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Private parking blocked near SunTrust Park

Cobb commissioners in February quietly passed an ordinance that outlaws property owners within a half-mile of the stadium from charging for parking during games and other events.

Cleveland wins 12th in a row to sweep the Braves

Cleveland wins 12th in a row to sweep the Braves

Joel De La Cruz waited more than a decade to make his major league debut, and when it came the assignment was a start against the hottest team in baseball.
New laws that go into effect July 1 in Georgia

New laws that go into effect July 1 in Georgia

Legal use of stun guns on Georgia’s college campuses, unlimited daily bingo prizes and state licenses for “lactation consultants” — all are among scores of new state laws going into effect Friday, the beginning of the state’s new fiscal year.
How (and why) to buy travel insurance

How (and why) to buy travel insurance

Picking the best travel insurance to buy for your coming vacation can be a daunting task, said Stan Sandberg, the co-founder of the trip insurance comparison site TravelInsurance.
Unscathed by report, Clinton faces emails as final Benghazi chapter

Unscathed by report, Clinton faces emails as final Benghazi chapter

WASHINGTON — In the end, the biggest revelation unearthed by the House special committee investigating the Benghazi attack came 15 months ago: the disclosure that Hillary Clinton had used a private email address and server during her four years as secretary of state.
Brexit economic fallout worries Americans in national poll

Brexit economic fallout worries Americans in national poll

CHICAGO -- More than a third of U.S. voters see the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union as damaging to the American economy and four in 10 of those who have stock market investments say it will hurt their portfolios.
How (and why) to buy travel insurance

How (and why) to buy travel insurance

Picking the best travel insurance to buy for your coming vacation can be a daunting task, said Stan Sandberg, the co-founder of the trip insurance comparison site TravelInsurance.
Life with Gracie: ‘I’m not for sale’

Life with Gracie: ‘I’m not for sale’

We hear about children being forced into all sorts of sordid things, from stripping to pornography, to all-out trafficking for sexual purposes.
Ga. nurses say Secretary of State Kemp putting ‘patients at risk’

Ga. nurses say Secretary of State Kemp putting ‘patients at risk’

Three years ago, I reported that the nursing board had a backlog of more than 3,000 unanswered complaints against nurses ranging from medical errors to unlicensed people posing as nurses to drug-addicted nurses stealing narcotics from patients.
5 injured in blast at Newnan aluminum plant

5 injured in blast at Newnan aluminum plant

For 42 years, Richard Sewell has owned a boat shop a stone’s throw from the Bonnell Aluminum plant in Newnan.
Attack in Turkey touches Atlantans

Attack in Turkey touches Atlantans

Amid the panic and confusion erupting in the Istanbul airport was Thomas Kemper, huddled in a kitchen storeroom, fearing the terrorists were heading his way.
Hawks should pass on Dwight Howard this time

Hawks should pass on Dwight Howard this time

In the spring of 2011, one Hawks owners at the time insisted that the team was on the verge of announcing a trade for Dwight Howard.
Defense is looking to attack, punish in 2016

Defense is looking to attack, punish in 2016

The Falcons’ defense made some strides last season as the team went 8-8, but, under first-year coach Dan Quinn, they failed to reach the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

Our small boat gave us a big taste of heaven

The handmade sign on my mailbox proclaims “The Moose Nest,” which often mystifies new visitors. To explain, I delve into the days when I was majoring in philosophy at the University of Florida.
Atlanta man recounts attacks at Istanbul airport

Atlanta man recounts attacks at Istanbul airport

Thomas Kemper had just fallen into a light sleep in a lounge at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul when he was jarred awake Tuesday night by the terrifying sounds of people screaming, shattering glass, shots and an “incredible” blast.
Bazemore due for a big raise in free agency

Bazemore due for a big raise in free agency

Kent Bazemore is about to get a big birthday present.Make that a really big birthday present.The Hawks starting small forward becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, the day he turns 27 years old and the start of the NBA free agency period.

6 gay-friendly trips

If we’re going to get out there and travel no matter what, where should we go? Matthieu Jost, the chief executive and a founder of misterb&b, a website that helps travelers find gay-friendly bed-and-breakfasts around the world, said Santiago, Chile, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, have been popular searches on his site recently.

6 gay-friendly trips

If we’re going to get out there and travel no matter what, where should we go? Matthieu Jost, the chief executive and a founder of misterb&b, a website that helps travelers find gay-friendly bed-and-breakfasts around the world, said Santiago, Chile, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, have been popular searches on his site recently.
No Summer of Love with Republicans in Obama's final year

No Summer of Love with Republicans in Obama's final year

WASHINGTON _ The White House is hitting congressional Republicans with ever-sharper rhetorical blows as years of ill will and election-year posturing threaten to kill what was already shaping up to be a slim legislative agenda.
Trump vows to rip up trade deals and confront China

Trump vows to rip up trade deals and confront China

MONESSEN, Pa. — Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to rip up international trade deals and start an unrelenting offensive against Chinese economic practices, framing his contest with Hillary Clinton as a choice between hard-edge nationalism and the policies of “a leadership class that worships globalism.
House Benghazi report finds no new evidence of wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton

House Benghazi report finds no new evidence of wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON — Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead.
Leyland cypress has limited life span

Leyland cypress has limited life span

Q: I have hundreds of Leyland cypress surrounding my property. They are 5-21 years old. I’ve noticed the older ones are dead inside.
Someone missing as Hawks introduce Bembry

Someone missing as Hawks introduce Bembry

Something was missing. The joy that should have been overwhelming DeAndré Bembry and his family was severely tempered as the Hawks first-round draft pick was introduced to Atlanta on Tuesday.
Safeguards for Georgia’s coal ash expected to be finalized in October

Safeguards for Georgia’s coal ash expected to be finalized in October

Proposed safeguards regulating how coal ash is disposed in Georgia will likely be up for final approval in October, as the state’s top environmental agency continues to shape rules designed to be more stringent than federal rules for coal ash established last year.

Deal’s school-takeover bid fails basic logic test

Gov. Nathan Deal’s attempt to rewrite the state constitution to give him the authority to seize control of local public schools is based on two assumptions, both of which must be true to justify his power grab.
New laws that go into effect July 1 in Georgia

New laws that go into effect July 1 in Georgia

Legal use of stun guns on Georgia’s college campuses, unlimited daily bingo prizes and state licenses for “lactation consultants” — all are among scores of new state laws going into effect Friday, the beginning of the state’s new fiscal year.
Ryan, Mack and Sanu keys to improved Falcons’ offense

Ryan, Mack and Sanu keys to improved Falcons’ offense

(Part one of two parts) The Falcons stumbled badly on the offense and went 8-8 last season. Under first-year coach Dan Quinn, the Falcons missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season.
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