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GBI director to become superior court judge in Cobb County

Jun. 24, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will leave his position to serve as a superior court judge, the governor's office announced Friday. Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Vic Reynolds, GBI director since February 2019, to serve on the Cobb County Superior...

Today in History: June 24, Cabot spots North America

Jun. 24, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 24, the 175th day of 2022. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1497, the first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place as explorer John Cabot...

Confederate monuments moved in Macon after years of dispute

Jun. 23, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments are being moved in middle Georgia's largest city after relocation plans were stalled for years by lawsuits. Crews began moving the monuments Wednesday, The Telegraph of Macon reports, using $160,000 in private money raised by a community...

Kansas equity efforts bring little change after George Floyd

May. 28, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — First she saw the graphic cellphone video showing Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death in Georgia, then news that Breonna Taylor had been shot in her Kentucky home during a botched drug raid. But when Teresa Parks watched videos of the white Minneapolis police officer pressing his...

Ex-Oklahoma officers charged in fatal shooting of Black man

May. 10, 2022 06:44 AM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Two former Oklahoma police officers have been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a Black man in December while responding to a 911 call of an alleged protective order violation. Following a monthslong probe by the Oklahoma State...

Today in History: May 7, Germany's surrender

May. 07, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 7, the 127th day of 2022. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims (rams), France, ending...

After Arbery killing, 16 calls between DA, shooter's dad

May. 05, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — One of the men convicted of murder in the street chase and fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery spoke with his former boss, the local district attorney, several times by phone in the days and weeks following the 2020 killing, according to a court document filed Thursday. ...

Louisville mayor's race plays out amid lingering tensions

Apr. 30, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg had a bounce in his step as he made his way from house to house in search of voters on a cold spring afternoon. But when people recognized him, it wasn't for reasons he’d anticipated when he announced his run last year. ...

Today in History: April 28, Mussolini is executed

Apr. 28, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 28, the 118th day of 2022. There are 247 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 28, 1994, former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had passed U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then...

Arbery killers' sentencing for hate crimes moved to August

Apr. 20, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday postponed sentencing for the white men convicted of hate crimes in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery until Aug. 8. U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood agreed to push sentencing hearings back one week after prosecutors cited a...