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  • Federal judge in Hawaii extends ruling halting travel ban indefinitely

    A federal judge in Hawaii granted the state’s request for a longer term halt of the revised travel ban executive order Wednesday. US District Court Judge Derrick Watson blocked the core provisions of the revised executive order two weeks ago, concluding that the order likely violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution by disfavoring Muslims. But Watson’s earlier decision was only a limited freeze of the executive order through a temporary restraining order. As a result, the plaintiffs asked the […]

  • ‘Daily Show’ to launch ‘presidential library’ in NYC featuring Trump’s tweets

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is getting a “presidential library” courtesy “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” “The Daily Show Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library” is being billed by Comedy Central as “the first of its kind, showcasing our Commander in Chief’s preferred vessel for communicating with the public, his Twitter feed.” Comedy Central insists this is not a joke and the library will be located in New York City where it will be free and open […]

  • IHOP waiter offered job after photo shows him helping disabled customer eat her meal

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — What happened after a waiter served up an act of kindness is proof that not all good deeds go unnoticed. Joe Thomas received national attention after a photo of him at work at an IHOP in Springfield, Illinois, was posted on the company’s Facebook page. Thomas was pictured as he helped a disabled woman eat her meal. Springfield resident Keshia Dotson posted the picture hoping that the company would recognize his kindness. “I have worked in the […]

  • ‘Undocumented immigrants pay taxes too,’ DREAMer’s post goes viral

    NEW YORK — As someone who’s often spoken out for the so-called “dreamers,” Belen Sisa is used to the ugly epithets that’s hurled her way. But that still didn’t prepare her for the bile that followed when she posted a photo of her holding up her tax returns and a message for President Trump. “I was surprised, I didn’t expect to be attacked so hatefully for doing the right thing – paying my taxes,” Sisa told CNN. The Facebook post begins: […]

  • 7-year-old boy gives his Wii to grieving cops to ‘make them feel better’

    Most kids struggle when they’re asked to share their toys. Not 7-year-old Brady Duke. Brady loves reading, throwing around the football and — most of all — playing with his Nintendo Wii. But after learning that the nearby Everest Metropolitan Police Department in Wisconsin lost one of its own when Detective Jason Weiland was killed last week in the line of duty, Brady donated his most prized possession to the Wausau Police Department. The departments’ headquarters are about 12 miles […]

  • Trump executive order on climate change will drop regulations in bid to boost jobs

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which looks to curb the federal government’s enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change. The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the United States plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government’s approach to rising sea levels and temperatures — two impacts of climate change. A White […]

  • Police officer in Oklahoma dies after shootout

    OKLAHOMA — A police officer died on Monday after he was wounded in a shootout overnight, police said. Officer Justin Terney was 22. Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney. said Terney’s family is “devastated.” “My department’s not doing good,” he added. The shooting followed a traffic stop in Tecumseh late Sunday, Kidney said. During the stop one of the people in the vehicle took off and ran, he said. Terney chased and used a Taser on the person — but […]

  • Bible and rocks thrown through doors of Colorado mosque

    FORT COLLINS, CO — Colorado police are investigating vandalism at a mosque after a person was seen on surveillance video throwing rocks and a Bible through the building’s glass doors and prayer area on Sunday. “The responding officer confirmed there was damage to the building and it had been vandalized around 4 a.m.MT (6 a.m.ET),” Fort Collins police spokesman Dustin Weir told CNN. Officials with the Islamic Center of Fort Collins said the footage shows a man throwing several large […]

  • Study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding

    While the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants get stronger are fairly well established, the long-term impact is much less so. While new mothers may debate what they believe to be long-term benefits, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that breastfeeding has little impact on long-term cognitive development and behavior. The study followed 7,478 Irish children born full term, from the time they were 9 months old. They were then […]

  • Eight students feared dead in Japan avalanche

    TOKYO – Eight high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche at a Japanese ski resort Monday, according to a spokesman from the local fire department. Poor weather conditions are hampering efforts by emergency crews to reach the Nasu Onsen Family ski area on the slopes of Mount Nasu in Tochigi Prefecture, about 200 kilometers north of Tokyo. Six other students are believed to be injured, according to one of the teachers accompanying the students, who spoke […]