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Phoenix, AZ – Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio Files $300M Defamation Suit Against CNN, Others

December 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Phoenix, AZ - Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain. The lawsuit filed Monday in Washington alleges that CNN, Huffington Post and Rolling Stone...

Washington – 3 Takeaways From Jared Kushner’s Interview With Sean Hannity On Middle East Peace

December 11, 2018 at 11:30 PM
Washington - Jared Kushner, the presidential son-in-law and adviser, rarely speaks in public. No surprise, then, that a rare appearance on cable news TV was with a friendly network, Fox News, with a friendly interviewer, Sean Hannity. Kushner seemingly said little about the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal he hopes to strike, but in reading between the lines, some nuggets emerge: The release of...

New Haven, CT – ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’ Tops List Of Notable Quotes In 2018

December 11, 2018 at 11:02 PM
New Haven, CT - The assertion that "truth isn't truth," made by a personal attorney for President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2018. Rudy Giuliani's statement came in an August interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" when he told host Chuck Todd that Trump might "get trapped into perjury" if he were interviewed in special counsel Robert...

Washington – Congress Backs Bill Targeting Hamas And Hezbollah For Using Human Shields

December 11, 2018 at 10:38 PM
Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would target for sanctions Hezbollah and Hamas for using civilians as human shields, guaranteeing that it will become law. “This critical and timely legislation mandates new sanctions against Hamas, Hezbollah and foreign state agencies that use civilians as human shields or provide support to those doing so,” the American...

Jersey City, NJ – Sting Uses Fake Amazon Boxes, GPS To Catch Would-be Thieves

December 11, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Jersey City, NJ - The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own. Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming up with Amazon to install doorbell cameras and plant dummy boxes with GPS...

Washington – AP: Ivanka, Kushner Could Profit From Tax Break They Pushed

December 11, 2018 at 09:28 PM
Washington - At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration's new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan's strongest supporters. "Ivanka, would you like to say something?" Trump asked his daughter. "You've been pushing...

Jerusalem – X-mas Tree In Israeli Mall Called A ‘Disgrace’ By Orthodox City Official

December 11, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - An Ashdod mall put up a Christmas tree for the first time — that’s not sitting too well with the northern Israeli city’s haredi Orthodox deputy mayor. “This is something intended to hurt anyone who identifies as Jewish,” Avi Amsalem said in a post on his Facebook page. He called on the Big Fashion Mall to remove the “disgrace.” The mall had responded to previous...

Washington – Trump: ‘People Would Revolt’ If I Were Impeached

December 11, 2018 at 08:41 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says in a new interview that he is not concerned about being impeached by Democrats, saying, "I think that the people would revolt if that happened." In a Reuters interview Tuesday, Trump spoke out for the first time about new documents filed by prosecutors detailing the alleged crimes of his former lawyer, Michael Cohen. Cohen has said he made hush payments...

New York – A Lot Of The Bread In The US Will No Longer Be Kosher

December 11, 2018 at 08:30 PM
New York - The largest baking company in the United States will be removing kosher certification from nearly all of its bread and rolls. Bimbo Bakeries USA confirmed to JTA that it will be removing the certification. The company produces brands including Arnold, Sara Lee, Stroehmann, Freihofer’s and others. Two of its major brands, Entenmann’s and Thomas, will remain certified kosher...

New York – Wild Ride To Nowhere: US Stocks Rise, Fall And Repeat

December 11, 2018 at 08:00 PM
New York - U.S. stocks careened between big gains and losses on Tuesday before indexes ended the day mixed, the latest dizzying run for a market that's been dominated by them in recent months. A morning burst driven by hopes for U.S.-China trade talks gave way to losses triggered by falling bank stocks and the threat of a federal government shutdown. The result of Tuesday's trip through the...

Montgomery, Alaska – Sessions: “I Don’t Follow Tweets As Closely As I Used To”

December 11, 2018 at 07:27 PM
Montgomery, Alaska - Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions lavished praise on what he called President Donald Trump's policy accomplishments Tuesday but added that he's backing away from his former boss's favorite social media platform. Listing achievements that he said included improving the economy, fighting crime and supporting police officers, Sessions said he was proud of his time running...

New York – Hertz, Clear Partner To Speed Rentals With Biometric Scans

December 11, 2018 at 07:00 PM
New York - Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to its platform, which has 3 million members in the U.S. It's the latest place consumers will find...

Paris – The Cost Of France’s Protests Running Into Billions

December 11, 2018 at 06:29 PM
Paris - France's wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone's second-largest economy a fortune. Road blockades, demonstrations and successive weekends of rioting in Paris and other towns have left supermarket shelves empty, stopped shoppers from buying Christmas gifts and scared away tourists. The government stands to lose out too, with tax...

Short Hills, NJ – Brands Born On The Internet Embrace Physical Stores

December 11, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Short Hills, NJ - Online retailers are getting physical. A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shopped online. But they're taking it even further by doubling-down on the tactile experience. Online mattress retailer Casper, for instance, is opening stores that allow...

Washington – Pelosi: Trump Thinks Mexico Will Pay For Wall

December 11, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Washington - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump thinks Mexico will pay for the border wall through the new trade deal. Pelosi told colleagues privately that Trump insisted during an Oval Office meeting that Mexico will pay for the wall "one way or another." She told him Mexico isn't going to pay for it. The president responded that Mexico would pay with money...

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