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Sacramento, CA – California Governor Pushes For 5 Million Zero-emission Cars

January 27, 2018 at 11:56 PM
Sacramento, CA - Gov. Jerry Brown outlined a $2.5 billion plan Friday to help Californians buy electric vehicles and expand a network of charging stations as part of a goal of getting 5 million zero-emission cars on the road by 2030. The ambitious proposal to transform California's car culture comes as Brown begins his final year in office and works to set the stage for his environmental...

Washington – What If Trump Did Try To Fire Mueller? Why Does It Matter?

January 27, 2018 at 11:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump pushed back against reports that he ordered White House lawyer Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June. "Fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake stories," Trump retorted dismissively when asked about it by reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The reports, first by the Times and then others, said...

New York – Ex-colleagues Call New US Attorney In Manhattan Apolitical

January 27, 2018 at 11:00 PM
New York - The new, top federal prosecutor in Manhattan is a Republican, a former law partner of Rudy Giuliani and was reportedly interviewed personally by President Donald Trump before getting the job. But people who know Geoffrey Berman say he will keep politics out of a prosecutor's office that has long prided itself on independence from Washington. "He's not about politics. He's about...

San Diego, CA – One Of World’s Oldest Gorillas Dies At San Diego Safari Park

January 27, 2018 at 10:30 PM
San Diego, CA - One of the world's oldest gorillas has died at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The park says Vila, who turned 60 in October, died Thursday surrounded by members of her family troop. Authorities say she was the matriarch of five generations of gorillas and during her life served as a surrogate mother for several western lowland gorillas. Gorillas typically live to be 35 or 40...

Tokyo – $530 Million Lost In Hack Of Japan Cryptocurrency Exchange

January 27, 2018 at 10:04 PM
Tokyo - A Japanese exchange has lost 58 billion yen ($530 million) in cryptocurrency because of hacking, according to Japanese media reports. The Coincheck exchange said on its website Friday that it had halted sales and withdrawals of the currency, which is called NEM. It later added that it had restricted dealings in most other cryptocurrencies too. At a Friday night news conference...

New York – Man Gets Surgery After ‘In Need Of Kidney’ Shirt Goes Viral

January 27, 2018 at 09:30 PM
New York - A New Jersey father of five whose T-shirt saying "In Need of Kidney" went viral has received a lifesaving transplant from a stranger. Robert Leibowitz said he had the surgery last week at a New York hospital and is now "walking on clouds." "Everything had to fall into place," he said on Friday. "The stars had to be aligned." Leibowitz, 60, said his background in advertising...

New York – Sean Hannity’s Twitter Vanishes, Sparks Conspiracy Theories

January 27, 2018 at 09:00 PM
New york - Conspiracy theories flew around Saturday morning after the Twitter account of conservative TV host Sean Hannity was "briefly compromised," according to a Twitter spokesperson, and unavailable for a few hours. After the Fox News star's verified account posted a message that simply and cryptically said "Form Submission 1649," visitors to Hannity's page said they were getting a "Sorry...

New Brunswick, NJ – Store Clerk Charged In Theft Of $1 Million Lottery Ticket

January 27, 2018 at 08:30 PM
New Brunswick, NJ - A New Jersey convenience store employee has been charged with stealing a $1 million winning lottery ticket from its rightful owner. Rayhan Sorwar was charged Friday with theft, conspiracy and attempted money laundering. The Middlesex County prosecutor's office says a customer presented a winning scratch-off lottery ticket in September at a convenience store in Edison...

Jerusalem – Israel Slams Bill To Outlaw Blaming Poles For Crimes Of WWII

January 27, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli leaders angrily criticized pending legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust, with some accusing the Polish government of outright denial Saturday as the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the proposed law "baseless" and ordered his country's ambassador to Poland to meet...

Chicago, IL – Photographer Says His Photo Of Obama And Farrakhan Was Suppressed At Request Of Black Lawmakers

January 27, 2018 at 07:32 PM
Chicago, IL - Barack Obama posed for a photo in 2005 with Louis Farrakhan, the virulently anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam movement, and the photographer said he suppressed its publication at the request of a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. The future president was the U.S. senator from Illinois at the time. The Trice Edney News Wire first published the photo on Jan...

Kabul, Afghanistan – Bomber In Ambulance Detonates At Afghan Checkpoint; 95 Dead

January 27, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Kabul, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber drove an ambulance into a commercial area by pretending to be carrying a patient to a hospital and then detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near the European Union consulate, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban, authorities said. Saturday's powerful explosion, which came a week after Taliban militants...

Oswiecim, Poland – World Remembers Holocaust Amid Signs Of Rising Hatred

January 27, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Oswiecim, Poland - Elderly Holocaust survivors wearing striped scarves that recalled their uniforms as prisoners of Nazi Germany made a yearly pilgrimage to Auschwitz on Saturday, exactly 73 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp in occupied Poland. On the date now commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, political leaders and Jewish officials warned that the Nazi...

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