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Washington – US: IRS Computer Breach Bigger Than First Thought; 700,000 Victims

February 27, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Washington - The IRS said Friday that the number of taxpayers whose tax information may have been stolen by computer hackers now exceeds 700,000 — more than double the agency's previous estimate. The tax collecting agency said 390,000 more taxpayer accounts may have compromised than the 334,000 it warned about a year and a half ago. The breach was first discovered in May 2015, and the...

Anaheim, CA – Police: 3 Stabbed At KKK Gathering In Southern California

February 27, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Anaheim, CA - Three people were stabbed at a Ku Klux Klan gathering Saturday in Southern California, police said. At least one person was in critical condition. An altercation between a group of KKK members and counter-protesters erupted at a Klan rally in Anaheim, with both sides involved in violent attacks, Sgt. Daron Wyatt with the Anaheim Police Department told The Associated...

New York – Warren Buffett Rails Against Presidential Candidates Who Talk Down Economy

February 27, 2016 at 10:29 PM
New York - Warren Buffett bemoaned the "negative drumbeat" on the U.S. economy from presidential candidates in his annual Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholder letter on Saturday, saying they are misleading Americans into believing their children will be worse off than they are. "It's an election year, and candidates can't stop speaking about our country's problems (which, of course, only they...

Washington – Fear And Loathing Over Trump Among GOP In Congress

February 27, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Washington - Fear and loathing is striking congressional Republicans faced with the distinct possibility of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee. "My party has gone batshit crazy," says South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who called Trump a "nut job" and maintains that the billionaire businessman would inflict as much damage to the GOP as the iceberg did to the Titanic. Republicans...

Algiers – Algeria Jails Man Suspected Of Links To Paris Attacks Ringleader

February 27, 2016 at 09:39 PM
Algiers - Algerian authorities have jailed a man with dual Algerian and Belgian citizenship for links with the ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a court statement said on Saturday. The court in the Algerian city of Bejaia said 29-year-old Zahir Mehdaoui, a resident of Brussels, had been charged with belonging to a terrorist group active overseas. The court provided no...

Mexico City – Two Former Presidents Of Mexico Compare Trump To Hitler

February 27, 2016 at 09:34 PM
Mexico City - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's political rhetoric is "racist," and evocative of Adolf Hitler, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told reporters at an event in Mexico City on Saturday. "This logic of praising the white supremacy is not just anti-immigration," Calderon said. "He is acting and speaking out against immigrants that have a different...

Washington – Time For Christie To Eat His Harsh Words About Trump

February 27, 2016 at 09:14 PM
Washington - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had better be hungry: He's got a lot of harsh words to eat about Donald Trump now that he's endorsed the billionaire. Trump, in turn, has some tough things about Christie to start walking back now that the two men are suddenly allies instead of antagonists in the Republican presidential race. Christie endorsed Trump on Friday, calling him "the...

New York – US Labor Department Sues B&H Photo For Hiring, Pay, Promotion Discrimination; Harassment

February 27, 2016 at 08:44 PM
New York - A lawsuit filed this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs alleges that B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. has systematically discriminated against Hispanic employees and female, black and Asian jobseekers at its Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse. As a federal contractor, B&H is prohibited by Executive Order 11246 from discriminating in...

Tehran – Iran’s Pragmatic Rouhani Cheers Election Wins, Says Government Stronger

February 27, 2016 at 08:42 PM
Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earned an emphatic vote of confidence and reformist partners secured surprise gains in parliament in early results from elections that could accelerate the Islamic Republic's emergence from years of isolation. While gains by moderates and reformists in Friday's polls were most evident in the capital, Tehran, the sheer scale of the advances there...

Washington – Report: Sanders Getting Advice From Expert Who Said Israel May Have Carried Out Syria Chemical Attacks

February 27, 2016 at 08:38 PM
Washington - The Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking advice on foreign policy from Lawrence Wilkinson, who has speculated that Israel might have carried out chemical attacks in Syria, the New York Times reported on Friday. Wilkerson, a former Army Colonel who was chief of staff to former secretary of state Colin Powell, speculated on the possible Israeli...

Arkansas – Trump Hits Back At Rubio Over ‘con Artist’ Insult

February 27, 2016 at 08:11 PM
Arkansas - Fresh from an endorsement by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday accelerated his political slugfest with opponent Marco Rubio, just days before the delegate-rich Super Tuesday contests. With dueling appearances in Arkansas and Georgia, the billionaire businessman and U.S. senator from Florida continued an onslaught of...

Damascus – U.S.-Russian Truce Halts Most Syria Fighting; Russia Stops Air Raids

February 27, 2016 at 07:33 PM
Damascus - Fighting mostly stopped across western and northern Syria on Saturday and Russia halted its air raids, under a cessation of hostilities which the United Nations called the best hope for peace since civil war began five years ago. Under the U.S.-Russian accord accepted by President Bashar al-Assad's government and many of his enemies, fighting should cease so aid can reach civilians...

South Carolina – Clinton cruises to big win over Sanders in South Carolina

February 27, 2016 at 07:04 PM
South Carolina - Hillary Clinton sailed to a commanding victory over Bernie Sanders in Saturday's South Carolina primary, drawing overwhelming support from the state's black Democrats and putting her in strong position as the race barrels toward Super Tuesday's crucial contests. Clinton's win provided an important boost for her campaign — and a moment to wipe away bitter memories of her loss...

Tel Aviv – El Al Sued By Holocaust Survivor For Asking Woman To Move Seats At Behest Of Ultra-Orthodox Man

February 27, 2016 at 07:03 PM
Tel Aviv - An Israeli woman is suing El Al for gender-based discrimination after she was asked to switch seats on a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv in order to accommodate an ultra-Orthodox man who asked not to be seated next to her. According to The New York Times, Renee Rabinowitz, a Holocaust survivor who is now retired following a successful career as a lawyer, reluctantly agreed to switch...

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