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US vaccine panel downgrades pneumonia shot recommendation

Jun. 26, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A scientific panel has downgraded its recommendation that all retirement-age Americans get a top-selling vaccination against bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said routine vaccination with Pfizer's Prevnar 13...

Vaccine panel gives nod to HPV shots for men up to age 26

Jun. 26, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A vaccine against cervical and other cancers should be recommended for both men and women up to age 26, a U.S. government advisory panel decided Wednesday. The vaccine protects against HPV, a virus that is commonly spread through sex and can cause certain cancers and genital warts. The...

Widow: Dangerous conditions at Braves' stadium led to death

Jun. 26, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The widow of a beer tap inventor who died inside a walk-in cooler at the Atlanta Braves' stadium is blaming a faulty door mechanism and lethal carbon dioxide leaks. Angela Keeling made the allegations in a wrongful death lawsuit filed Friday against the team and its contractors. Todd...

Georgia police captain named new police chief in Ferguson

Jun. 26, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A captain from a Georgia police department will be the new police chief in Ferguson. The City Council voted Tuesday night to hire Jason Armstrong, a captain from the Forest Park Police Department near Atlanta. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports interim city manager Jeffrey Blume...

Toronto man wanted on rape charges caught at Atlanta airport

Jun. 25, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Toronto man suspected of raping a woman in West Virginia was caught at the Atlanta airport. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 34-year-old Jordan Anthony Doswell was identified as a fugitive Sunday and arrested by Atlanta police at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The...

Atlanta Mayor unveils affordable housing plan

Jun. 25, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has unveiled an ambitious affordable housing plan that aims to counter rising costs and the displacement of longtime residents. The 43-page plan released Monday lays out a number of citywide policy proposals including zoning changes, developer incentives,...

The Latest: Judges question Alabama minimum wage suit

Jun. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing over an Alabama minimum wage law that critics say is racially discriminatory (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Some federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical of a lawsuit that accuses Alabama lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking the majority-black...

Hawks trade Kent Bazemore to Trail Blazers for Evan Turner

Jun. 24, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have traded Kent Bazemore to the Portland Trail Blazers for Evan Turner is a swap of high-priced players heading into the final year of their contracts. Bazemore was the last holdover from the Hawks' 60-win team in 2014-15. The 6-foot-5 swingman lost his starting job midway...

Reddish looks to make new home with Hawks

Jun. 24, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cam Reddish is looking forward to playing for the Atlanta Hawks after he was hampered by a groin injury during his one season with Duke. The 19-year-old Reddish joins a promising young core with Atlanta that also includes Trae Young and John Collins after he was selected by the Hawks with...

Georgia's Fulton County Jail overcrowded again

Jun. 24, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Fulton County Jail in northwest Atlanta is overcrowded once again, with more than 500 inmates over capacity, and some inmates have been sleeping on mattresses on the floor. Chief jailer Mark Adger says the jail has room for 2,500 inmates, but it's currently holding more than 3,000, the...