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'Trump is in the past': Mounting losses show limits of power

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president's kingmaker status before another po...

Major remake of school nixed after students filmed disrepair

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite a student-produced video showing gaping holes in ceilings, crumbling bathrooms and signs warning of possible electrical shock around utilities in one room, a metro Atlanta schoo...

Students make video to prove their high school needs repairs

The short documentary video opens with a high school student explaining how human waste flows up from the ground and floods an area where he and his friends eat lunch. In the eight-m...

Rattlesnake roundups take 2 paths, drawing praise and scorn

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — An annual rattlesnake roundup in south Georgia recently changed the format of this month’s event to celebrate living snakes without skinning and butchering them, earning plaudits...

Police: Ex-'American Idol' star took marijuana before crash

Marijuana was involved in a deadly South Carolina crash in which a former “American Idol” contestant has been charged with driving under the influence, according to an arrest warrant. ...

Former 'American Idol' star charged in fatal DUI crash

A country music singer who was a finalist on TV's “American Idol” is accused of barreling into man with his pickup and running over him in what his lawyer called a terrible accident. ...

Black colleges alarmed by bomb threats, but undeterred

From her office in Birmingham, Alabama, DeJuana Thompson looks across the street and sees a daily reminder of terror. Her window overlooks the 16th Street Baptist Church, where a bomb in 1963 killed f...

Bomb threats made to historically Black schools across US

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — At least a half-dozen historically Black universities in five states and the District of Columbia were responding to bomb threats Monday, with many of them locking down their cam...

Fiery Georgia crash that killed 6 women leads to lawsuits

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Family members of women in a sober living group home who were killed and injured in a fiery van crash last year are suing a car company and the group home, saying the 2002 Dodge ...

Her skis stolen, US Olympic hopeful Dani Loeb stays upbeat

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Olympic hopeful Dani Loeb says she's optimistic that police are able to recover her custom skis, helmet, jackets and other gear stolen in Atlanta now that two suspects are in cust...

GOP revels in Atlanta World Series after All-Star Game move

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta was stripped of baseball’s All-Star Game over the summer, but it has the World Series now. And Republicans are gloating. The moment the Braves clinched the Nat...

New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the world’s largest elevator towers will soon be opened to test elevators of the future as well as current ones high above the Atlanta suburbs. TK Elevators' 42...

Police: Woman wanted after report of puppy thrown into ocean

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman after beachgoers at a Georgia beach reported that an injured puppy was being thrown into the ocean earlier this month. Tybee Is...

3 decades later, Georgia man is charged with killing boy, 8

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has been arrested more than 30 years after an 8-year-old boy was found dead in the woods of an Atlanta suburb. James Michael Coates, 56,...

Georgia interstate fully reopens, damaged overpass removed

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities reopened a stretch of a heavily traveled Georgia interstate in both directions by Friday evening, after crews made quick work of demolishing a bridge overpass that was...