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Los Angeles – Study Suggests Building Second Hollywood Sign To Ease Crowds

January 18, 2018 at 11:28 PM
Los Angeles - Locals and tourists alike appreciate the Hollywood sign, so why not build another? That's one of the suggestions from a study seeking ways to ease frustration about traffic near the world famous sign in Los Angeles. The second sign on the other side of the hill would face toward the suburban San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that a few of the...

Washington – Which Terrorists Are More Of A Threat, Foreign Or Domestic? The ADL And The Trump Administration Differ

January 18, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Two reports on terrorism, 10 pages each and released within a day of each other, reach markedly different conclusions. Over a decade, the Anti-Defamation League reports, domestic right-wing extremists carried out 71 percent of extremist-related murders. Over 15 years, according to the Department of Homeland Security, foreign-born culprits committed 73 percent of terrorism-related...

Providence, RI – Thieves Steal $80,000 Camera Used To Catch Speeding Drivers

January 18, 2018 at 10:27 PM
Providence, RI - Police in Rhode Island say two people unbolted an $80,000 camera used to catch speeding drivers, strapped it to the bed of a truck and drove away three days after it was installed. WPRI-TV reports a representative from Conduent Solutions told Providence police Monday that one of their cameras was missing. The camera takes photos of license plates on speeding cars. Police...

Toronto – Amazon’s Review Of Toronto Could Escalate Tension With Trump

January 18, 2018 at 10:02 PM
Toronto - Amazon.com Inc inclusion of Canada's largest city on a list of 20 finalists for a massive new campus could escalate tensions between the tech giant and U.S. President Donald Trump. Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. As it reviews...

Jersey City, NJ – The Israeli Who Founded Moishe’s Moving Wants To Make New Jersey An Artists’ Mecca

January 18, 2018 at 09:45 PM
Jersey City, NJ - The side of the building looks like any abandoned factory: weathered brick surrounded by a chain-link fence, with railroad tracks running on the other side of the street. But step inside this massive complex of nearly 2 million square feet and the postindustrial vibe gives way to a chic, artsy aura. The first floor of this former tobacco factory features a broad wooden art...

Washington – Clash With Trump Casts Spotlight On Kelly

January 18, 2018 at 09:26 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's very public pushback against his chief of staff's statement that the president's views on a border wall have "evolved" is casting a fresh spotlight on the limits of John Kelly's ability to manage White House tumult, navigate Capitol Hill and keep a demanding, scattershot president on track. Trump fumed at Kelly privately and chided his chief of staff over...

Jerusalem – Israeli Marijuana Is Growing, But Exports Have Nowhere To Go

January 18, 2018 at 09:03 PM
Jerusalem - With dozens of Israeli growers and manufacturers receiving licenses to produce medicinal cannabis, bureaucratic roadblocks and ministerial infighting could leave the marijuana to eventually rot or be sold on the black market, costing companies more than NIS 1 billion. Last week, the cabinet hinted that it would approve exports of medicinal cannabis during the 2019 state budget...

Budapest – Ex-Trump Aide Was Subject Of Arrest Warrant At White House

January 18, 2018 at 08:36 PM
Budapest - Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump. The warrant issued in September 2016 is for unspecified weapons or ammunitions charges. It remained posted Thursday on the website of Hungary's national police. The British-born Gorka has Hungarian heritage and lived in...

Jerusalem – Unsealed Documents: When Saddam Hussein Bombed Tel Aviv

January 18, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - Moshe Arens, Israel’s defense minister at the time of the 1991 Gulf War, wanted to launch a ground operation against Iraqi missile launchers firing missiles at Tel Aviv, but ran into strong opposition from then Chief of Staff Dan Shomron, according to recordings from IDF archives released Thursday on the 26th anniversary of the war. After American forces invaded Iraq in January...

Albany, NY – Flu Shots Urged As Hospitalizations Rise Across NY State

January 18, 2018 at 07:31 PM
Albany, NY - State health officials say a drastic rise in flu cases has hospitalized more than 1,600 New Yorkers this past week alone. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Thursday that all New Yorkers six months of age and older over who haven't received a flu shot yet should get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Democrat says the health department reports influenza cases rose by 54 percent over the past...

Madison, WI – Walker Proposes Tough Wisconsin Welfare Overhaul Package

January 18, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Madison, WI - Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called on the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a sweeping welfare overhaul package with some of the toughest requirements in the country, including forcing parents on food stamps with school-aged children to work or be in job training and mandating photo identification for food stamp recipients. Democrats blasted the move, and the timing of the...

Washington – For Trump’s Security Advisers, Tempering An Impetuous Boss

January 18, 2018 at 06:27 PM
Washington - Rex Tillerson's mission was delicate but not unfamiliar as he phoned President Donald Trump last week: Persuade the boss to curb his own impulses on yet another potentially explosive national security issue. Trump had stormed into the new year threatening on Twitter to cut off aid to the Palestinians after little Mideast peace progress. His U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, egged...

Berlin – German Lawmakers Vote To Install Anti-Semitism Commissioner

January 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Berlin - German lawmakers have voted to install a commissioner who would coordinate government activities against anti-Semitism. The lower house approved by a wide majority Thursday a motion proposed by four of the six parliamentary groups to install the official, who would be chosen by independent experts. The center-left Social Democrats called for the commissioner to be installed at the...

Cambodia – Neo-Nazi Publisher Won’t Reveal Whereabouts, Citing Threats

January 18, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Cambodia - Andrew Anglin operates a neo-Nazi website notorious for publishing personal information about the targets of its internet trolling campaigns. But The Daily Stormer's publisher refused this week to publicly reveal where he is living, claiming he gets "credible" death threats. Anglin's whereabouts are a key issue in a federal lawsuit that accuses him of using his site to orchestrate...

New York – American Express Posts $1.2 Billion Loss Due To New Tax Law

January 18, 2018 at 04:54 PM
New York - Credit card company American Express posted a $1.2 billion loss in its latest quarter after booking large one-time charges related to the new tax law. The company also announced it would suspend its share buy-back program for six months to rebuild its capital following the charge. American Express Co. said Thursday it lost $1.41 a share in the three months that ended Dec. 31...

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