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Georgians: Fix health care prices, stop partisanship

After the U.S. Senate finally revealed its proposed federal health care bill, advocates revved up their rhetoric with extreme positions, loud cheers and denunciations.


74-year-old CEO stabbed to death during home invasion

74-year-old CEO stabbed to death during home invasion

A 74-year-old CEO was stabbed to death early Friday during a home invasion, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators arrested two suspects, but a third remained on the run late Friday.  The incident was initially reported as a shooting at a home on Lake Horton Landing Drive, Sheriff Barry Babb said. The residence is off Brooks Woolsey Road in an upscale lakefront community...
A Georgia weekly newspaper at the center of firestorm shuts its doors

A Georgia weekly newspaper at the center of firestorm shuts its doors

A newspaper publisher who was jailed a year ago after he pushed for records about a judge’s spending of public money is now earning a living in construction. The Fannin Focus, has been shuttered. The downfall of Mark Thomason and his tiny North Georgia weekly comes a year after they emerged as a cause celeb. Thomason and Hiawassee attorney Russell Stookey were locked up and charged with felonies...
Dwight Howard reflects on time with Hawks in unofficial farewell

Dwight Howard reflects on time with Hawks in unofficial farewell

In an unofficial farewell before heading to Charlotte, Dwight Howard seemed disappointed, yet overridden with a sense of spiritual optimism. Surrounded by family and friends in his hometown, Howard accepted the Spirit of the League Champion award from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Friday. Howard’s off-the-court work has never been questioned. Through the D12...
Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault

Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault

WASHINGTON — Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried "eyes only" instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that...
Fulton County releases tax abatement data, says incentives bring jobs

Fulton County releases tax abatement data, says incentives bring jobs

Fulton County has released information about its property tax abatement programs in 2016 that shows the benefits outweigh the costs. The report covers all active benefits in 2016, looking at tax abatements that began over the past 10 years. Recipients pay a greater percentage of property tax each year for a decade on their abated properties, until after 10 years they are paying the full property...
Will Georgia’s 6th District do this all again in 2018?

Will Georgia’s 6th District do this all again in 2018?

Despite initial relief among Georgia’s 6th District residents that the barrage of campaign ads has come to an end, the reprieve might not last too long. “Now we know what New Hampshire looks like,” said Chip Lake, a GOP consultant based in Georgia. The question is, with 2018 just around the corner, will this year’s astronomical spending, much of it on TV, become a pattern in...
Who could be in the APS scandal film

Who could be in the APS scandal film

The Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal will be the subject of a new film called "Wrong Answer," now in development. The film, first announced in 2015, will be directed by Ryan Coogler and will star Michael B. Jordan as former Parks Middle School teacher Damany Lewis. National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing the script, which is based on a 2014 New Yorker article...
After ‘racist pig’ reprimand, where does Gwinnett go from here?

After ‘racist pig’ reprimand, where does Gwinnett go from here?

Tommy Hunter, he of “John Lewis is a racist pig” Facebook infamy, has been officially reprimanded. The written condemnation from his colleagues on the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, the result of a controversial ethics investigation, has been posted online and on the courthouse wall. Soon, the five-page denunciation, which notes a “pattern of behavior that...
Dancer drops racketeering claims against Cheetah; other suits remain

Dancer drops racketeering claims against Cheetah; other suits remain

A former exotic dancer has dropped a racketeering lawsuit against her former club, The Cheetah in midtown Atlanta, a move the club’s attorney says undermines her claims that the club fostered an atmosphere of sexual violence against its dancers. Cheetah attorney Kevin Ward called the lawsuit, filed in February in federal court, “nonsense and unsupportable, both under the law and based...
AJC Sepia African-American Music Appreciation Month Playlist

AJC Sepia African-American Music Appreciation Month Playlist

Just in time for summer, right on time for the re-release of “Purple Rain,” and before the dusk of African-American Music Appreciation Month, AJC Sepia is dropping its first Spotify Playlist. The AJC Sepia 60, is a diverse and eclectic mix of sounds spanning from Nat King Cole’s “Sweet Lorraine to J. Cole’s “Love Yourz.”    The Playlist was curated...
Macon women’s college seeks to atone for Ku Klux Klan’s legacy

Macon women’s college seeks to atone for Ku Klux Klan’s legacy

For more than a century, the nation’s oldest college chartered for women has had historical links to the Ku Klux Klan that have never been formally acknowledged. Its class names in 1909, 1913 and 1917 were the Ku Klux Klan. The 1913 yearbook is named the “Ku Klux.”
Dikembe Mutombo: The long view

Dikembe Mutombo: The long view

At the clang of the bell marking the end of the school day, third-grader Dikembe Mutombo grabbed his schoolbooks and loped across the wide street in Kinshasa, capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to the American Embassy, his movements as graceful as a gazelle. His friends, always three strides behind, were in hot pursuit, all eager to see the latest American movie shown free daily. But...
Dream defense unable to slow Sky in 82-78 loss

Dream defense unable to slow Sky in 82-78 loss

Returning from a lackluster road trip and hosting the slumping Chicago Sky, the Atlanta Dream needed some home cooking on its annual Pride Night. It didn’t get it. The Dream’s offense couldn’t keep pace in an 82-78 loss Friday night at McCamish Pavilion. Atlanta (5-6) has lost five of its last six games. “Tough game to lose,” Dream coach Michael Cooper said. “But...
Braves win with key plays by rookies Swanson, Camargo

Braves win with key plays by rookies Swanson, Camargo

It was like old times on Friday for Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson and third baseman Johan Camargo. The pair played infield for Double-A Mississippi last season and are doing it with the Braves now that Camargo is getting regular playing time. Each made superlative defensive plays to hold off Brewers rallies during the 5-4 Braves victory at SunTrust Park. “Both those young guys on that side...
10 things we learned about the Falcons this offseason

10 things we learned about the Falcons this offseason

Shortly after releasing the team for the summer, Falcons coach Dan Quinn and team officials went to Washington, D.C. to visits to various military related places. It was a busy and compacted offseason for the Falcons, who reached the Super Bowl for just the second time in franchise history. After suffering the most devastating loss in the history of the game, losing 34-28 after building a 28-3 lead...
Handel cracks Georgia GOP ‘glass ceiling’

Handel cracks Georgia GOP ‘glass ceiling’

It might not have seemed that way, but the scene at a stuffed Roswell restaurant on the eve of last week’s runoff was a quietly remarkable one. It was the night before the 6th Congressional District vote, and Gov. Nathan Deal was campaigning for a former opponent his staff once described as a spout of “unhinged blather.” Sprinkled in the crowd of hundreds of energetic Karen...
Adams becomes a complication for Braves — in a good way

Adams becomes a complication for Braves — in a good way

If only Matt Adams hadn’t gone on his galoot-free diet and had reported to the Braves looking like he was smuggling grapefruit in his uniform. Were only he the typical left-handed masher that he appears to be at first glance, mindlessly pumping baseballs into the shift and either hitting home runs or taking a seat. Then we wouldn’t be going through all this hullabaloo right now. Freddie...

A new health care debate, Donald Trump, and a spike in breast cancer

Just in time for the renewed, fast-tempo debate over health care in Washington, public health researchers at Georgia State University have produced a pair of studies that help underline just what’s at stake. The more provocative of the two papers has intriguing national implications: In large swaths of the United States, swing areas that handed the presidency to Donald Trump last year, a white...

The questions all landlords should ask

The vast majority of rental problems can be eliminated in advance through a good screening process. Many amateur landlords are so desperate for a tenant that they accept the first applicant who walks in the door. That is a rental nightmare waiting to happen. When screening any applicant, remember to be consistent - treat all potential renters the same so that you’re not violating any fair housing...
Phillips big early, rookie infielders huge late in Braves’ 5-4 win

Phillips big early, rookie infielders huge late in Braves’ 5-4 win

Hours after unveiling a new Braves T-shirt bearing his likeness and showcasing his Stone Mountain roots and proud ATLien status, veteran Brandon Phillips had a home run and two RBIs to help his squad and pitcher Mike Foltynewicz take a lead on the way to continuing their recent surge in a series-opening win against the Brewers. But it was a pair of rookie infielders, shortstop Dansby Swanson and third...
Former Norcross star Diamond DeShields leaving Tennessee to be a pro

Former Norcross star Diamond DeShields leaving Tennessee to be a pro

Former Norcross High School star Diamond DeShields will not return to the Tennessee women's basketball team for a final season. DeShields, a daughter of former major-league baseball player Delino DeShields, would have been a redshirt senior. "Diamond has opted to forego her final collegiate season,” Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick said in a school release. “She earned a degree...
Braves’ multiple rain delays becoming a bit tiresome

Braves’ multiple rain delays becoming a bit tiresome

The season isn’t even half over, and the Braves already had eight rain delays, the most in the National League, including three in the four-game series against the Giants that ended Thursday at SunTrust Park, where the last two games of the series ended after midnight. And there was a good chance of rain for Friday night’s home series opener against the Brewers at SunTrust Park. &ldquo...

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Putting the Sixth District in the rearview mirror

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” puts the last shovel-full of dirt on the Sixth District congressional race – and then moves quickly to President Donald Trump’s apparent declaration that he was just joshing about those tapes. Maybe. If you couldn’t catch it live, click here to listen now:   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/329707341"...
Couple gets engaged on Delta flight

Couple gets engaged on Delta flight

A Delta Air Lines plane at 30,000 feet became the scene for a carefully-orchestrated engagement this week. Flights were already part of the couple's long-distance relationship stretched between Atlanta and Pennsylvania -- Deepum Patel works in Atlanta while girlfriend Neha Chakravarti has been in dental school in Pennsylvania. During a Wednesday flight from Atlanta to Boston for a layover before continuing...
Hawks’ summer league roster taking shape with 13 players

Hawks’ summer league roster taking shape with 13 players

The Hawks entry in next month’s Las Vegas Summer League is starting to take shape. The roster currently consists of 13 players. More could be added before the tournament begins next month. The entire draft classes from last year and this year are scheduled to be part of the team, with Taurean Prince, DeAndre Bembry, Isaia Cordinier, John Collins, Tyler Dorsey and Alpha Kaba currently on the...
Georgians: Fix health care prices, stop partisanship

Georgians: Fix health care prices, stop partisanship

After the U.S. Senate finally revealed its proposed federal health care bill, advocates revved up their rhetoric with extreme positions, loud cheers and denunciations.“INJUSTICE!” blared the handmade sign of a protester Friday outside U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s office. The Senate’s bill “is morally repugnant,” said the man holding the sign, Michael Blundell of Paulding...
Freeman cleared to swing bat, could start rehab stint in 7-10 days

Freeman cleared to swing bat, could start rehab stint in 7-10 days

After having his left wrist examined again Friday, Braves slugger Freddie Freeman was cleared to start swinging a bat and hopes to begin a rehab assignment in seven to 10 days, reiterating his intention of playing in a July 6-9 road series against the Nationals leading into All-Star break. That’s three weeks ahead of an original 10-week estimate for Freeman’s recovery following his left-wrist...
Environmental agencies fine DeKalb $294K for sewage spills

Environmental agencies fine DeKalb $294K for sewage spills

Environmental agencies fined DeKalb County $294,000 for repeatedly spilling raw sewage into public waters and underreporting the number of times that’s happened since 2012, the county announced Friday. The county government will pay the fine using money collected from residents through their water and sewer bills. With more than 100 spills in the past two years, DeKalb failed to adhere to a...
Kemp out of Braves lineup with sore hamstring

Kemp out of Braves lineup with sore hamstring

Braves left fielder Matt Kemp was out of the lineup for Friday’s game against the Brewers after he left the previous night’s game because of what the team said was tightness in his left hamstring. Manager Brian Snitker said Kemp told him he would be available to pinch hit. Kemp left Thursday’s victory over the Giants after hitting a single in the fifth inning. The Braves placed Kemp...
Atlanta United’s best defense? Offense

Atlanta United’s best defense? Offense

Atlanta United’s fullbacks will attack when the team hosts Colorado on Saturday at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. Gerardo Martino touches his chest in a small display of passion when he explains why presumed starters Greg Garza and Tyrone Mears will be up the field, sometimes higher than the midfielders, when Atlanta United (6-7-3) has the ball. “That would be like being a traitor...
Ender Inciarte unveils Braves T-shirt design

Ender Inciarte unveils Braves T-shirt design

Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte on Friday unveiled a T-shirt he designed along with Muideen Ogunmola of the ’47 brand. The shirt includes images and colors inspired by the flag of Inciarte’s home country, Venezuela, with illustrations on the sleeve that represent memories of his late father. The shirt also depicts Inciarte after he hit the first home run at SunTrust Park and his ...
Police ID suspect in killing of Monroe man

Police ID suspect in killing of Monroe man

Monroe police on Friday identified the man they believe shot and killed someone in the Walton County town Thursday afternoon. Manual Lajun Hector, 33, of Monroe, was charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, police said in a statement. Hector was arrested "minutes after&rdquo...
New Atlanta Fed president sees lighter burden for small banks

New Atlanta Fed president sees lighter burden for small banks

Banks — especially the smaller ones — can probably expect a lighter touch from regulators in the future, but not in areas that would weaken protections against another industry meltdown, according to the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s new president. Earlier this month the U.S. Treasury Department unveiled a nearly 150-page report suggesting about 100 changes to banking and financial...
Brandon Phillips unveils Braves T-shirt design

Brandon Phillips unveils Braves T-shirt design

Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips on Friday unveiled a T-shirt that he designed along with Muideen Ogunmola of the ’47 brand. The shirt includes an image of Phillips, a native of Stone Mountain, in his Braves uniform doing the “making it rain” gesture. It also includes depictions of what Phillips said are some of his favorite memories from childhood: the Stone Mountain Park...
Airline legroom targeted in federal legislation

Airline legroom targeted in federal legislation

A member of Congress wants to introduce legislation to set minimum seat sizes for airlines as an amendment to a key Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. introduced his cleverly-named “Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act” last year, but it never made it to a vote. He again aims to attach the legislation to a bill to renew the FAA&rsquo...
GBI seeking to identify skeleton found in Banks County

GBI seeking to identify skeleton found in Banks County

The GBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying a body that was found in Banks County in February. A skeleton was found in a wooded area near Highway 59 in Commerce, one mile south of Exit 154 on I-85, on Feb. 5, officials said in a statement. Investigators believe the body belongs to a Hispanic or African-American woman who was about 30 to 44 years old. The woman most likely died...
Charges dropped in case of alleged threats to Atlanta bribery figure

Charges dropped in case of alleged threats to Atlanta bribery figure

State charges against the man accused of trying to intimidate a key witness in the Atlanta City Hall bribery scandal have been dropped because the U.S. Attorney’s Office won’t turn over evidence against him. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard’s office on Thursday dropped charges against Shandarrick Barnes, who was accused of throwing a brick through the home window...
66-year-old Spelman College dorm to undergo renovations this summer

66-year-old Spelman College dorm to undergo renovations this summer

For the past 66 years, scores of Spelman College students have stayed in a four-story, brick building that resembles a big house. But when the dorm residents enter the old building in August, they’ll be met with some fresh 2017 updates. Winter Spaces, a division of Winter Construction, is renovating the 31,472-square foot Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall, according to a news release. Renovations...

The one thing Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood demand on tour

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will christen Mercedes-Benz Stadium, new home of the Atlanta Falcons, as the first entertainers to perform in concert there, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. (tickets are on sale June 30 with a pre-sale starting June 27). “It’s very flattering. It’s very humbling. They had their pick of everybody,” Brooks said during a conference call interview on Friday...
AJC Peachtree Road Race latest milestone in Kimberly Flowers’ journey

AJC Peachtree Road Race latest milestone in Kimberly Flowers’ journey

Roughly 16 months and 113 pounds ago, Kimberly Flowers struggled to get out of chairs, to walk up the stairs. On July 4, she’ll participate for the first time in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race. Flowers has been an accountant at Howard Brothers in Duluth for the past 17 years. But she was fighting an internal war: She weighed 307 pounds. For the second consecutive year,...
DeKalb fined $294,000 for sewage spills

DeKalb fined $294,000 for sewage spills

DeKalb County is being fined $294,000 for spilling sewage into public waterways and underreporting the number of spills to environmental regulators. Federal and state environmental agencies levied the fine this week for the county’s shortcomings as it’s under a judge’s order to drastically reduce its raw sewage overflows. The largest part of the fine, $147,500, is a punishment...
7 awesome family-friendly ways to celebrate July 4th in Atlanta area

7 awesome family-friendly ways to celebrate July 4th in Atlanta area

Metro Atlanta offers many fun family-friendly ways to celebrate Independence Day. From parades and fireworks to pool parties, sporting events, and of course, The AJC Peachtree Road Race, the 4th of July is a day filled with special events. Here’s a look at seven fabulous ways families can enjoy the day. On July 4, the Atlanta Braves will host the Houston Astros in a home game at SunTrust...
Memphis Grizzlies add St. Francis grad after NBA Draft

Memphis Grizzlies add St. Francis grad after NBA Draft

Kobi Simmons wasn’t one of the 60 basketball players to hear his name called Thursday night during the NBA Draft, but he’ll still get a shot at making the league. After going undrafted, Simmons — an Alpharetta native and graduate of St. Francis High School – signed a free agent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski. It seems that...

Journalist sues over Atlanta-filmed Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me”

A journalist has filed suit against the producers, screenwriter, studio and others involved with “All Eyez on Me,” the Atlanta-filmed Tupac Shakur biopic released June 16. Kevin Powell says in court documents that articles he wrote for Vibe were improperly appropriated for use in the movie. In the suit, filed in New York, the plaintiff says some of the material in the articles was factual...
Wounds in Hawks’ front office may be mending

Wounds in Hawks’ front office may be mending

John Collins answers questions during an interview after he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks as the 19th pick during the NBA draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York.
Gang symbols spray-painted on homes, cars

Gang symbols spray-painted on homes, cars

Police are investigating and residents are upset after more than 20 homes and cars were vandalized overnight in south Fulton County. Garage doors, automobiles and mailboxes were also targeted along Grey Fox Way and Beethoven Circle, according to Channel 2 Action News. Residents noticed the damage about 4:30 a.m., the station reported. The spray-painting included gang symbols, such as the gang...
Cobb Chairman weighs in on Handel-Ossoff 6th District drama

Cobb Chairman weighs in on Handel-Ossoff 6th District drama

Cobb County Chairman Mike Boyce struck a conciliatory note  following the 6th District Congressional race that pitted neighbor against neighbor in Atlanta’s affluent northern suburbs. Boyce endorsed Rep. Karen Handel’s candidacy  in her electoral battle against Democrat Jon Ossoff. The 6th District stretches from north DeKalb, across Fulton to East Cobb, where Boyce resides...
Atlanta author writes the ultimate guide to planning your LGBTQ+ wedding

Atlanta author writes the ultimate guide to planning your LGBTQ+ wedding

Almost a decade ago, when Kirsten Palladino was planning her wedding, she found there were limited resources at her local bookstore in Atlanta. There were plenty of wedding guides on the shelves, she said, but they all made reference to a bride and groom. Palladino wasn’t sure how those descriptions applied to her and her soon-to-be wife, Maria. Though she found a few more relevant resources...
3 charged in New Year’s Eve death of teen

3 charged in New Year’s Eve death of teen

Nearly six months after the New Year’s Eve shooting death of a popular Mundy’s Mill High School student, three teenagers have been charged with felony murder. Clayton County authorities said Friday that Dequan Robinson, 16, Aaron Drummond, 16, and Jakeem Williams, 17, are charged with murder in the death of 18-year-old Cherish Williams of Jonesboro, police said. Three...
Ground has broken on $80M Beltline development near Krog Street Market

Ground has broken on $80M Beltline development near Krog Street Market

North American Properties broke ground this week on an $80 million mixed-use development on the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail.  A name for the project was also reveled: Edge. The nearly two-acre property at 670 DeKalb Ave. borders Edgewood Avenue not far from Krog Street Market. DeKalb County artist Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks, whose murals can be seen on the...
Collins gets odds in 2017-18 Rookie of the Year

Collins gets odds in 2017-18 Rookie of the Year

Hawks first-round draft pick John Collins was one of 12 draftees with odds to win the 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year as listed by Bovada. Collins, the No. 19 pick, is listed with 20-to-1 odds. Here is the list: Lonzo Ball: 5/2 – No. 2 Ben Simmons: 3/1 – No. 1 (last year) Markelle Fultz: 5/1 – No. 1 De”Aaron Fox: 7/1 – No. 5 Josh Jackson: 9/1 – No. 4 Jayson Tatum...
California woman finds frog in her salad

California woman finds frog in her salad

A California woman found an unpleasant addition to her salad earlier this month, as she uncovered a dead frog nestled inside the lettuce. >> Read more trending news Shawna Cepeda was dining at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina and noticed her salad had a bitter taste, according to a Yelp review she posted on June 13. She began stirring the salad and found the frog. &ldquo...
Sunday Conversation with Phil Hill

Sunday Conversation with Phil Hill

Phil Hill grew up in Southampton, an hour south of London, playing pickup soccer in the street every evening with dozens of other kids. “The beauty of the game is that it is a leveler, a great way to integrate across racial and economic bounds,” he says. Today, Hill is executive director of Soccer in the Streets, which is leveling the playing field for kids from neighborhoods where soccer...

Opinion: You can’t take the low road to the high place

The other day, a Muslim saved a terrorist. It happened just after midnight Monday in London. The terrorist, according to authorities, was Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff, Wales, who drove a rented van 150 miles to the British capital, where he jumped a sidewalk and plowed into a crowd of worshipers outside a mosque as people were attending to a man who had collapsed. Osborne is reported to have screamed...

Opinion: Let us plunge toward our fast-unfolding future

WASHINGTON — In 1859, when Manhattan still had many farms, near the Battery on the island’s southern tip The Great American Tea Company was launched. It grew, and outgrew its name, becoming in 1870 The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, which in 1912 begat the first A&P Economy Store, a semi-modern grocery store. By 1920, there were 4,500 such stores; by 1930, 15,000. In 1936, in Braddock...
Community Voices:

Community Voices:

For over six hours the Saturday before Father’s Day, 700 people crammed into the Root City summer market, featuring 45 vendors inside a long hallway of Atlanta’s The Stove Works. Root City is pop-up market that’s been around since 2013, founded by Jen Soon who then sold it last December to Shannon Kroll. Kroll, who lives in Atlanta’s Reynoldstown neighborhood, has seemingly...
At Issue: Should legislator be compelled to be part of MLK statue?

At Issue: Should legislator be compelled to be part of MLK statue?

A member of the State Legislature wants no part of bringing a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. to capitol grounds. State Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) doesn’t want his name included on a plaque that will accompany a statue of King that will soon be unveiled at the state capitol. “I want everybody name who was associated with the statue on the statue. In the spirit of Dr. King we want...
PolitiFact: Coulter no-deport numbers were right, Trump tweets weren’t

PolitiFact: Coulter no-deport numbers were right, Trump tweets weren’t

PolitiFact last week found two recent Donald Trump tweets lacked full truth, and Ann Coulter’s comment on Trump’s immigration policy so far had the numbers right but described the effect as ‘amnesty,’ a term open to lots of interpretation. Here are abbreviated versions of our fact checks. Full versions can be found at www.politifact.com. “The new Rasmussen Poll, one of...
Walking, talking, shopping priorities in new suburban communities

Walking, talking, shopping priorities in new suburban communities

Some of Atlanta’s newest suburban neighborhoods are poised to become walkable urban settings that appeal to millennials, baby boomers and other buyers. “The new urbanist movement, which is about 30 years old, is a movement to restore the best of our traditional neighborhoods where we used to live, work and play; where everything was within a 10-minute walk,” said Rob Parker, president...
Second couple comes forward saying they were duped by wedding planner

Second couple comes forward saying they were duped by wedding planner

More victims of a wedding planner accused of duping a bride out of thousands of dollars are coming forward with similar allegations. Melissa and Nick’s wedding plans started with a bad feeling. The couple did not want to give their last name. "It was honestly a blessing from God that, like, I saw the red flags immediately at the tasting. I was like, ‘This is not going to work out...
Photos show shocked mother after breaking 50-year family history of baby girls

Photos show shocked mother after breaking 50-year family history of baby girls

A Columbus, Georgia, mother’s look of surprise after delivering her second child was caught on camera, and images of her expression are amusing the internet. Today reported that Dara Crouch, and her husband, Eric, 30, chose to keep the gender of her newborn a secret. Already a mother to 3-year-old daughter Neyland, the labor and delivery nurse didn’t know until April 25 that she broke...
Kellyanne Conway and CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spar over Russian election interference question

Kellyanne Conway and CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spar over Russian election interference question

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota and White House counsel Kellyanne Conway shared a tense exchange after Camerota accused Conway of not answering her question about Russian interference. Camerota asked Conway specifically what President Trump’s White House is doing to prevent Russian interference and hacking in American politics. Each time Camerota asked a question, Conway did not respond directly...
Can you help? Couple sought after wedding photos found on flash drive at thrift store

Can you help? Couple sought after wedding photos found on flash drive at thrift store

A Charlotte, North Carolina, woman is desperate to find a couple portrayed in wedding pictures that she found on a flash drive she bought at a local thrift store. Kathy Feaster said she bought the drive at the Community Thrift Store to clean up her computer. When she popped it into the computer, someone’s wedding photos came up. "I was like, 'OMG, these are somebody's wedding pictures,'"...
4-day-old baby left in hot car in Massachusetts

4-day-old baby left in hot car in Massachusetts

A scare happened at a Leominster, Massachusetts, supermarket after a 4-day-old newborn was left locked inside of a hot car while her mother was inside shopping. Mother Sharma Murphy said that on her way to Market Basket supermarket on Friday, she stopped by the fire house to make sure her baby’s car seat was properly installed. Less than an hour later, those firefighters helped rescue...
167 McDonald's customers pay it forward to others in drive thru

167 McDonald's customers pay it forward to others in drive thru

More than 100 customers at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Scottsburg, Indiana, generously paid for the meals of the drivers behind them Sunday. WDRB reported that the act began with a regular visitor. ABC News reported that her meal was about $6. “(The customer) saw a dad in the van behind her,” Hunter Hostetler, an employee at the McDonald’s location, told WDRB. “He had...
Man steals van, tries to board plane after jumping on wing

Man steals van, tries to board plane after jumping on wing

A Florida man stole a van, jumped on a plane’s wing and tried to board the aircraft that was preparing to taxi down a runway, according to police.  On Tuesday, Gregory A. Hoch, 37, allegedly stole a surveyor’s van after the man got out of it to get his tools, the Lakeland Police Department wrote on Facebook. After that, Hoch headed straight to the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport...
BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

Some of the biggest artists in rap, hip hop, pop, R&B, movies and TV will be at the BET Awards on Sunday. Remy Ma, DJ Khaled, New Edition and more  are scheduled to be at the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  Here’s what you need to know before the show: What time: 8 p.m. ET What channel: BET, with live streams on BET.com and YouTube.  A backstage live stream will...
FBI to police in Texas: Bigfoot is ‘most wanted fugitive’

FBI to police in Texas: Bigfoot is ‘most wanted fugitive’

Round Rock, Texas, Police Chief Allen Banks has received a special message from the Federal Bureau of Investigation: the Hairy Man seen galavanting around the Round Rock trails is a “most wanted fugitive.” According to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, which has been keeping residents abreast of recent Bigfoot sightings, Round Rock’s top police official got an...
Prosecutors try to oust defense attorney in child death case

Prosecutors try to oust defense attorney in child death case

Prosecutors on Friday called for the dismissal of the defense attorney in the murder case against Jennifer Rosenbaum, the foster parent accused of killing a 2-year-old girl in her care. Prosecutors said the attorney, Corinne Mull, has a conflict of interest in representing both Rosenbaum and her husband, Joseph Rosenbaum. Both Rosenbaums have been indicted on charges of malice murder, felony murder...
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