New York firefighter explains why sleeping with door closed saves lives | Fox News

New York firefighter explains why sleeping with door closed saves lives | Fox News

Fires Published 15 hours ago New York firefighter explains why sleeping with door closed saves lives By Madeline Farber
The photos show the inside of the door (left) and outside (right). (New Fairfield Fire Marshal)
Sleeping with the door closed helps save lives — especially those of children — in case of f ire , a firefighter in New York recently explained.
The firefighter, identified by Sky News as James Felton with the Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department, took to the fire department’s Facebook page in late January to share pictures of the inside and outside of a bedroom door following a fire.
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“As a parent, it’s hard to convince little kids to sleep with the door closed, they always want it open just a little. I do a lot of fire prevention at schools, so one thing I try and stress to the kids is, how important it is to sleep with the doors closed,” Felton began, before detailing a recent fire at a home in the nearby New Fairfield.
One photo shows the blackened outside of the bedroom door, which faced the hallway. The other shows the side that faced the inside of the bedroom.
“The photos below are a great example of the importance of keeping bedroom doors closed while sleeping. The door pictured in both photos is a hollow core door to a bedroom. While the front of the door is severely damaged the closed door protected the bedroom and its contents,” the post reads. “If this were an occupied bedroom the closed door could have saved a life.”
“I close my door so the ghosts don't come in my room but glad to know there are other benefits!” one person joked in response.
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“We have always closed the doors at bedtime,” another wrote.
“I close my door in case of intruders but now BC of this. I never knew this till now,” a third commented.
As of Saturday afternoon, the post had nearly 7,000 shares and 2,000 reactions.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus calls Trump a ‘pretend president’: ‘I am not a fan’ | Fox News

Political Published 1 day ago Julia Louis-Dreyfus calls Trump a ‘pretend president’: ‘I am not a fan’ By Mariah Haas | Fox News Comments Print Email
Julia Louis-Dreyfus called President Trump a “pretend president” and said she wasn’t “a fan” during the HBO portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles on Friday. (Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic via Getty)
PASADENA – Julia Louis-Dreyfus is sharing her thoughts on President Trump.
Speaking to reporters during the HBO portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles on Friday, the “Veep” star said she thinks Trump is a “pretend president.”
“I am not a fan,” Louis-Dreyfus, 58, added.
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Earlier in the panel, the 10-time Emmy-winning actress explained that she “cares very much” about politics.
“I am a patriot and I am very unhappy with our current political situation — and this, by the way, has nothing to do with 'Veep,' this is me talking right now,” Louis-Dreyfus noted.
She continued: “I have no idea who I am going to support in 2020 except to say that it will be a Democrat, and that's for godd— sure.”
Louis-Dreyfus is set to return as Selina Meyer — a role that has won her six consecutive Emmy wins — one last time for the HBO comedy series' seventh and final season.
Back in September, the “Seinfeld” alum opened up to The Associated Press about returning to the show following her breast cancer diagnosis.
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“I feel good,” she told the news outlet at the time. “I feel strong. I’ve got energy and, yeah, back to my old tricks. It feels like I never left.”
Season 7 of “Veep” premieres on HBO on March 31.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax accused of second sexual assault | Fox News

Justin Fairfax Published 7 hours ago Last Update 3 hours ago Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax accused of second sexual assault By Matt Richardson close Video Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax of sexual assault
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax was hit with a new allegation of sexual assault on Friday afternoon, just days after the embattled Democrat was accused of assaulting a separate woman in 2004 .
Fairfax denied the newest allegation, labeling it “demonstrably false” but the claim swiftly inspired calls for Fairfax to resign. Multiple 2020 presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. , Corey Booker, D-N.J. and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. , demanded he step down. Past and present Virginia politicos also called for his resignation.
And, on Friday night, a Duke University spokesperson said he'd been asked to step down from the institution's Sandford School of Public Policy Board of visitors.
The calls for him to step down followed the release of details of the new allegation.
Meridith Watson was “raped” by Justin Fairfax in 2000 “while they were both students at Duke University,” Smith Mullin P.C., legal counsel representing Watson, alleged in a Friday news release .
“Mr. Fairfax’s attack was premeditated and aggressive,” the release went on to claim. “The two were friends but never dated or had any romantic relationship.
“Ms. Watson shared her account of the rape with friends in a series of emails and Facebook messages that are now in our possession. Additionally, we have statements from former classmates corroborating that Ms. Watson immediately told friends that Mr. Fairfax had raped her.”
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Fairfax quickly denied the claim.
“I deny this latest unsubstantiated allegation. It is demonstrably false. I have never forced myself on anyone ever,” Fairfax said in a statement.
“I demand a full investigation into these unsubstantiated and false allegations,” Fairfax insisted. “Such an investigation will confirm my account because I am telling the truth.”
Fairfax said the allegation was part of a “vicious and coordinated smear campaign” orchestrated against him. He also pledged not to resign.
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But the newest claim, combined with the allegation made earlier this week, only expedited calls for Fairfax to step down.
“The allegations against Justin Fairfax are serious and credible,” former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tweeted Friday. “It is clear to me that he can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia as Lieutenant Governor. I call for his immediate resignation.”
“I believe Dr. Vanessa Tyson. I believe Meredith Watson. And I believe Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax must resign,” Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., tweeted .
Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott, called for an immediate investigation of what he deemed “disturbing and extremely serious” claims against Fairfax. “Both allegations must be investigated immediately,” the veteran Democratic legislator said. “If either is found to be true – and there appears to be significant corroborating evidence – then the lieutenant governor should resign immediately.”
Earlier this week, California college professor Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 during the Democratic National Convention. Fairfax called that allegation a political smear.
But Fairfax is just one of three top Virginia legislators embroiled in personal scandals.
The tumult began last Friday afternoon when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page surfaced with a picture of one person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe .
Northam immediately apologized for appearing in the photograph, saying he could not “undo the harm my behavior caused then and today.” Most of the Democratic establishment called for his resignation by the end of the day.
On Saturday, though, the governor reversed course and said he wasn't in the picture. He said he wasn't going to resign immediately because he owed it to the people of Virginia to start a discussion about race and discrimination and listen to the pain he had caused.
Fairfax would ostensibly replace Northam if the governor resigned.
Following the Northam and initial Fairfax allegation, Attorney General Mark Herring — in line to become governor if Northam and Fairfax resign — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s when he was a college student . Herring had previously called on Northam to resign and came forward after rumors about the existence of a blackface photo of him began circulating at the Capitol.
A housecleaning in Virginia could be costly for Democrats. If all three leaders resign, Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox would become governor.
Fox News' Adam Shaw and Ellison Barber, and The Associated Press, contributed to this report.
Matt Richardson is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @MRichardson713 .

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Seattle, already having its snowiest February in 70 years, set for even more

The second winter storm in a week brought 7.9 inches of snow to Seattle on Friday night and Saturday.
Nearly 2 feet of snow fell in the mountains outside the city of Seattle, which has received 10.6 inches of snow so far in February, the most snow for the month in 70 years.
After receiving fresh snow, the city is likely going to see its coldest morning temperature since November 2010.
The area is digging out from the snow, right as two more storms are lined up to hit the area in the next two days. New winter storm watches have been posted for the metro area.
Additionally, winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are posted for much of the rest of the West, while the region deals with mountain snow and gusty winds.
(ABC News) Precipitation is moving into Northern California on Saturday morning. Early Sunday, heavy snow and rain are affecting parts of California. Some of this heavy rain and snow will make it down to Southern California later in the day with snow accumulations possible in the Grapevine.
(ABC News) More precipitation will move into the Northwest on Monday morning. By the evening, another Pacific storm will arrive in the Northwest and bring snow to Seattle again, with likely both rain and snow falling in Portland. Another more potent storm will arrive in Seattle and bring heavy snow by Monday night and early Tuesday.
Locally, 5 to 8 inches of snow will fall through Tuesday night in Seattle. With that type of additional snowfall, Seattle will be making a run at its snowiest February on record.
(ABC News) Seattle, which has already seen record snow, will see more through Tuesday night. Storms move in Midwest, Northeast One of the storms that hit the West Coast is reorganizing in the central U.S. Sunday morning, and already bringing some light snow to the Central Plains. This storm will quickly race off to the east and bring snow from Minnesota to Pennsylvania later Sunday.
(ABC News) Snow and rain will move into the Midwest on Sunday night. This storm then falls apart overnight and is suppressed from making any further movement toward the Northeast. Another storm quickly comes out of the West on Monday and brings heavy rain toward the Mississippi River Valley, and snow once again from Minnesota to New Jersey.
(ABC News) Rain will fall in the Mississippi Valley on Monday night. On Tuesday morning, snow will extend from Minneapolis to possibly New York City. Snow is likely to change to ice and rain along the Interstate 95 corridor on Tuesday morning.
However, a developing coastal low will increase precipitation in New England by Wednesday morning. Much of the Northeast will see heavy precipitation.
(ABC News) Snow will fall in northern New York and New England, while parts of Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky could see 2 to 4 inches of rain. The result of this unsettled pattern could bring 6 inches of snow to parts of New England and parts of the Midwest through Tuesday night. Some ice accumulation looks possible from Michigan to New Jersey. And 2 to 4 inches of rain, esulting in flash flooding, are possible in spots in the Mississippi River Valley.

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California police discover secret underground shooting range, weapons, thousands of rounds of ammo at gang member’s home | Fox News

Published 1 day ago California police discover secret underground shooting range, weapons, thousands of rounds of ammo at gang member’s home California police discover underground shooting range, weapons, ammo under gang members home A California police department discovered a secret underground shooting range belonging to a “known gang member”, complete with numerous weapons and ammo.
The Fontana Police Department discovered a secret shooting range and hideaway at a gang member’s home. (Fontana Police Department ) The Fontana Police Department posted pictures of the secret hideaway that they found Thursday night.
Police said officers from the gang unit were serving a search warrant at the residence when they came across a manhole that led to the hideaway. The area also contained thousands of rounds of ammunition and weapons including a “100 round drum for an AR-15 rifle.” The evidence was confiscated and multiple suspects were booked, police said. Police did not say how many suspects were taken into custody or specify the gang.
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In a press statement, police had a warning for those who wanted to be a gang member, while offering some advice.
The Fontana Police Department posted pictures of a secret hideaway and shooting range they discovered at the residence of a “known gang member” on Thursday night. (Fontana Police Department )
“We will never give up on keeping our community safe and free of violence,” the press statement read. “We are the champions at Hide n Seek and no manhole will help you. If you hide we will find you. If you run you will go to jail tired. If you do crime in our city, we will hunt you in the pursuit of justice for our community.”
Police also suggested the gang members “put as much effort as you did in your underground cave, into becoming a productive member of society.”
“You will thank us later for this advice,” police said. Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. Trending in US

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