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New York – New York Times Asks ‘Fox & Friends’ For Apology

July 23, 2017 at 11:22 PM
New York - The New York Times says Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" should apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday. The segment referred to comments by a top military official noted in a Friday Fox story , which was updated online Sunday with a Times statement. Fox spokeswoman...

Nyack, NY – Purple Heart Found On NY Road Returned To Veteran’s Family

July 23, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Nyack, NY - The family of a World War II veteran now has a big piece of his history back. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday reunited the family of Bernard McNamara with his Purple Heart medal. It had been found along a Rockland County road several years ago with the inscription of "B.J. McNamara on December 9, 1943." It was turned over to an American Legion post, and those who...

Wichita, KS – Contest Winner Disqualified Over Pro-Trump Instagram Post

July 23, 2017 at 10:17 PM
Wichita, KS - A Kansas makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later was disqualified because of her Instagram post supporting Donald Trump's presidential candidacy. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2gQwtKU ) reports screenshots taken by Gypsy Freeman of Wichita show she won the Instagram contest last month. The victor was to be flown to a Los...

Tel Aviv – U.S. Blackstone In Talks To Buy 40 Pct Of Israel Cyber Firm NSO: Report

July 23, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Tel Aviv - Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to pay $400 million for 40 percent of privately held Israeli firm NSO Group, a maker of spyware for mobile devices, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday. Another investor – ClearSky – is expected to join Blackstone in the deal as a secondary buyer for 10 percent, Calcalist said. An NSO spokesman said he could not...

San Antonio, TX – Immigrant Deaths In Tractor-trailer Highlight Danger Of Heat

July 23, 2017 at 09:00 PM
San Antonio, TX - Experts say the temperature inside of the tractor-trailer where smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. Authorities said they found more than three dozen people, including eight who were dead, in the truck's trailer after an employee at the San Antonio Walmart where it was parked overnight...

United Nations – Yazidi Genocide Survivor: ‘Jews Are An Example For Us’

July 23, 2017 at 08:30 PM
United Nations - You don't need to know Kurdish to understand the sadness that has seeped into Nadia Murad's soul. In August 2014 Murad was captured by ISIS in her village of Kocho, Iraq and sold into sex slavery where she witnessed unspeakable atrocities. Today she is a Yazidi refugee. She is one of 5,200 Yazidi people abducted by Islamic State in Iraq whose lives were torn apart because...

Dallas – Groups Make DIY Bike Lanes To Show US Cities What Could Be

July 23, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Dallas - A makeshift bike lane divider made of painted two-by-fours and PVC pipes lasted three days on a busy Dallas street last month before the city removed it, which was two days longer than its creators expected. The $100 structure was the work of the Dallas Transformation Department, one of several like-minded groups of anonymous Twitter users who have taken a do-it-yourself approach to...

Washington – Trump Tweets Frustration With Republicans

July 23, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is expressing his frustration with Republicans, saying they "do very little to protect their President." In a tweet Sunday, Trump says this happens even with "some that were carried over the line on my back." The president isn't making clear exactly why he's upset. But his tweet comes as Republicans in the Senate struggle to come together on a bill to...

Trenton, NJ – Tool To Help Police In Opioid Crisis Draws Privacy Concern

July 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey is the latest state amid a national opioid crisis to consider allowing police and law enforcement officials to access its prescription drug monitoring database without a court order, pitting patient rights to privacy against the government's ability to investigate so-called doctor shopping. Republican state Sen. Robert Singer introduced the legislation Tuesday after...

Otisfield, ME – Optimism Survives On 25th Anniversary Of Seeds Of Peace

July 23, 2017 at 06:25 PM
Otisfield, ME -  Middle East peace is no closer today than it was a quarter century ago when Seeds of Peace brought the first Israeli and Palestinian teens together in the woods of Maine. But the latest group to spend time together sees reason for optimism. Husam Zarour, a Palestinian from East Jerusalem, said Israeli and Palestinian youth have inherited an untenable situation but that it's...

Revere, MA – Sand Sculpting Fest Draws Artists From All Over The World

July 23, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Revere, MA - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend a sand sculpting festival on a Massachusetts beach this weekend. The International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach got underway Friday morning. The festival runs through Sunday. The competition draws sand sculptors from all over the United States and the world, from countries as close as Canada and as far away as...

Albany, NY – Go Play Outside: New York Makes It Free For New Campers

July 23, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Albany, NY - Folks who'd like to try camping at New York parks are getting the chance to do it this summer for free, courtesy of the state. New York launched a first-time camper program this summer, offering all the gear necessary for a weekend adventure, including a brand-new six-person tent, sleeping bags and pads, camp chairs, lanterns and towels that participants are free to keep. But...

New York – Futuristic NY Pier Project Pits Billionaire Vs Billionaire

July 23, 2017 at 04:02 PM
New York - A battle between two New York billionaires has been holding up a plan to replace a crumbling pier on Manhattan's Hudson River waterfront with an avant-garde park on pilings rising above the riverbed. Now, that years-long fight could be entering another round — or finally headed to detente. Proponents and opponents of the $250 million project plan to meet Monday to try and reach...

Washington – New Trump Communications Director Promises Crackdown On Media Leaks

July 23, 2017 at 03:30 PM
Washington - Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump's new communications director, said on Sunday that one of his first tasks will be to halt leaks and that staff on his team would be fired if the leaks do not stop. "If we don't get the leaks stopped, I am a businessperson, and so I will take dramatic action to stop those leaks," Scaramucci said on Fox News Sunday. Scaramucci told CBS's...

Pitesti, Romania – Romania: Art Exhibit At Ex-prison Show Horrors Of Communism

July 23, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Pitesti, Romania - An art exhibition went on display Friday at a former Romanian prison where communists tortured and killed political prisoners in a gruesome re-education program. The collection of 11 sculptures at the Pitesti Prison, southern Romania, aims to remind visitors about the horrors that took place there from 1949 to 1951. The 3.5 meter-tall (11.5-feet) grey, polystyrene figures...

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