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Toronto man wanted on rape charges caught at Atlanta airport

Jun. 25, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Toronto man suspected of raping a woman in West Virginia was caught at the Atlanta airport. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 34-year-old Jordan Anthony Doswell was identified as a fugitive Sunday and arrested by Atlanta police at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The...

Atlanta Mayor unveils affordable housing plan

Jun. 25, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has unveiled an ambitious affordable housing plan that aims to counter rising costs and the displacement of longtime residents. The 43-page plan released Monday lays out a number of citywide policy proposals including zoning changes, developer incentives,...

The Latest: Judges question Alabama minimum wage suit

Jun. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing over an Alabama minimum wage law that critics say is racially discriminatory (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Some federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical of a lawsuit that accuses Alabama lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking the majority-black...

Hawks trade Kent Bazemore to Trail Blazers for Evan Turner

Jun. 24, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have traded Kent Bazemore to the Portland Trail Blazers for Evan Turner is a swap of high-priced players heading into the final year of their contracts. Bazemore was the last holdover from the Hawks' 60-win team in 2014-15. The 6-foot-5 swingman lost his starting job midway...

Reddish looks to make new home with Hawks

Jun. 24, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cam Reddish is looking forward to playing for the Atlanta Hawks after he was hampered by a groin injury during his one season with Duke. The 19-year-old Reddish joins a promising young core with Atlanta that also includes Trae Young and John Collins after he was selected by the Hawks with...

Georgia's Fulton County Jail overcrowded again

Jun. 24, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Fulton County Jail in northwest Atlanta is overcrowded once again, with more than 500 inmates over capacity, and some inmates have been sleeping on mattresses on the floor. Chief jailer Mark Adger says the jail has room for 2,500 inmates, but it's currently holding more than 3,000, the...

Delle Donne scores 21, Mystics defeat Dream 89-73

Jun. 23, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored eight of her 21 points in a game-changing 14-0 run to start the second half and the Washington Mystics rolled to an 89-73 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday. Kristi Toliver and reserve Tianna Hawkins added 17 points apiece for the Mystics (7-3), who won their...

Children, teens can get free eye exams, glasses

Jun. 22, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Free eye exams and glasses are available this summer for "school-age" children and teenagers in Georgia. Those aged 5 to 18 are eligible through a partnership between the Gwinnett County Public Library and nonprofit organization Vision to Learn. Before an eye exam can be given, registration...

10 people treated after chemical spill in science building

Jun. 21, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At least 10 people had to be decontaminated after a worker at a university in Atlanta spilled a chemical, creating a white cloud inside a science building. News outlets report everyone was evacuated Friday from the building at Clark Atlanta University. Police say some complained of skin and...

Second man charged in fatal Chicago nightclub shooting

Jun. 21, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old security guard outside a River North neighborhood nightclub. Jon Poole was charged in a warrant with first-degree murder and expected to attend a bond hearing Friday afternoon. Poole was arrested Thursday...