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Washington – From Bikers To Truckers, Pro-Trump Groups Plan Forceful Presence In Cleveland

May 1, 2016 at 11:01 AM
Washington - When Chris Cox rolls into Cleveland in mid-July with other motorcycle-riding supporters of Donald Trump, he plans to celebrate the billionaire's coronation as the Republican presidential nominee. He also counts on joining protests if a battle over the nomination ensues. "I'm anticipating we'll be doing a victory dance," said Cox, 47, a chainsaw artist and founder of Bikers for...

Jerusalem – In Depth: ZAKA Founder Explains Why He Abandoned Anti-Zionist ‘Eda Haredit’ Group; Slams Zealots As Crazies

May 1, 2016 at 10:24 AM
Jerusalem - ZAKA chairman Yehuda Meshi Zahav describes sparingly and with restraint the things he and thousands of his volunteers at ZAKA do. ZAKA is a haredi (ultra-Orthodox Jewish) organization that rescues, identifies, and traces Jewish disaster victims in Israel and all over the world under sometimes virtually impossible conditions. Such a mission requires love of one's fellow man, great...

London – In London’s Mayoral Race, Candidate Rejects ‘extremism’ Barb

May 1, 2016 at 09:59 AM
London - One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city's next mayor. The contrast between Sadiq Khan of the Labour Party and Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith is resonant in a booming city where rocketing rents and property prices are...

Washington – CSX Train Derails In DC; Hazardous Material Leaking

May 1, 2016 at 09:32 AM
Washington - A CSX freight train derailed on Sunday morning in northeastern Washington DC, with several cars overturned and leaking hazardous liquids near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station, the District of Columbia Fire Department tweeted. The Metro station and Rhode Island Avenue were closed as three cars were leaking liquids, the tweet said. It did not identify the substance, but said...

New York – IN PHOTOS: Thousands Mark May Day With Rallies Around The Globe

May 1, 2016 at 09:08 AM
New York - Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. May 1 is celebrated by many labor unions and workers worldwide. May Day is generally a public holiday in many countries. A look in photos at some May Day events: {NewsPhotosEmbed 989088867...

Toms River, NJ – Neighboring Townships Tell Lakewood Shomrim To Stay Away

May 1, 2016 at 08:46 AM
Toms River, NJ - The culture clash continues in the Lakewood area, with officials in both neighboring Jackson and Toms River telling members of the Lakewood citizens patrol that their presence is unwelcome. Last week, Toms River police chief Mitchell Little instructed the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch to immediately cease all operations in the area, according to the NJ101.5, after some...

Washington – Obama Torches Trump At His Final Washington Correspondents’ Dinner

May 1, 2016 at 08:33 AM
Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents' dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "The Republican establishment is incredulous that he's their most likely nominee," Obama told attendees at the black-tie...

San Francisco – Apple’s Stock Suffers Worst Week Since 2013

May 1, 2016 at 01:30 AM
Apple Inc on Friday ended its worst week on the stock market since 2013 as worries festered about a slowdown in iPhone sales and after influential shareholder Carl Icahn revealed he sold his entire stake. Shares of Apple, a mainstay of many Wall Street portfolios and the largest component of the Standard & Poor's 500 index, have dropped 11 percent in the past five sessions. That shrank the...

London – Britain’s Labour Party Launches Anti-semitism Inquiry

May 1, 2016 at 12:43 AM
London - Britain's opposition Labour party has launched an inquiry into how to tackle anti-semitism after suspending former London mayor Ken Livingstone days before it contests elections in London, Scotland and Wales. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn - a close ally of party veteran Livingstone - said in a statement that he would propose a new code of conduct explicitly banning anti-semitism...

Omaha, NE – Buffett Says Berkshire ‘fine’ With Trump Or Clinton

May 1, 2016 at 12:11 AM
Omaha, NE - Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc is poised to do well no matter who wins the White House in November, and the billionaire investor defended the performance and tactics of the conglomerate's several large investments. Buffett presided over his 51st Berkshire annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where he and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded five hours of...

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