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Paris – Some French Media Ban IDs Of Attackers To Stop “Hero” Effect

July 27, 2016 at 10:49 PM
Paris - Some leading French media outlets pledged Wednesday to stop publishing the names and images of attackers linked to the Islamic State group to prevent individuals from being inadvertently glorified, following a spate of attacks in France over the past 18 months. The decisions, part of a wider French debate about how the news media might be contributing to the extremist threat, come as...

Philadelphia – U.S. Democrat Kaine Lays Into ‘One-man Wrecking Crew’ Trump

July 27, 2016 at 10:41 PM
Philadelphia - Democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Senator Tim Kaine laid into Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday, describing the billionaire as "a one-man wrecking crew" who cannot be trusted with America's future. "Our nation, it is just too great to put it in the hands of a slick-talking, empty-promising, self-promoting, one-man wrecking crew," Kaine said in a keynote...

Miami – Florida Identifies Two More Zika Cases Not Related To Travel

July 27, 2016 at 10:25 PM
Miami - The Florida health department said on Wednesday it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States. The health department said it has identified an additional case of Zika in Miami-Dade County, where it was already investigating a...

Washington – WikiLeaks Releases Hacked Democratic National Committee Audio Files

July 27, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - WikiLeaks released files on Wednesday of what it said were audio recordings pulled from the emails of the Democratic National Committee that were obtained by hacking its servers. The latest release, which came in the middle of the Democratic National Convention where Hillary Clinton was officially named the party's presidential nominee, is the second batch in a series that has...

Philadelphia – Bloomberg On Trump: I Know A Con When I See One

July 27, 2016 at 09:54 PM
Philadelphia - Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, offered a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention, describing the GOP presidential nominee as a "risky, reckless, and radical choice." One of the nation's richest men, Bloomberg drew upon his business background in his unorthodox convention...

Philadelphia – Biden Says Too Dangerous To Make Trump President

July 27, 2016 at 09:41 PM
Philadelphia - Vice President Joe Biden is casting Donald Trump as too dangerous to trust with the presidency. Biden says "no major party nominee in the history of this nation has ever known less or been less prepared to deal with our national security." The vice president tells the Democratic National Convention that Trump — the GOP presidential nominee — offers policies that are more...

New York – Schumer Prepares To Be Senate Leader, Or Trump Antagonist

July 27, 2016 at 09:28 PM
New York - As Hillary Clinton claims the Democratic Party's nomination for president, fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer is preparing for his own next act, as Clinton's top Senate partner — or chief antagonist to Donald Trump if he wins in November. Schumer is in line to become Senate Democratic leader next year with the retirement of Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. And if Democrats...

Moscow – Trump Gets Smoother Ride Than Clinton In Russian Media

July 27, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Moscow - Bias is often in the eye of the beholder, and President Barack Obama's claim that Russia's news media favor Donald Trump isn't an open-and-shut case. But informal surveys of Russia's main outlets suggest that Trump gets plenty of praise — especially for his "anti-establishment" stance — and that favorable assessments of Hillary Clinton are comparatively rare. Trump's unorthodox...

Chicago – Site For Obama’s Presidential Library Chosen

July 27, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Chicago - President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short walk from the university where Obama taught constitutional law on Chicago's South Side, a personal familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Barack Obama Foundation decided to build the library at Jackson Park near the University of...

Geneva – WTO Chief Won’t Debate Trump, But Rallies Support For Trade

July 27, 2016 at 07:32 PM
Geneva - The head of the World Trade Organization said on Wednesday he would not get into an argument with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has described the global trade body as a "disaster" and threatened to quit it. But WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo told a news conference he thought the arguments in favor of global trade needed to be put more forcefully. He said he...

New York – Psych Exam Ordered For Man In Times Square Fake-bomb

July 27, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New York - A man accused of flinging a fake bomb into a police van in Times Square is headed for a psychiatric examination to determine whether he's fit to stand trial. A Manhattan judge ordered the exam Wednesday, as Hector Meneses was arraigned by video from a hospital where he's been held since his arrest last Thursday. He's due back in court next month for the results of the psychiatric...

Seoul, South Korea – Apple Supplier LG Display Puts $1.8B Into Flexible Displays

July 27, 2016 at 06:28 PM
Seoul, South Korea - LG Display Co., a supplier of Apple's iPhone screens, said Wednesday that it will invest 1.99 trillion won ($1.75 billion) to produce flexible displays for smartphones, in a sign that more high-end smartphone makers may adopt flexible screens in the near future. The South Korean company said mass production of flexible displays will start in late 2018, at a scale that will...

Washington – Fighters Battling Islamic State Gather Trove Of Documents

July 27, 2016 at 05:31 PM
Washington - U.S.-backed forces fighting to drive Islamic State out of northern Syria have gathered a massive trove of documents and data belonging to the militant group, potentially shedding more light on its operations, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday. The material, gathered as fighters moved from village to village surrounding the town of Manbij, includes notebooks, laptops, USB...

Greene County, NY – New Jersey Teen Falls To His Death At Kaaterskill Falls

July 27, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Greene County, NY - A New Jersey teenager has died after tumbling over a Hudson Valley waterfall. Ezra Kennedy, 17, of Westfield, New Jersey, fell off Kaaterskill Falls on Wednesday, state police say. Troopers say the victim was deceased when responding patrols located his body near the base of the falls, located about 40 miles south of Albany. A preliminary investigation indicates that...

West Milford, NJ – 9/11 Worker Pleads For Medical Coverage With Billboards

July 27, 2016 at 05:12 PM
West Milford, NJ - A New Jersey man who spent three weeks looking for survivors in the days after the 9/11 attacks is using billboards in a push to have his kidney disease added to the list of covered conditions by a fund to help Ground Zero workers with health problems. Mike Megna has a rare kidney disease he believes was caused by dust from the rubble of the fallen World Trade Center...

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