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New York – AP Explains: What Is “5G” Wireless, And Should You Care?

February 11, 2019 at 11:30 PM
New York - A much-hyped network upgrade called "5G" means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it's the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it's the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many average people, it's simply a mystery. The technology is one of the issues expected to take center...

El Paso, TX – Trump Says Can’t See Himself With A White House Dog

February 11, 2019 at 11:05 PM
El Paso, TX - President Donald Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas, to push for his border wall took a strange twist when he began a tangent on dogs. Trump says he's impressed by German shepherds and their ability to sniff out illicit drugs, but doesn't see himself getting a dog while at the White House. Trump says he wouldn't mind having a dog, but he doesn't have the time. He asked the...

Washington – Ilhan Omar Said AIPAC Pays Lawmakers To Be Pro-Israel. Here’s How The Lobbying Group Really Operates

February 11, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar started a firestorm by saying on Twitter that AIPAC pays lawmakers to support Israel. Both Democrats and Republicans have offered sharp rebukes, accusing the Minnesota Democrat of insinuating that Jews use money to get what they want. (On Monday afternoon, she said “I unequivocally apologize” after speaking to “Jewish allies and colleagues who are...

Washington – Trump’s Speech: Less Analytical, More Sure Than Predecessors

February 11, 2019 at 10:32 PM
Washington - Leaders are speaking far more simply and with more confidence than they did four score and seven years ago. Donald Trump's speech has accelerated that trend. A new study says Trump talks less analytically, and more confidently, than all past U.S. presidents. Psychologists at the University of Texas and Princeton University used a computer language program to study nearly 3...

Washington – What The FDA’s Actions Mean For Dietary Supplements

February 11, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products' ability to treat diseases. Here's a look at what the FDA's announcement means: Q: How are dietary...

New York – Amazon To Buy Wi-Fi Device Maker Eero

February 11, 2019 at 09:35 PM
New York - Amazon is buying Wi-Fi device maker Eero, helping the online retailer expand its line of smart home gadgets. Eero, founded in San Francisco five years ago, sells $200 devices that can spread Wi-Fi throughout a home. Rival Google already sells similar devices. Seattle-based Amazon did not say how much it is paying for Eero. The deal is expected to be completed sometime in the...

Washington – Trump Slams Rep. Omar Says Aplogy Not Adequate

February 11, 2019 at 09:18 PM
Washington- President Donald Trump says freshman Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar "should be ashamed of herself" over tweets suggesting that a powerful pro-Israel interest group paid members of Congress to support Israel. The Minnesota congresswoman "unequivocally" apologized earlier Monday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats rebuked her. She said she had no intention of...

El Paso, TX – As Trump Makes Case For Border Wall, Lawmakers Reach Deal To Avoide Another Shutdown

February 11, 2019 at 09:04 PM
El Paso , TX - President Donald Trump headed to the Texas border on Monday to argue his case that walls work as Democrats and Republicans back home in Washington announced a deal had been reached to avoid another government shutdown. Trump was bound for El Paso, aiming to reshape the debate around the wall following a damaging shutdown fight and with his signature 2016 campaign promise...

Paris – Anti-Semitic Acts In France Jump, As Divisions Deepen

February 11, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Paris - The French interior minister says anti-Semitic acts soared last year and is decrying the "poison" of hate. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Monday night that the total of registered anti-Semitic acts rose to 541 in 2018 from 311 in 2017. He spoke in the Paris suburb of Sainte-Genevieve-du-Bois, where vandals chopped down trees planted in honor of a Jewish man tortured and...

Minneapolis – Twitter Dustup, Apology Not Firsts For Minnesota Rep. Omar

February 11, 2019 at 08:32 PM
Minneapolis - Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has relished the attention attached to becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, eagerly engaging with supporters and critics on social media. But Omar's quick thumbs also have caused problems for herself and Democratic leadership. On Sunday, she suggested on Twitter that members of Congress are being paid to support Israel —...

Washington – Federal Reserve: Public Confidence In Inflation Policy Key To Containing Prices

February 11, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Washington - Keeping the public confident inflation will be contained is key to keeping price rises contained, San Francisco Federal Reserve economists said in a paper on Monday that also suggested the unemployment level is all but irrelevant to the inflation trajectory. The U.S. unemployment rate is 4 percent, well below what most U.S. Fed policymakers see as sustainable, but inflation has...

Houston – Separated Migrant Families Demand Millions From US Agencies

February 11, 2019 at 07:27 PM
Houston - Lawyers for eight immigrant families separated under Trump administration policy filed claims Monday against the U.S. government demanding $6 million each in damages for what they describe as lasting trauma. The parents accused immigration officers of taking their children away without giving them information and sometimes mocking them or denying them a chance to say goodbye. The...

Washington – As Democratic Field Expands, Biden Waits On The Sidelines

February 11, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday— in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the presidential campaign's first contest. As he weighs whether to jump into the race, Biden has been conspicuously absent from early voting states, making him an outlier among Democrats eying the White House. Nine...

Albany, NY – Federal Preliminary Report On Limo Crash Offers No Cause Yet

February 11, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Albany, NY - A preliminary report on the federal probe of a fatal limousine crash four months ago in upstate New York suggests no probable cause, saying the investigation continues. The National Transportation Safety Board released the report Monday on the Oct. 6 crash in rural Schoharie that killed 20 people. It says the agency continues to gather information on the modifications and...

Washington – Cohen Postpones Senate Interview, Citing Medical Reasons

February 11, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Washington - Michael Cohen's closed-door testimony before the Senate intelligence committee has been postponed "due to post-surgery medical needs," his attorney said Monday. Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, is under subpoena from the committee and was scheduled to talk to the panel Tuesday. Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, said in a statement that the interview had been...

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