• Severe Weather Awareness Week: Thunderstorms
Severe Weather Awareness Week: Thunderstorms

During a briefing this morning with local emergency management officials, weather service meteorologists said high winds and hail are the most likely impacts from the afternoon supercell, but there is a lesser threat for tornadoes. The strongest storms will be possible along and northwest of a line from Demopolis to Alabaster to Gadsden. If your lo...

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  • Iran Sanctions 15 American Companies
Iran Sanctions 15 American Companies

The decision, which is largely symbolic since the firms do not do business with Iran, come two days after the United States announced new sanctions against groups and individuals that it accuses of collaborating with Iran s weapons programme.

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  • Gunshots fired at Bellagio hotel after burglary in high-end store
Gunshots fired at Bellagio hotel after burglary in high-end store

In a statement, police said that a preliminary investigation suggests at least three suspects entered a high-end retail store to commit the burglary. The suspects stole "valuable" items from the store. The legendary Bellagio Resort and Hotel is on the Las Vegas Strip and is recognizable for its dramatic, choreographed fountain shows. When it woul...

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  • California Lawmakers on Hold for GOP Health Plan Vote
California Lawmakers on Hold for GOP Health Plan Vote

The Affordable Care Act is a leap forward towards guaranteeing health care as a moral, just and human right. Costs for health coverage, particularly for older Americans, would increase. I don't recall any campaign discussion that focused on changing Medicaid as we know it. The organization says it plans to pressure house Republicans to vote...

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  • Rebels launch second Damascus attack in three days
Rebels launch second Damascus attack in three days

Regime forces Sunday mounted intense shelling attacks and at least 35 airstrikes on rebel areas in Jobar and the neighbourhood of al-Qaboon north-east of Damascus , according to the Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a network of activists inside Syria.

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  • Ongoing T-Mobile 911 Glitch Blamed For Child's Death in Dallas
Ongoing T-Mobile 911 Glitch Blamed For Child's Death in Dallas

City officials have been bringing in additional staff on overtime to try to keep up with the call load. A T-Mobile executive vice president yesterday pledged to "stay on this until it is fully resolved". So what exactly is a ghost call? Emergency policy dictates that 911 operators respond to every hang up call. In fact, City Manager T.C. Broa...

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  • McDonald's worker jumps through drive-thru window to help off-duty cop
McDonald's worker jumps through drive-thru window to help off-duty cop

Her foot slipped off the brakes, and the auto began rolling forward. As the SUV rolled away with the woman and her children inside, Pedro didn't hesitate to jump out of the window and chase after the vehicle. The officer was hospitalized in critical condition and it is unclear what her medical emergency she suffered from. A representative for M...

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  • Expected seasonal gas price hike delayed
Expected seasonal gas price hike delayed

Both stations ultimately dropped their price to that figure, but the war continued as one station went as low as 78 cents. The national average has increased 1.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 36.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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  • Don't Forget To Check Your Smoke Alarms When You Change Your Clocks
Don't Forget To Check Your Smoke Alarms When You Change Your Clocks

Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from homes without a smoke alarm . Hannon echoed Hudgens' recommendation to test smoke alarms several times a year, but otherwise the battery should be fine in those the department installed, he said.

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  • Wind gusts of 60 miles per hour possible Wednesday in Lansing
Wind gusts of 60 miles per hour possible Wednesday in Lansing

Damage to trees and power lines is possible, and the NWS warns that blowing dust near open fields can cause sudden poor visibility for travelers. Higher elevations could see wind gusts to 55 miles per hour. These strong winds and relatively dry conditions will result in elevated fire weather conditions, according to the National Weather Service ...

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  • Twin sisters, 97, apparently freeze to death after falling outside
Twin sisters, 97, apparently freeze to death after falling outside

Jean Haley tried desperately to call for help after she noticed her sister, Martha Williams, had also fallen, Barrington Police told WHIO . Police said Williams apparently fell when she was getting ready to leave her sister, Haley's, house on Friday night.

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  • Brandon Jennings signed by Wizards, House waived
Brandon Jennings signed by Wizards, House waived

According to The Vertical , Jennings had asked to be released so he could try to sign with a contending team, and with an expiring contract and no future with the Knicks, the team agreed. Opposing teams have begun trapping the Wizards when Wall is off the floor, creating turnovers and forcing the Wizards to take tough shots with the shot clock ...

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  • Trump's men outline plan to crack down on illegal immigrants
Trump's men outline plan to crack down on illegal immigrants

Kelly's memos direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE ) agents to treat most unauthorized immigrants now in the USA as "priorities" for deportation . It also allows agents to prioritize a deportation if, in their judgment, an immigrant poses a risk to public safety or national security. The memos also rescind any prior directive...

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  • Dylann Roof stopped at second church after Charleston shooting
Dylann Roof stopped at second church after Charleston shooting

No information was given about whether Roof entered the church or whether anyone was in the building when he got there, but Roof did shut off his Global Positioning System device for several minutes while at the church. Roof is also seeking a new federal trial, saying prosecutors didn't have jurisdiction to bring their case against him. Roof carr...

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. hints at retirement if he wins title in 2017
Dale Earnhardt Jr. hints at retirement if he wins title in 2017

Late February is always busy down in Daytona, as Speed Weeks culminates in the running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, kicking off the 2017 NASCAR season. Earnhardt is now in the final year of his contract with Hendrick Motorsports . He said Wednesday that it's actually a serious thought. "It makes you pay attention to yourself, and there's noth...

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  • Rescued From Flooded Golf Course in Northern California
Rescued From Flooded Golf Course in Northern California

Aside from 14,000 people whom officials said were placed under mandatory evacuation orders, with many taking up residence in emergency shelters, the city has issued a less severe evacuation advisory to 22,000 people, urging them to leave their homes as well.

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  • Shia LaBeouf relocates He Will Not Divide Us stream to Albuquerque
Shia LaBeouf relocates He Will Not Divide Us stream to Albuquerque

The " participatory performance artwork " by LaBeouf and collaborators Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner launched outside New York's Museum of the Moving Image on Inauguration Day, Jan. However, the unguarded live stream transformed the project into a platform for those who preached racist, anti-Semitic, and sexist sentiments. He was charged...

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  • Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Shootout With Armed Driver
Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Shootout With Armed Driver

The officers had responded to the crash where a driver, who police said was driving a stolen auto, rear-ended multiple other vehicles in Whittier, California around 8 a.m. Investigators did not know why the suspect opened fire. Both of the officers, who are part of the Whittier Police Department, were taken to a hospital, where one of them died...

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  • Phoenix woman deported, activists arrested blocking ICE van
Phoenix woman deported, activists arrested blocking ICE van

Vargas said they were excluded from the meeting, and he called that unacceptable. ICE officials said the man was a "self-admitted gang member" who was arrested because he's a "risk to public safety". The bilingual ceremony was organized after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) arrested more than 680 immigrants in Los ...

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  • Some Remains of Woman Killed in Boulder Could be in Arkansas
Some Remains of Woman Killed in Boulder Could be in Arkansas

CBS4)- Police in Boulder are asking for help in locating the rest of the remains of Ashley Mead, a young mother believed to be dead who was last seen on Sunday. On the morning of February 14, Densmore drove to Conway, Arkansas where he spent the night. Cordingly said she did not believe Densmore and Mead were ever married, but said the two had been...

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  • Tiffany Trump accepts Whoopi Goldberg's NYFW invitation after backlash
Tiffany Trump accepts Whoopi Goldberg's NYFW invitation after backlash

So she sent this little tweet of comfort to Tiffany: " You know what Tiffany, I'm supposed to attend some shows. "I don't want to talk about your dad, but girl, I will sit next to you", she added. Fashion is in full swing in NY and Tiffany, born of the loves of the president and Marla Marples, his former mistress became his second wife, and the y...

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  • Trump Nominates Former NLRB Member Acosta for Labor Secretary
Trump Nominates Former NLRB Member Acosta for Labor Secretary

Puzder's hearing, delayed several times, is now scheduled for Thursday. The Senate confirmed him for that NLRB position, and twice more. He seems to be the sort of standard-brand conservative that might reassure the Republican senators who ultimately torpedoed Puzder.

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  • Toddler dies, pregnant woman hurt in shooting captured on Facebook Live
Toddler dies, pregnant woman hurt in shooting captured on Facebook Live

Lavontay's aunt Breunna Devonte (left) was recording their ride for a Facebook Live video at the time and caught the moment that shots rang out on video. Two months before that he was charged with aggravated assault of a teacher. In related news, Dr. Selwyn Rogers, the lead doctor at University of Chicago's new trauma center which is scheduled ...

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  • Sen. Fischer Calls For
Sen. Fischer Calls For "Firm Response" To Russian Missiles

The U.S. and then-Soviet Union agreed to get rid of cruise and ballistic missiles launched from the ground with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. He said new missiles are needed to maintain the balance of power. While Trump stumbles on policies from immigration to Russia, Flynn's chaotic management style left senior officials disjointed and fru...

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  • National Football League releases Scouting Combine invite list
National Football League releases Scouting Combine invite list

That's certainly surprising, insofar as this draft class includes Clemson's Deshaun Watson, who, y'know, actually finished out his last season with the Tigers to the tune of an impressive national championship title. But as with past year, a Big Ten school had 14 players invited. Clemson, Texas A&M and Miami (FL) all have nine. Wide receiver Chri...

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  • Another Federal Judge Rules Against Trump's Immigration Order
Another Federal Judge Rules Against Trump's Immigration Order

It's the Seattle court where Judge James L. Robart on February 3 called for a temporary nationwide halt to Trump's travel ban, which the White House appealed to the 9th Circuit. "Defendants have not denied any of these statements or produced any evidence, beyond the text of the EO itself, to support their contention that the EO was primarily motiva...

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  • The flu spreads to more than 40 states
The flu spreads to more than 40 states

Foster said. "So that certainly discouraged a certain number of patients from getting the flu vaccine this year". The woman was a resident of a long-term care facility, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. DPH announced the first Sussex County flu-related death of the season and third overall. Flu activity in SC is high and wide...

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  • Harrison Ford has jet run-in at California airport
Harrison Ford has jet run-in at California airport

As he was landing, his plane passed over a passenger plane - an American Airlines 737 - that had 116 people on board. In an air traffic control recording, Ford is heard asking, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" The FAA told NBC News Ford was given proper landing instructions to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne, but aimed for a t...

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  • Atlanta Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Cincinnati Reds
Atlanta Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Cincinnati Reds

Also per Rosenthal , the Braves' interest in Phillips increased with utility infielder Sean Rodriguez - who was expected to challenge incumbent Jace Peterson for time at second - will undergo left shoulder surgery next week that will keep him out three-to-five months.

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  • Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of winter storm
Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of winter storm

The National Weather Service estimated that 8 to 12 inches of snow in NY and 12 to 15 inches of snow in Boston were possible before the storm was over. 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. New York City , Philadelphia and Boston were all hit ...

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  • Trump's border 'wall' price tag jumps again, report says
Trump's border 'wall' price tag jumps again, report says

President Donald Trump had previously said the wall could cost $12 billion. The unexpectedly high cost of acquiring private land is one of the reasons for the higher price. No verification was received from Mexican officials if the matter of the proposed border wall was discussed. Mexico too had strongly objected to the wall, with President Enriq...

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  • Two die as fierce winter storm wallops U.S. northeast
Two die as fierce winter storm wallops U.S. northeast

Freezing rain is falling as of 4 a.m. and precipitation is forecast to turn over into snow during the morning commute on Thursday. The heaviest snow is expected this evening and early Thursday. With a full "snow" moon coming on Friday , the tides will be astronomically quite high during the storm, reaching over 11 feet in Boston Thursday mornin...

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  • Democratic Businessman Chris Kennedy Is Running for Governor of IL
Democratic Businessman Chris Kennedy Is Running for Governor of IL

Rauner ". In an email and video sent to supporters, Kennedy said he's running because IL is heading "in the wrong direction". Kennedy says in his campaign video. "I believe in working with others, not telling them what to do". The race is set to be an expensive one, with Kennedy pledging to spend $50m - $100m of his own fortune on the race.

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  • United States judge temporarily blocks Donald Trump's travel ban nationwide
United States judge temporarily blocks Donald Trump's travel ban nationwide

Washington and Minnesota, which joined the suit Wednesday, want a temporary restraining order while the court considers the lawsuit. The judge's ruling, as The Wall Street Journal reported , adds a "fresh round of confusion" to several challenges to Trump's order.

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  • Two GOP senators oppose Trump's education pick
Two GOP senators oppose Trump's education pick

She refused to state whether she would uphold the Obama administration's guidance on how to handle campus sexual assault and suggested guns might belong in schools due to the threat posed by grizzly bears. Another issue for Adell is the higher expectations of credentials for teachers in public schools versus charter schools. "She has the votes an...

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