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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, center, walks with members of his staff as they make their way to a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia GOP seeks mail-in ballot changes after Biden's win

Dec. 3, 2020 12:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After weathering criticism for certifying President Donald Trump's narrow election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, Republican officials in Georgia are proposing additional requirements for the state's vote-by-mail process, despite no evidence of systemic fraud or irregularities. Two state Senate...

Braves cut Duvall, agree to deals with 3 players

Dec. 2, 2020 9:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Power-hitting outfielder Adam Duvall is a free agent after the Atlanta Braves declined to offer him a contract for the 2021 season. The team also announced it has agreed to one-year deals with three players on Wednesday, including relief pitchers Luke Jackson and Grant Dayton, along with...

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic brings the ball up court during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Detroit. After making a big splash in free agency, the Atlanta Hawks are eager to see how all their newcomers fit in with their core of young players. Especially Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Hawks look for big step forward behind Bogdanovic, Gallinari

Dec. 2, 2020 5:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic is tired of losing. In what seems a rather strange twist, he believes the Atlanta Hawks can make him a winner. “This is a perfect group for success,” Bogdanovic said Wednesday. “I can see only a bright future here.” The sharp-shooting guard was...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2014, file photo Vice President Joe Biden, with Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain, left, and White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, meets with faith and humanitarian groups as part of the administration's response to Ebola in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House compound in Washington. Klain is preparing to serve as President-elect Joe Biden’s chief of staff, a job often referred to as the nation’s chief operating officer. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Election 2020 Today: Barr sees no fraud, Senate roadblock

Dec. 2, 2020 6:16 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020 and President-elect Joe Biden's transition. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: NO FRAUD: Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department has not uncovered any evidence of widespread voter fraud and has seen nothing that would change the outcome...

Kansas' Jalen Wilson (10) shoots as Kentucky's Lance Ware (55) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 7 Kansas overcomes offensive woes, beats No. 20 Kentucky

Dec. 2, 2020 1:21 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas forward Jalen Wilson waited a whole year for a night like Tuesday. His celebration came in almost total silence. Wilson scored 21 of his career-high 23 points in the second half, made the first two 3-pointers of his career during the key stretch and posted his first double-double...

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 wins runoff to briefly fill seat of late Rep John Lewis

Dec. 2, 2020 1:19 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall won a special runoff election Tuesday for a brief term in Congress and will succeed the late civil rights legend John Lewis. The 49-year-old Hall defeated fellow Democrat Robert Franklin, 66, in the Atlanta area district and will only hold the...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 photo, Gabriel Sterling a top Georgia elections official stands during a news conference, in Atlanta. On Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, Sterling called on President Donald Trump to condemn supporters who have threatened violence against election officials. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia elections official urges Trump to rein in supporters

Dec. 1, 2020 10:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A top Georgia elections official on Tuesday lashed out angrily at the rhetoric surrounding the election and the threats of violence that have resulted, specifically calling on President Donald Trump to rein in his supporters. Gabriel Sterling is a Republican who oversaw the implementation of...

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus (17) misses a catch in the end zone against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons WR Zaccheaus lands on IR, Treadwell off COVID list

Dec. 1, 2020 5:01 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus on injured reserve with a toe injury. Zaccheaus suffered the injury in the first half of Sunday's 43-6 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. He will miss at least three games. The team activated wide receiver Laquon...

FILE - Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives to the basket between Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) and Spencer Dinwiddie in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, in this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, file photo. Hawks All-Star Trae Young and his high-scoring sidekick John Collins are entering a new season with a strong surge of new help as they adjust to the additions of Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kris Dunn and Rajon Rando. The offseason moves have made Atlanta a playoff contender. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell, File)

Hawks' expectations soar as newcomers give Trae Young help

Dec. 1, 2020 4:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young said it's going to take some time to adjust to the Atlanta Hawks' new mix following the additions of such veterans as Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kris Dunn and Rajon Rando. “It’s not something that just happens overnight,” Young said Tuesday....

FILE-In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, Robert Franklin, a Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, speaks during his

Franklin, Hall vie for a few weeks in Congress from Georgia

Nov. 30, 2020 6:13 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A small number of ballots on Tuesday could decide an extremely short term in Congress as voters in Georgia pick the man who will succeed the civil rights legend John Lewis, if only for a few weeks. Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert...