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Washington – Trump Says: London’s Mayor An Exception To Proposed Ban On Muslims

May 9, 2016 at 11:57 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, suggested on Monday he would make an exception for London's newly elected Muslim mayor, the New York Times reported. "There will always be exceptions," the Times quoted the real estate billionaire and presumptive Republican nominee as saying when asked how his...

Chicago – E-cigarette Poisonings Surge In Young Children, Study Says

May 9, 2016 at 11:31 PM
Chicago - Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. While most kids weren't seriously harmed, one child died and several had severe complications including comas and seizures. "This is an epidemic by any definition," said lead author Dr. Gary Smith, director of the...

Sandusky, OH – Cedar Point Debuts Newest Record-breaking Roller Coaster

May 9, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Sandusky, OH - The "roller coaster capital of the world" has debuted its newest addition. Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio, is home to the new roller coaster that opened to the public Saturday, the same day the park opens for the season. The ride, called Valravn, gives riders a sweeping view of Lake Erie before dropping them over 200 feet on a 90-degree free fall that hits a top speed of 75...

Savannah, GA – How To Make Summer School Great Again? Give A Class On Trump

May 9, 2016 at 10:32 PM
Savannah, GA - Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have kept returning to the same subject: Donald Trump. So this summer, Smith plans to cede the spotlight to the billionaire who's shaken up presidential politics. He's created a syllabus for what's essentially Trump, the...

Mexico City – Judge OKs U.S. Extradition Of Mexican Drug Boss ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

May 9, 2016 at 09:59 PM
Mexico City - A Mexican judge has ruled that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to face charges in the United States, the country's federal court authority said on Monday, days after he was moved to a prison on the U.S. border. Early on Saturday, Guzman was moved to a high security prison in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez on the U.S. border, and a senior Mexican security...

Pakistan – Bin Laden’s Son Calls To Target Jewish, US, Western Interests

May 9, 2016 at 09:31 PM
Pakistan - Hamza Bin Laden, the son of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, is calling for the targeting of Jewish and Western interests and the building of an army to “liberate Jerusalem.” According to a new al-Qaida video discovered by the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor of MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) and shared with The Jerusalem Post, Hamza praised the...

Jerusalem – Reebok Releases New Sneaker Design In Honor Of Israel’s 68th Independence Day

May 9, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - The Reebok shoe company released a new sneaker design on Monday in honor of Israel's 68th Independence Day celebrations. The special edition sneaker is blue and white and has "Israel 68" engraved on it's heel. Moshe Sinai, the CEO of Reebok Israel, explained that these sneakers were to be a one time celebratory release as a collector's item in Israel and the world. The...

New York – U.S. Shuts Down International ‘Psychic’ Mail Fraud

May 9, 2016 at 08:28 PM
New York - U.S. authorities on Monday said they have shut down a long-running international "psychic" mail fraud operation that bilked more than a million Americans, including many who were elderly or infirm, out of more than $180 million. A federal judge has approved a consent decree that bans Montreal's Infogest Direct Marketing, Hong Kong's Destiny Research Center Ltd and six individuals...

Washington – Republican Rubio Distances Himself From Trump VP Talk

May 9, 2016 at 08:02 PM
Washington - Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Monday sought to quash speculation that he might emerge as the vice presidential running mate for Republican candidate Donald Trump, saying he still has deep reservations about the billionaire. "He will be best served by a running mate and by surrogates who fully embrace his campaign. As such, I have never sought, will not seek and do not want to...

Washington – Study: Sanders’ Economic Plan Piles $18T On Federal Debt

May 9, 2016 at 07:33 PM
Washington - Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they'd also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits, piling on so much debt they would damage the economy. That sobering assessment comes from a joint analysis released Monday by the nonpartisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the Urban...

Fort Mcmurray – ‘Heartbreaking’ Scenes As Canadian Officials Tour Fire-hit Town

May 9, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Fort Mcmurray - Canadian officials on Monday got their first glimpse of the oil sands boomtown of Fort McMurray since a wildfire hit and saw a "heartbreaking" number of destroyed homes but a largely intact downtown business area. The fire that has ravaged some 161,000 hectares (395,000 acres) of Alberta moved far enough away from the evacuated town of 88,000 people to allow an official...

San Francisco – Report Claiming Bias In Facebook ‘Trending’ Topics Sparks Social Media Outcry

May 9, 2016 at 06:31 PM
San Francisco - Facebook workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s "trending" list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media. An unnamed former Facebook employee told Gizmodo that workers "routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers," according to Gizmodo, while...

Germany – Panama Papers Database Of Offshore Companies Goes Live, Dozens Of Americans Listed

May 9, 2016 at 06:01 PM
Germany - A group of investigative journalists on Monday published the names of thousands of offshore companies at the heart of a massive trove of data on the finances of the rich and powerful that has become known as the Panama Papers. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists made data on 200,000 entities available on its website at 1800 GMT (2 p.m. EDT) Monday. They...

New York – US Creating Pink Commemorative Coin To Fund Cancer Research

May 9, 2016 at 05:33 PM
New York - U.S. officials are developing a new, pink commemorative coin to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research, said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who sponsored legislation for its creation. The New York Democrat tells The Associated Press that federal officials will hold a contest to pick artwork that will be displayed on the coin, which is expected to be released...

New York – Ann Coulter Writes Book In Praise Of Donald Trump

May 9, 2016 at 05:03 PM
New York - Ann Coulter's next book will be a story of praise — for Donald Trump. Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Random House, announced Monday that Coulter's "In Trump We Trust: The New American Revolution" will be published Aug. 23. According to Sentinel, Coulter will call on "conservatives, moderates, and even disgruntled Democrats" to unite behind the presumptive Republican...

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