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Amherst, Northampton among MA cities listed as uncooperative with immigration detainer requests


The list was prompted by an executive order signed by Trump in January that called on the government to document which local jurisdictions aren't cooperating with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. "King County has refused to abide by these tactics", said King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. In Texas, meanwhile, a federal magistrate judge on Monday confirmed that immigration agents were conducting raids in response to policy changes carried out ... Read More »

Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips


American President Donald Trump has fallen 200 places in the list of richest people on the face of the earth. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates retained the top spot on Forbes " s "The World's Billionaires' list, with a fortune of $86 billion, up from $75 billion past year. Read More »

Lowry: Why Trump May Dump House Republicans


Republican leaders have repeatedly said that was their schedule, but opposition mushroomed after a congressional report concluded this week that the measure would strip 24 million people of coverage in a decade. In a new complication, Sen. With only 52 Republicans in the Senate, Conaway said it's up to President Donald Trump to sway eight lawmakers. House Speaker Paul Ryan, however, pulled out some of the more favorable parts from the report, citing CBO estimates that AHCA would ... Read More »

Notre Dame, McKinney up, Maurer down in US News rankings


Supply chain management is eighth in the nation. "Having strong graduate programs is key to our success as a top research university", said Chancellor Beverly Davenport. The complete rankings can be viewed through the U.S. News website . "The rankings place a value on our degrees, are a great way to recruit students and show ASU's commitment to academic excellence", she said. Read More »

Spring Forward Saturday Is Here, Baldwin Park: Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery


What does this mean? Every year on the second Sunday in March at 2 a.m., Americans "spring forward" an hour, turning 1:59:59 a.m. into 3 a.m. This hour is not lost forever. Losing an hour of sleep is no fun, and researchers say it could be bad for your health. We'll go back to Standard Time on Sunday, Nov. 5. "This whole thing about daylight saving time , we have to question what the benefit of it is given that we know there are some risks associated with the change", he said. Read More »

Long Island blizzard watch for Monday night through Tuesday evening, NWS says


In the Omaha area, Friday's high will reach just the lower 30s. Friday night , Hotz said temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 20s and, Saturday , stay below that 40 degree threshold. The higher snowfall totals will most likely be on elevated surfaces and grassy areas. By Saturday evening, forecasted precipitation will be primarily snow , with a possibility of sleet mixing in, as well. Read More »

Shares of Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Sees Large Outflow of Money


Staples, Inc. has a 12-month low of $7.24 and a 12-month high of $11.37. Many research firms have provided their ratings on Staples, Inc. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -2.98%. (NASDAQ: SPLS ) to Neutral with a price target of $9. The firm's market capitalization is $5.71 billion. Tredje AP fonden now owns 155,083 shares of the company's stock worth $1,422,000 after buying an additional 2,740 shares during the period. Read More »

Anti-hate rally set in Philadelphia after cemetery vandalism


This followed an incident in St. Louis , Missouri, in which vandals damaged 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed State Police to investigate the Rochester incident as a possible hate crime. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a 10,000 U.S. dollar reward for information leading to an arrest. Bomb threats The Jewish Community Center Association of North America says centres and day schools in 11 states received bomb threats on Monday. Read More »

Schumer Says GOP Division Gives Democrats A Chance To Save Obamacare


Capitol in search of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In a Thursday press briefing, House Majority Leader Representative Paul Ryan denied. Other Republicans voiced skepticism whether Trump's plan to give states control over health programs for poorer people would lead to spending rollbacks and possibly leave millions of people with no insurance coverage. Read More »

New York Governor Orders Investigation Into Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers


Golden berg also said the Jewish institutions are "behaving in an exemplary manner" in the wake of the threats. All of the buildings have been declared safe and are operating normally, the JCC Association said. "Not sure how this has become the new normal", Gad said in a message on Twitter . On Jan. 18, 27 Jewish community centers in 17 states, including Florida, New Jersey, Delaware, Tennessee and North Carolina received threats, according to the JCC Association of North America. Read More »

Climate-Change Skeptic Scott Pruitt Confirmed to Lead the EPA

President Donald Trump's pick for EPA administrator was among the most contentious of his cabinet nominees, and Democrats held an all-night session on the Senate floor in a failed bid to block his confirmation. Ahead of the Senate's vote, the Massachusetts Democrat led a group of senators in calling on Pruitt to recuse himself from various cases he brought against the EPA as Oklahoma's attorney general. Read More »

Lawmakers address concerns over future of health insurance

He disputed U.S. District Judge John Bates, who said in his January 23 decision that Aetna's decision to not offer on-exchange plans in several counties "was a strategy to improve its litigation position". With the likelihood of the untimely death of Obamacare, Republicans will be forced to draft a new plan for all those who will lose coverage. Overall, countries with universal health insurance fare better in both expense and population health outcomes, though there are many complicated ... Read More »

White House tours to resume March 7th


Now, a new report in US Weekly gives additional insight into what may be going on behind the scenes: Melania is apparently "miserable" in her role as First Lady. On Friday, some media outlets noted that Abe toured Washington , D.C., alone, without the first lady, while their husbands met. "I am hopeful that future first families will cherish this garden like we have", she said. Read More »

Cuomo Launches Hotline For Relatives of Travelers Coming From Trump's Banned Countries


New Yorkers are a little less negative about the new president. The governor announced the proposal during a "I stand with Planned Parenthood" rally Monday in Albany . It will also have to be approved by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman , who supports the amendment. Richards was most likely referring to a January poll from Pew Research Center which found that almost seven in 10 Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Read More »

Dean of Faculty advises against global travel

Ohio University President Roderick McDavis released a statement Sunday recommending OU students from seven predominantly Muslim countries do not leave the United States following President Donald Trump's enactment of an executive order on immigration . Read More »

Senate Democrats Announce They Will Filibuster Any Trump Supreme Court Nominee


Trump's. Republican presidents of the 80s, 90s, and 2000s hoped to turn the court into a conservative bulwark. But despite the centrist score, Hardiman's record does reveal conservative bona fides, as SCOTUSblog laid out : He has taken an expansive view of the right to bear arms, voted against inmates in death penalty cases and proven unsympathetic to many free speech claims. Read More »

Betsy DeVos's ethics review raises further questions for Democrats and watchdogs


Betsy DeVos has devoted decades of her life and literally millions of her personal assets toward the goal of public-school reforms that promised a superior education for every American child. Mrs. DeVos was, at the time, the chair of the Republican Party of MI and, as fellow Midwesterners, we got to know her, her politics and, most importantly, her heart while serving side-by-side as volunteer party leaders. Read More »

Mother Vanishes With Her Two Children After Blind Date and House Fire


Adding to the mystery, however, was that a fire broke out at Lamping's home around 3:30 a.m. Sunday - hours before she and her kids were reported missing. The disappearance of Monica Lamping, 29, and her two children, 7-year-old Kai and 9-month-old Oria, was updated Tuesday to a missing/endangered persons case under suspicious circumstances, Virginia Beach Police Department master officer Linda Kuehn tells PEOPLE. Read More »

Obama's $221M gift to Palestinians put on hold


FOX News points out that such holds are generally respected by the executive branch but aren't legally binding after the funds have been allocated. Congress had approved the allocation of the funds in budget years 2015 and 2016, but a handful of members from the House of Representatives placed holds on them to protest Palestinian moves to join global organizations, the AP reported. Read More »

At least one dead as gunman opens fire in shopping centre


The second suspect, identified by police as 34-year-old Jason Matthew Prieto , who police said fled after the shootings, was later caught and taken into custody. Another man, who was carrying a licensed and concealed weapon then shot and injured that robber. The bystander who shot the robber remained unhurt. Read More »

GOP Leaders Pressure Texas' Highest Court To Hear Gay Marriage Case


District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled the Texas law unconstitutional, but the U.S. Supreme Court allowed it to remain in effect for the 2014 election. A hearing on the case was scheduled for tomorrow, but the feds asked to reschedule the hearing to give the Trump Administration time to figure out whether the White House wants to continue fighting Texas. Read More »

Officer rescues woman from burning vehicle


She had a late night hankering for some ice cream and was nearly home when she was suddenly forced to fight for her life. "I kicked and kicked and I didn't even make a crack". "I thought I was going to die there and so panic was definitely setting in". "I realized it's happening that fast, that it was going to get me fast too". Read More »

Josh McDaniels not leaving Patriots to be 49ers head coach


The 49ers have fired their head coach after each of the past three seasons, and have dismissed their head coach in each of their past four non-winning seasons. The San Francisco 49ers are the only team still looking for a head coach. The Patriots (15-2) will play the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5) in the AFC championship game at 6:40 p.m. Read More »

Lawmakers Battle Over Student Painting of Cops as Animals

The dispute grew heated on Tuesday when GOP lawmakers removed the painting from a display of the Congressional Arts Competition in Capitol Hall for the second time in less than a week, according to Politico , leading the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus to say the painting's supporters "may just have to kick somebody's a-". Read More »

Seattle's new Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal shut down by Joe Biden


Perlmutter said he wants to register his objection to Russian Federation after USA intelligence community findings that Moscow engaged in computer hacking to sway the election in favor of Trump. "It is over", Biden told Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who was one of the objecting lawmakers. Waters said to boos from Republicans. At one point, during Biden informed the Democrats that "It's over", causing House Republicans to erupt in laughter. Read More »

NAACP Stages Sit-In to Protest Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Nomination


Given that these are issues our nation the attorney general is sworn to protect and enforce his nomination represents an ongoing and unsafe threat to our civic birthrights -particularly, and the right to vote. senator since 1997, is scheduled to appear for confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 10 and 11. But Sessions's colleagues in the Senate have indicated that they may give him a pass this time around, pushing civil rights organizations like the NAACP ... Read More »

Temperatures to drop later this week


Kenosha topped 70 degrees three times that month, including record-highs of 70 degrees on November 6 and 72 degrees on November 17, according to Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Gusty northwest winds that develop today may cause areas of blowing and drifting snow, and kick up lake-effect snow showers along the South Shore of Lake Superior. Read More »

Mother collapses, dies during Facebook Live stream


Along with the 1-year-old featured in the Facebook live video, Herndon leaves behind another young son. Suddenly, she falls and the phone drops from her hands, according to reports. "The thyroid messes with everything and it triggered her heart", Morgan told KATV . An autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death. "A precursor to hypothyroidism called subclinical hypothyroidism may cause some changes in the blood fats and blood vessel function that may lead to an increased ... Read More »

Trump marks deadly year in Chicago, hints at federal help


He wrote, "If Mayor can't do it he must ask for federal help!" The Chicago police data show the city ended 2016 with its largest number of murders in 20 years while also experiencing an uptick in shootings. Collins said the federal government could help by passing stricter gun laws, improving cooperation between federal and local law enforcement and funding programs for at-risk youth. Read More »

Weather: Snow possible after 10 pm


Saturday: Partly sunny , high 35. Tonight's forecast low is around 31 with a south wind 13 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 21 miles per hour. The National Weather Service says strongest winds Tuesday are across the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, where gusts from 45 miles per hour to 55 miles per hour will be common. Read More »