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New York – Trump Due In Court Before Oval Office

November 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM
New York - Within a few weeks of winning the White House, President-elect Donald Trump could face another group of U.S. citizens, a federal jury in California, courtesy of a lawsuit by former students of his now-defunct Trump University who claim they were defrauded by a series of real-estate seminars. A hearing in federal court in San Diego is set for Thursday, and the trial is scheduled to...

Washington – U.S. Spy Agencies To Begin Top Secret Trump Briefings Within Days

November 9, 2016 at 11:33 PM
Washington - U.S. intelligence agencies will soon begin giving President-elect Donald Trump the same top secret national security briefings they give President Barack Obama, current and former intelligence officials said Wednesday. The briefings by veteran career intelligence analysts, which will begin in the next few days, will include some of the government's most closely-guarded secrets...

Washington – Sanders Will Work With Trump On Some Issues

November 9, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Bernie Sanders says he's prepared to work with Donald Trump to help the working class, but will "vigorously oppose" other policies promised by the president-elect. The independent Vermont senator has released a statement noting Trump "tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment...

Washington – The Alchemy Of Trump’s Victory, At Odds With Popular Vote

November 9, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's muscular performance with working-class whites overwhelmed the national trend toward a more diverse population that tends to favor Democrats. That dynamic was amplified by the peculiar mathematics of the Electoral College, which gave a megaphone to less-educated voters in the Midwest. A look at the building blocks of Trump's win over Hillary...

New York – Trump Likely To Reward Loyalty With Top Appointments

November 9, 2016 at 10:26 PM
New York - President-elect Donald Trump's early list of potential appointments to top positions appears to reward people who were loyal to him after a campaign in which many Republican Party leaders kept their distance. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama senator who was one of Trump's most fervent supporters in the U.S. Congress, is said to be under consideration for a prominent role, perhaps defense...

Boston – Vitamin D Deficiency Is Widely Overestimated, Doctors Warn

November 9, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Boston - Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the "we need more" news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing and too many people taking too many pills for a problem that few people truly have. The nutrient is crucial for strong bones and may play a role in other health conditions, though that is far less certain. Misunderstandings about the...

Seoul – U.S. President-elect Trump Pledges Commitment To Defend South Korea

November 9, 2016 at 09:53 PM
Seoul - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pledged his commitment to defend South Korea under an existing security alliance during a phone call with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday, Yonhap news agency said, citing diplomatic sources. Trump had suggested during the election campaign he would be willing to withdraw U.S. military stationed in South Korea unless Seoul paid a...

New York – Small Businesses Can Expect Policy Changes Under Trump

November 9, 2016 at 09:35 PM
New York - The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has small business advocates expecting policy changes on issues like health care and the environment. But they're concerned about gridlock persisting even with a Republican president and Congress. Advocacy groups expect Trump to start working toward at least modifying President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, and undoing...

New York – S&P Backs US Rating After Trump Win

November 9, 2016 at 09:23 PM
New York - Standard & Poor's is affirming the United States' credit rating following Donald Trump's election win. The rating stands one notch below S&P's top "AAA" grade, which the U.S. lost in 2011 after a standoff in Congress over whether to raise America's borrowing limit. S&P says the outlook for its "AA+" rating on U.S. debt remains stable. It says the country's strong economy and...

Jerusalem – Dogo: The Tiny Israeli Killer Robot

November 9, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem- It’s called the Dogo. It’s small and packs a deadly punch. This Israeli-made device is the world’s first lightweight armed tactical combat robot. Named for the Argentine Mastiff, it measures 11 inches in height and – when in stealth mode – can shrink to a mere 5.5 inches. Designed with input from Israel’s Defense Ministry and the police’s counter-terrorism unit, the...

Sydney – Kerry Tells State Department To Cooperate With U.S. President-elect Trump

November 9, 2016 at 08:54 PM
Sydney - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had told State Department officials to fully cooperate with President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration. After Trump's stunning upset of the heavily favored Hillary Clinton, Democratic President Barack Obama and leading figures in the Republican Party who had struggled to make peace with Trump all vowed to move past the...

Miami – In Election Upset, Trump Finds Pockets Of Latino Support

November 9, 2016 at 08:45 PM
Miami - Latinos angered by Donald Trump's tough stance on immigration could have been the Republican candidate's biggest obstacle on the road to the White House. As it turned out, the brash New York businessman won enough Hispanic votes in Tuesday's election to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton, with some Hispanics who supported him citing everything from ambivalence on immigration to...

New York – Protesters Take To U.S. Streets Over Trump Victory

November 9, 2016 at 08:30 PM
New York - Thousands of people protested across the United States on Wednesday over Republican Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election, blasting his campaign rhetoric around immigrants, Muslims and other groups. On Wednesday evening, thousands of protesters thronged streets in midtown Manhattan while at a park further downtown hundreds who had gathered screamed "Not...

Brooklyn, NY – Tears, Anguish, Devastation For Many Female Clinton Voters

November 9, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Maggie Passmore of St. Paul, Minnesota, had been watching election returns at a party but reverted to watching at home "when things got scary." She fell asleep, then awoke to learn that Donald Trump was defeating Hillary Clinton. "And then I threw up," said Passmore, 54. "My body totally rejected the result." Hours later, she found herself writing an email to her kids saying how...

Washington – McConnell Dashes Hopes For Pacific Trade Deal Vote Before Trump Takes Office

November 9, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Washington - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday dashed any remaining hopes that President Barack Obama's signature Pacific-Rim trade deal would come up for a vote before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. "It's certainly not going to be brought up this year," McConnell said of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership at a news briefing in...

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