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Passengers Find Five-foot Snake Sleeping on Plane

Passengers Find Five-foot Snake Sleeping on Plane

The snake's owner violated airline rules, which prohibit passengers from bringing snakes on board, especially without storing them properly and registering them, according to KTVA . It's not clear if the passenger is in any trouble for this little incident, but the plane did land safely, and on time, in Anchorage. BBC reports that the pilot made an announcement about the snake. Read More

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Rex Tillerson's wife convinced him to be USA secretary of State

Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the number two ranked House Democrat, said Mr Tillerson was sending a "dangerous signal to our allies and adversaries". Tillerson says he was content to retire on his modest $180 million golden parachute and live the simple life on his modest equestrian estate . After his victory, Mr Trump called him to NY to talk "about the world", drawing on the oil man's experience as head of Exxon Mobil. Read More

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Los Angeles mayor expands immigrant protections

Los Angeles mayor expands immigrant protections

The order aligned the officers with Special Order 40, which was issued in 1979 and prohibits inquiring about a person's immigration status during a law-enforcement action or arresting someone for specifically violating immigration laws. "We do not want to be in a situation where victims of crimes remain silent because they fear deportation. And we see this impact all across our city", the mayor said, adding that the Lincoln Heights youth center where the press conference was held had itself ... Read More

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Joe Biden Speaks On Capitol In Defense Of Obamacare

Asked by NBC News if the Obama administration ordered surveillance on Trump, Biden quipped: "Five or six times". While declining to comment on an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of possible links between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump , Biden said "the whole notion that there's still this romance with Putin" was worrisome. Read More

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Sears, Kmart company says it sees 'substantial doubt' for stores surviving

Sears Holdings Corp has a 52-week low of $5.50 and a 52-week high of $19.12. On Thursday, December 22nd, Fairholme Capital Management L sold 8,700 shares of Sears Holdings Corp stock. The Sears catalog was an iconic part of the post-World War II consumer boom in the United States but Sears proved unable to adjust to changing consumer demands with the emergence of Wal-Mart Stores, Target and other competitors. Read More

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Africans denied visas for African trade summit in US

Africans denied visas for African trade summit in US

Recent travel bans by the USA administration is feared to have triggered global tensions as affected nationals continue to wage protests against the president's executive order. "Why not hold the summit in Ghana, Ethiopia or South Africa?" We can't have the government telling us to go do business with Africa and then you slam the doors in their face ... Read More

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Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch calls attacks on judges 'disheartening' and 'demoralising'

Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch calls attacks on judges 'disheartening' and 'demoralising'

Lindsey Graham of SC came on Day Two of Gorsuch's confirmation hearing to fill the 13-month vacancy on the Supreme Court. Gorsuch responded forcefully: "Senator, he has no idea how I'd rule on that case, and, Senator, I'm not going to say anything here that would give anybody any idea how I'd rule in any case like that that could come before the Supreme Court". Read More

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Dashcam shows Good Samaritans rescuing trooper during attack

Dashcam shows Good Samaritans rescuing trooper during attack

The alleged driver, 21-year-old Michael Scott Barber of Gobles, stopped but then took off, reentering the highway. Barber and Wise were arrested and face multiple charges, including assault and resisting an officer. Guild caught up with Barber and a struggle ensued. Trooper Guild was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Read More

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Former shelter dog found child lying in a ditch

He said he could hear her running around upstairs but didn't understand why. Nearly a year later, Petunia has a new name, Peanut, a new home and another chance at life. A citizen was alerted to the child's presence by his dog. Authorities say they found the parents nearby in a residence with 'unsafe and unsanitary living conditions'. Read More

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Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Testifies

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Testifies

Monday's hearing was devoted to opening statements from the 20 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Anyone is anyone", Gorsuch said . A committee vote is expected on April 3. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Senate Republicans' refusal to hold a hearing on Garland was a "truly historic dereliction of duty". Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that, "nobody is above the law in this country, and that includes the President of the United States". Read More

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Trump told Iraqi premier to get rid of Shiite militias

Cavusoglu said in remarks at the National Press Club in Washington . Previously Trump had supported the 2009 withdrawal, and he ran for office a year ago arguing that the United States should never have invaded Iraq in the first place. "This requires a plan for decentralising some functions of the government, disbanding Iranian-aligned militias, addressing the humanitarian needs of Iraq's community, and committing to a program of reconciliation", the letter said. Read More

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Rogero proclaims Tuesday a Day of Immigrant Action

Rogero proclaims Tuesday a Day of Immigrant Action

Hancock's office says Immigrant Day of Action is a reminder of the importance of immigrants in the U.S. Knoxville leaders are denouncing what they call a growing culture of fear tied to immigrants. People should feel comfortable calling police for help when they need it. "We are not required to be ICE agents and we will not voluntarily be ICE agents, because our jobs is to keep our communities safe", Rogero said. Read More

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Dakota Access pipeline vandalism shows sabotage risks

Dakota Access pipeline vandalism shows sabotage risks

Mahaska County Sheriff Russell Van Renterghem in Iowa says it appears someone used a torch to cut a hole in the empty pipeline at an above-ground safety valve site southeast of Des Moines. "While the litigation may continue, the pipeline would most likely be in service and delivering oil while the courts consider the merits of the Sioux' challenges and/or potential appeals", Tezak said. Read More

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Police searching for two missing children in stolen vehicle

Police searching for two missing children in stolen vehicle

A 9-month-old boy and 2-year-old girl kidnapped inside a stolen vehicle from a Burton gas station Wednesday morning have been found safe near Dort Highway and Carpenter Road in Flint. He was wearing footie pajamas with trucks on them. According to reports, Ariana was last seen wearing purple trousers, with her shoulder-length brown hair in a ponytail. Read More

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7 things about newly launched scheme 'Vikalp' from Indian railway

7 things about newly launched scheme 'Vikalp' from Indian railway

Under this scheme, the wait-listed passengers will get an option of selecting alternative train on the same route. As of now, the scheme will be available in online bookings and later extended to counters. Also, heavy cuts will be levied as cancellation fee from fully confirmed tickets. As per the scheme, passengers opting for " Vikalp " scheme while booking tickets will get SMS alert on his/her mobile phone about confirmed accommodation in the next train running on the route. Read More

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Chino High Student Arrested For School Shooting Threats, Police Say

Chino High Student Arrested For School Shooting Threats, Police Say

An accomplice fled in the opposite direction. The massacre has been widely recognized as "the deadliest high school shooting in USA history". Masterson said the suspects don't appear to be students at the school. The King City community has experienced a sharp increase in violence this year. Six shootings took place in February in an eight-day period. The King City Police Department is now pursuing active leads in this case. Read More

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How Sean Spicer lost his credibility

Spicer called on NewsMax reporter John Gizzi , who asked whether President Donald Trump believes in the existence of the so-called "deep state". Mark Warner, D-Va., said Tuesday. Michael Flynn was only a "volunteer" during the campaign. "The numbers go up every week in terms of press reports". "Can you stop interrupting other people's questions?" Of those polled, 62 per cent said they disapproved of Mr Trump's performance as president. Read More

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Leon Panetta: Trump 'Should Apologize' To Obama For Wiretapping Claim

Leon Panetta: Trump 'Should Apologize' To Obama For Wiretapping Claim

But both officials also decried intelligence leaks, which GOP lawmakers describe as a major security threat - some of those leaks have fueled recent reports about the status of the FBI's Russian Federation probe. O'Reilly also addressed the issue of leaks, saying he fully expects the Federal Bureau of Investigation to find out who's behind them. COMEY: I'm not gonna get into either that particular case that matter, or any conversations I had with the president. Read More

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Leave Hillary Clinton Out Of Your Russia Mess, Sean Spicer

Leave Hillary Clinton Out Of Your Russia Mess, Sean Spicer

Adam Schiff (D-Calif), who said it was Manafort who selected an intermediary named Carter Page to be a "go-between for the Trump campaign and Russian interests". Later, Spicer elaborated that Trump and Stone "had a long relationship going back years" but didn't think they had spoken recently. "There are transcripts that provide very helpful, very critical insights into whether or not Russian intelligence or senior Russian political leaders - including Vladimir Putin - were cooperating, ... Read More

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United Kingdom bans laptops and tablets on flights from six Middle East countries

Approved medical devices may be brought into the cabin after additional screening. So you should load your phone with as many books and movies as it can hold. It applies to nonstop flights to the United States from global airports in Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates . Read More

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US Government Bans Large Electronics on Flights Originating in 13 Countries

The U.K. order covers fewer countries but more airports, and 14 airlines in total. Prohibited devices include laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games, the airline wrote. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Transportation Security Administration Acting Administrator Huban Gowadia have found it necessary to enhance security procedures for passengers at these last point of departure airports to the USA, it added. Read More

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Sen. Mark Warner: We have to talk to Paul Manafort

Sen. Mark Warner: We have to talk to Paul Manafort

For a few reasons, including the fact that Spicer was lying his trousers off about both men. "General Flynn was a volunteer of the campaign ", Spicer said on Monday, brushing off concerns that Flynn had been a high-level Trump campaign adviser with any degree of influence while maintaining ties to Russian Federation. Read More

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March 19: Today is the last full day of winter

March 19: Today is the last full day of winter

A slight chance of rain showers in the morning.a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Skies will be mostly sunny today . South wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. Monday's low in Madison was 34 at 11:53 p.m., 8 degrees above the normal low and 41 degrees above the record low of 7 below for March 20, set in 1965. Read More

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"Coordinated attacks" on Dakota Access pipeline denied by activists

State officials in the Dakotas and Iowa said Tuesday they are unaware of any pipeline attacks in their states. He said the portion that was damaged was above ground and surrounded by a security fence with wire. "You take the money when you can get it", Dustin Gawrylow, managing director of the North Dakota Watchdog Network, told the Associated Press . State and federal authorities are investigating a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Mahaska County they said was vandalized, ... Read More

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Blonde teacher GRINS as she is charged over 'sexual contact' with pupil

Blonde teacher GRINS as she is charged over 'sexual contact' with pupil

The probe led them to the student who had been in contact physically and by messages with Fowlkes, cops said. When the LHS teacher learned that a warrant was out for her arrest for having an inappropriate student-teacher relationship , she turned herself in hours after celebrating her birthday with her husband at a restaurant, according to Fowlkes Facebook, which has since been deactivated and her Instagram page has been set to private. Read More

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Additional flocks test positive for avian flu

Additional flocks test positive for avian flu

The order prohibits "all poultry exhibitions, sales at regional and county fairs, festivals, swap meets, live bird markets, flea markets and auctions". The ADAI stresses that this suspected strain of avian influenza does not pose a risk to the food supply and no affected animals entered the food chain. Read More

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Is Trump gutting Meals on Wheels? His budget director says no

At 96, Erv Bauer shows no signs of slowing down, but the former school principal and music teacher admits receiving food each day from the Meals on Wheels Program takes the stress out trying to prepare a nutritious dinner. The defunding of the national assistance program stems from Trump's proposed budget cut. The block grants fund a small portion of Meals on Wheels operations nationwide, and some of its 5,000 local branches rely on the funding to varying degrees. Read More

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Iraqi leader: Trump to accelerate support

Abadi met Trump at the White House on the 14th anniversary of the USA invasion of Iraq and two days before a major Washington ministerial meeting on the way ahead in the war against the Islamic State group. Al Abadi said he hasn't seen Trump's plan to defeat ISIS, but praised his tough rhetoric against the Islamic extremists. The Iraqi authorities launched an offensive in October to retake Mosul from the IS group with the support of US-led coalition air strikes. Read More

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Dylann Roof friend to be sentenced

A lot of handsome lives were taken", he said, reading from a statement. For those crimes, Meek, 22, was sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in prison. Sentencing guidelines for misprision, his most serious charge, had called for between 27 and 33 months behind bars. "It is extremely unfair", his attorney said in a past court filing, "to place the blame for Roof's crimes on Joey - a young man who was not equipped to anticipate Roof's capabilities or acts". Read More

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