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R Kelly evicted from 2 Georgia homes over $30K unpaid rent

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Court documents show R&B singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta-area homes over unpaid rent.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that Feb. 13 filings with the Fulton County magistrate court show Kelly owes more than $31,000 in past due payments to SB Property Management Global.

Court filings show Kelly paid $3,000 a month and $11,542 a month, respectively, for two homes just 2 miles (3 kilometers) apart.

Records don't show criminal filings related to the matter. Neither the property company's Edmond Green nor Kelly spokesman Trevian Kutti would comment to the newspaper.

Last week, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office said it's still reviewing a file from Johns Creek police following July 2017 allegations that the Grammy winner was holding women against their will as part of a cult.

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

Home Depot 4Q profit rides strong home improvement market

NEW YORK (AP) - A strong home-improvement market pushed Home Depot's profit higher in the fourth quarter, topping expectations.

The Atlanta company's profit rose 5.6 percent to $1.78 billion, or $1.52 per share, for the three months ended Jan. 28. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were $1.69 per share.

Revenue rose 7.5 percent to $23.88 billion on an increase in customers at existing stores. Same-store sales, a key measure of a retailer's health, increased 7.5 percent.

Along with a strong housing market pushing more people to invest in their homes, hurricane recovery efforts in southern states and Puerto Rico also helped boost revenue.

Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected a quarterly profit of $1.62 per share and $23.66 billion in revenue.

Shares rose more than 2 percent before the market open on Tuesday.

For the full year, Home Depot's profit climbed 8.5 percent to $8.63 billion as revenue jumped 6.7 percent to $100.9 billion.

Home Depot Inc. is currently heading into its busy spring season and recently said that it would hire over 80,000 seasonal workers. It also announced an app to allow for self-scheduling interviews.

Looking ahead, Home Depot foresees sales climbing 6.5 percent in the new fiscal year, with a profit of $9.31 per share. Analysts polled by FactSet expect earnings of $9.36 per share.

The outlook comes amid a persistently strong housing market, though mortgage rates have been creeping higher.

The pace of Americans signing contracts to buy homes increased for a third straight month in December, raising an index of pending home sales by 0.5 percent, according to The National Association of Realtors.

But, mortgage giant Freddie Mac said last week that average long-term mortgage rates have hit their highest level in almost four years.

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19-year-old fatally shot walking through church parking lot

A teen was shot and killed in the parking lot of an Atlanta-area church.

DeKalb County police Lt. Rod Bryant tells news outlets that the 19-year-old man was cutting through the parking lot of Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church with three friends on Monday night when he was shot in the chest. He died at the scene.

Police are looking for two people who may have got into an argument with the group. No specific motive has been released.

The victim's name has not been released.

Sheriff: Man helped give goat whiskey, cocaine

GRAYSON, Ga. (AP) - A man Georgia authorities say participated in forcing a goat to ingest whiskey and cocaine has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office said in a statement 28-year-old Sergio Palomares-Guzman was arrested Feb. 15 in connection with a videotaped incident believed to be from early January.

The sheriff's office says Palomares-Guzman lived on a ranch where he worked as a horse trainer. The release says video shows him holding the goat's horns and forcing its mouth open while another man gives it substances. That man and a third suspect remain unidentified.

The sheriff's office says the goat is healthy and has since been adopted.

It's unclear whether Palomares-Guzman has a lawyer. Online jail records say he's being held for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Night" game were:

8-9-2

(eight, nine, two)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Night" game were:

6-9-0-8

(six, nine, zero, eight)

Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Democrats

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone, acknowledging they're playing catch-up with the GOP.

The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State has been motivated by what it considers efforts by some GOP secretaries to limit voter participation and unfairly pare voter rolls - allegations the GOP denies. The organization plans to raise money and provide guidance to a handful of candidates in 2018, likely in populous states that could prove important in the 2020 presidential election.

"We're looking around to see where we have viable candidates and where the registration will be favorable, probably in swing states, places where until recently they did have a Democratic secretary of state, where legislation has been passed that would be what we consider oppressive," said Denise Merrill, the Connecticut secretary of state and the chairwoman of the Democratic secretaries of state association.

The Democrats will start out relatively small in this year's election, hoping to amass about $1 million, Merrill said. The association is considering targeting races in Ohio, Michigan, New Mexico and other states with open seats or Democrats seeking re-election.

Republicans, meanwhile, are looking to hold or win secretary of state seats in places like Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin and Alaska.

Republican and Democratic secretaries alike have voiced concerns about Russian influence on the 2016 elections and demands for voter information from Republican President Donald Trump's now-disbanded election fraud commission. But a battle has developed in some states over voter fraud, voter identification requirements and purging of voter rolls.

Secretaries of state, which function as a state's top election official, burst into public consciousness on a grand scale when the disputed 2000 presidential election orbited around Florida's Katherine Harris.

"People woke up and realized that there's a lot of power in the secretary of state's office, electoral power," said Merrill, who has been traveling the country to raise money from donors, including wealthy Democrats and labor unions. She credited Republicans with making a targeted approach about a decade ago, pumping millions of dollars into secretary of state races in key states.

"It made a huge difference, and suddenly there was a swing of 10 seats in 2010 alone," Merrill said. "It happened fairly quickly. But I think it can be reversed to some extent, because we are now paying attention."

Depending on how the U.S. Supreme Court rules, the next secretary of state in Ohio, always pivotal in presidential elections, could decide whether to continue pruning voter rolls by targeting people who haven't voted in a while.

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, the Democratic secretary of state candidate there, is running for an open seat against Republican state Sen. Frank LaRose. If the Supreme Court upholds pruning, which proponents argue is needed to prevent fraud, Clyde has vowed to stop it, maintaining voters' names have been illegally removed.

She has already been endorsed by national groups such as Emily's List, which works to elect Democratic women. She predicts it will be a multimillion-dollar race that attracts a lot of outside money.

"It is a very powerful and important position, impacting the presidential election because of our importance as a battleground state and the redistricting process," Clyde said. "It matters who runs the elections in this critical state."

The Republican State Leadership Committee, which focuses on state races and oversees the Republican Secretaries of State Committee, spent nearly $30 million in 2010 on state races, including secretaries of state, records show.

A "battle of ideologies" has been happening for a while concerning the integrity of elections, said Matt Walter, president of the Republican State Leadership Committee.

There has been "a concerted effort by liberal and progressive interests to have a dialogue about election procedures," he said, mentioning groups like iVote.

On its website, iVote said it first "went on offense by working to elect pro-voting secretaries of state in key battleground states" in 2014, noting it supports candidates that "encourage participation by expanding access for eligible voters."

But accusations that Republican secretaries of state are trying to suppress voter turnout, especially among minority groups, to ultimately benefit GOP candidates "sound like the crocodile tears of people who failed to run good candidate who had good visions for their states," Walter said.

He insisted GOP candidates want to make it "easier to vote and harder to cheat" by taking steps such as removing outdated information from voter lists.

"When you clean those things up," he said, "you remove the possibility for people who are attempting to intrude into the voting process, and you also remove innocent errors."

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

03-13-22-32-38

(three, thirteen, twenty-two, thirty-two, thirty-eight)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Jumbo Bucks Lotto' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Jumbo Bucks Lotto" game were:

02-04-09-17-22-33

(two, four, nine, seventeen, twenty-two, thirty-three)

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