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Johnson says Senate tax bill would hurt small businesses (like his own)
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., seen here in September, was the first Republican to oppose the Senate tax bill.

4:00 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

Here's what Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the first Republican to oppose the Senate tax bill, doesn't like about the measure: It would slash tax rates for conventional corporations and give a much smaller tax cut to firms like the four in which he has millions of dollars in investments...
BREAKING: Pedestrian hit during police chase in metro Atlanta 
The pedestrian was struck in the 3200 block of Stone Road near East Point.

3:41 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

A pedestrian was hit by a suspect’s car during a police chase Friday involving Atlanta police and the Georgia State Patrol through metro Atlanta, East Point police confirmed. The chase was initiated by Atlanta police and the GSP joined in the crash, East Point police Det. Ebony...
Person hit during police chase in East Point

2:44 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

A person was hit during a police chase involving the Georgia State Patrol Friday afternoon in East Point. Video from NewsChopper 2 shows an active scene in the area of Stone Road. Detective Johnson with East Point police said a pedestrian was hit in the chase and that...
Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weinstein is accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or assault. He was fired by The Weinstein Co., expelled from various professional guilds and is under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but he has apologized for causing

2:24 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape. A look at some...
Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issues

2:15 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

A group of Senate Democrats is pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department to endorse bipartisan legislation to shield from deportation thousands of young immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children and living here illegally. In a letter...
Lawmakers slam Secretary of State Tillerson’s bungled State Department reforms
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint press conference with Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi at the Foreign Ministry office in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by

2:00 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

A growing bipartisan group of top lawmakers are frustrated with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's efforts to reform the State Department, questioning his fitness for leadership and leaving the already embattled former oil executive in a politically precarious position.  "...
Advocacy groups: Killings of transgender people increase
FILE - In this Friday Nov. 3, 2017 file photo, Katrina Johnson becomes emotional at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk, Iowa after the jury returned a guilty verdict for Jorge Sanders-Galvez in the death of Johnson's transgender child, 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson. At least 25 transgender Americans have been homicide victims as of mid-November 2017, the highest annual total this decade, according to advocacy groups that have been monitoring the grim phenomenon and seeking ways to reduce the toll. (John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye via AP, Pool)

9:17 am Friday, November 17, 2017

At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, according to advocacy groups that have been monitoring the grim phenomenon and seeking ways to reduce the toll. The Human Rights Campaign, in a report...
Ohio Supreme Court Justice comes to defense of ‘all heterosexual males’
Justice William M. O'Neill

1:48 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

An Ohio Supreme Court justice has taken to Facebook to share details about his past sexual relationships and his thoughts on Senator Al Franken being accused of forcibly touching and grabbing a woman in 2006.  >> Read more trending news  Justice William (Bill)...
House GOP chair criticizes Trump policy on elephant imports
In this file photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2010, elephants use their trunks to smell for possible danger in the Tsavo East national park, Kenya. The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban on the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)

1:40 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee called on the Trump administration to reverse its new policy allowing importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, labeling it the "wrong move at the wrong time." California Rep. Ed Royce on Friday...
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

1:38 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Second Roy Moore Accuser Works For...
Falcons looking to eliminate ‘game-changing’ penalties 
Falcons coach Dan Quinn discusses preparing for he Seahawks and working on eliminating penalties and increasing their turnovers. Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter

1:16 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

Falcons coach Dan Quinn and his staff have been working on cutting down their untimely penalties. The had a touchdown and an interception nullified because of penalties against Dallas. On a Desmond Trufant interception, linebacker/defensive end Vic Beasley jumped offside. On Tevin...
Injury report: Punter Matt Bosher has a left ankle injury 
Falcons coach Dan Quinn discusses preparing for he Seahawks and working on eliminating penalties and increasing their turnovers. Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter

1:04 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

Falcons punter Matt Bosher, who has a left ankle injury, will be limited in practice on Friday, coach Dan Quinn said. Bosher is a right-footed punter, but he needs his left leg to be stable for launching his punts.  Bosher is averaging 44.7 yards on 28 punts and 41.8 yards net...
Baker Mayfield remains atop Matt Leinart’s ‘Heisman Hopefuls’ list

12:41 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

Two weeks remain in the Heisman race, but Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is essentially just waiting at the finish line to be handed his hardware. 10 games into his senior slate, Mayfield has been nothing short of remarkable and the evidence is virtually everywhere...
Marietta Square Market announces first batch of restaurants

12:29 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

The pulled pork sandwich is a trusty pick at Grand Champion BBQ. / Photo credit: Rob Sutton Pita, pizza, poke , barbecue and tacos are first on the menu of the food hall proposed for downtown Marietta. Today, Marietta Square Market developers ...
Cobb health inspection fees to rise by 12 percent
To become self-sufficient, the Cobb County Board of Health will increase fees by 12 percent on Jan. 1, affecting regulation of body art, food service establishments, private water systems, sewage management systems, swimming pools, tourist accommodations and trailer parks. AJC file photo

12:19 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

Fees will go up by 12 percent on Jan. 1 for an array of environmental health services provided by the Cobb County Board of Health. That unanimous decision was made Nov. 14 by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. Among the categories for regulation and inspection are body art,...
South Carolina football recruiting: The state of the Gamecocks’ 2018 class

12:11 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

The South Carolina football team is expected to add about 12 prospects from the Class of 2018 when the semester begins in January. As a whole, the Gamecocks’ commitment class sits at 18 members, though the figure doesn’t include a holdover from the 2017 ...
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