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ICE detains domestic violence victim in court


Bernal plans to meet with ICE officials Friday to discuss the arrest . U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents detain an immigrant on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. And once in immigration detention, transgender women often face continued abuse at the hands of staff or other detainees - particularly when they are held with men instead of women. Read More »

McCain says he will vote against Mulvaney for OMB


Sen. Susan Collins , R-Maine, had been withholding backing for Mulvaney, conservative member of of the House from SC, but she said Wednesday that she would support him. Mick Mulvaney , a tea party lawmaker from SC, is set for a narrow confirmation to the budget office on Thursday despite opposition from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain. Read More »

6 dead, at least 6 wounded in city shootings


The man, who was in the passenger seat in front of the child also died at the scene, while the aunt, who is pregnant, was shot in the stomach. She is now in fair condition. Police said the officers thought the SUV matched the description of the vehicle wanted in the toddler's death. Footage of the shooting goes dark after the woman gets inside the home, where she pleads to her mother for help but tells her she can not go to the hospital because she might be taken to jail. Read More »

Coroner ID's Carroll County Bodies As Two Missing Teenage Girls

Kim Riley says a pathologist who began the autopsies Wednesday morning in Terre Haute was still performing them around noon Wednesday. He would not comment on any injuries the bodies appear to have suffered. Law enforcement officials say they do suspect foul play. They are of the two missing girls that went hiking Monday afternoon and never returned. This is now considered a double homicide investigation. Read More »

No foul play as cars burn at Disneyland


Disneyland confirmed the fire was on the second-floor of the lot. During the evacuation, the trams serving the structure were halted. People were allowed to return to their vehicles at around 7 p.m., police said. Darren Clark, whose family of four couldn't get to their auto because of the shutdown, told KNBC-TV: "A lot of people are just exhausted; they've been here all day". Read More »

Yale To Rename Calhoun College For Grace Hopper


Still, according to a community-wide email from Yale College Dean Holloway, the name change will not go into effect until July 1, giving the class of 2017 the option to graduate as members of either Calhoun or Hopper during commencement in May. Read More »

Israel says will not admit Peru's fugitive ex-president

Some Peruvians have speculated that Toledo might have traveled to Israel, where his longtime friend, Israeli businessman Yosef Maiman, is believed to live. Overall, Odebrecht officials said the company paid officials in Peru $29 million in bribes to secure government public works contracts from 2005-14, which includes the alleged bribes under presidencies of Toledo's successors Alan Garcia and Ollanta Humala. Read More »

Townships Declare Snow Emergencies Ahead of Storm

Another 1 to 3 inches of snow is in store for Boston by Saturday afternoon after over a foot of snow buried the city on Thursday. The city's Emergency Management Department also issued a hazardous travel advisory. Temperatures will be highest in the morning, peaking in the mid-20s or lower 30s. "We are now experiencing the worst of the storm", Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. Read More »

Nevada AG throws support behind Supreme Court pick Gorsuch

The two chatted quietly and gave no statements as reporters and photographers were escorted into Schumer's office to photograph them together. Blumenthal, a Democrat, is also a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Tom Price of Georgia as secretary of Health and Human Services, and financier Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary. In a highly visible dissent filed in 2015, however, Judge Gorsuch offered a full -throated defense of the doctrine, suggesting he might try to lead an effort ... Read More »

DHS Chief: Travel, Immigration Ban Should Have Been Delayed

It was a flagship campaign promise of Mr. Trump's, and Kelly indicated that he intends to carry it out, saying he is now working with local law enforcement and citizens to determine each area's needs. On Monday, 10 former high-ranking diplomatic and national security officials; almost 100 Silicon Valley tech companies; more than 280 law professors; a coalition of 16 state or district attorneys general, including those from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; and a host of civil ... Read More »

Breitbart editor to join press corp for White House briefing

According to the AP report on, approximately 1,500 people showed up, broke windows, threw smoke bombs and flares, and started large fires. "The cops shot me with pepper balls", said the 26-year-old man... Following Trump's tweet , Yiannopoulos has heralded himself as the "catalyst" for change. Read More »

Texas Gov. Abbot Halts Travis County Funding Over Sanctuary Policy


The bill passed in the wee hours of Friday morning and will be eligible for consideration by the full Senate as early as next week. Watch a live stream of the proceedings below. The funds raised are set to be dispersed to the departments that would lose grant money pulled by Abbott. "We have nearly a culture of contempt for federal immigration law". Read More »

Dems boycott committee vote, but Republicans unanimously approve Trump's EPA pick

Committee chairman John Barrasso accused the absent Democrats of engaging in delay and obstruction. Capito, a longtime critic of the Obama administration's EPA, has backed Pruitt from the time he was nominated by President Donald Trump. Sen. Murray said in a statement Wednesday she opposes any rule change that would allow nominees to be "jammed through". President Trump called the harsh regulations a "war on coal", and Pruitt said that the plan would shut down numerous coal-fired power ... Read More »

US Border Patrol chief out day after Trump Mexico border fence decree

The Associated Press report , citing current and former US officials, said Morgan was no longer in his post , though it was not clear if he resigned or was asked to leave. It's not immediately clear whether Morgan resigned or was asked to leave. The union was incensed when Morgan told a Senate hearing December 1, in response to a question from Sen. Read More »

Albright: I'm 'ready to register as Muslim'

During the presidential campaign, he also floated the idea of registering American Muslims in a database. Shortly after Trump was elected, it was reported that his team was considering the possibility of reviving a registry of immigrants and visitors from "higher risk" countries. Read More »

Giant gator caught strolling through Florida nature center


The Circle B Bar Reserve is a former cattle ranch that has been converted into a sprawling 1,267-acre reserve. Oddly, there only appear to be three rules at the reserve too. Other players moved closer to film the reptile, which was estimated to be at least 3 metres long. After all, we recently reported on how pizza rat was a lie. Read More »

Milo Yiannopoulos/Martin Shkreli UC-Davis event shut down before it even begins

A large group evidently blocked access to the venue while protestors chanted, "Say it loud, say it clear, racists are not welcome here". Both men were recently banned from the social media platform ― Yiannopoulos for coordinating a campaign of abuse against actor Leslie Jones , and Shkreli for sexually harassing journalist Lauren Duca . Read More »

Pompeo 'Clear-Eyed' Russia Involved in Efforts to Hack US Election

The committee will also review the intelligence that informed the intelligence community's assessment on Russian interference that was highlighted in a declassified report released January 6, the senators said Friday. Senator Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, asked Pompeo if he planned, as Central Intelligence Agency director, to recommend changes to the law to allow more USA surveillance. Read More »

More freezing rain in the days ahead


Light freezing rain could begin Saturday night , but the bulk of the wintry mix is forecast for Sunday and Monday . Freezing rain is now expected later this evening and continuing overnight. This will bring a variety of precipitation types to many locations, often turning from rain, to freezing rain and ice, and back to rain again several times. Read More »

Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee leaving Auburn, headed to CT

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn handed over play-calling duties to Lashlee three games into the 2016 season, as the Tigers rallied for a six-game winning streak after early losses to Clemson and Texas A&M. Getting a proven offensive coordinator that is very strong in the up-tempo spread attack in Lashlee is a slam dunk hire for Edsall and the UConn program. Read More »

Red Cross Blood Drive


Regular donors who were too busy to give blood during the holidays resulted in 37,000 fewer donations, the Red Cross said. However, at the Albany Blood Donation Center, they say the local need is dire. "This simple act can have a profound impact on another human being", said Horvath. January 19/, 11 a.m. -4 p.m., Saint Francis of Assisi, 1200 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie. Read More »

Confirmation Hearing for DeVos Pushed Back


The Senate Committee on Health, Education , Labor and Pension had originally planned to begin the hearing Wednesday, but has now pushed it back to January 17. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined a growing chorus of opposition to the nominee, probing her past support for "privatizing and defunding K-12 education " as well as her "paper-thin record on higher education and student debt". Read More »

Snow storm persists on Island; highway crews clearing roads

It is issued when 2-4 inches of snow, or a combination of sleet and freezing, is expected within an area. Futher north in the Carolinas, the snow is expected to be heaviest during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday , then slowly tapering off through the late morning and early afternoon, FOX Carolina reported . Read More »