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Trump faces flurry of investigations beyond Jan. 6 probe

Dec. 03, 2021 10:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's lawyers try to block the White House from releasing records to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the former president faces a flurry of other investigations that could come to a head in the coming weeks and the new...

$2.5M theft scheme: Georgia ex-official begins prison term

Dec. 02, 2021 19:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck began a seven-year prison sentence Thursday, convicted earlier this year on 37 counts involving a scheme to steal more than $2.5 million from a state-chartered insurer of last resort Beck reported to a...

Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

Dec. 01, 2021 21:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation's first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement could...

Democrat Stacey Abrams is mounting another bid for Georgia governor, setting up likely rematch against GOP’s Brian Kemp

Dec. 01, 2021 15:41 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is mounting another bid for Georgia governor, setting up likely rematch against GOP’s Brian Kemp.

Georgia Chamber backs GOP's Kemp for reelection as governor

Nov. 29, 2021 18:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Chamber of Commerce on Monday endorsed Republican Gov. Brian Kemp for reelection in 2022. The move comes after the state chamber did not endorse either Kemp or Democrat Stacey Abrams in 2018. Chamber Chairman Ben Tarbutton...

Georgia sheriff asks judge to dismiss charges against him

Nov. 29, 2021 16:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The use of a restraint chair by an Atlanta-area sheriff does not amount to excessive force under any clearly established law and federal charges against him should be dismissed, his lawyer argued Monday. A federal prosecutor countered that Clayton County...

Inquiry finds Georgia veterans agency chief harassed workers

Nov. 28, 2021 11:29 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation finds the now-retired leader of Georgia's veterans agency sexually harassed his secretary, part of a general pattern of demeaning behavior toward women and minorities. The state inspector general's report obtained by The Atlanta...

Political fight in Georgia suburbs as McBath jumps districts

Nov. 23, 2021 16:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath isn't going away, even as Republicans try to draw district lines to pry back a slice of the American suburbs from congressional Democrats. McBath, a Democrat who in 2018 wrested away Newt Gingrich's old suburban Atlanta U.S....

Georgia regents: No college name changes over racial history

Nov. 22, 2021 20:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's public university system won't rename any of the 75 buildings or colleges an internal committee had recommended for changes mostly because of their association with slavery, segregation or mistreatment of American Indians, officials voted Monday. ...

McBath jumps districts as GOP-friendly Georgia map passes

Nov. 22, 2021 13:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican majority in Georgia's congressional delegation is likely to grow after state lawmakers on Monday gave final passage to a redistricting plan that will give the GOP a strong advantage in nine of the state's 14 districts. But U.S. Rep Lucy...