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Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

Mar. 22, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history. Friday is the 172nd day beyond...

Young has 23 points as Hawks stop streaking Jazz 117-114

Mar. 21, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is a four-way tie for fifth place in the Western Conference. Utah can blame a fourth-quarter fade against Atlanta for being part of the logjam. Trae Young scored 23 points, including a go-ahead three-point play, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Utah 117-114 on Thursday night to end the...

Pence talks border security, targets Atlanta mayor

Mar. 21, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's field office and a conversation about the "broader mission of border security." He also blasted Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from...

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

Mar. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, analysts had worried that hiring would slow as the pool of unemployed shrank. Many employers have complained for years that...

Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

Mar. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit. Other 2020 presidential hopefuls, including fellow senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont...

Atlanta's Mayor pushes for review in 'Child Murders' cases

Mar. 21, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police Chief Erika Shields announced Thursday that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and...

Man accused of killing neighbor's dog with pellet gun

Mar. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been accused of shooting and killing his neighbor's dog with a pellet gun in the Atlanta area. News outlets report 50-year-old Carlos Garcia-Lopez has been arrested on an animal cruelty charge. A Forsyth County Sheriff's Office report says a man told...

2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Georgia apartment laundry

Mar. 21, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Police say two men have been killed and a woman has been hurt in a shooting at an apartment complex laundry northeast of Atlanta. Gwinnett County Police Capt. Wilbert Rundle said the shooting happened around 4 a.m. Thursday at the complex outside Norcross. News outlets reported the...

Long-resistant county near Atlanta votes down transit plan

Mar. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that would have brought a significant expansion of mass transit was voted down by a long resistant county on Tuesday. Gwinnett County's referendum asked voters if they wanted to authorize a contract with MARTA and impose a 1 percent...

A no-paper jam: Printer ink spill blots all interstate lanes

Mar. 20, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of printer ink overturned on an Atlanta interstate, closing all lanes on an outer loop for four hours. That's 5,500 gallons (20,820 liters) of ink. News outlets report a car cut in front of the truck around 2 a.m. Wednesday, causing the truck to lose control...