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Washington – Trump Praises Collin Powell And Wife At Event

June 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Washington - Retired Gen. Colin Powell and his wife, Alma, are "two people to really look up to," President Donald Trump said Sunday. Trump congratulated the Powells at the close of an annual gala at Ford's Theater during which they received the Lincoln Medal, along with American political humorist Mark Russell. The theater's society has awarded the medal annually since 1981 to individuals...

Pyongyang – Amid Execution Reports, North Korea’s Ex-nuclear Envoy Seen With Kim Jong-un

June 2, 2019 at 11:15 PM
Pyongyang - A senior North Korean official who had been reported as purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert alongside leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting near a clapping Kim Jong Un and other top officials during a musical performance by the wives of Korean People's Army...

San Francisco – Sanders Kicks Fight Against Trump Into High Gear As Democrats Swarm San Francisco

June 2, 2019 at 11:00 PM
San Francisco - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday called on California Democrats to unite against Donald Trump, kicking the 2020 presidential campaign into high gear with jabs against the Republican president and a veiled swipe at Democratic rival Joe Biden. Sanders called Trump "a racist, a sexist, a homophobe and a religious bigot" in a speech capping off a state Democratic convention...

Buenos Aires – Argentina’s Envoy To Haiti Glorifies Nazis In Tweet That Angers Local Jewish Groups

June 2, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Buenos Aires - Argentina’s ambassador to Haiti glorified the Nazis in a tweet in which he saluted his country’s military on its National Army Day, angering Jewish institutions and a national lawmaker. Ambassador Pedro Von Eyken saluted Argentina’s national army on May 29, Argentina’s National Army Day, in a tweet which read, in Spanish: “Today is the Day of the Argentine Army, that...

Washington – Some Boeing 737 MAX Planes May Have Faulty Parts: FAA

June 2, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday some Boeing Co 737 MAX and NG planes may have parts that were improperly manufactured and that it will require their replacement, the latest issue to hit the world's largest plane maker. The FAA said up to 148 leading edge slat tracks manufactured by a Boeing sub-tier supplier are affected and cover 133 NG and 179 MAX...

Virginia Beach, VA – Police Puzzled, Seeking Motive, As VirginIa Beach Attacker Notified Boss Of Plans To Leave Job

June 2, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Virginia Beach, VA - Officials trying to learn what prompted a city engineer to kill 12 people in Virginia Beach before he was shot dead by police said on Sunday investigators were examining employment-related issues but stressed that the suspect was not being disciplined. Recounting the chaotic minutes that followed the Friday afternoon gun rampage, authorities said they were still seeking a...

Cairo – Sisi Says Egypt Will Not Accept Anything Against Palestinian Wishes

June 2, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, speaking about the unannounced U.S. Mideast peace plan, said on Sunday that his country would not accept anything undesired by the Palestinians. Speaking after breaking the Ramadan fast at a hotel in Cairo, Sisi also appeared to dismiss suggestions that Egypt might make concessions as part of the U.S. plan. The blueprint, still in draft form...

Austin, TX – Texas Governor Signs State Ban On Red-light Traffic Cameras

June 2, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Austin, TX - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law banning red-light traffic cameras in the nation's second-largest state. Abbott tweeted Saturday that he signed off on the ban, which takes effect Sept. 1. Such cameras take images of vehicles entering intersections when red stoplights are lit. Drivers are usually fined $75. Critics say red-light cameras are unconstitutional...

Jerusalem – Israel Attacks Syrian Base Hours After Hitting Other Targets

June 2, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel fired missiles onto a Syrian military air base in the country's center late Sunday, killing a soldier and wounding two others hours after other Israeli attacks in southern Syria killed three soldiers and wounded seven, Syria's state-run media said. The new wave of Israeli missiles struck the T4 air base in the central province of Homs before midnight Sunday, according to...

New York – Google Reporting Mass Disruption Of Many Services Due To Eastern US Congestion

June 2, 2019 at 06:06 PM
New York - Google is saying users of YouTube and other services are seeing errors or slow performance due to high levels of network congestions in the eastern United States. YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite services are affected, but Google said it believes it has identified the cause of the congestion and expects to return to normal service shortly. The company first identified the issue on...

New York – PHOTOS: Marching In Celebrate Israel Parade, Cuomo Pledges Solidarity To Jewish Community, Announces Upcoming Israel Trip

June 2, 2019 at 05:51 PM
New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was among the 40,000 people who marched in the five hour long Celebrate Israel parade which began at 11 AM Sunday morning at 57th Street and continued north until 74th Street. Thousands of onlookers lined the streets, many waving Israeli flags, cheering and waving as the many schools, organizations, marching bands, bands, floats and special performers...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Fires Acting Goverment Ministers Bennett And Shaked Ahead Of Election Campaign

June 2, 2019 at 05:15 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked from his interim government. Bennett and Shaked’s New Right Party did not garner enough votes in the April 9 national election to join the 21st Knesset, which dissolved last week. But since Netanyahu was not able to form a new government coalition before the...

Washington – Impeachment Hangs Over Trump, Top Dems Want Public Support

June 2, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Washington - The threat of impeachment hangs over the White House, but it also vexes House Democrats wary of taking next steps against President Donald Trump without broader public support. Leading Democrats provided a snapshot Sunday of the party wrestling with the impeachment questions posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the Russia investigation. One top leader, Rep. Jim...

Rio De Janeiro – Ten Years On, Questions Remain Over Response To Air France 447

June 2, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Rio de Janeiro - As Air France pilots fought for control, an Airbus A330 passenger jet plummeted from 38,000 feet for four minutes, its engines running but its wings unable to seize enough air to fly. The doomed jet, weighing 205 tonnes, was in freefall after entering an aerodynamic stall. The ordeal ended in tragedy in the early hours of June 1, 2009 https://reut.rs/2YYR1lt, mid-way from Rio...

Pensacola, FL – Pro-Trump Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz Hit By Flying Drink Cup

June 2, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Pensacola, FL - A Florida congressman who frequently appears on television supporting President Donald Trump was struck by a thrown drink as he left a town hall. U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz wasn't injured Saturday when he was struck by a plastic cup lobbed by a protester in Pensacola, Florida. Video posted online shows the second-term Republican leaving a coffee house while about 20 protesters...

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