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Gaza City – Hamas Official Says Trump Is An Ignoramus

January 22, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Gaza City - The US president has failed to learn from history, a senior Hamas official said regarding Donald Trump’s remarks about “radical Islamic terrorism” in his inauguration speech. “This ignoramus did not study history and does not know what the fate of those who ignited the Crusader wars. We are an Islamic nation that may lose a battle, but we will win all the wars,” Mousa Abu...

Washington – Ethics Lawyers To Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

January 22, 2017 at 10:15 PM
Washington - A group including former White House ethics attorneys will file a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments, in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Deepak Gupta, a Supreme Court litigator working on the case, said the lawsuit would allege that the Constitution's emoluments clause forbids payments to...

Jerusalem – New Phone App Aims To Track Signature Movement, Block Forgery

January 22, 2017 at 09:35 PM
Jerusalem - A team of researchers at a cyber security lab at Ben Gurion University in the Negev and a big data lab from Tel Aviv University has developed a technology to use smartwatches and software to verify handwritten signatures and to detect even the most skilled forgeries. The findings, published in an article entitled Handwritten Signature Verification Using Hand-Worn Devices last month...

Texas – 1 Dead, 7 Injured At San Antonio Shopping Mall

January 22, 2017 at 09:00 PM
San Antonio - At least one person was killed and seven others wounded during a botched robbery at a jewelry store at a San Antonio mall, police said on Sunday. The shooting unfolded as two people who staged an armed robbery at a Kay Jewelers outlet at the Rolling Oaks Mall were fleeing, said Police Chief William McManus. Two bystanders tried to intervene. One was shot and killed by one of...

New York – Ground Stop Lifted, United Airlines Flights Set To Resume

January 22, 2017 at 08:25 PM
New York - United Airlines says domestic flights are on the move again after being grounded Sunday because of a computer problem. Company spokeswoman Maddie King says the "IT issue" that initially caused the ground stop has been resolved and flights are resuming, but customers may experience additional delays. She didn't give any more details. It was not immediately clear how many flights...

Farindola, Italy – Avalanche Survivors: Sipping Tea, Then World Crashed Down

January 22, 2017 at 08:17 PM
Farindola, Italy - Some of the lucky ones were sipping hot tea near the fireplace in their mountain resort hotel, waiting for snowplows to arrive so they could finally go home, after a winter holiday made nerve-wracking by a day of ground-shaking earthquakes and heavy snowfall. Suddenly, Vincenzo Forti and girlfriend Giorgia Galassi were knocked violently off a wicker sofa. A few other guests...

New York – Madonna Defends Her Anti-Trump Speech At Women’s March

January 22, 2017 at 07:30 PM
New York - Madonna is defending her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the women's march, saying her words were "taken wildly out of context." The singer said at the Washington, D.C., march Saturday that she had at times been angry after the election and had thought "an awful lot about blowing up the White House." In a statement Sunday on Instagram , Madonna said she was trying to express...

Washington – Trump Says Gets ‘Beautiful’ Letter From Obama; Keeps Contents Secret

January 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Washington - US President Donald Trump has made an emotional mention of a “beautiful letter” that he said Barack Obama had left for him in the White House, teasing the press about its contents. “I just went to the Oval Office and found this beautiful letter from President Obama,” he said at a swearing-in ceremony for several top administration appointees. “It was really very nice...

Washington – FBI Director Comey, Who Angered Democrats, Gets Hug From Trump

January 22, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey upset Democrats over the email drama that engulfed Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. On Sunday, he got a hug from President Donald Trump. It occurred at a reception for law enforcement and security officials in the White House Blue Room on Trump's second full day as president. Trump saw Comey in the audience and called out to him. Comey...

Boston – US Rep. Kennedy: Democrats Must Heed Voters Economic Worries

January 22, 2017 at 05:32 PM
Boston - He's heir to a famed political family that traces its roots back to Boston's bare-knuckled campaigns when Democratic ward bosses kept a close ear to the city's narrow streets and tenement hallways. Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy says contemporary party leaders could take a page from that history by listening harder to the economic worries of Democratic voters who bolted the...

Washington – Trump Says Will Begin Renegotiating NAFTA Pact Soon With Mexico, Canada

January 22, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. "We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said. "We are going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border." The NAFTA trade pact went into force 23 years...

Australia – Melbourne Mourns 10 Year Old Jewish Girl Killed In Friday’s Bloody Rampage

January 22, 2017 at 04:17 PM
Melbourne - Two days after a ten year old Jewish girl was killed in a massacre that took place at a busy shopping area in downtown Melbourne, an emotional gathering was held to honor the young victim and to pray for her family members who were also injured in the tragic attack. Thalia Hakin, a student at Yeshivah Beth Rivkah, was one of five who lost their lives on Friday when a driver rammed...

Washington – Trump Says Call With Israel’s Netanyahu Was ‘Very Nice’, Agree To Meet Next Month

January 22, 2017 at 03:06 PM
Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump had invited him to a meeting in Washington in February. The two leaders had a phone conversation which the statement described as "very warm". In Washington, Trump, who took office on Friday, said his phone call with Netanyahu had been "very nice." He was asked about the...

Albany – NY Governor Seeks $2B To Fix Some Of Nation’s Oldest Pipes

January 22, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Albany - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants $2 billion to address some of the nation's oldest water and sewer systems — and while that sounds like a lot of money, it's a drop in the bucket of what the state's experts say is truly required. They say it would actually cost $80 billion in the coming years to replace crumbling water mains, modernize sewer systems and remove lead pipes. Many of...

Washington – Trump Aide Says Tax Returns Won’t Be Made Public

January 22, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Washington - White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns, appearing to shut the door on a decades-long tradition of transparency. Every president since 1976 has released their returns. During the campaign, Trump refused to make his filings public, saying they were under audit by the Internal Revenue Service and saying he'd release...

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