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Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

Sep. 21, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans. In a letter to the plant's three owners, the Department of Energy said late...

Rivals for Georgia governor clash on 'religious freedom' law

Sep. 21, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The rivals campaigning to become Georgia's next governor clashed Friday over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief — an issue the outgoing Republican governor shot down amid an outcry from business leaders who joined gay rights...

Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

Sep. 18, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams. Despite their starkly different biographies — he the 93-year-old peanut farmer who entered...

'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

Sep. 13, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous. Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 90 mph (135 kph) winds for a...

Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Sep. 12, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

Pence to return to Georgia for Kemp in governor's race

Sep. 4, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to make a return trip to Georgia in support of Republican Brian Kemp's bid for governor. The White House confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Pence is scheduled to headline a Sept. 13 event in Atlanta. An email invitation from the Georgia...

Restaurant company building new corporate HQ in Georgia

Sep. 2, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The corporate parent of restaurant franchises including Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings is building a new headquarters in a suburb of Atlanta. Gov. Nathan Deal's office said Atlanta-based Inspire Brands plans to invest $32 million in a new corporate hub in Sandy Springs. The governor's office...

Today in History

Aug. 25, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2018. There are 128 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 25, 1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. On this date: In 1718, hundreds of French colonists arrived in...

New rail port connects north Georgia with ships on the coast

Aug. 22, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A new inland port terminal is allowing shippers to move cargo between northern Georgia and the Port of Savannah by train rather than sending trucks through the jammed highways of Atlanta. Gov. Nathan Deal attended the official opening Wednesday of the Appalachian Regional Port. The...