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Washington – Trump Official: Statue Of Liberty Poem Refers To Europeans

August 13, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Washington - A top Trump administration official said Tuesday that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about "people coming from Europe" and that America is looking to receive migrants "who can stand on their own two feet." The comments from Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, came a day after...

Chicago – Airbus Extends Lead Over Boeing In 2019 Airliner Deliveries

August 13, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Chicago - Airbus is stretching its lead over Boeing in aircraft deliveries as Boeing continues to be held back by the grounding of its 737 Max. Chicago-based Boeing said Tuesday it delivered 19 planes in July, down from 39 in July 2018. It also reported that it received no new orders for the Max in July — the fourth straight month without an order. European rival Airbus reported 69...

Phoenix, AZ – Curt Schilling Says He May Run For Congress In Arizona

August 13, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Phoenix, AZ - Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's thinking about running for Congress in Arizona. Schilling confirmed in an email to The Arizona Republic on Monday that he's considering a run. He declined to say which district he'd run in and wrote that "the illegal immigration issue is not a joke." Schilling, 52, helped the Arizona Diamondbacks to its only World Series...

New York – CBS, Viacom To Reunite As Media Giants Bulk Up For Streaming

August 13, 2019 at 10:00 PM
New York - CBS and Viacom announced a long-anticipated reunion Tuesday, bringing together their television networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up to challenge streaming companies like Netflix. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who will become CEO of the combined company, said the new ViacomCBS will be "one of only a few companies with the breadth and depth of content...

Caracas, Venezuela – 4 Opposition Lawmakers Stripped Of Immunity In Venezuela

August 13, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Caracas, Venezuela - Legislators loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday stripped immunity from four opposition lawmakers accused of treason amid a struggle for control of the crisis-stricken nation. The move brings to 18 the number of opposition politicians Maduro's government has threatened with criminal prosecution so far this year. Socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello...

New York – Trump Official Changes Emma Lazarus’ Poem In Arguing For Immigration Restrictions

August 13, 2019 at 09:00 PM
New York - A Trump administration official changed Emma Lazarus’ famous poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty in arguing for immigration restrictions. Asked about the Jewish poet’s words by an NPR reporter on Tuesday, Ken Cuccinelli, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director, gave the old words a new twist. “Give me your tired and your poor,” Cuccinelli...

Jerusalem – Ehud Barak Reveals That He Visited Jeffrey Epstein’s Infamous Private Island

August 13, 2019 at 08:32 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli politician Ehud Barak recently has revealed that he has on one occasion visited the infamous private island owned by Jeffrey Epstein, where untold atrocities took place. Barak's connection to Jeffrey Epstein was first highlighted by the Likud party, in the form of a tweet sent out by the official Likud twitter account. Barak addressed the issue in a recent interview...

Frankfort, KY – Trial Begins For Father Of Sen. McConnell Campaign Rival

August 13, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Frankfort, KY - The father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes deliberately violated federal law by funneling corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the start of a trial. Jerry Lundergan's attorney characterized the contributions as mistakes during a hectic period when Grimes' campaign against Republican Sen...

New York – Alan Dershowitz Is Using The Story Of Yosef And The Shevatim To Defend Characters Accused Of Child Trafficking In A Mock Trial

August 13, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New York - Alan Dershowitz will take part in a mock trial event in which he will defend biblical characters accused of “kidnapping and child trafficking.” The celebrity lawyer will defend the brothers of Joseph in November at New York’s Temple Emanu-El. In the Bible, Joseph’s brothers kidnap and sell him into slavery because they are jealous of him. The event is part of a series of...

Chicago – United Tells Pilots No Alcohol For 12 Hours Before Flights

August 13, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Chicago - United Airlines is setting an earlier cut-off time when pilots must stop drinking alcohol before flights. The airline is telling pilots they must abstain from alcohol for 12 hours before flights, up from a previous ban lasting eight hours. The change in the so-called bottle-to-throttle rule comes after two United pilots were arrested in Scotland and charged with suspicion of being...

France – Holocaust Denying Blogger Says She Has Been Banned From France For 40 Years

August 13, 2019 at 07:00 PM
France - Holocaust denier and blogger Alison Chabloz said she was banned from France. Chabloz, who is British, said in a Monday post on Gab, a social media platform popular among those on the far-right, that she was questioned when attempting to board a train to Paris, The Jewish Chronicle reported. She said she was told she was barred from entering the country until 2059. Holocaust denial is...

Washington – Survey: 60% In US Hold Dim View Of China Amid Trade War

August 13, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Washington - Rising tensions over trade have dimmed Americans' opinions of China. A new Pew Research Center poll finds that 60% say they have an unfavorable view of China — up from 47% last year to the highest proportion since Pew started asking the question 14 years ago. The survey results being released Tuesday found that 24% of Americans regard China as America's top threat for the...

Hungary – Hungary’s Population Has Highest Amount Of Ashkenazi Genes After Israel, Study Claims

August 13, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Hungary - Genetic tests conducted in Hungary suggest that the relative prevalence there of Jewish genes is double that of the United States. In recent testing conducted by the MyHeritage firm and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, slightly more than 7.5 percent of 4,981 people tested had more than 25 percent Jewish Ashkenazi genes, the firm announced Tuesday. Hungary has about...

Erie, PA – Fire Chief: There Was A Lack Of Smoke Detectors At Day Care Where 5 Children Died

August 13, 2019 at 05:30 PM
Erie, PA - A fire chief says there weren't enough working smoke detectors at a Pennsylvania home day care center where a fire killed five children. Fire Chief Guy Santone told a Tuesday news conference that state officials who inspect home day care centers do not check for smoke detectors. City authorities and state legislators are working on legislation that would make home day care centers...

Norway – Norway’s Public Broadcaster Apologizes For ‘Jewish Swine’ Cartoon

August 13, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Norway - Norway’s public broadcaster has apologized for airing a cartoon in which a Scrabble player forms the word “Jewish swine.” NRK initially defended the video, which was pulled offline this month, against allegations of anti-Semitism out of its desire to “defend the freedom of speech,” NRK broadcasting manager Thor Gjermund Eriksen told the Aftenposten daily, but ”occasionally...

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