Video shows no masks, no social distancing at Biden birthday event

U.S. 11/21/20, 13:44

Democratic Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Friday, Nov. 20, shared a video showing no masks or social distancing at self-proclaimed president-elect Joe Biden’s birthday event. Biden, who turned 78 on Friday, Nov. 20, was surrounded by a group of mask-free people who were singing “Happy Birthday” to him, the video ...

No-sugar drinks and innovations power Coke in 3Q

Business 10/18/19, 06:36

Coca-Cola reported strong third quarter sales as it makes strides with new drinks like Coca-Cola Plus Coffee and no-sugar drinks. Revenue jumped 8% to $9.51 billion, edging out Wall Street expectations for $9.48 billion, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. The Atlanta company continues to book double-digit volume growth with ...

13-month-old toddler shot in crossfire in southwest Atlanta, police say

U.S. 10/07/19, 05:56

A 13-month-old baby was rushed to the hospital after being shot in southwest Atlanta on Sunday evening, Oct. 6, police said. Police officers responded to a person shot call at around 5:30 p.m, WAGA-TV reported. When they got to the scene, a woman flagged an officer down and said that her daughter ...

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

U.S. 08/24/19, 18:15

Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the ...

Breakfast, lunch free to all students at 77 Atlanta public schools

U.S. 08/16/19, 16:35

Free lunch and breakfast will be available every single day for every student in 77 Atlanta public schools, no matter their family income. Starting this year, every student who attends Atlanta public schools that uses the district’s food service is eligible for no-cost school meals. With nearly 52,000 students as of ...

Pretrial appeal dismissed in 2005 slaying of teacher

U.S. 06/10/19, 18:17

Georgia's highest court said Monday that it lacks authority to hear a pretrial appeal from a man charged with killing a high school teacher whose disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade.The state Supreme Court in March delayed Ryan Duke's murder trial so it could consider whether it ...

Jimmy Carter, after hip surgery, back teaching Sunday school

U.S. 06/10/19, 06:32

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talked about his recent health setback and his conversation with President Donald Trump, as he returned to teaching Sunday school in Georgia for the first time since breaking his hip. Carter told people gathered at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains that he and his wife, ...

Biden reverses position on Hyde abortion amendment

2020 Campaign 06/07/19, 02:12

After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday, June 6, and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. "If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no ...

Joe Biden reverses course on Hyde abortion amendment

Politics 06/06/19, 19:18

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reversing course and declaring that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. Biden made the declaration Thursday following two days of intense scrutiny and criticism from rivals after his campaign affirmed that the 76-year-old ...

Georgia still has no hate crimes law despite many tries

U.S. 06/02/19, 08:48

A Georgia man convicted of throwing scalding water on a sleeping same-sex couple told one of them to "get out of my house with all that gay," a victim testified, yet he couldn't be charged with a hate crime because the state has no such law.Victim Anthony Gooden said in ...

Prosecutors push back on enforcing new state abortion laws

U.S. 05/30/19, 00:34

New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them.The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and several said they would not file criminal charges against doctors who violate the laws. ...

Sánchez sparkles as Nationals pound Gausman, Braves 14-4

Baseball 05/29/19, 21:44

Aníbal Sánchez allowed one hit in six scoreless innings, Howie Kendrick hit a three-run double and the Washington Nationals withstood a grand slam by rookie Austin Riley to beat the Atlanta Braves 14-4 on Wednesday night.Sánchez (1-6) made a triumphant return to Atlanta, where he thrived in 2018, to earn ...

Martínez scores 2 goals in stoppage time, Atlanta wins

Soccer 05/29/19, 20:17

Josef Martínez scored two goals in second-half stoppage time to help Atlanta United beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Wednesday night.Atlanta (7-5-2) ended a two-game losing streak with its sixth win in eight games. Minnesota (6-5-3) had its two-game winning streak snapped.Martínez has eight goals this season, six in the last ...

2021 MLB All-Star Game to be played in Atlanta

Sports 05/29/19, 18:47

Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement before the Braves played the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night."The facility here, including SunTrust stadium and ...

Strasburg strikes out 11, Nationals hold off Braves 5-4

Baseball 05/28/19, 21:52

Stephen Strasburg matched his season high with 11 strikeouts in seven innings and the Washington Nationals took the lead on three straight walks to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night.Howie Kendrick had three hits, including his ninth homer, and scored two runs for Washington. Trea Turner also had ...

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