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New US strategy foresees sensors in space to track missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, North Korea, US, Iran, Ap, Trump

Union representatives, elected officials speak on behalf of TSA officers who are not being paid during government shutdown

Herb Wesson, president of the Los Angeles City Council, speaks at a press conference for the American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents TSA officers, in front of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The union is demanding politicians in Washington to end the government shutdown. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) TSA worker Rosa Guzman, speaks at a press conference for the American Federation of Governmen...
Tags: Crime, News, Congress, Washington, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tsa, Los Angeles City Council, Transportation Security Administration, Southern California, Lax, Hawthorne, Orozco, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Lightning Domination No Guarantee of Playoff Success

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said in December it looked like the Tampa Bay Lightning were better than every other NHL team. About a month later, not much has changed. The Lightning are running away from the competition in the overall standings. Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Following a 2-0 victory in Dallas over the Stars on Tuesday, Tampa had 74 points — 10 better than the Calgary Flames in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy and 16 clear of Toronto for...
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Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system.The strategy aims to protect America against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter... [Author: [email protected]]
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Interfaith Leaders Implore Trump, McConnell and Pelosi to End Shutdown

From the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia:   January 15, 2019 Love your neighbor as yourself.” –  Leviticus 19:18 “Do to others what you would have them do to you.” – Matthew 7:12 Allah says in the Qur’an as translated: “Fulfill the measure and weight and do not deprive people of their due and cause not corruption upon the earth after its reformation.” – Al-A`raf 7:85 “God’s grace and love can be experienced when one cares for the poor and the destitute.” – Guru Nanak, Sikh scriptures ...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Washington, Government, Virginia, Religion, Immigration, America, Border, Faith, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Matthew, Trump, Pelosi, McConnell

Producers are meeting California’s new, tougher rules for cannabis safety

Tougher requirements for marijuana purity that kicked in this year in California aren’t triggering the high failure rates that emptied shelves at cannabis shops last summer, when the state began phasing in mandated testing. The better results signal that the cannabis industry is stabilizing in its second year of regulated sales, despite a roller coaster first year that included one testing lab caught falsifying marijuana test results, industry officials and others said. There’s still concern abo...
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Former USC football assistant Todd McNair granted new trial in lawsuit against NCAA

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has granted former USC running backs coach Todd McNair a new trial in his defamation lawsuit against the NCAA, adding another twist to a saga that has lasted close to a decade. Judge Frederick Shaller issued a ruling on Wednesday, eight months after a jury found that the NCAA did not defame McNair when it had penalized him for his role in the extra benefits scandal involving Reggie Bush, the former star tailback for the Trojans and one-time Heisman Troph...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Miami, Arizona Cardinals, College sports, Ncaa, Kansas City Chiefs, Usc, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bush

3 found dead in Sammamish a longtime Realtor, author, their son, relative says

Lorraine Ficken, 65, was an accomplished real estate agent. Robert "Bob" Ficken was a gifted historian who wrote books about Washington's early history. Their bodies were found Tuesday afternoon in their Sammamish home, along with the body of their son, 34-year-old Matthew Ficken.
Tags: Crime, News, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Eastside, Sammamish, Lorraine Ficken, Robert Bob Ficken

More TSA employees skipping work as shutdown stretches on – live

Unscheduled absences double as unpaid workers report ‘they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations’.Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 11.54pm GMT The Washington Post reports that a new policy being developed at the Pentagon may restrict recruitment of US citizens with foreign ties. "The Department must implement expanded foreign vetting and screening protocols to identify and mitigate the foreign nexus risks," according to one memo by two Pentagon officials. The do...
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Ethanol stocks bounce back as production rises again

In Washington, DTN reports that Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production not only rose last week but that stocks are more than 3% higher than they were this time last year as stocks continue to rise to 23.3 billion barrels. Although the Midwest region saw a drawdown of nearly half a million barrels last week, the West Coast saw a big jump of 10% against a year ago although they were flat on the week. Gulf Coast and East Coast regions also saw stocks increase.
Tags: Washington, Gulf Coast, West Coast, East Coast, Producer News, EIA, Ethanol, Energy Information Administration, Midwest, DTN

Washington state given a “C” grade for infrastructure

Dams in Washington state fell since 2013 from a B to a B-minus, still the top performing category. Roads and transit each improved from D+ to C-, the 2019 state report says.
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Watchdog: GSA ignored clause of Constitution on gifts with Trump hotel lease

The General Services Administration improperly "ignored" the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it green-lit President Donald Trump's management of his Washington hotel, the agency's inspector general said.
Tags: Washington, General Services Administration, Donald Trump, Trump, GSA

Bonnie Guitar, pioneering Renaissance woman in music, dies at 95

The Washington native and country music star forged her own path in a male-dominated industry during the 1950s and 1960s. Even in her 90s, she performed marathon sets at the Businessmen's Club in Soap Lake, where she made her home for the last 35 years.
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Washington, Obituaries, Local News, Soap Lake, Bonnie Guitar, Businessmen s Club

Pelosi’s Suggestion That President Trump Postpone the State of the Union Address Is Not as Strange as It Sounds

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump on Wednesday to postpone the State of the Union address, she gave him two options – reschedule the speech, or send it to Congress in a letter. Pelosi’s letter argued that the speech raised safety concerns because many members of the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, which handle security for the event, are furloughed due to the partial government shutdown. She noted that a State of the Union address has never before...
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Berube’s Blues Playing Good Enough for Playoff Run

This is not Brayden Schenn’s first rodeo with a lot of things this season. It is his second time playing under Craig Berube as an interim coach and the third time his name has been prominent in trade speculation. For Schenn and the St. Louis Blues, those things are related. A bad start to the season cost coach Mike Yeo his job in November and started talk that just about anyone from Schenn to star winger Vladimir Tarasenko to young defenceman Colton Parayko could be dealt away. But over the past...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Ap, Blues, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan O Reilly, Craig Berube, Reilly, Allen, Vladimir Tarasenko, St Louis Blues, Patrick Maroon

EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency told his Senate confirmation hearing that he still expects year-round E15 to be in place by the summer driving season that kicks off in June despite the ongoing government shutdown causing delays to rulemaking. The rule was expected to be released in February but that’s now not going to happen despite the need for a public comment period on the proposed rule before it is implemented.
Tags: Washington, Senate, Policy, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, E15, Reuters

Report: US investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. companies.The newspaper says investigators are looking into whether the company... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, US, Ap, Huawei, Wall Street Journal

Kirsten Gillibrand Kicks Off Her Campaign and Plans L.A. Visit Next Week

WASHINGTON — Fresh off announcing on “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” that she is entering the 2020 presidential race, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has been taking the traditional next step in the process: Contacting potential donors. Sources said Gillibrand is planning a visit to Los Angeles on Jan. 22, next Tuesday, to meet with potential […]
Tags: Politics, News, Stephen Colbert, Washington, Los Angeles, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand

US to begin INF treaty pullout next month after Russia missile talks fail

Officials reject Russian offer to inspect new missileUS says it will suspend observance of treaty on 2 FebruaryThe US has rejected Moscow’s offer to inspect a new Russian missile suspected of violating a key cold-war era treaty, and warned that it would suspend observance of the treaty on 2 February, giving six-month notice of a complete withdrawal. Related: Top North Korean officials reportedly set for Washington visit Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Washington, Russia, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Moscow, Nuclear Weapons

GSA ignored Constitution clause on gifts with Trump hotel lease, watchdog says

The inspector general for the General Services Administration says the agency improperly ignored the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it approved President Donald Trump's management of his Washington hotel soon after his 2016 election.
Tags: Washington, General Services Administration, Donald Trump, Trump, GSA

Will You Be Attending The Women's March On Washington This Year? Share Your Story

Two years in, the movement has fractured under accusations of anti-Semitism, lack of financial transparency and infighting. Has this affected your decision to attend?(Image credit: Meg Kelly)
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Federal prosecutors are leading a criminal investigation into Huawei and allegations that it stole trade secrets from US companies

Federal prosecutors are investigating the Chinese electronics giant  Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US companies, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday.  One such incident includes Huawei supposedly stealing robotic technology that T-Mobile uses to test its smartphones, according to the report.  The report says that the investigation is advanced and may soon lead to an indictment. Federal prosecutors are investigating  Chinese electronics giant  Hu...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Trends, Iran, Beijing, Canada, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, T Mobile, Bellevue Washington

Everything You Need To Know About Influencer Caroline Calloway & Her Disastrous $165 Mason Jar Meet-Up

When Caroline Calloway, a 27-year-old Instagram influencer and writer, abruptly cancelled her tour of creativity workshops scheduled across America, all eyes were watching. Her lofty endeavors had gained notoriety on Twitter after writer Kayleigh Donaldson began documenting what she felt were Calloway's ill-advised attempts to throw together a multi-city tour that promised teachings, lunch, care packages, and personalized letters for every attendee."This woman is a blatant scammer who's now org...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Washington, New York City, America, Paris, Oscar, Cambridge, Reddit, Manhattan, Seth Rogen, Cambridge University, Eventbrite, Insta

Bruins Should Pass on Ferland Trade

The Boston Bruins are reportedly interested in acquiring Micheal Ferland from the Carolina Hurricanes, according to Elliotte Friedman in his latest “31 Thoughts” column. Wait, a gritty forward who has had some success scoring recently is of interest to the Bruins? Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Whether it’s been David Backes, Matt Beleskey, Chris Stewart, Wayne Simmonds or others, the Bruins have long been involved in just about any sort of rumor or report focused around a tough forwar...
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Gov. Inslee’s agenda is ‘unsupportable’

It is clearly evident that Gov. Jay Inslee intends to further his presidential aspirations by imposing his views of climate change at the expense of Washington taxpayers. Inslee’s efforts to increase taxes for this and other items on his agenda are unsupportable. While we can agree that climate change is real, Inslee ignores the more […]
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FBI arrests Georgia man suspected of planning to bomb White House

Federal agents today arrested a man in Georgia who they say was planning an attack with weapons and explosives on the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The attack was to have taken place tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, and the man met with FBI agents yesterday and today before his arrest. Scott MacFarlane at NBC Washington reports that court documents say the suspect possessed a "hand-drawn diagram of ground floor of the West Wing." “The FBI und...
Tags: Security, Post, News, Nbc, Washington, White House, Georgia, US news, Fbi, Attack, Washington Dc, Lincoln Memorial, Scott, West Wing, Buford Georgia, Washington Monument

Watchdog: GSA ignored emoluments in OKing Trump hotel lease

WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspector general for the General Services Administration says the agency improperly ignored the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it approved President Donald Trump’s management of his Washington hotel soon after his 2016 election. The GSA’s inspector general said in a report released Wednesday that the “president’s business interest” […]
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Trump’s EPA Nominee: Climate Change ‘A Huge Issue’ But Not ‘Greatest Crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change “a huge issue” but not the “greatest crisis,” drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator. Republicans on the GOP-majority Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mostly had praise for Andrew Wheeler, who has served as the agency’s acting head since Scott Pru...
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READ: IG Says GSA Failed To Address Emoluments Issue In Trump Post Office Hotel Lease

The General Services Administration ignored “issues under the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses” when it decided in March 2017 that President Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel was in full compliance of its lease of Washington’s Old Post Office Building. The IG investigation focused on whether GSA management followed correct decision-making procedures in addressing whether Trump’s D.C. hotel — located in the Old Post Office Building down the street from the White House — violated the Constitution...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, General Services Administration, Trump, GSA, Eric Trump, OPO, Don Jr, Trump Org, Muckraker, Trump Swamp, Josh Kovensky, Trump Post Office Hotel Lease, Kris Durmer

Top North Korean officials reportedly set for Washington visit

Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol are expected to meet on Friday to discuss a second summit, US and South Korean media reportedThree North Korean officials, including the top envoy involved in talks with the United States, are booked on a flight to Washington, South Korean media reported on Wednesday, suggesting possible movement toward a second summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.US and South Korean media quoted sources as saying that the US secretary of state, Mike Pomp...
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