Bulldogs held on to beat No. 23 Tennessee 67-66 on Thursday night for their first win in Knoxville in 25 years. Georgia outscored the Lady Vols 29-9 in the third quarter,...

FILE - Then-Hargrave Military Academy's K.D. Johnson gestures during a high school basketball game against Orangeville Prep at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., in this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, file photo. Georgia, winless in conference action, added a much-needed midseason boost with the addition of Johnson, adding a top recruit and hope for a turnaround.  (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Cooper, Johnson provide midseason hope for Auburn, Georgia

Jan. 14, 2021 3:15 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Auburn and Georgia finally have help from their top recruits as the teams try to escape the bottom of the Southeastern Conference standings. Freshman guards Sharife Cooper of Auburn and K.D. Johnson of Georgia proved after being cleared to play by the NCAA they can immediately lead their...