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New Jersey – Powerball Ticket Big News At Trenton 7-Eleven

May 8, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Trenton, NJ - A worker at the New Jersey convenience store that sold a Powerball ticket worth $429.6 million says he and his colleagues are "amazed" that it happened. Marcelo Chilel says when he heard the ticket was sold in Mercer County, he thought it would be great if it was sold at the 7-Eleven store where he works in Trenton. When he found out that was the case, he says he felt very happy...

Washington – Senate’s Power Brokers Are Aging; Several To Seek New Terms

May 8, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Millennials have emerged as the nation's largest living generation yet that demographic shift isn't reflected in the upper reaches of the Republican-controlled Senate, where the body's oldest members are the power brokers. And several are asking voters for new six-year terms. At 82, Chuck Grassley wants Iowans to send him back to the Senate for a seventh time. The Republican...

New York – Hitler Sculpture Brings $17.2 Million At Auction

May 8, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New York - A sculpture of a kneeling Hitler by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has sold for a record $17.2 million at a sale kicking off the weeklong New York auctions of modern, post-war and contemporary art at Christie's and Sotheby's. Also selling at Christie's "Bound to Fail" themed auction Sunday night was Jeff Koons' "One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank." The ball suspended in a water tank...

Washington – Palin Vows To Help Defeat Ryan Over His Refusal To Support Trump

May 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin vowed on Sunday to help unseat Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, because of the his refusal to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Palin, the former Alaska governor and Trump supporter, endorsed conservative businessman Paul Nehlen, who is challenging Ryan, the House speaker, for his...

Jerusalem – Martin Luther King Jr.’s Son Champions Father’s Dream For Ethiopian Jews

May 8, 2016 at 09:03 PM
Jerusalem - The shared humanity and vision of Martin Luther King Jr. and Jewish leaders during the Civil Rights Movement forged a special bond between two alienated peoples in the United States at one of its darkest hours. Over 50 years later, King’s son, Martin Luther King Jr. III, sat beside Natan Sharansky in Jerusalem to further that dream by presenting three Israelis with the 2016...

San Bernardino County, CA – California Muslim Student Wrongly Identified As ‘ISIS’ In Yearbook

May 8, 2016 at 08:30 PM
San Bernardino County, CA - A California student was embarrassed and distressed after a picture of her wearing an Islamic head scarf, or hijab, appeared in her high school yearbook with the false name "Isis Phillips," a Muslim advocacy group said on Sunday. The senior at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga and her parents were "embarrassed after seeing the picture in the yearbook and have...

Washington – 2016: A Billionaire And Millionaire In The Year Of Populism

May 8, 2016 at 08:03 PM
Washington - In Ohio River coal country, retiree Nelson Travis says he begrudgingly will choose the billionaire: Donald Trump. Nonetheless, Travis argues, neither the presumptive Republican nominee nor Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton actually gets people like him. "They're both out of touch with people's everyday reality," the 64-year-old Republican says, dismissing Clinton's talk of...

New Hampshire – Ayotte’s Senate Rival Trying To Hang Trump Around Her Neck

May 8, 2016 at 07:17 PM
New Hampshire - Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte casts herself as independent, focused on New Hampshire over party politics in her re-election bid. But now she's trying to fight off a different label, one that Democrats will assign her at every turn: Loyal ally of Donald Trump. Ayotte's rival, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, pounced even before the dust had settled this past week in Trump's newly...

Washington – For Obama’s Legacy, A Few Bright Spots With Trump As Nominee

May 8, 2016 at 06:26 PM
Washington - There's no cheering at the White House for Donald Trump's success. Yet for President Barack Obama, things could be worse. Trump's ascent as the presumptive Republican nominee makes some of Obama's main achievements more likely to survive after the next president takes over. Trump's policy prescriptions, while full of contradictions and short on specifics, are generally closer to...

Jerusalem – High Court Split Vote Lets Deri Keep Interior Minister’s Post

May 8, 2016 at 05:59 PM
Jerusalem - In a split vote, the High Court of Justice on Sunday ended one of the primary threats to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri’s political career, letting him keep his post despite his prior conviction for bribery. The Movement for the Quality of Government in Israel had petitioned against Deri’s appointment because he previously held the same exact position, but was forced to resign in...

New Jersey – Official: Winning Powerball Ticket Sold At 7-11 In Trenton, New Jersey

May 8, 2016 at 04:52 PM
New Jersey - Someone is holding onto the sole winning Powerball ticket that was sold in New Jersey and the jackpot was at $429.6 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Only one ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing, said Powerball spokeswoman Kelly Cripe. The winning Powerball numbers were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number was 9. Lottery officials in New Jersey...

Jerusalem – Israel Indicts Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu

May 8, 2016 at 04:04 PM
Jerusalem - Israel has indicted Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordecai Vanunu for meeting with American citizens in Jerusalem and violating other court-ordered restrictions. Vanunu is a former employee at Israel's nuclear reactor who served 18 years in Israeli prison for leaking details and pictures of Israel's alleged nuclear weapons program to a British newspaper in 1986. Israel neither...

Jerusalem – Haredim Demonstrate Over Arrest Of Draft-dodging Yeshiva Student

May 8, 2016 at 03:40 PM
Jerusalem - Several hundred young haredi men associated with an extremist haredi faction rioted on Sunday against the arrest of a yeshiva student caught by police in Eilat visiting pubs and night clubs who has not reported to the IDF for military service. Demonstrations took place in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem, as well as on Route 4, and Route 444 just north of the predominantly haredi city of...

Jerusalem – Israel Nabs Group Suspected Of Scamming European Companies

May 8, 2016 at 03:05 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli police say they have caught a group of Israeli citizens, including French immigrants, suspected of tricking European companies into sending the group millions of euros in recent months. Police say the group of eight posed as individuals known to the companies, and convinced company employees to transfer them money. They say the group then tried to hide the funds. Police...

Washington – Obama Says U.S. Race Relations Have Improved, But Work To Be Done

May 8, 2016 at 01:58 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama said in a commencement speech on Saturday that U.S. race relations have improved over the last three decades, but that significant work still needs to be done. "I tell you this not to lull you into complacency, but to spur you into action because there's still so much work to do," Obama told about 2,300 Howard University graduates in Washington...

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