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Gardner, KS – Wildlife Cameras Capture Photos Of Jokers Dressed As Lions

November 29, 2016 at 11:28 PM
Gardner, KS - Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus. Police said they found the images on the two cameras at the park in Gardner on Monday. Interspersed among images of skunks and coyotes were photos of people wearing costumes pretending to be lions...

New York – Ohio State Attack Echoes Islamic State Group’s Brutal Calls

November 29, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - In chillingly detailed articles in a slick online magazine, Islamic State extremists exhorted English-language readers this fall to carry out attacks with knives and vehicles. Using those very methods, Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan injured 11 people Monday at Ohio State University, authorities say. It isn't clear whether Artan ever saw or heard about the magazine's...

New York – Romney Says He Has ‘Increasing Hope’ About Trump

November 29, 2016 at 10:45 PM
New York - Mitt Romney is praising Donald Trump, saying he has "increasing hope" that the president-elect can lead the country to a "better future." The 2012 Republican presidential nominee dined with Trump in Manhattan Tuesday night. It was their second meeting as Trump weighs whom to appoint as Secretary of State. Speaking to reporters after the meal, Romney offered a glowing review of...

United Nations – UN Chief: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Prospects Under Threat

November 29, 2016 at 10:33 PM
United Nations - Ban Ki-moon, whose 10-year tenure as U.N. secretary-general ends in a month, said Tuesday that the international community must make clear that it remains committed to peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians because the prospects of an agreement are "threatening to slip out of reach." Ban, bemoaning a lack of progress in peace negotiations during his tenure as...

New York – Trump Flag-burning Tweet Leads Activists To Burn Some Flags In New York

November 29, 2016 at 10:15 PM
New York - A small group of hard-left activists burned foot-long U.S. flags outside the Trump International Hotel in New York on Tuesday, in an angry response to a tweet by President-elect Donald Trump that flag-burners should face legal consequences. Social media was itself ablaze on Tuesday in response to Trump's tweet, which suggested that burning the U.S. flag should be punishable by a...

Washington – Trade Group Sues TV’s Dr. Oz Over His Claims Of Fake Olive Oil

November 29, 2016 at 10:05 PM
Washington - A trade group representing olive oil importers sued television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz on Tuesday under a largely untested Georgia food libel law, objecting to his claims that much of the imported extra virgin olive oil sold in U.S. supermarkets may be fake. The New Jersey-based North American Olive Oil Association filed the lawsuit in state court in Fulton County, Georgia...

Washington – Trump Gets Third Intel Briefing, Far Fewer Than Predecessors

November 29, 2016 at 09:42 PM
Washington - President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday received only his third top-secret intelligence briefing since his election four weeks ago. The relatively few briefings stand in contrast with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who is getting nearly daily briefings. That suggests that Trump is looking to Pence to have a key role in handling critical national security issues once the two are...

Jerusalem – Israel Hails Foreign, Volunteer Fire Crews

November 29, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, US Ambassador Dan Shapiro, police and Israel Fire Service officials and representatives of foreign fire crews gathered at the Hatzor Air Base, near Be’er Sheva on Tuesday to celebrate the contributions of foreign volunteer and professional firefighters who helped battled a wave of brush fires last week that destroyed more than 530 homes, left...

Washington – Dems Concerned About Sessions, But Have Little Recourse

November 29, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Washington - Senate Republicans are hoping to move quickly to confirm President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, but Democrats say they have concerns about Sen. Jeff Sessions' views on civil liberties, voting rights and immigration and are asking for time to review his decades of work as a senator and federal prosecutor. Sessions met Tuesday with Senate Judiciary Committee...

New York – Some Voters, Stung By Election Result, Stirred To New Action

November 29, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Three weeks out from a presidential election result that left them deeply dejected, many liberals now say they've been roused to action in new ways, from making donations and volunteering to considering political runs themselves. Around the country, even as protests have waned, Democrats say the sting of loss has left an impact unlike any past race, stirring previously passive...

Washington – CNBC: Trump To Keep Close To 1,000 Factory Jobs In UTX’s Carrier Plant

November 29, 2016 at 07:59 PM
Washington - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will visit Indiana on Thursday to announce a deal with United Technologies Corp on keeping close to 1,000 factory jobs in its Carrier plant, CNBC reported, citing sources. The deal, which includes new inducements from the state, will be spearheaded by former Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the vice president-elect, CNBC posted on its Twitter handle...

Indianapoli – Trump Nominates Pence Ally To Oversee Medicaid

November 29, 2016 at 07:32 PM
Indianapoli - The architect of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's expansion of Medicaid may now play a key role in implementing any plan that might replace President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Seema Verma was named as President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The position could give Verma a significant voice if Trump acts on his promise...

United Nation – UN Official: Palestinian Recognition Was Historic Milestone

November 29, 2016 at 07:00 PM
United Nation - A top U.N. official says the admission of Palestine to the United Nations as a non-member Observer State in 2012 was a historic milestone. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, reflecting on the state of the Israel-Palestinian conflict as part of the U.N.'s "International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People," acknowledged both the achievements and lost opportunities...

Washington – Democratic Senator Pushes Resolution For Trump Blind Trust

November 29, 2016 at 06:35 PM
Washington - Senate Democrats are pushing President-elect Donald Trump to fully sever his relationship with his private businesses. Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin and 22 other Democrats have introduced a non-binding resolution that would ask Trump to convert his assets to conflict-free holdings, create blind trusts managed by independent trustees and otherwise comply with the Constitution, which...

Washington – Trump To Name Former Goldman Banker Mnuchin For Treasury

November 29, 2016 at 06:21 PM
Washington - President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury secretary, a source said on Tuesday, putting a Wall Street veteran in the top U.S. economic Cabinet post for the first time in eight years. Mnuchin, who was Trump's presidential campaign finance chairman, could be named as early as...

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