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Torrential California Mudslide Takes Lives Of Elderly, Young

[ad_1] MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. He died with his wife of more than 50 years, Alice. The youngest, 3-year-old Kailly Benitez, was one of four children killed. As their names and those of 14 other victims were released Thursday, crews kept digging through the muck and rubble looking for more people. “At this moment, we are still looking for live victims,” Santa Barbara fire Capt. Gary Pitney said. But he confessed: “The likelihood is increasing that we’ll be finding bodies, not survivors....

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Trump’s First Medical Check-Up As President Set For Friday

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital on Friday. Trump is headed to the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for his first medical check-up as president. But what has been a fairly routine exam for previous officeholders has taken on outsized importance in the age of Trump, given the tone of some of his tweets, comments attributed to some of his close advisers and Trump’s recent slurring of words on national TV. Some of the comments were published in a new...

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Colbert, Kimmel and late night tackle Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark

[ad_1] Hosts like Jimmy Kimmel have dealt with many bizarre moments from the Trump White House. Yet, late night hosts on Thursday night seemed more perplexed than usual while discussing the president's latest comments regarding people from what he called "shithole countries." "Before I share what specifically he said, I would like you to keep in mind this is an actual quote from the actual president of the United States," Kimmel said while opening his show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on ABC. Kimmel added...

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Little Known Black History Month: Erin Jackson

[ad_1]   Erin Jackson was already known as a top competitor in the world of inline skating, having won countless medals on the global stage. Adding to her growing resume, the Florida native can now call herself an Olympian after making history as the first African-American woman to make the U.S. Long-Track Speed Skating squad. Born on September 19, 1992 in Ocala, Florida, the University of Florida graduate made her mark as an inline speed skater, winning several gold and silver medals including the 2014 Pan American Championships. In a recent interview, Jackson explained that inline skating has a competitive ceiling as...

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Facebook News Feeds To Incorporate More Family Posts

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more “meaningful” in a move that could hurt publishers and news organizations that rely on it to spread their content. Facebook has said before that it will emphasize personal connections over business pages and celebrities that people follow. But the latest move represents a major shift, one intended to highlight the posts users are most likely to engage with rather than passively consume. The company says people will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result. The changes come as the company faces criticism that...

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Search Continues For Survivors In California Mudslides

[ad_1] MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — More than two full days after mudslides ravaged the coastal town of Montecito, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday, with growing doubts about whether anyone would be found alive. Seventeen people from ages 3 to 89 were confirmed dead, and more than 40 others were unaccounted for. “In disaster circumstances there have been many miraculous stories lasting many days and we certainly are searching for a miracle right now,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said. He noted that some people had been rescued Thursday. Santa Barbara fire Capt. Gary Pitney said...

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Women Win Big At Critic’s Choice Awards

[ad_1] Rachel Bloom and Anthony Anderson (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — It was a good night for women at the Critics’ Choice Awards. “Big Little Lies” was the biggest winner, with four awards, and “The Handmaid’s Tale” won three. “Wonder Woman” was named best action movie and its star Gal Gadot accepted a special award for challenging gender stereotypes. “Big Little Lies” was named best limited series and won acting awards for Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern. Kidman thanked the entertainment community “who show up to make really fantastic films and TV and let us do what...

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Baltimore Hospital Apologizes For Discharging Woman In Hospital Gown

[ad_1] BALTIMORE (AP) — The chief executive of a Baltimore hospital has apologized after a woman was discharged, wearing only a gown and socks, at a bus stop at night. Dr. Mohan Suntha, president and CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, told a news conference the hospital “failed” after a video posted on Facebook showed the unidentified woman mumbling and appearing disoriented in frigid weather outside. Suntha also said Thursday there are no excuses for what happened to her. The hospital confirmed in a statement that she was discharged Tuesday night. WJZ-TV reports Imamu Baraka was the bystander who...

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Mary J. Blige Celebrates Star On Walk Of Fame

[ad_1] Source: Donato Sardella / GettyMary J. Blige cemented her name in the history books with a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame today. The legendary singer was surrounded by fans and her celebrity friends. Diddy was on deck to emcee the ceremony and help Mary celebrate her birthday, which happened to fall on the same day of the unveiling.Mary donned a tailored suit and blonde half-up, half-down do to the event while flashing a pearly smile as she accepted the honor. [ad_2] Source link ...

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Mary J. Blige Celebrates Star On Walk Of Fame

[ad_1] Source: Donato Sardella / GettyMary J. Blige cemented her name in the history books with a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame today. The legendary singer was surrounded by fans and her celebrity friends. Diddy was on deck to emcee the ceremony and help Mary celebrate her birthday, which happened to fall on the same day of the unveiling.Mary donned a tailored suit and blonde half-up, half-down do to the event while flashing a pearly smile as she accepted the honor. [ad_2] Source link ...

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