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De Blasio Administration Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Day Of Service, Calls New Yorkers To Lifelong Civic Action.

De Blasio Administration Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Day Of Service, Calls New Yorkers To Lifelong Civic Action.

NEW YORK—Marking Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the de Blasio administration today held a Day of Service, spotlighting educational excellence and student mentorship through various service activities across New York City. The City also encouraged [...]

Catalonia votes to break away from Spain in illegal referendum

BARCELONA, SPAIN — The autonomous region of Catalonia has voted in favor of breaking away from Spain to become an independent country, according to preliminary results released on early Monday after nearly all votes were counted. [...]

George W. Bush gives 50-50 odds his brother will run for president

George W. Bush gives 50-50 odds his brother will run for president

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Former U.S. President George W. Bush believes the odds are even as to whether his brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, will decide to run for the White House in 2016, but said [...]

Army veteran shot dead at homecoming party in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — A 22-year-old Army veteran, who recently returned to the United States after serving in Afghanistan, was killed early Sunday when he was shot during his homecoming party in Los Angeles, officials said. [...]

Coalition aircraft strike Islamic State leaders near Mosul

MOSUL, IRAQ — Coalition aircraft have destroyed a 10-vehicle Islamic State convoy near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, but it is unclear if the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was among those present, the U.S. [...]

ICC says Israel’s 2010 Gaza flotilla raid lacks ‘sufficient gravity’ to prosecute

ICC says Israel’s 2010 Gaza flotilla raid lacks ‘sufficient gravity’ to prosecute

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS  — The International Criminal Court (ICC) has concluded that there is a “reasonable basis” to believe that Israeli forces committed war crimes during their deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010, but [...]

North Korea releases two remaining American prisoners

North Korea releases two remaining American prisoners

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA — Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been released by North Korea after a secret meeting with U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper, the U.S. government announced on Saturday, just weeks [...]

Obama’s remarks on nuclear deal with Iran

Obama’s remarks on nuclear deal with Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — U.S. President Barack Obama on late Saturday evening delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, after the United States and other world powers reached a historic breakthrough agreement with Iran [...]

World powers reach deal with Iran on nuclear program

World powers reach deal with Iran on nuclear program

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND  — World powers have reached a major breakthrough agreement with Iran on Tehran's disputed nuclear program, officials said on early Sunday, but exact details were not immediately released pending a televised statement from U.S. [...]

Mayor Rob Ford dividing opinion in Toronto

Mayor Rob Ford dividing opinion in Toronto

TORONTO -Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted smoking crack cocaine and being drunk in public, is said to be considering re-hab, according to his lawyer. Mr Ford has faced mounting calls to resign, but despite this [...]

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in booze-fuelled rant video

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in booze-fuelled rant video

TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologises for an alcohol-fuelled rant in which he threatens to kill an unknown person Critics and allies alike renewed their claims that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is not fit [...]

What kind of U.S. senator will Cory Booker be?

What kind of U.S. senator will Cory Booker be?

NEWARK — Cory Booker, who captured national attention as Newark’s charismatic mayor, now joins the world’s most exclusive political club after a U.S. Senate campaign built on big ideas and the vow to be a healer [...]

Saudi Arabia and Chad among 5 countries elected to UN Security Council

Saudi Arabia and Chad among 5 countries elected to UN Security Council

NEW YORK CITY — The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Thursday elected the countries of Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to serve two years as non-permanent members on the UN Security Council, officials [...]

Mayor Emanuel, Governor Quinn Unveil CTA’s New Red Line South

Mayor Emanuel, Governor Quinn Unveil CTA’s New Red Line South

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Pat Quinn and city and state officials today provided a preview of the new Red Line South—one of the largest and most innovative transit projects in the country and a [...]

Outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer, WHO says

Outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer, WHO says

LYON, FRANCE — Outdoor air pollution has been classified as a leading environmental cause of cancer by the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it has found "sufficient evidence" that exposure to pollutants in the air causes [...]

President Obama : The Government Shutdown Is Over

President Obama : The Government Shutdown Is Over

WASHINGTON, DC — In a statement from the State Dining Room of the White House, President Obama says that because Democrats and responsible Republicans came together, the first government shutdown in 17 years is now over [...]

Mayor Finch, Bank of America Help Pivot Ministries Breathe New Life into Abandoned Home

Mayor Finch, Bank of America Help Pivot Ministries Breathe New Life into Abandoned Home

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Mayor Bill Finch and Bank of America Southern Connecticut Market President Bill Tommins announced today that the vacant property at 1190 Pembroke Street will be the future home of a new Pivot Ministries [...]

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