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United Nations – Iran Asks U.N. Chief To Intervene With U.S. After Court Ruling

April 30, 2016 at 11:30 PM
United Nations - Iran asked U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top U.S. court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American victims of attacks blamed on Tehran. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote to Ban a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, calling on the Secretary-General...

Berlin – Report: Germany Rethinks Its Policy Of Automatic Support For Israel

April 30, 2016 at 11:20 PM
Berlin - Israel-German ties remain very close and healthy, and reports to the contrary are the result of internal German domestic politics, a senior Israeli official said Saturday night. The official was responding to a story in the German weekly Der Spiegel under the headline: “Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin.” According to the story – the latest in a number...

New York – NYC Police Officer Caught On Camera Stomping On Suspect’s Head Found Guilty

April 30, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - Finding him guilty of misdemeanor assault, a judge said a New York City police officer "gratuitously" stomped on a suspect's head as fellow officers tried to handcuff the man. Officer Joel Edouard was convicted Friday after a non-jury trial at state Supreme Court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors said the 38-year-old officer had stopped Jahmiel Cuffee in July 2014 after spotting him...

New York – Probe Of NYC Mayor Casts Harsh Light On Lax Campaign Laws

April 30, 2016 at 10:44 PM
New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it. Mayor Bill de Blasio has been bedeviled by a criminal probe of an effort he helped organize in 2014 to...

Germany – Former Auschwitz Guard Apologizes At Trial, Says It Was ‘Nightmare’

April 30, 2016 at 10:35 PM
Germany - A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard on trial in Germany apologized in court to victims on Friday, telling them he regretted being part of a "criminal organization" that had killed so many people and caused such suffering. "I'm ashamed that I knowingly let injustice happen and did nothing to oppose it", said Reinhold Hanning, a former Nazi SS officer, seated in a wheelchair in the...

Palestine, TX – Five Killed In Texas Floods As Severe Weather Lashes Central U.S.

April 30, 2016 at 10:15 PM
Palestine, TX - A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person was missing in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. The flood victims in Palestine, Texas, 100 miles (160 km)southeast of Dallas, escaped a house where flood waters had reached the roof...

Albany, NY – Prosecutors Eye Cuomo’s Upstate Economic Development Program

April 30, 2016 at 09:55 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that his administration retained a former criminal prosecutor to review his upstate economic development initiatives after learning federal investigators are examining potential conflicts of interest and improper bidding related to the programs. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's investigation has "raised questions" about improper lobbying and...

Burlingame, CA – Anti-Trump Protesters Take On Riot Cops For 2nd Day As Trump Sneaks Over A Wall

April 30, 2016 at 09:21 PM
Burlingame, CA - Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after a string of victories this week. The billionaire businessman was forced to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to a hotel to give a speech to the California Republican convention...

New York, NY – Islamic State-Linked Hackers Post Target List Of New Yorkers

April 30, 2016 at 09:07 PM
New York, NY - A group of hackers linked to Islamic State has posted online a list of thousands of New York residents and urged followers of the militant group to target them, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Federal agents and New York City police officers have been contacting the individuals on the list to inform them of the posting, but the source said law enforcement...

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