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Fire inside Disneyland parking structure prompts evacuations

Fire inside Disneyland parking structure prompts evacuations Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department. A few more reportedly had minor damage. "I think it was one flight below our auto", said Adam Habie of Placentia. "It's more of a nuisance than anything", Darren Clark, whose family of four couldn't get to their vehicle because of the shutdown, told KNBC-TV. Hundreds of park-goers had to wait until the fire was fully out before they could return to t... [Full Article...]

Yale students protest college named after proponent of slavery

Yale students protest college named after proponent of slavery Chris Rabb, a 1992 Yale graduate, said in a telephone interview Saturday that just changing the name from a "bad person to a good person" is not enough. Calhoun is widely considered one of the architects of institutionalized racism in the U.S.as well as the American Civil War, and he was well-known in the first half of the 19th century as one of the world's most outspoken white supremacists . [Full Article...]

Intense Snowstorm Could Bring a Foot of Snow For Some

Intense Snowstorm Could Bring a Foot of Snow For Some Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport-are also being heavily impacted by Niko. High winds are likely to cause power outages there. You calculate how long you'll be in the intense snow, and go from there. On Feb. 8, 2017, left, New York City reached record-high temperatures in the 60's. [Full Article...]

Schumer meets with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Unlike some Senate Democrats who have already said they will oppose Trump's nominee, both have said they will wait to decide. Schumer, of NY, said last week he needed time to review Gorsuch's 10-year record before scheduling a meeting. Gorsuch will likely have to survive a procedural vote that requires 60 senators to agree to proceed to an up-or-down vote on his confirmation. Jeff Sessions as ... [Full Article...]

Homeland Security Chief: Southern Border a 'Gaping Wound in Our Defenses'

Homeland Security Chief: Southern Border a 'Gaping Wound in Our Defenses' That same story claimed that DHS had initially interpreted the order so that it didn't apply to green-card holders - only to be overruled by Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, who wanted green-card holders admitted into the USA on a case-by-case basis. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens UC Berkeley funding after violent protests shut down Milo speech

Terry Hartle of the American Council on Education says that nothing under current law would enable the federal government to shut off funding based on allegations of free speech violations. Last year, the U.C. Berkeley received more than $2oo million oriented to a program of student fund aid, supported by the Congress. UC Berkeley Spokesman Dan Mogulof said the rioters were part of an Oakland an... [Full Article...]

Tom Price Confirmed by Senate Finance Committee

Normally, at least two members of the minority - now Democrats - are required for the committee to proceed, but the panel suspended the rules Thursday morning. "We took some unprecedented actions today due to the unprecedented obstruction on the part of our colleagues", he said referring to the boycott. Democrats' specific objections to Pruitt turn not only on his anti-regulatory bent but on the... [Full Article...]

Republicans push back on Trump's pick for Education secretary

Republicans push back on Trump's pick for Education secretary Murkowski said she believed DeVos, a billionaire Republican donor and school choice activist, has much to learn about public education. DeVos's confirmation requires a simple majority; if there is a tie, Republican Vice President Mike Pence would cast the deciding vote . [Full Article...]

Protect schools from DeVos and her charter plans

Protect schools from DeVos and her charter plans Patty Murray of Washington state, the top Democrat on the panel, is concerned that the chairman, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, "continues to rush this nominee to a vote before members have a chance to do their due diligence on this nominee and have their questions answered and ethics concerns addressed". [Full Article...]

Lunar New Year dos and don'ts

Lunar New Year dos and don'ts Roosevelt Park from 11 a.m. -3:30 p.m., with the fireworks kicking off at noon. Technology has modernised this tradition, allowing people to exchange red envelopes via apps and the internet. As China's population nears 1.5 billion and its economy continues to grow, more Chinese will have the resources to travel overseas. He went on to include eating a vegetarian meal as the first meal of the N... [Full Article...]

Albright says she'll register as Muslim

Trump related to immigration and border security have prompted Ms. Albright to join a "solidarity" movement championed last weekend by the Women's March on Washington. The Republican president who initially called for a "total and complete shut down of Muslims" entering the USA, has revised his position to calling for "extreme vetting" for new arrivals from countries where extremist groups are act... [Full Article...]

Davis-Monthan AFB placed on lockdown

Davis-Monthan AFB placed on lockdown The lockdown was lifted at about 11:35 a.m. An Air Force base in Arizona locked down on Monday after getting "unconfirmed" reports of shots fired, but a Pentagon official told Fox News it likely was a false alarm. local time. There are no confirmed reports of any injuries. Media are advised not to come to base at this time. There was no immediate word on if anything was found in the sweep, but... [Full Article...]

Trump Just Told Business Leaders He's Cutting Corporate Taxes and Regulations 'Massively'

Trump Just Told Business Leaders He's Cutting Corporate Taxes and Regulations 'Massively' He suggested that a roll-back of business regulations would be a particular focus of his economic plan, saying his observation has been that "regulation wins" over tax cuts as the more important factor in promoting growth. He also met with leaders of several labour unions, including the AFL-CIO. The president renewed his campaign promise to reduce the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15... [Full Article...]

Suspect in Florida officer's killing captured after manhunt

Loyd was hiding out at an abandoned house in Orlando when he was captured Tuesday, police said. Arresting officers found a large bag of ammunition beneath Loyd and Loyd had already discarded two guns, including one with a 100-round capacity, Mina said. [Full Article...]

Dinosaur sized alligator caught on camera in Florida

Nature at its best", Joiner wrote in her post. The video shows the big gator casually strolling across a grassy path. Lakeland Police told NBC 6 that the gator is real. The gator is estimated to be between 14 and 16 feet long, according to NBC4. "Check out this awesome creature caught during an afternoon stroll by Kim Joiner at Circle B Bar Reserve yesterday". [Full Article...]

Trump says nominees doing a 'great job' of expressing their views

Trump says nominees doing a 'great job' of expressing their views In a joint statement sent early Friday evening, Burr and Virginia Sen. The North Carolina Republican had said the matter wasn't in the jurisdiction of his committee's probe of Russian hacking, and that a special commission wasn't needed either because a dossier describing an extensive conspiracy by Russian government operatives with Trump's campaign hadn't been substantiated. [Full Article...]

Weather Geek Report: Ice storm expected this weekend

Weather Geek Report: Ice storm expected this weekend The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch in effect from noon Sunday until noon Monday . A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will develop late Sunday morning or early in the afternoon and become more likely by Sunday evening. [Full Article...]

The Faith of Steven McDonald

The Faith of Steven McDonald Thousands of police officers and law enforcement officials have packed not only Saint Patrick's Cathedral, but Fifth Avenue here in midtown Manhattan to remember NYPD detective Steven McDonald. But while the funeral was, in a sense, a joyful commemoration of McDonald, de Blasio's rocky relationship with the city's police force, largely because of contentious contract talks and the mayor's critic... [Full Article...]

Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee takes same position at UConn

Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee takes same position at UConn Granted quarterback Sean White and running backs Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson were hurt down the stretch, but Auburn's offense has become a half shell of what it was in 2013 when Malzahn and Lashlee showed up, won the SEC, and played for a national title with the nation's top running game. [Full Article...]

Winter storm worsens Red Cross blood shortages; how you can help

Winter storm worsens Red Cross blood shortages; how you can help Almost 100 blood drives were forced to cancel in December, resulting in more than 3,100 blood donations going uncollected, the Red Cross reported. Last month, almost 100 blood drives were forced to cancel across the country due to severe weather, resulting in more than 3,100 blood donations going uncollected, Red Cross officials said. [Full Article...]


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