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New York – DoubleLine’s Gundlach Predicts S&P Will Post Negative Return In 2018

January 9, 2018 at 11:30 PM
New York - While U.S. stocks are now in an "accelerating phase," billionaire investor Jeffrey Gundlach is predicting that the S&P 500 will post a negative rate of return in 2018. One of the best investments for 2018 will be commodities, Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital and known on Wall Street as the "Bond King," said on an investor webcast on Tuesday. Gundlach said if the...

Berlin – Canadian Holocaust Denier Arrested In Germany

January 9, 2018 at 11:04 PM
Berlin - A Holocaust denier from Canada has been arrested in Germany and is under investigation for crimes related to incitement of hate. News of the arrest of Monika Schaefer first broke in the Canada-based online news agency Fitzhugh. A spokeswoman for the Bavarian State Public Prosecutor in Munich confirmed the arrest to JTA. Schaefer is known for posting a YouTube video in 2016 in which...

Jerusalem – Mossad Chief: We Have Eyes, Ears And More In Iran

January 9, 2018 at 10:29 PM
Jerusalem - Mossad chief Yossi Cohen spoke out at a Ministry of Finance conference Tuesday morning regarding the recent protests in Iran, according to Kan Radio. He stated that "Israel has eyes and ears there, too," and added that he would be "happy to see a social revolution in Iran." Cohen then warned that "the Iranians are coasting into the Middle East undisturbed and with very large...

New York – Advocates: New Policy Restricts NY Inmates’ Access To Books

January 9, 2018 at 10:00 PM
New York - People who want to send a copy of jailhouse classics like "The Shawshank Redemption" to a loved in a New York prison may soon be out of luck. A new policy, rolled out last month to help prevent drugs from being smuggled into prisons, will bar inmates from getting packages containing books, or almost anything else, in the mail unless they come from a short list of approved online...

Washington – Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

January 9, 2018 at 09:28 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed back vigorously against suggestions he's mentally unfit, declaring himself "a very stable genius." Trump raised concern...

Montecito, CA – 13 Dead In Southern California As Rain Triggers Mudslides

January 9, 2018 at 09:15 PM
Montecito, CA - At least 13 people have been killed in Southern California mudslides and that number is likely to increase as rescue workers comb through the debris, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told a news conference on Tuesday. The death toll was even greater than a major California mudslide on Jan. 10, 2005, which killed 10 people as a hillside gave way in the town of La...

Jerusalem – Palestinians Insist US Must Rescind Jerusalem Decision For Peace Talks To Resume

January 9, 2018 at 09:03 PM
Jerusalem - The chief negotiator for the Palestinians said they will not resume any kind of peace negotiations with Israel until the United States walks back its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “The Palestinian leadership will not accept any offers for negotiations unless the American decision on Jerusalem is annulled,” Saeb Erekat said Tuesday in an interview with the...

Washington – US Says ‘Viral Attack’ Among The Theories In Cuba Illnesses

January 9, 2018 at 08:30 PM
Washington - The United States is investigating a range of possibilities beyond "sonic attacks" for the cause of U.S. diplomats' mysterious illnesses in Cuba, the Trump administration told Congress on Tuesday, including the possibility of a viral attack. Top State Department officials testifying on Capitol Hill pushed back strongly on suggestions from some lawmakers that Americans had not been...

New York – Bannon To Exit Breitbart News Network After Break With Trump

January 9, 2018 at 08:00 PM
New York - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is stepping down as chairman of Breitbart News Network after a public break with President Donald Trump. Breitbart announced Tuesday that Bannon would step down as executive chairman of the conservative news site. A report on the Breitbart website quotes Bannon saying, "I'm proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so...

Phoenix, AZ – Ex-Arizona Sheriff, Trump Ally Arpaio Says He’ll Run For Senate

January 9, 2018 at 07:31 PM
Phoenix, AZ - Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff and a close ally of President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday he would run for the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Republican Senator Jeff Flake. "I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again,"...

Trenton, NJ – IV Bag Shortage Has Hospitals Scrambling To Treat Flu

January 9, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Trenton, NJ - An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound. Supplies of saline and nutrient solutions were already tight before hurricanes pounded Puerto Rico and cut power to manufacturing plants that make...

Washington – Away From Washington, A More Personal Mattis Reveals Himself

January 9, 2018 at 06:23 PM
Washington - On a summer morning in a desolate corner of Iraq's western desert, Jim Mattis learned he'd narrowly evaded an assassination attempt. A Sunni Arab man had been caught planting a bomb on a road shortly before Mattis and his small team of Marines passed by. Told the captured insurgent spoke English, Mattis decided to talk to him. After Mattis offered a cigarette and coffee, the...

Tokyo – Trump Era: Toyota, Mazda To Build $1.6 Billion Plant In Alabama

January 9, 2018 at 06:15 PM
Tokyo - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday. The plant, which will employ up to 4,000 people and produce about 300,000 vehicles a year, will be located in Huntsville...

Brooklyn, NY – Police: Detectives Crack Decades Old Rape Case Which Dead Daily News Columnist Deemed Hoax

January 9, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Detectives said Tuesday they have cracked a 1994 rape case that a newspaper columnist infamously claimed was a hoax. A woman was walking home with groceries through Brooklyn's Prospect Park when she was dragged into the bushes and raped on April 26, 1994. She gave police a detailed description of her attacker. Police made a sketch, and DNA evidence was recovered, but no arrests...

West Bank – Palestinian Authority Paid Terrorists Nearly $350 Million In 2017

January 9, 2018 at 05:30 PM
West Bank - The Palestinian Authority paid $347 million in salaries to convicted terrorists in 2017, numbers that “prove” the PA’s support for terrorism, the defense ministry said Tuesday. “There is nothing that better illustrates the support of the Palestinian Authority for terrorism. It is our responsibility to put a stop to it,” said Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. Proposed...

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