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A damaged business is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Perdido Key, Fla. Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

The Latest: Sally speeding up, still dumping heavy rain

Sep. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: MIAMI — Sally is moving a lot faster but it’s still dumping heavy rains in southeastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina, where forecasters also said there was a chance of tornadoes. The National Hurricane Center said Sally was traveling at...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020 file photo, protesters gather at the University of Georgia Arch for the Davenport-Benham Black Law Student Association march in downtown Athens, Ga.  The University of Georgia has reversed itself and now says it wants to host an early voting precinct on campus after widespread pushback. The change in position came after the university had announced it would not allow voting to take place in the typical location in the student center because of concerns about COVID-19 transmission. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

In reversal, Univ. of Georgia now wants to host early voting

Sep. 17, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia has reversed itself and now says it wants to host an early voting precinct on campus after receiving widespread pushback. The change in position came after the university had announced it would not allow voting to take place in the typical location in the...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2020, file photo, a group of protesters gather outside the Glynn County Courthouse while a preliminary hearing is being held inside for Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan, in Brunswick, Ga. The three are accused of shooting of Ahmaud Arbery while he ran through their neighborhood in February. The Glynn County commissioners are suing to stop a referendum on abolishing the county police department. State lawmakers approved the binding referendum  in the spring after the February shooting death of Arbery. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Judge: Voters can't abolish embattled GA police department

Sep. 11, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Voters can't try to abolish an embattled Georgia police department that was wrapped in controversy even before the department oversaw the initial investigation into the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Charles Paul Rose ruled that the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, Supporters take photos with construction executive Marjorie Taylor Greene, background right, late in Rome, Ga. The Democratic candidate running against Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory and been criticized for other incendiary comments, is dropping out of their race for a U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia. Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal bowed out of the race on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

Sep. 11, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic candidate for an open U.S. House seat in Georgia dropped out of the race Friday, clearing a near-certain path to victory for a QAnon-supporting Republican contender who has been criticized for her incendiary comments. Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal bowed out of the race against...

Georgia Police: 3 shot, wounded after fight at Waffle House

Sep. 10, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded Thursday morning after a fight broke out at a Waffle House in Georgia, authorities said. Two women and a man were shot around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at a Waffle House in DeKalb County, news outlets reported. DeKalb police Lt. Rod Bryant said the three...

Police officers wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walk in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea's coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

Sep. 9, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the recent viral resurgence is slowing amid stringent social distancing rules. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it recorded 155 additional cases...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020 file photo Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference at Liberty Plaza in downtown Atlanta. By requiring Georgia voters to provide their own stamps for mail-in ballots, the state is effectively imposing a poll tax that is an unconstitutional barrier to the right to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia investigating 'potential double voting' in primary

Sep. 8, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official said Tuesday that his office has identified about 1,000 cases of “potential double voting” in the June primary election — a felony he's determined to see prosecuted. These voters submitted absentee ballots but also voted in person, a...

CORRECTS LAST NAME TO JAMES, NOT GAINES - Triana Arnold James, left, and Nselaa Ward hold up Black Lives Matter T-shirts as they protest a speech by U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Cumming, Ga. James and Ward kept Loeffler from finishing a campaign speech. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

Black Lives Matter supporters disrupt Loeffler event

Sep. 3, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler has made opposition to the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement a centerpiece of her effort to win conservative support in her campaign, and Thursday, supporters of the movement again pushed back. A former state Senate candidate and one other woman shouted...

Board refers county's Election Day issues for further review

Sep. 3, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state election board on Thursday referred Election Day problems in the state's most populous county during the June primary to the attorney general's office for further review. The referral, which was decided by a 2-1 vote of the board, followed a presentation of an investigation...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk along a street in the central business district in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Beijing airport receives international flights

Sep. 2, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

BEIJING — Beijing’s main international airport on Thursday began again receiving international flights from a limited number of countries considered at low risk of coronavirus infection. Passengers flying in from Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Thailand, Pakistan, Austria, Canada and Sweden, must have...