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Sheriff Darnell responds to ICE detainer report


Over one week this year, local officials across the country released more than 200 illegal immigrant offenders and suspects from jails, according to a new federal report aimed at calling out agencies that refuse to cooperate with U.S. It made the noncooperative list. Montgomery County, Iowa, and Snohomish County, Wash., both tied for fourth with 12 ignored detainer requests each. According to ICE, the Travis sheriff declined 142 detainers, but the sheriff says the number was lower - 128. Read More »

Trumps Plunges More Than 200 Spots Down Forbes's Billionaire List


He has famously refused to reveal his tax returns that would identify his actual net worth, but has claimed it's "in excess" of $ 10 billion . China accounted for the greatest number of new entrants on Forbes' annual ranking of the world's billionaires, with 76 billionaires making it to the ranking for the first time, the business magazine announced on Monday (Mar 20). Read More »

Lisa Aarli: Medicaid funds critical care for the most vulnerable


At an all-hands meeting Wednesday evening of House GOP lawmakers, Vice President Mike Pence and party leaders urged their rank-and-file to rally behind the legislation. We now know the proposed legislation would throw off seniors, and provide meaningless tax credits of $2,000 for younger participants and $4,000 tax credits for older citizens. Read More »

Raiders rumors: Marshawn Lynch draws Oakland's interest


The retired RB even has a "Beast Mode" apparel store in Oakland. The five-time Pro Bowler will turn 31 in April. "It could really happen", a source familiar with the situation told ESPN . "I'm done. I enjoyed my time playing and now it's time to watch my cousins do their thing", when asked by 60 Minutes Sports if he'd consider a comeback. Read More »

Florida Fish & Wildlife Patrol searching for missing venomous cobra in NE Ocala


But when they finally found Elvis, five weeks later under a neighbor's dryer, it was reassuring to know that not only was a unsafe snake found and captured, but these parody accounts would slowly, finally die off. Residents were alerted about the loose snake and encouraged to contact the FWC if they happened to spot it in the area. "I'm surprised it was venomous", Britney Simpson said. Read More »

Engineering graduate program climbs in latest US News & World Report ranking


The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU, meanwhile, retained its ranking of 25th place from a year ago. Previous rankings for UC San Diego's other top graduate programs include fine arts (13th) and the specialty in time-based media/new media (3rd), the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (25th) as well as its joint doctoral program with San Diego State University in clinical psychology (25th). Read More »

Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday


What does this mean? This hour is not lost forever. The clock change is set for 2 a.m . in hopes that no one will notice the time change. "I'm excited because, basically, when I get off work it's not dark and I get to enjoy more time outside with my little boy". Read More »

Billings sees 5 inches of wet snow, more on the way


Heavy snow and blowing snow could produce very hard driving conditions with very poor visibility and deep snow cover on roads. School delays, or cancellations, are likely on Friday . The latest snowfall projection map from the National Weather Service predicted 4 to 6 inches of snow for much of the Lower Hudson Valley. The heaviest snowfall will develop during the morning commute, the weather service said. Read More »

Staples to Close 70 Stores Amid Decline in US Sales


The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters Analysts is Hold for SPLS and their mean rating for the stock is 2.87 on scale of 1-5. Revenues fell 2.9% from a year ago to $4.56 billion, however, badly missing analysts' view for $5.03 billion. Read More »

US House Intel Committee Chiefs Agree on Scope of Russia Election Probe

Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned last month after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Though President Trump has conceded Moscow likely participated in that cyber assault, he has pushed back on reports that Trump associates had communicated with Russian intelligence officials. Read More »

ADL headquarters in NY hit with bomb threat


The JCCs on Staten Island-in Sea View, Arden Heights and Tompkinsville, - were evacuated while police investigated. The New York-based JCC Association of North America said that on January 9, centers were threatened in nine states, then another series of threats were received against 28 centers in 17 states nine days later, WNBC New York reported . Read More »

Pup found drugged in Carrollton parking lot


The dog was found lying on the passenger side's floorboard, seemingly comatose, Carrollton Police Department spokeswoman Jolene DeVito told InsideEdition.com on Wednesday. The Carrollton Texas Police Department posted about the incident on Tuesday. "He is adorable. He is a tiny little thing. probably only 4 months old and loves to give kisses and is wiggly and wags and is very, very sweet", Fowler said. Read More »

Andrew Puzder withdraws as Trump's labor secretary nominee


Mr Puzder is the first of Mr Trump's cabinet picks to fail to secure a nomination. Fierstein later claimed she made the remarks in an attempt to gain leverage in a prolonged custody battle between the couple. A spokesman for CKE Restaurants said the company does not comment on pending litigation. Puzder also opposed wages in minimum wage, which was a rallying point for many who protested his nomination. Read More »

Aetna CEO says Obamacare is in a 'death spiral'

Susan Gretkowski, a lobbyist for MVP Health Care, a major insurer in Vermont and NY, said the company hired a lobbying firm in Washington to keep up to date on what is going on with the Affordable Care Act. The mandate has been criticized since the Affordable Care Act passed , but it was upheld in a U.S. Supreme Court case in 2012. I asked you what alternative you proposed to ensure that young Americans had health insurance. Read More »

Protesters block Betsy DeVos entering school


DeVos, an aggressive proponent of charter schools, was visiting the school for a meeting with the D.C. schools chancellor, In a video clip circulated by ABC 7 News WJLA-TV, protesters blocked DeVos' way as she attempted to use the back entrance. Read More »

Iranian boy, 5, reunited with his mother at Dulles airport

The mother was reunited with her young son after he was detained for hours following Trump's travel ban to seven Muslim-majority countries. McAuliffe denounced Trump's order to bar refugees from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria. Read More »

NY governor calls for amending state constitution for abortion rights


Cuomo announced the proposal at a rally hosted by Family Planning Advocates, which lobbies for Planned Parenthood. The state amendment Cuomo is proposing would ensure the rights afforded by Roe v. "We're going to protect Roe v. Wade in the State of NY". Brooklyn federal court Judge Ann Donnelly and several other jurists issued temporary injunctions blocking the Trump administration from deporting or detaining individuals with paperwork approved under President Barack Obama. Read More »

McDavis suggests global students remain in the country after Trump's executive order

Kaler didn't offer an opinion on the impact of Trump's actions on national security, but he said the university long has welcomed students from around the world. We stand with you. I understand these concerns, and I want to assure you we are coordinating with our global programs staff, immigration experts, legal counsel and peer universities to fully understand the implications of the new federal policies. Read More »

Democrats: This SCOTUS Seat is 'Stolen' and We'll Filibuster Anyone Trump Picks

Within hours of Scalia's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said the vacancy "should not be filled until we have a new president". Anthony Scalia, who had been on the Supreme Court since the 1980s when he was appointed by Ronald Reagan, died past year. Even if all Senate Democrats chose to join Merkley, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has enough Republican votes to do away with the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations - and then invoke cloture to cut off debate. Read More »

In Last Hours, Obama Approved Funds for Palestinian Authority


United States officials conveyed to PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday that the funds were not expected to be handed over in the immediate future, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. In the last hours of his presidency, President Obama defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. She added: "I worked to make sure that no American taxpayer dollars would fund the Palestinian Authority unless very strict conditions ... Read More »

Mom, 2 kids missing since house fire are found safe


No one was home at the time, but two pets were killed in the blaze, WVEC reported . At this point, they say there is no evidence of foul play. Fire department spokesman Art Kohn said firefighters believe a space heater may be linked to the fire. Read More »

Virginia holds Notre Dame to season-low 54 points

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Virginia is a slight favorite on the road, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -1 point against the Irish. And it's vulnerable to some of the same counters the Irish successfully employed against Syracuse - outside shooting, running in transition before the defense gets set up and being patient in half-court situations. Read More »

Supreme Court rejects Texas voter ID appeal - for now


Chief Justice John Roberts explained that the reason the justices declined to hear the case was because portions of it are still being litigated in lower courts - meaning Texas Republicans are likely bound to continue appealing the Fifth Circuit ruling to their heart's desire. Read More »

Syria Peace Talks Between Rebels and Assad Regime Begin in Kazakhstan


Russia's delegation is headed by Special Presidential Envoy for the Syrian Settlement Alexander Lavrentyev. Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations , Bashar Jaafari , leads the Syrian government's team. His remarks were created to underscore Iran's commitment to keeping Assad in power. In 2015 in Astana there were held two rounds of negotiations between Syrian opposition groups. Read More »

Shootout at Texas mall leaves one dead, seven wounded


As they were fleeing the building, the assailants encountered two civilians who tried to intervene outside. McManus called the fatal shooting "absolutely senseless". A second citizen who was licensed to carry a concealed weapon shot the suspect, who was injured and taken into custody. The page states that Murphy and his wife were at the mall in the jewelry store getting their wedding rings cleaned when tragedy struck. Read More »

Tornado Damage Tears Through Houses, Flips Cars


Sheet metal was strewn everywhere. When the citizens of the city woke up Saturday morning, they found trees, limbs, and poles sprawled amid power lines in the streets outside homes that had sustained severe damage or were completely decimated. Read More »

Volunteers in DC Gave Out 8000 Free Joints on Inauguration Day


The inauguration is going to be lit-or at least that's what one organization believes. While early estimates suggest fewer supporters turned out for President Donald Trump's inaugural address in Washington, DC, than for President Obama's prior two addresses, a marijuana giveaway drew massive crowds nearby. Read More »

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers 'honing in on' Kyle Shanahan for HC job

Cable is reportedly interviewing with the 49ers this week. The 49ers have sat on their hands and dragged this search process out with the other five vacancies already filled. "At this time", McDaniels told reporters today on a conference call, "it's just best for my family and myself to remain here in New England". It's a full rebuild for sure, and with no quarterback in place. Read More »

Another GOP Congressman Removes Anti-Cop Painting Hours After Clay Rehangs It

He also reportedly filed a police report against Hunter for removing the item, but Capitol Police, who found the painting concerning, did not take the complaint, according to Politico . Those rules prohibit displaying artwork that depicts "subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature". The painting showed a police officer taking aim with signs saying "history" and "stop kill". Read More »

Macy's to close its Northgate Mall store


Steve Cramer, president of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, said the development was not a surprise "in light of changes affecting downtown retailing across the nation". Macy's closed a store at the West Manchester Mall in York County in 2014. The signature building on Nicollet Mall dated to the early 1900s. Like other department store chains with deep brick-and-mortar roots, Macy's has felt the sting of the so-called Amazon Effect and struggled to evolve as an e-commerce player. Read More »

No. 8 Wisconsin hands Western Michigan 1st loss


Here's all the information you'll need to find the Cotton Bowl on TV or streaming online. Fumagalli finished with six catches for 83 yards on seven targets, a number of his grabs likely making highlight reels. Edwards intercepted Terrell the next time Western Michigan got the ball - just Terrell's fourth interception of the season - setting up Wisconsin's offense at the 12-yard line. Read More »

Trump exchanges barbs with Obama, but maintains they have a good relationship


He said: "I think very, very smoothly". Trump responded on Twitter. Trump had not only criticized his predecessor in public but had insinuated that the Obama administration had actively tried to make the presidential transition hard. He also condemned Palestinian incitement to violence and glorification of terrorists, singling out Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, and slammed attempts to isolate and legitimize Israel in the United Nations and elsewhere. Read More »

Nor'easter pummels New England with feet of snow

The back edge of the winter storm blanketing Northwestern Massachusetts with several inches of snow will pass through the Connecticut River Valley around 5 p.m. Thundersnow was reported just west of Boston as a heavy band of snow moved over the area. People traveling ahead of the New Year should be aware of "extensive travel disruptions", AccuWeather said, as the storm continues throughout Thursday and Friday. Read More »

Legislature delays marijuana shops, deadlines by 6 months


Passage in the House was even faster, and with Democrat Paul Donato presiding, just five members passed the bill "in seconds", the report says. The measure would likely mean a delay in the opening of retail pot shops in the state until mid-2018, instead of January 1 of that year as originally planned. Read More »

Our excellent electoral vote system


Once a certain number of voters cast their ballot for a candidate (whether democrat or republican) that candidate gets to claim all the "electoral votes" for that state . More than 100 were at the capitol in Jefferson City. So, part of the reason the media blew the 2016 presidential race so badly was that we mistakenly relied on polls of the national vote, instead of looking at the state-by-state races, where far less polling was being done. Read More »