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Washington – Email: Clinton Intervened For Firm After Request To Son-in-law

December 8, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Washington - As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with her or other State Department officials after one of the firm's investors asked Chelsea Clinton's husband for help setting up such contacts, according to the most recently released Clinton emails. The lobbying effort on behalf of Neptune...

San Bernardino, CA – Detective Who Said He’d ‘Take A Bullet’ Speaks

December 8, 2015 at 11:00 PM
San Bernardino, CA - A sheriff's detective who won praise for his bold shepherding of frightened people out of the Southern California building where a couple opened fire last week shrugged off his heroism and newfound celebrity, saying he was only doing what was necessary and that the sight of a terrified child had inspired him. In the video below, you can see officer Jorge Lozano leading the...

Ottawa – In Unusual Move, Canada Raps Trump For Proposal To Ban Muslims

December 8, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Ottawa - The Canadian government, which usually refrains from commenting on foreign election campaigns, on Tuesday took the unusual step of criticizing U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his comments about banning Muslims. "It's something that we can't accept in Canada. ... We have never been as far removed from what we've just heard in the United States," Foreign Minister...

Boston – Good Samaritan Leaving Clothes For Needy On Boston Common

December 8, 2015 at 10:02 PM
Boston - A Good Samaritan has been hanging coats and scarves for the needy on trees in Boston Common — a gesture that's warming the hearts of passersby. Mittens, gloves, socks and earmuffs also have been draped on trees downtown. The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1ORLkf1 ) that a note placed near the clothing this week reads: "I am not lost. If you are stuck out in the cold, please...

New York – Trump’s Call To Ban Muslims Draws Fire On Social Media

December 8, 2015 at 09:30 PM
New York - Republican presidential contender Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. stop allowing Muslims into the United States lit up social media on Tuesday, as critics of the proposal around the world took to Twitter and Facebook to express their outrage. In Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, Twitter user @aulia, said: "Donald Trump has made America dangerous. He...

New York – Police Release New Video Of Possible Suspect In Spate Of Arsons In Jewish Neighborhood Of Queens

December 8, 2015 at 09:20 PM
Queens, NY - The New York city police Dept. have released this afternoon a new video of a possible arsonist who has torched six buildings under construction in the Bukharian Jewish community of the Forest Hills neighborhood in eastern Queens in the past six weeks. Police said the the person of interest was observed walking with a backpack eastbound on 69 Road in the vicinity of 112 Street and...

New York – Prosecutor: Ex-NY Senate Leader Bullied Companies For Son

December 8, 2015 at 09:18 PM
New York - Former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos used his office to "strong arm" three businesses into giving his adult son $300,000 in fees and benefits in an extortion scheme that unraveled after investigators secretly recorded their phone calls, a prosecutor said Tuesday in closing arguments at the father and son's federal corruption trial. Skelos "violated the oath of office...

New York – Police: Suspect Fatally Shot After Police Chase In Yonkers

December 8, 2015 at 09:03 PM
New York - Police say a person has been shot and killed after a police pursuit that led from New York City to Yonkers. Authorities say the chase started shortly before noon on Tuesday when two officers tried to stop a Nissan sedan in the Bronx. Police say the driver refused to stop and led officers on a pursuit into neighboring Westchester County. Investigators say the Nissan was heading...

San Bernardino, CA – CNN: Mass Shooter May Have Been Plotting An Earlier Attack In 2012

December 8, 2015 at 08:35 PM
San Bernardino, CA - Investigators believe San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook may have been plotting an earlier attack in California with someone else, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing two U.S. officials. One of the officials told CNN the two conspired in 2012 and a specific target was considered. Neither of the officials could say how serious the plotting got, CNN said. One official said...

Montpelier, VT – Some In Northeast Are Beginning To Wonder: Where’s The Snow?

December 8, 2015 at 08:26 PM
Montpelier, VT - Some Northeasterners are beginning to wonder if a white Christmas may just be a dream, and business owners who rely on snow are starting to worry if warm weather could lead to a nightmare winter. In Maine, an outdoor sports business owner says he's anxious. And in Vermont, ski areas are making snow but wishing Mother Nature would chip in. Buffalo, New York, already has...

Madison, WI – Legal Experts Agree: Trump’s Proposal Unconstitutional

December 8, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Madison, WI - Donald Trump's call to block all Muslims from entering the United States is not only unconstitutional, but also impossible to carry out, legal experts said Tuesday. Trump's proposed ban, announced to cheers at a rally in South Carolina Monday, would apply to immigrants and visitors alike, a sweeping prohibition affecting all adherents of a religion practiced by more than a...

Washington – Trump Denies Plans To Visit Majority-Muslim Jordan, Says Will Visit Israel

December 8, 2015 at 07:46 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday denied an Associated Press report that he planned to visit the majority-Muslim kingdom of Jordan at the end of December. The AP report and Trump's denial came one day after his controversial proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States to protect the nation from Islamic terrorism. Trump tweeted...

United Nations – UN Chief Denounces Trump Call For Ban On Muslims Entering US

December 8, 2015 at 07:15 PM
United Nations - A U.N. spokesman says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly opposes Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States Farhan Haq said Ban has repeatedly spoken out against all forms of xenophobia and statements against migrants, racial or religious groups "and that would certainly apply in this case." While political...

Anaheim, CA – America’s Muslims Object To Obama’s Push For More Self-surveillance

December 8, 2015 at 06:35 PM
Anaheim, CA - U.S. President Barack Obama's request to American Muslims that they must help "root out" extremists in their midst received an angry response inside mosques in a part of California where four men were recently arrested for conspiring to aid Islamist militants. At the West Coast Islamic Society in Anaheim, southern California, where two 24-year-old men arrested in May accused of...

Albany, NY – NY To Offer Tax Credits To Companies That Upgrade Training

December 8, 2015 at 06:03 PM
Albany, NY - New York companies that help workers enhance their skills and productivity through training can now apply for a new state tax credit. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the launch of the Employee Training Incentive Program, which will award $5 million in tax credits annually to businesses that offer current and new employees training that "upgrades, retains or improves" their...

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