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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, Supporters take photos with construction executive Marjorie Taylor Greene, background right, late in Rome, Ga. The Democratic candidate running against Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory and been criticized for other incendiary comments, is dropping out of their race for a U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia. Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal bowed out of the race on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

Sep. 11, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic candidate for an open U.S. House seat in Georgia dropped out of the race Friday, clearing a near-certain path to victory for a QAnon-supporting Republican contender who has been criticized for her incendiary comments. Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal bowed out of the race against...

Georgia Police: 3 shot, wounded after fight at Waffle House

Sep. 10, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded Thursday morning after a fight broke out at a Waffle House in Georgia, authorities said. Two women and a man were shot around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at a Waffle House in DeKalb County, news outlets reported. DeKalb police Lt. Rod Bryant said the three...

Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks as she tapes her speech for the first day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Guilfoyle says she's a 1st-generation American

Aug. 25, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In her Republican National Convention speech, Kimberly Guilfoyle described herself as a first-generation American, citing her mother's Puerto Rican roots. But Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, and its residents are U.S. citizens. Guilfoyle, a Trump campaign adviser and the girlfriend of...

FILE-In this Friday, July 17, 2020 file photo, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol, in Atlanta.  Kemp on Thursday, Aug. 13, said he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Kemp defends coronavirus response after White House report

Aug. 19, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defended his administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in fiery remarks Wednesday after a report from the White House coronavirus task force said Georgia led the nation last week in new cases per capita. The White House report, dated Aug. 16,...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden is seen in a video feed from Delaware with his wife Jill Biden, and his grandchildren at his side, after winning the votes to become the Democratic Party's 2020 nominee for President, during the second night of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisc., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Pool via AP)

Democrats nominate Biden for epic challenge to oust Trump

Aug. 19, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their presidential candidate Tuesday night, with party elders, a new generation of politicians and voters in every state joining together in an extraordinary, pandemic-cramped virtual convention to send him into the general election campaign...

FILE - In this March 27, 2017 file photo, Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton, R - Jefferson, speaks at a press conference to defend his bill proposing to recognize April as

Georgia House member loses post over John Lewis criticism

Aug. 14, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House speaker on Friday took away a committee leadership post from a fellow Republican who said in a radio interview that the late U.S. Rep John Lewis' "only claim to fame was that he got conked on the head." Rep. Tommy Benton, who was chairman of the House Retirement Committee,...

Supporters take photos with construction executive Marjorie Taylor Greene, background right, late Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Rome, Ga. Greene, criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, won the GOP nomination for northwest Georgia's 14th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Greene, who made racist videos, wins GOP nod in Georgia

Aug. 11, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and been criticized for a series of racist comments, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a...

Marjorie Taylor Greene, QAnon supporter who made racist videos, wins GOP nomination for northwest Georgia US House seat

Aug. 11, 2020 9:47 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, QAnon supporter who made racist videos, wins GOP nomination for northwest Georgia US House seat.

QAnon supporter Greene declares victory, neurosurgeon Cowan concedes in GOP runoff for northwest Georgia US House seat

Aug. 11, 2020 9:43 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — QAnon supporter Greene declares victory, neurosurgeon Cowan concedes in GOP runoff for northwest Georgia US House seat.
People view the flag-draped casket of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as he lies in state on the East Front Steps of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis lies in state at Capitol

Jul. 27, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon. House Speaker...