The Latest: 2 Georgia slayings solved after man confesses
The Latest: 2 Georgia slayings solved after man confesses

The Latest on a man being held in Texas who says he killed as many as 90 people over four decades (all times local):

2 Louisiana murder cases solved following man's confessions
2 Louisiana murder cases solved following man's confessions

Authorities in Louisiana say they've closed two longstanding murder investigations because of confessions by a man being held in Texas who says he killed as many as 90 people over four decades.

Helicopter crashes in river in rural Alabama
Helicopter crashes in river in rural Alabama

Authorities say a helicopter has crashed into an Alabama river.

Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff
Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named Donald Trump's running mate.

GBI: Backlog of 3,000 rape kits cleared since 2016 law
GBI: Backlog of 3,000 rape kits cleared since 2016 law

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says more than 3,000 rape kits found untested in police evidence lockers have undergone lab tests less than three years after state legislators passed a law to eliminate the backlog.

The Latest: Lawmakers poised to end special session Saturday
The Latest: Lawmakers poised to end special session Saturday

The Latest on the special session of the Georgia legislature (all times local):

Jury indicts Puerto Rico man accused of threatening CNN
Jury indicts Puerto Rico man accused of threatening CNN

A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has indicted a man accused of posting threatening messages on Twitter about wanting to bomb CNN.

The Latest: Georgia counties follow court orders on ballots
The Latest: Georgia counties follow court orders on ballots

The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local):

The Latest: CNN's Acosta is he's ready to 'go back to work'
The Latest: CNN's Acosta is he's ready to 'go back to work'

The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local):

Senate committees advance hurricane funds, jet fuel tax cut
Senate committees advance hurricane funds, jet fuel tax cut

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking lawmakers to quickly conclude their special session as Senate committees advanced $470 million in hurricane-related emergency aid and tax incentives as well as a $40 million tax break for airlines.

Former IRS employee in Georgia sentenced for identity theft
Former IRS employee in Georgia sentenced for identity theft

A former employee for the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta has been sentenced to two years in prison after she pleaded guilty aggravated identity theft.

Only on AP: Stacey Abrams' teares push for new vote
Only on AP: Stacey Abrams' teares push for new vote

Democrat Stacey Abrams is considering an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.

Pets stores banned from selling cats, dogs in Georgia city
Pets stores banned from selling cats, dogs in Georgia city

Pet stores in a Georgia city are now banned from selling cats and dogs.

Judge to announce ruling in CNN reporter's credential case
Judge to announce ruling in CNN reporter's credential case

A judge is expected to announce whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

Heated Georgia gov's race: Absentee ballots in the spotlight
Heated Georgia gov's race: Absentee ballots in the spotlight

As the candidates in the disputed Georgia governor's race retreat further into their corners, counties statewide have begun a court-ordered process of reviewing absentee ballots and counting those previously rejected...

Police: Boy finds gun under father's pillow, shoots himself
Police: Boy finds gun under father's pillow, shoots himself

Police in Georgia say a 2-year-old boy who found a handgun under his father's pillow has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Arkansas man pleads not guilty to threatening Don Lemon
Arkansas man pleads not guilty to threatening Don Lemon

A northern Arkansas man who allegedly made threatening phone calls to CNN anchor Don Lemon has pleaded not guilty.

Former Syracuse All-American Tim Green says he has ALS
Former Syracuse All-American Tim Green says he has ALS

Former Syracuse and NFL defensive lineman Tim Green has revealed he has Lou Gehrig's Disease.

EPA official arrested on felony ethics charges in Alabama
EPA official arrested on felony ethics charges in Alabama

The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast has been arrested on Alabama state ethics charges related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup.

Network of local immigrant legal defense funds expanding
Network of local immigrant legal defense funds expanding

A network of U.S. cities and counties paying for lawyers to represent immigrants facing deportation in the wake of the Trump administration's immigration crackdown is planning to expand.

The Latest: Absentee ballot review in Georgia gov. race
The Latest: Absentee ballot review in Georgia gov. race

The Latest on the disputed election count for Georgia governor (all times local):

The Latest: Georgia House approves $270M in hurricane aid
The Latest: Georgia House approves $270M in hurricane aid

The Latest on the Georgia legislature (all times local):

Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom
Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom

An inmate fled a Georgia jail with the help of his mom and then went out for pancakes.

Georgia House to vote on hurricane relief, jet fuel tax
Georgia House to vote on hurricane relief, jet fuel tax

Lawmakers in the Georgia House are preparing to vote on $470 million in hurricane relief proposals in addition to reconsidering a controversial tax break for airlines.

Dog found in trash can at Georgia highway welcome center
Dog found in trash can at Georgia highway welcome center

An animal rescue in Georgia says a small dog has been found dumped in a trash can at a highway welcome center.

Gov's race: Dems doubt Kemp's claim of 'insurmountable lead
Gov's race: Dems doubt Kemp's claim of 'insurmountable lead

Republican Brian Kemp is claiming results certified by county election officials confirm he has an "insurmountable lead" in the Georgia governor's race.

The Latest: At least 3 serious injuries in deadly bus crash
The Latest: At least 3 serious injuries in deadly bus crash

The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local):

$470M in hurricane relief heading to vote in Georgia House
$470M in hurricane relief heading to vote in Georgia House

Hurricane relief proposals totaling $470 million in funding and tax incentives are headed for a Thursday floor vote in the Georgia House.

Federal utility's CEO announces plans for retirement
Federal utility's CEO announces plans for retirement

The chief executive officer of the nation's largest public utility has announced his plans to retire.

The Latest: Georgia senator says arrest 'breaks my heart'
The Latest: Georgia senator says arrest 'breaks my heart'

The Latest on the still unresolved election for Georgia governor (all times local):

Snow pelts Mississippi as temperatures plunge in South
Snow pelts Mississippi as temperatures plunge in South

Light snow fell in Mississippi as lingering precipitation mixed with cold temperatures to send the Deep South into the freezer.

Georgia man gets prison for threatening Virginia schools
Georgia man gets prison for threatening Virginia schools

A Georgia man convicted of making threats against schools in Virginia has been sentenced to prison.

Chick-fil-A partners with DoorDash for home delivery
Chick-fil-A partners with DoorDash for home delivery

Chick-fil-A customers no longer have to go get their chicken because the chicken will come to them.

Inmates pen letter in support of slain police officer
Inmates pen letter in support of slain police officer

Inmates at a Georgia detention center have sent a letter expressing their condolences to the family of a slain police officer and other local law enforcement.

Federal agency fines steel firm $320K over safety hazards
Federal agency fines steel firm $320K over safety hazards

An Alabama steel company is being fined more than $320,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over hazardous working conditions.

Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wrangling
Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wrangling

After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor.

Authorities: Death of woman found in apartment suspicious
Authorities: Death of woman found in apartment suspicious

Authorities are calling the death of a woman found inside of a Georgia apartment suspicious.

Cardi B, Chance, T.I. to judge hip-hop competition series
Cardi B, Chance, T.I. to judge hip-hop competition series

Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. will work as judges in a new Netflix competition series looking for the next big hip-hop star.

EPA official indicted on Alabama ethics charges
EPA official indicted on Alabama ethics charges

An Environmental Protection Agency official who used to lead Alabama's environmental regulatory agency has been indicted on state ethics charges.

The Latest: Judge: Count mail ballots missing birth year
The Latest: Judge: Count mail ballots missing birth year

The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local):

The Latest: Powerful House chairman dies morning of session
The Latest: Powerful House chairman dies morning of session

The Latest on the special session of the Georgia legislature (all times local):

Georgia lawmakers recalled for hurricane funds, jet fuel tax
Georgia lawmakers recalled for hurricane funds, jet fuel tax

Georgia lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for a special session focused on funding for hurricane recovery and reconsidering a tax break on jet fuel.

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