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Honolulu – VIDEO: Massive Lava Stream Exploding Into Ocean In Hawaii

February 1, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Honolulu - A dramatic "firehose" stream of molten lava continued to shoot out of a sea cliff Wednesday on Hawaii Island, splashing into the Pacific Ocean below and exploding upon impact. The massive Kilauea flow is coming from a lava tube at the Kamokuna ocean entry on the southeast side of the Big Island. The lava is gushing from a tube that was exposed when a huge, 26-acre lava delta...

Tallahassee, FL – Protest? 161,000 Florida Voters Failed To Vote For President

February 1, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Tallahassee, FL - The number of Florida voters who failed to cast a valid ballot for president spiked during the 2016 election, in what appears to have been a significant protest over their choices. State officials released a report this week showing more than 161,000 of the electorate did not cast a valid vote for president in November. The rate of invalid votes for president in 2016 was more...

Washington – Trump To Mexico: Take Care Of ‘bad Hombres’ Or US Might

February 1, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Washington- President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. The excerpt of the call did not detail who exactly Trump considered "bad hombres," nor did it make...

Chicago, IL – Jewish Boy And Muslim Girl Share Universal Message In Viral Protest Photo

February 1, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Chicago, IL - A chance meeting at O’Hare airport between a rabbi and a Muslim man, both Chicago area residents, ended with a once in a lifetime photograph and plans for the two families to get together to share a Shabbos meal. Both Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell and Fatih Yildirim had gone to O’Hare airport on Monday night to demonstrate their opposition to President Trump’s refuge ban. ...

Worcester, MA – Mayor Apologizes For Calling Trump Protesters ‘Freakin’ Morons’

February 1, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Worcester, MA - A Massachusetts mayor is apologizing after a live microphone captured him calling protesters "freakin' morons" during a public meeting. The Telegram and Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2jEfs2I ) that Worcester (WU'-ster) Mayor Joseph Petty apologized Wednesday, a day after making the remarks. A video of the meeting posted on the city's website shows Petty attempting to quiet...

Canberra, Australia – Australian PM Won’t Comment On Report Of Terse Trump Call

February 1, 2017 at 09:45 PM
Canberra, Australia - Australia's prime minister said his country's relationship with the United States remained "very strong" and refused to comment on a newspaper report on Thursday that an angry President Donald Trump cut short their first telephone call as national leaders. At the heart of the weekend conversation between Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was a deal struck with the...

Smyrna, DE – Trump, Education Top Inmates’ Reasons For Hostage Situation

February 1, 2017 at 09:29 PM
Smyrna, DE - Inmates at a Delaware prison took four corrections department workers hostage Wednesday, a move the inmates told a local newspaper was due to concerns about their treatment and the leadership of the United States. The hostage situation drew dozens of officers and law enforcement vehicles to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna and prompted a statewide lockdown of all...

Washington – White House Daily Press Briefing Goes High-tech Using Skype

February 1, 2017 at 09:24 PM
Washington - The daily White House press briefing went high-tech Wednesday. Press secretary Sean Spicer fielded questions from journalists around the country who participated via Skype, alongside their Washington-based colleagues in the room. Spicer said at his first briefing last month that he planned to open the daily Q-and-A session to journalists who live more than 50 miles away from...

Illinois – Chicago Police Unveil New High-tech Effort To Fight Crime

February 1, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Illinois - As Chicago police released statistics that show no letup in the death toll that captured the nation's attention last year and sparked a tweet last week from President Donald Trump, the head of the department on Wednesday unveiled new high-tech strategies and equipment for fighting crime. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson demonstrated how officers will use software to almost...

Washington – Little Heard In Public, Bannon Is Quiet Power In Oval Office

February 1, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Washington - People are beginning to pay more attention to the man behind the curtain. It is a mark of Steve Bannon's extraordinary sway in the Trump White House that a man who has spoken so little in public over the past two weeks is getting so much credit — and blame — for what's going on. The conservative media executive's fingerprints are on virtually every significant move taken by...

Oakland, CA – Florida Nightclub Gunman’s Widow Knew Of His Plan: U.S. Prosecutors

February 1, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Oakland, CA - The widow of the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history knew he was planning an attack and concocted a cover story for him, federal prosecutors said in a California court on Wednesday. Prosecutors revealed new details about their case against Noor Salman, 30, as they argued she should remain jailed on charges stemming from the June 2016 shooting at a gay...

Mosul, Iraq – IS Using Drones, Other Innovating Tactics With Deadly Effect

February 1, 2017 at 07:31 PM
Mosul, Iraq - First the tiny drones buzz overhead to observe Iraqi soldiers. Then, the Islamic State group's flying machines return to drop a small explosive device to sow panic among security forces — or deadlier still, to help guide a suicide car bomber to a target. And the innovations are expected to keep coming since IS has been spending freely on technology, even as their fighters face...

Washington – Congressional Republicans Move To Dismantle Obama Rules

February 1, 2017 at 06:57 PM
Washington - Moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama's legacy on the environment and other issues, House Republicans approved a measure Wednesday that scuttles a regulation aimed at preventing coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. Lawmakers also voted to rescind a separate rule requiring companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments relating to mining...

United Nations – Palestinians Demand UN Action Over Israeli Settlement Homes

February 1, 2017 at 06:56 PM
United Nations - The Palestinian U.N. ambassador is accusing Israel of an "extreme barrage of illegal behavior" over the last 10 days and demanding that the U.N. Security Council take action. Riyad Mansour says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's approval to build 6,000 new homes for settlers is "unprecedented," saying it exceeds the number for all of 2016. He says Netanyahu is...

Albany, NY – New York Pumps Up Gambling Treatment As It Expands Gambling

February 1, 2017 at 06:36 PM
Albany, NY - Thousands of new slot machines and table games debuting this month as part of New York state's casino growth spurt are bringing not only more chances to gamble, but also millions of dollars more to help problem gamblers. The openings of the del Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes on Wednesday and Schenectady's Rivers Casino and Resort next week will pump money into state...

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