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Hill wins 2nd straight Xfinity race to open season as teammate Love runs out of gas at Atlanta

Feb. 24, 2024 20:33 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Austin Hill won his second straight NASCAR Xfinity race to open the season, surging to the lead on an overtime restart when teammate Jesse Love ran out of gas, for a dramatic ending on Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday. Love, 19, finished 12th after leading 157...

Killing of nursing student out for a run underscores fears of solo female athletes

Feb. 24, 2024 17:12 PM EST

Carol Capps runs regularly in the forested area of the University of Georgia campus, where the body of a 22-year-old nursing student was found earlier this week after she was reported missing from a morning run. Capps, 24, said the trails around Lake Herrick always seemed safe, a...

Byron, Busch and other NASCAR drivers are still adjusting to Atlanta's reconfigured track

Feb. 24, 2024 16:04 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — William Byron has flourished at the reconfigured Atlanta Motor Speedway, winning two of four NASCAR Cup Series races since a fresh surface and higher banks provided a dramatic face-lift to the track. That doesn't mean Byron feels totally comfortable in Atlanta....

Michael McDowell finally wins first NASCAR Cup Series pole in Atlanta in 467th career start

Feb. 24, 2024 15:17 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Michael McDowell insisted his first NASCAR Cup Series pole in his 467th career start was not a surprise. Following a close runner-up finish in last week's Daytona 500 qualifying, McDowell said he knew his Front Row Motorsports Ford would be fast on Saturday. ...

Cellphone data cited in court filing raises questions about testimony on Fani Willis relationship

Feb. 23, 2024 20:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A court filing Friday uses cellphone location data to try to raise questions about the testimony given by a special prosecutor in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump who had a romantic relationship with Fulton County District Attorney Fani...

Love tops Atlanta qualifying, becomes 1st NASCAR Xfinity driver to win pole in first 2 career races

Feb. 23, 2024 19:27 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Jessie Love became the first driver to win poles in his first two career NASCAR Xfinity starts by claiming the top spot on Friday in Atlanta. Love won the pole for Saturday's race with a best time of 31.87 seconds on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s 1.54-mile track. ...

Gray Television: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 23, 2024 07:04 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — ATLANTA (AP) — Gray Television Inc. (GTN) on Friday reported a loss of $9 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had a loss of 24 cents. The broadcast television company posted revenue of $864 million...

Atlanta is the only place in US to see pandas for now. But dozens of spots abroad have them

Feb. 22, 2024 20:50 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It will still be months before the San Diego Zoo gets new pandas, the first such bears sent to the United States by China in decades. For now, the only U.S. zoo left with any is in Atlanta. But globally there are many places to check out the cuddly black-and-white...

Georgia board upholds firing of teacher for reading a book about gender identity to students

Feb. 22, 2024 18:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The firing of a Georgia teacher who read a book on gender fluidity to her fifth grade class was upheld Thursday by the Georgia Board of Education. Katie Rinderle had been a teacher for 10 years when she got into trouble in March for reading the picture book “My...

Invesco Mortgage Capital: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 22, 2024 17:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — ATLANTA (AP) — Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR) on Thursday reported earnings of $27.2 million in its fourth quarter. The Atlanta-based company said it had net income of 46 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 95 cents per share. ...