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WASHINGTON ― The Senate reached a deal Monday to fund the government and potentially provide a path forward for a larger immigration agreement. The House passed the deal later on Monday, and President Donald Trump signed the bill that same evening, effectively ending the shutdown. Senators voted 81-18 for a three-week funding measure to reopen the government, with many Democrats saying they felt encouraged by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) assurance over the weekend that the Senate would proceed to an immigration bill soon.
Hawaiian Gov. David Ige (D) has made the embarrassing admission that his office did not immediately inform the public about the state’s missile alert false alarm partly because he had forgotten the password to his Twitter account. Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency mistakenly sent an alert to mobile phones in the state at 8:07 a.m. on Jan. 13, reading, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. There is NO missile threat.
A Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after he tried to order a burrito at a Bank of America drive-through window. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 38-year-old Douglas Jon Francisco was found passed out in his blue Hyundai sedan in a drive-through bank lane around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The bank's manager reportedly went outside and began banging on Francisco's window "for some time" until he finally woke up and attempted to order a burrito.
A respected doctor who has been in the United States for nearly 40 years has been picked up by American immigration agents after the Trump administration denied his attempt to renew his green card. Lukas Niec, an internal medicine doctor known for long hours at the hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was picked up by Immigration and Customs enforcement agents over the weekend. Mr Niec, an internal medicine doctor at Kalamazoo’s Bronson Methodist Hospital, moved to the United States nearly 40 years ago when he was five years old.
This year’s flu season has been unusually active and influenza is still spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu activity has increased throughout the United States as of the second week of January, the CDC said Friday. Ten influenza-related deaths in children were reported through the week ending on Jan. 13, bringing the total flu-related pediatric deaths to 30.
The Philippines' most active volcano spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes anew Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent more than 56,000 villagers fleeing to evacuation centers. Lava fountains gushed up 700 meters (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's crater and ash plumes rose up to 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) Monday night.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s congressional map went so far to benefit Republicans that it “clearly, plainly and palpably” violated the state constitution. The suit against the congressional map, which only challenged it under Pennsylvania’s state constitution, was one of the most watched voting rights cases in the country. The ruling could encourage groups to bring similar challenges against congressional gerrymandering cases in other states and bypass a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which is currently considering two cases dealing with partisan gerrymandering.
Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century since their discovery, an Israeli university has said. The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been thought to come from a variety of different scrolls, a Haifa University spokesman told AFP on Sunday.
The male skydiver, found on the roof of a home in Perris, a small city that is a popular spot for skydiving, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Riverside County Sheriff's Office said. "I was in complete shock," Christina Blanco, who was in the home at the time of impact, told KABC. Officials from the Perris Valley Airport did not respond to a request for comment and a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration was not available due to the U.S. government shutdown.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said that President Trump’s language during a closed-door meeting 10 days ago did not offend him, and that Trump’s actual words have been grossly misrepresented. The Arkansas Republican offered this defense of the commander in chief while discussing immigration reform on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” with moderator Chuck Todd.
Two devices found at a Florida mall originally thought to be improvised explosives were actually marine flares, authorities said on Monday. Officials had initially said that two IEDs exploded at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, Florida, around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The mall is about 65 miles east of Tampa, NBC News reported.
Starting January 22nd California will begin issuing special identification cards for flying on an airplane and traveling internationally.
The shooting took place at Italy High School, roughly 40 miles south of Dallas, a spokeswoman for the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office told HuffPost. The victim was airlifted to a Dallas hospital, and her condition isn’t yet known.
A service dog’s trip to Disney World was complete when he got to meet Pluto in real life. Atlas, a service dog from Sarasota, Fla., was overjoyed as he came nose-to-nose with Mickey Mouse’s canine companion during a weekly trip to Disney World with his owner, 22-year-old Julien Gavino. "We usually go to Disney once a week — we’re annual pass holders — but haven’t gotten around to Atlas meeting Pluto yet,” Gavino told InsideEdition.com.
A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday. Angela Gui told Radio Sweden, the English-language service of national broadcaster Sveriges Radio, that her father, Gui Minhai, was on a train with two Swedish diplomats when a group of police officers seized him.
Taliban militants who killed at least 22 people at a luxury Kabul hotel went from room to room searching for foreigners, survivors and a security source said Monday as more details of the victims emerged. Insurgents armed with Kalashnikovs and suicide vests attacked the landmark Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the Afghan capital late Saturday in an assault that lasted more than 12 hours and prompted questions over how the attackers breached security. Officials have said that at least 14 foreigners were killed.
For the first time, a U.S. state has legalized marijuana with the stroke of a pen, not a vote at the ballot box. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Monday signed into law House Bill 511, which legalizes the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis and removes penalties for possession of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants. The legislation says nothing about creating a state market for recreational weed, however. “Today, with mixed emotions, I have signed H. 511,” said Scott in a statement addressed to the state’s General Assembly.
At least one person has died and a number of students were wounded in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky, authorities said. The state's governor, Matt Bevin, said that the shooting happened on Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School. Gov Bevin ran out a side door at the Capitol, saying he was headed to the scene in southwest Kentucky, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Nashville, Tennessee.
By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ellen Francis ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with U.S., Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish minister said on Tuesday, the fourth day of its air and ground offensive against Kurdish forces in northwest Syria. The United States and Russia both have military forces in Syria and have urged Turkey to show restraint in its campaign, named Operation Olive Branch, to crush the U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG in the Afrin region on Turkey's southern border.
President Donald Trump wanted to show the nation that he was hard at work this weekend after the government shut down over failed budget negotiations. It didn’t go over very well. The White House released a photograph that showed Trump sitting at an
It's no flying car, but Harry Potter fans are being courted in a new river cruise that makes stops at key filming locations like 4 Privet Drive, the real-world inspiration for Hogwarts, and the Warner Bros. Studio where the Harry Potter movies were made
Pope Francis partially apologized for last week’s brusque attack on victims of sex abuse by the clergy ― but he continued supporting a controversial Chilean bishop accused of protecting an abusive priest. Although he apologized for asking for “proof,” he suggested the testimony of victims against Barros is still not enough. Francis said that “covering up abuse is an abuse in itself,” according to Catholic News Service.
The oldest son's transcript from a local college shows he had a near-perfect grade point average.
A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region, state officials said. Traffic began moving again on U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara County shortly after noon, according to Jim Shivers, spokesman for the California Department of Transportation. During the U.S. 101 shut down, Amtrak added additional cars to its route between Santa Barbara and points east as travelers increasingly relied on rail service to get around the closure.
Carnival Cruise lines saw two separate passenger tragedies this past week, after a woman fell to her death from a balcony and another went missing overboard. A 44-year-old woman is missing after she was “seen going overboard” the Carnival Triumph cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, the company confirmed. It was expected to arrive in Cozumel, Mexico, yesterday after the Mexican Navy took over search and rescue operations.