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Duvall hits 2 HRs, drives in 7 as Marlins rout Braves 14-8

Apr. 14, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in seven runs against his former Atlanta teammates with four hits, including two home runs, and the Miami Marlins beat Max Fried and the Braves 14-8 on Tuesday night. Duvall's two-run double during a four-run fourth inning gave Miami the...

Alabama Senate approves casino and lottery legislation

Apr. 13, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate on Tuesday night approved sweeping lottery and casino legislation as lawmakers struck a compromise after years of stalemates on the issue of gambling. Senators voted 23-9 for the proposed constitutional amendment that would...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

2 bodies found in burning pickup in rural Georgia county

Apr. 13, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — Two bodies were found Tuesday inside a burning pickup truck in a rural Georgia county. Emergency crews were called to a turnoff into a wooded area just after 1 p.m., the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office said. After firefighters put out the blaze,...

A steady diet of limited fans on PGA Tour though end of May

Apr. 13, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The roars returned to Masters. At least two of them. There were enough spectators, believed to be roughly 8,000 a day, to at least bring some sound back to the gorgeous scenery of Augusta National in April. And they stood six-deep over the final 100...

Georgia to pause use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are pausing all vaccinations of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine following guidance from the federal government. The Georgia Department of Public Health made the announcement early Tuesday, shortly after the federal...

Crop duster pilot killed in crash in Georgia

Apr. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

PINEVIEW, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of a crop dusting plane was killed Tuesday in a crash in Georgia. It happened about 9 a.m. about four miles outside of the town of Pineview, Wilcox County Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Brown said. Brown...

Column: Matsuyama goes from inspiration to Masters champion

Apr. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The idea was to create golfing heroes, not necessarily a Masters champion. Hideki Matsuyama is now both. “I owe a deep debt of gratitude to the members of Augusta National,” Matsuyama said on the night before he became...

Georgia colleges hold tuition flat for second straight year

Apr. 13, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The 340,000 students at Georgia's public universities and colleges won't pay more for classes next fall, with regents on Tuesday approving flat tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. Officials say they were able to hold tuition flat at the 26...

Georgia sheriff: 3 officers wounded, 1 suspect dead, 1 held

Apr. 13, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — Three Georgia police officers were shot and wounded as they pursued two cousins from Alabama in a high-speed chase that ended early Monday with one cousin shot and killed and the other in custody, authorities said. A Georgia State Patrol trooper...