Thursday, Nov 29


CDC investigating Asian longhorned tick infestation in multiple states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multistate infestation of Asian longhorned ticks. According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the fast-multiplying tick has been detected in Arkansas,…


Morehouse College graduate named Rhodes Scholar

Morehouse College grad named Rhodes Scholar; plans to study artificial intelligence


Voting rights at stake in runoff for Georgia elections chief

Election problems and voting rights focus of Georgia runoff election for secretary of state Dec. 4, 2018.

Two more blood pressure medications recalled over cancer concerns


Several blood pressure medications have been recalled within the last few months, and two more have recently been added to the list. » RELATED: Yet another blood pressure medication recalled over cancer risk · Teva Pharmaceuticals has…

Suspect in Alabama mall shooting arrested at relative's house in metro Atlanta

A man suspected of shooting two teenagers at an Alabama mall last week — which resulted in officers killing a man who was not the shooter — has been arrested in metro Atlanta, officials said. Erron Martez Dequan Brown was arrested by U.S.…


Nuclear power group now has $1m in Georgia utility regulator runoff

The Washington D.C.-based nuclear power group hoping to influence the outcome of next Tuesday’s runoff election for a seat on the utility regulating Public Service Commission is continuing to pour money into the race, hitting the $1…

AJC Exclusive: Changes coming to Braves' broadcast team


The Braves will juggle the lineup in their broadcast booths for next season. The biggest change is that former Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur will replace veteran broadcaster Joe Simpson as the lead analyst on the Fox Sports South and…


Lawsuit settlement gives Georgia voters greater access to interpreters

Georgia election officials are settling a lawsuit by allowing easier access for interpreters at polling places on Election Day.

Sales slump at Dick's Sporting Goods after stopping assault weapons sales


Executives of Dick's Sporting Goods say sales are down months after announcing the stores would stop selling assault-style guns and wouldn't sell firearms or ammunition to people under the age of 21, The Wall Street Journal reported. The…


MillerCoors, Pabst settle lawsuit over brewing contract


MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. settled a lawsuit Wednesday in which the hipster's brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst's beers to put that company out of business. The settlement…


The challenge ahead for Georgia Tech and AD Todd Stansbury


With coach Paul Johnson stepping down, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury faces his first major coaching hire. At first blush, a handful of coaches make for easy dots to connect – Army coach Jeff Monken and Kennesaw State coach…

Wednesday, Nov 28


Stockbridge spent more than $600,000 to defeat Eagle’s Landing cityhood

Attorneys fees, consultants drive most of the cost in Stockbridge fight with Eagle's Landing.


Lawsuit fights restrictions on interpreters in Georgia runoff


A federal lawsuit calls for a judge to lift Georgia's restrictions on interpreters during the runoff election.


16 US Postal workers took bribes to deliver cocaine in metro Atlanta


Sixteen U.S. Postal Services workers in metro Atlanta were sentenced to federal prison for accepting bribes, some as low as $250, to deliver cocaine, The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia said in a news release Tuesday.…


BREAKING: Iranians indicted in cyber attack on Atlanta


Two Iranian citizens have been indicted for a series of cyber attacks across America, including the March assault of the city of Atlanta's computer systems, according to an FBI announcement Wednesday morning. The cyber attack on Atlanta…


School bans parents from eating lunch with kids


A school district in Connecticut is taking a drastic measure to stop parent disruptions during the school day. The Darien School District recently sent a letter home to parents telling them that they're not welcome to have lunch with their…


New treatment gives hope for kids with polio-like illness

Cases of a mysterious illness that's leaving children paralyzed have nearly doubled in the last month. >> Read more trending news. A total of 116 cases have been confirmed across the country, including three in Georgia. It's called acute…

Divisive race ends with win for Republican Sen. Hyde-Smith


Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about "public hanging." Hyde…


6 killed, including 4 children, in Indiana house fire

Six people, including four children, are dead after a house fire broke out early Wednesday in Logansport, Indiana, multiple news outlets are reporting. Fatalities include 4 children and 2 adults. An adult female and adult male made it out…

Tuesday, Nov 27


Judge cautions state not withhold millions in Fulton County grant money

A DeKalb County judge has denied Fulton County's request to stop the Department of Revenue from sending a letter to keep grant funds from the county.


Rising student loan debt a ‘crisis,’ DeVos says

The U.S. education secretary said that unless changes are made, "the program on which so many students rely will be in serious jeopardy.”


Former Hampton City Manager to appeal termination

Former Hampton City Manager Charles Coney, who was fired two weeks ago over budget issues, is appealing the termination


Korean battery-maker to build 2,000-worker Georgia plant

Korean company to make batteries for Mercedes and Hyundai.


Chick-fil-A responds to college blocking the fast food restaurant as a dining option


Students at a private university in New Jersey can eat more chicken as long as it's not Chick-fil-A. Rider University removed the restaurant from a survey of dining options "based on the company's record widely perceived to be in…


DeVos: Student loan debt becoming a “crisis”

Student loan debt totals $1.5 billion, DeVos says

Fairness of Georgia elections challenged by far-reaching lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday asks for court intervention in Georgia's elections after the close election for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. The lawsuit alleges voters were denied their rights.


Feds award Georgia Tech $5.3 million for energy research

Funds to be used to improve energy technology


Pro-nuclear power group pumps $750,000 into Georgia PSC runoff


Georgians for a Brighter Future is spending at least $750,000 to aid GOP incumbent Chuck Eaton in the Dec. 4 runoff for the Public Service Commission.

Monday, Nov 26


On Cyber Monday, the Braves do some smart shopping


On the one hand, the Braves just signed an MVP to play third base. On the other, Josh Donaldson won the American League's top award in 2015. The Braves are about to sign him to play for them in 2019, and they will pay him $23 million to do…


Trump endorses Republican Raffensperger for Ga. secretary of state

President Donald Trump put his backing behind Republican Brad Raffensperger on Monday in the runoff for Georgia Secretary of State. Raffensperger faces Democrat John Barrow in the Dec. 4 election.