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San Francisco – Apple Proved A Phone Can Change The World In Just 10 Years

January 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM
San Francisco - Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple's bag of technological tricks. "Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything," Jobs declared as he paced across a San Francisco stage. It obviously wasn't an empty boast. We all know now that Jobs'...

San Francisco – Judge: San Francisco Can’t Be Sued Over Death By Illegall Immigrant

January 9, 2017 at 11:25 PM
San Francisco - San Francisco cannot be held liable for a slaying by a man who was in the country illegally and had been released by sheriff's officials despite a request by immigration officials to keep him behind bars, a federal judge said. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero dismissed wrongful death claims filed by the family of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle against the city and Sheriff Ross...

Washington – Parents, Save Up: Cost Of Raising A Child Is More Than $233K

January 9, 2017 at 11:04 PM
Washington - Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or as much as almost $14,000 annually. That's the average for a middle-income couple with two children. It's a bit more expensive in urban parts of the country, and less so in rural...

Detroit – Despite Redesign, Camry’s Reign As Top US Car In Jeopardy

January 9, 2017 at 10:39 PM
Detroit - America's favorite car is under attack. The Toyota Camry has been the nation's top-selling vehicle for 15 years, if you exclude pickup trucks. Now it's in danger of losing its crown, a potential victim of the SUV craze. And even a much-anticipated revamp unveiled Monday at the Detroit auto show may not be enough to keep the competition at bay. Toyota's own RAV4 small SUV and...

Washington – AP-NORC Poll: Obama Won Nation’s Approval, Didn’t Unite It

January 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - More Americans feel Barack Obama's presidency divided the country than feel it brought people together, a new poll shows. Yet he leaves office held in high esteem by a solid majority. Eight years after Obama's historic election, just 27 percent see the U.S. as more united as a result of his presidency, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll...

Washington – US Adds 2 Members Of Hezbollah To Terrorism Sanctions List

January 9, 2017 at 09:45 PM
Washington - The Obama administration says it has added two senior members of Hezbollah to its terrorism sanctions list. The State Department said Monday that Ali Damush and Mustafa Mughniyeh have been named Specially Designated Global Terrorists. Mughniyeh is a Hezbollah commander with extensive family links to the Lebanon-based militant group. He's the nephew of Hezbollah's previous...

Albany, NY – Cuomo: NY Can Show The Nation An Alternative To Trump

January 9, 2017 at 09:33 PM
Albany, NY - New York state must stand as an alternative to Donald Trump, showing the nation that tolerance, progressive policies like a higher minimum wage and investments in education can create an economy that works for all, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Without mentioning the Republican president-elect by name, Cuomo, a Democrat, said it is up to New York to find a different way to...

New York – A Look At The Business Trump’s Son-in-law Is Setting Aside

January 9, 2017 at 09:01 PM
New York - Donald Trump has tapped his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser. Kushner, who is married to Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka Trump, has for the past decade run Kushner Companies, the umbrella corporation that oversees the family's many real estate holdings. Transition official said Monday Kushner will step down from the post and divest some of his assets in order to comply...

Detroit – Honda Goes Higher-tech With Odyssey. Try The Intercom.

January 9, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Detroit - A veteran player in the small but scrappy minivan segment is getting a major upgrade. Honda unveiled a sleeker 2018 Odyssey Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit featuring a range of design and technology updates. No proper reboot of the family hauler comes without seating innovations. Honda calls its flexible second-row advancements "Magic Slide," and...

Washington – US Move To Secure Election Systems Meets Criticism

January 9, 2017 at 08:23 PM
Washington - A last-minute decision by the Obama administration to designate election systems as critical infrastructure drew intense criticism from state and federal elections organizations on Monday. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the move Friday with 30-minute notice to the National Association of Secretaries of State and U.S. Election Assistance Commission, an...

Washington – New Voice: Inaugural Parade Announcer Since 1957 Replaced

January 9, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Washington - For the first time in six decades, a new voice will lead this year's presidential inaugural parade. Charlie Brotman, 89, has been the announcer for every inaugural parade since Dwight D. Eisenhower's second term in 1957. But President-Elect Donald Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee has picked a new lead announcer, local news media outlets reported. Brotman, who found out...

Germany – Berlin Landmark Lit Up By Israeli Flag Following Jerusalem Attack

January 9, 2017 at 07:39 PM
Germany - Berlin's landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, was lit up in the colors of the Israeli flag on Monday night in solidarity with the victims of a truck ramming in Jerusalem a day earlier, which killed four Israeli soldiers. Sunday's attack in Jerusalem came some three weeks after a similar incident in Berlin killed 12 people when a truck ploughed through a crowded Christmas market. "What...

Washington – Amid Hacking Feud, US Hits Russia With New Sanctions

January 9, 2017 at 07:29 PM
Washington - The outgoing Obama administration on Monday blacklisted five Russians, including a senior law enforcement official close to President Vladimir Putin, as the two nations' feud over U.S. election hacking escalated. The founder of WikiLeaks, publisher of the election-related emails, denounced last week's U.S. intelligence report about the hacking as a "press release." The economic...

New York – Shooting Suspect’s Mental Issues May Explain Little

January 9, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old man held in the fatal shootings last week at Fort Lauderdale's airport, reportedly has a history of mental difficulties and it's tempting to assume they explain the crime. Experts say: Don't. "There is no one explanation that will fit this case or any case," says criminologist James Alan Fox of Northeastern University, an expert on...

Washington – Father Of Slain Muslim Soldier Protests Trump Attorney General Nominee

January 9, 2017 at 06:29 PM
Washington - The father of a Muslim American soldier killed during combat in Iraq is urging senators to reject President-elect Donald Trump's choice for attorney general. Khizr M. Khan (KY'-zur M. kahn) says in a letter Monday to leaders of the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee that Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican, won't protect the "sacred right" of Americans to...

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