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New Jersey – Hanjin Shipping Filed For U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

September 4, 2016 at 11:37 PM
New Jersey - Troubled container shipper Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd <117930.KS> has filed for bankruptcy in the United States to protect its vessels from being seized by creditors, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a filing by the South Korean firm. The Wall Street Journal, in a report dated Sunday, said Hanjin filed for protection under chapter 15 on Friday to a court in New Jersey...

Norfolk, VA – Hermine Spins Away From East Coast, Batters Shore With Waves

September 4, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Norfolk, VA - Hermine spun away from the East Coast on Sunday, removing the threat of heavy rain but maintaining enough power to whip up dangerous waves and rip currents and keep beaches off-limits to disappointed swimmers and surfers during the Labor Day weekend. As it churned hundreds of miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean, the system picked up strength, and forecasters said it could...

Toronto – Former Canadian PM Predicts Trump Defeat

September 4, 2016 at 10:32 PM
Toronto - Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney on Sunday criticized Donald Trump's potential plan to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and said the U.S. presidential candidate will likely lose the Nov. 8 election. Speaking on CTV's "Question Period" politics talk show, Mulroney, who in the 1980s signed a Canada-U.S. free trade deal, said scrapping NAFTA will hurt...

Islip, NY – Truncated Hermine TV Alert Wrongly Airs Evacuation Order

September 4, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Islip, NY - Federal officials in New York are investigating an emergency alert system after a mistakenly truncated message about storm system Hermine wrongly advised TV watchers on Long Island of an ordered evacuation, authorities said Sunday. The Saturday night confusion started after Suffolk County emergency officials used an aspect of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's alert system...

New York – Giuliani: Border Wall’s Cost Was Deemed Off Limits In Mexico Trump Meeting

September 4, 2016 at 09:31 PM
New York - A close ally of Donald Trump said talks about the cost of building a wall with Mexico was not supposed to be part of the discussion during Republican presidential candidate's recent meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. After the two met in Mexico last Wednesday, Trump told reporters they did not discuss his demand that Mexico pay the cost for construction of a wall on...

New York – Legal Expert Foresees No Jail Time For Silver And Skelos

September 4, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - Both Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos will dodge prison time, predicted a prominent defense lawyer today. Attorney Barry Slotnick announced his expectations on John Catsimatidis’ Sunday radio show, reported the Daily News. Slotnick said that the Supreme Court’s newly narrowed definition of public corruption will benefit both the former Assembly speaker and the State Senate...

Hangzhou, China – OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet But Big Changes In Energy, Pollution

September 4, 2016 at 08:27 PM
Hangzhou, China - Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency, slicing the nation's output of polluting gases that are warming Earth. As politicians tangled in the U.S. and on the world stage, the U.S. slowly but surely moved away from...

Berlin – Nationalists Overtake Merkel’s Party In German State Vote

September 4, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Berlin - A nationalist, anti-immigration party performed strongly in a German state election Sunday in the region where Chancellor Angela Merkel has her political base, overtaking her conservatives to take second place amid discontent with her migrant policies, projections indicated. The three-year-old Alternative for Germany, or AfD, won 21 to 22 percent of votes in the election for the state...

Duncan, SC – Online Threat To Kill Jewish, Muslim Students At SC School

September 4, 2016 at 06:21 PM
Duncan, SC - Authorities say they are investigating online threats to kill Jewish and Muslim students at a South Carolina high school. Spartanburg School District 5 said in a news release that a Byrnes High School student reported the threats Friday evening. The threats said Byrnes High would be attacked Tuesday and included pictures of a person in a gas mask and a knife with a swastika on...

Jerusalem – Israel Targets Syrian Army After Errant Fire Hits Golan

September 4, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli military says it has fired at Syrian army cannons in the Syrian Golan Heights in response to mortar fire from Syria that hit the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The army says that the mortars appeared to be errant fire from Syria's civil war, and were not deliberately targeting Israeli-held territory. No injuries were reported Sunday. The military says it holds the...

Geneva – World Scout Body: Controversial Jerusalem Troop Not A Member

September 4, 2016 at 04:33 PM
Geneva - The world's main scouting organization says it has no connection to a Palestinian troop in Jerusalem that dedicated a recent training course to one of the killers of an Israeli-American man. Stephen Peck, spokesman for the World Organization of the Scout Movement, said Sunday that the Jerusalem troop is not a member of his organization's Palestinian affiliate and "has no right to...

Jerusalem – Nir Barkat To Czech PM: Keep Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital In School Books

September 4, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Jerusalem - Following last Monday’s announcement by the Czech Education Ministry that it would no longer identify Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in students’ textbooks, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat sent a letter to Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka imploring him to reverse the decision. The Czech daily newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes reported that textbook publisher, Shocart, was told by...

Paris – Thousands Rally In Paris To Protest Crime Targeting Chinese

September 4, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Paris - At least 13,000 people attended a rally in Paris on Sunday to protest against what they say is a crime wave targeting the Chinese community in France, police said, after a Chinese textile designer died after being mugged last month. Demonstrators waving French flags and sporting T-shirts printed with the slogans "Stop violence, muggings, insecurity" or "Equality for all, security for...

Washington – Clinton’s Classified Email Errors Due To ‘improper Labeling’: Kaine

September 4, 2016 at 01:51 PM
Washington - Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine on Sunday defended Hillary Clinton against criticism over her handling of classified information as secretary of state, saying she was unaware of the sensitivity of some information she exchanged over email because it had been "improperly labeled." In July, the Federal Bureau of Investigation rebuked Clinton, the Democratic...

New York – Promising Outsiders, Trump Team Led By Christie Insiders

September 4, 2016 at 01:30 PM
New York - Donald Trump is pledging that the government he appoints will bring sweeping change to Washington's culture. So far, that promise comes with a heavy New Jersey accent. Despite being passed over for the job of Trump's running mate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and an entourage of his closest allies could leave a lasting mark on a Trump administration, should he win in...

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