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Westchester County, NY – Clinton Won’t Rule Out Questioning Trump’s Legitimacy

September 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Westchester County, NY -  Hillary Clinton says she won't rule out questioning President Donald Trump's legitimacy depending on what official inquiries uncover about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. But the 2016 Democratic nominee says she knows of no constitutional grounds to challenge the actual election results, regardless of what investigators find. Clinton made...

Trenton, NJ – Christie: Drugmakers To Work On Nonaddictive Pain Medication

September 18, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction. The Republican governor made the announcement in Trenton, shortly after he convened a meeting of the White House opioid commission that he chairs. That roundtable discussion was closed to the press. He...

Paris – British Cyclist Pedals Around World In 78 Days, Smashing Record

September 18, 2017 at 11:01 PM
Paris - A British endurance cyclist has smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle, riding 18,000 miles (29,000km) in under 80 days. Mark Beaumont cycled for 18 hours a day and burned more than 9,000 calories every 24 hours as he crossed Poland, Russia, Mongolia, China, Australia and the United States. "It’s literally about riding to the...

Washington – CNN: Trump Campaign Adviser Was Wiretapped Under Secret Court Orders

September 18, 2017 at 10:45 PM
Washington - U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday. The New York Times, citing two people close to the case, also reported that prosecutors told Manafort they planned to indict him. Federal agents had raided Manafort's Virginia house in July. Manafort is one of several...

Columbia, SC – Convicted Church Killer Wants To Fire Jewish, Indian Lawyers

September 18, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Columbia, SC - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian. In a handwritten request filed Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, Dylann Roof wrote that his attorneys' backgrounds are...

Washington – Mattis Hints At Military Options On North Korea But Offers No Details

September 18, 2017 at 10:08 PM
Washington - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved the use of lethal force. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday the U.N. Security Council had run out of options...

Miami, FL – Official: ‘Lethal’ Irma A ‘Major Calamity’ For Florida Crops

September 18, 2017 at 09:33 PM
Miami, FL - Florida's agriculture commissioner said Monday that the path of Hurricane Irma "could not have been more lethal" to the state's farmers and that the scope of damage to the state's fruits and vegetables is unprecedented. Commissioner Adam Putnam, along with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, flew over hundreds of miles of Florida farmland to view the damage. Rural communities...

Queens, NY – Official: Charter Bus Driver Fired From Transit Authority In 2015

September 18, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Queens, NY - The tour bus driver killed in the collision between a city bus and a charter bus in New York City had been fired as a city bus driver. A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman says 49-year-old Raymond Mong was fired from the transit authority in 2015, before he went to work for the charter bus company. The reason for his dismissal was not provided. Two other people...

Dallas, TX – Cowboys Are World’s Most Valuable Team At $4.8 Billion

September 18, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Dallas, TX - The Dallas Cowboys not only are the NFL's most valuable franchise for the 11th straight year, they are the top-valued team in the world. According to Forbes magazine, their worth increased 14 percent in the last year, reaching $4.8 billion. That's more than $1 billion ahead of the Patriots ($3.7 billion). Rounding out the NFL's top five are the Giants ($3.3 billion), Redskins...

Washington – Watch Trump’s High Holidays Greeting

September 18, 2017 at 08:34 PM
Washington - Per White House tradition, President Donald Trump released a greeting ahead of the Jewish High Holidays. The White House sent the video message on Monday, ahead of Rosh Hashanah, which starts this year on Wednesday evening. Below is the transcript and video of Trump’s address: “On behalf of all Americans, I want to wish Jewish families many blessings in the New Year. The...

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Maria Strengthens Into Category 5 Hurricane

September 18, 2017 at 08:32 PM
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Forecasters say Hurricane Maria has become a Category 5 storm as the eye nears Dominica. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday evening that Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter planes found that Maria had strengthened into a storm with 160 mph (260 kph) winds. The hurricane is about 15 miles (25 kilometers) east-southeast of Dominica and moving...

Jerusalem – World-famous Italian Cycling Race In Israel To Go From Jerusalem To Red Sea

September 18, 2017 at 08:04 PM
Jerusalem - Winding its way around the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, through modern Tel Aviv then the Negev desert down to the Red Sea, the start of next year's Giro d'Italia will highlight Israel's history, culture and varied topography. Details of the 2018 race, which will mark the first time a cycling Grand Tour is held outside of Europe, were unveiled by organizers in Jerusalem on...

San Francisco – Young Immigrants Shout Down Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

September 18, 2017 at 07:30 PM
San Francisco -  Several dozen young immigrants shouted down Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, on Monday during an event in San Francisco, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they shouted as they overtook an event Pelosi was...

Los Angeles, CA – U.S. Musician Tattoos Anne Frank On His Face

September 18, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A little-known American musician is getting recognition in some corners of the Internet recently – but not for his music. Arnold Gutierrez, a hip hop DJ and producer in Los Angeles, has been making the rounds on social media after he recently tattooed an image of Anne Frank on his face. Gutierrez, who goes by the moniker ArnoldisDead and is part of the group Xanarchy, has...

Washington – Dem Senator Tells Trump “Grow Up” After Potshot At Clinton

September 18, 2017 at 06:31 PM
Washington - Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein told President Donald Trump to "grow up and do your job" in response Monday to his retweeting of a mock video that shows him smacking a golf ball that —in the next frame — strikes Hillary Clinton in the back before she stumbles and falls down. Trump retweeted the brief video on his official Twitter account Sunday. It appears to be a doctored...

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