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Denver, CO – Landlord Who Wouldn’t Lease To Muslim Pair Must Pay $675,000

May 3, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Colorado - A Denver landlord who was recorded telling her tenant to find an "American person ... good like you and me" to sublease her property instead of a Muslim father and son seeking to open their second restaurant must pay the men $675,000 under a settlement. The three men sued last year, generating local news coverage and online pleas to boycott the woman's business, which mirrored the...

Sn Francisco – Facebook Says It Will Allow Holocaust Denial

May 3, 2019 at 05:14 PM
San Francisco - Facebook will still allow users to deny the Holocaust even though it removed prominent bigots and anti-Semites from its platform. The social media giant deleted the personal, professional and fan accounts of some leading extremists and conspiracy theorists, like David Duke, Louis Farrakhan and Alex Jones, on Thursday. But in a letter from April 9, Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice...

New York – Report: NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Expected To Announce 2020 Presidential Run

May 3, 2019 at 03:47 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce he’s joining the ever-growing list of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, the New York Daily News reported Friday. A source told the outlet that the announcement could come as early as Wednesday, which is Mr. De Blasio’s 58th birthday. The mayor recently visited early voting primary states, including Nevada...

Washington – Trump Tweets He, Putin Discussed ‘Russian Hoax’

May 3, 2019 at 03:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says the "Russian Hoax" was one of the topics he discussed with Russian's Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) during a "Very productive talk!" Trump tweeted Friday: "As I have always said, long before the Witch Hunt started, getting along with Russia, China, and everyone is a good thing, not a bad thing." Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said earlier that Trump and...

Gaza City – 3 Palestinians Killed, 2 Soldiers Wounded In Gaza Flare-up

May 3, 2019 at 02:50 PM
Gaza City - Three Palestinians, including two militants, were killed by Israeli fire Friday after gunshots from the Gaza Strip wounded two Israeli soldiers, officials said, in a new flare-up that shattered a monthlong easing of hostilities that was mediated by Egypt. The calm along the Gaza-Israel frontier was in exchange for Israel's scaling back restrictions on the territory. However, Gaza's...

Washington – House Bill Would Withhold Military Aid To Israel Over Detention Of Palestinian Children

May 3, 2019 at 02:36 PM
Washington - Rep. Betty McCollum, a Minnesota Democrat, has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would withhold funding from Israel over its detention of Palestinian children. The bill is to “promote human rights for Palestinian children living under Israeli military occupation and require that United States funds do not support military detention, interrogation...

Los Angeles – FBI Arrests Man Suspected Of Threatening Conservative Pundit Ben Shapiro

May 3, 2019 at 02:30 PM
Los Angeles - The FBI arrested a man in Washington state for allegedly making death threats against Ben Shapiro, the conservative political commentator. The suspect had allegedly made “extremely serious” threats against Shapiro and his family, TMZ reported Tuesday. Shapiro, who is Jewish, filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department, who transferred the case to the FBI. The FBI...

New York – Amazon.com Shares Boosted By Warren Buffett’s Comments

May 3, 2019 at 02:00 PM
New York - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett called himself an "idiot" for not buying stock in Amazon, but said someone at his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is making up for his lack of foresight. Buffett told CNBC on Thursday that a money manager at Berkshire Hathaway has been buying shares in Amazon lately. On Friday, shares of Amazon jumped more than 3%. "Yeah, I've been a fan...

Washington – House Judiciary Threatens To Hold Barr In Contempt

May 3, 2019 at 01:25 PM
Washington - The House Judiciary Committee is threatening to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress if he does not comply with a new Monday deadline for special counsel Robert Mueller's full, unredacted report and some underlying materials. The new offer from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler comes after the Justice Department missed the committee's earlier...

Gaza – Israel Says 2 Soldiers Wounded By Gunfire From Gaza

May 3, 2019 at 12:54 PM
Gaza - The Israeli military says two soldiers have been wounded by gunshots from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The army said Friday the soldiers were moderately and lightly wounded, respectively. Israeli aircraft hit a Hamas militant site in response. The shootings come as thousands of Palestinians demonstrate along the territory's perimeter fence with Israel. Meanwhile, the Gaza...

Philadelphia – Toll Evader Named Stiff To Pay Up; Had $128K In Tolls, Fines

May 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Philadelphia - The worst toll evader in Pennsylvania is being ordered to pay up. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Jarrett Stiff didn't pay for trips on the Pennsylvania Turnpike 2,264 times from 2012 to 2017, more than anyone else in the state. The 36-year-old from suburban Philadelphia racked up nearly $128,000 in unpaid tolls and subsequent fines. In a deal with prosecutors, he...

Washington – Trump, Putin Discuss Nuclear Weapons, Mueller Report

May 3, 2019 at 12:14 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than an hour Friday about nuclear weapons agreements, the conflict in Venezuela, North Korea and also briefly about special counsel Robert Mueller's just completed report on Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. "They had a very good discussion. Spoke for a little over an hour," White House press...

Washington – House Bill Would Withhold Military Aid To Israel Over Detention Of Palestinian Children

May 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Washington - Rep. Betty McCollum, a Minnesota Democrat, has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would withhold funding from Israel over its detention of Palestinian children. The bill is to “promote human rights for Palestinian children living under Israeli military occupation and require that United States funds do not support military detention, interrogation...

Berlin – European, American Authorities Make Major Darknet Bust

May 3, 2019 at 11:41 AM
Berlin - European and American investigators have broken up one of the world's largest online criminal trafficking operations in a series of raids in the United States and Germany, authorities said Friday. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested after the raids in three southern states on allegations they operated the so-called the "Wall Street Market" darknet platform, which...

New York – Foreign Government Leases At Trump World Tower Stir More Emoluments Concerns

May 3, 2019 at 11:11 AM
New York - The U.S. State Department allowed seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New York's Trump World Tower in 2017 without approval from Congress, according to documents and people familiar with the leases, in what some experts say could be a potential violation of the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause. The 90-story Manhattan building, part of the real estate empire...

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