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Washington – Trump Would Stop Issuing Visas If Screenings Were Inadequate

August 14, 2016 at 11:32 PM
Washington - Donald Trump will declare an end to nation building if elected president, replacing it with what aides described as "foreign policy realism" focused on destroying the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations. In a speech the Republican presidential nominee will deliver on Monday in Ohio, Trump will argue that the country needs to work with anyone that shares that...

Baton Rouge, LA – Rising Floodwaters Leaves Thousands Homeless In Louisiana

August 14, 2016 at 10:34 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - Robert and Gwen Arceneaux endured a sleepless night Sunday after noticing floodwater creeping into their home — in a neighborhood that had never seen water before. They gathered up their dogs and a few bags of belongings and fled out the back door, eventually wading through waist-deep water to a passing National Guard truck. Now safe at a movie studio-lot-turned-shelter...

Queens, NY – Search At New York’s JFK Airport Finds No Signs Of Gunfire

August 14, 2016 at 10:22 PM
Queens, NY - A preliminary investigation at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport found no evidence of gunfire inside one of its terminals on Sunday despite earlier reports of shots being heard, the airport's operator said. No gun casings were found after a search of Terminal 8, where reports of gunshots in the departures area led to an evacuation, the Port Authority of New York and...

New York – Don’t Forget Your Kids: WAZE Car App Alerts Remind Parents

August 14, 2016 at 09:39 PM
New York - It could happen to you. Child safety advocacy group Beterem warns parents that forgetting a child in the car on a hot day could happen to the best of parents, and the effects could be deadly. Between 2011-2015, 13 children in Israel died that way, an average of about two a year. In the US, the figure is 38 a year, according to child safety group Kids and Cars. There are...

Salez, Switzerland – Woman And Suspect Die After Swiss Train Attack, Two Girls In Serious Condition

August 14, 2016 at 08:34 PM
Salez, Switzerland - The man who attacked passengers on a crowded Swiss train with a knife and burning liquid died of his wounds Sunday, as did one of his victims, a 34-year-old woman, Swiss police said. Three others remain hospitalized with serious wounds. Police are still searching for a motive but said there's no indication the suspect, identified only as a 27-year-old Swiss man from a...

Jerusalem – Israel Basking In Success In Its “National Sport” Of Judo

August 14, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Forget the handshake that wasn't — Israel is delighted with something much more unusual: international athletic success. While an Egyptian judoka's refusal to shake hands with his Israeli opponent at the Rio Olympics reverberated worldwide, in Israel the focus is on national Olympic medals — something far more novel than Middle East tensions. The country entered the 2016...

Des Moines, IA – Great Lakes No Help For A Struggling Trump On Road To 270

August 14, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Des Moines, IA - The numbers are stark for Donald Trump. Down in Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is starting to spend a little money in Georgia and Arizona, states that any Republican running for president ought to be able to count on. The road to 270 electoral votes — the threshold to clinch the presidency — increasingly looks to be a series of uphill climbs and...

Washington – Organ Network Mapping A Path To More Fair Liver Transplants

August 14, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Washington - The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting. Desperate patients sometimes travel across the country to get on a shorter waiting list — if they can afford it. On Monday, the United Network for Organ Sharing is proposing a change, redrawing the map that...

Ramallah, West Bank – Palestinian Seeks Freedom In 3rd Month Of Hunger Strike

August 14, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - A Palestinian detainee who has been on a hunger strike for two months to press for his release is determined to continue despite deteriorating health, his family and an advocacy group said. Bilal Kayed, 34, began the fast June 14, after Israel ordered him held for six months without charges, immediately following completion of a 14-and-a-half-year prison term, his...

Milwaukee, WI – Violent Protests Erupt After Police Kill Armed Suspect

August 14, 2016 at 03:29 PM
Milwaukee, WI - Volunteers swept and picked up debris Sunday in a predominantly black north Milwaukee neighborhood that was rocked by hours of late night violent unrest sparked by a police officer's shooting of a man fleeing a traffic stop. The races of the officer and victim haven't been released, but an alderman called the violence a warning sign from black residents "tired of living under...

Baton Rouge, LA – ‘Unprecedented’ Flooding Slams U.S. Gulf Coast; At Least Three Dead

August 14, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - Emergency crews plucked motorists from cars stranded by high water along a seven-mile stretch of south Louisiana interstate, pulled others from inundated homes and waist-deep waters and braced for more of the dangerous work Sunday after conducting at least 2,000 rescues. Pounding rains swamped parts of southeast Louisiana so that whole subdivisions and shopping centers...

Milwaukee – Gov. Scott Walker Activates National Guard In Wake Of Unrest

August 14, 2016 at 02:23 PM
Milwaukee - Troops will be deployed "to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request," Walker said in a statement. An angry crowd turned violent Saturday night after a police officer shot and killed an armed suspect...

Washington – Video Proves Clinton Suffering Seizures? Not So, I Was There

August 14, 2016 at 02:08 PM
Washington - I've never been part of a conspiracy theory. Now, video of my surprised facial expression has become Exhibit A in the latest unfounded speculation about Hillary Clinton. It starts with Clinton's visit to a muffin shop in Washington on June 10, five days before the District of Columbia's Democratic primary. The then-presumptive Democratic nominee popped in for a photo op with...

Trenton, NJ – Court: Lakewood Man Can’t Withdraw Guilty Plea In Real Estate Scheme

August 14, 2016 at 01:36 PM
Trenton, NJ - A New Jersey man serving a lengthy prison term for running a $200 million Ponzi-style real estate scheme has lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea and have charges he admitted to in another case dismissed. Eliyahu Weinstein had argued that the federal judge who oversaw the latter case — in which Weinstein admitted defrauding investors in connection with a Facebook initial...

Fairfield, CT – Trump Rails Against Press In Response To Reports Of Chaos

August 14, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Fairfield, CT - U.S. Republican Donald Trump on Saturday repeated his attack on President Barack Obama that he helped "found" Islamic State and railed against media reports that his campaign is failing, at a campaign rally in Connecticut, a state where he has a long-shot of being victorious. Speaking for more than an hour in a sweltering room, Trump spent a significant portion of his speech...

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