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Mayor de Blasio says he's asking the federal government for $35 million to cover costs related to security for President-elect Donald Trump.
De Blasio said Monday the request was made in a letter to President Barack Obama.
The security includes an NYPD detail at Trump Tower, the Fifth Avenue skyscraper where the president-elect lives and works.
The amount sought by New York City covers security costs between Nov. 8 and Jan. 20.
With Congressman Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., on the verge of becoming California's next attorney general, he will be in a key position to challenge President-elect Donald Trump's policies and mandates, NBC News reported.
Becerra accepted Gov. Jerry Brown's nomination to be the state's next attorney general and now awaits confirmation.
As attorney general of the nation's most populous state, Becerra will be poised to challenge Trump's promise to end sanctuary cities, which refuse to prosecute immigrants in the country illegally, and can push back on other policies that Democrats don't agree with.
"He could become the face of the California resistance. That is a very popular idea in a lot of places, that California Democrats are going to be the vanguard of opposition to the Trump administration," said University of Southern California professor Roberto Suro, director of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute.
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The "Ghost Ship" warehouse was a place to "have interesting conversations about embracing different art forms," but the makeshift wooden staircase was dangerous, Ajesh Shah suspected. The 35-year-old Oakland resident had been inside several times, and even put on a show there, before it burned on Friday night at an electronic dance party, killing at least 36 people; Oakland recovery teams are searching for more. The staircase may have been to blame for some of the deaths. "It was a terribly designed staircase," he said. "It was hard to navigate, day or night. It was not constructed well. You could easily miss a step or two and hurt yourself." In city documents released Monday, firefighters noted that some of the victims may have been trapped in the blaze when "they couldn't escape down a makeshift, one-way stairwell leading to the second floor made of out wooden pallets."
A federal judge agreed Monday to let a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners rehire his attorneys until a verdict is reached, but to remain his own lawyer if he is found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ended a week of Roof acting as his own lawyer in his death penalty trial. Roof wrote the Judge a handwritten note with his request over the weekend.
It is unclear why Roof is so determined to keep the lawyers out of the penalty part of his case. In their own motion Friday asking Gergel to order Roof to hire them back, they suggested there is something embarrassing Roof is afraid they might use to try to spare his life. They did not elaborate.
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Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.
Called Amazon Go, shoppers scan their Amazon app when they enter the store, and then sensors register items that shoppers pick up and automatically charge them to the Amazon app.
If a shopper puts the item back they aren't charged.
The store offers ready-to-eat meals, staples like bread and milk and meal-making kits.
The store is in testing and open to Amazon employees in a beta program. It is expected to open to the public in early 2017.
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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded the governor's race, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner.
The concession nearly four weeks after Election Day comes after appeals dried up and postelection counts saw Cooper's narrow lead increasing.
McCrory announced Monday in a video posted on YouTube that he is giving up four years after he won the office by a comfortable margin. This time around McCrory was weighed down by a law he signed limiting LGBT rights and was unable to generate the same voter support that lifted Republicans Donald Trump and Richard Burr to victory in the state.
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The owner of the Florida nightclub where the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place said Monday that she is no longer interested in selling the property to the city of Orlando. Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma said in a statement that she can't walk away from the property, where 49 people were killed and dozens more injured during a massacre last June. Gunman Omar Mateen, who was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members after a three-hour standoff, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Poma said she plans to use the space to create a "sanctuary of hope" and a welcoming area where people can reflect on those affected by the tragedy.
Is the police force with you? Well, intergalactic combat experience may not be enough to qualify as a candidate for the Fort Worth Police Department, at least according to a new recruitment video released by the department.
Nearly two million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products have been recalled due to concerns over bacteria, the USDA said Sunday. National Steak and Poultry has recalled 1,976,089 pounds of poultry because the product is labeled “ready-to-eat” but may have been undercooked, and thus is at risk of containing dangerous bacteria. Though no cases of illness have been reported, the items were shipped to food service locations nationwide and were sold directly to retail consumers, the USDA said.
A man has been arrested in connection with an attack on a Muslim off-duty NYPD officer and her teen son, police said.
Officers arrested Christopher Nelson, of Bay Ridge, on Sunday evening. The 36-year-old was charged with menacing hate crime and aggravated harassment.
Aml Elsokary, who was off-duty and wearing her hijab, dropped her 16-year-old son off near Ridge Boulevard and 67th Street shortly before 6 p.m., authorities said. After parking her car, she returned to find her son being shoved by Nelson.
Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave.
Hundreds of people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, encampment cheered and chanted "mni wichoni" — "water is life" in Lakota Sioux — after the Army Corps of Engineers refused Sunday to grant the company permission to extend the pipeline beneath a Missouri River reservoir.
Dozens of people were killed Friday when an Oakland warehouse that was used as an unsanctioned residence and event space went up in flames. The death toll at "The Ghost Ship," as the warehouse was called, is the seventh highest of any building fire in the last 50 years, NBC News reported. Thirty-six bodies have been recovered, with more expected to come. The two deadliest fires came after massive explosions: The September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The buildings burned after the initial blasts in both instances, killing more. The next deadliest building blaze took place nearly 40 years ago, leaving 165 dead at a supper club in Kentucky in May 1977. And fires at a night club, social club and a Las Vegas casino also left more dead than in Oakland.
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After the horrific news of at least nine people killed with dozens more feared dead following a three-alarm warehouse fire in Oakland, many organizations and Bay Area residents are reaching out to help. he Oakland Athletics tweeted their support for those affected by the fire. "We will work together to heal our community," the team wrote. The A's also sought donations and pledged to match contributions up to $20,000.