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Hanover, NH – Clinton Says She Takes A ‘backseat To No One’ Among Liberals

July 3, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Hanover, NH - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. Clinton addressed 850 people at an outdoor amphitheater at Dartmouth College, a last-minute venue change made to accommodate a larger audience. Days earlier...

New York – JetBlue Launches New York To Cuba Charter Flights

July 3, 2015 at 05:51 PM
New York - JetBlue Airways Corp said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major U.S. carrier to fly the route following U.S. President Barack Obama's decision in December to normalize relations with the Communist-ruled island. The airline said Cuba Travel Services Inc is offering the weekly flight on Fridays between New York's John F. Kennedy...

Vienna, Austria – Iran’s Zarif: We’ve Never Been Closer To A Nuclear Deal

July 3, 2015 at 05:03 PM
Vienna, Austria - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday Iran and world powers had never been closer to a nuclear deal but that there was no guarantee of success. In a statement broadcast on Youtube, Zarif added: "I see hope because I see emergence of reason over illusion. I sense that my negotiating partners have recognized that coercion and pressure never lead to...

Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Police Probe ‘Enjoy Your Ride’ Sign On Transport Van

July 3, 2015 at 04:30 PM
Baltimore, MD - Police in Baltimore are investigating a sign posted inside a police transport van that tells passengers: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" WBAL-TV reports that a woman sent the station photos she snapped Tuesday when van doors were left open near the central district station. Baltimore police released a statement Friday calling the sign "concerning and unacceptable." The...

Cairo – Islamic State’s Egypt Affiliate Says It Fired Rockets At Israel

July 3, 2015 at 03:32 PM
Cairo - Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said on Friday in a statement posted on Twitter by supporters that it had launched three Grad rockets toward "occupied Palestine". Israeli police said earlier they had found rocket remnants in an open area. No damage or casualties resulted. An Israeli army source said the missile was launched from the Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and...

Albany, NY – State Police Seek Owner Of Backpack Carried By Escapee

July 3, 2015 at 03:19 PM
Albany, NY - New York State Police are seeking the public's help in locating the owner of a backpack an escaped murderer was carrying when he was shot and wounded by a trooper near the Canadian border. Police on Friday say 35-year-old David Sweat had a red and black TYR brand backpack. Officials have said Sweat was carrying maps, tools, Pop Tarts and other items in the backpack when he was...

Chicago – Could Insulin Pills Prevent Diabetes? Big Study Seeks Answer

July 3, 2015 at 02:42 PM
Chicago - For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? Thirteen-year-old Hayden Murphy of Plainfield, Illinois, is helping researchers determine if the strategy works for Type 1 diabetes, the kind that is usually...

Gaza City – Lion Cubs Stuck At Gaza Border En Route To Jordan Shelter

July 3, 2015 at 02:03 PM
Gaza City - A pair of lion cubs are stuck at a Gaza-Israel border crossing en route to a Jordan animal sanctuary, after being kept for a year by a family in crowded Gaza. Saduldin al-Jamal had bought the cubs from the Gaza zoo, hit during last summer's Israel-Hamas war. His family would take them to parks or the beach and children — those brave enough — would come up to pet...

Hawaii – Solar-Powered Plane Lands In Hawaii After 5-day Flight From Japan

July 3, 2015 at 01:30 PM
Hawaii - A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His 120-hour voyage from Nagoya broke the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight, his team said. The late U.S. adventurer Steve...

New York – Governor Cuomo Orders More July Fourth Security After Alert

July 3, 2015 at 01:03 PM
New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered heightened security measures across the state over the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend in response to a call for vigilance by the federal government. "We are keenly aware that New York State remains a top target for terrorists," Cuomo said in a statement. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation...

New York – Report: Prison Escapee Wrote To Daughter ‘See You On The Outside’

July 3, 2015 at 12:09 PM
New York - In a letter postmarked before his June 6 escape from a New York state prison, convicted murderer Richard Matt told his daughter "See you on the outside," the Buffalo News reported. But Matt never reached her home in the Buffalo suburb where she sought round-the-clock protection after learning he staged a brazen escape with fellow inmate David Sweat from Clinton Correctional...

Russia – Parliament Adopts Law Forcing Search Engines To Remove Search Results Upon Request

July 3, 2015 at 11:46 AM
Moscow - Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request. The Russian State Duma voted overwhelmingly for the controversial law that critics say could be used to block information critical of the government or government officials. Though similar to one recently adopted by the...

Jerusalem – Militants Fire Rocket Into Southern Israel, No Injuries

July 3, 2015 at 11:14 AM
Jerusalem - Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired a rocket into southern Israel on Friday, causing no casualties, an Israeli military source said, confirming earlier media reports. "Yes, the rocket was fired from Sinai," the source said. Israeli police said the rocket landed in an open area causing no damage or casualties. In the past few days Egypt has fought fierce battles with...

North Carolina – Police Detain Soldier Walking Around Macy’s In Bulletproof Vest With Assault Rifle

July 3, 2015 at 10:51 AM
North Carolina - Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. Fayetteville police say Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was arrested and charged with "going armed to the terror of the public" in connection with Thursday's incident at Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville. A...

Geneva – U.N. Calls On Israel, Palestinians To Prosecute Gaza War Crimes

July 3, 2015 at 10:31 AM
Geneva - The United Nations human rights body called on Israel and the Palestinians to prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza war and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's preliminary investigation. The U.N. Human Rights Council debated the issue days before the first anniversary of Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in response to rockets fired by...

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