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Washington – 5 Jewish Facts To Know About Elizabeth Warren

January 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Washington - In the waning days of 2018, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., formally declared her interest in running for the presidency. Warren was not the first to do so — former Maryland Rep. John Delaney has for months been canvassing for Democratic votes in Iowa, the first caucus state — but Warren is the first “much discussed” Democrat to formally enter the 2020 stakes. Warren on...

San Diego – Wall Debate Obscures Other Struggles At The Border

January 5, 2019 at 11:30 PM
San Diego - In Washington, it's all about the wall. At the border, it's only part of the story. Border authorities are struggling with outdated facilities ill-equipped to handle the growing increase in family migrants, resulting in immigrants being released onto the streets every day. The immigration court system is so clogged that some wait years for their cases to be resolved, and lacks...

Chicago – Overheated E-cigarette Battery Causes Small Fire On Flight

January 5, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Chicago - American Airlines says a passenger's electronic cigarette caused a small fire on a flight from Las Vegas to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. American Airlines spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the e-cigarette's battery overheated shortly after Flight 168 landed Friday night. Scott says flight attendants stamped out the fire. No one was injured. The 138 passengers and crew of...

Washington – Trump Says Dem Dishonored Herself With Profanity

January 5, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says newly elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan "dishonored herself" when she used profanity to describe him. Speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden, Trump said Friday that he thought Tlaib's comments were "disgraceful." The Michigan Democrat exclaimed at an event late Thursday that Democrats were going to impeach Trump, and used a profanity for...

Washington – Airports Seeing Rise In Security Screeners Calling Off Work

January 5, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown . Employees of the Transportation Security Administration are expected to work without pay during the shutdown because their jobs are considered essential. The TSA said in a statement Friday that call...

Little Rock , AK – Judge Holds Hearing Over Arkansas No Israel Boycott Pledge Law

January 5, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Little, Rock, AK - Attorneys for an Arkansas newspaper asked a federal judge Friday to block a law requiring that contractors pledge not to boycott Israel, saying it forces businesses to give up their free speech rights in order to receive state money. U.S. District Judge Brian Miller heard arguments in the Arkansas Times' lawsuit challenging the state's 2017 anti-boycott law. Miller said he...

Japan – Tuna Sells For Record $3 Million In Auction At Tokyo’s New Fish Market

January 5, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Tokyo - The owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain on Saturday set a record by paying more than $3 million for a bluefin tuna in the year's first auction at Tokyo's new fish market, exceeding his own record price of 2013. Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns the Sushizanmai chain, paid 333.6 million yen ($3.1 million) for the 278-kg (613-lb) fish caught off the coast of northern Japan's Aomori...

Cairo – Egypt Asks CBS Not To Air Interview, El-Sissi Saying Egyptian And Israelis Cooperate Against Militants

January 5, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Cairo - Egypt's president has told CBS that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a startling and potentially damaging acknowledgment that could explain the Egyptian government's request that the network not air the interview. Excerpts from the interview released by CBS over the weekend also quoted President...

Torrance, CA – 3 Killed, 4 Injured In California Bowling Alley Shooting

January 5, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Torrance, CA - Three men were fatally shot late Friday and four injured when a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire that had terrified patrons, some children, running for their lives. Police in the coastal city of Torrance responded shortly after midnight to calls of shots fired at the Gable House Bowl, which offers bowling, laser tag and an...

Washington – Trump Denies Media Report He Is Considering Webb For Pentagon Chief

January 5, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday a New York Times report that he was considering former Democratic Senator Jim Webb to be his next defense secretary was "fake news." The Times, citing an unnamed official, said on Thursday that Vice President Mike Pence and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had reached out to Webb. A senior Pentagon official confirmed Webb's...

Washington – Trump Says ‘not Much Headway’ In Talks As Shutdown Drags On

January 5, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Washington - White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demands for border wall funding without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. Trump tweeted: "Not much headway made today." Democrats agreed there had been little movement, saying the White...

Jerusalem – Hundreds Protest As Shin Bet Arrests Fifth Suspect In Jewish Terror Case

January 5, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Jerusalem - Hundreds protested outside the Prime Minister’s Residence on Saturday over the continuing arrest of suspects in the Jewish terror case, no details of which have been made public, being investigated by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), media reported. A fifth Jewish minor suspect was arrested Saturday. The boy is from the same yeshiva as the four other detainees. Rabbi...

Washington – Trump Aide Trying To Allay Israeli Concerns On Syria Pullout

January 5, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Washington - The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel's concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The pullout announced before Christmas was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests from aides, allies and members of Congress for...

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