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Detroit – Chevy Bolt Isn’t Stylish, But GM Is Pushing Its Practicality

November 28, 2016 at 11:21 PM
Detroit - The executive in charge of marketing the new electric Chevrolet Bolt keeps coming back to one word. "Driving an electric vehicle is just now practical," Darin Gesse says of the Bolt. He repeats "practical" with the same fervor that Elon Musk might say "compelling." Gesse isn't plugging style or promising to awe your neighbors like Musk and Tesla Motors. In fact, the styling of the...

Columbus, OH – Quick-acting Ohio State Officer Praised For Killing Attacker

November 28, 2016 at 11:05 PM
Columbus, OH - An Ohio State University police officer is being praised for shooting and killing a man who drove his car into a crowd and stabbed multiple people on campus. Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll says 28-year-old Officer Alan Horujko (huh-RUJ'-koh) started on the Ohio State University police force in January 2015. Moll says Horujko did a "fabulous job" on Monday and...

New York – Trump Slams CNN Over Baseless Voter Fraud Claim

November 28, 2016 at 10:34 PM
New York - President-elect Donald Trump is lashing out on Twitter as he faces questions about his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. On Monday night, Trump retweeted a series of messages that were critical of a CNN reporter who called the accusations "blatant and baseless." He then tweeted that CNN "is so embarrassed by their total (100 support of Hillary Clinton, and yet her loss in a...

Havana – From Milk To Lightbulbs, Fidel Castro Reshaped Life In Cuba

November 28, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Havana - Fidel Castro changed the flavor of the milk Cuban children drink at breakfast. He filled Cuban kitchens with energy-saving rice cookers, and he gave a two-hour lesson in their use live on national television. He even changed the nation's lightbulbs, launching a nationwide campaign to replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescents that cast a pallid white light in Cuban homes to this...

New York – Trump To Name Obamacare Critic As Health Secretary

November 28, 2016 at 10:07 PM
New York - President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. That's according to a person familiar with the decision, which is expected to be announced Tuesday morning. Price has been a leading critic of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Trump has vowed to repeal the measure, though he has been unclear...

Washington – Lame-duck Congress Works To Set Stage For President Trump

November 28, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Washington - The lame-duck Congress is gaveling in for its final work session of 2016, and its last under President Barack Obama, as lawmakers face a Dec. 9 deadline for spending legislation to keep the government running. Republican leaders want to pass a short-term spending bill to extend existing funding levels into next spring, allowing a new President Donald Trump the opportunity to play...

Paris – Healing Wounds, Looted Art Reunited With Nazi Victims’ Heirs

November 28, 2016 at 09:28 PM
Paris - Scam. That was Henrietta Schubert's first thought when lawyers told her a 16th century Flemish painting hanging in a French museum belonged to her Jewish grandparents, who had sold it in 1938 to secure their passage from Nazi Germany to America. But when France's government returned "Portrait of a Man" to Schubert's family on Monday, her tears could not have been more genuine. "You...

Sioux Falls, SD – After Years Without Rabbi, South Dakota Is About To Get One

November 28, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Sioux Falls, SD - South Dakota's small, tight-knit Jewish community has made do without a rabbi for several years, but the state's status as the only one with no rabbi will change this winter when a family arrives from New York to open a Jewish community center. Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz and his wife, Mussie, will open a Chabad House in the coming weeks in Sioux Falls that will offer religious...

Aleppo, Syria – Young Syrian Girl Sends Harrowing Tweets Of Being Bombed In Aleppo

November 28, 2016 at 08:31 PM
Aleppo, Syria - A seven-year-old Syrian girl, whose depictions of daily life in Aleppo have gained a large Twitter following, has sent harrowing messages describing the bombardment of her house as government forces advance on rebel-held parts of the city. Bana Alabed has amassed some 137,000 followers since joining the social media site in September, sharing videos and pictures of life during...

Columbus, Ohio – Run, Hide, Fight: Ohio State Attack Advice Is A New Mantra

November 28, 2016 at 08:02 PM
Columbus, Ohio - As police responded to the attack at Ohio State University, school officials blasted an ominous message to students with a set of instructions: "Run Hide Fight." It's a mantra that has become standard at colleges in the event of a campus shooting. Students near the assailant are urged to run somewhere safe, to hide from the shooter and, as a last resort, to fight back. A...

Indianapolis – Pence Aide Cancels Lobbying Contract Ahead Of Ban

November 28, 2016 at 07:27 PM
Indianapolis - A key aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence removed himself from the U.S. government's rolls of federal lobbyists and canceled a lucrative lobbying contract with the state of Indiana days before Donald Trump's team announced it will ban lobbyists from taking jobs with the administration. Joshua Pitcock filed the necessary paperwork Nov. 14 and canceled a contract that had paid...

New York – Trump To Attend 1st Post-election Fundraiser

November 28, 2016 at 07:08 PM
New York - The presidential election may be over, but the money hunt continues. President-elect Donald Trump is set to attend what would be his first post-election fundraiser on Dec. 7 in New York City. It's a $5,000-per-person breakfast to benefit his transition effort. More than 60 people are listed as hosts for the event, according to the invitation, obtained by The Associated...

Washington – Trump’s Threat To End Cuba Detente May Rouse GOP Opposition

November 28, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Washington - President-elect Donald Trump's threat Monday to "terminate" the U.S. detente with Cuba could trigger opposition from some Republican lawmakers and corporate leaders who favor continued engagement with Havana. Since 2014, when President Barack Obama began to normalize relations with the island, the United States has taken numerous steps to increase commercial travel, commerce and...

Washington – Jill Stein Presidential Recount Effort Prompts Money Gusher

November 28, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington - Jill Stein is on track to raise twice as much for an election recount effort than she did for her own failed Green Party presidential bid. Fueled by the social media hashtag #recount2016 and millions of dispirited Hillary Clinton voters, Stein's recount drive had already netted $6.3 million by Monday, according to her campaign website. That's close to the $7 million she posted as...

Washington – Officials: Iranian Vessel Points Weapon At US Helicopter

November 28, 2016 at 05:26 PM
Washington - A small Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as "unsafe and unprofessional." The incident is the latest in a series of similar actions by Iranian vessels this year, but the first reported since Republican Donald...

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