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Vientiane – Lavrov Dismisses Claims Moscow Behind Democrats’ Email Hack

July 25, 2016 at 11:47 PM
Vientiane - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday brushed aside accusations that Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic Party emails. "I don't want to use four-letter words," Lavrov told reporters, when asked whether Russia was responsible for the hacking of emails. He was speaking at the start of talks with Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of a meeting of...

Roanoke, VA – Trump’s New Derisive Nickname For Clinton _ ‘Rotten’

July 25, 2016 at 11:23 PM
Roanoke, VA - Donald Trump has a new, derisive nickname for his Democratic rival: Hillary "Rotten" Clinton. Addressing backers Monday in an overly warm ballroom in Roanoke, Virginia, the Republican presidential nominee lashed out at Clinton as low-energy and needing naps. He argued that she dropped her maiden name, Rodham, because it sounds like "rotten." "Why did she get rid of it? Hillary...

Philadelphia – Warren Says Trump Offers No Answers To Problems

July 25, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Philadelphia - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has excited Americans who are rightfully angry. But she says he's offering no solutions for their problems. She tells the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that Trump can see voter anger "from the top of Trump Tower" and tells voters that "he and he alone can fixed the rigged...

Winston-salem, NC – Trump Says He Would Consider Alliance With Russia Over Islamic State

July 25, 2016 at 10:44 PM
Winston-salem, NC - Republican nominee Donald Trump said on Monday that if elected U.S. president he would weigh an alliance with Russia against Islamic State militants but rejected any suggestion Russian President Vladimir Putin might be trying to help him win. Speaking at a rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Trump dismissed any suggestion that Putin's intelligence services might have...

Philadelphia – First Lady Wants Leader Who Knows Issues Deeply

July 25, 2016 at 10:38 PM
Philadelphia - Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Tuesday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life. Delivering a mother's impassioned call to action, Mrs. Obama...

New York – Doctors Urged To Check Pregnant Women For Zika At Each Visit

July 25, 2016 at 10:24 PM
New York - U.S. health officials are strongly urging doctors to ask all pregnant women about a possible Zika infection at every checkup. So far, there have been no confirmed cases of a Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the United States, although officials expect mosquitoes will start spreading it in Southern states. All U.S. illnesses have been connected to travel to areas with Zika...

Berlin – German Refugee Policy Under Fire After A Week Of Bloodshed

July 25, 2016 at 09:31 PM
Berlin - Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism. The unprecedented bloodshed began July 18, when a 17-year-old from Afghanistan wielding an ax attacked people on a train near Wuerzburg, wounding five people before he was shot to death by police...

Jerusalem – Israel Demolishes More Palestinian Homes This Year Than Last

July 25, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - A leading Israeli human rights group says Israel has demolished more Palestinian homes in the West Bank this year than it did nearly every other year in the last decade. The B'Tselem group reported Monday that Israeli authorities demolished 168 homes in the West Bank from January to the end of June this year. It says that's more than the number of homes demolished in 2015, and...

New York – What Verizon’s Acquisition Means For Yahoo Users

July 25, 2016 at 08:31 PM
New York - If you have a Yahoo email account or regularly visit services like Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, you might be wondering what will happen to the once-venerable brand once Verizon takes over. Nothing will change in the short term, but neither company said much about the brand's future once the $4.83 billion deal closes early next year. In announcing the deal Monday, Verizon merely...

New York – NYPD Upgrade Gear After Texas, Louisiana Shootings

July 25, 2016 at 08:02 PM
New York - The New York City Police Department has acquired $7 million in military-style protective equipment for patrol officers in response to recent shooting attacks on police in Baton Rouge and Dallas earlier this month, officials said on Monday. "You name it, we're buying it," Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference. "There's not a police department in America that is...

Philadelphia – Die-hard Sanders’ Backers Divided On Backing Clinton

July 25, 2016 at 07:51 PM
Philadelphia - Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure. Sanders' delegates chanted the Vermont senator's name during the start of the convention and booed lustily at any mention of rival Hillary Clinton. Behind the scenes...

Baton Rouge – Slain Baton Rouge Officer Remembered For Urging City Unity

July 25, 2016 at 07:26 PM
Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson's pleas for the city to unite and "don't let hate infect your heart" echoed Monday throughout the funeral service that grieved a man who only four months earlier had been celebrating the birth of his son. Jackson wrote those words days before he was shot to death, in a Facebook post that described the difficulties of being both a black...

Las Vegas – Vegas Judge Orders Swastika Face Tattoos Covered For Trial

July 25, 2016 at 07:03 PM
Las Vegas - A Las Vegas judge has ordered a cosmetologist to cover up a defendant's neck and facial tattoos that include a swastika and the words "Most Wanted" on each day of his robbery trial. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2abZVGg ) that District Judge Richard Scotti decided that Bayzle Morgan's tattoos should be concealed in an effort to get him a fair trial. Morgan...

Roanoke, VA – Trump Back To Freewheeling Style On Swing With Pence

July 25, 2016 at 06:25 PM
Roanoke, VA - Donald Trump eagerly injected himself into the Democratic Party's email controversy on Monday, calling the revelations that the party apparatus backed Democrat Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders proved his charges that the system is rigged. Trump, kicking off a three-day campaign swing with his vice presidential running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, returned to his...

Oswiecim, Poland – Catholic Pilgrims Visit Auschwitz Ahead Of Visit By Pope

July 25, 2016 at 06:09 PM
Oswiecim, Poland - Catholic pilgrims have begun gathering in southern Poland ahead of the midweek arrival of Pope Francis for World Youth Day, a days-long meeting of young people. Young people convened for prayers in Krakow on Monday, while thousands also visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On Friday, Francis will become the third pontiff to visit the somber memorial...

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