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New York – CNN And NBC Agree To Air Ad For Oscar-nominated Documentary About NY Nazi Rally

February 17, 2019 at 11:34 PM
New York - CNN and MSNBC have each agreed to broadcast an ad that Fox News rejected for a documentary about a Nazi rally held in New York in 1939. The filmmakers of “A Night at the Garden,” which has been nominated for an Oscar in the category of documentary short, confirmed to The Washington Post on Friday that the 30-second ad spot would air during “The Situation Room with Wolf...

New York – Disgraced Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner Released From Prison

February 17, 2019 at 11:00 PM
New York - Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn, New York. It's not immediately clear when...

Washington – Return To Sender: High Court To Hear Undeliverable Mail Case

February 17, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decadelong fight with the U.S. Postal Service, which says his solution shouldn't have been patentable...

Washington – White House Indicates Trump To Veto Disapproval Of Emergency

February 17, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told "Fox News Sunday" that "the president is going to protect his national emergency declaration." Asked if that meant Trump...

New York – Back In The Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez Says To Keep Up The Fight

February 17, 2019 at 09:30 PM
New York - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to her home district in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Saturday to encourage her supporters to keep up the kind of activism that resulted in Amazon rescinding its plan to build a campus in the city. The freshman Democratic lawmaker did not mention Amazon by name but said, "It's not just about any job, it's about dignified jobs in...

Jerusalem – EL Al To Offer WiFi To North American Flights

February 17, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - El Al introduced WiFi to North American flights on Sunday. "We recognize the needs of our customers and are proud to present the best service for our flights," CEO of El Al Gonen Usishkin said. "We have worked hard to provide our customers with the most advanced and innovative WiFi system in the world of aviation." The service will be offered on transatlantic flights to New...

New York – Amazon Dumped New York, But Cities Still Wooing The Company

February 17, 2019 at 08:33 PM
New York - Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant. Officials in Newark, New Jersey, one of the 18 finalists that Amazon rejected in November when it announced plans to put its new headquarters in New York and northern Virginia, sent a giant heart that read, "NJ & Newark Still Love U, Amazon!" Representatives...

Jerusalem – Israeli News Anchor Under Fire For Saying IDF Soldiers Who Serve In West Bank Return As ‘animals’

February 17, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - An Israeli news anchor came under fire after on-air comments in which she said that soldiers who serve in the West Bank return as “animals.” Oshrat Kotler, an anchor and journalist on Israel’s Channel 13 broadcast channel made the comments at the end of a report about five Israel Defense Forces soldiers accused of beating of two detained Palestinians while they were...

Jerusalem – Israel To Deduct $138 Million From Palestinian Funds Over Prisoner Stipends

February 17, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israel said Sunday it will withhold over $138 million from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to families of Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis. The government's security Cabinet said it was implementing a law passed last year allowing Israel to withhold funds used to pay stipends to Palestinian attackers and their families from taxes Israel collects on...

Dallas – Airlines To Give Customers ‘nonbinary’ Choice Under Gender

February 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Dallas - Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such "undisclosed" or "unspecified." There could also be the optional title of "Mx." The airlines say they are making the change to be more inclusive in dealing with...

Tokyo – Newspaper: Japan’s PM Nominated Trump For Nobel Peace Prize On U.S. Request

February 17, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. The report follows Trump's claim on Friday that Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for opening talks and easing tensions with North Korea. The Japanese leader...

Washington – Year In Space Put US Astronaut’s Disease Defenses On Alert

February 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Washington - Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday. Scientists don't know if the changes were good or bad but results from a unique NASA twins study are raising new questions for doctors as the space agency aims to send people to MARS —...

Tehran – Iran Unveils First Semi-heavy Missile-equipped Submarine

February 17, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Tehran - Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine. The Sunday report said the Fateh, "Conqueror" in Persian, is capable of being fitted with cruise missiles. Since 1992, Iran has developed a homegrown defense industry that produces light and heavy weapons ranging from mortars and torpedoes to tanks and...

New York – CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Says Muslims Should Be ‘Thoughtful’ When Speaking About Israel

February 17, 2019 at 05:00 PM
New York - Fareed Zakaria, a prominent CNN host, wrote in an op-ed that Muslims should be “particularly thoughtful” when speaking about the Jewish state and people. Writing Friday in the Washington Post, Zakaria said he was responding to the debate about recent statements by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D.-Minn., about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which have widely been denounced as...

Beijing – China Surveillance Firm Tracking Millions In Xinjiang: Researcher

February 17, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Xinjiang, China - A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert. An online database containing names, ID card numbers, birth dates and location data was left unprotected for months by Shenzhen-based facial-recognition technology company SenseNets Technology...

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