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Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said swift-water rescue teams are ready to deploy, but he'd rather not use them. It will be like Sunday night's event, which didn't even bring anything to many areas of greater Los Angeles. "It's a freaking mess when it shows up", Patzert told The Huffington Post in December, shortly before this season's El Niño tied with the 1997-1998 one as the strongest ever.
  • Alabama's Supreme Court is trying to block gay marriage, again

    Alabama's Supreme Court is trying to block gay marriage, again

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    He said the  order  to refuse the licenses remains in "full force" despite the U.S. Supreme Court  ruling  more than six months ago that effectively legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country. "This disparity affects the administration of justice in this state", he said in his administrative order. The effect of his order is not immediately clear as it directly contradicts the nation's high court decision that marriage is a "fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person", ...
  • Powerball Jackpot at Half Billion Dollars for Wednesday's Drawing

    Powerball Jackpot at Half Billion Dollars for Wednesday's Drawing

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    The jackpot in the Powerball lottery has ballooned to an estimated $500 million ahead of its drawing on Wednesday, making it the sixth largest payout in North American history, the operator of the multistate game said. The largest jackpot ever was $590 million won in May 2013. Draws are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Besides the jackpot, there are eight other prize levels that players can win with prizes ranging from $4 up to $2 million.
  • Amid Armed Oregon Standoff, Report Finds

    Amid Armed Oregon Standoff, Report Finds "Skyrocketing" Number of Anti-Gov't Demonstrators

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    Bundy  told  reporters he's prepared to stay until the government turns the wildlife refuge land back over to county control. The militiamen - they claimed to be 150 but witnesses  said  they were just 15 - took the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after a demonstration on Saturday in Burns, a small town about 450 km southeast of Portland, Oregon, in support of two local ranchers facing additional prison time for arson.
  • President Obama rolls out executive orders on guns

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    Obama later spoke at a memorial service in Tucson for those who didn't survive. However, even if his actions survive the legal challenges that are sure to come, none is likely to move the needle much in reducing gun violence. The White House usually does the tweeting when President Barack Obama speaks. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was also at the event. "It's no surprise that Governor Hassan would side with Michael Bloomberg and wealthy out-of-state special interest groups who have no respect for ...
  • College basketball: No. 1 KU outlasts No. 2 Oklahoma in triple OT

    College basketball: No. 1 KU outlasts No. 2 Oklahoma in triple OT

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    The 6-foot-3-inch senior guard from the Bahamas leads all major-conference players with 26.3 points per game. And with the superior depth, the Jayhawks went away from it in the second half when they perhaps could have run away from the Sooners and worn them out.
  • Miss Colombia Burger King Wants to Crown Her

    Miss Colombia Burger King Wants to Crown Her

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    On January 26, she will hold a charity event and on January 27, she will have a courtesy call at Malacañang, Senate and the House of Representatives. "Yes, but have not gotten a response". Meanwhile, speaking to the Spanish-language network Univision in an interview that aired Monday, Gutierrez expressed her displeasure about how the situation was handled.
  • Atlanta Braves Sign Kelly Johnson To One-Year Deal

    Atlanta Braves Sign Kelly Johnson To One-Year Deal

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    This will be his third stint with the Braves' organization. Last season Johnson began the season with the Braves and was traded to the Mets. Those numbers are just about in line with the 10-year veteran's career marks of.251/.331/.424, as well as his career 162-game averages of 19 home runs and 66 RBI.
  • Powerball jackpot surges to $500M in hours before drawing

    Powerball jackpot surges to $500M in hours before drawing

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    It hit $400 million over the weekend after another winner-less drawing on Saturday, and then hit $450 million on Tuesday. A ticket costs $2, and the victor can either take a lump sum of about $275 million or take 30 payments over 29 years.
  • No Pardon For Netflix's Steven Avery

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    The filmmakers, in the meantime, are standing by their work that spans nearly a decade and largely concentrates on the protection and perspective of Avery and Dassey's kin. Scott Walker  did address the issue directly on January 5, not only sticking to  his  objection to pardons, but also trusting that the legal system is working as it should.
  • Powerball Jackpot increased to $450 Million for January 6 drawing

    Powerball Jackpot increased to $450 Million for January 6 drawing

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    Manager Marcia Eversole said customers were "burning it up" and she estimated about $1,000 in Powerball tickets were sold by Tuesday afternoon for the sixth largest jackpot ever in North America. A 10X multiplier will be available for the Match 4+1 prize and lower prize tiers when the jackpot is at or below $150 million, or when announced. A statistics professor at Metropolitan State University in Colorado calculates the odds of winning at about 1 in 292.2 million.
  • Three Shot To Death In Lakeland House

    Three Shot To Death In Lakeland House

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    There, investigators found three people shot to death and a fourth person who had been shot in the face, WFLA reports . Polk County deputies are investigating a triple homicide in the Combee area of Lakeland. Judd asked anyone in the community with information about the shootings to contact the agency at 863-297-3029. "We solve crimes faster when you, the community, is involved", said Judd.
  • Criminal investigation underway at Chipotle

    Criminal investigation underway at Chipotle

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    The investigation is being conducted by the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The analysis suggests that Chipotle's same-store sales will likely remain negative through the third quarter of 2016, "barring a heroic promotional/marketing effort to win back customers in the coming months", the analysts write.
  • Donald Trump retains commanding lead in new poll

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    Texas Sen.  Ted Cruz  struck a hard line on immigration, declaring before a campaign stop in Kennesaw on Friday that he opposes granting the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the USA citizenship "today, tomorrow, forever". Trump called it a legal and political situation that Cruz would had to figure out if he wanted the presidency. Trump first unleashed a verbal assault on Cruz  in December  at an event in Des Moines where he questioned Cruz's evangelical faith.
  • Almost 200,000 People Sign Petition Asking Obama to Pardon Steven Avery

    Almost 200,000 People Sign Petition Asking Obama to Pardon Steven Avery

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    The  White House petition  has more than 19,000 signatures and needs to pass 100,000 by January 19 before "White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response". Just two years later he was charged, alongside Dassey, with murdering a woman named  Teresa Halbach . Reads the petition, " Steven Avery  should be exonerated at once by pardon, and the Manitowoc County officials complicit in his two false imprisonments should be held ...
  • Powerball jackpot grows to $450 million for Wednesday drawing

    Powerball jackpot grows to $450 million for Wednesday drawing

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    If there is no winner after Wednesday night's drawing, the prize will keep climbing. Powerball sales were brisk all day Tuesday, at Case N' Keg on Union Avenue in Laconia, bringing customers into the store. "If you win the Powerball, you'll win by mistake", he said. Even at $2 per ticket, many people believe there are better things to spend your money on, including Ben Dyhr, a statistics professor at Metropolitan State University .
  • Powerball jackpot soars to $450 million

    Powerball jackpot soars to $450 million

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    After lottery officials announced a $400 million prize Monday, Powerball ticket sales surged. When picking lotto numbers, some players have a system: Birthdays, alphanumeric words, or the uniform numbers of their favorite players. Tickets matching, at least, three white balls or the red Powerball win. "Winning's not that important to me". By late Tuesday, the jackpot had swelled to more than $450 million and could go even higher if a victor isn't found.
  • President Obama Outlines Executive Actions On Gun Control

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    Sanders accused Republicans of placing the interests of the National Rifle Association ahead of children and innocent Americans. Proud of Obama: "Christians in Charleston, Jews in Kansas City, Muslims in Chapel Hill Sikhs in Oak Creek, they had rights too".
  • Tonya Couch agrees to be sent back to Tarrant County

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    Tonya Couch's attorneys released a statement saying she had done nothing illegal. The Mexican lawyer for a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident in the US met with his client Tuesday but said he was not at liberty to discuss what they talked about.
  • Bill Cosby's lawyer accuses prosecutor of playing politics

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    Numerous  women who have accused  Cosby  of assaulting  them  have  said  they would be willing to testify in a criminal trial against  Cosby . "On the evening in question,  Mr. However, as for criminal charges, Numerous alleged assaults date back decades, and the  statute of limitations  has expired in almost every case. Bill Cosby  wore a deep grimace as he walked into a Pennsylvania courthouse to face felony charges of sexual assault.
  • Tonya Couch, mom of 'affluenza' teen, waives extradition, will return to Texas

    Tonya Couch, mom of 'affluenza' teen, waives extradition, will return to Texas

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    Couch, whose son Ethan Couch remained in Mexican jail Tuesday, will be held without bail by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department until Tarrant County authorities pick her up, a district attorney spokeswoman said. Couch and her son, Ethan, fled to Puerto Vallarta after he missed a meeting with his probation officer last month. Because he was portrayed during his December 2013 trial as an immature teen from a wealthy but dysfunctional family - with a passing reference to being a victim ...
  • Donald Trump Does Well in First National Poll of 2016

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    Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Tuesday? "So if you want to put Bill Clinton out there on the stump talking for Hillary because he is received better by the people than her, it's not going to be him who's going to be elected - it's going to be her".
  • President Obama issues executive actions on gun control

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    Manchin touted his legislation on Tuesday, calling it a "commonsense background check bill that protected the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners, while also ensuring criminals and those adjudicated mentally insane were unable to purchase guns".
  • Philadelphia Eagles Should Not Count On Sam Bradford Returning In 2016

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    As you would expect with the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles facing off in Week 17, the two NFC East opponents weren't exactly in the business of being defensive stalwarts in their season finale. Zach Ertz finished with nine catches for 152 yards. It seemed fitting that Murray's longest carry of the season came on his first carry after Kelly's ouster.
  • Donald Trump on 2016 Race: 'It's War'

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    The results revealed that 37 percent of American voters would likely go for the former Secretary of State, compared to the 36 percent who'll likely go for the real estate mogul, if the 2016 Presidential Elections were to happen at the time of the survey.
  • Derrick Rose: Derrick Rose still a game-time decision

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    The 27-year-old did take part in the Bulls' practice session on Monday, but it is unclear whether he will feature in their game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. "The swelling in the knee has gone down", Hoiberg said. The Bulls have scored at least 102 points in each of their last seven games (the longest active streak in the NBA), after scoring at least 102 points just twice over their previous 14 games.
  • 3-Year-Old Albuquerque Girl Found Safe After Carjacking

    3-Year-Old Albuquerque Girl Found Safe After Carjacking

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    Police weren't able to find the girl until four hours later. The child was found just after 1am by Officer Chris Poccia. She had been missing for almost five hours. He was wearing a puffy black jacket and blue jeans. She was taken to a hospital as a precaution. "The happy ending is there, the only thing that could make it better, the cherry on top, would be getting this guy in handcuffs", Albuquerque Police Officer Tanner Tixier told KRQE .
  • United Airlines flight slides off runway in Spokane

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    No one was injured, but crews had to help move the plane back onto the tarmac. The Spokane airport was closed while authorities made sure planes could adequately brake in the current conditions. According to its website , some 3 million passengers flying on six airlines and 64,000 tons of cargo pass through Spokane International Airport each year.
  • Reporter Blindsides Bill Clinton With Question He Can't Avoid

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    BILL CLINTON: I thought she was the  most  wonderful person because unlike now where more than half the law students in America are women, then, they were a distinct minority. Prior to running for any political office, Hillary Clinton already was making significant improvements for families in Arkansas, said Clinton, who was serving as governor at the time.