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Urbandale, IA – As Trump Rises, Clinton Preaches Love And Kindness

December 11, 2015 at 04:00 PM
Urbandale, IA - Hillary Clinton had just finished detailing the dangers of terrorism, recalling tough calls in the White House situation room as secretary of state and lashing out at her Republican rivals for threatening the safety of Americans. But when an Iowa man broke into her riff with a question about how the country could confront a new wave of hate and fear, her response sounded less...

New York – US Stocks Drop, Dow Plunges 300 Points As Oil Price Falls Again

December 11, 2015 at 03:37 PM
New York - Another slump in oil prices to seven-year lows on Friday is sparking a global sell-off in stocks. Investors dumped stocks Europe, then moved on to U.S. markets where indexes are dropping sharply across industries. All 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index fell, led by suppliers of raw materials and energy companies. Investors worry that the continuing drop in the price of...

New York – Trump Tower Website Has Outage After Anonymous’ Anti-Trump Rant

December 11, 2015 at 03:36 PM
New York - The website for Trump Towers, Donald Trump's glitzy signature skyscraper in Manhattan, went offline for about an hour on Friday after activist hacking group Anonymous denounced the real-estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner for his anti-Muslim comments. The website for 68-story Trump Towers (http://trumptowerny.com), which Trump often uses for his presidential...

New York – Protesters Disrupt Donald Trump Speech At NYC Luncheon

December 11, 2015 at 03:06 PM
New York - About a dozen protesters disrupted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech at a $1,000-a-plate New York City luncheon Friday, criticizing the billionaire businessman's recent anti-Islam rhetoric as security staff forcibly ejected some of them from the event. Four protesters chanting "Trump is trying to bring us down, targeting people black and brown," tried to storm...

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Officer Acquitted Of Assault Charges From Traffic Stop

December 11, 2015 at 03:00 PM
Mineola, NY - A Long Island police officer who was recorded punching and kicking a man during a traffic stop has been acquitted on all charges. Nassau County Court Judge Patricia Harrington issued the verdict Friday following a non-jury trial that concluded Nov. 24. Nassau County Police Officer Vincent LoGiudice (loh-joo-DEES') was accused of beating a motorist, Kyle Howell, while trying to...

New York – Federal Appeals Court : Arabs, Muslim Detainees Can Sue Bush-era Officials Over Post-Sept. 11 Treatment

December 11, 2015 at 02:42 PM
New York - Arab and Muslim former detainees who say they faced harsh jail conditions due to their faith and ethnicity following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks can pursue a lawsuit against former top U.S. law enforcement officials, a sharply divided federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York voted 6-6 not to hear the case again before the entire court...

New York – Former-NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos, Son Found Guilty Of All Charges In Corruption Trial

December 11, 2015 at 02:14 PM
New York - A former state Senate leader and his son were convicted Friday of federal extortion charges, marking the second time in a month that one of Albany's most powerful politicians was run out office following a case that put the state capital's political culture on trial. The prosecution of Republican Dean Skelos, 67, and his 33-year-old son, Adam, cast a harsh light on...

Haifa, Israel – In Israel, Arab Chefs Carve Out A Distinct Cuisine

December 11, 2015 at 01:32 PM
Haifa, Israel - Palestinian chef Johnny Goric has cooked for President Barack Obama and served as a judge on the Palestinian version of Masterchef, a reality TV cooking show. In July, he put out his first cookbook — but rather than publish in his native Arabic or in English, Goric's debut recipes are in Hebrew. His book highlights something unexpected about the rising class of Palestinian...

New York – Midtown Jeweler Reports $10M Diamond Theft

December 11, 2015 at 01:30 PM
New York, NY - A midtown jeweler reported to police on Thursday that diamonds with value of up to $10M were stolen from a safe at his business which he routinely leaves open during business hours. NYDAILYNEWS.com (http://wbur.fm/1RebbkQ) reports that Jonathan Birnbach informed police on Thursday that sometime on Wednesday the diamonds disappeared from a 3rd-floor safe inside his business, J...

Havana – Cuba And The US Agree To Re-establish Direct Mail Service

December 11, 2015 at 01:15 PM
Havana - Cuban and the United States say they have struck a deal to re-establish direct mail service, which was cut in 1963 at the height of Cold War tensions. Both countries announced Friday that they would launch a pilot program to test direct service. They gave no date for the permanent reestablishment of service but indicated that it would not be imminent, saying that technical...

Chicago – Chicago Religious Leaders Urge Vote Of No Confidence For Mayor

December 11, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Chicago - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces increased pressure to resign, as local black religious leaders called Friday for a "no confidence vote" against him for the 2014 police shooting of a 17-year-old black teenager and systemic police problems. Religious leaders, who demanded greater transparency for incidents involving the police, said they plan to collect petition signatures that could...

New Hampshire – Trump Still Ahead In NH; New Poll Shows Proposed Ban On Muslims Helping, Not Hurting

December 11, 2015 at 12:24 PM
Manchester, NH - Much like several other national polls that have been released this week, a new WBUR poll out today reveals that GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump's divisive comments about banning all Muslims tom entering the U.S. are actually helping and not hurting the billionaire mogul, as he continues to hold a commanding lead over the rest of the Republican filed in the Granite State...

Wissembourg, France – Official: Paris Attacker Was French Army Reject

December 11, 2015 at 12:19 PM
Wissembourg, France - Foued Mohamed-Aggad, one of three young men who shot dead 90 people at a Paris concert hall a month ago, was turned down by the French army and possibly also by the police before Islamic State took him on to fight for them. Army recruiters in the eastern city of Strasbourg decided after conducting physical and psychological tests that he was not a suitable candidate to...

Washington – Carson Threatens To Leave Republican Party

December 11, 2015 at 11:48 AM
Washington - Presidential hopeful Ben Carson threatened Friday to leave the Republican Party. The retired neurosurgeon lashed out Friday morning at reports of a recent closed-door meeting of Republican establishment leaders focused on deep divisions within the GOP electorate, particularly the continued strength of billionaire businessman Donald Trump. The Washington Post reported that the...

France – Man Who Assaulted Three Jews With Knife In Marseille Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison By French Court

December 11, 2015 at 11:39 AM
France - A 32 year-old man who assaulted three Jewish worshippers with a knife near a Marseille synagogue last year was sentenced to 4 years in prison on Wednesday by a French criminal court. FRANCETVINFO.fr (http://bit.ly/1NOcnEK) reports that Farid Haddouche was also given an 18-month suspended sentence and ordered to compensate his victims after being found guilty of aggravated assault in...

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