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Atlanta black students respond to ‘Dear White People’

Atlanta is home of some of the finest colleges in the country.  But how does what happens on these campuses relate to what happens on television or the movies?  On the heels of the release of the Netflix hit, "Dear White People," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution rounded up six African American students from HBCU and predominantly white colleges to chat about the series and their...


The Latest: Police in UK arrest 6th person in arena bombing

The Latest: Police in UK arrest 6th person in arena bombing

The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Police in Manchester say a woman has been arrested in connection with the arena bombing that killed 22 people. Greater Manchester Police said the woman was detained during a series of property searches in the Blackley area of the city. The unidentified woman is the sixth person who has been...
Pope Francis presents Trump with a 'politically loaded gift': His encyclical on climate change

Pope Francis presents Trump with a 'politically loaded gift': His encyclical on climate change

VATICAN CITY - On Wednesday, Pope Francis appeared to make his point with a gift. During an initially awkward meeting in Vatican City, Francis presented President Donald Trump with a signed copy of "Laudato Si" - the pontiff's 192-page work calling for a new partnership between science and religion to combat human-driven climate change. In doing so, the pope seemed to make a clear statement...
Opinion: Why terrorists attack concert halls

Opinion: Why terrorists attack concert halls

When a suicide bomber detonated explosives in the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, killing concertgoers as they filed out of pop star Ariana Grande's show, he joined a particularly insidious tradition of attacks on entertainment spaces. The killers who carry out such acts of terrorism aren't simply launching assaults on Western culture. They're attempting to destroy the particular freedom that...
Southern Co. CEO: More time needed for new Vogtle plan

Southern Co. CEO: More time needed for new Vogtle plan

Despite headlines about cost overruns and delays at its Georgia nuclear project and a new Mississippi plant, Southern Company “continues to perform beautifully” overall, CEO Tom Fanning told shareholders Wednesday. But Fanning also said it will take more time than expected for the Atlanta-based parent of Georgia Power and other utilities to decide whether to continue the nuclear expansion...
Mississippi legislator says he’s sorry for suggesting lynchings 

Mississippi legislator says he’s sorry for suggesting lynchings 

The clamor grew on Wednesday for the resignation of a Mississippi state legislator who said on Facebook that people who want to remove Confederate monuments should be lynched. The Black Caucus of the Legislature was joined by state NAACP President Derrick Johnson in demanding that Rep. Karl Oliver give up his seat, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported Wednesday. "Anyone who champions a fond remembrance...
Stephen Colbert cleared in FCC review of anti-Trump diatribe

Stephen Colbert cleared in FCC review of anti-Trump diatribe

Comedian Stephen Colbert's profanity-tinged tirade against President Donald Trump, aired nationally on CBS, doesn't merit any action by the Federal Communications Commission, the agency concluded after a review. After receiving thousands of complaints about the May 1 "Late Show" monologue, which included a joke suggesting a sexual relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir...
Healthy Cooking: The noodle soup that makes everyone happy, including the cook

Healthy Cooking: The noodle soup that makes everyone happy, including the cook

Some people keep recipes handed down from generations of home cooks before them in a box. I have a pile of raggedy pages liberated from the periodicals in my orthodontist’s waiting room. (Believe me, I have paid for those magazines. And his new boat, too.) My stack of recipes is simultaneously aspirational and delusional. It says, “I am the sort of person who makes steamed pork buns...
Memorial Day 2017: 21 things to do around Atlanta this weekend

Memorial Day 2017: 21 things to do around Atlanta this weekend

Memorial Day weekend has come, again, and along with showing honor to Atlanta’s local veterans, active and retired military, folks around metro Atlanta will be searching for engaging ways to spend the three-day weekend. Whether you want to celebrate Memorial Day with a traditional ceremony or by spending the weekend with festive fireworks and friends, metro Atlanta’s list of happenings...
Make his day: Southern-made gifts for dad

Make his day: Southern-made gifts for dad

Atlanta’s Richard Webb has had a longtime interest in cars. He has collected them (374 over his lifetime). He also raced them. When he retired, Webb was driven to paint them. The artist: Webb studied graphic arts at Pratt Institute in New York and graduated from Florida State University, where he studied advertising design and painting. After graduating, Webb had a long career in advertising...
Braves great Dale Murphy is teasing fans on Twitter

Braves great Dale Murphy is teasing fans on Twitter

Atlanta Braves great Dale Murphy (@DaleMurphy3) is teasing fans on Twitter with a change to his avatar that he’s gradually making less blurry as fans guess what it might be. The tease has fans going back and forth on what Murphy might be announcing soon via his Twitter account.  He’s already shot down guesses that he’s becoming the Braves’ Director of Player Development...
Dollar General robbery suspect killed an hour later during home invasion

Dollar General robbery suspect killed an hour later during home invasion

A man accused of fleeing the scene of a Henry County armed robbery Tuesday was shot dead about an hour later in an alleged home invasion, police said.  Robert MacDonald is accused of threatening a Dollar General employee with a knife and forcing her to empty a cash register, Henry County police spokesman Capt. Mike Ireland said in a news release.  The 26-year-old grabbed the cash and ran...
Falcons ranked NFL’s third-most talented team

Falcons ranked NFL’s third-most talented team

NFL.com’s Gil Brandt ranked the NFL’s 10 most talented teams, and the Falcons came in third in the league, along with being the top team in the NFC. “The Falcons’ roster is loaded with players who are the best in the NFL -- or close to it -- at their respective positions,” Brandt wrote, going on to cite receiver Julio Jones, quarterback Matt Ryan, Devonte Freeman and...
Cabbagetown Rising: 7 things to do in the emerging arts district

Cabbagetown Rising: 7 things to do in the emerging arts district

The insular community that exists on and around Wylie and Carroll Streets − the Cabbagetown area − has become a favorite hangout for the film industry workers in town, Atlanta artists and those who just love living life a little alternatively. Cabbagetown was built as the residential arm of the Fulton Cotton Mill, which today looms over the neighborhood as loft apartments and condominiums...
2 shot in dispute at Chamblee gas station

2 shot in dispute at Chamblee gas station

A dispute led to two people being shot Tuesday night at a gas station in Chamblee, police said. Officers responded about 8:30 p.m. to the Mobil gas station and food mart at Savoy Drive and North Peachtree Road, said Ernesto Ford, a spokesman with the Chamblee Police Department. A man was shot twice in the abdomen, Ford said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Police confirmed...
Woman accused of stealing minivan during test drive identified

Woman accused of stealing minivan during test drive identified

A woman who allegedly stole a minivan during a test drive after leaving a fake driver’s license with a used-car dealership has been identified, deputies said. Amanda Yvonne Moore, who is also known by the last name Nantz, casually struck up a conversation with Kar Kingdom employees as she asked about a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica on May 17, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. ...

Opinion: ‘Study’ about tax credit scholarships taxes logic

I have written before about the special fervor with which school-choice opponents attack tax-credit scholarships in Georgia and other states. The latest example is a “study” by the national lobbying arm of school superintendents. The operative word here is “lobbying.” The School Superintendents Association does not want Congress to enact its own tax-credit scholarship, as proposed...
Falcons’ Mohamed Sanu had best slot catch rate in 2016

Falcons’ Mohamed Sanu had best slot catch rate in 2016

Atlanta Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu had the highest catch rate among NFL slot receivers during the 2016 season, according to a tweet from Pro Football Focus. Sanu’s 85.4% rate from the slot was 5.4 percentage points better than the second-best such rate, from the Bills’ Robert Woods and the Vikings’ Adam Thielen. That’s well over twice the gap from Woods and Thielen to fifth-best...
High school wrestling player of the year

High school wrestling player of the year

Wrestler of the Year Drew Eller, Evans Achievements: Went 51-0 and won the Class AAAAAA championship in the 126-pound weight division. 2016 Georgia Freestyle Champion and Greco Roman Champion. No. 3-ranked Future Olympian by USA Wrestling. Height/Weight: 5-foot-8, 150 pounds Class: Freshman College choice: I haven’t made any decision because I’m still a freshman. I’m going to visit...
Campus carry law will allow guns at tailgating

Campus carry law will allow guns at tailgating

University System of Georgia officials laid out guidelines Wednesday about how the state’s new controversial “campus carry” law will be implemented. While concealed weapons won’t be allowed inside athletics events, guns will be allowed at tailgating events, according to a two-page memo released by USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley. The USG will not provide gun storage facilities...
Job 1 for the Hawks and Schlenk: Look to a time beyond LeBron

Job 1 for the Hawks and Schlenk: Look to a time beyond LeBron

The Hawks are set to hire Travis Schlenk, once on Ron Jirsa’s staff at Georgia and lately the assistant general manager with Golden State, as GM. This would mean Schlenk is moving from the NBA West, which the Warriors have ruled for three seasons, to the East. If you’re a GM based in the NBA East, here are your starting points: 1. LeBron James’ team is about to win the East for a...

Learn this one tip and master fine-dining etiquette

Erika Preval is proprietor of Charm Etiquette, where those of us who could stand a little refresher course in proper etiquette (note: that’s pretty much everyone) can turn to for guidance. Her events quickly sell out – there’s a waiting list for the May 21 “Time Out: Southern Charm,” happening at Bar Margot at the Four Seasons. Until the next opportunity arises, here...
Georgia 6th: Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel on the issues

Georgia 6th: Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel on the issues

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked the candidates in the 6th Congressional District special election how they would approach several issues facing the district and the country today.     Karen Handel: It is not the federal government’s role to dictate health care choices and decisions to Americans. Americans need a stable, affordable health care system that is market-driven and...
DeKalb sheriff suspends himself after indecency arrest

DeKalb sheriff suspends himself after indecency arrest

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann, who was arrested for allegedly exposing himself in Piedmont Park, is suspending himself for one week. “I cannot ask my employees to abide by a code of conduct unless I am willing to subject myself to it as well,” Mann wrote in a Tuesday email to DeKalb Sheriff’s Office employees. “In fact, I must be held to an even higher standard...
Delta and Aeromexico plan new routes to Mexico

Delta and Aeromexico plan new routes to Mexico

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines with its new joint venture partner Aeromexico plans to launch new routes from Atlanta to Mexico. Delta and Aeromexico plan to add Aeromexico flights from Atlanta to Queretaro, Mexico starting Nov. 1, and to Merida, Mexico starting Dec. 1, subject to government approvals. Also, a second daily flight on Aeromexico will be added on existing routes from Atlanta to Leon, Mexico...

Georgia tops California in feature film production, study finds

Georgia tops the list of filming locations with California coming in fourth, behind the United Kingdom and Canada, a new industry study finds. “Several years ago…Louisiana made national news when it hosted more of the major feature films released in 2013 than any other location worldwide. Fast forward to 2016, and it is another Southern U.S. state that finds itself in the top spot,&rdquo...
Teen girl missing; parents arrested in metro Atlanta

Teen girl missing; parents arrested in metro Atlanta

A 16-year-old Augusta girl remains missing while her stepfather and mother were arrested in metro Atlanta this week, according to reports. Latania Carwell was last seen April 17 when she and her stepfather left their residence, the Augusta Chronicle reported. Leon Lamar Tripp, 38, is in the DeKalb County jail on a charge of aggravated stalking after he was arrested Tuesday, records show. Tanya Faye...
Gwinnett 5th-grader heading to Scripps National Spelling Bee

Gwinnett 5th-grader heading to Scripps National Spelling Bee

Abhiram Kapaganty got close to spelling’s biggest stage last year. He won his school spelling bee, then the county spelling bee. In the district bee, he got tripped up on the word “ambivalent,” spelling it with an “i” where an “a” should have been. He couldn’t move on to the statewide competition. Kapaganty, now 11 years old and completing...
A guide to the 6th Congressional District race

A guide to the 6th Congressional District race

The nationally watched race to represent the 6th Congressional District, which stretches from east Cobb County across north Fulton County to north DeKalb County, will be decided June 20 in a runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. The seat opened when Tom Price vacated it to become President Donald Trump’s secretary of health and human services. Here’s a look at...
Which meal-kit delivery service is right for you? Comparing Blue Apron, HelloFresh and 8 more

Which meal-kit delivery service is right for you? Comparing Blue Apron, HelloFresh and 8 more

Home-delivered meal-kits are all the rage right now with more than a dozen companies offering diverse menus and pricing options. But finding the right service for you can be a (delicious) challenge, but a challenge nonetheless. To help, we’ve put together a comparative list of 10 popular meal kits, their pricing, popularity and perks. Reviews were collected by Consumer Reports and...
Hawks close to hiring executive with UGA ties as GM

Hawks close to hiring executive with UGA ties as GM

The Atlanta Hawks are on the verge of hiring Travis Schlenk for its vacant general manager position, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed. Schlenk currently is the assistant general manager of the Golden State Warriors. The 41-year-old Schlenk has spent the past 12 seasons with the Warriors, including the past five as the assistant to general manager Bob Myers. Details of a contract are being...
Gwinnett County student surprises her classmates with cards of kindness

Gwinnett County student surprises her classmates with cards of kindness

Gwinnett County student Megan Hawes learned from her family the importance of kindness and wanted to do something special for her fellow seniors at Brookwood High School. Since 2012, the school has encouraged parents and others to write personal notes to their children that they would receive before graduation. Some students, Hawes discovered, didn’t get a note from their loved ones. Hawes,...
Stats indicate Atlanta United better with Villalba up top

Stats indicate Atlanta United better with Villalba up top

Hector Villalba and Kenwyne Jones each has played four games as Atlanta United’s lone striker in place of the injured Josef Martinez. Though it’s impossible to say exactly why, which means neither praise nor blame can be given, the MLS expansion team through eight games gets better results on offense and defense with Villalba. The team also has a better record: seven points with Villalba...
Jonesboro’s M.J. Walker spurns Tech, choosing Florida State

Jonesboro’s M.J. Walker spurns Tech, choosing Florida State

Jonesboro High guard M.J. Walker will not be a Yellow Jacket. The McDonald’s All-American announced Wednesday morning his commitment to Florida State. Georgia Tech had been one of five schools that Walker was considering, along with Florida State, Virginia Tech, Ohio State and UCLA. Walker had the potential to instantly make the Jackets a more competitive team going into the 2017-18 season....
Georgia 6th District voters can catch a free ride to the polls

Georgia 6th District voters can catch a free ride to the polls

A super PAC is raising thousands of dollars to make sure voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District can vote in the June 20 runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. My Ride to Vote’s effort will pay for free rides to and from the polls. Any 6th District voter can take advantage of the nonpartisan offer. To get the group’s promo code and find out...
Firefighter dies after injury on job

Firefighter dies after injury on job

A Middle Georgia firefighter died Tuesday after he was injured at a fire scene, according to multiple reports. Darrell Plank, 29, a 10-year veteran of the Macon County department, was hit in the head Saturday by a metal coupling as a fire hose snagged on the truck, the Macon Telegraph reported. Plank’s skull was fractured and he suffered a stroke on the left side of his brain, according...
SunTrust Park’s first weekday afternoon game affects parking

SunTrust Park’s first weekday afternoon game affects parking

The Braves will play their first weekday afternoon game at SunTrust Park on Thursday — a 12:10 p.m. start against the Pirates — and that will make parking around the ballpark more limited because some of the lots used for night games won’t be available. “Please note that some Braves-operated parking lots that are located (at) an office building may not be accessible for Braves...
‘Uncle Sam Wants You!’ Atlanta History Center exhibits WWI posters

‘Uncle Sam Wants You!’ Atlanta History Center exhibits WWI posters

A new exhibit at the Atlanta History Center features some fearful characters. In one image, a hulking figure looms over a ruined landscape, his gory hands grabbing, his bayonet dripping blood, his dark face glowering out of a World War I-era poster, which bears the legend “Beat back the Hun with Liberty Bonds.” Another “Hun” with a pointy-topped “pickelhaube&rdquo...
Rifle pulled on 2 as they left church

Rifle pulled on 2 as they left church

Authorities said they need the public’s help finding a man who robbed two people at gunpoint as they left church. The man approached the victims from behind as they left Crossroads United Methodist Church in Conyers about 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Rockdale County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Cobb said. The man had a bolt-action rifle and demanded the victims’ wallets, according to the sheriff&rsquo...
Georgia students can get free college tuition if they enroll in one of these 12 fields

Georgia students can get free college tuition if they enroll in one of these 12 fields

Georgia college students who major in high-demand fields can get up to $500 towards college tuition under a newly expanded and renamed state scholarship program.   The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to students who enroll in select majors aligned with one of 12 industries in which state officials believe there...
Bride sues Marriott after norovirus outbreak

Bride sues Marriott after norovirus outbreak

A local bride and her husband filed a lawsuit against the hotel that held their wedding reception after the couple and their guests became violently ill. The health department determined norovirus sickened Michelle Francis, her husband and dozens of their guests at the Atlanta Airport Marriott, according to Channel 2 Action News. A 1-year-old girl had to be hospitalized for dehydration, the television...
SunTrust Park first-game artifacts at baseball’s Hall of Fame

SunTrust Park first-game artifacts at baseball’s Hall of Fame

A few mementos from SunTrust Park’s April 14, 2017, opening game have made their way to Cooperstown, N.Y., and will be on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Ender Inciarte’s helmet and Julio Teheran’s game-worn hat will be part of the museum’s “Today’s Game” exhibit next month. Teheran was the Braves starter who threw the first pitch...
You’ve been warned: The worst times for Atlantans to drive Memorial Day weekend

You’ve been warned: The worst times for Atlantans to drive Memorial Day weekend

Atlanta commuters may want to prepare for a rough holiday weekend this year. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 39 million Americans are expected to travel 50 plus miles away from home this weekend. That’s one million more travelers leaving home during this year’s Memorial Day holiday (May 25 to May 29) compared to last year and the highest level of...
Technology elevates new theme park experiences in Orlando

Technology elevates new theme park experiences in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For more than a moment, you feel the way "Avatar" hero Jake Sully felt plunging down the side of a floating mountain and coming just close enough to a giant wave to feel the mist on your face — all while on the back of a flying banshee that then swoons and soars high above the land of Pandora.  Flight of Passage, the new signature ride of Disney World's...

Make a jar of this, and every meal is just a sprinkle away from crunchy

One common complaint about vegetarian dishes is that they can lack texture. But plant-based foods can range in texture just as much as meat can, so it's simply a matter of paying attention to that quality when you're cooking. Most weeks I write about a full-fledged meal, but this week I'm writing about a DIY pantry item that can act as a texture-insurance policy. It's a savory granola, made the same...
This 10-minute dinner sauce starts with a bottle opener

This 10-minute dinner sauce starts with a bottle opener

Sauces that are complex and require hours of reduction are wondrous kitchen assets, but then again, so are the ones that take shortcuts to achieve the same lustrous, glaze-y results. This recipe features the latter and relies on ginger beer, which these days can be found at any supermarket and is really a carbonated, nonalcoholic beverage that is less sweet and more gingery-tasting than ginger ale...
Revamped GOP health plan would leave 23 million without insurance

Revamped GOP health plan would leave 23 million without insurance

The revamped health care bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this month will leave 23 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026, according to a report released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office. It’s a slightly better number than the GOP’s first plan that failed in March. Under that plan, the CBO found 24 million or more would have lost insurance. That...
More than 1 million helped by Atlanta attorney’s work

More than 1 million helped by Atlanta attorney’s work

Most low-income Georgians had no place to turn for justice — or a decent lawyer — until Betsey Neely and other young attorneys stepped up. Armed with a study of the disparity between legal access in Atlanta and the rest of the state more than 40 years ago, they co-founded the Georgia Legal Services Program. “Betsey had a real commitment to assuring access to justice for everyone...
Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars

Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars

A man with facial tattoos in the style of the Joker comic book villain and the green hair to match is accused of pointing a gun at cars Tuesday in southwest Miami-Dade, Florida. WFOR-TV reported that police were called about a man flashing a gun at cars near SW 104th Street and Hammocks Boulevard. Police spotted and questioned Lawrence Sullivan, 29, who fit the description of the popular Batman...
Loving the lake life: 6 things to do near Allatoona Lake

Loving the lake life: 6 things to do near Allatoona Lake

There's a lot of Allatoona Lake to love. When it's full, the lake, located in northwestern metro Atlanta, covers more than 12,000 acres and has 270 miles of shoreline. With all that coverage, spanning in parts of Cobb County and Bartow County, there won't be a shortage of things you'll love to do there — from water sports to luxury outings. Sink your toes in the sand.Red Top Mountain Park...
Al Franken is back to joke writing with this sick burn on Ted Cruz

Al Franken is back to joke writing with this sick burn on Ted Cruz

Since coming to the Senate, Al Franken has taken great pains to be seen as a serious lawmaker and not the goofy "Saturday Night Live"-writing comedian he once was.   But old habits die hard. In his new book, "Giant of the Senate," Franken reveals that he hasn't left his comedy-crafting days behind. In one passage, he relays a story about his fellow Minnesota Democrat...
WATCH: Florida man goes airborne after being shot with Taser

WATCH: Florida man goes airborne after being shot with Taser

A Florida man’s unceremonious meeting with the ground after being shot with a stun gun was caught on camera.   Carlos Sierra, a 26-year-old homeless man, was on the run from Surfside police in Miami-Dade County after authorities said he stole a bicycle from a condominium's parking garage, WFOR reported. When officers arrived to find Sierra with the bike in his hands, he dropped to...
Traffic alert: Fallen tree, power lines block road in N. Fulton

Traffic alert: Fallen tree, power lines block road in N. Fulton

Drivers who usually use Spalding Road will have to find a different route on Wednesday. A tree and a power lines have fallen on the road, closing a section of the road to all traffic, Sandy Springs officials said. The stretch of the road that is closed is between Windsor Chapel Road and River Exchange Drive. Officials say a power line poll snapped as the tree fell. They are unsure how long it will...
Former Senator Lieberman no longer front-runner for FBI director 

Former Senator Lieberman no longer front-runner for FBI director 

Former U.S. senator Joe Lieberman, who had risen to the top of President Trump's list of candidates to serve as the next FBI director, has fallen from the top tier amid concerns about bipartisan pushback to his nomination.   Lieberman, who met with Trump last week and was said to be a surprise favorite for the job, has no law enforcement experience. But Trump favored him after their meeting...
Atlanta to invest $400k in mosquito prevention

Atlanta to invest $400k in mosquito prevention

The city of Atlanta has a new $400,000 investment in comprehensive and proactive mosquito prevention strategies to mitigate mosquito-borne illnesses during the 2017 season. In recent years, the increase in mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika, West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever have required local, state and federal entities to take more proactive measures toward mosquito prevention and control. In...
Mama June Shannon shows off her slim new figure again in body-hugging red dress

Mama June Shannon shows off her slim new figure again in body-hugging red dress

After losing nearly 300 pounds in her recent weight loss journey, Mama June Shannon is loving her new figure. Shannon was all smiles as she appeared on the red carpet for the new WEtv series “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.” Shannon flaunted her newly slim physique in a figure-hugging red gown and completed the look with black heels, a bracelet and several rings on her fingers. Viewers...
Dunwoody Municipal Court offers amnesty for violations, reduce arrests

Dunwoody Municipal Court offers amnesty for violations, reduce arrests

The city of Dunwoody Municipal Court is holding an amnesty program for individuals with past due traffic citations and/or active bench warrants for failing to appear in court. The incentive of the program is to promote lawful driving privileges, settle outstanding violations with the court and reduce arrests. Amnesty will run June and July at the Dunwoody Municipal Court, 41 Perimeter Center East...
Men on trial for allegedly tying up and killing DeKalb couple

Men on trial for allegedly tying up and killing DeKalb couple

Last October, Samuel White Jr., a DeKalb County grandfather of three, and his girlfriend were found dead, tied up with their hands and feet behind their backs. This week, two men are on trial, facing murder charges. Vernon Beamon and Christopher Spencer were arrested in December and have been in jail since. A roommate found White, 54, and Sylvia Watson, 57, shot in the head at Stone...
Doctor: Popular charcoal masks could cause permanent skin damage

Doctor: Popular charcoal masks could cause permanent skin damage

A popular “do-it-yourself” charcoal mask that has been trending all over the internet could cause serious damage to your skin, according to a dermatologist. "It might be dangerous if you like all three layers of your skin," Dr. Seth Forman, a dermatologist in Tampa, Florida, said in an interview with WFTS.  Many people have taken to YouTube to show users the painful...
Bride wears gown in stunning underwater photo shoot

Bride wears gown in stunning underwater photo shoot

A newlywed in the nation's capital really made a splash with a photo shoot to mark her special day. Nicole Hardesty, 30, told WUSA that she is a competitive swimmer, so it felt natural for her to pose underwater while wearing a wedding dress. Her grandmother, who spent four weeks making her blue wedding dress, did not approve of Hardesty taking her creation underwater, WUSA reported, so Hardesty...
Fulton changes District 6 poll spots after 'unforeseen circumstances'

Fulton changes District 6 poll spots after 'unforeseen circumstances'

Voters in north Fulton County must go to a different polling place to cast their votes in the upcoming runoff. Fulton County announced on Wednesday that is changing the locations of 12 polling places for the June 20 election when voters will decide if Jon Ossoff or Karen Handel will fill the congressional seat in Georgia’s 6th District. The county cited “unforeseen circumstances&rdquo...
Like dodgeball? How about a dodgeball match on trampolines in Cobb?

Like dodgeball? How about a dodgeball match on trampolines in Cobb?

What was once the backyard arm-breaking proposition of trampoline dodgeball is now a chance at $20,000 in cash. Sky Zone, the trampoline park franchise, has been holding qualifying matches for its 2017 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship, and its Kennesaw location is participating. What is a 2017 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship? Teams play dodgeball in the trampoline park “combining...
Odds don’t look good for Tebow seeing The Show in 2017

Odds don’t look good for Tebow seeing The Show in 2017

When Tim Tebow hit his third home run of the season for the Columbia Fireflies, a Class A minor-league team for the New York Mets, there was buzz in some corners of the media that he had a shot at getting called up to the big-league club later this season. Not so fast, says offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu, who released odds for whether or not Tebow would remain in the minors during the 2017 season...
Kim Kardashian deletes social media post on Manchester attack after fiery backlash

Kim Kardashian deletes social media post on Manchester attack after fiery backlash

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has removed a photo of herself and Ariana Grande from social media after an intense backlash over the posting, which was intended to show sympathy for the victims of the Manchester concert bombing and Grande, but instead caused a social media uproar. Kardashian posted the photo of herself and Grande having a good time and smiling at another concert event on Twitter and...
Do you work while on vacation? One study suggests you’re not alone

Do you work while on vacation? One study suggests you’re not alone

Summer vacation season is approaching, which means it’s time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But according to a new study, employees are still doing work during their breaks. Glassdoor surveyed more than 2,200 people online to determine how people spend their time off. The career site found that two in three Americans work while on vacation. Analysts also revealed that the...
Shots fired from Gwinnett home as deputies serve papers; SWAT responds

Shots fired from Gwinnett home as deputies serve papers; SWAT responds

A SWAT team is responding to a Gwinnett County home after shots were fired from inside, police said Wednesday afternoon. A man fired at Gwinnett County sheriff’s deputies when they attempted to serve eviction-type” papers, county police said. The home is on Saratoga Drive in unincorporated Lawrenceville. Nobody was injured by the gunshots. A Gwinnett County Police Department SWAT...

Q&A on the News

Q: How long must a president serve before the United States is obligated to provide security for life? –Creighton Fujii, Kapaa, Hawaii A: When the Former Presidents Act was passed in 1958, it established lifetime Secret Service protection for presidents after they leave office. It did not stipulate how long the president had to serve before becoming eligible. It only defined a former president...
Ariana Grande cancels tour stops following Manchester explosion

Ariana Grande cancels tour stops following Manchester explosion

Days after an explosion near Manchester Arena killed 22 and injured 64 others, Ariana Grande has suspended performances for her Dangerous Woman Tour through June 5. The Associated Press reported that the singer’s management team made the decision in wake of the bombing. TMZ reported that Grande’s management issued the following statement: Grande is reportedly back in her hometown...
Obama's former White House photographer trolls Trumps for not holding hands

Obama's former White House photographer trolls Trumps for not holding hands

Former White House photographer Pete Souza trolled the Trumps after the hand-holding incident that was seen around the world by posting a photo with a simple caption on his Instagram page. >> Read more trending news On Monday, a video started circulating that showed first lady Melania Trump swatting away President Donald Trump’s hand when he tried to hold her hand as they were walking...
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