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Editorial Roundup: US

May. 27, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 27 The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump's tweets: After President Trump’s fevered conspiracy tweets about Joe Scarborough’s former intern Lori Klausutis, her widower, T.J. Klausutis, begged the...

Kemp says we can't fight virus from home as cases tick up

May. 27, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday that he wants to lift more restrictions on businesses as long as people continue to heed coronavirus guidance from officials and public health experts. The Republican governor’s comments came as state data shows the number of new daily infections...

Fulton elections chief says ballot application backlog clear

May. 27, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in Georgia's most populous county say they've cleared a backlog of absentee ballot applications and are now processing ballot applications as they come in. Fulton County is up to date on its processing of absentee ballot applications received by mail, email and fax,...

Former Braves C Biff Pocoroba dies at 66; All-Star in 1978

May. 27, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta catcher Biff Pocoroba, who played in the 1978 All-Star Game and was a backup on the Braves team that won an improbable NL West title in 1982, has died at age 66. Tom Wages Funeral Services in suburban Snellville confirmed that Pocoroba died Sunday. No cause of death was...

Lawyer: Charges against DA candidate over video 'fabricated'

May. 27, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The lawyer for a Georgia district attorney candidate says the charges he faces over a campaign video are fabricated and political. Mark Jones is accused of endangering the public after he participated in the video that features a car driving recklessly on government property,...

This Thursday, May 7, 2020, file photo combo of images provided by the Glynn County Detention Center in Georgia shows Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of the two men as he ran through a neighborhood. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)

Judge sets June 4 hearing for suspects in Arbery slaying

May. 27, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has scheduled a hearing next week for three men charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, court officials said Wednesday. Glynn County Magistrate Court Judge Wallace E. Harrell set a preliminary hearing for June 4, said court clerk Luetrice Lott. The...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 27, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ May 27 The Brunswick News on legislation that would increase the amount of medical supplies manufactured in the U.S.: Tired of hearing about critical shortages of essential medical supplies, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter is joining U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., in proposing...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

GOP govs offer states as alternative RNC convention host

May. 26, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go...

Warrant issued for DA candidate in rap campaign video

May. 26, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued for a Georgia district attorney candidate accused of endangering the public after he participated in a campaign video featuring a car driving recklessly on government property, authorities said Tuesday. Mark Jones is wanted by Columbus police and accused...

Georgia Aquarium says beluga whale born earlier in May

May. 26, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has announced the birth of its newest beluga whale. Staff at the aquarium say the calf was born on Sunday, May 17 to its mother, 20-year-old Whisper. At birth, the newborn weighed 174 pounds and measured 5 feet and 4 inches long. After a long labor, mother and...