Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has canceled her performance at the Fox Theatre this month because of her opposition to Georgia's controversial 'heartbeat law.' The show was scheduled for June 22. The law effectively bans abortion in Georgia after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around 6 weeks of pregnancy. Haddish wrote in a statement: “After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta. I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there.” Fox Theatre officials said tickets will be refunded. TRENDING STORIES Detective: Video shows Lil Durk shooting gun while driving near The Varsity 7th American tourist dead in Dominican Republic while celebrating her birthday Passenger: I thought man playing flute in airport was André 3000 ... and then it WAS André 3000 She has not set a new date at the Fox given the uncertainty regarding the law, which largely restricts abortions after six weeks. Haddish, who starred in her breakthrough 2017 hit “Girls Trip” and recently voiced a character in last weekend’s No. 1 film “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” is the first major celebrity to publicly cite the law as a reason she was postponing a live concert in the state. The Los Angeles actress has shot several films in Atlanta the past couple of years such as “Nobody’s Fool,” “Night School and “Uncle Drew.” Her most recent film shot here is upcoming comedy “Limited Partners,” also starring Rose Byrne . The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.
Two brothers are behind bars after jumping an Atlanta police officer last weekend and stealing his gun, authorities said. Isaac McPherson, 44, and Quentin McPherson, 46, face a host of charges for allegedly taking the officer’s weapon as he broke up a fight outside a southwest Atlanta gas station. RELATED: Atlanta officer’s gun stolen in struggle outside gas station, police say The officer responded to a 911 call at a Chevron near Campbellton and County Line roads and saw a man fighting with a store clerk outside, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said. “The officer attempted to take the male into custody when he was jumped from behind by a second suspect,” he said. “During the altercation, the two suspects managed to get away with the officer’s gun.” Police initially reported that the officer’s radio was also taken during the fight, but it was later recovered nearby. Isaac McPherson was arrested on Monday while Quentin McPherson was apprehended Thursday, Daugherty said. Both men are charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, robbery, removal of a weapon from a public official, battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, records show. They remain held at the Fulton County Jail without bond.
Update 6 p.m. EDT June 15: Target issued a statement indicating that its registers are back online. The company said that the outage was not the result of a security-related issue or data breach. Target also assured customers that no personal data was compromised. Original report: A computer glitch prompted long lines nationwide for Target customers Saturday afternoon. >> Read more trending news 'We’re aware that guests are currently unable to make purchases at Target stores,' officials said in a statement. 'Our teams are troubleshooting now and we apologize for the inconvenience. We will provide an update as soon as possible.' Target stores suffered a similar outage five years ago when there was unauthorized access to its payment information system, the Dallas Morning News reported. Secure information was not at risk in that breach, company officials said at the time. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.