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New York – New Year’s Eve Party In Times Square To Cheer For Press Freedom

December 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM
New York - Reporters will be the guests of honor at the New Year's Eve party in New York's Times Square on Monday, in what organizers said was a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for journalists at U.S. news outlets. Two attacks in particular weighed on organizers as they discussed in autumn whom to give the honor of initiating the ceremonial ball drop just before...

Washington – Trump Says ‘Big Progress’ On Possible China Trade Deal

December 29, 2018 at 11:39 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday that he had a "long and very good call" with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that a possible trade deal between the United States and China was progressing well. As a partial shutdown of the U.S. government entered its eighth day, with no quick end in sight, the Republican president was in Washington, sending out tweets...

Washington – Trade Wars Cost U.S., China Billions Of Dollars Each In 2018

December 29, 2018 at 10:38 PM
Washington - he U.S.-China trade war resulted in billions of dollars of losses for both sides in 2018, hitting industries including autos, technology - and above all, agriculture. Broad pain from trade tariffs outlined by several economists shows that, while specialized industries including U.S. soybean crushing benefited from the dispute, it had an overall detrimental impact on both of the...

New York – 2 Million In Times Square For New Year’s? Experts Say No Way

December 29, 2018 at 10:00 PM
New York - Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper will be there. Snoop Dogg, too. But 1 or 2 million people in New York's Times Square for New Year's Eve? As Snoop would say, you must be sippin' on gin and juice. Crowd-size experts scoff at those mammoth figures — floated annually by city officials and event organizers — saying it's impossible to squeeze that many of even the skinniest...

Chicago – Sears Chair Lampert Makes $4.4 Billion Bid To Keep Retailer Alive

December 29, 2018 at 09:30 PM
Chicago -- Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert submitted a $4.4 billion takeover bid for the bankrupt U.S. retailer, representing its only chance of escaping liquidation and laying off tens of thousands of workers, a spokesman for the billionaire's hedge fund said on Friday. Lampert's bid is backed in part by $1.3 billion in financing from three different financial institutions, the...

Paris – French Hero Who Saved Hundreds Of Jewish Children Dies Aged 108

December 29, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Paris - Georges Loinger, a member of the French Resistance during World War II who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, has died. Loinger died on Friday in Paris at the age of 108, France’s Holocaust Memorial Foundation confirmed on its website. Loinger, who was Jewish but looked Aryan with his blonde hair and blue eyes, smuggled at least 350 Jewish children whose parents had...

Washington – Trump Blames Democrats For Migrant Child Deaths At US Border

December 29, 2018 at 08:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump deflected any blame from his administration for the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month in U.S. government custody as his Homeland Security chief visited Border Patrol medical officials amid promises of more thorough health screenings for migrant children. Instead, the president, whose administration has faced widespread criticism over the deaths...

Bakersfield, CA – Police Arrest Illegal Immigrant Suspected In California Officer’s Killing

December 29, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Bakersfield, CA - A suspected illegal immigrant accused of shooting to death a California police officer was arrested on Friday after a two-day manhunt that President Donald Trump cited in his push for building a wall on the border with Mexico, officials said. Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, a Mexican national, was arrested in Bakersfield, a city less than 200 miles (320 km) south of Newman where...

New York – 3 More Members Of Lev Tahor Charged With Kidnapping Children

December 29, 2018 at 06:59 PM
New York - Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police (“NYSP”), announced Friday the arrests of Nachman Helbrans, Mayer Rosner, Aron Rosner, and Jacob...

New York – Fiery, 4-car Wreck In Manhattan Kills 1 Driver; Another In Custody

December 29, 2018 at 06:25 PM
New York - Authorities say a fiery, four-car crash in lower Manhattan killed one person and injured others. A driver is in custody after allegedly trying to run from the scene. The crash happened Saturday morning about a block from the World Trade Center. Police say a 37-year-old man lost control of his Audi while driving northbound and fast on West Street, a major roadway along the...

Jerusalem – 2 Israeli Ministers To Form New Party Ahead Of Elections

December 29, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Jerusalem - A religious-nationalist party in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government split on Saturday, with its leaders saying they were bolting to appeal to more secular constituents ahead of an April election. The Jewish Home party's schism posed no immediate threat to Netanyahu, for whom polls predict an easy win to a fifth term. But it suggested his fellow...

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