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Manila – Philippines Leader Likens Himself To Hitler, Wants To Kill Millions Of Drug Users

September 29, 2016 at 11:31 PM
Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would "be happy" to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country. In a rambling speech on his arrival in Davao City after a visit to Vietnam, Duterte told reporters that he had been "portrayed to be some cousin of Hitler" by critics. Noting that...

Paris – Automakers Show Off Electric Cars At Paris Show

September 29, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Paris - Global automakers are showing off new electric vehicles at the Paris auto show as they look ahead to a world of tighter environmental standards and brace for rapid changes in technology. Volkswagen, trying to recover from revelations some of its diesel cars pollute far more than is allowed, displayed the I.D, a battery-powered compact it says will sell for about what a fully equipped...

New York – Are You Owed Money From A Forgotten Bank Account?

September 29, 2016 at 10:32 PM
New York - Finding money you didn't know you had is like discovering lost treasure. For many people, there's treasure to be found in old, forgotten bank accounts. Las Vegas resident Michael Catania was surprised when he plugged his name into MissingMoney.com , a website for unclaimed-property searches, and learned that Massachusetts was holding money for him from a forgotten bank certificate...

Washington – Do Not Vote For ‘Demagogue’ Trump, USA Today Tells Its Readers

September 29, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Branding Donald Trump a "dangerous demagogue," USA Today on Thursday urged its readers not to vote for the Republican presidential candidate, but added that it was not endorsing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton either. The national newspaper said in an editorial that it had never taken sides in U.S. presidential elections in its 34-year history, but was abandoning the practice...

Israel – Jerusalem Post Exclusive: Peres Stopped Israeli Strike On Iran

September 29, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - If not for Shimon Peres’s intervention, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was planning to bomb Iran, the former president revealed confidentially to The Jerusalem Post over two years ago. In a meeting at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa on August 24, 2014, Peres dropped the bombshell in a conversation with me and Jerusalem Post Managing Editor David Brinn. I have thought...

Morris Plains, NJ – Neighbors: Veteran Engineer In Deadly Crash Loves His Work

September 29, 2016 at 09:05 PM
Morris Plains, NJ - The engineer at the controls of a speeding commuter train that crashed into a New Jersey station has been in the railroad business for nearly three decades, and neighbors say it's clear he loves the work. Authorities say engineer Thomas Gallagher is cooperating with investigators looking into the rush hour crash at Hoboken (HOH'-boh-kehn) Terminal, which killed one person...

Newark, NJ – Witness Says Christie Aides Prepped Bridge Case Testimony

September 29, 2016 at 08:31 PM
Newark, NJ - The government's key witness in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal says people close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gathered on a conference call to prep a cover story for the gridlock prosecutors contend was political revenge against a Democratic mayor. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2devOxJ ) David Wildstein testified on Thursday that Phil Kwon, Christie's...

Washington – NJ Train Crash Raises Many Familiar Safety Issues

September 29, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Washington - The investigation into a New Jersey commuter train that hurtled into a station building Thursday raises many familiar issues from other crashes, including whether the tragedy could have been prevented or mitigated if a key safety technology had been in place. The National Transportation Safety Board, which is leading the investigation, has been calling on railroads to start using...

Washington – Wells Fargo Fined $24 Million Over Servicemember Loans

September 29, 2016 at 07:35 PM
Washington - Wells Fargo & Co was fined about $24 million on Thursday by federal regulators for alleged violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, piling more pressure on the bank already embroiled in a sales abuse scandal. Wells Fargo Bank, doing business as Wells Fargo Dealer Services, agreed to pay more than $4.1 million after the Justice Department alleged it repossessed 413 cars...

Berlin – World’s First 4-seater Fuel-cell Plane Takes Off In Germany

September 29, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Berlin - Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world's first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly. The 10-minute test flight Thursday at Stuttgart Airport in southwestern Germany involved two pilots and two dummy passengers. The twin-cabin plane, known as HY4, was developed by aircraft maker Pipistrel, fuel cell specialist Hydrogenics, the...

Berlin – Police Called As Larger-than-life Hitler Appears In Berlin

September 29, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Berlin - A huge moving image of a laughing Adolf Hitler has prompted a shocked Berlin driver to call police. Police say they received a call Monday about the apparition, which turned out to be part of an art installation. The incident was a test for a video light show in which the faces of more than a dozen famous people tied to Berlin's history are projected onto buildings in the center of...

Bedford, NH – Dismissing Risks, Trump Goes All-in On Bill Clinton’s Past

September 29, 2016 at 05:58 PM
Bedford, NH -Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign's top backers out to do the same. "An impeachment for lying," Trump said Thursday at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, referring to the effort...

Chicago – Clinton Says Trump Appears To Have Violated US Law On Cuba

September 29, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Chicago - Hillary Clinton says a new report alleging that Donald Trump may have violated the U.S. embargo on communist Cuba is just more evidence that he puts his own interests ahead of the nation's. Newsweek reported Thursday that Trump explored business opportunities in Cuba in the late 1990s, apparently in violation of the U.S. embargo. Clinton told reporters aboard her campaign plane...

Hoboken, NJ – Sole Fatality In NJ Train Crash Was Woman, Age 34

September 29, 2016 at 05:23 PM
Hoboken, NJ - The only person who died in the New Jersey train crash has been identified as a 34-year-old woman from Hoboken. The state medical examiner's office said Thursday that the victim is Fabiola Bittar de Kroon. Gov. Chris Christie says she had been standing on the platform when the train came barreling in and she was struck by debris. The New Jersey Transit train ran off the end of...

Jerusalem – A Look At Some Of Israel’s Prime Ministers

September 29, 2016 at 05:03 PM
Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, was both a former president and prime minister, the only person in Israel to hold both jobs. Of Israel's 12 prime ministers, three are still living: current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, who is in prison after a bribery conviction; and Ehud Barak, who appears to be plotting a comeback. A look at some of its key...

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