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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks during a briefing on North Carolina's coronavirus pandemic response Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at the NC Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: UK coronavirus variant found in Alabama

Jan. 27, 2021 6:02 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama health officials said Wednesday that the more highly transmissible COVID-19 variant seen in the United Kingdom has been found in the state. The Alabama Department of Public Health said the variant is thought to be more contagious. It is the first time the variant has been...

Braves reach minor league deal with utility player Adrianza

Jan. 27, 2021 12:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves added depth by agreeing to a minor league contract with utility player Ehire Adrianza. The 31-year-old Adrianza would receive a $1.5 million, one-year contract if added to the Braves' 40-man roster. Adrianza has played eight seasons with the San Francisco Giants and Minnesota...

Governor Brian Kemp listens to a questions presented by a news reporter during a COVID-19 update press conference at the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, Thursday, January 21, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

AP Exclusive: Georgia Pre-K teachers to get $1,000 bonuses

Jan. 27, 2021 11:44 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — State-funded prekindergarten and child care teachers in Georgia will get $1,000 bonuses alongside K-12 teachers, thanks to a big increase in federal coronavirus aid. Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs told The Associated Press Wednesday in an exclusive...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Young's 38 points lead Hawks past depleted Clippers, 108-99

Jan. 26, 2021 10:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 38 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the depleted Los Angeles Clippers 108-99 on Tuesday night, ending the Clippers’ seven-game winning streak. The Clippers were without three starters. Leading scorers Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were ruled out due to health and...

Atlanta Braves Chairman Terry McGuirk speaks during

Baseball gathers behind home plate to honor Hammerin' Hank

Jan. 26, 2021 7:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker choked back tears as he remembered Hank Aaron’s affection for those who didn’t possess his unparalleled talent on the baseball field. During his post-playing career running the Atlanta Braves farm system, the Hammer had a penchant for looking beyond the...

Georgia House member removed for refusing COVID-19 testing

Jan. 26, 2021 3:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A member of the Georgia state House was removed from the chamber Tuesday for not abiding by the legislature’s COVID-19 testing policy. Rep. David Clark, a Republican from Buford, was asked to leave the chamber floor by House Speaker David Ralston. Clark refused to leave on his own and...

FILE - Atlanta Braves third baseman Pablo Sandoval smiles during batting practice before Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, in this Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, file photo. The Braves have agreed to a minor league deal with veteran third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval would earn $1 million if he is added to the team’s 40-man roster. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, FIle)

Pablo Sandoval agrees to minor league deal with Braves

Jan. 25, 2021 12:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Third baseman Pablo Sandoval has signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves. Sandoval would receive a $1 million, one-year contract if he is added to the team's 40-man roster under a deal the Braves confirmed Monday. The 34-year-old Sandoval hit .214 in 84 at-bats with the Braves...

Atlanta United signs Argentine striker Lisandro López

Jan. 25, 2021 11:47 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United signed Argentine striker Lisandro López, hoping he can provide depth on its front line. United said Monday the 37-year-old López was acquired in a free transfer from Racing Club in Argentina's Superliga. López has scored 244 goals in 603 professional appearances...

Georgia signs contract to pull disputed water from lake

Jan. 25, 2021 11:31 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that for the first time formally ratifies the rights of two suburban Atlanta counties to use Lake Lanier for drinking water. The lake northeast of Atlanta, formed by damming the Chattahoochee River, has been used...

Atlanta considers ban on short-term rentals

Jan. 25, 2021 9:35 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta officials are taking a closer look at short-term home renting, with one councilman proposing to ban the practice. Councilman Howard Shook said residents are concerned about a constant stream of strangers in their neighborhoods and a loss of community. “More and more...