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Queens, NY – Police: Detective Fatally Shot In NYC Was Killed By Friendly Fire

February 12, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Queens, NY - A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O'Neill said. "This appears to be an absolutely tragic case of friendly fire," an emotional O'Neill said at a late-night news conference. Det. Brian Simonsen, 42, was struck in the...

Washington – McConnell To Call Senate Vote On Democrats’ Green New Deal

February 12, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - The Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a moonshot plan by Democrats to combat climate change, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, announcing a move designed to force Senate Democrats — including a cast of presidential candidates — into a political bind. The plan, initially championed by freshman Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, calls for a New Deal-style...

Washington – Trump May Get Parade After All, But Don’t Call It A Parade

February 12, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump may get his parade after all. Just don't call it a parade. Trump said Tuesday that he's exploring the idea of holding a parade called "Salute to America" around July 4. The Lincoln Memorial is under consideration for the event, which he said would be more like a "gathering." He'd also like the event to become a tradition. "We're thinking about doing, on...

Washington – National Debt Hits New Milestone, Topping $22 Trillion

February 12, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement showed Tuesay that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017. The debt figure has been rising at a faster pace following passage of Trump's $1.5...

Israel – Two Tales Of A City: Jerusalem Tour Guided By A Palestinian And An Israeli

February 12, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Israel - On a Jerusalem plaza looking up at the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, a crowd gathers in front of two guides, listening attentively, a common sight in a city packed with pilgrims and tourists visiting its religious landmarks. What is unusual is that one of the guides is Palestinian, one is Israeli, and they are taking turns to give their perspectives on the city known to Jews...

Florida – Mom Of Jewish Parkland Victim Pens Heartbreaking Letter To Daughter

February 12, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Parkland, FL - The mother of a 14-year-old Jewish girl killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last year has penned a heartbreaking letter to her daughter. Lori Alhadeff posted the letter to her daughter Alyssa on a website created to honor her memory. Alyssa was among the 17 people killed on Feb. 14, 2018 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a teenage gunman who once...

Las Vegas – RIGHT AT HOME: What Will Kitchens Of The Future Look Like?

February 12, 2019 at 08:36 PM
Las Vegas - Today's home kitchen doesn't look anything like it did a century ago. But for the most part, it doesn't look a lot different than 50 years ago. Appliances are sleeker, materials are better, color palettes are broader. But the room is still the hard-working heart of the home. So what might the kitchen of the future be like? At the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las...

New York – Hedge Fund Co-Founder Murray Huberfeld Gets 30 Months for Role in Alleged Bribery Scheme

February 12, 2019 at 08:09 PM
New York - Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that MURRAY HUBERFELD was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a scheme to submit false paperwork to Platinum Partners (“Platinum”), a hedge fund founded by HUBERFELD, in order to facilitate a bribe to Norman Seabrook, the former president of the nation’s largest...

Kirkland, WA – Bill, Melinda Gates Unfazed By Criticism Of Wealthy Giving

February 12, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Kirkland, WA - Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good. The couple, whose foundation has the largest endowment in the world, say they are not fazed by recent blowback against wealthy giving. It's come in high-profile moments at the World Economic Forum, the shifting political conversation about taxes and...

Geneva – Keep The Volume Down! UN Issues Guidelines For Audio Devices

February 12, 2019 at 07:35 PM
Geneva - Two U.N. agencies want governments and makers of headphones, mobile phones and other audio devices to do more to keep down the volume they emit amid concerns about hearing loss in an increasingly digitized era. The World Health Organization and the International Telecommunications Union on Tuesday presented new standards, or voluntary guidelines, for the manufacture and use of...

Queens, NY – NYPD Detective Dead, 1 Officer Injured, After Being Shot By Suspected Robber

February 12, 2019 at 07:17 PM
Queens, NY - Two NYPD officers responding to a 911 call for a robbery at a phone store in Queens have been shot, multiple officials said. The shooting happened in the area of Atlantic Avenue and 121st Street in Richmond Hill. Both officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital by patrol car, the officials said. One of them who is a detective was pronounced dead after arriving in Hospital...

Washington – Mike Pence To Make First Visit To Auschwitz, Meet Netanyahu In Poland

February 12, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Vice President Mike Pence will visit Auschwitz, his first visit to the Nazi death camp in Poland. Pence will visit the site on Friday with Polish President Andrzej Duda, The Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing a senior White House official. The vice president will be in Warsaw for a joint U.S.-Poland conference on Middle East peace and security on Thursday and Friday. On...

Jackson, MS – Mississippi House Passes Bill Banning Boycott Of Israel

February 12, 2019 at 06:36 PM
Jackson, MS - The Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill that would prevent the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. Following the 88-10 last week in the lower house of the state Legislature, the measure moves to the Senate. It prevents the state retirement system, treasury and any state government entity from investing in a company that boycotts Israel...

California – Former Mossad Agents Formed Company That Targeted Clinton Campaign, Israel Boycott Activists

February 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM
California - An Israeli company made up of former Mossad agents that specialized in covertly spreading messages to influence what people believed and how they behaved targeted the boycott Israel movement on American college campuses. Psy-Group also took credit for turning Bernie Sanders supporters against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton using Facebook during the 2016 election, the New...

Washington – U.S. Agency Requires Drones To List ID Number On Exterior

February 12, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Washington - The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it is requiring small drones to display registration numbers on the exterior to address concerns raised by U.S. security officials and to make it easier to identify owners. In 2015, the FAA published rules requiring all drones to register prior to operation and that a government registration number be accessible in a battery...

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