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Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Evening' game

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


(seven, two, seven, six)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Evening' game

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


(six, zero, three)

Winning numbers drawn in '5 Card Cash' game

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


(AH, 2C, 4C, 2S, 3S)

Former officer who shot naked man says he was being attacked

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran said Monday that he was being attacked and acted in self-defense when he fired on the man about a second after ordering him to stop running at him.

Robert Olsen, 56, faces charges including felony murder in the March 9, 2015, death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill, whose family has said he was a U.S. Air Force veteran who struggled with mental health problems. A DeKalb County police officer at the time, Olsen was responding to a call about a naked man behaving erratically outside a suburban Atlanta apartment complex.

Olsen testified during a pretrial hearing Monday that is set to continue Tuesday. His attorneys want the judge to dismiss the charges against him, saying he acted appropriately.

Olsen attorney Amanda Clark Palmer told the judge Olsen had been told the person was naked and "possibly demented." Based on his training, that could mean Hill was experiencing "excited delirium," which can cause a person to exhibit superhuman strength and endurance, and be impervious to pain, she said.

As he drove into the apartment complex, Olsen looked between two buildings and saw Hill crouching nude in a roadway, he testified. Olsen rounded a bend until he was facing Hill, who jumped to his feet and sprinted toward the patrol car, Olsen testified.

Olsen drew his gun as he got out of his car and yelled, "Stop! Stop!" Hill didn't stop, and Olsen shot him "maybe a second" after giving the order, Olsen testified.

"Were you scared?" Olsen's attorney, Don Samuel, asked.

"Yes, sir," Olsen responded.

"Did you think you were being attacked?"

"Yes, sir."

"Did you think he was going to cause you great bodily harm?"

"Yes, sir."

In a tough cross-examination, prosecutor Pete Johnson seized on how quickly Olsen resorted to deadly force.

"You basically gave him one second before you killed him, correct?" Johnson asked. "Before I shot him, yes," Olsen replied.

Johnson also asked why Olsen didn't use other tools, such as pepper spray or a stun gun. Olsen said he didn't have time and acted in self-defense.

Johnson peppered Olsen with questions about why he didn't wait for backup, why he didn't try to get more information about the situation before getting out of his car and why he thought Hill was dangerous.

Other witnesses called by Olsen's defense included the complex maintenance supervisor and property manager.

Maintenance supervisor Pedro Castillo testified that he encountered Hill outside the leasing office in shorts and a T-shirt knocking on the door and asked if he was OK.

"He was just there saying strange things, like, 'The devil is coming,' and then suddenly he said, 'Help me, help me,'" Castillo said, testifying in Spanish through a translator.

Castillo said he got Hill to go home, but that he re-emerged a short time later without clothes.

Property manager Grisselle Torres said her co-worker locked the door of the leasing office and she called 911 because Hill was behaving strangely and she thought he needed help and might be on drugs. She was worried for his safety, she said.

"He wasn't acting aggressive, but he was naked walking around the property," Torres said.

Under questioning by Clark Palmer, Torres conceded that she and her colleague locked the office door and wouldn't let Hill in as a precaution because they didn't know what he would do. They called 911 three times.

Castillo testified that he saw Olsen arrive and Hill run toward the officer's car. He said he heard the officer loudly say "Stop!" twice. Hill didn't stop running but slowed down and was maybe 4 feet (1 meter) from Olsen when the officer fired, Castillo said.

Prosecutors called Officer Lyn Anderson, the second officer to arrive on the scene. He testified that Olsen told him when he arrived that Hill ran at him and "started pounding on him." Olsen testified that he didn't recall that conversation.

A grand jury indicted Olsen in January 2016 on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement. Olsen, who had been an officer since 2007, resigned from the DeKalb County Police Department.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:


(three, four, five, six, seven, nine, ten, fourteen, nineteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-four)

Candidate barred from Georgia election over citizenship sues

ATLANTA (AP) - A candidate for the Georgia House is appealing her disqualification from this year's election over citizenship requirements.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Maria Palacios filed a lawsuit Sunday, hoping to overturn Secretary of State Brian Kemp's decision that she cannot run.

Palacios was the only Democrat running for the Gainesville-area seat. Her disqualification means that the incumbent, Republican state Rep. Matt Dubnik, could be elected without opposition.

According to Palacios' lawsuit, she has lived in Georgia since 2009 and became a U.S. citizen in 2017.

But Kemp said she did not meet a requirement in the Georgia Constitution that candidates be "citizens of this state for two years."

Kemp relied on a 1984 legal opinion that concludes people must be U.S. citizens in order to be Georgia citizens.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Despite Spotify change, R. Kelly's streams still intact

NEW YORK (AP) - Streaming numbers for R. Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

Spotify made the bold declaration on May 10, but R. Kelly's streaming numbers are relatively the same with some small growth: Before the announcement, he averaged 6,584,000 weekly streams for the year. But from May 10 to May 16 he garnered 6,676,000 streams for the week, according to Nielsen Music.

R. Kelly's streams have grown steadily in the last two years: His music averaged 4,709,000 weekly streams in 2016 and 5,666,000 weekly streams in 2017. So far for 2018, he is averaging 6,674,000 weekly streams. While R. Kelly's streaming has grown, his numbers are small in comparison to Drake, 2017's most streamed artist: He averaged 112,735,000 weekly streams last year.

Nielsen Music's numbers are based on audio streams from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and other music platforms.

The embattled entertainer has been accused of sexual abuse of women though he faces no criminal charges. Spotify removed his music from their promoted playlists and algorithms following a campaign from #MuteRKelly and others to sanction R. Kelly. News outlets have reported that Apple and Pandora are also not promoting the singer's music, though both companies haven't officially made announcements like Spotify.

Shaunna Thomas, the co-founder and executive director of the women's advocacy group UltraViolet, said the point is not to stop people from listening to his music, but for companies to stop promoting him.

"Frankly it's not important in this context whether people are listening to his music or not, what's important is that Spotify is holding itself to the standard that they themselves established and they live up to it," Thomas said in an interview Monday.

Thomas wrote a letter to Spotify last week, commending the company for its new policy but also demanded that Spotify remove Chris Brown, Eminem, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and others from its playlists.

"This is really just about stepping into the role of champion, stepping into the role of setting the higher standard that I think they've put themselves on the track to do, and hopefully they'll do the right thing," Thomas said.

The Time's Up campaign took aim at R. Kelly late last month over allegations that he has sexually abused women. The organization urged further investigation into the singer's behavior, which has come under closer scrutiny over the last year in wake of the #MeToo movement, as women have come forward to accuse him of everything from sexual coercion to physical abuse.

Kelly has denied such charges.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-producer was acquitted in 2008 of child pornography after a video circulated appearing to show him having sex with a teenage girl. Despite that, he continued to score hits and sell out arenas.

His career is not as white-hot as it once was: It's been five years since any of his songs have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: His last hit there was his guest appearance on Lady Gaga's "Do What U Want," which peaked at No. 13 in 2013; his last leading hit was in 2007 with "Same Girl," which reached No. 20 and co-starred Usher.

Thomas said though R. Kelly's streaming numbers haven't changed much, it's still too early to say that his music won't be affected by the campaigns against him.

"To argue that these numbers reflect the common consensus about whether people want to be paying for his music and helping him profit off the type of music he creates and the type of person he is, I think it's very early in the game to suggest that," she said.


A look at R. Kelly's most streamed songs in the last month, according to Nielsen Music (information based on streaming from April 17, 2018 through May 17, 2018).

1."Ignition" - 6,568,000

2."If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" - 2,423,000

3."Bump N' Grind" - 2,271,000

4."Same Girl - 1,100,000

5."Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" - 1,099,000

6."I Believe I Can Fly" - 901,000

7."It Seems Like You're Ready" - 874,000

8."Step In the Name of Love" - 737,000

9."Cookie" - 655,000

10."When a Women's Fed Up" - 642,000

11."I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)" - 565,000

12."The World's Greatest" - 531,000

13."Feelin' On Yo Booty" - 524,000

14."Fiesta" - 484,000

15. "Step In My Room" - 482,000

Man wounded by gunfire in parking lot of elementary school

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) - A gunshot victim says he was wounded in the parking lot of a Georgia elementary school, but deputies say the gunfire appears to be unrelated to the school.

The Spalding County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that the person says he was shot Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Beaverbrook Elementary.

The agency said that all indications are that no students or employees were targeted in the shooting.

Investigators were speaking with the victim at Spalding Regional Hospital.

The sheriff's office said that school would be dismissing as normal.

The condition of the person who was wounded and other details about the shooting were not immediately released.

The school is about 38 miles (61 kilometers) south of Atlanta.

LSU fighting for postseason life at SEC baseball tournament

LSU coach Paul Mainieri is a big fan of the drama that surrounds the opening day knockout round of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.

In a rare change, the Tigers will be part of it this year.

The storied LSU program has struggled this season - especially by its lofty standards - and is the No. 8 seed at this week's SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama. The Tigers face No. 9 Mississippi State on Tuesday in what might be a must-win game for their NCAA Tournament chances.

Mainieri said his team must embrace the high stakes on Tuesday's game without feeling the pressure. LSU was the national runner-up last season and has made the College World Series in three of the past five seasons.

"It'll be an exciting ballgame," Mainieri said. "And that's all we're going to do - we're going to play a baseball game. Nobody knows the postseason ramifications so I'm not even going to try to speculate."

The SEC has used the opening day knockout round format since 2013 when the tournament expanded to 12 teams. The No. 5 through No. 12 seeds play a single-elimination game on Tuesday and the winners advance to a double-elimination format that begins on Wednesday.

The other games on knockout Tuesday: No. 6 Vanderbilt vs. No. 11 Texas A&M, No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 10 Kentucky and No. 5 South Carolina vs. No. 12 Missouri. Kentucky and Texas A&M are among the programs in a similar position as LSU, teetering on the edge of an NCAA Tournament invitation.

The four teams automatically earning a spot in the double-elimination round are No. 1 seed Florida - which is the defending national champion - No. 2 Ole Miss, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Arkansas.

The tournament format goes back to a single-elimination format for Saturday's semifinals and Sunday's final. Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said seeding won't matter much in Hoover.

"The truth is it feels like the league is loaded every year," Bianco said. "If you don't play well, you'll lose. Everyone is good and everyone can beat you if you don't play your best baseball."

Some other things to watch when the SEC Tournament starts on Tuesday:


The SEC is once again full of highly-rated Major League Baseball prospects who could be picked very early in next month's amateur draft. Among the biggest names: Auburn pitcher Casey Mize, Florida pitcher Brady Singer, Florida third baseman Jonathan India and Ole Miss pitcher Ryan Rolison.


Mississippi State had a tough start to the season when coach Andy Cannizaro resigned following the season's opening weekend because of "poor decisions" that weren't specified by the school. The Bulldogs struggled during first several weeks, but have been one of the league's better teams during May and capped the regular season with a stunning three-game sweep of No. 1 Florida.


Florida begins its postseason quest to win a second straight national championship on Wednesday. The Gators have been one of the best teams in the country this season and had a 20-10 record in league play. They come into the tournament on a four-game losing streak, which is their longest of the season.


Georgia was the national runner-up in 2008, but has struggled over most of the past decade. The Bulldogs have finally had a revival under fourth-year coach Scott Stricklin, finishing with an 18-12 record in the SEC, and hope to continue that momentum into the postseason. Said Stricklin: "The bottom line is our talent level's better, our depth is better, but our experience is I think the thing where you see the difference in every single category."


South Carolina looked like it might not even make the NCAA Tournament a month ago. Now the Gamecocks look like they could be very successful in the postseason. Led by first-year coach Mark Kingston, South Carolina is 11-4 over its past 15 conference games and has won five series in a row.


AP Sports Writer Steve Megargee contributed to this story.

Florida takes SEC player, pitcher, coach of the year awards

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Florida has taken home the Southeastern Conference player of the year, pitcher of the year and coach of the year awards.

The SEC announced Monday that Florida third baseman Jonathan India is player of the year and right-hander Brady Singer is pitcher of the year. Florida's Kevin O'Sullivan was named coach of the year after leading the Gators to a 41-15 record.

Florida is the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament that starts Tuesday in Hoover, Alabama.

India leads the SEC in slugging percentage (.730), on-base percentage (.506) and walks (45). He is batting .365 with 16 homers. Singer owns a 10-1 record and 2.25 ERA.

Arkansas' Heston Kjerstad was named SEC freshman of the year. Georgia's Keegan McGovern and Tennessee's Nico Mascia are co-scholar athletes of the year.

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