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Los Angeles – Chief: Killing Of Young LA Officer ‘Leaves A Lasting Scar’

August 12, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Los Angeles - A young Los Angeles police officer gunned down while off duty at a taco stand was memorialized by his chief for his big smile, bright mind and devotion to public service. Hundreds of his fellow officers packed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Monday to honor Officer Juan Jose Diaz. "Juan's death leaves a lasting wound, his murder a lasting scar," police Chief Michel...

London – Bolton Says US Ready To Negotiate Post-Brexit Trade Pact

August 12, 2019 at 11:00 PM
London - The United States is ready to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.K. "in pieces" to help speed the process as Britain prepares to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Monday. Bolton told reporters after meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London that a piecemeal approach to trade negotiations was "not unprecedented"...

Albany – New York Probation Offices Screening Youth For Suicide Risk

August 12, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Albany - Probation departments across New York have started screening young offenders for risk of suicide as a way to connect them with mental health services. Ten counties in upstate New York are participating in the program developed by researchers at Columbia University. The project, called e-Connect, includes counties that cover rural swaths of the state. Probation officials say they...

New York – Verizon Sells Early Social-Media Darling Tumblr to WordPress

August 12, 2019 at 10:00 PM
New York - Verizon is selling Tumblr, a darling of early social media, to the owner of blogging platform WordPress. Tumblr is known for its devoted fan base and has been home to angry posts from celebrities like Taylor Swift . It angered many users last year when it banned porn and "adult content," which made up a big part of its highly visual and meme-friendly online presence. But well...

Wall Street – How Major US Stock Indexes Fared Monday

August 12, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Wall Street - The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell almost 400 points Monday following a broad slide in stocks as investors anxious about the U.S-China trade dispute sought safety in bonds. Technology companies and banks led selling. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.64% from 1.73% late Friday, a big move. Investors fear the costly trade dispute will slow global economic...

Washington – General Orders Ethics Review Of US Special Operations Forces

August 12, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Washington - The head of U.S. Special Operations Command is launching an ethics review of his commando forces because of recent incidents of bad behavior and criminal allegations against troops. Army Gen. Richard Clarke says he is ordering an overall assessment of the culture and ethics within the special operations force, including how they are recruited and trained. Clarke's announcement...

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wants Answers On 4 Kids Separated From Families

August 12, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania's governor says at least four children from his state were recently separated from their parents by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and wrote Monday to demand the agency halt the practice until it has a plan to ensure the welfare of children. Gov. Tom Wolf asked Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan to account for all children separated from...

Sprinagar, India – Troops Let Muslims Go To Mosques In Locked-Down Kashmir

August 12, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Sprinagar, India - Troops in Indian-administered Kashmir allowed some Muslims to walk to local mosques alone or in pairs Monday for the Eid al-Adha festival during an unprecedented security lockdown in the disputed region that has gone on for eight straight days. Thousands of additional troops were sent to the disputed Himalayan region before India's Hindu nationalist-led government said Aug...

Moscow – 5 Russian Nuclear Engineers Buried After Rocket Explosion

August 12, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Moscow - Thousands of Russians attended the funerals Monday of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by an explosion as they tested a new rocket engine, a tragedy that fueled radiation fears and raised new questions about a secretive weapons program. The engineers, who died Thursday, were laid to rest Monday in Sarov, which hosts Russia's main nuclear weapons research center, where they...

Berlin – German Aid Official Says He Doesn’t Plan To Quit Amazon Fund

August 12, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Berlin - Germany's top aid official says he has no plans to stop financing projects intended to protect the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, despite another German government ministry's decision to put other funds on hold. Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Saturday she was freezing about 35 million euros ($39.6 million) earmarked for biodiversity projects in Brazil because of the South...

Washington – New Trump Rules Would Further Restrict Legal Immigration

August 12, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Washington - The Trump administration is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance, officials said announced Monday. Federal law already requires those seeking to become permanent residents and gain legal status to prove they...

Brentwood, NH – Man Charged With Drunken Driving Twice Within Hours

August 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Brentwood, NH - A New Hampshire man has been charged with driving drunk twice within a few hours. State police say they got a call about a car being driven erratically around 11:45 p.m. Sunday in Brentwood, New Hampshire. Troopers stopped the car and charged 36-year-old Kenny Nguyen with driving while intoxicated. Shortly after Nguyen was released to his spouse around 3 a.m. Sunday, police...

Washington – Barr Defends Police, Takes Swipe At Progressive Prosecutors

August 12, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Washington - Attorney General William Barr staunchly defended the work of law enforcement Monday — promising to push for new legislation to swiftly carry out the death penalty for suspects who commit mass shootings or kill police officers, while also taking aim at prosecutors who "style themselves as 'social justice' reformers." Barr, who had a tough-on-crime approach in his previous stint...

Jerusalem – 21 Israeli Lawmakers Say 2-State Solution Is ‘Far More Dangerous To Israel’ Than Boycott Movement

August 12, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Jerusalem - Twenty-one right-wing Israeli lawmakers rebuffed a House bill that endorsed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while rejecting efforts to boycott the Jewish state. In a letter addressed to U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider, Lee Zeldin, Jerry Nadler and Ann Wagner, the co-sponsors of the bill and staunch supporters of Israel, the Israeli lawmakers asserted that a...

New York – Beware Of Tax Scam Emails And Phone Calls, IRS Warns

August 12, 2019 at 04:30 PM
New York - Months after business owners and other taxpayers have filed their returns with the IRS, thieves try to scam people out of money or personal information. Although scammers operate year-round, the IRS says they step up their activities in the summer, when taxpayers can expect to hear from the agency with questions about returns filed during March and April. Thieves typically use phone...

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