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Italy Avalanche: Survivors Found at Hotel Rigopiano Wreckage

Italy Avalanche: Survivors Found at Hotel Rigopiano Wreckage More footage shows a woman being pulled from the rubble. They remained away from the snow and cold, they were always inside the structure. "We're having to cut through the roof to get to them". Lorenzo Gagliardi, one of the first mountain police officers to arrive on Thursday morning, had earlier recounted the apocalyptic scene he found there in an interview with AFPTV. [Full Article...]

Thousands of spilled Skittles turn Wisconsin road red

The sheriff's office noted "it may be hard to "Taste the Rainbow" in its entirety with one color that likely fell off the truck!" The candy conundrum had deputies stumped, but after word spread around town, eventually a farmer stepped forward to explain it all. [Full Article...]

More Rain, Storms On The Way To SF, Starting Tomorrow

Thursday's forecast high is 51 degrees and Friday should have a high near 49 degrees. After more than a day of ice and snow, the National Weather Service converted a winter storm warning in Kiowa County to a winter weather advisory, which was then cancelled Monday morning. [Full Article...]

Hundreds turn out in St. Pete for MLK Day parade

Hundreds turn out in St. Pete for MLK Day parade Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The shooting happened on Northwest 62nd Street and 32nd Avenue. A party atmosphere prevailed Monday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Police Department spokesman Detective Daniel Ferrin says in a news release that two suspects are being questioned about the Monday afternoon shooting. [Full Article...]

Orlando gunman's widow due in court for talks on transfer

Orlando gunman's widow due in court for talks on transfer She was taken into custody early on Monday at a house she shared with her mother in Rodeo, a community about 40km northeast of San Francisco. "I am glad to see that Omar Mateen's wife has been charged with aiding and abetting her husband in the commission of the brutal attack on the Pulse nightclub", Chief John Mina said in the statement. [Full Article...]

All Clear Given After Bomb Threat At Jewish Community Center

Crews searched the area and found no evidence of a bomb. The Gordon Jewish Community Center in Bellevue has received another bomb threat, according to police. A YMCA centre and the Middlesex County Jewish community centre in Edison were both evacuated following a threat issued at approximately 9am. Michael Balanoff, speaking for the Jewish Federation of Central New York , said his organizatio... [Full Article...]

Rhode Island sisters taken in 1985 found in Houston, mom arrested

Elaine Yates and her two daughters, Kimberly and Kelly, had been missing since 1985, when Elaine's husband Russell Yates filed a missing persons complaint. Officials say they were found in Houston, Texas. Elaine Yates was being taken back to Rhode Island, where she will face arraignment Wednesday in Kent Superior Court in Warwick. [Full Article...]

McDaniels pulls name out of consideration for 49ers job

McDaniels pulls name out of consideration for 49ers job The 49ers on Sunday interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, 52, for their head-coach opening and will sit down with two Seahawks executives, Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer, on Monday. But the Niners would not be able to announce any official hiring of Shanahan until the Falcons are either eliminated from the postseason or come away with a Super Bowl victory. [Full Article...]

Gargantuan alligator seen strolling at Florida nature center

Gargantuan alligator seen strolling at Florida nature center As of Monday morning, the 31-second video had been shared by more than 14,700 people, many of whom expressed disbelief at the size of the reptile. "He was the biggest gator I have seen out there". "I go to Circle B 3-4 times a week and have never been of interest to the gators there". More than a million alligators live throughout Florida, and the species if on the endangered species list as i... [Full Article...]

UC protests shut down Milo Yiannopoulos talk, sparking free speech debate

He did not tweet, having been permanently banned from Twitter in July for inspiring his followers to attack comedian Leslie Jones with hate tweets. Statements like "Leftist thugs cancel free speech on university campus" lit up Twitter and even made it into some mainstream newspaper headlines around the country. [Full Article...]

Lady Liberty is a Black Woman

The U.S. Mint's theme for its 225 year is "remembering our past and embracing our future", and the new coin, which defies white supremacist beauty standards without erasing America's racist past, embodies that theme perfectly. "Lady Liberty, depicted in coinage throughout the years, is modeled after our society's continued evolution -- and as we as a nation continue to evolve, so does its represen... [Full Article...]

Divided panels testify during second day of Sessions confirmation hearing

Divided panels testify during second day of Sessions confirmation hearing Assuming Sessions is confirmed, attention will then turn to who will replace him in the Senate. But Booker's was more unusual, in that no sitting Senator has testified against another sitting Senator in a Cabinet appointment hearing. Republicans senators have come to Sessions' defense. "30 yrs ago, a GOP Senate rejected @SenatorSessions' judicial nomination, affirming no compromise with racism... [Full Article...]

Newborn Kidnapped From A Hospital 18 Years Ago Found Alive

Newborn Kidnapped From A Hospital 18 Years Ago Found Alive Mobley grew up in Walterboro, South Carolina , thinking that Gloria Williams was her biological mother, according to the sheriff. Kamiyah Mobley was found alive and well in South Carolina , Jacksonville sheriff's deputies announced at a news conference on Friday. [Full Article...]

Video shows dog chained to top of crate pulled by SUV

Video shows dog chained to top of crate pulled by SUV Flagler Animal Services of Palm Coast also spoke to the owner and was told that the dog is used for hunting and is allowed to ride outside, as he does not like his crate, ABC News reported. "Got off on 100 going towards flagler [ sic ], I called the cops and they opened and investigation and have now found the owners, I am so happy this video was able to help these poor dogs out", wrote the witn... [Full Article...]

Weekend-long ice storm targets midsection of the US

Weekend-long ice storm targets midsection of the US Sunday afternoon into Monday , a longer duration of wintry precipitation is expected, with greater chance of freezing rain, sleet and snow. Huttel said there will likely be two rounds of ice accumulation possible overnight both Friday and Saturday . [Full Article...]

Area teacher impregnated by 13-year-old gets 10 years in prison

Area teacher impregnated by 13-year-old gets 10 years in prison The former teacher faced a maximum sentence of 30 years. In her confession to investigating authorities, Vera revealed how the two ended up having sex with the teen. Vera had an abortion after becoming nervous due to a visit from Child Protective Services in February, court documents state. She told an investigating officer that the boy's parents were accepting of their relationship and that s... [Full Article...]

Mattis backs women in combat, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance

Mattis backs women in combat, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance Current law bars military officers from accepting cabinet posts until seven years after retirement. The committee is scheduled to vote on granting the waiver to Mattis following the hearing. Senator John McCain Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee and fellow Republican John McCain asked Mattis: "Should we ignore the lessons of history in our relationship with Vladimir Putin?". [Full Article...]

MI man outraged over traffic ticket for leaving auto running in driveway

MI man outraged over traffic ticket for leaving auto running in driveway Likely thinking nothing of the decision, Taylor was certainly surprised when he walked back out into the cold to find a ticket for $128 tucked under his windshield, penalizing him for leaving his vehicle unattended. But one unlucky driver ended up on the wrong end of a moody cop near Detroit and found himself with a $128 ticket for doing what virtually every other driver in the state does whenever... [Full Article...]

Clay Returns Controversial Ferguson Painting to Capitol

The painting, which won an art competition hosted by Clay previous year, also depicts some police as pigs. "By re-hanging this painting in our nation's capitol, Rep. "I do not agree or disagree with this painting, but I will fight to defend this young man's right", Clay said. The Missouri congressman said it is "pathetic" that some Republicans and "alt-right media types" constantly refer to th... [Full Article...]

14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention begins in Bengaluru

14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention begins in Bengaluru Asserting that engaging with the overseas Indian community was a priority area for him, the Prime Minister said the government was trying to convert "brain drain" into "brain gain" by inviting the diaspora to contribute their mite in making India strong and self-reliant. [Full Article...]


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