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Concepcion De Buenos Aires, Mexico – Mexico Breaks World Record With 3-tonne Guacamole

September 3, 2017 at 11:45 PM
Concepcion De Buenos Aires, Mexico - The recipe for a record-breaking guacamole? 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them. That is what avocado growers in Mexico's Jalisco state mobilized on Sunday to break the world record for the biggest guacamole, a whopping 3 tonnes (6,600 lbs) of delicious dip made from "green gold." The mass mash-up was part entertainment and part politicking, as...

Seoul – South Korea Finance Minister Vows Swift, Stern Response If Market Instability Spreads

September 3, 2017 at 11:22 PM
Seoul - South Korea's finance minister vowed on Monday to implement policies to support financial markets if instability caused by North Korea's latest nuclear weapon test shows signs of spreading to the real economy. "We are aware that there could be negative ripple effects should geopolitical risks resurface," Kim Dong-yeon said in a policy meeting urgently scheduled with the central bank...

New York – Manager Of Building With Disturbing Anti-Semitic Decor Arrested On Harassment Charges

September 3, 2017 at 11:05 PM
New York - A Queens property manager who allegedly decorated the lobby of a Queens condominium building with images of Hitler, guns and confederate symbols is under arrest for allegedly harassing a tenant. Police said that 70 year old Neal Milano reportedly victimized a fellow tenant at 47-55 39th Place in Sunnyside over a 10 month period starting in September 2016. Milano is said to have...

St. Martin – Caribbean Islands Begin Preparations For Hurricane Irma

September 3, 2017 at 10:20 PM
St. Martin -  Islands at the eastern end of the Caribbean Sea made preparations Sunday for approaching Hurricane Irma, which could threaten the area Tuesday. Hurricane watches were posted for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Monserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Guadeloupe and the British Virgin Islands. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm could near that...

Litchfield, CT – Odd Inheritance: 1889 Landmark Courthouse With Clock Tower

September 3, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Litchfield, CT - George Beckwith got the surprising phone call a few months ago, informing him that he soon would be an owner of a 19th-century courthouse in Connecticut, nearly 1,400 miles from his home in Missouri. The 78-year-old resident of Goodman, in southwestern Missouri, knew about the unusual lease agreement his ancestors had signed with Connecticut officials in 1803. If Connecticut...

Houston, TX – Michael Dell Pledges Up To $36 Million To Rebuild Texas

September 3, 2017 at 09:11 PM
Houston - Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, has pledged up to $36 million to rebuild Texas in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Dell announced the donation on Friday to the Rebulid Texas Fund, established by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Dell grew up in Houston in a neighborhood that was hard hit by the hurricane and...

Washington – Obama Offers Accolades, Advice In Farewell Letter To Trump

September 3, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Washington - Before he left office in January, President Barack Obama offered his successor accolades and advice in a private letter that underscored some of his concerns as he passed the baton. In the letter, published Sunday by CNN, Obama praised President Donald Trump, saying: "Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party...

California – Los Angeles Wildfire, Largest In City History, Menaces Hundreds Of Homes

September 3, 2017 at 08:03 PM
Los Angeles, CA - More than a thousand firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history contended with erratic winds on Sunday, but more moderate temperatures could help contain a blaze that has forced hundreds to evacuate their homes, officials said. The nearly 5,900-acre (2400-hectare) La Tuna Fire, named after the canyon area near the northern edge of Los Angeles where it...

New York – Babies R Us Wants To Reconnect With Parents

September 3, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York  - Babies R Us wants to be a parent's best friend again. The crib and car seat seller is adding more classes at its stores, revamping ads to show parents dealing with dirty diapers and screaming kids, and even strapping fake baby bumps to employees to help them be more sympathetic to pregnant shoppers. Aimed at getting parents to head to the store when they have a parenting...

Jerusalem – Ex-aide To Israeli PM Arrested In Submarine Probe

September 3, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Jerusalem -  Israeli police said Sunday that they arrested six people, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's former chief of staff and a former navy commander, as part of an investigation into alleged corruption surrounding the purchase of German submarines. David Sharan, an American-born former Netanyahu aide, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of accepting bribes, fraud, breach of...

Cape Canaveral, FL – Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth

September 3, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Cape Canaveral, FL - Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for U.S. space endurance. Whitson's 665 days off the planet — 288 days on this mission alone — exceeds that of any other American and any other woman worldwide. She checked out of the International Space Station just hours earlier, along...

Washington – US Warns NKorea Of ‘Massive Military Response’

September 3, 2017 at 03:46 PM
Washington - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is responding to North Korea's latest nuclear test by saying threats to the United States and its allies "will be met with a massive military response." Mattis spoke at the White House on Sunday following a meeting with President Donald Trump and national security advisers. He says any response will be "both effective and overwhelming." Mattis...

Berlin – Police: Huge WWII-era Bomb Successfully Defused In Frankfurt

September 3, 2017 at 03:33 PM
Berlin -  Police say bomb disposal experts have successfully defused a huge World War II-era bomb in the German financial capital Frankfurt that forced the evacuation of more than 60,000 residents. Hospital patients and the elderly were among those affected in what was Germany's biggest evacuation in recent history. Similar operations are still common 72 years after the war ended. About...

Pyongyang – What Is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Trying Prove With H-bomb?

September 3, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea put on an extraordinary two-part show of its nuclear ambitions Sunday, releasing photos of leader Kim Jong Un next to what it described as a H-bomb for an ICBM, then actually detonating a device in its sixth and by far most powerful nuclear test to date. The underground test, a major nose-thumb at Washington, Beijing and all of the North's neighbors, follows an intense...

Columbus, OH – Jewish Billionaire Top Political Donor Demands Civility After Trump Remarks

September 3, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Columbus, OH - The billionaire CEO of the company behind Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works says he plans to demand civility from politicians he supports after President Donald Trump's response to the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally. L Brands founder Leslie Wexner says he was shocked Trump appeared to blame "both sides" for the violence that broke out at the white nationalist...

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