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ATLANTA — Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent.

ATLANTA — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

The runoff election for Georgia’s District 1 House of Representatives, which includes the western part of Walker County and all of Dade County, had Republican incumbent John Deffenbaugh winning with 55 percent of the vote with all votes counted.

The retirement of Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss set off a political game of musical chairs that will be partially settled with Tuesday's runoff election.

ATLANTA — Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami's rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

LOS ANGELES — Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Buddy Carter has won the Republican nomination to replace GOP Rep. Jack Kingston in the U.S. House.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A friend of the metro Atlanta father who left his son in a hot SUV says he's devastated by what has happened to his friend's family and is unsure of what to think about the way he's been described by police thus far.

NASHVILLE — Conservative radio show host Laura Ingraham visited Nashville to endorse Joe Carr over U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the GOP primary.

BEIJING — A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

MARIETTA, Ga. — Barry Loudermilk has been chosen by Republican voters to take GOP Rep. Phil Gingrey's seat in Congress.

ATLANTA — Brian Reese of Savannah has won the Democratic nomination to seek the U.S. House seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Jack Kingston.

NEW YORK — It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information.

ATLANTA — Early returns are trickling in as Georgia Republicans await the outcome of an expensive, bitter Senate primary runoff between businessman David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston.

JERUSALEM — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.

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