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Easton, PA – So Long, Dandelion: Crayola Retiring Crayon Color

March 30, 2017 at 11:29 PM
Easton, PA - Dandelion has gone to seed. Crayola is removing the color from all of its crayon boxes to make way for a new color that it plans to announce on Friday — National Crayon Day. The company announced dandelion's departure via Twitter on Thursday. It's only the third time in Crayola's long history that it has retired one or more colors, and the first time it's removing one from...

Seoul – Deposed S. Korean President Arrested, Jailed After Long Saga

March 30, 2017 at 11:15 PM
Seoul - South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor. A convoy of vehicles, including a black sedan carrying Park, entered a detention facility near Seoul after the Seoul Central District Court granted prosecutors'...

New York – Twitter Eases 140-character Limit In Replies

March 30, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it. Now, the company says that when you reply to someone — or to a group — usernames will no longer count toward those 140 characters. This will be especially helpful with group conversations, where replying to two, three or more users at a time could be especially difficult with the...

New York – Lawyer: Giuliani, Ex-attorney General Work For Turkish Man

March 30, 2017 at 10:30 PM
New York - Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and an ex-U.S. attorney general were hired by a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, but don't expect to see them in court, a lawyer told a judge handling the case on Thursday. Attorney Benjamin Brafman, representing businessman Reza Zarrab, said neither Giuliani nor Michael Mukasey will be in court because they are...

Jerusalem – Israeli Rabbi Mocks IDF as Mickey Mouse Army, Intent on Secularizing Charedi Soldiers

March 30, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - A well known figure in the world of Jewish outreach blasted the Israeli army today, saying that the inclusion of women in an increasingly larger number of combat roles has only one purpose: weakening the religious commitment of Charedi soldiers. Speaking to an audience in Ashkelon, Rabbi Yitzchak noted that the IDF plans to have male and female soldiers working closely together...

Cranbury, NJ – State Trooper Fatally Shoots Man At NJ Turnpike Rest Stop

March 30, 2017 at 09:55 PM
Cranbury, NJ - Authorities say a New Jersey state police officer has fatally shot a man during an investigation at a highway service area. The attorney general's office says the shooting happened Thursday afternoon at the Molly Pitcher service area on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury. No police officers were hurt in the shooting. The man who was shot was declared dead at the...

Miami, FL – Trump Adviser Bannon Won’t Be Charged In Florida Vote Probe

March 30, 2017 at 09:27 PM
Miami, FL - President Donald Trump's senior adviser Steve Bannon will not face charges related to his registration to vote in Miami despite spending most of his time elsewhere, Florida prosecutors announced Thursday. The Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office concluded in a memo that there was not enough evidence to prove any crime. Bannon registered to vote in the county on April 2, 2014...

Atlanta, GA – Fire Causes Interstate Overpass To Collapse In Atlanta

March 30, 2017 at 09:11 PM
Atlanta, GA - A large fire has caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse in Atlanta. WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/2omVYDp) reports the massive blaze is burning underneath I-85 northbound near Piedmont Road. It has shut down several roads in northeast Atlanta. Witnesses say troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity. Minutes...

Washington – US Official: Trump Accepts Israel’s Amona Settlement Exception

March 30, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Washington - The Trump administration accepts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rationale for approving one exceptional new settlement for evacuees of Amona, an Israeli outpost in the West Bank that was dismantled last month, one senior administration told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Israel's security cabinet approved a new settlement that was promised by Netanyahu to...

Miami – Cyprus Businessman Suing Buzzfeed For Unproven Trump Dossier

March 30, 2017 at 08:29 PM
Miami - A businessman based in Cyprus is suing the Buzzfeed online media outlet for defamation over its publication of an unproven dossier on President Donald Trump's purported activities involving Russia and allegations of Russian interference during last year's U.S. election. The businessman, Aleksej Gubarev, claims he and his companies were falsely linked in the dossier to the Russia-backed...

Washington – FBI Releases New Trove Of Photos Showing Pentagon After 9/11 Attack

March 30, 2017 at 08:15 PM
Washington - In flames after being struck by a hijacked passenger plane, the Pentagon is shown burning in newly released images taken right after the 9/11 attacks. The photos, which were made public by the FBI, were taken in the hours and days after al Qaeda terrorists unleashed hell on September 11, 2001. They show apocalyptic scenes as fire crews tried to put out the blaze that gouged a...

Washington – First Two Democrats Back Trump US Supreme Court Pick

March 30, 2017 at 08:07 PM
Washington - Senators Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp on Thursday became the first Democrats to support the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, giving Republicans two of eight Democratic votes needed to avoid a nasty fight on the U.S. Senate floor next week. Both West Virginia's Manchin and North Dakota's Heitkamp are up for re-election next year in...

Washington – Letter: Trump To Seek Tariff ‘Snap-back’ Provision In NAFTA Revamp

March 30, 2017 at 07:33 PM
Washington - The Trump administration will seek changes to the North American Freed Trade Agreement allowing it to reimpose tariffs if a flood of imports from Canada and Mexico causes "a threat of serious injury" to U.S. industry, according a draft document sent to Congress. The administration also will seek to eliminate a requirement in the 23-year-old trade deal that anti-dumping and...

Cleveland, OH – Ohio ‘Angel Of Death’ Serial Killer Dies After Prison Beating

March 30, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Cleveland, OH - A serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death" and convicted of killing 37 men and women in the 1970s and 1980s died on Thursday after he was beaten by another prison inmate, authorities said. Donald Harvey, 64, died at around 9 a.m. ET at a local hospital from injuries suffered after an unidentified inmate at the Toledo Correctional Institution attacked him in his cell two days...

Washington – AP-NORC Poll: Most Disapprove Of Trump, Except On Economy

March 30, 2017 at 06:27 PM
Washington - Two months into Donald Trump's presidency, Americans mostly disapprove of his overall performance. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's overall performance, and about the same percentage say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a new poll by the Associated...

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