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Washington – Cuba Mystery: What Theories US Investigators Are Pursuing

September 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Washington - There must be an answer. Whatever is harming U.S. diplomats in Havana, it's eluded the doctors, scientists and intelligence analysts scouring for answers. Investigators have chased many theories, including a sonic attack, electromagnetic weapon or flawed spying device. Each explanation seems to fit parts of what's happened, conflicting with others. The United States doesn't...

Washington – Top Democrats Schumer And Pelosi Now Deal-makers With Trump

September 16, 2017 at 11:24 PM
Washington -  It's been a long eight months in the wilderness for Democrats, but if any two were going to find their way back to the action it was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his House counterpart, Nancy Pelosi. Or "Chuck and Nancy," as President Donald Trump now calls them. After the Republican-led Congress' failure to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, when...

Miami – US Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons Of Past Storms

September 16, 2017 at 11:16 PM
Miami - Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida. Nothing seems to curb America's appetite for life near the...

New York – Hurricane Jose Staying Off U.S. East Coast As Storm Maria Forms

September 16, 2017 at 10:30 PM
New York - Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday. Maria could threaten several Caribbean islands, some of which were devastated by Hurricane Irma...

San Francisco – Facebook CEO Posts Picture Of His Daughter Drinking From Kiddush Cup

September 16, 2017 at 10:10 PM
San Francisco - Mark Zuckerberg gave his daughter Max a kiddush cup that belonged to her great-great-grandfather Max. Zuckerberg posted a photo of young Max drinking from the cup in her father’s arms, alongside a marble kitchen counter topped with two lit Shabbat candles and challahs under a white cover. “For shabbat tonight, we gave Max a kiddush cup that has been in our family for...

Pyongyang – Defiant N. Korea Leader Says He Will Complete Nuke Program

September 16, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of "equilibrium" in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North's "highly provocative" ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday. The North's official Korean Central News Agency carried Kim's comments on Saturday — a day after U.S. and South...

Los Angeles, CA – US Aviator Who Helped Form Israeli Air Force Dies At 94

September 16, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA -  Mitchell Flint, an American aviator who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Israel's first fighter squadron has died. He was 94. Flint, a former US Navy fighter pilot, died Saturday in Los Angeles of natural causes, said his son, Michael Flint. Flint was one of the founding members of "Machal," a group of non-Israelis who fought in the 1948...

New York – NYC College Lecturer Placed On Leave After ‘Dead Cops’ Comment

September 16, 2017 at 08:52 PM
New York - A lecturer at a New York City college of criminal justice who wrote on social media that he teaches "future dead cops" was placed on leave on Friday, the school's president said, as the city's mayor called the academic's comment "vile." John Jay College of Criminal Justice adjunct professor Michael Isaacson has taught courses in economics and is a self-described member of the...

Brooklyn, NY – Jewish Baby Dies After Being Left Unattended In Steamy Bathroom

September 16, 2017 at 08:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Detectives in the 66 Precinct are investigating the death of a one year old Orthodox Jewish baby who died after being found unconscious in the family's Kensington home. According to The Daily News , the boy who has been identified as Mordechai Halperin, had woken up coughing Thursday at 3:30 AM and after a bottle failed to soothe him, his father took him to the bathroom hoping...

London – British Police Arrest London Bomb Suspect At Dover Border Point

September 16, 2017 at 08:28 PM
London - Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the departure lounge of the port of Dover on Saturday in what they said was a "very significant" step in the hunt for whoever planted a bomb on a London commuter train that injured 30 people a day earlier. Prime Minister Theresa May put Britain on the highest security level of "critical" late on Friday, meaning another attack may be imminent, and...

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