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Man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings, sentenced to life

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people, most of them women of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty Tuesday to four of the murders and was handed four sentences of life without parole. Robert Aaron...

 

US ends use of 2 immigration jails accused of mistreatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A detention facility in Georgia where women claim they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures and a Massachusetts jail that has drawn complaints of inhumane conditions will no longer be used to detain immigrants, the Biden...

 

Hundreds in Atlanta rally against hate after spa shootings

ATLANTA (AP) — A diverse crowd gathered Saturday in a park across from the Georgia state Capitol to demand justice for the victims of shootings at massage businesses days earlier and to denounce racism, xenophobia and misogyny. The hundreds of...

 

Atlanta police on shooting probe: 'Nothing is off the table'

ATLANTA (AP) — Police said Thursday that "nothing is off the table" in the investigation of the deadly shootings at two Atlanta massage parlors, including whether the slayings were a hate crime. Those attacks and a third one near the suburban town...

 

Man charged with killing 8 people at Georgia massage parlors

ATLANTA (AP) — A white gunman was charged Wednesday with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors in an attack that sent terror through the Asian American community that's increasingly been targeted during the coronavirus...

 

Georgia prosecutor opens election probe after Trump call

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor said Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into "attempts to influence" last year's general election, including a call in which President Donald Trump asked a top official to find enough votes...

 

Georgia Secretary of State certifies election for Joe Biden

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official on Friday certified election results showing Joe Biden won the presidential election after a hand tally stemming from a mandatory audit affirmed the Democrat's lead over Republican President Donald...

 

Deadline near for hand tally of presidential race in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials across Georgia are staring down a Wednesday deadline to complete a hand tally of the presidential race in the state. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stems from an audit required by a new state law and...

 

Georgia hand tally of presidential race gets underway

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in Georgia's 159 counties started counting ballots Friday morning for a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by state law. The law requires that one race be audited by hand to...

 

History, mistrust spurring Black early voters in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — They came by the thousands to vote early, descendants of slaves, children of the civil rights era and other Georgians standing in line for hours when all could have been somewhere else. Yet in a year when issues including preju...

 

3 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

ATLANTA (AP) — Three white men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man fatally shot while running in a suburban neighborhood near Georgia's coast. Prosecutor Joyette Holmes announced Wednesday that a grand...

 

Calls for de-escalation training grow after Atlanta shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — The deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta in the span of less than three weeks have led to a push in the U.S. for more training of police officers in how to de-escalate tense situations before they...

 

Primary chaos puts Georgia in race to fix voting by November

ATLANTA (AP) — Coronavirus infections sidelined some poll workers and scared away others. New workers were trained online instead of in person. And when Election Day arrived, trouble with new voting equipment and social-distancing precautions...

 

White father, son charged with murder in Ahmaud Arbery case

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son stood quietly Friday as the judge read murder and aggravated assault charges against them in the fatal shooting of a black man who was running through their Georgia neighborhood. In just a few...

 

Georgia election officials accused of destroying evidence

ATLANTA (AP) — In a federal court filing, lawyers for election integrity advocates accuse Georgia election officials of intentionally destroying evidence that could show unauthorized access to the state election system and potential manipulation...

 

FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man accused of plotting to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming was...

 

Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords and hourslong lines at the polls are being scrutinized by candidates and election officials in Georgia, where the governor's race is undecided while votes are still being tallied....

 

Cyberattacks wakeup call for local governments to prepare

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police officers initially had to write reports by hand. Residents still can't pay water bills online. Municipal court dates are being reset. All are fallout from a ransomware attack last week that hobbled the city's...

 

Snow, ice and record cold grip the South; at least 8 dead

ATLANTA (AP) — A layer of snow and ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a swath of the country ill-equipped to deal with...

 

Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA (AP) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month,...

 

Proposed $3M settlement reached in school search lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) — A legal advocacy group says a proposed $3 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against a suspended Georgia sheriff who also faces criminal charges over a drug search at a high school. The Southern Center for Human Rights...

 

Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone was asleep when Isabel Martinez began stabbing her children and then fatally stabbed her husband as he tried to seek help, her daughter told a child welfare caseworker. Diana Romero, 9, said her mother told her she loved her...

 

Smiles and thumbs up from woman charged with killing family

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A woman charged with killing four of her young children and her husband smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during her first court appearance Friday in metro Atlanta before telling a judge she doesn't wan...

 
 By Kate Brumback    Regional    May 12, 2017

Lawsuit: Execution drug will cause unconstitutional pain

ATLANTA (AP) — The firing squad is the only appropriate method of execution for a condemned Georgia prisoner — even though it's not permitted under state law — because the state's lethal injection drug could cause him to suffer more than the...

 

Police: Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief strikes again

ATLANTA (AP) — An 86-year-old jewel thief who has kept jewelry sellers on their toes since the 1970s has struck again, police say - this time by slipping a $2,000 diamond necklace into her pocket. Doris Payne, who has been the subject of a...

 

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