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Cleveland – GOP Convention: Doom And Gloom At Home, Clamor For Trump

July 18, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Cleveland - Painting a bleak picture of America's future, Republicans promised a new era of security with Donald Trump as president as they opened a four-day convention against the backdrop of an unsettling summer and deep party divisions. The doom-and-gloom message of the night was offset by a warm and personal address by the candidate's wife, Melania Trump, who made a rare turn in the...

Israel – Jerusalem Chosen To Host World’s Largest Travel Bloggers Conference

July 18, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Israel - The Jerusalem Conventions and Visitors Bureau, under the direction of the Jerusalem Development Authority, announced on Monday that TBEX, a travel blog exchange, will hold their 2017 international conference in Jerusalem. TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry...

Clevelnad – In Fiery Speech Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani Says He’s ‘sick’ Of Media’s Donald Trump Defamation

July 18, 2016 at 11:12 PM
Cleveland - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's character Monday, saying he's "sick and tired" of efforts to defame him. Delivering an impassioned prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention, Giuliani strayed from his prepared remarks to chastise the media and stress that Trump "is a good man" "I am telling...

Orlando, FL – Documents: Pulse Gunman Repeatedly Taunted For Being Muslim

July 18, 2016 at 10:53 PM
Orlando, FL - The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub last month in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history had complained he was repeatedly taunted for being Muslim in his job as a security guard at a Florida courthouse, according to records released Monday. When Omar Mateen first started working at the St. Lucie Courthouse, one guard told deputies that "I'm a Muslim...

Cleveland – Melania Trump Ignites GOP Convention After Gloom, Turmoil

July 18, 2016 at 10:50 PM
Cleveland - After a harsh primary, Donald Trump's general election campaign officially opened with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump, who kicked off the Republican convention by assuring voters that the brash candidate has the character and determination to unite a divided nation. "If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you, he is the...

Cleveland – Pro- And Anti-Trump Forces Hold Dueling Rallies In Cleveland

July 18, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Cleveland - With police on edge in this summer of bloodshed, hundreds of Donald Trump supporters and foes held dueling rallies a half-mile apart Monday in a tense but mostly peaceful start to the four-day Republican National Convention. About a dozen Trump backers showed up with handguns strapped to their belts as allowed under Ohio law. Blocks away, protesters shouted about police...

NIce, France – Survivor’s Tale: “It Looked Like A Killing Machine”

July 18, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Nice, France - Limane Lyes is a bus driver by trade, and his first thought when he saw the truck careening down the Promenade des Anglais was that either the driver had fallen asleep or that the brakes had failed. Then he saw the truck deliberately zig-zagging to target families as they tried to flee his trajectory. "It looked like a combine harvester, it looked a killing machine." Lyes, a...

Washington – U.S. Police Deaths Build Momentum For Law To Treat Attacks As Hate Crimes

July 18, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Washington - When the U.S. Congress returns in September from a summer recess, it is expected to consider legislation called the Blue Lives Matter Act that would make killing a police officer a hate crime, a step first taken by Louisiana earlier this year. Debate in Louisiana over the law enacted in May pitted police unions, which supported tougher hate-crime sentences for police assailants...

Seoul, South Korea – Seoul says North Korea has fired 3 missiles into sea

July 18, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Seoul, South Korea - North Korea on Tuesday fired three ballistic missiles into its eastern sea, which followed a week of verbal warnings against the South over its decision to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system to better cope with North Korean threats, South Korean officials said. The short-range missiles were launched from inland and flew about 500 to 600 kilometers (310 to 375...

New York – Should You Save Enough To Live To 100?

July 18, 2016 at 08:26 PM
New York - First, you were supposed to die at 85. Then 90. Now 95 and even 100 are common defaults when financial planners tell people how much to save for retirement. Except that's nuts. In the U.S., the typical man at age 65 is expected to live another 18 years. The typical woman, about 20. Yet many financial planners contend we should save as if we're all going to be...

Salt Lake City – In Medical Mystery, Caregiver Gets Zika From Man Who Died

July 18, 2016 at 08:09 PM
Salt Lake City - A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between them, health officials said Monday. The two people did not have sexual contact and the type of mosquito that mainly spreads the virus is not found in the high-altitude area where they...

New York – Law Enforcers Looking For Suspects In NYC Bank Robberies

July 18, 2016 at 07:33 PM
New York - Federal and New York authorities are looking for a man in sunglasses who's robbed six Lower Manhattan banks over the past year. Almost all of the banks were near Sixth Avenue, which is officially Avenue of the Americas. So the suspect has been nicknamed the Americas bandit. He had a female accomplice during the last two robberies. The FBI's Michael Harpster says law enforcers...

Buenos Aires – Argentine Jews Urge President To Help Solve Terror Bombing

July 18, 2016 at 07:05 PM
Buenos Aires - Jewish leaders asked President Mauricio Macri to help solve Argentina's worst terrorist attack as the country observed the bombing's 22nd anniversary Monday. The 1994 attack on the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association collapsed the organization's main building, killing 85 people and leaving hundreds injured in the rubble. During the ceremony Monday, Macri presented a flower...

Albany, NY – New NYC Subway Cars Coming, But Funding Questions Remain

July 18, 2016 at 06:32 PM
Albany, NY - New subway cars with wider doors, Wi-Fi and phone charging stations are coming to New York City, though questions remain about how the state plans to help pay for them. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled designs for the cars on Monday at an event meant to highlight the Metropolitan Transit Authority's $27 billion plan to upgrade subway cars, buses, subway stations and control...

New York – Murdochs Decide To Oust Fox News Chief Ailes: Report

July 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
New York - Rupert Murdoch, executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox Inc, and his sons James and Lachlan agree that Fox News Channel boss Roger Ailes should leave the company but have not settled on the timing, New York magazine reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources. Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson has sued Ailes, claiming sexual harassment. Ailes has denied the charges. Fox...

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