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Dubai, UAE – Trump Has Casino Trademark In Jordan But Gambling Is Illegal

March 28, 2017 at 11:24 PM
Dubai, UAE - The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may have had wider hopes for businesses across the Middle East than was previously known. To keep the trademarks active, the Trump...

New York – Selling Water: Coke, Pepsi Look To Make Water Rain Money

March 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too. As bottled water surges in popularity, Coke, Pepsi and other companies are using celebrity endorsements, stylish packaging and fancy filtration processes like "reverse osmosis" to sell people on expanding variations of what comes out of the tap. They're also adding flourishes like bubbles, flavors or...

San Francisco – Clinton Jabs Trump In First Major Post-election Speech

March 28, 2017 at 10:30 PM
San Francisco - A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country's Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions. Cracking jokes about her November defeat and her months out of the limelight since...

Washington – In Trump’s White House Drama, Priebus Is Favorite Target

March 28, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role. Priebus, a genial Midwesterner with deep ties to the Republican establishment that Trump toppled, has faced questions about his future since the day he set foot in the White House. And the focus on him is intensifying following Trump's...

Jerusalem – Fully-automated Drone Has Israeli Firm Reaching For The Sky

March 28, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - The sky's the limit for an Israeli drone maker that says it has recently been granted the first certificate in the world to fly a fully automated drone, with no human operator. "We just made history...It flies itself, it's completely automatic and the best metaphor I can give is if tomorrow somebody gets that same certification to operate an autonomous car with no driver...it's...

Managua – Nicaragua Says Restores Diplomatic Ties To Israel

March 28, 2017 at 09:22 PM
Managua - Nicaragua and Israel have decided to reestablish diplomatic relations, effective immediately, after they were suspended in 2010, the Central American nation said on Tuesday. "The two governments place great importance on the renewal of relations with the aim of promoting joint activity for the welfare of both peoples and to contribute to the fight for peace in the world," Nicaragua's...

London – Brain And Arm Implants Help Paralyzed US Man Feed Himself

March 28, 2017 at 09:05 PM
London - A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm. Bill Kochevar was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a cycling accident in Cleveland in 2006. To help him move again, in 2014, doctors surgically placed two tiny implants into his brain to pick up signals from neurons from the...

New York – Sean Spicer Tells Reporter To ‘Stop Shaking Your Head’

March 28, 2017 at 08:30 PM
New York - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told a reporter to "stop shaking your head" during an exchange at his daily press briefing Tuesday. Spicer appeared annoyed by April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, when she asked what President Trump's administration would do to revamp its image following reports of its ties to Russia. Spicer objected to the...

Grapevine, TX – Mom Angry Over Dallas Airport Pat Down Of Special Needs Son

March 28, 2017 at 08:01 PM
Grapevine, TX - A mother says she and her special needs son were "treated like dogs" after her request for alternate screening at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport led an officer to closely pat down the boy. Jennifer Williamson videotaped Sunday's search of her son, Aaron, who appears to cooperate. The Facebook video was viewed nearly 6 million times by Tuesday. Williamson, who didn't...

Washington – Watchdog To Examine Cost, Security Of Trump’s Florida Trips

March 28, 2017 at 07:26 PM
Washington - A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips, several congressional Democrats announced Tuesday. The lawmakers requested the inquiry by the Government Accountability Office after reports that Trump, accompanied by Japanese Prime...

New York – Judge Examines Role Of Giuliani, US Official In Turkey Case

March 28, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - A judge says he'll look into what roles ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a former U.S. attorney general have in the defense of a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman issued an order Tuesday asking lawyers to explain how the roles of Giuliani and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey might differ from...

Philadelphia, PA – Restoration Of Vandalized Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery Begins

March 28, 2017 at 06:32 PM
Philadelphia, PA - Dozens of volunteers and laborers launched the restoration of toppled and damaged headstones at a Philadelphia Jewish cemetery. Experts in grave restoration are overseeing the work at the Mount Carmel Cemetery, which began Tuesday, the local Fox affiliate reported. Two Philadelphia labor unions offered to provide free repairs and added security. The work will include...

Trenton, NJ – FDA Approves 1st Drug For Moderate & Severe Eczema Cases

March 28, 2017 at 06:07 PM
Trenton, NJ - U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema, which causes red, fiercely itchy rashes on the face, arms and legs. In three studies of the drug including a total of 2,119 participants, one-third to two-thirds...

New York – O’Reilly Apologizes For Jest About Congresswoman’s Hair

March 28, 2017 at 05:30 PM
New York - Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly apologized Tuesday for saying he had a hard time concentrating on California Rep. Maxine Waters during a speech because he was distracted by her "James Brown wig." O'Reilly said that his jest about her hair was dumb. "I apologize," he said in a statement. He had made his statement during an appearance earlier on "Fox & Friends," after a clip was...

Washington – US Charges Three Iraqi Refugees With Immigration Fraud

March 28, 2017 at 05:02 PM
Washington - Three Iraqi refugees in Virginia were charged with immigration fraud on Tuesday after failing to disclose their relationship to a man who was involved in the kidnapping of a U.S. citizen in Iraq in 2004, the Justice Department said. Yousif al Mashhandani, 35, of Vienna, Virginia; his brother, Adil Hasan, 38, of Burke, Virginia; and Hasan's wife, Enas Ibrahim, 32, also of Burke...

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