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Newark, NJ – Feds Cast Doubt On New York-New Jersey Tunnel Funding Plan

December 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Newark, NJ - A plan to pay for an estimated $13 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River raises serious concerns, including that it relies on a "non-existent" agreement that would have the federal government foot half the bill, an official at the nation's federal transportation agency wrote Friday. In a letter to New York and New Jersey officials, K. Jane Williams, the deputy administrator...

Moscow – Putin Voices Hope For Cooperation With US In Letter To Trump

December 30, 2017 at 11:38 PM
Moscow - In a New Year telegram to U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says a constructive dialogue between the two nations is essential for global stability. The Kremlin said Saturday that Putin emphasized in his Seasons Greetings to Trump that Russia and the U.S. could develop a "pragmatic cooperation aimed at long-term perspective" on the basis of "equality and...

Washington – State Dept. Posts Huma Abedin Emails Found On Anthony Weiner’s Laptop

December 30, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Washington - The State Department has released emails from Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, that were found by the FBI on her husband's laptop. Some of the emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop were marked classified. It was unclear whether they were deemed classified at the time they were sent or when the State Department was preparing them for release. The emails...

Las Vegas, NV – 2 Las Vegas Security Guards Fatally Shot In Hotel-casino

December 30, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Las vegas, NV - Two Las Vegas security guards were fatally shot Saturday while investigating a disturbance in a room at a hotel-casino and the suspected shooter is facing critical injuries after turning the gun on himself, police said. The gunman's motive wasn't known but investigators believe it was an isolated incident. "I want you to know right now that this has nothing to do with...

Paris – Globes: France Sets Up Tax Dept To Investigate Jews

December 30, 2017 at 10:00 PM
France - In Paris's 12th arrondissement, on Bercy Street by the banks of the River Seine, on the 13th floor of the Ministry of Finance is France's tax authority headquarters. Something has been afoot there recently that is liable to upset French Jews and spook their relations with the country in which they live. Under the radar, a secret department has been created with the sole purpose of...

Bronx, NY – NYC Fire Victims Include Resident Who Rescued Others

December 30, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Bronx, NY - The victims of New York City's deadliest fire in decades include a man who immigrated to the Bronx from Ghana and dreamed of becoming a military policeman. A relative tells The New York Times that Emmanuel Mensah had rescued a number of people then went back into the burning building, where he died of smoke inhalation. Twum Bredu (BREH'-doo) says Mensah had recently graduated...

Jerusalem – Michael Oren Calls For IDF To ‘shoot To Kill’ Suspected Terrorists

December 30, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Michael Oren tweeted that the Israel Defense Forces should “shoot to kill” suspected terrorists, rather than just “neutralize” them. Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to the United States who serves as a deputy minister in Israel’s Knesset, made the call for extrajudicial killing while tweeting Wednesday about Omar al-Abed, who was convicted on the same day of murdering...

Staten Island, NY – Erica Garner, Activist Daughter Of New York Chokehold Victim, Dies At 27

December 30, 2017 at 08:41 PM
New York - Erica Garner, the daughter of a New York man whose death during an attempted arrest helped spark the “Black Lives Matter” movement against police brutality, died on Saturday, a posting on her official Twitter account showed. Garner, 27, suffered a heart attack triggered by an asthma attack a week ago, family members told the New York Daily News. She became an activist against...

Washington – NYT: FBI Russia Probe Helped By Australian Diplomat Tip-off

December 30, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Washington - Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat in May 2016 that Russia had political dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The conversation between Papadopoulos and the diplomat, Alexander Downer, in London was a driving factor behind the FBI's decision to open a counter-intelligence...

Pyongyang – N. Korea Says Won’t Give Up Nukes If US Keeps Up ‘Blackmail’

December 30, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea said Saturday that it will never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their "blackmail and war drills" at its doorstep. The North's official Korean Central News Agency took the oft-repeated stance as it reviewed the country's major nuclear weapons and missile tests this year. North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear...

Washington – Trump Ups Show Of Support For Iranian Protesters

December 30, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is upping his show of support for the economic protests in Tehran, saying the "entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change." Trump tweets Saturday that Iran's leaders fear their own people. He says "Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice." He adds: "The world is...

Gaza City – Palestinian Wounded In Clashes With Israel During Anti-trump Protest Dies Of Wounds

December 30, 2017 at 06:38 PM
Gaza City - Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian injured in clashes with Israeli forces along the border has died. The ministry said Saturday that Jamal Musleh, 20, succumbed to wounds sustained from a gunshot to the chest a day earlier. Israel's military said that some 2,000 Palestinians had rolled burning tires and threw rocks at soldiers stationed nearby who fired "selectively...

New York – New Year Could Bring Record Low Temperatures To U.S Midwest, East Coast

December 30, 2017 at 06:00 PM
New York - A fresh jolt of arctic air will usher in the new year for much of the United States this weekend, bringing record cold temperatures on New Year's Day to cities in the Midwest and East Coast, forecasters said on Saturday. During the final hours of 2017, the mercury in New York City's Times Square will drop to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12 Celsius), with the wind chill at...

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