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Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live' after press conference sketch

Apparently, Donald Trump still isn't a fan of "Saturday Night Live."

The show returned from its holiday hiatus with a brutal sketch that mocked the president-elect's tense Wednesday press conference, focusing heavily on a dossier with unsubstantiated allegations about Trump and Russia.

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"Yes, this is real life," Alec Baldwin, playing Trump, said in the show's cold open. "This is really happening. On Jan. 20, I, Donald J. Trump, will become the 45th president of the United States. And then, two months later, Mike Pence will become the 46th."

>> Watch the sketch here (WARNING: Contains profanity and mature content)

The real Trump was not amused.

"@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC," he tweeted Sunday afternoon. "Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!"

.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017 <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

It's not the first time Trump has criticized "SNL." Last month, he called the show "unwatchable" and "biased," slamming Baldwin's portrayal of him. He also previously called the show "boring and unfunny" and "totally one-sided."

Superbug resistant to all U.S. antibiotics kills Nevada woman

A Nevada woman has died from a “superbug,” an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria. This one, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), is resistant to every antibiotic available in the United States.

The victim, who is unnamed, was in her 70s. She was initially hospitalized in August 2016 after returning from a trip to India. There, she had sought treatment for a broken hip several times in recent years, most recently in June 2016. Her most recent hospitalization, according to a postmortem CDC report, was in June 2016.

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The victim died of septic shock. Though she died in September, the CDC report is the first public notice of this death; the hospital did not publicize her hospitalization or death. Washoe County Health District spokesman Phil Ulibarri said the superbug case wasn’t publicized at the time because it posed no threat to the public. He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it was “an isolated case.”

Initially, the hospital discovered that all 14 types of antibiotics available to them were ineffective. Later testing would show that not one of the 26 antibiotics available in the United States would have impeded the progress of this aggressive bacteria. Once mutated, drug-resistant bacteria can pass on their resistance to others. Strains of bacteria primarily gain antibiotic resistance through overprescription and misuse. (Prescribing antibiotics for a virus and failing to take antibiotics through a full regimen are two examples.)

The CDC has been sounding the alarm on antibiotic-resistant superbugs for years. In a 2013 report, it said superbugs infect 2 million people and kill 23,000 every year.

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. recalls organic baby powder over infection risk

Jessica Alba's The Honest Co. is recalling its organic baby powder over risks of eye and skin infections.

The company, co-founded by Alba and Christopher Gavigan, announced earlier this month that it is recalling "all lots" of the product "due to possible contamination with microorganisms, including some species associated with skin infections or eye infections."

"We've decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution," Gavigan said last week in a YouTube video.

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The recalled product has a UPC of 817810014529 and was sold in 4-ounce containers. Customers who bought the baby powder can return it for a refund.

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For more information, call 1-888-688-8653 in the U.S. or 1-888-532-0190 in Canada from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Customers also can email with the subject "Baby Powder."

Read more here.

#RECALL: @Honest recalls their Organic Baby Powder due to possible eye and skin infections— Today's Parent (@Todaysparent) January 14, 2017

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Teen raises money for college after parents disown her for dating black student

A teen who said her parents cut her off financially for dating a black student is getting support from strangers across the country through a crowd funding page set up to help her pay for college.

Allie Dowdle, an 18-year-old high school senior, created the GoFundMe page Wednesday in response to her parents' punishment.

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In the post, she said she attends a private school in Memphis and is dating a black teenager.

Dowdle said she told her parents about the relationship some time ago and they cut her off financially.

On the page, she recalls the moment she showed her dad her boyfriend’s picture: 

“About a year ago, I told my parents that I'd started dating a boy named Michael, pictured with me above. Hoping to share him with my family, I showed my parents his picture, and the conversation was over before it even began.My dad did not give me an option:  he told me that I was not allowed to see Michael ever again. Why? Strictly because of skin color.  It wasn't a quiet 'no,' either. I'll never forget the yelling my parents did, when they expressed how disappointed they were in me, that I could do so much better.  I did not know what to do. I couldn't comprehend how someone could be seen as less because of pigment. I still can't comprehend it, and I never will be able to.”

Allie has already exceeded her goal of $10,000 on the crowd-funding website, raising more than $30,000 as of Sunday.

Men who sued Eddie Long for sexual misconduct address bishop's death

From the moment they went public in an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution more than five years ago, the young men who accused Eddie Long of sexual coercion forever altered the bishop’s outsized legacy.

As word spread Sunday about Long’s death after an extended bout with cancer, everyone wanted to know what his accusers — four young men, all in their mid to late-20s now — thought about the charismatic pastor’s legacy.

“We’ve been hearing from people from all walks of life — the media, celebrities, gospel singers — wanting to hear what we think,” said Spencer LeGrande, one of four former New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members who sued Long in 2010. A fifth accuser, Centino Kemp, came forward as the lawsuit entered a mediation process. An undisclosed financial settlement was reached soon after.

>>Read Controversial Atlanta megachurch Bishop Eddie Long has died, church says

LeGrande, now living Charlotte where he co-owns a thriving sneaker cleaning company, and two of the plaintiffs, Maurice Robinson and Anthony Flagg, told The AJC Sunday that when the time is right, they’ll have their say.

“As much as we’d like to make a statement about the passing of Bishop Eddie Long, we’ve all decided to remain silent, for now,” Long’s accusers said in a joint response given exclusively to The AJC. They said Jamal Parris, the fourth former New Birth member to sue Long, also consented to the statement.

“We’re all brothers in this,” LeGrande said.

Their statement concluded, “Our perspectives will be addressed in our book, 'Foursaken,' which we hope to release soon.”

LeGrande said they’re still shopping for a publisher. The book will focus on their lives after breaking ties with the controversial bishop, who consistently denied the allegations against him.

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LeGrande was 15 when he met Long at one of New Birth’s satellite churches in Charlotte, he told The AJC in 2011. The sermon, on the importance of fathers, left him in tears.

“When I started crawling, that was the day [my father] left,” LeGrande said.

Long filled that void, LeGrande said, telling him “I got you … . I will be your dad.” Soon they were talking regularly on the phone.

The lack of a strong male influence was a common thread that bound Long’s accusers. Parris told The AJC in 2011 his father was abusive and rarely present. He said he met the bishop, whom he said he would eventually call “Daddy,” when he was 14 and new to Atlanta.

Both men said they were 17 when the sexual advances began. By then he had taken them on several trips, to Kenya, Honduras and the Bahamas, among other exotic locales, introducing them to world-famous celebrities and lavishing them with new cars and their own apartments.

Their relationship with Long affected each man differently, but profoundly. Parris told The AJC in 2011 he was battling suicidal thoughts — “I’d love to take pills and never wake up,” he said.

Long never addressed the scandal directly, but in a sermon earlier this year he, too, had briefly entertained taking his own life.

“I had a moment… I had a moment… I wanted to kill myself and was ready,” he told his New Birth congregation, referring to a time when he said he felt “condemned from the four corners of the Earth.”

“My family loved me,” he said. “My church loved me… Regardless of what anybody said, love lifted me and carried me. And you didn’t judge me.”

Now it appears his accusers will have the final say on the most trying chapter in the life of New Birth and its founding pastor.

Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Remember the iconic muscle car driven by Burt Reynolds in the kitchy yet classic 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit? Who wouldn't want to own a Trans-Am just like it? Bidders will get their chance Friday at an auction in Arizona, MSN Autos reports. 

A listing for the Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale shows a Pro-Touring Firebird owned by Reynolds and built by Restore a Muscle Car and Gene Kennedy. The car comes signed by Reynolds himself, but the listing makes no claim that it was actually used in -- or associated with -- the movie.

Reynolds, a resident of Tequesta, has owned the car only since last May. "It's likely just pandering to boost the value at auction," according to MSN Autos, but "It'll probably work." 

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In December 2014, Reynolds sold one of the movie's original promo cars for $450,000 as part of an auction of his personal memorabilia. Just months later, a "tribute car" briefly owned by Reynolds fetched $170,00, MSN Autos reports.

More controversial was the sale last year of a Pontiac promo car that was reportedly owned by Universal Studios but not used in the movie. Restored from a junk heap, it generated a $550,000 sale for Barrett-Jackson, according to MSN Autos and Time's The Drive.

So what will the latest restored Firebird with only tenuous links to the Smokey and the Bandit star go for? MSN Autos says it expects "mega bucks" due to the car's "serious resto-mod firepower."

Trump cancels MLK Day visit to National African American Museum

President-elect Donald Trump has scrapped a plan to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day after his comments disparaging U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights hero who worked closely with King and who has been closely involved with the museum.

>>Read Trump fires back at John Lewis for calling his presidency 'not legitimate'

ABC and other outlets reported the Republican president-elect’s change in plans; his transition team cited a scheduling conflict and says he plans to visit the museum at another time.

>>Read Lewis' memoir sells out after Trump's Twitter tirade

Trump’s tweets disparaging Lewis, a Democrat, and calling his district – which includes much of Atlanta – horrible, crime-infested and falling apart dominated local social media on Saturday. Lewis has been a vocal Trump critic, calling his presidency illegitimate and saying he believes Russia helped elected him, and testified against U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Trump’s pick for attorney general.

John Lewis on Donald Trump: 'Almost impossible for me to work with him'

U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ comment that he doesn’t see President-elect Donald Trump as a “legitimate president” was just one of many uncharacteristically pessimistic things the Atlanta Democrat had to say about the state of politics on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.

Asked by host Chuck Todd about whether he could accept working with the Republican New Yorker under any circumstances, the veteran lawmaker replied that it would be “almost impossible.”

“Well, it’s going to be very hard and very difficult,” Lewis said.

>>Read Atlanta mayor to Trump: 'John Lewis an American hero'

The civil rights hero said he wouldn’t invite Trump to accompany him to Selma, the Alabama town where he was nearly beaten to death on what later became known as “Bloody Sunday” — an offer he’s extended to Trump’s three White House predecessors.

He said of Trump if he did visit Selma, “Maybe he would learn something. Maybe he would get religion.” 

The tone was an extraordinary departure for Lewis, who is known for a more optimistic message of unity, equality and peaceful protest.

>>Read Trump fires back at John Lewis for calling his presidency 'not legitimate'

Excerpts from the interview released Friday were what prompted the president-elect to tweet at two different points Saturday that Lewis was “all … talk — no action or results” and that the lawmaker should “spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape.”

>>Read Lewis' memoir sells out after Trump's Twitter tirade

Trump’s criticism prompted an outpouring of incredulous “how dare yous!” from Atlantans. Republicans struggled to defend the New York businessman, while Democrats began sending out fundraising notices. The online bookseller Amazon sold out of Lewis’ memoir “Walking with the Wind” within hours, while a collection of his three graphic novels, “March,” shot to No. 1 on the site’s bestseller list.

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