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Protests Turn Violent in Downtown Atlanta

Several arrests made in the wake of police shooting of a 'forest defender'

(Newser) - Protesters angry at police on two fronts turned violent in downtown Atlanta Saturday night, reports WSB-TV . At least six people were arrested after demonstrators clad in black smashed store windows, lit a police cruiser on fire, and vandalized walls, per the AP . The violence stemmed from anger over the planned...

New Year, New You? Best US Cities for Fitness
This Is America's
Most Active City

This Is America's Most Active City

WalletHub ranks Honolulu as being most conducive to an active lifestyle; see where other cities stand

(Newser) - If you've decided that 2023 is the year when you're going to get your fitness act together, that motivation is the first step to a better you. Of course, things beyond our control often derail even the best-laid plans, including whether where we live is conducive to living...

Outrage After Maternity Nurses Share Their 'Icks' on TikTok

Emory University Hospital Midtown refers to 'former employees' in statement

(Newser) - Complaining about your job with co-workers is pretty typical, but four labor and delivery nurses who made a TikTok video airing their gripes may have lost their jobs over it. NBC News reports the nurses at Emory University Hospital Midtown made a video in which they sounded off about what...

This Is the Most Fun City in America

Sin City tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - If only Jack Torrance had had a bit more playtime in The Shining, things may have turned out better for everyone. Time to kick back and have a little fun is an important balance to our daily stressors, and some cities host that fun in abundance. WalletHub took a look...

This Is the Best City in America if You're Single

Seattle tops WalletHub's ranking, and there are plenty of other options across the US

(Newser) - Looking for love these days can be tough. Along with people still exercising caution over COVID and prices spiking due to inflation, the dating scene can prove challenging all around. To help take that unintended sting out of Cupid's arrow, WalletHub put 182 cities across the US under the...

12-Year-Old Killed, 5 Minors Injured in Atlanta Shooting

Violence erupted between 2 groups of young people, police say

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy was killed and five other minors injured in a shooting near a popular Atlanta shopping destination Saturday night. The boy's family identifies him to WSB-TV as Zyion Charles. "When a 12-year-old dies in our city ... then the whole village has a responsibility and the whole...

This Flight Wasn't a Great Way to Kick Off the Weekend

Frontier Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Atlanta due to threatening man with box cutter: cops

(Newser) - A flight from Ohio to Florida made an unexpected stop in Atlanta Friday night after witnesses say a hostile passenger was spotted with a box cutter. WLWT reports the incident took place on Frontier Airlines Flight 1761 heading from Cincinnati to Tampa, with the plane landing in the Georgia capital...

Rapper Takeoff to Get Big Send-Off
Rapper Takeoff
to Get Big Send-Off

Rapper Takeoff to Get Big Send-Off

Funeral will be held Friday at Atlanta's State Farm Arena

(Newser) - Takeoff will get quite the sendoff. A funeral for the rapper, who was shot dead at a Houston bowling alley a week ago, will be held Friday at Atlanta's State Farm Arena, home to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, which can hold some 20,000 people, TMZ reports. Kirshnik...

Prosecutors: Gang Targeting Celebs Set Its Sights on Mariah

26 are now facing charges related to the 'Drug Rich' gang

(Newser) - A violent street gang has been targeting the homes of the wealthy and famous in Atlanta, including pop star Mariah Carey, prosecutors said Monday. They announced a 220-count indictment alleging attempted murders, shootings, kidnappings, home invasions, armed robberies, and carjackings by 26 members of the "Drug Rich" gang, some...

Charges Will Be Dropped in Rayshard Brooks Shooting

Black man was shot in the back after struggle with Atlanta officers

(Newser) - More than two years after Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by police outside a Wendy's in Atlanta, a special prosecutor has decided not to pursue charges against the two officers involved. Pete Skandalakis said Tuesday that he plans to dismiss all 11 criminal counts,...

Woman Kills 2, Hurts 1 in Atlanta Shooting Spree: Police

Victims were found at 2 different locations

(Newser) - A woman shot and killed two people and wounded a third Monday at two different locations in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood and was later taken into custody at the city's airport, police said. Atlanta police said they did not immediately know what prompted the attack, but they believe the...

Atlanta Lawyer Who Fatally Shot Wife Has Murder Conviction Overturned

Claud 'Tex' McIver will get a new trial

(Newser) - The prominent Atlanta attorney convicted in 2018 of his wife's murder saw that conviction overturned by Georgia's highest court Thursday. The state Supreme Court ruled that the jury should have been informed during the trial of Claud "Tex" McIver that they could consider the lesser charge of...

Cops: Subway Worker Killed Over Mayo Complaint

Woman in Atlanta was fatally shot and a co-worker wounded

(Newser) - A fatal shooting at a Subway restaurant in Atlanta comes with a hard-to-fathom quote from the shop's co-owner: "It breaks my heart to know that someone has the audacity to point a weapon and shoot someone for as little as too much mayonnaise on a sandwich," Willie...

Want to Get (and Stay) Married? Here's Where to Go

LawnStarter ranks the best US cities for wedded bliss

(Newser) - Maybe there actually is something to getting married in front of Cinderella Castle. Orlando, Fla., where the "happiest place on Earth" (Disney World) is located, is just one of the entries making up the top 10 in LawnStarter's ranking of the best US cities to get (and stay)...

These Are the 10 Most LGBTQ-Friendly US Cities

San Francisco ranks No. 1, per LawnStarter

(Newser) - June is Pride Month, and as LawnStarter notes, "Everyone wants the American dream—a home in a safe and supportive community—including LGBTQ people." That's why the site looked at 200 of the country's largest cities to see which ones qualify as LGBTQ-friendly, factoring in 19...

Police Who Tased Students in 2020 Won't Be Prosecuted

The prosecutor says officers 'acted within the scope of their legal authority'

(Newser) - In one of the more viral videos to emerge during nationwide protests in 2020 surrounding George Floyd’s death, two college students— Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim —were tased and pulled from their car by Atlanta police. The very next day, then-Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms fired two officers and...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Places to Start a Career

Salt Lake City is where to head

(Newser) - It's graduation season, which means young adults are now earnestly seeking their first post-college jobs. WalletHub wanted to see which locations offer the best potential for jump-starting one's career, so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining two dozen-plus metrics in...

Young Thug Busted in Gang Indictment

He allegedly rented car used in murder, approved another murder attempt

(Newser) - Young Thug was arrested at his Atlanta home on Monday and is now in jail facing charges that he co-founded a criminal street gang. The 30-year-old Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, is charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation...

'Pedal Pub' Driver Charged With DUI in Wreck

15 injured in Atlanta, though none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening

(Newser) - The driver of a so-called "pedal pub" was arrested Saturday night after the vehicle crashed with 15 passengers onboard, injuring all of them. The electric vehicles are "large-scale bikes," per 11 Alive , on which up to 15 people pedal as an operator in the front controls the...

World's 10 Busiest Airports
World's 10 Busiest Airports

World's 10 Busiest Airports

Atlanta is once again No. 1

(Newser) - Atlanta has reclaimed bragging rights to having the world's busiest airport. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is No. 1 in new annual rankings from the trade group Airports Council International, reports CNN . The airport had lost its usual No. 1 spot to China's Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in...

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