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by | February 21, 2017 | 00:51

An investigation was underway after three people, including two officers, were shot in Whittier on February 20, 2017. The suspect was asking passersby to help push his vehicle, according to police, and the suspect then opened fire on the officers with a handgun.

by | February 20, 2017 | 00:59

Another person was injured after her auto fell into a massive sinkhole in Studio City, according to ABC News station KABC in Los Angeles . on Friday night. Residents have been told to prepare for the heavy rains and to pack up anything that might be laying around outside, according to the L.A. Times. In downtown Los Angeles , 2.05 inches of rain fell as of 5:40 a.m.

by | February 19, 2017 | 00:39

States would be reimbursed at traditional rates and those that chose to enroll newly eligible beneficiaries would have to fund the program. Critics, however, say the legislation places too many costs on businesses and is an excessive intrusion by the state into people's private lives.

by | February 19, 2017 | 00:38

Congressional Democrats called for a delay on Pruitt's confirmation after a state judge in Oklahoma ordered Pruitt to release emails between him and energy industry executives. He set up a "federalism unit" at the office of the Oklahoma attorney general to "combat unwarranted regulation and overreach by the federal government".

by | February 18, 2017 | 00:53

County officials were disturbed by her arrest , noting that it might leave other undocumented victims of abuse fearful of coming forward. "When we meet with the congressman's office tomorrow and with ICE, what we would like is an acknowledgement that this was a one-time mistake and that they will reassure the community that those coming into our courthouse will be safe and will be able to pursue the justice that they are searching for", Escobar said.

by | February 18, 2017 | 00:49

Mead and Densmore's 1-year-old daughter was likely in the auto during the drive. Densmore, the child's non-custodial father, was pulled over by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol as he was driving Mead's vehicle with the child, unharmed, riding inside, police told Crimesider.

by | February 17, 2017 | 00:45

In their decision , the court wrote "neutral, generally applicable law that serves our state government's compelling interest in eradicating discrimination in public accommodations". "It's wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will". It has persuaded federal courts to grant and uphold a restraining order against the Trump administration's immigration crackdown.

by | February 17, 2017 | 00:43

She immediately tweeted a pic of Trump sitting alone in the sought after seating area and commented, "Nobody wants to sit next to Tiffany Trump at Philipp Plein, so they moved and the seats by her are empty". Whoopi Goldberg would gladly sit next to Tiffany Trump at an event. TMZ reports that Plein says Trump's daughter Tiffany "did not deserve the pariah treatment" she endured at his show.

by | February 17, 2017 | 00:42

The affidavit said the two met as planned and the agent provided McDowell the handgun, which had its firing pin shaved down as to make it inoperative. McDowell on December 26 posted a message to Facebook that said, " I love love to act what u think ", followed by a link to the Temple Emanu-El Conservative Synagogue in Myrtle Beach , according to the federal complaint .

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:12

The man, the 2-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman were shot about 1:30 p.m.in an alley between the 2300 blocks of South Kenneth Avenue and South Kostner Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood. Last year, there were more than 750 murders and 3,500 shootings - levels not seen in Chicago in two decades. The woman is in critical condition. Visibly angry, Johnson again demanded legislative action for repeat gun offenders.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:10

Puzder had come under fire for employing an undocumented immigrant for several years (for which he just paid back taxes) and faced scrutiny over previous allegations that he abused his former wife. AFSCME President Lee Saunders said Puzder had "nothing but contempt for everything the Labor Department stands for". He made a minor foray into politics in 2011, when he served as an economic adviser and spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who recently endorsed his nomination.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:08

The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ) has released an account of the incident, which did not identify Ford by name. "The pilot...landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway", the agency's statement read in part.

by | February 14, 2017 | 00:43

The Nationals are probably pretty happy with Daniel Murphy at second base instead. The Braves tried to acquire Phillips in November and when he declined, Atlanta signed Sean Rodriguez , who injured his shoulder in a vehicle accident a few weeks ago and is expected to miss three-to-five months.

by | February 13, 2017 | 00:58

The new name will honor computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper , who graduated from Yale in the 1930s. After years of protests, Yale University has announced that it will change the name of a residential college that honoured a 19th century white male supremacist and ardent supporter of slavery.

by | February 12, 2017 | 01:00

The storm is expected to strengthen through the morning commute. David Hassan, 50, attested to the ugliness of the weather as he packed up his mobile coffee cart in New York's Times Square. Schools across the Northeast are closed Thursday, including New York City , Boston and Philadelphia public schools. The storm may be trouble for commuters, but it's good news for ski fans, who've been disappointed with the until-now mild winter.

by | February 12, 2017 | 00:55

At least 360 people were arrested on Friday (10 February), in what ICE described as "routine enforcement actions". In the Los Angeles area, 160 people were detained in a series of ICE sweeps, or " enforcement surge ", that focused on "at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives", the agency said in a statement .

by | February 10, 2017 | 02:19

MA activated its emergency management bunker in Framingham, where Gov. Charlie Baker urged people to stay off the roads to allow plows and sanders to do their work. "It's one of those things, you just don't know what's going to happen". If you are driving and begin to skid, ease your foot off the gas and steer in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go.

by | February 08, 2017 | 00:44

The DOA has not yet granted an easement that would allow the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to travel through Army Corps land in Lake Oahe, North Dakota. For months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe along with Native Americans and environmentalists from across the world have protested the pipeline they say puts the tribe's drinking water and sacred sites at risk.

by | February 07, 2017 | 01:15

Sen. Alexander is a proponent of repealing and replacing at the same time , an idea that President Donald Trump has signed onto in the past. Trump added that it did not work which is why his administration was working on a new plan. But for those with pre-existing conditions, it could be worse. The 2015 repeal bill that made it all the way to President Obama's desk before being vetoed did not have include any plan for an Obamacare substitute.

by | February 06, 2017 | 01:08

Minnesota later joined the suit, which says major pieces of Trump's executive order are unconstitutional and illegal. "It's a wonderful day for the rule of law in this country", said Noah Purcell, the attorney for the state of Washington who had asked the court to intervene, arguing that Trump's order hurt USA residents and effectively mandated discrimination.

by | February 04, 2017 | 00:54

France's Interior Ministry said that the man's identity or nationality were not immediately known. The attacker armed with a knife was carrying a suitcase is believed to have tried entering an underground shopping area outside the Louvre museum.

by | February 03, 2017 | 00:52

With the 52-48 partisan breakdown of the Senate, the loss of Murkowski and Collins meant that, assuming all other Republicans supported DeVos, Vice President Mike Pence could break a 50-50 tie and confirm her. Asked again about two Republicans who've announced their opposition to DeVos' nomination, Sen. "I have a great deal of respect for DeVos", Collins said on the Senate floor.

by | February 02, 2017 | 01:10

Currently, DeVos' confirmation is in doubt as two Republican Senators have come out to say they won't vote for her in the floor vote. ". The needs facing rural schools in West Virginia are unique and her lack of exposure to public education is very concerning for me".

by | January 25, 2017 | 10:57

Susan Collins of ME and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana would permit states to stay with the Affordable Care Act or receive a similar amount of federal money, which consumers could use to pay for medical care and insurance. And because these groups tend to suffer from more health problems in the first place, the Republican plan to dismantle the ACA is likely to hurt those who are most vulnerable.

by | January 21, 2017 | 00:45

Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for launch coverage. Take off is scheduled for 7:46PM ET, though ULA has a 40-minute launch window in which the rocket can launch anytime before 8:26PM ET. ULA is a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin with 116 successful launches under its belt. "SBIRS, considered one of the nation's highest priority space programs, is created to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance capabilities to meet 21st century demands in four national security ...

by | January 15, 2017 | 00:49

The Reform movement cited several pieces of legislation in line with its values, which it said were threatened by Sessions, including the Voting Rights Act, and measures to prevent violence against women and hate crimes. Sessions said in a 2009 interview he had prosecuted between 20 and 30 desegregation cases. "I believe in the man, and I know he'll do a great job as attorney general".

by | January 12, 2017 | 00:37

Federal anti-nepotism laws are generally understood to apply to agencies, not to the White House. Dillon said the Trump Organization would have an ethics advisor who will be required to provide written approval for "new deals, actions, and transactions that can potentially raise ethics or conflicts of interest concerns".

by | January 03, 2017 | 01:31

A judge on Monday barred the public and press from a hearing to determine if Dylann Roof is mentally fit to serve as his own lawyer in the penalty phase of his trial, when the jury will decide whether to give him the death penalty for the 2015 massacre at a SC church.

by | January 03, 2017 | 01:29

The law was to take effect Sunday, the first day of 2017, when North Carolina's Board of Elections would officially have ceased to exist. The General Assembly passed new laws in a special session last month that will limit his abilities as governor.

by | January 02, 2017 | 00:59

Fabiano made his first start at center at any level as coach Hue Jackson shuffled his line. The Browns rallied to tie it with 3:28 left on George Atkinson III's 5-yard touchdown run. Has Robert Griffin III , who finally passed for a touchdown in his fifth game with the team, shown them enough to get the starting job permanently? However, Griffin will still have to face the Steelers defense, which ranks in the NFLs top 10 in most defensive categories.