Tropical Storm Zeta cuts through Southeast US, leaving 2.2 million in dark; 2nd system pops up with high odds in Atlantic
ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Zeta cut powerlines throughout the southeast United States and leaving millions in the dark Thursday morning, while the National Hurricane Center identified a new system in the south Atlantic.First, about 2.2 million customers in eight states are in the dark due to Zeta, according to Poweroutage.US.The tropical storm had its maximum sustained winds drop 60 mph hours after making landfall in Louisiana Wednesday afternoon, according to the NHC’s 8 a.m. update. Zeta is 50 miles west of Ashville, North Carolina and is moving at a fast pace of 39 mph. Its tropical-sto...
Cuban detainees: ICE forced us to sign forms saying we wanted to go back, 'visit' family
MIAMI — When a guard approached his bunk bed asking if he’d like to see his family after 18 months in detention, the 24-year-old Cuban detainee thought he was finally going to South Florida where he’d be reunited with his aunt.Instead, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had other notions. They were planning to reunite him with his family — in Cuba.Now he’s one of at least two dozen Cubans inside detention centers in Louisiana and Georgia who have told the Miami Herald that ICE agents coerced them — sometimes through physical violence — to sign a form saying they desired to return to Cuba...
5 things learned from Falcons' 25-17 win over Panthers
The Falcons didn’t Falcon.The problems at the end of halves and the end of games have been monumental as they’ve lost three games after having a win probability of 98%.But against the Panthers, the Falcons held on. Backup cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson sealed the 25-17 victory with an interception with 57 seconds left to play on Thursday at Bank of America Stadium.The Falcons, who had blown three fourth-quarter leads this season, improved to 2-6 on the season. The Panthers dropped to 3-5.The Panthers defeated the Falcons 23-6 on Oct. 11, were trying to sweep the series for the first time since t...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Feds arrest leader of white supremacy group who ran 'hate camp' in Michigan
DETROIT — The leader of a national white supremacist group who ran a “hate camp” in Michigan and one of his cohorts were charged Thursday with multiple crimes as extremist groups continue to land on the FBI’s radar nationwide.The latest suspects were arrested at their homes at 6 a.m. Thursday for their alleged roles in a December 2019 incident in Dexter, where police said a husband, wife and their infant child were terrorized by two white supremacists who showed up on their porch in the middle of the night and took photos of their house, thinking someone else lived there.The suspects, police s...
Detroit Free Press
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be out this week against Boston College after testing positive for COVID-19, the school confirmed Thursday evening.NFL Network was the first to report that Lawrence had tested positive for COVID-19.Clemson is set to host Boston College on Saturday and will travel to Notre Dame next weekend.“Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement. “He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston Col...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
Trudy Rubin: Whether Trump wins or loses, the post-election fight to refresh democracy won't be easy
Last week I got a call from a friend asking if I still had my bulletproof vest from my trips to Iraq over the last decade. She wanted to pass the vest on to a Black lawyer who was traveling to North Carolina to join Democratic poll watchers on Nov. 3, and whose life she feared for.I used to have to travel to places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia or Hong Kong to write about dangerous elections. Not anymore.My friend’s fears were legitimate — coming at a time when President Donald Trump is spewing falsehoods about wide-scale election fraud while encouraging armed white supremacists to support hi...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dahleen Glanton: Can a squirrel predict the winner of the election? After one nutty campaign season, anything is possible
After Donald Trump’s surprising victory over Hillary Clinton four years ago, some people are wary of what the polls are saying about the 2020 election.Nearly every national poll shows Joe Biden with a hefty lead over Trump. But national presidential polls are equivalent to asking people all over the country to weigh in on who should be mayor of Chicago.Seventeen battleground states will determine who lands in the White House. It doesn’t matter who the majority of Americans want. The Electoral College decides, so a handful of voters in a few states could once again end up picking the winner.The...
Fantasy football Week 8: Start and sit
Washington running back Antonio Gibson continued his impressive rookie pace, the Packers’ Davante Adams solidified his place as fantasy’s No. 1 wide receiver, and running back Le’Veon Bell looked solid in his Chiefs debut. Here’s a look back at Week 7’s games.———WEEK 7 RECAPEagles 22, Giants 21: Carson Wentz looks like 2019 Josh Allen with more interceptions, which isn’t as bad as it sounds.Lions 23, Falcons 22: Atlanta is the Vincent van Gogh of losing football games, but how many fantasy outcomes were altered by Todd Gurley’s epic fail? You have Gurley’s touchdown (that shouldn’t have happen...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
UPS 3Q financial results soar ahead of holiday shipping surge
ATLANTA — UPS reported revenue and profit soared in the third quarter as the shipping giant gears up for a holiday surge.The Sandy Springs-based company has already seen demand for package deliveries rise as more consumers shop online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Adding the rush of holiday shopping on top of that is expected to create an even bigger challenge for UPS and its competitors in the period leading up to Christmas.UPS posted $21.24 billion in revenue in the three months ended Sept. 30, up 16% from a year earlier, as U.S. domestic average daily volume increased 14%. The shipper also ci...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If you call 911 in this Georgia town, a drone might respond soon
ATLANTA – Brookhaven, Ga., will become the first city in the southeast to adopt a first responder program that uses unmanned drones to respond to 911 calls, emergencies and to conduct investigations.On Tuesday night, the city approved funding for the Brookhaven Police Department’s UAS (unmanned aerial system) unit, which will consist of four drones. Police will be able to deploy them to witness crimes in progress, document crime scenes or provide a bird’s eye view for officers on the ground.Not every 911 call will be answered with a drone, but Brookhaven police said the project will give its o...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution