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Powerful, Though Brief, Snowstorm Headed For Northeast
- February 12, 2017

For what it's worth, the storm is expected to fade by the end of Thursday, Feb. 9, which means you won't have to worry about it mucking up your travel plans for very long. Wednesday saw temperatures of almost 60 degrees in New York City, and Thursday will be a little, er, different. The state Department of Transportation, which expected to have 4,000 pieces of snow removal equipment deployed at the height of the storm, is reporting wet- to slush-covered roadways, and is advising motorists ... (more...)
Billy Boyette accomplice, Mary Rice back in Florida to face charges Billy Boyette accomplice, Mary Rice back in Florida to face charges
- February 11, 2017

ECSO deputies responded to a Pensacola address around 6:30 a.m. CT Monday to reports of a home invasion and vehicle theft. Her 2-year-old son was not injured, sheriff's officials said. Marshals Office and the Georgia State Patrol SWAT squad joined in the standoff. Regarding Boyette, Johnson said, "it's just a matter of time" before he's caught. (more...)
No 'Trump Bump' for Twitter in 4th Quarter No 'Trump Bump' for Twitter in 4th Quarter
- February 10, 2017

Twitter forecast adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of between $75m and $95m in the first quarter. Twitter announced plans for a costly company-wide shake-up back in November that included 347 job cuts, in hopes of recording a profit in 2017. (more...)
Trump will attend Red Cross ball at Mar-a-Lago Trump will attend Red Cross ball at Mar-a-Lago
- February 06, 2017

Trump today is scheduled to speak on the phone with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English. This will be Trump's first visit to his Palm Beach estate since he was inaugurated as president. Camp David is the official presidential retreat in Maryland and has been a common destination for vacations and official business for past presidents. (more...)
Authorities respond to hostage situation at Del. maximum security prison Authorities respond to hostage situation at Del. maximum security prison
- February 02, 2017

He said he heard an unknown number of prisoners have taken control of a building wing, possibly the prison's C building that houses medium and high security prisoners. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, which is about 12 miles north of Dover. A hostage situation is ongoing at a Delaware prison today, according to a Delaware Department of Corrections official. (more...)
Frontier will soon go to two OH cities from MSP
- February 02, 2017

Also new to Frontier's Cleveland route list: Charlotte, Houston and Minneapolis/St. Paul - three cities now served from Hopkins by other airlines, but all with relatively high fares that should drop as soon as Frontier service begins. Cincinnati-to-San Diego service starts May 21 on the same weekly schedule. Beginning in June, the airline will offer eight daily flights - five to Chicago Midway and three to Baltimore-Washington. (more...)
Massachusetts AG joins legal challenge to immigration order
- February 01, 2017

The Massachusetts attorney general is taking action to challenge President Trump's Executive Order on immigration. She said her office first learned of detentions at Logan Airport on Saturday afternoon, including the holding of two UMass engineering professors who were returning from a conference overseas. (more...)
Cuomo Launches Hotline For Relatives of Travelers Coming From Trump's Banned Countries Cuomo Launches Hotline For Relatives of Travelers Coming From Trump's Banned Countries
- January 31, 2017

Kennedy airport. "Make no mistake, we will always protect the right to choose in NY". "As they pull on women's rights, we're going to push back on women's rights", Gov. Bringing up his three college-age daughters who he said are frightened about the new direction of the country, Cuomo ripped what he called the new "extreme right wing agenda that will trample on our rights" and has placed women, immigrants and members of the LGBT community under attack. (more...)
WKU Students and staff affected by the Immigration Ban
- January 31, 2017

Choi and Middleton's statement also said the UM System is "enhanced by the diverse contributions from students, faculty and staff who hail from over 100 countries". The global students and scholars who choose Arkansas as their academic home away from home are a valuable part of our community. "We are also working with our congressional delegation for assistance so that everyone affected by this order can continue their work without disruption or delay". (more...)
United States judge allows travellers who landed with visas to stay
- January 31, 2017

The group believes between 100 and 200 people have been detained at USA airports or in transit. Under a mural that once hung at Ellis Island, dozens of men and women stood before a judge in a Brooklyn courtroom last week and became naturalized citizens of the United States-among the first to do so under President Donald Trump. (more...)
GM, Honda Alliance Intent in Bringing Fuel Cell Technology Mainstream GM, Honda Alliance Intent in Bringing Fuel Cell Technology Mainstream
- January 31, 2017

Production will occur at an existing GM battery-pack manufacturing facility in Brownstown, MI, about 30 minutes south of Detroit. Hydrogen fuel cell technology - which uses liquid hydrogen to power an electric motor - has always been seen as a viable alternative to using gasoline. (more...)
White Woman Who Claimed Emmett Till Harassed Her: 'That Part's Not True' White Woman Who Claimed Emmett Till Harassed Her: 'That Part's Not True'
- January 28, 2017

The jurors in Till's case had no intention of convicting Bryant and Milam, two white men, for the vicious murder of a black child. But news of Bryant's confession also comes after a weekend when the Women's March on Washington sparked discussion about white women's lack of solidarity with women of color, when they have historically benefited from white men holding positions of power. (more...)
Donnelly will not support DeVos nomination Donnelly will not support DeVos nomination
- January 27, 2017

Trump loyalists celebrated what appeared to be DeVos successful effort to keep from derailing her own confirmation, while public education advocates strengthen their belief that DeVos' performance reiterated their worst fears about the pro-charter school champion. (more...)
Virginia woman, children vanish after mysterious fire, blind date Virginia woman, children vanish after mysterious fire, blind date
- January 26, 2017

Sunday morning. She did not elaborate. Family members told WAVY Tuesday that the Jeep had seen around 2 a.m. Sunday at the Downtown Tunnel heading west. Moira Lamping said Monica later canceled a babysitting job and has not been heard from since. Five hours later her house was on fire, reports the New York Daily News . (more...)
US Senate Republicans Disagree With Democrats' $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan US Senate Republicans Disagree With Democrats' $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
- January 26, 2017

Neither side revealed specifics about how they plan to fund their plans. But Schumer also acknowledged his proposal past year to pay for infrastructure work with revenues raised from lowering taxes on overseas profits to encourage companies to return some of the estimated $2 trillion to $3 trillion that they've kept out of the United States. (more...)
Officer's body camera captures burning vehicle rescue Officer's body camera captures burning vehicle rescue
- January 24, 2017

Suddenly, her auto shut off and nothing worked. She tried kicking for four minutes with no results and tried other windows with similar lack of success. "The flames are getting bigger and bigger and the smoke is bellowing in and I'm now I'm starting to lose control because now I'm really freaking out". (more...)
Tornado damage tears through houses, flips cars Tornado damage tears through houses, flips cars
- January 22, 2017

The public is asked to stay home and avoid traveling, if possible. "We're riding every line to assess the extent of the damage and working closely with the city and county to safely bring power back to our customers in the Pine Belt", Michael Harvey said. (more...)
Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Extradited By Mexico To US Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Extradited By Mexico To US
- January 21, 2017

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman - one of the most most notorious narcotics kingpins - has been extradited to the United States. A USA law enforcement official told The Associated Press news agency that Guzman arrived following a flight from the Mexican border town Ciudad Juarez. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway: Inauguration Marks a 'Fresh Start' for the Country Kellyanne Conway: Inauguration Marks a 'Fresh Start' for the Country
- January 21, 2017

What do you think of Samantha Bee's Kellyanne Conway comparison? "It's very bold, action-oriented, but it's also lovely for its simplicity", she said . Brand new president and vice president. But Bee ended by crediting Conway for doing the hard graft while Trump has lazily reaped the rewards. Donald Trump's tax returns aren't. (more...)
Threat of severe weather increasing Threat of severe weather increasing
- January 21, 2017

The stronger low-level wind profiles are expected farther east and overnight in association with a lead speed max progressing inland from the Gulf. Yes, we do expect a lot of rain and thunderstorms. The storm system will also create unsafe conditions on the area waterways. We'll be watching them anyway. The first opportunity for strong to severe storms will come early tomorrow morning, generally in the 3 a.m.to 10 a.m. (more...)