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New York, NY – ADL Calls Comparison To Nazi Germany “Inappropriate”

January 11, 2017 at 11:40 PM
New York, NY - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today voiced concern about a tweet from President-Elect Donald Trump that posed the question, “Are we living in Nazi Germany?” in response to news coverage over intelligence agency revelations on alleged Russian government intervention in the 2016 election. Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement: The...

Washington – Tillerson Criticizes Kerry’s Approach To Israel, Vowing A Different Path

January 11, 2017 at 11:21 PM
Washington - President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, criticized the outgoing Obama administration for its handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in recent days, answering questions before a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Amid hours of questioning over his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his attitudes toward Moscow's role in the...

Washington – US Intelligence Chief Clapper Says Spoke With Trump About Media Leaks

January 11, 2017 at 11:02 PM
Washington - U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he spoke with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday evening to discuss media leaks of a classified intelligence briefing on Russian hacking that Trump received last Friday. Clapper said in a statement that he does not believe the U.S. intelligence community leaked a private security document alleging Russian...

Detroit – 2017 Pacifica Has More Technology Than Earlier Chrysler Vans

January 11, 2017 at 11:01 PM
Detroit - The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a sharp-looking, roomy and versatile minivan with more technology than previous Chrysler vans and thoughtful features that other minivans can lack. Every Pacifica has Chrysler's newly improved Stow-N-Go seats that are arguably the easiest and tidiest to get out of the way when extra cargo space is needed. All upper models of the Pacifica come standard...

New York – Trump News Conference Sets Worldwide Social Media Afire

January 11, 2017 at 10:29 PM
New York - In his first news conference since the Nov. 8 election, President-elect Donald Trump set social media ablaze on Wednesday with remarks including harsh criticism of the press and a defense of his goal to improve ties with Russia. The session, held in the lobby of his Trump Tower headquarters in Manhattan, featured a number of viral moments, like an exchange with a reporter whom Trump...

Portland, ME – Governor Says There’s Less Of Him To Hate: He Lost 50 Pounds

January 11, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Portland, ME - Gov. Paul LePage says he had weight loss surgery and jokes now "there's 50 less pounds of me to hate." The fiery Republican revealed the bariatric surgery on Wednesday on Portland-based WLOB-FM. He said he underwent the procedure on Sept. 29 and returned to work the next day. LePage, 68, was spurred to action after his doctor told him he needed to lose weight to avoid...

Washington – Chao Says Private Investors Can Help Boost Transportation

January 11, 2017 at 09:42 PM
Washington - The incoming Trump administration is looking to "unleash the potential" of private investors to boost the national transportation networks that underpin the U.S. economy, the president-elect's pick for transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, told lawmakers Wednesday. Economic gains are being "jeopardized" by aging infrastructure, rising highway fatalities, growing congestion and a...

London – Ben Affleck Braces For ‘entertaining’ Trump Presidency

January 11, 2017 at 09:00 PM
London - Ben Affleck is an optimist. The Hollywood star thinks the next four years will at least be interesting after watching President-elect Donald Trump's first press conference. "I didn't get to watch the entire news conference although what I did see of it, I was quite entertained by. I think it will be an entertaining four years," he said at the London premiere of his latest directorial...

Jerusalem – A Look At The Stakes If US Moves Israel Embassy To Jerusalem

January 11, 2017 at 08:36 PM
Jerusalem - The Palestinians are ringing alarm bells over Donald Trump's stated intention to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem, fearing quick action once he takes office as U.S. president next week. They say an embassy move would kill any hopes for negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and rile the region by undercutting Muslim and Christian claims to the...

Des Moines, IA – Ivanka Trump Shifting Gears, Heading To Washington

January 11, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Des Moines, IA - Ivanka Trump plans to step aside from her executive roles at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand, but says she is confident both businesses will continue to "thrive." In a post on her Facebook page Wednesday, Ivanka Trump said she would take a "formal leave of absence" from her executive positions at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand — which offers...

New York – Facebook Takes On A Bigger Role In Journalism

January 11, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up with new products and generally promote trusted news in today's "post-truth" era. The project is in its early stages and as such, light on specifics. But the company envisions Facebook engineers working with news organizations to create new...

Albany, NY – New York Governor Cuomo’s Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing

January 11, 2017 at 06:20 PM
New York - A state police helicopter carrying New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to New York City was forced to make an emergency landing on Wednesday after the cabin filled with fumes. The Democratic governor, two aides and a security detail were flying from Albany when the problem began, prompting the pilot to land at Stewart Airport, Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi said. "Just before 4 p.m....

Hackensack, NJ – Christie Attorney Argues To Have Misconduct Case Thrown Out

January 11, 2017 at 05:33 PM
Hackensack, NJ - A criminal misconduct complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal should be tossed for procedural violations and a lack of evidence, an attorney representing the governor told a judge Wednesday. The complaint by former Teaneck firefighter William Brennan charges Christie with failing to act to reopen the lanes...

Washington – Twitter: Obama’s ‘Thank You’ Tweet His Most Popular Ever

January 11, 2017 at 05:08 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama's tweet following his farewell address to the nation has become the most popular post on the presidential account. Obama tweeted from the @POTUS account Tuesday night: "Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe_not in my ability to create change, but in yours." As of midday Wednesday, the message had been...

Brooklyn, NY – Yiddish Speaking Men Target Chasidic Children In Attempted Lurings

January 11, 2017 at 04:48 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The NYPD is investigating two incidents of attempting luring that took place Tuesday night in Williamsburg as a pair of men in a minivan tried to entice two young Chasidic children to get into their car. Police said that the first incident took place at 6:15 PM at the intersection of Hewes Street and Williamsburg Street East when two men in an older model light blue Dodge...

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