Tag Archives: New York

UN chief has honor of dropping ball at US New Year celebration

UN secretary general Ban Ki moon has the honor of dropping the ball that will be seen on TV by an estimated 198 million Americans as 2017 arrives January 1. Ban will push the Waterford crystal button in New York’s … Continue reading

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After weekend of terror in US, politicians dither as Raham captured

The United States experienced a weekend of terror starting with an explosive device in a trash can in Seaside, New Jersey, as a Marine Corps charity prepared for its 5k run. By early Monday evening, social media heated up with … Continue reading

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NJ State Police issue multiple photos of man wanted for questioning on explosions

The FBI and New Jersey State Police have issued bulletins asking the public for help in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami has been described as a US citizen of Afghan descent, and he is wanted for questioning about explosions that … Continue reading

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Despite slashing on Tuesday, media and politicos ignore machete, knife attacks

On Tuesday a tourist in Manhattan (N.Y.) was attacked by a man who slashed her with a machete and then calmly walked away.

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Major bust nets heroin worth $50 million; JW points finger at El Paso connection

The US Drug Enforcement Administration seized 154 pounds of heroin worth approximately $50 million at an apartment and in a vehicle in a major bust in the Fieldston section of the Bronx (NY). DEA and a slew of other federal … Continue reading

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Not unusual: Blizzards part and parcel of New York history

Weather continues to emerge as a popular driver of news, courtesy of the political movement assigning blame for extreme weather to our carbon emissions. As warnings are issued for the northeastern US, New York is center stage, with the mayor, … Continue reading

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Did renowned flutist get snared in Lacey Act obscurity?

I’ve been critical of the ridiculous expansion of the Lacey Act for years, with my annoyance peaking when Gibson Guitars experienced SWAT-style raids on its Tennessee factory. Amendments to the Act are poorly written and thus far, they’re most valuable … Continue reading

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