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Randleman, NC – Carson Raising Millions To Become ’16 Fundraising Juggernaut

October 1, 2015 at 11:38 PM
Randleman, NC - She had never before given more than a few hundred dollars to a politician. But two weeks ago, Jacquelyn Monroe, a single mother who plays the piano for a living, decided to raise $100,000 for Ben Carson. Inspired by a brief meeting at the hotel where she works, the 45-year-old Georgia woman joined an army of middle-class Americans fueling the fundraising juggernaut that is...

Jerusalem – Christian Evangelicals In Jerusalem Show Love For Israel

October 1, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - Thousands of evangelical Christians from more than 80 countries descended upon Jerusalem this week to show their support for the Jewish state, including pilgrims and politicians from countries with a history of hostility toward Israel. The celebratory summit reflects evangelical Christianity's dramatic growth worldwide and gives a boost to Israel at a time when the country is...

Washington – 75 Percent Of Republicans ‘less Likely’ To Vote For Muslim: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

October 1, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Washington - Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon seeking the Republican presidential nomination, drew fire last month when he said he would not “advocate” for a Muslim president, but it turns out that most Republicans agree with him. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted Sept. 23-30, 75 percent of Republican voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who is Muslim. When...

Washington – Obama Twice Rebuffed Pleas From Harry Reid To Side With Israel On UN Palestinian State Resolution

October 1, 2015 at 10:09 PM
Washington, D.C. - During the contentious build-up to a congressional vote on his nuclear accord with Iran, President Obama twice rejected pleas from Democratic Senate Minority leader Harry Reid that he side with Israel and stand against the UN Palestinian resolution. POLITICO.com (http://politi.co/1LSWpgl) reports that as Reid was attempting behind the scenes to line-up Democratic support for...

Roseburg, OR – Reports: Community College Shooter Identified As 26-Year-Old Chris Harper Mercer

October 1, 2015 at 09:41 PM
Roseburg, OR - The shooter who killed 10 people at Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon has been identified as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, The New York Times and NBC News report, citing unnamed law enforcement officials...

New York – Coca-Cola To Tweak Vitaminwater Labels To Settle Lawsuit

October 1, 2015 at 09:35 PM
New York - Coca-Cola will tweak the labeling for Vitaminwater to settle a lawsuit that it was making misleading health claims about the drinks. The Atlanta company will add the words "with sweeteners" in two places on the bottles, including by the name of the drink. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a health advocacy group that filed the suit with private law firms on behalf of...

Washington – Obama Says US Becoming Numb To Mass Shootings

October 1, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Washington - A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama said Thursday that thoughts and prayers are no longer enough as Americans respond to another deadly school shooting, and he challenged voters wanting to deal with the problem to vote for elected officials who will do something. Obama addressed the nation from the White House after 13 people were killed by a 20-year-old gunman at Umpqua...

Roseburg, OR – Oregon Shooting Suspect Asked Victims’ Religion: Local Newspaper

October 1, 2015 at 08:28 PM
Roseburg, OR - The gunman who opened fire at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday, asked people in an academic building to stand up and state their religion before he began shooting, a witness told the local News-Review newspaper. Kortney Moore, 18, was in Snyder Hall when the shooter asked people to name their religion and then began firing, she told the paper...

New York – Experian Says 15M Have Info Stolen In Hack Of T-Mobile Data

October 1, 2015 at 08:00 PM
New York - Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birthdates and other personal information. In the latest high-profile breach, the hackers got the information from credit reporting agency Experian, which T-Mobile uses to check the credit of...

Brussels – Top EU Official Warns Of Rising Anti-Semitism In Europe

October 1, 2015 at 07:04 PM
Brussels - A senior European Union official has warned of rising anti-Semitism in Europe as attacks and threats against Jews continue in EU member countries. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said Thursday that "in the last couple of years you've seen this age-old monster come up again in Europe." Speaking before a conference on religious intolerance, he said: "This is...

New York – NYC Police To Document Every Single Officer Use Of Force

October 1, 2015 at 06:00 PM
New York - New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Thursday unveiled sweeping new rules under which officers must document every time they use force - not just in arrests but also in brief encounters with the public - amid a national outcry over police violence. The guidelines for the department, the largest U.S. police force with more than 35,000 officers, will go into effect in early...

Washington – FBI Director Confirming Inquiry Into Clinton Email Setup

October 1, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey confirmed Thursday the FBI is looking into the security of the setup of Hillary Rodham Clinton's email and that the agency has the appropriate "resources and personnel assigned to this matter." In a wide-ranging conversation with reporters on Thursday, Comey acknowledged for the first time the existence of the FBI inquiry. But he declined to discuss...

Washington – Senators Reach Deal To Reduce Prison Time For Some Offenders

October 1, 2015 at 04:12 PM
Washington - A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation on Thursday that would overhaul the nation's criminal justice system, allowing some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and giving judges greater discretion in sentencing. "This historic reform bill addresses legitimate over-incarceration concerns while targeting violent criminals and masterminds in the drug...

Nassau, Bahamas – ‘Joaquin’ Strengthens To Category 4, Batters Bahamas

October 1, 2015 at 03:30 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin strengthened into a Category 4 storm on Thursday as it roared through lightly populated islands of the eastern Bahamas, and forecasters said it could grow still more intense before following a path that would near the U.S. East Coast. There were no immediate reports of casualties as the storm reached the island chain, said Capt. Stephen Russell, the director...

United Nations – Israel Says Won’t Allow Iran To Join ‘nuclear Weapons Club’

October 1, 2015 at 03:00 PM
United Nations - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his annual United Nations address on Thursday to launch an all-out assault on the historic nuclear deal with Iran, warning that his country would never let the Islamic Republic join the nuclear weapons club. Speaking at the yearly gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu reiterated Israeli criticism of a...

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