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The flag at the White House flies at half-staff Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees

Sep. 19, 2020 2:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain...

Saving Home: Group works to sell historic site

Sep. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — The community is in danger of losing one of its historic buildings. One group remains determined to save it. Located at 915 N. Oak St., the John Nelson Deming House waits for occupants. The home erected in 1898 has sat empty for more than a decade and landed on the Georgia Trust for...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a  news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. An Associated Press review of medical records for four detained immigrant women at the detention center and interviews with lawyers have revealed growing allegations that a gynecologist performed surgeries that the women never sought or didn’t fully understand. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

Sep. 18, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks. The 39-year-old woman from Cuba was told only that she would undergo an...

Ronnie Hogue dies, UGa's 1st Black scholarship hoops player

Sep. 18, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ronnie Hogue, the first Black scholarship athlete on the Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball team, died Friday, the school announced. He was 69. Hogue was a native of Washington, D.C., and lived in Maryland. No cause of death was given. Arriving at Georgia in 1969, Hogue averaged 20.5...

COVID-19 suspends in-person high school in south Georgia

Sep. 18, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A high school in a south Georgia county is stopping in-person instruction for 10 days because of high numbers of COVID-19 exposures. The Clinch County school system closed 350-student Clinch County high school from Friday through Sept. 28, saying many students have been exposed to...

Falcons launch voting initiative in social media campaign

Sep. 18, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are trying to make sure people are registered to vote by launching a social media campaign. The team's “Pass The Vote” initiative was developed by offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom and defensive end Steven Means during training camp. The Falcons'...

Oakland Athletics outfielders Mark Canha (20) and Ramon Laureano, second from right, wear masks as they greet teammates after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. Both games were played in air smoky from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Virus scraps Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern

Sep. 18, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida Atlantic postponed its football opener Saturday at Georgia Southern because of a coronavirus outbreak. The two schools hope to reschedule, FAU said Friday. Eleven people in the FAU program tested positive for the...

In this screen grab from video shot by Juanita Davis and provided by The Cochran Firm, a Clayton County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy holds down Roderick Walker while another deputy punches him while on the ground, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, following a traffic stop. (Juanita Davis/Courtesy of The Cochran Firm via AP)

Georgia man says he couldn't breathe during arrest on video

Sep. 18, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Black man who was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop that was caught on video said Friday that he couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness during the arrest. “I was scared. I feared for my life, and I just pray, just...

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver (26) tackles Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Falcons' secondary looks to avoid same mistakes vs. Cowboys

Sep. 18, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons defensive coordinator Raheem Morris blames himself for last week’s loss to Seattle. Morris vows he won’t make the same mistake this week against quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys. Morris said his game plan called for a prerequisite on stopping the run and...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a  news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. An Associated Press review of medical records for four detained immigrant women at the detention center and interviews with lawyers have revealed growing allegations that a gynecologist performed surgeries that the women never sought or didn’t fully understand. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)

AP Exclusive: More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery

Sep. 18, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks. The 39-year-old Cuban woman was told only that she would undergo an operation...