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London – Overseas, Obama Begins The Long Goodbye

April 24, 2016 at 11:50 PM
London - Back home, President Barack Obama has eight months, a dogfight over the Supreme Court and scores of campaign speeches for a successor ahead of him. But overseas, the president already has begun a long, slow goodbye. As Obama wrapped up his valedictory trip to London on Saturday, he looked very much like a president on his way out the door, reflecting on his tenure and eager to shape...

Bridgeport, CT – Trump Says He’s ‘Not Toning It Down,’ Drawing Clinton Barbs

April 24, 2016 at 11:31 PM
Bridgeport, CT - A confident Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday that he's not changing his pitch to voters, a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials their party's front-runner would show more restraint while campaigning. "You know, being presidential's easy — much easier than what I have to do," he told thousands at a rally in Bridgeport, Connecticut. "Here, I have to...

Washington – Republican Financier Koch Says Clinton Might Make Better President

April 24, 2016 at 11:05 PM
Washington - Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, a key source of financing for conservative Republican causes along with his brother, said Democrat Hillary Clinton might make a better president than the candidates in the Republican field. Koch, in an interview to air on Sunday on ABC's "This Week" program, said that in some respects Bill Clinton had been a better president than George W...

New York – U.S. Ends Fight With Apple After Gaining Access To Drug Dealer’s iPhone

April 24, 2016 at 10:46 PM
New York - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its effort to force Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York after someone provided authorities the passcode to access the device. In a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, prosecutors said that investigators late on Thursday used that passcode to access the iPhone at issue, and as a result...

Detroit – Muslims For Trump, Though Few, See Past Rhetoric, Bluster

April 24, 2016 at 10:22 PM
Detroit - As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feel he's in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn't have more company. Small numbers of Muslims find comfort, not concern, in Trump's strong stance on immigrants. They see it as proof that the Republican presidential front-runner could better contain extremists than other...

Jerusalem – Israel Says Istanbul Bomber Did Not Target Israelis

April 24, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's counterterrorism bureau says the suicide bomber who killed three Israeli tourists in Istanbul last month did not specifically target Israelis but was taking aim at tourism in Turkey in general. The bureau, connected to the Israeli prime minister's office, recently issued a travel advisory for Turkey, warning Israeli citizens to leave as soon as possible and avoid traveling...

Hebron – Israel Frees Youngest Palestinian Prisoner

April 24, 2016 at 09:43 PM
Hebron - A 12-year-old Palestinian girl, imprisoned by Israel after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack on Israelis in a West Bank settlement, returned home Sunday after she was freed early following an appeal. Dima al-Wawi is believed to be the youngest female Palestinian ever imprisoned. Al-Wawi was greeted by about 80 relatives at her family's house in Halhoul, a village near...

Jerusalem – Women Of The Wall Perform Partial Priestly Blessing, Angering Rabbi

April 24, 2016 at 09:18 PM
Jerusalem - A liberal women's group held a special Passover prayer service on Sunday at a Jerusalem holy site, drawing criticism from the site's ultra-Orthodox rabbi, who called it a "provocation." The group, Women of the Wall, calls for gender equality at the Western Wall, the holiest Jewish prayer site. The site is overseen by a rabbi who enforces conservative customs, including separate...

Jerusalem – Israeli Victims Of Brussels Bombing Leave Hospital In Time For Passover

April 24, 2016 at 09:13 PM
Jerusalem - Chaim Winternitz will never forget the twin blasts that shook Brussels’s Zaventem Airport on March 22, leaving him paralyzed with 17 shrapnel wounds across his entire body, a broken leg and damaged hearing. Last week, barely a month later, the 28-year-old Jerusalem man left Hadassah-University Medical Center’s orthopedic department in Ein Kerem to celebrate Passover with his wife...

New York – Sprawling Corruption Case With Humble Beginnings Roils NYC

April 24, 2016 at 09:03 PM
New York - After a successful attack on corruption in New York's state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City. Over the past few weeks, a series of loosely related public corruption investigations coordinated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have spilled into public view, with targets including high-ranking New York Police...

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