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Washington – Trump Travel Ban Expires Sunday; New Restrictions Expected

September 24, 2017 at 03:07 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president sign off on new, more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share...

Mexico City – Mexico: As Quake Search Continues, Thousands Homeless

September 24, 2017 at 02:26 PM
Mexico City - As the search continued Sunday for survivors and the bodies of people who died in quake-collapsed buildings in Mexico, thousands of people have been left homeless because their houses or apartment buildings are uninhabitable. Specialists have fanned out to inspect buildings and determine which are unsafe after Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake, which has killed at least 319...

Storrs, CT – New Heat Lab At UConn Will Test Limits Of Athletes, Soldiers

September 24, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Storrs, CT - Douglas Casa acknowledges his new heat laboratory at the University of Connecticut's Korey Stringer Institute could be viewed by some as a torture chamber. He'll be testing athletes, soldiers and others (sometimes for hours at a time) on a treadmill, stationary bike or cooling tub in an environment that can be controlled to reach temperatures of up to 110 degrees and 90 percent...

Washington – Senate Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill Grows

September 24, 2017 at 01:30 PM
Washington - A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticisms of the legislation. Phil Novack, a spokesman for Cruz, confirmed that the Republican senator said at an event in Texas: "Right...

Somerset, NJ – NFL Players, Managers Defy Trump On Anthem Protests As Feud Ramps Up

September 24, 2017 at 12:53 PM
Somerset, NJ - National Football League players from the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars knelt and linked arms during the pre-game national anthem on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump called on fans to boycott teams that do not discipline players who protest. At the first game since Trump stepped up his criticism of NFL players, dozens of members of the Jaguars and...

Washington – Trump Will ‘do Everything’ To Avoid Nuclear War With North Korea: Mnuchin

September 24, 2017 at 12:41 PM
Washington - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said President Donald Trump wants to avoid nuclear war with North Korea and "will do everything we can" to avoid conflict. "I can assure you the president’s number one priority is the safety of the American people and our allies," Mnuchin said on ABC News. "The president doesn't want to be in a nuclear war, and we will do...

Trenton, NJ – Turnpike, Parkway Rest Stop Makeovers Evoke Mixed Feelings

September 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM
Trenton, NJ - For hundreds of thousands of weary travelers driving along the East Coast, the numerous rest stops that line the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway offer far more than simply a place to take a restroom break or have a small meal. The rest stops have become meeting places where groups of relatives or friends often headed to New York, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. can...

Buenos Aires, Argentina – New Probe Says AMIA Prosecutor Alberto Nisman Was Murdered, Suspect Identified

September 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM
Buenos Aires, Argentina - AMIA Jewish center bombing special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was assassinated by two individuals who drugged and beat him, then manipulated the crime scene to make it look like a suicide. That is the conclusion of an official report submitted on Friday to Federal Judge Julián Ercolini and Prosecutor Eduardo Taiano, who are investigating the death of the Argentinean...

Washington – Bernie Sanders: U.S. ‘Complicit’ In Israel’s Occupation Of The Palestinians

September 24, 2017 at 10:09 AM
Washington - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said the United States is “complicit” in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. “(B)ut that is not to say … that Israel is the only party at fault,” Sanders, an independent senator from Virginia, said in an interview with The Intercept news website published on Friday evening. Sanders also said that “in terms of...

Mexico City – Textile Owner And Member Of Orthodox Jewish Community Killed In Earthquake

September 24, 2017 at 09:16 AM
Mexico City - Volunteers from Israel’s ZAKA search and rescue organization pulled the body of a local rabbi from an office building that collapsed in a massive earthquake that hit Mexico. 76 year old, Mr. Haim Ashkenazi had been working in the office building when the 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, rocking Mexico City and causing hundreds of buildings...

United Nations – Trump Cranks Up North Korea Threats As Pyongyang Holds Anti-U.S. Rally

September 24, 2017 at 08:31 AM
United Nations - U.S. President Donald Trump dialled up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that targeting the U.S. mainland with its...

New York – Wal-Mart Tests Direct-to-fridge; Amazon Ups Restaurant Game

September 24, 2017 at 02:00 AM
New York - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is testing a service to stock groceries directly to customers' refrigerators as it seeks to take on e-commerce giant Amazon.com. The delivery of groceries and meal kits is emerging as the next frontier of competition among retailers. The world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer said on Friday it is partnering with August Home, a provider of smart locks and...

New York – Doomsday Sale: U.S. Survivalists Stock Up As Disasters Roil The Planet

September 24, 2017 at 01:39 AM
New York - Two earthquakes, three monstrous hurricanes and the North Korean missile crisis have U.S. survivalists convinced that the end of the world is nigh. And they are clearing store shelves to stock bunkers in anticipation of Earth's final chapter. Sales of freeze-dried food, gas masks and other survival equipment have spiked in recent weeks as so-called "preppers" get ready to ride out...

Georgia, VT – Substitute Teacher Fired For Modeling Hitler Salute For Kids

September 24, 2017 at 01:00 AM
Georgia, VT - A school superintendent in Vermont says a substitute teacher has been fired after being accused of showing elementary school children how to make the Nazi salute to Adolf Hitler. WCAX-TV (http://bit.ly/2jUyVRZ ) reports that Georgia Elementary School superintendent informed parents of the Thursday decision. In an email to parents, Superintendent Ned Kirsch says the children were...

Washington – Trump Clashes With Sports World Over Player Protests, Invitation

September 24, 2017 at 12:24 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit. Responding to Trump's attacks on football players who protested during the national anthem, NFL...

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