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Washington – U.S. Releases Video It Says Shows Iranian Rockets Near American Warships

January 9, 2016 at 11:21 PM
Washington - The U.S. Navy released black-and-white video on Saturday it said was taken by an American helicopter showing an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel firing unguided rockets on Dec. 26 near warships including the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran on Dec. 31 denied that its Revolutionary Guards vessels had launched the rockets as the United States...

New York – Staten Island Player Wins $165 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

January 9, 2016 at 11:06 PM
New York - While scores of Americans have shelled out cash for a chance at winning the Powerball lottery with a jackpot that's grown to $900 million, a lucky player on Staten Island became a multimillionaire after buying a Mega Millions ticket. But the $165 million prize is a paltry sum by comparison. The unidentified person bought the winning ticket for Friday's Mega Millions drawing at...

New York – Powerball Numbers Drawn

January 9, 2016 at 11:02 PM
New York - The winning numbers for the record $900 million Powerball jackpot are 32-16-19-57-34 and Powerball number 13. The Multi-State Lottery Association announced the numbers live on television and on its website Saturday. To win the jackpot, a ticket must have all six numbers correct. The first five can be in any order but the sixth must be the Powerball number. Kelly Cripe...

Mexico City – Mexico Willing To Extradite Recaptured Drug Lord Guzman

January 9, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Mexico City - Mexico's government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite the newly-recaptured drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman to face drug trafficking charges, sources familiar with the situation said on Saturday. The Mexican Attorney General's office will be working as fast as possible to establish the path to extradition, and Chapo could be sent to the United States...

Burlington, VT – Vermont Deli Near Trump Venue Didn’t Sell Bologna Special

January 9, 2016 at 10:50 PM
Burlington, VT - Workers at a Vermont deli near where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared say they didn't sell any of the bologna sandwich specials named for him. The sandwich was on sale for $20.16 at the Kountry Kart Deli, next door to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Trump appeared there Thursday. The Trump sandwich is bologna on white bread with American...

New York, NY – NYPD Officer Shot In Ankle After Arriving At Scene Of Brawl

January 9, 2016 at 10:44 PM
New York, NY - A New York City police officer was struck with a bullet in his ankle early on Saturday after he arrived at the scene of a large fight in the Bronx and a man opened fire on him, police said. The shooting came a day after a gunman shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer, in an attack that authorities said he claimed to have carried out "in the name of...

Washington – Man Plotted To Kidnap Obama’s Dog

January 9, 2016 at 10:39 PM
Washington - A North Dakota man who allegedly plotted to kidnap one of the Obama family's pet Portuguese water dogs was arrested with guns and ammunition at a downtown Washington hotel and is facing a weapons charge, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The man, Scott D. Stockert, 49, of Dickinson, North Dakota, first came to the attention of the Minnesota field office of the U.S. Secret...

London – Three Held Over Alleged Assault Of Jewish Shoppers

January 9, 2016 at 10:14 PM
London - Three men have been arrested after Jewish shoppers in London were reportedly pelted with gas canisters by men in a pick-up truck shouting “Hitler is on the way”. The antisemitic incident is alleged to have happened at Tottenham Hale retail park in north London at about 7.45pm on Wednesday. The Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim said it had been contacted by one of the...

Mexico – Tunnel Vision: The Fall Of Mexican Drugs Kingpin Chapo Guzman

January 9, 2016 at 09:52 PM
Mexico - For years the world's most wanted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman used tunnels to smuggle billions of dollars worth of drugs into the United States and to evade capture - until Mexico's government got wise to his game. Six months after a brazen jailbreak worthy of Hollywood, escaping a maximum security prison through a mile-long tunnel from his cell, Mexico's security forces...

Mexico City – Magazine Says Drug Lord Guzman Met With US Actor Sean Penn

January 9, 2016 at 09:42 PM
Mexico City - An interview that Hollywood star Sean Penn conducted with Mexican Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman late last year helped Mexico's government catch the world's most wanted drug lord, sources said on Saturday. Guzman told Penn in the interview published in Rolling Stone on Saturday that he sent tunnel engineers to Germany for training prior to his prison break through a mile-long passage to...

Charlotte, NC – Muslim Woman Led Out Of Trump Rally; Group Seeks Apology

January 9, 2016 at 09:29 PM
South Carolina - Rose Hamid attended one of Donald Trump's rallies in silent protest over some of his campaign statements, but by the time the South Carolina event was over, the Muslim woman said she had been heckled by people in the crowd and escorted out by security guards. Now she's awaiting a response from the Republican front-runner. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has issued a...

Iowa – Cruz Says Voters Will Deliver A ‘Spanking’ For Hillary For Lying About Benghazi

January 9, 2016 at 08:19 PM
Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lied about what she knew about the Benghazi attack and American voters will deliver a "spanking," just like he does to his 5-year-old daughter when she lies. Cruz made the comments Friday in response to a question from an audience member at a campaign stop in Iowa. Cruz says Clinton knew the 2012 attack in Benghazi...

Tel Aviv – Why Did It Take Israel’s Vaunted Security Forces A Week To Find Dizengoff Pub Gunman?

January 9, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Tel Aviv - It took an entire week for the police and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) to track down Nashat Milhem, the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's Day shooting in central Tel Aviv. This was an intense manhunt that was laid bare for all to see on live television, Internet sites, and, in particular, social media. It was a seven-day dragnet that partially focused on the...

New York – Some Key Numbers About The Giant Powerball Drawing

January 9, 2016 at 07:48 PM
New York - Enthusiastic ticket-buyers have pushed the record Powerball jackpot to $900 million for Saturday night's drawing. Ticket sales on Thursday were double the previous record for that day, said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. During one hour around midday Friday, sales were $13.2 million, or $219,277 per minute. Here's a rundown of some key figures — if not the...

Philadelphia – Video Shows Philadelphia Cop Shooting

January 9, 2016 at 07:45 PM
Philadelphia - A man who investigators say claimed he shot and wounded a Philadelphia police officer in the name of Islam was charged Saturday with attempted murder. Edward Archer also was charged with aggravated assault, assault of a law enforcement officer and several firearms crimes. He is being held without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 25. The Defender Association...

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