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iraqi residents worry about rebuilding after isis is gone


jalawla residents said iraq's central government in baghdad needs to plan better for life after the militants are gone.       






civilian deaths from mosul airstrikes mount, residents say


mosul residents said civilians are vulnerable to airstrikes in densely packed neighborhoods, where they have been taking shelter.       






beale air force base opens gates to oroville dam evacuees


beale air force base has opened its gates to residents evacuated from communities below the oroville dam. the base, which is east of marysville, received 375 residents as of monday morning, according to base officials. residents received food, water and shelter. “we are planning to receive many more and we offer support to our communities in need,” the base wrote on facebook. “team beale understands the hardships many are enduring during this crisis, and we want to offer all of the aid we can.” the base is now working with the california office of emergency services to help residents who need long term and specialized care. anyone who needs assistance is urged to call the beale air force base emergency family action center at (530) 634-5627.






where trump won in nyc, residents allay immigrants' fears


new york — about 30 new york city residents are offering their help and in some cases even their homes to dozens of latino immigrants living in the country illegally.many say that if immigrants are detained or deported, they would be willing to take in their children.the effort is emerging in staten island, the city's most conservative borough and the only one that went for donald trump in the presidential election.residents stepped forward soon after the election and asked an immigrant support group how they could help.over the past few weeks, the groups of citizens and immigrants have been getting together to make dinners, teach each other a little english and spanish, and exchange phone numbers for day they hope never comes.






florida brush fire contained, residents allowed to go home


frostproof, fla. — hundreds of residents are back in their homes after fire crews contained a brush fire spread over some 2,000 acres in central florida.the fire broke out near indian lake estates in frostproof on wednesday afternoon. that's when officials started knocking on some 800 doors, telling residents they should evacuate for their safety.polk county spokesman kevin watler said in an email sent early thursday that residents have been allowed to return to their homes but state road 60 and county road 630 remain closed because of the fire.fire chief tony stravino tells the ledger (http://bit.ly/2kn8erw ) some people chose to stay in their homes, but most left.watler says at least one house was destroyed by the fire.






dramatic drone footage shows impact of san jose flooding


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);the flooding in san jose is the worst the city has seen in decades — and dramatic drone footage helps captures its impact.the footage shows how flooding has affected the william street park area of san jose. in the city, floodwaters submerged some residents’ cars and homes, and forced evacuations. and officials have warned residents of dangerously polluted floodwaters.floodwaters along coyote creek have continued to recede, but about 3,800 san jose residents were still affected by mandatory evacuations early thursday, according to officials.at the height of flood concerns there were an estimated 14,000 residents under mandatory evacuation orders. wednesday night many of those residents were allowed to return to their homes, and thursday mornin






health officials acknowledge effects of utility leak on alabama residents


a chemical leak at a natural gas facility that had long been owned by san diego-based sempra energy has been found to have contributed to the troubled health of residents in a poor alabama community.the alabama department of public health announced in a recent press release that the ongoing review of the 2008 leak in eight mile, ala., has determined that the chemical odorant used to detect natural gas leaks is affecting residents in the predominantly african american community of 8,000.in october, the los angeles times reported about the leak in eight mile after residents in the community complained that they were largely ignored for years although 2,000 miles away, in the affluent porter ranch neighborhood, people were relocated and compensated following the methane leak from the aliso ca






'there is injustice here': east chicago residents protest emergency transfer


two letters demanding east chicago city officials to delay the emergency transfer of west calumet residents were prepared for delivery friday.one found its hands into mayor anthony copeland's assistant after protesters rallied outside his city hall office.the second was left on the ground behind the east chicago housing authority's office — dropped after protesters slipped it into executive director tia cauley's window as her car pulled out of the parking lot and through a throng of protesters and west calumet residents."there is injustice here," said the rev. cheryl rivera, who attempted to pass cauley the letter, and said the executive director's act further characterized "callousness" and "disrespect" shown to the residents forced to relocate because of lead and arsenic contamination.ea






residents: first atom bomb test caused generations of cancer


albuquerque, n.m. — residents says the world's first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern new mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship.resident surveys released friday from areas around the 1947 trinity test found many hispanic families later struggled to keep up with cancer-related illnesses.the tularosa basin downwinders consortium unveiled the report involving residents of the historic hispanic village of tularosa and four new mexico counties. they want lawmakers to include new mexico in a federal law that compen es residents near atomic tests.chuck wiggins of the new mexico tumor registry says he hasn't reviewed the report. he has said data shows cancer rates in tularosa are around the same as other parts of the state.the trinity test was part of the world






bay area housing crisis splits young and old


generation x and baby boomer homeowners in the bay area are considerably more opposed to construction of new housing in their neighborhoods than millennials and those who have moved to the region in the last few years.moreover, a greater number of newer residents are worried about whether they can find affordable homes in the region than those who have lived here for many years.that’s the bottom line, according to a new poll released sunday by the bay area council showing generational divides in residents’ attitudes toward the region’s housing crisis. among millennials — ages 18-39 — 70 percent say “yes” to new housing in their neighborhoods. but only 57 percent of residents age 40 and older support such housing.a majority of residents — 62 percent overall — supports putting new housing in






most illinois house republicans follow party on health care


the republican bill to replace obamacare could harm illinois residents with disabilities — a group that hasn't gotten much attention in the debate, advocates warned wednesday, one day before a scheduled house vote on the measure.more than 140,000 illinois residents with disabilities receive medicaid... (lisa schencker)






madison condo fire leaves 1 person dead, 11 displaced


madison, wis. — fire at a condo building in madison has left one person dead and 11 other residents out of their homes.firefighters were called to the building on madison's east side at about 4:45 a.m. sunday. the fire department says no alarms were sounding and no residents were evacuating the building when firefighters arrived.no flames could be seen from outside, but a fire was discovered in one of the units.the wisconsin state journal (http://bit.ly/2lzxrma ) reports the lone occupant of the burning unit died after being brought to uw hospital.the american red cross is helping the displaced residents find temporary housing. the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.






bill would impact towns' withdrawal from dane county zoning


madison, wis. — a republican bill that would make it easier for dane county towns to opt out of county zoning has passed the wisconsin state assembly.the bill authored by rep. keith ripp, of lodi, passed thursday 57-34 after democrats used a procedural move to delay the vote by two days.an earlier version of the bill sparked outrage among democrats and some town residents because it would've removed residents' right to vote on withdrawal. the final bill requires residents to vote on withdrawal but alters the process.eight towns, including middleton and sun prairie, already have votes scheduled for april 18. those are unlikely to be impacted since the bill needs to pass the senate and go to gov. scott walker before it becomes law.






mytipreport download


download download mytipreport is developed to help program directors, teachers, fellows, and residents with "real-time, right now" feedback on acgme milestones. it allows educators to: update resident/fellow's progress easily and conveniently. provide real-time feedback to residents and fellowswe hope you'll love it.






some san jose residents return to waterlogged homes


san jose, calif. — some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in san jose.with water levels from coyote creek receding late wednesday, officials said some of the 14,000 evacuated residents would be allowed to return home, although an evacuation order remained for parts of the city. authorities warned residents to be careful about hygiene and handling food that may have come into contact with flood water."the water is not safe," san jose mayor sam liccardo said. "there is contamination in this water and the contamination runs the gamut."residents in knee-high rubber boots waddled through inundated street to get to their homes, pass






some san jose residents return to waterlogged homes


san jose, calif. (ap) — some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in san jose.with water levels from coyote creek receding late wednesday, officials said some of the 14,000 evacuated residents would be allowed to return home, although an evacuation order remained for parts of the city. authorities warned residents to be careful about hygiene and handling food that may have come into contact with flood water.“the water is not safe,” san jose mayor sam liccardo said. “there is contamination in this water and the contamination runs the gamut.”residents in knee-high rubber boots waddled through inundated street to get to their homes,






wisconsin creamery has an irish butter workaround


madison, wis. — a wisconsin creamery has developed a workaround for a decades-old state law that will give state residents access to their beloved irish butter.wisconsin law bans the sale of any butter that hasn't been graded for quality. residents tired of crossing state lines to load up on irish butter filed a lawsuit against the state last month over the law, the only of its kind in the country.old world creamery of sheboygan announced in a news release thursday it will import irishgold butter from ireland, package it and give it a grade.the residents' attorney, jake curtis, applauds old world's efforts but says wisconsin retailers and consumers still have to jump through hoops to get any international butter.the state's response to the lawsuit is due may 12.






sodo homeless camp to close over health, safety issues


the homeless encampment proposed as an alternative for people leaving the jungle is scheduled to be closed next month over health and safety concerns.first the homeless camps inside the east duwamish greenbelt, otherwise known as the jungle, were closed. now, residents of the camp proposed as an alternative by city officials say it’s being closed, too. city outreach workers traveled to the camp friday, going from one tent to another to inform people it will be closed for health and public-safety hazards, residents said. a cleanup of the camp is scheduled for march 7. residents of the camp sunday met with supporters to discuss how to keep the camp open. what the campers want is an opportunity to build a community, said reavy washington, who has lived at the sodo camp for several months. mos






floods force new zealand residents to flee town


residents of edgecumbe in northern new zealand have been forced to leave their homes due to severe flooding. two rivers burst their banks as the tail end of tropical storm debbie saw water levels surge.new zealand floods force evacuations after tropical storm debbie






islandia residents question parking, safety at new otb casino


advertisement | advertise on newsdayislandia resident carla caruso speaks at an islandia village board meeting tuesday evening, march 7, 2017, regarding parking issues arising from the newly opened jake's 58 hotel & casino. (credit: danielle finkelstein) a handful of islandia residents and a village trustee tuesday night raised questions about parking and public safety at the recently opened suffolk otb video lottery casino.some residents attending a village board meeting said it appears jake’s 58 hotel & casino, on the long island expressway north service road in islandia, may not have enough parking for bettors. some casino customers...






nearly six weeks after oroville reservoir crisis, authorities lift evacuation ad


more than five weeks after erosion damage at oroville reservoir forced residents to flee to high ground, the butte county sheriff’s office on wednesday announced it had lifted an evacuation advisory for residents.more than 100,000 butte county residents were given an hour’s notice to evacuate on feb. 12, when officials feared that a concrete weir could collapse and send a 30-foot wall of water into the valley below. the order took residents by surprise because department of water resources officials had repeatedly assured them that erosion damage to the reservoir’s main and emergency spillways posed no threat.although the mandatory evacuation lasted just days, residents had been living under an evacuation advisory until wednesday. residents had been told to remain alert and prepare to leav






sodo homeless camp to close over health, safety issues


the homeless encampment proposed as an alternative for people leaving the jungle is scheduled to be closed next month over health and safety concerns.first the homeless camps inside the east duwamish greenbelt, otherwise known as the jungle, were closed. now, residents of the camp proposed as an alternative by city officials say it’s being closed, too.city outreach workers traveled to the camp friday, going from one tent to another to inform people it will be closed for health and public-safety hazards, residents said. a cleanup of the camp is scheduled for march 7.residents of the camp sunday met with supporters to discuss how to keep the camp open.what the campers want is an opportunity to build a community, said reavy washington, who has lived at the sodo camp for several months.most re






nearly six weeks after oroville reservoir crisis, authorities lift evacuation ad


more than five weeks after erosion damage at oroville reservoir forced residents to flee to high ground, the butte county sheriff’s office on wednesday announced it had lifted an evacuation advisory for residents.more than 100,000 butte county residents were given an hour’s notice to evacuate on feb. 12, when officials feared that a concrete weir could collapse and send a 30-foot wall of water into the valley below. the order took residents by surprise because department of water resources officials had repeatedly assured them that erosion damage to the reservoir’s main and emergency spillways posed no threat.although the mandatory evacuation lasted just days, residents had been living under an evacuation advisory until wednesday. residents had been told to remain alert and prepare to leav






crime, homelessness on the rise, residents say


san jose — as worried as san jose residents may be about changes emanating from the white house and congress, the pressing concerns they raised at a town hall meeting saturday with elected officials were local — crime, homelessness and the noxious newby island landfill, among others.about 150 residents met with san jose mayor sam liccardo, rep. ro khanna, d-san jose, and district 4 city councilman lan diep at the berryessa community center.several residents said they were worried about a rise in petty theft and their inability to get the police department to take it seriously.“neighborhood crime is horrible,” said berryessa resident betty reutter, who recently chased after a thief stealing mail from her neighbor, whose identity was stolen and later discovered credit cards opened in her nam






crime, homelessness on the rise, residents say


san jose — as worried as san jose residents may be about changes emanating from the white house and congress, the pressing concerns they raised at a town hall meeting saturday with elected officials were local — crime, homelessness and the noxious newby island landfill, among others.about 150 residents met with san jose mayor sam liccardo, rep. ro khanna, d-san jose, and district 4 city councilman lan diep at the berryessa community center.several residents said they were worried about a rise in petty theft and their inability to get the police department to take it seriously.“neighborhood crime is horrible,” said berryessa resident betty reutter, who recently chased after a thief stealing mail from her neighbor, whose identity was stolen and later discovered credit cards opened in her nam






more than 150 dead as overflowing rivers rip through city


bogota, colombia -- an avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 154 unsuspecting residents.the incident triggered by intense rains happened around midnight in mocoa, a city of about 40,000 tucked between mountains near colombia’s southern border with ecuador. muddy water and debris quickly surged through the city’s streets, toppling homes, ripping trees from their roots, lifting cars and trucks and carrying them downstream. many of the residents did not have enough time to climb on top of their roofs or seek refuge on higher ground. soldiers and residents work together in rescue efforts in mocoa, colombia, saturday, april 1, 2017 ap according to the red cross, 400 people were injured an






boys and girls locked into dorms after thwarted escape at ‘safe home’ — then tee


the hundreds of guatemalan teenagers in the “safe home” were among society’s most vulnerable. they hailed from broken families and troubled pasts. they battled mental illness, abandonment and abuse.the boys and girls had faced immensely different realities yet they all held one thing in common: they were sent to the virgen de la asunción safe home because they had nowhere else to go. but there, it turns out, the abuse only escalated. the residents of the youth home, a sprawling complex in the town of san jose pinula, guatemala, were reportedly sexually violated, crammed into overcrowded spaces and given scarce or poor quality food, authorities said.on tuesday night, after years of complaints that went unresolved, dozens of the residents stormed the gates of the shelter, carrying out a mass






san jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order


san jose, calif. — the mayor of san jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood.city officials ordered more than 14,000 residents to evacuate as water from swollen coyote creek flooded homes and temporarily shut down a portion of a major freeway. another 22,000 people near the creek had been encouraged but not required to evacuate."if the first time a resident is aware that they need to get out of their home is when they see a firefighter in a boat, that's a failure," mayor sam liccardo said at a news conference. "we are assessing what happened in that failure."liccardo declined to go into detail, saying there wou






yemeni officials see latest us strikes as sustained campaign


sanaa, yemen — yemeni officials and residents say u.s. jets carried out dozens of airstrikes on al-qaida targets overnight and in the past 48 hours in one of the lengthiest sustained campaigns inside the arab country.they said friday that the strikes focused on a triangle-shaped mountainous region where three yemeni provinces meet: bayda, shabwa, and abyan.they say casualty figures have been slow to emerge but that seven alleged al-qaida militants were killed in strikes thursday.residents in shabwa say the strikes hit the town of wadi yabsham, where saad atef, al-qaida's no. 2. the residents and officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk to journalists.sadek al-jaouf, a bayada tribal leader, says houses were bombed in yakla district, the site of a u.s






more than 150 dead as overflowing rivers rip through city


bogota, colombia -- an avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 193 unsuspecting residents.the incident triggered by intense rains happened around midnight in mocoa, a city of about 40,000 tucked between mountains near colombia’s southern border with ecuador. muddy water and debris quickly surged through the city’s streets, toppling homes, ripping trees from their roots, lifting cars and trucks and carrying them downstream. many of the residents did not have enough time to climb on top of their roofs or seek refuge on higher ground. soldiers and residents work together in rescue efforts in mocoa, colombia, saturday, april 1, 2017 ap according to the red cross, 400 people were injured an






as new storms approach lake oroville, authorities warn residents to 'remain vigi


although officials say the risk of flooding below oroville dam has dropped substantially since the weekend, butte county sheriff kory honea warned area residents wednesday that they remained in "an emergency situation." during an afternoon news conference, honea urged residents to "maintain vigilance" as dam operators continued to drain lake oroville before a string of storms began soaking the region again wednesday evening. "they need to pay attention," honea said  of residents. "it's important for people to be prepared. this is an opportunity for them to get things together, so that if the risk level increases and there is a need for us to issue an evacuation order, they'll have the things they need and they'll be able to do that quickly and efficiently." the sheriff also asked resid






evanston, nashville senior homes bet on northwestern-vanderbilt game


residents of an evanston senior living community are betting deep dish pizza and local pastries that northwestern will beat vanderbilt in today's men's basketball game, the team's first appearance in the ncaa tournament.residents of the merion, which include a number of northwestern university alums, have lou malnati's pizzas and a box of pastries from their house chef on the line against the heritage at brentwood, a senior living community near nashville, according to a news release.northwestern's opponent, vanderbilt university, hails from nashville."we got the heritage at brentwood to go along with a nice, friendly little wager, which they're going to lose," joked mark zullo, director of marketing for the merion.many of the merion's 100 residents are from evanston and the surrounding ar






mayor hosts 100 days town hall – the mercury news


in an effort to update residents on his efforts at city hall and to provide an informal avenue for residents to bring up issues, mayor rich tran hosted a 100th day town hall at omega restaurant on march 22.the town hall was held on the 100th day of tran’s term as mayor of milpitas. tran said the next day that the town hall at 90 s. park victoria drive went “great.” around 25 people attended the event.at the first of what he says will be many town halls, tran introduced himself and the priorities he’s advocating. tran then opened up the town hall for residents to ask questions and bring up concerns.among them, residents asked about tran’s plans to address traffic, high-density housing and the ongoing issue of the newby island landfill on the san jose-milpitas border. on the last issue, tran






more than 100 dead in flooding as landslide rips through city


bogota, colombia -- an avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 127 unsuspecting residents, authorities said saturday.the incident triggered by intense rains happened around midnight in mocoa, a city of about 40,000 tucked between mountains near colombia’s southern border with ecuador. muddy water and debris quickly surged through the city’s streets, toppling homes, ripping trees from their roots, lifting cars and trucks and carrying them downstream. many of the residents did not have enough time to climb on top of their roofs or seek refuge on higher ground. soldiers and residents work together in rescue efforts in mocoa, colombia, saturday, april 1, 2017 ap according to the red cross,






evanston, nashville senior homes bet on northwestern-vanderbilt game


residents of an evanston senior living community are betting deep dish pizza and local pastries that northwestern will beat vanderbilt in today's men's basketball game, the team's first appearance in the ncaa tournament.residents of the merion, which include a number of northwestern university alums, have lou malnati's pizzas and a box of pastries from their house chef on the line against the heritage at brentwood, a senior living community near nashville, according to a news release.northwestern's opponent, vanderbilt university, hails from nashville."we got the heritage at brentwood to go along with a nice, friendly little wager, which they're going to lose," joked mark zullo, director of marketing for the marion.many of the marion's 100 residents are from evanston and the surrounding ar






st. paul asks residents to rate the glow of different led streetlights


it was a beautiful summer night, the type gary hornseth would usually spend on his front porch, relaxing and talking to neighbors. but instead he was “blasted” with white light as he stepped out of his st. paul home last summer.the city’s effort to reduce energy use and save money by putting led bulbs in streetlights has had some unexpected side effects, particularly in neighborhoods like hornseth’s, where old lantern-style lights direct the glow out, not down. residents started avoiding their front yards and stopped lingering to chat with neighbors on the street.“it’s preventing people from coming together,” hornseth said.so before st. paul takes the new lights citywide, it’s asking residents to take a stroll and weigh some options. in three neighborhoods, the city has set up demos with d






st. paul asks residents to rate the glow of different led streetlights


it was a beautiful summer night, the type gary hornseth would usually spend on his front porch, relaxing and talking to neighbors. but instead he was “blasted” with white light as he stepped out of his st. paul home last summer.the city’s effort to reduce energy use and save money by putting led bulbs in streetlights has had some unexpected side effects, particularly in neighborhoods like hornseth’s, where old lantern-style lights direct the glow out, not down. residents started avoiding their front yards and stopped lingering to chat with neighbors on the street.“it’s preventing people from coming together,” hornseth said.so before st. paul takes the new lights citywide, it’s asking residents to take a stroll and weigh some options. in three neighborhoods, the city has set up demos with d






developers are finally taking interest in south l.a. will measure s kill those d


for decades, residents of south l.a. felt as though the development boom reshaping parts of los angeles was passing them by.as developers erected looming towers in places such as downtown los angeles, hollywood and the westside, they largely avoided building on the vacant lots south of the 10 freeway.but in recent years, the area has finally seen something of a resurgence.developers have unveiled plans to build a medical center on a barren lot that has sat vacant for decades, transform a shopping mall into an “urban village” and erect a skyscraper filled with condos, apartments and almost every imaginable amenity. the expo line and crenshaw/lax line light-rail systems are expected to draw even more investment.and that has some residents concerned about measure s, a slow-growth measure on t






morning forecast: cloudy, with chance of flurries


vice president mike pence took the stage at the anti-abortion march for life rally in washington, dc on friday. he declared that "life is winning again" following the election of donald trump.