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Washington – FBI Reviews Handling Of Terrorism-related Tips

April 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Washington - The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned. The review follows attacks by people who were once on the FBI's radar but who have been accused in the past 12 months of massacring innocents in an...

Texas – Computer Hack Sets Off 156 Emergency Sirens Across Dallas

April 8, 2017 at 11:29 PM
Texas - A computer hack set off all the emergency sirens in Dallas for about 90 minutes overnight in one of the largest known breaches of a siren warning system, officials in the Texas city said on Saturday. Dallas' 156 sirens, normally used to warn of tornadoes and other dangerous weather, were triggered at 11:42 p.m. CDT on Friday. The wailing did not end until 1:17 a.m. CDT on Saturday when...

Tokyo – Japan Praises Trump’s Security Commitment After Call On Syria, North Korea

April 8, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday praised the "strong commitment" of President Donald Trump to global and allied security after his second call with the U.S. leader in four days. The two agreed that the United States, Japan and South Korea will remain in close contact on North Korea, and they agreed to closely watch China's response to Pyongyang's missile and nuclear...

Swiebodzice, Poland – Apartment Building Collapses In Poland: 6 Killed, 4 Injured

April 8, 2017 at 10:39 PM
Swiebodzice , Poland - A pre-World War II apartment house collapsed Saturday in southwestern Poland, leaving six people dead and four injured, authorities said. Scores of firefighters with dogs continued to search the rubble of the building in the town of Swiebodzice (Shvyeh-'boh-tchi-tseh), to make sure no one remained trapped. According to Daniel Mucha, regional spokesman for the...

Washington – Trump’s U.N. Envoy Says Ouster Of Al-Assad Is A Priority Of U.S.

April 8, 2017 at 10:22 PM
Washington - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration's priorities in the country wracked by civil war. Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are priorities for Washington, Haley said in an interview on CNN’s...

Palm Beach, FL – After Chemical Attack, Trump Turns From Resigned To Resolved

April 8, 2017 at 10:01 PM
Palm Beach, FL - President Donald Trump first saw the photos Tuesday morning. The images were ghastly. Men and women gasping for breath. Small children foaming at the mouth and in agony. The lifeless bodies of babies sprawled on the ground. This was the aftermath of a chemical attack ordered by Syrian President Bashar Assad, who the U.S. would soon conclude had unleashed sarin gas, a brutal...

Berlin – Historian: Nazi Leader Hitler Once Had Jewish Landlord

April 8, 2017 at 09:41 PM
Berlin - A German historian says Nazi leader Adolf Hitler lived for almost a decade in a house that belonged to a Jewish merchant. Paul Hoser says Hitler lived at Thierschstrasse 41 in Munich's Lehel district from 1920 till 1929, interrupted by a year spent at Landsberg prison for staging a failed coup in Bavaria. Writing in the quarterly VfZ, Hoser says house was bought in 1921 by Hugo...

Washington – Official: U.S. Navy Strike Group To Move Toward Korean Peninsula

April 8, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Washington - A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday, as concerns grow about North Korea's advancing weapons program. Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only traveled a fraction of its range. The strike group, called Carl Vinson, includes an aircraft...

Damascus – Warplanes Strike Again Syrian Town Hit By Chemical Attack

April 8, 2017 at 08:46 PM
Damascus - Warplanes on Saturday struck the Syrian town where a chemical attack had killed scores of people earlier this week, as Turkey warned that a retaliatory U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base would only be "cosmetic" if greater efforts are not made to remove President Bashar Assad from power. The airstrikes on the opposition-held northern town of Khan Sheikhoun, where 87 people...

Golan Heights – Israel Treats Thousands Of War-Wounded Syrians

April 8, 2017 at 08:45 PM
Golan Heights - Seven wounded Syrians __ two children, four women and a man __ waited in pain for darkness to fall to cross into enemy territory. Under the faint moonlight, Israeli military medical corps quickly whisked the patients across the hostile frontier into armored ambulances headed to hospitals for intensive care. It was a scene that has recurred since 2013, when the Israeli military...

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