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Hamilton on joining Braves: 'It's like Christmas again'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Billy Hamilton feels like Christmas came early. After being let go by one of baseball's worst teams, Hamilton joined the first-place Atlanta Braves on Tuesday to help with their push for the playoffs. "It's a great feeling," Hamilton said in the clubhouse at SunTrust Park before the opener...

After petition, Georgia to reexamine new voting system

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia secretary of state's office said Tuesday that it plans to reexamine the state's new election system as required by law after receiving a request from voters. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced last month that the state plans to buy a $106 million election system from...

Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion law

Aug. 20, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has asked a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of the measure. The law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy,...

Column: FedEx Cup about the money, not the majors

Aug. 20, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The FedEx Cup is still about the money. Whoever wins this week at the Tour Championship gets $15 million, more than Greg Norman's career earnings on the PGA Tour. The FedEx Cup might one day be as much about prestige. Tiger Woods (twice), Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk won the first four FedEx...

Victim of 1994 serial killings remembered as execution nears

Aug. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Milton Bradley was a 72-year-old World War II Navy veteran living in Savannah, Georgia, in May 1994 when he met Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who had already taken the lives of two men and was looking for his next victim. Bradley had suffered a severe head injury when his ship...

Victim of 1994 serial killings remembered as execution nears

Aug. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — People in Savanah, Georgia, still talk about the 1994 homicide of Milton Bradley, a 72-year-old World War II veteran who was one of six people slain by serial killer Gary Ray Bowles. The 57-year-old Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on...

Vandy's Mason won't announce starting QB before Georgia game

Aug. 20, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason says he won't publicly announce his starting quarterback before the Commodores' Aug. 31 season opener with No. 3 Georgia. Mason said Ball State graduate transfer Riley Neal and junior Deuce Wallace are "neck and neck" as they compete for the right to...

Najee Harris finally gets to be Alabama's primary runner

Aug. 20, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Najee Harris has been a presence in Alabama's backfield since he arrived as one of the nation's top recruits. He just hasn't been the leading man. Harris had to wait his turn behind Damien Harris and eventual first-round NFL draft pick Josh Jacobs the past two seasons before...

Reality Check: Why your Top 25 team could tank in 2019

Aug. 20, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

Sorry to be a bummer at a time of the year usually reserved for hope and optimism, but there is a decent chance your favorite college team is going to be a big disappointment this season. The preseason AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank is out. There were no real surprises at the top. Defending champion Clemson...

Police: Fleeing man plunges to death leaping hotel balconies

Aug. 20, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a man flashed a housekeeper at an Atlanta hotel and died trying to escape security by leaping between balconies. Atlanta police Investigator James White tells reporters that the man died at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel early Monday. White says the housekeeper reported the man...