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  • The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since what she calls 'a deliberate, blindside attack' by a Kentucky neighbor earlier this month.Authorities say the Republican was attacked Nov. 3 by Rene Boucher while mowing his lawn. Kelley Paul writes in an essay published by CNN that her husband suffered six broken ribs and fluid in his lungs. Paul says he was diagnosed with pneumonia after returning from Washington last week.Boucher is charged with misdemeanor assault. His attorney blames the attack on a 'trivial' dispute and says it wasn't politically motivated.Kelly Paul says neither she, nor her husband, have spoken to Boucher in 10 years. She writes that 'the only 'dispute' existed solely in the attacker's troubled mind.
  • Police are warning mall goers this holiday season after Channel 2 Action News obtained video that shows a man and woman installing a card skimmer on an ATM at Lenox Square. A witness told Channel 2’s Carl Willis he saw it happen and told security. 'It's the season and everyone is going to be pulling out cash,' the witness told Willis, asking not to be identified. 'They did it very swiftly and very quick.' The man told Willis he happened to be standing on the second floor of Lenox Square when he looked down and saw a couple install two devices on an ATM 'I see the guy applying a lot of pressure in the top right corner. I thought that was abnormal,' the man said. TRENDING STORIES: Ex-Braves GM banned for life by MLB; Atlanta loses prospects 60+ people fall ill after company Thanksgiving party Jailhouse phone calls reveal aftermath of deadly heroin-fueled crash Police say the couple seen on the video installed a card skimmer at an ATM in the middle of the mall’s food court 'As you watch you can see that they may have installed a pin camera,' Sgt. Paul Cooper, with the Atlanta Police Department’s major fraud unit, told Willis. With your card number and your PIN, thieves have everything they need to go on a shopping spree. Police told Willis there's been an uptick in this kind of activity in the past couple of years. 'Our best guess is because we're transitioning from the mag-stripe to the chip and pin. The chips are encrypted and it's a lot harder to duplicate those cards,' Cooper said. Cooper worries if scammers are bold enough to hit a mall ATM, there are likely many more devices out there. 'We do try to target these people. We see that they tend to cross state lines they may be working the entire eastern seaboard right now,' Cooper said. For now, shoppers will have to take steps to keep thieves from swiping your information. 'Take that extra couple of seconds. Tug on it (the card reader). Look for those cameras. Just make sure you don't get burned,' Cooper told Willis. 'Definitely cover up your PIN if you're not sure that it's a valid swiper or valid scanner try using another ATM,” the witness said. Police are asking anyone who may recognize the man and woman in the video to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
  • South Korea announced on Nov. 13 that an unnamed soldier defecting from the North was rescued and taken to a hospital after he was found shot in the shoulder and elbow in the border village of Panmunjom. >> Read more trending news A dramatic video of the 24-year-old, identified only by his last name, Oh, escaping North Korea, is fascinating to watch. Officials in South Korea said that the escape took place after the North Korean guard abandoned his post and tried to escape. CNN reported that this was the third defection of a North Korean soldier this year and that there had only been four such defections in the past five years. South Korean officials added that the soldier was in such a bad spot they needed to crawl to save him. Part of the video shows this. “The defector was urgently transferred to a hospital in a helicopter of the United Nations Command, and there was no exchange of fire with our side,” a South Korean ministry official told Reuters. “Since it was an area exposed to the North, we had to crawl toward there to get him out.” It’s not clear at this time how high-ranking the soldier was in Kim Jong-un’s army, but we do know he was in the military for eight years and was a vehicle driver. The video shows multiple North Korean soldiers firing at Oh. He was shot at least five times. The lead surgeon in South Korea said Oh is “not going to die” from these wounds, ABC News reported. ABC News said it appeared North Korea violated the 1953 Armistice Agreement signed by the U.N., North Korea and China by firing guns across the military demarcation line and by physically crossing the line.
  • Battling Thanksgiving traffic is mainly a concern for travelers, but Atlanta residents should also be aware of potential congestion in the city.  Count on Triple Team Traffic to guide you around the closures, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.  One event that will cause temporary street closures is the Atlanta Track Club’s Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K, which takes participants on a 13.1 mile tour through the heart of Atlanta. It runs from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RELATED STORIES: 911 calls released in Barcelona Wine Bar robbery, shooting Surveillance video shows robbery at restaurant that left manager dead Victim in restaurant shooting was 'one of the best people on the planet' The half marathon begins near the Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field) and passes by attractions such as Atlantic Station, Piedmont Park and Oakland Cemetery.  The race will close lanes on busy roads such Juniper, Marietta and 14th streets. See the course map below, and you can check out a complete list of impacted roads here. Traffic around Georgia State Stadium may also be increased on Saturday, as the university’s team plays Appalachian State there at 2 p.m.
  • It’s never the wrong time to get your twerk on, according to a few Floridians. >> Read more trending news President Donald Trump and his family traveled to his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach for the Thanksgiving holiday. As with any official trip made by the First Family, the Trumps traveled from Palm Beach International Airport to the property via a motorcade. While motorcades are usually uneventful, and attention is usually focused on the person being escorted, one person caught the moment some locals decided to make the best of the traffic jam caused by the president. A video lasting just over half a minute showed two people exit a car and start to twerk on the highway. While twerking is certainly nothing new, HuffPost noted car twerking took South Florida by storm earlier in the year as young people flocked to Miami for Spring Break. A young bikini-clad woman was recorded hanging out of a vehicle, leg draped along the roof and twerking up a storm while her friend sped down MacArthur Causeway.
  • Here are some things to watch in the final week of the Southeastern Conference regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK: The Iron Bowl. There are plenty of solid rivalry games this week, but it doesn't get any better than No. 1 Alabama (No. 1 CFP) at No. 6 Auburn (No. 6 CFP). The stakes are high: The winner will finish on top of the SEC's Western Division and earn a spot in the conference title game against Georgia. Both teams are also fighting for position in the College Football Playoff rankings. Alabama is undefeated this season while Auburn has looked very impressive over the past month, especially in its win over East Division champion Georgia on Nov. 11. MATCHUP OF THE WEEK: Georgia Tech's running game vs. Georgia's run defense: Georgia Tech ranks fourth among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams in yards rushing per game (319.3) and 14th in yards per carry (5.45). No. 7 Georgia (No. 7 CFP) ranks sixth nationally in run defense and has allowed only 105.6 yards rushing per game. Georgia Tech has two 1,000-yard rushers in quarterback TaQuon Marshall and KirVonte Benson. Georgia's Roquan Smith is a finalist for the Butkus Award given each year to the nation's top linebacker and the Bednarik Award that goes to the nation's top defensive player. The Yellow Jackets need to win to become bowl eligible. NUMBERS GAME: Auburn is averaging 43 points and Alabama has 41.9 points per game in SEC competition this year. That makes them the highest-scoring SEC teams in league play since Florida's 2008 national championship team averaged 44.9 points in its conference games. ...Missouri is bowl eligible and appears on its way to becoming just the 12th team ever to earn a bowl bid after starting a season 1-5. The only SEC team to accomplish that feat was Mississippi in 1983. ... This marks the seventh straight season that Alabama has at least 11 wins. ... This is the first time since 1959 that Florida and Florida State both carried losing records into their annual matchup. ... Georgia's Nick Chubb could move into second place on the SEC's career rushing list with a big game against Georgia Tech. Chubb has 4,469 career yards rushing to rank fourth. Arkansas' Darren McFadden (2005-07) is second with 4,590 and LSU's Kevin Faulk (1995-98) is third with 4,557. The SEC career rushing leader is Georgia's Herschel Walker (1980-82) with 5,259 yards. ... Tennessee heads into Saturday's game with Vanderbilt trying to avoid its first eight-loss season ever and is attempting to avoid finishing winless in SEC play for the first time since the league's formation in 1933. ... Vanderbilt is seeking to avoid going winless in SEC competition for the 20th time since 1960. UPSET WATCH: Louisville is a 10-point favorite on the road against Kentucky in the Governor's Cup. The Cardinals will have the best player on the field in QB Lamar Jackson, but Kentucky won last year's game and this time get to host the rivalry. ... Georgia is an 11-point favorite on the road against Georgia Tech. That might be generous considering the Yellow Jackets have won two of the past three games and the past four games have all been decided by less than a touchdown. IMPACT PERFORMER: One of Alabama's biggest strengths over the years has been its extraordinary depth, but the team statistics reveal how critical Calvin Ridley is to the Crimson Tide's receiving corps. Ridley has four times as many catches and more than four times as many yards receiving as any of his teammates. Ridley has caught 52 passes for 858 yards and three touchdowns this season. Ranking second on the team in catches is Cam Sims with 13. The No. 2 Alabama player in yards receiving is Jerry Jeudy with 208. ___ AP Sports Writers Steve Megargee in Knoxville, Tennessee, and David Brandt in Jackson, Mississippi, contributed to this story. ___ More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 .