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Nashua, NH – Kellyanne Conway Tells Trump’s Supporters To Ignore Critics

May 18, 2017 at 11:40 PM
Nashua, NH - President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway has told supporters in New Hampshire they should "just ignore" his critics and the incessant chatter about the scandals dogging him. Conway was guest speaker Thursday at the fundraising Spring to Victory dinner, hosted by the New Hampshire Republican State Committee in Nashua. About 150 people attended. The crowd was largely...

Chicago – Don’t Drink The Water! Diarrhea From US Swimming Pools Rising

May 18, 2017 at 11:07 PM
Chicago - As warm weather approaches, U.S. health officials are warning that outbreaks of diarrhea caused by swallowing swimming pool water containing parasites have doubled in the past few years. The infections occur when swimmers ingest water contaminated by diarrhea from a person infected by Cryptosporidium or Crypto, a parasite that is notoriously difficult to kill. Crypto caused at...

Newark, NJ – Passenger Records Train Going Through 8 Stops With Open Door

May 18, 2017 at 10:32 PM
Newark, NJ - A New Jersey Transit train has been pulled out of service after a passenger captured video of the train traveling through eight stops with an open door. Rider Jeffrey Spitery shared cellphone video with WNBC-TV (http://bit.ly/2q18eZP ) showing people moving around the train Tuesday night while the wind from the open door whips their hair. Spitery says the train stopped at...

Brooklyn, NY – Official: Interim Report On Chasidic School Probe To Be Released This Summer

May 18, 2017 at 10:19 PM
Brooklyn, NY - An ongoing investigation into the quality of secular education being provided to students in more than three dozen Chasidic boys schools in Brooklyn is moving along nicely, according to a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Education, who said that documented findings will be released in the near future. The city launched an investigation into 39 Brooklyn yeshivos...

Washington – Trump Supporters Blame Leaks, Conspiracy For His Woes

May 18, 2017 at 10:01 PM
Washington - To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn't the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. It's about leakers working to undermine the president. "SABOTAGE," read the subject line of emails sent out by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican Party, which pointed to "people within our own unelected bureaucracy...

Alpine, UT – Chaffetz Unsure If Comey Documents Exist

May 18, 2017 at 09:33 PM
Alpine, UT - Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he's not sure if documents exist to confirm that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the FBI investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Chaffetz said Thursday in Utah that he hopes to find out from the U.S. Department of Justice within the next few weeks if they exist and if they'll share...

New York – Many Women Think Men Are The Better Investors; They’re Not

May 18, 2017 at 09:00 PM
New York - Many men and women think men are the better investors. They're wrong. After checking how 8 million of its customers did during 2016, Fidelity Investments found that women did better than men by an average of 0.4 percentage points. The difference in performance is small, and it's always dangerous to make big generalizations out of small slices of data. But it slots in with other...

New York – There’s a $149 deal on flights to Israel? Don’t believe the hype

May 18, 2017 at 08:28 PM
New York - Wow, what a deal! Or not? The headlines screamed at me from every Israeli newspaper, in both English and Hebrew: only $149 for a flight from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv to New York on WOW air. The Iceland-based airline has plastered Israel with advertisements featuring its distinctive purplish logo for the new deal, and many Israelis are talking about it. Flights...

Jerusalem – Israeli Group To Appeal Facebook Palestinian Violence Case

May 18, 2017 at 08:03 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli rights group suing Facebook on behalf of families of victims killed by Palestinian attackers said on Thursday that it will appeal after the case was dismissed by a New York court. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said the court dismissed the lawsuit on grounds of immunity, according to the communications decency act. She said her group Shurat Hadin will appeal the decision. The...

Boston – Scorching Weather Breaking Records In Northeast US Cities

May 18, 2017 at 07:28 PM
Boston - Heat records were burning up Thursday in cities in the Northeast as the region gets a summer preview. The mercury reached 92 degrees in Boston shortly after noon Thursday, breaking the old record of 91 degrees for May 18 set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service. The 81-year-old record for the day of 90 degrees also fell in New York City, where it was still 91 degrees...

New York – Trump Loyalists Pay Little Heed To Revelations Rocking DC

May 18, 2017 at 07:02 PM
New York - President Donald Trump's loyal backers say they don't know, don't believe or don't care about the explosive revelations that forced the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Russia and the Republican campaign. From the quiet streets of New York's working-class Staten Island to small-town Denison, Iowa, and even smaller Rutledge...

Washington – US, Israeli Spies Upset That Trump Shared Intel With Russia

May 18, 2017 at 06:31 PM
Washington - The United States and Israel are publicly brushing aside President Donald Trump's reported sharing of a highly classified tip from Israel with Russia, but spy professionals on both sides are frustrated and fearful about the repercussions to a critical intelligence partnership. "I know how things work in Israeli intelligence," said Uri Bar-Joseph, a professor at Haifa University in...

New York – Ex-New York Senate Leader Skelos Seeks New Trial On Appeal

May 18, 2017 at 06:02 PM
New York - Federal appeals court judges didn't seem eager Thursday to embrace the arguments of lawyers seeking a new trial for Republican former state Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son. Skelos was convicted in 2015 on extortion, bribery and conspiracy charges. He was sentenced last year to five years in prison and appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Prosecutors said the...

Wadena, MN – Unsuspecting Walmart Customer Takes Down Startled Deer

May 18, 2017 at 05:32 PM
Wadena, MN - A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground. Shoppers at the store in Wadena (wah-DEE'-nah), 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, speculated that the young animal was searching for a snack Tuesday when it entered the store through the garden center doors. Tom...

Beirut – US Airstrike Hits Pro-Syria Government Forces For First Time

May 18, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Beirut - A U.S. airstrike struck pro-Syrian government forces that the coalition said posed a threat to American troops and allied rebels operating near the border with Jordan on Thursday, the first such close confrontation between U.S. forces and fighters backing President Bashar Assad. The coalition said "apparent" Russian attempts to stop pro-Assad forces from moving toward Tanf, as well as...

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