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GEORGIA (All times Eastern):



ATLANTA — A highly respected former Georgia medical examiner who pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to prescribe opioids in exchange for sex is set to be sentenced Wednesday. Developing from 1 p.m. sentencing hearing.


ATLANTA — The world's busiest airport is seeking approval for a contract to relocate homeless people who camp overnight in its domestic terminal. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is seeking Atlanta City Council approval for the $189,000, one-year contract with HOPE Atlanta. HOPE Atlanta used to focus on helping stranded travelers. HOPE Atlanta spokeswoman Beth Haynes says now it focuses on helping "unsheltered people" get back on their feet. SENT: 200 words.


— CARDI B-CIVIL RIGHTS SKIT — Cardi B has apologized to the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. for portraying the civil rights leader's wife, Coretta Scott King, in a comedy skit.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)



WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham says his close friend John McCain was "a man who had honor and always was willing to admit to his imperfection." Graham adds, "There's a little McCain in all of us." McCain, the longtime Arizona senator, died Saturday after 13 months battling brain cancer. Graham, a South Carolina Republican, mixed laughter and tears on the Senate floor Tuesday as he remembered "Operation Maverick," which he described as lessons in choosing "what's right at your own expense." By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.


— GOVERNOR'S BROTHER-LAWSUIT — The brother of South Carolina governor Henry McMaster has been hit with a $100,000 verdict in a lawsuit stemming from a 2014 assault on a waiter at a private club.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)



WASHINGTON — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It's a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans. And there's no nationwide consensus on whether the Senate should vote on his nomination before Election Day. By Kevin Freking and Emily Swanson. SENT: 780 words, photos, graphic.


— SEA TURTLE NEST DISTURBED — Police investigating the disturbance of protected sea turtle eggs on an Alabama beach have released video showing a woman they want to locate.

— CHARGES DROPPED-SELF DEFENSE — Charges have been dropped against an Alabama man accused of killing a 4 year-old girl on self-defense grounds.

— SHORT-TERM RENTAL TAXES — Airbnb will start collecting another lodging tax in an Alabama city within the next month.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)


— SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA BLACKOUT — Police in southwest Louisiana are warning residents that dozens of people have been quickly knocked out by synthetic marijuana.

— FEDERAL JUDGESHIP-ASHE — A New Orleans lawyer has won Senate confirmation to be the newest judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

— THEFT ARREST — A Louisiana woman is accused of obtaining an inmate's power of attorney and taking more than $13,000 out of his bank account.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)


— POLICE SHOOTINGS-TASK FORCE — A meeting of a task force set to vote on whether the city of Jackson should identify officers involved in fatal shootings erupted in chaos Monday as activists demanded more community representation.


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