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Man who posed as Uber driver convicted of rape, sentenced

Oct. 19, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who kidnapped and raped at least two women while posing as an Uber driver has been sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shukura Ingram Millender sentenced 33-year-old Gabriel Rendon-Villasana for rape, sexual battery and aggravated assault with...

Giants look to snap 3-game skid against hurting Falcons

Oct. 18, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pat Shurmur isn't about to express sympathy for the Atlanta Falcons' ever-growing list of key players on injured reserve. The New York Giants' coach has his own problems. The Giants (1-5) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they face the Falcons (2-4) in Monday night's...

Coca-Cola taps veteran executive as new president

Oct. 18, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. has named longtime company executive Brian Smith as its new president and chief operating officer. Smith joined the company in 1997. He has led Coke's operations in Brazil and Mexico and most recently was the head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa division. Smith will...

Giants-Falcons Preview Capsule

Oct. 18, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

N.Y. GIANTS (1-5) at ATLANTA (2-4) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Falcons by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Giants 2-4, Falcons 2-4 SERIES RECORD — Tied 12-12 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Giants 24-20, Sept. 20, 2015 LAST WEEK — Giants lost to Eagles 34-13; Falcons beat...

2 'Love & Hip Hop' stars arrested in separate incidents

Oct. 18, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two stars of this past season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" have been arrested in separate incidents in metropolitan Atlanta. Atasha Chizaah Jefferson, known as Tommie Lee, was arrested Tuesday on assault and child cruelty charges. Citing a Smyrna police warrant, WSB-TV reports the...

Correction: Fired Fire Chief-Atlanta story

Oct. 18, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about a settlement reached between the city of Atlanta and its former fire chief, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the mayor would have to sign off on the settlement. The settlement was part of a resolution that does not require action from the mayor. A...

3 members of Machine Gun Kelly's entourage wanted in assault

Oct. 17, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Three members of rapper Machine Gun Kelly's entourage are wanted in connection with an alleged attack on an actor in Atlanta last month. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports police said Wednesday that battery warrants were obtained for 28-year-old Brandon Allen, 24-year-old John...

Black voters ordered off bus; Georgia county defends action

Oct. 17, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A group that encourages African-Americans to vote says about 40 black residents of a senior living center in Georgia were told to get off a bus taking them to vote. Jefferson County, which operates the senior center, considered Monday's event "political activity" that's not allowed...

Georgia police investigating arrest of black preteen rapper

Oct. 17, 2018 4:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in Georgia are investigating the arrest of a black preteen rapper by a white off-duty officer. News outlets report Cobb Police Chief Mike Register says the department launched a probe Tuesday into the October arrest, which was partly captured on video and posted online. Register says...

Georgia officials sued over rejected absentee ballots

Oct. 16, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials in one of Georgia's most diverse counties are improperly rejecting absentee ballots cast in the state's nationally watched governor's race, voting rights groups said. Three hundred ninety absentee ballots have been rejected in Gwinnett County — more than one-third of the...