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Rapper Ty Dolla $ign indicted on felony drug charges

Dec. 11, 2018 10:59 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign faces drug charges in Atlanta. Court records show a Fulton County grand jury indicted the 36-year-old musician on Nov. 30 on charges of felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of THC and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The rapper's birth name is...

Shaquille O'Neal bringing Shaq's Fun House to Super Bowl

Dec. 11, 2018 4:05 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better. "I've been to a million Super Bowl parties the past 15 years, and they're all boring," O'Neal said. "So this is Atlanta, I'm bringing the party to Atlanta. I wanted to do something big, so I...

Hawks C Miles Plumlee out at least a week with injured knee

Dec. 10, 2018 8:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumlee will be out for at least a week because of an injured left knee. The team said in a release that Plumlee began experiencing pain before a practice last week. He underwent an MRI at Emory Sports Medicine Complex, which led to a non-surgical procedure on...

Falcons' Quinn 'evaluating everything' after another loss

Dec. 10, 2018 5:38 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — A five-game losing streak has assured the Atlanta Falcons of their first losing season since 2014, and the usually upbeat coach Dan Quinn said he's alarmed by the ugly results and looking for fixes. Quinn said all players and coaches are in the spotlight after Sunday's 34-20 loss...

Braves INF Rio Ruiz claimed off waivers by Orioles

Dec. 10, 2018 2:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves infielder Rio Ruiz has been claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles. The 24-year-old Ruiz played sparingly with the Braves the last three seasons and had little future with the team after the emergence of Johan Camargo and the signing of free agent Josh Donaldson. Ruiz...

Atlanta celebrates a title, but revelry won't last long

Dec. 10, 2018 1:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite cold, drizzly weather, thousands of fans turned out Monday for a downtown parade and rally to celebrate the city's first championship since 1995. The revelry won't last long. Atlanta United must find a coach to replace Tata Martino and likely cope with the loss of star midfielder...

5 Georgia officers could face trial next year in shootings

Dec. 10, 2018 9:45 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As many as five white police officers in Georgia face murder trials next year in the deaths of unarmed black men. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that all five officers were indicted under new state grand jury rules that went into effect in 2015. The new rules no longer allow...

2 shot after party at Atlanta hotel connected to CNN Center

Dec. 9, 2018 7:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a "highly intoxicated" man shot two people inside a downtown Atlanta hotel that is connected to CNN's headquarters. Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Brown tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the victims had been trying to help 31-year-old Sedarius Dennis...

Alston, Moore help Georgia Tech rout Florida A&M

Dec. 9, 2018 5:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Alston scored 15 points, freshman reserve Khalid Moore came out of almost nowhere to add a career-high 14 on a perfect shooting afternoon, and Georgia Tech's defense clamped down on Florida A&M on Sunday as the Yellow Jackets dominated the Rattlers 73-40. Moore sought no special...

United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta's 1st title since '95

Dec. 9, 2018 12:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The players bounced up and down on a hastily erected stage in the middle of the field, confetti falling all around as they hoisted the championship trophy. It's a familiar scene at the end of any season. Only this time, a team from Atlanta was doing the honors . The title drought in over in...