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Rich McKay

Potential jurors in Ahmaud Arbery case asked: Is U.S. Confederate flag racist?

Oct 18 2021

(Reuters) -Defense counsel in the trial of three white men accused of murdering Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia asked potential jurors on Monday whether they considered the Confederate battle flag a racist symbol. | Video

Georgia town calls for unity ahead of trial of accused killers of Black jogger Arbery

Oct 18 2021

BRUNSWICK, Georgia Community leaders in Brunswick, Georgia, are preaching unity ahead of the trial of three white men accused of racially motivated murder in the shotgun death of a Black jogger, anxious it does not stir racial tensions or violent protests in their small coastal city. | Video

Jury selection to start in trial over killing of Black jogger in Georgia

Oct 18 2021

The judge overseeing the trial of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black jogger, in Glynn County in coastal Georgia said potential jurors could be questioned about their views on race when selection began Monday afternoon.

U.S. to declare 23 species, including ivory-billed woodpecker, officially extinct

Sep 29 2021

(Reuters) -The ivory-billed woodpecker, whose last confirmed sighting was nearly 80 years ago, is one of 23 federally protected species that would be officially declared extinct - the most ever at one time - under a U.S. government proposal announced on Wednesday. | Video

Accused Georgia spa shooter pleads not guilty to four murder charges

Sep 28 2021

ATLANTA (Reuters) -A Georgia man on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder and other charges stemming from a shooting massacre at Atlanta-area day spas in March, for which the prosecutor is seeking the death penalty.

Accused Georgia spa shooter pleads not guilty to four murder charges

Sep 28 2021

ATLANTA A Georgia man on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder and other charges stemming from a shooting massacre at Atlanta-area day spas in March, for which the prosecutor is seeking the death penalty.

Court rules for Florida governor, reinstates ban on mask mandates in state's schools

Sep 10 2021

A Florida appeals court ruled in favor of Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday, effectively reinstating his ban on mask mandates in the state's public schools.

Former Georgia district attorney indicted for obstruction in Arbery case

Sep 02 2021

ATLANTA A Georgia grand jury indicted a former district attorney on Thursday on two charges stemming from her delay in charging suspects captured on video fatally shooting a Black man as he was out jogging in the coastal city of Brunswick.

Louisiana left without power, Mississippi highway collapses in Ida's wake

Aug 31 2021

Aug 31 Two people were killed and 10 injured in a road collapse on a Mississippi highway likely triggered by heavy rains unleashed by Hurricane Ida, a powerful storm that left Louisiana and neighboring states without power, officials said on Tuesday.

Georgia prosecutor confirms plan to seek death penalty in Atlanta spa shootings

Aug 30 2021

ATLANTA (Reuters) -Georgia prosecutors affirmed on Monday their intention to seek the death penalty in Atlanta's Fulton County for the suspect accused of murdering four people at two Asian-run day spas there, characterizing the shootings as hate crimes.

World News

N.Korea fires ballistic missile, disrupts Japanese election campaign start

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, pulling Japan's new prime minister off the campaign trail https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-kicks-off-election-campaign-support-ruling-ldp-dips-2021-10-19 and overshadowing the opening of a major arms fair https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-threatens-upstage-skorea-defence-expo-with-duelling-military-show-2021-10-14 in Seoul.