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Chicago, IL – Officer On Leave After Dragging United Airlines Passenger Off Plane

April 10, 2017 at 06:34 PM
Chicago, IL - An aviation security officer who dragged a passenger off of an overbooked United Airlines flight to make room for employees has been placed on leave, Chicago authorities said on Monday. It was the second instance in less than a month of public outcry regarding the airline. The officer -- one of three involved in the Sunday night incident -- did not follow protocol, according...

New York – St. Louis Man Accused Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers Pleads Not Guilty

April 10, 2017 at 05:30 PM
New York - A former U.S. journalist pleaded not guilty on Monday to making bomb threats against Jewish organizations in the United States while posing as his ex-girlfriend in retaliation for her breaking up with him. Juan Thompson, 32, entered his plea at a brief hearing before U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan. He is charged with one count of cyberstalking, according to a court...

Budapest – Hungarian President Signs Law That Could Shut Soros University

April 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Budapest - Hungary's president on Monday signed a law that sets new requirements for foreign universities and could force out Central European University, one of Hungary's top international schools founded by U.S. financier George Soros. Janos Ader said in a statement to state news agency MTI that he believed the legislation did not infringe academic freedom or international laws. He urged the...

New York – NY Daily News, ProPublica Win Pulitzer Prize For Public Service

April 10, 2017 at 04:54 PM
New York - The New York Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism on Monday for coverage of police abuses that forced mostly poor minorities from their homes, and the Charleston Gazette-Mail won the prize for investigative reporting on the spread of painkillers in West Virginia. David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post took the national reporting prize for...

San Francisco – Tesla Becomes Most Valuable U.S. Car Maker, Edges Out GM

April 10, 2017 at 04:00 PM
San Francisco - Tesla Inc on Monday briefly became the most valuable U.S. car maker, reaching a market capitalization of as much as $51.105 billion, higher than General Motors's . Helped by an analyst's recommendation, the luxury electric car maker's stock rose as much as 3.15 percent to a new record high of $313.73, and its market value was at one point larger than GM's, which was $51.095...

Dearborne, MI – Ford Says Hybrid Police Car Catches Bad Guys, Saves Gas Too

April 10, 2017 at 03:26 PM
Dearborn, MI - The next time the cops chase you down for speeding, they could be driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid. Ford Motor Co., which sells more police vehicles in the U.S. than any other automaker, says it will offer a police pursuit version of the hybrid Fusion midsize sedan, in response to requests from cities nationwide. The new car, with its 2-Liter four-cylinder engine and...

Dubai, UAE – Iran’s Long-exiled Prince Wants A Revolution In Age Of Trump

April 10, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Dubai, UAE - Iran's exiled crown prince wants a revolution. Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah to rule before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has seen his profile rise in recent months following the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, who promises a harder line against the Shiite power. Pahlavi's calls for replacing clerical rule with a parliamentary monarchy, enshrining human rights...

San Bernardino, CA – Two Dead, Two Wounded In Southern California School Shooting

April 10, 2017 at 02:18 PM
San Bernardino, CA - At least two adults were killed and two persons, possibly students, were struck by gunfire in a classroom shooting on Monday at a Southern California elementary school, police and fire officials said. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said the shooting at Northpark Elementary School in San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles, appeared to a "murder-suicide" and that...

Berlin – Prosecutors Renew Complaints Against Auschwitz Trial Judges

April 10, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Berlin - German prosecutors have filed new complaints alleging bias against judges presiding over the often-delayed trial of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp. Hubert Zafke's trial at the Neubrandenburg state court has been postponed repeatedly after judges ruled the 96-year-old was unfit. He is charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly helping the...

Jerusalem – All Cigarettes Kosher For Passover, Israel’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi Says

April 10, 2017 at 01:53 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi ruled that it is permitted to smoke cigarettes that are not certified as kosher for Passover during the holiday. Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said in a satellite television broadcast that cigarettes do not need to be certified as leaven-free for Passover, though some cigarettes manufactured in Israel or abroad are certified as kosher for Passover. He...

Chicago – Video Shows Guards Dragging Passenger Off United Flight

April 10, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Chicago Video shows three security officials dragging a male passenger from a United Airlines flight that the airline said was overbooked as it waited to depart from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Passenger Audra D. Bridges posted the video on Facebook after the incident Sunday evening. It shows the guards grabbing the screaming man from a window seat and pulling him across the...

Belgrade, Serbia – McCain: Russia Cooperated With Syria In Chemical Attack

April 10, 2017 at 12:30 PM
Belgrade, Serbia - U.S. Senator John McCain has accused Russia of having cooperated with Syria in a chemical weapons attack that has killed more than 80 people, including more than a dozen children. The Republican senator said Monday at a press conference in Belgrade that he believes "the Russians knew about chemical weapons because they were operating exactly from the same base." He says...

Miami – 2 People Find Dead Bat In Salad They Were Eating

April 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Miami - A recall has been issued after two people in Florida found a dead bat in the packaged salad they were eating. The Miami Herald reports that (http://hrld.us/2plrKAo ) Fresh Express has recalled its Organic Marketside Spring Mix, which was shipped to Wal-Mart stores in the Southeast. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the bat was tested for rabies but because it was...

Medford, MA – Massachusetts University Student Senate Passes Israel Divestment Resolution

April 10, 2017 at 11:45 AM
Medford, MA - The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel. The resolution, titled “A Resolution Calling for Tufts University to End Investments in The Israeli Occupation,” passed the Tufts Community Union Senate on Sunday night by a vote of 17 in favor and six opposed, with eight abstentions...

Washington – Trump’s Pick Gorsuch Sworn In, Restoring Top Court’s Conservative Tilt

April 10, 2017 at 11:21 AM
Washington - Neil Gorsuch, picked by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Republican-led Senate, was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice at the White House on Monday and was poised to have an instant impact on a court once again dominated by conservatives. Trump earned the biggest political victory of his presidency and fulfilled a major campaign promise when the Senate voted on...

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