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Des Moines, IA – Clinton Reaffirms She Didn’t Send, Receive Classified Emails

August 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Des Moines, IA - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated Saturday that she did not send or receive emails marked classified from her homemade email server while secretary of state, an issue that continues to overshadow her campaign. Clinton told reporters at the Iowa State Fair that she would let the inquiry into her email use continue, while she blamed her...

Ramapo, NY – Monitor In School District Riven By Religious Favoritism To Hit Barber Shops, Talking To People

August 15, 2015 at 11:36 PM
Ramapo, NY - When his fifth-grade son struggled with a question on primary colors posed by the TV show "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader," David Curry saw just how bad things have gotten in the troubled East Ramapo school district. Divided for a decade between the ultra-Orthodox Jews who control the school board — but don't send their children to public schools — and parents who say...

China – Death Toll In Blasts In Chinese Port Of Tianjin Rises To 112

August 15, 2015 at 11:15 PM
Tianjin, China - The death toll from massive explosions in China's port city of Tianjin has risen to 112 and 95 people are missing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday, suggesting the toll could rise significantly. Eighty-five of the missing from Wednesday's disaster are fire fighters. President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged authorities to improve safety and learn lessons paid...

Vienna – Iran Gives U.N. Watchdog Information About Past Nuclear Activities

August 15, 2015 at 11:04 PM
Vienna - Iran has given the U.N. nuclear watchdog information regarding its atomic past, a milestone in potentially meeting a condition for sanctions relief under an accord reached with world powers last month. Alongside the July 14 agreement to curb its nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions, Iran signed a deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to resolve...

Pyongyang – N. Korea Threatens Strikes Over SKorea Propaganda Broadcasts, Stages Unification Rally In DMZ As Tensions Rise

August 15, 2015 at 10:47 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea held a loud but peaceful mass rally inside the Demilitarized Zone on Saturday — the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Koreas from Japanese colonial rule — replete with an all-woman brass band, flag-waving and fist-pumping, as South Korean and U.S. soldiers stood watch just meters (yards) away on their side of the truce village of Panmunjom. Though staged to...

Tehran – Iranian Hard-Liner Says Supreme Leader Opposes Nuclear Deal

August 15, 2015 at 10:31 PM
Tehran - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is opposed to a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, a prominent hard-liner claimed Saturday. Hossein Shariatmadari, editor of the daily newspaper Kayhan and a representative of Khamenei, made the comments in an editorial Saturday. It marked the first time someone publicly has claimed where Khamenei, who has final say on all...

Des Moines, IA – Helicoptering Into Fair, Trump Vies With Clinton For Heartland Heft

August 15, 2015 at 10:15 PM
Des Moines, IA - One dropped in by helicopter. The other accompanied a venerable local politician. Both dined on pork chop, on a stick. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, their parties' early front-runners in the 2016 presidential race, shared the spotlight on Saturday at the state fair in the early voting state of Iowa. Clinton, walking with the former Democratic U.S...

Phoenix, AZ – Sole GOP Senator Weighing Support For Iran Deal Will Vote No

August 15, 2015 at 09:58 PM
Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, the lone Republican senator who was considering support for the Iran nuclear deal, announced plans on Saturday to vote no, dealing a significant blow to the White House's efforts to garner bipartisan backing for the controversial accord. Flake, a freshman who had praised President Barack Obama for seeking a diplomatic solution, had been publicly...

Washington – FAA: Computer Problem That Snarled Flights In Northeast Resolved, Flights Returning To Normal

August 15, 2015 at 09:50 PM
Washington - Air traffic was snarled and passengers' tempers frayed on Saturday as many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast stretching from New York down to the Carolinas were delayed or cancelled. The Federal Aviation Administration blamed the problem on "technical issues" at an air traffic control center in Leesburg, Va. Around 4 p.m., the agency said the...

West Bank – Palestinian Killed After Stabbing Israeli Police Officer

August 15, 2015 at 09:11 PM
West Bank - Israeli military and police shot two Palestinians, one fatally, after separate stabbing attacks on security forces in the West Bank on Saturday, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said a Palestinian approached officers conducting a routine security check and stabbed one in the back with a knife, moderately wounding him. An officer nearby opened fire and killed the...

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