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ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia lawmaker is trying to oust the state's House speaker following reports the powerful Republican repeatedly used his position to delay criminal proceedings for clients of his law practice. A resolution introduced Friday encourages Speaker David Ralston to resign. An investigation by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV found Ralston asked judges to reschedule court cases at least 57 times in the past two years. The delays helped men charged with child molestation and assault.
CHICAGO (AP) - R&B star R. Kelly has arrived at a Chicago police station hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. The 52-year-old singer, whose real name is Robert Kelly, arrived at the precinct Friday night. If taken into custody, he is expected to be held overnight and appear Saturday in bond court.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois is closing because of flooding. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday that the U.S. 51 bridge connecting Kentucky to Cairo, Illinois would close Friday afternoon because land on the Kentucky side is flooding, cutting off the approach. Road officials in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi reported Friday that more than 50 state or federal highways were closed by flooding after days of heavy rain.
(AP) - Sen. Amy Klobuchar will meet with former President Jimmy Carter and Democrat Stacey Abrams as she brings her presidential campaign to Georgia. The Minnesota Democrat will meet privately with Abrams, who lost a bid for governor last year and delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address earlier this month. Klobuchar and Carter will speak about her campaign during their meeting, which is also private.
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