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Mexico City – Trump Says He And Mexican Leader Discussed Wall, Not Payment

August 31, 2016 at 04:55 PM
Mexico City - Standing alongside the president of Mexico, a measured Donald Trump on Wednesday defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, but he declined to repeat his frequent promise to force Mexico to pay for it. Trump, the U.S. presidential candidate who is widely despised across Mexico, also sidestepped his repeated criticism of...

San Francisco – Google Takes On Uber With Waze Carpooling Service

August 31, 2016 at 04:30 PM
San Francisco - Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. The plans will build upon a test service that Google's navigation app Waze launched three months ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program allows anyone using the Waze app to offer a ride to a...

Fair Lawn, NJ – Holocaust Survivor Known For Sharing Experiences Dies At 91

August 31, 2016 at 04:03 PM
Fair Lawn, NJ - A Holocaust survivor who made it his mission to share stories of the horrors he saw and endured while imprisoned in nine concentration camps has died. Abraham Peck was 91. Peck's family says the longtime Fair Lawn, New Jersey, resident died Thursday from kidney failure. Peck was well known for speaking before school and community groups and was the subject of a recently...

Berlin – German Nationalist Lawmaker Lashes Out At Jewish Activist

August 31, 2016 at 03:32 PM
Berlin - Days before a closely watched regional election in Germany, a leading member of the nationalist party Alternative for Germany launched an attack on a prominent Jewish activist, calling Wednesday for the anti-racism organization she heads to be shut down. European lawmaker Beatrix von Storch, who leads the Berlin chapter of Alternative for Germany, lashed out online at the Amadeu...

Tel Aviv – Israeli Jews, Muslims Puzzled By French ‘Burkini’ Brouhaha

August 31, 2016 at 03:05 PM
Tel Aviv - In Israel, where it is fair to say Muslims and Jews do not always agree, there is shared confusion and surprise at events across the Mediterranean: the push by French mayors to ban full-body swimsuits, or "burkinis", on beaches. France's highest administrative court ruled against the ban on Friday, but mayors in several beachfront towns have said they will defy the edict, determined...

Ship Bottom, NJ – Woman Reading On New Jersey Beach Is Run Over By Trash Truck

August 31, 2016 at 02:26 PM
Ship Bottom, NJ - Authorities say a Canadian woman lying on a New Jersey beach has been run over by a truck picking up trash. A spokesman with the Ocean County prosecutor's office says the Toronto woman was hospitalized Wednesday in stable condition with minor injuries to her arm and leg. Al Della Fave says Megan Fabieniak was struck by the pickup truck at around 8 a.m. He says the front...

Linthicum, MD – The Quest To End Lost Airline Luggage

August 31, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Linthicum, MD - Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit. As each suitcase climbs up the conveyor belt into the plane, a small computer verifies that it actually belongs on that flight. If one bag didn't, a red light would flash and the belt would stop until somebody acknowledges the mistake and reroutes the luggage. This is the future...

Cincinnati, Ohio – Clinton Mocks Trump Visit To Mexico

August 31, 2016 at 01:14 PM
Ohio - Hillary Clinton is tweaking rival Donald Trump's decision to travel to Mexico, saying it takes more to make up for a "year of insults and insinuations" than a quick trip to America's southern neighbor. Clinton says at the American Legion's annual convention in Ohio that voters need to know that they can count on you. She says "it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of...

Jerusalem – Israeli Man Seeks Ouster Of Palestinians From Scout Movement

August 31, 2016 at 01:03 PM
Jerusalem - The son of an American-Israeli man killed in a Palestinian attack last year said Wednesday he has asked the global scout movement to expel its Palestinian branch after local members dedicated a recent training course to one of his father's killers. Micah Lakin Avni said the Palestinian scout branch is violating the world movement's core ideals. "The scouts has really been for...

Brazil – Brazil’s President Rousseff Ousted From Office By Senate

August 31, 2016 at 12:48 PM
Brazil - Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's most powerful economy and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending. While Rousseff's ouster was widely expected, the decision was a key chapter in a colossal political struggle that is far...

Washington – Trump Son Retweets ‘Alt-right’ Figure’s Message

August 31, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Washington - Just days after Hillary Clinton criticized the Trump campaign for promoting groups and individuals associated with preserving "white identity," Donald Trump Jr. has retweeted an adherent of the "alt-right" movement that Clinton singled out for criticism. Donald Trump's oldest son this week retweeted a post from Kevin MacDonald, a former professor at California State University...

Milwaukee – Police Cuff Lawmaker As He Tries To Defuse Milwaukee Tension

August 31, 2016 at 12:02 PM
Milwaukee - A state lawmaker said Wednesday that police officers threw him to the ground and put him in handcuffs as he tried to de-escalate tensions after about 10 people were arrested at the scene of a recent fatal police shooting and violent unrest on Milwaukee's north side. Rep. Jonathan Brostoff, who represents the Wisconsin Assembly's 19th District, said he went to the Sherman Park...

New York – US Appeals Court Tosses Out $654 Million Verdict Against PLO

August 31, 2016 at 11:30 AM
New York - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a $654 million jury verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization for terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, saying the U.S. courts lack jurisdiction because the attacks were random and not aimed at the United States. The United States government had said last year that the case threatened...

Santa Clara, Cuba – Historic Commercial Flight From US Lands In Cuba

August 31, 2016 at 11:24 AM
Santa Clara, Cuba - The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. The flight of JetBlue 387 opens a new era of U.S.-Cuba travel, with about 300 flights a week connecting the U.S. with an island cut off from most...

Jerusalem – Israel Approves 284 New Housing Units In West Bank Settlements

August 31, 2016 at 11:02 AM
Jerusalem - Israel approved on Wednesday 284 new housing units in Jewish settlements in the West Bank at a time of heightened international concern over a construction drive on land Palestinians seek for a state. The decision by the military-run Civil Administration in the West Bank came two days after a senior U.N. envoy said in a statement to the Security Council that a surge in such...

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