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Washington – White House: Trump To Continue Talking To Netanyahu About Settlements

May 1, 2017 at 04:29 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump will continue to talk to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israeli settlement activity, the White House said on Monday following reports that Israel plans to build 15,000 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem. "I'm sure that we'll continue to have conversations with the prime minister and ... that'll be something that the president will...

Jerusalem – Israel Celebrates 69th Birthday After Solemn Memorial Day

May 1, 2017 at 04:02 PM
Jerusalem - In a jarring contrast, Israel is transitioning from the solemn remembrance of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism to joyous Independence Day celebrations. With a ceremony Monday night, Israel began celebrating 69 years since the modern Jewish state was formed. The grouping of mournful Memorial Day with Independence Day celebrations is intentional, to show the link between...

Washington – With Obama, Clinton Gone, GOP Revives Pelosi As Boogeyman

May 1, 2017 at 03:24 PM
Washington - Move over Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Republicans have a new campaign boogeyman. Well, sort of new. It's more of an encore for Nancy Pelosi, the 77-year-old House Democratic leader who spent four years as the nation's first female speaker, lost her majority in 2010 and now wants the gavel again. In that quest, the California lawmaker and fundraiser extraordinaire finds...

New York – Fox News Co-president Bill Shine Is Out In Latest Shake-up For The Network

May 1, 2017 at 03:06 PM
New York - Fox News Channel said Monday that co-president Bill Shine is out, the latest high-level departure at a network beset with charges of harassment and discrimination that have already claimed founding CEO Roger Ailes, leading personality Bill O'Reilly and a top financial executive. Shine was not accused of any direct wrongdoing. But the longtime Ailes lieutenant was considered...

Jerusalem – Why This Filipina Is Fighting For Israel

May 1, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Jerusalem - Staff. Sgt. Joana Chris Arpon isn’t Israeli, or even Jewish. Her service in the Israel Defense Forces is personal. Arpon, 20, is the daughter of Filipino parents who came to the Israel to find work. She said she enlisted as a combat soldier because an Israeli army team rescued her grandmother in the aftermath of the 2013 typhoon that devastated the Philippines. “It was...

New York – NYC Be Lit Up Blue And White In Honor Of Israel’s Independence Day

May 1, 2017 at 02:28 PM
New York - Two new York city landmarks will light up tonight in blue and white to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. "This evening, I have directed One World Trade Center and the new Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit white and blue, the colors of the Israeli flag, to honor Israel as it celebrates Yom Ha'Atzmaut, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. The Gov. said that "New York joins with the...

New York – Federal Spending Plan Reimburses NYC For Trump Security

May 1, 2017 at 02:26 PM
New York - A federal spending agreement reached late on Sunday will reimburse New York City for money spent securing U.S. President Donald Trump and his family at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Altogether, New York City and other state and local governments that have hosted the president would receive $61 million in the latest federal budget deal. Officials in Florida's Palm Beach County, home...

New York – NYC Launches Ferry Service With Queens, East River Routes

May 1, 2017 at 02:06 PM
New York - New York City has launched its new ferry service. The NYC Ferry service started Monday with a Rockaway, Queens, route . The area got priority because residents there have some of the city's longest commutes. The launch also included a previously existing East River route with refurbished ferries. NYC Ferry will get a South Brooklyn route on June 1. An Astoria, Queens, route...

Trenton, NJ – Christie Conditionally Vetoes Bill Aimed At Trump’s Taxes

May 1, 2017 at 01:25 PM
Trenton, NJ - Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday tore into Democrat-backed legislation aimed at getting President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, rejecting the measure as a "transparent political stunt masquerading as a bill" and instead calling on lawmakers to open themselves up to public disclosure requirements. The bill would require presidential and vice presidential...

New York – Trump Makes Puzzling Claim About Andrew Jackson, Civil War

May 1, 2017 at 01:00 PM
New York - President Donald Trump made puzzling claims about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War in an interview, suggesting he was uncertain about the origin of the conflict while claiming that Jackson was upset about a war that started 16 years after his death. Trump, who has at times shown a shaky grasp of U.S. history, said he wonders why issues "could not have been worked out" in order to...

Washington – Trump Says Would Meet North Korean Leader Under Right Circumstances

May 1, 2017 at 12:51 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says he'd be open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, under the right circumstances. Trump tells Bloomberg News in an interview Monday, "If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would, absolutely, I would be honored to do it." Tensions with North Korea have escalated dramatically in recent weeks as American and other intelligence...

Kiev – Ukraine Probes Murder Charges Against Elderly Jewish Officer Who Served Under Soviets

May 1, 2017 at 12:29 PM
Kiev - Prosecutors in Ukraine initiated a murder investigation against a Jewish former Soviet officer who is suspected of killing a nationalist in 1952. Boris Steckler, 94, is accused of throwing a grenade into a bunker where the victim and several other anti-Soviet underground fighters were hiding. His accusers claim he was working for the feared NKVD security service, which later became the...

Washington – Trump’s Campaign Runs $1.5 Million TV Ads On His First 100 Days Accomplishments

May 1, 2017 at 12:02 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's campaign organization is launching a $1.5 million run of TV ads touting his accomplishments in his first 100 days. The ads buy, announced Monday, is paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., and will air in major markets throughout the country and will target specific voting groups online. The ad entitled "First 100 Days" highlights Trump's first...

Virginia Beach, VA – Woman Sues Airline Over Spilled Coffee, Alleges Severe Burns

May 1, 2017 at 11:47 AM
Virginia Beach, VA - A Virginia woman is suing Qatar Airways over claims a stewardess spilled hot coffee on her. WAVY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2pdpQ7t) that Zahra Azizkhani of Virginia Beach is seeking $850,000. She claims a flight attendant dropped "scalding hot" coffee onto her lap, severely burning her stomach. Azizkhani is also demanding a jury trial. The airline did not immediately...

Cape Canaveral, FL – SpaceX Launches Top-secret Spy Satellite For US Government

May 1, 2017 at 11:25 AM
Cape Canaveral, FL - SpaceX launched a top-secret spy satellite for the U.S. government Monday morning and then successfully landed the booster for recycling. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from its NASA-leased pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was SpaceX's first mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. No details were divulged about the newly launched NRO...

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