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New York – After The Turkey, Some Hit The Shops To Start Holiday Season

November 24, 2016 at 11:06 PM
New York - After enjoying the Thanksgiving turkey, some Americans hit the shops for what retailers hope will be a new tradition to start the holiday shopping season. Throngs of shoppers lined up at Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan for its 5 p.m. opening, looking for deals. The competition to grab customers first is keen, as J.C. Penney opened even earlier. Marivec Caquias of Queens had no...

Beijing – Death Toll In Construction Accident In China Rises To 74

November 24, 2016 at 10:10 PM
Beijing - The death toll from the collapse of scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China rose to 74, state media said Friday, in the country's worst work-safety accident in over two years. Two others were injured after the work platform at a power plant cooling tower that was under construction collapsed Thursday, sending iron pipes, steel bars and wooden planks tumbling down on the...

New York – No Holiday For Political Talk, Social Media Posts Suggest

November 24, 2016 at 10:04 PM
New York - As Americans feasted on turkey Thursday during the nation's first major post-election holiday, some took to social media to describe the political gloating, loathing and subject avoiding they experienced around the Thanksgiving table. Facebook and Twitter posts, many even before dinner was served, revealed some people still struggling to come to grips with Donald Trump's victory and...

Washington – Asia Is Nervous About Trump, But US-India Ties Could Improve

November 24, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Some Asian nations are watching anxiously as Donald Trump prepares to take up the presidency, but for at least one major power in the region, India, the changing of the guard in Washington could strengthen ties. During a brutal election campaign, where Trump's rhetoric on foreign partners was overwhelmingly negative, he was largely positive about India — or at least its Hindu...

New York – Everyone Loves A Proposal: Policeman Pops Question At Parade

November 24, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - Talk about a memorable trip to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The New York Police Department says an officer who was shot on duty last year proposed to his girlfriend at Thursday's parade. And the NYPD says in a tweet, "She said yes!!!" The NYPD tweeted a photo of the happy moment, which unfolded in front of the NYPD band. The Daily News first reported on the tweet and says...

Jerusalem – Israel Fires Continue To Rage: Evacuation Of Town Of Beit Meir

November 24, 2016 at 08:34 PM
Jerusalem - Firefighters are continuing overnight Thursday to fight the fires that are raging across Israel. At around 2:00 a.m. a fire broke out in the Beit Shemesh area, near the towns of Beit Meir and Shoresh. Residents of Beit Meir were evacuated from their homes. An estimated 750 hectares (1,850 acres) of forests and rural areas have been destroyed in Zichron Ya’acov, Neveh Shalom...

France – Airbus’s Largest A350 Jet Carries Out Its Maiden Flight

November 24, 2016 at 08:28 PM
France - Europe's largest twin-engined passenger jet, the Airbus A350-1000, took to the skies for the first time on Thursday, seeking to grab the spotlight from Boeing's popular 777. The lightweight carbon-fiber plane, 7 meters longer and able to carry 40 more people than A350s already in service, began a three-hour debut flight at 4.42 a.m ET, watched by some of the airline bosses who have...

Guatemala City – Central Americans Surge North, Hoping To Reach Us Before Trump Inauguration

November 24, 2016 at 08:02 PM
Guatemala City - Central American countries warned on Thursday that large numbers of migrants have fled their poor, violent homes since Donald Trump's surprise election win, hoping to reach the United States before he takes office next year. Trump won the Nov. 8 vote by taking a hard line on immigration, threatening to deport millions of people living illegally in the United States and to...

Mosul, Iraq – Military: Islamic State Uses Drones To Attack Iraqi Army In Mosul

November 24, 2016 at 07:01 PM
Mosul, Iraq - Islamic State has been using drones to attack Iraqi troops advancing in the northern city of Mosul, the militant group's last major urban stronghold in country, the military said on Thursday. Iraqi forces, with air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition, launched an offensive on Oct. 17 to retake Mosul in the most complex campaign in Iraq since the U.S.-led 2003 invasion...

Milwaukee – Green Party Raises $3.5 Million For Presidential Vote Recounts

November 24, 2016 at 06:01 PM
Milwaukee - Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said on Thursday she has raised $3.5 million to force recounts of the Nov. 8 election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins. The campaign said it exceeded its initial goal for raising $2.5 million and has enough money to pay Wisconsin's $1.1 million filing fee due on Friday...

Paris – France Urges Labelling Goods From Israeli Settlements

November 24, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Paris - France published an official notification Thursday urging businesses to use labels to identify goods produced in the Israeli settlements, prompting a swift condemnation from Israel. It was not immediately clear whether the notice published in the French Official Journal is binding for retailers or a recommendation. A press official with the trade ministry said late Thursday she was not...

Albany, NY – NY’s Cuomo Finds Common Ground With Trump On Infrastructure

November 24, 2016 at 05:01 PM
Albany, NY - President-elect Donald Trump has made big promises when it comes to building new highways, tunnels, bridges and airports in America — and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hoping he makes good on his word. Cuomo has embarked on projects to rebuild Penn Station and LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, and to replace the aging Tappan Zee Bridge. There are also plans to invest billions of...

Miami – Man Riding Horse From SC To Keys Charged With Animal Cruelty

November 24, 2016 at 04:27 PM
Miami - Authorities say a man who was trying to ride his horse from South Carolina to Key West is facing an animal cruelty charge in South Florida. The Miami-Herald (https://goo.gl/2Yb0DQ ) reports that 36-year-old Chris Emerson was stopped Wednesday morning by Miami-Dade police. Officials determined that Emerson's horse, Trigger, was dangerously malnourished. Laurie Waggoner runs the...

Kentucky – 2 Dead, 4 Injured In Shooting At Youth Football Game

November 24, 2016 at 04:19 PM
Kentucky - Two people were killed and four were hospitalized in shootings at a riverfront park in Louisville, police said Thursday. Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said officers responded to a call of multiple shootings about 1:30 p.m. at Shawnee Park. The injuries among those taken to University Hospital were not considered life threating, he said. "Most people...

Palm Beach, FL – Trump Spends Thanksgiving ‘Working Hard’ On Keeping Carrier Plant In US

November 24, 2016 at 04:05 PM
Palm Beach, FL - Republican President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he was spending part of his Thanksgiving holiday trying to convince an Indiana air conditioner maker to stay in the United States - reflecting his election campaign pledge to stop the flow of jobs abroad. Trump, who is also weighing decisions on his Cabinet during a family retreat at his Mar-a-Lago golf resort in...

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