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DNA IDs bin Laden, wife named him in raid

DNA IDs bin Laden, wife named him in raid

WASHINGTON (AP) - After the firefight that killed Osama bin Laden, the U.S. used "multiple methods" to positively identify his remains, according to a senior Pentagon official who personally saw a photograph of the corpse.

The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, declined to specify the methods of identification, but two Obama administration officials said DNA evidence confirmed the death.

The officials claimed the DNA evidence provides a match with 99.9% confidence.



The Pentagon has also said the bin Laden's wife identified him by name during the raid.

Weekend Events Around Atlanta

ATLANTA-Did you have a royal weekend?  If an early morning kick off (pics of the wedding here)  left you feeling sleepy Friday night, we have you covered.  Metromix took pics at some of the cities big event this weekend, from the wedding itself to the Inman Park Festival, we captured some great moments.

There was also the much talked about opening of "do" (dough) pizza bar on the Westside.

And the Prado beer festival held at The Prado in Sandy Springs featured  150-plus brews hand-picked from more than 40 world-class breweries.  


Royal Wedding

Photo Contest Seeks Little Cowboys & Cowgirls

ATLANTA -- Do you have a little cowboy or cowgirl in your home? You can upload their photo on Atlanta MomsLikeMe for the chance to win four premium tickets valued at $410 to see The Professional Bull Riders at the Gwinnett Arena on May 13.

The children in the photo must be shown wearing a cowboy hat or dressed as a cowboy or cowgirl in some fashion.  They also must be age 12 or under. 


The deadline for entries is May 4 at 9 a.m.  All eligible photos will be voted on by registered users of Atlanta MomsLikeMe.  The Grand Prize winner will be named on Wednesday, May 11.



Ringgold residents return to 'utter devastation'

Ringgold residents return to 'utter devastation'

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- As homeowners hit by this week's tornadoes take stock of what's left and what's lost, they are looking to the state and federal government for help getting their lives back together.

RELATED: 11Alive to host tornado relief special Friday

"We need some federal money to help with the front-end cost and for the long term for individuals," Gov. Nathan Deal told 11Alive News.

He spoke to the president by phone and sent him a letter requesting federal assistance. "He obviously expressed sympathy to the families that had lost individuals, but also promised that he would have the federal agencies to continue to work with our state agencies."

Getting around this weekend's construction

ATLANTA - Plenty of road construction this weekend across Metro Atlanta, and we've got your alternates so you can get around the backups.

Cobb / Fulton

I-75 NB/SB between 10th/14th Street (Exit 250) and Cumberland Blvd. (Exit 258)
8 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
3 left lanes

Alternate for I-75 Southbound: With this many lanes blocked, an alternate may be necessary. You can take exit 259 and follow to US 41 - Cobb Pkwy. Turn left on Cobb Pkwy. and follow across the river where it becomes Northside Pkwy. Follow Northside Pkwy. across Moores Mill Road where it becomes Northside Drive. Follow Northside Drive all the way to 14th or 10th Street.  If traffic gets really bad, take I-285 Southbound to I-20 Eastbound back into Downtown Atlanta.

Draft Coverage From Flowery Branch

(Flowery Branch, GA) Time for the annual right of spring, and I don't mean the Masters or baseball opening day.  We're at Flowery Branch on Falcons draft watch. Question at the moment: will they be able to trade up?  General consensus among those here is yes, they will.  Updates coming later this evening.

Whoops, A.J. Green gone to Cincinnati with fourth pick.  Four of top five picks from SEC: Cam Newton, Auburn;Marcel Darius, Alabama;Green; Patrick Peterson,LSU.

Falcons just traded up to sixth (from Browns) and took Julio Jones, WR, Alabama.

DEA ATLANTA hosts 2nd pill takeback event on April 30th

DEA ATLANTA hosts 2nd pill takeback event on April 30th

Atlanta, GA --  On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and numerous state and local law enforcement agencies will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  You can bring your medications for disposal to numerous sites across the state and the metro Atlanta area.