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Tiny fan, wearing Falcons hospital gown, is gaining fans online

Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

In this Jan. 22, 2017, photo provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 15-month-old Ella sits in a hospital bed at the Aflac Cancer Center of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta says the gown was made by the girl's grandmother to wear during the NFL's NFC Championship game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers. The Falcons won 44-21. (AP)
ATLANTA – A pint-size Atlanta Falcons fan who is battling a rare form of cancer has won admirers of her own after a children’s hospital posted a picture of her cheering on her favorite team from her hospital bed. The 15-month-old girl, identified only as Ella, is shown on Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Facebook page wearing a Falcons-themed hospital gown that her grandmother made for her.

Trump raps Schwarzenegger at National Prayer Breakfast

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Washington. (Evan Vucci / AP)
President Donald Trump sought prayers Thursday for Arnold Schwarzenegger over ratings for “Celebrity Apprentice” – the show Trump once hosted and which he said has become a “total disaster” since California’s Republican former governor took over the franchise.

Australian prime minister, Trump offer differing views on refugee deal

Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 9:25 a.m.

FILE - In this May 8, 2016 file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Turnbull said Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 that U.S. President Donald Trump had agreed during a weekend telephone conversation to keep an Obama administration promise to resettle an undisclosed number of mostly Muslim refugees held on the impoverished nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea. (Rob Griffith / AP)
WASHINGTON – Australia’s prime minister insisted Thursday that a deal negotiated with the Obama administration was still on to allow mostly Muslim refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the United States, even though President Donald Trump called it “dumb” and pledged a review. The conflicting messages came as a U.S. official confirmed that the agreement became a source of friction on the first telephone call between Trump and Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull.

Yemeni officials say U.S. warships fire on al-Qaida positions

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

Men walk amid the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Hani Mohammed / AP)
SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials said on Thursday that warships, likely American, have been firing cannons and rockets at al-Qaida militants in the country’s southern coastal areas. The naval strikes, underway for five days, targeted mountainous areas north of the coastal town of Shakra where militants have been massing fighters, they said. Dozens of al-Qaida fighters are assembling there as well as north of the nearby town of Zinjibar.

Police storm prison, end hostage standoff; guard found dead

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

An ambulances drives into the Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., where all Delaware prisons went on lockdown late Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Geoffrey Klopp, president of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, said he had been told by the Department of Correction commissioner that prison guards had been taken hostage at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. (Suchat Pederson / AP)
Using a backhoe to smash through a barricade of footlockers, authorities stormed Delaware’s largest prison early Thursday and ended a nearly 24-hour hostage standoff involving inmates armed with sharpened objects. One hostage – a guard – was found dead.

Trump puts Iran ‘on notice’ after ballistic missile test

Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 7:38 a.m.

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Flynn said the administration is putting Iran "on notice" after it tested a ballistic missile. (Carolyn Kaster / AP)
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has put Iran “on notice,” echoing comments from his top national security adviser that the U.S. will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen. Trump and his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, didn’t elaborate on what retaliatory actions the U.S. could pursue.

Breitbart editor’s Berkeley talk nixed amid violent protest; Trump threatens to pull federal funding to university

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

A bonfire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos burns on Sproul Plaza on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. The event was canceled out of safety concerns after protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire. (Ben Margot / AP)
BERKELEY, Calif. – A crowd protesting a far-right commentator’s appearance at the University of California at Berkeley hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and sparked a massive bonfire, prompting officials to call off the event. The decision came two hours before Wednesday’s talk by Milo Yiannopoulos (yuh-NAH’-poh-lihs), a polarizing editor of Breitbart News, after some 1,500 people had gathered outside the venue.

Pennsylvania groundhog: Winter will last 6 more weeks

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:54 a.m.

Groundhog Club handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 131st celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter weather. (James Robinson / PennLive.com via AP)
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent has “predicted” six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Thursday. The top hat-wearing members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle reveal Phil’s forecast every Feb. 2, based on a German legend surrounding Candlemas. The legend says if a furry rodent casts a shadow that day, winter continues. If not, spring comes early.

Steve Bannon’s power spawns fears of frozen-out Congress

Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:25 a.m.

Stephen Bannon, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s chief strategist, attends Trump’s Hispanic advisory roundtable meeting in New York, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
Whether President Donald Trump is honoring his defense secretary, addressing reporters with the British prime minister or talking to a foreign leader in the Oval Office, his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is never far away.

More than 100 injured in fire at Philippines factory complex

Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

More than 100 workers, including three Japanese, were injured and at least three were missing in a fire that hit a huge factory south of Manila and sent thousands of employees scampering to safety, an official said Thursday.

In call with Australian leader, Trump badgers and brags

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

In this May 8, 2016, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Turnbull said Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 that U.S. President Donald Trump had agreed during a weekend telephone conversation to keep an Obama administration promise to resettle an undisclosed number of mostly Muslim refugees held on the impoverished nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea. (Rob Griffith / Associated Press)
It should have been one of the most congenial calls for the new commander in chief – a conversation with the leader of Australia, one of America’s staunchest allies, at the end of a triumphant week. Instead, President Donald Trump blasted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a refugee agreement and boasted about the magnitude of his electoral college win, according to senior U.S. officials briefed on the Saturday exchange.

Massive lava stream exploding into ocean in Hawaii

Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

This Jan. 28, 2017, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a lava stream pouring out of a tube on the sea cliff at the Kamokuna ocean entry at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey / Associated Press)
A dramatic “firehose” stream of molten lava continued to shoot out of a sea cliff Wednesday on Hawaii Island, splashing into the Pacific Ocean below and exploding upon impact. The massive Kilauea flow is coming from a lava tube at the Kamokuna ocean entry on the southeast side of the Big Island.

Milo Yiannopoulos’ UC Berkeley talk canceled

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

People protest the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)
A talk the University of California at Berkeley by Milo Yiannopoulos, a polarizing Breitbart News editor, was canceled Wednesday out of safety concerns after protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire.

Melania Trump announces first staff pick, her chief of staff

Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

President Donald Trump arrives with first lady Melania Trump, at The Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
First lady Melania Trump has named the first member of her White House team, choosing Lindsay Reynolds as her chief of staff. Reynolds will oversee operations in the White House East Wing, where the first lady operation is traditionally based.

Parole recommended for follower of Charles Manson

Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

A parole panel on Wednesday recommended the release of a former follower of cult leader Charles Manson after California governors blocked four previous parole recommendations.

Trump makes unannounced trip to honor fallen Navy SEAL

Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

President Donald Trump, accompanied by his daughter Ivanka, waves as they walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
Assuming the somber duties of commander in chief, President Donald Trump made an unannounced trip Wednesday to honor the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a weekend raid in Yemen.

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