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Georgia won't hold presidential primary on Super Tuesday

Jun. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is shifting its presidential primary to late March, leaving the group of states that vote on Super Tuesday. The primary has been set for March 24, three weeks after Super Tuesday is held on March 3, which Georgia has joined in past election cycles. The date announced Wednesday by...

Tiffany Haddish explains why she won't perform in Georgia

Jun. 19, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state's new anti-abortion legislation. Haddish announced this week that she had cancelled a show in the state and explained her reasoning Tuesday at the launch of a "Harry Potter" mobile augmented-reality...

Georgia parole board considers clemency for condemned man

Jun. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The state parole board is holding a clemency hearing for a Georgia prisoner scheduled for execution this week for the killing of an off-duty prison guard. Marion Wilson Jr. is scheduled to die Thursday. Wilson and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the...

Family of teen who broke neck wants police body cam footage

Jun. 19, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — The family of a Georgia man who broke his neck while running from police is requesting an independent investigation into officers' actions and is seeking the officer's body camera footage. WSB-TV reported Tuesday that the family of 19-year-old Jaylin Hughes wants the body camera...

Georgia jailer tied to Norse white supremacist group resigns

Jun. 19, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia jailer has resigned after liberal activists uncovered his leadership of a religious group with white supremacist ties. Brandon Trent East says he was told to resign or be fired from his job in the Haralson County Jail. Sheriff Eddie Mixon says East's membership to "subversive"...

Teacher accused of making terroristic threat fights for job

Jun. 19, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school teacher charged with making terroristic threats is fighting to keep her job after her school system didn't renew her contract. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Tymille Baker appealed the loss of her job Tuesday before a three-member Cobb County School District...

Jason deGrom, Alonso lead Mets past East-leading Braves 10-2

Jun. 19, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his young career, and the New York Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves 10-2 on Tuesday night. Bouncing back from an ugly 12-3 loss in the series opener, the Mets pounded...

DeGrom, Alonso lead Mets to a 10-2 rout of 1st-place Braves

Jun. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are one of baseball's best offensive teams. Jacob deGrom made them look helpless. The reigning NL Cy Young winner took a shutout into the ninth inning and got plenty of run support from Pete Alonso and his teammates, leading the New York Mets to a much-needed 10-2 rout of...

Mets place RHP Familia on IL, ship RHP Gagnon to minors

Jun. 18, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The slumping New York Mets have placed pitcher Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list and optioned pitcher Drew Gagnon to Triple-A Syracuse. Familia went on the IL Tuesday with a bone spur in his right shoulder, one day after giving up three runs while recording only one out in a 12-3...

Slain man's brother frustrated by 23-year wait for justice

Jun. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Chris Parks is ready to stop checking the number of days since his brother was murdered. For more than two decades he's periodically tracked how many days go by before the two men convicted of killing him are executed. On Thursday, when the second is scheduled to die, the days...