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Author: 0 Democrats laugh at Rauner quips during state budget speech

He also proposed what he called a 10 percent increase in MAP grant funding for IL college and university students - although there now is no MAP funding. Rauner was kept out of the Senate negotiations from the start. The bill would have allocated $215 million in state funding to help CPS meet its fiscal 2016 teacher pension payment of $721 million.

Author: 0 Evacuees return home beneath Oroville dam in California as new storm approaches

As storms threatened to roll into Northern California this week, state officials raced to remove water from the overflowing Lake Oroville in the hopes of preventing disastrous flooding that would occur if the lake's dam were to burst. At 770-feet, Oroville Dam is the nation's tallest. "We don't have details on the repairs, but they put cement into the cracks and troweled it over", Bea said.

Author: 0 PJ Fleck Reaches Agreement with Western Michigan on 'Row the Boat' Slogan

When Fleck left Western Michigan for Minnesota, he verbally took his "row the boat" mantra with him, but his former school still owned the rights to the phrase. After a potential controversy, the first year head coach Fleck will be bringing his famous saying of "row the boat" to the Golden Gophers football program.

National ICE Raids Result in almost 700 Arrested, 51 in San Antonio
Author: 0 ICE Raids Result in almost 700 Arrested, 51 in San Antonio

In Washington , D.C., chanting protesters filled the streets outside the White House this weekend. Francesca T. Amodeo, spokeswoman for Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-Panorama City), said in a statement she believes people in the community are concerned given the raids and the tone of the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Congress Blocks Obama-Era Gun Regulation GOP Criticized for Denying Due Process

The Republican-led Senate is moving to block a gun regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm. "The regulation at issue here was issued by the Social Security Administration under President Obama". Meanwhile, Democrats argued that the rule was carefully tailored to affect only those with seriously debilitating mental illness and suggested any problems could be fixed without a full repeal.

Author: 0 SC woman found chained in shipping container to appear on Dr. Phil

Brown told Dr. Phil she watched Kohlhepp shoot Carver in the chest three times. Now, Newsom said, Brown is "somewhat withdrawn" and unsure of herself. "Later on I realized that I had to stay alive in order to be found, and I realized it was easier if he thought things were going his way, so I made him think whatever he wanted." said Kala.

Author: 0 Amazing Video Shows Frantic Repairs to Oroville Dam Before Next Rain

Rod Remocal said he and his wife would now be ready to leave their Biggs home near the dam at a moment's notice after fleeing in a rush Sunday. Raj Gill was managing a Shell station where anxious motorists got gas and snacks while waiting for gridlocked traffic to clear.

Author: 0 1300+ California bridges are 'structurally deficient'

About 1,900 are on the Interstate Highway System. The numbers show that 10 percent of all the bridges in the state are now structurally deficient. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) released its analysis of federal data Wednesday.

Author: 0 Tornadoes Hit Texas: Same Storm Headed Here Wednesday

Storm damage was reported in the Bridlewood Estates community of Fort Bend County, Texas, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said. The tornadoes affected several people, majorly injuring seven apart from causing structural damages. As of 12:30 p.m., about 6,100 Centerpoint Energy customers were without power. Anthony Ovesny told KPRC-TV in Houston that his wife, Ashlie Ovesny, was home Tuesday with their children, ages 1 and 3, when a tornado touched down in Van Vleck.

National Recovering from the Flynn fiasco will test Trump's judgment
Author: 0 Recovering from the Flynn fiasco will test Trump's judgment

Harward served on the National Security Council's staff and at the National Counterterrorism Center under President George W. Bush. Additionally, it was reported by The New York Times Tuesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Flynn during his first days in the White House.

Author: 0 Oroville residents begin to return home after California dam crisis eases

But per the Chronicle , many evacuees weren't exactly waiting around. "It was chaos", said Robert Brabant, an Oroville resident who evacuated with his wife, son, dogs and cats. While more rain is expected later this week, officials say water levels in Lake Oroville are low enough that it can handle the expected rainfall. The crisis peaked Sunday, when engineers found the pocket of erosion under the emergency spillway - a concrete wall built to permit overflow when Lake Oroville hits ...

Author: 0 Trump's travel ban could get another shot in court

The Justice Department, in its own court filing, wanted the case put on hold while the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decides whether the full court will review the government's request to allow Trump's order. "While a Boston federal judge took the time to "[detail] the 200+ years of precedent supporting Trump's order", the Ninth Circuit court of appeals "ignore [d] nearly all of them, wrote Barnes.

National Trump Aides Were In Frequent Contact With Russian Officials During Campaign
Author: 0 Trump Aides Were In Frequent Contact With Russian Officials During Campaign

According to USA intelligence sources, communications between Trump operatives and the Russians were discovered when they looking into the hacking on the Democratic National Committee. It is also not clear if Trump himself was involved in the phone calls. Officials who spoke to the newspaper on the condition of anonymity, due to the fact the investigation is ongoing, said Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was one of the people who was in contact with Russian intelligence.

Author: 0 Trump dismisses immediate appeal of travel ban suspension to Supreme Court

District Judge James Robart granted last week. We can go to the banc to hear - have it heard en banc . "The order was done badly", University of California, Berkeley law professor and former President George W. Unlike a temporary restraining order, a preliminary injunction is a much tougher and indefinite legal block to the executive order. The three judges of the 9th circuit panel who ruled against the White House brushed aside several precedents supporting the president's right and ...

National If you don't want ACA subsidy, don't take it
Author: 0 If you don't want ACA subsidy, don't take it

By 2015, that number dropped to about one in six. In 2016, more than 250,000 Missourians purchased coverage through the federal insurance exchange created by the law - coverage that has strengthened hospitals' bottom lines. "No changes are now planned", she said in an email. A 2018 repeal and replace certainly appears to be a far cry from Trump's pledge to replace Obamacare within 24 hours of taking office - and at present, there are plenty of Republicans within Congress who are lining up to ...

Author: 0 Disney Parts Ways With Pewdiepie After Anti-Semitic Stunt

Two Indian people, named the Fiverr Funny Guys, also apologized in a video published on January 16, saying that they did not understand English well enough to grasp the meaning of the "Death to all Jews" banner, which was held by them in one of Kjellberg's videos.

National Almost 200000 evacuate because of dam spillway damage
Author: 0 Almost 200000 evacuate because of dam spillway damage

As the water in Lake Oroville rose due to the recent rainfall, the Dam began reaching an overflow point. The potential failure of California's Oroville Dam - which caused almost 200,000 people to flee their homes late Sunday - is further proof that the punishing five-year drought in the northern part of the state is over.

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Author: 0 "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue cover model revealed

In an age of tense politics and global relations, Kate Upton appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit issue is a thing most of us can agree with. Other notables in this year's edition include former cover girl Chrissy Teigen, tennis champ Serena Williams and Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles.

Author: 0 Oroville dam: authorities lift evacuation order for almost 200000

Rain is forecast for later this week in Northern California, and almost 200,000 people who live downstream have been evacuated from the area. Then PG&E removed power lines from transmission towers below the dam's auxiliary spillway to ensure safety should the towers themselves destabilize due to water flow.

National Weather: Showers possible tonight, heavy rain tomorrow
Author: 0 Weather: Showers possible tonight, heavy rain tomorrow

Friday is looking dry before possible showers this weekend. Thursday: Sunny with a high near 67. Wednesday Night . Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Tonight: A slight chance of rain after 1am. High near 61. South southeast wind 10 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 18 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

National California asks Trump for help with Oroville Dam spillway
Author: 0 California asks Trump for help with Oroville Dam spillway

The potential failure of California's Oroville Dam - which caused almost 200,000 people to flee their homes late Sunday - is further proof that the punishing five-year drought in the northern part of the state is over. "Imagine the little Dutch kid with the finger in the dike", said Chris Orrock, spokesman for the California Department of Water Resources . As a result, the dam's primary spillway has been used heavily to accommodate the excess volume.

Author: 0 Mandatory evacuation orders lifted for communities near Lake Oroville

The warning status was effective at 1 p.m. "At the same time , I want to reiterate, as the sheriff said , we're aggressively attacking the erosion concerns that have been identified". Tandra Garber, 39, was headed back to Oroville on Tuesday afternoon with Patrick Monday, 40, in a auto laden with possessions that included five fishing poles and a chihuahua.

National Israeli Minister: Netanyahu, Trump to Discuss Palestinian State in Sinai, Gaza
Author: 0 Israeli Minister: Netanyahu, Trump to Discuss Palestinian State in Sinai, Gaza

Washington Post: Michael Flynn resigns as national security adviser - "Michael Flynn, the national security adviser to President Trump , resigned late Monday over revelations about his potentially illegal contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and his misleading statements about the matter to senior Trump administration officials".

Author: 0 Top dog to be decided at Westminster dog show's second night

Adrian , the Irish Setter, was named reserve Best in Show. Rumor just missed the top prize a year ago at Madison Square Garden. "I'm looking to see all the dogs, but I'm partial to the terriers because they have spunky personalities", said attendee Angela Manibay, 34, from Rahway, New Jersey, whose husband surprised her with tickets to the show as a Valentine's Day present.

National Key tech companies oppose Trump immigration order in court
Author: 0 Key tech companies oppose Trump immigration order in court

Conjuring images of unspecified danger, Trump said he had "learned tremendous things that you could only learn, frankly, if you were in a certain position, namely president". "There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy". It's not clear how quickly the appeals court might rule .

National Valentine's Day flower sales surge
Author: 0 Valentine's Day flower sales surge

She said she understands it the flower shops are upset. "You always say you're gonna prepare for it, and then it gets to that point and by the time you do something it's already here", said customer, Brent Easton. The owner said employees haven't had a day off in three weeks, and they even had to bring extra help in to deal with al the last minute orders. The top seller this year was roses, as you might have guessed.

Author: 0 Shares Bouncing Above The Trend Line: Petroleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras (:PBR-A)

Stock research firms now have a positive stance on shares of Image Sensing Systems, Inc. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras has a 52-week low of $3.04 and a 52-week high of $12.56. - Petrobras as 25.09 Billion. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

Author: 0 Educators hope DeVos lets states and districts run schools

Ms. DeVos's fervent and financially generous support of charter schools and school-voucher programs created widespread opposition, from social-media campaigns to "dump DeVos" to Teachers' unions calling her "dangerous". But, as was the common refrain about President Trump before he took office, maybe we should giver her a chance. Courtesy of the U.S. Department of EducationU.S.

National Light in the Sky? It Was a Missile Test, Navy Says
Author: 0 Light in the Sky? It Was a Missile Test, Navy Says

Per the Navy, the missiles never crossed over land and were not armed. "Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded $540,834,051 to a previously awarded contract for Trident II (D5) missile production and deployed system support", the release said on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Office of Government Ethics recommends disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway

Standing in the White House briefing room, she urged Americans to ignore a boycott against the first daughter's clothing and accessories line and told them to go out and buy her "stuff". The ethics office can not discipline federal employees but is charged with recommending possible punishment. The White House press office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Author: 0 Most Active Stock: Dollar General Corporation's (DG)

These stores are scheduled to be supported by items from one of its newest distribution centers in Janesville, Wis. On the other hand, in the July 2017 quarter the company recorded a net $5.39B revenue with earnings per share of $1.08. Dollar General Corporation (DG ) traded with a cut of -0.47 points or -0.6% at $77.24 per share. Many Analysts provided their foresight on Revenue Estimates of Dollar General Corporation where they believe that the company has the potential to earn average ...

Author: 0 Californians Forced to Evacuate as Spillway at Tallest US Dam Threatens Collapse

The emergency spillway was used to lower the level of water at the United States tallest dam but erosion had damaged the concrete structure. Water started flowing over an emergency spillway at the dam on Lake Oroville, for the first time on Saturday after erosion damaged the Northern California dam's main spillway.

National You can get married for free at the courthouse on Valentine's Day
Author: 0 You can get married for free at the courthouse on Valentine's Day

Appointments are required at the San Marcos, El Cajon and Chula Vista locations. Luis Arellano, left, and Jamie Devillier, right, of San Jose, pledge to telling the truth on their newly acquired marriage license as they prepare to marry at a window in the Clerk-Recorders office, taking advantage of the express marriage option, in San Jose, Calif., on Valentine's Day, Feb.

National Statewide Amber Alert issued in Ind. for missing 15-year-old
Author: 0 Statewide Amber Alert issued in Ind. for missing 15-year-old

Police do not know if she is in a vehicle or on foot. The death was ruled a homicide. Lt. Westerfield said she could not deny or confirm both bases are connected, but assured that there is no need for the community to start to worry. Get free real-time news alerts from the Chicago Patch. Police have not released any suspect information. Shortly after a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce that the girl had been found safe, the Amber Alert for the teenager was canceled.

Author: 0 Trump team assesses legal options on travel ban

Trump's order , which he called a national security measure meant to head off attacks by Islamist militants, barred people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days, except refugees from Syria, who were banned indefinitely.

National Friend of San Bernardino shooter to plead guilty in aiding terror attack
Author: 0 Friend of San Bernardino shooter to plead guilty in aiding terror attack

District Court in Los Angeles. In 2011 and 2012, Marquez and Farook plotted to attack Riverside City College and commuter traffic on the 91 Freeway, but failed to execute these plans, the Justice Department explained. The pair also schemed to go on a killing spree on the eastbound Riverside (91) Freeway during afternoon rush hour, identifying a particular section of roadway that had no exits, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Author: 0 Two-Year-Old Chicago Boy Killed In Gang Hit, Cops Say

The man's 19-year-old nephew, who was in his room at the time, heard the commotion and tried to barricade himself in his room by holding the door shut, police said. A 12-year-old girl was also critically wounded in a separate shooting on the city's South Side Saturday just minutes later. Both girls were rushed to hospitals in critical condition after they were shot Saturday night.

Author: 0 Tens of Thousands of Californians Allowed to Return Home Around Dam

Several rainstorms forecast to soak northern California starting late Wednesday could pose problems for crews scrambling to fix the damaged emergency spillway at the Lake Oroville Dam . Spillage from the dam has stopped as a result of the lower water levels, The Associated Press said. But federal officials determined that nothing was wrong with the emergency spillway, and said it "would perform as designed".

National Oroville dam: Residents allowed to return as water level drops
Author: 0 Oroville dam: Residents allowed to return as water level drops

The agency said the reservoir was draining at a rate that should allow it to absorb inflows from forecasted rain. Crews are working to shore-up the spillway . On Friday, Brown had asked Trump to declare a major disaster in the state to make it eligible for federal assistance to help with damage from powerful storms last month.

National Sheriff Lifts Order For 188000 Oroville Dam Evacuees
Author: 0 Sheriff Lifts Order For 188000 Oroville Dam Evacuees

Meanwhile, a massive effort is underway to fill in erosion in front of the emergency spillway that led to officials ordering the evacuations. According to the Butte County Sherriff's Department , the emergency repairs will be competed by Wednesday, before another round of rain is forecast.

National ICE Raids Spark More Protests
Author: 0 ICE Raids Spark More Protests

ICE confirmed that information in their fact sheet saying - quote "This operation targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, and individuals who have violated our nation's immigration laws". According to Gillian Christensen, DHS spokesperson, the routine immigration enforcement was conducted this week in the cities of Los Angeles , California, Atlanta, Georgia and two other cities that were not identified yet.

Author: 0 Chance the Rapper to play spring Oklahoma show; tickets on sale today

Indie artists should be encouraged to hear that old, established institutions like the Grammys are no longer a representation of the music industry's ivory tower, impenetrable to most. The new rapper from Chicago, Illinois performed his dope track 'How Great , ' and was nominated for Best Rap Performance against Desiigner , Drake, Fat Joe , and ScHool Boy Q.

Author: 0 Top House Democrats fall for fake Flynn Twitter account

Flynn had a verified Twitter account , @GenFlynn, but deleted it in January following criticism over some of his posts . "It's not scapegoat, it's stonewalling", Pelosi said, referring to the tweets from an unverified account on Tuesday.

National Trump struggles badly with 'the security aspect of cyber'
Author: 0 Trump struggles badly with 'the security aspect of cyber'

Security experts have said this casual approach to national security discussions was very risky . When president Trump is freelancing on foreign policy at his private restaurant, do we really know who else is listening? In resigning, the former general admitted Monday night to having misled vice president Mike Pence about a phone call he had with the Russian ambassador in late December, well in advance of President Trump's January 20 inauguration.

Author: 0 FAA investigating Harrison Ford following incident with passenger plane

One of America's most beloved actors, Harrison Ford, was involved in a plane incident Tuesday afternoon. The Hollywood star, who holds a private pilot license, only just overshot the American Airlines plane after accidentally coming down on a taxiing lane instead of a runway in California, according to NBC News .

Author: 0 Carroll County authorities searching for two missing teen girls

Riley said the area is being treated as a crime scene and foul play is suspected. Police say they were last seen shortly after 1 p.m. near an abandoned railroad bridge just east of Delphi. They were informed this event does not meet the criteria set by state guidelines to have an alert issued. Drones have also been out. Local police, sheriff's deputies, firefighters and Department of Natural Resources officers and a K-9 group from Macomb, Illinois, this morning searched the area where the ...