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New York – National Guard Deployed In Rockland As Storm-Felled Trees Knock Out Power In Monsey Area

March 8, 2018 at 05:10 PM
Rockland County, NY - One day after Winter Storm Quinn blew through the greater New York area, the National Guard has been called into Rockland County, which was slammed by the second nor’easter to hit the area in less than a week. County Executive Ed Day made the announcement on Thursday, noting that a change in the precipitation between 5 and 7 PM during the Wednesday storm caused...

San Francisco – Hold The iPhone! Amazon Primed To Be Larger Than Apple

March 8, 2018 at 05:00 PM
San Francisco - Apple Inc, the world's most valuable publicly listed company, is in danger of being beaten by Amazon.com Inc to the $1 trillion mark. Wall Street's optimism about last year's 10th anniversary iPhone had propelled Apple's stock 24 percent higher over the past 12 months, giving it a market capitalization of $893 billion. That is $141 billion more than the $752 billion market...

Washington – Stock Market Lifts US Household Wealth To $98.7 Trillion

March 8, 2018 at 04:31 PM
Washington - A soaring U.S. stock market and healthy home price gains lifted Americans' net worth to $98.7 trillion in the final three months of last year, a gain that could lift household spending. The Federal Reserve says the value of U.S. stock portfolios jumped $1.3 trillion in the October-December quarter compared with the previous three months. Home values, which make up the bulk of...

West Palm Beach, FL – Gun Falls Out Of Florida Kindergartner’s Backpack In Class

March 8, 2018 at 04:03 PM
West Palm Beach, FL - A gun fell out of a kindergartner's backpack in a Florida charter school classroom, but it didn't fire and it is unclear how it got there. Somerset Academy Lakes Elementary spokeswoman Lynn Norman-Teck said the child's teacher immediately picked up the gun after it fell Thursday morning and no students were endangered. Principal Clint Duvo said in a statement the child...

Washington – Trump Rolling Out Big Trade Tariffs, Sparing Mexico, Canada

March 8, 2018 at 03:50 PM
Washington - Unswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to fight back against an "assault on our country" by foreign competitors. The president said he would exempt Canada and Mexico while negotiating for changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new tariffs will...

United Nations – Israeli Leader Opens Jerusalem Exhibit, Rebukes Opponents

March 8, 2018 at 03:00 PM
United Nations - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened an exhibition on Jerusalem Thursday to reinforce Israel's claim to the historic city as the Jewish people's "eternal capital" — and rebuke over 125 countries that support Palestinian claims to east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Netanyahu's U.N. visit follows President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem...

Franklin Lakes, NJ – NJ Driver Dies After Car Makes Contact With Live Wire

March 8, 2018 at 02:38 PM
Franklin Lakes, NJ - Authorities say a man died in New Jersey after he drove his car around some traffic cones meant to warn motorists to stay away from a downed live wire. Police in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, say it appears the vehicle hit the wire, which sparked a fire that engulfed the car at about 9 a.m. Thursday. The victim's name was not immediately made public. The area received...

Washington – Democrats: Informant Had No Evidence Clinton Benefited From Uranium Sale

March 8, 2018 at 02:25 PM
Washington - An informant whom House Republicans have said could reveal a link between a 2010 sale of U.S. uranium supplies and donations to the Clinton Foundation provided no evidence of that during a four-hour interview with congressional staff last month, Democrats said on Thursday. The informant, lobbyist William D. Campbell, "provided no evidence of a quid pro quo involving Secretary...

West Bank – Israeli Undercover Police Raid West Bank University, Arrest Student Leader

March 8, 2018 at 02:00 PM
West Bank - Palestinian leaders slammed Israel on Thursday after undercover Border Police officers arrested a Palestinian student in a daylight raid at a Palestinian university near Ramallah on Wednesday. Undercover forces arrested Omar Kiswani, the Hamas-affiliated chairman of the student council at Bir Zeit University, who “is suspected of being involved in terrorist activities,” Israel...

London – Rare But Deadly Nerve Agents Have Been Used In War, Terror

March 8, 2018 at 01:30 PM
London - An ex-Russian spy and his daughter lie in critical condition in a British hospital — poisoned, authorities say, with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian agent who confessed to spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia were found collapsed on a bench in the city of Salisbury on Sunday. A police officer who treated them at the scene is in a...

Jerusalem – Former Australian School Principal Sent Back To Psychiatric Facility

March 8, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Supreme Court has ordered a woman accused of sex crimes in Australia to be kept in police custody in a medical facility while it considers moving her to house arrest. Australia wants 54-year-old Malka Leifer extradited for allegedly abusing children while she was a teacher at a local school. Israel's state prosecution says she is feigning mental illness to avoid...

Washington – Trump Has ‘Feeling’ That Departing Aide Cohn Will Be Back

March 8, 2018 at 12:56 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is joking about Gary Cohn as he bids farewell to his departing economic adviser. Trump says at a Cabinet meeting that will be Cohn's last that the former Goldman Sachs executive "may be a globalist but I still like him." The president says Cohn may one day return to the White House after leaving to make what Trump's calling another couple hundred million...

Hatzor Air Base, Israel – Israel, US Troops Train Together To Counter Missile Threats

March 8, 2018 at 12:33 PM
Hatzor Air Base, Israel - If war breaks out in the Middle East, U.S. and Israeli forces are preparing to one day fight alongside one another to defend Israel against missile attacks from across the region. Nearly 5,000 Israeli and American troops have been training together in Israel for that very scenario. The "Juniper Cobra" exercise includes field training, computer simulations and...

Washington – What Swamp? Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers To Work For Trump

March 8, 2018 at 12:01 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington. A week after his January 2017 inauguration, Trump signed an executive order that bars former lobbyists, lawyers...

Naqoura, Lebanon – UNIFIL Says ‘No Appetite’ For War As Lebanon, Israel Talk About Border Dispute

March 8, 2018 at 11:37 AM
Naqoura, Lebanon - Lebanon and Israel have been holding talks nearly every day over a border dispute that has raised tensions between the two enemy states, according to the U.N. peacekeeping force on the frontier that is mediating their discussions. "There is a full engagement from all the sides and there have been meetings almost on a daily basis. The dialogue is open. No one has ever walked...

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