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Georgia city urged to reject migrant children shelter

Dec. 6, 2019 8:08 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia pastor trying to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in federal custody is getting pushback from people in an Atlanta suburb who call his efforts morally offensive. Six people urged the city of Marietta to deny the shelter proposed by Mitchell Bryant, according...

Larentowicz re-signs with Atlanta United for 16th MLS season

Dec. 5, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz will be returning to Atlanta United for his 16th season in Major League Soccer. The team announced Thursday it has re-signed the 36-year-old free agent, who has been with United since the team's debut in 2017. Larentowicz has the second-most appearances in MLS...

Correction: Capricorn Studio Renaissance story

Dec. 5, 2019 3:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Mercer Music at Capricorn, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the co-founders of Capricorn Records was Frank Fenton. It should have said his last name was Fenter, not Fenton. A corrected version of the story is below: Iconic Southern rock recording...

Offense vs Defense: No. 1 LSU vs No. 4 Georgia for SEC title

Dec. 5, 2019 2:39 PM EST

No. 1 LSU (12-0, 8-0 SEC, No. 2 CFP) vs. No. 4 Georgia (11-1, 7-1, No. 4) in Atlanta, Saturday at 4 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: LSU by 7. Series record: LSU leads 17-13-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Georgia needs to knock off the unbeaten Tigers to earn a berth in the four-team College Football Playoff. If the Bulldogs lose,...

Federal court considers bathroom use by transgender student

Dec. 5, 2019 1:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A student has the right to use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity, a lawyer told a federal court Thursday, arguing that the issue is about the right of transgender students to “equal dignity." But the Florida school district that's appealing a lower court order in...

Interim coach Fewell to lead Panthers against Falcons

Dec. 5, 2019 1:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White says he tells players, “You're always being evaluated, whether you're winning or losing.” The same is true for NFL coaches. Panthers interim coach Perry Fewell begins his audition for the full-time position when Carolina visits...

Temple, Dinwiddie pace Nets to easy win over Hawks

Dec. 4, 2019 11:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — On a team that's undergone a full roster rebuild and endured significant injuries, Garrett Temple knew the Brooklyn Nets would need extra time to mesh. “We had so many new guys," Temple said. “On this team, our defensive principles are a little different than around the NBA. We...

Hamels, Braves agree on $18 million, 1-year deal

Dec. 4, 2019 5:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Alex Anthopoulos believes Cole Hamels can help the Atlanta Braves win big in next season— and help the team's young starters have more success for years to come. Hamels, who turns 36 this month. agreed Wednesday to an $18 million, one-year contract with the busy Braves, one of the...

Chiefs' McCoy reaches settlement in suit filed by ex

Dec. 4, 2019 4:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy and his former girlfriend have reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against him, court records show. Delicia Cordon filed the lawsuit last year accusing McCoy of failing to protect her from a violent July 2018 home invasion at a home he...

Georgia governor picks political newcomer for U.S. Senate

Dec. 4, 2019 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican governor announced Wednesday that he will appoint a wealthy businesswoman to the U.S. Senate, flouting President Donald Trump and highlighting a division within the GOP over whether moderate suburbanites or base voters are their key to victory in 2020 and beyond....