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Boston – Kurt Lang, Nazi Expert And Social Scientist, Dies

May 8, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Boston - Kurt Lang, an expert on Nazi Germany and a sociologist who with his wife, Gladys, wrote several books about the influence of television on politics and public opinion, has died. He was 95. Lang died May 1 of respiratory failure at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, his daughter, Glenna Lang, said Wednesday. Lang fled Nazi Germany for New York City with his family in...

Panama City, FL – Trump: China ‘Broke The Deal’ In Trade Talks

May 8, 2019 at 10:15 PM
Panama City, FL - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China "broke the deal" it had reached in trade talks with the United States, and vowed not to back down on imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports unless Beijing "stops cheating our workers." The U.S. Trade Representative's office announced that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase to 25 percent from...

New York – Ride-hailing Drivers Expose Financial Unrest Before Uber IPO

May 8, 2019 at 10:00 PM
New York - As Uber prepares for its stock market debut Friday, its long-term success or failure will largely depend on the nearly 4 million drivers who serve as the backbone of the company's network. The ride-hailing company will need to convince drivers to stick with it as it grapples with complaints over wages and the way it classifies drivers as contractors instead of employees. Lyft...

Washington – Officials: US Ready To Shift More Military Assets In Middle East

May 8, 2019 at 09:37 PM
Washington - American officials say the U.S. is poised to move more military assets to the Middle East in response to perceived threats from Iran. Officials say two additional bomber aircraft are expected to deploy to the region, and one official says there are ongoing discussions about moving some Patriot missile batteries back to the Middle East. There is no final decision on the Patriot...

Washington – U.S. Border Agents Apprehended Nearly 100,000 People At Southern Border In April: Data

May 8, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Washington - U.S. border officers apprehended nearly 99,000 people crossing the U.S. southern border in April, the highest figure since 2007, the government said on Wednesday, as Trump administration officials decried what they call a humanitarian and security crisis. The steady increase in migrant arrivals, which has been building over the past several months, is driven by a growing number of...

Houston – Swedish-Israeli NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Gets Ready For Her First Trip Into Space

May 8, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Houston - Jessica Meir has been preparing to go into space since the age of 5. She attended her first space camp after finishing middle school and a training program at the Kennedy Space Center following her sophomore year at Brown University. It took Meir three tries to be chosen for NASA’s highly selective astronaut training program, which she started in 2013 and from which she graduated...

United Nations – UN Chief Says ‘Total Disaster’ If Warming Not Stopped

May 8, 2019 at 09:00 PM
United Nations - The United Nations secretary-general said the world must dramatically change the way it fuels factories, vehicles and homes to limit future warming to a level scientists call nearly impossible. That's because the alternative "would mean a catastrophic situation for the whole world," António Guterres told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview. Guterres said he's...

Washington – Rashida Tlaib Sets Dates For Congressional Visit To West Bank

May 8, 2019 at 08:24 PM
Washington - Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., set the dates for her congressional visit to the West Bank. Tlaib, a Palestinian American, proposed the trip last year after she was elected to Congress for the first time as a counterbalance to Israel trips organized by the American Israel Education Foundation, an affiliate of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. On Wednesday, Jewish...

Derby Line, VT – US Officials Mark New $33M Border Post At Canada Border

May 8, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Derby Line, VT - U.S. officials marked the completion of a new U.S.-Canada border crossing facility that is designed to smooth the flow of people and trade between the two countries while keeping the U.S. safe from terrorism and criminal organizations. The new $33 million facility at the northern end of Interstate 91 in the Vermont town of Derby Line replaces another facility that was built in...

Pittsburgh, PA – US Shuts Down Illegal Web Marketplace; 2 Israelis Charged

May 8, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Pittsburgh, PA - A gateway to illegal marketplaces on the darknet has been shut down, the FBI announced Wednesday, and two of its alleged operators have been arrested and accused of making millions of dollars in kickbacks for their services. A grand jury in Pittsburgh returned indictments against the two Israelis on charges of money laundering conspiracy. They're accused of receiving more...

Brooklyn, NY – Profanity And Sheitel Pulling As Jewish Woman Accosted In Crown Heights Park

May 8, 2019 at 06:41 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A visit to a Crown Heights playground turned ugly today when a Jewish woman found herself involved in a verbal exchange that turned physical. Police said that the incident took place at 11:37 this morning at Hamilton Metz Field at the southwest corner of Albany and Lefferts avenues. According to the NYPD, two women were at the playground when an unidentified woman came up...

Jerusalem – Survey: Israelis Prefer State And Religious Law Over Western Values

May 8, 2019 at 06:31 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Jews are more influenced by the laws of the country and their religious values than by the values of the Western world when they address the question “what is right and wrong, what is good and what is bad,” according to a new Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) survey. Among Jews, state law is the most influential, with 57 percent saying that these laws affect them...

Washington – Trump Team Claims Unfamiliar Position: Front-runner

May 8, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump spent his first campaign as an underdog, written off by the political establishment and down on his own chances on Election Night. But as he and his team gear up for re-election, they're claiming an unfamiliar position: front-runner. Trump and his allies are exuding optimism about his 2020 bid, touting a strengthening economy, their organizational and...

Washington – Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.

May 8, 2019 at 05:39 PM
Washington - The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., calling him in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony. That's according to a person familiar with the subpoena who discussed it on condition of anonymity. The committee has renewed interest in talking to President Donald Trump's eldest son after Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified earlier this...

Highlands Ranch, CO – Colorado School Shooting Victim Died Charging Attacker

May 8, 2019 at 05:08 PM
Highlands Ranch, CO - The lone fatality in the Colorado high school shooting was Kendrick Castillo, a friendly 18-year-old who, witnesses said, leaped from his desk in a literature class and charged the two attackers, sacrificing his life to buy classmates time to escape. Another 18-year-old who was preparing to enter the Marines also tackled at least one of the shooters. And an armed security...

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