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Man Fatally Shot After Allegedly Slashing 2 Sheriff’s Deputies With Knife in Artesia

His identity has not been released. Authorities investigate a deputy-involved shooting in Artesia on Dec. During the fight, deputies attempted to use a Taser on the man, but it was not effective, according to the release. The deputies opened fire, striking the man at least one time in the upper body. (Credit: KTLA)
The deputies responded to the 11900 block of Droxford Street when someone reported a “suspicious person in a vehicle” just before 9:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department. 10, 2017. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
A man was shot and killed after he allegedly used a knife to cut two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies during an altercation in Artesia Sunday night. Eventually, the man armed himself with a knife and cut two of the deputies on their hands, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies arrived and located the man, who they say was uncooperative and physically attacked the deputies. The 49-year-old man was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The deputies were taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. 33.865848
-118.083121 The same man later abandoned the SUV in the front lawn of a home and was seen fighting with an unknown person before walking away from the area, witnesses told the Sheriff’s Department.

Women Detail Sexual Allegations Against President Trump in News Conference

“I just watched Sen. “The President has spoken about this multiple times throughout the campaign and has denied all of those allegations,” Sanders said in November. 21, 2017, in Washington, DC. Allred on Friday called on Trump to promise not to file a complaint against those who accused him of abusive sexual behavior, waving the threat of counter-prosecution. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”
Summer Zervos, who previously accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her, speaks at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred at Allred’s office in Los Angeles Nov. (Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
The firsthand accounts come as a public conversation on sexual assault and harassment — spurred by a series of accusations against high-profile figures in politics, Hollywood and journalism — rages throughout the United States. Trump traveled to Florida — just miles from the Alabama border — to rally support for the Senate candidate and has repeatedly tweeted about the need to back Moore and keep his Democratic opponent Doug Jones out of the Senate. The calls come days after Sen. 11, 2017. Two Democratic senators — Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon — called for Trump to resign over the multiple accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against him. 11, 2016. At least 13 women have come forward with accusations against Trump ranging from sexual harassment and misconduct to sexual assault, including unwanted kissing and groping. A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday. Rachel Crooks speaks as one of the accusers of President Donald Trump during a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred at the Women’s March In Washington on Jan. The accusers include Temple Taggart, the former Miss Utah USA who accused Trump of kissing her on the lips in 1997; Mindy McGillivray, who accused Trump of grabbing her butt at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida in 2003 and Crooks. The only reason I am here today is that this offender is now the President of our country,” said Rachel Crooks, a former Bayrock Group receptionist who accused Trump of kissing her on the mouth without her consent in 2005. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that women who accuse a man of inappropriate sexual behavior — including Trump — “should be heard.”
“Well, I mean, you know, the same thing, is women who accuse anyone should be heard,” Haley said when asked specifically about Trump’s accusers. Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign from his office,” Booker said. Trump has vehemently denied the accusations and while his top spokeswoman wouldn’t go on the record Monday, Sarah Sanders has previously said the White House’s position is that all the women are lying. And I think we heard from them prior to the election. Trump has stood by Moore despite the accusations and has raised questions about the women who have leveled the charges. Unfortunately, this behavior isn’t rare in our society, and people of all backgrounds can be victims. But not all those close to the President have been so dismissive. Brave New Films, a production company that realized a film on the women who have accused Trump of sexual assault, will host the event. “Yeah, we have been clear on that from the beginning and the President has spoken on it,” Sanders said in October. Trump. Trump opened the floodgates of accusations against him during the 2016 campaign when he downplayed the release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” video that showed him saying he was able to “grab them by the p**sy” because he was famous. (Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
The renewed focus on Trump’s accusers comes as Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore fights to win a reliably Republican seat, despite accusations he pursued relationships with teenagers, including molesting a 14-year-old and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old when he was in his 30s. “My question is, why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing — who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward. All the alleged incidents took place prior to his assuming the presidency. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, announced his intention to resign over accusations of sexual assault. The fact pattern on him is far more damning than the fact pattern on Al Franken.”

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UN Ambassador Haley on Trump Accusers: ‘We Should All Be Willing to Listen to Them’ Trump downplayed his remarks as nothing more than “locker room talk” at the second presidential debate and said he never kissed or groped women without consent. She spoke during another news conference on Dec. “They should be heard and they should be dealt with. Moore has denied all the allegations. “This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Mr.

Thomas Fire Still Threatening Thousands of Homes as It Burns Deeper Into Santa Barbara Co.

The extreme fire behavior will hinder control efforts Monday and have firefighters focused again on structure protection, Cal Fire stated. No cause of the fire has been determined. The Thomas Fire, which became the fifth largest blaze in California history on Sunday, is likely to continue to grow Monday as it burns deeper into Santa Barbara County and threatens thousands of homes. The blaze was ignited Monday evening in Ventura County and spread to southern Santa Barbara County overnight Saturday. Mandatory evacuations are in place for the following areas in Ventura County:
City of Ventura

North of Foothill Road from Kimball Road west to Poli Street
North Poli Street from Hall Canyon west to Cedar Street, except for Ventura City Hall and the Poinsettia Pavilion

Entire Community of Casitas Springs

Evacuate to Ventura County Fairgrounds – 10 West Harbor Blvd., Ventura

Lake Casitas

North of Hwy 150 heading to Hwy 33 and south of Los Padres National Forest

City of Ojai and East Ojai Valley

SR 150 East of Dennison Park to Koenigstein Road, south of Reeves Road

Ojai

Unincorporated areas west of Rice Road
Los Encinos Road to Burnham Road, South of SR 150

Upper Ojai Valley

Hwy 150 east of Reeves Road, and unincorporated areas west of Rice Road

Upper Ojai Valley (West)

Hwy 33 north of Fairview Drive- Matilija Canyon

Unincorporated Ventura County Area

Residents and day visitors of Rose Valley

Ventura County North Coast Area

Boundary of Hwy 33 on the north to Casitas Vista Road, northwest to Hwy 150, Hwy 150 (Casitas Pass Road) west to US 101 and south on US 101 (including Pacific Coast Highway) to Emma Wood State Beach

Unincorporated area of Fillmore

The area of Hall Road to the west, Sespe Creek to the east, Fillmore City limits to the south, and Los Padres National Forest boundary to the north

Mandatory evacuations are in place for the following areas in Santa Barbara County:

North of Highway 192 to East Camino Cielo between Highway 150 and Mission Canyon Road. Hot Springs Road to Buena Vista Road, from Highway 192 north to East Camino Cielo
Buena Vista east to the County line and north of Highway 192 (E. SR-192 north to E.Camino Cielo between Toro Canyon Rd and Linden Ave. Please check back for updates. Brown Says California Should Prepare for More Devastating Wildfires With Changing Climate The fire is threatening the communities of Montecito, Summerland, and Carpenteria. More than 6,397 firefighters, alongside 856 engines are working with 27 helicopters and 48 water tenders in efforts to eventually get the upper hand on the fire. Officials said 794 structures have already been destroyed in the massive blaze. Roughly 18,000 structures remain threatened, according to Cal Fire. Officials are working on evacuation operations ahead of the westward fire growth, Cal Fire stated. Cal Fire provided a link to an evacuation map. Carpinteria area East of Toro Canyon Rd. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
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Heavy Smoke From Numerous Fires Raging in SoCal Leads to Multiple Smoke Advisories and Air Quality Warnings
Wildfire Relief Funding May Be Available to Many SoCal Evacuees, Even if Home Is Not Damaged
‘This Is the New Normal’: Gov. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Gusty Santa Ana winds will push the fire, which has burned 230,500 acres — or 360 square miles, according to a Cal Fire update Monday morning. East to HWY 150, North of Hwy 192 to Camino Cielo. Shepherd Mesa, Gobernador Canyon and Rincon Point. A huge plume of smoke rises north of Ventura as seen Sunday afternoon from the Ventura pier, as the Thomas fire threatens parts of Carpenteria and Montecito. Gusty northeast winds will also cause the fire to threaten areas within the city of Santa Barbara. Carpinteria area East of intersection of Casitas Pass Rd & Hwy 192, North of Hwy 192, & West of the county line.

Rose Parade Preview #1 Phoenix Decorating: The New Phoenix Facility, Western Asset and The City of Alhambra

The 129th Rose Parade Presented by Honda will feature the 100th Rose Queen and her court, floats decorated in flowers and other natural materials, marching bands and equestrian groups along the 5 1/2-mile route down Pasadena’s famed Colorado Boulevard. KTLA’s coverage of the 129th Rose Parade Presented by Honda entitled “Making a Difference,” will carry on the long standing tradition of presenting Southern California’s most watched parade coverage. 2018 coverage will begin Sunday, December 31st, with vintage presentations of the 1988, 1998 and 2017 parades leading into KTLA’s extensive 2018 parade coverage on January 1st, including: LIVE “behind-the-scenes” reporting, exclusive Rose Parade coverage (without commercial interruption), as well as four encore presentations throughout the broadcast day. The pre-parade shows include live interviews with parade participants, including celebrity guests who will ride on the floats and march in the parade. With the best camera positions of any broadcaster, and spectacular aerial views from the Goodyear Airship, KTLA, Tribune Broadcasting’s Los Angeles television station, has been the broadcast home of the Rose Parade since 1948. The Phoenix Decorating Company has been building floats since 1985. Gayle begins at the NEW Phoenix Decorating location in Irwindale! The station will also offer a LIVE simulcast stream of the broadcast on KTLA.com, as well as via FACEBOOK LIVE. They are focused on just the Rose Parade year round designing, building and decorating Rose Parade floats for the largest all floral parade in the United States! The theme of 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade is “MAKING A DIFFERENCE.” Today, we see how that theme is applied to floats being produced for:
*Western Asset: “Oceans of Possibility”
*The City of Alhambra: “City of Alhambra / Story Time”
For more information about the Phoenix Decorating Company, click on the website. “Backstage at the Parade” and “Parade Countdown” will also feature behind the scenes stories about the Rose Queen and her court, equestrian and band entries from around the world and other parade surprises. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
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Gayle Anderson was live in Irwindale to begin her series of reports spotlighting the 2018 ROSE PARADE PRESENTED BY HONDA. For more information about the Rose Parade Presented by Honda, click on the website. The name is renowned and synonymous with Pasadena Tournament of Roses. If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732. In 2018, KTLA’s HD broadcast will be syndicated across the US, distributed nationally on cable and to more than 225 countries around the world. Emmy Award winning hosts, Leeza Gibbons and Mark Steines will return, along with KTLA News Anchor and Rose Parade host veteran, Micah Ohlman. And, don’t forget KTLA-TV will proudly air its 71st consecutive television broadcast of the Rose Parade on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM PST. On January 1st, KTLA will feature all day coverage beginning at 6:00 AM with “Backstage at the Parade” from 6 AM-7AM (PST) and “Parade Countdown” from 7AM-8AM (PST).

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Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Steps Away from Business, TV Show Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

But he said, “although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.”
“We built these restaurants so that our guests could have fun and indulge, but I took that too far in my own behavior,” he said. The B&B spokesperson said Batali was counseled, reprimanded and required to undergo additional sexual harassment training. “Food Network takes matters like this very seriously,” the network said. The story did not name them. A spokesperson said that Batali and the owners are reviewing that role. The group added: “We have strong policies and practices in place that address sexual harassment. “We take these allegations very seriously,” B&B said in a statement, which was first provided to Eater. Related: The media men who have been accused of sexual misconduct
Batali did not refer to the Eater investigation in his statement. Eater’s report included four accounts of women who claimed that Batali “touched them inappropriately in a pattern of behavior that appears to span at least two decades.”
Chef Mario Batali looks on at the White House in Washington, DC, on Oct. “I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt,” Batali said. An employee at one of the group’s restaurants reported “inappropriate behavior,” according to the spokesperson, who would not disclose the name of the restaurant or details about the incident. “ABC takes matters like this very seriously as we are committed to a safe work environment. 40.732354
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The B&B spokesperson said the company also investigated a complaint about Batali’s behavior in October. “We have asked Mario Batali to step away from The Chew while we review the allegations that have just recently come to our attention,” the spokesperson said. An ABC spokesperson told CNNMoney on Monday that he is also stepping away from that production. Batali has also been a host on ABC’s “The Chew” for the past several years. Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping away from his restaurant business and ABC television show amid allegations of sexual misconduct. 17, 2016, during a preview of the state dinner to be held the following day for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini. “I won’t make that mistake again.”
The Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group, a collection of restaurants, confirmed to CNNMoney that Batali has stepped away from company operations. Within the past few weeks, he stepped away from his operational role entirely, said the spokesperson, who declined to say anything further about what led to that decision. The company said it was not aware of other complaints at its restaurants. (Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
The women, some of whom worked for Batali, claimed he had groped them, according to Eater. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family.”
That statement was first made public early Monday in an investigation on Eater, the restaurant news website. “That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. After that report, he volunteered not to go to the restaurant mentioned in the complaint. It was the only complaint B&B has ever received about Batali, the company said. Batali said in a statement to CNNMoney that he is “deeply sorry” for any pain or humiliation he has caused. He remains an owner of the group, which he founded with restaurateur Joe Bastianich. While we are unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior involving him and anyone affiliated with the show, we will swiftly address any alleged violations of our standards of conduct.”
And Food Network, which aired Batali’s show “Molto Mario” from 1996 to 2004, said it is shelving plans to bring back the program. “We pride ourselves on being a workplace for our employees where they can grow and deliver great service with equal opportunity and free from any discrimination.

$34 Million Spent Battling the Thomas Fire in Ventura County as California Wildfire Costs in 2017 Top $10 Billion

9, 2017. If it’s 162 or higher, that’s considered extreme. $34 million
That’s how much money has already been spent fighting the Thomas Fire, according to the Ventura County. Damages have topped $10 billion in 2017 — and that was before the current spate of Southern California fires began. Thomas Fire Now the 5th Largest Blaze in California History as It Burns 359 Square Miles
‘This Is the New Normal’: Gov. Thousands more firefighters– including some from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington state — were involved in fighting the other wildfires. Firefighters light backfires as they try to contain the Thomas wildfire that continues to burn in Ojai on Dec. Southern California Edison said that outages and surges had left up to 85,000 customers without electricity. Ferocious Santa Ana winds are literally adding fuel to the fires, one week after the colossal Thomas Fire started. Here are the staggering numbers behind the blazes:
230,000 acres
That’s the size of the Thomas fire, the largest fire ripping across Southern California. It’s torched an area larger than all of New York City. The Nevada Department of Corrections and Nevada Division of Forestry — which run conservation camps — have sent six trained crews of minimum security inmates to help. 296 index
Every day, Los Angeles firefighters receive a brush burning index report that indicates the fire danger. (Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images)
At more than 230,000 acres, the Thomas Fire is now the fifth largest blaze in modern California history. $10 billion
This year has been the costliest for wildfires in the United States. Late last week, it was 296 — a record. It started in Ventura County and is now moving across Santa Barbara County. 34.959208
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Thomas Fire Still Threatening Thousands of Homes as It Burns Deeper Into Santa Barbara Co. Brown Says California Should Prepare for More Devastating Wildfires With Changing Climate 98,000 evacuees
At least 98,000 residents have been evacuated in Southern California, according to CAL FIRE. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
A spate of California wildfires have destroyed an area larger than New York City and Boston — combined. 85,000 power outages
Santa Barbara County has suffered intermittent (but widespread) power outages due to the Thomas Fire. 25,000 homes threatened
At least 25,000 homes are threatened by five wildfires, according to the fire protection agency CAL FIRE. And the cost is sure to grow, since the inferno was only 10% contained Sunday. 9,000 firefighters
As of Sunday, 5,773 firefighters were tackling the Thomas Fire alone. And there’s no end in sight.

Queens of the Stone Age Guitarist Says He’s ‘Truly Sorry’ After Video Shows Him Kicking Female Photographer in the Face

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Video Shows Queens of the Stone Age Frontman Kicking Photographer in the Face Celebrity photographer Chelsea Lauren posted a video to her social media of Homme kicking her in the head mid-song at a performance in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Homme has been accused of assault in the past, including by autograph collector Jason Leckrone who claims the musician grabbed him around the shoulders and neck after a concert in April 2016. It’s unclear from the video whether or not the kick was deliberately aimed at Lauren, but in a video apology Homme admitted he had been “a total dick.”
“I don’t have any excuse or reason to justify what I did … I’m truly sorry and I hope you’re okay,” he said in a video posted to various Queens of the Stone Age social media accounts. “Thanks to @joshhomme I now get to spend my night in the (emergency room). I did not mean for that to happen and I am very sorry,” he said in the statement. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life and last night was definitely one of them, and I apologize for that to you. Today it was brought to my attention that this included a camera held by photographer Chelsea Lauren. In an earlier post to the official Queens of the Stone Age Twitter account Sunday, Homme said he had kicked Lauren’s camera while “being lost in the performance.”
“I kicked over various lighting and equipment on our stage. In an interview with Variety, Lauren said she would be filing a police report. Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Josh Homme has apologized for kicking a female photographer during a concert, leaving her bruised and in tears. #joshhomme #queensofthestoneage #qotsa #qotsafamily #concertphotography #musicphotographer
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Homme also apologized to his bandmates and his family in the video, including his mother, father and his children. Lauren had maintained the kick wasn’t an accident, adding “assault in any form is not okay.”
“I was where I was allowed to be, I was not breaking any rules. I want to be a good man but I think last night I definitely failed at that.”

Thanks to Josh Homme @queensofthestoneage I now get to spend my night in the ER. “I’m going to have to figure some stuff out I think,” he said. Seriously, WHO DOES THAT?!? Seriously, WHO DOES THAT?!?” Lauren said in her post. I was simply trying to do my job,” she said in a lengthy Instagram post.

‘We Struggle Enough as It Is’: Parents Call on Congress to Keep Funding Children’s Health Insurance Program

Hazel Hoffman is only five years old, but her medical bills are already through the roof. She is a paralegal, and he is a driver at a warehouse. Currently under CHIP, they pay only $30 a month in premiums for their 16-year-old son. Her medications alone cost more than $1,500 a month. “The uncertainty created a lot of anxiety,” said Mark Berger, 47. Galens works in customer service at a small tech company. Related: More than a million children could lose their health insurance next year
CHIP covers about nine million children whose parents usually earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private health coverage. Gwen Wurm, does a checkup on D’Acquel Emmanuel Sema, 13-moths-old, as he is held by his mother, Adelaide Sema at the University of Miami Pediatric clinic on Oct. “We each work 40-plus hours a week. Then-U.S President George W. Adding Noah to her policy at work would cause Kristina Turtura’s monthly premiums to jump by more than $200, and they’d be responsible for co-payments when he gets care. Colorado has already sent a letter to parents saying the program may end on Jan. Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle say they want to continue the program but are arguing over how to pay for it. The CHIP plan has no monthly premium and only a small co-pay for care. “I can’t even bring myself to imagine how devastating this would be.”
Even families who consider themselves middle class say they can’t afford to pay for health insurance for their kids. Hope Galens started signing her children up for CHIP soon after the program began 20 years ago. Some 16 states project they’ll exhaust their funds by the end of January, while another 20 states and the District of Columbia say they can last either until February or March, according to a recent report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Now, her younger son, Perry, depends on it to cover the five medications he takes for a metabolic condition. A typical family of four, with children covered by CHIP, earns no more than $62,000 a year. Hazel’s mother, Rachael, can only afford the care her daughter needs because she is in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. Hoffman, a receptionist at a preschool, would have to pay $500 a month for her employer’s plan, which would only cover half of the cost, leaving them “absolutely no money” for food or basic necessities. Sometimes families really need just a little extra help to ensure that their child is properly taken care of.”
While many parents have been left wondering how the stalemate in Congress will affect their families, Mark and Allison Berger recently learned that their two young daughters could lose their CHIP coverage in less than two months. Related: CHIP funding is latest victim of DC dysfunction
The Bergers — he is a freelance commerical artist and she’s a preschool teacher — don’t know how much it would cost to add their daughters to their Affordable Care Act policy, but they fear it will be a serious financial blow. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
“It’s really scary that your child’s life is a game of football to people,” said Hoffman, 30, who lives in Orland Park, Illinois. 3, 2007, in Miami, Fla. But many are expected to run out of money soon. “We struggle enough as it is,” said Galens, 55, who lives in Clifton Springs, New York, and has two older children. The couple expect they would no longer be able to save for retirement or for the kids’ college, and they’d have to pull their daughters out of after-school sports and summer camps. Hoffman, however, is terrified that Hazel may lose this vital coverage. Her husband, Stephen, owned a dairy farm but recently began working at a veterinary clinic after selling the cows. This will wreak havoc on those state budgets. It picks up the entire cost of Hazel’s medications, hospitalizations and lab work with no monthly premium. Funding for the federal program ran out on Sept. Utah and Oklahoma have posted notices on their websites that warn that coverage may end or be reduced. For parents, however, only one thing matters — that their children have health insurance that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. The Boulder, Colorado, family received a letter from the state saying they should start looking for private coverage and address any medical care the girls need before February. Some states will terminate their plans once the money is gone. Take Kristina and David Turtura, who live with their 6-year-old son, Noah, in Liverpool, New York. “We aren’t sitting home sponging off the system,” she said. Since the federal funding expired, states have been able to keep their CHIP programs going by using their unspent allotments and by receiving grants from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The little girl suffers from a form of epilepsy that has sent her to the hospital multiple times with severe seizures. Other states must continue insuring the children, but will have to foot more of the bill themselves. CHIP costs them $60 a month and has no co-pays. Bush vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have dramatically expanded children’s health insurance through the Children’s Health Insurance Program , or CHIP, a joint state-federal effort that subsidizes health coverage for 6.6 million people, mostly children. University of Miami Pediatrician, Dr. Bringing Perry onto her work insurance would eat up nearly an entire paycheck, Galens said. 31 if Congress doesn’t reauthorize the funding. 30, and Congress has yet to reauthorize it. “I won’t have what I want to have for my family.”

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Lilac Fire in San Diego County Reaches 80 Percent Containment, Leaves 6 Injured as Evacuees Return Home

Meanwhile, one firefighter suffered a dislocated shoulder but reset his arm and continued to work. However, the center at Bostonia Park & Recreation Center will be closed starting Monday. Damages: 151 structures destroyed, 56 damaged. Many firefighters will likely be released from duty with the fire now at 75 percent containment. 33.288923
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Lilac Fire: At Least 46 Horses Dead, Others Missing From San Diego County Training Facility
4,100-Acre Lilac Fire in San Diego County Now 50% Contained 8, 2017, near Bonsall in San Diego County. A wreath hangs on the gate of a burned property at the Lilac Fire in the early morning hours of Dec. Injuries: At least six injuries reported. 11. Lilac Fire evacuees Monday are getting their first daytime look at the damage caused by the blaze. Over the next 24 hours, SDG&E anticipates to restore a substantial number of its remaining customers. Evacuation centers: The center at Palomar College remains open for victims of the Lilac Fire. 21. Three citizens suffered non-life threatening burn injuries, while another was treated for smoke inhalation. Officials say at least 1,500 structures are still being threatened. Power outages: The utility posted this statement regarding the fire/wind conditions: “With weather conditions improving in some areas of the County, SDG&E has started ground and aerial patrols of lines as a first step towards safely restoring power to thousands of customers. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Acres & containment: Fire holding at 4,100 acres, 80% contained as of 7 a.m. Fire officials lifted all evacuation orders and reopened all affected roads on Sunday. Dec. Two areas are open but restricted for residents with identification: Rancho Monserate Country Club and the area between 5200 and 5800 Olive Hill Rd. Firefighters expect full containment by Dec. Another firefighter was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. If your power is out, please be sure you have adequate emergency supplies on hand for an extended period of time and check here for the most current information on expected restoration times.”
Personnel: 1,659 total personnel are assisting. The restoration estimates listed on the map may change due to weather and inspection of conditions. in Fallbrook. Cal Fire said crews are continuing to “harden and increase containment lines” as the winds have gradually weakened. Equipment: 140 fire engines, 11 helicopters, 29 water tenders, 17 dozers, 33 hand crews.

Suspect in NYC Attack Was 27-Year-Old Brooklyn Resident Who Wore ‘Explosive Device Attached to His Body,’ Official Says

— Ullah told police he made the device at his workplace, according to a senior New York law enforcement official and a city official being briefed on the investigation. He is being treated for lacerations and burns to his hands and abdomen. Who is he? Fromberg said in a statement to CNN. — He lives in Brooklyn and is of Bangladeshi descent, two law enforcement sources said. — Authorities are conducting background checks on Ullah. — Police are asking anyone who may have any information about this individual or the incident to call Terror Hotline at 888-NYC-SAFE. An explosion Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is, in the words of Police Commissioner James O’Neill, a “terror-related incident.”
The explosion happened on a walkway below ground near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. — The device was a pipe bomb affixed to his person with a combination of Velcro and zip ties, John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, said. 40.712775
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New York Explosion: 3 Hurt, 1 in Custody After ‘Attempted Terrorist Attack’ at Port Authority Bus Station Authorities investigate an explosion in New York on Dec. His injuries
— Ullah is in custody and is now at Bellevue Hospital. He intentionally detonated that device,” O’Neill said. (Credit: WPIX via CNN)
Information on what is known about the suspect is emerging. Links to terrorist groups? — Ullah was not licensed to drive a NYC yellow taxi, he said. Driver-for-hire license
— Ullah held a New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission for-hire vehicle driver’s license from March 2012 through March 2015, NYC TLC Deputy Commissioner for Public Affairs Allan J. 11, 2017. — That license lapsed and was not renewed in March of 2015, Fromberg said. “That said, since he held an FHV license, if in fact he did drive, we do know that it could not have been a yellow taxi.”
The device
— The suspect wore an “improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body. The suspect, Akayed Ullah, and three other people were injured. — “As taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers are independent contractors and not employees, I have no way of knowing whether he drove for any particular base, or whether he simply got the license but didn’t drive at all,” Fromberg said. — Police identified the suspect as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old man. — Asked if the suspect claimed connection to ISIS, O’Neill told reporters that “he did make statements” but refrained at present from disclosing what he said.

Saudi Arabia Ends 35-Year Ban on Movie Theaters in ‘Watershed Moment’ for ‘Cultural Economy,’ Official Says

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Another UAE-based operator, VOX Cinemas, said in a statement it was looking forward to “working with the government to introduce VOX Cinemas’ world class offering to Saudi Arabia in the months and years ahead.”
Vue International, which operates in Europe and Taiwan, described the chance to open theaters in Saudi Arabia as a “significant opportunity.”
Under Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia plans to pump billion of dollars into entertainment projects and rev up its tourism sector. Saudi Arabia has already announced plans to build resorts on about 100 miles of the Red Sea’s sandy coastline, and wants to open a Six Flags theme park by 2022. The government hopes that opening movie theaters will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification, creating new employment opportunities and providing Saudis with a greater range of entertainment options. From early next year, commercial movie theaters will be granted licenses, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information said in a statement on Monday. Related: Saudi Arabia’s reforming crown prince has youth on his side
There are currently very few entertainment attractions in the conservative society. Saudis visit an interior design fair in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Nov. The government hopes that opening cinemas will contribute more than 90 billion riyals ($24 billion) to the economy and create tens of thousands of jobs. (Credit: Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia is undergoing an economic overhaul under Vision 2030 — a blueprint for what the economy could look like over the next decade to reduce its reliance on oil. Novo Cinemas, based in the United Arab Emirates, is already considering the opportunity. It expects the first cinemas to open their doors in March. “We are absolutely studying our options to enter the Saudi market… it’s an important market,” CEO Debbie Kristiansen told CNNMoney. The Saudi government wants more of them to spend their money at home. It was not immediately clear which movie genres will be shown, and whether men and women will be allowed to sit together. 8, 2017. Many Saudis visit neighboring countries for vacations and leisure time. Men and women have already been mixing at major conferences, and the kingdom also hosted music concerts this year. 23.885942
45.079162 Saudis will soon be able to go to the movies for the first time more than 35 years. And there are signs that some restrictions are already being relaxed under the country’s crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, who has vowed to destroy “extremist ideologies” and return to “a more moderate Islam.”
Women are being given the right to drive, and from next year will be allowed to enter the country’s biggest sporting venues. Saudi Arabia is likely to turn to regional cinema operators as movies need to be subtitled in Arabic and censored to remove scenes of nudity and of a sexual nature. “This marks a watershed moment in the development of the cultural economy in the Kingdom,” Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Alawwad said in the statement. The Ministry of Culture said it plans to have 300 cinemas with more than 2000 screens by 2030.

U.N. Monitor on Extreme Poverty Makes Special Visit to L.A.’s Skid Row

He and his entourage veered into the street to avoid a shirtless man who lay groaning across a wheelchair, a colostomy bag showing below his shorts hem. “When you see how concentrated it is, it’s more shocking.”
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Volunteers Serve Some 4,000 Thanksgiving Meals at L.A. Philip Alston, the United Nations’ monitor for extreme poverty, visited skid row last week to examine Los Angeles’ response to homelessness. “I think it’s on a scale I hadn’t anticipated, block after block of people,” Alston said at the tour’s end. Mission on Skid Row
Heroes at Home: Man Builds Foundation to Help Feed Homeless People Along DTLA’s Skid Row homelessness last week, passing by a shelter courtyard with dozens of people bedding down on the concrete because there was no room inside. citizens. (Credit: Maria Cardona/ Los Angeles Times)
Philip Alston, an Australian and a New York University law professor, got a full taste of the epicenter of L.A.

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