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Mexico City – Mexicans Back Ex-President Fox In Vulgar Spat With Trump

February 26, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Mexico City - Mexicans backed former President Vicente Fox in his verbal spat with Donald Trump on Friday, after Fox called the Republican front-runner "crazy" and a "false prophet" and Trump replied that he ought to be "ashamed of himself" for using a profanity. In the streets of the capital, newspapers and social media, locals sided with the usually unpopular ex-leader over Trump, who is...

Forth Worth, TX – In Stern Warning To Media: Trump Vows To ‘Open Up’ Libel Laws If Elected

February 26, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Forth Worth, TX - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Friday that if elected he would "open up" libel laws to make suing the media easier. Speaking at a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Trump said the change was necessary to combat what he described as the "dishonesty" of major American newspapers. Trump routinely criticizes the press during campaign appearances...

Idomeni, Greece – Girl In Wheelchair Sits Silently At Shut Macedonian Border For Hours

February 26, 2016 at 03:28 PM
Idomeni, Greece - Wheelchair-bound Zhino Hasan, 17, sat silently and alone for most of Friday in front of a closed border gate, hoping that Macedonia would relent and allow her and her family to resume their northward trek through the Balkans to Germany. Her father, Sarkawt, wheeled her there at daybreak on Friday, hoping to get a headstart in the queue whenever the border Greece shares with...

Washington – Trump’s March Stirs Growing Sense Of Dread Among Republicans

February 26, 2016 at 03:17 PM
Washington - U.S. Republicans in Washington are coming to grips with what many of them not long ago considered an unimaginable reality: Donald Trump is likely to be their presidential nominee and standard-bearer. The prospect of Trump winning the Republican primary had been the stuff of Washington jokes, whispered hallway conversations and eye-rolls, even as he led in public opinion polls for...

Central ISlip, NY – Ex-New York Police Chief Pleads Guilty In Civil Rights Case

February 26, 2016 at 02:56 PM
Central Islip, NY - The former chief of one of the country's largest suburban police departments pleaded guilty Friday in New York in the beating of a suspect who stole sex toys and pornography from the officer's SUV. Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke, 51, pleaded guilty on Long Island to violating civil rights and conspiracy to obstruct justice. It was part of a plea agreement...

Washington – Trump Says He Won’t Release Tax Returns Because Of Audits

February 26, 2016 at 02:39 PM
Washington - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is sticking to his new explanation for why he can't yet release copies of his recent tax returns: The IRS is auditing him, as Trump says it has for the last 12 years. "Until my audit is finished, you're not going to see anything," Trump said Friday, adding that he believes the government has unfairly targeted his returns. "I'm not...

New York – Which Is Safer _ Uber Or A Taxi? There’s No Clear Answer

February 26, 2016 at 02:19 PM
New York - The deadly shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, raises anew a question that has dogged Uber and other taxi competitors: Their rides may be cheaper and more convenient than a cab, but are they as safe? It's not just whether Uber's part-time drivers are better (or worse) behind the wheel. It's whether passengers are more likely to be assaulted, kidnapped or raped by an Uber driver...

Des Moines, IA – Iowa Students Admonished For “Trump!” Chants At Hoops Game

February 26, 2016 at 01:46 PM
Des Moines, IA - A group of high school students was admonished this week for seemingly using Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's name as a racial insult during a boys' basketball game. The incident occurred Monday during a playoff game between Dallas Center-Grimes in West Des Moines, a largely white school, and Perry, a more diverse school north of Des Moines. Steve Watson...

New York – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump For President

February 26, 2016 at 12:53 PM
New York - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie backed Donald Trump in the Republican race for president Friday, a powerhouse endorsement as the billionaire tries to beat back assaults on his character from a newly aggressive rival, Marco Rubio. Christie joined Trump at a Forth Worth news conference and praised him as "the person who will go to Washington, D.C., and be able to absolutely turn the...

Jerusalem – Palestinian Killed After Attacking Israeli Troops, Army Says

February 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Jerusalem - A Palestinian was shot and killed while trying to stab soldiers in the West Bank, the military said Friday hours after an Israeli man was seriously wounded by a Palestinian armed with an axe and a knife, the latest in months of near-daily Palestinian assaults on Israeli forces and civilians. The military said a Palestinian brandishing a knife tried to stab soldiers on duty near...

Houston – GOP Senator Says Party Has Gone ‘Crazy’

February 26, 2016 at 11:14 AM
Houston - Sen. Lindsey Graham is so disgusted with the GOP's embrace of Donald Trump, he says: "My party has gone b.. crazy." In no-holds-barred remarks Thursday night, the South Carolina senator and unsuccessful presidential candidate said the GOP has lost all semblance of sanity. He predicted irrevocable losses in November if Republicans back Trump. Graham says Republicans have the best...

Jerusalem – Disputes Delay Video Surveillance At Tense Temple Mount

February 26, 2016 at 10:28 AM
Jerusalem - Video surveillance of Jerusalem's holiest site was meant to be a quick fix to lower tensions that have driven months of Israeli-Palestinian violence, but disputes over who controls the footage and what the cameras may or may not film are holding up the project. Underlying the seemingly technical arguments is a fundamental disagreement over who is in charge of the 37-acre...

Brussels – Judge Charges Swiss Bank UBS With Organizing Tax Evasion

February 26, 2016 at 10:03 AM
Brussels - A Belgian judge charged Swiss bank UBS on Friday with money laundering and "serious and organized tax evasion," saying it directly sought clients in the country to help them skip taxes. The spokesperson for the crown prosecutor, Jennifer Vanderputten, said in a statement that the charges were laid thanks to cooperation with French authorities, and refused to provide additional...

New York – Ceremony Marks 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Anniversary

February 26, 2016 at 09:39 AM
New York - A ceremony is commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000. A truck bomb exploded below the trade center's north tower on Feb. 26, 1993. The midday ceremony on Friday includes officials from the Sept. 11 memorial and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The 1993 bombing left a giant...

Beit She’an Valley – Israeli Boy Discovers 3,400-Year-Old Canaanite Figurine During Hike

February 26, 2016 at 09:17 AM
Beit She’an Valley - A seven-year-old child recently discovered an ancient female figurine at the Tel Rehov archeological site in northern Israel. The figurine is estimated to be one of the Teraphim, idolatrous statues used during Biblical times. Ori Greenhut, from the community of Tel Teomim, went on a hike with friends at the beginning of the week accompanied by the father of one of his...

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