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Local restaurants close to support immigrant staff members

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Across the country Thursday, grassroots “A Day Without Immigrants” protests were held. Cities from Detroit, Chicago, Austin, Minneapolis and Indianapolis took part. A local restaurant owner closed four businesses in solidarity with their employees. The owners of Delicia, La Mulita, The Northside Social and The Nook said some employees told them they weren’t showing up, so the ...

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Surprise, surprise. AT&T trumpets its own new unlimited plan

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T says any cellphone customer can sign up for unlimited data plans starting Friday. That option had been limited to customers of AT&T-owned DirecTV. The change comes just days after Verizon announced an unlimited plan without such restrictions. All four major cellphone providers now offer unlimited plans, a major reversal from a few years ago. AT&T’s ...

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Trump seeks to end legal fight with revised travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants an end to the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations and will issue a replacement ban as it strives to protect the nation. Details of the new proposal were not provided in the filing or at a wide-ranging ...

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Can they search my phone? A guide to your rights at the border

Passengers wait at a customs checkpoint at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. If you’re entering or returning to the US soon — even if you’re a US citizen — you may be confused about your legal rights in the wake of President Trump’s contested travel ban. Can officers detain you at airports or other border checkpoints? Can they scroll through your ...

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CNN: Donald Trump attacks hasn’t hurt network

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of CNN says that neither the network’s journalism or business have been hurt as a result of President Donald Trump’s attacks. Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, spoke Thursday at the same time Trump was holding a news conference in Washington that continued his barrage against media coverage of the administration, while also allaying ...

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When Delta is bringing back free meals

Watch Video NEW YORK — In-flight meals are back on Delta. The airline will soon start offering free meals to passengers in the main cabin on some of its cross-country flights. The in-flight meals will start on March 1 on flights between New York City’s JFK airport and Los Angeles and San Francisco. The perk will expand on April 24 ...

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Man pleads guilty to buying rifles in San Bernardino attack

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Thursday to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack. Enrique Marquez Jr. appeared in federal court in Riverside with his hands cuffed and chained to his waist as a judge accepted his plea agreement with prosecutors. Gregory Clayborn, the father of one of those ...

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700,000+ Britax strollers being recalled

Britax Child Safety Inc. has recalled more than 700,000 strollers with Click & Go receiver mounts due to a fall hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday. The recalled models include Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers when they are used with a travel system with a car seat carrier. The recall includes 676,000 strollers sold in the ...

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Dads doing ballet on Valentine’s Day will make your heart happy

PHILADELPHIA (NEXSTAR MEDIA) — Videos posted on Facebook of fathers taking part in their child’s ballet class on Valentine’s Day are melting hearts around the world. The Philadelphia Dance Center posted three videos on Facebook Tuesday night that have since gone viral with more than 22 million combined views and 300,000 shares. Thousands have commented with praise for the dads. ...

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Trump rally is best for new POTUS since LBJ and JFK

NEW YORK — The stock market is having its best performance in the first month of a rookie president’s term since the 1960s. The S&P 500 has gone up 3.8% since Trump took office. That’s the biggest increase for a new Republican president since the blue chip index that eventually became the S&P 500 debuted in 1923, according to S&P ...

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Woman taken as baby meets siblings 50 years later in Nashville

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A three-month-old girl was taken from her parents and adopted in the 1960s. Her biological parents never stopped looking for her but passed away before she was found. The couple’s children took over the search and finally found their long lost sister 50 years later. Faith Johnson and her younger sister, who live in Tennessee, say ...

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7-year-old girl asks Google for a job – and gets a response

We usually ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, but we seldom ask where they want to work. Well, 7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater already has her sights set: Google. After her dad showed her pictures of Google offices decked out with bean bag chairs and slides, Chloe knew this was the company for her. So, she handwrote ...

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Scambuster: Sharing this post could lead scammers to you

A scam that’s resurfacing has some a little confused. It’s a scam you’ll find on Facebook that many of your friends may have shared. But, it could lead the scammers straight to you. A lot of people’s favorite thing to do on Facebook is to share posts. One post that is going around warns that Facebook may not be a ...

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Trump set to make new pick for labor secretary

President Donald Trump plans a news conference about midday Thursday to announce his nominee for labor secretary — “a star, great person,” in his words. Trump’s first pick for the job, fast food chain executive Andy Puzder, withdrew from consideration after it was revealed he employed a housekeeper who wasn’t authorized to work in the U.S. Trump has blamed Senate ...

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Man found dead with zip-ties around neck inside jewelry store

NEW YORK — A man was found dead with zip-ties around his neck inside his jewelry store, NYPD sources told WPIX. Police investigate the death of a man found with zip-ties around his neck in a TriBeCa jewelry store on Feb. 15, 2017. (Anthony Dilorenzo /WPIX) The grisly discovery was made around 6 p.m. Wednesday at the family-owned World of Gold N Diamond, according ...

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Hero catches teen who fell 20 feet from mall escalator

ST. LOUIS — An alert shopper is being called a hero after he caught a teen who fell from an escalator in Missouri earlier this month, according to KTVI. Surveillance video shows two teenagers playing near an escalator inside the South County Center on Feb. 4. The teens are shown grabbing the moving handrail and holding on until it lifts them ...

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Judge orders mom to avoid getting pregnant

Watch Video NEW YORK — A mother struggling with drug addiction has been placed under a court order to avoid getting pregnant. The mother, a Rochester, New York, prostitute referred to as Brandy F. in court documents, had already been stripped of custody of her four children. She lost custody based on findings of child neglect. Judge Patricia Gallaher, a ...

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Veggie noodles recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

AUSTIN, TX (WCMH) – Packages of veggie noodles sold in Ohio are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. Veggie Noodle Co. of Austin, Texas is recalling a limited quantity of its Butternut Spirals. The recalled veggie noodles were sold in Whole Foods stores and other retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. The recalled ...

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Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. On a vote of 57-43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the Republican-led Congress to undo regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama. The House had ...

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FDA: Improper use of Neti Pots can cause brain-eating amoebas

WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning people that improper use of nasal irrigation systems like Neti Pots can increase the risk of infection. Neti Pots help flush out clogged nasal passages and help people breathe easier. They are typically used to treat congested sinuses, colds and allergies and moisten nasal passages exposed to dry ...

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This undocumented mom won’t be there when her kids get home

Watch Video DENVER — Like parents around the country, Jeanette Vizguerra kissed her kids last night and sent them to bed. She didn’t know if she’d be there when they got home from school today. Vizguerra is an undocumented immigrant. She was due to check in Wednesday with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Such check-ins are routine. But this one ...

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Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump’s labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorized to work in the United States. Fast food executive Andrew Puzder said in a statement provided to The Associated Press that he was “honored to ...

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US official says Russia deployed missile in treaty violation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a Trump administration official says, a development that complicates the outlook for U.S.-Russia relations amid turmoil on the White House national security team. The Obama administration three years ago accused the Russians of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by developing ...

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Marijuana catapult discovered, then dismantled, near border

Border Patrol agents in Arizona thwarted some clever drug smugglers and dismantled a drug catapult used to launch marijuana into the United States from Mexico. The catapult was attached to the top of a border fence near the Douglas Port of Entry, which is about two hours southeast of Tucson, Customs and Border Protection officials said in a statement Tuesday. ...

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Anti-Muslim hate groups tripled across the U.S. in 2016

DEARBORN, MI – JANUARY 23: Anti-Muslim graffiti defaces a shi’ite mosque at the Islamic Center of America January 23, 2007 in Dearborn, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) 2016 an ‘Unprecedented Year for Hate’ The number of anti-Muslim hate groups across the United States nearly tripled in the last year, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law ...

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Trump urges Israeli premier to ‘hold off’ on settlements

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel’s prime minister to “hold off” on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly endorsing support for a future independent Palestine. After weeks of dancing around the issue of expanded Israeli settlements, Trump made the request to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...

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