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Brooklyn, NY – NYPD Hopes Video Footage Will Identify Police Impersonators In BP Double Robbery

February 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The NYPD is turning to the public for assistance and hoping that recently released video footage will help them identify a pair of men who passed themselves off as police officers before robbing two people on the outskirts of Borough Park this past summer. Police said that a 46 year old man was in front of 813 55th Street on August 10th, 2017 at 11 PM when he was approached by...

Boston – Buy A Shirt, Get Pot ‘gift’: Companies Exploit Law Loophole

February 1, 2018 at 11:27 PM
Boston - That ordinary bottle of juice delivered to your doorstep will set you back at least $55. But the bag of marijuana that comes with it? On the house. Retail marijuana stores are months away from opening in Massachusetts, but some companies have been quietly operating for more than a year, selling and delivering marijuana via a legal loophole that exists in nearly every state that has...

Washington – Tax Bill Beginning To Deliver Bigger Paychecks To Workers

February 1, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Washington - The contentious tax overhaul is beginning to deliver a change that many will welcome — bigger paychecks. Workers are starting to see more take-home pay as employers implement the new withholding guidelines from the IRS, which dictate how much employers withhold from pay for federal taxes. Those whose checks have remained the same shouldn't fret — employers have until Feb. 15...

Washington – AP Explains: How Historic Wounds Fuel Polish-Israel Dispute

February 1, 2018 at 10:33 PM
Washington - A diplomatic dispute has erupted between Poland and Israel over pending Polish legislation that imposes prison terms of up to three years for falsely attributing the crimes of Nazi Germany to Poland. Bitter recriminations have exposed painful historical baggage on both sides despite years of reconciliation efforts — anger by Poles who feel wrongly depicted as anti-Semites and by...

Miami, FL – Luggage Thieves Turn Miami Vacation Into Nightmare For Jewish Family From Montreal

February 1, 2018 at 09:45 PM
Miami, FL - A Montreal family is turning to the public for help, hoping someone saw the thief who stole their luggage from their car in broad daylight shortly after they landed in Miami. Shlomo and Devory Kadosh had just arrived in South Florida with five of their children and were on their way to their hotel when they made a short stop at Haulover Beach on Collins Avenue at approximately noon...

Washington – What Was Louis Farrakhan Doing At That Congressional Black Caucus Meeting With Obama?

February 1, 2018 at 09:25 PM
Washington - A photo of then-Sen. Barack Obama at a meeting in 2005 with Louis Farrakhan, the virulently anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam, is roiling portions of the Jewish community. The Anti-Defamation League wants Obama to again denounce Farrakhan. Attorney and pro-Israel activist Alan Dershowitz says he would not have campaigned for Obama had he known about the photo. Ari...

United Nations – Palestinian President Coming To UN To Respond To Trump

February 1, 2018 at 08:28 PM
United Nations - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is coming to the U.N. Security Council later this month to respond to the Trump administration's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Israel's expansion of settlements — a rare appearance reflecting escalating tensions over peace prospects. Kuwait's U.N. Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, the council president for February...

Lake Geneva, WI – Trump’s A Target At Snow Sculpting Championship

February 1, 2018 at 08:13 PM
Lake Geneva, WI - President Donald Trump is making an appearance at the National Snow Sculpting Championship in Wisconsin, just not in person. Trump's visage appears in a creation by a Minnesota team titled "Peep." It has Trump's signature hair and a twisted face that sculptor Dusty Thune says is meant to evoke Trump's vulgar comment about African countries. The entries will be judged...

Albany, NY – In New York, Trump Infrastructure Plan Prompts Questions

February 1, 2018 at 08:01 PM
Albany, NY - If President Donald Trump needs help in picking projects for his $1.5 trillion infrastructure program, he needs only to look to his home state of New York, where the list of mega projects needing billions of dollars has been piling up for years. It's unclear however just how much — if any — new money New York can expect for its two most pressing transportation needs. The...

Reykjavik – Bill To Ban Circumcision Introduced In Iceland’s Parliament

February 1, 2018 at 07:35 PM
Reykjavik - Lawmakers from four political parties in Iceland introduced a bill in parliament that would ban the nonmedical circumcision of boys younger than 18 and impose imprisonment of up to six years on offenders. Members of the ruling Left Green Movement, the Progressive Party, People’s Party and the Pirate Party submitted the bill to the Albingi on Tuesday, the RUV news site reported...

Washington – Trump’s Top Middle East Negotiator Urges Palestinians Back To Table

February 1, 2018 at 07:01 PM
Washington - Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s top Middle East peace negotiator, said efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace were still underway and urged the Palestinians to return to the table. Greenblatt delivered his appeals twice this week, once at a key policy conference in Israel and then at a special meeting of a funding committee for the Palestinians. “The United...

Washington – CIA Defends Meeting With Russian Spy Officials

February 1, 2018 at 06:27 PM
Washington - CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday there was nothing "untoward" about his meeting with top Russian spy chiefs, saying that even though Moscow remains an adversary, ignoring chances to cooperate on security issues would endanger American lives. Pompeo sent a letter on Thursday to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who had raised questions about the meeting. Schumer said it...

Louisville, KY – Another Round: American Whiskey Makers Toast Strong Sales

February 1, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Louisville, KY - American whiskey makers toasted another round of robust sales in 2017, stirred increasingly by consumers' thirst for the priciest spirits — mixed in cocktails or sipped straight up. Demand grew in the U.S. and overseas as the distilled spirits industry gained market share in the crowded domestic adult beverage sector, the Distilled Spirits Council said Thursday. Combined...

New York – Amazon’s Quarterly Profit Tops $1 Billion For First Time

February 1, 2018 at 05:32 PM
New York - Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said its sales surged over the winter holiday season and profit topped expectations, as the online retailer drew millions of new customers to its Prime fast-shipping club and as changes to U.S. tax law added to its bottom line. Shares rose more than 5.6 percent in extended trading, after previously closing down 4 percent on the Nasdaq. Seattle-based...

New York – Starbucks Launches Credit Card, Hoping To Jolt Sales

February 1, 2018 at 05:03 PM
New York - Starbucks has a new product that it hopes will hook coffee lovers: a credit card. The card, launched Thursday with JPMorgan Chase and Visa, comes as Starbucks struggles with slowing growth in the U.S. With the new card, Starbucks wants to lure those who aren't yet signed up for its rewards program. The Seattle-based company has more than 14 million Starbucks members in its rewards...

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