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Washington – Trump: Amazon’s Dropped Deal ‘a Big Loss’ For Hometown NYC

February 22, 2019 at 04:40 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is calling Amazon's decision to drop its plans for new headquarters in New York "a big loss" for the city. Trump tells reporters the city could have hashed out "a much better deal," but is still bemoaning the decision. He's also blaming what he's calling "radical left" thinking, which he says isn't good for jobs or the economy. Amazon abruptly dropped...

New York – Dow Rises More Than 180 Points, Retakes 26,000

February 22, 2019 at 04:20 PM
New York - Stocks rose on Friday as another round of trade talks between the U.S. and China wrapped up with investors increasingly more hopeful a deal will be struck. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 181.18 points to 26,031.81 as Intel outperformed. The 30-stock index also broke above 26,000 for the first time since early November and posted its ninth consecutive weekly gain, its...

Paris – Kippah-wearing Supporter Of France’s Yellow Vest Movement Shared Anti-Semitic Posts

February 22, 2019 at 03:36 PM
Paris - Tainted by numerous accusations of anti-Semitism, activists of the yellow vests movement in France enthusiastically embraced a supporter named Pascal Olivier Chiron, who wears a kippah to their protests. A middle-aged man with short gray hair who says he is a Jewish-born convert to Catholicism, Chiron has filmed himself at protests in order to counter French media reports of...

Albany – New York Governor Orders Probe Into Facebook Access To Data From Other Apps

February 22, 2019 at 03:06 PM
Albany - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data, than had previously been known. The directive to New York's Department of State and Department of Financial Services came after The Wall Street Journal said...

Albany – NY Gov. Cuomo Deems Losing 2nd Amazon HQ ‘Greatest Tragedy’

February 22, 2019 at 02:00 PM
Albany - Gov. Andrew Cuomo again blasted fellow Democrats on Friday over Amazon's backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City, calling the internet retailer's rejection the "greatest tragedy" he has seen since he's been in government. Cuomo also said during an interview on public radio station WAMC that losing the Amazon deal makes him sick to his stomach. His...

New York – Manhattan District Attorney Preparing Charges Against Manafort

February 22, 2019 at 01:30 PM
New York - The Manhattan district attorney is preparing to file state criminal charges against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, in case the president pardons him for his federal crimes, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing sources. The Times reported that District Attorney Cyrus Vance is expected to seek charges whether or not Trump pardons...

Pittsburgh, PA – Sex Assault Suspect Extradited From Israel To Pennsylvania

February 22, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PA - An Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania has been extradited back to the United States. Moshe Journo was remanded to the Allegheny County Jail after he was returned to the Pittsburgh area Thursday. Authorities say Journo sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at his tanning parlor in Dormont in...

New York – Madoff Customer Payout Tops $12 Billion

February 22, 2019 at 12:30 PM
New York - The court-appointed trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff's firm said he began distributing $464 million to the imprisoned swindler's former customers on Friday, boosting their recovery to roughly $12.2 billion. Irving Picard, the trustee, said the payout means all former customers of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC who were eligible to recoup up to $1.49 million for their...

New York – Documentary About 1939 Nazi Rally In New York Up For Oscar

February 22, 2019 at 12:19 PM
New York - A crowd of 20,000 gives the Nazi salute as swastikas flank a giant portrait of George Washington. Unimaginable to most Americans, the pro-Hitler rally that took place 80 years ago this week inside New York's Madison Square Garden is the subject of a short documentary that's up for an Oscar. The seven-minute film shows Fritz Kuhn, the leader of the pro-Nazi German American Bund...

Washington – Report: Former VP Spiro Agnew In 1980 Asked Saudi Leader For Money To Fight US ‘Zionists’

February 22, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Washington - The late Vice President Spiro Agnew requested money in 1980 from Saudi Arabia to “continue to fight” against US Zionists. Agnew, who served for three years under Richard Nixon before resigning in 1973 in a corruption scandal from his time as the governor of Maryland in the 1960s, wrote to Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, then crown prince of Saudi Arabia, saying “I need...

Jerusalem – Israeli Acting Foreign Minister Doubles Down On Nazi Comment

February 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Jerusalem - Israel's acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk." Israel Katz said in a live TV interview late Thursday that he did not regret his comment, insisting that "I, as a son of Holocaust survivors ... have to tell the truth." Katz's statement incensed Poland last week...

Washington – House Dems Introduce Measure To Revoke Trump Border Edict

February 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Washington - House Democrats have introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Friday's move sets up a fight that could result in Trump's first-ever veto. It starts the clock on a constitutional clash between Trump and Democrats and sets up a vote by the full House as soon as...

Cape Canaveral, FL – Analysis: Israel’s First Lunar Spacecraft, Beresheet, Blasts Off

February 22, 2019 at 10:06 AM
Cape Canaveral, FL - Space exploration for Israel could have come to a grinding halt in 2003, when the country’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, perished with his American colleagues in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. It took years for the Israel space program to get back on track. But with this week’s launch of the SpaceIL lunar spacecraft, the sky is the limit. Beresheet, the Jewish...

New York – Warren Buffett Loses More Than $4 Billion In Single Day On Kraft Heinz Plunge

February 22, 2019 at 09:45 AM
New York - Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is set to lose more than $4 billion in a single day after shares of Kraft Heinz — one of the investor’s largest holdings — plunged on slew of bad news including a dividend cut and a government investigation. Stock of the packaged food giant, whose products include Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Jell-O and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, plunged more than...

Vietnam – Fake News: Kim And Trump Lookalikes Draw The Crowds In Hanoi

February 22, 2019 at 09:30 AM
Hanoi - Cars stopped and tourists gawked at what appeared to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wandering the streets of Hanoi. Days before the second summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump in Vietnam's capital, a Kim impersonator appeared on Friday at the Metropole Hotel, a back-up location for the meeting. Howard X, an Australian, has been cashing in his resemblance to North...

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