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Trump to Sign Executive Order Enabling Construction of US-Mexico Border Wall

View of the border line between Mexico and the US in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico on January 25, 2017.US President Donald Trump will take a first step toward fulfilling his pledge to “build a wall” on the Mexican border Wednesday, as he rolls out a series of immigration-related decrees. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Trump will hurl federal officials into the task of building a wall on the US-Mexico border, call for boosting border patrol forces and look to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants by signing two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that would implement those actions, a source familiar with the plan told CNN. It will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form,” Trump said. Trump during his campaign called for the deportation of all undocumented immigrants living in the US, though he signaled the “good ones” could return to the US under an expedited process. Trump confirmed his plans to build the wall with federal funds and then seek reimbursement from Mexico, an idea Mexico has resisted. And his executive order also called for a 5,000-person increase in Customs and Border Protection personnel. Now, his actions will take a big first step toward satisfying his political base of support that hitched to his campaign amid Trump’s bold promises of building a wall, deporting undocumented immigrants and in the process creating a safer country, despite a total lack of evidence tying undocumented immigrants to higher crime rates. President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017. Trump’s hardline immigration rhetoric and policy proposals during the campaign often put him at odds not only with Democrats but with many in his own party who called his proposal to build a wall on the US-Mexico border unnecessary and his calls for mass deportation cruel. White House press secretary Sean Spicer has said Trump wants to prioritize the removal of undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes in the US, but has refused to say whether deportation priorities would change. Trump’s planned actions leave little doubt about whether his immigration policies as president would differ from his campaign rhetoric. The executive orders will also seek to end sanctuary cities and the practice of releasing undocumented immigrants detained by federal officials before trial. Construction of the wall could begin in months, but planning for the massive project is “starting immediately,” Trump said Wednesday in an interview with ABC News. The actions will send alarm bells ringing in immigration activist circles, where questions still are swirling about whether Trump would truly implement many of the hardline immigration policies he articulated during his campaign. But negotiations, he said, would begin “relatively soon.”
“I’m telling you there will be a payment. Trump catapulted his campaign into controversy and relevance with his announcement speech in June 2015, in which he pledged some of the hardline immigration policies he was set to enact and decried undocumented immigrants as criminals and “rapists.” Trump never apologized for those comments.  


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Trump’s executive actions are not expected to address those of his predecessor President Barack Obama that signed safeguarding undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children or who are parents of lawful US residents from deportation, which Trump during his campaign signaled he would repeal. One of Trump’s executive orders will call for tripling “enforcement and removal operations/agents” of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which is charged with arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants living in the US. There remained little question, for example, about whether Trump would push to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants. Trump persevered in his hardline rhetoric throughout the campaign, resisting efforts to pivot to a more moderate stance on the issue in the general election despite calls to soften his rhetoric. President Donald Trump on Wednesday will start to reshape US immigration enforcement policies via executive order, taking his first steps toward fulfilling some of the most contentious pledges that defined his campaign.

Wrong-Way Driver in Arizona Wanted to Die Because of Break-Up With Girlfriend: Court Documents

Elam was booked on one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of attempted second-degree murder and seven counts of endangerment. Elam went 10 miles before he crashed into an oncoming car near Bell Road, investigators said. He reportedly posted on social media his plan to crash going the wrong way. One driver slammed into a concrete barrier wall to avoid Elam, according to police. Troopers said Elam also said he had dated a woman for three months but she stopped speaking to him and he thought she was cheating on him. The 25-year-old was taken to the hospital where he told investigators he had been diagnosed by a psychiatrist as having schizophrenia. According to court documents, Elam also said his parents and family had been fighting and he felt if he crashed and killed himself, he would be remembered. Witnesses said Elam steered toward other cars and those other drivers had to swerve in order to avoid him, court documents said. Another test later revealed he also didn’t have any drugs in his system. on Monday, according to television station KTVK in Phoenix. He reportedly told the trooper, “I figure if she doesn’t think I’m worth anything, then I don’t think I’m worth anything.”
When asked why he didn’t attempt suicide in a way that wouldn’t hurt other people, Elam replied that he thought he would meet someone else on the interstate that would want to die with him, troopers said. He said he didn’t receive any treatment for it, investigators said. 33.743237
-112.124004 Troopers said when they arrived, Elam was disoriented and his eyes were bloodshot but an alcohol breathalyzer test revealed he didn’t have any alcohol in his system. Allen Michael Elam was first spotted going south in the northbound lanes of the Black Canyon Freeway around 1 a.m. Newly released court documents said that the man who went the wrong way on the Interstate 17 near Phoenix, Arizona for about 10 miles was upset because his girlfriend broke up with him and he wanted to die.

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Activists Scale D.C. Construction Crane, Hang 70-Foot ‘Resist’ Banner in View of White House

Greenpeace protesters unfold a banner reading “Resist” from atop a construction crane behind the White House Jan. “And as soon as we feel that that’s been accomplished, then the activists will feel ready to come down.”
Washington police called the incident “dangerous and unlawful” and said “multiple government resources are being tied up.”

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Craighill told CNN that the protesters were safe. Seven activists affiliated with the environmental organization Greenpeace climbed a construction crane near the White House Wednesday morning. 38.903746

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Trump to Direct Federal Resources Toward Building Border Wall, Restrict Immigration From Multiple Countries The crane can be seen from the Ellipse and the White House South Lawn. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Craighill said the seven activists on the crane are prepared to stay up on the crane for as long as they want. 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C.The banner, flying high enough to be seen from the White House, is in opposition to the policies of President Donald Trump. The Greenpeace protest comes just days after a massive march took to the streets of Washington to show support for women’s rights and express their discontent with the Trump administration. 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The activists, who came from across the country to protest President Donald Trump, displayed a 70- foot by 30-foot banner reading “Resist” in downtown Washington. Greenpeace protesters hang from a banner reading “Resist” from atop a construction crane behind the White House Jan. A statement released by the organization says the protesters are “calling for those who want to resist Trump’s attacks on environmental, social, economic and educational justice to contribute to a better America.”
“The purpose for this action today was to really send a message to everybody in this country, similar to the millions that showed up to the women’s march, that are feeling discouraged this week after we’ve seen Donald Trump take steps to advance the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, issuing gag orders on the press and the EPA and the department of agriculture,” Greenpeace activist Cassady Craighill said. “We want to get an image of this message that can last throughout this administration,” she said.

High Surf Continues to Pound SoCal Beaches Despite Return of Sunny Skies

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Beachgoers are being warned that high surf is still effecting the Southern California coast despite the return of sunny skies.

NorCal Father Says He and Adopted Son Were Denied Entry Into PG-13 Movie

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A Northern California father said he and his son were denied entry into a PG-13 movie over the weekend after a theater manager questioned whether he and the teen were related, according to KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento. His wife was so upset she wrote about the experience on Facebook, which has been shared hundreds of times. But what he wants business is an apology. 37.957702
-121.290780 KTXL reached out to Regal Cinemas corporate offices, but had yet to hear back from them at the time this article was published. Reuben Lee grew up in the south and is all too familiar with racism, but he says what he and his 17-year-old adopted son dealt with on Sunday was heartbreaking. “At some point you want him to realize, ‘Oh. Lee said this has frustrated and angered his family. “We’re this far along in life and, you know, you’re stuck as a parent trying to figure out how you’re going to explain to this man that I really am this child’s parent,” Lee said. Lee got a refund for the tickets, and their group was escorted off the property by an armed guard. Lee is a pastor in Stockton and said he and his son Reuben Jr. I’m sorry. went to watch the action movie “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” at the Regal theater on West Lane. KTXL looked up their admission policy online and it only outlines who’s allowed to watch rated R and NC-17 movies. “He sort of smirked and said, ‘Well, like I said, parent, grandparent, legal guardian, you need to call one of them and have them come over here if you want to get in.’”
They were denied admission. Wow, I was wrong. “Keep in mind this is a PG-13 movie, these gentlemen are 17 years old,” Lee told KTXL. In total, there were two guardians and six teens. There are no guidelines about PG-13 movies. You know, I should have let you in,’” he said. “I was the only Caucasian in the group,” he stated. According to Lee, the rest of the group was allowed in. However, before he and his son could enjoy their evening a manager stopped them. “I said, ‘This is my son, I’m their guardians (sic), they’re with me,” he said. “I was not allowed in.”
Lee said the manager didn’t believe that he and his son were related.

Wednesday Forecast: Cool Temps and Sunny Skies

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Look for plenty of sunshine and dry skies the next few days. Henry DiCarlo has KTLA’s forecast on Jan.

NASA Photo of Saturn Moon Prompts Comparisons to ‘Star Wars’ Death Star

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Disturbing Video Shows Caretaker Hitting Texas Patient, 94, for Feeding Dog ‘Human Food’

-95.369803 Brenda Floyd is wanted for assaulting a disabled-elderly person. Video shows the caretaker guide the frail-looking woman to her walker, striking and swearing at the patient as she orders her to bed. on New Year’s Day at the patient’s home in the 800 block of Oak Valley Drive. The video shows the caretaker, identified by police as Brenda Floyd, berating and striking the victim in the living room of her Houston home, according to KTLA sister station KIAH in Houston. Huh?”
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Police in Houston released home surveillance video purporting to show a Texas caretaker abusing a 94-year-old patient as they search for the woman, who is now a fugitive. The woman is 94, according to television station KTRK in Houston. The agency is offering an up to $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Police said the video was taken around 8 p.m. “Do you have another $4,000 to put that dog back in the hospital? Floyd can be seen waking the woman, who lets out a terrified-sounding yelp, before hitting her multiple times on the body, according to police. Floyd is now a fugitive wanted on a charge of assault of an elderly or disabled person. Anyone with information regarding Floyd’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS. Investigators said Floyd has black hair and brown eyes. She is around 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 215 pounds. “I told you to stop feeding that dog that human food,” the caretaker says at one point before slapping the patient in the back of the head.

North Carolina Couple Who Lost Both Sons in Car Crash Announce They Are Expecting Twins

Hadley and Gentry Eddings made the announcement on the Prayers for the Eddings Family Facebook page, KTLA sister station WGHP in Greensboro, North Carolina reported. A Charlotte couple who lost both of their children in a crash in Pender County, North Carolina, in 2015, revealed Sunday that they are expecting twins. We are expecting twins this summer!” the post read. Matthew Deans, 28, was sentenced to 27 to 32 months in prison after the truck he was driving rear-ended Hadley’s car on Highway 17. Dobbs, 2, was killed immediately. Gentry, who is a pastor at Forest Hill Church, and his wife Hadley, who teaches 4-year-olds at the church, expressed their gratitude to the community that supported them since the Memorial Day weekend accident. “Y’all have held us up in prayer and we are so grateful! Deans pleaded guilty and apologized to the Eddings in an emotional court hearing in September 2015. Reed was delivered by emergency C-section but died at the hospital. The couple publicly announced that they forgave Deans. Now we ask you to add two more Eddings to your prayers!

Police Vehicles Collide While Responding to Stolen Vehicle Call in Orange; Officers Suffer Minor Injuries

-117.853112 Video from the scene showed the vehicles, a Police Department SUV and a patrol car, had crashed into each other near the 1400 block of North Batavia Street. (Credit: Southern Counties News)
The incident occurred about 12:05 a.m. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which was under investigation, Hall said. KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report. Two officers responding to a stolen vehicle call were injured early Wednesday morning when their vehicles collided in the city of Orange. Both officers were hospitalized with minor injuries and were expected to make a full recovery, Hall said. The patrol vehicle came to a rest on the sidewalk and appeared to have either struck, or came close to striking a tree. when the officers, both driving marked vehicles, responded to the call, Orange Police Department Sgt. 25, 2017. Hall said. Two Orange Police Department vehicles crashed on Jan.

Male Sought After Armed Robbery at Domino’s Pizza in Claremont: Police

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Male Sought After Armed Robbery at Domino’s Pizza in Claremont: Police

A Domino's Pizza in Claremont that was robbed on Jan. He was described by police as Hispanic, standing between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-6 inches, with a heavy-set build, the release stated. 34.106734
-117.719376 He then entered the store through the shattered glass door, confronted an employee, brandished a revolver and demanded money, police said. Police are searching for a male who robbed a Domino’s Pizza in Claremont late Tuesday night. A Domino's Pizza in Claremont that was robbed on Jan. The individual was last seen wearing a dark blue “puffy” jacket with hood, blue pants, black boots and a dark-colored bandana over most of his face. Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call the Claremont Police Department at 909-399-5411. when a male threw a brick into the restaurant — located at 366 West Foothill Blvd. — causing the glass door to shatter, according to a Claremont Police Department news release. His age was not known. The incident began about 11:35 p.m. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the male fled on foot. 24, 2017, is seen in this Google Maps street image.

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Dow Makes History, Hits 20,000 for First Time Ever

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The historic milestone leaves the Dow up a stunning 1,667 points since President Donald Trump’s victory in November. Already, Trump has scrapped the TPP trade deal and plans to swiftly start renegotiating NAFTA. “We’ve scaled this peak. economy over the past eight years. “The stock market has given him this extraordinary vote of approval. The Dow made history on Wednesday by crossing over the 20,000 mark for the first time ever. JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley have soared more than 20%, while Goldman Sachs is up nearly 30%, as investors bet on higher interest rates and less regulation under Trump. The achievement is evidence of how optimistic investors have become about the prospects for the U.S. has added jobs for a record 75 straight months and the unemployment rate is sitting near a 10-year low. Quinlan agrees that trade remains a serious risk given Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric during the campaign. Bank stocks have been among the biggest winners during the post-election party on Wall Street. The Dow 20,000 milestone also shows how much has changed in the U.S. On January 6, the Dow got incredibly close, rising to 19,999.63 before backing off. But the jump in stocks is also a reflection of the solid economy Trump inherited from former President Obama. The U.S. “We need open borders, open trade and open flow of capital. Few expected the Dow to rise so much, especially after a Trump victory. The index crashed to a low of 6,440 in March 2009 as Wall Street feared a complete collapse of the American financial system. In fact, many feared a market crash if Trump upset Hillary Clinton. If that happens, without any disruptions to global trade, it could propel corporate profits, the lifeblood of stock prices. central bank’s massive stimulus program and near-0% interest rates. Happy days are here again,” said Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research. But the Trump rally cooled off in recent months and Wall Street hit a bit of a psychological roadblock leading up to the 20,000 level. Trust. Overall, it’s a healthier economy and does justify a much higher stock market than eight years ago,” said David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds. Traders on Wall Street had fun with it, with some creating hats that said: Dow Almost 20,000. Yardeni said the verdict is still out on whether the enthusiasm on Wall Street is overdone. Wall Street is clearly betting that Trump’s plans to slash taxes, ramp up infrastructure spending and cut regulation will make the American economy grow faster. Instead, Wall Street embarked on a very impressive post-election rally that carried the Dow above both the 19,000 and 20,000 levels. One reason for the pause: investors want more details on the timing and effectiveness of the stimulus plans rolled out by the new administration. But JPMorgan’s Kelly worries that “markets seem to be pricing in the positives, and not worrying too much about the negatives” such as a potential trade war or fiscal stimulus that overheats the economy. After weeks of close calls, the Dow made history on Wednesday by crossing over that key level for the first time ever. “The bottom line on Trump is: love him or hate him, you don’t want to bet against him.” We’re going to enjoy this view for a while and hit the pause button,” said Joe Quinlan, chief market strategist at U.S. economy. If we start going down this deglobalization road, this market is going to lose its euphoric underpins pretty quickly,” Quinlan said. The astounding 13,500-point rise since then has been fueled by a consistent, albeit imperfect, economic recovery combined with the U.S. “The economy has come a long way in eight years. While the economic rebound from the Great Recession has been slower than many hoped, the unemployment rate is now at the lowest level since 2007 and corporate profits have climbed to record highs. “Is the market irrationally exuberant or will Trump prevail in a way that’s bullish for the economy,” he said. Dow 20,000 is finally here.