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Washington – Contradictions By Trump Create Credibility Gap For Aides

May 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Washington - When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump's national security adviser to declare that the story "as reported is false." By the next morning, however, H.R. McMaster's pronouncement was undercut by Trump himself, making the aide the latest to face a...

San Francisco – Facebook Adds Snapchat-like Camera Filters To Instagram

May 16, 2017 at 11:33 PM
San Francisco - Facebook Inc's Instagram has souped up its camera with quirky face-tracking filters, adding another feature similar to that offered by social media rival Snap Inc's Snapchat. Instagram users will now be able to choose from a range of filters including koala ears that move and twitch as well as math equations that spin to create humorous effects. Other new features include a...

New York – NYPD Discussing Public Concerns In Neighborhood Meetings

May 16, 2017 at 11:05 PM
New York -New York City police are holding neighborhood meetings around the city to discuss public safety concerns and possible solutions. The meetings will be run by officers who work specifically on building community relations. Commissioner James O'Neill is asking New Yorkers to find their local meetings and attend, so the NYPD can better understand problems and concerns. The department...

Paris, France – Report: Jewish Man Wearing Kippah Threatened With Hammer In Marseille

May 16, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Paris, France - A Jewish man told police in the city of Marseille in southern France that he had been assaulted on the street while wearing a kippah by another man wielding a hammer. The incident took place on Tuesday morning on Village Street in Marseille’s central 6th district, which is situated approximately half a mile from the Grand Synagogue of Marseille, the man told police according...

Washington – Associate Says Comey Noted Odd Trump Encounters

May 16, 2017 at 10:18 PM
Washington - An associate of James Comey says the former FBI director documented conversations he had with President Donald Trump in several memos. The person says the purpose of the memos was to keep a record of encounters Comey found odd or troubling. The associate, who was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, says Comey is willing to testify...

Charleston, S.C. – Jailhouse Videos Show Quirks Of Charleston Church Gunman

May 16, 2017 at 10:06 PM
Charleston, S.C. - A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as his own lawyer in the fatal shootings of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. But Roof was more concerned with the clothes he would wear to court. Since he could not have his first choice of his comfortable...

Washington – Following Advice, Potential FBI Chiefs Steer Clear Of Job Under Trump

May 16, 2017 at 09:39 PM
Washington - The Trump administration's search for a new FBI director hit roadblocks on Tuesday when two high-profile potential candidates, a moderate judge and a conservative senator, signaled they did not want the job. Advisers to Judge Merrick Garland and U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas told Reuters they discouraged them from leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation, cautioning that...

Washington – House Chairman Seeks Comey-Trump Documents

May 16, 2017 at 09:20 PM
Washington - The Republican chairman of the House oversight committee is requesting that the FBI turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says in a letter to the FBI that he's making the request to determine whether the president attempted to influence or impede the...

Jerusalem – Families Of Israeli Terror Victims Ask To Meet With Trump During Israel Visit

May 16, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Over 100 family members of Israelis killed in terrorist attacks asked to meet with President Donald Trump during his scheduled visit to the Jewish state next week. In their letter dated Monday, the 103 signatories also expressed concern about the president’s plan to facilitate talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, citing payment by the P.A. to convicted...

Washington – Trump Transition Handling Of Classified Info Raised Concern

May 16, 2017 at 08:33 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to Russian officials isn't the first time his team's handling of secrets has raised alarms bells. In the weeks before Trump took office, Obama administration officials were so concerned by the Trump transition team's handling of classified documents that they moved swiftly to exert more control over the sensitive...

New York – Trump Adviser Responds To Claim She’s In It ‘For The Money’

May 16, 2017 at 08:01 PM
New York - President Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway says statements made by MSNBC hosts that she was only working for Trump for the hefty paycheck are untrue. Entertainment Weekly reports that on Monday's "Morning Joe" show, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said Conway told them she secretly disliked working for Trump and was only "doing it for the money." On Monday's show...

Washington – US: Expansion Of Ban On Larger Electronics On Airlines Likely

May 16, 2017 at 07:26 PM
Washington - U.S. Homeland Security chief John Kelly has not made a final decision on extending a ban on larger electronic devices on airplanes, but the department still believes an expansion is likely, a spokesman said on Tuesday. Fears that a bomb could be concealed in electronic devices prompted the United States to announce in March it would restrict passengers from bringing devices larger...

Victoria, British Columbia – Canada Academic’s Sean Spicer Cutouts Sprout In Bushes Across North America

May 16, 2017 at 07:00 PM
o kicked off the craze in her home town of Victoria. Spicer, known for his often combative press briefings with journalists, was mocked worldwide last week after a Washington Post article described him huddling near bushes in the White House grounds as reporters waited to ask questions about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. That story was later updated to clarify Spicer was...

Washington – Artist Projects Words ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ Onto DC Hotel

May 16, 2017 at 06:35 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's Washington hotel was briefly illuminated with projected messages including "pay Trump bribes here" and "emoluments welcome." Robin Bell, a Washington-based artist and filmmaker, says he used a video projector to splash the words across an entrance to the hotel on Monday night in protest of what he called Trump's foreign ties. He says the projector ran for...

Los Angeles – Hewlett Packard Enterprise Reveals Powerful Computer Prototype

May 16, 2017 at 06:12 PM
Los Angeles - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co on Tuesday unveiled a new computer prototype that it said could handle more data than any similar system in the world. The Palo Alto, California-based company said the prototype contains 160 terabytes of memory, capable of managing the information from every book in the U.S. Library of Congress five times over. It is the latest prototype from "The...

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