Woman Rescued After Climbing Construction Crane, Locking Herself in Cab Across From L.A.’s Olvera Street | KTLA

A woman who climbed a construction crane and locked herself inside the cab some 180 feet above a construction site near Los Angeles’ historic Olvera Street landmark was rescued more than two hours after the incident started, authorities said Tuesday.The woman climbed the “tall crane at a construction site” about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Source: Woman Rescued After Climbing Construction Crane, Locking Herself in Cab Across From L.A.’s Olvera Street | KTLA

Man busted with ‘suspicious package’ at White House – NY Daily News

The Secret Service arrested a man for having a “suspicious package” Tuesday morning after temporarily locking down the White House.

The man approached the White House from the east with a package, and was quickly arrested. Explosives teams were on the scene and a “secure perimeter” was established, including road closures near the site.

East Wing tours were temporarily suspended but the rest of the White House was back to normal operation after the Secret Service cleared passers-by and reporters from the immediate area.

Source: Man busted with ‘suspicious package’ at White House – NY Daily News

The House voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections

The vote is a sweeping rebuke of Internet policies enacted under the Obama administration.

Congress sent proposed legislation to President Trump on Tuesday that wipes away landmark online privacy protections,the first salvo in what is likely to become a significant reworking of the rules governing Internet access.

If President Trump signs the legislation as expected, internet providers will be able to monitor their customers’ behavior online and, without their permission, use their personal and financial information to sell highly targeted ads.

Source: The House voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections

FCC warns consumers about new ‘Yes’ phone scam – ABC News

The commission said scammers use recordings to authorize unwanted charges.

The Federal Communications Commission is warning consumers about a new scam that is hooking consumers with just one word: Yes.

According to the FCC, the scam begins as soon as a person answers the phone. A recorded voice or an actual person asks: “Can you hear me?” And the consumer responds, “Yes.”

“The caller then records the consumer’s ‘Yes’ response and thus obtains a voice signature. This signature can later be used by the scammers to pretend to be the consumer and authorize fraudulent charges via telephone,” an FCC news release said.

Officials Warn Consumers About Phone Scam

“According to complaints the FCC has received and public news reports, the fraudulent callers impersonate representatives from organizations that provide a service and may be familiar to the person receiving the call, such as a mortgage lender or utility, to establish a legitimate reason for trying to reach the consumer,” the news release said.

Source: FCC warns consumers about new ‘Yes’ phone scam – ABC News

US home prices rise 5.9 percent to 31-month high in Jan: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller

The index, which measures all nine U.S. census divisions, found that home prices rose 5.9 percent year over year in January.

Of the nation’s 20 largest cities, three reached their all-time highs in January: Seattle, Portland, and Denver. And 12 cities reported greater price increases in the year ending January 2017 versus the year ending December 2016, the report said.

Source: US home prices rise 5.9 percent to 31-month high in Jan: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mos

Police arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State

Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including a crime motivated by bias, The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/2mKWQEG ).

Police had asked for the public’s help in identifying the person who overturned benches, broke windows and threw a Bible into Islamic Center of Fort Collins, which is about 60 miles north of Denver.

A police spokeswoman told the newspaper that she did not have details on how police came to identify Giaquinto as the suspect.

Police released two clips of surveillance video that captured the vandalism at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins before dawn Sunday. In one, a man wearing a hoodie, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, is shown picking up a paving stone and walking away. In another clip, he kicks a door.

The center’s president, Tawfik Aboellail, said the man tried to break into the mosque about 4 a.m. Sunday, but he did not get inside.

Source: Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mos

Pair tried to sell baby on Craigslist for $3K, police say

Authorities say a Tennessee couple is accused of trying to sell a 5-month-old baby online for $3,000.

Sheriff Pat Hankins says an undercover officer contacted Greer and Cain and was given the price for the child. He says the couple then met with the agent at a store, exchanged the baby for cash and both were then taken into custody.

Hankins says the child is in state custody.

Source: Pair tried to sell baby on Craigslist for $3K, police say

Miami-Dade police officers shot in “ambush-style attack” – CBS News

MIAMI — The Miami-Dade Police Department said late Monday that two of its officers were shot and wounded in an “ambush-style attack.”

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. at an apartment complex, according to a witness who spoke to CBS Miami. The officers were potentially undercover and in plain clothes, reports CBS Miami.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said at a news conference that the shooting occurred an apartment complex around 10 p.m.

Source: Miami-Dade police officers shot in “ambush-style attack” – CBS News