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Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Aug. 24, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of...

Multiple people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship

Aug. 24, 2019 5:22 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Multiple people have been struck by lightning at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Column: Hope springs eternal as a sports collection is shed

Aug. 24, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — He ambles through the sprawling house, through the trove of treasures from a most interesting life, taking one last look at the autographed baseballs and signed jerseys, boxing gloves and football helmets, Olympic pins and an oil painting of Hank Aaron. Every memento comes with a...

Mom had boasted of kids on social media before shootings

Aug. 23, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman who is believed to have fatally shot her grown son and daughter before killing herself had bragged about her children on social media not long before the bodies were discovered. Marsha Edwards wrote on Instagram that she "could not ask for better children," just hours before...

Rookie Haskins leads Redskins past fumbling Falcons, 19-7

Aug. 23, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If Case Keenum is still the leader in Washington's quarterback competition, rookie Dwayne Haskins at least gave coach Jay Gruden more to think about. Haskins led Washington to three second-half scoring drives, including two set up by Atlanta's lost fumbles while attempting to field punts,...

Acuña delivers winning single, Braves beat Marlins again

Aug. 22, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has found multiple ways to beat the Miami Marlins this year. He only wishes the season series wasn't over. "Yeah, I definitely think it was an appropriate way and a fitting ending to the way we played the Marlins," he said through a translator. "But I would have much...

NFL 2019: Quinn facing heat to take Falcons back to playoffs

Aug. 22, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn has gone back to his past to protect his future with the Atlanta Falcons. Quinn fired his three coordinators following a disappointing 7-9 finish in 2018. He appointed himself as defensive coordinator. He was a longtime defensive coach, including two years directing...

Police: Woman is suspected of killing 2, then herself

Aug. 22, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police outside Atlanta say a woman is suspected of killing a man, a woman, and then fatally shooting herself. Cobb County police say all three bodies were found around 6 p.m. Wednesday inside a town house in the Vinings area, just northwest of Atlanta. Police said Thursday that 58-year-old...

After Atlanta college shooting, ID of man in video is sought

Aug. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are seeking information about a man seen on surveillance video around the time gunshots were fired into a crowd of about 200 people outside a college library, wounding four students. Investigator James White said Thursday that it's the main focus for police after the Tuesday...

Hechavarría, Acuña hit 2-run HRs as Braves blank Marlins 5-0

Aug. 21, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran and Ronald Acuña Jr. have flourished against the Miami Marlins this season. That success has led to continued dominance for the Braves in the NL East rivalry. Acuña and Adeiny Hechavarría each hit a two-run homer, Teheran struck out a season-high nine and the...