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Washington – Trump At Debate: They’re All Talk, They’re No Action, Nothing Gets Done

February 25, 2016 at 11:21 PM
Washington - Donald Trump is stressing that he's not a politician during his closing statement at Thursday night's GOP debate. The billionaire businessman says in the last debate before the Super Tuesday contests that, "nobody knows politicians better than I do. They're all talk, they're no action, nothing gets done." He says when it comes to issues like trade, building up the military...

Haliewa, Hawaii – Surfers Get Once-in-a-lifetime 60 Foot Swells Off Hawaii

February 25, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Haliewa, Hawaii - There are two sayings that come along with the Eddie Aikau big-wave surfing invitational: "The bay calls the day" and "Eddie would go." For the first time in six years, the bay — and event organizers — gave the nod Thursday as a powerful and sustained swell produced huge surf on Oahu's North Shore. Eddie, a famed lifeguard and big-wave surfer who once protected these...

New York – Trump’s Obsession With WW2 Generals Strikes Sour Note With Historians

February 25, 2016 at 10:18 PM
New York - Presidential candidate Donald Trump admires the late Douglas MacArthur and George Patton, both World War Two generals. They were winners, unpredictable, and not especially nice guys, he says in campaign speeches. But Trump's pledge to imitate their styles sets modern-day military experts on edge. Although unquestionably in the pantheon of U.S. military heroes, MacArthur and Patton...

Houston – Rubio Attacks Trump At Debate Over Lack Of Specifics

February 25, 2016 at 10:02 PM
Houston - Marco Rubio is hitting rival Donald Trump for a lack of specifics in his health care plan. Trump says that he plans to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature health care law if he's elected president. But he has been vague on specifics beyond allowing insurance purchases across state lines and requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. Rubio...

Berlin – Germany Says Facebook’s Zuckerberg Gets Message On Hate Speech

February 25, 2016 at 09:18 PM
Berlin - Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg understands the need to stamp out hate speech on the world's biggest social network, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff said on Thursday after a meeting between the two in Berlin. Zuckerberg is on a charm offensive in Germany, where the company he co-founded has faced criticism for months from politicians and regulators over its privacy...

Houston – Anxious To Slow Trump, Both Rubio And Cruz Go After Him

February 25, 2016 at 09:15 PM
Houston - Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz barreled into Thursday's Republican debate eager to seize one last chance to slow Donald Trump's before next week's Super Tuesday mega-round of voting, and immediately took him on over his immigration positions and more. In the night's first exchange, Florida Sen. Rubio accused Trump of shifting positions on deportation, hiring people from other countries to...

New York – Bernie Sanders Action Toy Slouches, Points And Raises Lots Of Cash

February 25, 2016 at 08:49 PM
New York - Orders for a Bernie Sanders action figure, complete with the U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful's signature slouch, open mouth and accusatory pointed finger, were flooding in from fans on Thursday, months ahead of the toy's delivery date in July. Brooklyn product design company FCTRY created a prototype for the 6-inch (15-cm) tall plastic version of the Vermont senator and started...

Washington – Graham On Trump: ‘Nut Job’ Who Likely Wins GOP Nomination

February 25, 2016 at 08:04 PM
Washington - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who unsuccessfully sought his party's presidential nomination, on Thursday called Donald Trump a "nut job" who likely will win the GOP nod, but lose in November's general election. "He's just generally a loser as a person and a candidate," the South Carolina senator told reporters, adding, "You can't nominate a nut job and lose and expect it doesn't...

Hesston, KS – Sheriff Says Gunman, 3 Others Dead After Shootings In Kansas

February 25, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Hesston, KS - A sheriff in south-central Kansas said Thursday that four people, including a gunman, are dead after a series of shootings at a business, its parking lot and two streets nearby. Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said at a news conference that all the dead were shot inside Excel Industries, a plant in Hesston that makes lawn mower products. He said 14 were injured in the shootings...

Chicago, IL – Giant Rooftop Greenhouse Takes Root In Chicago

February 25, 2016 at 07:37 PM
Chicago, IL - As the sun rises, the glowing lights in the huge rooftop greenhouse dim. Here, lettuce never sleeps. It grows, quickly — much more quickly than it would in a farm field. And there is a lot of it, as well as other types of salad greens and herbs. At nearly two acres — this greenhouse atop a soap factory in Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood is enormous. Its owners, New...

New York – ADL Calls On Trump To Repudiate White Supremacist Support

February 25, 2016 at 07:19 PM
New York - The Anti-Defamation League is calling on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to repudiate support from former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke. In a statement Thursday, the group calls on Trump to distance himself from Duke and other white supremacists and "publicly condemn their racism." Duke on Wednesday urged listeners of his radio program to volunteer and...

New York – Companies Experiment With Build-your-own Smartphone Programs

February 25, 2016 at 06:30 PM
New York - If you could build your dream smartphone, what would it look like? Now suppose you could put it together yourself. That's the promise of modular design, a new concept in smartphones that would basically let you snap together different components like Lego blocks. Say you want a great camera. Snap! A vivid screen and good sound because you watch a lot of video? Snap! But maybe you...

Gaza City – Hamas Hopes Israel-Turkey Deal Will Lead To Gaza Seaport

February 25, 2016 at 05:37 PM
Gaza City - Hamas says it is hopeful an emerging deal to restore ties between Israel and Turkey will result in the construction of a port for the impoverished Gaza Strip. Turkey has said it will not normalize ties with Israel, ruptured in 2010, without Gaza's blockade being lifted. Hamas hopes a seaport might be built if Israel does lift its restrictions. Hamas official Mushir al-Masri...

Detroit – Police Puzzled Say Have Found No Motive For Kalamazoo Shootings

February 25, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Detroit - Five days after the southwestern Michigan shooting rampage that left six people dead and two severely wounded, investigators still haven't discovered why, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told The Associated Press a motive remains elusive in the investigation, which includes multiple interviews with Jason Dalton, the Uber driver...

Buenos Aires – Argentine Investigator Says Nisman Death Points To Murder

February 25, 2016 at 04:19 PM
Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor who died last year just days after accusing then-President Cristina Fernandez of covering up Iran's alleged role in the bombing of a Jewish center was apparently murdered, an official investigating the case said on Thursday. Alberto Nisman was found shot dead in the bathroom of his Buenos Aires apartment 13 months ago. The case had been classified as a...

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