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Mexico City – Alien Donald Trump Appears On Mexico City Billboard

July 28, 2017 at 07:20 PM
Mexico City - A massive image of U.S. President Donald Trump as an alien intruder now towers above one of the busiest roads in Mexico City urging motorists to "Make America Great Again." The gaudy billboard sports a caricature of Trump with a blue and red fleshless face beneath his blond hair. It went up above the two-tier inner city ring road known as the Periferico last week after failing to...

Sacramento, CA – California Imam Apologizes For Sermon Attacking Jews For ‘Desecrating’ Al Aqsa

July 28, 2017 at 06:45 PM
Sacramento, CA - A California imam who accused Jews of “desecrating” the mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and seemingly called for their annihilation has apologized. “I said things that were hurtful to Jews. This was unacceptable,” Ammar Shahin of Davis, California, said at a press conference Friday, according to a statement by the Anti-Defamation League, which welcomed the...

New York – Ex-speaker’s Lawyers Say US Supreme Court Should Review Case

July 28, 2017 at 06:07 PM
New York - Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's lawyers say he should not face retrial in his corruption case — at least until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews it. The lawyers say in a Thursday appeals court filing Silver's case "is an excellent vehicle" for the high court to provide further guidance to lower courts. Silver is a 73-year-old Democrat. He originally was convicted...

Brentwood, NY – Trump Speaks In New York Town Hit Hard By Gang Violence

July 28, 2017 at 05:30 PM
Brentwood, NY - Talking tough on illegal immigration and violent crime, President Donald Trump appeared Friday to advocate rougher treatment of people in police custody, speaking dismissively of arresting officers who protect the heads of handcuffed suspects while putting them in patrol cars. "Don't be too nice," said Trump. He visited Suffolk County, New York, to highlight administration...

Washington – U.S. Government Ordered To Solve ‘Case Of The Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat’

July 28, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Washington - U.S. aviation authorities were ordered back to the drawing board on Friday to solve what a federal appeals judge called "The Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat." Judge Patricia Millett told the Federal Aviation Administration to take another look at an advocacy group's assertion that shrinking airline seats are imperiling passenger safety. The judge rejected the...

Washington – Trump Pushes Out Priebus, Names DHS’ Kelly WH Chief Of Staff

July 28, 2017 at 04:57 PM
Washington -  President Donald Trump says Gen. John F. Kelly is his new White House chief of staff. That means Reince Priebus is out. Trump tweeted: "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American." Kelly is currently the secretary of Homeland Security. Trump tweeted that Kelly "has been a true...

Hackensack, NJ – ‘Partners In Hate’ Get 35 Years In Prison For Firebombing Rabbi’s Home

July 28, 2017 at 04:04 PM
Hackensack, NJ - Two men convicted of terrorizing Jewish communities in New Jersey, including firebombing two synagogues and throwing a Molotov cocktail into a rabbi's home, were sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison. Anthony Graziano and Aakash Dalal were sentenced in court in Bergen County after they were convicted last year of terrorism charges. Besides the firebombings, prosecutors say...

United Nations – Ivanka Trump Meets With United Nations Secretary-general

July 28, 2017 at 03:52 PM
United Nations - President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka had a private lunch Friday with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the White House said the U.N. chief invited her to follow up on her launch of a fund to help women entrepreneurs access capital. U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq had no comment on the 90-minute meeting in Guterres' private offices. Ivanka, a senior adviser to her father...

North Carolina – N. Carolina Islands Go Dark, Ending Vacation For Thousands

July 28, 2017 at 03:24 PM
North Carolina - A dreamy summer vacation turned into a messy, sweaty nightmare for 10,000 tourists on the Outer Banks when the power went off and air conditioners stopped humming, and officials ordered visitors to leave Friday because the outage could last days or perhaps weeks. People and cars lined up to get on ferries, the only way off Ocracoke Island. Gas stations ran perilously low on...

Washington – FDA To Target Addictive Levels Of Nicotine In Cigarettes

July 28, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the move Friday. The federal agency has had the power since 2009 to cut nicotine levels but hasn't done so. The FDA plans to seek comments as it develops new regulations. Gottlieb also said the FDA is giving e-cigarette...

Pyongyang – North Korea Fires Missile Which Lands In Sea Off Japan

July 28, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Pyongyang -  North Korea on Friday test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile, which flew longer and higher than the first according to its wary neighbors, leading analysts to conclude that a wide swath of the U.S. including Los Angeles and Chicago is now within range of Pyongyang's weapons. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the missile, launched late Friday...

Ankara, Turkey – Turkish Reporter Says He Made Up Jared Kushner Quote Praising Erdogan

July 28, 2017 at 01:30 PM
Ankara, Turkey - A Turkish reporter admitted that he fabricated a quote by Jared Kushner in which President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser reportedly said Turkish President Recep Erdogan “is making Turkey great again like [the] U.S. We watch his efforts with appreciation.” Yavuz Atalay, a reporter for the newspaper AKSAM, told The Daily Caller Thursday that he made up the...

London – Charlie Gard, British Baby At Heart Of Dispute, Has Died

July 28, 2017 at 01:20 PM
London - Charlie Gard, a British baby who became the subject of a bitter dispute between his parents and doctors over whether he should be taken to the United States for experimental treatment, has died, the Daily Mail newspaper's website said on Friday. The 11-month-old baby suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition causing progressive brain damage and muscle weakness, and his...

Springfield, OH – In Shooting Simulator, Fairgoers Aim From Police Perspective

July 28, 2017 at 01:06 PM
Springfield, OH - When the gunman showed up at the hospital, Mike McDorman raised his handgun, took aim and shot the guy. He did the same when an impaired driver stepped out of a vehicle and aimed his way. Then, having dealt with a handful of these tense scenarios in just a few minutes, he handed the gun back to a sheriff's deputy and walked out of the police shooting simulator with a relieved...

Berlin – Germany: 1 Dead After Knife Attack At Hamburg Supermarket

July 28, 2017 at 12:28 PM
Berlin - German police say one person has died after a man with a knife attacked several people at a supermarket in Hamburg. The assailant entered the supermarket in the Barmbek district on Friday afternoon and stabbed customers before fleeing, police said. Witnesses followed him and alerted police, who arrested him near the scene. Police said several people suffered stab wounds and one of...

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