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Seoul – North Korea Says Leader Kim Supervises Engine Test For ICBM: KCNA

April 8, 2016 at 06:27 PM
Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a successful test of a new type of engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), its state media said on Saturday in the latest claim of making advances in its arms program that brought international sanctions. The test was conducted at the country's long-range missile launch site near its west coast and was supervised by Kim, the...

Brooklyn, NY – Bernie Sanders Holds Brooklyn Hometown Rally

April 8, 2016 at 05:40 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Bernie Sanders is telling a crowd just blocks away from his childhood home in Brooklyn that a win in New York's April 19 primary will help take him to the White House. Sanders peppered his brief speech Friday with references to the neighborhood he lived in for 18 years, including memories of playing marbles in the street and attending a nearby school. He said a movement is...

Washington – Poll: Trump Extends His Lead Among Republicans With 42 Percent Support

April 8, 2016 at 04:11 PM
Washington - Celebrity real estate developer Donald Trump has extended his lead nationally over Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll. The national online poll from April 4-8 showed that 42 percent of Republicans support Trump, compared with 32 percent for Cruz and 20 percent for...

Washington – Bill Clinton Sorry For Scolding With Protesters

April 8, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Washington - Former President Bill Clinton says he regrets a heated exchange with protesters while campaigning on behalf of his wife, Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton told supporters in Erie, Penn. that he likes protests but it "bothers" him when the activists drown him out. He said: "So I did something yesterday in Philadelphia. I almost wanted to apologize for it, but I want to use it as an...

Washington – Cost Of Mailing A Letter Drops To 47 Cents Beginning Sunday

April 8, 2016 at 03:32 PM
Washington - The cost of mailing a letter is going down. Beginning Sunday, the price of a first-class stamp drops two cents, to 47 cents. The reduction is the result of an expiring surcharge that had been put in place in January 2014 to help the beleaguered Postal Service recoup $4.6 billion in losses dating back to the Great Recession. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan says the forced...

Washington – TSA Administrator Wants Bomb-sniffing Dogs At All Major U.S. Airports

April 8, 2016 at 02:45 PM
Washington - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration's Peter Neffenger said Friday he would like to see explosive-sniffing dogs at all of the nation's largest airports. The dogs would allow cleared passengers to pass directly into "pre-check" lanes that include a metal detector but do not require passengers to remove their shoes or bagged liquids, TSA Administrator Neffenger...

Washington – Database Of Holocaust Victims Reaches 1 Million Names

April 8, 2016 at 02:22 PM
Washington - An effort to build a free online database of Holocaust victims and survivors has reached a milestone. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com announced Friday that records of one million people persecuted by the Nazis are now available to be searched. The crowd-sourced database was launched in 2011 and is known as the World Memory Project. Volunteer contributors...

New York – NY State Trooper Head Resigns Abruptly

April 8, 2016 at 01:48 PM
New York - New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico’s resignation was confirmed by a police spokesman on Friday. In a statement, D’Amico said he was leaving to pursue other opportunities, which were not immediately listed. “I have been fortunate to serve the public in law enforcement for the past 35 years, both for New York City and the State, and it has been a tremendous...

Tel Aviv – Some Trump Vodka Marked K4P May Not Be Kosher For Passover

April 8, 2016 at 01:22 PM
Tel Aviv - Trump Vodka is one of perhaps a dozen products carrying the moniker of Republican front-runner Donald Trump that have fallen by the wayside through the years, a point his critics charge undermines his business reputation.m ‎The spirit, however, found an unusual afterlife in Israel, even after being discontinued in the United States. Trump Vodka found a niche as one of the few...

West Long Beach, NJ – New Jersey Man Ticketed For Flying Donald Trump Flags

April 8, 2016 at 01:02 PM
West Long Beach, NJ - A New Jersey man is facing a fine for flying flags supporting Donald Trump. Joseph Hornick thought police on March 25 were responding to his reports that the flags proclaiming "Trump Make America Great Again" flying outside his West Long Branch home had been vandalized. Instead, he was ticketed for violating an ordinance that restricts the display of political...

Manhattan, NY – New York Man Charged For Ponzi Scheme In NYPD Gifts-for Favors Police Scandal

April 8, 2016 at 12:33 PM
Manhattan, NY - A former Manhattan restaurant owner has been arrested on charges that he ran a $12 million Ponzi scheme, prosecutors said on Friday, in a case that a source said was linked to an ongoing corruption probe involving the New York Police Department. Hamlet Peralta, who owned the Hudson River Cafe in Harlem, was accused in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan of...

Knoxville, TN – $1 In Damages Awarded For Fired Muslim Trooper

April 8, 2016 at 12:21 PM
Knoxville, TN - A federal appeals court says a $1 damages award to a Muslim state trooper fired after a military liaison falsely accused him of terrorist sympathies was "wholly inadequate." The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1Vd7ON0) the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered the lower court to consider a more appropriate damages award for De'Ossie Dingus. U.S...

Brussels – U.N. Envoy Tells EU To Step Up Pressure On Israel Over West Bank Demolitions

April 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Brussels - The European Union must raise political pressure on Israel over accelerating West Bank demolitions that run against international law and increasingly affect aid projects sponsored by the bloc, a U.N. envoy for Palestinian territories said. With more than 540 demolitions and confiscations in the occupied West Bank so far this year, the Israeli military has already matched or...

Los Angeles – Obama: Democracy At Stake In November Elections

April 8, 2016 at 11:19 AM
Los Angeles - President Barack Obama says a functioning American democracy is what's at stake in November's elections. He says it's important to elect leaders who believe compromise isn't a dirty word, who listen to those who disagree with them and respect those who are unlike them. Obama mentioned Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz several times in remarks at a...

Brussels – Suspect Arrested In Brussels Could Be ‘Man In Hat’ In Airport Bombings

April 8, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Brussels - Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November's Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT said on Friday, adding that he was probably involved in last month's Brussels bombings. Public prosecutors confirmed in a brief statement only that police had made several arrests related to the Brussels attacks. Abrini, a 31-year-old Belgian, was...

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