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Islamabad – World Urges Restraint As 2 Nuclear Power Countries India, Pakistan Trade Blows Over Kashmir

February 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Islamabad - India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other's fighter jets on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a 1971 war, prompting world powers to urge restraint. Both countries have ordered air strikes over the last two days, the first time in history that two nuclear-armed powers have done...

New York – Walmart Is Getting Rid Of Greeters, Worrying The Disabled

February 27, 2019 at 11:38 PM
New York - As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being unfairly targeted. Walmart told greeters around the country last week that their positions would be eliminated on April 26 in favor of an expanded, more physically demanding "customer host" role. To qualify, they will need to be able...

Washington – Melting Missiles: Just One Problem With F-35s Stopping N Korea Rockets

February 27, 2019 at 11:07 PM
Washington - Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after lift-off, the Pentagon is studying as a near-term option whether a group of F-35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshly-launched rockets. In its current form, the idea defies physics, missile defense experts say. It calls for interceptor missiles that fly so fast they could...

Washington – Cohen: Trump Feared Audit If He Released Tax Returns

February 27, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said on Wednesday that Trump has not released his tax returns because he feared that public scrutiny would lead to an audit and tax penalties. In congressional testimony that could aid efforts by House Democrats to obtain Trump's returns, Cohen also said he does not believe the president is under audit, despite...

New York – Oh No! Company Owners Can Get A Shock From Huge Tax Bills

February 27, 2019 at 10:00 PM
New York - Amy Baxter's business took off after she appeared on "Shark Tank" with her device that blocks pain from injections — orders flowed in and she bulked up her inventory. But after sales hit a temporary speed bump, Baxter learned there was no tax break for the merchandise she hadn't sold yet. "I remember sitting at my parents' house, realizing there was no way out of this," says...

South Lake Tahoe, CA – Snowplow Bumps Into Snow-covered Car, Finds Woman OK Inside

February 27, 2019 at 09:30 PM
South Lake Tahoe, CA - A woman who authorities believe was living in her car was rescued after a snowplow inadvertently bumped into her vehicle, which was buried in snow. South Lake Tahoe, California, city spokesman Chris Fiore highlighted the Feb. 17 incident in a Tuesday news release urging drivers to take safety precautions in winter weather. He said the city has had problems with illegally...

Los Angeles, CA – Mural On Los Angeles Building Is ‘shameful Act Of Anti-Semitism,’ City’s Jewish Mayor Says

February 27, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A mural painted on the side of a building in downtown Los Angeles depicts a Grim Reaper in a blue cloak covered with Stars of David holding a dead baby. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office on Tuesday called it a “shameful act of anti-Semitism,” the Los Angeles Times reported. His spokesman told the newspaper that Garcetti, who is Jewish, became aware of the...

Anaheim, CA – California Firefighters Fan Flames With Broken Window Post

February 27, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Anaheim, CA - A California fire department enflamed some social media users but amused others by posting pictures of the busted-out windows of a car parked in front of a fire hydrant. In a Twitter post Tuesday , the Anaheim Fire Department asks: "Ever wonder what happens when a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant and a fire breaks out? Is a closer parking spot worth the broken windows and...

Queens, NY – Police: 12 Year Old Is Suspect Behind Anti-Semitic Graffiti In Queens Playground

February 27, 2019 at 08:01 PM
Queens, NY - The alleged culprit behind anti-Semitic graffiti found in Queens last week is in custody: A 12-year-old male. Swastikas and anti-Semitic sentiments were scrawled in chalk at playground in the Rego Park neighborhood of Queens. "On Fri, 2-22-19, anti-Semitic graffiti was found throughout a Queens playground, NYPD chief Dermot Shea tweeted Wednesday night. "The NYPD’s Hate...

Boston – Oskar Schindler’s Personal Possessions Hit Auction Block

February 27, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Boston - Several personal possessions of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved the lives of about 1,200 Jews during World War II, are up for auction. Schindler's Longines wristwatch, a compass he and his wife reportedly used in 1945 as they fled advancing Russians, two Parker fountain pens, and several other items are being sold by Boston-based RR Auction. The belongings being...

San Diego – Amid Clouds Of Dust, Border Wall Prototypes Are Demolished

February 27, 2019 at 07:29 PM
San Diego - The government is demolishing eight prototypes of Donald Trump's prized border wall that instantly became powerful symbols of his presidency when they were built nine months after he took office. The Trump administration says elements of the prototypes have been melded into current border fence designs and they have served their purpose. The four concrete and four steel panels...

Bangkok – Billionaire List Shows $1T Hit From ’18 Market Meltdown

February 27, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Bangkok - The stock market meltdowns in 2018 obliterated $1 trillion of the fortunes of the world's richest individuals, according to a list by wealth compiler Hurun Report. The report, China's version of the Forbes rich list, showed Chinese billionaires still outnumbered those from any other country as of Jan. 31, at 658. Several newly minted ones amassed wealth through big share offerings...

London – Court Filing Links Spy Exposed By AP To Israel’s Black Cube

February 27, 2019 at 06:32 PM
London - A Canadian attorney says he appears to have been targeted by the same undercover operative unmasked by The Associated Press at a New York hotel last month , drawing a line between the man and the notorious Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube. In a court filing made public last week, Toronto attorney Darryl Levitt says that the spy, whose real name is Aharon Almog-Assouline, "bears a...

Judea And Samaria, Israel – Palestinian Hosts Jewish Tourists_ At His Own Risk

February 27, 2019 at 05:59 PM
Judea And Samaria, Israel - A resident of the Palestinian village of Battir and the Israeli NGO “Meeting Point”, which organizes tours to Judea and Samaria for Russian-speaking Israelis, work together to bring Jewish tourists to the remnants of the Beitar Fortress from Bar Kochba period that is situated inside the Palestinian village As our group of 10 Russian-speaking Israelis walks from...

Washington – Cohen Says He’s Worried About Fate Of US

February 27, 2019 at 05:34 PM
Washington - Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he's worried that if the president doesn't win re-election, there will not be a "peaceful transition of power." Cohen is testifying Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee. He told the committee in closing remarks that his loyalty to Donald Trump has cost him his job, his family and his freedom. And he's worried the country will suffer...

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