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    Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration.People marched in Casper, Wyoming, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Houston. In Park City, Utah, where the annual Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, actress Jane Fonda and nationally known attorney Gloria Allred joined the women's march.In Morristown, New Jersey, that state's new first lady told a crowd she was a victim of sexual violence while attending college.Tammy Murphy, the wife of Democrat Phil Murphy, said the attack occurred while she was a sophomore at the University of Virginia. She said she was walking along a path when a man grabbed her and pulled her into some bushes. She said the man tried to take her clothes off and put a crab apple in her mouth to silence her but she bit his hand and fled half-dressed to a nearby fraternity house, where students called police.In Los Angeles, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Alfre Woodard, Scarlett Johansson, Constance Wu, Adam Scott and Rob Reiner were among the celebrities who addressed a crowd of hundreds of thousands of demonstrators.Longoria, who starred in TV's 'Desperate Housewives,' told marchers their presence matters, 'especially when those in power seem to have turned their backs on reason and justice.'Portman, an Academy Award winner, talked about feeling sexualized by the entertainment industry from the time her first film, 'Leon: The Professional,' was released when she was 13 and suggested it's time for 'a revolution of desire.' In the 1994 film, Portman played a young girl taken in by a hit man after her family is killed.Woodard urged everyone to register and vote, saying, 'the 2018 midterms start now.' And Davis spoke with the passion of a preacher as she discussed the nation's history of discrimination and her past as a sexual assault survivor.The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches created solidarity for those opposing Trump's views, words and actions. Millions of people around the world marched during last year's rallies, and many on Saturday talked about the news avalanche of politics and gender issues in the past year.Critics of the weekend's marches said the demonstrations were really a protest against Trump. More rallies were planned at other cities on Sunday.Meanwhile, Trump on Saturday tweeted that it was a 'perfect day' for women to march to celebrate the 'economic success and wealth creation' that's happened during his first year in office.'Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months,' the Republican wrote. 'Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!'Trump's main opponent in the 2016 presidential election, Democratic former U.S. first lady Hillary Clinton, said the Women's March last year was 'a beacon of hope and defiance.'In 2018, it is a testament to the power and resilience of women everywhere,' she tweeted, urging people to show that power at the voting booth this year.Demonstrators on Saturday denounced Trump's views with colorful signs and even saltier language.Oklahoma City protesters chanted 'We need a leader, not a creepy tweeter!' One woman donned a T-shirt with the likeness of social justice icon Woody Guthrie, who wrote 'This Land Is Your Land.'Members of the group Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Seattle burned sage and chanted in front of Seattle's rainy march.In Richmond, Virginia, the crowd burst into cheers when a woman ran down the middle of the street carrying a pink flag with the word 'Resist.'The march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday took on the feel of a political rally when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats, urged women to run for office and vote to oppose Trump and the Republicans' agenda.'We march, we run, we vote, we win,' Pelosi said, to applause.People gathered from Montpelier to Milwaukee, from Shreveport to Seneca Falls.'I think right now with the #MeToo movement, it's even more important to stand for our rights,' said Karen Tordivo, who marched in Cleveland with her husband and 6-year-old daughter.In Palm Beach, Florida, home to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs before marching. A group of women wearing red cloaks and white hats like the characters in the book and TV show 'The Handmaid's Tale' marched in formation, their heads bowed.Cathy Muldoon, a high school librarian from Dallas, Pennsylvania, took her two teenage daughters to the New York rally and said marching gives people hope. She said this year's action is set against the backdrop of the Trump presidency, which 'turned out to be as scary as we thought it would be.'I've not seen any checks and balances,' she said. 'Everything is moving toward the right, and we have a president who seems to have no decency.'Earlier Saturday, dozens of activists gathered in Rome to denounce violence against women and express support for the #MeToo movement. They were joined by Italian actress and director Asia Argento, who made headlines after alleging in 2017 she had been sexually assaulted by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in the 1990s.Argento addressed the criticism she received once she spoke up about her abuse.'Women are scared to speak, and because I was vilified by everything I said, I was called a prostitute for being raped,' she said at the rally.Argento, who's 42, was strongly criticized by many Italian media and Italian women for not speaking out earlier and was hounded on Twitter with accusations that she sought trouble.Weinstein has apologized for causing 'a lot of pain' with 'the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past,' but he has denied 'any allegations of non-consensual sex.'___Lush reported from St. Petersburg, Florida. Dobnik reported from New York.___This story has been corrected to show that the Chicago event participant's surname is Mirza, not Miza, and that millions of people, not 1 million, marched last year.
  • Musician Ed Sheeran is engaged to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn. >> Read more trending news  Sheeran announced the news of his engagement Saturday on Instagram. The engagement took place just before the new year. The couple have lived together for over a year, The Telegraph reported. The pair have been longtime friends and attended school together, but were not childhood sweethearts.
  • Designer Kris Van Assche travelled back in a fashion time machine Saturday while Robert Pattinson explained the importance of clothes for acting roles as he attended Dior Homme's Paris menswear collection.Here are some highlights of the fourth day of fall-winter shows:___DIOR'S TATTOOED COUTUREIt was an ambitious fusion of two periods for Dior Homme: A sartorial homage to the past that twinned what the house called the 'reckless abandon' of youth with the couture of Monsieur Dior's New Look.Designer Van Assche used references to 1990s tattoo culture in prints and gothic silver jewelry alongside suit variations on the Bar Jacket from the famed 1947 collection that transformed Western fashion.The two-periods theme in the 49 suit-heavy looks was also evident in the age range of the models, who were either very young, or over 40.The first styles, accessorized with silk neck scarves, featured some beautifully refined single- and double-breasted suits with narrow waists that curved out in a slight peplum-shape. Suits are the bread-and-butter of the house.'I thought it was a good moment for Dior to go back to its DNA, like really the sharply cut suit,' the 41-year-old Van Assche told The Associated Press.A flash of bright red across a striped T-shirt, meanwhile, turned the dial to the '90s with the appearance of a spiked tattoo motif on the shirt undergarment. Continuing that vibe were the baggy jeans, wooly tank tops and sneakers, which were worn by models with messy hair.'It's looking back with a lot of love and sweet memories to when I myself was a teenager,' Van Assche said.It was an intentionally split aesthetic — and featured some very strong individual pieces.Yet, the result was sometimes incongruous as a whole.___PATTINSON SAYS CLOTHES HELP ACTING ROLE'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson demonstrated why he'd been chosen as a Dior brand ambassador by extolling the influence of fashion and clothing on the ability of an actor to engage in a role.'Shoes. I always find that when you play a character, if you find the right pair of shoes there's a trigger that happens inside you,' said the 31-year-old who was dressed head to toe in Dior Homme.'Or to have your pants up here, you feel like an entirely different person.'He added that 'you can change your body language and your entire silhouette. It's all done through the clothing.'___FRONT ROW AT DIORModel Bella Hadid joined Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, sporting a chic new beard, alongside 'Pearl Harbor' actor Josh Harnett on the Dior Homme front row.A rare face on the Paris fashion scene, Harnett, 39, said he was invited by Dior since he was in town promoting his new movie 'Oh Lucy!' It's a French-Japanese co-production that was screened in the International Critics' Week section of last year's Cannes Film Festival.'It's a comedy and lot of it is a road trip with me and two older Japanese ladies not speaking the same language and having parallel crises,' he said. 'I think it's really funny.'___WALKING IN A THOM BROWNE WONDERLANDThere was the real crunching sound of fake snow at Thom Browne's theatrical menswear display that wowed guests with its snowy white forest scene and tall silver birches lining the runway.Equally impressive were the winter styles in the clothes.With many designs channeling the sartorial vibe from which the New York City-based designer cut his cloth, Browne prepared his models to brave the harshest elements of the coldest months and in the process produced one of the best shows of the season.Gray-blue knit ted caps, oversize knit scarves, red snow gloves and robust black hiking boots with thick lacing accessorized wrapped-up looks. They included block-like fur trims on cuffs and hems in the coat-heavy 32-look collection with classic tailoring in knit fabric.Textured wool and checks motifs — that merged a winter scarf with a suit-style pattern — adored long A-line coats amid some of the thickest outerwear to be seen this fall-winter.A touch of humor, in braided hair extensions with colored ribbons and sheeny ankle warmers that evoked a tied trash bag, was a crowd pleaser.___BALMAIN HOMME'S ECLECTIC SPARKLEEclectic was the word for Olivier Rousteing's high-energy show for Balmain Homme.Mixing menswear and the womenswear pre-collection designs, the 32-year-old designer referenced almost all of the thematic touchstones used in previous shows within the same collection.The 64 looks — in mainly green, black and gold — were a glimmering treasure trove of ideas.Silver sparkle on a women's singlet looked like chainmail, seen again in a men's statement coat which screamed 1980.Tribal patterns — horizontal and vertical stripes, and a 'V'' shape running down the torso — gave the designs a wild edge.And 1980s peaked shoulders, slashed sections, black PVC pants and architectural, sculptured jackets gave the silhouette lots of sexy attitude.Subtle is simply not a word in Rousteing's vocabulary.___SACAI REVAMPS THE PONCHOOne of Japan's most popular luxury brands, Sacai gave traditional Latin American styles an urban reworking for its Saturday morning show.With its signature use layering, thick embroidered sweaters sported voluminous fringing that evoked ponchos that originated in the Andes region. Their hue of intense pastel red gave the statement garments a contemporary lift.Then styles from the gaucho horse riders that were popular in 19th-century Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay were included.Thigh-length soft leather riding boots were combined with highly embroidered patterns and fringing and myriad layers of material across the torso that created divergent lines in the silhouettes.It was fun, and fall-winter saw a more coherent side to the designs than has been seen in recent seasons.___Thomas Adamson can be followed at http://Twitter.com/ThomasAdamson_K
  • The Minnesota Vikings are the owners of a remarkable victory in last weekend’s NFL divisional playoffs. Now, the team wants to own the nicknames that have been attached to it. >> Read more trending news/ Stefon Diggs’ stunning 61-yard touchdown catch and run on the final play of the game gave the Vikings a 29-24 victory against New Orleans, giving birth to the nicknames “Minneapolis Miracle” or “Minnesota Miracle.” Monday, the Vikings filed for three trademarks for “Minneapolis Miracle” and one for “Minnesota Miracle,” according to filings published Friday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Vikings want to own the rights to the nickname on more than 100 items, including cell phone straps, football helmets, charge cards, computer game software, DVDs, compact discs and videotapes, according to the filings. Already, the team is selling a T-shirt with the slogan, “Minneapolis Miracle 1-14-18,” ESPN reported. Diggs began selling shirts licensed by the NFL Players Association with his image and the words “Minneapolis Miracle,” on Wednesday and already has sold more than 1,000 of them online, ESPN reported. It’s not the first sports nickname that has had a trademark application. For example, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris trademarked the phrase “Franco’s Immaculate Reception,” after his last-second catch-and-run for a touchdown off a deflected pass that gave Pittsburgh a 13-7 victory against Oakland in the 1972 playoffs. Riles & Co., the corporate entity of former NBA basketball coach Pat Riley, trademarked the phrase “Three-Peat” in 1989. The Vikings play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in the NFC Championship game.
  • Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for more than a half-century and put it on tables around the world, has died. He was 91.Often referred to as the 'pope of French cuisine,' Bocuse was a tireless pioneer, the first chef to blend the art of cooking with savvy business tactics — branding his cuisine and his image to create an empire of restaurants around the globe.Bocuse died Saturday at Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, the place where he was born and had his restaurant.'French gastronomy loses a mythical figure,' French President Emmanuel Macron said. 'The chefs cry in their kitchens, at the Elysee (presidential palace) and everywhere in France.'Interior Minister Gerard Collomb tweeted that 'Mister Paul was France. Simplicity and generosity. Excellence and art de vivre.'Bocuse, who underwent a triple heart bypass in 2005, had also been suffering from Parkinson's disease.Bocuse's temple to French gastronomy, L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges, outside the city of Lyon in southeastern France, has held three stars — without interruption — since 1965 in the Michelin guide, the bible of gastronomes.In 1982, Bocuse opened a restaurant in the France Pavilion in Walt Disney World's Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida, headed by his son Jerome, also a chef. In recent years, Bocuse even dabbled in fast food with two outlets in his home base of Lyon.'He has been a leader. He took the cook out of the kitchen,' celebrity French chef Alain Ducasse said at a 2013 gathering to honor Bocuse.'Monsieur Paul,' as he was known, was placed right in the center of 2013 cover of the newsweekly Le Point that exemplified 'The French Genius.' Shown in his trademark pose — arms folded over his crisp white apron, a tall chef's hat, or 'toque,' atop his head — he was winged by Marie Curie, Louis Pasteur and Coco Chanel, among other French luminaries.While excelling in the business of cooking, Bocuse never flagged in his devotion to his first love, creating a top class, quintessentially French meal. He eschewed the fads and experiments that captivated many other top chefs.'In cooking, there are those who are rap and those who are concerto,' he told the French newsmagazine L'Express before his 2005 biography, adding that he tended toward the concerto.Born into a family of cooks that he dates to the 1700s, Bocuse stood guard over the kitchen of his world-famous restaurant even in retirement. In a 2011 interview with The Associated Press, Bocuse said he slept in the room where he was born above the dining rooms.'But I changed the sheets,' he added with characteristic wry humor.Born on Feb. 11, 1926, Bocuse entered his first apprenticeship at 16. He worked at the famed La Mere Brazier in Lyon, then spent eight years with one of his culinary idols, Fernand Point, whose cooking was a precursor to France's nouvelle cuisine movement, with lighter sauces and lightly cooked fresh vegetables.Bocuse's career in the kitchen traversed the ages. He went from apprenticeships and cooking 'brigades,' as kitchen teams are known, when stoves were coal-fired and chefs also served as scullery maids, to the ultra-modern kitchen of his Auberge.'There was rigor,' Bocuse told the AP. '(At La Mere Brazier) you had to wake up early and milk the cows, feed the pigs, do the laundry and cook .... It was a very tough school of hard knocks.'Today, the profession has changed enormously. There's no more coal. You push a button and you have heat,' he said.The gastronomic offerings at Bocuse's L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges are rooted in the French culinary tradition: simple, authentic food that was 'identifiable' in its nature.Emblematic of that was a crock of truffle soup topped with a golden bubble of pastry he created in 1975 for then-French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, which is served to this day. Another classic is fricassee of Bresse chicken — from France's Bresse region, which is famed for its poultry — served in cream with morilles, a spring mushroom.And his favorite ingredient? Butter.'(It's a) magical product,' he said during a visit to the Culinary Institute of America. 'Nothing replaces butter.'Three other cooking must-haves, according to the chef, are fresh produce (his was from his own garden), good, trusted kitchen staff and happy diners.'It's the client who runs the house,' Bocuse said in the AP interview.While Bocuse's kitchens were meticulously in order, his personal life was on the unorthodox side. He acknowledged in a 2005 biography that he had been quietly sharing his life with three women — simultaneously — each with a pivotal role in his life.'I think cuisine and sex have lots of common points,' Bocuse said before publication of 'Paul Bocuse: The Sacred Fire.' 'Even if it seems a bit macho, I love women.'He is survived by his wife Raymonde, their daughter Francoise and a son, Jerome.___Sylvie Corbet contributed to this report.
  • Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has died, according to several of his friends, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 27. Canadian rapper Drake, record producer Maxo Cream and California rapper Lil B expressed their condolences on social media. Santana, whose birth name was Derrick Coleman, wrote on Instagram in October that he was suffering from liver failure, the Sun-Times reported. No official cause of death has been listed, MTV reported, although TMZ, citing unnamed family members, reported that Santana died from a seizure at his Los Angeles home late Friday night. Santana was a force in Chicago’s drill music scene when it began in 2012 He released his 2013 debut album, “Trappin’ Ain’t Dead” on Savage Squad, the record label he founded, MTV reported. His last album, “Fredo Kruger 2,” was released last year. In addition to liver troubles, Santana also had kidney failure and seizures, MTV reported.
  • Award-winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique is urging her fans to boycott Netflix for gender and color bias after she says the entertainment company made her a lowball offer for a comedy special. >> Read more trending news  Mo'Nique took to Instagram to air her grievances Friday. In a video, she explained that Netflix offered her $500,000 to do a comedy special, but she rejected the offer. Mo'Nique said she felt it was a low offer considering Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle all made millions of dollars for their Netflix comedy specials. According to Mo'Nique, Schumer negotiated with Netflix for $13 million, while Rock and Chapelle each earned $20 million. Mo'Nique suspects racial and gender bias are at play, since she believes her strong résumé entitles her to more than the $500,000 that Netflix offered.
  • Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday morning saying the two got engaged right before the new year. He said they are 'very happy and in love' and that their 'cats are chuffed as well.' Sheeran said last fall how Seaborn inspired his song 'Perfect,' which is Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Sheeran and Seaborn were friends when the two attended school in Suffolk, England. They reconnected years later.
  • The Latest on the death of French chef Paul Bocuse at 91 (all times local):4:50 p.m.The Danish chef behind one of Europe's most famous restaurants, Noma, has thanked Paul Bocuse for 'a lifetime of work and inspiration.'On Twitter, Rene Redzepi wrote Saturday 'RIP Paul Bocuse - sleep well chef' about the Frenchman, who embodied French cuisine all over the world.Redzepi closed Noma last year and plans to reopen an eatery with its own vegetable farm on the edge of Copenhagen's Christiania neighborhood.The 40-seat Noma — a contraction of the Danish words for Nordic food — opened in 2003. The eatery that sat on Copenhagen's waterfront had two Michelin stars and was voted the world's No. 1 restaurant by Britain's Restaurant Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.___4:30 p.m.The head chef at the Elysee presidential palace says the best way to honor Paul Bocuse is to keep sharing his passion for French gastronomy.Guillaume Gomez told BFM television that Bocuse created a soup in 1975 at the Elysee, made from truffles, foie gras, chicken, carrots, onions, celeriac and mushrooms, for then-president Valerie Giscard d'Estaing.Gomez said the soup is still served at the presidential palace under the name of 'Elysee soup.'Gomez, who met 'Mister Paul' several times, said Bocuse was the first to widely appear in the media so that chefs' work was better recognized.___3:55 p.m.The wife and children of master French chef Paul Bocuse want to honor their 'captain,' who has died at 91.In a joint statement Saturday, they said that 'more than a father and husband, he is a man of heart, a spiritual father, an emblematic figure of world gastronomy and a French flagship who is gone.'The statement is signed by Bocuse's wife Raymonde, their daughter Francoise, and his son Jerome who he had with another companion.They stress that Bocuse loved life, loved transmitting his knowledge of the kitchen to other chefs and loved the team of chefs that he worked with in his hometown of Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or. The family says 'these values will forever continue to inspire us.'___2:55 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to chef Paul Bocuse, the man who embodied French cuisine all over the world.Macron praised Bocuse's 'fidelity' to his village of Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, near the eastern French city of Lyon, where he was born, created his world-famous restaurant and died Saturday at age 91.In a statement, Macron underlined Bocuse's 'generosity, his respect for traditions as well as his inventiveness.' Macron said Bocuse had helped train French and foreign chefs up to his last few days.The French president says 'French gastronomy loses a mythical figure ... The chefs cry in their kitchens, at the Elysee and everywhere in France.'___1:45 p.m.Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, a man who raised the profile of top chefs from invisible kitchen artists to international celebrities, has died at 91.Often referred to as the 'pope of French cuisine,' Bocuse was a tireless pioneer, the first chef to blend the art of cooking with savvy business tactics — branding his cuisine and his image to create an empire of restaurants around the globe. His imposing physical stature and his larger-than-life personality matched his bold dreams and his far-flung accomplishments.Interior Minister Gerard Collomb tweeted Saturday that 'Mister Paul was France. Simplicity and generosity. Excellence and art de vivre.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars have complained this season about not receiving any respect. They reached the AFC playoffs but were written off as losers, but Jacksonville defeated Buffalo and then stunned Pittsburgh during the first two rounds of the postseason. >> Read more trending news The Jaguars are decided underdogs against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship game, which is not surprising. But the Jaguars believe they have a chance to win, even if it appears like the NFL does not share that sentiment. The NFL’s official Facebook page began touting Super Bowl LII, which will be held Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, with a teaser noting that “your team is headed to Super Bowl LII.” The promo was adorned with photos of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, with no mention of the Jaguars or the Philadelphia Eagles, who are the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Well, the NFL had to pick someone, and Brady, who has played in seven Super Bowls already, is a natural candidate. It makes for great bulletin board material for the Jaguars and Eagles. Whether that translates into victories on Sunday remains to be seen.

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  • With no signs of any deal to restore funding for the federal government, lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be back for a rare Sunday session, with no real signs of an agreement to end the first government shutdown since 2013, as both parties continued to point the finger of blame at each other. The main stumbling block continues to be immigration, and what to do about hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant Dreamers in the United States, who were protected under the Obama Administration’s DACA program, which was ended by the Trump Administration in October. Republicans made clear – there is no deadline on DACA until March – as they said those negotiations should simply continue while the government is funded and operating. “I hope Senator Schumer comes to his senses and ends this shutdown madness sooner rather than later,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, taking aim at the Senate Democratic Leader. But for Democrats, they worry that the GOP will never deal on immigration and DACA, as their leaders have decided now is the time to press for action. During Saturday’s House and Senate sessions – where no obvious progress was made – Democrats continued to argue that Republicans were the problem, since the GOP is in charge of the House, Senate and White House. “Americans know Republicans own the Trump Shutdown,” said Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY). “Anyone claiming otherwise should double check who has control in Congress.” Instead of signs of compromise, Saturday was mainly filled with tough rhetoric from both parties. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said President Trump’s grade for his first year in office was a “big fat failure F.” With no evidence of any deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a procedural vote for just after 1 am on Monday morning, trying to force action on a plan to extend government funding until February 8, as he again blamed Democrats for the impasse. If Democrats hold together as they did late on Friday night, then that motion would not get the needed 60 votes to end debate, meaning the shutdown would hit government offices on Monday morning. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says “Congress has a lot of work to do” but it is being 'delayed by the Democrat’s filibuster' https://t.co/IU5LKpcVoB — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 20, 2018 Various federal agencies were still making their plans for Monday; one federal worker that I saw on Saturday evening said his office had been told to come in for four hours on Monday, and then they would likely be sent home if there was no funding plan approved by the Congress.
  • The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says a man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing his mother and stepfather early Saturday morning in Titusville.    According to deputies, authorities arrived at a house on the 1400 block of North Highway 1 around 4:45 a.m. to answer a report that a mother had been injured by her son.    Deputies spoke to the woman and found out that her husband was seriously injured as well.    Both victims were taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.    The suspect, 28 year old Robert Hamm, was found in the area of Jay Jay Road and Snow Egret Drive.    Hamm was arrested without incident and is being held without bail in the Brevard County Jail.    Hamm faces two counts of attempted first degree murder.
  • Taking steps to 'further protect its customers, employees and service and support animals, Delta Air Lines is having new requirements for those who wish to travel with trained service and support animals.   According to a statement, customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums, snakes, and even spiders. Delta has reportedly seen an 84 percent increase in animal incidents since 2016, and even an attack by a 70 pound dog last year.    Staring March 1st, any customer traveling with a service or support animal must meet these new requirements:    Traveling with a trained service animal:    Customers traveling with a trained service animal will be required to submit a signed Veterinary Health Form and/or an immunization record (current within one year of the travel date) for their animal to Delta’s Service Animal Support Desk via Delta.com at least 48 hours in advance of travel.    Traveling with an emotional support animal or psychiatric service animal:    Customers traveling with an emotional support animal or psychiatric service animal will be required to submit a signed Veterinary Health Form and/or an immunization record (current within one year of the travel date), an Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animal Request form which requires a letter prepared and signed by a doctor or licensed mental health professional, and a signed Confirmation of Animal Training form to Delta’s Service Animal Support Desk via Delta.com at least 48 hours in advance of travel.    This desk will verify that the documentation is received and will confirm the travel reservation prior to your arrival at the airport. Any information not completed will be made known to you via email from a representative.    The type of accepted animals, as well as related questions can be found here.
  • A 17 year old is in stable condition after being shot Friday afternoon inside a home.   At 3:32 p.m., Sanford Police responded to a shooting with injuries report at 1314 Olive Avenue. The police went inside the house and found the teenager was shot.    The Sanford Fire Department took the victim to the hospital where police say the teen is in stable condition.    Police also say they have spoken with several people inside the home during the shooting and that witnesses are cooperating with investigators.    Investigators believe the shooting is an isolated incident and is not connected to any recent shootings in the area.    Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sanford Police Department or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS(8477).
  • Hours after funding lapsed for the federal government at midnight, lawmakers in both parties returned for an unusual Saturday session of the House and Senate, as both parties quickly launched themselves into finger pointing over who is to blame for the first government shutdown since 2013, with few signs that a deal was near on the major spending and immigration issues that brought about the standoff. “Get it together,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi bluntly said to Republicans in a morning speech on the House floor, as she led a chorus from her party in blaming the President for the budgetary impasse. “The Trump travesty continues, as it has for the last twelve months,” said Pelosi’s top lieutenant, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD). But Republicans were having none of that. “We’re about nine hours into the Schumer shutdown,” said Rep. Greg LaMalfa (R-CA) as the House convened, “which is basically Senate Democrats holding the United States, 320 million people, hostage.” Greetings from the Capitol this Saturday morning, where we have evidence of the shutdown: Capitol tours are suspended. pic.twitter.com/rfPAlLLlIQ — Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) January 20, 2018 “There is no excuse for this,” said Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA). “Democrats shut down the govt to protect illegals this week,” said Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA). Behind the scenes, lawmakers in both parties were still hoping to cut a deal that would have the government fully open by Monday – but there was little evidence of a possible breakthrough on the broader budget and immigration issues which led to this stalemate. Negotiations have centered on reaching a two year agreement on spending levels for the budget – as President Trump wants a sizable increase in the military’s budget – and on DACA, where Democrats were still hoping to get an agreement that would protect some 700,000 illegal immigrant “Dreamers” from being deported. As the clock ticked toward midnight on Friday night, there were a flurry of talks on the Senate floor between Senators of both parties – not really about the specifics of the budget or DACA – but mainly about the length of any temporary funding plan for the government, and plans to vote on that hot button immigration topic. “Since there were discussions here in earnest, in a bipartisan way, we ought to give those discussions a chance to bear fruit,” said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). “We should stay and work,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). “Senator McConnell chose to shut the government down,” referring to the GOP leader in the Senate. But the underlying issues remain fraught with political problems, especially on immigration, where many Republicans see no direct link between funding the government and a deal on DACA and illegal immigrant “Dreamers.” “This Schumer Shutdown is absolutely ridiculous,” said Sen. David Perdue (R-GA). “It is totally irresponsible for the Democrats to use government funding as a bargaining chip.” At the White House, there was no sign that the President was going to cave on Democratic demands on immigration, as officials accused Democrats of doing all they could to slow political momentum from a big GOP tax cut plan that was signed into law in December. One year into the Trump presidency, Democrats can't shut down the booming Trump economy so they shut down the government instead. This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators. Do your job Democrats: fund our military and reopen our government #SchumerShutdown — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 20, 2018 Democrats said they thought they were close to a deal with the President on Friday over DACA and other immigration issues, but that Mr. Trump backed off, again emphasizing the uncertainty that surrounds talks with the White House on major legislative issues. Even if the Senate were to approve a bill which combined provisions on DACA and the Dreamers, along with other items on border security, most Republicans say that would have little chance in the House, where GOP lawmakers favor a much tougher approach. One obvious difference between this shutdown and the one in 2013, is seen right here in Washington, D.C., where outdoor memorials and the Smithsonian museums were still open. Those were shut down by the Obama Administration last time, in what Republicans said was an effort to punish the GOP for a shutdown battle. FYI for anyone visiting DC this weekend: The @smithsonian museums WILL be open Saturday and Sunday. I was told they are not sure if they'll have to close Monday, though. They were waiting for guidance. — Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) January 20, 2018