MOTHER CHARGED WITH KILLING FOUR KIDS, THEIR FA­THER

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Four young chil­dren and their fa­ther were found slain in a home out­side At­lanta early Thurs­day, and po­lice say the mother — now charged with their deaths — was the one who called 911 to re­port the killings.

The five were ap­par­ently stabbed to death. A fifth child, a girl, sur­vived and was hos­pi­tal­ized with in­juries de­scribed as se­ri­ous, po­lice said.

The woman was de­tained by po­lice after the bod­ies were found in­side the home in Loganville, Gwin­nett County po­lice Cpl. Michele Pi­hera said. Po­lice later charged 33-year-old Is­abel Martinez with five counts of mal­ice mur­der, five counts of mur­der and six counts of ag­gra­vated as­sault.

Illi­nois House ap­proves state bud­get, ends his­toric im­passe.

SPRING­FIELD, ILL.» The state House voted Thurs­day to over­ride Gov. Bruce Rauner’s ve­toes of a bud­get pack­age, giv­ing the state its first spend­ing blue­print in more than two years and end­ing the na­tion’s long­est fis­cal stale­mate since at least the Great De­pres­sion.

The new bud­get will be fu­eled by a per­ma­nent 32 per­cent in­come tax in­crease, and it in­cludes spend­ing cuts.

Law­mak­ers ap­proved the bill to raise taxes by a 71-42 vote. The spend­ing bill passed 74-37. It takes 71 yes votes to over­ride a veto.

Govern­ment ethics di­rec­tor who prod­ded Trump re­signs. WASH­ING­TON»

The govern­ment ethics di­rec­tor who prod­ded Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion over con­flicts of in­ter­est is re­sign­ing to take a new job.

Wal­ter Shaub, di­rec­tor of the Of­fice of Govern­ment Ethics, is join­ing the Cam­paign Le­gal Cen­ter, a non­profit in Wash­ing­ton that mostly fo­cuses on vi­o­la­tions of cam­paign fi­nance law.

U.S. judge leaves travel ban rules in place. HONOLULU»

A fed­eral judge on Thurs­day left Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion rules in place for a travel ban on cit­i­zens from six ma­jor­ity-Mus­lim coun­tries. U.S. District Court Judge Der­rick Wat­son de­nied an emer­gency mo­tion filed by Hawaii ask­ing him to clar­ify what the U.S. Supreme Court meant by a “bona fide” re­la­tion­ship in its rul­ing last month.

The Supreme Court ruled the ad­min­is­tra­tion could mostly en­force its travel ban but said those “with a cred­i­ble claim of a bona fide re­la­tion­ship with a per­son or en­tity in the United States” could en­ter.

Cosby’s re­trial on sex as­sault charges is set for Novem­ber.

PHILADEL­PHIA» Bill Cosby will be re­tried in Novem­ber on charges he drugged and mo­lested a woman more than a decade ago, after a Penn­syl­va­nia jury dead­locked on the ques­tion after de­lib­er­at­ing over six days. Cosby, who turns 80 in July, was or­dered Thurs­day to be ready for trial Nov. 6.

Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion to name Ge­or­gia health of­fi­cial as new CDC di­rec­tor. WASH­ING­TON»

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion plans to ap­point Ge­or­gia Pub­lic Health Com­mis­sioner Brenda Fitzger­ald to be­come the next di­rec­tor of the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion, one of the most cru­cial pub­lic health po­si­tions in the U.S. govern­ment, given the agency’s role in track­ing and stop­ping in­fec­tious dis­ease out­breaks na­tion­ally and glob­ally. Pub­lic health sources said the ap­point­ment is ex­pected to be an­nounced as early as Fri­day.

28 dead after fight among ri­val gangs in prison. ACA­PULCO, MEX­ICO»

Fight­ing erupted be­tween ri­val gangs in­side a state prison be­fore dawn Thurs­day, and 28 in­mates were killed and three wounded, of­fi­cials in the Pa­cific re­sort said. The in­ci­dent be­gan be­cause of the con­stant dis­pute be­tween ri­val groups in­side the prison, of­fi­cials said. — Den­ver Post wire ser­vices

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