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Las Vegas – Explosion Causes Partial Collapse Of Dorm At University

July 5, 2019 at 06:39 PM
Las Vegas - A utilities explosion Friday at the University of Nevada, Reno caused the partial collapse of a dormitory building and at least minor injuries, authorities said. Photos posted to social media showed extensive damage spanning multiple floors of the dormitory. Windows were blown out and debris appeared to have fallen on the street below. Student Raven Green told The Associated...

Amsterdam – Dutch Christians Rebuff Officials Seeking Labeling Of Israeli Settlement Goods

July 5, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Amsterdam - Christian Zionist importers of Israeli goods declined to comply with a government directive to apply special labeling for settlement products. The exchange occurred last month between the van Oordt family, which runs the Israel Products Center and the Christians for Israel group in Nijkerk, near Amsterdam, and representatives of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy...

New York – Fed Faces Tougher Task In Deciding Whether To Cut U.S. Rates

July 5, 2019 at 05:00 PM
New York - U.S. employers are hiring workers, but that is only making the Federal Reserve's job harder. On Friday, the Labor Department said nonfarm employers added 224,000 jobs last month - the most in five months, and not the kind of labor market that would normally cause the U.S. central bank to cut interest rates. Continuing jobs gains make Fed policymakers' debate over whether the...

Caracas – Maduro Shows Military Might In Independence Day Celebration

July 5, 2019 at 04:26 PM
Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro oversaw a grand military parade to mark the country's independence day Friday, reveling in his might as commander in chief as the embattled socialist leader comes under mounting criticism for using brutal tactics to crush his opponents. Maduro applauded and pumped his fist as soldiers marched past, tanks rolled by and fighter jets streaked...

Queens, NY – Recount In NYC District Attorney Democratic Primary To Begin Tuesday, After Katz Pulls Ahead With 20 Votes

July 5, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Queens, NY - A recount will begin on Tuesday in the Democratic primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens, a contest that drew national attention, an official said on Friday. Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory last week, but her rival, Melinda Katz, did not concede. A win for the...

Orange County, CA – California Assemblyman Apologizes For Depicting His Jewish Opponent Clutching Dollar Bills

July 5, 2019 at 03:30 PM
Orange County, CA - California State Assemblyman Tyler Diep is sorry for a campaign ad depicting his Jewish opponent holding a wad of money. Diep, a Republican, beat Democrat Josh Lowenthal in the November 2018 election. Ahead of the vote, Diep distributed campaign literature showing Lowenthal clutching dollar bills and accused him of putting customers and employees at risk “[j]ust so he...

Germany – WW2 Bomb Disposal To Cause Delays At Frankfurt Airport On Sunday

July 5, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Frankfurt - Passengers using Frankfurt Airport on Sunday should brace for possible delays as some routes will be altered while engineers dispose of a World War Two bomb, operating company Fraport said on Friday. It advised travelers to consult their airlines and check the airport's website and app well before planned departures and arrivals for information about flight delays. Fraport said...

Washington – Senators: Feds’ American Flags Should Be Made In America

July 5, 2019 at 02:30 PM
Washington - A pair of senators says the American flags the federal government purchases should have to be made in America. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, introduced legislation they call the "All-American Flag Act" that would require the government to buy flags produced entirely with U.S.-made materials. The flags would also have to be...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – 2 Dead, 1 Injured In South Florida Fireworks Accidents

July 5, 2019 at 02:00 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Authorities say two men have died and a 15-year-old boy lost several fingers in separate incidents while setting off fireworks in South Florida. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King says a 31-year-old man placed a PVC pipe partially in the ground as he was set off fireworks in an apartment complex parking lot around 10 p.m. Thursday. King says the man put...

Washington – Trump Says He’s Mulling Executive Order For Census

July 5, 2019 at 01:31 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to try to force the inclusion of a citizenship question as part of the 2020 Census. Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for a weekend in New Jersey, Trump said the idea is among four or five options he's considering as he pushes the issue. "It's one of the ways that we're...

Lufkin, Texas – Texas Police Identify Ice Cream Licker As Teenage Girl

July 5, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Lufkin, Texas - Police in East Texas say a teenager from San Antonio is suspected of taking a tub of ice cream from a Walmart freezer, removing the top to lick the ice cream and then returning it to the freezer. Blue Bell Creameries said in a statement that it determined a Walmart store in Lufkin was where "the malicious act of food tampering took place." A short video posted to social...

Bahamas – Billionaire Cline Among Seven Dead In Bahamas Helicopter Crash

July 5, 2019 at 12:36 PM
Bahamas - Coal tycoon and self-made billionaire Christopher Cline, 61, was among seven people who died in a helicopter crash on Thursday in the Bahamas, the Register-Herald of West Virginia reported, citing friends of Cline. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice confirmed Cline's death on Twitter but offered no details on how it happened. "Today we lost a WV superstar and I lost a very close...

Washington – Biden: It Would Be ‘great’ To Have A Female Vice President

July 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Washington - Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden says it would be "great" to have a female vice president, but he won't say whether he'd pick Sen. Kamala Harris for the No. 2 spot if he receives his party's nomination. In an interview aired Friday on CNN, Biden said, "I think it helps having a woman on the ticket." He was asked whether it might be Harris, who confronted him at last...

Drohobycz, Ukraine – Ukraine Synagogue Where Menachem Begin Got Married Gets Torah Scroll

July 5, 2019 at 11:32 AM
Drohobycz, Ukraine - The synagogue in Ukraine where the late Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin got married received its first Torah scroll since World War II. Leaders of Ukrainian Jewry gathered Wednesday at the Choral Synagogue in the western city of Drohobych to celebrate the introduction of the item in a ceremony featuring songs, dances and speeches. Completed in 1865, the synagogue...

Brussels – NATO Sees No Sign Of Russian Complying With Missile Pact

July 5, 2019 at 11:04 AM
Brussels - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia is showing no sign of respecting a major Cold War-era missile treaty. Following talks with the Moscow's envoy less than a month before the pact expires, Stoltenberg said Friday that "we didn't see any sign of Russia being willing to come back into compliance" with the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty between the United...

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