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New York – Ivana Trump Writing Memoir About Her Children With Donald

March 15, 2017 at 11:35 PM
New York - Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple's three children. "Raising Trump" will be published Sept. 12, Gallery Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday. According to Gallery, Ivana Trump is writing a story of "motherhood, strength and resilience" and also will reflect on her "childhood in communist Czechoslovakia...

Cairo – Cash For Trash: Egyptians In Cairo Can Sell Their Garbage

March 15, 2017 at 11:01 PM
Cairo - Egyptians stood in line Wednesday outside a waste management station in the capital Cairo to sell their solid trash, a baby step in an ambitious project to ease the gigantic waste management problems afflicting this city of some 18 million. Those in the queue outside the station — a large and colorful kiosk standing on a sidewalk in Cairo's leafy suburb of Heliopolis — carried bags...

Washington – Report: AIPAC Paid $60,000 To Group That Peddles Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theories

March 15, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Washington - An AIPAC affiliate paid $60,000 during its campaign to thwart the Iran nuclear deal to a group that engages in anti-Muslim extremism. Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran, which was launched in the summer of 2015 to rally opposition to the Iran deal, paid the money to the Center for Security Policy, according to a report Wednesday by LobeLog, a Middle East policy news and analysis...

New York – Twelve Thieves Busted For Stealing $12M Worth Of Electronics, Reselling Merchandise On Amazon

March 15, 2017 at 10:00 PM
New York - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the indictment of 12 alleged members of a massive criminal theft and fencing ring that infiltrated New York and 27 other states across the country – marking one of the largest-ever busts of a retail theft ring. A 41-count indictment, unsealed in New York Supreme Court today, charged the 12 alleged co-conspirators with...

Washington – Trump Blasts Ruling That Put Travel Ban On Hold

March 15, 2017 at 09:45 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is blasting a court for halting what he's calling a "watered-down version" of his travel ban. Trump told supporters Wednesday at a campaign-style rally in Nashville, Tennessee, that he learned that a district judge in Hawaii had halted his order, which temporarily suspends the U.S. refugee program and bars the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority...

Washington – Will Mortgage Rates Rise? What To Know About Fed Rate Hike

March 15, 2017 at 09:36 PM
Washington - Are mortgage rates headed up? How about car loans? Credit cards? How about those nearly invisible rates on bank CDs — any chance of getting a few dollars more? With the Federal Reserve having raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday and signaled the likelihood of additional rate hikes later this year, consumers and businesses will feel it — maybe not immediately, but...

Washington – Report: Trump Overrules National Security Adviser In Order To Keep Jewish NSC Aide Cohen-Watnick

March 15, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump reportedly overruled a decision by his national security adviser in order to keep a National Security Council aide, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, in his current position. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster had told Cohen-Watnick, senior director for intelligence programs at the NSC, that he would be moved to a different position at the NSC after CIA officials had pushed for his...

Washington – Cold Snap Whacks Washington’s Famed Cherry Blossoms

March 15, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Washington's famed cherry blossoms, one of the U.S. capital's major tourist attractions, were badly damaged by this week's late-season winter storm, the National Park Service said on Wednesday. Damaged blooms could cut into the tens of thousands of tourists who flock to enjoy the pink-and-white trees that make Washington's Cherry Blossom Festival one of the biggest U.S. springtime...

Washington – In Victory For Automakers, Trump Orders Fuel Economy Rule Review

March 15, 2017 at 08:34 PM
Washington - The Trump administration on Wednesday ordered a review of tough U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration, handing a victory to auto industry executives and provoking criticism from Democrats and environmental groups. Republican President Donald Trump was expected to announce his decision at an event Wednesday afternoon in suburban Detroit...

Washington – Trump Tax Bill Would Have Been Slashed By His Plans

March 15, 2017 at 08:06 PM
Washington - Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency by pledging no tax cuts for the wealthy, but newly leaked pages from his 2005 taxes demonstrate how the wealthiest Americans — like Trump — would benefit from some of his tax proposals. Trump's proposals to eliminate the alternative minimum tax, cut the capital gains tax rate and curb income tax rates would have shrunk his tax bill...

San Francisco – WhatsApp, Telegram Patch Flaws In Instant Messaging Application

March 15, 2017 at 07:42 PM
San Francisco - WhatsApp and Telegram patched flaws in their popular instant messaging applications after security researchers showed that they could seize control of user accounts. Researchers with Check Point Software Technologies Inc discovered problems with the way the two apps process some types of files without verifying that they do not contain active code that could be...

Jerusalem – With New Law, Israelis Over 80 No Longer Have To Wait In Line

March 15, 2017 at 07:01 PM
Jerusalem - Israelis aged 80 and older will no longer have to wait in line in stores and for most services. The Knesset passed a bill on Tuesday night that will allow the elderly to receive public services without waiting in line at places such as the post office, bank, supermarket, movie theaters and cultural events. The measure passed on its second and third reading by a vote of...

Washington – Over 300 Recent Anti-Semitic Incidents Shown On One Interactive Map

March 15, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Washington - The investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica has produced an interactive map that chronicles over 300 anti-Semitic crimes across the United States from the past few months. The graphic, which was published Wednesday, is a companion to an article ProPublica ran last week, “In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism,” which found evidence of over 330...

Mount Holly, NJ – Meteorologist Chides Gov. Christie Over Weather Service Criticism

March 15, 2017 at 06:03 PM
Mount Holly, NJ - A former top meteorologist is calling out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for complaining about high snow forecasts that failed to materialize. Several inches of snow were expected Tuesday. But most of the state saw just rain and a little snow. The Republican governor called the storm a "big underperformer" and said he's had his fill with the National Weather...

Jerusalem – Polish Historian’s Book On Killing Of Jews Exposes Raw Nerve

March 15, 2017 at 05:26 PM
Jerusalem - A prominent Polish historian presented evidence Wednesday about Polish villagers' widespread killing of Jews fleeing Nazis during World War II, touching a raw nerve in a country still grappling with its role during the Holocaust. The research is likely to irk the nationalist Polish government, which has taken aim at those seeking to undermine its official stance that Poles were...

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