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Albany – ‘Too Early’ To Tell If Ocasio-Cortez Will Help New York: Governor Cuomo

February 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Albany - Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a scion of his party's establishment wing, said on Friday it was "too early" to know if the young Democrat firebrand from his state, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, will help New York while in Congress. "It's early yet to find out what she actually produces," Cuomo told reporters after a news conference in Washington in which he argued...

Flagstaff, AZ – Storm Dumps Record-breaking Snow In Arizona On Way To Texas

February 23, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Flagstaff, AZ - A winter storm dumped record-breaking amounts of snow in Arizona and forced the closure Friday of roads, schools and government offices across the Southwest. The storm was pushing through eastern Arizona and heading for New Mexico and Texas after dumping nearly 3 feet (0.9 meters) of snow Thursday at the Flagstaff airport during the city's snowiest day on record, and more than...

Hanoi – Kim, Trump Impersonators Draw Ire Of Vietnam’s Authorities

February 23, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Hanoi - Vietnamese authorities are not amused by the antics of two impersonators of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. The duo has been making rounds of Hanoi, taking pictures with curious onlookers ahead of the second summit of the two leaders next week. However, on late Friday, a Kim lookalike, the Hong Kong-based impersonator who uses the name Howard X, posted on...

Pyongyang – North Korea’s Kim: I Don’t Want My Children To Bear Burden Of Nuclear Arms

February 23, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the U.S. secretary of state he did not want his children to live with the burden of nuclear weapons, a former CIA officer involved in high-level diplomacy over the North's weapons was quoted as saying on Saturday. Kim made the rare personal comments to Mike Pompeo during a visit to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, in April last year to lay...

Omaha, NE – Buffett’s Firm Reports $25B 4Q Loss On Paper Stock Losses

February 23, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Omaha, NE - Warren Buffett's company recorded a $25 billion loss in the fourth quarter because of a big drop in the paper value of several of its stock investments. Buffett said Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway's businesses are performing well overall, but it has to record the market value of its stock holdings at the end of each quarter and Buffett has struggled to find attractive...

Houston – Cargo Jet With Three On Board Crashes Near Houston Airport

February 23, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Houston - A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane "went in nose first," leaving a debris field three-quarters of a mile long in Trinity Bay, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said. "It's probably...

Washington – Trump Picks Ambassador To Canada For UN Post

February 23, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft "has done an outstanding job representing our Nation" and he has "no doubt that, under her leadership, our Country will be represented at the highest...

New York – Manhattan Luxury Condo Owners Vote To Strip Trump’s Name

February 23, 2019 at 08:30 PM
New York - Big, brassy letters spelling "Trump" will be ripped off another New York City apartment tower, the last of six luxury condominiums that once displayed the president's name. Owners got an email Friday from the board of a high-rise on Manhattan's west side confirming that "Trump Place" will disappear from the facade in coming weeks. The move comes after the majority of owners at...

New York – Report: Kushner Family Firm Pays $1.1B For 6,000 Apartments

February 23, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New York - The real estate firm run by White House adviser Jared Kushner's family has pulled off its biggest deal in more than a decade. Kushner Cos. paid $1.1 billion for a portfolio of about 6,000 apartments in Maryland and Virginia that had been owned by Lone Star Funds, according to a story published Friday by The Wall Street Journal. It marks Kushner Cos.' most expensive purchase since...

Washington – Mueller: Manafort ‘brazenly Violated The Law’ For Years

February 23, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Washington - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to "the heart of the criminal justice system" and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and his own lawyers, according to a sentencing memo filed Saturday by special counsel Robert Mueller's office. In the memo, submitted in one of two criminal cases Manafort faces...

Jerusalem -Netanyahu Defends Partnership With Far-right Party

February 23, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli prime minister is defending his partnership with a small ultranationalist party despite local and international condemnation. Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday took to Twitter and called the criticism, which also came from pro-Israel Jewish organizations in the US, as "hypocrisy and double standards." Netanyahu is seeking a fourth straight term as premier in Israel's April...

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