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’Scary’ Trump & friendly media: Clinton’s first press event
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton held her first press conference in 278 days, blasting her Republican rival Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, while taking friendly questions from the assembled reporters. Read Full Article at RT.com
374 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin George W. Bush Boris Yeltsin Public relations NBC News MSNBC Today Dmitry Medvedev
Cummings: Commissioner Davis 'apologized profusely' for not disclosing surveillance program
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis "apologized profusely" at a meeting with Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for failing to disclose an aerial surveillance program that has been operating for months above Baltimore, Cummings said Friday."I do believe that he was sincere, and he realized that he created...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Surveillance Public safety Public Public relations The Wire Police Security
Police: Anne Arundel economic development chief arrested in break-in
Robert Hannon accused of rifling through neighbor's underwear drawer, police say charges coming
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Left-handedness Annapolis Maryland Economic development Public relations Chest of drawers Police Academy Award for Best Picture Camera
Man boards flight, charged after swallowing dozens of cocaine pellets

22 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Australia Drug addiction Public relations Drug Import Federal Bureau of Investigation PASS Psychoactive drug
City loses control of Market East billboards
The federal government has taken regulatory control of large billboards and digital displays along the Market Street East corridor away from Philadelphia, saying the city had not been responsive to questions about enforcement.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | United States United States Department of Transportation New York City Public relations Advertising Pennsylvania Philadelphia Billboard
Queens family homeless shelter's opening postponed
The opening of a controversial homeless shelter slated for Maspeth, Queens, has been postponed, officials said.
403 points by Daily News | Homelessness Homeless shelter Saint Francis House English-language films Public relations Official
Caught in the crossfire as the soda tax war rages on

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Michael Bloomberg Mayor New York City Public relations Mayor of New York City Layoff
Man dressed as the Joker takes scariest mugshot ever
WINCHESTER, Va. — Police in Virginia have arrested a man dressed as comic book villain the Joker and charged him with wearing a mask in public. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hall said in a news release that the department got several 911 calls Friday afternoon reporting a man made up as Batman’s nemesis who...
-1 points by New York Post | Crime Joker Public relations Collateral consequences of criminal charges Green Arrow Batman Virginia The New Adventures of Batman
Tariq El-Shabazz to announce run for DA

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Lien Lawyer Tax lien Law Prosecutor Barrister Public relations Defamation
The media's Worst Week in Washington
Yep. We "won."
1 points by The Washington Post | Mass media President of the United States Public relations Press Steven Tyler Journalist White House Newspaper
About Trump’s press conference: Some takeaways
Why did Trump choose the press conference format in the first place? Certainly press conferences have their place, but this one became a missed opportunity.
32 points by The Denver Post | President of the United States Public relations President Vice President of the United States White House Franklin D. Roosevelt Stanley Mitchell hut Donald Trump
Islamic groups say man made bomb threat at suburban mosque
Representatives of a Des Plaines mosque reported Thursday that a man entered the building the previous day and made a comment that was interpreted as a possible bomb threat. The man, who was on roller blades and was wearing fatigues and carrying a backpack, entered the Islamic Community Center...
8 points by Chicago Tribune | Chief of police News conference Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya Nuclear weapon Islam Mosque Public relations Egyptian Islamic Jihad
Man shot to death in Charlotte, no arrests reported
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte police are investigating after a man has been shot to death in the southern part of the city. Police spokesman Keith R. Trietley said in a news release that officers were called about a shooting shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday. Trietley says the victim was ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Public relations English-language films
Snyder meets with Weaver, defends water credit cutoff
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder met with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver for more than an hour Tuesday at his Lansing office        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Water quality Water supply Water pollution Public relations Week-day names C. R. Snyder
Advocate: ICE arrests 'terrorizing' for immigrant families
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested four undocumented immigrants from Mexico in Mount Oliver and Beechview this month in what advocates say may be local examples of targeted crackdowns under the Trump administration.
391 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Immigration Immigration to the United States Public relations Education Spokesman Pittsburgh Public Schools Pittsburgh
Opinion: Brands praying that Trump attacks them
Donald Trump may have only been in office for three weeks, but he's already started to work his entrepreneurial magic.
28803 points by CNN | United States Sex Pistols Donald Trump Public relations President of the United States Ivana Trump Fred Trump
Afghanistan: ICRC halts operations after workers killed
Red Cross suspends some activities in Afghanistan after gunmen attacked a convoy in Jowzjan and killed six staff.
668 points by Al Jazeera English | Attack! Afghanistan Attack Taliban Al-Qaeda Pakistan Public relations International Committee of the Red Cross
Baltimore police say officer shot and wounded someone
BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say an officer has shot and wounded someone. Police reported the shooting just after 3:45 p.m. Tuesday on the department's Twitter feed. They said it took place near an intersection about three blocks west of Union Square. Department spokesman T.J. Smith says the person who ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Public relations Washington D.C. Psychological thriller films Firearm Broadway The Washington Times Gun
Rotary Club member chases man after charity gala theft
A charity gala ended with a short-lived theft chase over the weekend at the Columbia Town Center Rotary's Valentine's Day Gala dinner dance at the Columbia Sheraton Hotel.On Feb. 4, Rotary Club sergeant-at-arms Roger Lerner said he and several volunteers were cleaning up after the evening's festivities...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Domestic violence Police Hotel Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Weekend Rotary International Hotel chains Public relations
Lake County government center in Crown Point evacuated: Sheriff
The Lake County Government Center in Crown Point was evacuated Tuesday afternoon following a threatening phone call, officials said. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich ordered the public to evacuate the northwest Indiana government complex after a threatening call in to the Lake County Prosecutor's...
43 points by Chicago Tribune | Northwest Indiana Emergency evacuation Lake County Indiana Police Public relations Government occupations Coroner Sheriff
Sarkozy to stand trial on charges of illegal campaign financing
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing a criminal trial on charges that he illegally filled his coffers with $20 million in his failed 2012 campaign bid. Sarkozy, 62, who served as the country’s leader from 2007 to 2012, has been dogged by accusations that his political party falsified business records to conceal his spending...
4 points by New York Post | Nicolas Sarkozy Public relations Jacques Chirac Union for a Popular Movement Paris France Campaign finance in the United States Economics
George J. Moniodis, public affairs specialist for St. Agnes and former Baltimore County school board member, dies
George J. Moniodis, retired director of government affairs and public relations at St. Agnes HealthCare, a former member of the Baltimore County school board and a driving force behind Greektown Community Development Corp., died Saturday from pulmonary complications at Greater Baltimore Medical...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Public relations Baltimore County Maryland Baltimore Maryland Howard County Maryland Catonsville Maryland Maryland Transit Administration Friendship
Taylor Swift flashes smile following breakup with Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift knows a post-breakup picture's worth a thousand words.
24 points by Daily News | Actor 2009 MTV Video Music Awards Love Public relations Taylor Guitars Movie star Calvin Harris Rhode Island
Toby Keith decried as too 'political' for Naperville Ribfest
Some Naperville residents took to social media over the weekend to protest country singer Toby Keith's scheduled opening-night performance at Naperville Ribfest, calling him "polarizing" because he participated in President Donald Trump's inauguration festivities.The Exchange Club of Naperville,...
6386 points by Chicago Tribune | George W. Bush Barack Obama President of the United States Donald Trump United States Public relations Domestic violence Country music
Police: Ankle monitor helps tie suspect to house burglary
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Louisiana police say a bail bond company's ankle monitor helped make a burglary case against a New Orleans man. Police in Slidell, about 30 miles from New Orleans, say the GPS device showed that 56-year-old John Davis spent 16 minutes in and around a house where ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Orleans Louisiana Police New Orleans metropolitan area Public relations Hurricane Katrina The Washington Times Bail
Trump ban blocked, spokesman says Iranian woman back in US
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An Iranian engineer who had been blocked from returning to South Carolina by President Donald Trump's travel ban against seven Muslim nations returned to the U.S. on Sunday, her employer said.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | South Carolina United States Public relations Southern United States Federal government of the United States North Carolina United States Constitution Donald Trump
Britain bankrolling Syrian opposition’s lobbying efforts in US - report
Britain has spent more than £1 million ($1.4 million) funding the Syrian opposition’s lobbying efforts in Washington DC and at the United Nations in a bid to influence American policy, US Department of Justice records reveal. Read Full Article at RT.com
337 points by Russia Today | Foreign and Commonwealth Office Bashar al-Assad United Kingdom Syria Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hafez al-Assad Diplomacy Public relations
England police blow up 'suspicious car' parked by officer
Daniel UriaFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Police in England carried out a controlled explosion on a "suspicious car" that was actually parked outside the station by an officer.
26 points by UPI | United Press International Bomb disposal Public relations Vauxhall Motors Opel Corsa Hatchback Police
New spokesperson for State's Attorney's Office has campaign ties to Mosbys
The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office has hired a new top spokesperson, who is the wife of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's campaign treasurer and worked as a campaign consultant and fundraiser for Mosby's husband Nick.Melba Saunders was announced Monday afternoon in an internal e-mail obtained...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Public relations Law enforcement agency 2016
Police: Suspects surrender peacefully in Charlotte standoff
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police say a SWAT standoff in Charlotte has ended after suspects in a firearms theft surrendered peacefully. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokeswoman Cindy Wallace said in a news release Friday night that the standoff started after officers found a vehicle wanted in connection with a recent break-in ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Police Crime SWAT Bass Pro Shops English-language films Firearm Los Angeles Police Department Public relations
Melania Trump is in the market for a spokesperson
Wanted: Spokeswoman to help a former model become the nation’s First Lady. Address resumes to: Melania Trump at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, D.C.
14 points by Daily News | Michelle Obama New York City First Lady of the United States Donald Trump Melania Trump Washington D.C. Public relations White House
After report, family of boy in gorilla pen thanks zoo again
CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of the 3-year-old boy who slipped into a gorilla exhibit expressed appreciation to the Cincinnati Zoo again in the aftermath of a federal report that found the exhibit hadn't been in compliance with standards.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Gorilla Hamilton County Ohio Joe Deters Primate Human Ape Public relations
Shots fired at Detroit principal outside high school
DETROIT (AP) - Gunshots have been fired at a Detroit high school principal during a possible attempted robbery in his school's parking lot. Detroit Public Schools Community District spokeswoman Chrystal Wilson says someone approached the principal about 7 a.m. Wednesday and fired three shots before fleeing. The principal ran into ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | High school College Teacher Grammar school English-language films Vocational school Public relations The Washington Times
Police: Student brought gun to Norfolk high school
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old student accused of bringing an unloaded gun to a Norfolk high school. The Norfolk Public Schools District said in a news release Thursday that the gun was discovered by another student inside a classroom at Maury High School. Afterward, authorities searched ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | High school English-language films Public relations Thomas Jane Education
Trump's victory sparks unprecedented downloads of encrypted chat app Signal
A presidential campaign rocked by e-mail hacks followed by the victory of a candidate who wants to increase government surveillance has sent Americans to new corners of the Internet. Fearful of private communications being used against them, millions of people are trying out once-obscure apps and...
1452 points by Los Angeles Times | Political campaign Want Network neutrality Hillary Rodham Clinton WANT Public relations Donald Trump Activism
Director Feng Xiaogang accuses Wanda of monopolizing market
BEIJING (AP) - One of China's most famous film directors has publicly accused the country's richest man of monopolizing the cinema market and limiting screenings of his latest movie. Veteran director Feng Xiaogang says "I Am Not Madame Bovary" has been given on average 40 percent or more of available ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Film Film director Movie theater Public relations Movie projector Movie studio Popcorn
Obituary: John Ruch / Preservation was his passion
Give John Ruch a historic farmhouse or barn with hand sawn logs, weathered stone and a primitive fireplace, and he would be in his glory. Toss in a dilapidated, long forgotten springhouse or creaky outbuilding, and he might not be seen for months.
39 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Public relations Butler County Pennsylvania Harmony Pennsylvania Harmony Society Harmony Historic District Historic preservation New York City Montgomery County Pennsylvania
AMC Names Georgia Juvelis, Jim Maiella Corporate-Communications Co-Heads; Ellen Kroner Set to Retire
Ellen Kroner will retire from her longtime role as executive vice president and chief communications officer for AMC Networks, the company announced Thursday. PR veterans Georgia Juvelis and Jim Maiella have been tapped to succeed here as senior VPs and co-heads of corporate communications beginning in 2017. They will report to Josh Sapan, president and... Read more »
3 points by Variety | Cablevision Newsday Public relations New York Rangers New York Knicks New York Liberty Vice president Madison Square Garden
SRC agrees to more transparency
The meeting was held early in the morning, called with minimal notice. Barely any members of the public were present, and no one registered to speak.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia School District of Philadelphia Defamation State supreme court Public relations Supreme Court of the United States Edison Schools
New Balance sprints from 'white people' shoe tag
Companies face landmines with a divided consumer constituency.         
6426 points by Arizona Republic | Athletic shoe Twitter Racism Public relations New Balance White supremacy White people Race
New Balance sprints away from 'white people' shoes tag
Companies face landmines with a divided consumer constituency.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Athletic shoe Twitter Racism Public relations New Balance White supremacy White people Race
Investigators launch new embezzlement probe into construction of Russian cosmodrome
Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a new criminal investigation into the embezzlement of tens of millions of rubles that allegedly took place in 2013 during the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far Eastern Amur Region. Read Full Article at RT.com
29 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin Russia Fraud Spaceports Plesetsk Cosmodrome Criminal law Theft Public relations
DMC to sit on fed probe results
Feds barred from releasing results until the DMC responds or in 30 days, whichever comes first        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Surgery United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Detroit Hospital Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Public relations Surgical instrument
Corey Lewandowski Continues to Be Paid by Donald Trump’s Campaign
The former campaign manager, who has since joined CNN as a commentator, was paid $20,000 in August by the Trump team for “strategy consulting.”
1880 points by The New York Times | Donald Trump Ivana Trump Contract Fred Trump Severance package Public relations Democratic National Committee Contractual term
Prosecutors decline to charge Miller for 'Jesus Shot' trip
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller will not face charges for using taxpayer money on two out-of-state trips that included personal activities, the Houston Chronicle has learned.
140 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Houston Ronnie Earle Public Hearst Corporation Tax refund Houston Press Public relations
IGT officials say Maryland lottery inflated $262 million contract
Maryland lottery officials inflated a $262 million, eight-year information technology contract for monitoring wagers to include kinds of internet gambling that aren’t allowed under state law, according to one of the losing bidders.
12 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Maryland Procurement Gambling United States Abraham Lincoln Approval voting Public relations Infrastructure
Tulsa police to release dashcam video of fatal shooting
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in Tulsa are releasing audio and video recordings showing the fatal police shooting of a black man whose SUV had stalled on a city street. The footage is expected to be released during a news conference Monday afternoon. Authorities haven't yet said whether 40-year-old Terrence ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Public relations Washington D.C. The Washington Times Officer Release United States Officer Gun
Baltimore has been at tip of Trump's tongue several times in campaign
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses the annual conference of the National Guard Association of the United States today in Baltimore. It's his first visit to the city as the GOP nominee. But during the campaign, he has made several references to Charm City — and some of its leaders....
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Illegal immigration Gang Immigration to the United States President of the United States Baltimore Public relations George W. Bush Snakehead
The Latest: New Orleans police: 6 people shot, 1 critically
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on New Orleans shooting (all times local): 11:45 a.m. New Orleans police say one of six people shot in the Central City neighborhood is in critical condition. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says the shooting occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. Gamble says five men ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Police New Orleans New Orleans Police Department Detective Crime Public relations Criminal Investigation Department Victim
Six shot, one dead, at Alabama rally: media reports 
Six people were shot, one of them fatally, when gunfire broke out after a rally at a Birmingham public housing project on Sunday, media reports said.
1 points by | Public relations Martin Luther King Jr. Gate Manchester United F.C.