Luxury Atlanta complex explodes, injuring at least 4 people

U.S. 09/13/21, 00:52

A Georgia residential development suffered a major blast that injured multiple people on Sept. 12. Emergency responders confirmed an explosion struck the Arrive Perimeter apartment complex at about 1:24 p.m. near Dunwoody, about 16 miles north of downtown Atlanta. At least four residents were injured and many more trapped after "half of ...

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

2022 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. ...

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