Temps teeter around record highs

Temps teeter around record highs Denver residents can look forward to more warm weather this week, with only a small chance of moisture on Sunday, before the possibility of snow on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. A weak cold front with slide through the Delaware Valley later today, bringing a cooler air mass back in for President's Day. Throughout the month, temperatures have been 7.4 degrees higher than no... [Full Article...]

Benefit set for families of 2 slain IN teenage girls

Residents in a small in city where two teenage girls were slain this week are planning a weekend benefit for the girls' families. It was open to only close friends and family members. The mayor said that the city's people will likely "continue to carry on, but with increased vigilance and more acute awareness of their surroundings in the interim". [Full Article...]

Amtrak officer is charged with murder in shooting near Chicago's Union Station

Amtrak officer is charged with murder in shooting near Chicago's Union Station Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi has previously said Robertson was unarmed and had cash and narcotics on him. Family members pieced together Robertson's final moments after speaking with two of his travel companions, at least one of whom was later called to testify before a grand jury weighing criminal charges against the officers, Hopson said. [Full Article...]

Climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA Administrator

Climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA Administrator Pruitt's confirmation vote is scheduled to take place on Friday, but the ruling has prompted Democrats to call for a delay . The CMD said the office was "withholding thousands of emails relevant to the request and still failing to respond to CMD's eight other outstanding requests". [Full Article...]

The Congressional Black Caucus Responds To Donald Trump With One Perfect Tweet

Cummings had been set to meet with Trump regarding the price of prescription drugs, an issue the Democrat has repeatedly said he believes he can work with Trump on. "No I'm just a reporter", explained Ryan to Trump as one would a child. Trump had told Ryan that he meant to "do a lot of work" to combat inner-city blight. [Full Article...]

5 things to know about 'A Day Without Immigrants'

Andres said the strike movement builds on a feeling of increased hostility toward immigrants since President Trump took office. "They feel like they're being pushed aside". People from the Caribbean (10 percent), Central America (8 percent), South American (7 percent), the Middle East (4 percent), and sub-Saharan Africa (4 percent) make up the other large groups of immigrants. [Full Article...]

Who is R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's labor secretary pick?

Who is R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's labor secretary pick? Democrats were also against Puzder's potential appointment. Photo of Alexander Acosta from Florida International University's Twitter . He previously served as the first Hispanic assistant attorney general and as US attorney for the Southern District of Florida, as well as on the National Labor Relations Board. [Full Article...]

Drug catapult found at Arizona-Mexico border fence

Agents in the border town of Douglas, Ariz ., came to a fence and spotted several men on the Mexican side suddenly running away on February 10, officials said. Instead, they just installed a catapult to fling bundles of marijuana over the fence and into the United States, officials say. In September 2016 law enforcement officials in Mexico seized a vehicle outfitted with a cannon type device us... [Full Article...]

Mexican detained in United States despite work permit

Mexican detained in United States despite work permit Ramirez has protected status under DACA, which he initially received in 2014 and renewed in 2016, reported NPR . "When the ICE agents entered the home, they asked Mr. Despite his apparent reassurance, the arrest of Mr Ramirez has sparked concerns about the future of immigrants in the US. In addition, the order permits agents to arrest "removable aliens the judgment of an immigration of... [Full Article...]

Toshiba Is $6.3 Billion in the Hole After Some Terrible Business Decisions

In 2015, Westinghouse bought an American construction company it had been using to build its various nuclear power plants in the US. Toshiba Corp has delayed its earnings release, including details of a multi-billion charge related to cost overruns at its US nuclear arm. [Full Article...]

Braves to acquire 3-time All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillip

The Atlanta-native Phillips is signed through the upcoming season. Phillips had the right to block any trades, but since he waived the provision with the trade, the Braves added a $500,000 assignment bonus if he's traded. He has a 2.20 career ERA in the minors, but most of that is in the lower levels. Cincinnati will include $ 14 million and receive minor league pitchers Andrew McKirahan a... [Full Article...]

KKK leader murdered by own family

The dispatch center received a call from a woman who was taking her family fishing that they had located a body near the Big River's bank. Malissa and Frank Ancona . The reason? They had no idea that 51-year-old Ancona was a missing person, his disappearance hadn't been reported yet. According to KMOV , police are investigating the death of Frank Ancona as a homicide , after he was fo... [Full Article...]

Yale University renames Calhoun College to Grace Hopper College

Yale University renames Calhoun College to Grace Hopper College Instead, the former Calhoun College , an undergraduate resident college on the Ivy League campus, would be renamed after another distinguished Yale alumni and trailblazing computer scientist, Grace Murray Hopper , the university's publication Yale News reported. [Full Article...]

Peru says wanted ex-president likely in United States, may flee to Israel

On Friday, Peru asked American authorities for help in detaining and extraditing Toledo after learning he was in San Francisco and meant to go to Israel, where his wife holds dual-citizenship. Toledo was in France last week and absent from the hearing. Toledo's lawyer said he did not know Toledo's whereabouts and declined further comment. [Full Article...]

Kmart & Sears Will No Longer Sell Trump Products

Nordstrom was the first major retailer to announce it would stop carrying Trump's products, citing the brand's performance. Neither stocked Trump Home merchandise in brick-and-mortar stores, though Sears Holdings said the products could still be available "online via third-party Marketplace vendors". [Full Article...]

Double standard apparent in opponents' attacks on Betsy DeVos

Dr. Jason Glass said new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has an "ideological agenda that is not in the best interest of public schools". One protester was arrested for assaulting a police officer, according to the news story. Like her predecessors, DeVos will be limited in her ability to push her agenda. WJLA reports that she did eventually get into the school. " Great teachers and leaders... [Full Article...]

North Carolina Democrats Introduce Bill To Repeal HB2

North Carolina Democrats Introduce Bill To Repeal HB2 Leaders at both schools have spoken out against the bill; both Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski denounced it in recent days (they've done so in the past as well); and a recent survey from Public Policy Polling shows Carolina fans and Duke fans are both about equally united in opposition to HB2. [Full Article...]

New York, Boston close schools ahead of snowstorm

Meanwhile, New York's Big Three airports-John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport-are also being heavily impacted by Niko. As per reports , at least a foot of snow was recorded in the states of New York , Maine , Connecticut , Massachusetts , Rhode Island , and New Hampshire . [Full Article...]

Trump's proposed US-Mexico border wall to cost $21 billion

A barrier along the border with Mexico could be ready in 2020, but it won't be cheap, according to a leaked Department of Homeland Security report seen by Reuters . Mr Trump told law enforcement officials this week: "The wall is getting designed right now". A spokeswoman from the Department of Homeland Security said the department does "not comment on or confirm the potential existence ... [Full Article...]

Person behind anti-Semitic incident at CMU not a student, won't be charged

Person behind anti-Semitic incident at CMU not a student, won't be charged The group didn't identify the member who placed the card in the bag. He added that this is not what Michigan University is as a campus and such hurtful, offensive language is not consisten with their values and standards. Flynn said the card came from a printed page of pre-designed Valentine's Day card memes, and that the member who shared the card didn't create it. Central Michigan University's... [Full Article...]

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