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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 photo, Gabriel Sterling a top Georgia elections official stands during a news conference, in Atlanta. On Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, Sterling called on President Donald Trump to condemn supporters who have threatened violence against election officials. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia elections official urges Trump to rein in supporters

Dec. 1, 2020 10:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A top Georgia elections official on Tuesday lashed out angrily at the rhetoric surrounding the election and the threats of violence that have resulted, specifically calling on President Donald Trump to rein in his supporters. Gabriel Sterling is a Republican who oversaw the implementation of...

President Donald Trump participates in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump headed to Georgia as runoff boost, but also a threat

Dec. 1, 2020 8:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump’s conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party’s ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. The concerns come ahead of...

Hyundai affiliate plans $240M transmission plant in Georgia

Dec. 1, 2020 6:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A South Korean auto parts supplier will invest more than $240 million to build a transmission factory in western Georgia with plans to hire 678 workers. Hyundai Transys announced plans Tuesday for the new factory in West Point, adjoining an existing Hyundai Transys factory and a Kia Motors...

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus (17) misses a catch in the end zone against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons WR Zaccheaus lands on IR, Treadwell off COVID list

Dec. 1, 2020 5:01 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus on injured reserve with a toe injury. Zaccheaus suffered the injury in the first half of Sunday's 43-6 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. He will miss at least three games. The team activated wide receiver Laquon...

FILE - Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives to the basket between Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) and Spencer Dinwiddie in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, in this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, file photo. Hawks All-Star Trae Young and his high-scoring sidekick John Collins are entering a new season with a strong surge of new help as they adjust to the additions of Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kris Dunn and Rajon Rando. The offseason moves have made Atlanta a playoff contender. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell, File)

Hawks' expectations soar as newcomers give Trae Young help

Dec. 1, 2020 4:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young said it's going to take some time to adjust to the Atlanta Hawks' new mix following the additions of such veterans as Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kris Dunn and Rajon Rando. “It’s not something that just happens overnight,” Young said Tuesday....

Georgia governor announces pick to fill high court seat

Dec. 1, 2020 2:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor on Tuesday announced his pick to fill a vacant seat on the state's highest court. Gov. Brian Kemp said in a news release that he intends to appoint Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shawn LaGrua to fill the Georgia Supreme Court seat vacated last month by Keith Blackwell....

Vanderbilt place kicker Sarah Fuller (32) gets a fist-bump from Missouri head coach Eliah Drinkwitz after warming up before an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Sarah Fuller currently only kicker on Vanderbilt's roster

Dec. 1, 2020 1:55 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores have only one kicker listed on their two-deep chart for this weekend's game at No. 11 Georgia, and it's Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play in a Power Five game. “She’ll be with us on the trip to Georgia, and we’re going to put the...

In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 photo, Kwanza Hall  answers a question during the Atlanta Police Foundation's Atlanta Mayoral debate hosted by WSB-TV at their studios in Atlanta.. Crime and safety were the main topic of discussion during live debate. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia runoff to decide short-term successor to John Lewis

Dec. 1, 2020 10:48 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in the Atlanta area were summoned back to the polls on Tuesday to decide who to send to Washington for a month to briefly fill the seat of the late civil rights legend John Lewis. Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin are...

Man arrested after boy forced out of car, killed by vehicle

Dec. 1, 2020 9:54 AM EST

FORT MITCHELL, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama soldier was charged with reckless murder after allegedly forcing his girlfriend's unruly 5-year-old son to get out of a car at night along a road where the boy was hit and killed by another vehicle, authorities said. Army Sgt. Bryan Starr, 35, surrendered to officials...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...