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Washington – Trump To Seek $25 Billion For Border Wall, Open To ‘Dreamer’ Citizenship

January 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday previewed his outline for an immigration bill that he will promote next week, saying he wants $25 billion to build a border wall and is open to granting citizenship to "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the United States as children. The White House said earlier on Wednesday that it would unveil a framework for immigration legislation that it...

Culver City, CA – U.S. Auto Regulator Probing Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Crash

January 24, 2018 at 11:30 PM
Culver City, CA - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it was sending investigators to examine the crash of a Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> vehicle, apparently traveling in semi-autonomous mode, and a fire truck in California. The move follows an announcement on Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that it was sending two...

Fairlee, VT – Nordic Skating On A 4.5-mile Trail On A Frozen Vermont Lake

January 24, 2018 at 11:01 PM
Fairlee, VT - Ice skating on Vermont's Lake Morey is far more than circling around a makeshift rink. It's an expedition — a 4.5-mile one, around the frozen lake's perimeter. It's said to be the longest Nordic skating trail in the United States, offering wintertime entertainment and exercise through a sport that originated in Europe and is popular in Scandinavia. Nordic skates have...

Washington – Trump Says He Is Willing To Testify Under Oath In U.S.-Russia Probe

January 24, 2018 at 10:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to be interviewed under oath by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. "I'm looking forward to it, actually," Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said of an interview with Mueller. "I would do it under oath." Although Trump has pledged...

Dallas – American, Delta Revive Deal To Handle Stranded Passengers

January 24, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Dallas - American Airlines and Delta are reviving a deal that lets them put passengers on each other's planes when travelers are stranded by disruptions such as winter storms and computer outages. The new deal took effect on Wednesday. The airlines aren't disclosing financial terms such as how much they charge to accommodate the other's passengers. Both airlines and their passengers figure...

Lansing, MI – Prosecutor Praises Newspaper That Exposed Doctor’s Abuse

January 24, 2018 at 09:33 PM
Lansing, MI - A prosecutor is praising an Indiana newspaper for exposing a former sports doctor's sexual abuse of gymnasts. Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis spoke at the sentencing hearing Wednesday for Larry Nassar, saying that the case proves society needs "investigative journalists more than ever." Nassar has admitted abusing gymnasts at Michigan State University and...

Russia – Moscow College Student Barred From Exam After Refusing To Remove Kippah

January 24, 2018 at 09:07 PM
Moscow - A Jewish student at Moscow State University was barred from taking an exam because he refused to remove his kippah. Lev Boroda, a film student, has filed a complaint about the incident with the university administration. He was asked by his geography professor, Vyacheslav Baburin, to remove his kippah or leave the auditorium where the exam was being administered. Boroda later found...

Washington – Better Than Holograms: A New 3-D Projection Into Thin Air

January 24, 2018 at 08:32 PM
Washington - One of the enduring sci-fi moments of the big screen — R2-D2 beaming a 3-D image of Princess Leia into thin air in "Star Wars" — is closer to reality thanks to the smallest of screens: dust-like particles. Scientists have figured out how to manipulate nearly unseen specks in the air and use them to create 3-D images that are more realistic and clearer than holograms, according...

Seoul – North Korea Sends Rare Announcement To All Koreans, Calls For Unification

January 24, 2018 at 08:03 PM
Seoul - North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to "all Koreans at home and abroad" on Thursday, saying they should make a "breakthrough" for unification without the help of other countries, its state media said. It said all Koreans should "promote contact, travel, cooperation between North and South Korea" while adding Pyongyang will "smash" all challenges against reunification of the...

Paris – French Lawmakers Banned From Wearing Religious Symbols In Parliament

January 24, 2018 at 07:30 PM
Paris - French lawmakers have been banned from wearing religious symbols in parliament under a proposal submitted by a member of President Emmanuel Macron’s party. On Wednesday, the National Assembly’s administrative office adopted the proposal of En Marche’s François de Rugy, which states that in an effort to “maintain an atmosphere of neutrality” in the parliament does not permit...

London – Britain Honors Eight Holocaust ‘Heroes’ For Saving Jewish Lives

January 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM
London - The British government honored eight "British heroes" on Tuesday for saving thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust. The eight British citizens were celebrated at a ceremony marking Holocaust Memorial Day, hosted by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Israeli Embassy in London. The "British Heroes of the Holocaust" medal is awarded to British citizens who...

New York – NY Decrees Net Neutrality For Web Firms With State Contracts

January 24, 2018 at 06:38 PM
Albany, NY - New York state will require internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing eligibility for state contracts under an executive order issued Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new policy aims to protect consumers by using the state's lucrative information technology contracts as leverage over internet companies. It's similar to one enacted through executive...

Jerusalem – Doctors, Pilots And Holocaust Survivors Try To Thwart Israel’s Plan To Deport African Migrants

January 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Jerusalem - Holocaust survivors and rabbis, as well as doctors and some airline pilots, are among the Israelis who say they will try to thwart Israel’s plan to deport thousands of African migrants, even if it means taking them into their own homes. The latest group to come forward are hospital doctors and medical staff, who in a letter Sunday to the director general of the Population and...

Miami – Videos Of Border Patrol Inspecting Florida Bus Angers Groups

January 24, 2018 at 05:29 PM
Miami - Videos of Border Patrol officers removing a woman from a passenger bus in Florida are raising alarm over a routine exercise that experts call questionable and rights groups deemed problematic as enforcement of immigration laws expands. A college student who was aboard reported seeing three U.S. Border Patrol representatives waiting to enter a Miami-bound Greyhound bus as it pulled to a...

Washington – Tiny Implant Opens Way To Deliver Drugs Deep Into The Brain

January 24, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Washington - Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision. Tested only in animals so far, if the device pans out it could mark a new approach to treating brain diseases — potentially reducing side effects by targeting only the hard-to-reach circuits that need care. "You could deliver things right to...

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