A Georgia company, out of Peachtree City, is saying it is sorry for a #FontFail. Quotable Life made a tote that is supposed to say, “My favorite color is glitter.” But because of the script font and layout, it appears to say, “My favorite color is Hitler,” the “Today” show reported. >> Read more trending news Once you see it you can’t see it. The wrong choice in font took center stage on social media, which lead to a redesign swapping out the lower case letter with a capital letter G. The bag, according to the company’s Facebook post, was designed three years ago and that it was “an honest mistake.” Quotable Life said it will make amends for the mistake, and donate 300 percent of their profits of the discontinued version of the bag to the National Holocaust Museum.
Volkswagen says U.S. environmental regulators have agreed to a plan for the German automaker to fix or buy back about half of the diesel cars involved in its emissions cheating scandal. The company says the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board have approved the program, which involves about 326,000 VW cars sold between 2009 and 2014. That's the first generation of the 'Clean Diesel' cars with 2.0 liter TDI engines, including the Jetta, Golf, Beetle and Audi A3. Under the plan, VW owners can either choose to have the emissions systems repaired for free or have the company buy back the vehicles. The company says the fix doesn't impair driving performance. The EPA and the California board aren't immediately responding to requests for comment.
A 67-year-old man who served time for murdering a 6-year-old has pleaded guilty to rape after his dentures were discovered at the scene. >> Read more trending news Thomas Maupin served time in Washington state for the 1988 murder of a 6-year-old girl. He went to Memphis after serving a 12 year prison sentence. He was twice convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison, but the convictions were overturned on appeal. His dentures were made while he was serving his prison sentence. The dentures were collected and tagged by investigators in connection with the rape of a 31-year-old woman. A sexual assault kit that included DNA evidence from the crime and the dentures were placed in the police property room. However, the evidence became part of a backlog that was not tested until many years later. Police said the woman was raped on August 19, 2001, while walking in Memphis. She was approached by a motorist who got out of his car and started walking toward her. The man forced her into an alley, stabbed her with a metal object under her chin with so much force it struck the roof of her mouth and used the object to sexually assault her after forcing her to perform oral sex.
Channel 2 Action News has learned a man is in custody in his grandmother's disappearance. Millicent Williams, 78, was reported missing DeKalb County by her family. When police searched the home for a welfare check, they found blood inside. Her 37-year-old grandson, Gregory Williams, was named as a 'person of interest,' according to Channel 2's Aaron Diamant. Gregory Williams was found in a car. Millicent is still missing. Crews are searching a nearby park. DeKalb County police said Gregory Williams was charged with theft by taking. We're talking with investigators for the latest in the search, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4. TRENDING STORIES: Hospital denies mother's faith-based healthcare coverage Teen charged in crash that killed recent high school graduate Police: Mother arrested after toddler found unresponsive from drug overdose
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, is the richest man in the world, taking the spot previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes reported Thursday. >> Read more trending news Bezos, who owns just under 80 million shares of Amazon, had a net worth of $90.6 billion when markets opened Thursday, which put him $500 million ahead of Gates, Forbes reported. Forbes said Bezos is the third American to top the global ranks aside from Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. He is also now the seventh person to hold the world’s richest person title.
Police are trying to figure out why an elderly woman's home was targeted after they said her house was sprayed with bullets, nearly 20 rounds. Linda Schnall has lived at the home on Jones Road in Austell for 27 years. She said she has no idea why she was targeted on Monday night. Channel 2's Liz Artz saw bullet holes peppering the home, from the brick exterior to the house's windows. Police said they believe there might have been two shooters, one standing in the grass and another possibly in the road. TRENDING STORIES: Hospital denies mother's faith-based healthcare coverage Teen charged in crash that killed recent high school graduate Police: Mother arrested after toddler found unresponsive from drug overdose Schnall narrowly missed being hit by one of the many bullets. Her son said she fell to the floor and that's where she stayed until the gunmen were gone.'We've located 20 or more 30 rounds, there still could be some in grass not located crime scene,' said Larry Schnall. 'I believe home hit 13, 14 times, 20 to 25 to 30.
Denouncing efforts by Republicans to block implementation of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Senate Democrats used a filibuster to block a GOP bill designed to roll back those immigration changes, leaving funding for the Department of Homeland Security in limbo.
The vote to force a start to debate on the House-passed bill was 51-48; 60 votes were needed to officially get that measure to the Senate floor.
The vote was mainly along party lines, with Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) joining Democrats to block the bill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell switched his vote to “No” for procedural reasons, in order to force another procedural vote, which may happen later this week.
After the vote, Senators of both parties exchanged bitter jabs on the floor.
“All they have to do is present a clean funding bill for Homeland Security,” said Sen. Clare McCaskill (D-MO), who accused Republicans of “trying to play a political trick” by including the immigration language in the DHS funding bill.
“Why in the world is it that Senate Democrats won’t even allow this particular legislation to be debated?” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).
Boehner jabs at conservative critics
Several hours before the Senate vote, Speaker John Boehner tweaked some of his more conservative critics in the Senate, reminding Republican voters that he had already done his part to overturn the President’s actions.
“We won this fight in the House,” Boehner said, as he directly called out two GOP Senators who have rallied rank-and-file Republicans against the Speaker on several issues.
“It’s time for Senator Cruz and Senator Sessions, and Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats, to stand with the American people and block the President’s actions,” Boehner said.
It’s not clear what Republicans would do next, as Democrats and the President say any plan that has immigration restrictions will be blocked before it can get to the White House.
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.