The big questions before the Nunes memo is released:
After days of anticipation, President Donald Trump is expected to signal to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that he wants a memo written by GOP staffers faulting the FBI over the Russia investigation released.
Republican lawmakers who have seen the memo, drawn from classified sources, say it shows that senior law enforcement officials abused surveillance laws in obtaining a warrant to eavesdrop on Trump campaign foreign policy aide Carter Page.
Trump supporters believe the episode will show that the bureau was biased all along against the President, think it reveals corruption at the top of the FBI and believe it will ultimately cast doubt on the credibility of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Los Angeles school shooting considered ‘unintentional,’ police say:
A 12-year-old girl remains in juvenile hall and was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm after Thursday’s shooting at a Los Angeles middle school.
The shooting, which left four students and an adult injured at the Sal Castro Middle School, is being considered “unintentional,” said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Tony Im.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting. Lt. Chris Ramirez with the LAPD said negligent can mean many things, but most likely a “mishandling.
“This continues to be an active investigation,” according to a LAPD statement. “However, at this time, the information suggest that this was an isolated incident, involving the negligent discharge of a firearm, where innocent children and a staff member were unfortunately injured.”
Super Bowl LII weather forecast: Freaking freezing:
Typically, the Super Bowl is situated in a warm weather locale.
Not this year. Not even close.
Super Bowl LII is Sunday in Minneapolis, with kickoff at 5:30 p.m. CT (6:30 p.m. ET). The average high there on February 4 is 26 degrees Fahrenheit, while the low is 9.
That’s pretty cold, right? But this year, it’s more bone-chilling than usual.
There’s no snow in the game day forecast, but the predicted high is 7 degrees, with a low of 5 below zero. Factor in the wind chill, and it likely will feel below zero the whole day.
Michelle Obama tells Ellen to ‘forget what they’re saying in Washington’:
Former first lady Michelle Obama offered a passionate appeal for empathy during her first televised interview since leaving the White House a year ago.
Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, who told the wife of President Barack Obama that she felt frightened after a year of political turmoil, Michelle Obama encouraged anxious Americans to tune out the noise.
And she offered a glimpse into her post-White House life, one she said is more normal than some people might expect.
“We have to be an open-hearted nation and that’s who we are. And that’s the truth of who we are. We can’t lose sight of that. So, let’s just keep living our lives like that every single day and forget what they’re saying in Washington,” the former first lady said in the interview, which airs this week.
Connie Sawyer, Hollywood’s oldest working actress, dies at 105:
Connie Sawyer, who was the oldest working actress in Hollywood, has died at 105, her daughter Lisa Dudley tells CNN.
Sawyer suffered a heart attack and later died on January 21 at the Motion Picture Television Fund retirement home where she resided, according to Dudley.
The character actress appeared in multiple film and television projects over the years, including roles in “Archie Bunker’s Place,” “Will & Grace” and “When Harry Met Sally.” More recently, she appeared as the mother of James Woods’s character in the Showtime series “Ray Donovan.”