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New York – Fox Suspends 2 Analysts For Language Against Obama

December 7, 2015 at 11:45 PM
New York - Two Fox News contributors were suspended Monday for using inappropriate language about President Barack Obama while discussing his speech on terrorism the night before in two separate episodes. The analysts, former U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and actress Stacey Dash, were each ordered off the air for two weeks. Peters was appearing on a Fox Business Channel program hosted by...

San Bernardino, CA – For 3 Killed In California Attack, US Was Refuge From Fear

December 7, 2015 at 11:22 PM
San Bernardino, CA - Isaac Amanios dodged bullets in Eritrea's war for independence. Bennetta Bet-Badal endured bullying and harassment for her Christian faith in Iran. Tin Thanh Nguyen fled Vietnam with her mother as a child in the violent aftermath of the country's long war. For each, immigrating to the U.S. meant finding a refuge from fear. They built lives in suburban California...

New York – Apple Maps, Once A Laughingstock, Now Dominates iPhones

December 7, 2015 at 11:05 PM
New York - Apple Maps quickly became the butt of jokes when it debuted in 2012. It overlooked many towns and businesses and misplaced famous landmarks. It marked New York's Madison Square Garden arena as park space because of the word "Garden." The service was a rare blunder for a company known for simple, easy-to-use products. It's a different story three years later. Apple fixed errors as...

Raqqa, Syria – Amnesty: Most Weapons Used By IS Were Seized From Iraqi Army

December 7, 2015 at 10:35 PM
Raqqa, Syria - Decades of reckless arms trading and the poorly regulated flow of weapons into Iraq have contributed to the Islamic State group's accumulation of a "vast and varied" arsenal which is being used to commit war crimes on a massive scale in Iraq and Syria, an international rights group said Tuesday. Amnesty International's report, based on expert analysis of verified videos and...

Bath, ME – Largest Destroyer Built For Navy Headed To Sea For Testing

December 7, 2015 at 10:33 PM
Bath, ME - The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo sea trials. More than 200 shipbuilders, sailors and residents gathered to watch as the futuristic 600-foot, 15,000-ton USS Zumwalt...

St. Petersburg, FL – Florida City Bans Trump After Candidate Suggests Blocking Muslims

December 7, 2015 at 10:13 PM
St. Petersburg, FL - A Florida mayor says he's banning Donald Trump from his city after the Republican presidential candidate called for the U.S. to stop Muslims from entering the country. Playing off of Trump's earlier words, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman tweeted Monday that he was banning Trump "until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps." The Tampa Bay Times...

San Diego – California Newest Airport Terminal Straddles Two Countries: Mexico And U.S.

December 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM
San Diego - The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the world's most fortified international divides. Starting Wednesday, it will also be one of the world's only boundaries with an airport straddling two countries. An investor group that includes Chicago billionaire Sam Zell built a sleek terminal in San Diego with a bridge that crosses a razor-wire border fence to Tijuana's decades-old airport...

Geneva – Official: Red Cross Ready To Speak With IS To Get Aid In

December 7, 2015 at 09:22 PM
Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross is trying to reach out to the Islamic State group to get humanitarian aid to people in areas under its control, the organization's director-general said Monday. Yves Daccord made the comments to The Associated Press on Monday's start to a major gathering of the Red Cross and Red Crescent held every four years. The conference in Geneva aims...

Alexandria, VA – Syrian-born US Citizen Charged With Smuggling To Militants

December 7, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Alexandria, VA - A Syrian-born U.S. citizen has been charged with smuggling rifle scopes, night-vision goggles and other military-style gear from the United States to Islamic militants in his home country. According to an indictment unsealed Friday, Amin al-Baroudi personally brought the gear to Syria and arranged other shipments between 2011 and 2013. The goods went to the insurgent group...

New York – Take The A Train? Apple, Google And Other Apps Can Tell You

December 7, 2015 at 08:20 PM
New York - HopStop, a pioneer in offering transit directions in major cities, disappeared in October — not because it failed, but because Apple bought it and shut it down after putting its engineers to work building Apple's own transit-navigation service. That feature went live on Apple Maps in September, narrowing a major feature gap with Google Maps. Such transit services offer you...

Washington – U.S. Officials: Iran Tested Missile, Breaching U.N. Security Council Resolutions

December 7, 2015 at 07:50 PM
Washington - Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile last month in a breach of two U.N. Security Council resolutions, two U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, both speaking on condition of anonymity, said the test was held on Nov. 21. One of them said the missile traveled within Iranian territory. Fox News earlier on Monday on its website cited Western intelligence sources...

Budapest, Hungary – Protest Held Against Statue Plan For Anti-Semitic Minister

December 7, 2015 at 07:33 PM
Budapest, Hungary - Protesters held a silent demonstration on Monday in central Hungary against a plan to unveil a statue of a former minister of religion and education who helped draft and supported anti-Semitic legislation in the 1930s. The protest was held in the city of Szekesfehervar, where a statue commemorating Balint Homan is expected to be unveiled Dec. 29. The plan has been strongly...

New York, NY – New York City Approves $20 Million For Unarmed Guards In Private, Religious Schools

December 7, 2015 at 07:10 PM
New York, NY - New York City will spend nearly $20 million next year to pay for unarmed security guards at private and religious schools, despite criticism from outside groups. The city council voted 41-4 on Monday in favor of the expenditure, which will reimburse private and religious schools with more than 300 students for expenses related to hiring security personnel. In a statement...

Dallas – After Legal Fight, 21 Syrian Refugees To Arrive In Texas

December 7, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Dallas - Twelve Syrian refugees were scheduled to arrive in Texas on Monday after the state eased up in its legal fight against resettlement agencies and the federal government. The refugees, including six children, were expected to join relatives already settled in Dallas and Houston. Another nine refugees are scheduled to arrive in Houston Thursday. State officials fought for weeks to...

Washington – Despite Similarities, Republicans Assail Obama On ISIS

December 7, 2015 at 06:31 PM
Washington - Minutes after a solemn President Barack Obama spelled out his plans to protect Americans from terrorism, Marco Rubio declared that he "may have made things worse." Jeb Bush called the president "weak" and his approach "business as usual." And Donald Trump declared on Twitter, "We need a new President - FAST!" Yet beneath their harsh rhetoric lies a fundamental political reality...

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