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Braves' Acuña scratched with right quadriceps tightness

May. 25, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. was scratched from Atlanta's lineup Wednesday with right quadriceps tightness. The team announced about 90 minutes before first pitch against Philadelphia that Acuña would sit. He awoke feeling sore and tested out his leg by...

Incumbents in Georgia beat primary opponents down the ballot

May. 25, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials overcame challengers from within their own parties in primary elections decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both defeated fellow...

Tribute for late VA chief Max Cleland, who lost limbs in war

May. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and three former presidents paid tribute Wednesday to late Veterans Administration chief and U.S. senator Max Cleland, who lost limbs while serving in Vietnam. Biden called Cleland a hero who “exemplified the best of the American spirit.” ...

US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wins GOP primary in Georgia

May. 25, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

A defiant U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene easily defeated five fellow Republicans on Tuesday in a primary race that showed her conservative Georgia constituents standing steadfastly beside her after a turbulent freshman term. Greene showed no signs of mellowing in her victory speech...

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger beats Trump ally

May. 25, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who was a top target of former President Donald Trump, has won the Republican primary as he seeks reelection. Raffensperger beat three challengers, including Trump-endorsed U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, who had criticized his...

Contreras gets first walk-off hit, Braves edge Phillies 6-5

May. 25, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — William Contreras picked the perfect moment for the first walk-off hit of his career. His parents, William Contreras and Olga Castillo, were in the stands for the first time watching him play a major league game, and the 24-year-old wanted to send them back to...

Georgia US Senate race will pit Warnock against Walker

May. 24, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican football legend Herschel Walker wasted little time exchanging attacks Tuesday after both handily defeated primary challengers to set up a historic, high-stakes showdown for a coveted Senate seat in Georgia. Walker,...

Eflin, Phillies agree to $5.7M deal, avoid arbitration

May. 24, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Zach Eflin and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed Tuesday to a $5.7 million, one-year contract. Eflin gets a $5.55 million salary this year, and the deal includes a $15 million mutual option for 2023 with a $150,000 buyout. He can earn an additional...

Judge keeps Democrat running for Georgia regulator on ballot

May. 24, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Democrat running for the Georgia Public Service Commission stayed on the ballot Tuesday after a judge blocked a Monday decision by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to disqualify her over residency issues. Patty Durand of Conyers is one of two Democrats...

As execution warrant lapses, families tell AP grief is fresh

May. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The families of two young girls who were abducted and attacked 46 years ago by a Georgia man who was scheduled to be put to death last week say they are “deeply upset and disappointed” that the execution was halted by a judge and the death warrant was allowed to expire Tuesday....