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Georgia school district turns to second New Yorker as leader

Jun. 4, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta school district is looking to a second New York administrator for leadership after pulling back the welcome mat for former New York City schools chancellor Rudy Crew. The DeKalb County school board on Thursday announced it was selecting New York City First Deputy...

People gather in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The Latest: ACLU files lawsuit against Trump administration

Jun. 4, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — ACLU files lawsuit against Trump administration regarding removal of protesters. — Texas county GOP chairwoman pressured...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized for using the phrase

Bills rookie QB apologizes for racially insensitive comment

Jun. 4, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized for using the phrase “elite white people” in a text conversation from more than a year ago, and posted on social media early Thursday. The former Georgia starter posted his apology on his Twitter account, in which he...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz, left, and New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell battle for a header during round one of an MLS Cup playoff soccer game in Atlanta. Atlanta United veteran defender Jeff Larentowicz, who serves as an executive board member for the players union, said Thursday, June 4, 2020, he has safety concerns about an agreement announced Wednesday for a MLS tournament in Orlando in July. He is worried about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and said

Players worry about safety as MLS plans return to training

Jun. 4, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The first day of small group training for Atlanta United and three other MLS teams was accompanied by ongoing worries from veteran defender Jeff Larentowicz about plans for a MLS tournament in Florida. The first-day participation was voluntary and there was no contact as social distancing...

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)

Testimony: Shooter used racist slur as Arbery lay dying

Jun. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after fatally shooting the black man with a pump-action shotgun. The inflammatory revelation came amid a week of angry nationwide protests over law...

Judge rules there is enough evidence to try 3 suspects on murder charges in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

Jun. 4, 2020 4:34 PM EDT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Judge rules there is enough evidence to try 3 suspects on murder charges in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against South Florida, in Atlanta. In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take time to vote in November. The school said Thursday, June 4, 2020, that nine teams, including football, will cancel all mandatory activities on the Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot. Geoff Collins was one of the first Power Five football coaches to express his support for those protesting the treatment of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jon Barash, File)

Georgia Tech athletes get day off to vote on Election Day

Jun. 4, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take time to vote in November. The school said Thursday that nine teams, including football, will cancel all mandatory activities on Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot....

Investigator: White man who shot Ahmaud Arbery was heard saying racial slur over the young black man's body

Jun. 4, 2020 11:17 AM EDT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Investigator: White man who shot Ahmaud Arbery was heard saying racial slur over the young black man's body.

Ideals versus effectiveness in 9th District GOP contest

Jun. 4, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — All the Republicans running in Georgia's 9th Congressional District are pro-Trump, pro-gun and anti-abortion. That's where the work begins to tell them apart. U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' decision to run for U.S. Senate in January set off a scramble to succeed him in one of the nation's most...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, rapper YFN Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, attends the world premiere of the final season of Starz TV's

Police: Teen hurt in gunfire at rapper YFN Lucci video shoot

Jun. 4, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A teenager was injured Wednesday night after gunfire rang out during the filming of a music video in Atlanta, the city’s police said. Rapper YFN Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, was filming the music video in an apartment complex in the southeastern part of the city,...