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Severance, CO – Boy Gets Colorado Town To Overturn Ban On Snowball Fights

December 3, 2018 at 11:38 PM
Severance, CO - A 9-year-old boy has convinced the leaders of a small northern Colorado town to overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights, and he already knows who his first target will be — his little brother. Dane Best, who lives in the often snow-swept town of Severance, presented his arguments at a town board meeting Monday night, and members voted unanimously to lift the...

Houston – Not Just A Fashion Statement: Bush’s Socks Spoke Volumes

December 3, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Houston - President George H.W. Bush said a lot with socks. A visit from friend and fellow former president, Bill Clinton, inspired him to wear a pair emblazoned with Clinton's face. He wore Houston Texans' socks when meeting with the head coach. At the funeral for his wife, Barbara Bush, he wore socks featuring books as a tribute to her work promoting literacy. Bush, who was a naval...

Jerusalem – Thousands Of Israeli Women To Strike In Protest Of Violence Against Women

December 3, 2018 at 10:23 PM
Jerusalem - Thousands of Israeli women will strike Tuesday to protest government inaction in dealing with violence against women — and they’re getting plenty of support. Hundreds of companies and organizations, major cities and municipalities have vowed to back the campaign. In addition, over 200 institutions announced that they will join the strike, including the Knesset, the Social...

New York – Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Hebrew In Address At Anti-Semitism Conference

December 3, 2018 at 10:00 PM
New York - Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated the company’s commitment to fighting hate and used a Hebrew phrase to do so. Cook invoked a phrase from Leviticus 19:16 in its original language on Monday at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now summit on anti-Semitism and hate. “‘Lo ta’amod al dam re’eikha.’ Do not be indifferent to the bloodshed of your fellow man,” Cook said...

New York – Media Coverage Contrast’s Bush’s Era With Trump

December 3, 2018 at 09:30 PM
New York - With a week commemorating the death of former President George H.W. Bush due to climax with a memorial service Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral, the national media has almost inevitably focused on the contrast between his era and the present day. Even without President Donald Trump giving fresh fuel to those comparisons, they led to at least one angry television...

Washington – Trump Salutes Bush’s Casket In Capitol Rotunda

December 3, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have paid their respects to former President George H.W. Bush at the U.S. Capitol. The nation's 41st president is lying in state at the Capitol Rotunda. The Trumps stood in front of the casket Monday evening with their eyes closed for a few moments. After Trump saluted the casket, the pair walked out. Trump skipped an...

Washington – Subpoenas To Begin For Trump Records In Emoluments Case

December 3, 2018 at 08:02 PM
Washington - The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland say they're moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. Subpoenas are expected to be sent out within hours of Monday's order from U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approving the legal discovery schedule. Such information would likely...

Mexico City – Mexico’s New Government Prepares Sale Of Former President’s Plane

December 3, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Mexico City - The big, luxurious airplane used to ferry Mexico's former president around the globe is about to fly away permanently in one of the first moves by the new president to rid the country of what he has derided as a towering symbol of excess. "We are selling all the planes and helicopters that the corrupt politicians used," President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a rally in...

El Paso, TX – ID System For Asylum Seekers In Mexico Recalls Holocaust Tattoos

December 3, 2018 at 06:32 PM
El Paso, TX - Asylum-seeking migrants waiting in Mexico to gain entrance to the United States are having tracking numbers written on their arms in permanent marker, recalling the Holocaust when concentration camp inmates were tattooed with numbers. Accounts vary on when and who started the numbers-tracking practice in Mexico, but it has become a part of the process for asylum seekers at one of...

Jerusalem – Saudi Arabia Loses World Chess Tournament For Refusing Visas To Israeli Players

December 3, 2018 at 06:01 PM
Jerusalem - For the second straight year, Saudi Arabia won’t let Israeli chess players in for a world tournament. This year the Arab country will be penalized. The World Blitz & Rapid Championships has been relocated to Russia after the Israelis were refused visas. The same thing happened to seven Israelis who were to participate in the tournament in December 2017 in Riyadh. Israeli...

Brussels – Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary Of State Pompeo Meet To Talk Iran

December 3, 2018 at 05:24 PM
Brussels - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels on Monday to discuss Iran and other regional issues. Pompeo, like Netanyahu, is an outspoken critic of Iran's nuclear program and he condemned on Saturday the latest missile test by the Islamic republic. "I look forward to discussing with you how we can together curb Iran's aggression in...

New York – Empty Boxes Top High-tech Toys On Doctor-recommended List

December 3, 2018 at 05:00 PM
New York - Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity. "A cardboard box can be used to draw on, or made into a house," said Dr. Alan Mendelsohn...

Atlantic City – FBI Agents Search Home Of Atlantic City’s First-term Mayor

December 3, 2018 at 04:30 PM
Atlantic City - Federal agents searched the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. on Monday, but authorities and the mayor himself were tight-lipped about what prompted the raid. Agents in dark blue FBI windbreakers carried white cardboard boxes out of the house, which is about a mile from Atlantic City's casinos. Earlier they removed a computer and a printer, stashing the items in...

New York – NYSE, Nasdaq To Close On Wednesday To Honor Bush

December 3, 2018 at 04:00 PM
New York - Major U.S. stock markets will close Wednesday in honor of former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq said over the weekend that they will close trading Wednesday in observance of a national day of mourning for Bush. The federal government will also be closed. The NYSE also said it will display the U.S. flag that flies above...

Budapest – Soros-founded School Says Forced Out Of Hungary On ‘dark Day For Europe’

December 3, 2018 at 03:30 PM
Budapest - The Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros, said on Monday it had been forced out of Hungary in "an arbitrary eviction" that violated academic freedom, and it confirmed plans to open a new campus in Austria. CEU's statement is the culmination of a years-long struggle between Hungarian-born but U.S.-based Soros, who promotes liberal causes through his...

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