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18 of 20 gorillas at Atlanta's zoo have contracted COVID

ATLANTA (AP) — At least 18 of the 20 gorillas at Atlanta's zoo have now tested positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that began just days before the zoo had hoped to obtain a veterinary vaccine for the p...

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Dozens of Americans are rolling up their sleeves for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine -- this time, shots tweaked to guard against a worrisome mutated version of the virus. Make no m...

Hank Aaron, civil rights leaders get vaccinated in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, former U.N. Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young and former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan got vaccinated against ...

Big turnout as early in-person voting starts in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The chance to cast ballots on Georgia's first day of in-person early voting Monday had thousands of people waiting for hours to make their voices heard. Eager voters ...

Suit: Atlanta area housing site illegally evicted residents

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The owners of an Atlanta area housing site are illegally throwing out residents struggling to make ends meet amid the coronavirus pandemic and have failed to address roaches, bed b...

Group seeks changes at Georgia park honoring Confederacy

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — A grassroots group and local religious leaders held a prayer event Tuesday on Stone Mountain, calling for the removal of a Confederate flag and other reminders of the Civil ...

Trump, Biden fight to define campaign's most pressing issues

SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump was interrupted twice during an Ohio rally this week by sign-waving supporters chanting, “Fill that seat!” “I will fill that seat,” Trump ...

Postal Service halts some changes amid outcry, lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing mounting public pressure and a crush of state lawsuits, President Donald Trump's new postmaster general says he is halting some operational changes to mail delivery that criti...

Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1. Many...

Amid protests for racial justice, Juneteenth gets new renown

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A traditional day of celebration turned into one of protest Friday, as Americans marked Juneteenth, a holiday that long commemorated the emancipation of enslaved African Americ...

Georgia beer named after virus expert Fauci enjoys a 2nd run

AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga. (AP) — The thirst for the beer named after Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to grow. Atlanta-area brewery Wild Heaven Beer has begun to produce a second, larger batc...

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Bonetti dies at age 78

LONDON (AP) — Peter Bonetti, the former Chelsea and England goalkeeper nicknamed “The Cat” for his outstanding reflexes and agility, has died. He was 78. Bonetti died after suffering...

Grammy-winning artist Lecrae distributes wash stations

Atlanta (AP) — Grammy-winning hip hop recording artist Lecrae joined forces with non-profit organization Thursday to assemble and distribute portable hand-washing stations throughout Atlanta in areas ...

ML King Day activities to emphasize voters and nonviolence

ATLANTA (AP) — As the nation prepares for the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday amid a “dire” election year, the Atlanta center named for him will offer nonviolence training, voter registration ...

Review: Billy Strings' breakout album takes listeners 'Home'

Billy Strings, "Home" (Rounder) The lightning fast fingers of Billy Strings have tapped him as the future of bluegrass music for a few years now. But it is his creative musical story...