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Georgia Tech flips disappointing season with 3 straight wins

Nov. 13, 2018 6:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech was headed for a dismal season. Suddenly, it looks a lot more promising. The Yellow Jackets have ripped off three straight victories, locked up a bowl trip and could clinch a winning season with a victory Saturday over Virginia. "It's like I always tell the team, 'It's never as...

Biggest lure for Amazon to Virginia may be campus, not cash

Nov. 13, 2018 6:44 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As he assessed his state's winning effort to lure 25,000 Amazon jobs to northern Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam said the key may not have been the hundreds of millions of dollars that were promised if the company delivered on its job-creation promises — indeed, many states...

Amazon goes bicoastal, will open HQs in New York, DC suburb

Nov. 13, 2018 6:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation's largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tuesday it had chosen a buzzy New York neighborhood and a suburb of Washington for its new East Coast headquarters. The online shopping giant ended its 14-month-long competition for second...

University officials remove Confederate-themed exhibit

Nov. 13, 2018 5:25 PM EST

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A private liberal arts university in Virginia says an exhibit that included depictions of Confederate statues has been removed after some students called the installation racist. News outlets report Mary Baldwin University administrators removed the exhibit titled "Relevant/Scrap" last...

Amazon East: Incentives from, benefits for new Amazon HQs

Nov. 13, 2018 1:32 PM EST

Amazon could get more than $2 billion in tax breaks and other incentives as part of its deals to open up two new offices with more than 25,000 new jobs at each location. New York City and Arlington, Virginia, will be home to two new nerve centers, which are being called the second and third headquarters for the...

The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

Nov. 13, 2018 1:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations. Some see the billions in tax breaks as corporate welfare while others are worried about home...

Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes

Nov. 13, 2018 12:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The two communities that learned Tuesday they are about to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers. But there are plenty of differences between New York's Long...

Supreme Court to hear Virginia GOP's districting appeal

Nov. 13, 2018 11:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory. The case involves 11 districts in the Virginia House of Delegates. Democratic voters...

Amazon names New York City and Arlington, Virginia as the two sites for its second headquarters

Nov. 13, 2018 9:59 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon names New York City and Arlington, Virginia as the two sites for its second headquarters.

Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

Nov. 13, 2018 9:22 AM EST

Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. Funerals for members of their flock who didn't make it. Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets. They...