3-2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta
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3-2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation’s largest domed stadiums collapsed Monday into a pile of jagged concrete and a vast cloud of dust in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta. Nearly 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms) of explosives were used to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens at 7:30 a.m. Onlookers gathered at … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Celebrities / Music

Hip-hop collective Dungeon Family reunites at festival

ATLANTA (AP) — The legendary Dungeon Family music collective, which birthed a generation of hip-hop stars, reunited on stage Saturday night for the first time in a decade, and they’re not looking to stop there. They want to create new songs and eventually collaborate for their own big festival or tour. First, they performed together … Continue reading

Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
Politics

Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump will visit a predominantly black church in Detroit this weekend and, his campaign says, “outline policies that will impact minorities and the disenfranchised in our country.” It’s the latest move in the Republican presidential nominee’s outreach to non-whites. The trip comes in response to sharp criticism from many African-Americans incensed … Continue reading

Legal showdown looms over the NCAA’s ban on paying athletes
Business / National / Sports / Virginia

Legal showdown looms over the NCAA’s ban on paying athletes

ATLANTA (AP) — Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can’t form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they’re professionals. A federal judge who issued a landmark decision against the NCAA last year is considering whether … Continue reading

Duo of Rapper Wale and Actor-Comedian Jerry Seinfeld album lands at No.1
Celebrities / Music

Duo of Rapper Wale and Actor-Comedian Jerry Seinfeld album lands at No.1

ATLANTA (AP) — Wale always wanted to feature Jerry Seinfeld in his music, but didn’t know how to reach the superstar actor-comedian, who initially knew nothing about the rapper. But then the Grammy-nominated performer met Seinfeld’s wife, a Wale fan and hip-hopenthusiast. “She’s a big hip-hop fan and of my music,” Wale said of Jessica … Continue reading

Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case
Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle / National / U.S. News

Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

ATLANTA (AP) — All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, April 14 and the judge called the cheating scandal “the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town.” Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry … Continue reading