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Riyadh – Saudi Says U.S. Announcement On Jerusalem To Hurt Peace Process, Heighten Tensions

December 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Riyadh - Saudi Arabia said on Monday any U.S. announcement on the status of Jerusalem before a final settlement is reached in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would hurt the peace process and heighten regional tensions. "Any U.S. announcement on the status of Jerusalem prior to a final settlement would have a detrimental impact on the peace process and would heighten tensions in the region,"...

Cape Canaveral, CA – Astronauts Make, Fling, Float, Eat Pizzas On Space Station

December 4, 2017 at 11:02 PM
Cape Canaveral, CA - The first-ever pizza party in space is getting sky-high reviews. Astronauts at the International Space Station posted pictures and a video over the weekend of their small, made-from-scratch pizza pies. The fixings flew up last month on a commercial supply ship, and the crew wasted little time pulling out the flatbread, tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, olives, olive oil...

Jacksonville, FL – Florida Police Say Mass Shooting At Islamic Center Thwarted

December 4, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Jacksonville, FL -  Police say they stopped a man from carrying out a planned mass shooting at a Florida Islamic center. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced Monday that police arrested 69-year-old Bernardino Gawala Bolatete after he tried to buy a gun silencer from an undercover officer. Police began investigating Bolatete after receiving a tip from a confidential source that...

Milan – Lamborghini Joins The Boom In Supercar SUVs

December 4, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Milan - Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini, racing-red Ferrari, or stately Bentley at some of the globe's toniest addresses is a practical SUV. With the sport utility vehicle market growing by leaps and bounds, they increasingly want in on those profits. Lamborghini unveiled the once-improbable Urus SUV on Monday at its headquarters in Sant'Agata...

Concord, NH – Boot-headed Candidate Can Bring Ponies To Clinton Event

December 4, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Concord, NH - A performance artist and perennial candidate in New Hampshire's presidential primary settled a lawsuit with the state capital on Monday and will be allowed to bring two ponies to his planned protest of Hillary Clinton's book signing. Vermin Supreme, who ran as a Democrat in 2016, wears a rubber boot on his head and once threw glitter at another lesser-known candidate during a...

Boston – Newspaper Cartoon Of Sheldon Adelson Uses Anti-Semitic Images, Jewish Leaders Say

December 4, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Boston - Two Jewish leaders denounced a Boston Globe editorial cartoon that they said uses a caricature of Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson with anti-Semitic tropes. The cartoon that appeared Friday was titled “Murder on the tax-cut express” and shows Adelson aboard a train conducted by President Donald Trump labeled as riding in the section for “priority passengers.” Adelson is...

Dallas – Doctors: Over A Year To See If Uterus Transplant Successful

December 4, 2017 at 08:33 PM
Dallas - It took well over a year to determine if a woman who received a womb transplant would become the first in the U.S. to give birth, transplant surgeons in Dallas said Monday. Baylor University Medical Center officials said at a news conference that the mother has returned home and her newborn son is fine. He remains hospitalized for monitoring. It took months to ensure that the...

Tel Aviv – Expert: Palestinians Bluffing On Threat Of Violence Over Jerusalem Declaration

December 4, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Tel Aviv - Palestinian threats that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem would spark a violent uprising are likely to be a bluff, a veteran Israeli security official said Monday. Dr. Eran Lerman, former head of foreign policy and international affairs at the National Security Council also told a conference call that the Palestinians’ attempts to “manipulate” would be counterproductive...

Tampa, FL – Sign Language Interpreter Delivered Gibberish In Florida

December 4, 2017 at 07:24 PM
Tampa, FL - Hearing-impaired people tuning in to a news conference about the arrest of a suspected serial killer got a message of gibberish from an American Sign Language interpreter. As Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan announced the arrest of Howell Donaldson Wednesday night, interpreter Derlyn Roberts was there beside him, making signs that made no sense. "She sat up there and waved her...

Bath, Maine – Navy’s 2nd Stealthy Destroyer Heads Out To Sea For 1st Time

December 4, 2017 at 07:03 PM
Bath, Maine - The second in the U.S. Navy stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers headed out to sea for the first time on Monday, departing from Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works for builder trials. The future USS Michael Monsoor carefully navigated the winding Kennebec River before reaching the North Atlantic. It'll be at sea for several days before returning to Bath Iron Works for tweaks and...

Queens, NY – Smoking Caused NYC Fire That Killed 12-year-old

December 4, 2017 at 06:44 PM
Queens, NY - Fire marshals say a fire in Queens that killed a 12-year-old boy was accidentally set by someone who was smoking in the apartment. WCBS also reports that a smoke alarm in the home was not working when the fire broke out. The fire early Sunday claimed the life of Thomas Curly, known as T.J. Friends and neighbors fondly described T.J. as a good kid who was excited about the...

Salt Lake City – Trump Takes Rare Step To Reduce National Monuments Created By Obama, Clinton

December 4, 2017 at 06:22 PM
Salt Lake City - President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use" in a move cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly broad. The decision marks the first time in a half century that a president has undone these types of land...

Jerusalem – Muslim States Warn US Against Moving Embassy To Jerusalem

December 4, 2017 at 06:02 PM
Jerusalem - An umbrella organization of Muslim countries said Monday that President Donald Trump's possible recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would constitute "naked aggression" against the Arab and Muslim world, as the ruling Palestinian party has called for mass protests against such a move by Washington. The Organization for Islamic Cooperation issued a statement condemning an...

Beirut – Israeli Missiles Target Syrian Military Facility Near Damascus

December 4, 2017 at 05:40 PM
Beirut - Syrian state media on Monday said Israel had fired missiles at a Syrian military facility in the Damascus countryside, adding that Syrian air defense systems had intercepted three of the missiles. "Our air defenses are confronting an Israeli missile attack on one of our sites in the Damascus suburbs and three of the targets were downed," state news agency SANA said, adding the attacks...

Washington – Special Counsel: Manafort Wrote Op-ed With Colleague In Russia

December 4, 2017 at 05:11 PM
Washington - While facing several felony charges, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been working on an op-ed essay with a longtime colleague "assessed to have ties" to a Russian intelligence service, according to court papers filed Monday by prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller. In the court filing, prosecutors say Manafort and the colleague sought to...

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