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Shenzhen – 91 Missing From Landslide That Buries Buildings In China

December 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Shenzhen - At least 91 people were missing Monday, a day after a massive landslide buried dozens of buildings when it swept through an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The official Xinhua news Agency said the landslide buried 33 buildings in the industrial park in Shenzhen, a major manufacturing center in Guangdong province across the border from Hong Kong. Xinhua...

Las Vegas, NV – One Dead, 14 Hurt In Crash Near Las Vegas

December 20, 2015 at 11:02 PM
Las Vegas, NV - One person was killed and at least 14 were injured on Sunday night in what Las Vegas police called a "major accident" near the hotel and casino where the Miss Universe pageant was being held, officials said. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the 14 survivors of the incident on the famed Las Vegas Strip included men, women and one child. Two adults were in...

Israel – Construction Of Jerusalem Bus Barriers Underway

December 20, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - Less than one week after an East Jerusalem man rammed his car into a group of people waiting for a bus, injuring 14 people, construction has begun on security barriers that would offer protection from similar attacks. Reaction to the project, which was authorized by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and will place barriers at approximately 300 bus stops throughout Jerusalem has...

Nairobi, Kenya – Experts: Jet Crew Shouldn’t Tell Passengers Of Bomb Scare

December 20, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Nairobi, Kenya - The crude combination of a kitchen timer, paper and cardboard found in a lavatory on an Air France flight could have been a bomb, but the crew didn't tell passengers of that possibility. Instead, people were told the plane had a technical problem and would be landing in Kenya instead of Paris. Sunday's decision, which was short of the full truth, raises an ethical question...

Washington – Trump Calls Clinton ‘Liar’ For Islamic State Recruiting Claim

December 20, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Washington - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Democrat Hillary Clinton was a "liar" for claiming that his proposal to ban entry of all foreign Muslims into the United States has aided Islamic State's propaganda efforts. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump said Clinton had no evidence to back up a charge she made during a debate on Saturday that the...

Brussels – Belgium Detains 1 Person As Part Of Paris Attacks Probe

December 20, 2015 at 09:53 PM
Brussels - Belgian authorities investigating their country's links to last month's attacks in Paris have searched a house in Brussels and detained an unidentified person for questioning. Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said the search was continuing Sunday evening. The building is located between the center of the Belgian capital and the Molenbeek district where some of the perpetrators...

Moscow – Putin: Russia Will Develop, Not Use, Nuclear Weapons

December 20, 2015 at 09:30 PM
Moscow - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue to develop nuclear weapons but doesn't intend to use them. The Russian leader made the comment in a documentary called "World Order" that was aired on state television Sunday night. "Russia as a leading nuclear country will be improving this weapon as a containment factor; the nuclear triad is the basis of our nuclear security...

Washington – New Rules Bringing Kidneys To Hardest-to-transplant Patients

December 20, 2015 at 08:59 PM
Washington - A shake-up of the nation's kidney transplant system means more organs are getting to patients once thought nearly impossible to match, according to early tracking of the new rules. It's been a year since the United Network for Organ Sharing changed rules for the transplant waiting list, aiming to decrease disparities and squeeze the most benefit from a scarce resource: kidneys...

Atlanta, GA – Former President Carter’s Grandson Dies At 28

December 20, 2015 at 08:30 PM
Atlanta, GA - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's 28-year-old grandson, Jeremy, has died, Carter told a church gathering on Sunday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The newspaper said Carter, who two weeks ago said he is now cancer-free, appeared at the Maranatha Baptist Church to teach his regular Sunday school class and told church members that his grandson had died a few hours...

Prague – Prague Zoo Claims To Have The Longest Salamander On Earth

December 20, 2015 at 07:55 PM
Prague - Prague Zoo says it likely has the longest Chinese giant salamander now on Earth. The critically endangered animal is the largest amphibian on the planet. In a statement Sunday, the zoo says Karlo, a Chinese giant salamander it received 19 months ago from the State Museum of Natural History in Karlsruhe, Germany, is likely the biggest representative of its species. The zoo says...

New York – Firefighters Sue Siren Maker Over Their Hearing Loss

December 20, 2015 at 07:00 PM
New York - There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise of the siren on his truck. "The siren was so loud inside the cab that it actually physically hurt," said the former New York City fire battalion chief. Even though he's been retired for over a decade, he said, the effects of the sirens linger in hearing...

Manchester, NH – ANALYSIS: Sanders Struggles To Gain Edge In Presidential Bid

December 20, 2015 at 06:22 PM
Manchester, NH - The third Democratic presidential debate opened with an apology and ended with compliments. For months, the Democratic primary contest has been a relatively civil affair — which party leaders believe offers a much-needed contrast with the raucous Republican field. A day after a rancorous dispute over a breach of private campaign data by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders'...

Jerusalem – Israel Fires Into Lebanon In Response To Cross-border Rockets

December 20, 2015 at 05:15 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's military said it fired artillery rounds into southern Lebanon on Sunday in response to rockets fired earlier across the border that struck inside Israel. It said in a statement it holds the Lebanese government responsible for attacks emanating from its territory and that it will "continue to act against any attempt to harm Israel's sovereignty and the security of its...

Manchester, NH – Snowden To Appear Via Video Link At New Hampshire Convention

December 20, 2015 at 04:12 PM
Manchester, NH - Edward Snowden will appear via video link as a featured speaker at a New Hampshire convention of libertarian activists. The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/1RUCFLK) that the former National Security Agency contractor will participate in a 30-minute discussion and Q&A at the New Hampshire Free State Project's convention in Manchester in February. The Free State Project...

New York – NYC Mayor, Police Commissioner Mark Year Since 2 Officers Slain

December 20, 2015 at 03:04 PM
New York - Accompanied by the sounds of bagpipes and sobs, city officials, family members and police on Sunday honored the lives of two officers who were shot to death a year ago while in their cruiser. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton dedicated two bronze plaques inscribed with the names of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos outside the entrance of Brooklyn's 84th...

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