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Judge orders Georgia to have paper pollbook backups

Sep. 28, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that every polling place in Georgia must have at least one updated paper backup of the electronic pollbooks that are used to check voters in. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg called the requirement “a limited common sense remedy to the real and repetitive...

Officer pleads guilty in Georgia traffic stop of Black man

Sep. 28, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta area police officer who acknowledged choking a Black man during a 2017 traffic stop will never work in law enforcement again after pleading guilty Monday to a charge of simple battery, prosecutors said. As part of his sentence, David Rose surrendered his law enforcement...

Former officer pleads guilty in shooting death of paramedic

Sep. 28, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former police sergeant in Georgia pleaded guilty Monday to the murder of a paramedic he was having an affair with and sentenced to life in prison. The Ledger-Enquirer reports former Columbus officer William “Bill” Talley III pleaded guilty to felony murder, aggravated...

Georgia court allows lawsuit against sperm bank to proceed

Sep. 28, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A couple who accused a sperm bank of misrepresenting its process for screening donors and providing incorrect medical and educational history of the donor they selected can proceed with a lawsuit against the sperm bank, Georgia's highest court ruled Monday. A Fulton County judge had...

Chicago Bears strong safety Tashaun Gipson (38) celebrates his interception of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. The Chicago Bears won 30-26. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Another Falcons collapse: Foles' 3 TDs lead 30-26 Bears win

Sep. 28, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how bad things might have seemed a week ago, the Atlanta Falcons somehow managed to make it even worse. Yep, another epic fourth-quarter collapse. This one could spell the end for embattled coach Dan Quinn, who already carried the burden of the biggest squandered lead in Super Bowl...

Boston Red Sox' Jackie Bradley Jr. watches his line drive soar to center field for a home run against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Braves face Reds in playoffs; Red Sox win Roenicke finale

Sep. 27, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. homered and made a leaping catch as the last-place Boston Red Sox won their final game under manager Ron Roenicke, beating the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves 9-1 Sunday. The NL East champion Braves wound up as the No. 2 seed and will face Cincinnati in a best-of-three...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Foles rekindles Super Bowl magic in stunning win vs Falcons

Sep. 27, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Foles rekindled that Super Bowl magic. The result was a stunning victory for the Chicago Bears. Taking over for the erratic Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter, Foles threw three touchdown passes in the final 6 1/2 minutes Sunday to lead the Bears to a 30-26 triumph over the...

Georgia State: Errors in test results led to postponement

Sep. 27, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State says the positive COVID-19 tests that caused Saturday’s football game at Charlotte to be postponed were the result of errors in reading the test results. Georgia State said Sunday that student-athletes were tested three times last week. All results from tests on Monday...

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) follows through on a home run to left field on a pitch by Boston Red Sox' Chris Mazza, top, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Braves remove Acuña from lineup with renewed wrist soreness

Sep. 27, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has been removed from the Atlanta Braves' lineup in their regular season finale due to irritation in his left wrist. The postseason-bound Braves say the move before Sunday's game against Boston was made as a precaution. Even so, the report of renewed soreness in...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck (89) delivers a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Houck, Vazquez grand slam lead Red Sox to 8-2 rout of Braves

Sep. 26, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie right-hander Tanner Houck struck out 10 in another dominant performance, Christian Vazquez capped a big inning with a grand slam, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Saturday night. Giving the Red Sox reason to be hopeful after a dismal season, Houck (3-0) surrendered...