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California Officer Fatally Shot by Homicide Suspect While Responding to Traffic Accident
- February 22, 2017

Boyer joined the department as a jailer and dispatcher in 1989 before becoming an officer one year later, according to the Los Angeles Times . The Whittier shootout began shortly after the suspect rear-ended some motorists near Colima and Mar Vista, disabling the vehicle he was driving, authorities said . (more...)
Active shooter sought near Oakland Zoo in East Oakland Active shooter sought near Oakland Zoo in East Oakland
- February 20, 2017

He then spray-painting what appeared to be eyes onto the garage door of a different home, before drawing a penis on a auto. Police said before they arrived, Enjaian was shooting at residents and parked cars. The man was inside of a house pointing a rifle out of the window. It's unclear if he was wounded by police gunfire. Those injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. (more...)
2 dead as storm rips through Southern California 2 dead as storm rips through Southern California
- February 20, 2017

Air travel was also in disarray Friday, with hundreds of flights canceled at Burbank, Los Angeles International and John Wayne airports. Another person was injured after her vehicle fell into a massive sinkhole in Studio City, according to ABC News station KABC in Los Angeles . (more...)
Scott Pruitt Has Been Confirmed As Head Of The EPA Scott Pruitt Has Been Confirmed As Head Of The EPA
- February 19, 2017

Pruitt is such a loyal friend to the fossil-fuel industry, he once took a letter decrying fracking regulations - sent to him by the oil company Devon Energy - copied the text of the letter onto Oklahoma government stationery, and mailed it off to the EPA . (more...)
ICE detains domestic violence victim in court ICE detains domestic violence victim in court
- February 18, 2017

El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar expressed her worry about what the news of the woman's arrest might do to an already-frightened community and told the Times that she's looking for ways to help. Gonzalez's criminal history includes convictions for illegal re-Entry, larceny/from mail, false imprisonment (three times ), assault, probation violation and domestic violence. (more...)
McCain Opposes Trump's Budget Nominee Because He Wants To Save Money
- February 17, 2017

Despite McCain's opposition, Mulvaney was confirmed narrowly with a vote of 51-48. "The House's loss is President Trump's gain", the North Carolina Republican said in a statement . In 2013, Mulvaney supported shutting down the government for over two weeks in a stalemate with Democrats over funding the affordable Care Act. But Cochran's spokesman, Chris Gallegos, said Wednesday afternoon that the 38-year Senate veteran will vote for Mulvaney. (more...)
White supremacist bought gun for Dylan Roof-type attack
- February 17, 2017

McDowell established connections with the hate group White Supremacy Extremists during previous prison stints and thought the agent was a member of the Aryan Nations hate group, according to the affidavit. "I got the heart to do that sh*t, but I don't have to the good training", he allegedly said. McDowell first met with an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent on January 12, believing that the agent " handled problems for the Aryan Nations ", according to the complaint. (more...)
Kids Shot, 2 Die From Chicago Violence
- February 16, 2017

I can't go to the hospital. The pregnant woman, who is the toddler's aunt, was shot in the stomach and transported to Mount Sinai Hospital. A 20-year-old woman was also hospitalized after she was shot in the stomach. Visibly angry, Johnson again demanded legislative action for repeat gun offenders. This was the second shooting of a child in Chicago on that day. (more...)
Disneyland fire: Four injured in large fire at California theme park Disneyland fire: Four injured in large fire at California theme park
- February 15, 2017

ABC 7 News has reported a fire that broke out on the second floor of the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure at the Disneyland Resort. Four vehicles were completely destroyed and four others sustained major damage, authorities said. Medics treated seven employees who reportedly suffered from smoke inhalation, according to authorities. But only one of them was taken to a hospital, and none were considered seriously injured. (more...)
Peru judge orders arrest of former president
- February 13, 2017

This case has exposed officials from Peru's last three governments led by Alejandro Toledo, Alan Garcia and Ollanta Humala.The most recent president and his wife, former first lady Nadine Heredia, are under investigation and banned from leaving the country. (more...)
Calhoun College: Yale to drop slavery advocate's name Calhoun College: Yale to drop slavery advocate's name
- February 13, 2017

Yale said it was the final decision in a controversy over former Vice President John C. Calhoun's legacy that had simmered for years and boiled over with campus protests in 2015 . Last April, the school had made a decision to retain Calhoun's name despite many protests; however, after a special task force "charged with applying broad renaming principles" recommended changing the College's moniker, the Yale Corporation - which has the ultimate say on such matters - agreed. (more...)
Winter storm could drop a foot of snow on Northeast US Winter storm could drop a foot of snow on Northeast US
- February 12, 2017

Due to the expected snowfall, all Philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools will be closed Thursday. After the snow arrived, public works employees began the major task of beginning to dig out from the storm. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declared a snow emergency and announced that school would be closed until Monday. "We went into this winter in some cases with 10- to 16-inch rainfall deficit". (more...)
ICE Confirms Increased Enforcement Activity In Northern Virginia ICE Confirms Increased Enforcement Activity In Northern Virginia
- February 12, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson Virginia Kice said a similar tone as she lamented that the immigration operations were "routine" and that the agency makes arrest on a daily basis. With his decree, Trump - who vowed as a candidate to deport some three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records - broadens the scope of the Obama administration's policy, dropping the distinction between convicted criminals and those who had simply been charged. (more...)
At Least 1 Dead as Winter Storm Niko Hits Northeast At Least 1 Dead as Winter Storm Niko Hits Northeast
- February 10, 2017

The storm was expected to dump up to 18 inches in Boston , as much as a foot in New York City and up to 8 inches in the Philadelphia area. The storm was forecast to swipe a large area of the Northeast , possibly snarling flights at airports from Pennsylvania and New Jersey north into NY state and coastal New England. (more...)
Tester meets with US Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Tester meets with US Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch
- February 09, 2017

McConnell, a career politician, has been in the Senate for nearly thirty years and has reversed his position on plenty of issues in the past, similar to many others. Durbin contrasted his readiness to meet with Gorsuch to Republicans' refusal a year ago to give a hearing to former President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. (more...)
Homeland Security Chief Kelly Takes Blame for Extreme Vetting Order
- February 08, 2017

Kelly defended the executive order that is now on hold that bara nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.as "lawful and constitutional", while acknowledging failures in the way it was introduced. "Not until they blow something up and go into a mall and kill people". "But it's entirely possible that someone that's coming in, whether it's during this stay court action or previous to this, they intend to do us harm". (more...)
Tom Brady to Kraft: 'Somebody stole my game jersey!'
- February 08, 2017

Just as he did two years ago, Brady said he plans on handing over the keys to the new vehicle that comes with being Super Bowl MVP to a young, heretofore unknown teammate who, were it not for Brady's overwhelming performance, would likely have won the award himself. (more...)
Dakota Access Pipeline's fate could be decided by Friday Dakota Access Pipeline's fate could be decided by Friday
- February 08, 2017

Shortly after assuming office, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum directing the agency to expedite its review. But President Donald Trump has supported the 1,172-mile (1,886-kilometer) oil pipeline, which would snake through four U.S. (more...)
Arrested at NYU Protest Against Conservative Firebrand Gavin McInnes Arrested at NYU Protest Against Conservative Firebrand Gavin McInnes
- February 04, 2017

Vice co-founder and current host on The Rebel Gavin McInnes spoke at New York University last night, attracting a sizable group of protesters. McInnes was also caught up in the protests, telling those inside Kimmel Student Center that he had been pepper sprayed on the way in. (more...)
Homemade Explosive Device Ignites at Cheesecake Factory Homemade Explosive Device Ignites at Cheesecake Factory
- February 04, 2017

No one was hurt in the incident, but patrons quickly scrambled out of the restaurant after the device exploded, according to police and eyewitness accounts. The suspect is still on the loose and there is no known motive. Police responded after receiving a report of an "explosion". No serious damage to the restaurant was visible inside the store on Friday morning. (more...)
Terror returns to Paris in Louvre attack Terror returns to Paris in Louvre attack
- February 04, 2017

Heavily armed soldiers have been on the streets of Paris since the terrorist attacks on the city in November 2015. Police union official Yves Lefebvre said the man was carrying two backpacks, and had two machetes, and launched an attack when soldiers told the man he could not enter with his bags. (more...)
Betsy Devos, education nominee advances to full Senate 12-11 vote
- February 03, 2017

Liberal groups hoped Wednesday they could pressure the Pennsylvania Republican into casting a decisive vote against DeVos, President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, and thus deny her confirmation. "The needs facing rural schools in West Virginia are unique and her lack of exposure to public education is very concerning for me", Manchin said in a statement. (more...)
GOP senators oppose DeVos as education secretary GOP senators oppose DeVos as education secretary
- February 02, 2017

This would force vice-president Mike Pence to cast a tiebreaking vote under Senate rules and one more defection would doom her nomination. Just one more Republican senator is needed to halt DeVos' confirmation . "I have 100 percent confidence that she'll be the next secretary of education", White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday after Collins and Murkowski spoke. (more...)
Madeleine Albright expresses readiness to accept Islam
- January 27, 2017

The underlying tweet stated, "There is no fine print on the Statue of Liberty". "Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me". The order is also expected to put an indefinite freeze on Syrian arrivals. Indicative of how divided a country the U.S. now is, not everyone was on board with Albright's sentiment, but we appreciate her show of solidarity nonetheless. (more...)
Giant alligator strolls past tourists without a care in the world Giant alligator strolls past tourists without a care in the world
- January 17, 2017

The video has since been shared and liked thousands of times. Joiner estimates that the alligator was at least 12 feet long , similar in size to one that was spotted on a Florida golf course previous year. Both have evolved from dinosaurs and alligators are thought to have looked the same for around 37 million years. When asked by the station about its weight, she responded, "Huge!" Alligators are opportunistic feeders eat what they can get easily. (more...)
Milo Yiannopoulos, Martin Shkreli Set To Speak At UC Davis
- January 16, 2017

During the last leg of his tour at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Yiannopoulos mocked a transgender student by name for filing a Title IX complaint about bathroom access and suggested liberals were waging a "war against men". Zareen Nayyar, a Yiannopoulos supporter, was in tears when she spoke with KCRA. "It's too bad", she said. "I have just as much of a right to be here". (more...)
Booker, Lewis Testify Against Sen. Sessions For Attorney General Booker, Lewis Testify Against Sen. Sessions For Attorney General
- January 15, 2017

Richmond also lashed out at Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for scheduling the three elected lawmakers to testify on the final panel of Sessions' confirmation hearing, likening it to Jim Crow-era laws. "We need someone as attorney general who's gonna look out for all of us". But Senate confirmation hearings are an appropriate forum to hold nominees accountable for their own words and deeds. (more...)
Trump nominee apologizes to Sen. Feinstein Trump nominee apologizes to Sen. Feinstein
- January 15, 2017

Asked about the hacking, Pompeo said he was very clear about what he called an "aggressive action" ordered by the Russian leadership, and accepted the USA intelligence report on the matter. "But I can assure you, I have some deep understanding of WikiLeaks, and I've never viewed it as a credible source of information, for the United States or anyone else". (more...)
Weather: Expect 'significant ice' in weekend storm in Mason City Weather: Expect 'significant ice' in weekend storm in Mason City
- January 14, 2017

Sunday and 0.42 inches by 6 a.m. Monday . St. Louis, St. Louis City, and Warren. Bridges and overpasses may become slick and hazardous. Parks Director Brook Bench said his workers will have access to 50 chainsaws and 20 trucks to haul debris, plus front-end loaders and other equipment if necessary. (more...)
Watch livestream: NYPD hero Det. Steven McDonald funeral mass Watch livestream: NYPD hero Det. Steven McDonald funeral mass
- January 14, 2017

Steven McDonald of Malverne, who was paralyzed after being wounded in the line of duty in 1986. McDonald became an iconic symbol of courage, faith and forgiveness after getting paralyzed 30 years ago on the job. Copies of Johann Christoph Arnold's Why Forgive , which included a forward by Detective McDonald, were offered to each visitor at his wake. The correspondence ended after McDonald "turned down a request from Mr. (more...)