Donald Trump Bringing His Poll Denialism to the White House

NEW YORK — Approval ratings normally provide the president with a real-time report card. That is, if the president believes the polls. President-elect Donald Trump might not. On Tuesday Trump tweeted, “The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.” The tweet came hours ...

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Police identify cab driver killed in Friday morning shooting

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Police have identified the Napoleon Taxi cab driver killed in a Friday morning shooting in eastern Henrico. The shooting victim has been identified as Antwan Lamont Brooks, 38, of Richmond. Police also announced they have identified a person in of interest in the case who is currently incarcerated on charges unrelated to the incident. Crime Insider ...

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Police: Fugitive wanted in officer’s fatal shooting captured

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been captured. The Orlando Police Department tweeted Tuesday night that 41-year-old Markeith Loyd is in custody. Loyd has been the focus of a weeklong manhunt since Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was killed in a Wal-Mart parking lot. ...

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Stillborn Portland infant highlights Oregon homeless problem

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a street side bus stop during unusually cold weather. And while the infant’s death was not blamed on below-freezing temperatures it has driven home just how ruthless this winter has been for Portland’s homeless population, with four recent deaths attributed to exposure. The infant was found ...

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Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ is Heading to Netflix

NEW YORK — Jerry Seinfeld is hitting the road and heading to Netflix. The streaming giant has signed the comedian to “a multi-faceted production deal” that includes making Netflix the new home for his talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” starting later this year. “When I first started thinking about ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,’ the entire Netflix business ...

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Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase was found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide charges on Tuesday. Joel Jenkins was working as a Pike County deputy when Robert Rooker was fatally shot. Jenkins, of Waverly, testified he was forced to fire on March 28, 2015, because he ...

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Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — “Hidden Figures,” the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the North American box office for the second straight week, selling $27.5 million in tickets over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, according to final studio figures Tuesday. The Fox release, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and ...

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Brother of Islamic State fighter testifies at terror trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of a New Yorker who joined the Islamic State group and died testified Tuesday at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man, saying he lied to his parents and the FBI in the days after his brother left for Syria, where he was eventually killed. Tarek el-Goarany, 24, told a Manhattan federal court jury ...

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Chris Paul will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery

Paul tore a ligament in this left thumb against the Thunder on Monday night. The Clippers announced on Tuesday that Chris Paul will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. It is likely that Paul will be out six to eight weeks for recovery. Paul left the game against the Thunder on Monday night ...

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Wikileaks, Snowden Celebrate Obama’s Commutation of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

WikiLeaks celebrated Tuesday’s news that President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, hailing it as a “VICTORY” on Twitter. WikiLeaks followed up later with a short statement from Assange: “Thank you to everyone who campaigned for Chelsea Manning’s clemency. Your courage & determination made the impossible possible.” VICTORY: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence from 35 years to 7. ...

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We never stop searching: Agency reacts to closure of 1985 kidnapping case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — On Tuesday, authorities announced that two sisters who were reported missing from Warwick have been located after more than three decades. Police said Elaine Yates was taken into custody, accused of abducting her two daughters – whom she did not have custody of – in August 1985. The case of Kimberly and Kelly Yates was one ...

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The Dallas Stars’ latest weakness is the very first shot of the game

It won’t stop. A few days ago we sent out this tweet. oh pic.twitter.com/M2x7ZmkDEu — SB Nation NHL (@SBNationNHL) January 15, 2017 We laughed (and you laughed) because it was absurd. How does one team give up three goals on two shots in the first five minutes of the game? What an anomaly, right? Wrong. That was on Saturday. On ...

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Madison County tried to keep $21K ransom payment private

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Days after a ransomware attack crippled Madison County’s computer systems, county commissioners approved a $21,064 payment to a San Francisco-based cyber security firm. It was meant to pay a ransom. County officials confirm the county’s insurance company recommended that Kivu Consulting be hired to deal with the hacking of the county’s computer systems. All told, that cyberattack ...

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Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump Want Free Hair and Makeup for Inauguration

Marla Maples and daughter Tiffany Trump are trying to hustle free hair and makeup for the Friday inauguration of Donald Trump — reportedly offering only tweets in exchange for pricey glam treatments. Maples, the second wife of the president-elect, reached out to a Washington D.C.-based stylist through a friend looking for free services in exchange for “exposure” on various social media ...

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Trump Wrote Inauguration Speech Himself

WASHINGTON — President-elect Trump has written his inauguration address draft himself, two senior Trump transition officials told CNN Tuesday. Last month, Trump told guests at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, as well as presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, that he planned to write the speech himself, but we’ve now been told that Trump has actually followed through. The decision is a ...

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Suspect Arrested in Orlando Police Officer’s Death After Week-Long Manhunt

The man accused of fatally shooting a police sergeant in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month — after she recognized him as the suspect in his pregnant girlfriend’s December death — has been taken into custody following a week-long manhunt. Orlando police said Tuesday night that Markeith Loyd, 41, had been arrested. Additional details about his capture were not immediately available. It was ...

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WikiLeaks Celebrates Chelsea Manning’s Commutation

WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks celebrated Tuesday’s news that President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, hailing it as a “VICTORY” on Twitter. WikiLeaks followed up later with a short statement from Assange: “Thank you to everyone who campaigned for Chelsea Manning’s clemency. Your courage & determination made the impossible possible.” Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London ...

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George Michael Was Back on ‘Hard Drugs,’ Childhood Friend Says (Video)

George Michael’s death on Christmas Day was related to his renewed used of hard drugs, a childhood friend said Tuesday. “Hard drugs had been back in his life but it wasn’t heroin,” Andros Georgiou told the BBC’s “Victoria Derbyshire” show. When pushed for more details, he said that the singer was taking “cocaine … and crack was one of his favorite drugs.” ...

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With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker’s case: Julian Assange. On Twitter last week, Assange’s anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks posted, “If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case.” The tweet garnered little attention at the ...

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