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Today in History

Jul. 24, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 24, the 205th day of 2019. There are 160 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first men to set foot on the moon — splashed down safely in the Pacific. On this date: In...

Georgia abortion law foes seek to keep it from taking effect

Jul. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions on Tuesday asked a judge to keep it from taking effect while their legal challenge plays out. The law is set to become enforceable Jan. 1. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive...

State offices near Georgia Capitol get lactation room

Jul. 19, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A private room that breastfeeding mothers can use to pump breast milk has opened in a state building near Georgia's Capitol. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports the lactation room in the James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Building — which houses state agencies and a cafeteria — is...

More Georgia National Guard troops returning from overseas

Jul. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — More citizen-soldiers from the Georgia National Guard are coming home after spending several months deployed in Afghanistan. The National Guard said in a news release that members of the 48th Infantry Brigade are scheduled to arrive Monday at Fort Stewart. More than 2,000 troops...

Georgia Lottery raises record $1.2 billion for education

Jul. 13, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Lottery is reporting record-breaking annual profits used to pay for educational programs. Gov. Brian Kemp's office says in a news release that the lottery transferred more than $1.2 billion into the state's account that funds HOPE scholarships and free pre-kindergarten for 4 year...

Kroger to build Georgia distribution center employing 410

Jul. 13, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — Kroger plans to build a new $121 million distribution center in metro Atlanta. Gov. Brian Kemp's office announced the supermarket chain's expansion in a news release, saying the new facility in Clayton County will employ 410 workers. Kroger is building the distribution center with...

Judge: Georgia must allow inspection of election databases

Jul. 11, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Georgia election officials to allow computer experts and lawyers to review the databases used to create ballots and count votes. The ruling came Tuesday in a lawsuit that challenges Georgia's election system and seeks statewide use of hand-marked paper ballots....

Amazon will bring 1,000 jobs, new warehouse to Atlanta area

Jul. 11, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amazon says it will open a new warehouse facility in the Atlanta area that will create 1,000 jobs. News outlets reports Amazon and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made the announcement Wednesday. Amazon will lease a built-to-suit 700,000-square-foot (65,000-square-meter) fulfillment center covering...

Voting group founded by Georgia's Abrams raises $3.9 million

Jul. 9, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The political action committee for a group founded by former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has reported raising $3.9 million in the past six months. Abrams founded Fair Fight to support voting rights after narrowly losing to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in November....

Server image mystery in Georgia election security case

Jul. 3, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

The case of whether hackers may have tampered with elections in Georgia has taken another strange turn. Nearly two years ago, state lawyers in a closely watched election integrity lawsuit told the judge they intended to subpoena the FBI for the forensic image, or digital snapshot, the agency made of a crucial...