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Oil Price Plunge Leads to Falling Gas Prices


For the first since time November, crude oil prices traded under $50 per barrel. That's mostly because refineries across the nation are preparing to undergo seasonal maintenance to produce cleaner-burning gasoline for the summer. The supervisor at this station said they dropped their prices because a competitor across the street kept lowering theirs. The Florida average was $2.274 on Monday, down from $2.288 a month ago and flat with a week ago. Read More »

97-year-old twin sisters die after falling separately near home


They were not found until Saturday when Haley's neighbor saw something odd outside his window. Two sisters from Rhode Island died Saturday after the two fell outside and could not get up overnight. Police believe the woman spent hours exposed to the frigid weather before they died of hypothermia. They said Williams was going to her auto to leave Haley's home when she fell in the driveway, near the rear of her vehicle. Read More »

Brandon Jennings joins Wizards, playoff race after requesting release from Knicks

The 27-year-old point guard was waived Monday by the New York Knicks. Jennings can't officially sign his new deal until he clears waivers on Wednesday at 5 p.m. House had only played one minute all season. Jennings played four seasons for the Bucks and averaged in double figures in all four seasons. Jennings will have a similar role with the Wizards as he did with the Knicks, where he averaged 8.6 points per game despite issues with the triangle offense. Read More »

University of Florida among Peace Corps' 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities


There are 13 Puget Sound alumni now volunteering worldwide. This is the third consecutive year that the UF has ranked among the top five large schools, ranking No. American University, which has 54 current volunteers, took the top spot on the list of medium colleges and universities. U.S. President John F. Kennedy launched the Peace Corps in 1961 to spearhead progress in developing countries and promote friendship between the American people and other men, women and children throughout the ... Read More »

Trump's Mass Deportation Plan Comes into Focus in DHS Memos


The new DHS memos are meant to implement Mr Trump's immigration actions as well as enforce existing immigration law. DHS said it will leave in place the Obama administration's protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, also known as DREAMers, and undocumented immigrants whose children are US citizens or legal permanent residents. Read More »

After Charleston, Roof went toward second AME church, docs say

He has since been sentenced to death, and prosecutors revealed many disturbing details in open court, including how Roof laughed during a taped confession. Roof, an avowed white supremacist, told Federal Bureau of Investigation officials that he was too exhausted after the attack at the Emanuel AME church to continue shooting, according to the WCIV report. Read More »

California storms: thousands evacuated over flood risk

An estimated 14,000 people were evacuated. Some were rescued from their homes by boat. Another 22,000 people were advised to leave. Although officials were prepared for the possibility of rising waters based on levels in the dam and expected rain, they said they were unsure exactly where the most problematic areas would be. Read More »

Shia LaBeouf Moving His Anti-Trump Livestream To New Mexico

LaBeouf , Turner and fellow artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö first unveiled the exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens on January 20 - the day of President Trump's inauguration - with the intention of it lasting throughout his term in office. Read More »

Officer responding to vehicle crash is shot dead; 2nd officer wounded

Sky5 aerial video over the scene showed the driver's side and rear passenger windows of a Whittier police SUV partially shattered, though it was unclear whether that was from gunfire. The identity of the shooter had not been released, but deputies said he was a known gang member. Of the 43 homes damaged in the area, three collapsed, said San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward. Read More »

Search for murdered Boulder woman's missing remains spans several states


The Boulder Police Department says it is concerned that some of Mead's body parts were discarded in different communities along Densmore's travel route. They say detectives now believe that on the evening of February 12, Densmore left Boulder and traveled south to Raton, New Mexico. Densmore drove Tuesday to Conway, Ark., where he spent the night. Read More »

Tiffany Trump happily accepts Whoopi Goldberg's New York Fashion Week invitation

During the recent New York Fashion Week , it can not be denied that Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany Trump was subtly being bullied when no one would sit next to her. "As you say, America first, when is that going to kick in with you all?!" Trump announced later Wednesday that she'd "love to" sit with Whoopi . The Trump family continues to feel the effects of President Donald Trump's controversial presidency and the whole sitch is getting pretty darn nasty. Read More »

Hispanic National Bar Association Praises Acosta for Labor Secretary

Acosta is a former USA attorney in Miami who served on the National Labor Relations Board in the Bush administration and headed the civil rights section in the Department of Justice. Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. brands, is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's labor policies and the Fight for $15. Read More »

Chicago War Zone: 2-Year-Old Killed in 'Targeted' Triple Shooting

The toddler is the second child to be killed in Chicago in a matter of days following the shooting of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes, who was hit in the head by a stray bullet inside her home in the city's South Side on 11 February. The man, who was in the passenger seat in front of the child also died at the scene, while the aunt, who is pregnant, was shot in the stomach. No one is in custody. Read More »

Four Colorado Buffaloes invited to NFL Combine

With nine players invited, Clemson's showing will be tied for the ACC's largest, with Miami, which also sends nine. Clemson and Virginia Tech are the only schools in the nation to have a quarterback, a running back, a receiver and a tight end invited to the Combine. Read More »

Russia Tests Trump With Treaty-Violating Missile Deployment

Almost 100 days after he won the presidency, Trump still hasn't named picks to top administration postings that would be first responders for any number of crises, including Russian arms treaty violations . Trump himself, though, repeatedly praised Putin on the campaign trail as well as since being elected, while offering few if any criticisms. The Russian spy ship Vicktor Leonov had made a port call in Cuba prior to moving north, where it has been monitored off the coast of Delaware ... Read More »

First flu-related death in Sussex County confirmed

Officials with the state say this year's vaccine is well-matched to the strains of flu circulating the country. Health department employees say they started seeing cases of the flu in early September. This means there's no more nasal flu vaccine, which experts found practically ineffective. The number of people hospitalized as a result of the flu varies from year to year. Read More »

Plane Incident Sparks FAA Investigation With Harrison Ford

His plane then passed above an American Airlines 737 loaded with 110 passengers and a six-person crew. Air traffic control recordings reportedly captured Ford saying: "was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" The FAA told The News that the pilot of the single-engine plane had correctly read back instructions from air traffic controllers before the mishap. Read More »

MLB Rumors: Reds Agree To Trade Brandon Phillips To Braves; Return 'Minimal'

Days before they report for spring training, the Braves have added a whole new layer of intrigue to their second base situation, reportedly landing Brandon Philips from the Reds. Over the last 11 seasons with the Reds, he has reached double-digit home runs and stolen bases nine times while hitting at least.275 eight times in that span. Read More »

NY snow: Stunning photos after blizzard brings 1ft of snowfall

New York, Boston and Philadelphia have closed their public schools for the day. With the storm subsiding Thursday night, the National Weather Service released an unofficial snowfall map, with observed totals from spotters as of 8 p.m. Minor coastal flooding is possible around 9:30 a.m., but at that high tide the winds are still picking up. Boston has officially reached blizzard status, according to meteorologist Stephanie Dunten of the National Weather Service in Taunton, as has New ... Read More »

Donald Trump's Mexico wall 'could cost taxpayers $21.6 billion'

The cost put forth in the DHS report is much higher than estimates by Trump and GOP congressional leaders, including House Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanThe world is safer because of the Iran deal. The report sets out what it would take to close the border with 1,250 miles of fences by the end of 2020 during three construction phases. This would be followed by 151 miles of barrier in Arizona and Texas, then 1,080 miles to seal off remaining sections of the border, which already has 654 miles of ... Read More »

Winter Storm Niko Creating Travel Headaches in Northeast, New England

We are expecting snowfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour at times for much of the area. He said snow was falling at up to 2 inches per hour and expected to intensify as the day went on. The city's 311 service will be open to answer residents' question, though the mayor said those in emergency situations should, of course, call 911. Wind chills, or "feels like" temperatures, will bottom out for numerous cities in the Northeast and Midwest. Read More »

RFK's son to run for IL governor

Rauner does", Kennedy told WGN's Robin Baumgarten, "but I think you also have to have a heart and a sensitivity, and I don't think there's any demonstration that he has a heart". His uncle, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963 during his first term as president. The 53-year-old Kennedy is a businessman and real estate developer in Chicago , the third largest city in the nation. Read More »

In severe legal blow, judge blocks Donald Trump travel ban

That was footage-also given to Slate by Goldberg-of USA citizens telling stories of being kicked off of US soil as they attempted to get USA officials to abide by a court order and return the visas of these Americans' loved ones. President Donald Trump signed the executive order on January 27 that banned the entry of all citizens from seven countries (Iran , Iraq , Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen ) with a majority population of Muslims for 90 days, suspended all refugee admissions ... Read More »

Defections Put DeVos Nomination in Peril


Two Republican senators are saying Wednesday they will not support Betsy DeVos as US education secretary, leaving the MI billionaire's appointment to President Donald Trump's cabinet in doubt. If one additional Republican defects, DeVos' nomination would be squashed. "But it is a response to the most unusual nomination of a person to lead a federal department who has no relevant skills or experience, but instead has expressed open hostility to the students she is nominated to serve". Read More »

Expansion of Medicaid Related to Improved Quality of Care at Health Centers


Much of the trouble has been traced to too few younger Americans signing up for health coverage-as required by the ACA. Efforts to address the opioid epidemic could also fall victim to an Obamacare repeal. Amy Knickrehm, 40, of Seattle told reporters that her chronic pain and depression went undiagnosed for years because she had no health care. There is a massive push on Capitol Hill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Read More »