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Anaheim, CA – Pepper Spray Flies During Trump Protest Clash In California

April 26, 2016 at 11:37 PM
Anaheim, CA - Supporters and opponents of Donald Trump clashed Tuesday outside City Hall, and five people, including two little girls, were pepper-sprayed by a demonstrator during the heated confrontation, police said. No serious injuries and no arrests were reported in the clash as about 50 people confronted each other in the Orange County community. Backers waving U.S. flags and pro-Trump...

New York – Maybe Twitter Needs To Get Used To Being Small

April 26, 2016 at 10:52 PM
New York - Twitter gets lots of grief from investors because it hasn't taken over the world the way Facebook did, at least in terms of amassing users. But maybe it's destined to stay small, serving a vital, if limited, role for the public. Maybe Twitter just isn't meant to be an all-encompassing social utility. Maybe stock price is not the only lens through which a company can be valued...

Washington – Trump Praises NJ Gov. But Says Too Soon To Name Running Mates

April 26, 2016 at 10:39 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that it's too soon for him to talk about potential vice presidents, but says he's getting closer to that time. "We're going to set up a committee in the not-too-distant future," Trump told reporters Tuesday at Trump Tower as he celebrated his five-state sweep. Trump has been asked about rival Ted Cruz's move to vetting...

Washington – Official: US Military Used Israel’s ‘Roof Knock’ Tactic In Iraq To Warn Civilians Before Bombing

April 26, 2016 at 10:01 PM
Washington - The United States borrowed an Israeli military tactic known as "roof knocking" to try to warn civilians before it dropped a bomb targeting Islamic State fighters in Iraq this month, but a woman was killed in the attack, a U.S. military official said on Tuesday. The controversial tactic consists of firing a warning missile above or near an intended target, to give residents time to...

Oklahoma City – Storms Brings Grapefruit Size Hail, Strong Winds, Small Tornadoes To Plains

April 26, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Oklahoma City - Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday, but arrived without the grand tornadoes that many had worried about for days. A rope tornado brushed fields south of Wichita, Kansas, and another small twister touched down in southwestern Indiana. As the sun went down on the western prairie...

New York – Trump’s Big Night: Front-runner Sweeps 5 States In Northeast

April 26, 2016 at 08:36 PM
New York - Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday, a commanding showing across the Northeast that kept the Republican front-runner on his narrow path to the GOP nomination. His rout was a blow to rivals who are running out of ways to stop the brash billionaire. Hillary Clinton was dominant in Democratic contests in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. She and rival Bernie...

San Francisco – Apple Reports iPhone Sales Down, 1st Revenue Drop Since 2003

April 26, 2016 at 08:30 PM
San Francisco - Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company to come up with its next big product. Apple sold more than 51.2 million iPhones in the first three months of 2016 — while racking up $10.5 billion in quarterly profit. That was more...

New York – New York’s Fraud Suit Against Trump University Moves Forward

April 26, 2016 at 07:46 PM
New York - New York state's fraud suit against Trump University is moving along. A New York judge heard procedural arguments Tuesday in the attorney general's ongoing lawsuit against Donald Trump and his former school for real estate investors. Among other things, the lawyers debated whether the case should be decided by a judge or a jury. The lawsuit was filed in 2013 by Democratic New...

Topeka, KS – Kansas Governor Withdraws From Syrian Refugee Program

April 26, 2016 at 06:52 PM
Topeka, KS - Kansas is withdrawing from plans to resettle Syrian refugees in the state after the federal government failed to provide security information and files on the refugees, Republican Governor Sam Brownback said on Monday. Brownback said in a statement that he repeatedly asked the administration of President Barack Obama for documentation on the screening of refugees that would be...

Washington – Reid Says Sanders Has No Path To Nomination

April 26, 2016 at 06:17 PM
Washington - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says he does not think Bernie Sanders has a path to winning the Democratic presidential nomination. Responding to questions at his weekly news conference Tuesday Reid declined to suggest Sanders should drop out or cede the ground to Hillary Clinton who's expected to post a strong showing in Tuesday's primaries. He said Sanders is a good...

United Nations – U.N. Council Voices Alarm At Israeli Statements On Golan Heights

April 26, 2016 at 05:30 PM
United Nations - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday unanimously voiced alarm over Israeli statements about the Golan Heights on Syria's border with Israel, a declaration that elicited a sharp response from Israel. Earlier this month Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would never relinquish the Golan Heights, in a signal to Russia and the United States that the strategic...

Jerusalem – Israel Probes School Visit By Palestinian Attacker’s Father

April 26, 2016 at 04:39 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister has ordered an investigation after a Palestinian school in east Jerusalem invited the father of a Palestinian who killed civilians to speak to students. Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday asked Israel's attorney general to look into whether the visit constituted incitement. Mohammed Allyan says the school invited him to speak and that he told the children to...

Stockholm – Local Media: Sweden On Alert For Possible IS Attack In Capital

April 26, 2016 at 03:33 PM
Stockholm - Sweden has received intelligence about a possible attack on the capital by Islamic State militants, local media reported on Tuesday, and security services said they were investigating undisclosed information. Newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen as well as public broadcaster Swedish Radio, citing unnamed sources, said the information related to the threat of an attack, possibly in...

Jerusalem – Does An ISIS Affiliate Have Chemical Weapons On Israel’s Syrian Border?

April 26, 2016 at 03:24 PM
Jerusalem - Israel is currently investigating the possibility that the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, an ISIS-affiliated group fighting in Syria’s civil war in the southern Golan Heights region, possesses chemical weapon, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 10. Israel’s concern is largely based on reported chemical weapons attacks by ISIS in eastern Syria and western Iraq, two regions...

Washington – FBI Director Suggests iPhone Flaw May Remain Secret

April 26, 2016 at 02:35 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday that his agency was still assessing whether a vulnerability used to unlock an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino killers would go through a government review to determine if it should be disclosed to Apple or the public. “We are in the midst of trying to sort that out," Comey said. "The threshold (for disclosure) is, are we aware...

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