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Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 17, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams on Sunday urged Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month's Virginia governor's election, saying that what happens in the most watched race this year will “show the world who we are" in future contests...

Crime at the center of Atlanta mayor's race as voting begins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession movement in a wealthy neighborhood and trading increasingly pointed jabs. But as in so many places across the country, the election is really about crime. ...

Obama to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 12, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will campaign with fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final stretch of the Virginia governor's race. “The stakes could not be greater,” McAuliffe said, as he announced the news Tuesday morning on MSNBC. ...

Georgia plans $1,000 bonuses to responders with federal cash

Sep. 27, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that he will use federal COVID-19 aid to pay $1,000 bonuses to every police officer, sheriff’s deputy, firefighter and emergency medical technician statewide. Kemp made the announcement flanked by House Speaker David...

3 found shot dead as Atlanta exceeds 100 killings this year

Aug. 22, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police found three people fatally shot early Sunday outside a nightclub in Atlanta, which over the weekend surpassed 100 killings this year. The three men, ranging in age from 35 to 45, were slain at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot used by...

Mayors slam Georgia governor's move to limit virus measures

Aug. 20, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The mayors of some of Georgia's largest cities on Friday slammed Gov. Brian Kemp's new order that aims to limit local efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. In an open letter, the mayors of Atlanta, Savannah, Athens-Clarke County and Augusta-Richmond...

Georgia governor goes after COVID restrictions amid surge

Aug. 19, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor issued an executive order Thursday that bans cities from requiring businesses to enforce local restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic, but what impact, if any, the measure would have on new mask requirements in Atlanta, Savannah...

Atlanta mayor: 'Monster' who killed parkgoer must be caught

Aug. 03, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The “monster” who stabbed a woman to death and also killed her dog as they walked in a popular Atlanta park must be taken off the streets, but rumors are not helping police to solve the case, the city’s mayor said Tuesday. In a slaying that...

Official: Masks frustrating, but country can get past them

Aug. 02, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A top federal health official said Monday that he understood frustration with new mask requirements, but the country could overcome them if people accepted responsibility for combatting the coronavirus. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier...

The Latest: Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in

Jul. 28, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant. Duterte said in televised remarks...