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75th Anniversary of Japanese Internment Brings Painful Memories, New Fears

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home and locked up for years following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to camps across the West because the government claimed they might plot against ...

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Sources: ‘The Blind Sheikh,’ Convicted In NYC Bomb Plot, Dead At 78

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Omar Abdel-Rahman also known as the “blind Sheikh,” has died at a prison hospital at age 78, law enforcement sources told CBS2. Abdel-Rahman inspired the 1993 World Trade Center attack, a plot to blow up local landmarks and issued the Islamic ruling that Osama bin Laden used to justify 9/11. Rahman was convicted in 1995 for involvement in ...

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1 Dead, Another Injured In Shooting At South Side Nightclub

CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago police are searching for the gunman involved in a deadly shooting at a South Side nightclub. Police responded early Saturday to a shooting at 50th and Ashland in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Upon arrival, police found a 23-year-old man shot inside the club. He was pronounced dead at the scene with a gunshot wound ...

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Atlantic County Officer Injured After Crashing Into Utility Pole

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (CBS) — A police officer was injured after crashing her SUV into utility pole in Atlantic County, New Jersey. It happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday along Route 9 near Adams Avenue in Pleasantville. Police say the officer lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a utility pole, taking it down. The unidentified officer suffered minor injuries. She ...

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Donations Needed For LI Officer Severely Injured In Line Of Duty

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Donations are needed to help a Long Island police officer severely injured in the line of duty. Port Washington officer Michael McNulty suffered severe injuries when he was involved in a motorcycle accident while escorting an ambulance aiding a victim of cardiac arrest on Jan. 28, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported. Chief Jim Salerno said ...

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Tree Crashes Down Onto Hollywood Hills Home

HOLLYWOOD HILLS (CBSLA.com) – A large pine tree came crashing down onto a house in the Hollywood Hills Saturday morning, bringing down power lines. The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that the tree came down sometime before 8:30 a.m. on a home in the 8700 block of West Arlene Terrace. High voltage wires were downed by the tree as well. ...

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Pre-Game Ceremony Will Honor Crosby For Reaching 1,000 Points

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will honor Sidney Crosby for reaching 1,000 points before Sunday’s game. The Penguins say they will honor the team captain in a brief pre-game ceremony before Sunday’s game at PPG Paints Arena. Crosby became the 86th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points during the first period of Thursday night’s game against ...

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Digital Device Searches At Border Fall Into Legal Gray Zone

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter PORTLAND, Ore. (CBSMiami/AP) — Watchdog groups keeping tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. The issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including a Canadian journalist, spoke out publicly about their experiences. ...

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Fire Breaks Out At Torrance Refinery

TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) – Crews quickly contained a fire that broke out at the Torrance Refinery early Saturday morning. Torrance Fire Department crews responded to the refinery located at 3700 W. 190th St. at 6:30 a.m., on a report of a pump failure that had caused a fire in the crude oil section. According to Torrance police, there was no offsite ...

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Major Caltrain Project Threatened By Question Over Federal Funding

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A massive Caltrain project to convert the commuter train system from diesel fuel to electric power was derailed when the Federal Transit Administration decided to hold up a nearly $650 million construction grant. The FTA said that it will defer a final decision about the money until the Trump Administration develops its 2018 fiscal year ...

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Last-Second Launch Delay For SpaceX At Historic Moon Pad

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX to delay its inaugural launch from NASA’s historic moon pad on Saturday. SpaceX halted the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining. The problem with the second-stage thrust control actually cropped up several minutes earlier. With just a single second to get the Falcon rocket airborne, flight controllers could not ...

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Fatal Collision Closes All I-5 South Lanes at J Street

SACRAMENTO — All I-5 southbound lanes are closed at J Street due to a fatal collision. Sacramento Fire has confirmed two fatalities and one major injury. Traffic is being diverted off onto the Richards Blvd. exit. Crews are on the scene performing multiple extrications. Use an alternate route. Stay with FOX40 for updates on this story. UPDATE: 2 fatalities confirmed, 1 ...

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Thousands Still Without Power Throughout LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Crews were working frantically early Saturday morning to restore power to thousands of people throughout the Los Angeles area following Friday’s devastating storm. As of 6 a.m. Saturday, 57,318 customers with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power were without electricity. At the height of the storm Friday, 82,000 people were left in the dark. ...

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3 Saved From Burning Car In Fiery DWI Crash On Long Island

ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County police rescued three people from a burning car in Islip Terrace early Saturday morning. Police say Jon Moser, 27, of Shirley was intoxicated when he crashed his 2008 Nissan sedan carrying two other passengers into a concrete divider on the Craig B. Gariepy Avenue and Sunrise Highway North Service road at around 3:36 a.m. ...

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CPD: 2 Killed, 8 Wounded In Shootings To Start Holiday Weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were killed and at least eight more, including a 13-year-old boy, were wounded in South and West side shootings to start the President’s Day holiday weekend, according to Chicago Police. The latest killing happened about 4:30 a.m. in Back of the Yards, where officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 4500 ...

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Man Charged With Murder In Heart Of Chicago Arson

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man has been charged with setting a garage fire last fall in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood that left a 59-year-old man dead. Thomas Stafford, 23, faces counts of first-degree murder and aggravated arson for the Sept. 16, 2016, blaze in the 2100 block of West 21st Street, according to Chicago Police. Firefighters found Venancio Veracruz ...

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2 Teens Wounded, 1 Critically, In North Austin Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two boys — ages 13 and 16 — were wounded in a shooting in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side, leaving the younger critically wounded. At 11:24 p.m., they were walking in the 5100 block of West Concord when they heard shots and realized they’d been struck, according to Chicago Police. The 13-year-old boy was ...

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Man Charged With Murder In Shooting Of 2-Year-Old Lavontay White

CHICAGO — A man has been charged with murder in connection with the Valentine’s Day triple shooting that left 2-year-old Lavontay White and his 26-year-old uncle dead — and injured a pregnant woman. Devon Swan, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting, Chicago Police announced Saturday morning. Police said additional arrests are expected, and the ...

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Amtrak Cop Charged With Murder Bonds Out Of Jail

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chad Robertson had already bolted — and was at least 75 feet away — when Amtrak police officer LaRoyce Tankson unholstered his gun, crouched down and fired, sending Robertson crashing face-first to the ground, a Cook County judge was told Friday. Not one of four witnesses saw Robertson with a weapon on that Feb. 8 night at ...

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‘Golden Girls’-Inspired Café Now Open

By Jessica Moskowitz NEW YORK (CNN) — “Golden Girls” fans now have the perfect place to gather with pals and confidants. Rue La Rue Café, which celebrates the popular TV series that starred Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty and Rue McClanahan, has opened in New York City. The café features memorabilia ranging from McClanahan’s 1987 Emmy Award to a ...

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Three women arrested following traffic stop

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) Three women are in custody following a traffic stop that led to the discovery of drugs. It happened just after 9:30 p.m. Friday night when an officer spotted a vehicle with a headlight out. After stopping the vehicle, authorities became suspicious of the behavior of the driver and two passengers. Further investigation found methamphetamine, pills and other ...

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‘A Lot To Talk About:’ Trump To Hold Campaign Rally In Florida

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally Saturday in politically strategic Florida — 1,354 days before the 2020 election. Will be having many meetings this weekend at The Southern White House. Big 5:00 P.M. speech in Melbourne, Florida. A lot to talk about! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2017 “Will be having many meetings ...

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‘DeVos Doesn’t Intend To Tear Apart Public Education’: Toomey Defends His Support Of Education Secretary

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Activists have spent weeks protesting outside Senator Pat Toomey’s office in Philadelphia, criticizing his support for controversial Trump Administration appointees. In a town hall phone call with constituents this week, Toomey explained his reasons for voting to confirm one of the most polarizing cabinet picks, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Vice President Mike Pence had to break a ...

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LI Firefighters Rescue Starving Cat Trapped In Storm Drain

BAYPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island authorities came to the rescue of a cat stuck in a storm drain in Suffolk County on Friday afternoon. According to the Suffolk County SPCA, employees from Vitamin World in Bayport contacted the Bayport Fire Department after discovering the cat struggling in a storm drain 25 feet underground. Members of the SPCA accompanied up ...

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Trump In Florida For “Unfiltered” Talk With Supporters

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — After a tumultuous month of governing, President Donald Trump is out of the White House doing what he loves best — campaigning. Trump will hold a campaign rally at an airport hangar in central Florida on Saturday afternoon. The event in Melbourne comes as he seeks to regain his footing following a series ...

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Chapel Lakes hostage situation resolved, no injuries

Savannah, GA (WSAV) – One person has been arrested after a hostage situation on Chapel Lakes Drive South Saturday morning.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police got a call around 7am about a domestic dispute at a home.  By 9:30 the situation had been resolved and one person was arrested.  A mother and three children were taken from the home unharmed. No one ...

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Architect Remembered At Boston City Hall, Which He Helped Design

BOSTON (AP) — A New England architect who helped design a number of modern Boston’s landmarks is being remembered at one of his creations — Boston City Hall. A memorial service is slated for Saturday afternoon for Henry Austin Wood III, who died at his home in Boston Jan. 27, the Providence Journal reported earlier this month. He was 87. Wood ...

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New Bill Requires NYC Landlords To Clearly Show Address On Buildings

NEW YORK (CBSnewYork) — For first responders, seconds count, and visible building address numbers are a big help. Now, a new bill will require landlords to clearly mark their building with an address number legible from the sidewalk, WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported. The bill was originally introduced by Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer in 2014, but didn’t gain traction, ...

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University President Rejects Stanford ‘Sanctuary Campus’ Proposal

STANFORD (CBS SF) — Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has declined to officially declare the university a ‘sanctuary campus,’ according to a campus spokesman. Members of the student group Stanford Sanctuary Now, who also go by SSN, met with Tessier-Lavigne in his office to urge the university to not share student and staff citizenship information with U.S. Immigration and Customs ...

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