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Braves use homers, better bullpen to beat Ryu, Dodgers 4-3

Aug. 18, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves reliever Luke Jackson summed up his team's mindset against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They're kind of like our David and Goliath, you know?" Jackson said. "Whenever we've gone out there it's been rough. They're a good team, we're a good team, 1-2, just duking it out. It's nice to pull...

Homeless shelter for women finally opens doors

Aug. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — With a head full of soft dark curls that matched her soft voice, the shy 22-year-old woman known only as "Lex" already had picked out a single bed for herself in the back corner of one of the renovated rooms in the new homeless shelter for women and children Tuesday (Aug. 6) afternoon....

Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black Christians

Aug. 17, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders,...

Abrams brings Fair Fight 2020 to Georgia

Aug. 17, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams launched a new multistate voter protection initiative in Georgia on Saturday. Abrams kicked off her Fair Fight 2020 campaign at an elementary school in Gwinnett County near Atlanta, WXIA-TV reported . Since her loss in the Georgia governor's race last year to...

Braves' Inciarte to miss 4-6 weeks with hamstring strain

Aug. 17, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte says he will miss four to six weeks after straining his right hamstring while running the bases in Friday's game. It's the second serious injury this year for Inciarte, who returned July 27 from a lumbar strain that sidelined him for 55 games. He hopes to...

It's Augenstein, Ogletree in US Amateur final

Aug. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Andy Ogletree took a peek at the bracket before the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals and made a prediction to his caddie: He would face John Augenstein in the final. He was right. Augenstein beat William Holcomb V 3 and 2 in one semifinal Saturday, and Ogletree topped teenager and fellow...

Doggy Con: a pop culture convention for furry fanatics

Aug. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's scorching August heat didn't stop Megan Nelson from slipping on a long faux fur coat and dressing up like Cruella de Vil for her first Doggy Con convention, a pet event for costumed canines inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con convention. Doggy Con drew hundreds of dog owners and...

Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election system

Aug. 17, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state's election management system and voting machines, a federal judge said in a scathing order this week. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said those problems place a burden on...

Georgia opens new $50M state crime lab outside Savannah

Aug. 17, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

POOLER, Ga. (AP) — A new state crime lab in southeast Georgia has opened with nearly three times as much space as the Savannah laboratory it's replacing. Gov. Brian Kemp was among officials who attended the opening of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's new lab in Pooler, west of Savannah. The governor...

Matching pets with owners designed to 'clear the shelters'

Aug. 17, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Humane societies in Alabama and Georgia are among many participating in this weekend's "Clear the Shelters" events. The events are aimed at finding owners for the animals. In eastern Alabama, the Lee County Humane Society is participating in Saturday's event for the first time. It will...