Atlanta judge, police clash over repeat teen offender
Atlanta judge, police clash over repeat teen offender

Atlanta police and a local judge are fighting over the treatment of a teen convicted of gang-related crimes who was rearrested only to be released the next day.

Deputies resign, nurse fired over hanging of isolated inmate
Deputies resign, nurse fired over hanging of isolated inmate

Authorities say a Georgia inmate hanged himself in his isolation cell while two deputies and a nurse failed to follow inmate monitoring policy.

Georgia deputy fired, accused of buying alcohol for minors
Georgia deputy fired, accused of buying alcohol for minors

A former Georgia deputy has been accused of drug possession and providing alcohol to three people under the age of 21.

1 dead, 2 others recovering after gunmen enter Georgia home
1 dead, 2 others recovering after gunmen enter Georgia home

A Georgia woman is dead and two other people are recovering after a shooting in Fulton County.

Woman killed trying to jump on semitruck identified
Woman killed trying to jump on semitruck identified

A Georgia woman who authorities say was fatally struck while trying to jump on the hood of a moving semitruck in South Carolina has been identified.

Fans visiting 'Stranger Things' sets bring boon to business
Fans visiting 'Stranger Things' sets bring boon to business

A small-town grocery store in Georgia has grown in popularity and sold more Eggo waffles than ever in recent years, thanks to Netflix's "Stranger Things."

Lincoln woman sweet-talked out of $162K in social media scam
Lincoln woman sweet-talked out of $162K in social media scam

Police say a 63-year-old Lincoln woman was sweet-talked out of $162,000 by someone she met on social media.

Georgia teen accused of having gun, causing school lockdown
Georgia teen accused of having gun, causing school lockdown

A 17-year-old Georgia boy is accused of bringing a loaded 9mm gun on his school bus and to his high school, which was subsequently locked down amid threats.

4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University
4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University

A shooting at a block party near Clark Atlanta University has left four female college students injured with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Police: Georgia woman says she was kidnapped, assaulted
Police: Georgia woman says she was kidnapped, assaulted

Police in Georgia say they rescued a woman who was kidnapped, then drugged and assaulted over a two-day span.

Sheriff: 2 women arrested in Georgia nightclub beating
Sheriff: 2 women arrested in Georgia nightclub beating

Two Georgia women have been accused of beating a third woman to the point where she may lose sight in her eye.

Execs starting to worry about tariffs' effects on consumers
Execs starting to worry about tariffs' effects on consumers

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN and JOSH BOAK AP Business Writers

After petition, Georgia to reexamine new voting system
After petition, Georgia to reexamine new voting system

The Georgia secretary of state's office plans to reexamine the state's new election system after receiving a request from voters.

Teacher carjacked at Georgia elementary school
Teacher carjacked at Georgia elementary school

Atlanta-area police are searching for a masked gunman who carjacked a teacher outside the elementary school where she worked.

Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion law
Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion law

Georgia is asking a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of the measure.

Earth's future in being written in fast-melting Greenland
Earth's future in being written in fast-melting Greenland

Greenland is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.

Correction: Toddler-Car Death story
Correction: Toddler-Car Death story

In a story about a toddler who died in a hot car, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the boy was from Georgia. He was from Alabama.

Police: Fleeing man plunges to death leaping hotel balconies
Police: Fleeing man plunges to death leaping hotel balconies

Police say a man flashed a housekeeper at an Atlanta hotel and died trying to escape security by leaping between balconies.

Bubba Hiers, brother of Paula Deen, dies of cancer at 65
Bubba Hiers, brother of Paula Deen, dies of cancer at 65

Bubba Hiers, who helped his celebrity sister Paula Deen expand her Savannah restaurant during her rise to fame, has died at age 65.

Georgia-based Colonial sues contractor over Alabama spill
Georgia-based Colonial sues contractor over Alabama spill

Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. is suing an Alabama contractor over a spill that threatened U.S. gasoline supplies three years ago.

Georgia voters challenge validity of new election system
Georgia voters challenge validity of new election system

Voters who prefer hand-marked paper ballots are challenging the validity of the new voting system chosen by Georgia election officials.

Apology issued over ribbons showing hanged mascot
Apology issued over ribbons showing hanged mascot

A Georgia school board has apologized over ribbons distributed prior to a football scrimmage this month that showed the opposing school's mascot hanged by a noose.

Georgia awards $300,000 in Columbus State police shooting
Georgia awards $300,000 in Columbus State police shooting

The state of Georgia has agreed to pay $300,000 to the mother of a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by a Columbus State University police officer.

Rural Georgia community torn on commercial landfill proposal
Rural Georgia community torn on commercial landfill proposal

A rural Georgia community is still wrestling with the idea of putting a commercial landfill near their homes.

Officer charged with falsely reporting wrecked car as stolen
Officer charged with falsely reporting wrecked car as stolen

A Georgia police officer has been arrested for falsely reporting an abandoned car as stolen after a wreck.

Elderly couple dies in Georgia house fire
Elderly couple dies in Georgia house fire

A Georgia couple has died in a Saturday house fire.

Documents: Ex-Atlanta CFO kept city-bought rifles at home
Documents: Ex-Atlanta CFO kept city-bought rifles at home

The City of Atlanta's former chief financial officer used city money to buy to two fully automatic rifles that civilians aren't normally allowed to own.

Georgia's watchdog agency for judges needs new director
Georgia's watchdog agency for judges needs new director

The state agency that serves as a watchdog over Georgia's judges is looking for a new director.

Duane Allman's old guitar 'Layla' sells for $1.25 million
Duane Allman's old guitar 'Layla' sells for $1.25 million

Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia, say they didn't expect the late musician's old guitar to sell for $1.25 million at a recent auction.

Doggy Con: a pop culture convention for furry fanatics
Doggy Con: a pop culture convention for furry fanatics

A pet event called Doggy Con has drawn hundreds of dog owners and spectators to an Atlanta park as costumed canines competed in a contest inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con convention.

Abrams brings Fair Fight 2020 to Georgia
Abrams brings Fair Fight 2020 to Georgia

Democrat Stacey Abrams has launched a new multistate voter protection initiative in Georgia.

Gullah Geechee commission to meet in North Carolina
Gullah Geechee commission to meet in North Carolina

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission is holding its next community meeting at a historical site near Wilmington, where members will hear updates on various projects in North Carolina.

Greyhound passenger says driver using phone before crash
Greyhound passenger says driver using phone before crash

A passenger on a Greyhound bus that collided with a truck took a photo of the driver using the phone shortly before the crash.

Georgia opens new $50M state crime lab outside Savannah
Georgia opens new $50M state crime lab outside Savannah

A new state crime lab in southeast Georgia has opened with nearly three times as much space as the Savannah laboratory it's replacing.

Sanders, Warren are courting black pastors, millennials
Sanders, Warren are courting black pastors, millennials

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are in Georgia making election appeals to thousands of black millennial Christians.

Matching pets with owners designed to 'clear the shelters'
Matching pets with owners designed to 'clear the shelters'

Humane societies in Alabama and Georgia are among many participating in this weekend's "Clear the Shelters" events.

Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election system
Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election system

A federal judge says Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed, and failed to address serious problems with the state's election management system and voting machines.

More than 200 animals removed from house, homeowner charged
More than 200 animals removed from house, homeowner charged

A Tennessee woman who authorities say had more than 200 animals inside her home has been charged with animal cruelty.

County officials vote to favor mining near Okefenokee refuge
County officials vote to favor mining near Okefenokee refuge

County officials in Georgia are supporting a mining proposal near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge that a U.S. agency has said could cause environmental damage.

Remains found in shallow grave identified as missing man
Remains found in shallow grave identified as missing man

The human remains discovered in a shallow grave in Alabama have been identified as a missing man from Georgia.

Georgia officials confirm first West Nile infection of 2019
Georgia officials confirm first West Nile infection of 2019

Health officials say an elderly man in southwest Georgia has been hospitalized with West Nile virus in the state's first confirmed human infection of 2019.

Officers stake out 2 airports, nab accused turtle trafficker
Officers stake out 2 airports, nab accused turtle trafficker

An investigation involving two of the world's biggest airports and hundreds of turtles has led to federal charges that a man illegally shipped the reptiles to China.

At least 17 injured in crash between truck and Greyhound bus
At least 17 injured in crash between truck and Greyhound bus

A fire department in Kentucky says a collision between a commercial truck and a Greyhound bus has left at least 17 people injured.

Free meals for all at 77 Atlanta public schools
Free meals for all at 77 Atlanta public schools

Students in 77 Atlanta public schools are getting free breakfast and lunch, no matter their family income.

Comedians injured in car crash on way to Atlanta performance
Comedians injured in car crash on way to Atlanta performance

Comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould reportedly suffered minor injuries in a car crash on their way to perform at an Atlanta theater.

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