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New York – Wednesday Speech Could Clarify Trump’s Immigration Policy

August 28, 2016 at 10:47 PM
New York- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally. The speech, posted in a Tweet late Sunday, was initially set for last week in Phoenix, but was pushed back as...

Laplace, LA – 2 Killed When Bus Full Of Louisiana Flood Volunteers With Unlicensed Illegal Immigrant Driver Crash

August 28, 2016 at 09:43 PM
Laplace, LA - A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. The ladder truck from St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, had parked across the right lane of Interstate 10 to block traffic while police investigated an earlier wreck involving a pickup truck...

Santa Clara, CA – Kaepernick Will Sit Through Anthem Until There’s Change

August 28, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Santa Clara, CA - Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America — specifically when it comes to race relations. He knows he could be cut by San Francisco for this stand. Criticized, ostracized, and he'll go it all alone if need...

Jerusalem – Defiant Katz Says Shabbat Scandal Won’t Bring Him Down

August 28, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Jerusalem - Transportation Minister Israel Katz vowed Sunday to emerge unscathed from a political scandal over work conducted by Israel Railways over Shabbat. Speaking to Knesset reporters on a tour of the tunnels being built for a high-speech rail line from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, he said he did not take seriously reports that United Torah Judaism would insist on his firing. "I assume that...

Jerusalem – Israeli To Be Extradited To US Over Iran Defence Sales

August 28, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s Supreme Court on Saturday ruled that a national charged with selling US defence equipment to Iran can be extradited to the United States, the justice ministry said. It said in a statement that Arye Eliyahu “Eli” Cohen should be rendered to US authorities “in order to stand trial for the commission of federal offences of trading military spare parts with...

Nablus, West Bank – Rivals Hamas, Fatah gear up for first election since 2006

August 28, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Nablus, West Bank - Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah are gearing up for their first contest at the polls since 2006 — a vote for mayors and local councils in 425 communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Each side hopes the election will give it a foothold in what has been the other's exclusive territory since mutual purges in 2007. At the time, the Islamic militant group Hamas seized...

Berlin – Merkel Rejects Muslim Migrant Ban, Urges Fair Distribution

August 28, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won't take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world. Merkel said she was hopeful that European Union members would reach an agreement on outstanding questions arising from the migrant crisis...

Yellowstone National Park, WY – Visitor Misbehavior Abounds As US Parks Agency Turns 100

August 28, 2016 at 03:29 PM
Yellowstone National Park, WY - Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park. "They're going to give me a heart attack," said Gleason's mother-in-law, Barbara Henry, as the group came within about a dozen yards of the massive animal. The elk's ears...

Trenton, NJ – In Varied Ways, Costs Of New Jersey Bridge Scandal Add Up

August 28, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Trenton, NJ - Nearly three years after New Jersey traffic lanes were closed leading to the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political revenge, the costs continue to mount. Taxpayers are footing millions in legal fees, Gov. Chris Christie's political trajectory has been altered and the agency that operates the bridge is unable to find a new chief. Two former Christie loyalists...

Texas – Dallas Police Squelch Critics, Questions About Sniper Attack

August 28, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Dallas, TX - The day after five Dallas officers were killed by a sniper, the city's police chief described the men as "guardians" of democracy, praising them for protecting the freedom to protest at a large demonstration against police brutality. President Barack Obama later eulogized the slain officers, saying they died while defending essential constitutional rights. But nearly two...

Washington – Former Obama Aide Calls Trump A ‘Psychopath’

August 28, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Washington - A former top adviser to President Barack Obama on Sunday labeled Donald Trump a "psychopath", saying the Republican presidential nominee met the clinical definition of the personality disorder. With a little more than two months to go before the Nov. 8 U.S. election, the comments by David Plouffe, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama and manager of his 2008...

Jerusalem – Former Israeli Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer Dies At Age 80

August 28, 2016 at 12:01 PM
Jerusalem - Former defense minister and Knesset member Binyamin “Fuad” Ben-Eliezer died on Sunday afternoon at the age of 80, Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv announced. Ben-Eliezer resigned from public service in December 2014 at 78 years old, ending decades as a public servant. Born in Iraq, Ben-Eliezer made aliya to Israel in 1950. He entered the Knesset in 1984 and held several...

Istanbul – Turkey Lifts Headscarf Ban For Its Policewomen

August 28, 2016 at 11:15 AM
Istanbul - It is official: Turkey's female police officers will be able to wear headscarves as part of their uniform. The ruling published by the government's official gazette this weekend says policewomen can wear headscarves under their caps or berets on condition they be the same color as the uniform and without a pattern. The ban on wearing headscarves in public services was introduced...

Tehran – Top Iranian Admiral: US Lacks The Power To Confront Iran Militarily

August 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Tehran - The United States does not have the capability to engage Iran in a war on land, air or sea, a top Iranian Navy commander charged Saturday night boasting of his nation's military prowess. "The US doesn’t enjoy the power to confront Iran militarily," Iranian media quoted Revolutionary Guards Navy Admiral Ali Fadavi as stating. The remarks downplaying US power came days after an...

London – 2 United Pilots En-Route To NYC Suspected Of Being Drunk Arrested In Glasgow

August 28, 2016 at 10:18 AM
London - Police and airline officials say two United Airlines pilots have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States. United Airlines officials have confirmed Saturday's arrest of the pilots, aged 45 and 35, at Glasgow Airport. The Police Service of Scotland says both men are expected to be arraigned Monday at a court in...

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