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Tampa, FL – McDonald’s Manager Gets $110,000 For Tip On Serial Murder Suspect

December 1, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Tampa, FL - A McDonald's manager will get a $110,000 reward for tipping off police about a man accused of killing four people and terrorizing a Florida neighborhood for 51 days. Tampa police chief Brian Dugan said at a news conference Friday that Delonda Walker will receive "every penny" of the reward money. Her tip to police on Tuesday led to the arrest of 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson...

Honolulu – Attack Siren Brings Back Cold War-era Memories In Hawaii

December 1, 2017 at 03:02 PM
Honolulu - A siren that frightened Lorraine Godoy as a child will wail once again in Hawaii, decades after the Cold War-era threat of nuclear attack subsided. The state on Friday is dusting off the system intended to warn people of an impending nuclear strike just days after North Korea tested its most powerful missile yet. Godoy, 75, said the test will bring back vivid memories of air raid...

Paris – French Police Arrest 5 Suspects In ‘anti-Semitic’ Home Invasion

December 1, 2017 at 02:26 PM
Paris - French police arrested five people in connection with a home invasion near Paris that prosecutors and representatives of French Jewry said was an anti-Semitic attack. The suspects – a career criminal in his 50s, three younger men and a 19-year-old woman – were apprehended Tuesday on suspicion that they planned and executed the crime in September at the home of a Sephardic Jewish...

Washington – Flynn’s Rise And Fall Ends With Charge Of Lying To FBI About Bid To Stop Anti-Israel Resolution

December 1, 2017 at 02:15 PM
Washington - Michael Flynn was President Donald Trump's favorite general, rapidly vaulted to prominence by his fiery speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention and Trump's decision to reward him with a plum job as his top national security aide. Flynn's plunge was even faster. He was fired by Trump after just a month in the White House and left to contend with a mounting criminal probe...

Washington – FDA Approves First-of-a-kind Test For Cancer Gene Profiling

December 1, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Washington - U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumor and aiding efforts to match treatments to those flaws. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Foundation Medicine's test for patients with advanced or widely spread cancers, and the Centers...

Washington – US Official: Trump Likely To Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital Next Week

December 1, 2017 at 01:29 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to deliver a speech on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could upend decades of American policy and further inflame tensions in the Middle East. Two administration officials said on Thursday that even as Trump was considering a controversial declaration of Jerusalem as the...

London – Jobs Galore But When Will Wages Finally Pick Up?

December 1, 2017 at 01:01 PM
London - In 2014, a few days after she took over as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen admitted that she could not fathom the "very worrisome" trend of weak wage growth for American workers. Now, as she nears the end of her four-year term, the problem remains a mystery, and not only in the United States. In many countries, more people are in work than before the global...

New York – ABC Report On Flynn Rocks Wall Street

December 1, 2017 at 12:24 PM
New York - U.S. stocks sank on Friday after ABC News reported former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to tell investigators that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with Russians during last year's presidential elections. The report added to a volatile day of political news which saw shares fall initially in New York on concerns over the passage of Trump's tax bill...

Washington – Trump: Dems Will Lose Voters Because They Are Weak On Crime

December 1, 2017 at 12:02 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out Friday after a jury found a Mexican man not guilty in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier, calling the verdict "disgraceful" and suggesting Democrats will pay a price for being "weak on Crime." Trump launched an aggressive series of tweets over the 2015 shooting of Kate Steinle, which he often cited during his presidential campaign to...

Washington – ABC: Flynn Prepared To Testify Trump Directed Him To Contact Russians

December 1, 2017 at 11:29 AM
Washington - ABC News reported on Friday that former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that President Donald Trump directed him to make contact with Russians when he was a presidential candidate. Reuters could not immediately verify the report, which cited a Flynn confidant. The news sent U.S. stocks sharply lower. Flynn, a former top Trump campaign aide...

Jerusalem – Palestinians Fume After Giro Pulls ‘West Jerusalem’ Mention

December 1, 2017 at 10:58 AM
Jerusalem - Palestinian officials are fuming over the Giro d'Italia's decision to remove references to "West Jerusalem" from its website about next year's race following pressure from Israel. Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi issued a statement Friday saying the Giro was serving to "legitimize the annexation of Jerusalem" and was "complicit in Israel's military occupation." The Palestinian...

Washington – Tillerson Says Reports Of His Demise ‘Laughable’

December 1, 2017 at 10:26 AM
Washington - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is dismissing as "laughable" reports that the White House is trying to get rid of him. Tillerson was asked about the reports during a photo-op with the visiting Libyan prime minister. Multiple officials say White House is considering a plan to replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Tillerson said twice, "It's laughable," but made no other...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Denies Saying Reform Judaism Will Assimilate Away By 2070

December 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied that he said in closed talks that Reform Judaism in the United States would disappear within two generations due to assimilation. Netanyahu’s bureau said the reports, which appeared Friday in the Makor Rishon daily, were “inaccurate and do not reflect the Prime Minister’s views.” But Makor Rishon’s diplomatic...

Washington – Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Is Charged With Making False Statements To The FBI

December 1, 2017 at 09:28 AM
Washington - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is to plead guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first plea by any of the four former Trump advisers charged so far in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Court documents show Flynn, an early and vocal supporter on the campaign trail of President Donald Trump whose business dealings...

United Nations – 151 UN States Vote To Disavow Israeli Ties To Jerusalem

December 1, 2017 at 09:22 AM
United Nations - The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to disavow Israeli ties to Jerusalem as part of six anti-Israel resolutions it approved on Thursday in New York. The vote was 151 in favor and six against, with nine abstentions. The resolution came as the Trump Administration was rumored to be actively considering relocating its embassy to Jerusalem. “The president has said...

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