Carter defends Trump on immigration as deal is reached

In this Oct. 23, 2016 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter sits on the Atlanta Falcons bench before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Diego Chargers, in Atlanta. Speaking to Georgia college students, the 39th president Carter expressed optimism Wednesday, Sept.

NFL player boycotts trip to Israel, says he won’t be used as Netanyahu’s propaganda

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett talks to reporters, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks play the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 in Atlanta CREDIT: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has often been a voice for social justice in the United States, and now, he's taking his advocacy international.

Falcons QB Matt Ryan wins NFL MVP honors

A U.S. judge on Friday imposed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries The government has suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban and has filed a notice to appeal a judge's order The American Humane organization says a third-party investigation prompted by leaked video from the set of "A Dog's Purpose" found no animal injuries occurred during the scenes The American Humane organization says a third-party investigation prompted by leaked video from the set of "A Dog's Purpose" found no animal injuries occurred during the scenes Visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban are hurrying to board U.S.-bound flights following federal judge's order temporarily blocking the ban Visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries ... (more)

Only on AP: Falcons worried about handling of painkillers

A string of emails that began in 2010 with the Atlanta Falcons head trainer and reached all the way to owner Arthur Blank showed a franchise worried about its "excessive" reliance on painkillers to treat players and the potential embarrassment that could cause the team and the NFL. One topic raised in the email chain concerned the review by an outside agency that found the team spent $81,000 on prescriptions for medications for players in 2009 - nearly three times the league average.