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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks to Biden supporters as they wait for former President Barack Obama to arrive and speak at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Atlanta mayor vows 'top to bottom review' of policing

Nov. 19, 2020 10:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has brought in a consulting firm to conduct a “top to bottom review” of the city’s police department, in keeping with her vow to reform public safety after the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks. “We are moving forward on...

Many praise Stacey Abrams for Dem resurgence in Georgia

Nov. 7, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The election results in Georgia are not final, but for the first time in nearly 30 years, a Democratic nominee for president edged ahead in the vote count when former Vice President Joe Biden moved past President Donald Trump in the state early Friday morning. Two Republican U.S. senators in...

Republican candidate for Iowa's First Congressional District Ashley Hinson speaks to supporters at Jimmy Z's in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP)

House Latest: GOP’s Hinson ousts US Rep. Finkenauer in Iowa

Nov. 4, 2020 10:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 House races (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Republican state Rep. Ashley Hinson has defeated Democratic incumbent Abby Finkenauer to win a northeastern Iowa congressional seat. Hinson is a former television news anchor. She won the U.S. House seat after a race in...

U.S. House candidate Stephanie Bice talks to the media at the Edmond Conference Center in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, an Oklahoma City lawyer, faced Republican state Sen. Bice for the Oklahoma City-area House seat. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

House Latest: Okla. congresswoman Horn loses to GOP’s Bice

Nov. 4, 2020 3:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 House races (all times local): 3:15 a.m. An Oklahoma Republican has defeated Democratic congresswoman Kendra Horn and taken back the only Democratic-held seat in the state’s congressional delegation. Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice earned a reputation...

The wife of Georgia Governor Marty Kemp speaks in lieu of Governor Brian Kemp who is under quarantine for coronavirus at an election night watch party for Republican candidate for Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)

Georgia chooses 3 new US House members as 10 incumbents win

Nov. 4, 2020 2:11 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Three new faces are headed to Washington to represent Georgia in the U.S. House along with 10 incumbents who won reelection amid a competitive statewide election with votes still being counted early Wednesday. Among those returning is Democrat Lucy McBath, who won another term in a House...

People stand in line for early voting at the John F. Kennedy Library, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Hialeah, Fla. Masks are required at some polling places around the country and strongly encouraged in most others as a basic precaution to help keep poll works and others safe from the fast-spreading coronavirus. But mandates tying a face covering to casting a ballot are sure to lead to confrontations on Election Day, and those will almost certainly grab wide attention if they arise in any of the presidential battleground states. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Polling places are latest front in battle over face masks

Nov. 2, 2020 2:45 PM EST

America's fight over masks has reached a new front: polling places. On Election Day, voters across the country will face varying rules about mask-wearing when they cast a ballot as officials try to balance public safety precautions amid a global pandemic with the constitutional right to vote. Most states, even...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 24, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — To be announced. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign; Corey Lewandowski, senior adviser to...

FILE - Killer Mike of Run The Jewels performs at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati on June 2, 2019. The Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced the new award and recipient Monday, two days ahead of the big show, which will air live on NBC from the Dolby Theatre at 8 p.m. ET. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

Oct. 12, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced the new award and recipient Monday, two days ahead of the show, which will air live on NBC from...

5 Southern mayors fight poverty with guaranteed income

Oct. 4, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

Adrian Perkins still remembers the feeling of not having enough. How it feels to gargle water dashed with salt and pepper instead of visiting a doctor for a sore throat. How his feet would dangle from the chairs in the building where his mother worked a second job cleaning offices after he finished school. If she...

Atlanta's first Black police chief dies at 81

Oct. 3, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The first Black police chief of Atlanta has died. George Napper died Friday. He was 81. A cause of death was not released. Napper was named chief in 1978 and served in the post until 1982. During his tenure, he restructured the department’s police zones, established field...