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Siren at Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant false alarm | 19 Jan 2018 | (New Hill, NC) A siren Friday afternoon at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant was a false alarm according to Wake County Emergency Management. That may be the case, but it still put quite a scare in area residents. The malfunction happened around 1 p.m., specifically near Apex and Cary. A recorded message from emergency management was sent to several residents of Apex and Cary following a siren going off from the Harris Power Plant.
Breaking: Government Shuts Down as Bill to Extend Funding Is Blocked; Senators Continue to Seek Deal | 20 Jan 2018 | The United States government has officially shut down. Lawmakers are now scrambling for a quick deal to reopen it and buy them more negotiation time.
Hawaii gov took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false | 19 Jan 2018 | The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan told state lawmakers at a hearing that he called the governor at 8:09 a.m. Saturday after speaking to a supervisor at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, whose employee accidentally sent the alert...Ige's office relayed an emergency management agency tweet about the false alarm at 8:24 a.m. Six minutes later, a notice went up on his Facebook page.
Trump admin pledges to minimize impact of government shutdown | 19 Jan 2018 | The White House on Friday emphasized that the Trump administration is working to mitigate the impact of a potential government shutdown on the American people. "You're seeing, across the board, efforts by the administration in each of the agencies to minimize the impact of the shutdown on the American people," an official said on a call with reporters late in the day, as the shutdown became increasingly likely under a looming midnight deadline. "We've instructed agencies to minimize the impact. My impression is that other administrations worked to maximize impacts," another official said.
NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve | 19 Jan 2018 | The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn't destroyed, according to recent court filings. Word of the NSA's foul-up is illegal actions are emerging just as Congress has extended for six years the legal authority the agency uses for much of its surveillance work conducted through U.S. internet providers and tech firms. President Donald Trump signed that measure into law Friday.
'Politically Incorrect' NYU Professor Sues Colleagues for Defamation | 18 Jan 2018 | Michael Rectenwald, a liberal studies professor at New York University (NYU), is known on Twitter for making fun of liberals, their political ideology and academia in general. Now, he is suing four of his colleagues for allegedly disparaging remarks about him on an e-mail thread to other faculty members. The four defendants in the case are associate professor Jacqueline Bishop, adjunct professor Amber Frost, professor Carley Moore and ex-assistant professor Theresa Senft. Per the lawsuit, Rectenwald accused the four defendants of "malicious" comments and that NYU did not stop the disparaging comments.
Feds intend to retry Menendez and Melgen 'at the earliest possible date' | 19 Jan 2018 | Two months after a jury failed to reach a verdict in the federal corruption case against Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and co-defendant Salomon Melgen, the Justice Department on Friday said it wants to retry them -- and soon. "The United States files this notice of intent to retry the defendants and requests that the Court set the case for retrial at the earliest possible date," reads the one-paragraph notice signed by AnnaLou Tirol, acting chief of the department's public integrity section. Menendez, New Jersey's senior senator, is up for reelection this year.
Republicans want release of secret Russia probe surveillance memo | 19 Jan 2018 | House Republicans have said the information in a secret memo on surveillance is so shocking that it must be released to the public. Members of the lower chamber of Congress were allowed to see a memo from the House intelligence committee on Thursday, with some voicing outrage about what they saw in a restricted room at the Capitol. "I viewed the classified report from House Intel relating to the FBI, FISA abuses, the infamous Russian dossier, and so-called 'Russian collusion.' What I saw is absolutely shocking. This report needs to be released--now. Americans deserve the truth. #ReleaseTheMemo," Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina said Thursday night.
GOP demand #ReleaseTheMemo on 'shocking' FISA abuses - after supporting surveillance law | 19 Jan 2018 | Republican lawmakers demand the public release of a classified memo detailing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses under the Obama administration. The move comes as lawmakers [insanely] reauthorized government surveillance powers. The House Intelligence Committee passed the motion introduced by Rep. Peter King (R-New York) Thursday. The measure was voted on along party lines, with all Democrats voting against the motion to make the classified report available to all House members.
Congress hurtles toward shutdown --The House passed a bill to keep the government funded for another four weeks, but prospects in the Senate look dim. | 18 Jan 2018 | Congress is careening toward the first shutdown in more than four years, with Republicans and Democrats at a seemingly intractable impasse over government funding and the fates of young immigrants facing deportation. Though House Republicans voted Thursday night to keep the government open, the real drama is in the closely divided Senate, where it's unclear what, if anything, can clear the chamber's supermajority threshold. The Senate couldn't even agree on holding a vote on Thursday night, adjourning after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurned Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's request to hold a vote and, assuming it failed, restart bipartisan negotiations on immigration and government spending levels.
Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan | 18 Jan 2018 | Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a major proposal prepared for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that would make New York the first city in the United States with a pay-to-drive plan. New York has rejected or ignored versions of them dating to at least the 1970s. The newest plan embraces the twin goals of easing Manhattan's choking traffic while raising badly needed revenue for the city's failing subways and buses. The proposals are part of a report by a task force, "Fix NYC," convened by Governor Cuomo after he declared a state of emergency in the subways last June.
Chris Christie ordered to use Newark Airport's public entrance when the TSA caught him trying to bypass security two days after his term as New Jersey governor ended
Chris Christie ordered to use Newark Airport's public entrance when the TSA caught him trying to bypass security two days after his term as New Jersey governor ended | 18 Jan 2018 | Chris Christie learned the hard way this week that his VIP treatment expired at the same time as his governorship. The former New Jersey governor was busted by airport security trying to bypass a TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday. Christie attempted to use a 'special access' area near the exit of the restricted area of the terminal, according to CBS New York.
Illegal immigrant accused of stabbing stranger in neck at California market had been deported seven times
Illegal immigrant accused of stabbing stranger in neck at California market had been deported seven times | 18 Jan 2018 | A man accused of an "unprovoked and brutal stabbing" at a market in California last month is an illegal immigrant with a criminal record who had been previously deported seven times, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman told Fox News. Ricardo Velasquez-Romero, 39, who also goes by the name Eulalio Miniz Orozco, was arrested last month after local police say he stabbed a 61-year-old man in the neck at Lola’s Market in Santa Rosa on Dec. 21. Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Velasquez-Romero "has been repatriated to his native Mexico seven times since 2007," a spokesman for ICE said.
Newsweek HQ raided by two dozen NYPD officers and Manhattan DA investigators - who resfuse to say why
Newsweek HQ raided by two dozen NYPD officers and Manhattan DA investigators - who resfuse to say why | 18 Jan 2018 | About two dozen NYPD officers and investigators from the Manhattan district attorney's office stormed the Newsweek magazine offices in New York City on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Sources told the New York Post and The Outline that the agents were taking pictures of the company's servers, and their corresponding serial numbers.
Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland | 16 Jan 2018 | Chelsea E. Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks, is seeking to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings. Manning would be challenging Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin, who is in his second term in the Senate and is up for reelection in November. Cardin is Maryland's senior senator and is considered an overwhelming favorite to win a third term.
Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia 'Investigation' | 16 Jan 2018 | Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump's associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The move marked the first time Mr. Mueller is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of Mr. Trump's inner circle. The special counsel’s office has used subpoenas before to seek information on Mr. Trump's associates and their possible ties to Russia or other foreign governments.
Bannon refused to answer House panel's questions about time in White House | 16 Jan 2018 | President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon refused to answer questions Tuesday from the House intelligence committee about his time in the White House, prompting panel members to subpoena him on the spot, according to a person familiar with the interview. Bannon appeared before the committee as part of its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, speaking just weeks after a falling-out with Trump over comments he made in an explosive new book. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) confirmed Tuesday that he issued a subpoena for Bannon.
Fifth Dem announces plan to boycott Trump's State of the Union | 15 Jan 2018 | Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) on Monday announced she plans to boycott President Trump's State of the Union address to Congress at the end of the month, joining a handful of other Democratic lawmakers who are skipping the annual event. The Washington lawmaker joins Democratic Reps. John Lewis (Ga.), Frederica Wilson (Fla.), Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) and Maxine Waters (Calif.) in skipping the president's address, with many citing Trump's recent remarks.
Anti-PC Professor Suing NYU Speaks Out | 15 Jan 2018 | Michael Rectenwald -- the PC-bashing, "deplorable" New York University professor behind the Twitter handle @antipcnyuprof -- is suing NYU and four of his colleagues for defamation, alleging that he was subjected to a campaign of ostracism and harassment when he criticized campus political correctness. Rectenwald's suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, alleges that current and former NYU faculty members used official email distribution lists to defame him in May of 2017, calling him a "right-wing misogynist," an "a-hole" and "Satan" in messages sent to over 100 NYU faculty and administrators.
Abu Hamza says he was tipped off about 9/11 | 14 Jan 2018 | Abu Hamza, Britain’s most notorious hate preacher [and MI5 agent], says militant contacts in Afghanistan called him four days before the 9/11 attacks to warn: "Something very big will happen very soon." The hook-handed cleric says he interpreted the message as being about an impending terrorist strike on America and believes the phone at his west London home was being "tapped" by police at the time. His claim raises questions about whether British authorities were aware of the warning and failed to pass it on to their American counterparts before al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] operatives flew hijacked jets into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in September 2001.