Giuliani walks back statements of Trump’s involvement in Moscow project

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ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is walking back comments he has made about the timeline of the Trump Organization’s “Moscow Project.”

In an interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in December, Giuliani said Trump was having conversations with his former personal attorney Michael Cohen about the project up until and around Nov. 2016. He has repeated those claims in recent interviews.

“According to the answers that he gave, it would have covered all the way up to — covered up to November 2016. Said he had conversations with him but the president didn’t hide this,” Giuliani told Stephanopoulos, indicating that this was the timeline the president provided in his written responses to special counsel Robert Mueller’s questions.

Giuliani also told the New York Times on Sunday that he was basing this information on conversations he had with the president and said the discussions were ongoing throughout the entire election. Giuliani told the Times that the president told him that conversations about the project were “going on from the day I announced to the day I won.”

Now, the president’s personal attorney has reversed course, saying his statements were “hypothetical.”

“My recent statements about discussions during the 2016 campaign between Michael Cohen and then-candidate Donald Trump about a potential Trump Moscow ‘project’ were hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with the President,” Giuliani said in a statement to ABC News. “My comments did not represent the actual timing or circumstances of any such discussions. The point is that the proposal was in the earliest stage and did not advance beyond a free non-binding letter of intent.”

Trump frequently denied a connection to Russia during the election.

“I don’t know Putin, have no business whatsoever with Russia, have nothing to do with Russia,” he said at an Oct. 2016 rally.

Much remains unknown about the plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Cohen worked hand-in-hand with Felix Sater, a Russian-born business associate who scouted deals for the Trump Organization, to set in motion plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow. The two even conceived an idea to offer a $50 million penthouse in the prospective building to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a source familiar with the deal told ABC News.

The public first learned in the summer of 2017 that Cohen had been pursuing a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow even after his boss had begun to campaign for president.

At the time, Cohen told members of Congress that the deal never progressed beyond an initial “letter of intent” and it was halted in Jan. 2016, before the Iowa caucuses.

But later, Cohen admitted in court that he made the false statements about the project “to be consistent with Individual 1’s political messaging and to be loyal to Individual 1.” Individual 1 was believed to be Trump, based on the description in court documents.

The president during the campaign denied working on any deals with Russia but tweeted late last year that he “lightly looked at doing a building in Moscow.”

Cohen was sentenced in December to three years in prison for financial crimes, lying to Congress and for two violations of campaign finance law.

He’s scheduled to report to prison in early March, but he could have a busy month of congressional testimony before then.

He has already agreed to appear publicly before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 7, and Schiff has expressed interest in bringing Cohen back to the House Intelligence Committee for an interview behind closed doors.

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Los Angeles public school teachers to stay on picket lines as talks continue

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KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — As marathon talks to end the Los Angeles teacher strike were reportedly “making progress” Monday, union representatives told educators to report to picket lines on Tuesday even if a tentative agreement is struck.

Negotiations between the United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District stretched into the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday as many teachers took a break from their labor action.

“We are making progress,” the UTLA said in a statement posted on the union’s website Monday.

Even if an tentative agreement is reached, teachers will not be going to back work immediately, the union said.

“Report to picket lines as usual in the morning on Tuesday,” the statement said.

Details of the negotiations have not been released. Union and district officials have agreed to keep what happens at the bargaining table confidential while talks continue.

Tuesday will mark nine days since more than 30,000 public school teachers walked out of classrooms and hit picket lines for the first time in 30 years.

Union officials said that if a tentative agreement is reached, it must be ratified by teachers before they head back to the classroom.

“Our members voted 98% to authorize a strike, and when we end the strike it will also be up to our members to ratify any tentative agreement,” the union said in its statement on Monday. “We continue to bargain for an agreement today and will keep you posted.”

Representatives of the UTLA and the LAUSD resumed contract negotiations on Friday at the urging of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a potential 2020 candidate for U.S> president.

The teachers have asked for a 6.5 percent pay hike retroactive to July 1, 2016, smaller class sizes and for the district to add about 1,200 support staff positions, including nurses, librarians and counselors.

School district Superintendent Austin Beutner said last week that the district doesn’t have the money to meet all of the union’s demands.

But Beutner expressed optimism that both sides can reach a compromise and break the impasse.

Beutner added that in the first week of the strike the district lost about $125 million in state revenue payments based on student attendance.

Schools have remained open in the district with substitute teachers filling in, but only about a third of the nearly 600,000 students in the district have been attending classes. Many students and their parents have joined teachers on picket lines.

UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl has called the strike a “fight for the soul of public education” in Los Angeles.

The union has been attempting to get a new contract for two years with no success. Caputo-Pearl said another big sticking point in the negotiations is the union’s objection to the proliferation of charter schools in the district.

About 1 in 5 Los Angeles public school students attend a charter school, the most of any school district in the nation. Charter schools are privately managed and most are nonunion.

“If we allow this movement to win, then our schools will be privatized, our students will have less equity and less access, and our jobs and our healthcare will be attacked,” said Caputo-Pearl at a rally on Friday.

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Voters in Iowa, curious about presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, take advantage of her whirlwind weekend trip

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ABCNews.com(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited coffee shops, gift stores and even a brewing company to meet with voters during a whirlwind weekend trip in a push to make headway 13 months before the Iowa caucuses in what will be a crowded Democratic field.

The residents who gathered to hear her speak, came for a variety of reasons.

Sandi O’Brien, vice chair for the Woodbury County Democrats, went to a gathering in Sioux City on Friday during her lunch break and brought a copy of the senator’s book and a permanent marker for her to sign it.

“Today I’m not so much listening for policy as I am just to get a feel for her personally to see if she’s authentic and how she would do against [President Donald] Trump,” she said.

Janet Hopkins and her 15-year-old granddaughter, Chloe, saw the senator announce her presidential bid days earlier and went to meet her at a coffee shop in Sioux City to talk about universal healthcare.

“Chloe has had six open heart surgeries, she just got back from Mayo not too long ago,” Hopkins said. “If I’m gone or her parents are gone, is Chloe going to be able to provide for herself?”

The senator sat down with the two for several minutes and told Chloe to “keep going” and that she would fight for her. They also talked about school and what subjects Chloe likes to study. The senator noted that her son, Theo, is also 15.

Even at friendly meet-and-greets organized by local Democratic organizations, the senator from New York faced tough questions about some of the decisions she has made during her time in Congress.

At a house party organized by local Democrats, a resident asked the senator to explain why she used to have an “A” rating from the NRA.

“I had only really looked at guns through the lens of hunting. My mom still shoots the Thanksgiving turkey but when I became a senator I recognized I had a lot to learn about my state and all the 20 million people I was going to represent,” Gillibrand said.

Once considered a moderate Democrat, Gillibrand first served in the House and represented a Republican-leaning district in upstate New York where she admittedly had conservative views on topics like immigration and gun rights.

“I proudly have an ‘F’ rating with the NRA,” she later added.

Throughout the weekend, Gillibrand was repeatedly asked about her comments on former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who stepped down after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct were raised against him. She was the first senator to call on him to resign, a move that reportedly garnered some backlash from those among her ranks.

“My decision was not to remain silent and you have to stand up for what’s right, especially when it’s hard,” said Gillibrand. “If you create a pass because you love someone or you like someone, or admire someone, or they’re part of your team, it’s not okay. It’s just not.”

Not all Iowans saw her comments on Franken as contentious, in fact, it helped her clinch her first political endorsement. Kyla Paterson, the first transgender chair of the Stonewall Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party, said she was moved to back Gillibrand because she called for Franken’s ouster.

“I would not have endorsed her if she didn’t,” said Paterson. “She stood on principle, not because it was an opportunistic thing.”

Gillibrand took the stage at the Women’s March Iowa where she spoke to a crowd of hundreds inside the state capitol as thousands more participated in marches across the country.

Cheers erupted as the presidential hopeful praised the victories that female voters have been able to achieve and she asked the crowd to picture a world with more women in power.

“Despite that progress, women still do not represent 51 percent of elected leaders in this country,” she said. “Imagine just for a moment what America would look like if it did. Imagine what would be possible.”

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Leslie Jones criticizes upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel as “insulting” to 2016 all-female reboot

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ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) — Leslie Jones is not happy that another Ghostbusters movie is already in the works.

The SNL star tweeted her disgust over the weekend after news broke that Jason Reitman is working on a sequel to the original franchise. Jones co-starred in the 2016 all-female remake of the film, alongside Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.

“So insulting,” she wrote. “Like f*** us. We [didn’t] count.”

She continued, “It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice) ‘Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers’ ugh so annoying. Such a d*** move. And I don’t give f*** I’m saying something!!”

After receiving backlash for her comments, Jones tweeted, “It’s very sad that this is response I get.When the point is if they make this new one with all men and it does well which it will. It might feel that ‘boys are better’ it makes my heart drop.”

She added, “Maybe I could have use different words but I’m allowed to have my feelings just like them.”

Last week, Reitman told Entertainment Weekly that his Ghostbusters sequel will follow the events of the 1984 original film, which was directed by his father, Ivan Reitman.

“I have so much respect for what [2016’s Ghostbusters director] Paul [Feig] created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them,” he said. “However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”

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Kamala Harris, the latest Democrat to run for president: Everything you need to know

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ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — California Sen. Kamala Harris announced Monday on “Good Morning America” that she will be running for president in 2020, a move that could make her the first woman and woman of color to serve as U.S. president if elected.

Before Harris was elected in 2016 as the junior senator representing California, she was the state’s attorney general for six years and San Francisco’s district attorney for seven years. Born to an Indian mother and Jamaican father in Oakland, Harris “had a stroller-eye view of the Civil Rights movement,” according to her official Senate bio.

Harris has been compared to former President Barack Obama for quickly rising through the ranks of the Democratic Party, and for having presidential ambitions after serving for just a short time in the Senate. Harris has previously said she feels the country is ready to make history by electing a woman of color as president.

“We need to give the American public more credit,” she said on ‘GMA’ when asked if the country was ready for a woman of color to be president. “We have so much more in common than what separates us.”

Here’s what you need to know:

Name: Kamala Devi Harris

Age: 54

Birthplace: Oakland, California

Party:
Democrat

What she does now:

U.S. Senator from California. Elected in 2016, she serves on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on the Budget.

What she used to do:

Served as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017. Served as the district attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010. Prior to that Harris worked for San Francisco’s City Attorney, Louise Renne, as the chief of the Community and Neighborhood Division and as the deputy district attorney in Alameda County. She attended Howard University and received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings.

Career as a prosecutor:

Beginning her career as the deputy district attorney in Alameda County, Harris specialized in prosecuting child sexual assault cases. She was the first African-American woman to be elected district attorney of San Francisco and started a program that gave first-time drug offenders an opportunity to earn a high-school diploma and offered them job opportunities.

Harris was also the first woman, first African-American and first Asian-American to serve as California’s attorney general, and refers to herself as a “progressive prosecutor.” However, Harris has recently received criticism for some of her stances as a prosecutor. Lara Bazelon, a University of San Francisco law professor, wrote in a New York Times op-ed last week that if Harris “wants people who care about dismantling mass incarceration and correcting miscarriages of justice to vote for her, she needs to radically break with her past.”

While Harris personally opposes the death penalty, she promised to defend it as California’s attorney general in 2014, and appealed a federal judge’s decision that it was unconstitutional. Harris also won a $25 billion settlement for California homeowners hit by the foreclosure crisis, but refused to prosecute Steven Mnuchin’s OneWest Bank for foreclosure violations in 2013.

What she did as a senator:

Elected in 2016, Harris has quickly made a name for herself. She drew attention for her focused questioning during last year’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Harris called Kavanaugh “unfit” to serve on the Supreme Court.

During an emotional exchange between Harris and Professor Christine Blasey Ford, Harris said she believed Ford and praised her courage for coming forward.

“You have passed a polygraph and submitted the results to this committee. Judge Kavanaugh has not. You have called for outside witnesses to testify and for expert witnesses to testify. Judge Kavanaugh has not. But most importantly, you have called for an independent FBI investigation into the facts. Judge Kavanaugh has not,” Harris said.

A vocal critic of President Donald Trump, Harris called his border wall “a vanity project,” and described the partial government shutdown — now the longest-running in U.S. history that has left about 800,000 federal workers without pay — “an emergency of his own creation.”

Harris also recently announced the “LIFT Act,” a tax proposal that aims to help U.S. families earning less than $100,000 a year to become eligible for a monthly tax credit of up to $500, or $6,000 a year.

What you might not know about her:

Harris is the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, and is the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator in history.

In Sanskrit, her name means “lotus.”

She is the author of a newly-released memoir, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” and the children’s book, “Superheroes Are Everywhere.” Harris credits her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, with empowering her to look for solutions. “I was raised that, when you see a problem, you don’t complain about it, you go and do something about it,” Harris previously said in a “Good Morning America” interview.

Harris chose to announce her campaign on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, citing the civil rights leader as an inspiration that inspires her. Her campaign colors — yellow, red and blue — are a homage to the campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman ever to run for president from a major party, and who launched her presidential bid 47 years ago this week, according to Harris’ campaign.

In October, Harris took a two-day trip through Iowa for the first time in a decade to campaign for state-level Democratic candidates there. The last time Harris visited was in 2008 to campaign for then-Sen. Barack Obama.

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Humanitarian volunteers convicted on charges related to leaving food, water for migrants at Arizona-Mexico border

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Rex_Wholster/iStock(PHOENIX) — Four humanitarian aid volunteers have been found guilty in federal court on charges related to them leaving food and water in a protected wilderness for migrants crossing the border near Arizona.

Each of the women convicted are part of Tucson and Phoenix-based advocacy group No More Deaths, which seeks to end the deaths of undocumented immigrants crossing the desert regions near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the group’s website.

The charges stem from an incident on Aug. 14, 2017, when the helpers encountered a U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona after they operated a vehicle there without a permit and left behind gallon jugs of water and cans of beans, the Arizona Republic reported.

The location was near where three migrants who crossed the border weeks earlier had gotten lost, according to the Phoenix newspaper. One of the migrants was never found.

Volunteer Natalie Hoffman was charged with operating a motor vehicle in a wilderness area, the verdict states. She and volunteers Oona Holcomb, Madeline Huse and Zaachila Orozco-McCormick were also charged with entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit and abandonment of property, according to the verdict, which was filed in the U.S. District of Arizona on Friday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco wrote in his decision that a federal law requires people who access Cabeza Prieta to obtain a permit for entry, which would require the applicant to remain on designated roads and not leave anything within the refuge.

“In short: with authorized permits, pack it in/pack it out,” Velasco wrote.

Not only did the women not get a permit for access, they also left water, food and crates on the protected land, the verdict states.

“All of this, in addition to violating the law, erodes the national decision to maintain the Refuge in its pristine nature,” Velasco wrote.

In addition, the preserve is “littered with unexploded military ordinance” because it is surrounded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Barry Goldwater Bombing Range, according to the verdict. The Tohono O’Odham nation and U.S. Border Patrol are also nearby, Velasco wrote.

After the trial began last week, Orozco-McCormick testified that she considered the work to be “sacred” and compared the refuge to a graveyard due to all the migrants who have died there, the Arizona Republic reported.

The women did not seek a permit because they would have been required to sign an agreement, which is required of anyone seeking a permit, according to the Republic.

When Hoffman was asked why she didn’t sign the document, she replied, “I was there to leave water,” the newspaper reported.

Velasco wrote in his decision that the defendants claimed they were acting in accordance with a higher law, adding that one of the defendants claimed “her conduct is not civil disobedience, but rather civil initiative, which is somehow not a criminal offense.”

The women did not known their conduct could be punishable for up to six months in prison, and each acted on “the mistaken belief that the worst that could happen was that they could be banned” or fined, according to the verdict. No More Deaths did not inform them their conduct could be prosecuted as a criminal offense, Velasco wrote.

The court will decide on an “agreeable date” for sentencing next week. In addition to six months in prison, the women may also face a $500 fine each, the Tucson Sentinel reported.

After the decision was filed, protesters with No More Deaths held a “vibrant noise demonstration” outside of the Eloy Detention Center in Pinal County, Arizona, the group wrote on Instagram.

“We wanted those inside to know we see them, that we know they resist, that they are not forgotten,” the group wrote. “We took this action because though our work is so often centered on the death and suffering in the desert, but we know the story doesn’t end there.”

Neither No More Deaths nor an attorney for the volunteers immediately returned ABC News’ request for comment.

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1 dead in avalanche outside Aspen: Sheriff

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robertcicchetti/iStock(ASPEN, Colo.) — One person has died in an avalanche outside Aspen, Colorado, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

The victim was the only person caught in the snow slide, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office had warned about dangerous conditions on Saturday.

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

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Joe Biden: White America ‘has to admit there’s still a systemic racism’

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Al Drago/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a breakfast Monday morning in Washington honoring Martin Luther King Jr., said that white Americans need to acknowledge and admit the fact that systemic racism still exists and must be rooted out.

“The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don’t like to acknowledge even exists,” Biden said at an event hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network. “We don’t even consciously acknowledge it. But it’s been built into every aspect of our system.”

 He continued, “Because when your schools are substandard, when your houses are undervalued, when your car insurance costs more for no apparent reason, when poverty rates for black Americans is still twice that of white Americans, … there’s something we have to admit. Not you — we — White America has to admit there’s a still a systematic racism. And it goes almost unnoticed by so many of us.”

Biden also expressed optimism that positive change is on its way, referencing the historic nature of the presidential inauguration he attended 10 years ago this weekend, when Barack Obama became the nation’s first African-American president.

“There I was, it just hit me, standing, waiting for a black man to come 28 miles from Philadelphia to pick me up and take me on a 128-mile ride to be sworn in as president and vice president United States. Don’t tell me, don’t tell me things can’t change!” Biden said to applause.

The former vice president is the subject of intense speculation over whether or not he will mount a presidential campaign in 2020 to try to unseat President Donald Trump.

While he did not move closer to announcing a presidential bid Monday, another presidential contender, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, stoked further speculation about both his and Biden’s presidential plans during comments at the same Washington event.

“Whatever the next year brings for Joe and me and I know we’ll both keep our eyes on the real prize, and that is electing a Democrat to the White House in 2020, and getting our country back on track,” Bloomberg said. “I haven’t had a chance yet to talk to the Vice President at length today but I did want to get some pointers from him on how it’s like to live in Washington, D.C.”

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Cardi B and Tomi Lahren feud over politics and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez steps in

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Rich Fury/Getty Images for Fashion Nova(WASHINGTON) — Tomi Lahren insulted Cardi B’s intelligence on Twitter and it went about as well as you might expect, with ripple effects prompting a subsequent feud between Lahren and a member of Congress over the weekend.

“Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys! #MAGA2020,” the outspoken conservative commentator tweeted on Wednesday.

 Lahren, who is a supporter of President Donald Trump, appeared to be referencing an expletive-laden video Cardi B shared on social media last week wherein the rapper criticizes Trump and expresses fear over the government shutdown — which is now the longest in U.S. history.

The rapper fired back on Sunday, tweeting, “Leave me alone I will dog walk you.”

This prompted debates on social media about the meaning of the term, with some pointing to an Urban Dictionary definition: “When you’re beating someone’s a– and you’re dragging them as if you were walking a dog.”

Lahren, who is a Fox Nation host, doubled down with a second tweet insulting the Grammy-winning rapper’s intelligence, writing, “I’m sure you would. Still doesn’t make your political rambling any less moronic. #BuildthatWall.”

Cardi quickly clapped back with an insult of her own, accusing Lahren of being a “sheep” — someone who follows others but can’t think for themselves.

“You’re so blinded with racism that you don’t even realize the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much .You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper tweeted.

Cardi’s response appeared to please another firebrand on Twitter — Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who became the youngest woman elected to Congress in 2018.

“Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted? They act as though our borough hasn’t been perfecting the clapback game since the Sugarhill Gang ?? y’all just found it on Twitter,” the congresswoman wrote.

Cardi B, whose full name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, was born and raised in the Bronx, and Ocasio-Cortez represents the eastern part of the borough.

Lahren, who appeared to be referencing Cardi’s “dog walk” comment, accused the congresswoman of applauding violence.

“Aren’t you the same girl who whines about Trump inciting violence? Now you applaud it because it’s against a female conservative you disagree with politically? Convenient. P.S. I do fully acknowledge @iamcardib is smarter than YOU,” Lahren wrote.

Ocasio-Cortez’s response was to Cardi’s tweet referring to Lahren as a “sheep” and not to the tweet where the rapper said she would “dog walk” Lahren. ABC News has reached out to the congresswoman’s office, but a request for comment was not immediately returned.

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Brutal Arctic blast overtakes eastern US with wind chill falling to -30 degrees in some areas

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Brutally cold temperatures and whipping winds swept through the eastern U.S. Monday.

Temperatures Monday morning were 30 to 40 degrees colder than just a day earlier in some areas. In Philadelphia, it was 48 degrees on Sunday morning and a biting 12 degrees on Monday.

Parts of the Northeast could see wind gusts up to 50 mph and wind chills are expected to remain dangerously cold all day.

Wind chills Monday morning fell to:

  • minus 17 F in New York City
  • minus 16 F in Boston
  • minus 19 F in Hartford
  • minus 30 F in Albany, New York
  • minus 10 F in Philadelphia

The forecast

The frigid temperatures will be sticking around for Tuesday morning. Wind chills are forecast to be below zero across New England and in the single digits and teens in the South.

The East Coast will experience milder temperatures on Wednesday ahead of another storm later in the week.

This new storm was in the Rockies Monday, bringing snow and wind from Salt Lake City to Denver and Montana.

The storm will move into the Central Plains and Midwest on Tuesday with snow from Omaha to Minneapolis and Green Bay.

Late Tuesday into Wednesday the snow will head across the Great Lakes from Michigan to western New York.

Some icy conditions are possible in the interior Northeast Wednesday, before temperatures warm up and the weather turns into rain from Florida to Maine.

Behind that storm, another shot of arctic air will move in, with dangerous cold expected for the Midwest Thursday night into Friday.

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