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Lima – Peru’s Central Bank Chief Says Trump Gives Him ‘Goose Bumps’

September 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Lima - The head of Peru's central bank said on Wednesday he gets the goose bumps when he thinks about what would happen to the global economy if U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wins the November election. Responding to questions from reporters on the sidelines of an economic forum, Julio Velarde called Trump's statements about scrapping trade deals and imposing tariffs on...

Washington – Once Rivals And Allies, Clinton, Schumer Eye New Partnership

September 7, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Washington - During their eight overlapping years in the U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer were political partners, friendly — and sometimes less than friendly — rivals. Both were influential powerbrokers for New York, his home state and her adopted one. Now, their political fortunes could be aligning once again. If Clinton wins the White House, Schumer is expected to be...

Detroit – 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Remains Best-selling Full-size SUV

September 7, 2016 at 11:06 PM
Detroit - With new connectivity and safety features for 2016, the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV is a top-selling family vehicle that is anything but small. Stretching 17 feet in length, the truck-based Tahoe provides 45.3 inches of front-seat legroom — enough to make a football player comfortable. Every one of the three rows of seats sits high above the pavement and even the third row has more than...

New York – Historic Ship In NYC To Return To Its Birthplace In Germany

September 7, 2016 at 10:32 PM
New York - A historic four-masted sailing ship that's been a tourist attraction for 42 years left New York City's seaport district for good Wednesday on a journey that will eventually return it to its birthplace in Hamburg, Germany. The Peking, built of riveted steel in 1911 with the tallest mast reaching 170 feet, departed under cloudy skies from a pier at the South Street Seaport Museum. The...

New York – Trump Levels Harsh Criticism Against US Military Generals

September 7, 2016 at 10:08 PM
New York - Leveling unusually harsh criticism against the military, Republican Donald Trump said Wednesday night that America's generals have been "reduced to rubble" under President Barack Obama and suggested he would fire some of them if he wins in November. Trump's comments came during a televised national security forum where he and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton each fielded 30 minutes...

Mexico City – Mexico President Replaces Finance Minister After Damaging Trump Visit

September 7, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Mexico City - President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday replaced his close ally and finance minister, Luis Videgaray, after the two were heavily criticized for Republican U.S presidential candidate Donald Trump's controversial visit to Mexico last week. A somber-looking Pena Nieto told a news conference that Videgaray, who officials said was the architect of Trump's visit, would make way for...

San Francisco – Apple Jack Ax Ushers In A Voice-driven World

September 7, 2016 at 09:26 PM
San Francisco - The new Apple iPhone has something missing: the small socket millions of us have used for years to plug in headphones. While some fans opposed the widely anticipated move - one online petition urging Apple to keep the headphone jack drew more than 300,000 signatures - equipment suppliers and experts heralded a change in how users will interact with their devices. Axing the...

United Nations – Israel: Rise Of Social Media Linked To Rising Anti-Semitism

September 7, 2016 at 09:02 PM
United Nations - Israel's U.N. ambassador says there is a clear link between the rise of social media and the rise of anti-Semitism and is demanding that media companies "stop providing a platform for hate sites." Danny Danon told a High-Level Forum on anti-Semitism on Wednesday that recent studies found a 40 percent increase in violent anti-Semitism globally. In France, he said...

Washington – Trump Says Surprised By Details Of Intelligence Briefing

September 7, 2016 at 08:59 PM
Washington - Donald Trump says he was shocked by one thing he learned at a classified intelligence briefing — but he won't say what it was. The Republican presidential nominee said at Wednesday's national security forum that he has learned that leading Democrats "did exactly the opposite" of what experts recommended in several instances. He said he did not learn anything, however, that...

Everett, WA – 9/11 Flag Believed To Be Lost Found In Washington State

September 7, 2016 at 08:32 PM
Everett, WA - A U.S. flag that turned up in Washington state in 2014 is believed to be the flag that was raised by firefighters above the site of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. KOMO reports ( http://bit.ly/2cpH3TW ) the finding comes after a two-year investigation by the Everett Police Department, with assistance from forensic experts. The flag will be donated to the...

Jerusalem – Israel Strikes Syrian Positions After Shell Lands In Golan-army

September 7, 2016 at 08:19 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli aircraft attacked targets in Syria on Thursday, for the second time in five days, after an errant mortar shell from fighting among factions in Syria struck the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said. No casualties from the shellfire were reported and a statement by the military spokesman's office said "the Israeli air force targeted Syrian armed forces mortar launchers...

Bath, Maine – Nation’s Largest Destroyer Sets Sail To Join US Navy

September 7, 2016 at 08:03 PM
Bath, Maine - The nation's largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer will join the Navy with a crew that's the smallest of any destroyer built since the 1930s thanks to extensive automation. The stealthy Zumwalt departed Wednesday from Bath Iron Works to head to its commissioning ceremony with a crew of 147 officers and sailors that was praised by their skipper for their...

Washington – FBI Head: Clinton Email Matter ‘Not A Cliff-hanger’

September 7, 2016 at 07:25 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey told FBI employees Wednesday that the decision to forgo criminal charges in the Hillary Clinton email investigation was not a close call. "At the end of the day, the case itself was not a cliff-hanger; despite all the chest-beating by people no longer in government, there really wasn't a prosecutable case," Comey wrote in an internal memo. "The hard part...

Cannon Ball, ND – Green Party’s Jill Stein Charged With Trespassing, Mischief

September 7, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Cannon Ball, ND - A North Dakota judge issued a warrant Wednesday for the arrest of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who is accused of spray-painting construction equipment during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Court records show Stein was charged Wednesday in Morton County with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief. The same charges have...

Carrollton, GA – 3 Dead When 2 Planes Collide In Air At Small Georgia Airport

September 7, 2016 at 06:28 PM
Carrollton, GA - Three people died Wednesday after two small airplanes collided in midair at a rural airport in western Georgia, where one witness told authorities the pilots may have been trying to land at the same time. The single-engine planes crashed just before 11 a.m. near the end of the lone runway at West Georgia Regional Airport, said Carroll County Fire Chief Scott Blue. The airport...

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