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Atlanta attorney who killed wife to be sentenced next month

Apr. 24, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta attorney who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting his business executive wife is to be sentenced next month. Claud "Tex" McIver is set for sentencing May 23. A jury on Monday convicted McIver of felony murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence. It is up to the judge...

Diet Coke grows for first time in 8 years after makeover

Apr. 24, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Coke's makeover, which put the sugar-free drink in skinny colorful cans, helped the low-calorie brand sell more soda in North America for the first time in nearly eight years. Coca-Cola Co. introduced four new flavors of Diet Coke in February, including mango and ginger lime, to try...

Atlanta attorney found guilty of murder in wife's shooting

Apr. 23, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After telling the judge Monday morning that they were stuck and couldn't reach a verdict, jurors deliberated a few more hours before deciding that a well-connected Atlanta attorney intentionally shot his wife, causing her death. Jurors found 75-year-old Claud "Tex" McIver guilty of felony...

Jury: Atlanta attorney who shot wife guilty of murder

Apr. 23, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After telling the judge Monday morning that they were stuck and couldn't reach a verdict, jurors deliberated a few more hours before deciding that a well-connected Atlanta attorney intentionally shot his wife, causing her death. Jurors found 75-year-old Claud "Tex" McIver guilty of felony...

CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors' pay

Apr. 23, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other past directors, government officials confirmed. Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., 66, has long career as a top HIV researcher, but he had no experience working in...

Atlanta attorney who fatally shot wife while riding in SUV convicted of murder, influencing witnesses

Apr. 23, 2018 4:29 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta attorney who fatally shot wife while riding in SUV convicted of murder, influencing witnesses.

Hundreds attend memorial service for CDC worker found dead

Apr. 23, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 500 people attended the memorial service of an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose body was found in an Atlanta river. News outlets report the service for 35-year-old Timothy Cunningham was Saturday at a Morehouse College chapel. His parents,...

Mets-Braves washout is 26th postponement of season

Apr. 22, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Baseball had its 26th postponement of the season when the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves were washed out Sunday, the most related to weather through April since the commissioner's officer started keeping records in 1986. There were also 26 postponements through April in 2007,...

Braves rally past Familia, Mets for 4-3 win

Apr. 21, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A pair of perfectly placed ground balls helped the Atlanta Braves pull off an unexpected win over the New York Mets. Johan Camargo tripled home the tying run, then scored on Ender Inciarte's bunt single as the Atlanta Braves scored twice in the ninth inning off Mets closer Jeurys Familia to...

Mets demote longtime starter Matt Harvey to bullpen

Apr. 21, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Harvey found out he's been sent to the New York Mets' bullpen and was furious. But he admits his pitching hasn't been good, and says he's determined to earn his way back into the rotation. "On a scale of one to 10 being (upset), a 10," Harvey said before the Mets played Atlanta on...