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Indiana – Sanders On Trump: America Will Not Vote For Someone Who Insults Minorities

April 27, 2016 at 11:27 PM
Indiana - Democratic presidential candidate BernieSanders offered a list of reasons why Republican candidate Donald Trump will not become the next President of the United States ranging from his views on climate change to his views on a host of Americans. "The American people are not going to vote for Donald Trump for President because he thinks that climate change is a hoax," Sanders...

London – UK Labour Lawmaker Suspended Over Anti-Israel Comments

April 27, 2016 at 10:41 PM
London - Britain's main opposition Labour Party, which has faced growing criticism over perceived anti-Semitism in its ranks, suspended a lawmaker on Wednesday for making anti-Israel posts on social media before she was elected to Parliament. The party said Naz Shah had been barred from taking part in the party's activities or in participating in the grouping of Labour lawmakers in...

Washington – Trump Struggles To Explain ‘America First’ Foreign Policy

April 27, 2016 at 09:50 PM
Washington - Donald Trump strained to lay out a clear vision of his "America first" foreign policy on Wednesday, vowing to substitute hard-headed realism for what he called a post-Cold War era replete with U.S. national security failures. Yet the Republican presidential front-runner outlined no strategy for how he'd make the United States at the same time a "consistent" and "unpredictable"...

Bronx, NY – Prosecutor: Biggest Gang Takedown In New York City History

April 27, 2016 at 09:23 PM
Bronx, NY - Law enforcement rescued a housing project with the biggest gang takedown in city history, and now officials are investigating whether the city's 400,000 public housing residents were being protected in safe conditions as required by federal law, a federal prosecutor announced Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a news conference that nearly 700 New York Police Department...

Richmond, VA – Cruz Co-chair In Virginia Travels To Syria, Praises Assad

April 27, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Richmond, VA - Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country. Virginia state Sen. Dick Black's trip to a Middle Eastern country in the midst of a civil war and his comments in the face of official U.S. foreign...

Harrisburg, PA – Trump Adds Delegates In PA, Strengthening Path To Nomination

April 27, 2016 at 07:47 PM
Harrisburg, PA - A day after sweeping five primaries, Donald Trump kept rolling Wednesday, picking up endorsements from an additional 33 delegates in Pennsylvania to give him a total of 80 percent of the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination. For the first time, the New York billionaire now has a majority of the delegates awarded so far. He needs just 48 percent of the...

Washington – FBI Says It Won’t Disclose How It Accessed Locked IPhone

April 27, 2016 at 06:49 PM
Washington - The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it lacks enough "technical information" about the software vulnerability that was exploited. The decision resolves one of the thorniest questions that had confronted the federal government since it revealed last month...

New York, NY – Top De Blasio Aides Hit With Subpoenas In Campaign Fundraising Probe

April 27, 2016 at 06:40 PM
New York, NY - Aides to Mayor Bill de Blasio have been subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation, his administration said Wednesday. City Hall received subpoenas from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan and from the Manhattan district attorney's office, mayoral counsel Maya Wiley said. A statement issued by Wiley said de...

New York – Activists In New York Protest Price Of Pneumonia Vaccine

April 27, 2016 at 05:41 PM
New York - Doctors Without Borders protested the price of pneumonia vaccines Wednesday by leading a march through midtown Manhattan and delivering a crib filled with flowers to a pharmaceutical company. About 70 people walked silently and in single file to Pfizer's headquarters, where they placed 2,500 flowers in a crib as though laying tribute on a coffin. The flowers represented the number...

Washington – Sen. Boxer Calls Cruz-Fiorina Ticket Mean And Meaner

April 27, 2016 at 05:33 PM
Washington - California Sen. Barbara Boxer says Carly Fiorina is the perfect running mate for Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz — she calls them "mean and meaner." On a conference call Wednesday she told reporters Cruz wants to ship immigrants out and Fiorina "already shipped jobs out of America." The California Democrat faced Fiorina in a nasty Senate race in 2010. She joked...

Washington – Sanders Says To Lay Off Hundreds Of Campaign Workers: NY Times

April 27, 2016 at 04:45 PM
Washington - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday he is planning to lay off hundreds of campaign workers nationwide and focus on winning in California, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, told the Times in an interview he planned to remain in the race despite losing four of five states in primary voting on Tuesday...

Washington – Ted Cruz Officially Names Carly Fiorina As His Running Mate

April 27, 2016 at 04:45 PM
Washington - In need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina — a woman who he said has repeatedly "shattered glass ceilings" — to serve as his running mate. The Texas senator announced his pick for vice president at an Indianapolis rally, an unusual move for an underdog candidate that...

New York – Orlando-to-New York JetBlue Pilot Accused Of Flying Drunk

April 27, 2016 at 04:40 PM
New York - A commercial pilot was under the influence of alcohol while flying a JetBlue airliner carrying 151 passengers last year from Orlando to New York City, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint says Dennis Murphy Jr. was selected for a random alcohol test after Flight 584 landed at Kennedy Airport on April 21, 2015. The court papers allege that the test found that his...

Washington – White House Spokesman Responds To Trump Claims

April 27, 2016 at 03:39 PM
Washington - White House spokesman Josh Earnest is taking issue with Donald Trump's assertion that foreign leaders are showing their lack of respect for President Barack Obama by declining to greet him at the airport when he visits their country. Trump noted in his foreign policy address Wednesday that neither Cuban President Raul Castro nor Saudi King Salman met Obama on the tarmac. Trump...

Washington – Trump Rivals Running Out Of Chances To Stop Him

April 27, 2016 at 02:46 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's rivals are running out of chances to stop him from clinching the GOP nomination by the end of the primaries. Trump won more than 90 percent of the delegates at stake in the five contests on Tuesday. If Trump wins the Indiana primary next week, he will have a majority of the delegates awarded so far. That would put Trump on a firm path to win the nomination...

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