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Storm Grounds Hundreds of Flights Across Midwest; Arctic Blast on the Way

According to Flightaware.com, more than 1,200 flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and close to 200 were canceled at Midway as inclement weather hit the city. Isaac Price, a passenger aboard Flight 274, told CNN the plane seemed to be landing fine “and then you could feel it slide and it went into the bushes.”
“Everyone wasn’t exactly sure what was going on but we were pretty calm. Passengers were stuck for at least three hours before firefighters could rescue them early Saturday, CNN affiliate KATU-TV reported. Black said 65 passengers and five crew members were on board the MD-88 aircraft, which was about half full. No one was hurt. “And until the Great Lakes freeze over, we will continue to see heavy lake-effect snow now impacting these areas.”
Another storm system will bring more lake-effect snow through Monday, resulting in the first major snowstorm of the year for the Great Lakes and Northeast, Brink said. In nearby Detroit, a plane slid off a runway into the grass and snow. That didn’t work so they ended up opening the back of the plane and they put us on buses to take us back to the terminal.”
Price said the whole process took about an hour and he and his brother missed their connecting flight to Seattle. “It had landed and it was in the process of turning off the runway and onto a taxi runway when it left the runway and went into the grass and snow,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black said. More snow
Lake-effect snow started Thursday along the southern and eastern shores of the Great Lakes and lasted through Saturday morning. The National Weather Service had a winter storm warning in effect through Sunday evening for Chicago. A winter storm moving through the Great Lakes region dumped snow in the Midwest and led to the cancellation of more than 1,400 flights Sunday in Chicago. The next arctic blast on Tuesday will start in the northern plains and affect the Midwest by Wednesday, stretching down to the southeast, Brink said. Snowy weather caused damage in parts of the country
In Fowlerville, Michigan, a 40-car pileup Thursday on Interstate 96 killed at least three people. “Not only are we seeing a one-two punch of arctic air, we will see a third punch of arctic air,” said Haley Brink, a meteorologist with CNN Weather. Temperatures in the Midwest will be 20 to 30 degrees below normal high temperatures Wednesday into Thursday, she said. Brink said the system that is bringing more snow from the Great Lakes to the northeast may change to rain by Monday afternoon, as high temperatures climb above freezing. Price added: “They told us to stay seated and then firetrucks came racing, and they were trying to figure out if they could tow the plane. No one was injured. Brink said Detroit recorded 6.5 inches of snow on Sunday. ‘You could feel it slide’
Shortly before noon on Sunday, Delta Flight 274 inbound from Buffalo, New York, skidded off the runway after it landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, CNN affiliate WXYZ reported. Parts of the nation felt the effects of the cold weather on Sunday, as another arctic blast is expected to hit just about half the country this week. Despite Monday’s snowfall, the east coast could see close to average temperatures for this time of year, which are highs in the upper 30s to low-40s, she said. Higher amounts of snowfall, up to a foot, are expected locally downwind of the Great Lakes and into portions of the Northeast, according to Brink. On Saturday, about 100 light-rail passengers were stranded in the cold and dark after a high-voltage power line tumbled on the tracks as an ice storm struck Portland, Oregon. 41.878114
-87.629798 Brink said by Thursday, high temperatures for the Southeast could be 10 to 15 degrees below normal. There were no announcements from the pilot and flight crew until we abruptly stopped in the snowy grass,” said Price, who was traveling with his brother, returning from the MLS Cup championships in Toronto. That system could dump an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow from the Great Lakes to New York and central and northern New England, she said. According to meteorologist Ryan Maue, the upper-level atmosphere configuration looks similar in scale and magnitude to the January 2014 “polar vortex” that left the country in below-average temperatures for days.

Man Hospitalized Following Shootout With Police in South L.A.

Barry Montgomery said. None of the officers were struck but the man suspected of shooting at them was, Montgomery said. Police respond to an officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles on Dec. As they approached, one of the people in the group fired at the officers and “an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Montgomery said. The man was taken into custody, then transported to a local hospital in stable condition, Montgomery said. Police were also checking nearby homes for others who fled following the shooting, Montgomery said. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A man was hospitalized in stable condition following a shootout with police who approached a group of people in the Vermont Vista neighborhood of South Los Angeles late Sunday. Believing there were several gang members in the group, the officers decided to investigate, Montgomery said. (Credit: KTLA)
Gang enforcement officers approached a large group of people in front of a home near the intersection of West 99th Street and South Figueroa Street about 10:20 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. 11, 2016. Authorities used a Metro bus to detain about 30 people during their investigation. 33.989112
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Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Likely Pick for Secretary of State, Could Prompt Capitol Hill Showdown

For John McCain, who branded the Russian leader a “thug and a murderer” in a CNN interview Saturday, Tillerson’s cordial ties with Putin, whom the Arizona Senator considers a US enemy, are a red flag. The President-elect explained on Fox News Sunday why Tillerson has moved to the top of the list for secretary of state, ahead of such candidates as former GOP nominee Mitt Romney and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker. “It is a matter of concern to me that he has such a close personal relationship with Vladimir Putin,” said the 2008 Republican presidential nominee on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. While such a set up is faithful to Trump’s vows to blow up the Washington establishment, it could leave the administration exposed in the event of an international crisis, particularly early in the administration. And yet, Tillerson, if nominated, will have to satisfy senators that there is more to him than a businessman eyeing a new challenge in statesmanship. Donald Trump won’t get Rex Tillerson as secretary of state without a fight. “And, obviously, they have done enormous deals together, that that would color his approach to Vladimir Putin and the Russian threat.”
Tillerson, 64, was a driving force behind ExxonMobil’s partnership with Russian oil giant Rosneft and drilling projects in the Arctic, Black Sea and Siberia. It’s another to do so on a contentious foreign policy issue in a way that is consistent with bedrock US values, like support for human rights. He wants to do regime change in Iran.”

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-77.036871 I mean, he’s a world-class player. Another key Republican in a Tillerson confirmation process could be South Carolina Sen. A confirmation hearing would also force Tillerson to develop positions on issues ranging from global warming to North Korea’s nuclear program and US humanitarian aid in the developing world. New Jersey Democratic Sen. “His appointment would cause a massive conflict of interest, giving ExxonMobil — a company that investigative reports have shown covered up their own climate research and misled the public for decades — an unprecedented ability to sway foreign policy to protect their own interests,” he charged. The top US diplomat must also frame a coherent foreign policy doctrine for the United States, exemplify its values, have a deep grounding in history and understand the complicated motivations of its international partners and adversaries. “He’s promoted a nuclear attack by Israel on Iran. Trump has called climate change a “hoax” and suggested he could pull out of theinternational Paris agreement outlining individual emission limits for member countries. A Tillerson nomination would also exacerbate concerns about the level of formal foreign policy experience in Trump’s outsider administration. Rand Paul said Sunday he would seek to block Trump’s widely rumored pick for deputy secretary of state, former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. Michael Flynn with no formal diplomatic pedigree. In 2014, Putin awarded the ExxonMobil CEO the Order of Friendship, one of the highest honors Russia grants to foreign citizens. Lindsey Graham, who warned Sunday Russia was trying to “break the backs” of the world’s democracies. On the other hand, he’s arguably better acquainted with world leaders than a potential pick for the secretary of state job who has spent decades toiling in traditional, lower-level diplomatic posts. Given the 52-48 GOP advantage in the Senate, it would not take many Republican defections to doom Tillerson — though the math would be complicated if Trump names a Democrat like Sen. While ExxonMobil, like other energy firms, has incurred the wrath of environmental groups, it did back the Paris climate accord concluded by the Obama administration this year. “He’s much more than a business executive. But he is not the only Republican senator to register alarm at the prospect of Tillerson at Foggy Bottom. He’s in charge of, I guess, the largest company in the world,” Trump said. His contacts run deep in the Gulf and elsewhere in the Middle East, and ExxonMobil also has operations throughout Asia, which could witness a confrontation between the Trump administration and China. It’s one thing to negotiate with an autocratic leader over an oil contract. Any attempt to block Tillerson would ally Democrats critical of his Big Oil worldview and potential conflicts of interests with Republican Russia hawks with the stature to defy the nascent administration. But the ExxonMobil boss would complete a foreign policy triumvirate along with Trump and designated national security advisor retired Gen. Kentucky Sen. He continued, “The role of Secretary of State should not be bestowed upon someone whose only notable experience with foreign governments involve multimillion dollar deals with Russia and whose experience with the federal government seems to be limited to campaigns against the effects of climate change.”
Tillerson might not be the only State Department confirmation battle percolating for Trump. Rubio railed against Putin’s Russia during his own presidential campaign and an intervention in a Tillerson confirmation battle could help the Florida senator rehabilitate his reputation as a foreign policy heavyweight following his losing primary campaign. McCain said that Tillerson would get a fair confirmation process if he were nominated. But Tillerson would be any easy fit with Trump’s growing club of millionaires and billionaires around the Cabinet table, along with another detachment of retired military brass and a strong core of authentic movement conservatives. ExxonMobil is sometimes compared to a de facto state in terms of its power and reach, and the head of such an influential energy firm would quickly founder without in depth knowledge of geopolitics and acquaintance with the domestic politics weighing on key world leaders. “To me, a great advantage is he knows many of the players, and he knows them well.”
Trump has a point that Tillerson, as the face of ExxonMobil’s global business, has expertise in negotiating at the highest levels. Tillerson’s attitude to the national security architecture the US has sponsored since the end of World War II will come in for scrutiny, as well as his views on alliances in Asia and Europe on which Trump has cast uncertainty. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota or Sen. Bob Menendez laid out the terms of the brewing confirmation battle in a Facebook post on Saturday, calling reports of Tillerson’s possible nomination “alarming and absurd.”
“With Rex Tillerson as our Secretary of State, the Trump administration would be guaranteeing Russia has a willing accomplice in the President’s Cabinet guiding our nation’s foreign policy,” Menendez wrote. If nominated, Tillerson would also have to confront claims that his position atop the State Department would represent an unresolvable conflict of interest given his past business dealings. Even if he were to sever all links and investments related to ExxonMobil, action he took as secretary of state — for instance, advocating the lifting of sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Ukraine — could clearly benefit the firm. Flynn, however, is a veteran of military intelligence and played a key role in combating the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. The nomination — which Trump sources say could come as soon as this week — would be provocative, given Tillerson’s personal relationship with President Vladimir Putin amid an uproar over CIA assessments that Russia likely intervened in the presidential election to help Trump. Joe Manchin of West Virginia to his Cabinet. “I’ll do anything to try to prevent John Bolton from getting any position because I think his worldview is naive,” Paul said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“He’s still a big cheerleader for the Iraq War,” Paul added. He will have to explain why his own lack of formal foreign policy experience is not a disqualifying feature of his resume. The potential selection of a millionaire oil titan also offers insights into Trump’s vision of diplomacy as akin to the wheeler-dealer world of big business — and his disdain for concerns that the web of business connections surrounding him and future members of his Cabinet pose unacceptable conflicts of interest. Chairman and CEO of US oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, speaks during the 2015 Oil and Money conference in central London on October 7, 2015. After all, negotiating is just one aspect of the job of secretary of state. Tillerson’s personal views on the agreement are unclear, though he has said there is a human contribution towards climate change and backed a carbon tax. On the other hand, it is also possible that an assured performance in the hearing room could placate concerned Republicans. “Being a ‘friend of Vladimir’ is not an attribute I am hoping for from a #SecretaryOfState,” Marco Rubio said in a tweet signed with his initials on Sunday. (Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
The President-elect is leaning towards entrusting the ExxonMobil tycoon with the stewardship of US diplomacy, a move that could ignite the first showdown between the pugilistic President-elect and senators in his own party. The swift umbrage expressed by some Republicans about Tillerson raises the possibility that the Trump team floated his possible nomination to gauge his chances of confirmation. Environmentalists, already alarmed by Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt — a fierce opponent of climate change regulation of power plants — to head the Environmental Protection Agency, are mobilizing against a potential Tillerson nomination. Not much is known, for instance, about his personal views on international relations as distinct from the positions of his company. “By naming Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, Trump would truly be turning over several key Cabinet positions to Big Oil,” said League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski in a statement.

Golden Globes to Reveal 2017 Nominations

One winner has already been announced: Meryl Streep will be honored with the Cecil B. “She is a trailblazer, having paved the way for women in television, film and stage. Films like “Moonlight,” “La La Land” and “Manchester by the Sea” are viewed as being virtual locks for nominations. They all have already received acclaim and awards from several critics associations. 34.092809
-118.328661 DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the film industry. For shattering gender and age barriers, all with finesse and grace, the HFPA is humbled to bestow this honor upon her.”
Jimmy Fallon will host the awards ceremony set for January 8 on NBC. Nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards will be revealed Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. On the TV side, watch for nods for new shows like NBC’s “This Is Us” and “Atlanta,” which both have fans among critics. This year’s race is expected to have a few sure bets for movies, and some fresh faces for the television awards. “Meryl’s enthralling body of work across a diverse set of genres has made her a role model over the past 40 years, and she will continue to do so for generations to come,” Lorenzo Soria, the President of the HFPA, said of the eight time Golden Globe winner.

Magical Night for ‘La La Land’ at Critics’ Choice Awards

Robot — USA Network
Matthew Rhys — The Americans — FX
Liev Schreiber — Ray Donovan — Showtime
Kevin Spacey — House of Cards — Netflix
Best Actress In A Drama Series
Evan Rachel Wood — Westworld — HBO
Caitriona Balfe — Outlander — Starz
Viola Davis — How to Get Away with Murder — ABC
Tatiana Maslany — Orphan Black — BBC America
Keri Russell — The Americans — FX
Robin Wright — House of Cards — Netflix
Best Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
John Lithgow — The Crown — Netflix
Peter Dinklage — Game of Thrones — HBO
Kit Harington — Game of Thrones — HBO
Michael McKean — Better Call Saul — AMC
Christian Slater — Mr. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The critically acclaimed musical pulled in the biggest award of the evening on Sunday night winning Best Picture over tough competition from “Manchester By The Sea” and “Moonlight.”
The movie, which led the film field with 12 nominations, also nabbed the award for Best Director for Damien Chazelle as Casey Affleck took home the award for Best Actor for “Manchester By The Sea” and Natalie Portman won Best Actress for “Jackie.”
As for television, it was a double dip for HBO as its fantasy series “Game of Thrones” won for Best Drama Series and its tech industry satire “Silicon Valley” won for Best Comedy Series. Here’s the list of the big winners of the night:
FILM
Best Picture
La La Land
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Sully
Best Actor
Casey Affleck — Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton — Loving
Andrew Garfield — Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling — La La Land
Tom Hanks — Sully
Denzel Washington — Fences
Best Actress
Natalie Portman — Jackie
Amy Adams — Arrival
Annette Bening — 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert — Elle
Ruth Negga — Loving
Emma Stone — La La Land
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali — Moonlight
Jeff Bridges — Hell or High Water
Ben Foster — Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges — Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel — Lion
Michael Shannon — Nocturnal Animals
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis — Fences
Greta Gerwig — 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris — Moonlight
Nicole Kidman — Lion
Janelle Monáe — Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams — Manchester by the Sea
Best Young Actor/Actress
Lucas Hedges — Manchester by the Sea
Alex R. — IFC
Patrick Stewart — Blunt Talk — Starz
Jeffrey Tambor — Transparent — Amazon
Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Jane Krakowski — Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — Netflix
Julie Bowen — Modern Family — ABC
Anna Chlumsky — Veep — HBO
Allison Janney — Mom — CBS
Judith Light — Transparent — Amazon
Allison Williams — Girls — HBO
Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Louie Anderson — Baskets — FX
Andre Braugher — Brooklyn Nine-Nine — FOX
Tituss Burgess — Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — Netflix
Ty Burrell — Modern Family — ABC
Tony Hale — Veep — HBO
T.J. The Nice Guys
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
Arrival
10 Cloverfield Lane
Doctor Strange
Don’t Breathe
Star Trek Beyond
The Witch
TV
Best Comedy Series
Silicon Valley — HBO
Atlanta — FX
Black-ish — ABC
Fleabag — Amazon
Modern Family — ABC
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — Netflix
Veep — HBO
Best Actress In A Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon — Saturday Night Live — NBC
Ellie Kemper — Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — Netflix
Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Veep — HBO
Tracee Ellis Ross — Black-ish — ABC
Phoebe Waller-Bridge — Fleabag — Amazon
Constance Wu — Fresh Off the Boat — ABC
Best Actor In A Comedy Series
Donald Glover — Atlanta — FX
Anthony Anderson — Black-ish — ABC
Will Forte — The Last Man on Earth — FOX
Bill Hader — Documentary Now! Robot — USA Network
Stranger Things — Netflix
The Crown — Netflix
This Is Us — NBC
Westworld — HBO
Best Actor In A Drama Series
Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul — AMC
Sam Heughan — Outlander — Starz
Rami Malek — Mr. The awards show, which aired on A&E, was hosted by T.J. Hibbert — Moonlight
Lewis MacDougall — A Monster Calls
Madina Nalwanga — Queen of Katwe
Sunny Pawar — Lion
Hailee Steinfeld — The Edge of Seventeen
Best Acting Ensemble
Moonlight
20th Century Women
Fences
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea
Best Director
Damien Chazelle — La La Land
Mel Gibson — Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins — Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan — Manchester by the Sea
David Mackenzie — Hell or High Water
Denis Villeneuve — Arrival
Denzel Washington — Fences
Best Animated Feature
Zootopia
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Red Turtle
Trolls
Best Action Movie
Hacksaw Ridge
Deadpool
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Jason Bourne
Best Comedy
Deadpool
Central Intelligence
Don’t Think Twice
The Edge of Seventeen
Hail, Caesar! Miller — Silicon Valley — HBO
Best Drama Series
Game of Thrones — HBO
Better Call Saul — AM
Mr. Robot — USA Network
Jon Voight — Ray Donovan — Showtime
Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Thandie Newton — Westworld — HBO
Christine Baranski — The Good Wife — CBS
Emilia Clarke — Game of Thrones — HBO
Lena Headey — Game of Thrones — HBO
Maura Tierney — The Affair — Showtime
Constance Zimmer — UnREAL — Lifetime

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-118.491191 It was a magical night for “La La Land” at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. (L-R) Producer Gary Gilbert, actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, director Damien Chazelle, producer Jordan Horowitz, costume designer Mary Zophres and composer Justin Hurwitz, winners of Best Picture for ‘La La Land’, pose in the press room during The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. Miller who opened the show literally standing on a soap box making fun of current events and poking fun at stars in the audience.

Trump Says ‘Nobody Really Knows’ If Climate Change Is Real

“They build it like the following day or the following week. (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
“Nobody really knows” if climate change is real, Trump said in the “Fox News Sunday” interview, when host Chris Wallace asked the incoming President where he stands on the environment. I don’t want that to give China, or other countries signing agreements an advantage over us.”
In point of fact, the vast majority of climate scientists say climate change is real and humans contribute to it. “And as you know, there are different times and different time limits on that agreement. However, Trump named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his choice for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, though Pruitt is a climate change doubter who is currently suing the EPA. “Now, Paris, I’m studying. “If you look at what — I could name country after country. We can’t let all of these permits that take forever to get stop our jobs.”
After noting that Trump has appointed many Cabinet positions and department heads with people who are opposed to what their respective agencies have been doing in recent years, Wallace asked Trump if he was “going to take a wrecking ball to the Obama legacy.”
Trump responded by saying, “No. No. You look at what’s happening in Mexico, where our people are just — plants are being built, and they don’t wait 10 years to get an approval to build a plant, okay?” he said. His daughter, Ivanka, has spoken publicly about taking on the issue as one of her platforms and Trump has met with notable environmentalists, including former Vice President Al Gore and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. I just want what’s right.”

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-77.036871 I don’t want to do that at all. “I’m still open-minded. The reality of climate change is an open question, President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday. It’s not something that’s so hard and fast.”
Trump told Wallace he is studying whether the United States should withdraw from its commitment to limit environmental output made at the Paris summit last year. On the campaign trail, Trump called climate change a “hoax” that is being pushed by China, but in recent weeks has showed a growing interest in looking into issue. Look, I’m somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. I do say this. I don’t want that agreement to put us at a competitive disadvantage with other countries,” Trump said. Nobody really knows. Trump defended his selection of Pruitt by blasting the current state of the EPA, saying businesses don’t want invest in the United States because there are too many regulations, which Pruitt will help loosen. No. US President-elect Donald Trump speaks during the USA Thank You Tour December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Change These Smartphone Settings for a Better Night’s Sleep

If you can’t find this option on your Android phone, try the Twilight app. Alon Avidan, Director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center
We talked to Dr. On Android, it’s called “Night Light“. Tweaking these smartphone settings just might help you get some more sleep! Change the settings to have this feature turn on automatically from sunset to sunrise each day. Dr. First, control those notifications at night. The smartphone is an amazing device, but that bright screen and all those non-stop notifications could be keeping you up at night. On iOS, the feature is called “Night Shift,” you can find it in your display settings. The next setting to change is the one that filters blue light after sunset. To fix this, turn on a filter that reduces the amount of blue light your phone emits near bedtime. Here are a few ways to keep your body’s natural circadian rhythm in check. Set your quiet hours and the feature will only allow important notifications and calls from your favorite contacts to ring your device. Just set your wake up time and how much sleep you want to get, and your phone will tell you when it’s time to get to bed! You’ll “remember things better, your cognitive skills are better… mood is better.” Explains Avidan. If you’re reading before bed on a tablet, you should activate the blue light filter there as well. So what’s the benefit of a better night’s sleep? If you have an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, the feature is called “Blue Shade.”
Finally, check out the “bedtime” option inside the clock on iOS. “All functions we take for granted, but they’re actually fairly achievable if we maintain a good sleep wake cycle.” Thankfully there are a few settings you can tweak for more sleep. “The blue light …  essentially blocks the secretion of melatonin, [which] is the one signal that allows us to fall asleep,” explained Avidan. Alon Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center – he says that the combination of bright blue light emitted from these screens and the constant interruptions are a recipe for disaster. It “interrupts the sleep architecture,” explained Avidan. Avidan says they are a “cause of environmental insomnia.” Go into your settings and look for a feature called “Do Not Disturb,” which is available on Android, Samsung and iOS. If you’re worried about someone not being able to reach you in an emergency, be sure to activate the setting that allows someone to call twice in a row to ring your phone.

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Man Convicted of Manslaughter in Killing of Former New Orleans Saints Star Will Smith

Hayes faces a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to WDSU. Of the three charges, Hayes was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter. “[Orleans Parish] District Attorney [Leon Cannizzaro] is gratified by the verdict,” State of Assistant District Attorney Christopher S. 10, 2004 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hayes family left the courthouse after the reading of the verdict without talking to reporters. “He believes that it was a victory for the Smith family as well as the citizens of New Orleans.”
Racquel Smith, through a media spokesperson, told CNN affiliate WDSU and other media outlets that she was “full of gratitude” for the district attorney’s “hard work in presenting this case with such precision, professionalism and passion.”
Hayes’ attorneys have said he was not the aggressor, but rather the victim of a hit-and-run the night Smith was shot. Jurors found Hayes not guilty of a single count of criminal damage. Smith’s wife, Racquel Smith, was also shot twice during the incident. A jury has found Cardell Hayes, the man on trial for the killing of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, guilty of multiple charges including manslaughter. Last April, Hayes shot Smith seven times in the back, killing him after a traffic dispute in downtown New Orleans, authorities said. (Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
On Sunday, jurors deliberated for more than five hours about whether Hayes should be found guilty on charges of manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and criminal damage. Bowman said in a statement. Defensive end Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints sits on the sideline on the field during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct.

Winter Storm Leads to 1,400 Flight Cancellations in Chicago; Plane Skids Off Runway in Detroit

On Saturday, about 100 light-rail passengers were stranded in the cold and dark after a high-voltage power line tumbled on the tracks as an ice storm struck Portland, Oregon. That system could dump an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow from the Great Lakes to New York and central and northern New England, she said. Despite Monday’s snowfall, the east coast could see close to average temperatures for this time of year, which are highs in the upper 30s to low-40s, she said. Passengers were stuck for at least three hours before firefighters could rescue them early Saturday, CNN affiliate KATU-TV reported. “It had landed and it was in the process of turning off the runway and onto a taxi runway when it left the runway and went into the grass and snow,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black said. Higher amounts of snowfall, up to a foot, are expected locally downwind of the Great Lakes and into portions of the Northeast, according to Brink. Isaac Price, a passenger aboard Flight 274, told CNN the plane seemed to be landing fine “and then you could feel it slide and it went into the bushes.”
“Everyone wasn’t exactly sure what was going on but we were pretty calm. Parts of the nation felt the effects of the cold weather on Sunday, as another arctic blast is expected to hit just about half the country this week. Brink said by Thursday, high temperatures for the Southeast could be 10 to 15 degrees below normal. “Not only are we seeing a one-two punch of arctic air, we will see a third punch of arctic air,” said Haley Brink, a meteorologist with CNN Weather. According to meteorologist Ryan Maue, the upper-level atmosphere configuration looks similar in scale and magnitude to the January 2014 “polar vortex” that left the country in below-average temperatures for days. A winter storm moving through the Great Lakes region dumped snow in the Midwest and led to the cancellation of more than 1,400 flights Sunday in Chicago. Snowy weather caused damage in parts of the country
In Fowlerville, Michigan, a 40-car pileup Thursday on Interstate 96 killed at least three people. The National Weather Service had a winter storm warning in effect through Sunday evening for Chicago. According to Flightaware.com, more than 1,200 flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and close to 200 were canceled at Midway as inclement weather hit the city. Black said 65 passengers and five crew members were on board the MD-88 aircraft, which was about half full. Brink said the system that is bringing more snow from the Great Lakes to the northeast may change to rain by Monday afternoon, as high temperatures climb above freezing. More snow
Lake-effect snow started Thursday along the southern and eastern shores of the Great Lakes and lasted through Saturday morning. Price added: “They told us to stay seated and then firetrucks came racing, and they were trying to figure out if they could tow the plane. There were no announcements from the pilot and flight crew until we abruptly stopped in the snowy grass,” said Price, who was traveling with his brother, returning from the MLS Cup championships in Toronto. The next arctic blast on Tuesday will start in the northern plains and affect the Midwest by Wednesday, stretching down to the southeast, Brink said. “And until the Great Lakes freeze over, we will continue to see heavy lake-effect snow now impacting these areas.”
Another storm system will bring more lake-effect snow through Monday, resulting in the first major snowstorm of the year for the Great Lakes and Northeast, Brink said. No one was hurt. pic.twitter.com/ym0sWI7QDh
— Isaac Price (@FFMBA3N) December 11, 2016 Temperatures in the Midwest will be 20 to 30 degrees below normal high temperatures Wednesday into Thursday, she said. Flight slid off the runway when we landed in #Detroit. No one was injured. Brink said Detroit recorded 6.5 inches of snow on Sunday. ‘You could feel it slide’
Shortly before noon on Sunday, Delta Flight 274 inbound from Buffalo, New York, skidded off the runway after it landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, CNN affiliate WXYZ reported. In nearby Detroit, a plane slid off a runway into the grass and snow. That didn’t work so they ended up opening the back of the plane and they put us on buses to take us back to the terminal.”
Price said the whole process took about an hour and he and his brother missed their connecting flight to Seattle. Epic!!! We in the grass and stuck.

Chris Christie Turned Down Several Offers to Join Trump Administration

Christie, a longtime Trump friend, was among Trump’s closest advisers and top surrogates during the campaign. The one position Christie wanted — and had been promised, the sources said — was attorney general. His fade from Trump’s orbit comes as Christie enters his final year in office in New Jersey. President-elect Donald Trump and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L to R) shake hands before their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, Nov. New Jersey Gov. Christie has also faded from the list of potential candidates to replace Reince Priebus — Trump’s incoming White House chief of staff — as chairman of the Republican National Committee. But Christie hasn’t been a fixture at Trump Tower during the transition, and his political stock was damaged by convictions in the “Bridgegate” scandal in New Jersey. 20, 2016. That nomination ultimately went to Alabama Sen. Chris Christie turned down several positions in President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Christie rejected Trump’s offers of Homeland Security secretary, secretary of veterans affairs and ambassador to Italy and more, sources familiar with the offers told CNN, confirming a report by NJ Advance Media. Jeff Sessions.

Bill English Set to Become New Zealand’s Next Prime Minister

“I am both excited and humbled by this opportunity,” English said in a statement. 5 after leading his party for 10 years and the country for eight. (Credit: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
English will replace former Prime Minister John Key, who unexpectedly resigned on Dec. Incoming Prime Minister Bill English speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament on Dec. “As Prime Minister, I will be committed to building a New Zealand which rewards hard work and enterprise and which cares for our most vulnerable.”
English said that he and Paula Bennett, who will be his deputy leader, will be sworn in on Monday. 12, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. Bill English is expected to become the next Prime Minister of New Zealand after being elected as the leader of the National Party.

Boeing Finalizes Deal to Sell 80 Jets to Iran Air Despite Staunch Opposition from Lawmakers

European aviation giant Airbus, which is Boeing’s principal business rival, has a deal with Iran Air for 118 planes. The total value of the deal is $16.6 billion — by far the biggest between U.S. ever negotiated.”
Earlier this week, Trump threatened to cancel Boeing’s contract to build the next generation Air Force One, claiming it cost too much. Boeing said the airplane sales to Iran Air will directly support tens of thousands of U.S. The sanctions were lifted after Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear program. companies fear Trump’s campaign promises of protectionist trade policies, which could undermine efforts by American manufacturers to sell products to new markets around the world. and Iranian businesses since the 1979 revolution, which shut off normalized relations between the countries. The deal was originally signed in June. Trump has been among the loudest voices of opposition to the lifting of sanctions on Iran, calling it “one of the worst deals the U.S. Boeing has finalized its agreement to sell 80 airplanes to Iran Air, despite staunch opposition from many lawmakers, including President-elect Donald Trump. Shortly after the deal was signed, the Treasury Department approved the delivery of Boeing and Airbus passenger planes to Iran. continues to block companies from doing business with Iran in U.S. Years of sanctions left Iran’s airlines with outdated and unsafe aircraft. Iran is working to modernize a fleet that is among the oldest and most dangerous in the world. Boeing Headquarters (Credit: Boeing)
Iran Air will be getting 50 737 airplanes and 30 777s, the first of which will be delivered in 2018. This has complicated the financing of these huge plane contracts, since many banks are concerned about working with Iran. In addition to the 80 planes that Boeing will make for Iran Air, Boeing also received a license to “help Iran Air find” 29 other Boeing aircraft from leasing companies. dollars. Boeing and other U.S. jobs. Many sanctions against Iran still remain. The company noted that 100,000 Boeing employees will be involved with making good on the deal. The sale was made possible by the Obama administration’s lifting of economic sanctions on Iran in September. For example, the U.S. Boeing needed special approval to ensure that Iran doesn’t use the planes for military purposes.

Man Arrested in Connection With Hate Crime for Stabbing Near Simi Valley Mosque: Police

“During the fight, [the suspect] stabbed the victim.”
Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. The shopping center is “adjacent” to a mosque, Darough said. Adam Darough. At about 11:15 p.m. 34.269986
-118.761389 Saturday, Simi Valley police received multiple reports about people fighting in a shopping center’s parking lot on the 1800 block of Erringer Road, said Sgt. “During their investigation, [officers] discovered a suspect had confronted a worshiper from the mosque, and after a verbal altercation, they began to fight,” Darough said. A 9-year old Simi Valley man has been arrested and booked on suspicion of committing a hate crime after authorities say he stabbed an apparent worshiper near a mosque. After officers arrived and separated the people fighting, they discovered that a man at the scene had been stabbed, Darough said.

1 Dead, 2 Injured After Shooting at Carson Party

Deputies were called to the scene of the shooting in the 100 block of West Victoria Street on Saturday around 11:31 p.m. The group was transported to a local hospital where one man succumbed to his injuries. (Credit: KTLA)

One man is dead and two others are injured Sunday after a gunman opened fire at a party in Carson, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. (Credit: KTLA)

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1 Dead, 2 Injured After Shooting at Carson Party

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-118.281693 There, they found all three men suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper torso, officials said. Detectives estimate that 80-to-100 partygoers were at the venue when the shooting occurred. The other two men are listed in fair condition. No weapons were recovered at the scene and it is unknown if the shooting was gang-related. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, deputies said.