The Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty in a Cherokee Court room on Tuesday. Robert Aaron Long signed a plea deal hoping for life without parole in the first four shooting deaths.
A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa has made landfall along north Florida's Gulf Coast. Strong winds and rains are expected across the Southeast Georgia coast.
Governor Brian Kemp has issued a state of emergency for parts of 92 counties in middle, south and southeast Georgia in preparation for the impact of Hurricane Elsa.
A sheriff says a grocery store cashier has been killed in a shooting and three others wounded followed an argument over wearing face masks at an Atlanta-area supermarket.
A former government contractor who was given the longest federal prison sentence imposed for leaks to the news media has been released from prison to home confinement, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.