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Stafford, VA – 13K People Text Woman, Not C-SPAN, About Presidential Debate

September 30, 2016 at 11:40 AM
Stafford, VA - A Virginia woman says she received more than 13,000 text messages and 600 calls after C-SPAN accidentally plastered her number on TV during the presidential debate. Media outlets report that 26-year-old Tripp Diaz of Stafford began receiving a barrage of texts Monday evening because C-SPAN had just put her number on TV, asking viewers to call and text to comment on the...

New York – Birthright Israel: ‘A Gift From 1 Generation To Another’

September 30, 2016 at 11:13 AM
New York - For some young Jews, it's almost become a rite of passage: taking a free trip through Birthright Israel. Since the organization launched 16 years ago, it's brought 500,000 Jews to Israel. They come from 66 countries, but about three-fourths are American. The only requirement is that participants be 18 to 26 years old, with at least one Jewish parent (or one Jewish grandparent if...

Berlin – 4 Arrested At German Border With Possible Bomb-making Goods

September 30, 2016 at 10:57 AM
Berlin - German police say they have arrested four men after finding possible bomb-making material in their car at the border with Austria. The dpa news agency reported Friday that federal police also suspect the car's 38-year-old Polish driver of trying to smuggle the other three men, ages 20, 29 and 37, into Germany. Police say the passengers are from Ivory Coast and Guinea. Authorities...

Washington – Clinton’s ‘nasty’ Trump Ads Are Mostly His Own Words

September 30, 2016 at 10:46 AM
Washington - Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making "nasty" ads about him. Most of Clinton's commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump is his own worst enemy. The most frequently used Clinton advertisements about Trump have a common theme: They show regular people, often in the flicker of a television set...

New York – Investigators Seek Clues On Why New Jersey Train Failed To Stop

September 30, 2016 at 10:15 AM
New York - Investigators found the black box recorder as they sifted through the twisted wreckage of a commuter train that failed to stop before plowing into a Hoboken, New Jersey, station, killing a woman on the platform and injuring scores of people. The event recorder was removed late on Thursday from the locomotive at the rear of the NJ Transit train that slammed through an end barrier and...

Jerusalem – Before Departing, Obama Snaps Pic With Israeli Police

September 30, 2016 at 09:33 AM
Jerusalem - Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan posts a photo of a smiling Obama with Israeli security personnel at Ben Gurion Airport. “President Obama knows who he needs to thank for this difficult and complicated operation,” writes Erdan, referring to the security arrangements for the funeral...

Jerusalem – IN PHOTOS: Funeral Of Shimon Peres

September 30, 2016 at 09:24 AM
Jerusalem - Under a white canopy on a forested hillside in the late summer sunshine, old friends and several adversaries brushed shoulders with one another on Friday as they mourned the death of Israeli statesman and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres. Dozens of world leaders and hundreds of dignitaries gathered at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl cemetery, some hugging each other warmly, others greeting...

Jerusalem – Peres Funeral Briefly Brings Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Together

September 30, 2016 at 08:59 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli and Palestinian leaders shook hands during a brief chat and U.S. President Barack Obama gently reminded them of the "unfinished business of peace" at the funeral Friday of Shimon Peres, the last of a generation of Israel's founding fathers. But there was no indication that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's rare visit to Jerusalem and the amiable words he and Israeli...

Denmark – NATO Boss In Autobiography: Obama Backed My Candidacy

September 30, 2016 at 08:43 AM
Denmark - NATO's secretary-general says his bid to become the alliance's chief was supported by U.S. President Barack Obama, who worked behind the scenes to make it happen. In an autobiography published Friday, former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg wrote that Obama sent him an acknowledgement letter in late 2013 after Stoltenberg had resigned because his Labor Party lost...

Paris – Renault Signs Deal For Venture In Iran As Its Economy Opens

September 30, 2016 at 08:07 AM
Paris - Renault has reached a deal with Iran's government to open a plant making at least 150,000 vehicles a year, as European companies race for a share of Iran's market now that international sanctions have been lifted. The French carmaker announced the deal with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran on Friday, during the Paris auto show. The plant in a Tehran...

Jerusalem – Israelis, World Leaders Gather For Peres Funeral

September 30, 2016 at 07:31 AM
Jerusalem - Shimon Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries — in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career and who came to be seen by many as a visionary and symbol of hopes of Mideast peace. U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S...

Manila – Philippines Leader Likens Himself To Hitler, Wants To Kill Millions Of Drug Users

September 29, 2016 at 11:31 PM
Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would "be happy" to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country. In a rambling speech on his arrival in Davao City after a visit to Vietnam, Duterte told reporters that he had been "portrayed to be some cousin of Hitler" by critics. Noting that...

Paris – Automakers Show Off Electric Cars At Paris Show

September 29, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Paris - Global automakers are showing off new electric vehicles at the Paris auto show as they look ahead to a world of tighter environmental standards and brace for rapid changes in technology. Volkswagen, trying to recover from revelations some of its diesel cars pollute far more than is allowed, displayed the I.D, a battery-powered compact it says will sell for about what a fully equipped...

New York – Are You Owed Money From A Forgotten Bank Account?

September 29, 2016 at 10:32 PM
New York - Finding money you didn't know you had is like discovering lost treasure. For many people, there's treasure to be found in old, forgotten bank accounts. Las Vegas resident Michael Catania was surprised when he plugged his name into MissingMoney.com , a website for unclaimed-property searches, and learned that Massachusetts was holding money for him from a forgotten bank certificate...

Washington – Do Not Vote For ‘Demagogue’ Trump, USA Today Tells Its Readers

September 29, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Branding Donald Trump a "dangerous demagogue," USA Today on Thursday urged its readers not to vote for the Republican presidential candidate, but added that it was not endorsing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton either. The national newspaper said in an editorial that it had never taken sides in U.S. presidential elections in its 34-year history, but was abandoning the practice...

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