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New York – US Judge Looks Into Giuliani’s Role In Iran Sanctions Case

April 5, 2017 at 05:30 PM
New York - A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered that he be given more detail about former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani and another lawyer's representation of a Turkish gold trader charged with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan said he needed extra information to ensure that conflicts of interest did not prevent Giuliani and...

New York – If You Build It, They’ll Stay; Boomers Remodel Their Homes

April 5, 2017 at 05:00 PM
New York - If you build it, they will stay. The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are expecting robust growth in the next few years, thanks partly to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes. Home remodelers say they've had a pickup in projects from boomers who are in or approaching retirement and are seeking to modify their houses. It's a trend known as...

Newark, NJ – Passover Pizza: New Triangular Matzo Shape Debuts

April 5, 2017 at 04:33 PM
Newark, NJ - It's not your bubbe's matzo. The New Jersey-based largest producer of kosher food in North America is breaking tradition in its 129-year history by unveiling its first triangular matzo. Manischewitz says the shape is part of its Matzo Pizza Kit. CEO David Sugarman says matzo pizza is a Passover staple for Jewish families because they are not permitted to eat foods made with...

Washington – Abdullah Welcomes Trump Engagement In Israel-Palestinian Peace

April 5, 2017 at 04:03 PM
Washington - Jordan's King Abdullah praised U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and said he had hope for the Arab League peace initiative proposed for the region. "The president's early engagement in bringing the Palestinians and Israelis together has been a very encouraging sign for all of us," Abdullah said at a White House news conference...

New York – Trump Defends Fox News Host O’Reilly As ‘Good Person’

April 5, 2017 at 03:22 PM
New York - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended TV anchor Bill O'Reilly after a report that the conservative commentator and his employer, 21st Century Fox, paid five women to settle claims he sexually harassed them. "I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump said of O'Reilly in an interview with The New York Times. The Times reported over the...

New York, NY – Ten Arrested For Defrauding Victims Out Of More Than $9 Million In NYC Diamonds District

April 5, 2017 at 03:15 PM
New York, NY - Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Leon Hayward, Acting Director of the New York Field Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City...

Plam Beach, FL – ‘Winter White House’ A Winning Brand For Trump’s Business

April 5, 2017 at 03:05 PM
Plam Beach, FL - No doubt Florida's oceanfront Mar-a-Lago resort is an impressive site for a summit between the presidents of the U.S. and China. And it's a pretty nice business advertisement, too, for the owner of the luxurious, members-only private property. That would be Donald J. Trump. Even before this week's summit, President Trump and his aides had begun referring to Mar-a-Lago as...

Washington – Fed Minutes Reveal Debate Over Inflation And Trump

April 5, 2017 at 02:38 PM
Washington - Federal Reserve officials last month struggled to come to grips with two big uncertainties facing the U.S. economy — whether it would be safe to let inflation rise faster for a while and how to assess the impact of President Donald Trump's ambitious economic stimulus plans. Minutes of the Fed's discussion at their March meeting released Wednesday showed near-unanimous support...

Washington – Trump Says Obama Aide, Susan Rice Might Have Broken The Law

April 5, 2017 at 02:15 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his predecessor's national security adviser might have committed a crime when she asked government analysts to disclose the names of Trump associates documented in intelligence reports. Trump made the accusation in an interview with The New York Times and would not say if he reviewed new intelligence to support his claim. He told the Times...

Warsaw, Poland – Polish Government To Take Control Of Major New WWII Museum

April 5, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Warsaw, Poland - A court paved the way Wednesday for Poland's government to take control of a new World War II museum that has been the focus of a major ideological standoff over how to remember the war. The conflict has pitted the creators of the Museum of the Second World War — who place Poland's war experiences in an international context and emphasize the fate of civilian populations —...

Washington – Homeland Security Chief Backtracks On Splitting Families

April 5, 2017 at 01:31 PM
Washington - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says parents and children caught crossing the Mexican border illegally won't be separated unless the "situation at the time requires it." Kelly said border agents could separate parents and children if, for instance, the mother is sick or addicted to drugs. But he said it won't be routine. Kelly's comment to a Senate committee appears to...

Washington – Trump Decries Chemical Attack In Syria

April 5, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Washington - Decrying an "affront to humanity," President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that a chemical weapons attack in Syria "cannot be tolerated" but did not say what the U.S. might do in response. He blamed the attack squarely on Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump, speaking alongside Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Rose Garden, offered no details about what steps the U.S. might take...

Houston, TX – Texas Prison Inmate Drops Kosher Food Lawsuit

April 5, 2017 at 12:26 PM
Houston, TX - A Texas prison inmate who won the right to receive kosher food and have it provided to all observant Jewish inmates in the state dropped his 12-year-old federal lawsuit against the prison system. Max Moussazadeh, 40, was serving a 75-year prison sentence for serving as a lookout during a 1993 murder when he filed a federal lawsuit in 2005 complaining that the prison system did...

United Nations – Russia Says Obama ‘Red Line’ On Syria Provoked Attacks

April 5, 2017 at 11:53 AM
United Nations - Russia said former U.S. President Barack Obama's threat of military action if a "red line" was crossed and chemical weapons were used in Syria had provoked such attacks. "That decision served as a starting point for future provocations by terrorists and extremist structures with the use of chemical weapons, they sought to discredit the official Damascus regime and to create a...

Washington – Steve Bannon Removed From National Security Council

April 5, 2017 at 11:41 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the high-level meetings. A new memorandum about the council's composition was published Wednesday in the Federal Register. The memo no longer lists the chief strategist as a member of the Principals Committee, a...

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