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Lima, Peru – At Least 46 Dead When Bus Plunges Onto Rocky Beach In Peru

January 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Lima, Peru - At least 46 people died when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow stretch of highway known as the "Devil's Curve," Peruvian police and fire officials said. The bus was carrying 57 passengers to Peru's capital when it was struck by a tractor trailer shortly before noon and plunged down the slope, said Claudia Espinoza with Peru's voluntary...

Washington – Science Says: Why There’s A Big Chill In A Warmer World

January 2, 2018 at 11:41 PM
Washington - Anchorage, Alaska, was warmer Tuesday than Jacksonville, Florida. The weather in the U.S. is that upside down. That's because the Arctic's deeply frigid weather escaped its regular atmospheric jail that traps the worst cold. It then meandered south to the central and eastern United States. And this has been happening more often in recent times, scientists say. ___ WHY IS...

Miami Beach, FL – Versace’s Former Mansion Now A Luxury Hotel In Miami Beach

January 2, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Miami Beach, FL - Viewers intrigued by the Gianni Versace murder case featured in the new season of "American Crime Story" can retrace the fashion designer's steps at his former mansion in South Beach. Tourists stop on its stone front steps every day to pose for pictures where Versace was fatally shot by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997. There's more to the Mediterranean-style mansion than...

New York – Trump’s Irish Resort Loses Money For Third Consecutive Year

January 2, 2018 at 10:25 PM
New York - Donald Trump has lost money for a third year in a row at his golf club in Ireland. Financial statements filed with the Irish government show the president's resort on the island's west coast lost about $2.6 million in 2016, the latest year available. The losses come amid signs of trouble at some of his other golf resorts. His two Scottish resorts, for instance, recently reported...

New York – New U.S. Tax Law Could Impact Paychecks By February

January 2, 2018 at 10:01 PM
New York - The first paychecks of 2018 will be dispatched soon, but it may be weeks or months before taxpayers and payroll processors know how the new U.S. tax laws will affect your take-home pay. The Internal Revenue Service said it expected to issue guidance in January on how much in taxes employers should withhold based on the new tax rates. Employers and payroll services would then...

Los Angeles – Get A Pencil: California’s Marijuana-tracking System Delayed

January 2, 2018 at 09:32 PM
Los Angeles - California's legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don't drift into the black market. But recreational cannabis sales began this week without the computer system. Instead, businesses are being asked to document sales...

New York – Long Time Employees Sue Delta, Charing Anti-Semitic Behavior On NYC To TLV Route

January 2, 2018 at 09:16 PM
New York - It may fly hundreds of passengers per day from the metropolitan area to Tel Aviv, but a lawsuit filed today in Brooklyn federal court by four flight attendants from New York is charging Delta Air Lines with hostile anti-Semitic behaviors. As first reported by TMZ (http://bit.ly/2CxTDiC), the lawsuit charges Delta with “a pattern of intentionally discriminating and retaliating...

New York – Eastern U.S. Braces For More Frigid Weather, Storm

January 2, 2018 at 09:00 PM
New York - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least seven deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week. Late on Tuesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for 28 counties after the National Weather Service issued the...

Washington – Trump Draws Rebukes After Touting Aviation Safety Record

January 2, 2018 at 08:32 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump took credit on Tuesday for a record year of safety for commercial aviation in 2017, swiftly drawing criticism and derision from commentators who said the achievement reflected trends predating his administration. "Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news - it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the...

Washington – Trump To North Korean Leader: My Nuclear Button ‘is Bigger & More Powerful’

January 2, 2018 at 08:15 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump, responding to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying he had a nuclear button on his desk, said in a tweet on Tuesday that his nuclear button "is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" In a televised speech on Monday, Kim said "the entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on...

New York – 1st Of 9 Rikers Island Jails Set To Close In Overhaul

January 2, 2018 at 08:02 PM
New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says New York City will close one of nine Rikers Island jails in the summer as part of a plan to shut down the complex. The Democratic mayor has said he wants to instead build smaller jails and expand existing ones as violence, mismanagement and corruption have come under scrutiny at Rikers in recent years. De Blasio said Tuesday that the...

New York – Lorde A ‘Bigot’ For Canceling Israel Concert, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Ad Says

January 2, 2018 at 07:30 PM
New York - The New Zealand Jewish community is defending home-grown pop star Lorde from accusations in a full-page ad that she is a bigot and anti-Semite for canceling a performance in Israel, despite its disappointment over the singer’s decision. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, an author, speaker and adviser to several celebrities, criticized the young artist in the Washington Post ad published...

United Nations – U.S. Envoy Haley Praises Iranian Demonstrators, Says Protests Spontaneous

January 2, 2018 at 06:55 PM
United nations - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday praised the courage of Iranian demonstrators and said protests across the country were spontaneous, not driven by outside forces. After she read out social media posts written by Iranians in support of the protests, Haley dismissed Iranian leaders' contention that the protests were designed by Iran's enemies. "We...

Williamsville, NY – One Dead In Massive Car Pileup That Shut Down Stretch Of Thruway

January 2, 2018 at 06:25 PM
Williamsville, NY - State police say one person has died and one is seriously injured after several crashes involving numerous vehicles on the snowy New York State Thruway east of Buffalo. Troopers say all lanes are blocked between Exit 50 and Exit 48A at Pembroke going into the evening rush hour Tuesday. Trooper Michael Cassella in Albany says 15 to 25 cars and 10 tractor-trailers were...

Washington – Trump Threatens To Cut Off US Aid To Palestinian Authority

January 2, 2018 at 06:01 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is threatening to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority and acknowledging that the Middle East peace process appears to be stalled. Trump says in a pair of tweets that, "we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don't even want to negotiate a long overdue ... peace treaty with...

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