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Cleveland – Text Of Donald Trump’s Speech To The GOP Convention

July 21, 2016 at 11:35 PM
Cleveland - Text of presidential nominee Donald Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention, as provided in advance by the Trump campaign. ___ Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. Who would have believed that when we started this journey on June 16th of last year we - and I say "we"...

Cleveland – AP FACT CHECK: Trump Resurfaces Debunked Claims In Speech

July 21, 2016 at 11:19 PM
Cleveland - Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton's record and more. A look at some of the Republican presidential candidate's claims and how they compare with the...

Cleveland – Daughter Ivanka Trump Raises Issues Father Rarely Mentions

July 21, 2016 at 11:11 PM
Cleveland - Donald Trump's daughter promised Thursday that her father will fight for equal pay for women and affordable childcare for parents, issues the Republican nominee has rarely if ever addressed on the campaign trail. Ivanka Trump got an enthusiastic welcome at the Republican National Convention. Her primetime speech elicited repeated applause and much praise from delegates in the...

Cleveland – Trump Says America In Crisis _ And He’ll Fix It ‘fast’

July 21, 2016 at 11:03 PM
Cleveland - Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they're losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton's record of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness." Confidently addressing the finale of his party's less-than-smooth...

New York – New York Lawmakers Vow To Fight Plan For New Bus Terminal

July 21, 2016 at 10:31 PM
New York - Battle lines over a proposed new, $10 billion bus terminal in Manhattan were drawn in ink Thursday as city, state and federal lawmakers charged the project has ignored them and the needs of local residents, and called for a halt to an international competition scheduled to produce a winning design in two months. Speaking at the monthly board meeting of the Port Authority of New York...

Phoenix, AZ – Sheriff Joe Arpaio: ‘Donald Trump Will Build The Wall!’

July 21, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Phoenix, AZ - The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix fired up the crowd at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Thursday by reminding them of Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. To chants of "build the wall," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Trump will secure the border, "restore law and order and keep drugs and illegal immigrants from...

Washington – Obama Honors Royals At White House After 3 Decade Gap

July 21, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The Kansas City Royals are going to have to work on their nicknames as far as President Barack Obama is concerned. Everything else was looking pretty good though as he honored the 2015 World Series champions at the White House on Thursday, describing them as one of the "grittiest, most complete teams we've seen in a long time." The Royals last visited the White House in 1985 when...

Orlando, FL – Let’s Go!’ _ Video Shows Deputy Helping Orlando Massacre Victims

July 21, 2016 at 09:05 PM
Orlando, FL - New video shows Orange County sheriff's deputies helping patrons escape the Pulse nightclub during the mass shooting there last month. The video released Thursday comes from the body camera of Sheriff's Deputy Mark Rutkowski. Gun in one hand, Rutkowski runs into an entrance to the gay nightclub and helps escort out a patron who had been trapped. Another deputy is heard...

Jerusalem – Following Guinea, Chad expected to be next African state to renew ties with Israel

July 21, 2016 at 08:56 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's inroads into Africa continues, as Chad – which has suddenly found itself on the front lines in the battle against Islamic extremists – is expected to be the next majority-Muslim African state to re-establish ties with Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Guinea and Israel announced the re-establishment of ties on Wednesday, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

New York – What Pollution? Brooklyn Area Thrives Along Superfund Canal

July 21, 2016 at 08:24 PM
Brooklyn, NY - It could be a postcard for Brooklyn's hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck. Except all of it overlooks the Gowanus Canal, a murky, smelly Superfund site choked with raw sewage and an iridescent sheen of oil, PCBs...

Pittstown, NJ – 113-year-old New Jersey Woman Holds Title Of Oldest American

July 21, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Pittstown, NJ - A 113-year-old New Jersey woman is the new holder of the title of oldest American. Adele Dunlap became the country's oldest person earlier this month following the death of Goldie Michelson, of Worcester, Massachusetts, The Record newspaper reported (http://bit.ly/29VvKkY). She also is the 10th oldest person in the world, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology...

Highlands, NY – Police: Ex-Marine, 81, Held Hostage In Motel For 4 Years

July 21, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Highlands, NY - A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a motel in Highlands. The motel sits next door to the police station in the Hudson Valley town, about 50 miles north of New York...

New York – NYC To Install Ferry USB Ports; Fights Prompted Power Cutoff

July 21, 2016 at 07:16 PM
New York - New York City will be installing USB ports on Staten Island ferries and terminals after shutting off electrical outlets because passengers were fighting over them. The Department of Transportation tells the Staten Island Advance (http://bit.ly/29QZTjJ ) that USB ports will be installed at ferry terminals in the fall. After that, they'll be added to vessels. DOT spokesman Scott...

Washington – Obama: Discrimination Against Muslims An Affront Of American Values

July 21, 2016 at 06:31 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday praised the contributions of Muslim immigrants to the United States, saying any effort to discriminate against the Islamic faith plays into the hands of terrorists. "Muslim Americans are as patriotic, as integrated, as American as any other members of the American family," Obama said at a White House reception to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr...

New York – NYC To Move Teens Off Troubled Rikers Island Jail Complex

July 21, 2016 at 06:30 PM
New York - New York City officials say 16- and 17-year-old inmates will be moved off the troubled Rikers Island jail complex and into a Bronx youth facility. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) announced the $300 million, four-year plan Thursday. It's subject to land use, planning and community approval. New York and North Carolina are the only two states that automatically...

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