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Washington – Bush Saluted With Praise, Humor, Cannons At Capital Farewell

December 5, 2018 at 02:35 PM
Washington - George H.W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America's 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth — George W. Bush — eulogized his dad. "To us," the son said of the father, "his was the brightest of a...

Washington – Video:“The Best Father A Son Or Daughter Could Have”: George W. Bush Chokes Up As He Ends Eulogy

December 5, 2018 at 02:13 PM
Washington - Former President George W. Bush says he told his father just before he died that he had been a "wonderful dad" and that he loved him. Delivering a eulogy at the elder Bush's funeral on Wednesday, George W. Bush said the last words his father "would ever say on earth were, 'I love you, too.'" George W. Bush extolled his father not only for his service as president but also as a...

New York – Bloomberg Could Sell His Company If He Runs For President

December 5, 2018 at 01:48 PM
New York - Billionaire Michael Bloomberg said he was likely to sell his financial data and news company Bloomberg LP if he runs for president, Business Insider reported, citing an interview he gave to a local radio station. Bloomberg said he would either sell the company, or put it in a blind trust, but that at his age, 76, it makes more sense to sell it, according to the report. "I think...

Paradise, CA – Residents Of California Town Leveled By Fire Can Go Home

December 5, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Paradise, CA - Some residents of a Northern California town devastated by a deadly wildfire will be allowed to return home Wednesday, nearly a month after the blaze swept through the parched Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said. Evacuation orders were being lifted for all neighborhoods in the eastern side of the town of Paradise, where the fire that started Nov. 8 destroyed about 14,000...

Mexico City – Mexico’s New Leader Says Relations With Trump Good

December 5, 2018 at 01:02 PM
Mexico City - Mexico's leftist new president said Wednesday that relations with U.S. President Donald Trump are "good," and the two will probably talk soon about the immigration issue. Many analysts had been expecting President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to run into headlong conflict with Trump, especially since a caravan of about 7,000 Central American migrants set up camp on the U.S. border...

Moscow – Putin: If US Develops Banned Missiles, So Will Russia

December 5, 2018 at 12:47 PM
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. Putin's remarks to Russian news agencies on Wednesday came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a NATO meeting that Washington will suspend its obligations under the...

Robbinsville, NJ – Amazon Workers Treated After Bear Repellant Releases Fumes

December 5, 2018 at 12:27 PM
Robbinsville, NJ - Authorities say 24 workers at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey have been taken hospitals for treatment after bear repellant fell off a shelf and released fumes, including one person who is in critical condition. About 30 other workers were treated at the warehouse in Robbinsville on Wednesday morning. Most people were reporting difficulty breathing or burning in their...

Washington – Watch: Trump Greets Obamas Before Bush Funeral

December 5, 2018 at 11:55 AM
Washington - It's an extraordinary scene inside the Washington National Cathedral, where former world leaders are mingling, waiting for a ceremony remembering former President George H.W. Bush to begin. Former Presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter are seated in a front-row pew. President Donald Trump walked in and shook hands with Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Rejected In Bid To Have Donors Pay His Legal Fees

December 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Jerusalem - Benjamin Netanyahu may have to dip into his own pocket to pay for his defense against corruption accusations. On Wednesday, Israel’s state comptroller rejected the prime minister’s request to allow donors to pay his legal fees stemming from three investigations. The two he wanted to tap are his cousin Nathan Milikowsky and American millionaire Spencer Partrich. “The...

Buenos Aires – Israeli Technology Effectively Prevents Attacks During G20

December 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Buenos Aires - Israeli technology hired by Argentina to provide security during the G20 global leaders’ summit successfully prevented several unauthorized drone incidents. Despite previous fears, the participation of leaders from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea...

New York – Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter Typo Leads To Anti-Trump Prank

December 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM
New York - A typographical error in a tweet written by one of President Donald Trump's lawyers has linked to an anti-Trump prank. Rudy Giuliani wrote Tuesday that the social network had "allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message." But Giuliani had inadvertently created a hyperlink when he failed to put a space after a period in a Nov. 30 tweet. Web firm...

Cape Town – South Africa Synagogue Fire Cause Massive Damage, Lost Torahs

December 5, 2018 at 10:06 AM
Cape Town, South Africa - Torah scrolls worth Tens of Thousands of $USD were destroyed in a fire at a Cape Town synagogue, the congregation's rabbi said on Wednesday. Sam Thurgood, the rabbi at the Arthurs Road synagogue in Cape Town, said five handwritten scrolls were destroyed or damaged in Tuesday night's fire that started just before 11pm. It caused the collapse of the roof at the...

Beirut – Israel Gave No Proof Of Border Tunnels, Says Lebanon’s Berri

December 5, 2018 at 09:12 AM
Beirut - Israel provided no evidence of cross-border attack tunnels in a meeting with U.N. peacekeepers on Wednesday, Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said. The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday on its side of the border to "expose and thwart" tunnels into its territory, which it said originated from Lebanon. Israel accused Lebanon's Hezbollah movement of digging...

Washington – Presidents Club Assembles For Bush Funeral, Trump An Outlier

December 5, 2018 at 08:39 AM
Washington - The death of George H.W. Bush is bringing together the five remaining members of an oh-so-exclusive fraternity — the presidents club. But for President Donald Trump, it may not be an entirely comfortable reunion, throwing him together with former occupants of the Oval Office who have given him decidedly mixed reviews. Wednesday's state funeral for the late president will be...

Istanbul – Turkey Seeks Arrest Of 2 Former Aides To Saudi Crown Prince

December 5, 2018 at 08:33 AM
Istanbul - Turkey is seeking the arrest of two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who were dismissed amid the fallout from the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said a court approved arrest warrants for former royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani and former deputy intelligence chief Ahmed al-Assiri, who are believed...

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