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UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

States seek to lure Delta as Georgia moves ahead on threat

Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company’s decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators …

R Kelly evicted from 2 Georgia homes over $30K unpaid rent

Court documents show R&B singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta-area homes over unpaid rent.

Atlanta-bound Delta jet makes emergency landing in Nigeria

An engine issue forced an Atlanta-bound plane to turn back and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria.

Trump to promote rural development, attend championship game

President Donald Trump is set to pitch his efforts to help rural America, promoting his tax overhaul law and economic development plans on a visit to Tennessee on Monday. He’s …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

Scene quiet before frenzy of big game, planned protests

The scene was relatively quiet Monday morning around the stadium in downtown Atlanta where the College Football Playoff title game was set to be held. A light drizzle fell on …

‘Falling apart?’ Trump’s insults not forgotten in Atlanta

When President Donald Trump swoops into Atlanta for a VIP seat at college football’s biggest game, he’ll enjoy the Southern hospitality of a city he disparaged a year ago as …

Recount looms after nail biting finish in Atlanta mayoral race

Atlanta mayoral hopeful Mary Norwood had seen this movie before: A nail-biting runoff election where she came up short by just a few hundred votes.

Postal worker killed outside Atlanta; witness heard 4 shots

A female postal worker was fatally shot outside Atlanta and the suspect was still at large, authorities said.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Freight train derails, sending train car into home; 1 hurt

Authorities say a freight train has derailed and crashed into a home in Atlanta, knocking it askew and injuring a man.

SCC welcomes students back with peaceful ceremony led by Tibetan Buddhist monks

Spokane Community College will begin the school year by bringing focus to world peace with the help of Tibetan Buddhist monks. Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will …

Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 16 postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver packages of cocaine.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled in Atlanta

A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.

Statue of Martin Luther King Jr. took years and struggle

The sculpted clay was dry and the bronze would soon be cast, but artist Martin Dawe still found himself waking with a start before dawn, worried that he didn’t get …

UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

“Saturday Night Live,” “Westworld” lead Emmy nominations

Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy nominated for “SNL” guest appearances; Carrie Fisher receives posthumous nomination

Another Atlanta highway fails, closes

Another major highway in metro Atlanta has been closed, this one because an underground gas leak caused the fast lane to buckle.

Mass transit advocates hope for boost from highway collapse

The collapse of an interstate in the heart of Atlanta has more than 2 million metro residents sitting in even more traffic in the already congested city, and mass transit …

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

Attorneys: Interstate collapse suspect used as ‘scapegoat’

A homeless man charged with starting the fire that destroyed a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta is being made a “scapegoat” by the state, which shouldn’t have stored flammable …

Official: 1 dead, 3 hurt in Atlanta public transit shooting

The shooting that killed a man and wounded three other riders Thursday on an Atlanta public transit train appears to be a “targeted, isolated incident,” officials said.

Bystanders risk lives, help visually impaired man on tracks

Several people leaped to action and risked their own lives to help a visually impaired man who fell from a downtown Atlanta train platform to the tracks below.

UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017

Repeat offender charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire

A man charged with arson Saturday in the raging fire that collapsed part of Interstate 85 north of downtown Atlanta has been arrested more than a dozen times, mostly on …

Fiery highway collapse may snarl Atlanta traffic for months

Atlanta’s dreadful rush-hour traffic could be extra nasty for months to come after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion of the highway and shut down the …

Massive fire crumbles Atlanta interstate bridge; none hurt

A massive fire caused an interstate bridge to collapse during rush hour Thursday in Atlanta, just minutes after witnesses said police halted traffic and turned cars away from the crumbling …

Spicer says he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ in talk of Atlanta attack

President Donald Trump’s press secretary says he meant to say Orlando when he repeatedly referenced a terror attack in Atlanta during interviews and a press briefing last week.

Snow crushes roof of building in remote artists’ community

The largest building in a rural central Idaho community has collapsed under the weight of snow.

Alabama wears down Washington 24-7, now heads to title game

Bo Scarbrough and a stifling defense lead top-ranked Alabama back to the national championship game with a 24-7 victory over Washington in the Peach Bowl. Scarbrough rushes for 180 yards …

Donald Glover takes different direction with ‘Atlanta’

His new FX series “Atlanta” has some lighter moments, but at its heart is a deep story of two cousins working their way through the Atlanta music scene in order …

Sheriff pleads no contest in shooting he called an accident

An Atlanta-area sheriff who says he accidentally shot and injured a woman while they were practicing police tactics inside an empty model home has pleaded no contest to a reckless-conduct …

Zoo Atlanta’s giant female panda is expecting twins – again!

Oh baby, baby! Atlanta’s zoo says its giant panda is expecting her second set of twins. Zoo Atlanta said in a news release Tuesday that its veterinary team obtained an …

Katt Williams charged with battery in Georgia, police say

Police say they arrested comedian and actor Katt Williams just outside Atlanta after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager.