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Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:58 AM
NEW YORK — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched.
The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States.
Honda says it has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue.
It says the Odyssey's second-row seat may tip forward during moderate to heavy braking if it isn't properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a removed seat.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 1:18 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called the U.S.-Mexico border “a big mess” on Thursday morning as the House prepared to vote on a pair of immigration bills.
Update 1:18 p.m. EDT June 21: Trump discussed the need for immigration reform during a cabinet meeting Thursday, citing national security concerns.
My Administration is acting swiftly to address the illegal immigration crisis on the Southern Border. Loopholes in our immigration laws all supported by extremist open border Democrats...and that's what they are - they're extremist open border Democrats.... pic.twitter.com/F73I5gu0Q5— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
Update 12:20 p.m. EDT June 21: First lady Melania Trump is making an unannounced visit to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday.
Melania Trump was in Texas on Thursday morning and planned to tour two facilities holding child immigrants, CNN reported.
She previously spoke out against the policy of separating migrant children and parents at the border.
"Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform," said her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, according to CNN. "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart."
The Trump administration policy was ended Wednesday by an executive order from the president.
Update 12:10 p.m. EDT June 21: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called a pair of proposed Republican immigration reform bills a “compromise with the devil.”
She said that the bills make Republicans complicit in Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The policy, which directs prosecutors to pursue cases against any person suspected of coming to the country illegally, resulted in the separation of hundreds of children from their parents at the border.
.@NancyPelosi: "It is not a compromise. It may be a compromise with the devil, but it's not a compromise with the Democrats in terms of what they have in their bill."— CSPAN (@cspan) June 21, 2018
Full video here: https://t.co/PKnwkpPCFo pic.twitter.com/d6fZcuMrTY
Update 11:55 a.m. EDT June 21: House Speaker Paul Ryan said officials are working on reuniting families that have been separated in recent weeks at the border.
“I believe (the Department of Homeland Security) is working on that,” Ryan said Thursday at a news briefing. “We obviously want to have families reunited.”
He said DHS officials are working with the Department of Health and Human Services to bring the families back together.
“What we’re trying to do is put the families at the head of the queue so they can be adjudicated faster,” he said.
.@SpeakerRyan: "If these bills do not pass today then we will cross that bridge when we get to it. But the last thing I want to do right now is undercut the votes that we are about to have on what I think are pretty darn good immigration measures." https://t.co/Y4rSBy1brL pic.twitter.com/MvQXhfBwFQ— CSPAN (@cspan) June 21, 2018
The Trump administration in April directed prosecutors to pursue cases against all people suspected of crossing the border illegally as part of a “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy. Parents were separated from their children as they faced prosecution. Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Trump ended the policy Wednesday with an executive order days after he first started calling on Congress to stop the separations through legislation.
The House is set to vote Thursday on a pair of Republican immigration reform bills, although neither appeared likely to succeed.
Original report: “The Border has been a big mess and problem for many years,” Trump wrote. “At some point (Senate Minority Leader Chuck) Schumer and (House Minority Leader Nancy) Pelosi, who are weak on Crime and Border security, will be forced to do a real deal, so easy, that solves this long time problem.”
The Border has been a big mess and problem for many years. At some point Schumer and Pelosi, who are weak on Crime and Border security, will be forced to do a real deal, so easy, that solves this long time problem. Schumer used to want Border security - now he’ll take Crime!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
Democrats want open Borders, where anyone can come into our Country, and stay. This is Nancy Pelosi’s dream. It won’t happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
The president’s tweet comes one day after he ended his administration’s much-derided policy of separating migrant children from parents at the border and as the House readies to debate and vote on a pair of Republican immigration reform bills.
It was not immediately clear whether the bills would be successful. House Republican leaders were still trying Thursday morning to build support for one negotiated among conservative and moderate factions of the GOP, although the measure is unlikely to pick up much, if any, Democratic support.
Ahead of the planned vote, the president accused Democrats of “only looking to Obstruct” the immigration bills in order to gain political clout ahead of the mid-term elections.
“What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms),” Trump wrote Thursday morning in a tweet. “Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you!”
What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms). Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to end his administration’s policy of separating migrant children from parents suspected of coming to the country illegally at the border. The controversial policy was a result of Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement push announced in April.
Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:52 AM
— The heartbreaking image of a little girl, separated from her mother as the mother was detained for crossing the border between Mexico and the United States, has been combined with an image of President Donald Trump looking down at her for an upcoming Time magazine cover.
The photo of the girl was taken by John Moore, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for Getty Images, Time said when announcing the cover. Moore has taken photos of immigrants crossing into the United States for the past few years.
Moore told the publication, “This one was tough for me. As soon as it was over, they were put into a van. I had to stop and take deep breaths.”
The girl started crying when Border Patrol agents put the girl’s mother on the ground to search her last week, Moore told NPR.
The mother and child had been trying to get to the United States from Honduras for a month, Moore said.
He said that the mother and child were not separated at the border, but rather, both got into a van and were taken away, NPR reported.
CNN reported that a government spokesperson told them that the girl and her mother were not separated, but did not give any additional details.
They were being transported to a processing center in Texas, CNN reported.
Almost 2,000 children of undocumented immigrants crossing the border were separated from the adults who brought them from April to May, Department of Homeland Security officials told CNN.
The Trump administration said that anyone crossing the border illegally will be held for prosecution as part of the government’s “zero-tolerance” policy on immigration, no matter if they have small children or claim asylum, CNN reported.
Because of the uproar, not only over the policy, but also the image of the tearful girl, Time created a photo illustration depicting the girl and Trump for its July 2, 2018, cover story. It includes the words, “Welcome to America.”
Trump reversed the practice of removing children from families of undocumented immigrants caught crossing the border through an executive order he signed on Wednesday. The order, however, will continue the “zero-tolerance” policy for undocumented migrants.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 1:14 PM
— The friendships forged in college don’t always last.
But it turns out that the one Dayton realtor Shannon Jackson and Omarosa Manigault-Newman formed in a Central State University communications class 26 years ago was made out of super strong stuff.
“We connected on so many different levels,” said Manigault-Newman, a reality TV star and former assistant and a director of communications in the President Donald Trump administration. “She’s has had my back through good times and bad times and through rough patches.”
Manigault Newman, who is often referred to as just Omarosa, will have Jackson’s back today as Jackson and Kurt Jackson — her husband of 8 years and an agent for 25 years — open their HER Realtors office at 1024 W. Third St. in Dayton’s historic Wright-Dunbar neighborhood.
There will be a 12:30 p.m. flyover in Xenia today at Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport led by Allan B. Taylor, Jackson’s brother, to recognize the neighborhood’s aviation heritage.
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at the new office.
Jackson said she chose the neighborhood partly because it is central located, as her business serves all of the Miami Valley.
She said she also is happy to contribute to Wright-Dunbar revitalization. The building also contains the City of Dayton’s Innerwest Priority Board office.
“I want to see the westside grow and develop, and I want to be a part of it,” Jackson said.
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The office will have about 10 to 15 agents, Jackson said.
Manigault-Newman now lives in Jacksonville, Florida and married Pastor John Allen Newman, the senior pastor of The Sanctuary at Mount Calvary, last year.
An ordained minister herself, Manigault-Newman works with her husband. The Toledo native studied at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton and the Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce.
She said she and Jackson both share a deep connection to their mothers and keep faith as the center of everything they do.
“Our marriages are based on hope, faith and love,” she said. “This move into her new physical space is a move so she can help the community more. So people can experience the greatest thing you can as an American and that is to be a homeowner.”
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 11:42 AM
The Lebanon Walmart is the newest in a string of stores to take on faster pickup methods for customers.
Starting today, customers of the supercenter at 1530 Walmart Drive now have two pickup options after ordering groceries and other items online.
Without leaving their cars, shoppers will be able to choose from 40,000 online grocery items and choose the best time to pick them up. When the customers arrive, a Walmart personal shopper loads the groceries into their cars at no additional cost. Same-day pickup is available if placed by 10 a.m.
This is the first location in Warren County to offer the Online Grocery Pickup service. Franklin Walmart will also debut the service this week, according to a release.
The Lebanon Walmart is the ninth Ohio store to debut the Walmart’s Pickup Tower, a 16-foot tall vending machine that can fulfill online orders in less than a minute. Lebanon customers can order from the millions of items online and select the pickup option.
When the items arrive at the store, Walmart employees load vending machine with the order, which customers can retrieve by scanning a bar code sent to their smart phones.
Middletown was the first Ohio city to take on a tower in September. Since then, Walmart stores in Fairfield Twp., Holland, Steubenville, Bryan, Athens, Zanesville, Franklin and Lebanon have debuted the towers.
“Like never before technology is enabling customers to order anything they want, no matter where they are and to get it whenever they want it,” said Walmart online grocery pickup manager Adam Duncan. “Walmart recognizes how important time and value are to our customers and we are proud to offer innovations like Online Grocery Pickup and the Pickup Tower to meet their needs whether they are shopping in person or ordering through the Walmart app.”
In April, Walmart announced it expects to spend an estimated $94 million in the remodels of 27 Ohio stores and innovations over the next year.
In recent months, Walmart has announced a number of new initiatives to attract and keep shoppers. It’s new personal shopping service called JetBlack allows customers to order products via text message for $50 a month.
Just last month, Walmart also announced it was buying a controlling stake in India’s largest retailer. Walmart purchased a 77 percent stake in India’s Flipkart for $16 billion, making it the discount chain’s largest acquisition to date.
Walmart has 38 stores located in the greater Dayton area, according to the company’s store locator.
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