Monthly Archives: April 2017

Netanyahu issues stern warning on Iran in exclusive interview with Fox News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday in an exclusive Fox News interview that the world cannot allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. Netanyahu theorized to Sean Hannity about what the outcome would be in a confrontation where an “Islamist terror state” has nuclear weapons. He warned of irreparable damage and said “we cannot allow…

The wisest old owl has nothing on this senior citizen eagle

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A bald eagle rescued near the border of Maine and Canada appears to be the oldest documented in the state. Maine game warden Joe McBrine and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officer Amanda Hardaswick rescued the bird late last week after responding to a call of an injured eagle in the…

Susan Rice at center of controversy — again

Inside the classical limestone State Department headquarters, America’s diplomats learn statecraft, etiquette and strategy — and generally are discouraged from use of the middle finger as a negotiating tool. Roughly two decades ago, Susan E. Rice, the youngest assistant secretary of state in history, used hers in a meeting with veteran U.S. diplomat and architect…

Rand Paul urges AUMF before Trump military action

Sen. Rand Paul sounded one of the more discordant notes last week after President Trump’s retaliatory missile strike against the Syrian regime, suggesting it was ill-advised and illegal, and insisting Congress needs to get involved. But after years of gridlock, the Kentucky Republican acknowledged there is little hope that Capitol Hill will take up the…

Man with cerebral palsy is memorable in more ways than 1

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – He is literally unforgettable. HK Derryberry, at age 26, is the young man who remembers everything. Derryberry and Jim Bradford, 73, recounted their remarkable story and how they unexpectedly met during an event hosted April 4 by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Kingsport. Bradford, a Brentwood, Tenn., retiree, reached…

Twitter drops suit over ‘ALT_USCIS’ account after government withdraws summons

The federal government abandoned its effort to compel Twitter for information involving an anti-Trump account on Friday after its request spurred the social networking service to file suit.  Twitter sued the Trump administration on Thursday in response to its previously unreported attempt to learn details about @ALT_USCIS, an account purportedly run by a a current…

After a few days in Mar-a-Lago, Chinese president enjoys layover in Alaska

Chinese President Xi on Friday took in the natural beauty of Alaska Friday after meeting with President Trump at his resort in Palm Beach, Fla. The two leaders said they made progress, but there were no breakthroughs regarding North Korea or trade. Trump announced that he launched an airstrike into Syria moments after dinning with…

Senate passes bill to lessen car tab taxes for Sound Transit

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The Washington state Senate has passed a measure aiming to relieve concerns over the recent car-tab fee increase for Sound Transit 3, a nearly $54 billion transportation initiative voters approved in November. Numerous bills have been introduced in the House and Senate after widespread outrage over the formula used to calculate…

Tillerson says coalition forming to target Assad, Trump hearing military options

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that “steps are underway” on an international coalition to pressure Bashar Assad from power, as President Trump was being briefed on military options for Syria – though what specific steps the U.S. and its allies might take in response to the latest deadly chemical weapons attack remained unclear.…

Mexican Woman Hides Dangerous Drugs under Babies

Story by BOB PRICE | 5 Apr 2017 | Nogales, AZ Customs officers arrested a Mexican woman crossing the border in southern Arizona with dangerous drugs hidden in a stroller carrying two young children. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working the Nogales Port of Entry observed a woman crossing in the pedestrian lanes with…