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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. Salvage workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove the cargo ship that overturned will be isolated at a nearby resort to protect them from the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Expert: Loads left cargo ship unstable when it overturned

Sep. 22, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard analysis found that a cargo ship overturned after departing a Georgia seaport because of unstable loading that left its center of gravity too high, making the vessel susceptible to rolling over, an expert told officials investigating the shipwreck Tuesday. Coast...

A new AP-NORC poll finds the share of Americans who expect the economy to worsen in the next year has fallen from a high in May of 4 in 10. About 3 in 10 now say they expect the economy to get worse in the next year.

AP-NORC poll: Views of economy stabilize as election nears

Sep. 22, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans view the nation’s economic situation as bleak, but a rising percentage also see signs of stability six weeks before Election Day — if not reasons for optimism. According to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 60% of...

Atlanta police: Officer fatally shoots man armed with gun

Sep. 22, 2020 6:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta officer fatally shot a man who approached her with a gun during a domestic call Monday night, police said. Officers had been called to a southeast Atlanta street at around 7:30 p.m. by a woman who said she and her husband had been fighting, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted...

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) moves in to tag out Miami Marlins' Monte Harrison, back right, at third base for a double play on a throw from first baseman Freddie Freeman as Braves relief pitcher Mark Melancon ducks in the foreground during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Bullpen, defense preserves Braves 5-4 win over Marlins

Sep. 22, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At the start, it looked like a slugfest. By the end, it came down to defense. The Braves ad-libbed a brilliant double play to snuff out a potential Miami comeback in the ninth, moving Atlanta a step closer to a third straight NL East title with a 5-4 victory over the second-place Marlins on...

Officials: Georgia deputies shoot, kill knife-wielding woman

Sep. 21, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities said a woman who was armed with a knife and a blow torch was fatally shot by deputies in Georgia after she charged at them with the knife. The shooting happened Monday morning after deputies arrived at a home in Athens for a domestic call, the Oconee County Georgia...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Cole Hamels heads to the dugout after being pulled from the mound during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LHP Cole Hamels done for year after just 1 start for Braves

Sep. 21, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After making just one start for the Atlanta Braves, Cole Hamels is done for the season. Hamels reported shortly before the start of a four-game series against the Miami Marlins that he didn't feel like he could get anything on the ball. The left-hander was scheduled to make his second start...

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, center, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, right and a Georgia Center for Child Advocacy staff member listen during a tour on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Barr announces $100M more to combat human trafficking

Sep. 21, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says the federal government is awarding more than $100 million in grants to target human trafficking. The money will go to task forces combatting human trafficking, to victim services and victim housing. Barr made the announcement Monday in Atlanta with...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott gets tripped up by an Atlanta Falcons defender Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram via AP)

Falcons still ruffled over epic collapse in Dallas

Sep. 21, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are still searching for answers following their epic collapse in Dallas. Despite holding a 20-point lead in the first quarter and still up by 15 with about five minutes remaining, the Falcons managed to lose a game that was theirs to win. They botched the fielding of an...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. Salvage workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove the cargo ship that overturned will be isolated at a nearby resort to protect them from the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

`Smooth travel' observed before ship capsized off Georgia

Sep. 21, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A tugboat captain who helped push the ill-fated cargo ship Golden Ray from the docks as it left a Georgia seaport said Monday he observed only “smooth travel” before the giant vessel overturned. Clifton Gorden was the latest of several witnesses to tell federal...

GBI: Man trying to harm wife killed after firing at deputies

Sep. 21, 2020 7:54 AM EDT

TALKING ROCK, Ga. (AP) — A man was shot and killed by Georgia county deputies after he violated a restraining order, tried to harm his wife and shoot at authorities, officials said. Derek Cooper, 52, was fatally shot by Pickens County deputies Saturday, according to a press release from the Georgia Bureau...