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National Guard sent to D.C.; Capitol City police chief resigns

WASHINGTON — A day after a violent mob seeking to overturn the election forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, the chief of the...

McDonald earns another term as Georgia utility regulator

Lauren “Bubba” McDonald is set to return for another term on the Public Service Commission that regulates how much Georgians pay for electricity and...

Loeffler among senators who backed away from challenging election results

WASHINGTON — After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers early Thursday certified Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the...

Congress affirms Joe Biden’s win; Trump pledges “orderly transition”

Congress affirmed Joe Biden as President-elect early Thursday after lawmakers defeated challenges seeking to throw out votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania. Vice President Mike Pence...

Kemp denounces Guiliani, calls riot in Washington “unAmerican”

The Georgia National Guard remains on alert in the wake of a deadly political protest in Washington D.C. Governor Brian Kemp extended his executive...

Mob fouls U.S. Capitol as pro-Trump extremists riot over electoral vote

WASHINGTON — After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers reconvened Wednesday evening to resume certifying Electoral College votes...

How the siege on the Capitol hit home

After President Donald Trump called on his supporters to march to the U.S. Capitol earlier today, supporters stormed the Capitol, resulting in at least...

AP declares Ossoff victorious over Sen. David Perdue in election runoff

Jon Ossoff has defeated Sen. David Perdue, securing his seat in the U.S. Senate for six years and Democratic control of Congress for the...

Warnock ascends to Isakson seat in historic win

Updated at 2 a.m. Wednesday Democrat Raphael Warnock has won the special Senate election to replace former GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson, making him the first...

Georgia election manager expects Ossoff, Warnock leads to hold

Georgia’s voting system manager said Wednesday that he expects the Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock to win their runoffs. Gabriel Sterling,...

Public health departments now scheduling vaccinations for Georgians 65 and up

Georgia's public health departments are now taking appointments for people aged 65 and older who want the COVID vaccine. The shots will be available...

Health experts urge stronger COVID measures; new strain appears in state

With Georgia topping 5,000 current hospitalizations for COVID-19, public health experts are calling for more state restrictions to curb the virus surge. Yet another ominous...