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Pyongyang – North Korea Vows Toughest Response To South Korea-US Drills

March 1, 2017 at 11:50 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea has reacted to the start of U.S.-South Korean war drills with its typical fiery rhetoric. But recent missile and nuclear tests by the North give the usual threats an added weight. Annual military drills between Seoul and Washington always rile Pyongyang, which calls the defensive drills a rehearsal for an invasion. This year's drills began Wednesday. The North's...

Washington – Behind Scenes, Trump’s Daughter Ivanka Encouraged Change Of Tone

March 1, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Washington - Behind the scenes at the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka was a key advocate for the more measured, less combative tone he struck in his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, officials said. The biggest speech of Trump's month-old presidency was the product of a 10-day effort with his top aides. While he unveiled no significant...

Spokane, WA – Washington Produces Record Harvest Of Wine Grapes In 2016

March 1, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Spokane, WA - Washington state's booming wine industry produced a record harvest of wine grapes in 2016 after cooler weather lengthened the growing season, officials said Wednesday. Last year's harvest in Washington, the second-largest producer of premium wines in the U.S., tallied 270,000 tons, beating the state's previous record of 227,000 tons in 2014, according to the Washington State Wine...

Philadelphia, PA – Muslim Veterans Offer To Guard Jewish Sites Across US

March 1, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Philadelphia, PA - Following the recent wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the vandalism of two Jewish cemeteries, some Muslims on Twitter are offering to help guard Jewish sites. The tweeters, including some veterans, said they would volunteer to protect JCCs, cemeteries and synagogues, the Huffington Post first reported. This latest show of solidarity comes after an...

Washington – WP: U.S. Attorney General Sessions Did Not Disclose Russia Contact

March 1, 2017 at 10:15 PM
Washington - Then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions spoke twice last year with Russia's ambassador, encounters he did not disclose when asked during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general about possible contacts between Trump's campaign and Russian officials, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing Justice Department officials. One of the meetings was a private conversation...

Washington – Reuters Exclusive: Trump Administration Has Found Only $20 Million In Existing Funds For Wall

March 1, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock, according to a document seen by Reuters. The rapid start of construction, promised throughout Trump's campaign and in an executive order issued in January on border security, was to be financed, according to the White House...

Washington – No Change To Mortgage Interest Deduction In Trump Tax Plan: Mnuchin

March 1, 2017 at 09:23 PM
Washington - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday the Trump administration's tax reform plan will not change the deductibility of mortgage interest and charitable contributions. "Let me first clarify, we are not taking away the charitable deduction and we are leaving the mortgage interest deduction as is," Mnuchin said in an interview on Fox Business Network. "We think...

Washington – Was Trump Tribute To Fallen Soldier Fitting Or Calculated?

March 1, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Washington - The televised moment moved a nation: A grief-stricken widow clasping her hands and looking skyward, tears streaming down her face as the nation's lawmakers and president delivered a deafening standing ovation in honor of her fallen husband. President Donald Trump's tribute to Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens during Tuesday's congressional address was seen by many as touching. But...

New York – A Look At The Dow’s 1,000-point Milestones

March 1, 2017 at 08:30 PM
New York - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 21,000 points for the first time Wednesday, just over one month after its first close above 20,000. Here are other times the Dow first closed above other 1,000-point milestones. 1,000: Nov. 14, 1972 2,000: Jan. 8, 1987 3,000: April 17, 1991 4,000: Feb. 23, 1995 5,000: Nov. 21, 1995 6,000: Oct. 14, 1996 7,000: Feb...

Washington – Trump’s Office On Immigrant Crime Is Dramatic Overhaul

March 1, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is spotlighting violence committed by immigrants, announcing the creation of a national office that can assist American victims of such crimes. He said during his address Tuesday night that the Homeland Security Department's Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement office will provide a voice for people ignored by the media and "silenced by special...

Detroit – Lured By Deals, Car Buyers Go For SUVs, Pickups In February

March 1, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Detroit - Lured by Presidents Day deals, U.S. buyers snapped up pickups and SUVs in February, brightening what is usually a lackluster month for the auto industry. Overall sales of new vehicles fell 1 percent from last February to 1.3 million, according to Autodata Corp. But automakers made up the difference with strong sales of more profitable SUV and trucks. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado...

Washington – GOP Congressman Critiques Women In White At Trump Speech

March 1, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota criticized House Democratic women Wednesday for wearing "bad-looking white pantsuits" during President Donald Trump's speech to Congress. Cramer made the observation while talking with callers on a call-in radio show, "What's On Your Mind," that airs on several AM stations in his home state. House Democratic women wore white to...

New York – Lightning Strike At New York Airport Disrupts Dozens Of Flights

March 1, 2017 at 06:00 PM
New York - Dozens of flights were delayed and many were canceled after a lightning strike briefly shut down a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday, officials said. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the three major airports in and around New York City, said the approach area of one of the airport's two main runways was damaged after it was hit by...

New York – Snap Passes Big Test: IPO At $17 A Share, Above Expectation

March 1, 2017 at 05:34 PM
New York - For Snap Inc., a social media company that started its official bid to go public last Halloween, the looming question now is whether investors are in for a trick or a treat. Snap passed its first major test on Wall Street on Wednesday, when the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat priced its initial public offering of 200 million shares at $17 each. That's above the...

Washington – Lawmaker Says Trump Infrastructure Plan Not All Gov’t Money

March 1, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan will likely include private projects like pipelines that don't involve federal money but have been hindered by a lack of government permits or regulations, according to a key Republican lawmaker. Trump has repeatedly pledged, including in his speech Tuesday to Congress, to seek $1 trillion in public and private funds to...

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