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Albany, NY – Historic Maps, Atlases Of America Up For Sale At NYC Auction

December 5, 2015 at 11:30 PM
Albany, NY - Centuries before satellites and GPS, European cartographers got plenty of things right, and one thing very wrong, while charting the North American coastline. Artifacts depicting the 16th-century version of your navigation app of choice losing signal — a missing swath of land that left California a huge island off the continent's West Coast — are going up for sale. It would...

Sterling, VA – AP Interview: Moments Of Humility, Introspection From Trump

December 5, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Sterling, VA - Donald Trump's Republican campaign for president is built on the same win-at-all-costs, no-second-guessing confidence that made him billions in real estate and a star of reality television. Yet in a recent interview with The Associated Press, the GOP front-runner displayed rare, if fleeting, moments of humility and introspection. "I think I could lose a state, sure," Trump...

Riverside, CA – FBI Searches House In Community Near San Bernardino Shooting

December 5, 2015 at 10:23 PM
Riverside, CA - Federal agents in Riverside conducted a search early on Saturday at what neighbors say was the house of a childhood friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in a mass shooting in California on Wednesday. The searched house was located next door to the home in which Farook lived with his family for more than a decade. Federal Bureau of Investigation...

Manhattan, NY – Univision Asks Court To Dismiss Trump’s $500 Million Miss USA Lawsuit

December 5, 2015 at 10:06 PM
Manhattan, NY - Univision has asked a U.S. federal court to throw out a $500 million lawsuit filed by presidential candidate Donald Trump for the Spanish-language television network's decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA beauty pageant, which is owned in part by Trump. Univision's attorneys said in documents filed in the federal court in Manhattan on Friday that Trump's...

Phoenix – Ben Carson Says California Shootings End Refugee Debate

December 5, 2015 at 09:48 PM
Phoenix - Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said Friday that this week's mass shooting in Southern California should end the debate over whether Syrian refugees can safely be screened. The retired neurosurgeon told a pro-business group made of lawmakers from across the nation that if it turns out the woman involved was fully vetted by federal officials and cleared to enter the...

New York – Massive Power Outage In Western Orange, Parts Of Sullivan And Rockland Counties

December 5, 2015 at 09:36 PM
New York - The power outage that struck the mid-Hudson region Saturday evening appears to be widespread. Times Herald Record reports, that outages were reported as far west as Milford, Pa., and as far west as Forestburgh, in Sullivan County. Downtown Middletown was without power, also parts of the Town of Wallkill, including the Galleria at Crystal Run, which was evacuated. Tens of...

Washington – US Can’t Access NSA Phone Records In California Terror Case

December 5, 2015 at 09:22 PM
Washington - The U.S. government's ability to review and analyze five years' worth of telephone records for the married couple blamed in the deadly shootings in California lapsed just four days earlier when the National Security Agency's controversial mass surveillance program was formally shut down. Under a court order, those historical calling records at the NSA are now off-limits to agents...

Jerusalem – Veteran Dovish Israeli Politician Yossi Sarid Dies, Aged 75

December 5, 2015 at 08:52 PM
Jerusalem - Yossi Sarid, a former government minister who remained a leading critic of Israel's policies toward the Palestinians until his final days, has died at age 75, his son said Friday. His son Yishai told Army Radio he died Friday night after suffering from a heart condition in recent years. "Dad was a fighter. He got up in the morning not for himself but really for the people of Israel...

Washington – Kerry Warns Israel About Collapse Of Palestinian Authority

December 5, 2015 at 08:24 PM
Washington - Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel on Saturday about the dangers of the possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority, saying it would lead to situation that would threaten the security of Israel and the Palestinian people. Kerry told a conference at the Brookings Institution that the Palestinian leadership must do more to prevent and combat anti-Israel violence. But he...

Washington – Obama To Address Nation On San Bernardino Shooting, Terrorism Sunday

December 5, 2015 at 08:06 PM
Washington - The White House says President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday about the steps the government is taking to keep people safe after the attack this past week in California. Obama will provide an update on the San Bernardino attack that killed 14 and wounded 21 and will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism. He will...

New York – Mayor de Blasio Urges City Pension Funds To Dump Gun Stocks

December 5, 2015 at 08:00 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged the city's pension funds on Friday to divest their holdings in stocks of gun makers after this week's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Two of the funds in the city's $155 billion pension system dropped their holdings in gun manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson Holding Corp and Sturm Ruger & Co Inc after the Sandy Hook school...

London – Terror Attack: Man Stabs Victim’s Throat Shouting “This Is For Syria” In London Train Station

December 5, 2015 at 07:37 PM
London - A man with a knife stabbed another in an east London metro station on Saturday, reportedly screaming 'this is for Syria', before police used a stun gun on the attacker and detained him. "We are treating this as a terrorist incident," Richard Walton, who leads the London police's Counter Terrorism Command, said in a statement. Police were called on Saturday evening to reports of a...

San Bernardino, CA – Shooter’s Relative Says She Grew More Religious

December 5, 2015 at 07:13 PM
San Bernardino, CA - A change came over Tashfeen Malik two or three years ago. She started dressing more conservatively, wearing a scarf that covered nearly all her face, and became more devout in her Muslim faith, according to some who knew her in Pakistan. But her path from there to the bloody events of this past week — when she and her husband slaughtered 14 people in a commando-style...

Richmond, VA – Citing Muslim Terror Liberty President With Gun In Pocket Calls For An Armed Christian Campus

December 5, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Richmond, VA - Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged students, staff and faculty at his Christian school to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon on campus to counter any copycat attack like the deadly rampage in California just days ago. "Let's teach them a lesson if they ever show up here," Falwell told an estimated 10,000 of the campus community at convocation Friday in...

Miami Beach, FL – Miami Beach Police Shoot And Kill Bank Robbery Suspect On Alton Road As Bystander Films

December 5, 2015 at 06:22 PM
Miami Beach, FL - Police in Miami Beach say they killed a razor-wielding man suspected in a bank robbery early Saturday. Kathleen Prieto of the Miami Beach Police Department said in an email that police responded to an emergency call from a Bank of America branch on Alton Road. The person who made the 911 call said a suspect was armed with a bomb and had passed a note to the teller. WARNING...

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