7 vie to to fill remainder of John Lewis' congressional term

ATLANTA (AP) — After John Lewis held an Atlanta-centered congressional seat for 34 years, the next occupant may not be a member of Congress for even 34 days. Five Democrats, an indep...

Barr announces $100M more to combat human trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says the federal government is awarding more than $100 million in grants to target human trafficking. The money will go to task forces ...

COVID-19 infections leap again at University of Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Coronavirus infections continue to spread at the University of Georgia, with the school reporting more than 1,400 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week. The numbers, ...

Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — With the coronavirus spreading through colleges at alarming rates, universities are scrambling to find quarantine locations in dormitory buildings and off-campus properties to iso...

No 7th trial for Mississippi man freed from prison in 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man freed last year after 22 years in prison will not be tried a seventh time in a quadruple murder case, his defense attorney said Friday. Curti...

Georgia candidate's post removed for inciting violence

ATLANTA (AP) — Facebook removed a photo illustration showing a Republican congressional candidate in Georgia posing with a rifle next to three Democratic House members, saying Friday that it violated ...

Black Lives Matter supporters disrupt Loeffler event

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Several Black Lives Matter protesters broke up a campaign event Thursday with Republican U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas. The even...

DeVos softens position on schools reopening in Georgia visit

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has softened earlier comments that called for schools to reopen for in-person instruction for all, saying during a visit to a Georgia high s...

Teachers could stay in classroom if exposed to COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — New guidance from the President Donald Trump's administration that declares teachers to be “critical infrastructure workers” could give the green light to exempting teachers from quaran...

Georgia park with Confederate sculpture shuts gates to rally

ATLANTA (AP) — Suburban Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park, home of a giant sculpture of Confederate leaders, says it will close its gates Saturday in the face of a planned right-wing rally. ...

Georgia House member loses post over John Lewis criticism

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House speaker on Friday took away a committee leadership post from a fellow Republican who said in a radio interview that the late U.S. Rep John Lewis' "only claim to fame was...

Georgia district struggles to teach online; quarantines grow

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's largest school district struggled Wednesday to launch online learning for its 180,000 students, as parents complained that they and their students repeatedly tried and failed ...

Georgia governor signs new law to protect police

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed into law a new measure providing additional legal protections to police officers, a step that critics say is flawed and out of step with nati...

Georgia governor backs out of hearing on Atlanta mask order

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor said he’s withdrawing a request for an emergency hearing in a lawsuit that aims to block the state’s largest city from ordering people to wear masks in public or impo...

Federal judge strikes down Georgia abortion restrictions

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked Georgia's 2019 “heartbeat" abortion law, finding that it violates the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ...