Retired admiral and Navy SEAL Robert Howard has turned down President Trump’s offer to be National Security Advisor for personal reasons. He said the job takes 24 hour a day focus and after 40 years of service, he’s not ready to come out of retirement.
A major storm — likely the strongest in at least six years — is going to bring drenching rain, heavy mountain snow and high winds to Southern California today and tomorrow. Floods, mudslides, rockslides, travel delays and power outages are all possible. While Northern California will miss out on the brunt of the storm, another is lined up to hit that part of the state late Sunday. That could aggravate the situation around the dam at Oroville and other reservoirs that are filled to capacity. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/17/5-things-you-need-to-know-friday/98000092/
Looking for a new data plan? Well, today might be the day as three of the major cellphone carriers' unlimited plans go into effect. T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T announced new deals this week in an effort to draw in new customers after Verizon, the last big carrier with no unlimited data plan, unveiled an $80 per month unlimited plan during the Grammy's this past Sunday. Comparing unlimited data plans can be complicated, though — read the fine print.
Starting today, Austin Police are looking extra hard for people using their cellphones while they drive. The fine for using your phone without a hands free device is $220. They wrote nearly 5000 citations last year.