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Miami, FL – Portrait Of Hillary Clinton Set Off Security Dogs In Miami

December 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Miami, FL - When two security dogs reacted to a suspicious crate before an art show opening, Miami police officers briefly shut down the area to investigate the possible threat. But when they opened up the crate Saturday morning, officers found something else instead: a portrait of Hillary Clinton in a studded jacket and shaggy pink haircut. The Miami Herald reports officers ran the...

United Nations – Officials From UN, North Korea Agree Situation Is Dangerous

December 9, 2017 at 11:30 PM
United Nations - The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world. U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman returned Friday from a four-day visit to North Korea, where he met with officials including North Korean Foreign Minister Ri...

Gothernburg – Firebombs Hurled At Synagogue In Sweden After Protest March About Jerusalem

December 9, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Gothernburg - More than a dozen men hurled firebombs at a synagogue in Gothernburg in southern Sweden hours after locals marched in the city against the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. No one was injured in the attack Saturday night, which ended without injury, the online edition of the Expressen daily reported. Several people were inside the building during...

Budapest – Hungarian Lawmaker Posts Photo Of Dead Pig In Alleged Reference To George Soros

December 9, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Budapest - A lawmaker from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party posted a photo of a dead pig on Facebook with what critics said was a veiled reference to billionaire George Soros — who said the government was using Nazi-era propaganda tools to incite hate against him. The photo, which Fidesz lawmaker Janos Pocs said was sent to him by someone from his electoral district...

Alabama – Like Trump, Moore Breaking The Rules Of Modern-day Politics

December 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Alabama - He has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. He speaks unscripted. He skimps on fundraising. He undervalues get-out-the-vote efforts. And he attacks the leaders of his own political party without mercy. A year ago, that was presidential nominee Donald Trump. This year, it's Senate candidate Roy Moore. On the ground in Alabama, some believe the Republican Moore is poised...

Jackson, MS – Trump Attends Civil Rights Museum Opening; Black Leaders Stay Away

December 9, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Jackson, MS - U.S. President Donald Trump flew to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a civil rights museum, but his visit was marred by the absence of top African-American leaders who stayed away in protest of his policies and record on race relations. Trump toured the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and delivered brief remarks, paying tribute to African-Americans who fought...

Amsterdam – Palestinian Who Vandalized Amsterdam Kosher Eatery Says He’s Not Anti-Semitic

December 9, 2017 at 09:01 PM
Amsterdam - A Palestinian immigrant who smashed the windows of a kosher restaurant in the Dutch capital while holding his national flag said the attack was neither over Jerusalem nor anti-Semitic. The 29-year-old man, who was not named, was arrested outside HaCarmel restaurant in southern Amsterdam by two police officers who watched him, along with passersby, shouting about Allah and Palestine...

Beirut – Powerful Iraqi Militant Appears On Lebanon-Israel Border

December 9, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Beirut -  A powerful Iran-backed Iraqi militant commander has visited the Lebanon-Israel border expressing support for the Lebanese and Palestinians against the Jewish state and sparking harsh criticism from Lebanon's prime minister who ordered him banned from entering the country. Qais al-Khazali is commander of the Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq, or League of the Righteous, a group that...

Washington – Sen. Warren Critical Of Trump Decision On Jerusalem

December 9, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Washington - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she worries that President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital will make it more difficult to achieve peace in the Middle East. The Massachusetts Democrat spoke to several thousand attendees Friday at The Union For Reform Judaism convention in Boston. Warren said she believes a two-state solution is the best hope...

Ankara – Turkey And France To Urge U.S. To Turn Back On Jerusalem Decision

December 9, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Ankara - Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan and France's Emmanuel Macron will work together to try to persuade the United States to reconsider its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a Turkish presidential source said on Saturday. The two leaders agreed during a phone call that the move is worrisome for the region, the source said, adding that Turkey and France would make a joint...

Cairo, Egypt – Arab Foreign Ministers Blast Trump Over Jerusalem, Asks Nations To Recognize Palestine

December 9, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Cairo, Egypt - In speech after speech, Arab foreign ministers kicked off an emergency meeting in the Egyptian capital Saturday with scathing criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but with few ideas on concrete actions to counter Washington's move. The Arab League meeting, which brings together foreign ministers from member states, is taking...

Albany, NY – New York Governor’s Office Dismisses FBI Probe As ‘Charade’

December 9, 2017 at 06:52 PM
Albany, NY - The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended its hiring practices Friday amid scrutiny by the FBI, dismissing an investigation into a common practice in which senior staffers to the governor are paid by another state agency. The administration received a subpoena for documents months ago and is cooperating, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said. New York governors, presidents...

Jerusalem – Thousands Protest Against Netanyahu, Corruption In Tel Aviv

December 9, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Jerusalem - Thousands of Israelis have poured into the streets of Tel Aviv for an anti-corruption rally calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign. Local media estimated that more than 10,000 turned out Saturday for the weekly demonstration. Smaller demonstrations were taking place in other Israeli cities as well. Turnout has been growing dramatically in recent weeks as increasing...

New York – NY Tri-state Area Get 6 Inches Of Snow As Season’s First Flakes Fall

December 9, 2017 at 05:51 PM
New York - A dreamy snow drifted down on Saturday with fluffy flakes that made New York City look like a snow globe, but officials warned cold, icy weather could make for difficult driving conditions overnight. An inch or more of snow was recorded across much of the tri-state by evening, including 1.8 inches in Central Park, 2 inches in Long Island City, 2.8 inches in Hoboken and 3.2 inches in...

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