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Several hurt after fire at Atlanta-area apartment complex

Jun. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A fire early Saturday at an Atlanta-area apartment complex has left at least nine people injured and displaced nearly 40 people, authorities said. Emergency responders arriving to The Forest at Columbia found people jumping from the Decatur...

Cardinals-Braves rained out, day-night doubleheader Sunday

Jun. 19, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals' game at the Atlanta Braves on Saturday was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Sunday at 2:10 p.m. and 7:08 p.m. Under pandemic rules, both games will be scheduled for seven...

Sore knee threatens Bogdanovic's status for Hawks in Game 7

Jun. 19, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks may be without their top 3-point shooter with their season on the line. Bogdan Bogdanovic's status is uncertain for Sunday night's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series at Philadelphia due to a knee injury. ...

Curry, Harris help 76ers stay alive, hold off Hawks 104-99

Jun. 18, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers remained confident after blowing big leads in back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks and continued to avoid self-doubt after falling behind by 12 early in Game 6. Finally, the 76ers showed their belief in their talent, and their...

Albies, Contreras take Martínez deep, Braves beat Cards 9-1

Jun. 18, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried picked up where Charlie Morton left off a night earlier for the Atlanta Braves. “It’s exactly what you want to do," Fried said. “Charlie definitely set the tone last night with attacking guys and keeping a good pace, and it felt like I got...

Biden promotes milestone of 300M vaccine shots in 150 days

Jun. 18, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office. Biden credited scientists,...

Woman now 7th person wanted in Georgia taxi driver's slaying

Jun. 18, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A seventh person is now wanted in the April death of a Georgia taxi driver found slain far from her home. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that it has obtained a murder warrant for 28-year-old Maria Katherine Chavez Encarnacion of...

Morton takes no-hitter into 7th, Braves beat Cardinals 4-0

Jun. 17, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton made a small tweak to his mechanics that produced a big change in how he drives the ball from the mound. “I’ve been aware of some of the things that I’ve been doing poorly in my delivery," he said. “It’s really hard, particularly...

Braves' Morton loses no-hit bid in 7th vs Cardinals

Jun. 17, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves starter Charlie Morton lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning when Paul Goldschmidt singled for the St. Louis Cardinals. Morton hit Matt Carpenter with a pitch in the third inning Thursday night and also drilled Dylan Carlson in the...

Georgia promises hundreds of vaccine events to boost uptake

Jun. 17, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN. Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials say state health workers and others will participate in more than 370 community vaccination events between now and July 4th, trying to push up the state's lagging rate of COVID-19 vaccination. Gov Brian Kemp spoke to reporters...