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A devotee applies vermilion on the face of another during Durga Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Hindu festival season is traditionally laced with an unmatched fanfare and extravaganza, with socializing being the hallmark of the celebration. But because of the coronavirus pandemic this year's festivities have started on a pale note. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India's daily infections at lowest in 3 months

Oct. 27, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. In its report Tuesday, the Health Ministry also listed 488 new fatalities from COVID-19 in the previous 24...

Atlanta United has positive test, cancels in-person activity

Oct. 26, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has canceled in-person activity at its training facility after one player tested positive for COVID-19. The team announced Monday the decision to cancel in-person activity was made out of an abundance of caution, but its scheduled match at Orlando City on Wednesday night is...

Detroit Lions players point at the football held by Atlanta Falcons' Todd Gurley during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. Gurley saw a tantalizing path to the end zone and couldn't help himself.  He tried to fall down, but it was too late. Gurley landed on the goal line for a touchdown that, as it turned out, led to another stunning loss for the Atlanta Falcons. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Morris takes blame for unplanned TD in Falcons' latest loss

Oct. 26, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The image of Todd Gurley falling on the goal line as Detroit Lions defensive players celebrated, raising their arms to signal the touchdown, is the new low point of the Atlanta Falcons' crumbling season. Interim coach Raheem Morris tried to take the burden of that botched play off Gurley on...

FBI seeks help finding missing Georgia financial adviser

Oct. 26, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta area financial adviser suspected of defrauding victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars that went missing more than a month ago and is being sought by federal authorities, the FBI said Monday. Christopher Burns, 37, is charged with mail fraud and a federal warrant for his...

FILE - In this July 21, 2015, file photo, rapper Silento poses for a portrait in New York. Silento, known for “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

Atlanta rapper Silento charged with driving 143 mph on I-85

Oct. 25, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested Friday and accused of driving 143 mph (230 kph) on Interstate 85, authorities said. Silento, or Richard “Ricky” Lamar Hawk, was charged with reckless driving, speeding, failure to maintain lane and improper stopping, news outlets reported. A...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Raheem Morris speaks during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Morris has share of Falcons' mistakes in yet another loss

Oct. 25, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Raheem Morris wants the Atlanta Falcons to learn to “force our will on our opponent.” First, the Falcons must find the will to avoid crucial mistakes that have led to loss after loss. Following Sunday's 23-22 defeat by the Detroit Lions, Morris accepted responsibility for some...

Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins (58) signals

Lions stun Falcons 23-22 after letting Atlanta score late TD

Oct. 25, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley saw a tantalizing path to the end zone and couldn't help himself. He tried to fall down, but it was too late. Gurley landed on the goal line for a touchdown that, as it turned out, led to another stunning loss for the Atlanta Falcons. Detroit let Gurley score with just over a...

Georgia names 10 more towns as zones for downtown tax breaks

Oct. 25, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has designated another 10 communities as “rural zones," making people who invest in designated downtown areas eligible for tax breaks if they create jobs and rehabilitate buildings. The department announced Wednesday that Colquitt,...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

Gelmin Rivas scores first MLS goal, D.C. beats Atlanta 2-1

Oct. 24, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gelmin Rivas scored his first MLS goal two minutes into second-half stoppage time, helping D.C. United top Atlanta United 2-1 on Saturday. D.C. (4-10-6) won consecutive matches for the first time this season. Atlanta (5-11-4) dropped to 0-3-2 since a 4-0 win over D.C. United on Oct. 3. ...