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ME elector will cast ballot for Bernie Sanders even though it's illegal


In Maine, Clinton was expected to get three of the state's four electoral votes, with the other one going to Trump, who won the state's 2nd Congressional District. Dolly Strazar, another elector and the vice chair of the state Democratic Party, said she had long supported the electoral college because it ensured some degree of competition between large states and small ones like Hawaii. Read More »

Elliott won't be fined for jumping into Red Kettle

Not to worry now, right? Lt. Col. Ron Busroe of the Salvation Army told ESPN .com. There were a couple of tweets that came after Elliott's jump. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he wouldn't mind a fine. "No, [Cowboys coach Jason Garrett] wasn't happy about it with the penalty for special teams", Elliott said. The NFL wouldn't treat him any differently than it does Elliott. Read More »

Facebook ramping up efforts to fight fake news


The fact-checking organizations will review articles flagged by users who click an arrow on the upper right corner of posts and report them as "fake news" stories. He welcomed Facebook's announcement. Facebook is finally cracking down on their fake news problem. "We'll use the reports from our community, along with other signals, to send stories to these organizations", Facebook VP Adam Mosseri said Thursday. Read More »

Steelers rally for 24-20 win over Bengals


Cincinnati received the opening kickoff, and the offense, aided by a Stephon Tuitt facemask penalty, was able to put 3 points on the board after a 7-minute drive resulted in a Randy Bullock field goal. For the Steelers, one touchdown was enough. One play later, Boswell kicked a 49-yard field goal to make it 17-6. A 72-yard kickoff return by Alex Erickson set up Bullock's second field goal. Read More »

Obama: Reagan Would Be Shocked By GOP Love For Putin

In what was likely his final press conference before leaving office, a very smug President Barack Obama spent considerable time lynching the Republican Party and repeating a dubious claim about terrorism on his watch. Obama was referencing a YouGov/Economist survey that showed Putin's net favorability with Republicans at -10 in December. President Obama - who tried to "reset" relations with Russian Federation, failed to act when that country annexed part of Ukraine, and sat by as ... Read More »

Winter Storm Warning: Get Ready For Round 2 of Snow Saturday


The National Weather Service says central Minnesota could get half a foot of snow from the system. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is up for SW Montana from 5 am Friday to Noon Saturday. Expected through saturday night. It tends to form in low-lying areas that have standing water or run-off from nearby melting snow banks or puddles, on bridges and underpasses, and on any roads that are shaded from the sun. Read More »

Minnesota team ends boycott threat, will go to Holiday Bowl


Yet at the same time, we observed how our teammates' names and pictures were shared with the world, and reputations ruined. Players said on Saturday they were most disappointed with the lack of communication and due process and took the issue of sexual assault seriously. Read More »

Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney's niece as Republican National Committee chair

McDaniel, who now chairs the Michigan Republican Party, is the niece of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. "I look forward to her serving as the Party's Chairman in 2017", Trump said in a statement Wednesday. "They said a Republican could never win Michigan", McDaniel told the audience in Grand Rapids Friday. Should the committee approve Trump's recommendation, McDaniel would become the second woman to be elected RNC chairman, and the first in 40 years. Read More »

President Obama Signs New Act Making Online Ticketing Bots Illegal


In the hours since the announcement of the passing of the Act, Ticketmaster posted a statement applauding President Obama for taking a "step in the right direction for the fans". It was alleged that Live Nation was directly partnering with a range of secondary ticketing partners to sell tickets at vastly inflated prices. According to The Guardian , the secondary ticketing market is reportedly worth £1bn. Read More »

Snow & rain in weekend forecast


A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for all of western Mass from 4 am Saturday morning until 2 pm Saturday afternoon. An area of low pressure will bring several inches of snow Saturday morning before transitioning over to a wintry mix and eventually to rain. Read More »

Harlem Deer Dies for Sins of NY's Politicians


Some residents called it "J.R". After weighing their options, Parks officials determined that the deer would probably have to be euthanized. On WNYC radio Friday morning, de Blasio warned against trying to move the deer. "After repeated attempts to provide the city with alternative options to euthanasia , including relocation, the state is securing the safe transport of the deer to suitable habitat upstate in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant ... Read More »

US citizen surrenders to face cyberattack charges in NYC

More than 83 million of the bank's customers had data stolen in the breach. Joshua Samuel Aaron was arrested at Kennedy Airport on Wednesday. Along with two Israeli co-defendants, the Potomac, Maryland, native faces charges related to what the Justice Department has called "the single largest theft of customer data from a USA financial institution ever". Read More »

Winter weather advisory to begin this afternoon for Livingston County


In Essex, Union, Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties, a wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Then, a winter weather advisory goes in to affect until 5 a.m. Wind chills are expected to be zero to -10 degrees through Thursday night. Another Arctic high pressure system returns late Saturday , bringing cold conditions across southern Wisconsin through Monday morning, the weather service said. Read More »

Town's Police Quit Over 'Unethical and Immoral Things'


Mr Thomison had served as town marshal for four years before this week's resignation. " I did not want to send someone out there with bad body armor so I would take mine off and provide it to the other officers ", he said. Citing personal reasons, Council Vice President Jim Panther also submitted his resignation from the board, which will take effect at the end of the year. Read More »

Trump taps retired general, TV analyst for National Security Council posts

Another general, Lt. Gen. Joseph "Keith" Kellogg, is tapped for NSC chief of staff, while television analyst Monica Crowley will be the council's senior director of strategic communications. 8, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. She has also written What the (Bleep) Just Happened. " I am deeply honored , humbled and grateful to be asked by the president-elect to join the extraordinary national security team he is assembling", Crowley said in a statement released Thursday by Trump's transition team. Read More »

Wind chill advisory and winter storm watch


The forecast remains more uncertain for later in the week, but snow showers are possible through Saturday , with nighttime temperatures in the 20s, and daytime temperatures in the 30s. Each front that comes through southern New England the next 48 hours will trigger a few snow showers and squalls along the way. A wintry mix is likely Friday night into Saturday morning, when temperatures rise above freezing for the first time since late Wednesday night and turn the precipitation to ... Read More »

Man arrested carrying knives, fireworks into Trump Tower


Alexander Wang was arrested after walking in the building at around 6:35 p.m Monday, the sources told the newspaper . "I always walk with them", he said when asked why he had the items. He also said he'd visited Trump Tower approximately 10 times with no problems, including once immediately after Trump's election victory. In August, three months before the election, another United States teenager was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespass after using ... Read More »

Video of Egypt church bombing emerges, said to show attacker


President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Monday identified the bomber as 22-year-old Mahmoud Shafiq Mohammed Mustafa. The bombing, in the complex that houses the seat of Pope Tawadros II, head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, was one of the worst ever on a Christian place of worship in majority-Muslim Egypt. Read More »

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI


The Post and Courier posted the video online . As investigators press him on what happened at the church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June previous year, he can be heard admitting: "Well, I killed them I guess". Roof, now 22, is charged with 33 counts of federal hate crimes. Two adults and a child at the Bible study survived the attack. It's a tricky strategy, and U.S. Read More »

Iran signs deal to buy 80 planes from Boeing


Boeing Co. completed a deal to sell 80 jetliners to Iran, the first major agreement between a US company and the Islamic Republic since the election of Donald Trump, a critic of closer links between the countries. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency said the planes would be delivered over the next decade. U.S. President Barack Obama has said he will veto the bill if it reaches his desk before he leaves office on January 20. Read More »

Getting REAL about (real) Christmas trees


The effort is akin to the "Got Milk?" campaign, but you won't see any commercials or giant billboards of celebrities like Angelina Jolie or Britney Spears, who sported milk mustaches, standing next to trees. While we may have our favorite trees around the region, be they in front of our own houses, the library down the street, or a few zip codes away, Christmas Tree Lane is a shared tree-love experience for many Southern Californians of multiple generations. Read More »

New $10 Bill Makes Buxton Proud


At age 32, Desmond made a decision to go to the Roseland Theatre to see a movie while her auto was getting fixed on November 8, 1946, but she was thrown out of the "whites only" section and sent to jail. She later appealed her conviction and lost, though Desmond was granted a free pardon posthumously in 2010. She was selected from a shortlist of five Canadian women, whittled down from thousands of nominees submitted by Canadians as part of the Bank of Canada's campaign to design a new note ... Read More »

Carmelo Anthony Can Play Jordan/Kobe Role 'If He Doesn't Hog Ball' Says


Sanders wants Broncos to run the ball moreHoward thinks Applewhite is great hire for HoustonSVP moved by Holly Rowe, James Conner speechesSanders hopes timing works out with birth of daughtersc Anthony, who is normally affa. Jackson did not apologize and said he believes no one was hurt. I just don't even want to talk about that, what he's talking about exactly. I just don't know what was behind the comments or where the comments came from. Read More »

Trump to tap Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA

The potential new EPA chief has challenged the legality of the agency finding that underpins its power to enforce regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions, including those for autos, a spokesman for Environmental Defense Fund spokesman said . Read More »

Cold coming, possibly some snow, too


Arctic air will dive deep into Alabama this evening and overnight, sending temperatures spiraling down through the 30s and into the mid and upper 20s by sunrise Friday . These cold air masses are supposed to be tough to push away...and we're supposed to get these small events that at the same time could be significant for the area roads. Read More »