Trump hires prominent Atlanta attorney for election probe

Donald Trump has hired a prominent Atlanta criminal defense attorney known for defending famous rappers to represent him in matters related to the special grand jury that’s investigating whether the former president illegally tried to interfere with the 2020 election in Georgia. Drew Findling’s clients have included Cardi B, Migos and Gucci Mane, as well … Read more

Lawyer: Giuliani won’t testify Tuesday in Ga. election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that’s investigating whether to form President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said. A judge last month had ordered Giuliani, a Trump lawyer and former New … Read more

Ahmaud Arbery killers’ sentencing for federal hate crimes: Live updates

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence Monday — for committing federal hate crimes, months after getting their first for murder — at a hearing that brought a close to more than two years of criminal … Read more

Georgians can claim an embryo as a dependent on tax returns

The Georgia Department of Revenue said Monday that in-state residents can claim embryos with a “detectable human heartbeat” as dependents on their taxes. It added that an embryo “with a detectable heartbeat” has been added to the definition of dependent, effective July 20, the date of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which allows … Read more

Video: Georgia Wildlife rescues Doe with a bottle stuck on snout

Animals are heavily affected by littering and this video proves it. Staff members from the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) Urban Wildlife Program (UWP) were called to the scene of a doe with a plastic Gatorade bottle stuck around her snout. The incident happened in Fayetteville. According to rescuers, the bottle was cutting into … Read more

University of West Georgia Professor Richard Sigman Accused of Gunning Down 18-Year-Old Student Anna Jones

A University of West Georgia professor fatally shot one of his own school’s students in a parking lot in the early hours of Saturday, Carrollton Police said. Richard Sigman, 47, is now facing a murder charge over the death of 18-year-old Anna Jones. According to police in Carrollton, a college town located about 50 miles … Read more

Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis barred from investigating Trump fake elector

Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis photographed in her office on Jan. 4, 2022. Ben Gray | PA A judge Monday effectively barred a Georgia prosecutor from investigating one of 16 Republican “fake electors” to form President Donald Trump, ruling that a recent campaign fundraiser she hosted for that man’s political opponent disqualified her. … Read more

Jan. 6 hearings traced an arc of ‘carnage’ wrought by Trump

By CALVIN WOODWARD and ERIC TUCKER July 23, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/Jan-6-hearings-Trump-capitol-10351fe6d555eaee7554379ceed8bb24 WASHINGTON (AP) — To understand how Donald Trump’s desperation and lies became a potent danger to democracy, consider the ginger mints. Mints featured in one of the absurdist but toxic episodes fleshed out in the Jan. 6 hearings, which now pause even as the … Read more

Georgia fake electors may face charges in election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor who’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally interfered in the 2020 general election in the state has informed 16 Republicans who served as fake electors that they could face criminal charges. They all signed a certificate declaring falsely that then-President Trump had won the 2020 presidential … Read more

US Rep. Hice fights subpoena in Georgia election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican US Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia is fighting a subpoena seeking to have him testify before a special grand jury that is whether investigating former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 election in the state. The subpoena, which Hice received on June 29, orders him … Read more