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New York – Trump Picked Stock Fraud Felon As Senior Adviser

December 4, 2015 at 04:00 PM
New York - Donald Trump tapped a man to be a senior business adviser to his real-estate empire even after the man's past involvement in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme had become publicly known, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records. Portions of Trump's relationship with Felix Sater, a convicted felon and government informant, have been previously...

Bayonne, NJ – Weekend Bayonne Bridge Work Won’t Interfere With Hanukkah

December 4, 2015 at 03:30 PM
Bayonne, NJ - Weekend construction on the Bayonne Bridge will not delay motorists celebrating the start of Hanukkah. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the span will close Friday between 11:59 p.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday and at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The bridge, which links Bayonne with Staten Island, will reopen at 5 a.m. Sunday for the first day of Hanukkah. The $1.3 billion...

Washington – FBI Investigating California Massacre As ‘Act Of Terrorism’

December 4, 2015 at 03:18 PM
Washington - The FBI is investigating this week's massacre in which a married couple killed 14 people in California as an "act of terrorism," an official said on Friday, as sources said that the female shooter apparently pledged allegiance to a leader of the militant group Islamic State. Tashfeen Malik, 27, a native of Pakistan, and her U.S.-born husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, were killed in...

Mediterranean Sea – France’s Hollande Visits Aircraft Carrier Off Syrian Coast

December 4, 2015 at 03:07 PM
Mediterranean Sea - President Francois Hollande visited France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier off the Syrian coast on Friday, telling military personnel that their mission was to intensify strikes against Islamic State militants. "In a few days you will be deployed in a new zone and will take command responsibilities of our allies in the framework of the coalition," Hollande said in a...

London – British Astronaut To Run A Marathon In Space

December 4, 2015 at 02:22 PM
London - A British astronaut will attempt to run a digital version of the London Marathon in space, as part of his 173-day mission to the International Space Station. Tim Peake will run on a treadmill as he orbits Earth, at the same time as more than 37,000 people run in the race on the ground in London. To combat weightlessness, the 43-year-old Peake will wear a harness that tethers him to...

Brussels – Belgium Seeks Public Help In Search For Two Paris Suspects

December 4, 2015 at 02:00 PM
Brussels - Belgian federal prosecutors appealed to the public on Friday in the search for two men who traveled with a key suspect to Hungary in September and who they believe may have links to the Paris attacks. Federal prosecutors said in a statement that fugitive Salah Abdeslam, who was in Paris at the time of the attacks and whose brother blew himself up, traveled twice to Budapest in...

San Bernardino, CA – Police Chase, Shoot San Bernardino Suspects Caught On Video

December 4, 2015 at 01:34 PM
San Bernardino, CA - With the San Bernardino shooting suspects on the run and police hot on their tail, gunfire erupted in the middle of the pursuit on Wednesday. It was all caught on camera from a resident. Bystanders were forced to duck for cover as bullets flew nearby as police were in an intense gun battle with 28-year-old Syed Farook and 29-year-old Tashfeen Malik. The witness' video...

Buffalo, NY – 116-year-old Record Falls In Buffalo In Absence Of 1st Snow

December 4, 2015 at 01:21 PM
Buffalo, NY - A 116-year-old snow record has fallen in Buffalo. But this time, it's for lack of snow. The National Weather Service says that as of Friday, the record for the latest date without measurable snowfall has been broken. The last time the city waited so long for at least a tenth of an inch of snow was in 1899, when it arrived on Dec. 3. Meteorologist Jim Mitchell says the wait...

Washington – Who’s The Dumb One? Obama Reacts To Trump Climate Criticism

December 4, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama defended his remarks about the threat posed by climate change, saying Republicans, including U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, were "the only people" disputing the gravity of the problem. Obama has called climate change a great threat to future generations. At a news conference on Tuesday before leaving the U.N. climate summit in Paris, he likened...

San Bernardino, Ca – Owner Lets Media Into California Attackers’ Rental Home

December 4, 2015 at 12:41 PM
San Bernardino, Ca - A California landlord has invited media into the town house rented by the California attackers. An MSNBC reporter on Friday found a crib, toys, a child's book of the Quran, family pictures and shredded documents inside the Redlands, California, home. There was a computer screen, but no computer. Authorities have said that Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik...

Islamabad, Pakistan – Reuters Exclusive: Accused California Shooter Lived In Saudi Arabia For Years

December 4, 2015 at 12:28 PM
Islamabad, Pakistan - Tashfeen Malik, one of the two accused shooters in the massacre in San Bernardino, California, moved with her family 25 years ago from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, where her father became "conservative and hard-line," a family member told Reuters on Friday. Malik, 27, and her American husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, were killed in a shootout with police hours on Wednesday...

Paris – France Issues Guide To Surviving Terrorist Attack

December 4, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Paris - France's government published a guide on Friday on how to survive a terrorist attack, coupled with a warning from the prime minister that people must learn to live with the risk. Advice in cartoon-strip form, to appear on posters in public places like train stations and available online, recommends three key responses: flee, hide and raise the alarm. The campaign follows the Nov. 13...

Paris – Former Hostage: Airstrikes Against IS Won’t Work

December 4, 2015 at 11:29 AM
Paris - A French journalist held hostage by Islamic State extremists says the intensification of airstrikes in Syria risks pushing people into the hands of the Islamist extremists. Nicolas Henin, who was held captive for 10 months, described the strikes as a "trap." The French government ratcheted up airstrikes after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, and this week was joined by Britain...

Paris – Cafe Where 5 Died In Nov. 13 Paris Attacks Reopens

December 4, 2015 at 11:12 AM
Paris - A cafe where five people were killed by a squad of Islamic extremist gunmen terrorizing central Paris reopened for business Friday. La Bonne Biere, a corner cafe in the trendy central Paris district targeted by the gunmen, opened early in the morning. Since the attacks, the shuttered cafe has been piled high with flowers, like the other sites of the Nov. 13 attacks that left 130 people...

San Bernardino, Ca – California Massacre Shooter Pledged Allegiance To ISIS

December 4, 2015 at 10:46 AM
San Bernardino, Ca - One of two people accused of killing 14 in California apparently pledged allegiance to a leader of Islamic State militant group, two U.S. government sources said on Friday, as intelligence officials in her native Pakistan pressed the investigation overseas. Tashfeen Malik, 27, and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, were killed in a shootout with police hours after the...

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