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Long resistant metro-Atlanta county votes on mass transit

Mar. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Approval of a contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that could bring a significant expansion of transit options is on the ballot in one north-metro county. Gwinnett County's referendum Tuesday asks if voters want to authorize a contract with MARTA and impose a 1 percent...

Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

Mar. 19, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support. News outlets report Perry offered to take care of the family's rent to stave off eviction, arrange for 45-year-old Tynesha Evans'...

Even as defending champ, Braves still underdogs in NL East

Mar. 19, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman believes the Phillies, Nationals and Mets made so many moves this offseason because they wanted to catch up to the 2018 NL East champion Braves. If hype matters, those division rivals already passed the Braves. For Atlanta, repeating as division champion may be even more...

Court: Alabama can't keep its lethal injection method secret

Mar. 18, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court sided with news media organizations Monday in ruling that Alabama can't keep its lethal injection protocol secret from the public. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta rejected Alabama's argument that its execution method is not a...

Barco, Atlanta United rally for 1-1 tie win Union

Mar. 17, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ezequiel Barco came on in the 67th minute and scored three minutes later to help Atlanta United tie the Philadelphia Union 1-1 on Sunday night. Defending champion Atlanta (0-1-2) used a series of quick passes to move to ball from the left to the right side where Julian Gressel first-timed a...

Ex-officer charged in arrest of former football player

Mar. 15, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former suburban-Atlanta police officer who was fired last year after an internal investigation found he used unnecessary force during the arrest of a former college football player has been charged with simple battery. The Henry County district attorney's office said in an email Friday...

Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

Mar. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President Donald Trump with someone "committed heart and soul" to combating climate change. Gore, who emerged as a leading...

Black Sox opera 'The Fix' premieres Saturday in Minnesota

Mar. 15, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

Joel Puckett was in the stands at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on July 4, 1985, for the famous rain-delayed 19-inning game that ended with the New York Mets beating the Braves at 3:53 a.m. followed by postgame fireworks. "I had a long history of pulling for terrible teams," he said. Puckett's contribution to...

NCAA finds 'severe' recruiting violations at Georgia Tech

Mar. 15, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA has informed Georgia Tech it has found major recruiting violations committed by former assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie and a former friend of coach Josh Pastner. The school released the notice of allegations from the NCAA on Friday. Of the three allegations, the NCAA says two are...

Georgia Senate committee hears testimony on abortion bill

Mar. 14, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Senate committee listened to emotional testimony Thursday over a proposal that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The committee did not take a vote, and it was unclear when they might. Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion during the first...