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Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

9 hours 7 min ago

NEW YORK — Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech.

Major veterans’ groups voice concern over Senate health bill

9 hours 44 min ago

WASHINGTON — Major veterans’ organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation’s health care law, fearing the impact of rising insurance costs and worried the underfunded Department of Veterans Affairs won’t be able to fill the coverage gap.

Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

10 hours 35 min ago

WASHINGTON — A warning from the White House to Syrian President Bashar Assad about another possible chemical weapons attack was also aimed at two of Assad’s key backers, Russia and Iran, the U.S ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.

Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections

11 hours 30 min ago

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections proliferated after Congress’ nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama’s law.

Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

12 hours 36 min ago

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. But opponents say the ruling is far from an endorsement of the use of public money for religious schools.

Police catch would-be Savannah burglar in the act

12 hours 55 min ago

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested Alison Devine, 31, on June 26, after he unlawfully entered Curtis V. Cooper Primary Healthcare afterhours.

Around 10:10 p.m. on June 26, officers responded to Curtis V. Cooper on Roberts Street, in reference to an alarm call. Officers found Devine inside the business, with a bag over his shoulder. He was quickly taken into custody.

Devine was charged with one count of burglary.

China hits back at U.S. on human trafficking downgrade

14 hours 19 min ago

BEIJING — China has pre-emptively hit back at the United States for speaking “irresponsibly” ahead of an expected Trump administration move to name China among the world’s worst human trafficking offenders.

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

14 hours 57 min ago

President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network’s credibility.

Radar hot spot for June 27, 2017

15 hours 23 min ago

Savannah-Chatham Metro police will be operating radar hot spots along Fort Argyle Road.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:46pm

Email your event at least two weeks in advance to calendar@savannahnow.com. You can also mail to Community Calendar, P.O. Box 1088, Savannah, GA 31402. Announcements are printed daily in the Accent section in chronological order as space allows. For information, call 912-652-0365. See a complete list of events online at savannahnow.com.

HEALTH MATTERS

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:40pm

HEALTH MATTERS

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Singer’s 12 Ks help Gators beat LSU 4-3 in finals opener

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:03pm

OMAHA, Neb. — Brady Singer struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings, Jonathan India doubled in two runs, and Florida beat LSU 4-3 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night.

Southern Charm Savannah: Episode 8 brings busted wedding bells, big time yells, and the end

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:59pm

If you’ve ever wanted to watch a man go down in flames and then get kicked around once he’s hit ground, then the final episode of the first season of “Southern Charm Savannah” is just for you.

The general theme of the season finale is the future. We start off with Catherine hanging out with her friend Brandon. Catherine seems to be done with her dalliance as an interior designer, and the future of her relationship with her boyfriend, Lyle, of course comes up.

Vox Populi: ‘Give us another grocery store in Garden City.’

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:36pm

“I have no problem with Pooler trying to expand into a larger, busier town but they need to fix the problems they already have. I plan on moving out of this town because of the problems that they have.”

Global marine fuel company launches Savannah operations

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:32pm

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc., a global marine fuel logistics company, announced Monday the launch of a new service center in Savannah, home to the fourth-largest and fastest-growing container port in the country.

Chatham wood pellet resolution omitted wood pellets

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:08pm

The Chatham County Commission passed a resolution Friday meant to be about wood pellets — a biofuel exported in huge quantities from Savannah — but it wasn’t the firm stand on the issue that either its sponsor or the advocacy group behind it thought they were getting.

CITY TALK: New precinct design goes from terrible to merely bad

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:00pm

Several weeks ago, Mayor Eddie DeLoach said that the design for the proposed new Central Precinct building looked like a prison. So city staffers went back to the drawing board to modify the design, which was approved by the mayor and aldermen last week.

BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:30pm

By Seanna Adcox

Pooler planning board OKs site plans, parking variances for businesses in ‘historic downtown’

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:13pm

Plans for a pair of new commercial properties in the historic area of Pooler got recommendations for approval Monday from the city’s planning and zoning board.