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Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder Monday but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could send him to prison for more than 30 years. Robert "Chip" Olsen's face turned red and he squeezed his eyes...

The Latest: Judge sets $80K bond for cop who shot naked man

Oct. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a jury acquitting a former Georgia police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed naked veteran (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A judge has set a bond of $80,000 and ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew for a former Georgia police officer convicted of aggravated...

No one hurt in Canadian acrobatic jet crash at US air show

Oct. 13, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Royal Canadian Air Force says one of its pilots is safe after he had to eject from his plane just before an aerobatics show in the United States. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds said Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier's jet crashed into an unpopulated area Sunday near Hampton, Georgia, and no...

To save rural hospitals, Georgia requires classes for CEOs

Oct. 13, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Like many other rural hospitals across the country, Taylor Regional in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, had gone through years of financial troubles. When it approached retired Dr. Skip McDannald for help in 2015, he said he quickly spotted problems. "They were not judicious in the...

Pearl Harbor sailor's remains welcomed home

Oct. 12, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Machinist's Mate 1st Class Ulis Claud Steely came home for the first time in more than 78 years. When the sailor first left home in 1934, it was with Annapolis aspirations. His dad, the Rev. Edward Steely of Poplar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Corbin, signed his enlistment papers...

Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop

Oct. 10, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves. "It's going to take me a while to kind of get over this whole thing," the manager said Thursday. Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos...

Record passenger traffic over the summer boosts Delta profit

Oct. 10, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines set records for passengers and revenue over the summer and benefitted from cheaper jet fuel, boosting its third-quarter profit 13% to $1.5 billion. However, Delta offered a cautious fourth-quarter forecast that fell short of Wall Street expectations, and the airline's shares...

Georgia mall featured in 'Stranger Things' to go up for sale

Oct. 10, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Most of the Georgia mall heavily featured in the latest season of Netflix's "Stranger Things" is going up for sale. News outlets report Moonbeam Capital Partners is ready to sell its portion of the long-struggling Gwinnett Place Mall, which has been so empty that a body went unnoticed...

10-spot: Cards oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

Oct. 10, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park. By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason history. The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and dealt...

Braves don't give out tomahawks after Helsley's complaint

Oct. 10, 2019 4:12 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves did not distribute their traditional red foam tomahawks to fans before Wednesday's Game 5 of their NL Division Series against the Cardinals following criticism by St. Louis pitcher Ryan Helsley. The foam cutouts are used when Braves fans perform their Tomahawk Chop chant...