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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:17:03 -0600

MILWAUKEE — The winter meetings have come and gone for the Milwaukee Brewers front office, and while they laid the groundwork for some moves, they also set up a reunion. Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday, December 16th, the Brewers are in agreement with free-agent Yovani Gallardo. Source: Free-agent RHP Yovani Gallardo in agreement with #Brewers. Gallardo was Brewers’ second-round pick in 2004, pitched for MIL from ‘07 to ‘13. #Mariners declined his $13M option. Combined ERA past two seasons: 5.57. — […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:47:52 -0600

MONTECITO, Calif. — Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into “a ghost town” as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California’s history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito. The mandatory evacuations around Montecito and neighboring Summerland came as winds that had eased a day earlier roared back at around 30 mph (48 kph), with gusts to about 60 mph (97 kph). Firefighters sprayed water onto hot spots […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:40:14 -0600

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday afternoon, CNN affiliate CTV reports. The Toronto Police Service is investigating the deaths as “suspicious.” During a press conference Friday, Constable David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies. Hopkinson said police, fire units and ambulance responded to a “medical complaint” just before noon on Friday. Ontario politicians who spoke out on social media said the deceased were generous philanthropists. Minister of Health Dr. […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:27:23 -0600

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden says Fiona the baby hippopotamus will soon eat nothing but grown-up hippo food as she’s weaned from her bottles of formula. Fiona is closing in on 650 pounds (295 kilograms) after being born in January six weeks premature and weighing just 29 pounds (13 kilograms), far smaller than typical hippo newborns. Fiona’s early struggles caught the world’s attention, turning her into an adored icon and star zoo attraction. She received 24-hour care […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:22:26 -0600

DETROIT — A Missouri kayaker who’s trying to paddle around all five Great Lakes has stopped her journey because of the rigors of wintry weather. Traci Lynn Martin says she paddled 3,582 miles (5,764 kilometers) since March and completed lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan. In a Facebook video posted Saturday , the nurse says she’s been covered with ice as temperatures consistently stay below freezing. Martin says “it’s not safe” and “it’s going to get worse.” Her Facebook post said she was […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:07:51 -0600

KEARNS, Utah — Maame Biney became the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team with a pair of victories in the 500 meters. The 17-year-old native of Ghana cruised to victory in the first 500 final at the short track trials on Saturday, beating Olympians Lana Gehring, Jessica Kooreman and Katherine Reutter-Adamek. “I can’t believe it, aww geez,” she said after squealing with joy. “It’s a really good feeling, but it has to set in first […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:59:36 -0600

A scathing grand jury report released Friday described alcohol-fueled fraternity hazing at Penn State University and said the rituals were a pervasive and dangerous practice that the university has been apathetic to and failed to prevent for years. The grand jury wrote the report following its investigation into the hazing death of a sophomore Beta Theta Pi pledge earlier this year, saying “it would be failing its duty … if it did not report to the public both what it learned and […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:55:14 -0600

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee crossing guard who died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver is laid to rest on Saturday, December 16h. Mourners paid their last respects and explained why this tragedy rippled through the community. “It’s quite a loss with him gone,” Andrew Tyler’s daughter, Sharon Tyler, said. It was a solemn morning as loved ones shared embraces and said their last goodbyes to Andrew Tyler. “It’s been hard, it’s been so hard,” Sharon said. His daughter, Sharon, […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:49:15 -0600

GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers activated quarterback Aaron Rodgers from injured reserve Saturday, a day before he starts Sunday in a must-win game at Carolina. Rodgers broke his right collarbone at Minnesota on Oct. 15, had surgery and was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 20. He returned to practice on a limited basis on Dec. 2, was cleared by the team’s medical staff Tuesday night and took the first-team reps this week. “Looks like the old Aaron […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:13:54 -0600

MILWAUKEE — Brock Stull scored a season-high 23 points and Milwaukee handed former Horizon League rival Loyola-Chicago its second loss in its first 12 games, 73-56 on Saturday afternoon. The Ramblers, now of the Missouri Valley Conference, had won three straight including a win at then-No. 5 Florida, since suffering its first loss, an 87-53 defeat at Boise State. Donte Ingram tied the game at 18-18 with a layup with 9:32 left in the first half, but the Panthers responded […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:51:31 -0600

MILWAUKEE — Across the country on Saturday, December 16th, people gathered at national cemeteries to pay their respects and share the holidays with those buried there. The Campos family — along with hundreds of others — gathered at Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee to honor their loved ones. “We just wanted to teach the kids how important it is to honor those who have sacrificed for us. And remember especially at this time of year, how important this is,” said […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:26:49 -0600

MILWAUKEE — One person is dead and another is seriously hurt after fleeing from a police traffic stop and crashing into a tree near 59th and Locust. It happened Saturday afternoon, December 16th. Around 2:10 p.m., Milwaukee police officers pulled over a 2007 Chevy Impala for failure to obey a traffic signal near 58th and Appleton Avenue. As officers exited their squad, the Impala drove away at a high rate of speed headed northbound. Officers did not pursue the vehicle. […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:55:23 -0600

OAK CREEK — Prosecutors say the suspect who fired multiple rounds outside a Meijer in Oak Creek on Monday, December 11th, admitted to police he was on serious drugs at the time. 18-year-old Alexzander Schlieve has been charged with five felonies, including first degree recklessly endangering safety. Oak Creek police responded to the Meijer on December 11th, for a report of a theft inside the store. But when officers arrived, they heard gunshots coming from the north side of the […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:27:34 -0600

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police responded to a man who accidentally shot himself on the city’s northwest side Saturday afternoon, December 16th. It happened around 10:40 a.m. near the area of Fond du Lac and Capitol. Officials taped off the Beauty Island store while responding to the scene. According to police, the victim is expected to be OK.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:19:28 -0600

MADISON — A new state report shows that Wisconsin has converted local roads near the future Foxconn site into state highways so it can access funding for state road improvements. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a memo from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau shows the move could siphon $134 million from other highway projects statewide. Gov. Scott Walker says savings from other road projects will help cover the costs. It’s not clear which projects would be affected if money goes toward improving […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:04:54 -0600

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Santa Barbara County has issued new evacuation orders as a huge wildfire bears down on Montecito and other communities. The Office of Emergency Services announced the orders Saturday as Santa Ana winds pushed the fire close to the community, a wealthy enclave that’s home to Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities. The mandatory evacuation zone is now 17 miles long and up to 5 miles wide, extending from coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles to the ocean. […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:59:24 -0600

CITRUS HEIGHTS, California — Authorities say a Northern California man tried to burglarize a business by entering through the chimney only to become stuck. Police in the Sacramento-area city of Citrus Heights said Friday that 32-year-old Jesse Berube was uninjured but now faces one count of burglary. According to police, Berube slid down the chimney of the business Wednesday and then found himself lodged inside. The Rocklin man was able to reach his cellphone and dial 911 for help. The […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:33:28 -0600

James Corden had a good reason for missing Tuesday night’s episode of “The Late Late Show.” The talk-show host was with his wife, Julia Carey, as she gave birth to their third child, a girl. “Today we welcomed a beautiful baby daughter into the world,” Corden tweeted. “Both she and her mother are doing great.” He thanked singer Harry Styles, who agreed to fill in as host with only a few hours’ notice. Corden and Carey, who married in 2012, […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:18:27 -0600

President Donald Trump is defending the Republicans’ tax cut plan, pushing back against criticism that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class. Speaking to reporters at the White House Saturday before leaving for Camp David, President Trump said the middle class will benefit because the tax cut will draw companies back from overseas, creating jobs. The GOP plans to muscle the bill through Congress next week. President Trump touted the nation’s economy, predicting that it would “start […]

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:56:04 -0600

VALDOSTA, Ga.  — A Georgia theme park is offering guests a free ticket if they eat a cricket. The giveaway may bug some people. But Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta was giving away T-shirts and free admission Saturday to the first 100 guests to gobble up a roasted cricket. The challenge was meant to promote the park’s upcoming attraction called MEGABUGS! The Valdosta Daily Times reports the interactive insect attraction will open in March. Exhibits will include giant replicas of insects […]

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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:50:14 -0600

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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:34:06 -0600


Austin American-Statesman

Donations pour in after 7-year-old girl's letter to Santa asking for blanket, food
Austin American-Statesman
A 7-year-old's heartbreaking letter to Santa asking for a blanket, ball and food, brought in hundreds of donations to help her and other impoverished children at her school. >> Read more trending news. “I have (been) good this day,” Crystal Pacheco ...
1st grader asks for food, blanket in heartbreaking letter to SantaABC News
Girl's Letter To Santa Inspires Blanket Drive At Texas SchoolPatch.com
South Texas first grader asks Santa for food, blankets for Christmas in heartbreaking letterKSAT San Antonio
kfor.com -Miami Herald -WDBJ7 -Yahoo7 News
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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:18:57 -0600


Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of homes in Montecito threatened as winds push Thomas fire toward coast; new evacuations
Los Angeles Times
New evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County on Saturday as the Thomas fire took aim at the hills above Montecito, with some wind gusts reported up to 65 mph. The so-called sundowner winds are pushing south from the mountains down to the ...
Residents flee as California wildfire nears Santa Barbara, MontecitoFox News
Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara CountyNew York Times
Southern California Fire Forces New Evacuations, Threatens Coastal CommunitiesNPR
Washington Post -USA TODAY -Reuters -Voice of America
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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:29:01 -0600


Washington Post

Head of Pentagon's secret 'UFO' office sought to make evidence public
Washington Post
Just before leaving his Defense Department job two months ago, intelligence officer Luis Elizondo quietly arranged to secure the release of three of the most unusual videos in the Pentagon's secret vaults: raw footage from encounters between fighter ...
Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious UFO ProgramNew York Times
Pentagon secretly set up program to investigate UFOs at Harry Reid's urging, reports sayFox News
Uh, So the Pentagon Spent $22 Million on a Mysterious UFO Analysis ProgramGizmodo
Business Insider -U.S. News & World Report -The Hill -CBS News
all 65 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:27:00 -0600


New York Times

The Winners and Losers in the Tax Bill
New York Times
President Trump has called the $1.5 trillion tax cut that Republican lawmakers are on the verge of passing a Christmas present for the entire nation. But the fine print reveals that some will get a much nicer gift than others, the benefits will change ...
Why Republicans shouldn't be so optimistic their tax bill will be a big winWashington Post
Cost of Republicans' tax cuts likely to be greater than they appear on paperLos Angeles Times
Trump defends GOP tax bill, says it will be 'gift' for middle classNBCNews.com
The Hill -TIME -Bloomberg -Politico
all 3,802 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:19:51 -0600


CNN

White House special counsel: No plans to fire Mueller
CNN
(CNN) The White House repeated Saturday that President Donald Trump has no intentions of firing Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller amid fresh speculation from a congresswoman that he would be doing so. "As the White House has ...
Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probeFox News
Trump lawyer says Mueller obtained transition emails illegallyThe Hill
Trump Allies Say Mueller Unlawfully Obtained Thousands of EmailsU.S. News & World Report
Business Insider -SFGate -Los Angeles Times -WJLA
all 57 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:25:18 -0600


Washington Post

Rep. Ruben Kihuen won't seek reelection amid sexual harassment allegations
Washington Post
Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) will not seek reelection next year amid allegations that he sexually harassed women, making him the seventh — and youngest — member of Congress felled by reports of misconduct since October. Once considered a rising star in ...
Nevada Democrat Facing Harassment Accusations Will Not Seek Re-electionNew York Times
Democrat Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment AllegationsNPR
Democratic Rep. Kihuen won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment claimsNBCNews.com
Los Angeles Times -New York Daily News -Fox News -USA TODAY
all 129 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:51:07 -0600


Washington Post

Two dogs mauled their owner to death while she was walking them in the woods, sheriff says
Washington Post
Bethany Lynn Stephens had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs. So her father went out to look for her at the area she frequented. There, authorities say, he found her two dogs, guarding what he first thought was an animal carcass ...
Virginia woman killed by her pit bulls in 'grisly mauling'New York Daily News
Friends suspect woman 'mauled to death' by pet dogs was victim of foul playNew York Post
22-Year-Old Virginia Woman Mauled to Death by Her Dogs While Taking Them for a Walk: SheriffKTLA
PEOPLE.com -fox2now.com -Fox News -Miami Herald
all 65 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:40:18 -0600


Washington Post

After Alabama loss, Trump has ambitious plans to campaign in 2018 midterms
Washington Post
President Trump is not on the ballot in 2018, but the White House is planning a full-throttle campaign to plunge the president into the midterm elections, according to senior officials and advisers familiar with the planning. Trump's political aides ...
The week in politicsCNN
Republican elite — not Trump's base — lost the Alabama raceThe Hill
Alabama Democrats Savor a Rare Win. Now It's Back to Reality.New York Times
Sacramento Bee -Fox News -New York Magazine -Salon
all 7,968 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:02:38 -0600


CNN

Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender'
CNN
(CNN) Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 ...
Words banned at multiple HHS agencies include 'diversity' and 'vulnerable'Washington Post
Uproar Over Purported Ban at CDC of Words Like 'Fetus'New York Times
Schatz: Republicans need to stand up to Trump over CDC word banThe Hill
NPR -HuffPost -USA TODAY -WTOP
all 176 news articles »

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:50:14 -0600

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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:34:06 -0600


Austin American-Statesman

Donations pour in after 7-year-old girl's letter to Santa asking for blanket, food
Austin American-Statesman
A 7-year-old's heartbreaking letter to Santa asking for a blanket, ball and food, brought in hundreds of donations to help her and other impoverished children at her school. >> Read more trending news. “I have (been) good this day,” Crystal Pacheco ...
1st grader asks for food, blanket in heartbreaking letter to SantaABC News
Girl's Letter To Santa Inspires Blanket Drive At Texas SchoolPatch.com
South Texas first grader asks Santa for food, blankets for Christmas in heartbreaking letterKSAT San Antonio
kfor.com -Miami Herald -WDBJ7 -Yahoo7 News
all 14 news articles »

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:18:57 -0600


Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of homes in Montecito threatened as winds push Thomas fire toward coast; new evacuations
Los Angeles Times
New evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County on Saturday as the Thomas fire took aim at the hills above Montecito, with some wind gusts reported up to 65 mph. The so-called sundowner winds are pushing south from the mountains down to the ...
Residents flee as California wildfire nears Santa Barbara, MontecitoFox News
Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara CountyNew York Times
Southern California Fire Forces New Evacuations, Threatens Coastal CommunitiesNPR
Washington Post -USA TODAY -Reuters -Voice of America
all 490 news articles »

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:29:01 -0600


Washington Post

Head of Pentagon's secret 'UFO' office sought to make evidence public
Washington Post
Just before leaving his Defense Department job two months ago, intelligence officer Luis Elizondo quietly arranged to secure the release of three of the most unusual videos in the Pentagon's secret vaults: raw footage from encounters between fighter ...
Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious UFO ProgramNew York Times
Pentagon secretly set up program to investigate UFOs at Harry Reid's urging, reports sayFox News
Uh, So the Pentagon Spent $22 Million on a Mysterious UFO Analysis ProgramGizmodo
Business Insider -U.S. News & World Report -The Hill -CBS News
all 65 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:27:00 -0600


New York Times

The Winners and Losers in the Tax Bill
New York Times
President Trump has called the $1.5 trillion tax cut that Republican lawmakers are on the verge of passing a Christmas present for the entire nation. But the fine print reveals that some will get a much nicer gift than others, the benefits will change ...
Why Republicans shouldn't be so optimistic their tax bill will be a big winWashington Post
Cost of Republicans' tax cuts likely to be greater than they appear on paperLos Angeles Times
Trump defends GOP tax bill, says it will be 'gift' for middle classNBCNews.com
The Hill -TIME -Bloomberg -Politico
all 3,802 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:19:51 -0600


CNN

White House special counsel: No plans to fire Mueller
CNN
(CNN) The White House repeated Saturday that President Donald Trump has no intentions of firing Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller amid fresh speculation from a congresswoman that he would be doing so. "As the White House has ...
Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probeFox News
Trump lawyer says Mueller obtained transition emails illegallyThe Hill
Trump Allies Say Mueller Unlawfully Obtained Thousands of EmailsU.S. News & World Report
Business Insider -SFGate -Los Angeles Times -WJLA
all 57 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:25:18 -0600


Washington Post

Rep. Ruben Kihuen won't seek reelection amid sexual harassment allegations
Washington Post
Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) will not seek reelection next year amid allegations that he sexually harassed women, making him the seventh — and youngest — member of Congress felled by reports of misconduct since October. Once considered a rising star in ...
Nevada Democrat Facing Harassment Accusations Will Not Seek Re-electionNew York Times
Democrat Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment AllegationsNPR
Democratic Rep. Kihuen won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment claimsNBCNews.com
Los Angeles Times -New York Daily News -Fox News -USA TODAY
all 129 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:51:07 -0600


Washington Post

Two dogs mauled their owner to death while she was walking them in the woods, sheriff says
Washington Post
Bethany Lynn Stephens had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs. So her father went out to look for her at the area she frequented. There, authorities say, he found her two dogs, guarding what he first thought was an animal carcass ...
Virginia woman killed by her pit bulls in 'grisly mauling'New York Daily News
Friends suspect woman 'mauled to death' by pet dogs was victim of foul playNew York Post
22-Year-Old Virginia Woman Mauled to Death by Her Dogs While Taking Them for a Walk: SheriffKTLA
PEOPLE.com -fox2now.com -Fox News -Miami Herald
all 65 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:40:18 -0600


Washington Post

After Alabama loss, Trump has ambitious plans to campaign in 2018 midterms
Washington Post
President Trump is not on the ballot in 2018, but the White House is planning a full-throttle campaign to plunge the president into the midterm elections, according to senior officials and advisers familiar with the planning. Trump's political aides ...
The week in politicsCNN
Republican elite — not Trump's base — lost the Alabama raceThe Hill
Alabama Democrats Savor a Rare Win. Now It's Back to Reality.New York Times
Sacramento Bee -Fox News -New York Magazine -Salon
all 7,968 news articles »

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:02:38 -0600


CNN

Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender'
CNN
(CNN) Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 ...
Words banned at multiple HHS agencies include 'diversity' and 'vulnerable'Washington Post
Uproar Over Purported Ban at CDC of Words Like 'Fetus'New York Times
Schatz: Republicans need to stand up to Trump over CDC word banThe Hill
NPR -HuffPost -USA TODAY -WTOP
all 176 news articles »

  
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