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Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws. ...

Ole Miss student charged in frat hazing that injured pledge

A University of Mississippi student faces aggravated assault charges after police said he sprayed cleaner into the mouth of a fraternity pledge during a hazing ritual, causing serious internal injurie...

Moderation, sometimes, for Georgia GOP despite voting law

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a supernova of criticism over Georgia's new voting law, Republicans are still trying to appeal to swing voters in a state where Democrats have now proved they can win. ...

Georgia nears limiting citizen arrests after Black man slain

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers took another step Monday to repeal a citizen's arrest law predating the Civil War, acting little more than a year after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black ma...

New lawsuit challenges Georgia's GOP-backed election law

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of civil rights and advocacy organizations including the Georgia NAACP have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging Georgia’s new Republican-backed election law, which incl...

EXPLAINER: What does Georgia's new GOP election law do?

ATLANTA (AP) — The sweeping rewrite of Georgia's election rules represents the first big set of changes since former President Donald Trump's repeated, baseless claims of fraud following his president...

Biden, Harris visit spotlights Asian Americans' influence

ATLANTA (AP) — For Asian Americans, 2020 was a year of political success and newfound influence. But it was also a time of vulnerability to racist assaults. That painful dichotomy w...

Firefighters called to plant where earlier gas leak killed 6

ATLANTA (AP) — A refrigeration company and firefighters were called to a northeast Georgia chicken processing plant where a liquid nitrogen leak killed six workers in January. The co...

Georgia: Move to limit citizen arrests after Black man slain

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House of Representatives voted unanimously on Monday to repeal a citizen's arrest law predating the Civil War, acting little more than a year after the fatal shooting of Ahm...

School voucher push taps frustration over distance learning

ATLANTA (AP) — With her children struggling in many classes last spring, Kelli Rivera became so frustrated with how her suburban Atlanta district was handling the coronavirus pandemic that she withdre...

CDC study: Teachers key to COVID-19 infections in 1 district

ATLANTA (AP) — A new study finds that teachers may be more important drivers of COVID-19 transmission in schools than students. The paper released Monday by the U.S....

Governor wants to overhaul citizen arrests after Arbery case

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor is backing a plan to overhaul the state's citizen's arrest law, taking aim at a statute scrutinized last year after white men fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man ...

Georgia governor urges Biden to block battery maker penalty

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor wants President Joe Biden to override a federal regulatory decision that could threaten the future of a giant battery factory being built in the northeastern part of ...

Georgia governor wants to get retired teachers to return

ATLANTA (AP) — Some retired Georgia teachers could return to work and collect both a full salary and a full pension under a proposal that Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled Tuesday to bolster the state’s teache...

Advocates: Workers here illegally may shy from investigators

ATLANTA (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they fear workers at a Georgia poultry plant where a liquid nitrogen leak killed six people may not come forward to federal investigators for fear of arrest and ...