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Los Angeles – Stretch Of Road In LA Renamed Obama Boulevard

May 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Los Angeles - A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. It also intersects with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and further establishes a "presidential row" that includes Washington...

New York – Prosecutors Refuse Final Meeting With Cohen As Prison Looms

May 4, 2019 at 11:30 PM
New York - For months, President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen tried — but failed — to position himself as a whistleblower in the vein of Watergate hero John Dean. As the time ticked down toward his deadline to report to prison, Cohen also lost the interest of the one group of people who could help him out: the federal prosecutors he desperately hoped would ask a judge to...

Pyongyang – North Korean Leader Kim Oversaw Testing Of Multiple Rocket Launchers

May 4, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Pyongyang - North Korean state media on Sunday said leader Kim Jong Un observed a live-fire drill of long-range multiple rocket launchers and unspecified tactical guided weapons, a day after South Korea's military detected the North launching several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim expressed...

Washington – Trump Attacks Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans

May 4, 2019 at 10:32 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would "monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms." He has previously asserted that social media companies...

New York – Longtime NYC Prosecutor, Former Judge Richard Brown Dies

May 4, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Queens, NY - A longtime New York City prosecutor and judge who presided over the arraignment of "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz has died at the age of 86. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown died Friday, Chief Assistant District Attorney John M. Ryan announced Saturday. Brown was first appointed district attorney in 1991 by then-Gov. Mario Cuomo, a Democrat. He was re-elected to...

Jacksonville, FL – Boeing 737 With 143 Passengers Slides Off Runway Into Florida River, No Deaths, Probe Begins

May 4, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Jacksonville, FL - A military-chartered jet carrying 143 people landed hard, then bounced and swerved as the pilot struggled to control it amid thunder and lightning, ultimately skidding off the runway and coming to a crashing halt in a river at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. It meant chaos and terror for passengers in the Boeing 737 as the plane jolted back and forth and oxygen masks...

Jerusalem – Israel Strikes Gaza Targets In Response To Heavy Rocket Fire That Killed One, Injured 2 Israelis

May 4, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 250 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke a month-long lull between the enemies. Six Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her baby, were killed, while four Israelis, including an elderly woman and man, were severely wounded. The...

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