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New York – Uber Used Secret Tool To Evade Authorities

March 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM
New York - Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc for years has used a secret tool to avoid authorities in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was banned, the company confirmed on Friday. The New York Times first reported the existence of the program, called Greyball, which uses data from the Uber app and other methods to identify and circumvent officials who...

Washington – Reuters: Trump Administration Considering Separating Women, Children At Mexico Border

March 4, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Washington - Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials. Part of the reason for the proposal is to deter mothers from migrating to the United States with their children, said the officials, who have been briefed on...

New York – Investors Bet Trump-fueled Tech Rally Far From Over

March 4, 2017 at 11:08 PM
New York - Technology companies have been a driving force behind the U.S. stock market's recent record rally, and despite mounting evidence of stretched valuations the sector remains a top pick for investors expecting a wave of capital expenditures by U.S. corporations. Corporate tax cuts and reduced regulations planned by President Donald Trump will give companies reason to spend more on...

Kent WA – ‘Go Back To Your Own Country’: Sikh Man Shot In His Driveway In Suspected Hate Crime

March 4, 2017 at 10:45 PM
Kent, WA - Police in a Seattle suburb were looking for a gunman who shot a man in the arm and told him to "go back to your own country," the Seattle Times reported. The victim — a 39-year-old man who observes the Sikh faith — told police that he was working in his driveway about 8 p.m. Friday when the unknown man came up to him, the Times reported. Male observant Sikhs often cover their...

Clemson, SC – Graham Says He Doesn’t Know What GOP Health Care Plan Is Yet

March 4, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Clemson, SC - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham told a rowdy town hall in South Carolina that health care is going to change in the United States. Just don't ask him for details. "Can I let you in on a little secret? I don't know what the GOP plan is," the Republican Graham told the roughly 1,000 people who packed a theatre at Clemson University on Saturday. He is still vehemently against a...

New York – ADL: Juan Thompson’s Arrest Alone Won’t Stop ‘unprecedented’ Wave Of Anti-Semitism

March 4, 2017 at 10:20 PM
New York - Thanking the FBI and police for the arrest of Juan Thompson, who allegedly made eight bomb threats to Jewish institutions, the Anti-Defamation League called the current wave of anti-Semitic acts “unprecedented.” “Law enforcement at all levels is a close friend to the Jewish people in America,” Evan Bernstein, ADL’s New York regional director, said at a news conference...

Forth Lauderdale, FL – FAA: 27 Airspace Violations Near Trump’s Florida Estate

March 4, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Forth Lauderdale, FL - Federal officials say more than two dozen aircraft have violated airspace restrictions near President Donald Trump's estate in Florida. The Sun Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2mE0Iqv ) that last month, the Federal Aviation Administration reported 27 violations of the airspace restrictions near Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. In one instance, Air Force jets...

Washington – Trump Administration To Propose ‘Dramatic Reductions’ In Foreign Aid

March 4, 2017 at 09:33 PM
Washington - The White House budget director confirmed Saturday that the Trump administration will propose "fairly dramatic reductions" in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month. Reuters and other news outlets reported earlier this week that the administration plans to propose to Congress cuts in the budgets for the U.S. State Department and Agency for International Development by about...

New York – Police Search For Man In Hockey Mask Who Attacked ABC-7 Reporter

March 4, 2017 at 09:07 PM
New York - New York City police are looking for a man in a hockey mask who attacked a television reporter on air. ABC 7 News reporter CeFaan Kim was doing a broadcast Friday evening on Manhattan’s Lower East Side for the 11 p.m. news when a man wearing a black leather jacket and mask came up behind him and wrapped his arm around the reporter’s neck. The camera catches them scuffle and...

Lansing, MI – Trump Fans Stage Series Of Small Rallies Across U.S.

March 4, 2017 at 09:01 PM
Lansing, MI - Supporters of President Donald Trump held a second day of small rallies on Saturday in communities around the country, a counterpoint to a wave of protests that have taken place since his election in November. Organizers of the so-called Spirit of America rallies in at least 28 of the country's 50 states had said they expected smaller turn-outs than the huge crowds of...

New York – Snap Of Clinton Reading Pence Email Headline Goes Viral

March 4, 2017 at 08:30 PM
New York - A photo of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton glancing at a newspaper headline about U.S. Vice President Mike Pence using private email has gone viral on social media, with thousands of people commenting on it. Pence and others involved in the Republican presidential campaign last year criticized Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as U.S. Secretary of...

Jerusalem – US Delegation In Israel To Study Relocation Of Embassy To Jerusalem

March 4, 2017 at 08:16 PM
Jerusalem - An official United States delegation led by Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is briefly visiting Israel on Saturday and Sunday to study the possibility of relocating the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "The delegation is in Jerusalem to learn first hand what it will mean to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” said Ruth Lieberman, a friend of DeSantis and...

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Lawmaker Asks Muslims: ‘Do You Beat Your Wife?’

March 4, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Tulsa, OK - An Oklahoma lawmaker who once likened Islam to cancer required Muslims to answer several written questions — including, "Do you beat your wife?" — before agreeing to meet with them. Republican state Rep. John Bennett's office distributed the questionnaire on Thursday as the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations organized its annual Muslim Day at the...

Washington – Trump Claims Obama Wiretapped Him During Campaign; Obama Refutes It

March 4, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump accused predecessor Barack Obama on Saturday of wiretapping him during the late stages of the 2016 election campaign, but offered no evidence for an allegation which an Obama spokesman said was "simply false". Trump made the accusation in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign's ties...

New York – FCC Approves Waivers To Track Jewish Center Threats

March 4, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is granting an emergency temporary waiver to Jewish community centers and telecommunications carriers that serve them to help track down callers who have made threats, the agency said on Friday. Jewish community centers and schools in at least 13 U.S. states have reported receiving bomb threats this year, stoking fears of a resurgence of...

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