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Former USC starting QB Daniels eligible for 2020 at Georgia

Jul. 13, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Southern California starter JT Daniels says he has been granted immediate eligibility at Georgia, where he can join the competition at quarterback. Daniels posted on his Twitter account on Monday his appreciation to the NCAA “for granting me immediate eligibility and...

Medical student Rebecca DeCarlo talks on the phone conducting a follow-up interview with a person being monitored by the Georgia Department of Public Health for infection or exposure to the coronavirus at the state agency's district office in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. DeCarlo is among 30 medical students helping the Georgia health agency's coastal district with contact tracing aimed at identifying relatives, friends and co-workers of people infected by the virus to prevent its spread to others. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)

Analysis: Georgia tracing smaller share of infections

Jul. 13, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia public health investigators are reaching a smaller share of people who may be infected as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state rises, according to an analysis by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper finds that contact tracers interviewed 37% of people diagnosed with...

FILE - In this May 2, 2014, file photo, Atlanta Braves fans do the tomahawk chop during the ninth inning of a baseball game with the San Francisco Giants, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves say they have no plans to follow the lead of the NFL's Washington Redskins and change their team name. The team said in a letter to season ticket holders they are examining the fan experience, including the tomahawk chop chant, and have formed a

Braves say they won't change name but studying chop chant

Jul. 13, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they have no plans to follow the lead of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and change their team name. “We will always be the Atlanta Braves,” the team said in a letter to season ticket holders on Friday. The letter was obtained by The Associated...

FILE - Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, center, signs legislation Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Atlanta, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks before many women know they're pregnant. A federal judge is permanently blocking Georgia’s 2019 “heartbeat

Federal judge voids Georgia 'heartbeat' abortion restriction

Jul. 13, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Georgia's 2019 “heartbeat" abortion law, finding that it violates the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled against the state in a lawsuit filed by abortion providers and an advocacy group. Jones had temporarily blocked...

Federal judge permanently blocks Georgia's 'heartbeat' abortion law, finding that it violates the Constitution

Jul. 13, 2020 2:58 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal judge permanently blocks Georgia's 'heartbeat' abortion law, finding that it violates the Constitution.
Rep. Bert Reeves, R - Marietta, motions that the House agree to the senate substitute to HB 444, passed, 103-67. The bill amends the

Advocates seek law change to end citizen arrests in Georgia

Jul. 13, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights groups called for Georgia lawmakers to repeal the state's 19th-century citizen's arrest law Monday, but some Republican lawmakers voiced concerns that without the law, property owners might not have the authority to detain thieves until police arrive. The law came under fire...

An image from video released by the Atlanta Police Department shows a person of interest in the shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner. She was fatally shot while riding in a car with her mother and another adult on July 4, 2020. Police are searching for at least two shooters believed to be responsible for her death.(Atlanta Police Department via AP)

Parents of slain Atlanta girl plead for help to find killer

Jul. 13, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Atlanta girl slain near the site of an earlier police killing pleaded for the public to help find whoever was responsible as their lawyers announced more reward money. In an emotional news conference Monday, the family's lawyers announced an...

Police: 1 hospitalized after shooting at Atlanta house party

Jul. 13, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One person was hospitalized after a man opened fire at a house party in Atlanta early Monday morning, police said. Atlanta police officers found Ismaael Aleem, 35, with multiple gunshot wounds at the house when they responded to a call about the shooting around midnight on Monday, news...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo a woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot at a drop box in Hackensack, N.J. The November election is coming with a big price tag as America faces the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for mail-in ballots is surging, election workers are in need of training and polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

Jul. 13, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic. As officials prepare for the Nov. 3 election, one certainty is clear: It's coming with a big price tag....

GBI: Police fatally shot 2 armed men in separate incidents

Jul. 13, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be looking into the deaths of two armed men killed by authorities in separate cases on Sunday. Rodney Morrison, 47, and Marcos Reyes, 28, were fatally shot Sunday in Leesburg and Chamblee, respectively, according to GBI press releases. Lee...