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Atlanta Pride: Parade times, routes and road closures
Kentucky's Josh Harrellson (55) dunks the ball as Ohio State's Jared Sullinger (0) looks on during the first half of an an East regional semifinal game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 25, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Updated: 6:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Atlanta Pride returns Oct. 8-9, 2016 for its 46th year, and among a full calendar of events are its centerpiece marches and parades. Here's a look at the times and routes (and attendant road closures) of each — for those who plan to attend, as well as those who may be ...
5 things to know today: Francoeur traded to Marlins in three-team deal
Braves outfielder Jeff  Francoeur bats during spring training at Champion Stadium on Thursday,   Feb 25,  2016,  at the ESPN Wide World of Sports,  Lake Buena Vista,   FL.  Curtis Compton / AJC FILE PHOTO

7:24 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

1. Francoeur traded. The Braves traded popular veteran Jeff Francoeur to the Marlins in a three-team deal Wednesday night that brought versatile Rangers minor leaguer Dylan Moore and Marlins minor-league catcher Matt Foley to Atlanta. [Read here] 2. Delays after crash on I-75 in Clayton County. A one-car crash has ...
New Zika virus case in Georgia
Someone in Bulloch County has tested positive for the Zika virus, according to an email from Georgia Southern University.

7:19 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

An individual has tested positive for the Zika virus in southeast Georgia, according to a Georgia Southern University official. Dean of Students Patrice Jackson said in an email that the Zika case is travel-related, the Savannah Morning News reported. There’s no evidence the virus is being transmitted in the Statesboro ...
NTSB: Plane lost fuel pumps before Alabama crash, killing 6

Updated: 7:14 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

A pilot told air traffic controllers that fuel pumps aboard the plane were failing before it plunged to the ground and caught fire near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, killing six people from Mississippi, according to a new report from federal aviation investigators. In a preliminary report on the crash released early Thursday, ...
Life behind bars for man who sold teen girls for sex

Updated: 7:02 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

A Lithonia man convicted of selling two teenage girls for sex has been sentenced to life in prison. DeKalb County District Attorney spokesman Marcus Garner says in a statement that 30-year-old Robert Tate of Lithonia was found guilty last week of rape, trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, pimping a ...
7 things to know now: Hospitals not charging Pulse survivors; Hope Solo; American Girl doll
Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, central Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck Wednesday at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Updated: 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now:  1. Quake toll rises: The death toll in from Wednesday's earthquake in Amatrice, Italy, has climbed to 247. The 6.2 quake took out entire blocks of buildings in the town, trapping hundreds. The search ...
Man accused of firing gun at officer during traffic stop

Updated: 6:40 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Authorities say a Georgia man has been arrested after he fired at gun at a suburban Atlanta police officer during a traffic stop. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cynthia Williams says in a news release that authorities arrested 24-year-old Tamarcus Gresham of Lithonia on an aggravated assault charge in connection ...
Clinton's big money vs. focus on little guy
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton steps from her campaign plane as she arrives at John Wayne Airport, Orange County, in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, en route to fundraisers in Laguna Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

6:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

The price of entry to see Hillary Clinton on Sunday evening was $50,000 per person, a sum that got you an al fresco meal of tomato and mozzarella salad, lobster, strawberry shortcake and an intimate conversation with the possible next president of the United States. "It was the easiest event ...
Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to media outside his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced Wednesday he will run for re-election to the Senate from Florida, reversing his retirement plans under pressure from GOP leaders determined to hang onto his seat and Senate control. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

6:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive? With 11 weeks until Election Day, Trump's declining standing in the polls has GOP Senate candidates preparing for the worst, and they're maneuvering now to put as ...
Could President Trump count on Republicans to pass his agenda?
Protesters hold up a sign as security makes a walking path for attendees of an appearance where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

6:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — Much of Donald Trump's presidential campaign has seemed ad hoc, from the off-the-cuff remarks to campaign staff turnover. And all evidence suggests a President Trump would advance his legislative agenda in the same impromptu manner. The controversial Republican nominee's policy proposals and pronouncements do not fit neatly into ...
Can Trump really round up and deport 11 million people?
Supporters of fair immigration reform dance in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 18, 2016. The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The Obama administration is asking the justices in arguments today to allow it to put in place two programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and make them eligible to work in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

6:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — At rallies and debates over the last year, Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to round up and deport the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally, sometimes saying he would eject them all in two years. Over the last four days, however, the GOP presidential nominee and ...
Occupying the prairie: Tensions rise as tribes move to block a pipeline

6:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. — Horseback riders, their faces streaked in yellow and black paint, led the procession out of their tepee-dotted camp. Two hundred people followed, making their daily walk a mile up a rural highway to a patch of prairie grass and excavated dirt that has become a ...
Black supporters of Clinton reject Trump's outreach to minority voters
Republican candidate Donald Trump acknowledges supporters still filing into the University of Akron's James A. Rhodes Arena on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

6:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

A bigot. Deceptive. Opportunistic. These were just some of the harsh descriptions doled out by surrogates of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday as they condemned Donald Trump's overt pleas in recent days for the support of blacks and Latinos. The Republican presidential nominee's campaign has been marked by divisive and racially ...
Inside the conservative push for states to amend the Constitution
State Rep. Gary Banz, a Republican, holds a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution that he says he carries every day, at the state's Capitol in Oklahoma City, Aug. 16, 2016. Conservative advocacy groups are quietly marshaling support for a balanced budget amendment and pointing to a clause in Article 5 of the Constitution, which allows the states to sidestep Congress and draft their own constitutional amendments, as a way to do it. (Nick Oxford/The New York Times)

6:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Taking advantage of almost a decade of political victories in state legislatures across the country, conservative advocacy groups are quietly marshaling support for an event unprecedented in the nation’s history: A convention of the 50 states, summoned to consider amending the Constitution. The groups are an amalgam of free-market, low-tax ...
Why America’s leadership fails
President Barack Obama returns on Marine One to the White House in Washington after visiting a flood damaged area of Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 23, 2016. Obama went to Baton Rouge on Tuesday to see first-hand the devastation left by historic flooding in the past week, and to demonstrate -- in part by his mere presence on the ground -- that the federal government will deliver help to those who lost everything. (Al Drago/The New York Times)

6:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

We’ve clearly had a failure of leadership in this country. The political system is not working as it should. Big problems are not being addressed. But what’s the nature of that failure? The leading theory is that it’s the corruption: There is so much money flowing through Washington that the ...
Correction: Students Pepper-Sprayed story

Updated: 5:58 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

In a story Aug. 24 about a parent arrested for pepper-spraying students at a school, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green said the incident happened during a fight and the woman was trying to stop her son from being jumped. Green tells the ...
Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation

Updated: 5:54 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton says he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that Republicans are hoping will damage his wife's presidential campaign. "We're trying to do good things," Bill Clinton said Wednesday. "If ...
Hurricane Gaston expected to weaken in the Atlantic

Updated: 5:04 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Hurricane Gaston is expected to weaken to a tropical storm in the Atlantic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with weakening forecast during the next day or so. The hurricane is centered about 1,225 miles (1,970 kilometers) ...
Film academy president to receive honor at BronzeLens Fest

Updated: 4:44 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president will be honored at the seventh annual BronzeLens Film Festival. Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be recognized Friday at the festival's Women SuperStars Awards Luncheon in Atlanta. The four-day festival kicks off Thursday that showcases culturally diverse films and provides networking opportunities ...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

Updated: 12:59 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 09-11-25-64-65, Powerball: 16, Power Play: 3 (nine, eleven, twenty-five, sixty-four, sixty-five; Powerball: sixteen; Power Play: three) Estimated jackpot: $127 million ¶ ___ ¶ Online: ¶ Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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