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Sofia, Bulgaria – Bulgarian Nationalists March In Honor Of Pro-Nazi General

February 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Sofia - Bulgarian nationalists have marched through Sofia, the country's capital, to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities. The annual Lukov March, staged by the far-right Bulgarian National Union, attracted hundreds of dark-clad supporters who walked through downtown Sofia holding torches and Bulgarian flags and chanting nationalist slogans. It...

Tehran – Iran Rejects Anti-Semitism Allegation By Pence

February 16, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Tehran - Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of anti-Semitism leveled against it by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a "killing machine against the Palestinians". Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitism on Friday after visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, maintaining his harsh rhetoric...

New York – 9/11 Fund Running Out Of Money For Those With Illnesses

February 16, 2019 at 10:30 PM
New York - The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday. September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya said she was "painfully aware of the inequity of the situation" but stressed that awarding some funds for every valid claim would be preferable to sending some...

Washington – Trump Declaration Faces Uncertain Fate In Coming Court Fight

February 16, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union announced its intention to sue less than an...

Fort Collins, CO – Runner Recalls Desperate Fight With Thrashing Mountain Lion

February 16, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Fort Collins, CO - Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he found its neck with his foot and suffocated the young cat. The 31-year-old trail runner recalled Thursday his encounter with the silent cat that lunged at him from behind, clamped its jaws down on his...

Munich – Joe Biden Says Will Decide Soon Whether To Run For Presidency

February 16, 2019 at 09:15 PM
Munich - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, said on Saturday he had not yet decided whether to run for president in 2020 but would do so "in the near term". More than two dozen Democrats could ultimately opt to run for president, creating a crowded field hoping to challenge President Donald Trump. Biden, who served two terms as vice president after decades in the U.S. Senate...

Washington – AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Skewed Picture Of Border Perils

February 16, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump describes drugs flowing across the hinterlands from Mexico, a federal prison population laden with criminals who are in the U.S. illegally and a Texas city transformed by a border barrier into a safe place to live. It's a misleading and in some ways false picture, and one that underpins his extraordinary declaration of a national emergency at the southern...

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February 16, 2019 at 08:43 PM
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Munich – Merkel Defends Iran Deal, Multilateralism But Pence Resists

February 16, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Munich - German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United States. Merkel's comments at the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of top global...

Tehran – Iran: Sabotage By U.S. May Be Behind Failed Satellite Launches

February 16, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Tehran - Iran's foreign minister says sabotage by the U.S. is a possible reason for Tehran's failed attempts to launch two satellites in recent months. Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday in an interview with NBC News in Munich, Germany, that it's possible there is a U.S. sabotage campaign against Iranian satellite launches. He confirmed that Iran suffered two failed attempts to launch...

Kansas City, MO – Video: Snow Storm Causes Pile Up, One Dead

February 16, 2019 at 07:48 PM
Kansas City, MO - Another winter blast hit Missouri on Friday, causing more than 100 accidents, closing schools and leaving highway experts to warn motorists to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. Several sections of Interstate 70 between Kansas City and Columbia were particularly treacherous. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said on Twitter that one person died in a crash involving at...

Aurora, IL – Illinois Man Being Fired From Job Fatally Shoots 5 Workers

February 16, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Aurora, IL - The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn't allowed to have to a job he must have known he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday that he was being fired from his job of 15 years at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Gary Martin pulled out a gun and began shooting, killing the three people in the room with...

New York – 2nd Arrest In Robbery That Led To NYPD Friendly Fire Death

February 16, 2019 at 07:00 PM
New York - Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press. The man was taken into custody in Queens hours after NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill revealed on a radio show that police were looking for a second suspect in Tuesday...

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