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Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on
In this April 26, 2017, photo, a gas attendant waits by a pump at a gas station in Pyongyang, North Korea. Gas sales have been restricted in the North Korean capital for about a week with no official explanation, raising concerns over when the the situation will return to normal. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)

12:39 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon — and driving rumors that China is to blame. The shortage, which is extremely...
Governor Deal to sign Georgia school turnaround legislation
Gov. Nathan Deal signed several tax break bills Tuesday. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

11:06 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign school turnaround legislation Thursday. House Bill 338, entitled The First Priority Act, details how the state will intervene in Georgia’s lowest-performing schools in school districts that amend their flexibility contracts to allow it. Deal&rsquo...
Atlanta United: 5 questions with D.C. United beat reporter
March 5, 2017, Atlanta: Atlanta United defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez soars to the ball over a N.Y. Red Bulls player during the second half on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

7:02 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Atlanta United will host D.C. United at 3 p.m. Sunday at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. The game will be televised on FS1 and can be heard on 92.9FM. Steven Goff, beat reporter for D.C. United and soccer for the Washington Post, answered five questions ahead of the game...
5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to Georgia
April 25, 2017, Atlanta: Georgia Tech outfielder Ryan Peurifoy hits a solo homer to cut the lead to 6-3 during the 7th inning against Georgia in a NCAA college baseball game on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Russ Chandler Stadium in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

2:23 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Georgia’s season to this point has been a largely forgettable assembly of 42 games, but the Bulldogs can find satisfaction from two in particular, including one played Tuesday night. Georgia used two fruitful turns at bat and an effective start from Kevin Smith to defeat Georgia...
Georgia downs Georgia Tech, takes season series
April 25, 2017, Atlanta: Georgia Tech infielder Austin Wilhite takes the throw catching Georgia’s Mitchell Webb stealing second for the out during the sixth inning in a NCAA college baseball game on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Russ Chandler Stadium in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

10:54 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Georgia’s season has been a bit on the forgettable side, but the Bulldogs can claim the season series with Georgia Tech for the second year in a row. Georgia exploited two fruitful innings and an effective start from Kevin Smith to beat the Yellow Jackets 7-5 at Tech&rsquo...
Newcomb, Howard impress but Gwinnett Braves lose
Sean Newcomb struck out six and walked four Tuesday night. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

10:44 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sean Newcomb pitched five shutout innings and Ryan Howard had a run-scoring single but the Gwinnett Braves lost to the host Rochester Red Wings 5-4 Tuesday night. Newcomb allowed two hits, walked four and struck out six. Rio Ruiz homered for Gwinnett (11-6). Fayette County native...
Hawks-Wizards, Bulls-Celtics headed to testy Game 5s
Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler (21) is pressured by Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart during the second half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Celtics won 104-95. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

7:39 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jimmy Butler has had it up to here with Boston's Marcus Smart. As the series between the Hawks and Wizards and Celtics and Bulls each enter pivotal Game 5s on Wednesday night, the tension and pressure is surfacing all over the place. The latest dustup came after Boston won its second...
Snitker on Braves’ 6-12 start: No need to blow it up
Braves manager Brian Snitker (left) and slugger Freddie Freeman say team isn’t panicking or losing confidence after 6-12 start. (Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com)

7:34 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

NEW YORK – After being swept at Philadelphia and having an off day Monday in New York, the Braves had even more time to think about the disappointing 6-12 start to their season when their Tuesday night series opener against the Mets got rained out. But it wasn’t as if...
Man serving life says DNA clears him; not so fast, says prosecutor
The Newton County courthouse in August 2016. (Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com)

6:50 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

For the past 27 years, Ronald Jacobsen has been serving a life sentence for kidnapping a woman from a Newton County convenience store and then beating and sexually assaulting her on a two-hour drive down I-20. A DNA test now shows, however, that Jacobsen did not commit the crime...
Deal signs special tax breaks into Georgia law, more to come
Gov. Nathan Deal signed several tax break bills Tuesday. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

5:26 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal signed one measure into law Tuesday that expands tax credits for the gaming and film industries and another to help pay for renovations at the Woodruff Art Center. House Bill 199, the tax credits for video-gaming and post-production companies, which do things...
Early voting for Senate District 32 race begins May 6 in Sandy Springs
Candidates Gus Makris (from left), Kay Kirkpatrick, Christine Triebsch and Bob Wiskind participate in a debate for the open state Senate seat that was held by Judson Hill at the East Cobb Library on April 12. Triebsch and Kirkpatrick will face each other in the May 16 runoff. 

5:17 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Voters in north Fulton County will be able to cast ballots as early as May 6 for the runoff election to fill Judson Hill’s state Senate seat. The North Fulton Service Center at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs will be home to the lone early voting polling place for the District...
Ressler won’t second-guess contracts of Howard, Bazemore
Atlanta Hawks’ Dwight Howard dunks over Washington Wizards Marcin Gortat in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Monday, April 24, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

4:04 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This summer, the Hawks committed $140 million to Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore. Principal owner Tony Ressler is not about to second-guess those sizeable contracts, though they have been the subject of much fan angst during an up-and-down season and even now during the Hawks&rsquo...
Atlanta United’s Pirez a center forward who plays centerhalf
March 5, 2017, Atlanta: Atlanta United defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez soars to the ball over a N.Y. Red Bulls player during the second half on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

2:51 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez runs onto the ball about 30 yards from his own goal and sprints down the field. The centerhalf dribbles for 10 yards. Umm, when is he going to pass and go back to defense? He dribbles for 10 more yards. Still no sign of passing. He passes midfield, faking out...
Roswell OKs plan for townhouse project
The Roswell City Council has approved with conditions a proposal for 45 townhouses on 4.1 acres along Houze Road north of Mansell Road. CITY OF ROSWELL

12:35 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Roswell City Council has approved with conditions a proposal for 45 townhouses on a 4.1-acre site on the east side of Houze Road between Mansell Road and Houze Way. The mostly vacant land at 10905 Houze Road has a landscaping business and is zoned NX, Neighborhood Mixed Use....
Why Chick-fil-A Kickoff plans to play with the roof closed
Coach Nick Saban’s Alabama team, which defeated Washington in a national semifinal in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl last season, will open this season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game against Florida State. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

7:00 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Good morning. This is Leadoff, the early buzz in Atlanta sports. Chick-fil-A Kickoff game officials aren’t worried about whether the retractable roof on Mercedes-Benz Stadium will open when the college-football event is played there for the first time. That’s because...
How the Hawks’ confidence remained with series-tying win over Wizards
Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder and Jose Calderon celebrate during a 111-101 victory over the Washington Wizards in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Monday, April 24, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

12:55 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Five observations from the Hawks’ 111-101 victory over the Wizards in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Monday. 1. The Hawks were still in a must-win situation. They did not want to return to Washington, D.C. down 3-1 with the Wizards on the verge...
Inside the box score: Hawks 111, Wizards 101
Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap wins the battle for a lose ball with Washington Wizards’ Markieff Morris in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Monday, April 24, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

12:20 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 111-101 victory over the Wizards in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Monday. Key players * Dwight Howard had a double-double by halftime and finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Hawks. * Jose...
Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all
Atlanta Hawks Tim Hardaway Jr. battles Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Jr. for a lose ball in an NBA playoff basketball game , in Atlanta on Monday, April 24, 2017. Atlanta won 111-101 to even the best-of seven series at 2-2. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

10:50 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

In a year when the geezers are coming up big in the NBA playoffs, add another one to the list. Jose Calderon might be the most unlikely of all. The 35-year-old Spaniard, picked up on waivers late in the season, made a huge contribution to help the Atlanta Hawks pull away from the...
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