John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

ATLANTA (AP) — When John Lewis is mourned, revered and celebrated at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday, he returns to a sacred place imbued with civil rights history. Th...

Police, protesters clash as US cities endure violent weekend

Protests took a violent turn in several U.S. cities overnight, with demonstrators squaring off against agents outside a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, forcing police in Seattle to retreat int...

Vivian remembered as courageous, humble Civil Rights warrior

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation paid its final respects Thursday to the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a pioneer of the civil rights movement who helped end segregation across the South and left an abiding imprint on U....

Vice President Pence mourns loss of evangelist at service

ATLANTA (AP) — The world has lost a great evangelist in Ravi Zacharias, who could use his intellect and kindness to make the case for the Christian faith, Vice President Mike Pence said Friday. ...

Private funeral, public memorial later set for Joseph Lowery

ATLANTA (AP) — A small, private funeral service for the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery will be held this week out of concerns about the coronavirus, but a large public memorial for the civil rights leader will...

State agrees to ignore law on gay relationships in sex ed

South Carolina education officials have agreed not to enforce part of their own state law that bans sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than heterosexual ones — unless the t...

LBGTQ groups: South Carolina law is putting students at risk

A South Carolina law banning sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than heterosexual ones — unless the talk involves sexually transmitted diseases — is fueling a climate of st...

Female coaches say they were punished for raising concerns

Former women's volleyball coaches say they were punished for raising concerns about unequal treatment of female athletes and coaches at two South Carolina universities. The allegatio...

Chemical firm: US wrong to deny visa for software developer

A U.S.-based chemical company is fighting to obtain a visa for a Ukrainian software developer who has spent years working on a complex computer system that the company considers crucial to its ability...

Storms with hurricane-force winds, huge hail threaten South

Hurricane-force wind gusts and hail the size of baseballs could accompany potent storms that also threaten to spin up tornadoes and drench the South with heavy rains, forecasters said Friday. ...

Wicked weekend weather threatens several southern states

A storm system expected to strike a handful of southern states this weekend is looking more and more menacing. The national Storm Prediction Center says more than 18 million people i...

Company says rival wrongly reeled in its fishing invention

A Mississippi company accuses a rival firm of stealing its idea for a double fishing seat by making prototypes in China and then selling its version on Amazon and other online sites. ...

Iconic Southern rock recording studio is revived in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia music studio that fused blues, country and other sounds into Southern rock is being reborn. Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon helped propel the Allman Broth...

Fears spread in churches after girl accused of mayhem plot

ATLANTA (AP) — A bishop in a historically black denomination is urging hundreds of churches to lock their doors during services after police said a white 16-year-old girl collected several kitchen kni...

Suspect arrested in kidnapping of UFC fighter's stepdaughter

A man wanted in the disappearance of UFC fighter Walt Harris' stepdaughter has been apprehended in Florida, but the whereabouts of the woman he's accused of abducting remained a mystery Friday. ...