News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. has pleaded guilty to driving drunk when he killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. WRTV reports Manuel Orrego-Savala pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .15 or more, causing death. Orrego-Savala's truck crashed into Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe's vehicle, in which Jackson was a passenger, on the shoulder of Interstate 70 on Feb. 4.
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court in Atlanta is reaffirming its decision that workers aren't protected against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Gerald Lynn Bostock asserted that he was fired from his job as a court child welfare services coordinator in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta, because he's gay. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in May ruled against him. The full court on Wednesday declined to reconsider that decision.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers approved the use of a $19 million federal grant to improve security ahead of the 2018 elections. Thursday's vote came a week after a federal indictment was released outlining Russian hacking during the 2016 election, including attempts targeting Florida county election offices. Last Friday's indictment said county offices in Georgia and Iowa also were allegedly visited "to identify vulnerabilities."
ATLANTA (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend a rally in Macon, Georgia, Saturday to support Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor. The White House confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Thursday, one day after President Donald Trump tweeted his "full and total endorsement" for Kemp in his Republican runoff against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
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