*Sunny and 63 today
*The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill to lower income taxes for some members of the military. The proposal allows those in the National Guard and the armed forces reserves to deduct their military income from their state taxes. The bill will require Gov. Eric Greitens’ signature to become law.
**The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick." the CDC said.
**The memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his meetings with Donald Trump were given to Congress on Thursday by the Department of Justice. Shortly thereafter, The New York Times and other news agencies got a hold of the 15 pages of memos and published them.
Source: The New York Times
MS-13 Gang Directs Members To “Take Out A Cop” -
Police across New York are on high alert after MS-13 reportedly directed gang members to "take out a cop." "The New York Post" reports police are searching for the gang member suspected of putting out the hit order. The alert was issued this week after police in Hempstead on Long Island said the warning had come from a credible informant. The threat follows the recent crackdown on the gang and arraignment of an alleged MS-13 kingpin on drug, conspiracy and murder charges.
Source: New York Post
Study: Half Of Californians Support Deportations -
A new survey out of U.C. Berkeley says about 59-percent of people who live in California believe it's very or somewhat important for the federal government to increase the number of deportations of undocumented immigrants in the state. Almost half of the people who took the survey say they support President Trump's Muslim travel ban while 66 percent of those involved in the survey, released this week, believe that the proposed border wall would not increase security. Another interesting stat; 79 percent support a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.
The results come as a growing number of Southern California cities are rebelling against the state’s sanctuary policies.
Source: Mercury News
The Cubs beat the Cardinals 8-5, they play the Reds today at 7:15pm