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Mount Pleasant, SC – Rapper Compares Sanders To Martin Luther King

February 16, 2016 at 11:55 PM
Mount Pleasant, SC - Bernie Sanders was joined again Tuesday by rapper Killer Mike as he made his pitch to young and black voters in Atlanta. The rapper said the Vermont senator is the only candidate whose social policy lines up with Martin Luther King Jr.'s focus on the poor and minorities. He spoke about accompanying the candidate to the Busy Bee Cafe, a restaurant often visited by civil...

Washington – U.S. Official: ‘Apparent Deployment’ Of Missiles By China On Island

February 16, 2016 at 11:15 PM
Washington - A U.S. defense official said on Tuesday there had been an "apparent deployment" by China of surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island in the South China Sea. The deployment, first reported by Fox News, could raise tensions in an area claimed by China, Vietnam and Taiwan...

Mount Pleasant, SC – Trump Takes Obama Criticism As Compliment

February 16, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Mount Pleasant, SC - Donald Trump says President Barack Obama's prediction that the billionaire developer won't be elected to the White House "actually is a great compliment." Trump outlined his complaints about Obama's presidency, saying: "You look at our budgets, you look at our spending, we can't beat ISIS. Obamacare is terrible. ... Our borders are like Swiss cheese." Obama predicted...

Marfa, TX – Scalia Phone Inquest Unusual But Not Unprecedented In Texas

February 16, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Marfa, TX - Texas officials say a county judge's decision via telephone that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes and no autopsy was needed was unusual but not unprecedented. Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara followed the requirements of the law, according to a fellow justice of the peace in the county where Scalia died and an official who trains justices of the...

New York – ‘Hispanic’ Is A Race Under U.S. Anti-bias Laws, Court Rules

February 16, 2016 at 09:34 PM
New York - The ethnic category “Hispanic” is a race under U.S. federal antidiscrimination laws, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Christopher Barrella, a white candidate who was passed over for the position of police chief for the town of Freeport on New York's Long Island, filed a racial discrimination lawsuit in 2012 after the job went to Miguel Burmudez, a white Hispanic...

New York – Fox News, Publisher, Settle Copyright Dispute Over Iconic 9/11 Photo

February 16, 2016 at 08:59 PM
New York - A pair of copyright lawsuits over Fox News Network's use of an iconic photo of three firefighters raising the U.S. flag at the site of the World Trade Center ruins following the Sept. 11 attacks have been settled, an attorney for Fox News said on Tuesday. North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) "will discontinue its copyright infringement claims against Fox News, and Fox News will...

Washington – Judge: Apple Must Help US Hack San Bernardino Killer’s Phone

February 16, 2016 at 08:04 PM
Washington - A U.S. magistrate has ordered Apple to help the Obama administration hack into an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in San Bernardino, California. The ruling by Sheri Pym on Tuesday requires Apple to supply highly specialized software the FBI can load onto the phone to cripple a security encryption feature that erases data after too many unsuccessful unlocking...

Beaufort, SC – Ted Cruz Rivals Pounce On Trust Issues

February 16, 2016 at 07:28 PM
Beaufort, SC - Ted Cruz is getting hammered by his Republican rivals over what they call a pattern of unethical campaign tactics and inaccurate statements by the Texas senator who has shaped his White House bid around trust. Cruz has had some trouble getting all his facts straight in debates, has used campaign tactics that some find suspicious and had an ad by an outside group temporarily...

New York – Monitor Says Changing NYPD Stop-frisk Practices A Challenge

February 16, 2016 at 06:57 PM
New York - The federal monitor overseeing changes to the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk program said in a progress report Tuesday the department has done good work setting new policy, but putting it into practice will be a challenge. A federal judge ruled in 2013 that the practice violated the civil rights of minorities. Monitor Peter Zimroth said in a report to the judge...

Paris – France Extends Post-attacks State Of Emergency For 3 Months

February 16, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Paris - France's Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a three-month extension of a state of emergency imposed after deadly attacks around Paris in November, even as rights groups say it undermines fundamental freedoms. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve argued in Tuesday's debate in the National Assembly that the threat of new terrorist violence remains very high after the Islamic extremist...

Mount Pleasant, SC – Obama Chides GOP Candidates Says Trump Won’t Be President

February 16, 2016 at 05:58 PM
Mount Pleasant, SC - President Barack Obama says Donald Trump isn't the only Republican presidential candidate making troubling comments that have raised concerns overseas. Obama is chiding the GOP candidates Tuesday for harsh talk about Muslims and immigration and for questioning climate change. He said: "This is not just Mr. Trump." Obama is contrasting the reality of being president with...

Rancho, CA – Obama: Will Name Indisputably Qualified Nominee For Court

February 16, 2016 at 05:54 PM
Rancho, CA - President Barack Obama said Tuesday he would nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court who is "indisputably" qualified. He called on the staunch Republican opposition in the Senate to rise above "venom and rancor" and give the nominee a vote. "I intend to do my job between now and January 20 of 2017," Obama said. "I expect them to do their job as...

Washington – NYT: U.S. Planned Major Cyber Attack On Iran If Diplomacy Failed

February 16, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Washington - The United States had a plan for an extensive cyber attack on Iran in case diplomatic attempts to curtail its nuclear program failed, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a forthcoming documentary and military and intelligence officials. Code-named Nitro Zeus, the plan was aimed at crippling Iran's air defenses, communications systems and key parts of its electrical...

Jerusalem – Police: Bus Driver Tampered With Investigations ‘As Dead Bodies Lay At The Scene’

February 16, 2016 at 05:14 PM
Jerusalem - Israel Police's Traffic Department head Yaron Beeri told a special Knesset session on Tuesday that the bus driver involved in the deadly Highway 1 crash on Sunday was indeed tampering with the vehicle's tachometer, which record's the vehicle's speed, shortly after the crash. "As dead bodies were lying at the scene and the injured were screaming for help, the driver did something to...

Glenwood Springs, CO – Rock Fall Shuts Major Colorado Highway

February 16, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Glenwood Springs, CO - A rockslide in a deep and narrow Colorado canyon has indefinitely closed a major east-west highway, forcing drivers on a 140-mile detour. A tractor-trailer rig was damaged, but no one was injured Monday night when the rocks tumbled onto Interstate 70 about 125 miles east of the Utah border. The Colorado Department of Transportation shut down traffic in both directions...

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