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Myrtle Beach, SC – Website Critical Of Clinton Crashes From Traffic

February 19, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Myrtle Beach, SC - Jed McChesney awoke Friday morning to find that his website had crashed. When he glanced up at MSNBC's "Morning Joe," he learned why: Bernie Sanders had tweeted it to his 1.5 million followers. McChesney had made the site, iwilllookintoit.com, earlier this month, after hearing Hillary Clinton say those words in a Democratic presidential debate. That was her response when...

New York – US To Factories, Sellers: Make Sure Hoverboards Are Safe

February 19, 2016 at 04:24 PM
New York - The government is cracking down on hoverboards. In a letter to manufacturers, importers and retailers, U.S. regulators said they will seize or recall any of the of the two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters, which were a huge hit this holiday season, if they fail to meet federal safety standards. The Internet is littered with photos and videos of hoverboards on fire and spewing...

Pawleys Island, SC – Trump Calls For Apple Boycott Over San Bernardino Killer Phone Encryption

February 19, 2016 at 03:54 PM
Pawleys Island, SC - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called on Friday for a boycott of Apple Inc products until the tech company agrees to help the U.S. government unlock the cellphone of one of the killers in the San Bernardino, California, attack. "Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information,” Trump said at a campaign event in Pawleys Island, South Carolina...

Washington – Oil Industry Bet Big On Jeb Bush For President, Reuters Review Shows. Now What?

February 19, 2016 at 03:40 PM
Washington - U.S. oil and gas executives bet big on 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush - they donated more to his White House run than to all of his rivals combined, according to a Reuters review of campaign disclosures. But that was last year. Now Bush faces what party strategists and donors view as a make or break moment on Saturday in South Carolina's Republican primary, or...

Warsaw. Poland – Scholar Says Poland’s Holocaust Policies Mark Step Backward

February 19, 2016 at 03:05 PM
Warsaw. Poland - A prominent Polish-American academic whose scholarship has explored Polish violence against Jews during World War II says Poland's new right-wing leadership is taking "a step back to the dark ages of anti-Semitism" with a threat to strip him of a state honor and other measures. Poland's president is considering stripping Princeton professor Jan Tomasz Gross of an Order of...

Chicago – Fight Over Cruz’s Ballot Eligibility Moves To Courtrooms

February 19, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Chicago - The debate over whether Canadian-born Ted Cruz is eligible to be president is moving from the campaign trail to the courtroom. Lawsuits challenging the Texas Republican's eligibility for the ballot have been filed in recent weeks by residents in states including Illinois, New York and Alabama who argue he can't be president because he's not a natural-born citizen. Fellow GOP...

Washington – U.S. Justice Department Files Motion To Force Apple To Obey iPhone Order

February 19, 2016 at 02:38 PM
Washington - The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion seeking to compel Apple Inc to comply with a judge's order for the company to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, escalating a showdown between the Obama administration and Silicon Valley over security and privacy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the tech giant's help to access the...

Myrtle Beach, SC – Cruz Channels Inner-Trump, Vows To Win ‘So Much’

February 19, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Myrtle Beach, SC - Ted Cruz is channeling his inner Donald Trump as he looks for votes ahead of Saturday's South Carolina's presidential primary. The Texas senator told several hundred supporters Friday in Myrtle Beach that in a Cruz administration, there would "be winning so much, we'll get tired of winning." He didn't specifically name his rival, but the reference was clear as it's a...

Olean, NY – Postal Service Apologizes For Delivering Blood-stained Mail

February 19, 2016 at 01:24 PM
Olean, NY - The U.S. Postal Service has apologized to residents along an upstate New York mail route who received mail stained with blood. A Postal Service spokeswoman for the agency's western New York district tells the Olean (OH'-lee-an) Times Herald (bit.ly/1VrWGJ5) that the blood was from a mail carrier whose finger was cut after a vehicle accident Tuesday. The official says the...

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – Tourist Captures Helicopter Crash Into Pearl Harbor On Camera

February 19, 2016 at 01:04 PM
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - Tourist Shawn Winrich was taking photos of Pearl Harbor when he saw a helicopter "essentially coming straight at us" at a popular tourist destination that attracts thousands of visitors daily. He switched to video, recording as the helicopter lost altitude and dipped closer to the water. "All of a sudden it essentially just fell out of the sky and crash-landed in the...

Chicago – Illinois Judge To Decide Jurisdiction Over Cruz Eligibility Complaint

February 19, 2016 at 12:43 PM
Chicago - An Illinois judge on Friday said she would decide next month whether she had jurisdiction over a voter's complaint that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz should not be on the state's primary ballot because he was born in Canada. Lawrence Joyce, a lawyer and pharmacist, filed a complaint in January with the Illinois State Board of Elections saying that under the U.S...

Zurich – Swiss Investigating Alleged Secret 1970 PLO Deal

February 19, 2016 at 12:12 PM
Zurich - Switzerland is looking into whether a former government minister struck a secret deal offering diplomatic assistance to the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1970 in exchange for the Arab group stopping attacks on Swiss targets. The allegation emerged this year in a book, "Swiss Terror Years," which has also raised questions whether a pact between the PLO and Switzerland...

Gaza – Hamas Says It Found Sensors, Cameras In Gaza Terror Tunnels

February 19, 2016 at 11:45 AM
Gaza - A top Hamas official said on Friday that the Islamist movement’s military wing discovered sensors, cameras, and other surveillance equipment in one of its tunnels underneath the Gaza Strip. Ismail Haniyeh, the former head of the Hamas-run government in Gaza and the current deputy political bureau chief, said that the gadgets found by the Izzadin al-Kassam brigades were planted there...

Washington – Mourners Pay Respects To Late Justice Scalia

February 19, 2016 at 11:25 AM
Washington - Scalia's son Paul — a Catholic priest — recited traditional prayers over his father's casket after it was placed in the Supreme Court's Great Hall. The court's current justices and Scalia's widow and nine children stood silently. Friends and court staff also watched the ceremony. A group of Scalia's former law clerks began to stand vigil by their former boss in a tradition...

Washington – U.S. Condemns West Bank Attack, Death Of U.S. Citizen

February 19, 2016 at 10:45 AM
Washington - The United States condemned in the strongest possible terms on Friday an attack in the West Bank that resulted in the death of a U.S. citizen, the State Department said in a statement. The Israeli military said two Palestinian teenagers fatally stabbed Tuvya Weisman and wounded another at a supermarket Thursday. The Palestinians were then shot and wounded by an Israeli...

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