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The House Appropriations Committee approved the bill 29-0 at a morning hearing and chairman Rep. Al Pscholka, R-Stevensville, said he expected the bill to pass the full house Wednesday.
  • CDC to doctors: Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika-infected areas

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    For women who have either of these two signs suggesting microcephaly , doctors may want to follow up with a test of the amniotic fluid to check for signs of Zika infection, but these tests require advanced laboratory capabilities beyond what is available in local hospitals, she said .
  • Local radio legend remembers Glenn Frey's visits to Savannah

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    Bette Midler said Frey's songs perfectly captured the days of 1970s Los Angeles and country's Tim McGraw said Frey's music was "personally inspirational" and he leaves a timeless legacy. Frey's The Heat Is On was a hit from the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, and his Smuggler's Blues inspired a Miami Vice episode of the same name.
  • Lottery officials: Winner yet to claim Powerball ticket bought in Chino Hills

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    Lisa and John Robinson's ticket is due to be verified by lottery officials in order to claim one-third of the biggest lottery prize ever in the United States. From there he got an accountant and a lawyer, and the rest is history. "I think that's awesome and I hope they use it for the good and give back to the community", said another.
  • Weekend snowstorm could leave a few inches to a foot

    Weekend snowstorm could leave a few inches to a foot

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    The exact track of the storm will hold the key as to which areas in the mid-Atlantic and southern New England are hit with heavy snow, dangerous highway travel and scores of flight delays and cancellations during Friday into Saturday. Computer models are used to depict how that energy may track and evolve through the atmosphere over the course of time, and can yield different or similar outcomes with each run of the models every day.
  • Sarah Palin's Donald Trump approval shows charisma, anger and political naiveté

    Sarah Palin's Donald Trump approval shows charisma, anger and political naiveté

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    Palin stuck to several well-worn Trump campaign themes, touching on the ISIS threat, the military, veterans and the real estate and entertainment mogul's private sector credentials. "And I don't think those of us who started our political careers - and I cast my vote for Barry Goldwater, who valued that classic, creative defeat of his because he took the Republican Party and said, 'henceforth it will be a conservative party'".
  • Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump for GOP nomination

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    Cruz has previously said that he is in the upper chamber courtesy of Palin's help and support. While the former Alaska governor's reputation has been diminished since the heady days of 2008 - thanks to her absence from public office and involvement in series of questionable reality television shows - she is still well liked by conservative Republicans and nearly universally known.
  • As trial was to start, settlement reached in MLB TV dispute

    As trial was to start, settlement reached in MLB TV dispute

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    The baseball settlement follows an agreement reached in June by the National Hockey League in a parallel case. The baseball suit had already prompted changes. Under the agreement, MLB will offer single-team packages next season for its online streaming service MLB.tv for $84.99, a 23 percent cut from what previously had been the least expensive version of a leaguewide subscription, law360.com reported, citing a statement from the plaintiffs.
  • Donald Trump jokes Hillary Clinton sounds like a barking dog

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    Trump on Sunday called Cruz a "nasty guy" whom no one likes. "Those are you words, Jeff", Cruz told his host, only adding that he "likes" and "respects" him. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz . Trump, who is comparatively moderate on LGBT rights, hit out at Cruz for his "hypocrisy" on the issue. As recently as December, Cruz commended the Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
  • US Supreme Court to Take On Obama's Immigration Reforms

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    The court agreed to hear Obama's bid to resurrect his plan, undertaken in 2014 through executive action bypassing the Republican-led Congress, that was blocked past year by lower courts after Texas and 25 other Republican-governed states sued to stop it.
  • Major snowstorm may threaten East Coast this weekend

    Major snowstorm may threaten East Coast this weekend

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    The storm could shut down highways and perhaps cause airports to close. The storm moving onto the West Coast is expected to blow from Texas across the Mid-Atlantic states and possibly up into the East Coast. Based on the most likely storm track at this time, the swath from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore and Philadelphia appears to be smack in the middle of the swath of heavy snow.
  • IG: Some emails on Clinton's server were beyond top secret

    IG: Some emails on Clinton's server were beyond top secret

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    The inspector general for intelligence agencies, Charles McCullough, sent a letter to lawmakers last Friday saying that several dozen additional classified emails have been found. In other words, State might have its own source for the information which it could then choose to classify at a lower level. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during "King Day at the Dome 2016" ceremonies in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia, Jan.
  • 3-year-old girl kept in closet, offered for sex

    3-year-old girl kept in closet, offered for sex

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    She was also aware that her child would be alone for hours, while the other suspect was at work himself, according to police. Police in a Phoenix suburb are investigating a child-abuse case in which a 3-year-old malnourished girl was bound with duct tape, kept in a trash sack inside closet and offered for sex by a man babysitting the child, officials said Tuesday, Jan.
  • Cruz Courts N.H. Voters Who Have Second Thoughts About Trump

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    Most legal scholars believe Cruz meets that test because his mother was a USA citizen at the time of his birth. Mr. Cruz repeated his criticism of "New York values" yesterday, saying: "People understand exactly what that is". Aboard his campaign bus Monday evening, Cruz told NPR that voters want "someone they can trust - not someone who, on any given day, they don't know what he's likely to do".
  • Record-tying El Niño Spawns String Of Storms In California

    Record-tying El Niño Spawns String Of Storms In California

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    As much as 15 inches of rain could fall in the next 16 days in Northern California, with around 2ft of snow expected in the Sierra Nevada, according to the National Weather Service. A stronger system will move in Tuesday night and is expected to bring more moderate rain to the Valley. Its effects on California's drought are hard to predict, but Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist Bill Patzert said it should bring at least some relief.
  • Flint mayor seeking help from Washington over water crisis

    Flint mayor seeking help from Washington over water crisis

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    The state's governor, Rick Snyder, has been lambasted by residents and Democratic politicians for what they say was a slow response to the crisis. He says the people of Flint aren't looking for a blank check to solve their water woes, but that they're merely looking for justice.
  • Search efforts for Noah Chamberlin scaled back as winter weather moves in

    Search efforts for Noah Chamberlin scaled back as winter weather moves in

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    Law enforcement said the toddler's family has been a part of the search since he went missing last Thursday, and they've found no reason to discount the family's statements to investigators. There will be a press conference at 4 p.m. with Sheriff Blair Weaver, Fire Chief Eric Turner and Edwin Grant from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.
  • Cher donates thousands of water bottles to Flint, Michigan

    Cher donates thousands of water bottles to Flint, Michigan

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    Pitt says Flint residents deserve not only compensation for damage and personal injury, they shouldn't have to pay for water they can't safely drink without a special filter. The people of Flint "have been betrayed", say critics as the water crisis that contaminated the town with lead continues to loom in the city. The U.S.
  • Supreme Court agrees to review Obama immigration plan

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    This will be the second time in four years that the high court has heard a major immigration case in the midst of a presidential campaign. But some states allow residents who sign up for the original protections announced in 2012-the ones that shielded from deportation people who arrived in the USA before the age of 16-to be covered by state-funded healthcare programs.
  • Could Ted Cruz Defeat Donald Trump With Evangelical Voters?

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    While Trump has pulled no punches during his months-long reign at the head of the polls, Cruz is a new target - and Cruz has been careful up to this point about not alienating Trump's legions of supporters. Trump admitted in Thursday's debate that he only brought up the issue because of Cruz's rise in the polls. Cruz's campaign has also done its best to promote a 1999 "Meet the Press" interview , in which Trump stated that his NY background comported with socially liberal views.
  • Chichester schools evacuated after threat

    Chichester schools evacuated after threat

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    A source said the district received a threat Tuesday morning and immediately moved to evacuate all district schools. In these cases, each school received a threat from a robotic-sounding voice, said Delaware State Police . 11, and more schools got similar calls on Jan. 12. "It's unclear if the threats are all related". "It's too early to say it's the same pattern", Fournier said of the January 19 threats.
  • Michigan Gov. Snyder's annual speech likely to focus on water crisis

    Michigan Gov. Snyder's annual speech likely to focus on water crisis

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    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defended her agency's response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., saying it did what it was supposed to do. "It's clearly a neg­at­ive on what we've ac­com­plished since I've been gov­ernor". Sen. Bernie Sanders , who is also running for the Democratic nomination, has called for Snyder's resignation.
  • Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

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    There is no indication that anyone was aboard the rafts, based on their condition and the lack of any personal effects, she said. Schoeller's family in a statement said they are "praying for a positive outcome, " while Kennedy's family said they hope search and rescue efforts are "successful".
  • El Nino Drenches Parts of California

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    Beginning Tuesday morning, a voluntary evacuation was in effect for some residents in the Camarillo Springs area, due to the potential for mud and debris flows, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services. Vegetation, once burned, can no longer hold back loose sediment, and officials are worry about mud and debris crashing onto Solimar Beach communities, Pacific Coast Highway and sections of the 101 Freeway all the way up to the Sea Cliff area.
  • USA prez Obama declares emergency in Flint, Michigan after water contamination

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    Flint's drinking water became contaminated in 2014 after the city temporarily switched its supply source from Lake Huron water to more corrosive and polluted water from the Flint River in a cost-cutting move. The current problem "is a human tragedy in which families are struggling even with the most basic parts of daily life", said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.
  • High waves hamper search for Marines missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

    High waves hamper search for Marines missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

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    EST. A US Coast Guard helicopter and C-130 plane spotted debris two and a half miles offshore during a subsequent search, with the wreckage strewn over a two-mile area. "It does move things around and keeps us busy", Mooers said. He was third in command of the CH-53E super stallion helicopter that's believed to have collided with another helicopter of his squadron during a nighttime training mission.
  • Several northern New Jersey schools placed on lockdown for threats

    Several northern New Jersey schools placed on lockdown for threats

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    Threats of mass shootings and bombs were phoned in to at least nine schools in New Jersey on Tuesday, forcing evacuations or lockdowns, NBC reported authorities as saying. Teaneck High School was evacuated to the Richard Rodda Community Center and students' bags were searched at the recreation center. All of the schools are in Bergen County; it's not clear if other schools in the Garden State have also received threats.
  • Arlington high school evacuated after bomb threat

    Arlington high school evacuated after bomb threat

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    Parents were contacted throughout the morning and the schools later resumed their regularly scheduled day, Salim said. We understand that we were not the only school who received a call of this nature. The threat was investigated but the school was not evacuated. The call came in Monday night, she said, but school officials did not hear it until the morning.
  • Weekend storm could bring significant snowfall to area

    Weekend storm could bring significant snowfall to area

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    The coming storm has the potential to turn into a blizzard, which could cause airports to close down entirely, AccuWeather noted. Root was more willing to make a prediction, saying that "if things go perfectly in terms of the path of the storm we could see a foot or more of snow".
  • Max & Erma's closes 13 restaurants in the Midwest, including 3 in Ohio

    Max & Erma's closes 13 restaurants in the Midwest, including 3 in Ohio

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    American Blue Ribbon Holdings, the restaurant chain's parent company, announced the closures were made in effort to streamline operations and optimize the brand, according to a news release. Employees who showed up to open the restaurant said they were greeted with this sign: "Sorry we are closed, Max & Erma's thanks you for your patronage over the years".
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade draws thousands

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade draws thousands

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    King's legacy", keynote speaker at Assistant Vice PROVOST of admissions at Binghamton University Randall Edouard said. "The diversity down here, it's an awesome event now", Watkins said. King would be somewhat disappointed across the county about our leadership and how things are being handled", said John Nave with the Living the Dream Inc.