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Washington – Pompeo Says State Department Will ‘Get Our Swagger Back’

May 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Washington -U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arriving for his first day at the State Department, said on Tuesday he would help the U.S. diplomatic corps in "getting back our swagger" but offered few details about his plans for the agency. Pompeo, who was confirmed last week in his role before immediately setting off to meet with allies in Europe and the Middle East, avoiding the customary...

New York – Handbag Designer Judith Leiber And Her Husband, Artist Gerson Leiber, Die Within Hours Of Each Other

May 1, 2018 at 11:27 PM
New York - Handbag designer Judith Leiber died hours after the death of her husband, abstract painter Gerson Leiber. Both Leibers died at home Saturday in New York of heart attacks. She was 97 and he was 96. The couple’s deaths were announced to The New York Times by their spokesman, Jeffrey Sussman, who was also their biographer. The couple did not have children. Sussman told The...

San Francisco – Facebook To Play Matchmaker In First Dating Service

May 1, 2018 at 11:00 PM
San Francisco - Facebook Inc will offer its first dating service, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, signaling the entry of the world's largest social network into a growing market that sent shares of established dating site operators tumbling. Zuckerberg told software developers at Facebook's annual F8 conference that a dating service would be a natural fit for a company that...

Washington – An Exhibit Shows Ordinary Americans Knew A Lot About The Holocaust As It Was Happening

May 1, 2018 at 10:30 PM
Washington - When Holocaust historians ask what Americans knew at the time, the focus often is on the politicians and lawmakers whose votes and initiatives may have mitigated the Nazi genocide against the Jews. An exhibit opening this month at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum here asks the question "What did Americans know?" On a more literal level: What did American voters, the constituents...

Washington – US Wants 1 Million To Share DNA, Health Habits For Science

May 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they can build a large enough database comparing the genetics, lifestyles and environments of people from all walks of life, researchers hope to learn why some escape illness...

Washington – Report: U.S. Officials Say Israel Preparing For War With Iran In Syria

May 1, 2018 at 09:30 PM
Washington - Israel seems to be preparing for military action with Iran in Syria and is seeking US help, three unnamed US officials told the American television station NBC on Tuesday. "On the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between Israel and Iran in Syria is at the top of the list right now," a senior US official told NBC. The US...

Washington – CNN: Doctor Says Trump Dictated Glowing 2015 Health Report

May 1, 2018 at 09:08 PM
Washington - A letter from Donald Trump's New York physician released by his campaign in 2015 declaring he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" was composed by the candidate himself, the doctor said on Tuesday. "He dictated that whole letter. I didn't write that letter," Harold Bornstein told CNN. Bornstein was not immediately available to comment, but in a...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Mossad Spy Agency Shrouded In Mystery And Mystique

May 1, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's seizure of Iran's purported nuclear program archive and the dramatic display of the documents taken from a facility in the heart of Tehran marked a rare case of Israel going public about the operations of its top-secret Mossad spy agency. The Mossad, long shrouded in mystery and mythology, is legendary in international intelligence circles for being behind what are...

Washington – CDC: Tick, Mosquito-borne Infections Surge In United States

May 1, 2018 at 08:30 PM
Washington - The number of Americans sickened each year by bites from infected mosquitoes, ticks or fleas tripled from 2004 through 2016, with infection rates spiking sharply in 2016 as a result of a Zika outbreak, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that some 96,075 diseases caused by bites by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas were...

Washington – US Warns Liquid Nicotine Packets Resemble Juice Boxes, Candy

May 1, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Washington - Federal health authorities issued warnings Tuesday to makers of liquid nicotine whose packaging resembles children's juice boxes, candies and cookies. The Food and Drug Administration said the packaging practice is illegal for vaping formulas and could lead to poisoning if children mistakenly drink the liquids, which are intended for use with e-cigarettes and vaping devices...

New York – Sean Hannity’s Battle Of Sourcing With New York Times

May 1, 2018 at 07:25 PM
New York - Sean Hannity urged his viewers to put a New York Times article on the special counsel investigation of President Donald Trump "in your fireplace and burn it." Instead, he offered a tutorial on the importance of reading. The Times' story on a list of questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wanted to put to Trump in a potential interview upended cable newscasts Monday night...

Washington – Trump Hails Bravery Of Crew, Passengers Aboard Damaged Plane

May 1, 2018 at 07:01 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed the "tremendous bravery" of the crew and passengers aboard a damaged Southwest Airlines plane that was forced into an emergency landing in Philadelphia last month, saying, "Everybody's talking about it." Trump also paid tribute to Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old Wells Fargo bank executive from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who died of injuries...

Columbus, OH – Survivor Of 10-year Ohio Captivity Looks Ahead In New Book

May 1, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Columbus, OH - Five years have passed since the stunning news broke: three abducted women escaped years of physical and sexual abuse endured during a decadelong captivity in a Cleveland house Two of the women, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, were subjects of extensive police investigations after they disappeared in 2003 and 2004, respectively. The third woman, Michelle Knight, who was abducted...

Washington – Black Student Sues Neo-Nazi Site Founder Over ‘troll Storm’

May 1, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Washington - The first black woman to serve as American University's student government president has sued a neo-Nazi website's publisher, accusing him of orchestrating an online harassment campaign against her. Taylor Dumpson's federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Washington, says Andrew Anglin directed The Daily Stormer's readers to "troll storm" her with a barrage of racist and demeaning...

Washington – White House Defends Bodyguard Seizing Records From Trump’s Former Doc

May 1, 2018 at 06:16 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's former bodyguard did nothing out of the ordinary when he took possession of the president's medical records, the White House said Tuesday, despite the claim by Trump's former doctor that the episode felt like a "raid." Harold Bornstein, Trump's longtime personal doctor, told NBC News that Keith Schiller, the president's longtime bodyguard and former...

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