(Atlanta, GA) – The city of Atlanta continues to struggle with a massive cyber attack. In a news briefing yesterday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said response teams are working around the clock to fix the problem. The cyber attack hit city computer systems last week.The woman at the heart of a landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case that ended school segregation is dead. Linda Brown was just nine-years-old when her father tried to enroll her in an all-white elementary school near their home instead of an all-black school that was farther away. She was not allowed to attend the school, so he sued the Topeka Board of Education over its segregation policies. “Brown vs. Board of Education” went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1954 unanimously ruled that having separate schools for black and white students was unconstitutional.The Louisiana attorney general is planning an update today on the Alton Sterling shooting investigation. The 37-year-old African-American man was shot and killed two years ago after he allegedly reached for a gun during an altercation with two white police officers in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana attorney general has to decide whether to bring criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting.
UPDATE: Louisiana’s attorney general has ruled out criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man whose death fueled widespread protests.
Attorney General Jeff Landry’s announcement Tuesday comes nearly 11 months after the Justice Department ruled out federal criminal charges in Alton Sterling’s July 2016 death.
President Trump maintains he never had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2006. So said White House spokesman Raj Shah in a briefing Monday. He also expressed skepticism on Daniels’ claim that she was pressured to remain silent and threatened by a man in a parking lot in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Daniels is suing President Trump’s lawyer for defamation. The day after her “60 Minutes” interview detailing the affair she says she had with Trump, Daniels filed a suit accusing lawyer Michael Cohen of portraying her as a liar. The new legal action is tagged onto Daniels’ previous suit to get out of an agreement to keep quiet about the alleged affair. The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status for the first time in decades. The Commerce Department announced the decision yesterday, even after critics warned that the move could result in a massive drop in response rate from immigrants fearing that they could be deported. In a statement, the Commerce Department said the data will, “permit more effective enforcement” of the Voting Rights Act.