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ATLANTA | In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

ATLANTA — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional “Hurricane Cora” barreled into southeast Virginia and up the Chesapeake Bay to strike Washington, D.C., in the narrative created by the Federal Emergency … Continue reading ATLANTA | In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

ATLANTA | Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

ATLANTA  — A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing “its soul” at Aretha Franklin’s funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he felt his sermon was appropriate at … Continue reading ATLANTA | Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

ATLANTA | Dream beats Mystics 78-75, Delle Donne down with knee injury

ATLANTA  — Elena Delle Donne was having another huge game, and the Washington Mystics were on the verge of taking command of this WNBA semifinal series. Then, one of the league’s biggest stars crumpled to the court with what looked like a serious knee injury. Her teammates could hardly bear to look as she writhed … Continue reading ATLANTA | Dream beats Mystics 78-75, Delle Donne down with knee injury

ATLANTA | Fan charged after rushing onstage at Beyonce, Jay-Z concert

ATLANTA — Police say they are pursuing more charges against a man who rushed onstage during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Atlanta. Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender told The Associated Press that 26-year-old Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell ran on stage, approached Jay-Z and made contact with him as the “On the Run II” concert … Continue reading ATLANTA | Fan charged after rushing onstage at Beyonce, Jay-Z concert

NEW YORK | Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral

NEW YORK  — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week. Franklin’s rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, says other speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, music mogul Clive Davis, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral

ATLANTA | States move quickly to tap into money for election security

ATLANTA  — Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election officers. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission released a report Tuesday showing how states plan to spend $380 million … Continue reading ATLANTA | States move quickly to tap into money for election security

PITTSBURGH | 20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

PITTSBURGH — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he’s 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the Braves’ 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | 20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut