TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the legislative process. Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to Republican Senate President Joe Negron and issued a separate statement. “I clearly made comments that were hurtful, unacceptable and inappropriate. The American people and Floridians want their leaders to be accountable and responsible, and by resigning my elected office I believe I am demonstrating those qualities they desire and deserve,” Artiles said in the statement released by a publicist. NegronRead More →

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. Obama’s first public engagement comes as President Donald Trump nears his 100-day mark in office next week. The news release announcing the event says Obama’s post-presidential goal is “to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world.” Students from schools in and around Chicago are invited to attend. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Read More →

A former contestant on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” recently threw his hat in the ring for a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly, and it isn’t going so well. Brian McDowell lost GOP support after a video of him went viral in which he was caught hitting on a woman while slurring his words. “Let me tell you right now. You should f**k me. It would really be good,” McDowell says in the video. “Listen, you never know.” The video caused Cape May County Republicans to pull their support of his campaign. McDowell has pledged to fight on even without GOP support. — Illinois town’sRead More →

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A fatal accident in south Fulton County Monday afternoon claimed the lives of four teens and injured one other. visit main articleRead More →

Paul Millsap bounced back from a sluggish start to score 19 points, Dwight Howard had his best game of the postseason and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away from the Washington Wizards 111-101 Monday night to even the opening-round playoff series at 2-all.   visit main articleRead More →