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Atlanta won’t take more ICE detainees while families are separated

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Wednesday signed an executive order blocking the city jail from housing more federal detainees facing deportation, citing her objections to the separation of immigrant families on the southwest border. The Democratic mayor announced her decision just minutes after President Donald Trump signed his own executive order reversing his administration’s controversial...


Trump signs executive order ending migrant family separations

Trump signs executive order ending migrant family separations

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order ending his administration’s policy of separating children from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border amid global criticism of the practice. Update 10:30 p.m. EDT June 20: Senate Democrats took a stand on the floor of the U.S. Senate against President Donald Trump’s immigration plan just hours after the president signed an executive...
Race takes center stage on Day One of Spalding cold case murder trial

Race takes center stage on Day One of Spalding cold case murder trial

Racial animus led Franklin Gebhardt to murder Timothy Coggins in 1983, prosecutors said Wednesday. Indifference over a black man’s death left the Spalding County case unsolved for 34 years, Griffin Judicial Circuit Chief Assistant District Attorney Marie Broder said in her opening statement. It was an admission seized upon by Gebhardt’s attorneys, whose strategy is informed by the shoddy...
Delta CEO opposes idea of state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson

Delta CEO opposes idea of state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said he opposes a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as Georgia’s legislature plans a committee to study the idea. “Atlanta is the largest, most successful airport in the world, and anything that would harm that in terms of trying to move it for political gain between the city and state, we’re opposed,” Bastian said after a...
Deal thankful his skepticism about Georgia Lottery scholarship plan ‘was proven wrong’

Deal thankful his skepticism about Georgia Lottery scholarship plan ‘was proven wrong’

It’s not often that an elected official concedes he was wrong, but Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal did so Wednesday, getting emotional as he spoke about the benefits of the HOPE Scholarship at a ceremony at the state Capitol. Deal, was a state senator in the early 1990s during the discussion of a plan to create a lottery that would help fund scholarships for students to attend college in Georgia. Deal...
New Ga. 400 transit line could become key to Amazon pitch 

New Ga. 400 transit line could become key to Amazon pitch 

The state’s plan to develop a mass transit expansion along the spine of Ga. 400 through north metro Atlanta has already become a key part of its pursuit of Amazon’s second headquarters.  The state has kept Amazon updated on the state’s $100 million down payment to build interchanges for commuter buses along the highway, along with other recent legislative votes...
Defense, state blast 1983 investigation into murder of black Spalding man

Defense, state blast 1983 investigation into murder of black Spalding man

The original 1983 investigation into what may have been a racially motivated murder in Spalding County was remarkably inadequate, attorneys for the prosecution and defense agreed on Wednesday.  For the state, the shortcomings of the original probe are a challenge to overcome. And the defense made it clear they plan to exploit them. Opening arguments began at 9 a.m. in the first day of the murder...
Traffic experts urge Georgians to be ready for hands-free driving law

Traffic experts urge Georgians to be ready for hands-free driving law

Georgia’s new hands-free driving law goes into effect in a matter of days and, if one thing’s clear, it’s that a lot of folks still aren’t quite clear on what’s legal and what’s not. The bottom line, though, is this: You can’t hold your phone while you’re driving. Period. “Get a mount, get used to it, get used to getting that phone out of...
Hawks GM Schlenk under pressure to hit on first big ‘swing of the bat’ in NBA draft

Hawks GM Schlenk under pressure to hit on first big ‘swing of the bat’ in NBA draft

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk often refers to picks in the NBA draft as “swings of the bat.” He wants as many as possible to increase his chances of hitting on a superstar talent who can help lift the Hawks to championship contention.  The Hawks are still in the early stages of executing Schlenk’s plan. But during Thursday night’s draft, Schlenk will be under more...
Lawsuit: Georgia violating rights of deaf inmates

Lawsuit: Georgia violating rights of deaf inmates

Prison was a silent, isolating place for Jerry Coen despite being locked up in a facility that housed 1,150 other inmates. Deaf since birth and fluent only in American Sign Language, Coen had no way to learn the rules or to take part in programs that would help him once released. At a disciplinary hearing for refusing to change bunks, Coen’s hands were cuffed behind his back, leaving him unable...
Attorney general says DeKalb pay raise vote was illegal

Attorney general says DeKalb pay raise vote was illegal

Georgia’s attorney general said the DeKalb Board of Commissioners’ vote to give themselves 60-percent raises violated the state’s open meeting law, but it’s too late to undo it. Because the 90-day window to contest the vote itself has passed, the pay raises cannot be reversed, Attorney General Christopher Carr wrote. They are scheduled to go into effect in January. Carr...
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Homes from the $500s!’ So, where do regular folks go?

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Homes from the $500s!’ So, where do regular folks go?

Robert Kee knew his intown Atlanta neighborhood had inordinately changed when he saw a jogger dragging some weights on wheels. “You could see the turn right there because no one would try that crap five years ago,” said the computer programmer who lives in Reynoldstown, a gentrifying neighborhood 3 miles east of downtown.
A retirement fit for a good dog — DeKalb retires a K-9 deputy

A retirement fit for a good dog — DeKalb retires a K-9 deputy

Deputies and marshals from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office busied themselves preparing the picnic pavilion at Mason Mill Park for a retirement ceremony Wednesday morning. The supply list seemed complete: cake, plates, cups and drinks were all placed neatly on a table with room for a speaker. “But where are the dog biscuits?” a DeKalb sheriff’s deputy joked. The ceremony&rsquo...
Vacation mom: Role evolves into cocktail consultant

Vacation mom: Role evolves into cocktail consultant

Folks, I am fresh from vacation. You know what that means? I spent money on stuff I didn’t need, slept in cramped lodgings, and ate overpriced food. So, to get my money’s worth, I need to relive it by talking about our family travels, pulling out my phone and scrolling through zillions of photos for any willing audience. Look, mountains! See that beach? Get a load of that sunset! I&rsquo...
Gwinnett businesses offer teacher training, development

Gwinnett businesses offer teacher training, development

While school’s out for students, many teachers take advantage of opportunities for training and development such as Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Back to Industry Day earlier this month. Nearly 150 career and technical education teachers visited local businesses to learn industry trends, day-to-day work life and best practices, to gain insight into an ever-evolving job market. GCPS has...
Southern Fried Soccer: Chicago 1, Atlanta United 0

Southern Fried Soccer: Chicago 1, Atlanta United 0

In this episode of the podcast “Southern Fried Soccer,” Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Jason Longshore of 92.9FM and SoccerDownHere.com discuss Atlanta United’s 1-0 loss to Chicago in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Chicago 1, Atlanta United 0: Player ratings

Chicago 1, Atlanta United 0: Player ratings

My ratings for Atlanta United’s players from Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Chicago in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Goalkeeper Alec Kann, 7: Save on the line in the 17th minute. ... Finished with two saves, according to the official boxscore, which is wrong. He had at least three. Distribution was good. Right fullback Sal Zizzo, 6: Created one chance and handled...
Atlanta United sets U.S. Open Cup attendance record, loses game

Atlanta United sets U.S. Open Cup attendance record, loses game

For the second consecutive season, Atlanta United failed to advance past the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup. A goal from Nemanja Nikolic was enough to push Chicago past the Five Stripes 1-0 on Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in front of a record crowd. With a chance at winning their first trophy over after two tournament games, Atlanta United will turn its attention back to MLS, where it leads...
Police: Road rage escalates to gunfire, kills 1 teen, injures another in Decatur

Police: Road rage escalates to gunfire, kills 1 teen, injures another in Decatur

A teen was shot and killed during a road rage incident in Decatur Wednesday afternoon, Channel 2 Action News reported. Police arrived at the intersection of South Candler Street and Midway Road around 5:45 p.m. to find two people shot inside a car, Decatur Police said in a Facebook post. Both were transported to a hospital, where one of the two died, police said. The other is being treated for non-life...
Hawks center Dedmon exercises contract option for 2018-19

Hawks center Dedmon exercises contract option for 2018-19

Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon has exercised his contract option for next season, according to a person with knowledge of his decision. The option is worth about $7.2 million. Dedmon signed with the Hawks as a free agent last summer after opting out of a contract with the Spurs that would have paid him $3 million in 2017-18. He had a $6 million base salary with the Hawks last season and earned another...
We must distinguish between scary students and annoying ones

We must distinguish between scary students and annoying ones

Attorney Mike Tafelski has championed students unfairly suspended or expelled.  One of his cases led to a state Supreme Court ruling last year that students cannot be expelled for fighting if they can prove they acted in self-defense. In what was its first decision in a school discipline case, the high court said, “Schools with 'zero tolerance' policies against school fights must...
Cops: Woman stole roommate’s jewelry worth $4,500, sold it for $200

Cops: Woman stole roommate’s jewelry worth $4,500, sold it for $200

A Hall County woman told authorities some of her and her roommate’s jewelry was stolen. But deputies said she lied, stole her roommate’s jewelry and sold it for a fraction of what it was worth. Cynthia Leigh Fuller, 58, of Gainesville, allegedly stole jewelry valued at more than $4,500 and unlawfully sold it to another person for $200, according to a Hall County Sheriff’s Office...
THURSDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Summer arrives with more heat, scattered afternoon storms

THURSDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Summer arrives with more heat, scattered afternoon storms

Thursday: High: 90 Thursday night: Low: 72 Friday: High: 88 Atlanta will welcome summer Thursday morning. And it’ll still be hot. Very hot. An area of high pressure over the Southeast has been keeping the rain at bay, meaning there’s been few clouds to stop the sun from beaming down across the state, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said. "High pressure...
Teen killed in crash days before starting college

Teen killed in crash days before starting college

An 18-year-old who was about to start college was killed in Coweta County when her car flipped at least seven times before landing in a church driveway, Channel 2 Action News reported.  About 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jasmine Williams’ car went off the road on Ga. 34, according to the news station. Investigators believe it went airborne before hitting a concrete post and fire hydrant.  MORE...
Johns Creek man discovers 2 men allegedly stealing his mail, identity

Johns Creek man discovers 2 men allegedly stealing his mail, identity

Two men allegedly stealing a man’s mail in Johns Creek were spotted by the homeowner and quickly apprehended by police, who believe they were trying to use his identity to order credit cards. As Louis Schwartz worked from his home in early June, he saw a Lexus pull up to his mailbox. He told police he saw two men removing his mail. Schwartz opened his door and ran after them while calling police...
Atlanta school board members to discuss budget Friday 

Atlanta school board members to discuss budget Friday 

The Atlanta school board’s budget commission will meet Friday, a preliminary session before the board votes on a millage rate.  Some homeowners who pay property taxes to Atlanta Public Schools have been calling for relief amid soaring Fulton County property assessments that have, in many cases, led to much higher school tax estimates.  Friday’s budget commission meeting...
Delta orders new Bombardier regional jets

Delta orders new Bombardier regional jets

Delta Air Lines is buying 20 new Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, to replace older regional jets flown by Delta Connection carriers. Atlanta-based Delta’s planes will be the first CRJs to have Bombardier’s new “Atmosphere” cabin with more space for carry-ons, a larger lavatory and better aesthetics. Delta expects to take delivery of the 70-seat planes starting in...
Second man arrested in Athens shooting death

Second man arrested in Athens shooting death

A second arrest has been made in a deadly shooting at an Athens public housing complex. Martin Borja Garcia, 18, of Danielsville, surrendered to authoriities Tuesday, police told the Athens Banner-Herald. The suspected shooter in the June 4 slaying, David Rojas Garcia, 22, of Hull, was arrested the day after the incident at a residence, according to police. The motive for the deadly shooting of Saheed...
Fulton County advertises potential for higher property taxes

Fulton County advertises potential for higher property taxes

Fulton County commissioners want to be clear: they’re not seeking a windfall from higher property values released this spring. But they may be raising property taxes. County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to advertise a tax increase and hold three public hearings, as is required by law. They’re advertising the same tax rate as 2017 — 10.38 mills — but because property values...
Delta limits emotional support animals, prohibits pit bulls as service or support animals

Delta limits emotional support animals, prohibits pit bulls as service or support animals

Delta Air Lines will limit each passenger to one emotional support animal and will prohibit pit bulls as service or support animals on flights, effective July 10. It’s a further tightening of the Atlanta-based airline’s policy on emotional support and service animals. Delta said the latest policy changes are due to “growing safety concerns” after two...
Ex-student at private school accused of sexual assault

Ex-student at private school accused of sexual assault

A former Pace Academy student is facing criminal charges after he twice sexually assaulted a female student at the school, Atlanta police said. The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, was arrested Wednesday, police spokesman Jarius Daugherty said. He is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Police said the alleged incidents occurred in October 2017 at...
Cops: 2 arrested after man hid Gwinnett fugitive in his home

Cops: 2 arrested after man hid Gwinnett fugitive in his home

After evading police for a few hours, a wanted Gwinnett County man and the man who let him hide out at his home were arrested, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Steven Michael Walden, 29, of Dacula, and Jonathan Kyle Liston, 30, of Buford, remained in the Hall County jail Wednesday, just days after the nearly four-hour manhunt, sheriff’s office spokesman Derreck...
GBI identifies 20-year-old man who died in shootout with DeKalb police

GBI identifies 20-year-old man who died in shootout with DeKalb police

The GBI released the name of a 20-year-old man who died after a standoff with police in Stone Mountain on Tuesday. Jonathan Buckley exchanged shots with DeKalb County officers after a one-hour standoff at The Reserve at Stone Creek apartment complex and was fatally struck, according to a GBI news release. He died en route to Grady Memorial Hospital. An officer also sustained an injury from a bullet...

Porsche announces investment in Croatian electric car company

German car manufacturer Porsche announced Wednesday it has purchased a 10 percent minority stake in Rimac Automobili, a Croatian manufacturer specializing in electric sports cars and electric car parts. The investment is the latest move by Porsche towards an increased focus on the electric car market. Porsche, which has its North American headquarters located in Atlanta, unveiled its first-ever electric...
Which meal kit delivery service is right for you? Comparing Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and 8 more

Which meal kit delivery service is right for you? Comparing Blue Apron, Hello Fresh 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. Even Amazon is dabbling in the meal kit service industry with help from AllRecipes.com. AmazonFresh offers customers the option to find a recipe they want to make and add the related ingredients to their shopping cart. This option, however, is only available...
Braves fans not impressed with game experience on Facebook 

Braves fans not impressed with game experience on Facebook 

Atlanta Braves fans were generally unhappy before the Braves-Blue Jays game aired Wednesday exclusively on Facebook Watch. They weren’t too thrilled following the online broadcast either. Rate your experience: Fans took to Twitter to express their opinions on the streaming service immediately after the stream concluded on Wednesday.  The Braves fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4. 
Kennesaw State gets $1M grant for Hispanic, black STEM students

Kennesaw State gets $1M grant for Hispanic, black STEM students

For the next five years, Kennesaw State University will have $200,000 more a year to make make black and Hispanic nerds more successful. The Maryland-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced Wednesday it has given KSU a $1 million grant for those STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — students. It was one of the 33 institutions chosen...
Attorney killed by client’s husband in murder-suicide, officials say

Attorney killed by client’s husband in murder-suicide, officials say

A prominent divorce attorney was shot and killed at his law office Wednesday by the husband of a client he was representing, Bartow County officials confirmed.  Details on what led to the fatal shooting of Antonio B. Mari at his law offices were not released.  Authorities were called to the 600 block of North Tennessee, where the law office is located, about 1:30 p.m., Cartersville police...
Fulton County advertises property tax increase, but doesn’t set rate

Fulton County advertises property tax increase, but doesn’t set rate

Fulton County commissioners plan to advertise a potential property tax increase, but whether or not one will go into effect depends on how many people appeal their 2018 property values. The county government’s tax rate will not be higher than it was in 2017 — 10.38 mills — and county commissioners made it clear they weren’t seeking a windfall from higher property values. But...
Atlanta Mayor Bottoms orders jail to refuse new ICE detainees

Atlanta Mayor Bottoms orders jail to refuse new ICE detainees

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Wednesday announced that she had signed an executive order prohibiting the city’s jail from accepting new detainees of the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. The city must not be complicit in U. S. President Donald Trump’s policies that have separated children from their families at the Mexican border, Bottoms said. “I, like many...
Search underway for armed man cops say shot woman during domestic incident

Search underway for armed man cops say shot woman during domestic incident

Authorities are searching for a man they say shot a woman during a domestic incident in Cherokee County. Marshall Phillip McCall, 47, of Acworth, is considered armed and dangerous. The woman was taken to a hospital and her condition was not given, Channel 2 Action News reported. The incident happened at a residence on Rose Creek Run in the Towne Lake area, according to a Facebook post ...
Delta CEO says airline flights reunited families, rather than separated them

Delta CEO says airline flights reunited families, rather than separated them

Amid heated discussion on immigration and trade, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the role of airlines is “making the world a more connected place.” “We are very clear that our mission is bringing the world together and connecting people to each other, and anything that runs counter to that, obviously Delta is going to be opposed,” Bastian said. Immigration “is an evolving...
Sanchez runs into nemesis, Braves fall to Blue Jays

Sanchez runs into nemesis, Braves fall to Blue Jays

 TORONTO – After the surging Braves snapped the Blue Jays’ seven-game winning streak Tuesday, Anibal Sanchez got knocked around by a nemesis and outpitched by Toronto’s J.A. Happ in the finale of the brief two-game series.
Backers of Eagle’s Landing cityhood ramping up informational push

Backers of Eagle’s Landing cityhood ramping up informational push

With less than six months to go until election day, supporters of cityhood for Eagle’s Landing are ramping up efforts to get voters behind their cause. Vikki Consiglio, a leading voice in the cityhood movement, said supporters are visiting the neighborhoods that would make up the proposed city and holding monthly meetings. Thursday, an information session is planned for residents of Villages...
How to help refugees around Atlanta and beyond

How to help refugees around Atlanta and beyond

Every day, 44,400 people are forced to flee their homes due to conflict and persecution, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. » RELATED: World Refugee Day celebration Saturday in Clarkston “We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record,” the agency’s official website states. On June 20, the world commemorates World...
How to win free food for a year at a new downtown Atlanta restaurant

How to win free food for a year at a new downtown Atlanta restaurant

A new location of a salad bar restaurant is expected to open in downtown Atlanta next week.   Salata will open in Peachtree Center on June 28. Twenty-five percent of opening day sales will be donated to nonprofit Hands On Atlanta, a press release said. A ribbon cutting ceremony will also take place from 10 to 11 a.m.  The event will include a photo booth, complimentary Steel City...
PETA makes good on promise of billboard to honor 10 cows killed in I-75 crash

PETA makes good on promise of billboard to honor 10 cows killed in I-75 crash

A new billboard on display in Cobb County seeks to memorialize 10 cows killed on I-75 last month when a tractor-trailer hauling the cattle overturned.  Officials with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the sign, which reads “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan,” is intended to make something of their deaths. MORE: PETA plans billboard to...
Police: Man robbed taxi driver of $1,200 at gunpoint in Dunwoody 

Police: Man robbed taxi driver of $1,200 at gunpoint in Dunwoody 

Police are searching for a man they say robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint. The taxi driver told police he drove a man to The Lofts Apartments around 2 a.m. on Tuesday. The man then robbed the driver of $1,200 in cash and ran into the apartment complex on Perimeter Center East in Dunwoody, Sgt. Robert Parsons told AJC.com. The driver was not injured, Parsons said. Dunwoody police, based on a surveillance...
Delta CEO opposes idea of state takeover of Atlanta airport

Delta CEO opposes idea of state takeover of Atlanta airport

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said he opposes a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as Georgia’s legislature plans a committee to study the idea. “Atlanta is the largest, most successful airport in the world, and anything that would harm that in terms of trying to move it for political gain between the city and state, we’re opposed,” Bastian said after a...
Woman was followed 80 miles from Phipps Plaza and robbed, police say

Woman was followed 80 miles from Phipps Plaza and robbed, police say

A woman shopping at Phipps Plaza drove more than 80 miles back to her home in Dalton before allegedly being robbed in her driveway, and police believe the robbers may have followed her from the shopping center. According to Brittany McEntire, two men robbed her at gunpoint three weeks ago. She told Channel 2 Action News that she and her family feared for her life; her mother, husband and three children...
Part of Kennesaw State without water after main break

Part of Kennesaw State without water after main break

A water main break on the Kennesaw State University campus means no water for some students all day as the temperature is estimated to hit 91 degrees. The school’s emergency management department tweeted that an eight-inch water line broken on Campus Loop Road at a curve in the road. READ | 2 Kennesaw State players need to prep for cold winters after MLB draft  Repairs are expected...
Stepdad arrested after 4-year-old found with bruises, fractured leg

Stepdad arrested after 4-year-old found with bruises, fractured leg

A Gainesville man was arrested Wednesday after he fractured his 4-year-old stepson’s leg, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said. Bobby Franklin Lomax, 28, was taken into custody without incident and charged with first-degree cruelty to children, sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Scott Ware said. Investigators believe the abuse happened in the 5100 block of Hightower Road. Lomax&rsquo...
Brookhaven zoning overhaul is ready for review

Brookhaven zoning overhaul is ready for review

A draft copy of Brookhaven’s zoning overhaul is now ready for residents’ feedback, and a series of public meetings have been scheduled. The 190-page document will guide city leaders on everything from approving new housing developments to what kind of changes will be allowed along Buford Highway and other high-traffic business districts. Along with consultants, a steering committee...
Man arrested after trying to pay waitress with her own stolen credit card, police say

Man arrested after trying to pay waitress with her own stolen credit card, police say

A suspected thief is behind bars after police say he handed an Arkansas waitress her own stolen card while paying his bill at a Pine Bluff restaurant. According to The Associated Press, Shamon West, 21, was arrested Tuesday after Shannon's Restaurant waitress Flora Lunsford went to swipe the credit card and noticed her own name on it. She called police, who searched West and found Lunsford's Social...
17-year-old unarmed when shot 3 times by officer, police say

17-year-old unarmed when shot 3 times by officer, police say

A 17-year-old was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday night after he allegedly ran away from a traffic stop on foot, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Officer identified the teenager as Antwon Rose of Rankin. He attended Woodland Hills High School last year. Update 5:30 p.m. ET:  The...
Secret no more: An insider’s guide to hidden menus

Secret no more: An insider’s guide to hidden menus

The secret menu item is irresistible to diners, restaurateurs and journalists alike. It takes a variety of forms, such as the off-menu Meat Stick at One Eared Stag, an open secret for years now. Sometimes it’s offered in limited quantities, like the original burger at Holeman & Finch, where tightly controlled supply drove demand to unusually frenzied heights. In other restaurants, it’s...

Opinion: Trump and the invasion of the West

“It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of “zero tolerance,” under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents. “We need to be … a country that governs with a heart,” says first lady Melania Trump. “No one likes this policy,&rdquo...
Review: Ok Yaki brings Osaka to Atlanta

Review: Ok Yaki brings Osaka to Atlanta

Okonomiyaki is the sort of food that inspires unreasonable, outlandish devotion. It is most commonly described as a Japanese pancake, a flat concoction of cabbage and batter cooked on a griddle and topped with various meats and a distinctive sweet and savory sauce. That is technically accurate, in the way it is technically accurate to describe pizza as some dough, sauce and cheese baked with some...

Opinion: GOP moderates fold to Trumpism

WASHINGTON — “Moderate Republicans are the people who are there when you don’t need them.” It was one of former Rep. Barney Frank’s many devastating zingers, and it certainly applies to the fiasco unfolding in the House of Representatives on immigration. A headline last week on Roll Call’s website might have been channeling Frank, the acerbic Massachusetts Democrat...
Social media, athletic pressure drives surge in male eating disorders

Social media, athletic pressure drives surge in male eating disorders

About 10 million men in the United States will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Cyrus Webb was one of them. "I was 20 years old. I remember the time … feeling as though I was not happy, and I ended up trying to kill myself," Webb said. Webb had been self-conscious about his weight at the time, and was afraid he would lose a spot in his marching band. "I would...
Braves’ Gohara makes start for Gwinnett in Triple-A

Braves’ Gohara makes start for Gwinnett in Triple-A

Braves prospect Luiz Gohara gave up five hits and two earned runs in 3 1/3 innings is his first Triple-A start since being sent down to the Gwinnett Stripers Wednesday night in Lawrenceville. Gohara (0-3) had seven strikeouts and a walk and threw 69 pitches. The Braves decided Gohara was better off pitching more as a starter in Gwinnett rather than serving mop-up duty for the big-league team. Gohara...
Airlines taking stand in immigration crisis, refusing to fly separated migrant children

Airlines taking stand in immigration crisis, refusing to fly separated migrant children

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon to keep families together at the border amid national outrage and pressure from both political parties. >> Read more trending news  Trump officially reversed his argument that the office of the president has no authority to stop separations of undocumented immigrant families. Charlotte Douglas International Airport&rsquo...
USC’s Brandon Perez, Washington’s Joe Demers win Gold Glove awards

USC’s Brandon Perez, Washington’s Joe Demers win Gold Glove awards

A pair of Pac-12 baseball standouts have been honored for their defense, both named to Rawlings’ annual list of Gold Glove Award winners. USC junior Brandon Perez won the award for third base while Washington junior Joe Demers was the selection at pitcher. Peters started 54 games for USC, logging a .987 fielding percentage with just 2 errors and 104 assists on 159 defensive chances...
Tennessee ‘has lost its Voice,’ Vols broadcasting legend John Ward passes away

Tennessee ‘has lost its Voice,’ Vols broadcasting legend John Ward passes away

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee lost a legend on Wednesday. The Vol Network issued a statement announcing the passing of Tennessee broadcasting giant John Ward.     Ward handled play-by-play duties for the University of Tennessee from 1965 through 1999, in addition to the Vols’ coaches shows in football and basketball. Ward was 87 years old.        ...
Legendary Tennessee broadcaster John Ward dies at 87

Legendary Tennessee broadcaster John Ward dies at 87

John Ward was considered a legend. If you were to ask anyone associated with Tennessee athletics, being labeled as just a legend may even be an understatement for the broadcaster who served as the “Voice of the Vols” for more than 30 years. Sadly, that voice will be no more. According to a statement released by the university, Ward passed away on Wednesday at the ...
High number of cancer cases among Florida high school friends prompts doctor to urge investigation

High number of cancer cases among Florida high school friends prompts doctor to urge investigation

A  Florida oncologist and 2003 Satellite High School graduate is asking questions after she and several of her former classmates were diagnosed with cancer. >> Read more trending news  Dr. Julie Greenwalt, of the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville battled a rare, aggressive form of appendix cancer. She first contacted the Florida Department of Health about one year...
Dustin Peterson searches for ‘rhythm’ he rode to the big leagues 

Dustin Peterson searches for ‘rhythm’ he rode to the big leagues 

Dustin Peterson’s first major-league appearance lasted around 48 hours, but those two days with the Braves represent a fraction of the right fielder’s aspirations.  “It was awesome,” he said before suiting up for the Gwinnett Stripers’ game against the Toledo Mud Hens on Wednesday. “It was everything I expected. My family got to make it out. My brother, who...
Fotu Leiato’s high school coaches speak out after former Oregon LB’s death

Fotu Leiato’s high school coaches speak out after former Oregon LB’s death

He officially stopped being a member of the Oregon football team in May, the result of a pair of misdemeanor arrests earlier in the year. But when news broke last week of Leiato’s death in a one-car accident in Eugene, his recent past no longer mattered to the Ducks family. The news was particularly hard-hitting in Leiato’s home town of Steilacoom, Wash., where...
Florida woman found slumped over in car with baby, drug paraphernalia, deputies say

Florida woman found slumped over in car with baby, drug paraphernalia, deputies say

A 39-year-old woman who was already on the radar of the Florida Department of Children and Families was arrested after deputies said they discovered her either asleep or passed out in her vehicle with a baby in the back seat.  Deputies in Lake County, Florida, said they made contact with Lucy Maldonado at a Wawa gas station. They said deputies noticed track marks on her arms and said she...
2019 OLB Kyi Wright lists Wisconsin in his final three schools

2019 OLB Kyi Wright lists Wisconsin in his final three schools

Wisconsin football is going down to the wire for a 2019 linebacker recruit. 3-star outside linebacker Kyi Wright listed the Badgers in his final three schools via his personal Twitter on Wednesday night. Wright listed North Carolina and Pittsburgh in the final three as well. Wright is listed as the No. 25 recruit in the state of Pennsylvania and the No. 98 outside linebacker in the country, ...
Camp Sunshine is strictly a Bulldogs’ thing, and something Kirby Smart loves

Camp Sunshine is strictly a Bulldogs’ thing, and something Kirby Smart loves

RUTLEDGE, Ga. — Driving East out of Atlanta, keep going on until there’s no evidence of civilization, exit onto Newborn Road and head south into the middle of nowhere. Turn left onto Centenniel Road, drive about a mile, then hang a right onto the gravel road known as Keencheefoonee. Proceed through the wooden gate, turn left at the horse stables pull into a dirt...
Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll has successful surgery after getting shot in knee

Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll has successful surgery after getting shot in knee

Sam Stoll, the Iowa wrestler who was accidentally shot in the knee, underwent surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and has been released, Hawkeyes coach Tom Brands said in a statement. Stoll has had two ACL tears previously, but it’s unclear if the injuries were suffered on the same leg that was shot. The 22-year-old earned All-American honors as a...
Oklahoma recruiting: Sooners’ commitment to Lincoln Riley silences rumors

Oklahoma recruiting: Sooners’ commitment to Lincoln Riley silences rumors

Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news and notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition, we look at the importance of Lincoln Riley’s contract extension in recruiting. In late spring 2017, the Sooners could see a recruiting problem on the horizon. Elite prep prospects were drawn to playing ...
Nebraska recruiting: Can Adrian Martinez influence Kendall Milton

Nebraska recruiting: Can Adrian Martinez influence Kendall Milton

Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of The Harvest here. Football in California’s central valley is a tight-knit...
How Josh Okogie became a candidate to be a first-round pick

How Josh Okogie became a candidate to be a first-round pick

When Georgia Tech’s season came to an end in the first round of the ACC tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y., it seemed a foregone conclusion that Yellow Jackets guard Josh Okogie would return for his junior season. After the game, he spoke of his plans for summer workouts and the next season. His coaches, too, expected him to be back. That was March 6. “I think he was planning to come back,&rdquo...
BREAKING: In-state DE Jahfari Harvey commits to Miami

BREAKING: In-state DE Jahfari Harvey commits to Miami

Miami is wrapping up the spring in style on the recruiting trail. The Hurricanes landed their XXth commitment since the start of June on Wednesday when 3-star weakside defensive end Jahfari Harvey announced his pledge to Miami. The defensive lineman from Vero Beach (Fla.) High School announced his decision in a first-year essay with Treasure Coast Newspapers....
Arkansas beats Texas Tech, now one win short of title appearance at College World Series

Arkansas beats Texas Tech, now one win short of title appearance at College World Series

Déjà vu in Omaha, Neb. Arkansas and Texas Tech were at it Wednesday afternoon for the second time in a midweek this season. The last time the two played, in Fayetteville, Arkansas handled the Red Raiders with relative ease, scoring early and letting the pitching handle the rest. You do know what d éjà vu means, right? Arkansas is now...
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