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Manila, Philippines – Manila Police Safely Defuse Suspected Bomb Near US Embassy

November 27, 2016 at 10:20 PM
Manila, Philippines - Manila police have defused a suspected bomb found in a trash bin just a few meters (yards) from the U.S. Embassy, snarling morning traffic after authorities closed a portion of a major boulevard where the device was found. No one was reported hurt in the incident. Two explosions were heard Monday as a bomb disposal unit detonated what police described as a suspicious...

Brookhaven, NY – Wrong-way Crash Kills 2 Drivers; Officer Injured At Scene

November 27, 2016 at 09:45 PM
Brookhaven, NY - Police say two people have died and a third has been critically injured in a wrong-way crash on Long Island. It happened around 4 a.m. Sunday in Brookhaven. Suffolk County police say 23-year-old Kevin Melgar, of Brentwood, was driving a sedan westbound in the eastbound lanes of Sunrise Highway when he crashed into a van. Police say Melgar and the van's driver, Ozcan...

New York – Citing Prosecutorial Abuse, Legal Heavyweights Ask Obama In WSJ Op-Ed To Pardon Rubashkin

November 27, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - As President Obama counts down his final weeks in the Oval Office, two well known names in the legal world have called for a presidential pardon for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin. In an op-ed that appeared in Sunday’s Wall Street Journal, former United States federal judge Charles Renfrew and former United States attorney for the Northern District of Iowa James Reynolds charge that...

Palm Beach, FL – Trump, Not Citing Proof, Says Illegal Voting Cost Him Popular Vote

November 27, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Palm Beach, FL - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said without evidence in a tweet on Sunday that he won the popular vote in the Nov. 8 election "if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." The allegation by Trump, who won the required votes in the Electoral College to secure the presidency, comes as Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote over Trump has...

New York – Chabad Opens Center In 50th State: South Dakota

November 27, 2016 at 07:24 PM
New York - South Dakota, with its minuscule Jewish community scattered throughout a geographically expansive area, has had the dubious distinction of being the only state in America with no rabbi. That will all change this winter, it was announced at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, when Rabbi Mendel and Mussie Alperowitz move from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Sioux Falls to...

Gaza City – Palestinians Recall Fond Memories Of Late Cuban Leader Castro

November 27, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Gaza City - Palestinian leaders on Saturday and Sunday reacted to the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, remembering him as a strong supporter of their people and cause. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hailed the former Cuban president on Saturday in a letter to his younger brother and successor, Raul Castro. "On behalf of the Palestinian people, the State of...

Los Angeles, CA – California Mosques Sent Letters Claiming Trump Will Do To Muslims ‘what Hitler Did To The Jews’

November 27, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A civil rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised President-elect Donald Trump and threatened Muslim genocide. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, said the same handwritten, photocopied letter was sent last week to the Islamic Center of Long Beach, the Islamic Center of Claremont and...

Jerusalem – Israel To Expand Fleet Of Next-generation F-35 Fighter Jets

November 27, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel says it will expand its fleet of next-generation F-35 fighter jets in a move that officials believe will maintain the country's qualitative military edge over its Mideast neighbors. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office announced Sunday that his Security Cabinet approved the purchase of 17 additional F-35s. It said this will bring the total of the stealth planes up to...

Washington – Trump Aides Say Cuban Government Will Have To Change

November 27, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Washington - The Cuban government must move toward enacting greater freedoms for its people and giving Americans something in return if it wants to keep warmer U.S. relations initiated by President Barack Obama, top aides to President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday. The comments by Trump advisers Kellyanne Conway and Reince Priebus followed the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro...

Toronto – Canada’s Trudeau Defends Warm Castro Remarks After Backlash

November 27, 2016 at 03:01 PM
Toronto - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, criticized for fondly remembering Fidel Castro without mention of his human rights record, defended his comments on Saturday and said the late Cuban leader had been a dictator. Trudeau sparked fury and online mockery after he referred to Castro as a "remarkable leader" and expressed his sorrow at the Friday death of "Cuba's longest serving...

Woodstock, NY – NY Officials Plan Access Upgrades To Popular Catskill Peak

November 27, 2016 at 02:34 PM
Woodstock, NY - People with disabilities could drive up a mountain to one of the five remaining fire towers in the Catskills under a proposal by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Overlook Mountain in Woodstock is popular with hikers who climb a 2.4-mile trail to the fire tower on its summit. From the tower, people can see a panoramic view of mountains, the Hudson River and...

Allentown, PA – Delta Sorry For Not Booting Pro-Trump Passenger From Plane

November 27, 2016 at 01:23 PM
Allentown, PA - Delta Air Lines is apologizing for not removing a passenger from a flight to Pennsylvania who rudely professed his support for President-elect Donald Trump and insulted those who didn't. The (Allentown) Morning Call first reported on a video posted on Facebook by a fellow passenger on the Tuesday flight from Atlanta to Allentown. The video shows the man standing in the aisle...

Washington – Trump Adviser Warns Him Not To Pick Romney For Secretary Of State

November 27, 2016 at 12:33 PM
Washington - An internal dispute among Donald Trump's advisers broke out into the open on Sunday when his campaign manager warned that the president-elect could face an intense backlash from supporters if he chose Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state. Trump has been weighing whether to pick Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who spent much of the past year criticizing Trump...

Doha – Qatari Minister: Gaza Risks Becoming Easy Launchpad For Islamic State

November 27, 2016 at 12:02 PM
Doha - Palestinian infighting and years of an Israeli blockade could turn the impoverished Gaza Strip into an easy "launching pad" for Islamic State recruiters, Qatar's foreign minister says. The small gas-rich Gulf state is a major backer of Hamas, the armed movement which has maintained its control over the coastal enclave for almost a decade despite conflicts with Israel and a rift with...

Washington – Sanders Says ‘Nothing Wrong’ With Pursuing Election Recounts

November 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Washington - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says "there's nothing wrong with" pursuing recounts to ensure the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump's Nov. 8 victory. The former Democratic presidential candidate addressed the looming recount in Wisconsin — and the prospect of others in Michigan and Pennsylvania — Sunday morning on CNN's "State of the Union." Sanders says: "No one...

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