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Billionaire Investor Wilbur Ross Is a Leading Contender for Commerce Secretary

-74.680400 And unfortunately, we’ve been losing with these stupid agreements that we’ve made.”
Whoever is chosen as commerce secretary will likely continue many of the policies that Pritzker and the Obama administration held dear. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is a leading contender to be President-elect Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, an official familiar with the transition process told CNN. Ross, chairman of WL Ross & Co., has made a career of resurrecting dying companies. The new secretary would also oversee the 2020 national census. And his policies would likely represent a 180-degree departure from Pritzker’s commerce department. The census will also serve as the basis for adjusting the number of of electoral districts in each state, as well as the number of votes each state receives in the electoral college. Ross then flipped the conglomerate in a $4.5 billion sale two years later. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Ross, 78, a renowned distressed debt investor, met with Trump Sunday at the New York billionaire’s Bedminster, New Jersey golf course. 20, 2016, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Carl Icahn, another billionaire backer of Trump, said on Twitter before the announcement that Ross is one of the “smartest people I know” and would be a “great” choice to lead the Commerce Department. Pritzker supported public-private partnerships to build up the American manufacturing industries. Should Ross be chosen, he would take over for Penny Pritzker, who has held the role for President Obama since 2013. Interests around the world. Asked by CNN if he wanted a role in a Trump administration as he was leaving Sunday, Ross would only say he and Trump had “a great conversation.”
For Trump, Ross fits the mold of the type of administration officials he pledged to appoint during the campaign: businessmen with long resumes and billions in their bank accounts, sitting at the ready to negotiate for U.S. He’s used some of that money to build up an impressive art collection worth a reported $150 million. She advocated clean energy partnerships and the Trans Pacific Partnership deal, both of which Donald Trump campaigned hard against. “Somebody wins and somebody loses. Trump, asked before the meeting if he was considering Ross for the position, told reporters: “That’s what we’re looking for.”
The commerce secretary, a cabinet-level position that requires Senate confirmation, typically serves as the government’s chief business advocate. “Free trade is like free lunch: There is no free lunch,” Ross told Lou Dobbs of Fox Business in August. The official cautioned that no final decision had been made, but made clear that Ross is, at this point, is being considered very seriously. Ross, 78, had been a vocal Trump supporter before the election, citing the need for a “more radical, new approach to government” that would help middle class and lower middle class Americans. Fittingly, some of Ross’s biggest hits have been in the same demoralized industries that Trump wants to revive: steel and coal. Pritzker strongly supported free trade, traveling to 38 countries over her tenure. Ross, a New Jersey native, has amassed a fortune that Forbes estimates is worth nearly $3 billion. President-elect Donald Trump, left, and investor Wilbur Ross pose for a photo following their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, Nov. Ross, meanwhile, has been a vocal critic of free trade deals. For instance, Ross’s firm scored huge returns last decade by cobbling together bankrupt steel makers including Bethlehem Steel to form International Steel Group. The commerce secretary is a liaison between companies and the White House. Like Trump, who famously called himself the “king of debt,” Ross is not afraid to borrow money. The next census will be critical for understanding the scope of poverty and underserved communities across the country. Many businesses — notably Ford — have recently opted to keep some of their plants open in the United States as a result of those initiatives. Ross frequently used debt to finance his acquisitions, a trend known as leveraged buyouts.

Spike in Hate Crimes Prompts Formation of Special NY Police Unit

“I reject Donald Trump’s vision for America. “I have no scientific evidence as to why, but you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on in the country over the last year or so and the rhetoric has increased, and I think that might have something to do with it,” O’Neill added. He added, “If there is a move to deport immigrants then I say start with me. Cuomo also vowed to set up a legal defense fund for immigrants who fear prosecution under a Trump administration. “We’ve had an uptick in hate crimes, actually a little bit more than an uptick. Cuomo said on Sunday that New York’s tolerance will lead the way for the rest of the nation, and his announcement came as an “anti-hate” rally was held in a Brooklyn park vandalized with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti. The plan, he said, would be to set up a public-private partnership “to provide immigrants who can’t afford their own defense the legal assistance they need … because in New York, we believe in justice for all,” Cuomo said. President-elect Donald Trump wasn’t specifically mentioned in his church address, but Cuomo has in the past criticized Trump and vowed in a New York Daily News op-ed that he would “reject the hateful attitudes that pervaded throughout the 2016 campaign.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center has counted more than 700 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since the election. An “explosion” in hate crimes since Election Day has prompted the creation of a special police unit to fight the uptick in New York, Gov. Son of Mario Cuomo, who is the son of Andrea Cuomo, a poor Italian immigrant who came to this country without a job, without money, or resources and he was here only for the promise of America.”
Cuomo’s plans also include the expansion of New York’s Human Rights Law to protect students who are bullied or discriminated against. He said the fund would be the first of its kind. “The ugly political discourse of the election did not end on Election Day. New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill told a New York radio station on Sunday he was disturbed by the trends. The rally, at a playground named after the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, was attended by band member Adam Horovitz, better known as Ad-Rock. New York City, I’m asking you to do the same.”


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FBI Report Shows Spike in Hate Crimes Nationwide; Crimes Against Muslims Had Sharpest Increase
Reports of Hate Crimes and Racist Graffiti, Including in California, Following Trump’s Election Win We’re up 31 percent from last year. We had at this time last year 250, this year we have 328, specifically against the Muslim population in New York City — we went up from 12 to 25, and anti-Semitic is up, too, by 9 percent from 102 to 111,” O’Neill said. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. “Keep your eyes open, stand up for each other. This is homegrown terrorism for real,” Horovitz told the crowd. Calling this kind of prejudice a “social poison [in] the fabric of our nation,” the governor cited a number of recent incidents, including a scourge of swastika graffiti and the case of black freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania being sent pictures of lynchings and racial slurs. The announcement coincided with an address at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, where Cuomo called for an end to the divisiveness that has gripped the country. In many ways it has gotten worse, [turning] into a social crisis that now challenges our identity as a state and as a nation and our people,” he said. I am a son of immigrants. 15 to connect New Yorkers with the state Division of Human Rights to report incidents of bias and discrimination has received more than 400 calls since Friday, according to Cuomo’s office. A toll-free hot line that Cuomo launched on Nov.

Aleppo Pounded by ‘Heaviest Bombardment’ Since War Began

Their eyes stare, their mouths are agape. The United Nations has pushed to get into the area to deliver aid, and on Sunday it announced it had designed a detailed humanitarian plan to provide assistance and medical evacuations from Syria. Doctors Without Borders emergency coordinator Teresa Sancristoval said Saturday’s bombardment of hospitals marked “a dark day for east Aleppo.”
“The attacks have destroyed entire hospitals, electric generators, emergency rooms and wards, forcing them to stop all medical activities,” she said. “We went down and discovered it was chlorine gas. The father wears a heavy off-white or tan sweater while the two boys died in dark blue sweaters, matching their skin; a toddler girl is clad in a baby-blue one, emblazoned with a cartoon character. Today, eastern Aleppo is desperately short of food, medicine and fuel supplies, while the roads are full of rubble from destroyed buildings. He said neighbors and families were sharing what little food they had left to survive. “This is the heaviest bombardment I have seen in the past five years,” said Ismail Abdallah from the White Helmets. 36.202105

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Airstrikes Knock Out Hospitals in Rebel-Held Aleppo; None in Besieged Area Operating at Full Capacity: Officials
At Least 45 Killed After Airstrikes, Bombs Pound Eastern Aleppo A government siege on eastern Aleppo since July has essentially cut the area off from the rest of the world — a stranglehold tactic that the Syrian regime is infamous for. “We should be allowed to send a verification team to verify the damage in hospitals in eastern and western Aleppo,” he said. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the assault and “indiscriminate shelling” for killing and maiming scores of civilians, including children, and for leaving eastern Aleppo without a functioning hospital. Their neighbors surround them in the street covered with rubble from bombed buildings. A student at Aleppo University in the west told CNN that security forces had gathered students in the university’s main square on Sunday to protest against rebels in eastern Aleppo. “The gas caused them to change color,” he says. Activists said there were likely to be more children among the dead. Children in the crosshairs
Meanwhile, in regime-held western Aleppo, rebel rocket fire hit a school in the government-held al-Furqan neighborhood, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mouallem said at a news conference in Damascus. (Credit: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)
Among the latest reported violence: a suspected chemical attack that killed four children and their parents. The regime, backed by Russian air power, has decimated much of eastern Aleppo with aerial bombardments in recent months, and analysts have said the intensified air raids are a sign the regime may be planning a ground offensive to wrest control of the area. Five bodies — three children, two adults — are visible in the bed of a truck, covered in colorful blankets in the cold air. A Syrian rescuer carries a woman who was rescued from the rubble of a building following reported airstrikes on Aleppo’s rebel-held district of al-Hamra on Nov. The sound of bombings and news of children dying are the norm. The man says he took the coins from the pockets of the dead. It is unclear how many children have died in the attacks, but at least eight have been reported killed in eastern Aleppo, and eight in the city’s west. Syrian regime forces pounded eastern Aleppo with airstrikes for a sixth straight day Sunday, bringing the death toll to almost 300 in the most intense bombing since the war began five years ago, rescuers say. The message is simple and I don’t know how to say it any louder: Stop bombing hospitals.”
Staffan De Mistura, the envoy of the United Nations secretary general, met with Syrian Foreign Ministry officials on Sunday and said there was “a total denial of any aerial bombing of hospitals in eastern Aleppo,” Reuters reported. I am sad about these students’ death,” he said. The student, who CNN is not naming for security reasons, also said they had been told to appeal to the United Nations to have opposition armed groups removed from the east so the siege on civilians can be lifted. (Credit: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images)
“Inside the city of Aleppo is a Holocaust,” an Aleppo resident, who describes himself as an independent media activist, told CNN. “Those responsible for these and other atrocities in Syria, whoever and wherever they are, must one day be brought to account.”
Disturbing video shows devastated family
A video from the Aleppo Media Center shows the toll in one neighborhood. The oldest boy was 10 years old. At a time when hospitals are desperately needed, few have withstood the relentless bombardment — not a single one is operating at full capacity, the Syrian American Medical Society told CNN. Two activist groups — the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights and Aleppo Media Center — said a barrage of barrel bombs struck their neighborhood, al-Sakhour. ‘Stop bombing hospitals’
Medical charities have renewed calls on the regime to stop targeting health facilities. The victims weren’t activists or anything … but they were suffocating so much, they turned blue. The mother wears a lavender, black and pink headdress and red sweater. “It is imperative all parties agree to the plan and allow us to secure immediate, safe and unimpeded access to provide relief to those most in need in east Aleppo, but equally in all other parts of Syria where there are people in need,” read a joint statement from Syria Humanitarian Coordinator Ali Al-Za’tari and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis and Kevin Kennedy. “For the first time, eastern Aleppo is out of hospitals operating at full capacity,” said Dr. Syrian children cry and react after their school was reportedly hit by rebel rocket fire in the government-held side of west Aleppo, on Nov. “What did those kids do to die? But activists working in the city said as many as five other hospitals in eastern neighborhoods were still somewhat functional. It said it had shared the plan with all parties in the conflict, as well as its member states. We discovered it was chlorine gas,” he said. “The secretary-general reminds all parties to the conflict that targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure is a war crime,” the statement said. “It is not only MSF that condemns indiscriminate attacks on civilians or civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, but also humanitarian law. 20, 2016. Several major trauma hospitals have been knocked out of service, the organization said, while three floors were destroyed in eastern Aleppo’s only dedicated children’s hospital, forcing the evacuation of babies, said the charity Doctors Without Borders, which also is known by its French initials MSF. 20, 2016. when they were awakened by an explosion. A young man says his family was asleep at 1 a.m. May God curse you, Bashar (al-Assad).”
Another man shows coins to the videographer from the Aleppo Media Center, which appear tarnished. “My mother was suffocating and my brother-in-law started foaming at the mouth.”
‘Aleppo is a Holocaust’
Syria’s grinding five-year conflict has devastated Aleppo, divided between government-controlled areas in the west and rebel positions in the east. He said 10 students were killed in the attack, while the state-run news agency SANA put the number at eight. “We were sleeping when a barrel bomb fell near our home,” a man explains on the video. It was a man, four kids, and his wife. Mazen Kewara, director of the Syrian American Medical Society’s Turkey office. The Syrian regime resumed heavy bombardment over eastern Aleppo on Tuesday after a three-week lull, killing at least 289 people by Saturday, according to the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets. Why did this happen? They weren’t the only fatalities from the suspected gas attack. “We came down and started choking.

White Nationalist Bloodied During DC Anti-Trump Protest

A white nationalist group member was bloodied while confronting a large number of protestors outside the site of a Washington, DC, conference celebrating Donald Trump’s presidential victory Nov. “Emily,” who referred to the protesters as communists. He declined to give his name. (Credit: CNN)
The conference, hosted by the white nationalist organization National Policy Institute, met inside the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center downtown, a block from Trump’s new International Hotel. A group called Smash Racism DC posted a call to action on Facebook, encouraging people to “challenge” the NPI and “make noise, chant, and be generally disruptive.”
“We confront, and do not ignore, oppressors,” the website says. The protest was organized by New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, whose message was aimed at promoting peace, ending homophobia, and racism. “The president-elect grew up in Queens, but it has different values from him,” Van Bramer told CNN. The event drew hundreds of protesters holding anti-fascist signs and yelling chants including, “No Donald Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” One held a sign reading “alt-wrong.”
The group was generally peaceful until a man and a woman from NPI approached the group with a video camera and microphone, prompting protesters to yell “Nazis go home.” The woman, who wouldn’t give CNN her name but wore a badge saying “Emily,” appeared to interview a protester, asking him if he is a “self-hating white person.”
Another protester knocked the man’s video camera, and a scuffle ensued between the two. Police were staggered alongside the protesters, riding motorcycles as the crowds chanted, “Say It loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here.”

-77.036871 NPI’s leader is Richard Spencer, known for coining the term “alt-right” and promoting white supremacist views. Police later escorted the pair from NPI to a waiting ambulance while the rest of the protesters continued marching peacefully along Pennsylvania Avenue. CNN videotaped the incident. 19, 2016. said she is concerned about the decreasing white population in the United States but less so “now that Donald Trump is president.”
Protester Carl Goldman said, “That’s what they said in Nazi Germany, where my relatives grew up.”
Demonstrators march in NYC
More than 500 people participated in a protest near Trump Tower in New York against the president-elect. A few other protesters entered the fray yelling “Die, Nazi, die,” and the man from NPI reemerged with a bloody gash on his forehead. The protest was calm and controlled. Two protesters were handcuffed by police. A member of a white nationalist group was bloodied Saturday while confronting a large group of protesters outside the site of a Washington conference celebrating Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

Melania and Barron Will Not Move to the White House Initially, Trump Says

President-elect Donald Trump arrives with his son Baron and wife Melania at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on Nov. (Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
During a photo op at his Bedminster Golf Club as he was saying goodbye to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Trump said yes when asked if he intended to live in the White House. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump told reporters he will live in the White House after he takes the oath of office, but that his wife Melania and 10-year-old son Barron will be living in New York temporarily to allow their son to finish out the year at the same school. We would also appreciate the same privacy and security considerations given to previous First Families with regard to minor children be extended to the Trumps as well.”

-74.680400 Right after he finishes school.”
Transition officials earlier Sunday were asked about the plans for Melania and Barron after the New York Post reported they would not immediately move to Washington, but would to continue live at Trump Tower so he could finish out the year at his elementary school. Then when asked if Melania and Barron would move to Washington, he said “very soon. “No official statement has been released by the Trump family regarding transition timing, but like any parents they are concerned about pulling their 10-year-old son out of school in the middle of the year. 8, 2016. “The Trump family is energized and excited about their new role serving the country, and specifically the President-elect’s task at hand of helping to move our country forward,” transition spokesman Jason Miller said.

Trump Considering Retired Marine General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for Defense Secretary

He also served as a commander of a major NATO strategic command, Allied Command Transformation, in Norfolk, Virginia. James Mattis to serve as his secretary of defense. But should Trump decide to choose Mattis for the Pentagon, his 2013 retirement would create at least one hurdle: A retired officer is required to be out of uniform for at least seven years before taking control of the sprawling Pentagon responsibilities. Mattis, known as a plain-spoken leader well-liked by his Marines, was later promoted to run US Central Command in 2010 — a post that gave him command responsibility for all US forces in the Middle East. Mike Pompeo of Kansas for CIA chief and Sen. An official familiar with the transition process characterized it to CNN on Saturday as an important meeting. Gen. The source cautioned it’s not a done deal but said Trump has been extremely impressed with Mattis’ resume and what he’s heard about him from others and at this stage is leaning in that direction. He also was an outspoken critic of the Iran nuclear deal. A seasoned combat commander, he led a task force into southern Afghanistan in 2001 and a Marine division at the time of the Iraq invasion in 2003. The two former rivals discussed foreign affairs amid speculation that Romney could be a candidate for secretary of state. Chris Christie and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday he was considering retired Marine Gen. The two men met for a little over an hour Saturday afternoon in Bedminster, New Jersey. But he attracted controversy in 2005 when he said “it’s fun to shoot some people” while addressing service members in San Diego. Jeff Sessions of Alabama as attorney general. Asked by reporters if he would choose Mattis to lead the Defense Department, Trump said, “All I can say is he is the real deal. President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis (L to R) after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club on Nov. Mattis can be considered a leading candidate for secretary of defense, the source said. Michael Flynn as national security adviser, US Rep. He is the real deal.”
In Mattis, Trump has a candidate who was held in high regard throughout the ranks of the Marine Corps during his 44 years of service. Earlier Saturday, Trump met with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, who was a harsh critic of the presidential candidate during the campaign. The retired four-star general, who was known as “Mad Dog,” was lauded for his leadership of Marines in the 2004 Battle of Falluja in Iraq — one of the bloodiest of the war. 19, 2016. The President-elect on Friday announced three picks to lead his national security team: retired Army Lt. Among those visiting the President-elect were former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, New Jersey Gov. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
“General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, who is being considered for Secretary of Defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General’s General!” Trump tweeted. Trump on Sunday met with a swath of visitors as his transition efforts ramp up. Mattis would require a waiver from Congress to be eligible for the position — something that, with Republicans in control on Capitol Hill and the general praise for the general’s career, would likely be a formality to obtain.

2 Juveniles Arrested in Shooting Death of Chicago Congressman’s Grandson; Police Said Dispute Was Over Gym Shoes

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“We have two juvenile offenders in custody with charges pending,” Chicago police spokesman Officer Jose Estrada said. A source with knowledge of the investigation said the suspects fled after the shooting. “According to our director, we are expecting murder charges to be filed.”
Jovan Wilson, 15, was shot in the head Friday evening over a dispute about gym shoes in the boy’s Englewood home, police said. 18, 2016. The suspects are a 17-year-old female and a 16-year-old male who is believed to be the shooter, the source said. Danny Davis of Chicago, Chicago police said Sunday. The actual altercation originated while they were inside.”
The juveniles have not been identified and Estrada could not confirm whether Wilson knew the suspects. “His father had just told me about how proud of him,” Davis said at a news conference, “that he was because he was catching on and realizing that all of his life was in front of him.”
Davis held up the personal tragedy as another example of the need to curb gun violence. Better education, more supervision after school activity. On Sunday, Estrada said, “It was not a home invasion, the suspects did not force their way into the home. Police had earlier characterized the incident as a home invasion, saying two people forced their way into Wilson’s residence before a physical altercation ensued and an male began to fire shots. The 15-year-old Grandson of Chicago Congressman Danny Davis was shot to death in a dispute over gym shoes in Chicago on Nov. Better parenting.”

-87.641642 And of course, he never should have had it,” Davis said in a statement. “Where did the gun come from? Davis, a Democrat who has represented Chicago in Congress for two decades, confirmed his grandson’s death Saturday. “What could have prevented this tragedy? Rep. Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of the grandson of U.S. How did he get it?

Officer Shot to Death During San Antonio Traffic Stop; Texas Police Searching for Gunman

A San Antonio police officer was fatally shot Sunday, Chief William McManus said in a Texas news conference. (Credit: KTLA)
The shooting occurred near near police headquarters, McManus said. Police are looking for the suspect, McManus said. A law enforcement vehicle is seen in a file photo. 29.424122
-98.493628 The officer was writing a ticket when the suspect pulled up behind him and shot the officer in the head. The suspect then reached into the car and shot again. Check back for updates on this developing story.

2 Female Pedestrians Killed, 2 Critically Injured When Car Hits Street Light, Fire Hydrant in Echo Park

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At about 9:20 a.m., two women walking in the area of 1035 Rosemont Avenue were killed after being hit by a car that struck a street light and a fire hydrant, fire officials said in a news release. No other information was immediately available. A Los Angeles County Fire Department vehicle is seen in a file photo. Check back for updates on this developing story. Two female pedestrians were killed, and two other people were critically injured, Sunday when a car struck a street light and fire hydrant in Echo Park, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported. Two other people were taken to local hospitals in critical condition.

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Nasa Launches New Satellite to Improve Aging Weather Satellite System With More Precise Data, Near Real-Time Imagery

(Data will be available to the public on a NOAA web site.)
Currently, the average lead time for tornado warnings is 13 minutes, but with the launch of GOES-R, meteorologists believe that could improve with a significantly longer lead time. Once the satellite reaches orbit, it will change names from GOES-R to GOES-16 and become the 16th geostationary weather satellite in US history. Even though the images beamed back to Earth were basic, they were vital for the improvement of weather observations and forecasts worldwide. With the newest weather satellite in orbit, prediction models will probably improve overnight. This near-real-time imagery, as well as a new lightning mapper to highlight strikes, will help meteorologists see which storms are strengthening or weakening, improving lead times for warnings of severe storms. And most believe that weather forecasts will improve almost immediately after testing is complete. The GOES-R satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral on Nov. And if the solar array doesn’t extend like scientists expect, the satellite might never reach the right location. NASA and NOAA will do six months of tests to prepare the satellite for everyday operation. With the current series of satellites, images of Earth are taken every 30 minutes, and the United States is scanned every 15 minutes. The satellite will monitor the “weather” of outer space. They would have to rely on smaller satellites that may not give a broad and accurate range of data in such a fast turnaround. The GOES network has been monitoring the Earth’s atmosphere since the mid-1970s. Climate forecast models also to improve
Billion-dollar disasters are on the rise, and the need for updated weather technology is critical. “This spacecraft will impact 300 million people a day,” said Tim Gasparrini, the GOES-R project manager and employee of Lockheed Martin, which assembled the satellite. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are leading the effort. Unfortunately, none of this can happen at the same time, and the period between scans leaves out valuable information for weather forecasters. It’s the first of three satellites being built to replace the aging United States weather satellite system. Fortunately, there is a backup satellite (GOES-S), but even that would take months (if not years) to be made operational. Anyone who got near the satellite during its construction had to wear a special suit. There was a rule of thumb for those working on it, especially near the sensors: “One fingerprint a meter away from an instrument can contaminate it such that it can’t meet its requirements,” Gasparrini said. The financial consequences are obvious. They hope to give people more time to take cover from tornadoes, flash floods and even dust storms. It also means there could be fewer “false warnings,” when warnings are issued but no tornado occurs. However, a system failure could bring other issues. With these improved detailed pictures and measurements of the atmosphere, the forecast models will have more precise data. Human-induced climate change has been on the forefront of research over the past few decades. The planet has been warming at alarming rates, but direct physical measurements can’t be taken from every location on Earth. Once it is operational, all meteorologists and scientists will be able to access all of its data. During a period of active weather, the satellites are placed in a position to scan one region every five minutes. The current series of GOES satellites are outdated and may have operational issues at any moment, proving detrimental to the forecasting capabilities of the National Weather Service and local forecasters. It will capture more advanced images of the sun and will be able to take other crucial measurements of space weather that could threaten Earth, disable communication systems, interrupt power utilities and even disrupt our navigation systems. The Atlas V rocket has a great track record, but of course anything could go wrong. This polar orbiting satellite — which circles the Earth rather than remaining in one place — was rudimentary by today’s standards, with two television cameras that took pictures of different location on earth for 78 days. Ever-changing satellites
Although basic at first, weather satellites have been pivotal in keeping an eye on our weather since 1960, with the launch of Tiros-1. 19, 2016 atop an Atlas V 541 rocket. GOES-R will be able to capture all the details of US weather in the same time it takes the current GOES satellites to produce one small image of a stormy region. This “geosynchronous orbit” means it remains stationary in relation to a fixed point on the Earth’s surface. “Geostationary” means the satellite rotates at the same speed as the Earth, in this case hovering 22,300 miles above the equator. Scientists believe that failing to upgrade the United States’ weather satellites will leave the nation vulnerable in a time when storms are getting stronger. Not only will GOES-R provide forecasters better tools for predicting disastrous weather events, but everyone will have better information on a day-to-day basis that can benefit our health and well-being. Doomed by a fingerprint? The first geostationary weather satellite images were “grainy, very low-resolution; they are going to be absolutely nothing like the images you are going to be seeing off of GOES-R,” Gasparrini said. Current weather models are in a similar situation: We have improved HD weather models, but we are still shooting with an SD camera. GOES-R will help alleviate this issue, while the data it collects are ingested into long-term climate modeling to identify how climate change will influence our lives. New high-definition images
Ever watched an old standard-definition video on a high-definition TV? GOES-R imaging capabilities are much faster and broader, capturing an entire full-disk image of the Earth (in ultra high definition) every five minutes. 28.392218
-80.607713 This will not only help scientists with a day-to-day forecast, but it will help with tracking severe storms and creating better hurricane forecast tracks. It doesn’t matter where you get your weather forecast. Unlike polar-orbiting satellites, GOES craft — the name is an acronym for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite — were sent into space to monitor the United States continually. (Credit: NASA)
The GOES-R satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral on Saturday afternoon atop an Atlas V 541 rocket. Billions of dollars, years of tedious tinkering and calculation, and a lot of hard work could literally go up in smoke. More than just pictures
GOES-R will be able to measure cloud thickness and atmospheric moisture, track lightning and even monitor dangerous levels of air pollution.

Priebus Defends Trump’s $25M Settlement Saying President-Elect Wants to Lead Country ‘Without Distraction’

And I think that a Trump administration is going to explore this issue and, I think, resolve some of these major problems that are happening all across the country.”
Trump has also pledged to reverse President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration — throwing into question the legal status of so-called Dreamers who were brought into the United States as children. “No, that’s not the way life works. Priebus said Sessions “started his career fighting George Wallace.”
“He voted for (former Attorney General) Eric Holder. The point is, what Americans should see from President-elect Trump is someone who, by being in action from the moment he was declared the winner, he was on a mission to bring everyone together,” Priebus said. And I think it’s a real positive sign for the future of our country.”
And he defended Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. He fought for a congressional gold medal for Rosa Parks,” Priebus said. Further immigration policy decisions are “a subject that’s going to come up after those first two things are taken care of,” he said. Allegations of racially charged comments cost Sessions a job as a federal judge in 1986. “We’ve been at this for a few days. “That, to me, is what we should be celebrating. “That’s what you’re seeing, and I think Americans should look at this as a real positive sign about what kind of great president he is going to be and how he wants to lead this country.”
The settlement ended a suit brought by the New York attorney general as well as two class-action suits in California over Trump University, a real estate seminar business Trump created in 2005. I mean, this is ridiculous. “And so, I think this is a matter of negotiation … but certainly I can’t imagine that too many Americans are watching this and thinking that it’s a good idea for a city to allow for blanket amnesty, ignoring federal law, and then say, ‘Now give me $500 million,’ ” Priebus said. “Look, let’s move on, we’re not admitting wrongdoing, and let’s just start leading this country without distraction. In recent years, local governments across the country have been in the spotlight for fighting back against federal immigration enforcement by calling themselves sanctuary cities. Let’s just kind of take a deep breath. I think people should be encouraged by what they see. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, against accusations of racist conduct early in his career. “When the presidency hits you, and it’s at your front door and you realize that you are president of the United States for all Americans, there are some things that are important to you and some things that you decide,” Priebus said. (Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
In an interview Sunday with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Reince Priebus, currently the Republican National Committee chairman, noted that Trump did not admit wrongdoing in the settlement announced Friday. “This is an honorable, decent, good human being that we’re talking about.”
‘Sanctuary cities,’ immigration
Priebus also suggested the Trump White House could seek to block federal dollars from flowing to “sanctuary cities” that don’t enforce immigration laws. Trump made them a focus on the campaign trail, pledging to block funding for cities that take that tack. Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus (R) shakes hands with Republican presidential elect Donald Trump (L) during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on Nov. Donald Trump’s incoming chief of staff defended his new boss’ decision to pay $25 million to settle Trump University lawsuits, saying the President-elect simply wanted to put those lawsuits to rest before taking the oath of office. In Sunday’s interview, Priebus said Americans shouldn’t be concerned with potential pay-to-play schemes in a Trump administration despite reports that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, who helms part of the family’s business portfolio, has sat in on some of Trump’s early meetings with foreign leaders. “The idea that a city would decide to ignore federal law and then would want the federal government to help them anyway is an inconsistent position for those local governments to continue to engage in,” he said. Priebus deflected a question on the status of those people, saying Trump would focus on border security and the deportation of those who have committed crimes first. 9, 2016.

Rainy Weather Rolls into Southern California; Flash Flood Watch Issued

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Showers started to roll into Southern California early Sunday, with rain and cloudy weather expected to continue through Monday. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 20, 2016.

Suspect Wanted for Allegedly Ramming Car into Another Vehicle on 91 Freeway Fatally Shot by Anaheim Police; No Officers Injured

when Anaheim police began assisting the California Highway Patrol in the search for a suspect who allegedly rammed his car into another car on the 91 Freeway near East Street, and then tried to ram a second car, the Anaheim Police Department said in a press release. Police found the suspect in the courtyard of a home located in the 1300 block of N. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon was fatally shot late Saturday during a confrontation with officers, the Anaheim Police Department confirmed. According to police, the suspect was driving a 2003 Honda Pilot that became disabled after he rammed it into a Honda Accord on the freeway. The scene of an officer-involved shooting in Anaheim on Nov. (Credit: KTLA)
The incident began about 9 p.m. The suspect was transported to the hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after. The shooting remains under investigation.  

-117.906685 The suspect and another man were seen jumping out of the car and running away from the scene, police said. The officer involved in the shooting was wearing an activated body camera at the time. East Street and an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect, a 29 year old male, was shot at least once by an officer at least once, police said. The suspect’s identity was withheld pending notification of his family. 20, 2016.