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London - Analysis: Global Population Living Six Years Longer Today 10:00 PM London - Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhea, tuberculosis and malaria. In an analysis from the 2013 Global Burden of Disease (GBD...

Albany, NY - NY Electronics Recycling Law Starts Jan. 1 Today 09:33 PM New York - The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers that as of January 1, old electronic equipment must be recycled, not thrown in the trash. That includes computers, cell phones, televisions, stereos and other devices that plug in or run on batteries. On...


San Francisco, CA - Google Aiming To Go Straight Into Car With Next Android

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San Francisco, CA - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing... Read More »

Jerusalem - Court: Rabbinical Court Can Annul Conversions Retroactively

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Jerusalem - The High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that a rabbinical court was within it‚Äôs rights to retroactively annul a conversion because... Read More »

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Florida - U.S. Banks To Move Cautiously Into Cuba, Trade Groups Say

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Florida - U.S. banks will be able to do more business in Cuba after the United States and the island nation agreed to restore diplomatic ties, but... Read More »

Washington - US Regulators Label MetLife As Potential Financial Threat

Today 08:00 PM

Washington - Major insurer MetLife Inc. says U.S. regulators have labeled it as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings... Read More »

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Denver - Q&A: Drones Might Help Explain How Tornadoes Form

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Denver - Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now... Read More »

Washington - Review: U.S. Secret Service Too Insular, Needs Outside Leader, More Agents

Today 06:49 PM

Washington - The U.S. Secret Service is in dire need of an overhaul that requires an outside leader, an infusion of agents and more training - not to... Read More »

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New York - Amazon Launches 1-Hour Shipping In Manhattan

Today 06:02 PM

New York - Amazon.com launched a service Thursday that promises one-hour delivery of household products to its Prime customers in... Read More »

London - European Court Rules Obesity Can Be A Disability

Today 05:18 PM

London - Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday ‚ÄĒ a decision that could have widespread consequences across the... Read More »

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New York - Dow Jumps 400 Points; Tech Leads

Today 04:22 PM

New York - The S&P 500 posted its biggest jump since January 2013 on Thursday, extending a Fed-fueled rally from the previous session, as tech shares gained after stronger-than-expected results from Oracle. The Dow Jones industrial average rose... Read More »

Vatican City - AP: Pope Benedict Helped Free Gross From Cuba After Request By (AJC) American Jewish Committee

Today 04:05 PM

Vatican City - Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross. But it... Read More »

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Washington - Obama Signs Legislation Ending Nazi Benefit Checks

Today 03:52 PM

Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. AP's investigation, which was... Read More »

New York - Mayor De Blasio Named PETA's Person Of The Year

Today 03:24 PM

New York - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was named 2014 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for opposing... Read More »

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Olathe, KS - White Supremacist Charged In Jewish Site Shootings Found Competent For Trial, Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty

Today 02:55 PM

Olathe, KS - A Kansas judge on Thursday found that a white supremacist accused in the murder of three people at Jewish facilities is competent to... Read More »

Washington - U.S. Says Would Not Support New Palestinian U.N. Draft Resolution

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Washington - The United States would not support a new Palestinian-proposed U.N. Security Council draft resolution, U.S. State Department... Read More »

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Washington - Obama Spokesman: Castro Visit To White House Not Ruled Out

Today 01:53 PM

Washington - A White House spokesman on Thursday declined to rule out an eventual visit to the White House by Cuban President Raul Castro a day after... Read More »

Last updated: Today 03:21 PM Washington - U.S. Says Three Top Islamic State Leaders Killed In Air Strikes

Today 01:45 PM

Washington - U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders but not senior commander Abu... Read More »

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Washington - White House: U.S. Weighing Proportionate Response To Sony Hack

Today 01:38 PM

Washington - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea was a serious national security matter and the... Read More »

New York - NYC Subway Extension May Transform Manhattan Neighborhood

Today 01:09 PM

New York - Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project... Read More »

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Ramallah - Palestinian Leader Supports More Talks On UN Bid

Today 12:45 PM

Ramallah - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he supports further negotiations over a draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of... Read More »

New York, NY - NYPD: Suspect Questioned In Assault On Officers

Today 12:34 PM

New York, NY - The New York Police Department says a suspect is being questioned in connection with an assault on officers during a Brooklyn Bridge... Read More »

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New York - Feds Sue NYC Over Rikers Island Jail Violence

Today 12:19 PM

New York - Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a... Read More »

Boston - Uber Driver In Boston Charged With Kidnapping And Rape

Today 11:45 AM

Boston - A driver for ride-sharing company Uber in Boston was charged with the kidnapping and rape of a woman who used the service earlier this... Read More »

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Ottawa - Canada PM Says Parliament Attacker May NOT Have Been Lone Wolf

Today 11:29 AM

Ottawa - The man who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed the Parliament in October may not have been acting alone, Prime Minister Stephen... Read More »

Monticello, NY - Catskills Hang Hopes Of Revival On New Casino

Today 11:05 AM

Monticello, NY - Residents of this faded corner of the New York's Catskills Mountains fist-pumped, cheered and hugged as they closed in on landing a... Read More »

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Moscow - Putin: West Is Trying To 'Defang' The Russian Bear, Tear Out His Claws

Today 10:46 AM

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil... Read More »

Pyongyang - A Look At North Korea's Cyberwar Capabilities

Today 10:29 AM

Pyongyang - Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures... Read More »

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Washington - How Revived Ties With Cuba Came To Be

Today 09:51 AM

Washington - Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think... Read More »

St. Louis, MO - Reformers Target Traffic Courts In Ferguson

Today 09:30 AM

St. Louis, MO - In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Louis... Read More »

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Tehran - Memorial To Iranian Jews Killed In Iran-Iraq War Unveiled In Iran

Today 09:16 AM

Tehran, Iran - A senior Iranian official touted the good relations between the Islamic Republic's Jewish community and the government this... Read More »

Detroit - GM Suspends Delivery Of Cars To Russian Dealers Amid Rouble Crisis

Today 08:51 AM

Detroit - General Motors has suspended the delivery of cars to dealerships in Russia in response to a slide in the rouble, the company said on... Read More »

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Washington - Obama Reignites Political Debate Over Cuba

Today 08:44 AM

Washington - The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate... Read More »

Jerusalem - Police Arrest Haredi Man For Allegedly Threatening To Harm MK Eli Yishai

Today 08:25 AM

Israel - Jerusalem police said Thursday that they have arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly threatened to harm MK Eli Yishai during a press... Read More »

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