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Washington – WikiLeaks Tweets Link To Text Of Trump Book

January 7, 2018 at 11:30 PM
Washington - The website WikiLeaks has tweeted a link to the text of the new book critical of President Donald Trump that has angered the president, his staff and his allies. An electronic image of the text of author Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" appeared online Sunday, two days after its release. Posting the text of a book without permission would...

New York – Apple Should Address Youth Phone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

January 7, 2018 at 11:00 PM
New York - Apple Inc shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple's iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation's largest public pension plans, delivered a...

New York – Sarah Silverman’s Birthday Wishes To Her Nephew In The IDF Bring Out The Haters

January 7, 2018 at 10:30 PM
New York - Comedian Sarah Silverman posted birthday wishes on Instagram to her 19-year-old nephew showing a photo of him as a baby and a photo of him as an Israeli soldier, leading to hateful messages in response. “This baby is now a 19 year old soldier. OY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, @adar_abramowitz_silverman I LOVE YOU A...

Washington – CIA’s Pompeo Says Russia And Others Trying To Undermine U.S. Elections

January 7, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The head of the Central Intelligence Agency said on Sunday that Russia and others are trying to undermine elections in the United States, the next major one being in November when Republicans will try to keep control of Congress. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to try to help President Donald Trump win, in part by...

New York – Starbucks Wins Dismissal In U.S. Of Underfilled Latte Lawsuit

January 7, 2018 at 09:39 PM
New York - Starbucks Corp has won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit accusing the coffee chain of overcharging customers by underfilling lattes and mochas to reduce milk costs. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Friday found a lack of evidence that Starbucks cheats customers by making its cups too small, using "fill-to" lines on baristas' pitchers that are too low, and instructing...

Cairo – Report: Egypt Asked Talk Show Hosts To Downplay Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

January 7, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Cairo - An Egyptian intelligence officer asked influential talk show hosts in the country to downplay the significance of President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Capt. Ashraf al-Kholi said in the phone calls that Egypt would denounce the decision in public to keep it in line with the other Arab countries, but that problems with Israel were not in...

Queens, NY – Official: JFK Airport Water Pipe Break Weather-related

January 7, 2018 at 08:10 PM
Queens, NY - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it's launching an investigating into a water pipe break inside a terminal at Kennedy Airport that added to the delays at the airport still coping from the aftermath of a snowstorm. The Port Authority says a water pipe that feeds the terminal's sprinkler system broke at about 2 p.m. Sunday, causing water to flood the...

Berlin – German Neo-Nazi Gets Prison Sentence For Offensive Auschwitz Social Media Post

January 7, 2018 at 08:03 PM
Berlin - A German neo-Nazi was sentenced to 18 months in prison for an offensive social media post about the Auschwitz Nazi death camp. The unnamed man, 32, from Glauchau in in the German state of Saxony, posted a photo of a miniature of the Auschwitz camp and an offensive caption, the Associated Post reported. The sentence was handed down at the district court in Hohenstein-Ernstthal in...

New York – NY Prosecutors Seize Ancient Art From Philanthropist Michael Steinhardt

January 7, 2018 at 07:00 PM
New York - Several pieces of ancient art were seized from the office and home of billionaire philanthropist Michael Steinhardt. The art, worth a total of more than $1 million, are believed by prosecutors to have been looted from Greece and Italy, the New York Times reported Friday. Steinhardt, co-founder of the Birthright program and a major donor to Jewish and Israel causes, is an avid and...

New York – Blast Of Arctic Air Breaks Records; Temperatures Set To Rise

January 7, 2018 at 06:00 PM
New York - The blast of Arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast has broken cold temperature records in several cities — although a warm up is just around the corner. The National Weather Service said the temperature in Worcester, Massachusetts, fell to minus 9 on Sunday, breaking a record of minus 5 set in 1942. In Providence, Rhode Island, temperatures fell to minus 3, breaking...

New York – For Firefighters, Bitter Weather Creates Its Own Hazards

January 7, 2018 at 05:00 PM
New York - Firefighter Brian Marts was battling a raging blaze in an apartment building, but he was also fighting the bitter cold. Spray from his hose in an elevated bucket encased his helmet, coat and gloves in layers of glassy ice that made it tough to move. Icicles hung from ladders and power lines. Slick fire escapes and the streets below made every step treacherous for both firefighters...

Jerusalem – Israel Lists 20 Groups To Be Denied Entry Over Boycott Calls

January 7, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel on Sunday identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the Jewish state, stepping up its fight against a movement it views as a serious threat. Israel last year enacted a law that would ban any activist who "knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel." The list made public...

Queens, NY – VIDEO: JFK Airport Evacuated After Major Flooding

January 7, 2018 at 03:48 PM
Queens, NY - A water main break at John F. Kennedy International Airport is adding more delays to the storm-related aftermath the already beleaguered airport is working to recover from. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says international arrivals to Terminal 4 have been suspended, with passengers who have already arrived being taken to other terminals for processing. Departures...

United Nations – Haley: Trump Tweet On Nuclear Button Keeps Kim Jong Un ‘on His Toes’

January 7, 2018 at 03:30 PM
United Nations - U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's has kept Kim "on his toes" and makes clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday. After Kim asserted that he had a nuclear button at the ready, Trump last week dismissed the taunt by saying in a tweet that...

LAs Vegas, NV – What’s On Center Stage At The CES Tech Show? Your Voice

January 7, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Las vegas, NV - What's the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice. Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google . Apple is coming out with its own speaker this year; Microsoft and Samsung have partnered on another. As the annual CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas this week...

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