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Melissa Etheridge arrested in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Burke County Sheriff’s Office logged a high-profile arrest. Singer Melissa Etheridge was charged with possession of a controlled substance after her tour bus was searched while attempting to enter the United States from Canada at the Port of Entry. Burke County authorities said they were conducting K9 searches at the Port of Entry when Read More…

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Hamas to Trump: We want to wipe out Israel, not recognize it

A senior Hamas leader denounced demands by the Trump administration that the terror group be disarmed, and that its leadership must recognize the State of Israel following the reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Last week, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization-led Palestinian Authority inked a “final” reconciliation agreement, forming a united government Read More…

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

RAQQA, Syria –  Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group. Footage from Thursday shows the bombed-out shells of buildings and heaps of concrete slabs lay piled on streets littered with destroyed cars. Entire neighborhoods are Read More…

Judge reprimands Western Cape education MEC

Cape Town – The Grootkraal community, which faces the closure of its primary school if evicted from land near the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, has been granted leave to appeal. Judge Elizabeth Baartman made her ruling in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday, GroundUp reported. The court had to deal with two issues: The Read More…

Union plans mass action against Northern Cape government over corruption

Kimberley – The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) plans to bring the Northern Cape government to a halt on November 17 following allegations of corruption against several members of the provincial legislature. High-ranking officials, including the deputy speaker and chief financial officer, are accused of financial impropriety and corruption in a case Read More…

New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern

WELLINGTON, New Zealand –  New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. After nine years of conservative rule, liberal Jacinda Ardern was confirmed as the nation’s next prime minister on Thursday, following negotiations after a close September election. Ardern’s Read More…

Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail

Barack Obama has returned to the political spotlight, campaigning for Democratic candidates ahead of upcoming elections. It was the former president’s first return to the stage since leaving the White House in January. Mr Obama stumped for candidates involved in governor races, speaking at events for Phil Murphy in New Jersey and Ralph Northam in Read More…

50 Stories: Covering The 2008 Market Crash

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – In this week’s 50 Stories podcast, Wayne Cabot looks back on WCBS 880’s coverage of the last big market crash in 2008. Find more 50th anniversary special features here, and be sure to follow the station on Facebook and Twitter. He’s joined in the studio by Joe Connolly, Paul Murnane and Read More…

#MeToo: Understanding sexual harassment

Attorney Lindy Korn explains how sexual harassment cases work. Photo by Scott May, WGRZ. BUFFALO, N.Y. – If you’re connected to social media, you’ve likely seen a lot of statuses or hashtags with the words “me too.” It’s in response to the sexual harassment allegations surrounding movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.On Sunday, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted Read More…

Duterte gov't gets 'majority approval' in fighting crime, calamity response

MANILA – The Duterte administration got “majority approval ratings” for its handling of several issues including disaster response and the fight against criminality, according to a Pulse Asia survey released Friday. Most Filipinos expressed appreciation for the work done by the national government in responding to the needs of those affected by calamities (78 percent), Read More…

Australia dismisses North Korea letter as rant against Trump

CANBERRA, Australia –  Australia’s prime minister has dismissed an extraordinary letter from North Korea to the Australian Parliament and other countries as a “rant” against President Donald Trump and a sign that Pyongyang is “starting to feel the squeeze” of escalated sanctions. The letter from the North Korean Foreign Affairs Committee attacks Trump over his Read More…