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Riverside, CA – F-16 Fighter Crashes Into California Warehouse, Pilot Ejects

May 16, 2019 at 11:02 PM
Riverside, CA - Authorities say an F-16 fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse just outside of Southern California's March Air Reserve Base. Maj. Perry Covington, director of public affairs at the base, says the pilot ejected before the crash Thursday and was not hurt. Television news shows a large hole in the roof of the building east of Los Angeles. Covington says there are no injuries...

Washington – Congressional Leaders Get Classified Briefing On Iran

May 16, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - Congressional leaders received a classified briefing on Iran from the White House Thursday following criticism that lawmakers have been kept out of the loop about recent military moves in the Middle East. Members of the so-called Gang of Eight were tight-lipped as they left the briefing. The ranking member of the Senate intelligence committee, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, refused...

Montgomery, AL – Alabama Governor Signs Strictest U.S. Abortion Ban Into Law

May 16, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Montgomery, AL - Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. U.S. abortion rights activists had already vowed to go to court to block enforcement of the Alabama measure, the...

New York – New Yorker Convicted Of Giving Material Support To Hezbollah

May 16, 2019 at 09:35 PM
New York - A New Yorker was convicted Thursday of providing material support to Hezbollah by seeking targets in New York City for terrorist attacks. A jury returned its verdict against Ali Kourani in Manhattan federal court after a weeklong trial. Kourani, 34, could face life in prison at a sentencing scheduled for Sept. 27. His lawyer, Alexei Schacht, said he'll appeal the verdict on...

New York – The Son Of Holocaust Hero Chiune Sugihara Is Setting The Record Straight About His Father’s Story

May 16, 2019 at 09:00 PM
New York - After decades of relative obscurity, the tale of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara has become one of the best-known Holocaust rescue stories, rivaling those of Oskar Schindler and Irena Sendler. The late Sugihara, who issued thousands of life-saving visas to Jewish refugees in Lithuania in defiance of his pro-Nazi government, became popularly known only about 20 years ago, in...

Toronto – ‘I Won’t Forget’: Trump Pardons Supportive Ex-media Mogul

May 16, 2019 at 08:31 PM
Toronto - Flattery will get you everywhere. Former media mogul Conrad Black, who has lavished praise on U.S. President Donald Trump in countless columns and a political biography, has himself a full presidential pardon on his fraud and obstruction convictions. Trump had taken notice of Black's warm words and even previously told him: "I won't forget!" In 2015, when Trump was running for...

New York – Report: NYPD Used Actors Photo To Find Lookalike Beer Thief

May 16, 2019 at 08:09 PM
New York - The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday. Georgetown University's Center on Privacy and Technology highlighted the April 2017 episode in "Garbage In, Garbage Out," a report on what it says are flawed practices in law...

Cincinnati, OH – Obesity Surgery Benefits May Be Bigger For Teens Than Adults

May 16, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Cincinnati, OH - Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have it resolve other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, a study finds. The results suggest there's a benefit from not waiting to address obesity. Researchers say longer study is still needed to know lifetime effects of this radical surgery...

Newburyport, MA – 71-year-old Man Undertakes Cross-country Walk For Veterans

May 16, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Newburyport, MA - A 71-year-old man, inspired by his work last year at a park where veterans were camping because they were homeless and struggling with addiction, embarked on a 3,600-mile (5,793-kilometer), coast-to-coast walk this week to draw attention to their plight. William Shuttleworth, toting a 25-pound (11-kilogram) backpack and singing "America the Beautiful," departed his hometown...

Washington – New Trump Immigration Plan Would Overhaul Green Card System

May 16, 2019 at 06:03 PM
Washington - Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit "top talent" to the nation as he unveiled his latest efforts to reform residency laws after years of setbacks and stalemates. "We discriminate against genius," Trump said of current policies, which he contended excessively favor family based...

Washington – Financial Disclosure: Trump Took Out 30-year Loan On $18.5 Million Home In 2018

May 16, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump took out a new 30-year mortgage on a sprawling oceanfront house steps from his own Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and it is sitting empty on the rental market, according to financial disclosures made public on Thursday by the Office of Government Ethics. The $18.5 million West Palm Beach mansion was purchased in May 2018 from one of Trump's older...

Cape Canaveral, FL – NASA Releases Photo Of Israeli Moonshot’s Crash Site

May 16, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Cape Canaveral, FL - NASA released a photo of what it says is the crash site of Israel’s Beresheet lunar lander. The image taken some 56 miles from the surface of the moon by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 22, 11 days after the crash, shows a dark smudge that indicates the point of impact. A light halo around the smudge could have formed from gas associated with the impact...

Jerusalem – Israeli Charged With Assault For Spitting On Polish Ambassador

May 16, 2019 at 04:05 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli prosecutors filed charges on Thursday against a man accused of spitting on Poland's ambassador, an incident that drew strong condemnation from Warsaw and underscored tensions between the countries over anti-Semitism and Holocaust history. The suspect, Erik Lederman, was indicted for assault and criminal threats, Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court papers showed. Police said that in...

Washington – Dems Start Marathon Session Reading Mueller Report Aloud

May 16, 2019 at 03:30 PM
Washington - Live, from a tiny parlor in the Capitol, House Democrats are reading aloud nearly 400 pages of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. The marathon is likely to stretch into the wee hours of Friday. The duty will be split among more than two dozen lawmakers. Democratic Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania said "The American people need to hear from the report itself," adding...

Los Angeles – Schools Turn To Technology To Reduce Toll During Shootings

May 16, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Los Angeles - Efforts to combat school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. School districts are using products like gunshot detection systems that identify where shots are fired and apps that allow teachers to report attacks...

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