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New York – New York Yankees Will Expand Protective Netting Next Season

October 1, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - Following a frightening scene in the stands, the New York Yankees are making a move to keep their fans safe. Eleven days after a 1-year-old girl was injured by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium, the team said it plans to expand protective netting at its home ballpark and spring training complex next year. The club announced the decision during its final regular-season game Sunday...

Washington – Pentagon Gives Green Light To Install Israeli Defense System On US Tanks

October 1, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The US Army has approved the installation of Israel’s Trophy active-protection system on a number of its M1A2 Abrams tanks, making it the first army aside from the IDF to use the system. The Pentagon said Thursday the decision was made following “an urgent material” request. Designed to detect and neutralize incoming projectiles, the Trophy system has four radar antennae...

Ontario – Canadian Sikh Politician Wins Race To Lead Federal New Democrats

October 1, 2017 at 09:41 PM
Ontario - Jagmeet Singh, an Ontario provincial lawmaker and practicing Sikh, was elected on Sunday as leader of Canada's left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major Canadian political party. The 38-year-old lawyer, whose penchant for colorful turbans and tailor-made three-piece suits made him a social media star, was elected on the first ballot to lead...

Barcelona, Spain – “Yes” Side Wins Catalonia Independence Vote Marred By Chaos

October 1, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Barcelona, Spain -  Catalonia's regional government declared a landslide win for the "yes" side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into ugly scenes of mayhem on Sunday, with more than 800 people injured as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians gathered to cast their ballots. Catalonia has "won the right to become an independent...

Jersey City, NJ – United States Clinch Presidents Cup Golf Over International Team

October 1, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Jersey City, NJ - Daniel Berger clinched victory for the United States over the International team at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National on Sunday. Berger beat South Korean Kim Si-woo 2&1 in the third singles match on the final day to put the Americans over the deciding 15-point mark in the biennial match play team event. The International team comprised of players from the rest of the...

Las Vegas, NV – 3 Boys Killed, 1 Injured When Car Jumps Las Vegas Sidewalk

October 1, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV  - Three boys were killed and a fourth injured after they were run over on an east Las Vegas sidewalk by a driver who may have been trying to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed, police said. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police didn't immediately release the names Sunday of the three who died at the scene of the 9 p.m. Saturday crash. They said two boys were 12 years old and...

Washington – Can’t Guarantee Tax Cut For Entire Middle Class: Mnuchin

October 1, 2017 at 06:41 PM
Washington -  U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday said one of the top goals of the Trump administration's tax plan is to help the middle class, but he could not guarantee that every middle-class family would receive a tax cut. "It is our objective that the entire middle class will get a tax cut," Mnuchin said on ABC's "This Week" program. "You cannot make guarantees because every...

Branchburg, NJ – Trump Dedicates Golf Trophy To Hurricane Victims

October 1, 2017 at 06:33 PM
Branchburg, NJ -  President Donald Trump says he's dedicating the Presidents Cup golf trophy to the people of Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida still recovering from recent hurricane devastation. Trump also says of Puerto Rico: "We have it under really great control." Earlier Sunday, Trump dismissed those he calls "politically motivated ingrates" who've questioned his administration's...

Schönenwerd, Switzerland – Swiss MP: ‘Jews Had A Better Chance Of Survival At Auschwitz Than Pigs In Farms’

October 1, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Schönenwerd, Switzerland - Swiss Green Party MP Jonas Fricker said during a debate over animal protections in the National Council legislative body on Thursday that Jews deported to the Auschwitz extermination camp had a better chance of surviving than pigs sent to industrial livestock farming. Fricker’s alleged belittling of the Holocaust triggered outrage in Switzerland, causing him to...

Cairo – Islamic State Claims Marseille Knife Attack That Killed Two People

October 1, 2017 at 05:13 PM
Cairo - The Islamic State group is claiming links to a knife attack in the southern French city of Marseille that left two women and the assailant dead. The claim was carried in a statement Sunday night by the IS-affiliated Aamaq news agency. It said the attacker on Sunday was one of its "soldiers" who acted in response to the group's calls to target countries involved in the US-led coalition...

Houston – Month After Harvey, Debris Piles Show Recovery Takes Time

October 1, 2017 at 05:02 PM
Houston - It has been a month since Hurricane Harvey brought devastating wind and flooding to the Texas coast and Houston area, and while the water has receded and businesses have reopened, huge debris piles in front of thousands of homes serve as a constant reminder that there's still a long way to go in the recovery process. Chris Slaughter, 39, whose house in the Houston suburb of Kingwood...

Gaza City – Palestinian Reconciliation Faces Perilous Road Ahead

October 1, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Gaza City - The Palestinian prime minister on Monday is set to lead a large delegation of Fatah officials traveling from the West Bank to Gaza in the most ambitious attempt to reconcile with the rival Hamas militant group after a 10-year rift. In a significant concession, Hamas has offered to turn over all governing responsibilities to Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. But key sticking points...

New York – Ex-Rep. Grimm Eyeing Congress Comeback After Tax Fraud Plea

October 1, 2017 at 03:35 PM
New York - Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm says he's running to get back the congressional seat he resigned from after pleading guilty to federal tax evasion. Grimm announced his campaign for the seat on Sunday at a rally on New York's Staten Island. The Republican told the crowd of about 100 supporters that he would go to Washington and "have our president's back." Grimm spoke out...

Hong Kong – Thousands Of Pro-democracy Supporters Protest In Hong Kong

October 1, 2017 at 02:33 PM
Hong Kong - Thousands of pro-democracy supporters took to the streets of Chinese-controlled Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against what they say is the Beijing-backed government's use of the courts to pursue its opponents. Demonstrators marched through the semiautonomous Chinese region's streets on the same day as a national holiday marking the founding of the People's Republic of...

New York – Jewish Media Titan Samuel ‘Si’ Newhouse Is Dead At 89

October 1, 2017 at 02:00 PM
New York - S.I. Newhouse Jr., the low-profile billionaire media mogul who ran the parent company of some of the nation's most prestigious magazines, died Sunday. He was 89. Newhouse's death was confirmed by his family, who said he died at his New York home. The chairman of Conde Nast since 1975, Si Newhouse, as he was known, bought and remade The New Yorker and Details magazines and revived...

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