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Washington – Trump To Unveil $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan In 2017: Official

March 29, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Washington - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Trump administration would unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan later this year, but she did not offer details of funding for projects. Chao said at an event at the department's headquarters that the infrastructure initiative would include "a strategic, targeted program of investment valued at $1 trillion over 10 years. The...

Rolling Prairie, IN – Family Gets A Shock When Turkey Crashes Through Windshield

March 29, 2017 at 11:33 PM
Rolling Prairie, IN - A New Jersey family traveling through northern Indiana got a shock when a 30-pound turkey crashed through their vehicle's windshield. LaPorte County Sheriff's Office Capt. Michael Kellems says the flying bird collided Tuesday with the family's rented SUV. The dead turkey was left lodged in the shattered windshield as driver John Tarabocchia of Emerson, New Jersey, pulled...

Hawaii – Judge Places Indefinite Hold On Trump Travel Ban

March 29, 2017 at 11:10 PM
Hawaii - A federal judge in Hawaii indefinitely extended on Wednesday an order blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump's revised ban on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson turned an earlier temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by the state of Hawaii challenging Trump's travel...

Washington – Interior Secretary: Border Wall ‘Complex,’ Faces Geographic Challenges

March 29, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Building a wall "is complex in some areas," including Big Bend National Park and along the river, which twists through...

Dallas, TX – Radio Host: George Soros Is Head Of ‘Jewish Mafia’

March 29, 2017 at 10:31 PM
Dallas, TX - Radio host and Donald Trump supporter Alex Jones ranted about “the Jewish mafia,” which he said was run by Jewish billionaire George Soros. Jones was responding to a caller to his radio show who claimed that “the Jewish mafia” was supporting efforts by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to “derail the Trump presidency.” “Well there is...

New York – NYC Protects IDs Of Mohels Linked To Infant Herpes, Bans Them From Performing MBP

March 29, 2017 at 10:11 PM
New York - In the latest chapter of the metzitzah b’peh saga, two mohels who have been linked to cases of neonatal herpes in infants have been identified by the New York City Department of Health, but their names will not be released to the public. An order issued by the Department of Health banned the two from performing metzitzah b’peh for now, according to The Daily News...

Jerusalem – Analysis: Temper Tantrum Of Haredi Faction A Call For Attention, Relevance

March 29, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - Despite appearances, the current wave of haredi protests are not about any substantive issue worrying the rabbinical or political leadership, but are rather reflective of an internal power struggle within the haredi community over the very nature of haredi society. The spate of demonstrations and civil disobedience witnessed over the last few months has been orchestrated by a...

New York – Thousands Gather At United Nations To Oppose BDS

March 29, 2017 at 09:30 PM
New York - Thousands attended a conference opposing the BDS movement at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The conference on Wednesday, sponsored by the World Jewish Congress and Israel’s mission to the U.N., focused on ways to combat the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel. Sessions concerned opposing BDS on campus, among private corporations, on social media and...

Boston – Ackman Apologizes For Valeant Losses, Calls Bet A Mistake

March 29, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Boston - Billionaire investor William Ackman told investors that betting on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc was a "huge mistake" and apologized "deeply and profoundly" for losing so much of his shareholders' money on the investment. The bet on Valeant left Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management with back-to-back double-digit losses in 2015 and 2016 and tarnished his...

Washington – Ivanka Trump Becomes Unpaid White House Employee

March 29, 2017 at 09:01 PM
Washington - Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts. The first daughter announced Wednesday that she will serve as an unpaid employee in the White House, saying she had "heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity." She...

Jerusalem – Prisoner Convicted Of Ramallah 2nd Intifada Lynch Suddenly Released Following New Evidence

March 29, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Jerusalem - One of a group of Palestinians convicted in the second intifada Ramallah lynching of two IDF soldiers in October 2000 was abruptly released on Wednesday, after the IDF explained that new evidence had arisen. Haitham Muari was convicted in 2004 of the 2000 murder of one of the two victims, Sgt.- Maj. Yosef Avarahami, and sentenced to life in prison. Yet on Wednesday, the IDF said...

Uvalde, TX – Texas Trooper: 12 Dead, 3 Injured In Van-truck Crash

March 29, 2017 at 08:13 PM
>Uvalde, TX -A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 12 people and injuring three others Wednesday on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, officials said. All of the victims who died were senior adults who attended First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas. A total of 14 senior adults were on the bus and the...

Albany, NY – 10K Sign Petition Opposing Parole For Brinks Getaway Driver

March 29, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Albany, NY - Nearly 10,000 people have signed a petition urging the New York state Parole Board to deny the release of an ex-radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three dead. Republican Sen. Patrick Gallivan delivered the petition Wednesday. Judith Clark's parole hearing is set for next month. Clark, a former Weather Underground member, has served...

Washington – U.S. State Department Employee Charged In Making Contacts With Chinese Agents

March 29, 2017 at 07:35 PM
Washington - A U.S. State Department employee with access to sensitive diplomatic information was accused of failing to report her contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with gifts in exchange for economic information, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. A State Department spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the charges of obstruction of justice and making...

New York – #BlackWomenAtWork Highlights Daily Challenge Of Race, Gender

March 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - A pair of testy exchanges between high-profile black women and white men in the political spotlight launched a tweetstorm under the hashtag BlackWomenAtWork, validating the experiences of thousands of professional black women who say such slights are all too common. It began with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly ridiculing veteran congresswoman Maxine Waters, referring to her hair as "a...

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