Officials along Lake Lanier tell Channel 2 Action News that they are very concerned about the number of accidents and deaths that have happened on the lake so far this year. In total, nine people have died in boating incidents at the lake this year. Officials say that number is much higher than usual for this time of year and worry that the trend will continue. The factors officials say is behind the high number of deaths and what can be done to help prevent more from happening, TODAY AT 5. TRENDING STORIES: 19-year-old woman shot after inviting man over to rob him, police say Protesters gather in response to planned ICE raids in Atlanta Ex-DeKalb school board member killed in collision on Alabama lake
As President Donald Trump on Monday intensified his criticism of a group of more liberal Democratic women lawmakers in Congress, Democrats announced they would bring a resolution to the House floor this week to condemn the President's weekend tweets, in which he said a the group of minority women members should 'go back' to the countries they 'originally came from.' 'The House cannot allow the President’s characterization of immigrants to our country to stand,' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats. 'Our Republican colleagues must join us in condemning the President’s xenophobic tweets,' Pelosi added. At the White House, the President stood by his criticism. “If you're not happy here, then you can leave,” Mr. Trump told reporters. The Speaker's announcement came as a handful of GOP lawmakers publicly criticized President Trump's tweets, which targeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA). 'Those tweets are racist and xenophobic,' Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) said on CNN. 'President Trump was wrong to suggest that four left-wing congresswomen should go back to where they came from,' said Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) in a written statement. 'I urge our President immediately disavow his comments,' said Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX). 'Frankly I’m appalled by the President's tweets,' said Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI). 'There’s no excuse.' Returning to Capitol Hill for the legislative work week, Democrats were furious. 'Donald Trump's bigoted attacks over the weekend were intended to divide this country,' said Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV). 'Another vile, racist attack from the President,' said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). But none of that slowed Mr. Trump. “These are people that hate our country,” the President said, as a crowd outside the White House cheered his comments. One Democrat, Rep. Al Green of Texas, announced that he would file articles of impeachment against the President - based just on his weekend tweets. “I will again, this month, bring impeachment to a vote on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for bigotry in policy, harmful to our society,” Green said.
Retail giant Target Inc. is upping the ante to compete with Amazon Prime’s 48-hour shopping holiday. The company announced it would be hosting “Deal Days” on Monday and Tuesday (July 15 and 16). Prime Day’s two-day event also kicks off Monday. “Last year’s Target.com One-Day Sale was one of our biggest days of the year for online sales,” said Mark Tritton, Target executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “This year, we’re giving guests more discounts across even more of our assortment with two days to save on hundreds of thousands of items and offering the best options in retail for delivery and pick up on their terms, including same-day.” Here’s a taste of what you can expect in savings next week, according to Target: Monday, July 15 40% off select furniture and indoor rugs Buy two, get one free on books Tuesday, July 16 (through 12:59 a.m. EST Wednesday) 5% off Target eGiftCards™ (email and mobile delivery only) 30% off exclusive home brands, including indoor and outdoor furniture and rugs, bedding, bath and more Up to 30% off select small appliances, cookware and floor care 30% off swim and select sandals Up to 30% off top toy brands and select sporting goods 30% off Cat & Jack uniforms for kids Up to 30% off Evenflo car seats and strollers Select early-access deals are also available through Monday, 12:59 a.m. EDT. More about “Deal Days” at corporate.target.com.