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This is what $20M hidden in a mattress looks like

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Rocha met with a witness who was cooperating with law enforcement and allegedly handed him $2.2 million in a suitcase. But before arresting Rocha for money laundering, federal agents followed Rocha to an apartment complex in Westborough, Mass. Read More »

Trump says he will announce Supreme Court pick next week

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Trump has promised to seek someone in the mold of conservative icon Antonin Scalia, who died almost a year ago after serving on the Supreme Court for more than 29 years. Mike Lee, Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, William Pryor of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Thomas Hardiman of the 3rd U.S. Read More »

Groups rally against abortion on anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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According to a year-end report from the Center for Reproductive Rights , lawmakers passed more than 60 new restrictions on abortion access in 2016 alone. Because fetal heartbeats can be detected as early as five or six weeks after conception - a time when many women are just discovering they're pregnant - the bill effectively represents a total ban on abortion. Read More »

Flood watch issued as powerful nor'easter approaches Long Island

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Conditions during the storm will be the worst Monday and Monday night. Rain will be heaviest during the day on Monday and will last until the early evening. The National Weather Service has issued the following watches, warnings and advisories for various portions of our area: Hurricane Force Wind Warning. Read More »

Air Force base on lockdown after unconfirmed shooting reports

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The lockdown lasted a little over an hour and a half while Security Forces swept the base. Officials had sent an email to personnel shortly after 10 a.m. "Seek shelter immediately. More updates to come". Two schools are also inside the base. "We will continue with updates as available", the base tweeted. Read More »

McCain, Graham say they will support Tillerson

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He said that it "wasn't an easy call". They said that they still have "concerns" about Tillerson's close relationship with Russian Federation and its president, Vladimir Putin. The Senate is divided by 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats. Nowicki is The Republic's national political reporter. Only two of Trump's cabinet nominees have been approved thus far. Read More »

Multiple rounds of rain/storms with SEVERE potential this weekend

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At this point, it appears that storms may push through during the morning hours and again at night. The Storm Prediction Center has placed part of our area under a slight risk for severe storms this evening. "By Sunday afternoon, seas will be very hazardous for boaters", Hagen said. Saturday and Sunday will remain unusually warm with highs in the low 80s. Read More »

Barbara Bush Could Be Discharged Sunday; George HW Bush Remains in ICU

After a shot of antibiotics and bed rest, she is feeling "1,000 percent better". He was moved to intensive care on Wednesday when physicians put in a breathing tube. Bush was in attendance along with his wife, former first lady Laura Bush . He was admitted on Saturday with difficulty breathing. Earlier in the week, he said no other family members were flying in because they felt everything was stable and moving in the right direction. Read More »

Twister kills four in Hattiesburg area of Mississippi

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William Carey University, a Christian university with a campus in Hattiesburg, said on Twitter that the campus is closed until further notice. The strip mall near Foxes Pizza is destroyed. He said there is lots of damage through the center of town and around Walmart. Four people lost their lives in the storm. Glen Moore, Forrest County Emergency Management Agency Director, confirmed a tornado hit Hattiesburg, Petal and the unincorporated areas of Forrest County. Read More »

Rescuers search for survivors after avalanche hits hotel in central Italy

Among the survivors are thought to be two young girls. The survivors were found on Friday morning and have yet to be pulled out, a fire department official said. There they found a vehicle with its engine running with survivors Giampiero Parete and Fabio Salzetta inside. The Italian government is expected to declare a state of emergency later on Friday. Read More »

Women's march on Washington goes global

Exactly, right?! After all, these days, the more action you take, versus just lamenting on social media yet doing nothing else, the better. McTasney said the response has been incredible from women who felt the same way. "That's how important this is", she said. Amid the all-nighters over the past week, she said she's gained "so many skills that I didn't have before". Read More »

Who's showing up to protest in Washington this weekend?

Now, over 200,000 people will join Shook to march on Washington the day after the inauguration, including McCarthy and Ford. But you don't have to travel to D.C.to make your voice heard. She singled out four pieces of legislation key to the health and welfare of women, girls and families that she along with allies in Congress will fight for including saving health care and the Affordable Care Act, paid family and medical leave, gender pay equity, childcare assistance and the Violence Against ... Read More »

Orlando Massacre Gunman's Wife, Noor Salman, Pleads Not Guilty

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In the indictment unsealed on Monday, Salman was accused of aiding and abetting Mateen in providing material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group between April and June of a year ago. 'She would not hurt a fly'. Ray Kelly says 30-year-old Noor Salman was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday. Prosecutors and Salman's lawyers declined comment after the hearing. Read More »

Wisconsinites part of thousands going to Women's March after Inauguration

He'd like the local march to inspire people to stay active in pursuing civil rights goals, even if those priorities aren't championed by national leaders. When she woke up 10,000 people said they were going. Sister marches are also taking place across the state. "Outside of politics and what's going on in Washington, we're going to be living with each other in our diverse communities", said Khan, president of the Muslim Student Association at KU. Read More »

Dad of Girls Missing 31 Years Waiting for Call

Elaine Yates allegedly abducted her two daughters, Kimberly and Kelly Yates, from Warwick on August 26, 1985. Police believe that Elaine Yates left their Warwick, R.I., home with the girls - then 3 years and 10 months old - because of a domestic dispute. Read More »

Josh McDaniels withdraws from San Francisco 49ers job

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has been a hot name in the coaching search cycle so far with the regular season in the rearview mirror. "I was really impressed with Jed York and Paraag (Marathe) and Brian (Hampton), the people that came from the 49ers organization", McDaniels said on a conference call Monday. Read More »

US Mint Releasing Commemorative Gold Coin Depicting Lady Liberty As Black

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The 24K gold coin itself is stunning, pure gold, Lady Liberty bears clear African American features from her full lips to her locs. And below her it has the familiar slogan "In God We Trust". Jeppson continued to recount numerous women approaching him after the coin was revealed, telling him that the woman on the coin "looks like me when I was younger". Read More »

Donald Trump not a legitimate president, says veteran Congressman John Lewis

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It's going to be hard. "I don't see the President-elect as a legitimate president ". Trump's Twitter attack on Lewis comes two days before the Martin Luther King Jr. Trump, however, struck back early Saturday in a series of posts on Twitter. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed lashed out Saturday afternoon after President-elect Donald Trump attacked both Rep. Read More »

Ice Storm Warning, Freezing Rain Advisory issued for portions of Oklahoma

Ice accumulations up to 0.20 inches is possible. The northeast, however, will remain colder and freezing drizzle may bring additional accumulating ice. Sleet and snow is also possible north of I-70 Friday evening. "Unfortunately, we're likely going to wake up to icy roadways across Iowa". First off, the setup in the atmosphere needs to be very specific for such an event to occur. Read More »

Markeith Loyd's alleged accomplices appear in court

The Orlando Police Department shared Philadelphia Officer Jonny Castro's portrait of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton on social media Thursday. Smith-Loyd is accused of collecting money from Mayan to give to her uncle as deputies searched for him in the days after the slaying of another ex-girlfriend in mid-December. Read More »

Clay Returns Controversial Ferguson Painting to Capitol

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House Republicans, though, said the artwork violates the terms of the student art competition, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan's office signaled he'll begin the process to officially oust the painting, which depicts cops as gun-wielding pigs. Read More »

Plagiarism in 7 Monica Crowley Washington Times Columns?

Trump's pick for a top National Security Council job, plagiarizednumerous passages in her Ph.D. dissertation, Politico Magazine has found. It is reported by CNN that Crowley, who had been nominated by Trump to be senior director of strategic communications at the NSC, is now also under a cloud for having allegedly plagiarized major portions of her Columbia University Ph.D. Read More »

Arkansas Tech plans MLK Jr. Day march

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A third new program, a Youth Town Hall, will be Saturday, January 14 , at 7 p.m.in Westminster Hall at New Providence Baptist Church. The celebration will feature keynote speaker Jason Best, from Shepherd University, and a dramatic rendition of Dr. Read More »

New Allegiant flights at CLE spark $42 sale

Allegiant announced nonstop service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach. Allegiant now offers flights to Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare and Trenton, New Jersey, from Punta Gorda. They will operate twice a week between Cleveland and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. For the deal, tickets must be purchased by January 13 for travel between May 12 and August 15 (restrictions may apply). Read More »

President Obama's star-studded farewell party went on until 4am

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His legacy is in danger as President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the health care law and other accomplishments during Obama's administration. Prior to the release of tickets, at least one person attempted to hire someone to wait in line for them. Two in three Americans said he did not keep his promises, though most of those said he had tried to do so but could not. Read More »

Trump's attorney general pick vows to stay out of possible Clinton investigations

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In a shocking turn of events, Senator Jeff Sessions, who Donald Trump has tapped for his attorney general, has made a decision to recuse himself from any investigations dealing with Hillary Clinton. "I won't commit to never enforcing federal law", Sessions said . The procedures are drawing a lot of attention and at one point the hearing was disrupted by protesters, including two men wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes. Read More »

Gas prices rise nationally for 6th straight week

Polk County drivers found a cheaper fill-up at around $2.28 per gallon. Leading decliners was IN, down 7.2 cents to $2.33, Kentucky, down 1.6 cents to $2.33, Florida fell 0.6 cents to $2.40 and IL fell just 0.2 cents to $2.50 per gallon. The average price in Livonia increased to $2.45 per gallon, up 2 cents, according to AAA data. A week ago, the most common price was $2.299. The increases have an immediate impact on household budgets as more and more money goes into consumer gas tanks. Read More »

Winter weather in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas

Winter storm watches for southern states are in effect until Saturday morning 9 a.m. The Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, says light to moderate snow could extend from central Alabama into southeastern Virginia late Friday into early Saturday . Read More »