What we’re reading: Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

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We’re back and we’re reading – everything from “The New York Times” to the “The Associated Press.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got a fashion icon dead, controversy over the source of milk, and issues with funding in California.

Fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld, dead

Longtime Chanel fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85 Tuesday.

According to BBC.com, the German designer was rumored to have died weeks ago after he missed the spring/summer show for Chanel in January. However, the French media have said that Lagerfeld was rushed to the hospital Monday night.

There is dispute about Lagerfeld’s age at death. His website displays his birth year as 1938, however he was believed to be five years older.

Many celebrities shared memories of Lagerfeld on social media accounts.

Khloe Kardashian calls it quits…again.

Late last night Khloe Kardashian, Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson began trending on Twitter.

Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers was spotted in a club kissing Kardashian’s sister’s best friend, Jordyn Woods. Thompson took to Twitter and tweeted “fake news”, but quickly removed the tweet.

Last year Kardashian dealt with another cheating scandal of her baby daddy.

FDA asks for clear definition of milk to be defined

Apparently there’s such a thing as plant-based milk versus regular milk from a cow.

NBC says traditional dairy farms are being threatened. 

Perfect Day Foods is a company that has sold milk made in a lab rather than coming from a cow. Dairy farmers aren’t happy.

Dairy farms have decreased sales while overproducing milk and now face even more competition from these plant based milk companies.

Midwest and East Coast under weather watch

Over 117 million people are under severe weather watch with extreme snow and hail to come according to CNN.

The warm, wet air off the Gulf of Mexico has caused more than five inches of snow in the Pacific Northwest and flooding affecting over 20 million people.

Omaha and the Twin cities are expected to be hit the most.

For students in the school district in Philadelphia school has been canceled for today.

Southwest Airlines face hundreds of maintenance issues 

Over 750 planes belonging to Southwest Airlines faced mechanical problems. Yesterday 186 flights were cancelled according to FlightAware

The FAA said employees misrepresented weight of the aircrafts at takeoff.

Southwest said they’re working to correct the data and measurements amongst communication with the FAA.

The FAA began investigating Southwest Airlines at the beginning of the month regarding checked baggage weight.

Trump administration wants California rail bullet funding back

According to the New York Times, the Trump administration said it was going to withdraw funding for California’s rail from Los Angeles to San Francisco that people have been wanting for decades.

Trump called the rail a “failure” and said it is much more expensive than the “desperately needed” wall.

California Governor Gavin Newsom calls the administration’s actions “political retribution” after the state was able to get backing from 16 states via Trump’s call for a National Emergency.

California is expected to pay back $2.5 billion. Newsom intends to keep California’s money, in California.

That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more.