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Washington – Trump Says He Plans To End India’s Preferential Trade Treatment

March 4, 2019 at 11:58 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he intends to end India's preferential trade treatment under a program that allows $5.6 billion worth of Indian exports to enter the United States duty free. "I am providing notice of my intent to terminate the designation of India as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program," Trump said...

Pittsburgh – Autonomous Car Testing Plan Aims To Boost Public Confidence

March 4, 2019 at 11:21 PM
Pittsburgh - Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last year. Karina Ricks, director of the city's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, said the city was working on guidelines...

London – ‘The End Of A Fantastic Era’_ A Look Back On The Concorde

March 4, 2019 at 11:00 PM
London - The speed and elegant appearance of the Concorde inspired awe. Its ear-rattling sonic booms irritated people on the ground and led to restrictions on where the jet could fly. The Concorde's maiden flight was 50 years ago this month. Although the plane went out of service in 2003, its delta-wing design and drooping nose still make it instantly recognizable even to people who have never...

Des Monies, IA – Maryland Gov. Hogan: ‘Never Say Never’ To Trump Challenge

March 4, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Des Monies, IA - Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday that he doesn't yet believe President Donald Trump is vulnerable in a primary, but he's still considering launching a challenge because "things could change." In an interview with The Associated Press at a National Governors Association regional meeting in Iowa, Hogan said, "I have a real important day job. I'm not someone who...

Jerusalem – Paper: Israel Ranks As 8th Most Powerful Country

March 4, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israel was ranked the eighth most powerful country in the world, according to the US News and World Report's power ranking in 2019. The power ranking was based on leader, economic influence, political influence, international alliance and a strong military. This ranking was part of a subcategory ranking for the US News's annual Best Country ranking. Israel received a high ranking...

Dallas, TX – Art Collected By Jewish Lawyer Before WWII Goes To Auction

March 4, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Dallas, TX - About 200 works of art from a Jewish lawyer's collection that were spirited out of Nazi Germany to the U.S. are going up for auction. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday at Swann Auction Galleries In New York are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They were once part of a collection of about 6,000 pieces he amassed. The works being auctioned are...

New York – New Techniques Let Scientists Zero In On Individual Cells

March 4, 2019 at 08:27 PM
New York - Did you hear what happened when Bill Gates walked into a bar? Everybody there immediately became millionaires — on average. That joke about a very rich man is an old one among statisticians. So why did Peter Smibert use it to explain a revolution in biology? Because it shows averages can be misleading. And Smibert, of the New York Genome Center, says that includes when...

Paris – Volvo To Limit Car Speeds In Bid For Zero Deaths

March 4, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Paris - Volvo Cars said on Monday it will introduce a 180 km per hour (112 mph) speed limiter on all new vehicles as the Swedish automaker seeks to burnish its safety credentials and meet a pledge to eliminate passenger fatalities by 2020. While Volvo, whose XC90 flagship SUV currently has a top speed of 212 km/h, has made progress on its so-called "Vision 2020" target of zero deaths or...

Washington – Woman Who Joined Islamic State Starts Fight To Return To US

March 4, 2019 at 07:24 PM
Washington - An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State on Monday lost a first round in a legal fight to return to the U.S. with her toddler son, even as a judge seemed to support at least one argument made by her lawyer for her U.S. citizenship. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton denied a request for "expedited" proceedings for Hoda Muthana, whose lawyers sought to have her lawsuit...

Washington – U.S. Lawmakers Complain Trump Taken ‘No Meaningful Action’ On China’s Abuses Of Muslims

March 4, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Washington - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers complained to the Trump administration on Monday that its response to rights abuses against China's Muslim minority was inadequate months after saying it was looking into imposing sanctions. "This issue is bigger than just China. It is about demonstrating to strongmen globally that the world will hold them accountable for their actions," the...

Jerusalem – Did Benjamin Netanyahu Visit Afghanistan Or Did He Get Tripped Up By A Rhyme?

March 4, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Jerusalem - Did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu make a surprise visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan? He said as much on Monday night before correcting the record immediately after a speech on Monday night. In a speech unveiling the Likud party's candidates for April's elections, Netanyahu rattled off a list of countries he has visited as prime minister, including Australia...

Portland, OR – Oregon Man Snowed In For 5 Days Survives On Taco Sauce

March 4, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Portland, OR - An Oregon man who had only taco sauce and melted snow to eat while he was snowed in for five days with his dog is grateful to his rescuer and sorry to have caused so much trouble. Jeremy Taylor's aunt, Denise Tremaine, also told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday her nephew tried to walk out of the woods on snowshoes he fashioned from his vehicle's roof...

Costa Mesa, CA – California School District Investigates Nazi Salute Photo

March 4, 2019 at 05:35 PM
Costa Mesa, CA - A California school district is investigating a social media photograph in which young people are seen giving Nazi salutes while standing around a table on which red cups form a swastika. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District was made aware Sunday of social media postings "involving some students who created inappropriate anti-Semitic symbols, and possible underage...

Columbia, SC – Winner Claims $1.5 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot In South Carolina, Will Remain Anonymous

March 4, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Columbia, SC - The mystery surrounding the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last October is partly over as lottery officials announced Monday that a South Carolina resident had stepped forward to claim the prize but elected to remain anonymous. A lottery commission statement said the person submitting the claim for what was the second-largest lottery in U.S. history has chosen the cash...

Tulsa – Melania Trump Opens Three-state Tour To Promote ‘Be Best’

March 4, 2019 at 04:31 PM
Tulsa - Melania Trump is in Oklahoma to open a three-state tour to highlight all three components of her "Be Best" childhood initiative. The first lady on Monday is visiting the Dove School of Discovery, a Tulsa elementary school that the White House says incorporates character education in its curriculum. She'll visit a Seattle-area tech company later Monday to learn about programs and apps...

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