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New York – For Original Trump Team, A Moment To Celebrate And Reflect

May 15, 2016 at 11:22 PM
‎New York - They were the core of the original Trump team, a small group of largely obscure political operatives who signed on a year ago for the seemingly quixotic presidential campaign of an oft-mocked celebrity businessman. Yet there they were in the lobby of the Trump Tower in New York City, sharing a very public embrace as Donald Trump's victory in Indiana made it clear he was on track...

Washington – After Delay, Calorie Counts To Hit U.S. Restaurant Menus In 2017

May 15, 2016 at 11:19 PM
Washington - U.S. restaurant owners will have an extra five months to post the calorie counts of the food they sell under a new federal deadline of May 5, 2017. The national calorie disclosure rule is part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as Obamacare and aims to help consumers battle the bulge since Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from...

New York – WSJ: Amazon To Launch New Private-labels In Coming Weeks

May 15, 2016 at 10:09 PM
New York - Amazon.com Inc will launch new lines of its private-label brands in the coming weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The new brands with names like Happy Belly, Wickedly Prime and Mama Bear will include nuts, spices, tea, coffee, baby food and vitamins, as well as household items such as diapers and laundry detergents, the newspaper...

New York – “I’m Not Stupid, Okay”, Trump Tells British PM Cameron

May 15, 2016 at 09:30 PM
New York - Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he hopes to be able to work with British Prime Minister David Cameron in spite of Cameron calling the Republican candidate 'stupid, divisive and wrong' on his stance on Muslims. "It looks like we're not going to have a very good relationship. Who knows! I hope to have a good relationship with him but it sounds like...

Jerusalem – Paris Peace Summit To Proceed Despite Israeli Concerns

May 15, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - The French foreign minister met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Sunday and said an upcoming Paris summit aimed at restarting peace talks will proceed, despite Israeli objections that direct negotiations are the only way forward. Paris is to host an international meeting in May of 20 countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to discuss the peace process. Israel...

Piscataway, NJ – Rebuking Trump, Obama Tells Graduates Walls Won’t Solve Ills

May 15, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Piscataway, NJ - President Barack Obama on Sunday urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly changing world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump. Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to illustrate a world view antithetical to the ideas espoused by...

Moscow – Three Killed As Ethnic Rivalries Fuel Brawl At Moscow Cemetery

May 15, 2016 at 07:39 PM
Moscow - Three people were killed and two dozen were wounded on Saturday in a mass brawl at Moscow's largest cemetery that witnesses said was sparked by rivalry between ethnic groups battling for control of the burial service business. About 200 people, some armed with guns and other weapons, took part in the clashes at the vast Khovanskoye cemetery in southwest Moscow and more than 90 people...

Washington – Aide Says Audio Tape Didn’t Sound Like Trump Posing As Own Spokesman

May 15, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Washington - A top aide to Donald Trump said on Sunday he did not believe a report that the billionaire once posed as his own spokesman to brag about his personal life to a celebrity magazine. The Washington Post released an audio recording on Friday of a man who identified himself as Trump's publicist, "John Miller," and talked about the billionaire's romantic encounters during a...

London – Google Faces Record 3 Billion Euro EU Antitrust Fine: Telegraph

May 15, 2016 at 06:00 PM
London - Google faces a record antitrust fine of around 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) from the European Commission in the coming weeks, the British newspaper Sunday Telegraph said. The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010. Several people familiar with the...

Jerusalem – Norway Refuses To Pay Palestinian Terrorists, Earns Praise From Israel

May 15, 2016 at 05:05 PM
Jerusalem - A top Israeli official praised on Sunday the decision by the Norwegian foreign minister to halt payments to the Palestinian Authority that go to Palestinian terrorists and their families. Dore Gold, Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, called Norwegian Ambassador to Israel Jon Hanssen-Bauer to thank him for Norway’s refusal to pay the PA funds that end up in the...

Amsterdam – Dutch Holocaust Museum Exhibits Jeroen Krabbe Paintings

May 15, 2016 at 04:34 PM
Amsterdam - More than 70 years after tens of thousands of Dutch Jews were deported and killed by the Nazis, the Netherlands is finally getting a national Holocaust museum. It will be three years before the new museum is completed, but on Monday it opens its doors to host a harrowing exhibition of paintings by actor and artist Jeroen Krabbe. The location of the museum, a former teacher...

New York, NY – It’s Time For NYPD Commish To Step Down, Says Sergeants Benevolent Association President

May 15, 2016 at 03:17 PM
New York, NY - It’s a tale of two different Bill Brattons, and it’s time for both of them to step down as NYPD Commissioner, according to the Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins. “It’s time that we start to set the department straight, and if we need to make changes at the top – I personally think Bratton has stayed too long, and it’s time to go,” Mullins said...

Paris – World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Sets Sail From France

May 15, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Paris - Tens of thousands of French well-wishers waved revoir to the largest cruise ship in the world as it set sail on its maiden voyage to the U.K. after 32 months in a French shipyard. The $1 billion Harmony of the Seas cut a gargantuan silhouette Sunday as it left the western port town of Saint-Nazaire. At 362 meters (1,187 feet) long, the 16-deck ship, is bigger that the Eiffel Tower...

Florence, AZ – Palestinian Men Traveled Through 8 Countries To Reach US

May 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Florence, AZ - Mounis Hammouda and Hisham Shaban were stranded in Honduras, penniless after being ripped off by a smuggler who was supposed to get them to Mexico so that they could arrive at their final destination, the United States. The Palestinian men had traveled across the world to escape bloodshed and torture in their homeland, and desperately phoned a friend in Canada to wire them money...

New York, NY – NYPD, Other Departments Holding Active Shooter Drill In Brooklyn

May 15, 2016 at 01:08 PM
New York, NY - The New York Police Department (NYPD), the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) took part in an active shooter exercise early Sunday at a Brooklyn high school to evaluate tactics and technologies for responding to and containing rapidly escalating shooting incidents. The exercise was organized...

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