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Washington – Ilhan Omar Says AIPAC Pays Politicians To Be Pro-Israel

February 10, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Washington - Days after a series of apologies for an old tweet seen as echoing anti-Semitic themes, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said AIPAC paid politicians to be pro-Israel, a falsehood that drew immediate rebukes. Omar on Sunday responded on Twitter to a threat two days earlier by Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to take action against her because of her past statements on Israel by saying...

Washington – Poll: Climate Change Seen As Top Threat, But U.S. Power A Growing Worry

February 10, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Climate change is the top security concern in a poll conducted by the Washington-based Pew Research Center, followed by Islamist terrorism and cyber attacks while respondents in a growing number of countries worried about the power and influence of the United States. In 13 of 26 countries, people listed climate change as the top global threat, with the Islamic State militant group...

Washington – Trump Defends Work Ethic After Private Schedules Leak

February 10, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is pushing back against criticisms that a leak of his private schedule suggests he is not working hard. Trump tweeted that it "should have been reported as a positive, not a negative." He also suggested that when the term "executive time" appears on his schedule, it means he is "generally working, not relaxing." The president's work ethic has been a...

Berlin – 5 Alleged Hitler Watercolors Go Unsold At German Auction

February 10, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Berlin - Five watercolors attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early days as a struggling artist have failed to sell at auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes. The Nuremberger Nachrichten newspaper reported Sunday that no bids were received on the paintings, which had starting prices of between 19,000 euros ($21,500) and 45,000...

Ceder Rapids, IA – Warren Takes On Trump, Say He May Not Be ‘Free Man’ In 2020

February 10, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Ceder Rapids, IA - Back in Iowa as a full-fledged presidential candidate, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took aim at President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying he "may not even be a free person" by next year's election. The Massachusetts senator has largely avoided talking about Trump since she began testing the waters for a campaign more than a month ago. She's been a frequent target of the...

Buffalo, NY – Parents Question Whether Shooting Drills Traumatize Kids

February 10, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Buffalo, NY - Long before an ex-student opened fire on his former classmates in Parkland, Florida, many school districts conducted regular shooting drills — exercises that sometimes included simulated gunfire and blood and often happened with no warning that the attack wasn't real. The drills began taking shape after the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. But 20 years later, parents...

Tel Aviv – Hezbollah Leader Appears On Israeli Recycling Ad

February 10, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Tel Aviv - Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has invaded the Israeli city of Tel Aviv — as the face of an eye-catching, satirical new recycling campaign. A gigantic poster featuring the Lebanese militant leader overlooking Tel Aviv's Ayalon highway went up Thursday and encourages Israelis to recycle plastic bottles. Above Nasrallah's head reads the caption: "I don't recycle bottles."...

Washington – Trump Mocks Klobuchar Over ‘Bad Timing’ Of Speech: ‘She Looked Like A Snowman’

February 10, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Washington - President Trump on Sunday mocked Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for launching her presidential campaign in snowy conditions in Minnesota, tweeting that she "looked like a Snowman." "Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures," Trump tweeted. "Bad...

Budapest – Hungary To Give Women With 4 Or More Kids Life Tax Exemption

February 10, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Budapest - Hungary's anti-immigration prime minister says the government is greatly increasing financial aid and subsidies for families with several children. The measures announced Sunday by Prime Minister Viktor Orban during his "state of the nation" speech are meant to encourage women to have more children and to reverse Hungary's population decline. They include a lifetime income tax...

Minnesota – Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Joins Democrats’ Crowded 2020 Presidential Race

February 10, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Minnesota - Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House. "For every American, I'm running for you," she told an exuberant crowd gathered on a freezing, snowy...

Seattle, WA – For Amazon, It’s Business As Usual Despite CEO Drama

February 10, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Seattle, WA - First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he'd been having an affair, releasing texts and photos of him and his mistress. As if either of those weren't distracting enough, now Jeff Bezos — the world's richest man and CEO of Amazon — is accusing The National Enquirer in a blog post of trying to...

Jerusalem – Israeli PM, Wife Pay Shiva Call To Family Of Ori Ansbacher

February 10, 2019 at 04:44 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, paid a condolence call Sunday evening to the family of Ori Ansbacher, the Israeli teenager who was found murdered in a Jerusalem forest last week. Netanyahu and his wife visited the Ansbacher family at their home in Tekoa, where Rabbi Gadi Ansbacher, his wife Noa, and their four surviving children areobserving the...

Deal, NJ – Bad Deal? Suit Fears Shore Towns Closing Beach Access Points

February 10, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Deal, NJ - It was hard to tell what had Matt Schwartz more stoked: the waves rolling in, or the relatively balmy 64-degree February weather as he wrapped up a day of surfing. But something else was bothering him: the possibility that he won't be able to surf here for much longer. The spot where Schwartz carried his board ashore is the latest flash point in a decades-long battle in New...

Richmond, VA – Embattled Virginia Governor: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

February 10, 2019 at 03:30 PM
Richmond, VA - Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal that he once wore blackface, but the pediatric neurologist said Sunday that he's "not going anywhere" because the state "needs someone that can heal" it. Northam made the comments on CBS' "Face the Nation," saying it's been a difficult week since a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook...

Helsinki – Finnish Report: Some Troops Helped To Kill Jews In WWII

February 10, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Helsinki - An Israeli Holocaust historian praised authorities in Finland for publishing a report that concluded Finnish volunteers serving with Nazi Germany's Waffen-SS, "very likely" took part in World War II atrocities, including the mass murder of Jews. Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center lauded the determination of the National Archives of Finland to release the findings even if...

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