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Ramallah – Palestinians’ Fatah Sets Nov. 29 As Date For Leadership Vote

November 1, 2016 at 05:45 PM
Ramallah -An official says the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to hold overdue leadership elections on Nov. 29. The vote for Fatah's two main decision-making bodies is largely seen as an attempt to block the return of Mohammed Dahlan, an exiled Abbas rival who forged close ties with leaders of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the...

Washington – James Comey: The Do-the-right-thing Guy In Email Maelstrom

November 1, 2016 at 05:14 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey once called it a crucial leadership test: Anticipating whether a decision makes sense "through the eyes of others." Now his own big decision has Democrats and even some Republicans wondering whether he failed his own test. The FBI director who prides himself on moral rectitude and a squeaky-clean reputation is being criticized from all sides for lobbing...

New York – $6M Settlement For Man Acquitted After 24 Years In Prison

November 1, 2016 at 04:48 PM
New York - Officials say a man has accepted a $6 million settlement in a federal lawsuit he filed after spending 24 years in prison for a 1989 New York City slaying before being retried and acquitted. The New York Daily News reported (http://nydn.us/2euKdVW ) Tuesday that the city says it determined the settlement with Derrick Deacon was fair and in its best interests. Deacon was convicted...

New York – NYC Announces Online Bail Payment, Helping To Reduce Unnecessary Jail Time

November 1, 2016 at 04:15 PM
New York, NY - Mayor de Blasio and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice today announced the creation of an online bail payment system that will help avoid unnecessary jail time by making it easier to post bail. The system – developed as part of the Bail Lab – will allow the friends and family of those incarcerated on cash bail to pay bail online, by phone or by kiosk rather than make...

Washington – Official: Lynch, Comey Spoke After Announcement Of Clinton Email Review

November 1, 2016 at 03:47 PM
Washington - A government official says Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey have spoken privately with each other since news broke that the FBI would review new emails in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The conversation took place on Monday. The official said Lynch asked Comey how he was doing. The official was not authorized to discuss a private...

Washington – FBI Releases 17-year Old Archive From Clinton Pardon Case

November 1, 2016 at 03:45 PM
Washington - Only days before the presidential election, the FBI released a 17-year-old archive of documents from a long-closed investigation into Bill Clinton's presidential pardon of a fugitive financier, prompting questions from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign about its timing. The release comes amid the bureau's controversially timed review of emails from a Hillary Clinton...

Washington – Wikileaks: John Podesta Had Called For “Dump” Of Clinton Emails

November 1, 2016 at 03:21 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman said "we are going to have to dump" her emails after news broke that the Democrat and her aides had used private email accounts to conduct State Department business. The comments by John Podesta were in the latest batch of hacked emails released by Wikileaks. After the New York Times revealed Clinton's use of private email accounts, Podesta...

Jerusalem – Teenagers Discover 1,200-year-old Coin In The Galilee

November 1, 2016 at 03:18 PM
Jerusalem - Two teenagers partaking in an archeological dig in the town of Kama in the lower Galilee discovered an ancient coin thought to be around 1,200 years old according to the Israeli Antiquities Authority. The coin from the 8th century CE, is inscribed with Arabic and mentions the name of the Prophet Muhammad and speaks of monotheism. “While digging, I found a shiny coin. When I...

New York – Mexican Businessman, Others Face US Charges In $100 Million Laundering Scheme

November 1, 2016 at 02:30 PM
New York - A Mexico-based businessman has been arrested in the United States on charges that he and five others engaged in a scheme to fraudulently obtain tax refunds from the Mexican government and launder over $100 million. Carlos Djemal, who according to court papers acquired Mexican-based InvestaBank SA in 2014, was arrested in Chicago and charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan...

San Francisco – Instagram To Test New Shopping Feature

November 1, 2016 at 02:16 PM
San Francisco - Facebook Inc's Instagram said that it will start tests next week on a new shopping feature through which users can buy products from U.S.-based retailers via the photo-sharing app. Retailers will be able to showcase up to five products in a Instagram post, and clicking on the various tags will give users a lot more detail about the product than was previously available...

King Of Prussia, PA – Race Tightening, Trump Goes Hard After ‘Obamacare’

November 1, 2016 at 01:45 PM
King Of Prussia, PA - Momentum flagging, Hillary Clinton reminded swing state voters Tuesday what they may dislike about Donald Trump. Her GOP rival homed in on the FBI's renewed examination of her emails and the rising premiums for "Obamacare," capitalizing on late-breaking political ammunition. Campaigning in Pennsylvania, a state where some health care premiums are expected to go up by more...

Washington – Wikleaks Release Shows Clinton Campaign Weighed Forcing Out Democratic Chairwoman

November 1, 2016 at 01:19 PM
Washington - As early as last December, the Clinton campaign was planning to neutralize Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and forcing her out after the party convention was one of the options under discussion, according to the latest WikiLeaks release of emails hacked from the accounts of Clinton campaign chairman, John Podesta, which were posted Tuesday. Other...

Zhuhai, China – China Debuts J-20 Stealth Jet In Show Of Strength At Country’s Biggest Expo

November 1, 2016 at 12:42 PM
Zhuhai, China - China showed its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time on Tuesday, opening the country's biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers with a show of its military clout. Airshow China, in the southern city of Zhuhai, offers Beijing an opportunity to demonstrate its ambitions in civil aerospace and to underline its growing capability in defense. China is set...

Albany, NY – New York ‘Move-over’ Law Expanded To Garbage Trucks

November 1, 2016 at 12:06 PM
Albany, NY - A new state law that’s now in effect requires drivers in New York to slow down, move over and proceed with caution when approaching garbage trucks on the road. The state’s Move Over Law is expanding to include recycling and waste collection vehicles. Under existing law, drivers are supposed to move over and proceed with caution when approaching law enforcement, emergency...

Brooklyn, NY – NYS Jewish Assemblyman Will Cast Vote For Speaker Ryan In Presidential Election

November 1, 2016 at 11:36 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Two months after posting a video to YouTube saying that he was reluctantly endorsing Donald Trump for president by default, a Brooklyn assemblyman has reversed his position, saying that he will not be voting for either of the two major candidates in the upcoming presidential election. Assemblyman Dov Hikind announced today that when he goes to cast his ballot next week, his...

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