Saw this on the news and it’s quite impressive it’s called a cold dust devil and sent one person to the hospital three others injured. Thanks to @afsport for the video.
Tornado at the Rose Bowl: http://youtu.be/BGhqlJnFIXU
No comment out of respect for the deceased.
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Dec 30, 2014 3:36 PM EST
CBS affiliate KREM
HAYDEN, Idaho – A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday.
Kootenai County sheriff’s spokesman Stu Miller told The Associated Press the woman was shopping with her son and three other children. Her family had come to the area to visit relatives, he said.
The woman, whose identity was not released, had a concealed weapons permit. Miller said the young boy was left in a shopping cart, reached into the victim’s purse and grabbed a small caliber handgun, which discharged one time.
“It appears to be a pretty tragic accident,” Miller said.
The woman’s husband was not in the store when the shooting happened at about 10:20 a.m. Miller said the man arrived shortly after the shooting. All the children were taken to a relative’s house.
The shooting occurred in the Wal-Mart in Hayden, Idaho, a town about 40 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington.
The store closed and was not expected to reopen until Wednesday morning.
Brooke Buchanan, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart, said in a statement the shooting was a “very sad and tragic accident.”
“We are working closely with the local sheriff’s department while they investigate what happened,” Buchanan said.
Hayden is a politically conservative town of about 9,000 people just north of Coeur d’Alene in Idaho’s northern panhandle.
Walmart issued this statement Tuesday afternoon, reports CBS News KREM in Spokane, Washington:
“A very sad incident occurred at our store today involving the death of a female customer. We are fully cooperating with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies as they investigate this matter.”
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I am sure that it’s becoming vividly clear to the leadership of the Republican Party that it is not too big to repeal. But I’m sure they will still make all of the motions to do so. The best you know.
Dec 30, 2014 2:19 PM EST
By Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
The first 50-state report on the latest sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health care law shows that more than 4 million people selected plans for the first time or re-enrolled in what the administration called “an encouraging start.”
More than 3.4 million people enrolled using HealthCare.gov as of Dec. 15, and more than 600,000 people selected plans in the state-run marketplaces, with those figures generally up-to-date through Dec. 13, according to the Department of Health and Human Services report released Tuesday.
The report includes figures for 14 state marketplaces including Washington, D.C., and the 37 states using HealthCare.gov. It doesn’t include people who are being automatically re-enrolled in health plans because that re-enrollment process happened on the federal marketplace from Dec. 16 through Dec. 18.
The numbers are significantly larger than during the first month of enrollment last year when HealthCare.gov was plagued with technical problems. The nationwide sign-up total after the first month was 106,000.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell has set a target of 9.1 million customers signed up and paying premiums in 2015. There’s still time to meet the goal. Open enrollment runs through Feb. 15. People enrolling by that date will get coverage starting March 1. Current customers can still make plan changes through Feb. 15.
“Interest in the Marketplace has been strong during the first month of open enrollment,” Burwell said in a statement Tuesday. “We still have a ways to go and a lot of work to do before February 15, but this is an encouraging start.”
The administration noted that about 87 percent of people who selected health plans through HealthCare.gov will get financial assistance. The health care law provides taxpayer-subsidized private insurance to people who don’t have access to coverage through their jobs.
I want to give them the benefit of the doubt, but the Republican Party looks like they want to make race an issue. This is the wrong message to send at this time. People think about what you’re doing to our country! I’m very disappointed.
December 30 2014
BY LEIGH ANN CALDWELL
Just hours after Rep. Michael Grimm announced his resignation from Congress effective January 5, the race to replace him has already gotten off the ground in the district that covers Staten Island and a portion of Brooklyn.
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, most famous for his role in failing to produce an indictment of New York police officers over the killing of unarmed cigarette peddler Eric Garner, has quickly and aggressively expressed interest in the race. He said he is “seriously considering the race,” according to the New York Daily News.
David Laska, a spokesperson for the New York Republican State Committee confirmed that Donovan has expressed interest.
Laska said that Donovan’s role in the Garner case will not create problems for Republicans trying to maintain control of the seat that President Barack Obama narrowly won.
“This is a federal election,” Laska said. “This is not going to be an election about New York City police policy.” Democrats, however, might try to make the race about Garner, especially if it motivates Democratic voter turnout.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis is also considering a run on the Republican side, telling NBC News that she’s “taking a serious look at the race.” Instead of potential controversy, Malliotakis could offer diversity the Republican Party seeks. She is of Greek and Hispanic decent and is the only Republican woman representing New York City. And in the district that spans two boroughs that creates a contentious ideological divide, her Assembly district covers both Staten Island and Brooklyn.
Donovan is no political novice. He was elected to his post as district attorney in 2011 and he ran a failed bid in 2010 for New York’s attorney general.
The district favors Republicans. Grimm easily won re-election in November against sub-par candidate Dominic Recchia despite felony indictments hanging over Grimm’s head. After pleading guilty to a charge of felony tax evasion, Grimm announced his resignation.
There will be no primary election. The nominee will be anointed by the head of the Staten Island Republican Party in coordination with the state and national Republican Party.
On the Democratic side, the top two contenders include former Rep. Mike McMahon, who served one term in Congress but was beat by Grimm beat in 2010, and Assemblyman Mike Cusick.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee head, Rep. Ben Lujan, said Democrats “will have a candidate who will fight to grow the middle class and ensure the deck isn’t stacked in favor of the special interests and the wealthiest few.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will determine the date of the election to replace Grimm. If he chooses to call a special election, it must take place between 70 and 120 days from the date he calls for a special election. If he doesn’t call for a special election, an election will occur on Election Day in November.
First published December 30th 2014, 10:22 am
LEIGH ANN CALDWELL
Leigh Ann Caldwell is a political reporter for NBC News.
Congratulations to CBS News for being the only network of the three major networks to carry this tonight. Everyone else seems to be overly interested in President Obama’s golf game and not the fact that the third highest ranking Republican spoke to a white supremacist group.
It’s time for NBC and ABC News to step up to the plate with good reporting.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was again named the most admired woman in the world in an annual Gallup poll released Monday.
Clinton has taken the title 17 of the last 18 years. In 2001, then-first lady Laura Bush took the title.
President Barack Obama took the title of most admired man again this year, topping the list for the seventh consecutive year.
The poll consists of an open-ended question, and the results heavily depend on name recognition.
Others who are featured on the list include Oprah Winfrey, activist Malala Yousafzai, Pope Francis and former President George W. Bush.
See more from Gallup
I watched Meet the Press this morning and was taken aback by the candor of Chuck Todd’s answer. I know that this may sound partisan on my part but it seems that we only get hey very 1 sided story. the media is called the fourth st because it is supposed to be the watchdog over government.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the missing plane. This region has had its share of disasters of late.
December 28, 2014 6:33-member PST
Security protects relatives of those on board the missing plane, reports Karishma Vaswani from Changi Airport in Singapore
An AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has gone missing.
Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at 06:24 local time (23:24 GMT Saturday) over the Java Sea.
The plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya. No distress call was made.
Bad weather was reported in the area, and an air search operation has now been suspended for the night.
Planes from Indonesia and Singapore had been scouring an area of sea between Kalimantan (Borneo) and Java. Some boats were reported to be continuing to search as night fell.
No wreckage has been found, an Indonesian official told the BBC.
AirAsia’s Chief Executive Tony Fernandes, who has flown to Surabaya, said: “We don’t want to speculate but right now of course the plane has been missing for 12 hours and there’s a deep sense of depression here.
“This is a massive shock to us and we are devastated by what has happened. It’s unbelievable.”
He said the captain had more than 20,500 flight hours, almost 7,000 of them with AirAsia.
The flight left Surabaya in eastern Java at 05:35 local time (22:35 GMT) and was due to arrive in Singapore at 08:30 (00:30 GMT).
The missing jet had requested a “deviation” from the flight path to avoid thick storm clouds, AirAsia said.
Indonesia’s transport ministry said the pilot had been given permission to climb to 38,000ft (11,000m).