Trump Approves Hiring Freeze for Federal Government; Memorandum Does Not Apply to Military

President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Monday that implemented a hiring freeze for some federal workers in an effort to cut government payrolls. The move, which had long been promised by the Trump administration, does not include military employees, a fact Trump made clear during the signing. “This memorandum counters the dramatic expansion of the federal workforce in ...

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L.A. to Pay $5.2 Million in Wrongful Imprisonment Case

Los Angeles will pay $5.2 million to end a legal battle with a man whose murder conviction was tossed out. Los Angeles will pay $5.2 million to end a legal battle with Reggie Cole, whose murder conviction was tossed out. He’s shown here in 2015. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times) The settlement with Reggie Cole is the latest in ...

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AAA Flooded With Calls About Insurance Claims In Wake Of Recent Storms

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Automobile Club of Southern California have been flooded with calls about insurance claims after record-breaking rain wreaked havoc across the Southland. “Since the rain started Thursday of last week, we’ve received over a thousand calls for claims,” said Jeffrey Spring, the AAA’s public relations manager. The motor club has been so busy, it had to bring in ...

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16-Year-Old Boy Killed In Hayward Shooting

HAYWARD (CBS SF) — A 16-year-old boy was killed in a possible drive-by shooting in unincorporated Hayward Monday night, according to a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Around 6:45 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Princeton Street at Smalley Avenue, which is just outside Hayward city limits. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene, ...

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Rogue Wave Blows Out Windows Of Pacifica Restaurant

PACIFICA (KPIX 5) – A rogue wave that broke the windows of an oceanfront restaurant in Pacifica and then flooded the ground floor was caught on surveillance cameras. Moonracker restaurant’s banquet hall is now stripped of its carpet as dehumidifiers run to get out any excess water. “Initially it broke the window and then a bunch of water came through and ...

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Murrieta Firefighters Describe Dramatic Swift-Water Rescue

MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) – Murrieta firefighters Monday recalled the challenges they faced during an impressive swift-water rescue of a family of four who got stranded in their pickup truck Sunday evening. The rescue of a couple and their two young children, which was caught on camera, took place in the area of Los Alamos Road and Monroe Avenue when a truck ...

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After Fire Rips Through Orangevale Woman’s Home, Thieves Strike

ORANGEVALE — After her home caught fire, an Orangevale woman says she lost many of her belongings — not just from the flames, but also from thieves who raided the damaged property that was left in front of her house. “[A] bag had been gone through, [a] box had been kicked open,” said Matta Holliday. “People have been going through them, ...

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Hail Storm Strikes Sutter County

YUBA CITY — An intense storm cell dumped several inches of hail on South George Washington Boulevard, south of Yuba City Monday afternoon. The weather event was very localized, covering only a few square miles. “It was just right here… just about two or three miles,” said Elizabeth Ayala of Sutter County, who brought her kids out to play in the ...

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Duarte Residents Recover From Yet Another Paralyzing Storm

DUARTE (CBSLA.com) – Homeowners in the Duarte burn area were finally getting a break Monday evening from the recent storms after mud flows shut down streets and forced evacuations. “We’ve been here since 196, last Friday was the worst we’ve ever seen,” Homeowner Barbara Wirth said. Evacuation orders that were issued over the weekend for about 180 homes in the ...

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San Francisco Legislation Would Make It Harder To Rent SRO Hotels To Tourists

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Legislation approved by a Board of Supervisors committee Monday will make it harder for residential hotel owners to rent out rooms to tourists and help prevent the conversion of affordable housing into boutique hotels and short-term rental units, officials said Monday. The legislation introduced by Supervisor Aaron Peskin stops the practice of renting out SRO ...

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NightSide – All Talk, No Action?

BOSTON (CBS) – Last Friday, Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. One day later, millions of women assembled in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and cities all over the world to protest Trump’s rhetoric and proposed policies. But did the Women’s March actually accomplish anything? Or was it just an easy ...

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Man Found Dead in Woodland Hills Backyard: LAPD

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a Woodland Hills backyard Monday, authorities said. The 5000 block of Queen Victoria Road in Woodland Hills is shown in an undated Google Maps Street View image. The incident was reported around 5:45 p.m. in the 5000 block of Queen Victoria Road, according to the Los Angeles Poice Department Capt. ...

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‘La La Land’ Still Frontrunner On Eve Of Oscar Noms

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Awards-season darling “La La Land” will likely find itself near the top of the list when Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday, while films including “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Hidden Figures” and “Fences” are strong contenders to land on the best-picture list. “La La Land,” the musical romance between an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist, ...

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Mudslides, Flooding Prompts California Governor To Declare State Of Emergency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for 50 California counties that were drenched by winter storms. Monday’s two proclamations cover counties up and down the state that were hit with flooding, mudslides, erosion and damage to roads and highways from December and January storms. Brown says “conditions of extreme peril” exist in the ...

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Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency After Storms Ravage Calif.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Gov. Jerry Brown Monday night declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles and Orange counties for the powerful winter storms that have caused tens of millions of dollars in damage. In total, the proclamation covers 50 of California’s 58 counties for the December and January storms that have hit the state. Brown issued emergency proclamations ...

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Most Riverside County Schools Closed Due To Storm Reopen Tuesday

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Most of the Riverside County schools that were closed due to storm damage will reopen Tuesday. Classes will return to normal schedule in the Nuview Union, Perris Union and Val Verde school districts, according to the county’s emergency management department. Most schools in RivCo will be open tom. (1/24). Mountain area schools will determine in AM. https://t.co/9sDQ1U83nz #CAStorms ...

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What’s on the agenda for Tuesday in Washington

WASHINGTON — The first Tuesday of the new administration is set to be full of confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill. Here’s what’s going on in Washington on Tuesday: Energy committee vote on interior and energy secretaries postponed Previously, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. to vote on the nominations of Montana ...

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President Trump Declares His Inauguration Day to Be ‘National Day of Patriotic Devotion’

One of President Donald Trump’s first acts following his inauguration Friday was to ordain the day as “National Day of Patriotic Devotion.” U.S. President Donald Trump during a reception with congressional leaders on Jan. 23, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC. (Credit: Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images) The new law, which applies specifically to Jan. 20, ...

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Bill that would let school security officers carry firearms gains ground

RICHMOND, Va. – The House of Delegates voted Monday to advance to third reading a bill that would allow school security officers to carry firearms. Under the legislation, school districts could employ security officers to carry a firearm in the performance of their duty if they meet certain requirements. Del. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Woodbridge, told House members that HB 1392 addresses ...

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Senate panel OKs bans on LGBT discrimination

RICHMOND, Va. – Legislation to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in public employment and housing cleared a Senate committee on Monday and now will go to the full Senate for consideration. SB 783, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, would prohibit public employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification. The Senate General Laws and ...

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Getzlaf, Bernier Lift Ducks Over Jets 3-2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the third period, Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday night. Logan Shaw and Rickard Rakell also scored for Anaheim. Andrew Copp and Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal each for Winnipeg. The game was physical and chippy, with the teams ...

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Back Stories: WCBS Reporter Steve Flanders

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — As WCBS Newsradio 880 celebrates 50 years of covering news in New York, we bring you a new daily series, called WCBS Back Stories, sharing new stories about the people, places and events that marked the past five decades. Find more 50th anniversary Back Stories and other special features here, and be sure to follow the station ...

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GOP senators present Obamacare alternative

Watch Video Two Republican senators introduced legislation Monday to replace Obamacare amid mounting pressure on the GOP to craft an alternative to the massive healthcare law. Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine unveiled a bill that they are describing as an “Obamacare replacement plan.” The duo is promising that the proposal would give more power to ...

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Deadly Police Involved Shooting Under Investigation In Wilmington

WILMINGTON, De. (CBS) — A deadly police involved shooting, which took place on Monday night, is under investigation in Wilmington, Delaware. Police say officers were called to home following a report that an armed was behaving erratically. Massive Tree Falls In South Philadelphia, Knocking Out Power As Nor’easter Strikes Region The incident happened 6:00 p.m., in the 1700 block of ...

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New Details Emerging About Man Fatally Shot By Police In Larmier

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The man shot and killed by Pittsburgh Police Sunday at his home in Larimer never should have had a gun in his hands. Online criminal court records in Allegheny County show Christopher Thompkins went to prison for shooting and killing someone in 1994. That conviction means he should not have been in possession of a firearm on ...

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