Trump shutdown announcement: President offers Daca extensions for undocumented migrants in exchange for border wall funding

Trump shutdown announcement: President offers Daca extensions for undocumented migrants in exchange for border wall fundingDonald Trump has proposed a compromise to reopen the federal government which would provide extensions to protections for certain undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7bn (£4.4bn) to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border. Under the president’s plan, migrants who arrived to the country at a young age and qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme (Daca), as well as other immigrants under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), would receive extensions to their protections from deportation. “If we are successful in this effort, we will have the best chance … At real, bipartisan immigration reform,” the president said, before outlining the proposal he says received input from border security professionals.



Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79: official

Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79: officialThe death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 79 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a fuel-line leak that drew hundreds of people looking to gather gasoline. The search for remains at the site of the explosion in the state of Hidalgo ended late Saturday but officials indicated that the death toll could still rise. Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said 66 people were hospitalized in Hidalgo, and others in worse conditions had been moved to Mexico City for specialized treatment.



The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup

The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileupDETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local):



Rescuers crawl across 40 feet of ice to save man and dog from frozen pond

Rescuers crawl across 40 feet of ice to save man and dog from frozen pondFirefighters were already out at the park responding to an alarm at the park's stables, so they immediately responded.



Prince Philip crash: Police frustrated that speed cameras were not installed on the Norfolk road three years ago

Prince Philip crash: Police frustrated that speed cameras were not installed on the Norfolk road three years agoSpeed cameras should have been installed three years ago on the road where the Duke of Edinburgh crashed in Norfolk, but disgruntled police say that councillors delayed the scheme. Back in 2016, local police and Norfolk County Council agreed to fund and erect speed cameras along the A149 between Castle Rising and Snettisham - the stretch of road where Prince Philip’s Land Rover collided with a 28-year-old mother’s Kia. But according to the Eastern Daily Press, local county councillors requested further consultation with their communities and the chance to explore alternatives, so a decision was made to suspend the scheme. The paper reported that Stuart Dark, a former Met Police officer, Andrew Jamieson and Michael Chenery had sought reassurances that the cameras would not be a “cash cow” and that there should be a better process for involving councillors. This move irked Norfolk Constabulary, who said in a statement: “We have continuously been in support of road safety improvements on the A149 between Castle Rising and Snettisham. Duke of Edinburgh car crash near Sandringham Estate “In 2016, the decision to fund and proceed with the scheme was agreed by the Safety Camera Partnership Board, which is a multi-agency partnership of the police, Norfolk County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. “As with all such schemes there is an appropriate process to follow which can be lengthy, however at every stage we have expressed a strong desire to proceed with the implementation of average speed cameras in a bid to improve road safety. “Following concerns raised by councillors, a decision was made by the county council to suspend the scheme. “This decision was not agreed to by the police and was against the expressed wishes of the chief constable, clearly outlined in a letter to the county council in September 2018.” Only on Friday, after Prince Philip’s crash, did the new cameras - and a reduction in the speed limit along the road, from 60mph to 50mph - get rubber stamped by the council. Police are investigating the car crash in which the Duke of Edinburgh was left bleeding and two women were hospitalised, but there is no suggestion that either car was travelling over the speed limit The Duke's car was seen to "tumble" across a road near the Sandringham Estate following the collision, with an eyewitness reporting that he was helped from his car before immediately asking whether others were "alright". Prince Philip crash: 1. The Crash Prince Philip crash sequence: 2. Traveling in the Kia Prince Philip crash sequence: 3. The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip crash sequence: 4. First to respond to the incident Cllr Martin Wilby, Chairman of Norfolk County Council’s Environment, Development and Transport Committee, said: “We have been looking closely into the safety of the A149 for some time. "A detailed report was submitted to Environment, Development and Transport Committee by Norfolk County Council officers last week along with a recommendation to approve, at today’s meeting, the implementation of a 50mph speed limit and to install road safety cameras. “Based on the report and our dedication to the safety of the people in Norfolk, the committee has agreed to reduce the speed limit of the A149 to 50mph on two sections of the road and approved the Norfolk Camera Safety Partnership scheme to install road safety cameras along the road.” A spokesperson for Norfolk constabulary said: “While it is regrettable there has been a delay, we fully welcome today’s decision by the environment, development and transport committee to approve the scheme.”



Syria says repels Israeli air attack, Israel says downs Golan rocket

Syria says repels Israeli air attack, Israel says downs Golan rocketBEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Sunday, shooting down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus, Russia's National Defense Control Center was cited by RIA news agency as saying. Syrian state media also reported the attack. "Our air defense systems thwarted ... an Israeli air aggression ... and prevented it from achieving any of its goals," a military source told state news agency SANA.



Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery

Why the stock market is headed for a swift recoveryEverywhere I look, people seek negatives and ignore positives. When that happens, better times lie ahead for the stock market.



CBP says wall is key part of border security, but migrants say it wouldn't stop them

CBP says wall is key part of border security, but migrants say it wouldn't stop themMartha Raddatz reports from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border on "This Week."



Pink Hats Flooded Washington Again, but Controversy and Competition Made for a Much Smaller Women's March

Pink Hats Flooded Washington Again, but Controversy and Competition Made for a Much Smaller Women's March“I would like it if they resigned, but this is bigger than them."



Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against governmentRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to a halt because the U.S. Department of Justice doesn't have enough attorneys working to handle them.



Students in Trump hats mock Native American; school apologizes

Students in Trump hats mock Native American; school apologizesThe students from private, all-male Covington Catholic High School in northern Kentucky were in Washington for an anti-abortion rally on Friday when they were filmed surrounding Nathan Phillips and mocking the Native American's singing and drumming. Fellow students, many in clothing bearing President Donald Trump's "MAGA" slogan, cheered him on and chanted, "build that wall, build that wall," Phillips said.



2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coast

2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coastDamage has been reported after a strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near Coquimbo in central Chile, prompting a tsunami warning that was canceled a short time later, officials say.



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