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Atlanta opening new police precinct amid secession push

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s recently elected mayor unveiled a new police precinct in the city’s large Buckhead district on Thursday, as he tries to head off an effort to turn the wealthy, white enclave i...

King's daughter slams twisting of critical race theory

ATLANTA (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter used an address Monday to push for federal voting rights legislation and slam the twisting of critical race theory to create what she called “false nar...

Georgia election workers file second suit over fraud claims

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia election workers filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing a right-wing cable news channel and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani of defaming them by falsely claiming they eng...

Tornadoes' toll: Family members mourn those they lost

Annistyn Rackley was an outgoing and energetic 9-year-old who didn’t let a rare liver condition prevent her from the activities she loved: swimming, dancing and cheerleading, her great-aunt Sandra Hoo...

Army vet, 3-year-old among the dead in widespread twisters

Details about the fathers and mothers, children, friends and siblings who died during a tornado outbreak that ripped through the Midwest and South are still coming into focus nearly a week after the o...

Investigators in Alabama find car, bones in 1976 cold case

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators have discovered the 1974 Pinto a 22-year-old student was driving on his way back to Auburn University from Georgia when he disappeared more than 45 years ago, sheriff's of...

Georgia outlines plans to improve slow pace of rental help

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials struggling to distribute federal funds to prevent evictions have outlined plans to increase the speed at which they get the money to landlords and renters. ...

Food banks embark on expansions with lessons from COVID

ATLANTA (AP) — Food banks across the country are pursuing major expansion projects driven in part by their experiences during the pandemic, when they faced an explosion of need. “So ...

Asian spider takes hold in Georgia, sends humans scurrying

ATLANTA (AP) — A large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year — a proliferation that has driven some u...

Nonprofit started by Sean Penn aids Georgia vaccine drive

ATLANTA (AP) — A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggl...

A tale of two clinics: lines in Kenya, few takers in Atlanta

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Several hundred people line up every morning, starting before dawn, on a grassy area outside Nairobi’s largest hospital hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes the line mov...

Media blasts effort to bar press from part of Arbery trial

ATLANTA (AP) — Barring reporters from court for one part of jury selection in the upcoming murder trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery would violate well-established precedent and be a ...

Georgia pushes back on reevaluation of health plan

ATLANTA (AP) — The Biden administration's decision to reevaluate Georgia's plan to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came as a “surprise” and suggests it ...

Students pulled from car by Atlanta police sue city

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police had no justification for pulling two students from their car and hitting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd's death...

On the ground and afar, diaspora boosts India's virus fight

India's large diaspora — long a boon to India's economy — is tapping its wealth, political clout and expertise to help its home country combat the catastrophic coronavirus surge that has left people t...