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By now all of the United States has returned to Standard Time. At 2Am this morning, clocks went back one hour. Every state except Hawaii and Arizona observe Daylight Savings Time. If you haven’t set your clocks and/or watches back one hour, now would be a good time or you will be an hour early for everything today.

Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested an 18 year old for trespass. Byron Keller who has no address was arrested for entering a person’s vehicle on Route 20 in Alexander and refused to leave when requested to do so. Deputies say additional charges may be pending against Keller.

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president even though she hasn't announced if she'll be a candidate in 2016. During the Democratic Party's annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner Saturday, Schumer called on Clinton to run saying "2016 is Hillary's time, and our nation will be the better for it." A primary vote and caucus in Iowa and New Hampshire for the 2016 race is still more than two-years away. The 66-year-old Clinton says she'll decide if she's going to run for the Oval Office next year, however, the political action committee Ready for Hillary has already started raising money for Clinton's potential campaign.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says the city is ready for Sunday’s New York City Marathon, and have made changes following the Boston Marathon bombing. From the air, on the water, and on the ground, Kelly says security has been ramped up for the Marathon. Kelly says both uniformed and plainclothes officers, all with radiation detectors, will line the route. Most of the route is now under video surveillance, and the NYPD Harbor Patrol has secured the bridges. Kelly says he has met with Boston officials, but won’t discuss what information was exchanged.
A proposal has be en announced by the FCC Chair to eliminate federal regulations that support sports blackouts. FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said "Changes in the marketplace have raised questions about whether these rules are still in the public interest, particularly at a time when high ticket prices and the economy make it difficult for many sports fans to attend games. Elimination of the sports blackout rules will not prevent sports leagues, broadcasters, and cable and satellite providers from privately negotiating agreements to black out certain sports events. Nevertheless, if the record in this proceeding shows that the rules are no longer justified, the Commission's involvement in this area should end."

The NFL has a policy of blacking out games that are not sold out to the home market. A 1961 federal law requires broadcasters to abide by the League’s blackout policy. On January 12, 2012 the FCC opened up a public comment period on a long-time FCC rule that requires cable or satellite providers to honor the blackout rule if it applies to the local affiliate it carries.

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