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Pyongyang – North Korea’s Kim Sent Message To Trump On Nuclear Talks: Chosun Ilbo

December 30, 2018 at 11:30 PM
Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a "conciliatory message" to U.S. President Donald Trump amid stalled nuclear negotiations, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported on Monday. Kim's "letter-like" message to Trump was delivered on Friday through an unspecified channel, the newspaper reported, citing an unnamed diplomatic source. The report did not include details...

New Hyde Park, NY – 2 Dead, 1 Injured In Long Island House Fire

December 30, 2018 at 11:03 PM
New Hyde Park, NY - Authorities say a 68-year-old woman and her 4-year-old granddaughter have died following a house fire on Long Island. WABC-TV reports that both victims succumbed to their injuries Sunday after being found unconscious inside the burning home. They were carried out by firefighters. The fire started around 3 a.m. at a two-story house in New Hyde Park. More than 200...

Los Angeles – Prosecutor: Utility Could Face Criminal Charges In California Wildfires

December 30, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Los Angeles - California's attorney general has told a federal judge it's possible the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. could face charges up to murder if investigators find reckless operation of power equipment caused any deadly wildfires in the past two years. The brief from the office of Attorney General Xavier Becerra is purely advisory, and any criminal charges would most likely...

Jerusalem – Number Of Immigrants To Israel Up 5% In 2018

December 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM
Jerusalem - Immigration to Israel was up 5 percent year on year in 2018, thanks to a massive 45% increase in the number of people making aliyah from Russia, according to figures released Sunday by The Jewish Agency for Israel. According to the figures, more than 29,600 people immigrated to Israel from around the world this year, compared with 28,220 new immigrants in 2017. The country...

Jerusalem – Woman Claims Apple Used Her Voice For Hebrew Siri Without Permission

December 30, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - The woman behind the female Hebrew voice of the Waze navigation app is suing Apple for using her voice as the Hebrew Siri. Israeli radio broadcaster Galit Gura-Eini filed a lawsuit last week for about $66,000 in Tel Aviv District Court, the Israeli business daily Calcalist reported. The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been using her voice recordings without authorization. Apple...

Jerusalem – Tzvika Levy, ‘Father Of Lone Soldiers,’ Dies At 70

December 30, 2018 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - Tzvika Levy, known as the “father of lone soldiers,” has died. Levy, who received the Israel Prize for Life Achievement last year for his work advocating for lone soldiers and the families of killed Israeli soldiers, died on Saturday at the age of 70. He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in 2016. He advocated for lone soldiers – nearly 6,000 Israel...

Richmond, VA – Under Trump, ICE Is Face Of Hard-line Immigration Policy

December 30, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Richmond, VA - The officers suit up in the pre-dawn darkness, wrapping on body armor, snapping in guns, pulling on black sweat shirts that read POLICE and ICE. They gather around a conference table in an ordinary office in a nondescript office park in the suburbs, going over their targets for the day: two men, both with criminal histories. Top of the list is a man from El Salvador convicted of...

Jerusalem – Video-Photos: ‘Siyum HaShas’ In One Day Unites National-religious Community

December 30, 2018 at 08:30 PM
Jerusalem - Hundreds of yeshiva students and rabbis from across the spectrum of the national religious community participated in a marathon Talmud study session on Sunday, and completed the 2,711 double-sided folio pages of the Babylonian Talmud over the course of the day. Some of the most senior rabbis in the national religious community participated in the study session, including Rabbi Haim...

Jefferson City, MO – Minimum Wage Rising In 20 States And Numerous Cities

December 30, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Jefferson City, MO - At Granny Shaffer's restaurant in Joplin, Missouri, owner Mike Wiggins is reprinting the menus to reflect the 5, 10 or 20 cents added to each item. A two-egg breakfast will cost an extra dime, at $7.39. The price of a three-piece fried chicken dinner will go up 20 cents, to $8.78. The reason: Missouri's minimum wage is rising. Wiggins said the price hikes are necessary...

Burlington, NC – Lion Kills Worker After Escaping Locked Area At Conservatory

December 30, 2018 at 07:34 PM
Burlington, NC - A wildlife conservatory in North Carolina says a worker has been killed by a lion that got loose from a locked space. The Conservators Center in Caswell County says in a statement that the lion was shot and killed Sunday after it attacked the worker in an enclosure that was being cleaned. The center says a "husbandry team" led by a professionally trained animal keeper was...

Washington – Kelly Says Trump Long Ago Gave Up Concrete Wall

December 30, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump long ago backed away from his campaign pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, his outgoing chief of staff said, as the president's demand for "border security" funding triggered a partial government shutdown with no end in sight. John Kelly, who will leave his post Wednesday after a tumultuous 17 months in the job, said in an exit interview...

Texas – Gunman Fires On Car Full Of Girls In Houston, Killing Child

December 30, 2018 at 06:40 PM
Houston - A man in a pickup truck pulled up next to a car carrying a woman and four girls that was leaving a Houston-area Walmart parking lot and opened fire, killing a 7-year-old inside the car and wounding the woman, authorities said Sunday. The red pickup fled the scene. The car also sped away before it came to a stop and the woman called 911, according to Harris County sheriff's Maj. Jesse...

Washington – Fed Chair Powell’s Unscripted Approach Sets Up For Rocky 2019

December 30, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Washington - Jerome Powell had a bumpy first year as Federal Reserve chairman when it came to talking policy, by turns spooking and comforting investors even as economic data offered increasingly mixed signals and President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the U.S. central bank. And as 2018 closes out with a dramatic slump in stocks and a drop in bond yields, financial markets will need...

Washington – Graham Says Trump Open To Wall Trade-offs

December 30, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Washington - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that he was optimistic that Republicans, Democrats and President Donald Trump could reach a deal to end a government shutdown that includes border wall funding and legal status for some undocumented immigrants. Graham told reporters after meeting Trump for lunch at the White House that Trump was receptive to Graham's idea of a deal that...

Toledo, OH – Was That A Bed Bug On My Couch? This App Has The Answer

December 30, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Toledo, OH - Just the thought of a bed bug infestation is enough to make you start scratching and tossing out furniture. A new app created by a researcher at Ohio State University has the answers and information on what to do next. The app funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set up as one-stop information source for everything bed bugs. There are guides for...

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