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'A Night to Shine' honors those with special needs


The highlight of the evening was when the girls received a tiara and the guys a crown and everyone was crowned either prom king or queen following a brief video message from Tim Tebow . "Our church is a huge, huge help", volunteer Amber McCormick said. Diane Knudsen, coordinator of the Helping Hands Ministry, said "Night to Shine" is "a nice way to help them feel special, the way God sees them". Read More »

More than 3000 flights canceled as winter storm hits the Northeast


A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m.as up to 2 inches an hour of wind-swept snow continues to fall across the Big Apple-with total accumulations of between 10 to 14 inches expected, forecasters said Thursday. The state Department of Transportation, which expected to have 4,000 pieces of snow removal equipment deployed at the height of the storm, is reporting wet- to slush-covered roadways, and is advising motorists avoid travel if possible. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren blasts GOP senate on 'The Daily Show'


Elizabeth Warren was abruptly silenced by Sen. The Senate confirmed Republican Senator Jeff Sessions on Wednesday night as attorney general. Now, a different member of the King family is speaking up, and making it clear that she feels very differently about Warren's "moment". Read More »

Protesters plan to rally against Planned Parenthood


Photographer Gretchen Robinette was on hand this morning and got video of the folks protesting Planned Parenthood. Yet, thousands of local clinics can offer all of the same services, minus abortion, and provide even better care for the health needs of women and their children. Read More »

Lake Oroville overflows into emergency spillway

They expect that water flowing out of the dam will catch up with the torrent flowing in from recent storms by sometime Saturday. "Basically it's going to be a triage situation". They were releasing water at about 40,000 cubic feet per second. As of Thursday, the reservoir had filled to almost 3.4 million acre-feet, with water levels continuing to rise. Read More »

Search intensifies for pair after killing spree on Gulf Coast


The vehicle was later found near Pensacola. Crocker's 2-year-old son was inside the home at the time of the incident but was not harmed, the spokeswoman says . Investigators said the two also stole Broz' auto. Eddins said Rice could be back in either Florida or Alabama in a matter of days if she waives extradition. Read More »

Former Knicks Great Charles Oakley Arrested After Melee at Madison Square Garden


He was allegedly hurling insults towards Knicks owner James Dolan, 61, over the terrible manage of the team, and was asked to stop by security officers. "Charles Oakley came to the game tonight and behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner", the statement read. As we reported Wednesday night, the former Knicks' strongman was dragged out of Madison Square Garden literally kicking and screaming, arrested, and hauled to a local police precinct. Read More »

Walker Touts Nearly $600 Million in Tax Savings in Proposed Budget

Walker has said the budget he's releasing Wednesday will have a huge boost for schools, sizeable tuition cuts for college students groaning under debt and increased tax breaks for the working poor. And Republican Sen. Alberta Darling, co-chair of the Legislature's budget committee, said the level of spending Walker proposed was an issue for her. Read More »

Facebook Deploys Machine Learning To Sniff Out Discriminatory Advertising


Facebook will no longer let advertisers exclude or target certain ethnic groups or races for ads that promote employment, housing, and credit opportunities. On that note, the social network updated its advertising policies to stress that advertisers can not use its ad-targeting capabilities to discriminate against users based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability or medical or genetic condition. Read More »

WH list of terror attacks misspells San Bernardino


Even with an 11 percent annual increase, murder rates remain lower than at nearly any point in the last 47 years. A New York Times article sparked the debate after suggesting the president spends his vacant hours "watching television in his bathrobe" in the White House, prompting press secretary Sean Spicer to refute the claims . Read More »

Twitter revenue growth slows to 1% as ad sales drop


Twitter's (TWTR) less-than-stellar fourth-quarter results not only spell trouble for the near term, but could set the struggling social media company up for a tough year ahead, several analysts wrote on Thursday morning. Last month, his Twitter sniping led to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto canceling a planned visit. Twitter highlighted its live-video initiative, and said it will continue to invest in the strategy in 2017. Read More »

Illegal immigrant defended in Phoenix protests is deported to Mexico

The NYT notes that it isn't clear if the van meant to take Lupita - and the other undocumented immigrants in the van - to detention or back to Mexico. "This is a direct result of the new executive orders that are being put into action". "Relevant databases indicate Ms. Garcia De Rayos has a prior felony conviction dating from March 2009 for criminal impersonation". Read More »

Trump Promises 'Big League' Tax Reform 'Way Ahead of Schedule'


Executives from Delta Air Lines, United Continental and Southwest were expected to attend, along with counterparts from smaller airlines such as JetBlue Airways and Alaska Air. Some opponents worry about handing over the system to a non-profit organization. But Trump said he wants to make sure foreign carriers also do well. Read More »

5 injured in Sarasota circus high-wire accident


Five performers were injured in the incident at about 12:43 p.m. Wednesday under the tent at University Town Center. Sarasota County fire Chief Michael Regnier said one patient was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, which has a trauma center, and another performer was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, also in Bradenton. Read More »

Plowable snow expected for Thursday


The accumulations could vary, but there is a chance that points farther east could see a higher amount, according to John Cristantello, a meterologist at the National Weather Service in Upton. WeatherWorks was at a "medium-high confidence" about 7 a.m., with high confidence it will be a strong storm. Travel will be significantly impacted and unsafe due to snow-covered roads and poor visibility. Read More »

Schumer: Gorsuch avoided answers like the plague

But when it comes to the court itself, this hostility ultimately traces back to 1987, when Senate Democrats rejected the nomination of Robert Bork purely on ideological grounds. He is one of a number of Yale legal scholars who have publicly weighed in on the qualifications of Gorsuch, a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, or on the confirmation process itself. Read More »

Texas lawmakers rush to take up 'sanctuary cities' bill


Most representatives voted along party lines, which is what supporters of the bill hope will happen again this week; seven of the eight Senate Judiciary Committee members are Republican. Senate Republican leaders' plan would raise $660 million through June 2019. The bill would eliminate an income tax exemption for more than 330,000 farmers and business owners and increase rates for all income taxpayers. Read More »

Kelly says he wishes order had been delayed


Mr. Chairman, I think as we've talked-I've talked to many members of-some members of this committee and certainly senators as well, the executive order was developed certainly before I ever-began to be developed before I ever became the secretary of homeland security, before my confirmation. Read More »

Trump vows to defeat radical Islamic terrorism

The is absolutely no evidence that an media outlet had covered up a terrorist attack. Rucker said on MSNBC. While Conway said she misspoke, Cosmopolitan magazine reported on Monday (6 February) that "it wasn't the first time she used the words "Bowling Green massacre" in an on-the-record conversation with a reporter". Read More »

Pence Says Federal Judge 'Certainly' Has Authority To Halt Immigration Order


As far as Trump's reference to the "so-called judge", Pence tells ABC that "the American people are very accustomed to this president speaking his mind and speaking very straight with them". Pence pledged that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will be seated on the high court "one way or the other". On Saturday night, a federal appeals court denied a Trump administration request to lift the restraining order and allow the immigration ban to continue. Read More »

Final: Isaiah Thomas, Celtics give Lakers history lesson


Naturally, the crowd loved it. The Celtics (33-18) fired up a club-record 52 treys (30 in the first half), making 16, and Isaiah Thomas notched his 35th straight 20-point game as Boston led wire to wire. It's a different story for the Clippers, who will have to try to rebound on the second night of a back-to-back Monday evening at Air Canada Centre against the Toronto Raptors. Read More »

Police have 'solid case' against man arrested in slaying of Karina Vetrano


Lewis, police said, was identified through a number of factors, including DNA evidence taken from Vetrano's person, a 911 call, and several court summonses that linked him to the area. Ironically, Vetrano's parents asked the state for additional DNA testing on Thursday. He became anxious when he couldn't reach her by 7 p.m., and called a neighbor in the police department. Read More »

US Senate confirms Tillerson as Secretary of State


Several Democrats said they had no confidence Mr Sessions would be able to stand up to Mr Trump. Tillerson has not committed to keeping the US within the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, which 196 countries agreed to in 2015 and entered into force in 2016. Read More »

Girl Scout gives brutally honest review of cookies


Thin Mints: "I give it a 9 for the delectable chocolate mint combination". Between partnering with Uber for cookie delivery and releasing a limited-edition S'mores flavor and just being utterly adorable, they're making it really hard to stick to those New Year's resolutions. Read More »