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Son of longtime Auburn team chaplain killed in robbery

Nov. 20, 2019 2:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say the son of Auburn University’s longtime team chaplain has been killed while attempting to rob a man in metro Atlanta. News outlets quote police in DeKalb County as saying Chette Williams Jr. was shot to death during a confrontation Saturday night. Police say Williams pulled...

Buttigieg looks to prove his staying power in Atlanta debate

Nov. 20, 2019 1:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Four Democrats jumbled at the top of the party’s presidential primary are looking to begin separating themselves in Wednesday’s final debate before Thanksgiving begins sapping voters’ attention — and that may mean sharpest criticism for the one with the...

Obama talks climate change, inequality at green conference

Nov. 20, 2019 1:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that addressing global economic inequality is key to fighting climate change. Obama was a keynote speaker at the sustainable building conference Greenbuild in downtown Atlanta, where he participated in a question and answer session with Mahesh...

Commute times skyrocket as crash blocks Interstate 85 lanes

Nov. 20, 2019 7:22 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Commute times drastically increased for some drivers hoping to head into Atlanta early Wednesday after a crash closed most of Interstate 85’s inbound lanes. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports drivers heading into the city from Lawrenceville were expected to see commute times of...

Chris Martin, Braves agree to $14 million, 2-year deal

Nov. 19, 2019 9:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Chris Martin and the Altanta Braves have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract, a deal that brings back the right-hander after he closed 2019 with the club. The 33-year-old Martin was acquired by Atlanta from the Texas Rangers for left-hander Kolby Allard at the July 31 trade...

Will Smith celebrates return to home state with Braves

Nov. 19, 2019 9:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are not promising Will Smith the closer’s role. Smith isn’t complaining. During his first news conference with his new team Tuesday, Smith said he’s fine with pitching in any inning. The Georgia native said he’s just happy to move close to home and to...

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

Nov. 19, 2019 8:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a predominantly black congregation, Gainesville Police Chief Jay...

Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks

Nov. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg’s dramatic rise from little-known Indiana mayor to a leading Democratic presidential candidate faces its toughest test on Wednesday, with rivals poised to lob debate-stage attacks in an effort to stall his momentum. The debate in Atlanta marks the first time Buttigieg...

Democrat Stacey Abrams warns about about voter suppression

Nov. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Atlanta prepares to host a Democratic presidential debate, a Democrat who narrowly lost last year’s Georgia governor’s race is warning about voter suppression. Stacey Abrams addressed a panel discussion Tuesday in one in a series of Democrat-hosted events ahead of the...

Buttigieg speaks at black college in push to boost support

Nov. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a crowd at Morehouse College that what black voters on the campaign trail most want to hear from him are whether he can win and what he is going to do for black America. Buttigieg told the audience of about 250 people at the historically...