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Beijing – China Says Working With U.S. Day And Night To Get Trade Deal

March 9, 2019 at 10:35 PM
Beijing - China and the United States are still working day and night to achieve a trade deal that matches the interests of both sides and the hopes of the world, including eliminating tit-for-tat tariffs, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday. Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said he was optimistic about negotiations with Washington, but added any trade mechanism achieved must...

Vatican – Pope Francis Praises Role Of Women In Meeting With Jewish Delegation

March 9, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Vatican - Pope Francis used an audience with the American Jewish Committee to praise the role of women in the world and renew his longstanding condemnation of anti-Semitism. In the private audience Friday – International Women’s Day – he highlighted the “irreplaceable contribution of women in building a world that can be a home for all.” Women, he said “make the world beautiful...

Washington – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says AIPAC Is Coming After Her. It’s Not.

March 9, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Washington - “It’s official,” says the fundraising appeal from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the freshman lawmaker who has become the flagbearer for the Democratic Party’s restive progressive wing. “AIPAC is coming after Alexandria, Ilhan, and Rashida.” Not only is it not official, it’s not true. The release starts by quoting an “AIPAC activist” threatening the...

Beauregard, AL – Trump Sees ‘unbelievable’ Tornado Damage In Alabama Visit

March 9, 2019 at 08:36 PM
Beauregard, AL - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday visited communities in eastern Alabama devastated by tornadoes that tore through homes and businesses, killing 23 people. Trump and his wife Melania Trump took a helicopter tour of the area before going to the homes of some victims in the tiny and especially hard-hit community of Beauregard, near the border with Georgia. Their motorcade...

Queens, NY – Officials: Turbulence Injures At Least 30 On Flight Into New York

March 9, 2019 at 08:04 PM
Queens, NY - Severe turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean tossed terrified passengers and crew around a Turkish Airlines plane cabin on Saturday, with 30 people suffering bumps, bruises, cuts and a broken leg before the flight landed safely at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. Dozens of ambulances lined up in front of a terminal to quickly treat the injured...

New York – Time Isn’t On Your Side With Coming Shift To Daylight Saving

March 9, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New York - Time isn't on your side this weekend. One less hour (of sleep) isn't the end of the world, but you may be a bit sleepier Sunday morning. Time to abide by the adage to spring forward (though it's not yet spring). The shift from standard to daylight saving time comes at 2 a.m. local time Sunday across most of the United States. Consider setting clocks an hour ahead before bed...

Newark, NJ – Air Transat Plane Makes Emergency Landing, Passengers Evacuated

March 9, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Newark, NJ - Smoke reported on board an Air Transat flight forced an emergency landing Saturday at a New Jersey airport, where the 189 passengers were evacuated by emergency slides. Air Transat Flight 942 was on its way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when it reported a possible fire in the cargo hold and was diverted to Newark Liberty International Airport at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, a...

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