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New York – CNN Anchor Says Avoids Mentioning Boston Bombers’ Names

May 10, 2013 at 04:39 PM
New York - Tamerlan (TAM'-ehr-luhn)and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are two names that CNN anchor Chris Cuomo says he avoids saying on the air. Cuomo, the anchor for much of CNN's daytime coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, said Friday he purposely avoids using the names of the two suspects to avoid giving them more attention. He said he isn't trying to hide news, since...

Cleveland, OH – Relatives Say Cleveland Suspect Had Creepy Violent Streak

May 10, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Cleveland, OH - The mannequin was life-sized, with a mop-like wig and creepy, slanted eyes. Ariel Castro kept it propped against a wall of his house and liked to use it to scare people. Sometimes he drove around town with it in the back seat of his car. "He threatened me lots of times with it," said Castro's nephew, 26-year-old Angel Caraballo, who was terrified of his uncle as a little boy...

Washington – Cantor: House To Probe IRS Targeting Conservative Groups

May 10, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Washington - The Republican-led House of Representatives will investigate the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups during last year's election campaign, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Friday. "The IRS cannot target or intimidate any individual or organization based on their political beliefs. The House will investigate this matter," Cantor said...

Los Angeles, CA – Bloomberg Bars Reporters From Client Log-in Data After Spy Allegations Surface

May 10, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Financial data and news company Bloomberg LP says it has corrected a "mistake" in its newsgathering policies and cut off its journalists' special access to client log-in activity on the company's ubiquitous trading information terminals after Goldman Sachs complained about the matter last month. A person familiar with the matter said Friday that Goldman Sachs became concerned...

Washington – White House: IRS Actions Against Groups ‘Inappropriate,’ Thorough Investigation

May 10, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Washington - The White House says it was inappropriate for the Internal Revenue Service to target tea party groups for additional reviews during last year's presidential election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. However, White House spokesman Jay Carney didn't answer a question about when administration officials learned of the practice. The IRS apologized Friday for...

Des Moines, Iowa – GOP Sen. Rand Paul Makes Early 2016 Moves In Iowa

May 10, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Des Moines, Iowa - Rand Paul opened his presidential exploration tour Friday with a splashy set of speaking engagements in Iowa designed to broaden his tea party brand into something more mainstream and, perhaps, viable. The Kentucky senator, the son of former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, was the headliner at a marquee Republican dinner and was expected to meet with key voting groups in eastern Iowa...

Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Grateful For Support

May 10, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Cleveland, OH - The only victim still hospitalized after a decade of captivity in a Cleveland house is thanking the public for an outpouring of flowers and gifts. A statement issued Friday by MetroHealth Medical Center on behalf of Michelle Knight says she is in good spirits and grateful for the Cleveland Courage Fund created to aid the victims. Knight, rescued Monday with two other women...

Albany – Muslim, Christian Groups Clash In NY Libel Suit

May 10, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Albany - A Muslim group is accusing a Christian organization of defamation for publishing a book that accuses the Muslim collective of holding terrorist training in its enclaves. The Christian Action Network refuses to back down, challenging Muslims of America Inc. to prove the allegations wrong in an upstate New York court. The Muslim group has a community in Hancock, near Binghamton...

West, TX – Paramedic Who Responded To Texas Blast Arrested

May 10, 2013 at 01:18 PM
West, TX - A Texas paramedic who helped evacuate people on the night of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West has been arrested and charged with possessing a destructive device. It's not clear whether the charges are related to the fire or the explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. last month that killed 14 people. McLennan County Jail booking clerk Brandy Gann says paramedic Bryce...

Atlanta, GA – IN PHOTOS: Film Crews Transform Atlanta Into Vintage New York

May 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Atlanta, GA - Part of downtown Atlanta has been transformed into a movie set designed to look like New York City as it appeared more than three decades ago. Filming this week of a sequel for the 2004 film "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" features vintage New York taxi cabs, graffiti-painted walls, a pay telephone and fake storefronts along Atlanta's famous Peachtree Street. The...

Washington – State Department Pushed To Change Talking Points

May 10, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Washington - State Department officials recommended significant changes in the widely debunked talking points that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used five days after the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last September. A congressional official who has reviewed administration emails about the talking points said they originally included references to possible...

Rockland County, NY – IN PHOTOS: Thoudsands Of Charedim Attend Protest Against The Internet

May 10, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Rockland County, NY - Sevearl aThousand ultra-orthodox men turned out last night at the Rockland Boulders Stadium in Pomona to protest the Internet. The event was held with the goal of raising awareness about the dangers of using the Internet, especially for children and young adults who can be exposed to pornography and other sites with illicit content. Organizers say this is a follow-up...

Doswell, VA – Marathon Bombing Suspect Buried In Virginia

May 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Doswell, VA - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in central Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground. The secret interment this week at a small Islamic cemetery ended a frustrating search for a...

West, TX – Texas Officials Launch Criminal Investigation Into Plant Explosion

May 10, 2013 at 11:57 AM
West, TX - Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month. Investigators have largely treated the West Fertilizer Co. blast that killed 14 people as an industrial accident, but the Texas Department of Public Safety said in statement that the agency has now instructed the Texas Rangers and...

New York – Post Office’s “Consolidation” Plan Doubles Time Of Mail Delivery To Brooklyn

May 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM
New York - As part of its "consolidation" plan aimed at cost-cutting, the United States Postal Service has announced that, beginning this fall, all local Brooklyn mail will be shipped to Manhattan for sorting before being returned for delivery. The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (http://nydn.us/149B9dW) is reporting that postal workers say the new procedure will likely double the amount of time it takes...

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