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Harvard, MA – School District Asks Police To Investigate Swastika Graffiti

November 26, 2016 at 11:55 PM
Harvard, MA - A school superintendent in Massachusetts has asked police to investigate after swastikas and other offensive graffiti were found on a rock outside of a school. Harvard Public Schools Superintendent Linda Dwight sent an email to parents Friday saying that a rock in front of the Bromfield School had been vandalized with swastikas, homophobic symbols and racist words. One of the...

New York – Sanders To Trump: Use Defense Contracts As Leverage For Carrier Jobs

November 26, 2016 at 11:19 PM
New York - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders turned up the pressure on President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday about his pledge to try to stop an Indiana air conditioner manufacturer from moving 1,400 jobs to Mexico. Both Sanders, who challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, and Trump seized on an announcement earlier this year by United Technologies Corp's Carrier division that it...

Jerusalem – Israeli PM Thanks Palestinian President For Help In Fighting Fires

November 26, 2016 at 10:45 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday night to thank him for sending firefighting teams and trucks to help Israel put out fires. A statement released by the PM's Office said that Netanyahu "appreciates the fact that Jews and Arabs have opened their homes for victims of the blazes." The rare talk between Israeli and...

New York – A Desire Named Street Cart: Red Tape Stifles NYC Vendors

November 26, 2016 at 10:15 PM
New York - With a guy selling pretzels and hot dogs on every other block, Manhattan must seem to tourists like a Shangri-La for street food vendors — a place where any entrepreneur willing to stand in bad weather for long hours can hustle up a living. In reality, though, New York's food cart business is no picnic. For decades, the city's regulatory scheme has made it next to impossible to...

New York – Dialing Up Deals: Black Friday Online Sales Hit New High

November 26, 2016 at 09:45 PM
New York - Holiday shoppers eager to snag big discounts turned to the internet in record fashion this week, one tracking company said, driving online sales on Black Friday to a new high. Consumers spent $3.34 billion shopping online on Friday, a 21.6 percent increase from the same day last year, according to Adobe, which tracks online retail transactions. More than ever before, shoppers...

Jerusalem – US Supertanker Begins First Mission Putting Out Flames Raging Across Israel

November 26, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - The US Supertanker, which arrived late Friday evening from the United States, took off on its first mission Saturday afternoon. Based on the Boeing 747, the plane was set to help extinguish the flames near Jerusalem, adjacent to Highway 1. The Supertanker is the largest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world and is capable of carrying up to 19,600 gallons of retardant or water...

New York – Trump’s Reluctance To Delegate To Be Tested By Presidency

November 26, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - President-elect Donald Trump looked at hundreds of marble samples before selecting one for the lobby of Trump Tower. He can recall, in painstaking detail even decades later, how he stood in the cold and oversaw the ice-making process at Central Park's rink. And, during the campaign, he personally reviewed every single campaign ad, rejecting some over the smallest of perceived...

New York – Trump Still Navigating White Supremacists’ Support

November 26, 2016 at 08:36 PM
New York - Donald Trump's disavowal this week of white supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn't quieted concerns about the movement's impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name. Members of the self-declared "alt-right" have exulted over the Nov. 8 results with public cries of "Hail Trump!" and reprises of the Nazi salute. The Ku...

Florida – Miami’s Joyous Cubans Hope For Change With Castro’s Death

November 26, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Miami, FL - Fidel Castro's death triggered an emotional and long-awaited celebration in Miami's large Cuban-American community Saturday as peaceful demonstrators waved flags and honked car horns, many cheering with joy and others weeping for family members who didn't live to see this day. Yet it was also a bittersweet time as most realize Castro's passing will not immediately translate into...

Jerusalem – West Bank Settlement Evacuated In 5th Day Of Israeli Fires

November 26, 2016 at 07:11 PM
Jerusalem - Fires raged in several locations across Israel for a fifth day Saturday, including in a Jewish West Bank settlement where 40 homes were burned and all 1,000-plus of its residents evacuated. After several days of extended fires that caused major damage in northern Israel and in the Jerusalem area, firefighters have managed to quickly gain control of most of the blazes that have...

Washington – Clinton Team To Take Part In U.S. State Vote Recount, Trump Blasts Effort

November 26, 2016 at 06:34 PM
Washington - Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign will take part in a recount of Wisconsin votes in the U.S. presidential race, an effort Republican winner Donald Trump called "ridiculous" on Saturday. Wisconsin's election board on Friday approved the recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She has said she wants to guarantee the integrity of the U.S. voting system since computer...

Havana – Fidel Castro, Who Defied US For 50 Years, Dies At 90 In Cuba

November 26, 2016 at 05:50 PM
‎Havana, Cuba - Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half-century of rule in Cuba, has died at age 90. With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died at 10:29 p.m. Friday. He ended the announcement by shouting the...

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