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Multiple injuries reported in Maryland shooting: Police

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Deputies in Harford County, Maryland, are investigating a shooting inside a business complex at Emmorton Business Park.

“Multiple injuries reported,” the Harford County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Wednesday morning.

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Schools in the Edgewood, Maryland, area, are on a “modified lockdown,” according to Harford County Public Schools.

Edgewood is about a 40-minute drive south of Baltimore.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfires

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Google Earth(NEW YORK) — Ravaged by a slew of deadly wildfires in recent days, northern California is set to get a bit of relief this week in the form of rain.

A storm system is expected to move over the Pacific Northwest later this week and the trailing cold front will most likely bring some much-needed rain to northern California between Thursday and Friday, according to ABC meteorologists.

“It will rain a bit but not enough to fully douse the blazes,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said in a statement Tuesday. “The biggest advantage to firefighters will be the increase in humidity and lower temperatures.”

Massive wildfires have charred more than 245,000 acres of land statewide in the past week, killing at least 41 people and destroying thousands of homes, according to authorities.

Firefighters were battling about a dozen wildfires as of late Tuesday evening, although most of them were more than halfway contained.

“The weather today will be warm with low humidity, which will continue to challenge firefighters, but only light winds are forecast,” CalFire said in a statement on Tuesday. “A chance of precipitation is expected to arrive later in the week, bringing relief from the dry conditions.”

The northern parts of the Golden State, which has bared the brunt of the fire damage, is forecast to see an influx of cloudy, cooler and wetter weather later in the week, according to AccuWeather.

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However, a return of dry air, heat and areas of gusty winds could once again raise the wildfire danger early next week, meteorologists said.

Separately, a band of moisture, referred to as Atmospheric River by weather experts, is currently stretching between Asia and North America. It’s expected to bring several storm systems into many parts of the Pacific Northwest through the rest of the week.

The first of these storms have already hit the Pacific Northwest with wind gusts of between 40 and 74 mph.

A number of wind warnings and flood watches are in effect in the western and northern parts of the U.S. ahead of the storm.

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President Trump weighs in on tearing down Columbus statues

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By Michelle Boncardo

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump waded into a new statue controversy on Tuesday night when he called out people who want to tear down statues of Christopher Columbus.

“We believe we should preserve our history, not tear it down,” Trump said in remarks he delivered Tuesday night at the Heritage Foundation’s annual President’s Club gathering. “Now they are even trying to destroy statues of Christopher Columbus. What’s next? Has to be stopped, it’s heritage.”

Calls for Columbus statues to be torn down have flared up around the country in the wake of similar calls for Confederate statues to be removed. The threat of the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia incited riots between supporters and protesters and left one woman dead in August.

The Columbus controversy has been most prominent in New York City, where a 76-foot tall statue of the Italian explorer rises over Columbus Circle at the southwest corner of Central Park. The monument, designed by Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo, was officially unveiled in October 1892.

In the wake of the Charlottesville incident, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio commissioned a 90-day review of all the statues in the city.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito called on the city to include the Columbus statue in that review, telling New York ABC station WABC, “There are still to this day conversations happening because of the monuments, other Columbus statues, being talked about. I would want the commission to look at that statue as well.”

Columbus has drawn criticism for starting the European colonization of the Americas, his brutal treatment of native people and beginning the transatlantic slave trade.

De Blasio has been mum on whether he would tear down the Columbus statue, saying he will wait until the review is finished to comment, but even that has drawn ire from Italian-American groups in the city. Organizers of the Bronx Columbus Day parade said the mayor was not welcome at the march, according to WABC, but de Blasio did march in the larger Columbus Day parade in Manhattan.

The debate over Columbus was also interjected into the New York City mayoral race, with de Blasio’s Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis calling on the statue to remain in Columbus Circle.

ABC News has reached out to the White House to clarify Trump’s comments and ask for what incident he was specifically referring to Tuesday.

Several statutes of Columbus have been vandalized recently, including ones in Pittsburgh, Providence and St. Louis.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Lynd Presiding Officer Of Alamo Regional Mobility Authority

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael Lynd, Jr. as presiding officer of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) for a term set to expire February 1, 2018.Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael Lynd, Jr. as presiding officer of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) for a term set to expire February 1, 2018. The RMA is a political subdivision created to finance, acquire, design, construct, operate, maintain, expand or extend transportation projects.

Michael Lynd, Jr. of San Antonio is a president and partner of Lynd Residential Properties and Lynd Development Partners. He is a vice chairman for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and a member of the National Multi Housing Council, YPO, and the National Apartment Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Bank of San Antonio. Additionally, he is a supporter and volunteer for the Brighton School and its annual Taste of the Northside, Southwest Research Institute, and Transplants for Children. Lynd received a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity University.

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Latest version of travel ban blocked by federal judge

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration’s most recent attempt to ban immigration to the United States from certain foreign countries was put on hold Tuesday by a Hawaiian federal judge.

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson, responsible for blocking President Donald Trump’s second travel ban in March, authored the ruling again Tuesday, which notes that the third executive order on the matter ignored the “guidance afforded” by the earlier legal proceedings related to the issue.

“EO-3 suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States,’ a precondition that the Ninth Circuit determined must be satisfied,” reads the ruling.

“And EO-3 plainly discriminates based on nationality in the manner that the Ninth Circuit has found antithetical to… the founding principles of this Nation,” the ruling continues.

The court granted the plaintiffs’ request for a temporary restraining order which will block the order from going into effect Wednesday. The order prohibited immigration to the U.S. from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

The White House responded to the ruling with a statement Tuesday afternoon, writing that the “dangerously flawed district court order undercuts the President’s efforts to keep the American people safe and enforce minimum security standards for entry into the United States.”

“The entry restrictions in the proclamation apply to countries based on their inability or unwillingness to share critical information necessary to safely vet applications, as well as a threat assessment related to terrorism, instability, and other grave national security concerns,” the statement added. “These restrictions are vital to ensuring that foreign nations comply with the minimum security standards required for the integrity of our immigration system and the security of our Nation.”

The White House further indicated that the Department of Justice will defend the action.

Doug Chin, the attorney general of Hawaii, the state which challenged the ban, issued a statement which noted that “this is the third time Hawaii has gone to court to stop President Trump from issuing a travel ban that discriminates against people based on their nation of origin or religion.”

“Today is another victory for the rule of law,” Chin said in the statement. “We stand ready to defend it.”

Tuesday’s ruling does not impact travelers from North Korea or certain Venezuelan government officials and their families because the plaintiffs did not challenge those aspects of the executive order.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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