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Beijing – Vehicle Pile-up In China Leaves 17 People Dead, 37 Injured

November 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Beijing - Dozens of vehicles collided amid snowy weather in northern China, leaving 17 dead and 37 injured, state media reported Tuesday. A total of 56 vehicles were involved in the accident on a major expressway in Shanxi province on Monday under cold, slick conditions, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. It cited local authorities as saying the injured were in stable...

Washington – State Department Warns About Possible Attacks In Europe During Holiday Season

November 21, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Washington - The State Department on Monday issued an alert to U.S. citizens about a heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. "U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets," it said in a statement, adding that there was credible information that Islamic State, al Qaeda and their affiliates...

New York – How Kellogg Worked With “Independent Experts” To Tout Cereal

November 21, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - On its website, Kellogg touted a distinguished-sounding "Breakfast Council" of "independent experts" who helped guide its nutritional efforts. Nowhere did it say this: The maker of Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes paid the experts and fed them talking points, according to a copy of a contract and emails obtained by The Associated Press. The company paid the experts an average of...

New York – Rockwell Painting On 1944 Election Fetches $6.5 Million

November 21, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New York - A painting by Norman Rockwell that depicts the undecided voter sentiment during the 1944 presidential election — much like the 2016 race — has sold for $6.5 million at an auction of American art in New York. "Which One? (Undecided; Man in Voting Booth)" shows a man standing in a voting booth clutching a newspaper while pondering the choice between Democratic President Franklin...

New York – Review Of Airport Panic: Bolt Spurred It, Cops Made It Worse

November 21, 2016 at 10:00 PM
New York - Poor communication among police, private security and other personnel contributed to a mass panic that erupted at a New York City airport when loud cheers for Usain Bolt somehow led to a false report of gunshots, according to a review by a team of top security officials. Passengers at Kennedy Airport ran for the exits on Aug. 14 after cheering at a terminal bar during the Olympics...

San Antonio – Judge Urges New Citizens To Leave US If Can’t Accept Trump

November 21, 2016 at 09:46 PM
San Antonio - A federal judge in San Antonio finds himself at the center of an uproar after telling newly sworn U.S. citizens that Donald Trump is "your president, and if you don't like that, you need to go to another country." U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primono's comments were reported by KENS-TV in San Antonio, which covered the naturalization ceremony at which 500 immigrants took the oath...

New York – Humpback Whale In Cleaner Hudson River May Be Chasing A Meal

November 21, 2016 at 09:30 PM
New York - A humpback whale that has cavorted in the Hudson River for nearly a week, with sightings reported from the Statue of Liberty to well north of the George Washington Bridge about 20 miles away, may be after a meal. The U.S. Coast Guard said it has received dozens of calls reporting Hudson sightings since last Wednesday. The Hudson originates upstate in the Adirondack Mountains and...

New York – At New York Immigration Museum, Guides Cope With Hostile Remarks

November 21, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - A New York City history museum that celebrates immigration to the United States is giving its guides new training to help them deal with an increase in hostile remarks among visitors about immigrants. New York's Tenement Museum has long organized tours for small groups with the stated mission of enhancing the public's appreciation for the role immigration plays in shaping the...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Breaks Ben-Gurion’s Record For Longest Consecutive Term

November 21, 2016 at 08:27 PM
Jerusalem - Forget King Bibi. From now on, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be known as the Gordie Howe of Israeli politics. Howe was the legendary hockey player who played 32 consecutive years, beginning in 1946. Netanyahu is the prime minister who as of Tuesday will have spent 2,793 days – or seven years and 236 days – as premier, surpassing David Ben-Gurion’s record for the...

New York – Trump Tower: President-elect HQ And A Political Sideshow

November 21, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Welcome to Trump Tower. Upstairs, the president-elect is planning his administration. Downstairs, it's a full-on political carnival. Since Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory, the celebrity businessman has largely been ensconced in his penthouse home at his 664-foot glass tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. But as he works, the political circus that has accompanied his...

Indianapolis – Pence, Who Touts Openness, Tries To Stop Document, Email Release

November 21, 2016 at 07:34 PM
Indianapolis - Lawyers for Indiana Governor and Republican Vice President-elect Mike Pence argued in court Monday that the state's judicial branch has no authority to require him to comply with Indiana's public records law. The civil case before Indiana's Court of Appeals was brought by Indianapolis attorney William Groth, who sued in 2015 after the Pence administration denied a request for...

New York – Trump Releases Video Promises Cabinet Of ‘Patriots’ Says Will Quit Pacific Trade Deal

November 21, 2016 at 07:24 PM
New York - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump released a video on Monday laying out actions he will take on his first day in office on Jan. 20, including withdrawing the United States from a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Trump said he is assembling a Cabinet made up of "patriots." Trump also said he would issue a rule cutting government regulations, direct the Labor Department to...

San Francisco – Tech Worker Visas Face Uncertain Future Under Trump, Sessions

November 21, 2016 at 07:00 PM
San Francisco - The main U.S. visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker program. H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry, which has lobbied to expand the program, may now have...

Tennessee – Official: 6 Dead In Chattanooga Elementary School Bus Crash

November 21, 2016 at 06:35 PM
Tennessee - Six people were killed Monday when a Chattanooga school bus with 35 young children aboard crashed, turned on its side and wrapped around a tree, according to the district attorney. Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston told media outlets that five people died at the scene and one died at the hospital. Melydia Clewell, spokeswoman for the district attorney, confirmed the...

Washington – Democrat Meets With Trump And Warns Against Syria Safe Zone

November 21, 2016 at 06:26 PM
Washington - In an unusual political sit-down, a congressional Democrat on Monday warned President-elect Donald Trump about escalating the civil war in Syria by establishing a no-fly zone to protect civilians from the bombing. Two-term Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who has often challenged President Barack Obama on national security, said she held a "frank and positive" conversation with the...

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