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Albany, NY – US Prosecutor Continues Probe Of Albany Corruption

October 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Albany, NY - The federal prosecutor who took over the files of New York's Moreland anti-corruption commission said Wednesday that investigations into Albany's pay-to-play politics are continuing and declined to say when they'll be finished. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who got the files after Gov. Andrew Cuomo shuttered the commission in April, said in a radio interview that New York...

Albany, NY – Cuomo Memoir Sales Off To Slow Start In 1st Week

October 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM
Albany, NY - Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in. "All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life" sold 948 copies in the first week after publication. That's according to data Wednesday from Nielsen BookScan, which tracks industry sales and covers about 85 percent of the U.S...

Jerusalem – Popular Sephardic Rabbi Tells Radio Audience To “Hang Up” On Charity Phone Scammers

October 22, 2014 at 10:37 PM
Jerusalem - A popular Sephardic rabbi and radio host on all things Jewish law told his audience that the vast majority of unknown telephone solicitors claiming to be from charities are "crooks" and "thieves" and that they should simply hang up when contacted. ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1walvjG) reports that during his weekly program on Israel Radio, Rabbi Benzion Mutsafi, warned...

New York – Early Apple Computer Sells For $905,000 At Auction

October 22, 2014 at 10:20 PM
New York - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year. Bonhams auction house said Wednesday's winning bid, which includes its premium, came from The Henry Ford museum. The computer, which had...

Buffalo, NY – 4 Candidates For NY Governor Debate

October 22, 2014 at 09:18 PM
Buffalo - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his handling of the economy and government corruption under sharp criticism from Republican Rob Astorino Wednesday night during the only scheduled debate of the governor's race. Astorino, the Westchester County executive, said Cuomo has failed to energize the state's economy since taking office in 2011. He said Cuomo hasn't done enough to take on...

Seattle – Microsoft Looks Set To Drop Nokia Name From Phones

October 22, 2014 at 09:13 PM
Seattle - Microsoft Corp looks set to ditch the Nokia name from its Lumia range of smartphones just months after buying the Finnish company's handset business. According to a post on Nokia France's Facebook page on Tuesday, the page will change its name to Microsoft Lumia "in the coming days." Microsoft declined comment. Under the terms of the $7.2 billion deal - struck in September 2013...

Mountain View, CA – Google Unveils App For Managing Gmail Inboxes

October 22, 2014 at 08:32 PM
Mountain View, CA - Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This method is similar to the way that Gmail currently separates promotional emails...

Washington – Man Jumps White House Fence, Causes Lockdown

October 22, 2014 at 07:49 PM
Washington - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. "Dogs got him," the spokesman said, referring to the intruder. Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown. The man dramatically punched one of the dogs that...

Ottawa – Lax Security In Focus After Attack At Canada’s Parliament

October 22, 2014 at 07:19 PM
Ottawa - Security in Canada's capital came under criticism on Wednesday after a gunman was able to run through the unlocked front door of the main parliament building, and get close to Prime Minister Stephen Harper before being taken down in a flurry of gunfire. The gunman had first shot and killed a soldier at the nearby National War Memorial in central Ottawa before running into the parliament...

Jerusalem – Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Infant Killed In Terrorist Attack

October 22, 2014 at 06:42 PM
Jerusalem - Hundreds attended Wednesday night the funeral of Chaya Zisel Braun the 3 month old baby who was killed earlier in the day in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem. Among those participated were President Reuven Rivlin, the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. The attack occurred when a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel...

Jerusalem – Grandfather Of Murdered Baby Says Child Born To Parents After Years Of Waiting

October 22, 2014 at 06:16 PM
Jerusalem - The grandfather of an infant who died after a car rammed into civilians near a light rail station in Jerusalem addressed reporters outside of the hospital on Wednesday night, saying that the baby girl was born three months ago after her parents had tried for years to have a baby to no avail. “They had just returned from the kotel (Western Wall). It was the first time in her life...

San Jose, CA – Bank Of America To Refund ‘Apple Pay’ Customers Charged Twice

October 22, 2014 at 05:41 PM
San Jose, CA - Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week. Some customers have reported they were charged twice for the same purchase when they used Bank of America debit cards with Apple Pay. The glitch involved about 1,000 transactions, and...

New York – NYPD Beefing Security At Locations Tied To Canada

October 22, 2014 at 05:04 PM
New York - The police department is beefing up security at New York City locations associated with the Canadian government after gunfire erupted at the country's capital. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottowa, Ontario was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two...

Ottawa – Canada Probes Michael Zehaf-Bibeau As Possible Suspect In Ottawa Shooting

October 22, 2014 at 04:51 PM
Ottawa - A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Authorities and witnesses say a man with a scarf over his face shot and killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial on Wednesday, then headed into Parliament, where he was fatally...

Miami, FL – Miami Passenger Charged With Bomb Hoax

October 22, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Miami, FL - Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb. Airport officials said in a news release that 60-year-old Manuel Alberto Alvarado was checking in for his Avianca Airlines flight to Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday morning when he made a comment about having explosives in his luggage. He later...