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Melbourne, Australia – Biden Condemns Louisiana Police Killings As ‘Despicable’

July 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Melbourne, Australia - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday condemned the slaying of three police officers in Louisiana, dubbing the shootings a "despicable act." Biden, who made the comments during a speech at a Boeing factory he is visiting in Australia, said while the details and motive behind the killings remain unclear, the public owes police officers in general a debt of gratitude for...

Shirley, NY – Memorial Marks 20th Anniversary Of TWA Flight 800 Crash

July 17, 2016 at 11:44 PM
Shirley, NY - Family members of the 230 victims of the TWA Flight 800 crash and the people who tried to rescue their loved ones gathered Sunday on a Long Island beach to mark the 20th anniversary of the disaster. "It's been a difficult 20 years," John Seaman, head of the TWA Flight 800 Families Association, told several hundred people who attended an hour-long service at a permanent memorial...

San Antonio Del Tachira, Venezuela – 123,000 Venezuelans Cross Border Shopping For Scarce Food

July 17, 2016 at 11:27 PM
San Antonio Del Tachira, Venezuela - More than 100,000 Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed into Colombia over the weekend to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home. It was the second weekend in a row that Venezuela's socialist government opened the long-closed border with Colombia, and by 6 a.m. Sunday, a line of would-be shoppers snaked...

Baton Rouge, LA – Slain Officer’s Touching Facebook Message Days Before Death

July 17, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - Just days before he was shot and killed Sunday morning, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was "physically and emotionally" tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man, a friend said Sunday. "I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me," Montrell Jackson wrote. Friends...

Washington – Republicans Release List Of Convention Speakers

July 17, 2016 at 09:23 PM
Washington - Former presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio — the latter by video link — are among those set to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Military leaders, members of Congress, actors, faith leaders and family members of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump are also set to speak in what the Republican National...

New York – Art Of The Spin: Trump Bankers Question His Portrayal Of Financial Comeback

July 17, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - Donald Trump, who often says he only likes winners, tells one grand tale of loss: In 1990, he nearly went bankrupt and was forced to ask dozens of banks to whom he owed money to change the terms on their loans and forgive some of his debts. It was, the real estate developer admits in his 1997 book "The Art of the Comeback," the darkest period of his professional life. In his...

Monsey, NY – Rockland’s DA Jewish Community Liaison Surrenders Badge

July 17, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Monsey, NY - A liaison who is credited with building a greater sense of trust between Rockland County’s Jewish community and the local district attorney’s office turned in his badge last week amid accusations of making illegal donations to a political campaign. Rabbi Zalman Beck was appointed to a volunteer position by Rockland County district attorney Thomas Zugibe in 2008. According...

Washington – Obama Urges Americans To Tamp Down Inflammatory Rhetoric

July 17, 2016 at 07:29 PM
Washington - Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation's heated presidential campaign. Obama said the motive behind Sunday's killing of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was still unknown. It was the latest in a string of deadly incidents...

Cleveland – Chief: Taking Steps In Cleveland To Thwart Terrorist Attack

July 17, 2016 at 07:15 PM
Cleveland - Cleveland's chief of police said Sunday barricades have been placed at key streets and intersections in the city's downtown before the start of the Republican National Convention to thwart the type of terrorist attack that occurred in France when a man drove a large truck into crowds, killing 84 people. "Things that happen around the country and around the world do affect to some...

Ankara – At Height Of Turkish Coup Bid, Rebel Jets Had Erdogan’s Plane In Their Sights

July 17, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Ankara - At the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights. And yet he was able to fly on. The Turkish leader was returning to Istanbul from a holiday near the coastal resort of Marmaris after a faction in the military launched the coup attempt on Friday night, sealing off a bridge across...

Louisiana – Baton Rouge Shooter Identified As Ex-Marine Gavin Long

July 17, 2016 at 05:20 PM
Louisiana - he gunman who killed three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been identified as a former U.S. Marine named Gavin Long, according to a government source with knowledge of the investigation. Officials speaking publicly have not yet released the name of the suspected killer or any details, beyond saying they believed the single shooter was killed...

Ohio – Coronation In Cleveland: Republicans Prepare To Nominate Trump

July 17, 2016 at 05:11 PM
Cleveland - With his running mate squared away and the Republican Party more or less behind him, Donald Trump prepares for a prime-time moment this week that few would have predicted a year ago: his anointment as the party's presidential nominee. The wealthy businessman's coronation in Cleveland will come at the end of the four-day Republican National Convention that kicks off Monday...

Passaic, NJ – Israeli Sgt. Shlomo Rindenow: A Dream Cut Short

July 17, 2016 at 05:07 PM
Passaic, NJ - “He was always in love with Israel,” said Yocheved Rindenow, Shlomo Rindenow’s older sister. “He didn’t know Hebrew because he didn’t grow up here, so he came here, he taught himself Hebrew, and joined the unit that he was really passionate about.” The Passaic, New Jersey, native’s dream of a life in Israel was cut short Sunday when he was killed in a military...

Baton Rouge, LA – Governor: Attack On Law Enforcement Was Heinous

July 17, 2016 at 04:51 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - The governor of Louisiana says the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge was unjustified. Gov. John Bell Edwards told media Sunday afternoon that the gunman committed, "an absolutely unspeakable, heinous attack." Edward says the hatred has got to stop. Three officers are confirmed dead in the attack outside a store in Baton Rouge about a mile from police headquarters...

Melbourne, Australia – Biden Visits Cancer Research Center In Australia

July 17, 2016 at 04:12 PM
Melbourne, Australia - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited an Australian cancer research center on Sunday on the first day of his trip Down Under, as he continues his push to accelerate efforts toward a cure. Biden, who arrived in Australia on Saturday as part of a tour of the Pacific, met with researchers at the newly-opened Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the southern city of...

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