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Geneva – Countries Coordinate Tax Evasion Probe Of Dozens Of People

March 31, 2017 at 11:13 AM
Geneva - Authorities in a number of countries, from the Netherlands to Australia, carried out raids and investigations into dozens of people suspected of tax evasion involving an unidentified Swiss bank. A major Swiss bank, Credit Suisse, issued a brief statement on Friday saying that local authorities had visited its offices in Amsterdam, Paris and London in connection with unspecified client...

Washington – Trump Faces Questions Of Interference In Investigations

March 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump is facing new questions about political interference in the investigations into Russian election meddling following reports that White House officials secretly funneled material to the chairman of the House intelligence committee. Trying to fend off the growing criticism, Trump's top lawyer invited lawmakers from both parties to view classified information...

United Nations – UN Chief Alarmed By Israel’s Approval Of New Settlement

March 31, 2017 at 10:42 AM
United Nations - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is disappointed and alarmed by Israel's decision to build a new settlement in occupied Palestinian territory, his spokesman said on Friday. Israel's security cabinet on Thursday approved the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with...

Atlanta – ‘Tremendous’ Traffic Impact Expected After Bridge Collapse

March 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Atlanta - Many commuters in some of Atlanta's densely populated northern suburbs will have to find alternate routes or ride public transit for the foreseeable future after a massive fire caused a bridge on Interstate 85 to collapse, completely shutting down the heavily traveled highway. Georgia's top transportation official said there's no way to tell when the highway, which carries 250,000...

Moscow – Putin Aide Says US-Russia Relations At A Low

March 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Moscow - The chief spokesman for President Vladimir Putin says relations between the United States and Russia are at a very low ebb, perhaps exceeding Cold War-era hostility between Washington and Moscow. Dmitry Peskov tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that reports of Russian meddling in America's election amount to "fake news." Asked by anchor George Stephanopoulos if there is a "new Cold...

Palm Beach, FL – Trump Jr. Reels In Blacktip Shark On Florida Beach

March 31, 2017 at 09:45 AM
Palm Beach, FL - Donald Trump Jr. reeled in a Blacktip shark while fishing from the beach during a spring break trip to Florida with his family. The president's son posted an Instagram picture of his big catch on Sunday, adding "this is what happens when momma lets the boys loose in Florida for a few days." After snagging the shark, Trump Jr. and his children Donnie and Spencer posed with...

Brooklyn, NY – Borough Park Man Arrested After Targeting Boys In Stolin Shul

March 31, 2017 at 09:02 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A Borough Park resident who made allegedly suggestive comments to three young boys was arrested Thursday night and charged with three counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child. Police said that 59 year old Menachem Tyk of 1415 47th Street reportedly left notes in the tefillin bags of two boys while they were davening at Congregation Aron V’Yisroel Stolin on 16th Avenue...

Jerusalem – Media Reports: Israeli PM Orders Settlement Slowdown

March 31, 2017 at 08:20 AM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a slowdown of construction in territory Palestinians want for a state in a gesture to President Donald Trump at the same cabinet meeting where he approved the first new settlement in the heart of the West Bank in two decades. Israeli media on Friday reported that Netanyahu, facing pressures pulling him in different directions, announced the...

Washington – Schumer Warns GOP Against Rules Change On Supreme Court

March 31, 2017 at 07:31 AM
Washington - As he tries to line up enough votes to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, the Senate Democratic leader is strongly warning Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost two in his caucus Thursday when Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota said they would vote...

Easton, PA – So Long, Dandelion: Crayola Retiring Crayon Color

March 30, 2017 at 11:29 PM
Easton, PA - Dandelion has gone to seed. Crayola is removing the color from all of its crayon boxes to make way for a new color that it plans to announce on Friday — National Crayon Day. The company announced dandelion's departure via Twitter on Thursday. It's only the third time in Crayola's long history that it has retired one or more colors, and the first time it's removing one from...

Seoul – Deposed S. Korean President Arrested, Jailed After Long Saga

March 30, 2017 at 11:15 PM
Seoul - South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor. A convoy of vehicles, including a black sedan carrying Park, entered a detention facility near Seoul after the Seoul Central District Court granted prosecutors'...

New York – Twitter Eases 140-character Limit In Replies

March 30, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it. Now, the company says that when you reply to someone — or to a group — usernames will no longer count toward those 140 characters. This will be especially helpful with group conversations, where replying to two, three or more users at a time could be especially difficult with the...

New York – Lawyer: Giuliani, Ex-attorney General Work For Turkish Man

March 30, 2017 at 10:30 PM
New York - Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and an ex-U.S. attorney general were hired by a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, but don't expect to see them in court, a lawyer told a judge handling the case on Thursday. Attorney Benjamin Brafman, representing businessman Reza Zarrab, said neither Giuliani nor Michael Mukasey will be in court because they are...

Jerusalem – Israeli Rabbi Mocks IDF as Mickey Mouse Army, Intent on Secularizing Charedi Soldiers

March 30, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - A well known figure in the world of Jewish outreach blasted the Israeli army today, saying that the inclusion of women in an increasingly larger number of combat roles has only one purpose: weakening the religious commitment of Charedi soldiers. Speaking to an audience in Ashkelon, Rabbi Yitzchak noted that the IDF plans to have male and female soldiers working closely together...

Cranbury, NJ – State Trooper Fatally Shoots Man At NJ Turnpike Rest Stop

March 30, 2017 at 09:55 PM
Cranbury, NJ - Authorities say a New Jersey state police officer has fatally shot a man during an investigation at a highway service area. The attorney general's office says the shooting happened Thursday afternoon at the Molly Pitcher service area on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury. No police officers were hurt in the shooting. The man who was shot was declared dead at the...

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