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A sailboat on a trailer sits overturned in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday . (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Calls for voting extension in Georgia after Zeta

Oct. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 5 p.m. ATLANTA — A group of civil rights organizations is asking Georgia’s governor to extend early voting hours Friday after the storm disrupted voting Thursday in the battleground state. Groups including the Georgia NAACP and Fair Fight...

Condiment maker to invest $103M in Georgia, adding 70 jobs

Oct. 29, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A Massachusetts-based food manufacturer will invest $103 million to expand and consolidate its operations in Georgia. Ken's Foods announced Thursday that it would add 70 new jobs to its current 500 in McDonough, south of Atlanta. The privately held company makes more than 400...

Darren O’Day’s $3.5 million option declined by the Braves

Oct. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Darren O’Day’s $3.5 million club option for 2021 has been declined by the Atlanta Braves, making him eligible for free agency. O’Day receives a $250,000 buyout, completing a deal originally set to guarantee $2.5 million. He had a $2.25 million salary this...

Judge declines to halt COVID-related eviction moratorium

Oct. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta declined Thursday to put on hold a Trump administration directive that halts the eviction of certain renters through the end of the year in an effort to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The moratorium was issued last month by the federal Centers for...

Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Pitt defensive back Jason Pinnock in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

No. 4 Notre Dame heavily favored against struggling Ga Tech

Oct. 29, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

No. 4 Notre Dame (5-0, 4-0 ACC) at Georgia Tech (2-4, 2-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Notre Dame by 20 1/2. Series record: Notre Dame leads 28-6-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Fighting Irish can't afford to stumble heading into their Nov. 7 showdown against top-ranked Clemson. For Georgia Tech, this...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) passes against Pittsburgh during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 4 Notre Dame looks to avoid slip-up against Georgia Tech

Oct. 29, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With one of the biggest games of the year looming, it's hard not to look ahead. No. 4 Notre Dame can't afford a slip-up. The Fighting Irish (5-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) must get by Georgia Tech — a 20-point underdog — on Saturday before turning their full attention to...

Lawsuit filed against missing Georgia financial adviser

Oct. 28, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses an Atlanta area financial adviser who went missing a month ago of running a Ponzi scheme. The lawsuit says Christopher Burns and companies he controlled ran the scheme using illegal promissory notes. Federal authorities have charged him with mail fraud and...

In this July 27, 2020 file photo, the tails of three UPS aircraft are shown parked at Miami International Airport in Miami. UPS, whose brown delivery trucks have become omnipresent on neighborhood streets during the pandemic, is reporting strong profits and revenue in its most recent quarter.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Demand for delivery boosts UPS revenue, but costs rise too

Oct. 28, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

Profit and revenue are rising at UPS, whose brown delivery trucks have become omnipresent on neighborhood streets during the pandemic, but so are costs. The company reported Wednesday that third-quarter profit rose 12% to $1.96 billion. With higher volume of packages to deliver, revenue climbed 16% to $21.24...

Parents charged with murder of 5-year-old daughter

Oct. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Law enforcement in Georgia have arrested the parents of a 5-year-old girl who weighed just 7 pounds before dying at an Atlanta hospital in June. Jerrail Mickens, 31, and Porscha Michens, 29, were arrested Tuesday in Hall County on charges of felony murder and first-degree cruelty to...

Official: 46 COVID cases reported at Georgia nursing home

Oct. 28, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Forty-six residents living in a long-term care facility in Georgia have recently tested positive for the coronavirus following an outbreak at the facility, according to a spokeswoman for a company that runs the home. The outbreak happened at Atlanta’s William Breman Jewish Home, where...