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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval warms up before the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Former World Series MVP Sandoval on Braves' roster vs. Reds

Sep. 30, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pablo Sandoval is on the Atlanta Braves' roster for the NL wild-card series against the Cincinnati Reds. The 2012 World Series MVP joined the Braves after being released by the San Francisco Giants a couple of weeks ago. He started at third base in the final game of the regular season, going...

College football player arrested on murder charge in Georgia

Sep. 30, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Marshals in Georgia have arrested a Georgetown University football player accused of killing a man in Washington, D.C. Federal agents took Dijon Williams, 21, into custody at a Lawrenceville home Monday, U.S. Marshals spokesman Inspector Frank Lempka told news outlets....

In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 photo, Kwanza Hall  answers a question during the Atlanta Police Foundation's Atlanta Mayoral debate hosted by WSB-TV at their studios in Atlanta.. Crime and safety were the main topic of discussion during live debate. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Hall, Franklin head to runoff for rest of John Lewis’ term

Sep. 29, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin advanced to a runoff in Tuesday’s special election to fill the short remainder of the late John Lewis’ term in Congress. Hall and Franklin led five other candidates in...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots for the state's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a case that could result in the purging of about 130,000 people from voter rolls in the hotly contested battleground state. The arguments Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, come just five weeks before the election in one of several closely watched lawsuits in Wisconsin. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

Sep. 29, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed from the rolls in the hotly contested presidential battleground state, while the Democratic attorney general defended not purging them. The Wisconsin case...

Atlanta-area deputies die in wreck in eastern Georgia

Sep. 29, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — Two Georgia sheriff's deputies died Tuesday after their police car ran into a stopped truck on Interstate 20 near Augusta. The Fulton County deputies died in the crash in Grovetown, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Their Dodge Charger ran into the rear of a tractor-trailer that...

Man pleads guilty to trying to smuggle guns to Haiti

Sep. 29, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Haitian man living in Georgia pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to smuggle guns and ammunition to Haiti by hiding them in a car he planned to ship to the island, federal prosecutors said. Jacques Mathieu, 51, pleaded guilty to attempting to export the 12 guns and roughly 36,000 rounds of...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer throws in the third inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati. Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series between the Braves and Cincinnati Reds is Wednesday, Sept. 30.  (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Bauer leads Reds rotation against Braves' powerful lineup

Sep. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Bauer threw his first pitch — high and tight — well before the start of the Cincinnati Reds' wild-card series against the Atlanta Braves. Asked to compare the challenges of facing Braves MVP candidates Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna, Bauer just shrugged. “I...

Prosecutors: Georgia man sentenced for Atlanta airport bribe

Sep. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for bribing an Atlanta official to win a contract to operate a restaurant at the city's airport, the U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday. Hayat Choudhary paid an officer in Atlanta's Department of Procurement $20,000 for the...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. A pair of new high-profile endorsements are adding fuel to an already contentious special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Former Gov. Nathan Deal has endorsed Republican Rep. Doug Collins in his bid to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a fellow Republican. Former president Jimmy Carter endorsed Democrat Raphael Warnock in the race. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Pair of endorsements adds more fuel to Georgia Senate race

Sep. 29, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A pair of new high-profile endorsements are adding fuel to an already contentious special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Former Gov. Nathan Deal endorsed Republican Rep. Doug Collins on Monday, backing his bid to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a fellow Republican. That puts Deal on...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Lil Yachty arrives on the red carpet for the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. Georgia State Patrol arrested rapper Lil Yachty this month after he was allegedly caught driving more than 150 mph on an Atlanta highway. State Patrol said troopers pulled over a white Ferrari with the 23-year-old behind the wheel on Sept. 21. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Rapper Lil Yachty arrested for driving 150 mph in Ferrari

Sep. 29, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State Patrol arrested rapper Lil Yachty this month after he was allegedly caught driving more than 150 mph (241 kph) on an Atlanta highway. Troopers pulled over a white Ferrari with the 23-year-old rapper, whose name is Miles McCollum, behind the wheel on Sept. 21, State Patrol said....