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Jaguars, Ravens lock arms, kneel during national anthem

Several players from both Baltimore and Jacksonville responded to President Donald Trump’s comments on the NFL by kneeling and locking arms during the national anthem. 

The two teams competed in London on Sunday. Many Twitter users shared photos of the scene on the field at Wembley Stadium:

The Ravens and Jaguars game is the first NFL game since President Trump made comments about the NFL and players kneeling. 

Oakland A’s Bruce Maxwell is First MLB Player to Kneel During National Anthem

Oakland A’s Bruce Maxwell is First MLB Player to Kneel During National Anthem

Fast buses seen by some as answer to Georgia's traffic jams

ATLANTA (AP) - Metro Atlantans have debated for decades whether to expand commuter rail lines into the suburbs, with many residents outside the city rejecting plans for expansion.

But another form of public transportation - bus rapid transit - has quietly captured the imagination of many public officials.

Bus rapid transit is already transforming the debate over mass transit - and it could reshape the region's transportation network in coming years, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported .

Atlanta already has some of the nation's worst traffic, and forecasts show that it's going to get worse.

Georgia leaders are scrambling for solutions that don't take a decade or more to implement, like new rail lines often do. Some of them think they've hit upon one solution with bus rapid transit.

Bus rapid transit would have similarities to rail lines operated by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, except that they'd run on tires instead of rails, the Atlanta newspaper reported.

Passengers would board at stations, not bus stops. The vehicles would make few stops, and typically travel in dedicated bus lanes or on highway express lanes like those already under construction across metro Atlanta.

The timeline for development would also be shorter than that required for new rail lines, officials said.

The express lanes on Georgia 400, a main artery connecting Atlanta with its northern suburbs, are three years away, Roswell Mayor Jere Wood told The Journal-Constitution.

"We could have bus rapid transit in four years," he said.

Wood and several other Fulton County officials traveled to Los Angeles recently to tour that city's bus rapid transit system. The public officials are developing a mass transit plan that could go to Fulton County voters as soon as next year. They will plan the mass transit future of the entire county outside of Atlanta.

Fulton County isn't alone. The City of Atlanta, Gwinnett and Clayton counties and MARTA itself are all considering bus rapid transit lines.

Skeptics say bus rapid transit has its merits, but it's a poor substitute for the more extensive rail system they believe is needed in metro Atlanta.

They say that such bus lines might get people from Point A to Point B but won't encourage the kind of walkable development that could truly transform Atlanta's car-centric commuting patterns.

"There are a lot of folks who want to invest in transit and see (bus rapid transit) as a cheap option," said Lee Biola, president of the advocacy group Citizens for Progressive Transit. "It's just, you kind of get what you pay for with it."

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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Savannah revamps free shuttle service for historic downtown

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's oldest city is revamping its free shuttle service to help visitors get around its downtown historic district.

Savannah plans to roll out its new fare-free shuttle bus routes on Monday. The downtown loop route will pick up and drop off passengers at popular destinations throughout Savannah's historic district. A second route will take passengers to Forsyth Park on the southern edge of the downtown area.

City officials said in a news release that shuttle buses are scheduled to arrive at their designated stops every 10 minutes. The service will run during daytime hours Monday through Sunday.

The decision to redesign Savannah's free shuttle routes came out of a city study aimed at reducing traffic congestion in downtown Savannah.

NFL players, owners respond to president’s remarks on social media

The National Football League’s players –– and some owners –– reacted on social media after President Donald Trump called for a boycott of the league. 

WATCH: Trump Says NFL Owners Should 'Fire' Players Protesting the National Anthem

WATCH: Trump Says NFL Owners Should 'Fire' Players Protesting the National Anthem

Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault After Fathering Child With 15-Year-Old Girl

Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault After Fathering Child With 15-Year-Old Girl

Authorities investigate S. Carolina crash that killed 3

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) - Three people have been killed in a crash in South Carolina.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and Oconee County Coroner's office are investigating the wreck, which happened at around 6 p.m. Saturday near Walhalla High School.

The Highway Patrol says a pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a car head-on.

Troopers say both drivers were killed, as well as a passenger in the car. Another passenger from the car was flown to a hospital for treatment, and no identities have been released.

The county coroner's office says two of the people killed were from Georgia, and the third was from North Carolina.

Authorities are investigating the crash.

GA Lottery

ATLANTA (AP) _ These Georgia lotteries were drawn Sunday:

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(one, three, seven, nine, twelve, fourteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-four)

Estimated jackpot: $15 million

Estimated jackpot: $66 million

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