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Disney's 'Star Wars' Land Takes Shape In New Video -- And It's Huge

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 05:06

The “Star Wars” themed area at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California, is rapidly taking shape. “At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests will be transported to the planet of Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes,” the company said in a news release. A second and largely identical version of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is also under construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida. A hotel themed to the franchise is also planned.

Ex-police Officer Charged in Beating of Unarmed Black Man Accused of Jaywalking

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:00

It took six months and a leaked video before charges were filed in North Carolina.

Police Officer Takes on Phone Scammer: 'Can I Send a Check?'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:00

The scammer, posing as an IRS agent, called Daniel Stief of Midland, Texas.

Former George W. Bush White House ethics lawyer eyes run for Senate

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 22:30

Richard Painter served as chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, and has since become a high-profile critic of the Trump White House and potential conflicts of interest. Painter announced this week that he's forming an exploratory committee for a possible campaign to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. Painter joins "Red and Blue."

Oakland Mayor Dings Trump After He Calls It A 'Disgrace' That She Tipped Off Immigrants

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 22:19

“I’m so appreciative of the Oakland community ... the feelings of being supported, of being heard, of being stood up for, those have been really wonderful for me to hear,” she added. After learning late last month that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was planning local raids, Schaaf warned residents to take precautions, saying it was her “duty and moral obligation” to warn her constituents. Oakland is a “city of law-abiding immigrants and families who deserve to live free from the constant threat of arrest and deportation,” Schaaf said.

Frida Kahlo Is Being Made Into a Barbie Doll. But One of Her Relatives isn’t Happy

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 22:03

A relative of the late Mexican artist says Mattel doesn't have the rights

Democrats push 'Medicare for All' bills, but not all in the party are onboard

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 21:45

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have introduced bills for universal health care, which will be a tough sell for many in their own party.

Stash house operator pleads guilty in deadly smuggling run

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 21:43

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The operator of an immigrant stash house in Laredo, Texas, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the case of a deadly smuggling run last July that left 10 immigrants dead or dying in a semitrailer in San Antonio.

Kris Kobach Begins To Show Why He Thinks There's Widespread Voter Fraud In Kansas

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 21:39

KANSAS CITY, Kan. ― Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) on Thursday offered his first evidence of noncitizens trying to register to vote in a trial challenging a Kansas requirement that people prove their U.S. citizenship to get on the voter rolls. The evidence was a spreadsheet of 38 instances of alleged illegal voter activity in Sedgwick County that Kobach’s office had compiled over 18 years, from 1999 to 2017. As of 2016, there were more than 293,000 registered voters in Sedgwick County and over 1.8 million in Kansas.

White House aide launches first wave in final-days PA push

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:49

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the first wave of the White House's new western Pennsylvania offensive, one of President Donald Trump's chief aides on Thursday attacked Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb on abortion while casting Republican Rick Saccone as "a reliable vote" for the president.

'We Are Going to Kill Ourselves': Video Released of Officer-Involved Shooting in California

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:32

The Sacramento Police Department has released body camera footage and audio from an incident in February that lead to a suspect shooting an officer's gun near Mercy General Hospital in East Sacramento.

Second man pleads guilty in Texas death of 10 immigrants in truck

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:08

A second man pleaded guilty on Thursday to arranging the transport of dozens of immigrants across Texas last year that ended with 10 of them dead or dying in a sweltering tractor-trailer in a San Antonio parking lot. Pedro Silva Segura, 47, faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty before a federal magistrate judge in San Antonio to one count of conspiracy to transport illegal aliens resulting in death.

Study says bones from Pacific island likely those of Amelia Earhart

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:02

If true, the findings would settle a long debate over the fate of Earhart, who vanished while attempting a round-the-world flight in 1937. The new study re-examined measurements of several bones that were found on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro, but are now lost.

Trump says S. Korea poised to make 'major announcement'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:42

South Korea's national security advisor is set to make a "major" announcement in the White House on Thursday, days after holding landmark talks with Kim Jong Un. US President Donald Trump said the announcement would be made at 7:00 pm (0000 GMT), and that he had spoken to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, but did not give more detail. A senior administration official said the announcement would be made by South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong at the White House, who will be joined by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

Baltimore Mayor Vows To Send 3,000 Students To Anti-Gun Rally In D.C.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:08

Ahead of the student march for gun control in Washington, D.C., planned for this month, Baltimore’s mayor vowed that thousands of her city’s students will be among the protestors. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said Tuesday that she will provide 60 buses to transport students to the “March for Our Lives” rally on March 24, which was organized by survivors of last month’s deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

Exclusive: Here's Jeff Sessions’ Draft Master Plan For The Justice Department

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:54

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rapidly shifting the Justice Department’s focus from Obama-era goals such as civil rights enforcement and criminal justice reform to conservative priorities. A draft version of the department’s five-year strategic plan obtained by HuffPost shows the Trump administration’s plans for the DOJ include cracking down on undocumented immigrants, aggressively prosecuting national security leaks, zeroing in on campus speech issues, targeting the MS-13 gang and restoring the “rule of law” throughout the country. The special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s attacks on Sessions have grabbed headlines in the attorney general’s first year in office.

The Latest: Lawyer: Not charging LAPD officer was right call

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on prosecutors' decision against filing charges against a Los Angeles police officer over the shooting of an unarmed homeless man (all times local):

Trump's Decision To Impose Tariffs Draws Bipartisan Condemnation

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:31

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports drew rare bipartisan criticism from lawmakers, who warned the move could trigger a transatlantic trade war and hurt U.S. companies. Trump signed proclamations Thursday allowing tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum to take effect later this month. “The American aluminum and steel industry has been ravaged by aggressive foreign trade practices.

Interior Department Spending $138,670 To Replace Doors In Zinke's Office

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:12

The agency awarded the contract to Conquest Solutions LLC, a Greenbelt, Maryland-based company that specializes in automation systems. The Interior Department also did not respond to HuffPost’s inquiry.