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Published: Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 6:22 PM
— Delta's decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association has prompted some Georgia Republican lawmakers to question whether the Atlanta-based airline should get a tax cut on jet fuel.
At least three GOP candidates for governor recently condemned Delta for joining more than a dozen U.S. corporations that have ended partnerships with the NRA after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle took to Twitter Monday to voice his displeasure with Delta’s decision.
I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.— Casey Cagle (@CaseyCagle) February 26, 2018
“Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back,” Cagle said.
The news comes as Delta appeared close to convincing lawmakers to restore a lucrative sales tax exemption on jet fuel.
That proposal is part of Gov. Nathan Deal's larger tax overhaul, which has passed the House and awaits Senate input.
Delta said in a news release that the company's decision "merely confirmed its neutral status" in the national debate over guns.
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:10 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 1:12 PM
WASHINGTON — United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired former deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, two days before McCabe was set to retire, according to news reports.
Sessions said in a statement released Friday night that McCabe was less than truthful while under oath several times, according to The New York Times.
“The F.B.I. expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and accountability,” he said. “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”
In a statement Friday night, McCabe said his firing was politically motivated.
"This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and the intelligence professionals," McCabe said.
"This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and the intelligence professionals."— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 17, 2018
Read Andrew McCabe's full statement: https://t.co/Bg5HEMhemU
The Associated Press reported Saturday that McCabe has kept memos regarding his interactions with President Trump.
In an earlier interview, McCabe rejected the allegations that he was untruthful during internal hearings, the Times reported.
“The idea that I was dishonest is just wrong,” he said.
“This is part of an effort to discredit me as a witness.”
McCabe is a potential witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign
Shortly after midnight, President Donald Trump tweeted about the firing, calling it “a great day for democracy.”
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
John Dowd, President Trump’s personal attorney, told The Daily Beast on Saturday that he “prayed” that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein follows Sessions’ example and brings an end to the Mueller probe.
Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd hopes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will shut down the Mueller probe https://t.co/FQX1RfZNiv— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 17, 2018
McCabe, who had been with the FBI for 22 years, resigned his position in late January, but stayed on at the agency until he was eligible to retire on Sunday.
Published: Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 8:29 AM
BOSTON — The world-renowned pediatrician who founded his own infant and baby development center at Boston Children’s Hospital has died at the age of 99.
T. Berry Brazelton died at his home on Cape Cod Tuesday.
The Waco, Texas native began his career as a pediatrician in the 1950s and eventually became one of the world’s foremost authorities on pediatrics and child development.
He authored over 200 scholarly papers and wrote over 30 books on child development and parenting.
Akin to names like Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Brazelton was a leading force in the pediatric healthcare revolution and encouraged parents to be active participants in their children’s healthcare.
Brazelton was a professor at Harvard University Medical School and founded the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1996.
In 2013, he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 11:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 12:35 PM
— Did you party too much? If you have a hangover, Pedialyte wants you to turn to its drink for relief.
The hydration drink, usually targeted at infants and children, also aims to alleviate your nausea, dry mouth and pounding headache.
The company says its drink is for both kids and adults for rehydration as part of its “see the lyte” campaign.
Dr. Robert Swift, a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University told NBC News that hangovers are complicated, and no one cure fits all.
“The thing about Pedialyte, Gatorade and things like that, there is an optimal concentration to absorb glucose and electrolytes and fluid from the intestines,” he said.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 11:37 AM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — An off-duty firefighter in Florida fell off a bridge and into the St. John’s River while rescuing a woman from a fiery crash.
Orange County Fire Rescue Lt. John McNally said he’s lucky he survived plummeting nearly 40 feet down into the river.
He said he was heading to work about 6:40 a.m. Friday when he saw the crash.
“I saw one vehicle scrape a concrete barrier and then burst into flames,” he told WFTV.
According to a report, Zachary Daniels, 30, crashed into Rhonda Nagy, 54, causing her vehicle to catch fire.
McNally said he pulled on his gear and he and Daniels rushed to help Nagy.
He said her door was jammed against the bridge. He put one foot over the barrier hoping to pull her to safety, but he fell over the bridge.
“About halfway down, I realized I was falling and I just braced myself to hit the pavement,” he said. “I was so relieved to hit the water.”
He and Daniels, who also fell in, swam to safety, WFTV reported.
Driving to work today, Lt McNalley helped free a woman in a burning car, crashed on a SR 528 bridge. Working to free her, he and another fell from the bridge. Duo/driver are all ok! McNalley called the citizens who helped HEREOS. Perhaps a little luck of the Irish helped☘️? pic.twitter.com/PjjFVyHAeI— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) March 16, 2018
“He (Daniels) deserves more credit than I do because I’m trained for this,” McNally said.
McNally said he was surprised and grateful that everyone survived. “Miraculously, no injuries. I can just equate it to pure luck,” he said. “It’s unbelievable. It’s astonishing.”