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New York – Trump Pledges Restraint With Twitter From White House

November 12, 2016 at 11:57 PM
New York - Donald Trump is pledging restraint on Twitter as president. But you can already tell he'll be mightily tempted to let loose with those trademark tweets. He tells "60 Minutes" he's going to be "very restrained, if I use it at all." But he went on to call Twitter "tremendous" and said social media is "where it's at." As he put it: "I have a method of fighting back." The...

New York – Brooklyn Cemetery Beekeeping, Honey Operation Buzzes Among Graves

November 12, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New York - The silent graves and mausoleums of Brooklyn's Green-Wood cemetery are the final resting place of luminaries who created a buzz when they were alive, like composer Leonard Bernstein, newspaperman Horace Greeley and maverick artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. It's also home to some 600,000 honeybees and a beekeeping operation that churns out honey sold under the brand name "The Sweet...

New York – Britain’s Brexit Firebrand Farage Meets Trump In New York

November 12, 2016 at 11:11 PM
New York - Leading Brexit campaigner and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage visited U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at his home in New York City on Saturday and a Trump aide said the pair had a "very productive" meeting. "We're just tourists!" Farage joked with reporters after he was seen waiting for an elevator in the skyscraper's lobby. In brief comments later to reporters...

Dallas, TX – Some Children Fearful Of What A Trump Presidency Will Mean

November 12, 2016 at 10:44 PM
Dallas, TX - Thirteen-year-old Sophia Davis, who is black and has friends who are Hispanic, Muslims and gay, is worried that Donald Trump's election will lead to the acceptance of a "culture of violence and hateful speech." "It's just being a minority in this country. That's hard as it is. And now having a president that is not going to stand up for those minorities, that's even worse," the...

Seoul, South Korea – Hundreds Of Thousands Rally In Seoul To Demand Park’s Ouster

November 12, 2016 at 10:32 PM
Seoul, South Korea - Hundreds of thousands of people flooded Seoul's streets on Saturday demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye amid an explosive political scandal, in what may be South Korea's largest protest since it shook off dictatorship three decades ago. Police said about 260,000 people turned out for the latest mass rally against Park, whose presidency has been shaken by...

Raleigh, NC – NC Legislator’s Email: ‘Trump Forces Black Family From Home’

November 12, 2016 at 10:07 PM
Raleigh, NC - Some North Carolina Republicans are criticizing a legislative colleague who emailed them a fake newspaper headline that said "Trump forces black family from home" and showed a picture of the White House. The News & Observer of Raleigh obtained the emails, which it reported (http://bit.ly/2fHl7EM) were sent to House Republican caucus members by Rep. George Cleveland of Onslow...

Gaza – Palestinian Leadership Tensions Flare Amid Arafat Death Anniversary

November 12, 2016 at 09:16 PM
Gaza - Days after the 12th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leaders descended into new recriminations over who may have been involved in the demise of the former president. Coming two weeks before a meeting that is expected to overhaul the leadership of Fatah, the party of Arafat and President Mahmoud Abbas, the accusations underscore a growing animosity that threatens...

New York – Popular Jewish Travel Blog Named #1 By USA Today Poll

November 12, 2016 at 08:42 PM
New York - Just one week after he made headlines by spending over a million frequent flyer mile to earn the right to throw out the first pitch at the final game of the World Series, blogger Dan Eleff of Dan’s Deals is in the news again, this time for winning a travel award from USA Today. USA Today’s Travel Media Group runs seasonal 10Best Readers Choice awards that give readers the...

Princeton, NJ – Poll Expert Eats Bug On CNN After Trump Win

November 12, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Princeton, NJ - A Princeton University polling expert who said he would eat a bug if Donald Trump got more than 240 electoral votes has followed through on his promise. Sam Wang, of the Princeton Election Consortium, made good on his Twitter word on CNN Saturday. He ate from a can of gourmet-style crickets and added in some honey. He said John the Baptist ate locusts and honey in the...

New York – Trump Relies On Washington Insiders To Build Administration

November 12, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Donald Trump elicited wild cheers on the campaign trail by pledging to "drain the swamp" in Washington, but the president-elect's transition team is populated largely with creatures of the capital, including former federal bureaucrats, think-tank academics, corporate lawyers and special-interest lobbyists. An internal organizational chart for the Trump transition team lists more...

New York – Melania Trump To Sara Netanyahu: I Look Forward To Your Visit

November 12, 2016 at 07:39 PM
New York - Melania Trump, soon to be First Lady of the US, opened relations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara with a phone call described as "heartfelt and warm" on Netanyahu's Facebook page. "Mrs Trump said that she looks forward to our visit at the first opportunity, and that there will be wonderful relations between our countries and our families," Netanyahu wrote. The...

New York – Stressed Post-Election New Yorkers Vent On Subway Notes

November 12, 2016 at 07:19 PM
New York - New Yorkers struggling with post-election stress have found an outlet for the blues — by pouring their political souls onto sticky notes that fill walls of a Manhattan subway station. In the days after Republican Donald Trump won the White House, Democrat Hillary Clinton's loss brought many of her New York supporters to tears — even in public. Enter 28-year-old Brooklyn...

Istanbul – Turkey Issues Travel Warning About US, Cites Anti-Trump Protests

November 12, 2016 at 07:03 PM
Istanbul - Turkey has issued a travel warning for its citizens about going to the United States, citing violent protests following Tuesday's contested presidential election as well as increasing verbal and physical attacks and harassment of an "anti-immigrant" and "racist" nature. In a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry's website Saturday, it said the anti-Donald Trump demonstrations...

Portland, OR – Thousands Rally, March In Nationwide Anti-Trump Protests, 1 Shot In Oregon

November 12, 2016 at 06:45 PM
Portland, OR - Thousands took to the streets Saturday across the United States as demonstrations against President-elect Donald Trump continued in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and beyond. Protesters rallied at New York's Union Square before picking up steam and taking their cause toward Trump Tower. Police set up barricades in front of some of the most expensive stores in Manhattan as the...

New York – Clinton Blames FBI’s Comey For Her Defeat In Call With Donors

November 12, 2016 at 05:56 PM
New York - Hillary Clinton blamed FBI director James Comey for her stunning defeat in Tuesday's presidential election in a conference call with her top campaign funders on Saturday, according to two participants who were on the call. Clinton was projected by nearly every national public opinion poll as the heavy favorite going into Tuesday's race. Instead, Republican Donald Trump won the...

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