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Washington – Trump: ‘Who Paid For’ Rallies Seeking Release Of Tax Returns

April 16, 2017 at 10:45 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump says "someone should look into who paid" for the rallies around the country Saturday that urged him to release his tax returns. Trump tweeted Sunday: "I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?" Trump was the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years not...

Jerusalem – Israeli Miracle Surgery Helps Child Hear For The First Time

April 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Jerusalem - For the first time in Israel, Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center performed an advanced brainstem implant. The patient was a five-year-old boy born deaf because he lacked an auditory nerve, the hospital announced on Friday. Prof. Thomas Roland, head of the department of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, and colleagues at New York University Langone Medical Center came...

Gaza City – PA President Mahmoud Abbas Set To Meet Trump In Next Month

April 16, 2017 at 10:08 AM
Gaza City - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on May 3 in Washington DC, a Palestinian official confirmed. The visit was confirmed to the Jerusalem Post on Sunday by top Palestinian official Ahmad Majdalani. Other Israeli media outlets cited a report in the Jordanian newspaper Al Ghad, which quoted senior Fatah official Azzam...

New York – Graffiti In The Sky: NY Artists Make Skyscraper Their Studio

April 16, 2017 at 09:30 AM
New York - On one of the highest floors of a Lower Manhattan office tower, New York street artists have spent the past year spray-painting and splashing their graffiti, murals and other wild creations across pristine walls, windows, floors and ceilings. But no, it isn't vandalism. Developer Larry Silverstein allowed the 50 artists to turn 34,000 square-feet of office space that normally...

Jerusalem – Israel Police Taser Deranged US Citizen

April 16, 2017 at 09:04 AM
Jerusalem - Israel Police tasered an American citizen after he attacked a security guard at the entrance to a moshav in northern Israel. The unidentified man, 31, who police described as being “detached from reality,” reportedly had been in Israel for two weeks with his wife and son. He was arrested and held by police after the incident late on Thursday night, which was first reported by...

Atlanta – Attorneys: Interstate Collapse Suspect Used As “scapegoat”

April 16, 2017 at 08:30 AM
Atlanta - A homeless man charged with starting the fire that destroyed a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta is being made a "scapegoat" by the state, which shouldn't have stored flammable material under a highway, his lawyers said. Basil Eleby will plead not guilty on Monday to charges of arson and criminal damage to property, they said. Police say Eleby was smoking crack cocaine under the...

Albuquerque, NM – US Launches Qualification Tests For Upgraded Nuke Bomb

April 16, 2017 at 01:37 AM
Albuquerque, NM - Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are claiming success with the first in a new series of test flights involving an upgraded version of a nuclear bomb that has been part of the U.S. arsenal for decades. Work on the B61-12 has been ongoing for years, and government officials say the latest tests using mock versions of the bomb will be vital to the refurbishing...

NewYork – United Changes Crew Booking Policy After Passenger Dragged Off Plane

April 16, 2017 at 01:00 AM
New York - United Airlines said on Friday it is changing its policy on booking its own flight crews onto its planes after a man was dragged off an overbooked flight to make way for a United employee on Sunday, video of which went viral and made the airline the target of global criticism and ridicule. The airline, owned by United Continental Holdings Inc , said it would make sure crews...

Rome – World’s Oldest Person, Last One Of 19th Century, Dies In Italy At 117

April 16, 2017 at 12:30 AM
Rome - Emma Morano, who at 117 was believed to be the world's oldest person and the last surviving child of the 19th century, died on Saturday, swearing to the end on her diet of two raw eggs a day. "She reached an incredible finish line," said Silvia Marchionini, mayor of the town of Verbania in northern Italy where Morano lived on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Morano, who lived 117 years...

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