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Residents Grieve & Commit To Rebuilding After Mudslides

[ad_1] MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast. Mourners lit prayer candles and left flowers as a makeshift memorial for the victims after shedding tears, hugs and prayers during the vigil outside the Santa Barbara County courthouse. “I don’t know about you, but I’m scared of Mother Nature right now,” Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo told the attendees at the vigil. Bethany Harris, who lives in Santa Barbara, brought...

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Money Mondays: What Tax Reform Means For Tax Refunds

[ad_1] You are joining us with more news following the recent tax bill. What has happened now?  Last week, the Treasury Department released new guidance and withholding tables for employers that will directly impact how much your employer withholds from your paycheck for taxes. Under those new tables, the Treasury estimates that 90% of people who get a paycheck are likely to see more in take-home pay, as soon as February. Employers will have until Feb. 15 to incorporate the changes in their payroll systems. This is certainly good news for many Americans, but there are a few things to keep in...

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Vogue publisher drops Bruce Weber and Mario Testino over misconduct allegations

[ad_1] Bruce Weber and Mario Testino have challenged the allegations against them. Conde Nast is cutting ties with two famous fashion photographers, Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, after The New York Times published disturbing allegations about both men. "Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them" read the banner headline in Sunday's Times. Both men were regulars in the pages of Vogue and other Conde Nast publications. The Times' investigation into alleged sexual misconduct prompted immediate action. "We are deeply disturbed by these accusations and take this very...

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Little Known Black History Fact: James Farmer

[ad_1] The late James Farmer rose to prominence as one of the more visible civil rights leaders of his time. On this day in 1998, Farmer was honored by President Bill Clinton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Martin Luther King Day, just three days after his birthday. Farmer was born January 12, 1920 in Marshall, Texas to educator parents. Farmer’s father was a professor at Wiley College, an HBCU. Despite the middle-class life he was provided, Farmer was not shielded from racism, experiencing that harsh reality when he was just a boy. A child prodigy, Farmer entered Wiley at the...

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Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens Out At Australian Open

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In her first match at the Australian Open since a Williams sister was guaranteed to win the title, Venus Williams lost in the first round to Belinda Bencic and ensured it cannot happen in 2018. Venus lost last year’s final at Melbourne Park to younger sibling Serena, who clinched an Open era-record 23rd major but hasn’t played a Grand Slam tournament since because of her pregnancy and the birth of her first child. The 6-3, 7-5 loss for Venus Williams was her first in five career meeting with Bencic, who lost to Serena Williams in the first...

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Dozens Escape Casino Boat Fire In Florida

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say dozens of passengers and crew are safe after a casino shuttle boat was consumed by a huge fire while making a regular run to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast. Fire officials and witnesses say people leaped into chilly waters and reached shore in Port Richey in the greater Tampa Bay area after the fire Sunday afternoon. Authorities say 15 people with chest pain, smoke inhalation and other minor injuries were taken to the hospital to be checked. The shuttle boat routinely carried people back and forth from the Tropical Breeze Casino Cruise, which...

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Missile Alert Mistake Unnerves Hawaii

[ad_1] This smartphone screen capture shows a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones) HONOLULU (AP) — A blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government’s ability to keep them informed in a real emergency. Residents and tourists alike remained rattled a day after the mistaken alert was blasted out to cellphones across the islands with a warning to seek immediate shelter and the ominous statement...

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Trump Says He’s No Racist

[ad_1] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world’s melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one. “No, No. I am not a racist,” Trump told reporters who asked for his response to those who think he is a racist. “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.” Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided delving into the specifics of...

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