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San Francisco – YouTube Tweaks Ad Strategy To Curb Content Stealing

April 6, 2017 at 11:59 PM
San Francisco - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Thursday it would place ads on channels only if they reach 10,000 views as it tries to weed out people who make money on the site by stealing content from other sources. The video streaming service also said once a video channel crosses the threshold, it would review the content to see if it qualifies for the placement of ads...

Washington – Lawmakers Press Trump Administration Anew On Bias Crimes, Anti-Semitism

April 6, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Washington - Lawmakers in Congress continued to press the Trump administration to address perceived spikes in bias crimes in the United States and in anti-Semitism abroad, reflecting bipartisan concern that President Donald Trump remains insufficiently engaged on the issues. The Senate resolution, approved unanimously late Wednesday, urged the Trump administration “to continue Federal...

Washington – Egypt’s Sisi, Meeting Jewish Leaders, Is Optimistic On Israeli-Arab Peace

April 6, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi expressed guarded optimism about peace between Arabs and Israel, but also warned of the threat posed by Islamists, in a meeting with U.S. foreign policy experts that included Jewish organizational officials. Sisi met Wednesday morning at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, D.C., with an array of some 65 guests, attendees said, including...

Washington – U.S. Says 59 Missiles Targeted Aircraft, Air Defense Systems

April 6, 2017 at 10:58 PM
Washington - The U.S. military launched 59 Tomahawk missiles from two U.S. Navy destroyers on Thursday at a Syrian airfield and targets included aircraft and air defense systems, a Pentagon spokesman said. "These missiles targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage areas, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars," Pentagon Captain Jeff...

Damascus – Syrian Military Source Says U.S. Missile Strike Caused ‘Losses’

April 6, 2017 at 10:35 PM
Damascus - A Syrian military source said a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base had led to "losses." "One of our air bases in the central region was exposed at dawn today to a missile strike by the United States, leading to losses," a Syrian state TV news flash cited the source as saying...

Palm Beach, FL – Trump Statement On Targeted Military Strike On Syria

April 6, 2017 at 10:18 PM
Palm Beach, FL -My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such...

New York – Century-old Posters Of U.S. WWI Entry Are Timely In Trump’s America

April 6, 2017 at 10:01 PM
New York - Fear-mongering can be a thing of beauty. That is one of the surprises of a new museum show of century-old wartime propaganda to mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War One after it declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. Equally unexpected is the show's relevance to today's America under the Trump administration, according to curators of "Posters and...

Washington – Trump Unleashes Military Strikes Against Assad Airbase In Syria

April 6, 2017 at 09:43 PM
Washington - The U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump against a Syrian airbase controlled by President Bashar al-Assad's forces in response to a deadly chemical attack in a rebel-held area, a U.S. official said on Thursday. Facing his biggest foreign policy crisis since taking office in January, Trump took the toughest direct U.S. action yet in...

Atlanta – Bystanders Risk Lives, Help Visually Impaired Man On Tracks

April 6, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Atlanta - Several people leaped to action and risked their own lives to help a visually impaired man who fell from a downtown Atlanta train platform to the tracks below. A video shot by a bystander shows two people who had jumped down next to the man lifting him by his legs while two others on the platform grab his shoulders. The video shows transit police officers arriving just as the man is...

New York – How A Few Pieces Of Wood Wrecked Travel Throughout Northeast

April 6, 2017 at 09:01 PM
New York - The disruptions and delays to rail service up and down the northeastern U.S. this week apparently were caused by a few pieces of timber sitting under a piece of track in New York's Penn Station, a stark reminder of how one small glitch can send an entire region's commute into something approaching purgatory. The derailment of a New Jersey Transit commuter train Monday as it...

United Nations – Russia Warns Of ‘Negative Consequences’ If U.S. Targets Syria

April 6, 2017 at 08:55 PM
United Nations - Russia's deputy U.N. envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, warned on Thursday of "negative consequences" if the United States carries out military strikes on Syria over a deadly toxic gas attack. "We have to think about negative consequences, negative consequences, and all the responsibility if military action occurred will be on shoulders of those who initiated such doubtful and tragic...

New York – Don Rickles, Insult Jewish Comedian And Actor, Dies At 90

April 6, 2017 at 08:30 PM
New York - Don Rickles, the bullet-headed comedian and actor whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname “Mr. Warmth,” has died at 90. Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, according to his publicist. He would have turned 91 on May 8. Bald and squat, Rickles would pace the stages of nightclubs and late night talk shows seeking...

Lucknow, India – Girl Found Living With Monkeys In Indian Forest

April 6, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Lucknow, India - Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. She behaved...

Copenhagen, Denmark – Norway To Build World’s First Ship Tunnel Through Coast

April 6, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Copenhagen, Denmark - Norway plans to build the world's first tunnel for ships, a 1,700-meter (5,610-feet) passageway burrowed through a piece of rocky peninsula that will allow vessels to avoid a treacherous part of sea. Construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel, which would be able to accommodate cruise and freight ships weighing up to 16,000 tons, is expected to open in 2023. It will be 36...

New York – Facebook Launches Resource To Help Spot Misleading News

April 6, 2017 at 07:06 PM
New York - Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. The resource, similar to previous efforts around privacy and security, is basically a notification that pops up for a few days. Clicking on it takes you to tips and other information on how to spot false news and what to do about it. Tips to spot false news include...

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