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France – Hollande: Netanyahu Used Toulouse Memorial To Campaign

November 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM
France - French President François Hollande has accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of using last week’s Toulouse memorial to benefit himself in the run up to January’s national election, according to Le Canard enchaîné, which is known for its reliable sources. According to the satirical weekly, Hollande spoke on the airplane to Beirut last week about his joint visit with...

New York – Got Sauvignon? Amazon.com Starts Selling Wine

November 8, 2012 at 10:21 PM
New York - Amazon.com has added wine to the long list of products it sells through its online marketplace. Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it will ship wine to 12 states and Washington DC from its new storefront. The world's largest online retailer says shipping up to six bottles will cost $10. The Seattle-based company says it is offering more than 1,000 wines from wineries around the...

Glendale, CA – Nestle Voluntarily Recalls Nesquik

November 8, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Glendale, CA - Nestle USA is recalling some of its Nesquik chocolate powder because of a possible salmonella risk. The food maker said Thursday that the Nesquik involved was in 10.9-, 21.8- and 40.7-ounce canisters produced in early October and sold at retailers across the country. Nestle says it is issuing the recall after its ingredient supplier, Omaya Inc., decided to recall some of the...

Washington – Obama Wipes Away Tears While Speaking to Staff

November 8, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Washington - In a new video released by his campaign, President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he thanks members of his campaign staff and volunteers. Obama's campaign released a five-minute video of the president's address Wednesday to members of his staff at his Chicago headquarters. The short speech came a day after he won re-election. The president talks about his work as a community...

Washington – What Should Small Business Owners Expect from President Obama’s 2nd Term

November 8, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama’s successful re-election to a second term is sinking in. No matter who small business owners voted for, the election takes away some of the uncertainty that small business owners have been carrying around. The question now is whether Obama can satisfy those who say he hasn’t done enough to help them expand and create jobs. During Obama’s first term...

Washington – How Obama Outmaneuvered Romney

November 8, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Washington - On the day after the 2010 midterm election that swept Republicans into control of the House of Representatives and decreased Democrats' majority in the Senate, senior White House adviser David Axelrod had a message for President Barack Obama. "I think they just planted the seeds of your re-election," he told his boss. "The most strident voices had seized control of the...

Washington – President Obama to Make Statement on Economy Friday

November 8, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Washington - Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will make a statement on the economy on Friday, the White House said, setting the stage for a showdown with congressional Republicans over contentious tax and spending issues. The president is likely to discuss looming tax increases and government spending cuts - the so-called fiscal cliff - that would go into effect early next year unless...

Boston – Adviser: Romney “Shellshocked” By Loss

November 8, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Boston - Mitt Romney's campaign got its first hint something was wrong on the afternoon of Election Day, when state campaign workers on the ground began reporting huge turnout in areas favorable to President Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida and Miami-Dade. Then came the early exit polls that also were favorable to the president. But it wasn't until the polls...

Detroit – Claims About Sale of Flood-Damaged Cars Aren’t True

November 8, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Detroit - In the days since Superstorm Sandy, an alarming prediction has flashed across the Internet: Hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles will inundate the nation's used-car market, and buyers might not be told which cars have been ruined. Not true, according to insurance-claims data reviewed by The Associated Press. The actual number of affected vehicles is far smaller, and some...

New York, NY – NYC Imposes “Odd-Even” Gasoline Rationing

November 8, 2012 at 03:19 PM
New York, NY - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday ordered the rationing of gasoline due to a severe shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Based on license plate numbers ending in odd or even numbers, drivers will be allowed to buy gasoline on alternating days, Bloomberg announced at a briefing. Licenses ending in a letter are eligible to buy gas on odd-numbered days, he...

Washington – Obama May Now Seek to Make Deeper Mark On Supreme Court

November 8, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama's election victory on Tuesday may give him the opportunity to deepen his liberal imprint on the U.S. Supreme Court. A Harvard law graduate who taught constitutional law, Obama, a Democrat, named two liberals to the high court during his first four-year term. With his re-election, the retirement of one or more justices in the next four years could preserve...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Phones Obama, Congratulates Him on Election Win

November 8, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu telephoned US President Barack Obama Thursday afternoon to personally congratulate him on his re-election to a second four-year term. It was “a vote of confidence in your leadership,” Netanyahu said. He looked forward, Netanyahu said, to continuing to work with the Obama to address the great challenges facing both the US and Israel as well...

New York – New Tax Relief For Sandy Victims And Volunteers

November 8, 2012 at 02:37 PM
New York - The hard-hit victims of superstorm Sandy have received donations of blankets, cleaning supplies and diapers. Now there may be more aid flowing their way: tax help. Taking some lessons from the hardship faced by the thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have come up with ways to ease the upcoming tax...

Tucson, AZ – Judge Sentences Man To Life In Prison For Shooting Ariz. Rep. Giffords, Killing 6 In Rampage

November 8, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Tucson, AZ - The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been sentenced to life in prison. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns sentenced 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner on Thursday for the January 2011 attack that left six people dead and Giffords and others wounded. Loughner pleaded guilty to federal charges under an...

Washington – Pentagon: Iranian Jets Fired On U.S. Drone

November 8, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Washington - The Pentagon says an Iranian military plane fired upon, but did not hit, an unarmed U.S. drone aircraft a week ago in what a spokesman said was international airspace over the Persian Gulf. Pentagon press secretary George Little disclosed the incident was disclosed Thursday. Little said the drone aircraft was performing "routine surveillance" and was about 16 miles off the...
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