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New York – Trump Supporters More Likely To View Blacks Negatively -Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 New York - Supporters of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump are more likely to describe African Americans as "criminal," "unintelligent," "lazy" and "violent" than voters who backed some Republican rivals in the primaries or who support Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Ahead of the Nov. 8 election to replace Barack Obama, the first black...

Turkey – Death Toll In Istanbul Airport Attack Climbs To 41 With Over 200 Injured

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 ‎Turkey - Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul's main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239. The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, part of the U.S.-led coalition...

Cincinnati, OH – On Campaign Trail With Clinton, Liberal Warren Says Trump Driven By Greed

Monday, June 27th, 2016 Cincinnati, OH - Liberal Elizabeth Warren launched a harsh attack on Republican Donald Trump on Monday during her first campaign appearance with U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, calling him an "insecure money grubber" who is driven by greed and hate. Warren, a leader of the Democratic Party's progressive wing and a potential vice presidential pick, said Clinton had spent...

Washington – Trump Forgives $50 Million In Loans To His Campaign

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 Washington - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has forgiven $50 million in loans he made to his campaign, and has also seen a major uptick in contributions from donors in the past few days, his finance chief said on CNBC on Thursday. The New York real estate magnate's campaign had started June with a war chest of just over $1 million, badly lagging his Democratic rival...

Washington – Senate Blocks Access To Online Data Without Warrant

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 Washington - The Senate on Wednesday blocked an expansion of the government's power to investigate suspected terrorists, a victory for civil libertarians and privacy advocates emboldened after a National Security Agency contractor's revelations forced changes to surveillance of Americans. Senior Republicans had pressed for allowing the FBI to obtain a person's digital fingerprints without...

New York – New York Liquor Law Will Allow Sunday Boozing With Brunch

Sunday, June 19th, 2016 New York - New York state has passed a new liquor law that will allow people to order alcoholic drinks on Sunday mornings to cap their brunch. The old blue law — a remnant of the Prohibition era — bans restaurants and bars from serving alcohol before noon. But some have long been flouting the law at the risk of being shut down. Last week, state legislators voted in favor of a looser law...

Albany, NY – Backers Of Israel Boycotts Protest New York Governor’s Order

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 Albany, NY - Critics of Israel's treatment of Palestinians are protesting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order prohibiting state investments in any company that support a boycott of Israel. A group of more than 100 people gathered outside the Democratic governor's office Wednesday, chanting loudly before attempting to deliver a petition to Cuomo seeking the reversal of his executive...

New York – Gawker Media Files For Bankruptcy

Friday, June 10th, 2016 New York - Gawker Media LLC, the online publisher ordered by a U.S. judge to pay $140 million to former wrestler Hulk Hogan over the publication of a sex tape, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday and is planning to put itself up for sale. The move will intensify public debate in the United States over the role of big money in media lawsuits. Billionaire investor Peter Thiel...

Washington – After Obama Meeting, Sanders Denounces Trump But Doesn’t Back Clinton

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 Washington - With pressure growing for him to quit the presidential race, a subdued Bernie Sanders emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday vowing to work with primary rival Hillary Clinton to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the general election. But Sanders, speaking to reporters at the White House, stopped short of endorsing Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic...

New York – Trump Jewish Son-in-Law Emerges As Quiet Force

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 New York - A new power player has emerged among the feuding factions behind Donald Trump's presidential campaign, one that through the bonds of marriage enjoys a direct line to the Republican billionaire. Despite limited political experience and some family baggage, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is playing an active role in virtually every aspect of the New York real estate magnate's...

Geneva – Israel ‘Engaging’ With ICC Over Gaza War Crimes Inquiry: Prosecutor

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 Geneva - Israel is holding discussions with the International Criminal Court over its investigation into possible war crimes in the 2014 Gaza conflict, the ICC's prosecutor said. The disclosure, in an interview with Reuters, would indicate a step-up in Israeli engagement with the Hague-based tribunal and a shift from a policy of non-cooperation with ICC probes of alleged war crimes in...

Tehran – Iran’s Top Leader Rules Out Cooperation With US Against ISIS

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 Tehran - Iran's top leader on Friday ruled out cooperation with America against the Islamic State group, their common enemy in Iraq and Syria, insisting that the United States remains Tehran's enemy despite a landmark nuclear deal with word powers. Trusting the U.S. would be "a big mistake," said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, insisting that any cooperation with America goes "against...

California – State Department Email Report Complicates Clinton’s Message

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 California - Hillary Clinton is telling voters not to trust Donald Trump. But a new government report about her usage of a private email server as secretary of state is complicating that message. The sharp rebuke from the State Department's inspector general, which found Clinton did not seek legal approval for her homebrew email server, guarantees that the issue will remain alive and well for...

Tehran – 90-Year-Old Anti-Western Hardliner Elected As Head Of Iran’s Top Clerical Body

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 Tehran - A hard-line Iranian cleric who has been in the country's power structure since its 1979 Islamic Revolution was chosen on Tuesday to lead the Assembly of Experts, a clerical body that picks the country's next supreme leader. The selection of 89-year-old Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, an ultraconservative who called for the execution of opposition activists after Iran's disputed 2009 election...

New York – Clinton Says She Sees Benefits In Trump’s Personal Attacks

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 New York - Hillary Clinton has a message for Donald Trump: keep on talking. She's just weeks away from wrapping up the Democratic presidential nomination, and friends, aides and supporters describe a candidate who isn't particularly rattled by what she expects will be Trump's increasingly direct attacks on her marriage and husband's personal indiscretions. In fact, Clinton believes that she...
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