Georgia Senate debates GOP-backed 'heartbeat' abortion ban
Georgia Senate debates GOP-backed 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Amid protests and a heavy police presence, the Georgia Senate is weighing whether to pass a bill banning almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turns in the GOP-run South
Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turns in the GOP-run South

The Democrats' road back to the White House runs through the Republican-run South, and not just in the early nominating state of South Carolina.

The Latest: No decision on R. Kelly's Dubai travel request
The Latest: No decision on R. Kelly's Dubai travel request

The Latest on R. Kelly's request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local):

Trump adds $3.7B in support to finish 2 new nuclear reactors
Trump adds $3.7B in support to finish 2 new nuclear reactors

The Trump administration has approved $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S. nuclear reactors in a generation.

Georgia man sentenced to 25 years in missing teacher's death
Georgia man sentenced to 25 years in missing teacher's death

A man convicted of helping hide the death of a missing Georgia teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Korean brake manufacturer to open US headquarters in Georgia
Korean brake manufacturer to open US headquarters in Georgia

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says a brake manufacturer based in South Korea plans to open its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough.

Jimmy Carter's new milestone: longest-lived US president
Jimmy Carter's new milestone: longest-lived US president

Jimmy Carter is now the longest-living president in American history.

Joe Biden's challenge: Winning over progressives
Joe Biden's challenge: Winning over progressives

Joe Biden says he has "the most progressive record" of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree.

Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai
Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying
R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying

A strategy seems to be emerging for how R. Kelly and his legal team intend to defend him against charges of sexually abusing three girls and a woman.

Pence talks border security, targets Atlanta mayor
Pence talks border security, targets Atlanta mayor

Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's field office and a conversation about the "broader mission of border security."

The Latest: Jurors find man guilty in teacher's death
The Latest: Jurors find man guilty in teacher's death

The Latest on the trial of a man accused in teacher's death (all times local):

Attorneys: 5 charged in terror case because they are Muslims
Attorneys: 5 charged in terror case because they are Muslims

Attorneys for five people facing federal terrorism-related charges following their arrests last summer in a New Mexico compound raid said Thursday their clients are being prosecuted because they are Muslims.

Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit.

Ole Miss leader agrees Confederate statue should be moved
Ole Miss leader agrees Confederate statue should be moved

The University of Mississippi's leader says he agrees that a Confederate soldier monument should be moved from its current spot on campus.

The Latest: 5 suspects plead not guilty to terror counts
The Latest: 5 suspects plead not guilty to terror counts

The Latest on the court appearances of five former residents of a remote New Mexico compound (all times local):

Atlanta's Mayor pushes to review evidence in 'Child Murders'
Atlanta's Mayor pushes to review evidence in 'Child Murders'

Atlanta's mayor and chief of police are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders from 1979 to 1981 that terrorized the city's black community.

Man accused of killing neighbor's dog with pellet gun
Man accused of killing neighbor's dog with pellet gun

Authorities say a man has been accused of shooting and killing his neighbor's dog with a pellet gun in the Atlanta area.

Prosecution rests case against Georgia man in teacher death
Prosecution rests case against Georgia man in teacher death

Prosecutors have rested their case against a Georgia man charged with hiding the death of a slain high school teacher whose body was burned to ash more than a decade ago.

Trans teen says Georgia school took him off prom king ballot
Trans teen says Georgia school took him off prom king ballot

A transgender student says his Georgia high school removed him from this year's prom king ballot.

Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power
Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power

The nation's largest public utility plans to rely more on solar power in the future, according to proposals in a draft long-range power plan.

2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Georgia apartment laundry
2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Georgia apartment laundry

Police say two men have been killed and a woman has been hurt in a shooting at an apartment complex laundry northeast of Atlanta.

Georgia-Pacific plans $30M upgrade to Georgia lumber mill
Georgia-Pacific plans $30M upgrade to Georgia lumber mill

Georgia-Pacific says it plans to invest $30 million at its lumber mill in Rome, Georgia.

5 suspects at New Mexico compound face terror charges
5 suspects at New Mexico compound face terror charges

Five former residents of a New Mexico compound where authorities found the remains of a 3-year-old boy are due in federal court on terrorism-related charges.

Trump's criticism of McCain raises ire of some Republicans
Trump's criticism of McCain raises ire of some Republicans

President Donald Trump took time in a speech in Ohio celebrating the American economy to revisit his grievances against the late Sen. John McCain.

Medicaid waiver proposal clears Georgia House panel
Medicaid waiver proposal clears Georgia House panel

Legislation authorizing Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue a Medicaid waiver has received approval from a state House panel. It would give Georgia more flexibility to use federal funding but also cap who's eligible.

Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems
Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems

Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star.

Hurricane names Florence, Michael retired by meteorologists
Hurricane names Florence, Michael retired by meteorologists

The names of two hurricanes that caused widespread devastation from Florida to Virginia last year have been retired.

Nearly 4 dozen nabbed in Houston-Galveston drug-related case
Nearly 4 dozen nabbed in Houston-Galveston drug-related case

Authorities say nearly four dozen people have been arrested in a Southeast Texas drug trafficking-related investigation dubbed Operation Wrecking Ball.

Police: Georgia woman uses sword on man assaulting daughter
Police: Georgia woman uses sword on man assaulting daughter

A man has been arrested in Georgia after a woman told sheriff's deputies she hit her boyfriend with a sword after she found him molesting her 5-year-old daughter.

Georgia man confessed he helped burn teacher's body to ash
Georgia man confessed he helped burn teacher's body to ash

A Georgia man confessed on video that he helped burn the body of a slain high school teacher for two days until "it looked like it was all ash."

GOP senator says he's fed up with Trump's attacks on McCain
GOP senator says he's fed up with Trump's attacks on McCain

A Republican senator says that he's had enough of President Donald Trump's personal attacks on the late John McCain and that "the country deserves better."

Labrador retriever most pup-ular US dog breed for 28th year
Labrador retriever most pup-ular US dog breed for 28th year

Labrador retrievers are still the most popular U.S. dog breed, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggie pup-ularity.

Morris Brown College seeks to regain accreditation
Morris Brown College seeks to regain accreditation

More than 15 years after losing its accreditation because of financial aid fraud, Morris Brown College is trying to regain it.

A no-paper jam: Printer ink spill blots all interstate lanes
A no-paper jam: Printer ink spill blots all interstate lanes

A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of printer ink overturned on an Atlanta interstate, closing all lanes on an outer loop for four hours. That's 5,500 gallons (20,820 liters) of ink.

Georgia city fires judge over bullying allegations
Georgia city fires judge over bullying allegations

The recently formed city of South Fulton, Georgia, has fired its first municipal judge over allegations that she bullied workers and approved filming a reality TV show in her courtroom.

Long resistant metro-Atlanta county votes down transit plan
Long resistant metro-Atlanta county votes down transit plan

A contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that would have brought a significant expansion of mass transit has been voted down by a north-metro county.

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she's willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules.

Georgia school to close due to illness
Georgia school to close due to illness

A Rockdale County elementary school will close for two days after about 100 students and more than a dozen employees were absent with a gastrointestinal bug.

Serial rapist gets life sentence
Serial rapist gets life sentence

A former Georgia State University student convicted in a serial rape case will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Bodies of 2 missing Georgia men found in storage unit
Bodies of 2 missing Georgia men found in storage unit

The bodies of two men missing since December have been found in a storage unit in an Atlanta suburb.

Long resistant metro-Atlanta county votes on mass transit
Long resistant metro-Atlanta county votes on mass transit

Approval of a contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that could bring a significant expansion of transit options is on the ballot in one north-metro county.

First trial begins in death of missing Georgia teacher
First trial begins in death of missing Georgia teacher

A Georgia man is standing trial on charges that he helped conceal the death of a high school teacher who disappeared more than 13 years ago.

Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom
Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support.

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