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Author: 0 Carrabba's closes one of two Grand Rapids-area locations

Its last day of service was Wednesday. It's uncertain what brands are affected by the closures, but a few local reports of closures at Carrabba's and Bonefish started coming out late on Thursday as the company started closing restaurants.

Author: 0 Court strikes down Fla. law banning doctors from asking patients about guns

The Academy applauded the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11 Circuit saying protecting physicians' First Amendment rights will in turn help protect children from unintentional injury and death. "I'm sure anti-gun doctors are not happy about that". The law immediately spurred a suit by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, on behalf of a group of individual Florida doctors, including North Miami Beach physician Bernd Wollschlaeger, and organizations representing 11,000 ...

Author: 0 Video captured shooting that killed Chicago toddler

Williams then pummeled Jones with several additional punches as a startled state prison employee who happened to be there moved out of the way. Jones was ordered held without bail by Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil on Wednesday. Takiya's cousin, anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes, had urged the community to come forward with information. Hours after Takiya Holmes died, a 19-year-old who was being sought by police turned himself in.

National How Trump Came for the Black Caucus and Failed
Author: 0 How Trump Came for the Black Caucus and Failed

Every day I walk and say I would like to meet with him because I do want to solve the problem. Ryan asked, referring to an organization that represents the black Congressional members. You know, because all black people know each other. "I was sitting there, I could have asked questions on Russian Federation as well", Ryan said .

Author: 0 Judge: Oklahoma AG must provide records sought for 2 years

The requests seek communications between Pruitt and coal, oil and gas corporations. The resistance now includes EPA employees themselves, who have been taking part in a calling campaign urging lawmakers to vote against him in what the New York Times' Coral Davenport described as "a remarkable display of activism and defiance that presages turbulent times ahead" for the agency.

Author: 0 Crews race to fix California dam before more rain falls

Officials have been "ramping up" a controlled release of water from Lake Oroville in order to drop the level below the range of what could threaten the area if the emergency spillway were to fail, Anita Chabria of the Sacramento Bee told Weather.com on Monday.

Author: 0 Seattle 'Dreamer' sues over his detention under Trump's immigration actions

The complaint alleges Ramirez was asleep at his father's home in Seattle when agents arrived with an arrest warrant for the father. Around 730,000 immigrants have been granted DACA status since the program began in 2012. With his executive order on January 25, President Trump expanded the priorities of immigration officials in terms of who to focus on for removal.

Author: 0 Trump cheers his own epic press-conference rant against the media

All of a sudden its out there for the world to see. He griped about the "tone" some television reporters used, a "nasty" story on the front page of the New York Times and the "hatred and venom" that he said flowed from a CNN broadcast in particular.

Author: 0 Pence aiming to reassure allies at start of Trump presidency

Allies have been concerned about US commitments in the wake of President Donald Trump's "America First" mantra. Pence's own credibility was damaged on the eve of his trip by the revelation that the White House kept him in the dark about Michael Flynn's Russian Federation contacts for two weeks - causing some to question his sway within the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Trump says media is 'out of control,' clarifies he's not raving

Michael Flynn, the president's former national security adviser left his post on Monday night after the press has exposed that he may have improperly engaged in talks with Russia's ambassador. Trump tweeted early Thursday, "Stock market hits new high with longest winning streak in decades". In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the "real scandal" was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russian Federation.

National 15-year-old IN girl charged IN mother's stabbing death
Author: 0 15-year-old IN girl charged IN mother's stabbing death

On Thursday, the Lake County prosecutor said he wants to try Reeves as an adult for the murder of her mother, 34-year-old Jamie Garnett, but that there is a process to that. Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter told the Times of Northwest Indiana that Chastinea Reeves, 15, is being held at the county's juvenile center.

National EIU Fall Dean's List
Author: 0 EIU Fall Dean's List

Elizabeth Benard, Annie Menezes and Elaina Morrison of Mashpee were named to the Curry College fall semester dean's list . Kota was among approximately 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech's 252nd commencement exercises in December at the McCamish Pavilion.

National Weather: Temps dropping before warm afternoon
Author: 0 Weather: Temps dropping before warm afternoon

Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. The forecast includes mostly sunny skies Friday and partly sunny skies Saturday , according to the weather service. This Friday's outlook calls for sunny skies with a high of 41 before temps take a dive in the evening to the freezing mark. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour.

Author: 0 Immigration agents illegally detain Obama program 'dreamer,' lawsuit says

The 2012 Obama administration program provides temporary protection from deportation and work permits to 750,000 young immigrants brought to the U.S.by their families as children. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, which is helping represent Ramirez, sought to alleviate those fears Tuesday. They're afraid to go to the courthouse, take the bus or walk downtown.

Author: 0 Zimmer to Port Authority: Hoboken 'can't wait' for new bus terminal

It includes debt service on up to $2.7 billion of borrowing for the first phase of Amtrak's $24 billion Gateway Program, which would build a massive new train tunnel underneath the Hudson River and is considered one of the most critical infrastructure projects in the nation.

National Federal Immigration Agents Arrest a DACA-Eligible 'Dreamer' in Seattle, Lawsuit Says
Author: 0 Federal Immigration Agents Arrest a DACA-Eligible 'Dreamer' in Seattle, Lawsuit Says

The Trump administration says the hundreds of undocumented immigrants it picked up in a nationwide sweep represent the worst of the worst , but a quarter of those arrested had no criminal record. Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican-born mother who has lived in the US for two decades, opted to seek sanctuary in a Denver-area church instead of going to her immigration check-in Wednesday morning.

National ICE Arrests 51 in Austin During Two-Day Op
Author: 0 ICE Arrests 51 in Austin During Two-Day Op

The arrests were made in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, New York and nearby areas. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement officers, under the Trump Administration, they are now authorized to use their discretion to make more arrests than they did under the Obama Administration.

Author: 0 Double Homicide: Missing Indiana Teens Found Dead On Hiking Trail

Their bodies were found at 12:15pm on Tuesday about three-quarters of a mile upstream from the abandoned railroad bridge, police said. They were reported missing about 5:30 p.m. Other officers concurred with the sheriff's advice in the wake of the discovery of the missing in teens' bodies on Tuesday. He says there's a fine line when you're trying to be a good parent - saying you can't smother your children, but the world can be harsh.

Author: 0 Some Local Restaurants Closed For National 'Day Without Immigrants'

Ideal will pay its employees during its closure. Park said they will still be paid for the day. Some of the employees are from Mexico, some were born in the US and owner Anthony Park is the son of immigrants himself. The protest was set in motion as the Trump administration continues to pursue hard-line enforcement policies that advocates fear will disrupt communities and the economy.

National Carper won't vote for Scott Pruitt to head EPA
Author: 0 Carper won't vote for Scott Pruitt to head EPA

As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt sued the EPA more than a dozen times on behalf of the oil-drilling state and he has cast doubts on the science of climate change. Scott Pruitt , the EPA nominee, speaks during his Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing on January 18, 2017. Today, the Oklahoma County Court found Scott Pruitt in violation of the state's Open Records Act lawsuit against Scott Pruitt for improperly withholding responsive public records and ...

National Mexican mother of 4 takes refuge in Denver church
Author: 0 Mexican mother of 4 takes refuge in Denver church

With three of her four children joining her on the altar, the former union organizer and house cleaner said her only crimes were related to working in the country illegally to support her family. Dozens of supporters rallied in Centennial, calling for immigration officials to allow Vizguerra to stay. Vizguerra, as well as her husband and then-6-year-old daughter, hoped for a better life in the new country.

Author: 0 Man arrested in alleged Target bomb plot

Barnett allegedly contacted someone and tried to pay that person $10,000 to place explosives disguised in food packaging at ten different Target stores from Florida to NY. The confidential informant surrendered the 10 explosive devices to law enforcement on February 13 and they were detonated safely. The source, who was not promised anything in return for his cooperation in the investigation, told his probation officer that Barnett wanted him to "place bombs in 10 buildings".

Author: 0 Texas police officer saves employees from burning truck

A pickup truck erupted in flames Saturday night while in the drive-thru lane at the Jack in the Box restaurant off Interstate 35E and Bear Creek Road. Some flaming debris can be seen on the ground but further examination revealed that the restaurant had escaped unscathed. No injuries were reported and the Glenn Heights Police Department says Officer Womack is sure to be rewarded for his life-saving actions.

National San Diego Businesses Stand in Solidarity With 'Day Without Immigrants'
Author: 0 San Diego Businesses Stand in Solidarity With 'Day Without Immigrants'

Several restaurants in Denver and Breckenridge have already announced they will be closed in observance of " A Day Without Immigrants ". Legal immigrants are an important part of the restaurant family. " That's not something we feel good about, inconveniencing or cancelling plans, but we hope that people understand the reason behind this, that it is bigger than a night of dinner", Cala Restaurant General Manager Emma Rosenbush told ABC7.

Author: 0 Herbert, Outdoor Retailer execs take on Bears Ears

Gov. Gary Herbert said he will talk today about stepping down from a call to rescind the new Bears Ears National Monument designation during a meeting with the Outdoor Industry Association. "Colorado knows protecting public lands is just good business", the ad said. Amy Roberts, chief of the OIA, made clear that they will continue to support public lands whether under attack from private, or public interests.

National US Healthcare Spending Projected to Climb Swiftly
Author: 0 US Healthcare Spending Projected to Climb Swiftly

Actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services project the average rate of national health spending will grow 5.6 percent between 2016 and 2025, down slightly from their projections past year. For 2018 and beyond, Medicare and Medicaid expenditures are expected to grow faster than in the 2016-17 period, and more rapidly than private health insurance spending.

Author: 0 President Trump Press Conference To Announce Labor Pick

But it was only the Republicans who had the power to kill the nomination of fast-food executive Andrew Puzder. There will - and should - be questions about controversies during his career, notably a 2004 episode when, as the Justice Department's civil rights chief, he urged a federal court to look kindly on Ohio GOP challenges to the credentials of some 23,000 African American voters.

National Trump signs repeal of Obama-era coal mining 'stream protection rule'
Author: 0 Trump signs repeal of Obama-era coal mining 'stream protection rule'

Congressional Republicans repealed the Stream Protection Rule - as well as an energy industry anti-corruption regulation - using an obscure provision called the Congressional Review Act. "It also restores states to their proper role as the regulators of mining activities". U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-WV, said the rule will save one-third of all coal jobs in the country.

Author: 0 Teen Hikers Who Went Missing After Sharing Snapchat Photos Are Found Dead

Kim Riley said, the Journal & Courier reports . Authorities have asked that anybody able to help identifity this man to call Indiana State Police at 765-567-2125 or Delphi Police Department at 765-564-2345. A man was later seen in the same area of the trails where the girls had been walking, and officers are eager to talk to him. "We're going to get to the bottom of this".

Author: 0 Bodies Of Ind. Girls Who Disappeared On Hike Found

Anyone with information may call the Carroll County Sheriff's Department or the Delphi Police Department at 765-564-2413, or the Indiana State Police at 765-567-2125. "There's somebody out there, somewhere", Riley said. Police confirmed that a double homicide investigation was underway but would not comment on the cause of death of the two girls.

Author: 0 Nogales border officers find motorcycle's gas tank filled with heroin

Customs and Border protection officials said in a statement . According to the Department of Homeland Security, after the plane deplaned, CBP officers referred the women for a routine agriculture examination. They've also found charred full monkeys, voodoo ceremony tools, cocaine concealed inside the cavity of fully-cooked chickens, live sea horses and giant African land snails.

National Federal agents raid Sen. Uresti's law office
Author: 0 Federal agents raid Sen. Uresti's law office

Likewise, I continue to work diligently to solve problems on the Veterans Affairs and Border Security Committees. "The FBI and IRS are lawfully present conducting a law-enforcement activity at the location", said an FBI spokeswoman. Uresti is a state senator, representing District 19 in the Texas Legislature. They are now awaiting sentencing. Investors claim company CEO Stan Bates wasted their money on personal expenses and vacations.

Author: 0 Genesee Brewing caught up in debate over 'craft' beer amid Walmart lawsuit

The giant retailer is being sued for deceiving consumers by selling them a line of private-label "craft beers" that aren't actually craft beer. The first Craft Academy course is already underway, with two apprentices playing a crucial role in the launch, sales and marketing of its first range of beers and in the creation of future core, seasonal and limited edition products.

National Man found dead with zip-ties around neck inside jewelry store
Author: 0 Man found dead with zip-ties around neck inside jewelry store

The grisly discovery was made around 6 p.m. Wednesday at the family-owned World of Gold N Diamond, on the corner of Church and Duane streets, police said. A medical examiner will determine what killed Gholian, but police said the case is being investigated as a homicide. Crime scene tape covered the store Thursday morning as investigators scoured the place for evidence.

National Kansas Senate shoots down Democratic income-tax plan
Author: 0 Kansas Senate shoots down Democratic income-tax plan

The Democrats' tax plan would have brought in more than $1.2 billion over the next two fiscal years. Tax increases through the revival of a third income tax bracket and the end of the exemption benefiting some 330,000 limited liability corporations advanced through a Senate committee.

Author: 0 Red Cross sending five Arizonans to help Oroville Dam evacuees in California

Engineers can release excess water through these chutes in a controlled manner in order to prevent flooding. The announcement by Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea, who ordered the mass exodus Sunday afternoon amid fears that the dam's emergency spillway might collapse, came in an afternoon press briefing in Oroville.

National New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Blasts Phillies & 'Bitter' Fans, Says They 'Suck'
Author: 0 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Blasts Phillies & 'Bitter' Fans, Says They 'Suck'

They're an angry, bitter fan base and it's not safe for civilized people to go to Citizens Bank Park if you want to root for the other team. You gotta believe what? "Ya gotta believe we're terrible people". At this point, Christie has no chance of resurrecting his political career . Christie scowled, draped his right arm around Hinson's shoulder and deadpanned, "I'd rather have my teeth drilled than listen to that bad song, 'Fly, Eagles Fly.'"If they want to take some anger out at me, I'm ...

Author: 0 Washington Supreme Court rules against florist who refused gay wedding

Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in Richland, Washington, had been fined by a lower court for denying service to a gay couple in 2013. "And assuming that it substantially burdens Stutzman's religious free exercise, the WLAD does not violate her right to religious free exercise under either the First Amendment or article I, section 11 because it is a neutral, generally applicable law that serves our state government's compelling interest in eradicating discrimination in public accommodations".

Author: 0 Trump touts false claim about election victory

When told later in the news conference by NBC's Peter Alexander that information was false, Trump did not defend the argument, which he has made repeatedly in recent days, but said he was "talking about Republicans ". 'In other words, the media's trying to attack our administration because they know we're following through on pledges that we made and they're not happy about it, for whatever reason.

National Trump flags new order to protect US
Author: 0 Trump flags new order to protect US

This includes missing words, grammatical differences, altered paragraph numbering, and incorrect citations. There have been several instances where the official version of the executive orders on the website didn't match the Federal Register, which is by law, the legally controlling document.

Author: 0 White supremacist was plotting massacre 'in the spirit of Dylann Roof'

A man from SC with ties to white supremacist groups and ideals was recently arrested for attempting to buy a gun with the intention to commit a mass shooting "in the spirit of Dylann Roof", stated the federal complaint. "I got the heart to do that s--, but I don't have the good training", McDowell reportedly said. "McDowell indicated he sought a way to conduct an attack on non-whites without getting caught", the documents said.

Author: 0 Ryan: GOP to introduce Obamacare repeal/replace bill after break

I have just such a plan, and it is gaining momentum. We should not hesitate. Pence "made it clear that the policy of the administration is to repeal and replace simultaneously", Dent said . Allowing individuals to join an association with hundreds of thousands of other individuals will allow them to gain leverage to get less expensive insurance and demand protections against pre-existing conditions clauses.

National Police in Boulder are looking for a missing mother and child
Author: 0 Police in Boulder are looking for a missing mother and child

Ashley Mead, 25, and her one-year-old daughter Winter Mead were reported missing Tuesday in Boulder, Colo. after Mead didn't show up for work. Densmore was taken into custody on a warrant alleging violation of custody. "Time is of the essence", said Boulder Police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly. The Boulder Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing mother and young daughter.

Author: 0 Texas Immigrant Workers, Families To Protest By Staying Home

Similar large-scale protests to show solidarity with immigrants are taking place in other cities , including Washington, D.C., Austin , Boston and Chicago, as well as smaller communities like those on the Jersey Shore . I reached out to other businesses. "We will all participate so that the government can see how much money they can lose if we don't buy anything from the store, if we don't buy gas, if we don't buy food, if we don't go to work", said Manny, a sous chef at Brickwall ...

National Andy Puzder withdraws nomination after losing Republican support
Author: 0 Andy Puzder withdraws nomination after losing Republican support

The chief of CKE Restaurants , which runs the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. fast-food chains, Mr. Puzder had been under fire from Democrats who said he wouldn't be an advocate for workers. But things were made worse when Puzder admitted that he had hired an illegal immigrant to work in his household for five years. Andrew Puzder , President Donald Trump's pick for Labor Secretary, has just withdrawn himself as nominee for the position.