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Georgia to review county's ballot drop box forms from 2020

Jun. 15, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state's most populous county during last year's election. “New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot drop...

The Latest: Blood sample study: Virus in US by December 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken in early 2020 is the latest and largest study to suggest the coronavirus arrived in the U.S. in December 2019. That’s weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is...

Military stumped by stolen box of armor-piercing grenades

Jun. 15, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

The green, metal box was stuffed inside a bright pink pillowcase and stashed in the bushes behind Christopher Zachery’s house. He hauled it out for a better look. Stenciled on the box: “Cartridges for weapons.” Inside were 30 armor-piercing grenades. ...

Echoes of Breonna Taylor in shooting of Black man in Georgia

Jun. 15, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Johnny Lorenzo Bolton was lying with his eyes closed on a couch in his apartment near Atlanta when police serving a narcotics search warrant burst through the front door with guns drawn and no warning. Bolton stood up and at least one of the officers...

Young leads Hawks' rally past Sixers with Embiid hurting

Jun. 14, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young tried to reassure Atlanta coach Nate McMillan after it became clear the Hawks point guard was hiding a sore shoulder. McMillan had no complaints after Young lifted the Hawks to a crucial win over top-seeded Philadelphia. ...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

Jun. 14, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in India and is a more transmissible version of the disease. The variant currently makes up 6%...

Sheriff: Cashier fatally shot after argument over face masks

Jun. 14, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A grocery store cashier in the Atlanta area was killed and three other people were wounded Monday in a shooting that followed an argument over wearing face masks in the supermarket, authorities said. DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said the...

2 teens charged after mall security guard wounded by gunfire

Jun. 14, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested in a shooting outside Atlanta’s Lenox Square mall, the latest in a string of shootings at the shopping complex, police said Monday. The two 15-year-olds wanted to get into the Lenox Square Apple store after the mall had...

Georgia establishing new therapeutic foster care program

Jun. 14, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is establishing a therapeutic foster care program to provide specialized treatment for children with an assortment of behavioral, mental and developmental challenges. The state is providing $6.7 million to begin the program that Tom Rawlings,...

Suspect in Georgia officer shooting killed by police

Jun. 14, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A man who fired point-blank at the chest of an officer — who was saved by a bulletproof vest — was later killed by police following a manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies northwest of Atlanta, police said. The Cobb County Police...