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Big storms end drought across much of Northern California Big storms end drought across much of Northern California
- January 14, 2017

Some places have received 20 inches or more of rain in the past week, and almost the entire state saw at least a few rain showers. The Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay as of last week were considered no longer in drought, but in "extremely dry" conditions, according to the weekly California Drought Map prepared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (more...)
The impact of repealing Obamacare The impact of repealing Obamacare
- January 14, 2017

Prior to the law, many patients without insurance often would avoid seeing me or any doctor because they anxious more about bills than their health. With the threat of an Obamacare repeal, people are still confused on whether they should sign up or not. (more...)
Another dubious distinction for Trump in Gallup poll Another dubious distinction for Trump in Gallup poll
- January 14, 2017

Last month, 48 percent both approved and disapproved of the way he was handling the transition. By comparison, the same survey found that 83 percent of Americans approved of Barack Obama's transition and only 12 percent disapproved at this time in his presidential transition to his first term. (more...)
Dollar hits one-month low vs key rivals after Trump news conference Dollar hits one-month low vs key rivals after Trump news conference
- January 14, 2017

Shares in Southeast Asia were mostly higher. It was up 1.9 per cent for the week. The S&P/ASX200 initially rose above 5800 points, boosted by miners and energy stocks, but the market ran out of steam in afternoon trade as United States futures turned south, indicating a lower start on Wall Street. (more...)
Father says in 911 call he can't find his daughter Father says in 911 call he can't find his daughter
- January 14, 2017

He describes to the dispatcher what she was wearing and where she was last seen. Cops now say her mother, 29-year-old Ming Ming Chen, allegedly struck the girl in the face several times, killing her. She has reportedly remained in the U.S.as an illegal asylum seeker (reportedly, her applications to remain in the USA legally were denied) because she claimed that the Chinese government persecutes those who share her spiritual belief. (more...)
Helen Bailey's brother gives evidence at murder trial Helen Bailey's brother gives evidence at murder trial
- January 14, 2017

The quip had been made when Mr Bailey was visiting his sister's home in Royston, Hertfordshire, in August 2013. He told the court: "Then there was some banter, nearly certainly instigated by Helen, that it was a good place to hide a body". (more...)
Buses Have Applied For Inauguration Parking -- 1200 For The Women's March Buses Have Applied For Inauguration Parking -- 1200 For The Women's March
- January 14, 2017

Councilmember Charles Allen told News4 about 200 permits were requested for the inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20. The stadium parking lot is the largest city-run spot that can accommodate a large number of vehicles. Organizers said the number of protesters at the women's march may outnumber the people at the inauguration. He is set to hold a hearing on inauguration preparedness Thursday morning. (more...)
You can now take a virtual reality tour of the White House You can now take a virtual reality tour of the White House
- January 14, 2017

Obama, who moves out of the White House in a week, narrated and "starred" in a new VR film about the White House and all of its historic rooms. "The beauty with spherical video, you can distribute all across the world", he said, since it lets anyone with a phone or tablet still experience the tour. (more...)
'Deadpool' Starts Chasing That Oscar Gold With New Campaign Video 'Deadpool' Starts Chasing That Oscar Gold With New Campaign Video
- January 14, 2017

Comic book movies, by their very nature, don't break through. Ryan Reynolds may have lost out to fellow Canadian Ryan Gosling at the Golden Globes, but he's leaving nothing to chance when it comes to ensuring a nomination for " Deadpool " at the upcoming Academy Awards. (more...)
Maruti Suzuki Ignis launched at Rs 4.59 lakh Maruti Suzuki Ignis launched at Rs 4.59 lakh
- January 14, 2017

The Ignis is available in four variants - Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The micro SUV will retail from Mauri Suzuki's premium NEXA dealerships, joining the S-Cross and the Baleno already stationed there. The vehicle comes equipped with dual airbags, seatbelts with pre-tensioner force limiter and ABS as standard across the range. "It (Ignis) combines unconventional design, seamless smartphone experience with AndroidAuto and Apple CarPlay, technological supremacy with AGS on petrol and ... (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency pick Pompeo differs from Trump on Russian Federation Central Intelligence Agency pick Pompeo differs from Trump on Russian Federation
- January 14, 2017

He asked if Pompeo envisions any limits on data sweeps, and Pompeo said "legal boundaries" already restrict such programs, though intelligence agencies have an obligation to monitor foreign targets. Diane Feinstein if he would reinstate the enhanced interrogation program. There was a chummy atmosphere around Pompeo, with introductions from two fellow Kansans, senator Pat Roberts and former senator Bob Dole, setting the tone. (more...)
John Lewis: I Don't See Trump as a 'Legitimate President'
- January 14, 2017

He believes that Democrats and all Americans must fight against this illegitimate president. When finally admitting that Russian Federation hacked the U.S. It will be the first one that I miss since I've been in Congress. "You can not be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right", Lewis said. (more...)
House backs waiver allowing Gen. Mattis to serve as defense secretary House backs waiver allowing Gen. Mattis to serve as defense secretary
- January 14, 2017

A law bars newly retired military officers from heading up the Department of Defense. Under federal law, defense secretaries must have been retired from military service for seven years, unless Congress grants a waiver. In considering how the USA should respond, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta took into account a central feature of Mattis's reputation: his nerve. "This is a major issue affecting the principle of civilian control of the military, and Ranking Member Smith believes deeply ... (more...)
RSS spar with Kolkata police as HC gives permission for Bhagwat rally RSS spar with Kolkata police as HC gives permission for Bhagwat rally
- January 14, 2017

However, the court said that only 4,000 invitees will be allowed to enter the Brigade Parade Grounds, entry will be restricted for non-invitees. On Thursday, the police wrote to the RSS saying the proposed event at Brigade Parade Ground "is not advisable under any circumstances", and cited the passage of lakhs of Gangasagar-bound pilgrims who are now stationed in and around Maidan area. (more...)
Trump calls CNN fake news Trump calls CNN fake news
- January 14, 2017

Your news organisation is bad", Trump told the United States broadcaster's White House correspondent, Jim Acosta . "It's phony stuff", Trump said at a NY press conference today. 'An anonymous person, claiming to be an ex-British intel agent & working as a Dem oppo researcher, said anonymous people told him things, ' tweeted Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who was instrumental in publishing Edward Snowden's leaks about government surveillance. (more...)
House Passes Obamacare Repeal Bill House Passes Obamacare Repeal Bill
- January 14, 2017

In her farewell speech, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell remarked: "If the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement, the damage to the country's individual insurance market will begin this spring". Mr. Trump appeared to be unclear both about the timing of already scheduled votes in Congress and about the difficulty of his demand - a repeal vote "probably some time next week" and a replacement "very quickly or simultaneously, very shortly thereafter". (more...)
Golden Globes 2017: Highlights, winners and best moments Golden Globes 2017: Highlights, winners and best moments
- January 14, 2017

The ratings gains could also have been tied to host Jimmy Fallon , who hosts the No. 1 late-night talk show, " The Tonight Show ". "We are the only major award shows that involves both film and television at a time when television is thriving", said HFPA president Lorenzo Soria. (more...)
Steve Harvey adding 'Trump urban helper' to his comedy, game show resume Steve Harvey adding 'Trump urban helper' to his comedy, game show resume
- January 13, 2017

Trump met with the comedian, game show host and radio personality at Trump Tower in NY on Friday, but offered no details on the meeting. Asked if he would ever consider the Trump family to be contestants on " Family Feud ", Harvey joked that their appearance would "be skyrocketing for the ratings" and laughingly suggested pitting them against the Obamas. (more...)
Teen-Impregnated Teacher Gets 10 Years Teen-Impregnated Teacher Gets 10 Years
- January 13, 2017

The victim's mother was in court on Friday to show Vera support, as were other students and their parents. During her testimony Lawson explained that Vera came from a somewhat tumultuous background where she witnessed some domestic abuse and was also taken advantage of by the men she dated. (more...)
Buena Park fire station burns, 3 fire vehicles and a boat destroyed Buena Park fire station burns, 3 fire vehicles and a boat destroyed
- January 13, 2017

A fire station in Buena Park caught fire on January 12, 2017. When the fire broke out, but a fire truck was still parked inside, Kurtz said. A two-alarm fire ripped through Orange County Fire Authority Station 61 in the 8000 block of Western Avenue in Buena Park around 3:30 a.m. (more...)