All lanes reopen after gravel tractor-trailer crash on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa

All lanes reopened nearly three hours after a gravel tractor-trailer overturned on its side on U.S. Highway 101 north of College Avenue Friday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

  • Elise Stefanik, newest star of Trumpworld, has turned impeachment into a fundraising boon
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    Elise Stefanik, newest star of Trumpworld, has turned impeachment into a fundraising boon

    The Stefanik campaign's YouTube page — which features the campaign logo — also contains several videos from the impeachment inquiry. The clips have titles like “Adam Schiff Refuses to yield to Stefanik at Impeachment Hearing Day 2. A complaint regarding Stefanik's use of impeachment footage was filed by Susan Delehanty, a Stefanik constituent who lives in the Adirondack Mountains region of New York, and sent to Omar Ashmawy, chief counsel of the Office of Congressional Ethics, on Dec. 9.

  • Man gets life for kidnapping stepdaughter, holding her captive for 19 years
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    Man gets life for kidnapping stepdaughter, holding her captive for 19 years

    An Oklahoma man convicted of kidnapping his stepdaughter as a child and holding her in captivity for nearly 20 years has been sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors said Tuesday. A federal jury found Henri Michelle Piette guilty in June of kidnapping and traveling with intent to engage in a sexual act with a juvenile following a seven-day trial that detailed the horrific conditions Rosalynn McGinnis endured. Piette repeatedly raped and abused her and fathered her nine children during the nearly two-decade ordeal, which began when Piette kidnapped her in 1997, when she was 12 years old.

  • New Zealand's PM says Australia's deportation policy is 'corrosive'
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    New Zealand's PM says Australia's deportation policy is 'corrosive'

    Australia's deportation policy is so "corrosive" that it has soured its bilateral relationship with New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday, a rare bust-up between the two historic allies. Australia's conservative government has in recent months moved to deport thousands of foreigners convicted of crimes as part of an immigration crackdown that can also strip dual-nationals of their Australian citizenship. The move has seen hundreds of people deported to New Zealand, a country that some left when just children and have few ties to.

  • 25 Glass Coffee Tables for Any and Every Living Room
    Architectural Digest

    25 Glass Coffee Tables for Any and Every Living Room

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  • Blizzard could dump 4 feet of lake-effect snow
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    Blizzard could dump 4 feet of lake-effect snow

    A "fire hose" of fierce snowfall is aimed right at a few towns in upstate New York — complete with 60 mph wind gust and whiteout blizzard conditions. Parts of the Tug Hill Plateau, just north of Syracuse, will see 4 feet of snow pile up by Friday night. Welcome to lake-effect snow country, where several feet of snow in just a couple of days is a seasonal occurrence.

  • Iran Can’t Hide Its Coronavirus Explosion, But It’s Trying Hard—and Putting the World in Danger
    The Daily Beast

    Iran Can’t Hide Its Coronavirus Explosion, But It’s Trying Hard—and Putting the World in Danger

    Iran's deputy health minister was drenched in sweat at the press conference on Monday where he vehemently denied Tehran was covering up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak. The irony of Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi's case would be funny almost, were Iran's conspicuous bungling of the coronavirus threat not a menace to the whole region and, indeed, to the world. As The Daily Beast's partner publication, IranWire, revealed in an exclusive report Thursday, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has tried to address the epidemic by telling doctors to shut up about it, much as Chinese authorities in Wuhan did, disastrously, when the disease was just starting to spread last December.

  • Billionaire Tom Steyer shakes up primary with slavery reparations plan
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    Billionaire Tom Steyer shakes up primary with slavery reparations plan

    For centuries, South Carolina's Charleston was the largest port of entry for the transatlantic slave trade. Now, billionaire presidential candidate Tom Steyer is shaking up the state's Democratic primary by advocating slavery reparations for African-Americans.

  • 'We do a lot of crying': American couple in quarantine for coronavirus separated in Japan, US
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    'We do a lot of crying': American couple in quarantine for coronavirus separated in Japan, US

    It seemed like the dream retirement vacation: Six months around Asia and Australia, including a stint on Princess Cruises' luxurious Diamond Princess cruise ship. Then, on Feb. 3, John, 63, and Melanie Haering, 58, from Tooele, Utah, were readying for bed when they learned the ship would be quarantined for the night. Facing a 14-day quarantine that saw hundreds get sick, their vacation of a lifetime turned into a nightmare.

  • Bloomberg

    EU Walks Turkey Tightrope With Limited Sanctions on Drilling

    The EU asset freezes and travel bans on two employees of Turkish Petroleum Corp. make good on the bloc's months-long vow to counter Turkey's oil and natural-gas exploration in waters that are part of the exclusive economic zone of member country Cyprus. The sanctions also are the first of their kind in response to the actions of a nation seeking to join the EU. “Hanging in the balance is a possible influx of Syrian refugees into Europe,” said Michael Emerson of the CEPS think tank in the Belgian capital.

  • Super Tuesday: Professor who predicted last 9 elections says Democrats could face first brokered convention in nearly 70 years
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    Super Tuesday: Professor who predicted last 9 elections says Democrats could face first brokered convention in nearly 70 years

    Days out from Super Tuesday, when voters in 14 states will cast ballots in the Democratic primary, a professor who predicted the past nine elections says that the United States may well be staring down its first brokered convention in nearly 70 years. It's a prospect that has stirred considerable consternation among Democratic Party officials and voters, many of whom have said their primary concern is beating Donald Trump in November — even as an enthusiastic debate over the future of democratic politics has raged on the campaign trail. “I think the most likely outcomes are [Bernie] Sanders wins or nobody wins, and for the first time in over 50 years we actually have a convention nominating the candidate,” Allan Lichtman, a political science professor at American University who has predicted elections dating back to 1984, told The Independent.

  • Lori Vallow's niece denies knowing whereabouts of missing kids
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    Lori Vallow's niece denies knowing whereabouts of missing kids

    The niece of Lori Vallow, the Idaho mother arrested in connection to the disappearance of her son and daughter, denies knowing where the missing children are. Attorneys for the niece, Melani Boudreaux Pawlowski, said in a press release that she "strenuously denies" allegations she knows the whereabouts of Vallow's son, Joshua, 7, and her daughter, Tylee Ryan, 17. The children were last seen in September. Pawlowski's denial comes after her ex-husband, Brandon Boudreaux, alleged in court documents that she knew where the children were.

  • Trump 'could suck coronavirus out of 60,000 people' and he'd still be criticized – Huckabee
    The Guardian

    Trump 'could suck coronavirus out of 60,000 people' and he'd still be criticized – Huckabee

    Donald Trump could “personally suck” the coronavirus “out of every one of the 60,000 people in the world, suck it out of their lungs, swim to the bottom of the ocean and spit it out, and he would be accused of pollution for messing up the ocean”, a top Republican has claimed. Former Republican Arkansas governor and ex-presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the outlandish statement on Twitter on Thursday night and on Fox News' Fox & Friends show on Friday morning. Mike Huckabee says Trump "could personally sick the virus out of every one of the 60,000 people in the world, suck it out of their lungs, swim to the bottom of the ocean and spit it out, and he would be accused of pollution for messing up the ocean."

  • Nigeria's Islamists targeting Christians to provoke religious war, says minister
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    Nigeria's Islamists targeting Christians to provoke religious war, says minister

    Islamist militant groups in Nigeria have begun targeting Christians in an attempt to provoke a religious war, the information minister said on Thursday. Islamist insurgents in Nigeria have killed around 35,000 people and displaced at least two million in the past decade, driven first by Boko Haram and more recently by its offshoot, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). Information Minister Lai Mohammed said jihadist groups in the northeast of the country have now adopted a "deliberate policy of attacking Christians."

  • The US Navy orders ships in the Pacific to stay at sea at least 14 days between port calls over coronavirus concerns
    Business Insider

    The US Navy orders ships in the Pacific to stay at sea at least 14 days between port calls over coronavirus concerns

    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons The US Navy has given ships operating in the Pacific new port-call guidance amid concerns over the coronavirus, US Pacific Fleet told Insider on Thursday. Ships have been instructed to remain at sea for at least 14 days, the maximum incubation period for the novel coronavirus, between port calls and monitor their sailors. A US Navy spokesperson told CNN's Ryan Browne, who first reported the news on Twitter, that "there are no indications that any US Navy personnel have contracted" the coronavirus.

  • Congressman Threatens to Beat Up Trump Jr. for Claiming Democrats Want Coronavirus Pandemic
    The Daily Beast

    Congressman Threatens to Beat Up Trump Jr. for Claiming Democrats Want Coronavirus Pandemic

    Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) lashed out at presidential scion Donald Trump Jr. for claiming Democrats seemingly want the coronavirus to kill “millions of people” so they can end President Donald Trump's “streak of winning,” threatening a “serious altercation” on Friday morning if the first son got near him. With financial markets tanking amid growing fears over the coronavirus, Team Trump and right-wing media have trained their attention on complaining about how Democrats and mainstream media have reacted to the Trump administration's disjointed response to the crisis. During a Friday morning Fox & Friends appearance, Trump Jr. insisted that Democrats were rooting for a massive disaster.

  • Shocking: China and the CIA Both Helped Saudi Arabia Get Their Own Ballistic Missiles
    The National Interest

    Shocking: China and the CIA Both Helped Saudi Arabia Get Their Own Ballistic Missiles

    Key point: Saudi Arabia wanted long-range missiles and it got them. You would be hard pressed to find two more determined foes of Iran other than Saudi Arabia and Israel. The latter country has long been perturbed by bellicose anti-Israeli rhetoric from Tehran, and has unleashed hundreds of air strikes and artillery bombardments targeting Iran's efforts to arm Hezbollah forces in Lebanon and Syria.

  • More than 30,000 pounds of yogurt spilled on New York highway after accident
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    More than 30,000 pounds of yogurt spilled on New York highway after accident

    A tractor trailer carrying more than 30,000 pounds of yogurt in western New York jackknifed on a highway Thursday afternoon, causing the packs of yogurt to spill onto the roadway. The incident occurred as the truck was heading westbound on I-86 in the town of Ellery, Chautauqua County, near the Pennsylvania border. A second tractor-trailer struck the disabled first truck and then hit the guiderail, State Police said.

  • Coronavirus quarantines in U.S. appear inevitable, doctor says
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    Coronavirus quarantines in U.S. appear inevitable, doctor says

    Amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak, one doctor suggested that Americans worried about quarantines should begin preparing. CBS News medical consultant Dr. David Agus predicted the question would be "not if but when and where" quarantines will be occurring during an appearance on "CBS This Morning." Agus advised asking companies what their work from home policy would be, and being aware that children in the household may have to take school from home.

  • Biden hopes South Carolina win could help on Super Tuesday
    Associated Press

    Biden hopes South Carolina win could help on Super Tuesday

    Joe Biden is confident that he is poised for victory in Saturday's first-in-the-South primary, just weeks after his third presidential campaign left New Hampshire badly wounded and close to broke. The question is whether Biden is correct that a win in South Carolina would propel him toward a strong showing in the Super Tuesday slate of 14 states days later. Biden's top rivals, Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg, have dwarfed him in organization and spending, and early voting had begun in many states, including delegate-rich California and Texas, before Biden's campaign could reestablish its footing.

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    Indiana police officer arrested for pretending to arrest 15-year-old son

    An Indiana police officer who allegedly handcuffed and pretended to arrest his 15-year-old son in "an attempted scare tactic" was arrested and charged with two felonies Monday, according to state police. Timothy Hayes Jr., 33, faces charges of criminal confinement and neglect of a dependent and turned himself in to the Marion County Jail on Tuesday. More than a month earlier, Hayes, a reserve police officer for the Southport Police Department, drove his son, who he had handcuffed, to the same jail and parked for a while in an area designated for police cars near the Adult Processing Center.

  • An Oklahoma man thought there were squirrels in his attic, but strange noises turned out to be a homeless man living in his house
    INSIDER

    An Oklahoma man thought there were squirrels in his attic, but strange noises turned out to be a homeless man living in his house

    An Oklahoma City man went to investigate noises he heard coming from his attic Wednesday morning, figuring they were being made by an animal. An Oklahoma City man was in for a big surprise when on Wednesday he found a homeless man living in his attic. The unidentified homeowner told police that he heard noises coming from the attic recently that sounded like a squirrel had made the space its home for the winter, KOCO reports.

  • Pope cancels second day of engagements after falling ill
    The Telegraph

    Pope cancels second day of engagements after falling ill

    It did not reveal what the pontiff is suffering from, but he was coughing and blowing his nose during Ash Wednesday Mass this week. On Thursday, he cancelled a planned trip across the city to celebrate Mass with Rome priests. His illness comes amid an outbreak of coronavirus which has infected 650 people in Italy and caused disruption across the north of the country.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa just recorded its first coronavirus case. The WHO and Bill Gates have warned that Africa can't deal with an outbreak.
    Business Insider

    Sub-Saharan Africa just recorded its first coronavirus case. The WHO and Bill Gates have warned that Africa can't deal with an outbreak.

    A case of the novel coronavirus was found in Nigeria on Friday, stoking concerns about the African continent's ability to deal with a major outbreak. Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria, have reported one case each, leaving experts fearing that many more cases could be going unreported. The World Health Organization and Bill Gates have been warning that the coronavirus could overwhelm Africa's health systems.

  • Kim warns of 'serious consequences' if virus reaches North Korea
    AFP

    Kim warns of 'serious consequences' if virus reaches North Korea

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned top party officials of the "serious consequences" of failing to prevent an outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country, state media reported Saturday. The impoverished nation, with a weak and ill-equipped healthcare system, has closed its borders to prevent the spread of the disease into its territory. Kim told a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea that the fight against the virus was a "crucial state affair for the defence of the people" that required maximum discipline, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

  • Trump hadn't slept for at least 'a day and a half' before his coronavirus press conference, Mick Mulvaney says
    The Week

    Trump hadn't slept for at least 'a day and a half' before his coronavirus press conference, Mick Mulvaney says

    You'd think President Trump was being haunted by Freddy Krueger based on his sleep habits as described by acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Mulvaney while speaking at Friday's Conservative Political Action Conference declared that the president basically "never sleeps," having apparently barely done so before addressing the nation about the coronavirus crisis earlier this week. "He flew to India, did a day and a half of work, flew back, did not sleep on the flight home, and I know that because he's emailing and texting and taking phone calls," Mulvaney said.