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Omaha, NE – Investors Can Now Watch Berkshire Hathaway Meeting Online

February 1, 2016 at 11:55 PM
Omaha, NE - Investors will be able to watch Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting online for the first time ever this spring. That will make it easier for people to see Warren Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger spend several hours answering questions. Last May, more than 40,000 people from around the globe filled an Omaha arena and several overflow rooms for the meeting as...

Des Moines, IA – Cruz Says Iowa Win Is Victory Against ‘Washington Cartel’

February 1, 2016 at 11:10 PM
Des Moines, IA - Ted Cruz tells The Associated Press that his victory in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses is a victory for the grassroots, and he says his triumph is part of a larger movement of conservatives against what he calls the "Washington cartel." Cruz says his win "was a victory for courageous conservatives in Iowa and all around the country." The first-term Texas senator...

Des Moines, IA – Trump Says He’s ‘Honored’ By What He Calls 2nd Place Finish In Iowa GOP Caucuses

February 1, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Des Moines, IA - Donald Trump says he's honored by what he's calling his second-place finish in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses. Trump is speaking at an event with supporters after Ted Cruz was declared the winner of the Monday night contest — the first of the 2016 election. Trump says that when he started the campaign, he was advised not to compete in Iowa because he couldn't...

New York – Airlines Restore Tiny Perks, Like Pretzels, To Pacify Fliers

February 1, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach. Don't expect ample legroom or free checked bags. But fliers will find improved snacks, a larger selection of free movies and — on a few select routes — the return of free meals. Monday, American Airlines became the latest carrier to add something back. It...

Washington – Republican Candidate Huckabee Suspends Bid For White House

February 1, 2016 at 10:42 PM
Washington - Mike Huckabee suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday night, the former Arkansas governor announced on Twitter after garnering little support in the Iowa caucuses. "I am officially suspending my campaign," he said on Twitter. "Thank you for all your loyal support." Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008, had less than 2 percent of the vote...

Des Moines, IA – Cruz Beats Trump In Iowa Presidential Race, Rubio Takes Third Place

February 1, 2016 at 10:27 PM
Des Moines, IA - Senator Ted Cruz beat billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa's presidential nominating contest on Monday, dealing a big upset to the national front-runner in the race to be the Republican Party's White House nominee in 2016. Cruz, a conservative lawmaker from Texas, won with 28 percent of the vote compared to 24 percent for businessman Trump, according to MSNBC. Marco Rubio, a...

Des Moines, IA – Democrat O’Malley Suspends Campaign

February 1, 2016 at 10:12 PM
Des MOines, IA - Democrat Martin O'Malley has suspended his presidential campaign. The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor never gained traction against rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Word about O'Malley's move comes from people familiar with his decision. They weren't authorized to discuss it publicly and requested anonymity. O'Malley campaigned as a can-do chief...

Des Moines, IA – White House Hopefuls Cruz, Clinton Hold Slim Leads In Iowa Contest

February 1, 2016 at 09:53 PM
Des moines, IA - Republican Ted Cruz had a slight advantage over Donald Trump while Democrat Hillary Clinton held a small lead over rival Bernie Sanders on Monday in Iowa's presidential nominating contest, the first in the 2016 race for the White House. Cruz, a conservative U.S. senator from Texas, led the billionaire businessman 29 percent to 25.6 percent with 44 percent of the precincts...

Washington – U.S. Arrests Hezbollah Members On Charges Of Sending Drug Money To Syria

February 1, 2016 at 09:48 PM
Washington - Members of the Hezbollah militant group were arrested on charges they used millions of dollars from the sale of cocaine in the United States and Europe to purchase weapons in Syria, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said on Monday. Hezbollah has sent fighters to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's almost five-year-old civil war. It is designated...

Atlanta – Delta Apologizes For Flight Attendants’ ‘Altercation’ That Forced Emergency Landing

February 1, 2016 at 09:38 PM
Atlanta - Delta Air Lines is apologizing to passengers after a confrontation between two flight attendants last month led pilots to make an unscheduled landing halfway through the trip. The airline says the actions of the crew members didn't reflect the professionalism expected of employees. The Aviation Herald, a website that tracks accidents and other incidents involving planes, said...

Washington – Bill Would Make It Harder For Sex Offenders To Travel Abroad

February 1, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Registered sex offenders who have committed crimes against children will have a harder time traveling internationally under legislation Congress has sent to the president's desk. The House passed the legislation by voice vote Monday after Senate passage in December. If signed by the president, the U.S. would let other countries know when a registered sex offender is traveling...

New York – Uber Drivers In NYC Protest Company’s Fare Cut

February 1, 2016 at 08:33 PM
New York - Uber drivers in New York City called Monday for a strike to protest the company's decision to cut fares by 15 percent, as several hundred rallied at the ride-sharing app's New York headquarters. Several hundred drivers attended the protest, but it's not clear how many would heed the call for a shutdown. The company has roughly 30,000 registered vehicles. Mohammed Rahman, a driver...

New York – Lumber Liquidators To Pay More Than $13M For Illegal Imports

February 1, 2016 at 08:04 PM
New York - Lumber Liquidators will pay more than $13 million for illegally importing hardwood flooring, after the company pleaded guilty to environmental crimes last year. The Department of Justice said that Lumber Liquidators made hardwood floors in China from illegally cut Mongolian oak trees in Russia. Those trees are needed to protect endangered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards because...

New York – United Lets Families Board Early, Reversing 4-year Policy

February 1, 2016 at 07:35 PM
New York - United Airlines is trying to bring back a bit of the friendly skies, allowing families with young children to board early. The move, which takes effect Feb. 15., lets families with children age two and under get settled in their seats before the rush of other passengers clamoring for overhead bin space. United was the last holdout. It has forced families to board with everybody...

Des Moines, IA – Game On: Iowa Caucuses Kick Off 2016 Presidential Election

February 1, 2016 at 07:26 PM
Des Moines, IA - After a long year of campaigning, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates face voters for the first time, battling in Iowa Monday for a boost toward the White House — or in many cases, simply a reason to stay in the race. The contests in both parties were tight heading into the evening caucuses. Among Republicans, billionaire Donald Trump appeared to have a slim...

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