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Washington – White House To Share Financial Information About Top Staff

March 31, 2017 at 06:01 PM
Washington - The White House says it will share financial information about some top staff members on its website late Friday. President Donald Trump, a billionaire New York businessman, has hired some of the wealthiest people to ever serve in government. Their financial assets must be detailed in documents accessible to the public, and the White House has agreed to continue President Barack...

Washington – Trump Talks Up Orders On Trade, But Neglects To Sign Them

March 31, 2017 at 05:43 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump had an apparent glitch Friday afternoon at an Oval Office signing for pair of executive orders: After touting the measures, he neglected to sign them. Trump declared that the two orders would start a "great revival" for U.S. manufacturing, repeating his campaign message that trade pacts have caused factory jobs to flow overseas. One order calls for the...

Washington – Trump Lacks Team And Clear Plan For Quick Tax Reform

March 31, 2017 at 05:38 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump has neither a clear White House tax plan nor adequate staff yet to see through a planned tax reform, according to interviews with people in the administration, in Congress and among U.S. tax experts. In an echo of its attempt to roll back Obamacare that ended in an embarrassing collapse in Congress, the Trump administration has vowed quick action on taxes...

New York – New York Mayor Backs Plan To Shut Rikers Island Jail Complex

March 31, 2017 at 05:03 PM
New York - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his objections to closing the city's Rikers Island jail complex after being presented with a special panel's recommendation to phase out the violence-marred facility, the New York Times reported on Friday. A 27-member panel, which has been studying the matter for more than a year, is recommending a $10.6 billion plan to close the detention...

Washington – Clinton Criticizes Proposed Trump Budget Cuts For Diplomacy

March 31, 2017 at 04:27 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton on Friday criticized President Donald Trump's proposal to slash billions of dollars from diplomacy and jabbed rhetorically at her former rival, remarking on her penchant for "talking about research, evidence and facts." The former first lady, New York senator and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee addressed an awards ceremony at Georgetown University and focused...

Washington – FBI Re-releases Dozens Of 9/11 Pentagon Photos After Glitch

March 31, 2017 at 04:15 PM
Washington - More than two dozen photos of the Pentagon taken after a plane crashed into it on Sept. 11, 2001, have reappeared in recent days on the FBI's website six years after they were first made public. The posting misled some to believe the photos from 9/11 had never before been seen. FBI spokeswoman Jillian Stickels told The Associated Press on Friday the 27 photos were first posted...

Monsey, NY – Mandatory Rental Registry Launched In Rockland For Landlords Of Multi-Family Dwellings

March 31, 2017 at 03:30 PM
Monsey, NY - Rockland County has implemented its fourth and final phase in its effort to crack down on illegal housing: creating a registry of all buildings that contain three or more housing units. The effort was unveiled this week by County Executive Ed Day who announced that landlords will be required to register their properties in an online database maintained by the county. In order...

Cranbury, NJ – Man Killed By Trooper At Rest Stop Was Shooting up Drugs

March 31, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Cranbury, NJ - Authorities say a state trooper shot and killed a Delaware man who drove toward him while trying to flee from a service area on the New Jersey Turnpike. Officials say five troopers were conducting undercover narcotics operations at the Molly Pitcher Service Area on Thursday when a trooper saw 46-year-old Christopher Pizzichetta, of Lewes, apparently "shooting up" heroin. The...

Jerusalem – Supreme Court Ends Israeli Woman’s Marriage To Comatose Husband After Decade-long Divorce

March 31, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s Supreme Court officially allowed a Safed women to divorce her comatose husband, ending a decade-long process. On Thursday, the court blocked rabbinical judges from reviewing an appeal against the nullification of the marriage after imposing an injunction against it in January. Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, which is responsible for Jewish family courts, had sought to...

North Charleston – Boeing’s Newest, Largest Dreamliner Jet Makes First Test Flight

March 31, 2017 at 02:03 PM
North Charleston - Boeing newest and largest Dreamliner model, the 787-10, took off successfully on its first flight on Friday, kicking off a flight test program for the high-tech jet. The plane, which sells for $312.8 million at list price and rounds out a family of three carbon-fiber composite Dreamliners, is being built exclusively at Boeing's factory in North Charleston, South Carolina...

Washington – Journalist Says She’s Found Twitter Account Of FBI Director

March 31, 2017 at 01:30 PM
Washington - A reporter for the website Gizmodo says she's uncovered a stealth Twitter account that she believes belongs to FBI Director James Comey. Comey acknowledged in a speech Wednesday that he was "on Twitter now," though he did not reveal his account information. In a first-person account posted Thursday, Gizmodo journalist Ashley Feinberg said she used several clues to trace Comey's...

Washington – Trump Says Former Adviser Flynn Should Seek Immunity

March 31, 2017 at 01:05 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday backed a decision by his former national security adviser to seek immunity in congressional probes of possible ties between his campaign and Russia, but there was no immediate sign that the request would be granted. Retired General Michael Flynn, who resigned only 24 days after becoming national security adviser, wants protection against...

London – U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Says Iran Continues To Sponsor Terrorism

March 31, 2017 at 12:41 PM
London - Iran is continuing to behave as an exporter of terrorism and still sponsors militant activity, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said in London on Friday. Asked about comments Mattis made in 2012 that the three primary threats the United States faced were "Iran, Iran, Iran," Mattis told reporters that Iran's behavior had not changed in the years since. "At the time when I spoke...

Moscow – Russian Submarines Match Cold War-era Patrol Intensity

March 31, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Moscow - Russian submarines have increased combat patrols to the level last seen during the Cold War, the navy chief said Friday. Adm. Vladimir Korolyov said that Russian submarine crews spent more than 3,000 days on patrol last year, matching the Soviet-era operational tempo. "It's an excellent level," he said in remarks carried by state RIA Novosti news agency. The Russian military had...

London – Large Drone In Near-miss With London Airliner At 10,000 Feet

March 31, 2017 at 11:30 AM
London - A new report says an A320 passenger plane approaching London's Heathrow Airport just missed colliding with a large drone at 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) last November. The report by the Airprox Board says the plane had just started its descent on Nov. 11, when both pilots noticed a large gadget with multiple arms and rotors passing below the plane's right wing. The pilots exclaimed...

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