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Johnson eager to avenge missed opportunity in Atlanta.

Johnson, who is third in the season-long points race, is one of five golfers who control their fate this week at East Lake in Atlanta where a win would secure the FedExCup title and the $10 million first-prize bonus.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Hurricane Irma: University of South Florida leader fled state as students braced for storm, report says.

She described walking the Florida campus, a report says. She was in Atlanta.         

- USA TODAY - US

Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student.

The clashes at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta broke out when several dozen of the almost 500 people who had attended the vigil for slain student Scout Schultz faced off with officers at the campus police headquarters, the school said. Two Georgia Tech officers were injured and a police car was damaged, the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Nine NBA teams lost money last year, and it's going to set up a fight about revenue-sharing.

Nam Y. Huh/APA big report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe revealed 14 NBA teams lost money last season, with nine of them still finishing in the red after revenue-sharing, according to league documents. According to ESPN, the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, ...

- Business Insider - US

GOP governors launch a 'news' website with a mission to get themselves elected.

Samantha Sais/ReutersATLANTA — Republican governors are getting into the "news" business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while ...

- Business Insider - US

Republican Gov Association Quietly Launches Site Branded As News Outlet.

ATLANTA — Republican governors are getting into the “news” business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing ...

- TPM News - US

​164 laid off at Macon, Ga., aircraft maintenance facility; operations suspended.

HAECO Americas says it has been unable to permanently replace work lost when one of its commercial airline customers departed from the Macon facility earlier this summer. Affected employees have the opportunity to relocate to Florida and North Carolina.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Ohio's City Barbeque has arrived in Atlanta.

Ohio-based City Barbeque has opened its first Atlanta location in Decatur. The newest location of the popular Columbus, Ohio chain opened its doors Monday at 2511 Blackmon Drive in Decatur. Atlanta is obviously a great city. We're going to see how they like us,' Rick Malir, founder and president of City Barbeque, told the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta man sentenced to three years for $2.7 million bank fraud.

An Atlanta man has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a bank fraud scheme that resulted in losses of approximately $2.7 million. Thomas Scott Brown, 47, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and false statements to a financial institution on June 9, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Gov. Deal announces senior leadership changes.

Gov. Nathan Deal is shuffling several leadership positions in his administration following the departure of the head of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a job in the private sector. With Camila Knowles' announcement she will be leaving state government at the end of this month, Deal recommended Monday that ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Tom Noonan-backed verification software firm Evident lands $8.8 million investment.

Tom Noonan-backed startup Evident has raised $8.8 million to help businesses securely verify customer data. The Series A financing was led by New Enterprise Associates and included Internet Security Systems founder Noonan; former Palo Alto Networks CEO Lane Bass; and former Lancope CEO Mike Potts. Evident helps ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

$25 million venture capital fund targets Atlanta's #1 industry — real estate

Shadow Ventures will invest in startups targeting the Building Environment industry, which straddles multiple sectors, including technology, real estate and sustainability. The lack of an investing track record, coupled with a niche focus, could stack the odds against the first-time venture firm.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Equifax had earlier security incident, says it's unrelated to May breach

Equifax Inc. had an earlier cybersecurity incident this year but said it was unrelated to the breach that may have put information of up to 143 million people in the United States at risk. Atlanta-based credit reporting agency Equifax learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March, almost five months before ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

GDOT plan would transform Peachtree Road in Brookhaven

Draft proposals by the Georgia Department of Transportation would transform Peachtree Road in Brookhaven into something more like a boulevard than a busy corridor. Plans for the Peachtree corridor between North Druid Hills and Ashford-Dunwoody roads call for narrowing street lanes and adding a raised median and a multi-use ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Google Fiber slows metro Atlanta rollout

The high-speed rollout of Google Fiber in metro Atlanta has slowed down significantly, but representatives say plans are still in the works to provide the Internet service. In Sandy Springs, permits to install the fiber-optic cable stopped six months ago and in Brookhaven, city leaders say they are not sure when the service ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Violence Erupts After Vigil for Slain Georgia Tech Student

A police car was set ablaze and two officers were injured at Georgia Tech Monday night after a vigil for a student shot dead by police was followed by violence. Police say three people were arrested and charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

- Newser - US

3 Arrested After Vigil For Georgia Tech Student Shot By Police Turns Violent

ATLANTA — Three people were arrested Monday night during a protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated ...

- TPM News - US

Vigil at Georgia Tech turns violent in aftermath of police shooting

ATLANTA — A vigil at Georgia Tech to remember a student gunned down by campus police turned violent Monday night. A police car was set afire as about 50 participants marched to the Georgia Tech Police Department headquarters in Atlanta. It was unclear who set the blaze. An unidentified individual wa...

- The Raw Story - US

Post-vigil protest for slain Georgia Tech student; 3 arrests

ATLANTA — Three people were arrested during a protest that followed a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said.

- Billings Gazette - US

Violence Erupts After Vigil for Slain Georgia Tech Student

A police car was set ablaze and two officers were injured at Georgia Tech Monday night after a vigil for a student shot by police was followed by violence. Police say three people were arrested and charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports....

- Newser - US

At The Emmys, It Was A Big Night For Juggernauts

The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies, Saturday Night Live, Veep and Atlanta all won multiple awards in major categories, on a night that rarely strayed far from current events.

- NPR - US

Amazon's HQ2 sends U.S. cities into recruiting overdrive. Here's what's in the works in Atlanta and beyond

It seems everyone has an opinion on where Amazon should build its second headquarters. Speculation and handicapping have run amok since the Seattle-based company announced it was seeking bids to accommodate what it says will be a $5 billion, 50,000-employee campus with the potential to generate billions in economic ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Report: Small chance of a raise for Atlanta workers in 2018

Don't hold your breath if you were expecting a pay raise next year. According to new research from the professional services firm Aon Plc , projected salary increases for the city in 2018 are projected to remain flat at 2.9 percent. On a national level, despite a strengthening economy and high job rates, most U.S. workers ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Corporate execs rank Georgia business climate third in nation

Georgia's business climate ranks third in the nation, according to a survey of U.S. corporate executives released Monday. The "Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing" survey, conducted every three years by Development Counselors International , placed Georgia behind only Texas and Florida. For the first time ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Report: DOJ launches criminal investigation into Equifax insider trading

The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation of the Equifax data breach, looking into whether top Equifax officials violated insider trading laws, according to a Bloomberg report. Investigators are looking at the stock sales by Equifax CFO John Gamble; Joseph Loughran, who is president of U.S. ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Donald Glover wins two Emmys for "Atlanta"

Donald Glover is having a banner 2017. The actor, writer and director, who grew up in Stone Mountain, Ga., already has won a bevy of awards for his work on FX's "Atlanta," and last year he added two more. On Sept. 18, Glover won two Emmy awards for the show. He won Best Actor in a Comedy and for Directing for a Comedy ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Turner Chief Technology Officer Jeremy Legg reimagining television

Welcome to Atlanta Business Chronicle's Meet the C-Suite,' where each week we will feature one of the city's most high-profile c-level executives.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Hurricane cakes, memes and bottled water: How Publix won the internet during Irma

In the days leading up to and after Hurricane Irma's rampage through Florida, Publix Super Markets Inc.'s Facebook page was nearly as active as its stores. Many comments were thankful: "Seriously, I fought back tears today when I pulled into the parking lot and saw the Windsor Commons store open." Some were agitated in the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Chick-fil-A will soon have stores in 47 out of 50 U.S. states

The Atlanta-based chicken chain is getting close to completing its conquest of the United States.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Q&A with Tiffany Ray, 2017 Small Business Person of the Year award finalist

Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have just named 18 finalists for our 31st annual Small Business Person of the Year awards. Winners will be announced at a morning awards event on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Georgia Aquarium Here's a Q&A with one of the finalists,Tiffany Ray, CEO of Generation ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

MARTA to take charge of Atlanta Streetcar

MARTA will be taking over operation of the Atlanta Streetcar under an agreement between the transit agency, the city and the Downtown Atlanta Community Improvement District.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

HRC Mourns Scout Schultz, Killed by Georgia Tech Campus Police

HRC mourns the loss of LGBTQ activist Scout Schultz, who was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police over the weekend. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Schultz, 21, was barefoot and carrying a knife during the incident that happened Saturday evening. Witnesses captured the tragic moments on cell phone ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' is a double-Emmy winner.

The genre-bending comedy takes place on the roadways and buses of the sprawling city.

- Grist Magazine - US

Five underrated food cities in the South

Southern food scenes from Athens, Ga., to Baton Rouge, La., stand up to major city neighbors with new independent eateries and star chefs.        

- USA TODAY - US

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter ATLANTA — Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

3 arrested during protest at Georgia Tech after vigil ATLANTA — Three people were arrested Monday night during a protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Parents of Ga. Tech student outraged by killing

The father of a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police said his child had a history of depression but he wasn't aware of any particular difficulties in recent weeks.         

- USA TODAY - US

Cities Try Convincing Amazon They're Ready For Its New Headquarters

Atlanta, Denver and other cities are making their cases for the online giant to locate its second headquarters in their area. At stake: up to 50,000 well-paying jobs and billions in investments.

- NPR - US

Family seeks answers after Georgia Tech student killed by police

ATLANTA - The family of a Georgia Institute of Technology student shot and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend questioned on Monday why campus officers did not try to disarm the computer engineering major with nonlethal force.

- Reuters - US

Georgia Tech alerts people to stay indoors because of violent protests a day after campus police fatally shot a student

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech alerts people to stay indoors because of violent protests a day after campus police fatally shot a student.

- Billings Gazette - US

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

ATLANTA — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.

- Billings Gazette - US

Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend.

- Billings Gazette - US

The Latest: 3 arrested in protest at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia Tech student by campus police :

- Billings Gazette - US

Protests at Georgia Tech after police killed student

Protests erupted late Monday on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, after police fatally shot a student who allegedly had a knife.

- Billings Gazette - US

New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack. Also on Monday, Bloomberg News reported that federal ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Family seeks answers after Georgia Tech student killed by police

The family of a Georgia Institute of Technology student shot and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend questioned on Monday why campus officers did not try to disarm the computer engineering major with nonlethal force. Scout Schultz, 21, died after being shot on campus on Saturday night. Schultz made a 911 call to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

States Struggle To Weather Costs Of Recovery From Severe Natural Disasters

ATLANTA — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $200 billion or more. While the federal government is ...

- TPM News - US

Family seeks answers after Georgia Tech student killed by police

The family of a Georgia Institute of Technology student shot and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend is questioning why campus officers did not try to disarm the knife-wielding computer engineering major with nonlethal force. Scout Schultz, 21, died after being shot on campus on Saturday night. Chris Stewart, a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Round-up of Sunday's NFL games

Falcons 34, Packers 23 The Atlanta Falcons built a big lead over the Green Bay Packers and, unlike in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots last season, held on for a victory this time. The Falcons led by 24 points after three quarters and didn't wilt after two fourth-quarter touchdown passes by the Packers' Aaron ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Sam Torrance: No guarantees for five FedEx Cup favourites

Five players head into this week’s Tour Championship with their fate in their own hands and it is tough to see the overall winner of the FedEx Cup coming from outside of that group. American trio Jordan Spieth, Jordan Thomas and Dustin Johnson, Australia’s Marc Leishman and Jon Rahm of Spain all head to Atlanta, ...

- City AM - UK

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