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Arizona Grandmother’s Accidental Invite to Wrong Teen for Thanksgiving Dinner Goes Viral

I think this maybe a little more important than what I thought it was.’ Because of all the racial tension that’s in the country.”
Wednesday evening, two days after the text was sent, Hinton met Dench in person and she officially invited him and his family to their Thanksgiving; Hinton happily accepted. “I just went with my gut and said, ‘Sure, Grandmas feed everybody,'” Dench said. Hinton took a screenshot of the act of kindness and put it on Twitter. “I said basically Thanksgiving my house, this date, this time let me know if you’re going to come,” Dench said, adding “I got a text asking who is this and I said it’s Grandma!”
At that point in the conversation, Hinton was confused because he didn’t recognize the number, so to confirm it was actually his grandmother, he made a request. “I asked for a picture and she sent a picture, and I sent one back so she can confirm that I’m not her grandson, and it went from there,” Hinton said. “From what I kept reading, I thought, ‘Oh my gosh! When KPHO asked Dench about it, she said she thought the request was strange but decided to send a selfie.  

-111.093731 Hinton says he jokingly asked if the invitation still stood. Jamal Hinton, a high school senior, was in class on Monday when he got a text from a number he didn’t know inviting him for a holiday dinner, television station KPHO in Phoenix reported. Do you have an extra plate for me?’ And they were just starting to roll in and I’m like, ‘What is going on?'” she said. Her daughter then explained the exchange, which included her phone number, had been posted online and she was an internet sensation. For her part, Wench had no clue it had been posted anywhere, so when her phone started receiving numerous messages, she was confused. By Wednesday morning, she’d received over 650 text messages and dozens of calls and voicemails she ended up having to change her number. Dench said after she recovered from the embarrassment of sending a selfie to a complete stranger, she decided she should respond. “I got a text back from somebody I don’t know who said,’ You’re not my grandma, but can I still have a plate?'” said Dench. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A wrong number might be bringing two Arizona families together for Thanksgiving. “With all the Donald Trump going on and all the racial comments going on, it’s kind of good to see there’s still good people out there,” Hinton said. “She said that I can have a plate and that I’m actually invited now,” Hinton said. “I started getting these texts saying, ‘Can I come too, Grandma? “I was stunned,” said Dench. It has since been retweeted over 150,000 times. The woman, Wanda Dench, had intended the message to go to her grandson, but she had the wrong number and sent it instead to Hinton. “At first I thought, ‘Well this is annoying,’ until I started reading some people’s texts who were saying thank you so much, you’re such a kind person to let this young man into your home,” she said.

Washington State Lawmaker Proposes Creating New Crime That Would Punish Protesters

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Washington State Sen. “I respect the right to protest, but when it endangers people’s lives and property, it goes too far,” the Republican said in a news release. Accomplices may be required to pay restitution up to triple the amount of economic damage.”
“We are not just going after the people who commit these acts of terrorism,” Ericksen said. “Fear, intimidation and vandalism are not a legitimate form of political expression. “We are going after the people who fund them.  But we’re already concerned that some of its loose terms  appear to be targeting  civil disobedience as ‘terrorism.’  That’s the kind of excessive approach to peaceful protest that our country and state do not need.”
“Let’s keep in mind that civil rights protesters who sat down at lunch counters could be seen as ‘disrupting business’ and ‘obstructing economic activity,’ and their courageous actions were opposed by segregationists as trying to ‘coerce business and government.'”


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No Arrests or Vandalism After Hundreds Attend Anti-Trump Protest in Former Republican Stronghold Orange County Doug Ericksen said Wednesday he is preparing a bill that would create a new crime of “economic terrorism” that would allow felony prosecution of protesters who block streets, cause property damage, threaten jobs and put public safety at risk in his state. Doug Honig, of the ACLU of Washington, said in reaction:  “The statement throws out a lot of broad rhetoric, and we’ll need to see an actual bill. Those who employ it must be called to account.”
Ericksen said the bill, which is being prepared for next year’s legislative session, would allow felony prosecution “of those who intentionally break the law in an attempt to intimidate or coerce private citizens or the government by obstructing economic activity.”
He didn’t indicate who would determine when protesters become economic terrorists, according to KTLA sister station KCPQ. Wealthy donors should not feel safe in disrupting middle class jobs.”
His measure would not apply in cases of lawful and protected activities, such as strikes and picketing, he said. Ericksen said the penalties would also apply “to those who fund, organize, sponsor or otherwise encourage others to commit acts of economic terrorism.

California’s 116 State Parks Offering Free Passes for Black Friday; Here’s How to Get One

Here’s how it works: Go to the #GreenFriday website and select a park you want to visit. That means you can save $12 in parking fees at places like Will Rogers State Historic Park in Los Angeles and Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu on Black Friday. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

The best Black Friday deal around might well be far outside the mall. Humboldt Redwoods State Park near Weott is one of the sites where you can get a free pass to visit on Black Friday. Enter your email address and then print out a pass (based on availability) that you’ll need to display on your dashboard. Click here to read the full story on You can snag a free pass to one of 116 California state parks if you want to hike rather than shop on Nov. 25. 36.778261
-119.417932 The conservation organization Save the Redwoods League teamed up with the California State Parks Foundation and California State Parks to offer free day-use passes — while they last — to parks around the state. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

California’s 116 State Parks Offering Free Passes for Black Friday; Here’s How to Get One

Humboldt Redwoods State Park near Weott is one of the sites where you can get a free pass to visit on Black Friday. The offer is limited to one pass per email, and it’s good for one day only (Black Friday).

Endurocross Finals at Citizens Business Bank Arena

He will race against 2x Series Champion Cody Webb, X-Games Gold Medalist Mike Brown and Super Enduro World Champion Colton Haaker. See Female Champion Lexi Pechout and X Games Medalist Chantelle Bykerk race against Tarah Gieger, the X Games Medalist featured on the cover of ESPN Magazine’s “Body Issue.”
TICKETS: Range from $22 to $40, based on seating level, HERE. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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Endurocross Finals
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Watch practice for FREE from 9 am – 3 pm
Racing begins at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets required to watch evening race)
Citizens Business Bank Arena
4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway
See the best EnduroCross riders in the world!  
  Five-time Champion Taddy Blazusiak, the most accomplished EnduroCross rider in history, returns after two years away.

Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Temporary Shut Down of 710 Freeway in Vernon

and involved four to five vehicles, according the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. Traffic was completely stopped on the southbound side of the freeway due to the crash, video showed. The crash occurred about 6:30 a.m. There was no immediate word on any injuries as a result of the crash. Officials reopened three lanes, leaving one still closed, just after 7:30 a.m., according to the CHP. A multi-vehicle crash shut down the southbound 710 Freeway in Vernon on Nov. 17, 2016.  

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Aerial video from Sky5 showed a pickup truck wedged between the big rig and the center divider near the Bandini Boulevard offramp as emergency crews assisted the crash victims. A multi-vehicle crash involving a big rig has forced officials to shut down the southbound side of the 710 Freeway in Vernon Thursday morning.

Automobility / LA Auto Show- Day #4 Preview

LA Auto Show officials report it’s built on the four year success of the Connected Car Expo and 109-year history of the LA Auto Show. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown LA to continue our series of reports featuring the 2016 LA AUTO SHOW, this year known as AUTOMOBILITY LA / LA AUTO SHOW. The LA Auto Show remains open to the public, Friday, November 18th through Sunday, November 27th. We continue our auto show week series with AUTO TRADER EXECUTIVE EDITOR BRIAN MOODY to explore the new vehicles on display in the convention center’s South Hall; among them the Alfa Romeo SUV, Acura Concept, the Neiman Marcus Infiniti and the electric BMWs. Automobility LA/LA Auto Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
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If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at . What is AutoMobility LA? They have created AutoMobility LA, the new auto industry’s first trade show with one brand, one schedule and one location to PRECEDE the ten-day public show.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Submits Resignation, Says It ‘Felt Pretty Good’

Director of National Intelligence, speaks at the Council of Foreign Relations, October 25, 2016 in New York City. Gen. Mark Hertling, a CNN military analyst, said Clapper has long-served in the intelligence community and “has been under stress for decades.”
“I also think he’s painting a picture,” he told CNN’s Carol Costello on “Newsroom.” “When you have a shake-up in leadership it does affect the organization. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Submits Resignation, Says It ‘Felt Pretty Good’

James Clapper, U.S. That is what Mr. Director of National Intelligence, speaks at the Council of Foreign Relations, October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the House Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday he had submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday night. James Clapper, U.S. Clapper is saying.”
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-77.036871 “(I) submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good,” he said before the panel of lawmakers. He added: “I have 64 days left and I’d have a pretty hard time with my wife going past that.”
All members of an outgoing administration must submit a resignation at some point.

Former ‘Daily Show’ Host Jon Stewart Weighs in on Trump’s Election Win

The same country that elected Donald Trump elected Barack Obama.”
The former host of “The Daily Show” added that he feels “badly for the people for whom this election will mean more uncertainly and insecurity,” but that he also feels like “this fight has never been easy.”
Stewart also said that President-elect Trump, one of his favorite targets while on “The Daily Show,” is a reaction to both Democrats and Republicans. Jon Stewart performs on stage as The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation present the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City. It’s an incredible thing.”


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“I don’t believe we are a fundamentally different country today than we were two weeks ago,” Stewart told Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning Thursday. Jon Stewart has resurfaced following one of the most stunning elections in American history. We’re fighting against thousands of years of human behavior and history,” Stewart said. And that is what America by its founding, and constitutionally, is.”
Stewart has been out of the limelight since stepping down as host of Comedy Central’s satirical news show last year, but he has continued to be a vocal critic of the President-elect. Speaking with CBS This Morning Thursday, Stewart stayed optimistic about the country and made the point that the election of Trump could be used as an opportunity for Americans to have hard conversations about who we are openly, rather “than in dog whistles.”
“America is not natural. “That’s what’s exceptional about America… this ain’t easy. His message: America isn’t a different place than it was before it elected Donald Trump. “The same country with all its grace and flaws, and volatility, and insecurity, and strength, and resilience exists today as existed two weeks ago. “His candidacy has animated that thought that a multi-ethnic democracy, a multi-cultural democracy is impossible. Those who worked with Stewart like John Oliver, Samantha Bee, and Stephen Colbert have also taken up Stewart’s mantle, railing against Trump throughout the election. He added that Trump is not a Republican but rather a “repudiation of Republicans.”
“One of things that struck me as odd about this election, and maybe I just missed it, was nobody asked Donald Trump what makes America great,” Stewart said. Natural is tribal.

Photo Shows Dead Deer in Shopping Cart at Wal-Mart in Virginia

“We were just… I couldn’t believe it,” Collier-Bailey said. Lee Walker, with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, speculated the men might be hunters simply trying to follow Virginia law. 37.666109
-77.627838 2. Crowson did not know why the men rolled the dead deer into Walmart, but made it clear the carcass never made it into the shopping areas of the store. The daughter took a photo. “In most cases hunters do not bring harvested game actually into an approved checked station, but rather have someone from the store come out to verify the harvest and to record the needed information.”
Main deer hunting season in much of the state runs through Jan. He said a customer alerted store management and a manager quickly told the men to take their deer and go. Denise Collier-Bailey said she just noticed two men sitting in the vestibule of the Short Pump superstore. Dead deer in Walmart shopping cart (PHOTO: Denise Collier-Bailey)
Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson confirmed the incident. One even reported the deer had been hit and killed by a vehicle near Wal-Mart. Commenters on the WTVR’s Facebook page reported they had seen a deer running around the area earlier that evening. It wasn’t until she actually walked inside the store that her daughter asked, “Did you see that deer in the shopping cart?”
Collier-Bailey had not, so she and her teenage daughter walked back out to get a closer look. “The things you see at Wal-Mart,” she said in a phone interview with WTVR on Wednesday. Dead deer in Walmart shopping cart (PHOTO: Denise Collier-Bailey)
The gutted deer was in the shopping cart, dripping blood on the floor, she said. “This just topped it all.”
Collier-Bailey said she did not bother the men and just went back into Wal-Mart after taking the photos. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A mother and daughter got quite a surprise when they walked into a Wal-Mart in Virginia Tuesday night, KTLA sister station WTVR reported. “It appears that they were trying to follow the law by checking in the harvested deer, but were not at an approved check station,” Walker said.

Megyn Kelly: Fox Exec Asked Trump Camp to Stop Threats

Cohen responded to the interview via Twitter on Wednesday night, calling her description of the conversation “a total lie to promote her book.”
Cohen said “I resolved the dispute that she started.” Then he retweeted more than a dozen users who called her names like “desperate,” “arrogant,” a “snake,” and a “psycho.”
As for Kelly, she told Cooper, “all I wanted to do last year was get myself out of the shark tank.”
She said that is why she didn’t reveal more about her interactions with Trump at the time it was all happening. Trump criticized her for months afterward, sometimes in highly personal ways, which triggered threats to her safety. In the interview, Kelly recounted how one of Trump’s lawyers, Michael Cohen, retweeted a Twitter user saying “we can gut her” at a time of heightened threats. She said Shine responded: “Lemme put it to you in terms you can understand. “We had security guards the whole year,” Kelly told Anderson Cooper in an interview on CNN on Wednesday night. “I mean, the threat level just got so high that it was impossible not to take that seriously.”
Kelly wrote about the experience in a new book, “Settle for More,” which came out on Tuesday. At the time, “I didn’t want to be the story,” she said. She is on a book tour this week, one week after Trump won the presidential election. If Megyn Kelly gets killed, it’s not going to help your candidate.”
Cooper said the exchange between Shine and Cohen “is incredibly telling.”
“Listen, there is no question that some of the tactics engaged in by those supporting in team Trump were questionable,” Kelly said. Kelly said Fox News executive Bill Shine intervened, telling Cohen, “You gotta stop this.”
Cohen “didn’t much care,” according to Kelly. “I felt like a human being who had been dropped into a shark tank.”
“I felt like a human being who had been dropped into a shark tank.”Fox News host Megyn Kelly says that’s what it felt like when Donald Trump was attacking her in interviews and in tweetstorms. 40.712784
-74.005941 Kelly attracted Trump’s ire during the first GOP primary debate in August 2015, when she asked him about his track record of misogynistic comments. (Credit: CNN)
Fox News host Megyn Kelly says that’s what it felt like when Donald Trump was attacking her in interviews and in tweetstorms. She also noted that Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager during the primaries, “specifically threatened me if I showed up at the second debate hosted by Fox News.”
Trump ultimately skipped that debate, which Kelly co-moderated. Some critics have assailed her for saving her stories about Trump for the book.

Santa Ana Winds Bring Fire Risk, Frost Advisories to L.A., Ventura Counties

In Malibu Hills, winds topped out at 56 mph and in Santa Monica, winds were measured at 38 mph. In this file photo, Palm trees sway and a flag flutters in gusty winds in Fontana as Santa Ana winds move into Southern California. 34.959208
-116.419389 “With this expected combination of gusty winds and very low relative humidity, widespread critical fire weather conditions are expected,” the Weather Service’s warning read. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Santa Ana Winds Bring Fire Risk, Frost Advisories to L.A., Ventura Counties

In this file photo, Palm trees sway and a flag flutters in gusty winds in Fontana as Santa Ana winds move into Southern California. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Powerful Santa Ana winds and warm, dry air will create a dangerous mix of weather conditions that could trigger a fast-moving brush fire with just a spark, the National Weather Service said Thursday. Click here to read the full story on The strongest wind gust overnight was measured at 95 mph at Whitaker Peak at an elevation of 4,120 feet, the Weather Service said. A red flag warning was issued across the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Friday as wind gusts as fast as 55 mph are expected to blast across the Southland.

‘The Shining’ Star Shelley Duvall Reveals Struggle With Mental Illness

She also talks during the interview of being threatened and having a disc implanted in her leg. 34.052234
-118.243685 “The man who’s threatening me is the Sheriff of Nottingham,” Duvall said. “Have, yes” Duvall replied. Phil asked her in a clip. Phil.”
A clip released from the show features Duvall telling the talk-show host, “I’m very sick, I need help.”
Duvall, 67, acted opposite big names such as Jack Nicholson in “The Shining” and Robin Williams in “Popeye” in the 1970s and 1980s. She was last seen in the 2002 comedy “Manna From Heaven.”
Duvall now says she does not believe her former co-star Williams is really dead but is “shape shifting.” (Williams committed suicide in 2014.)
“Do you see him?” Dr. Phil” episode featuring Duvall will air Friday. “The Shining” star Shelley Duvall has made some disturbing comments during an appearance on “Dr. The “Dr.