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rant & rave: almost didn’t see you in time, jaywalkers


readers rave about returned wallet, rant about jaywalkers.rave to the person who found my wallet i’d lost at goodwill and turned it in, and to goodwill personnel for tracking me down so i could retrieve it. thank you for saving me from a nightmare. i’ll pay it forward.rant to the two women jaywalking across a busy boulevard as drivers were blinded by the winter sun reflecting off the wet road surface. luckily those same conditions revealed your silhouettes in time for us to see you and apply the brakes. please be more careful.






rant & rave: can’t see cyclist without lights at night


readers rave about returned backpack at the hospital, rant about cyclist in the dark dressed all in blackrave to the person who turned in my pink backpack at swedish hospital. i’d left it behind after two sleepless nights with my mother, who’d had a stroke. this kindness and honesty made my day. thank you! rant to the moronic cyclist riding along in fremont at 8 p.m. dressed in all black without any lights or reflectors on their bike. as i gingerly went around you, i also noticed you weren’t wearing a helmet. it was dark and raining; do you have a death wish?






rant & rave: senator inspires young activist


readers rave about sen. cantwell taking time with a 14 year old, rant about pin lost/stolen at the reprave to senator maria cantwell for giving her time for a conver ion with a very interested 14 year old at the women’s march. it made her day! maybe she’ll run for the senate someday.rant to however found the pin that fell off my coat at a performance “king charles iii” and didn’t turn it in. when i got home and realized my beautiful, family christmas pin was gone, the rep staff searched for it but didn’t find it, telling me they’d call me back if it was found. how could someone not turn in a christmas pin?






rant & rave: thanks for inauguration day doughnuts


readers rave about help paying for doughnuts, rant about drivers without headlights and pedestrians wearing blackrave on inauguration day morning i went to the doughnuts shop to buy a dozen of president obama’s favorite seattle doughnuts to share with my housemates while we watched the ceremony. when i reached for my credit card to pay, i couldn’t find it anywhere. i was about to give up when the woman next in line said not to worry, she’d take care of the payment for me, just “p it on.” what a sweet demonstration of kindness, especially appreciated that day! you can be sure we’ll “p it on.”rant drivers, for everyone’s safety, when your vehicle’s windshield wipers are on, turn on your headlights. pedestrians, we can’t see you in the dark when you’re dressed in black. wear reflectors and ca






dude! the opera is no place to snore


readers rant about snoring guy at the opera, bus drivers running red lights, rudeness, unasked-for brake check, no room at coffeehouse tables; rave about good drivers, a needed scolding, help after broken ankle, lost purse returned.rant to the guy who snored during the entire performance of “la traviata” at seattle opera. rude! i have no idea why no one near him poked him in the ribs. he should have been asked to leave.rant and rave rant to metro drivers who run red lights or block intersections. is it only a safety hazard when you aren’t driving a bus? i’d get a ticket, but they get an on-time award. rave to drivers who follow the rules of the road.rave to the gentleman who picked up three senior ladies at a bus stop and gave us a ride to the women’s march. we were so grateful for the rid






rant & rave: dog is “a friend, not a tool”


rave to the young man waiting for the bus who crushed his cigarette and put it in the waste receptacle instead of tossing it on the sidewalk as others had done. he didn’t know anyone was watching. rant to the consumer columnist for recommending that, for home security, one should (among other suggestions) “get a dog.” dogs are a lifelong commitment, a friend, not a tool. humane shelters are filled with “guard dogs” that either did their job too well, or not well enough.






rant & rave: va hospital organized and caring


readers rave about va hospital, rant about bus riders not giving seats to the elderly.rave arriving earlier than the va hospital was open on two occasions, many people arrived and i expected a big rush when it opened. but in both instances, someone organized everyone before the doors opened and orchestrated chronological by-arrival registration for services. besides being well organized, va hospital employees are caring and go beyond what would be expected to meet the needs of those they serve in a friendly and professional manner, even when clients are frazzled and stressed.rant to bus p engers too absorbed in their phones to give up their seats for elders, especially on a crowded bus. back before smartphones, people regularly offered their seats to older riders. has society let technolog






rant & rave: relax, gas-station employee’s got this


rave to the gas-station employee helping everyone pump their gas on a cold, rainy day. he asked if i’d like to comfortably relax in my car while he finished pumping the gas. wow!rant to package-delivery drivers who speed up and down residential streets to deliver packages. i know you have many packages to deliver, but you’re still required to obey speed limits and traffic laws. your driving is endangering pedestrians, other drivers, children and pets.






rant & rave: follow park parking rules


readers rave about free sewing-machine repair, rant about people without p es parking at discovery park beach.rave to the helpful woman at the repair shop where i took my sewing machine when it stopped working. i expected a large repair bill, and after checking it, the woman considered sending it for repairs costing $175. checking further, she instead found the problem and was able to fix it immediately. she oiled it, checked all the settings, gave me instructions, then insisted on carrying the machine out to my car. all at no charge! what an example of excellent customer service!rant we stopped and got a temporary sticker to use parking at the beach at discovery park since i’m using a crutch after knee-replacement surgery. we had to wait for a parking spot and saw only two other handicap-






rant & rave: beautiful order in the night sky


rave for last tuesday night’s sky with its triangle of quarter moon, venus and mars, and the clear night sky so it could be seen. a nice reminder that order exists beyond the bounds of our atmosphere, despite how chaotic things may be down here.rant to charities who wastefully send pleas for contributions with address labels, calendars, greeting cards, tote bags, coins, etc., then follow up with a reminder of the “gift,” requesting a contribution. i receive these solicitations every day and wonder how many of these organizations sharing/selling mailing lists are targeting vulnerable segments of the population who may not understand they’re not obligated to make a donation when they receive these unsolicited “gifts.” i only donate to causes that don’t participate in these practices.






rantrave05 | the seattle times


readers rave about skilled bus drivers, courteous tsa, returned wallet, hugs; rant about talking during concerts, rude tsa, big baby buggy on the bus, public tooth flossing.rave driving to work this morning, i noticed all the huge buses safely making their way through always-bad traffic, thanks to the drivers’ focus and skills. if it’s hard for me in a small car, i can’t imagine what it is like for them, especially downtown. being a frequent bus rider, i’m grateful for their calm and cheerfulness. i thank them and appreciate that they’re keeping lots of cars off the road by being so reliable.rant to all the concert- and clubgoers who insist on talking through performances as if they’re in their living rooms. i’ve experienced it at keyarena, zootunes, tractor tavern and countless other venu






charles barkley lets the curse words fly during rant at nightclub


after lebron james went on an epic post game rant on monday (jan. 30), calling out charles barkley for being a hater and taking s s at him personally, barkley has fired back.read: lebron james claps back at charles barkley in epic fashion for being a ‘hater’initially, james affirmed that he will not let barkley tarnish his legacy, and called him out on all the personal attacks that have fell through the cracks. “i never had unpaid debt in las vegas. i never said, ‘i’m not a role model.’ i never showed up to all-star weekend on sunday because i was in vegas all weekend partying. all i’ve done for my entire career is represent the nba the right way. fourteen years, never got in trouble. respected the game. print that,” he told espn.read: charles barkley on locker room talk: “it stays in the






california republicans want trump to block caltrain electrification


los angeles – california house republicans are pushing the trump administration to block a $650 million federal grant to fund electrification of a san francisco bay area train system that would also benefit the state’s high-speed rail project.the san francisco chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2jvutsn ) that the members of the state’s gop delegation sent a letter asking the transportation department to stop approval o rant needed to electrify a caltrain line between san jose and san francisco.future high-speed bullet trains would need electrified rails.the letter sent to transportation secretary elaine chao asks for a delay until an audit of the bullet train’s finances is completed.it also adds that providing additional funding at this time to the authority would be an irresponsible use of






fox news’ judge jeanine pirro has a white emotional unhinged meltdown about sanc


judge jeanine pirro went off on mayors of cities claiming sanctuary for undocumented immigrants the donald trump administration wants to deport. “this man, [bill] de blasio, the mayor of new york city, does not deserve to be the mayor,” pirro told bill o’reilly thursday evening. de blasio announced that crimes such as driving while under the influence might not result in an arrest if it doesn’t harm anyone. she ociated it to “forcible touching.” she also added identity theft, welfare fraud and other crimes. all of those who commit crimes are still subject to prosecution under state and federal laws. “that’s not only protecting illegals, who are criminals, it is putting americans in danger of an illegal,” she continued. “if you’re an american, we’re going to endanger your life by keeping th






alberta man’s rant over $465 ticket for having cracked driver’s licence a facebo


rose, alta. — an easy-going dude from rose, alta., is racking up impressive views on facebook with his good-natured rant against the young edmonton police officer who gave him a $465 ticket for having a cracked driver’s licence.dave balay — or “handsome dave” as the self-proclaimed motorcycle enthusiast fashions himself on facebook — posted a video of his story friday and by late evening had already had 453,000 people check in to hear his tale of woe.balay says he was driving home this week when two police cruisers pulled him over on an edmonton freeway, apparently after they’d received a call saying he had swerved on the highway.he says he thinks the officers suspected he was impaired. a police helicopter was even called in.“all of a sudden, there’s four policemen around me,” he explains






mark cuban ridicules trump’s mana ent skills after muslim ban disaster


frequent donald trump critic mark cuban didn’t have much good to say about the president’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from muslim-majority countries.“half- ed,” e immediately to mind when the tech billionaire was asked by cnn’s erin burnett what he thought of it.speaking by phone, cuban said it was likely that trump’s executive order that created chaos in airports and for government employees played well with trump’s base — and that would only embolden him.asked as a businessman what he thought trump’s decision, cuban had stronger words.“look, let’s be real clear,” cuban said building up a rant. “the ban was half- ed and half-baked. if the goal was security, why do you leave off other countries that hosted terrorism? that’s like locking your front door and leaving your






february 03, 2017 – the mercury news


today’s word — phlebitis (phlebitis: fluh-bye-tis: inflammation of a vein.)average mark 26 wordstime limit 45 minutescan you find 44 or more words in phlebitis? the list will be published tomorrow.yesterday’s word — tantrums tarn tart taunt taut tram truant trust tsar tuna turn arms aunt rant runt rust mart mast must mutant smart smut star start stum stun stunt stratum strum strutto purchase the word game book, visit wordgamebooks.com. order it now for just $5 while supplies last!rules of the game:1. words must be of four or more letters.2. words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed.3. additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. for example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “bak






george lopez slams fan who didn't laugh at anti-black joke


a george lopez set turned ugly after the comedian’s attempt at humor rubbed one fan the wrong way. “there’s still two rules in the f**king latino family,” the stand-up veteran said at the celebrity theatre in phoenix. “don’t marry somebody black, and don’t park in front of our house.”the crowd’s giggles screeched to a momentary halt as the mexican actor turned his attention to an audience member who reacted with a flip of the middle finger, tmz reports. “sit your f**king a** down. i’m talking b***h. sit your f**king a** down,” lopez retorted in his swear-filled tirade. “you paid to see a show. sit your a** down. you can’t take a joke, you’re in the wrong motherf**king place.”read: afro-latino: 6 women open up about being black and latinaamid cheers that offered no sympathy for the fan on d






giants slugger aubrey huff apologizes for twitter rant


because not even his famed “rally thong” can save him now, former giants slugger aubrey huff launched his comeback monday with a phone call.in an exclusive interview with the bay area news group, the former world series hero apologized for his sunday night twitter rant that, as he put it, turned into “a train wreck.”“i fight nasty and i use words i shouldn’t use,” huff said. “i think in the case of last night, i used words that, in hindsight, i shouldn’t have. honestly, with 10,000 followers, i didn’t think it would be that big a deal.”it was a big deal, all right. huff’s social media tsunami began with a political debate sunday and quickly devolved into a spate of playground taunts. the ex-ballplayer bragged about his wealth, his “big house, wife” and two world series rings. huff also cal






d.l. hughley slams donald trump amidst the muslim ban


d.l. hughley holds nothing back when speaking about his pure disdain towards donald trump, and amidst the deplorable, vile and unconstitutional muslim ban that went into effect urday, (jan. 29) which denied thousands of muslims from entering the u.s. despite having valid visas, the comedian made sure to remind people of the many contributions immigrants make to the country, while simultaneously bashing trump.read mary mary’s tina pbell pens an open letter explaining her support for trumpd.l. hughley has used his social media platforms to vehemently protest donald trump’s election, and now his time in office. in a video that went viral, hughley criticized kanye west, steve harvey and jim brown for accepting meeting with the g.o.p president and made it clear that he’ll never forget or forgiv






trump continues attacks on ‘opposition media’ with tweetstorm at ny times and wa


continuing with his attacks on what he calls the “opposition party,” president donald trump once again complained about his media coverage by going after the new york times and the washington post on twitter on urday morning.in a recent interview with the christian broadcasting network, trump referred to the media as the “opposition party,” parroting his adviser, former breitbart ceo steve bannon.faced with a m ive backlash after signing an executive order effectively banning syrian refugees and mandating “extremely vetting” of immigrants, trump attempted to change the urday conver ion by attacking the two major newspapers and accusing them of “fake news,” without providing any examples.see trump’s latest urday morning twitter rant below:the failing @nytimes has been wrong about me from th






donald trump lashes out in latest twitter rant at ‘so-called’ federal judge over


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oakland fire chief teresa deloach reed out on leave – the mercury news


oakland — embattled fire chief teresa deloach reed, who has been heavily criticized since 36 people died in the dec. 2 ghost ship warehouse blaze, is on leave from the department tending to a sick relative, according to a fire official.deputy chief mark hoffmann said he was told reed was out due to a sick family member, and that he and deputy chief darin white have been rotating as interim fire chief. reed has been checking in with the department during her absence, hoffmann said.oakland firefighters union vice president zac unger said that the rank-and-file has not heard a reason for her absence and she’s been gone for weeks.“all i will say is we’ve had no official notification that she’s gone but we haven’t seen her in weeks,” unger said. “we have also had no official notification of whe






draymond green cheers lebron james’ charles barkley rant – the mercury news


when draymond green read lebron james’ comments, he couldn’t help but stand up and scream at the screen.“destroy him!” draymond yelled. “destroy him!”the adversaries, who faced off in the last two nba finals and have had two physical run-ins on the court that led to green flagrants, were on the same team this time. they both are fed up with barkley.“i’m all for destroying barkley,” green said. “you know, barkley talk a lot. a whole lot for a guy who has not won a championship. … i think shaq should talk about the champions. kenny (smith) should talk about the champions. ernie (johnson) can talk about the champions. when it comes time to speak about someone who has a championship, barkley should be muted. you know how on … “around the horn” where they just ice somebody out on the screen? th






the latest: tech companies oppose trump's refugee order


washington — the latest on the lawsuit involving president donald trump's executive order restraining immigration (all times local):3:32 a.m.dozens of tech companies, including giants like apple, google, and uber, are siding with washington state as it fights president donald trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states should stay in place.the companies filed briefs late sunday with a federal appellate court saying the trump executive order hurts their businesses by making it harder to recruit employees. the companies also said the travel ban would prompt businesses to build operations outside the united states.washington state is suing trump, saying the ban harmed residents and effectively mandated discrimination.the 9th






'get off your phone rant' strikes a nerve


once again, parents are being admonished to put down their cellphones and pay attention to their kids.the latest plea comes from a daycare center in the houston area which put up a sign that reads:“you are picking up your child! get off your phone!!!!“your child is happy to see you! are you happy to see your child? we have seen children trying to hand their parents their work and their parents are on the phone. we have heard a child say ‘mommy, mommy, mommy ...’ and their parent is paying more attention to their phone than their own child. “it is appalling. get off your phone.” the post went viral on facebook, and got picked up by the media, creating a sen ion similar to earlier ones. for years, schools and child care workers have been pleading with parents to set their phones aside.there’






trump goes off on angry twitter rant at ‘so-called’ federal judge who halted his


as is his custom on urday mornings, president donald trump used twitter to lash at out at those he perceives to be his enemies. this week he attacked a united states district court judge who issued a nationwide restraining order friday evening, allowing travel by citizens from muslim-majority countries into the u.s.federal judge james robart, appointed by former president george w. bush, issued the order immediately forcing u.s. customs and immigration officials to halt the ban — which in turn angered trump. urday morning trump tweeted: “the opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”in previous tweets, trump defended his actions which civil liberties groups have called unconstitutional.“when a count






monday's nba roundup


kyrie irving scored 11 of his 23 points in overtime, including a tiebreaking three-pointer with 35 seconds left, and the cleveland cavaliers edged the washington wizards 140-135 in a playoff-type atmosphere monday night in washington.lebron james finished 32 points and a career-high 17 ists before fouling out in ot. kevin love had 39 points and 12 rebounds for the cavaliers, who ended washington's winning streaks of 17 in a row at home and seven in a row overall.bradley beal had 41 points and eight ists for the wizards, but he missed a potential tying three with about 5 seconds left in overtime. john wall, who squared off with irving in a duel between all-star point guards, had 22 points and 12 ists.indiana 93, oklahoma city 90: paul george had 21 points and eight rebounds, jeff teague sco






the latest: states cite 'chaos' in trump's refugee order


washington — the latest on the lawsuit involving president donald trump's executive order restraining immigration (all times local):4:30 a.m.lawyers for washington state and minnesota have told a federal appellate court it would "unleash chaos again" if it lifted an order temporarily halting president donald trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states.in briefs filed early monday morning with the san francisco-based 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals, washington state and minnesota said trump's travel ban harmed residents, businesses and universities and was unconstitutional.the appellate court this weekend denied the trump administration's request to immediately set aside a seattle judge's ruling that put a hold on the ban






delete your account | techcrunch


we love to tweet. we love to share. it appears to be a strategy for change but it isn’t. and we have to accept that.these are strange times. we are able to reach millions with a single medium post but each day a new post supplants the last. today’s imp ioned jeremiad – like this one – is tomorrow’s digital fish w per. a ceo can tweet something noble today and it is gone a moment later. we can spread the word through facebook but that site’s pernicious systems keeps it from spreading outside of your immediate zone of friends. in the end all we do on social media is akin to a fart in a crowded room – sure to annoy someone nearby but dissipated by the time it reaches the edges.so i’m saying delete your account and do something.if you are a programmer and you haven’t contacted your favorite in






3 ways to block political posts from your facebook feed


if you’re tired of seeing one political rant after another when you scroll through facebook — it’s time to start filtering your friends’ politics-heavy facebook posts from your precious news feed.during the election, facebook users searched for apps that promised to remove references to “hillary clinton” or “donald trump” from their feeds. now, some users are looking for an “off switch” altogether.if you want to take a little break from politics, and you don’t have the heart to unfriend people, you may want to consider testing out these three simple methods: the “remove all politics from facebook” chrome extensiongoogle chrome plugin “remove all politics from facebook” allows users to remove “all politics” from their facebook feed. remove all politics from facebook a google chrome extensio






minnesota, washington say allowing travel ban would 'unleash chaos'


washington — lawyers for washington state and minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring president donald trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries would "unleash chaos again."the filing with the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco e early monday after the white house said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban.washington and minnesota said their underlying lawsuit was strong and a nationwide temporary restraining order was appropriate. if the appellate court reinstated trump's ban the states said the "ruling would reinstitute those harms, separating families, stranding our university students and faculty, and barring travel."the id-fire legal maneuvers by the two states were accompanied by a declaration fi






feds, states square off in court over trump travel ban


san francisco — state and federal lawyers will argue before a panel of federal appellate court judges tuesday in the pitched fight over president donald trump's travel and refugee ban that could reach the supreme court.the legal dispute involves two divergent views of the role of the executive branch and the court system.the federal government maintains the president alone has the power to decide who can enter or stay in the united states, while states suing trump say his executive order is unconstitutional.seattle u.s. district judge james robart, who on friday temporarily blocked trump's order, has said a judge's job is to ensure that an action taken by the government "comports with our country's laws."the justice department filed a new defense of trump's ban on travelers from seven pred






two states say allowing travel ban would “unleash chaos again” – the denver post


by eric tucker, the ociated presswashington — lawyers for washington state and minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring president donald trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries would “unleash chaos again.”the filing with the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco e early monday after the white house said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban.washington and minnesota said their underlying lawsuit was strong and a nationwide temporary restraining order was appropriate. if the appellate court reinstated trump’s ban the states said the “ruling would reinstitute those harms, separating families, stranding our university students and faculty, and barring travel.”the id-fire legal maneuvers by the two states wer






best review of a horrible curved samsung tv / boing boing


becky molln, whose husband nilay writes for the verge, reviewed the samsung un40k6250af television set. it's a fantastic rant. the screen is curved, which means that it picks up and seemingly magnifies every glimmer of light in the room. because that’s what you want in a television screen. the curved screen demands that you sit dead center of the tv unless you want to observe the equally frustrated facial expressions of the person sitting opposite you on the couch trying in vain to see through the glare. the glare is ridiculous. it’s so completely terrible that i give up after watching something for 30 seconds and walk away whisper-yelling swears at my er of a husband for bringing this piece of into my home. this television makes me hiss in anger. the tv also constantly prompts for tizen s






white house expresses confidence travel ban will be restored


washington (ap) — the white house says it expects the courts to restore president donald trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries, an executive order founded on a claim of national security.the next opportunity for the president’s team to argue in favor of the ban will come in the form of a response to a lawsuit by washington state and minnesota contending that trump’s order harms residents and effectively mandates discrimination. the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeal has ordered the justice department to file its briefs by 6 p.m. est monday.the san francisco-based appeals court has already turned down a justice department request to set aside immediately a seattle judge’s ruling that put a temporary hold on the ban nationwide. that ruling last friday






white house expresses confidence travel ban will be restored


washington — the white house says it expects the courts to restore president donald trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries, an executive order founded on a claim of national security.the next opportunity for the president's team to argue in favor of the ban will come in the form of a response to a lawsuit by washington state and minnesota contending that trump's order harms residents and effectively mandates discrimination. the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeal has ordered the justice department to file its briefs by 6 p.m. est monday.the san francisco-based appeals court has already turned down a justice department request to set aside immediately a seattle judge's ruling that put a temporary hold on the ban nationwide. that ruling last friday promp






cnn biased against ted cruz in ‘fact check’ of obamacare debate as they promote


under the label of “reality check” cnn offered up their version of a fact check on sens. bernie sanders and ted cruz during their obamacare townhall debate. it won’t surprise president trump supporters who see cnn as “fake news” that their analysis found all of the cruz opinions false, giving one of his statements of fact a true. sanders received all true, except for one remark on the data, which cnn qualifies. read on to see the bias in their fact checking.take note of the order and placement of their analysis. many readers will scan through the beginning of an article, failing to completely read the entire post. not acknowledging this was be bias in and of itself.“the united states is the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people as a right,” sanders said.cit






2 states file papers fighting trump's travel restriction


washington — lawyers for washington state and minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring president donald trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries would "unleash chaos again."the filing with the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco e early monday after the white house said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban.the id-fire legal maneuvers by the two states were accompanied by briefs filed by the technology industry arguing that the travel ban would harm their companies by making it more difficult to recruit employees. tech giants like apple and google, along with uber, filed their arguments with the court late sunday.trump's executive order was founded on a claim of national security, but lawyers for the tw






white house expresses confidence travel ban will be restored


washington (ap) — the white house says it expects the courts to restore president donald trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries, an executive order founded on a claim of national security.the next opportunity for the president’s team to argue in favor of the ban will come in the form of a response to a lawsuit by washington state and minnesota contending that trump’s order harms residents and effectively mandates discrimination. the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeal has ordered the justice department to file its briefs by 6 p.m. est monday.the san francisco-based appeals court has already turned down a justice department request to set aside immediately a seattle judge’s ruling that put a temporary hold on the ban nationwide. that ruling last friday






trump's ban hits appeals court as travelers arrive to tears


washington — the fierce battle over president donald trump's travel and refugee ban edged up the judicial escalator monday, headed for a possible final face-off at the supreme court. travelers, temporarily unbound, tearfully reunited with loved ones at u.s. airports.the justice department prepared to ask a san francisco-based federal appeals court to restore trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly muslim nations. the lawyers were expected to argue in a brief that the president, not the courts, has the authority to set national security policy and that an executive order to control access at the country's borders is lawful.the filing with the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals was to be the latest salvo in a high-stakes legal fight surrounding trump's order, which was halted friday






feds, states square off in court over trump travel ban


san francisco (ap) — state and federal lawyers will argue before a panel of federal appellate court judges tuesday in the pitched fight over president donald trump’s travel and refugee ban that could reach the supreme court.the legal dispute involves two divergent views of the role of the executive branch and the court system.the federal government maintains the president alone has the power to decide who can enter or stay in the united states, while states suing trump say his executive order is unconstitutional.seattle u.s. district judge james robart, who on friday temporarily blocked trump’s order, has said a judge’s job is to ensure that an action taken by the government “comports with our country’s laws.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the justice department






2 states say allowing travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'


washington — lawyers for washington state and minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring president donald trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries would "unleash chaos again."the filing with the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco e early monday after the white house said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban.washington and minnesota said their underlying lawsuit was strong and a nationwide temporary restraining order was appropriate. if the appellate court reinstated trump's ban the states said the "ruling would reinstitute those harms, separating families, stranding our university students and faculty, and barring travel."the id-fire legal maneuvers by the two states were accompanied by briefs filed by






minnesota, washington say allowing travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'


washington — lawyers for washington state and minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring president donald trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries would "unleash chaos again."the filing with the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco e early monday after the white house said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban.washington and minnesota said their underlying lawsuit was strong and a nationwide temporary restraining order was appropriate. if the appellate court reinstated trump's ban the states said the "ruling would reinstitute those harms, separating families, stranding our university students and faculty, and barring travel."the id-fire legal maneuvers by the two states were accompanied by briefs filed by






ruling next week after hearings for 10 suspended gophers players


a ruling is expected next week on the educational futures of 10 suspended gophers football players.after two long days of closed-door hearings at the university of minnesota, there were no hints about what their fates might be.in more than 20 hours stretched over thursday and friday afternoons and nights, a three-person student ual ault subcommittee heard from lawyers for the players, the players themselves, the alleged victim and school administrators.the players, who want to remain enrolled in the u, have appealed the penalties recommended against them by the u’s office of equal opportunity and affirmative action. expulsion from pus has been recommended for five player — ray buford, carlton djam, kiante hardin, dior johnson and tamarion johnson. one-year suspensions were recommendedy for