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  • holidays Jan 8

    Uninvited Squirrel Wreaks Havoc in Home While Owners Away on Vacation

    An Atlanta couple said they came home from a winter vacation to find their house had been ransacked by an unusual suspect: a squirrel. Kari and Dustin Drees returned to find their house in disarray with floors scratched, baseboards chewed, and squirrel feces all around. Reports say a squirrel had fallen down their chimney and became trapped in the house,...

  • Movies Dec 10, 2019

    Newspaper Criticizes Film’s Take on Olympic Bombing Coverage

    The current editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is disputing an upcoming film’s depiction of the newspaper’s reporting and decision-making processes surrounding the fatal 1996 Olympic park bombing. Editor Kevin Riley has written an op-ed taking particular issue with the portrayal of reporter Kathy Scruggs. A lawyer for the paper has demanded a public statement and a “prominent disclaimer”...

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Rain, Snow Forecast to Pound Much of U.S. as Millions Travel for Thanksgiving

    A series of storms are forecast to pound much of the United States this week, delivering an extended bout of rain, ice and snow just as millions of drivers are expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving, NBC News reports. The winter weather had already begun Sunday in the north and northeast, with heavy snow and slick conditions reported from...

  • Nov 24, 2019

    NFL and Kaepernick Still at Odds Over Workout Opportunity

    A week after Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout fell apart, disagreements and distrust about it remain on issues such as its timing, who was invited and who could film the quarterback. In conversations with The Associated Press, representatives from both sides blamed each other for what went wrong on Nov. 16. Kaepernick’s side said the NFL orchestrated a workout as a...

  • Nov 24, 2019

    Tyler Perry Is Helping Out an American Couple Stuck in Mexico With $16K Hospital Bill

    An Atlanta couple’s dream cruise vacation took a scary turn when Tori Austin’s fiancée suffered a serious medical emergency on board the ship, NBC News reports. Austin told NBC News her fiancée, Stephen Johnson, was rushed to a private hospital in Progreso, Mexico, over a week ago in critical condition after medics aboard a cruise ship diagnosed him with pancreatitis,...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Key Moments From the Democratic Debate

    Watch the ten most memorable moments from the fifth Democratic presidential debate held Wednesday night in Atlanta.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Key Moments From the Democratic Debate

    Watch the ten most memorable moments from the fifth Democratic presidential debate held Wednesday night in Atlanta.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Michelle Obama, Gaga, J. Lo to Join Oprah on Wellness Tour

    Oprah Winfrey’s going on tour, and she’s bringing a rock-star lineup with her, including former first lady Michelle Obama and Grammy- and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga. Live Nation announced Wednesday that Winfrey’s wellness arena tour with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) — dubbed “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” — will also include guest appearances from Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, Amy...

  • Nov 20, 2019

    7 Key Questions Heading Into Wednesday’s Democratic Debate

    New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again. No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight for African American voters is raging. And there are growing concerns that impeachment may become a distraction from the primary. Those issues and more will play out Wednesday night when the Democratic Party’s...

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Man Sues Miami-Based Burger King Over Claims Impossible Whopper Cooked on Same Grill as Meat Products

    Phillip Williams, who is a vegan, says he suffered monetary damage in the amount he paid for the sandwich and claims he wouldn’t have made the purchase has he known the cooking method.

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Chick-fil-A to Stop Funding Controversial Groups After LGBTQ Protests

    Chick-fil-A announced it will take a different approach to its charitable giving in 2020 following years of protests from LGBTQ groups that have taken issue with the Atlanta-based food chain’s donations to organizations that do not support gay rights. “Staying true to its mission of nourishing the potential in every child, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will deepen its giving to a...

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Recap: The 5th Democratic Presidential Debate

    Ten candidates were on stage Wednesday night for the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate, co-hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Kanye West Talks About Serving God During Visit With Osteen

    Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in service to God.” West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people at Lakewood Church’s 11 a.m. service during an interview with Osteen from the stage....

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Kaepernick Throws Passes for 40 Minutes at Strange Workout

    Colin Kaepernick’s saga took another surreal turn Saturday — a last-minute audible to nix an NFL-arranged workout and a quick dash 60 miles to the other side of metro Atlanta, where the exiled quarterback staged his own impromptu passing display on a high school field in dwindling light as hundreds of fans cheered him on from behind a chain-link fence....

  • Nov 8, 2019

    Kanye West Vows to Move Yeezy Manufacturing to the Americas

    A few fun facts about Kanye West: He’s running for president in 2024, he recited color psychology to wife Kim Kardashian West as she sat in a morning bath Thursday, and he was fired at 16 for shoplifting at the Gap where he worked. West, with Kim in tow, let loose with those pearls and more during a surprise 35-minute...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Taylor Swift to Perform Concert at Final Four in Atlanta

    Taylor Swift will perform at Centennial Olympic Park during the men’s Final Four weekend.
    The 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer will headline the Capital One JamFest on April 5, the finale of the three-day March Madness Music Festival.

  • Nov 5, 2019

    Spanx Founder Buys Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Grease’ Pants

    The founder of Spanx was revealed to be the successful bidder for the skintight satin pants that Olivia Newton-John wore in the movie “Grease.”

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Threatening Note Found on American Airlines Flight to DFW

    Authorities in Atlanta say a flight to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was delayed Saturday after a threatening note was found on board.

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Amtrak Offers Half-Off Sale Across the US for November Travel

    If you’ve wanted to travel by train, now’s a good time to buy your tickets. Amtrak is offering 50% off fares as part of a two-day sale this Tuesday and Wednesday. Travel dates run from

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Shaq Donates Year’s Rent to a Paralyzed Atlanta Boy

    Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has donated a year’s rent in a new home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was paralyzed in a shooting at a football game.

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