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Washington – U.S. Cancer Doctors Urge Payment Fix As Cases Set To Rise

March 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM
Washington - U.S. cancer doctors are worried about their ability to handle an expected surge in cancer cases in the coming years as they face cuts to government health plans and efforts to reduce payments to physicians. The influential American Society of Clinical Oncology, in a report released on Tuesday, cited estimates that cancer will become the leading killer in the United States by 2030...

Angola, LA – Man Who Spent Decades On La. Death Row Is Freed

March 11, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Angola, LA - A man who spent nearly 26 years on death row in Louisiana walked free of prison Tuesday, hours after a judge approved the state's motion to vacate the man's murder conviction in a the 1983 killing of a jeweler. Glenn Ford, 64, had been on death row since August 1988 in connection with the death of 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman, a Shreveport jeweler and watchmaker for whom Ford had...

Paris – France Returns 3 Paintings Stolen By Nazis

March 11, 2014 at 10:31 PM
Paris - France on Tuesday returned three paintings stolen by the Nazis during World War II to their rightful owners. In an official ceremony, Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti returned the works to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the original owners who are now dead — calling it a "gesture toward justice." They include "Madonna and Child," by 14th century master Lippo Memmi...

New York, NY – NYPD Seeks Help From Public To ID Hospital Patient

March 11, 2014 at 10:29 PM
New York, NY - New York City police are asking the public to help identify a man who is being treated at a Queens hospital. They say the patient was brought by paramedics to Jamaica Hospital around 5:45 p.m. on March 1 without any identification on him. According to WCBS-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1iuJVKf ), police say he's non-communicative but in good physical condition. Anyone with...

Kuala Lumper – Malaysia Air Force Denies Tracking Missing Jet To Strait Of Malacca

March 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM
Kuala Lumper - Malaysia's air force chief has denied saying military radar tracked a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Strait of Malacca, adding to the mystery surrounding the fate of flight MH370, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people aboard. A massive air and sea search now in its fifth day has failed to find any trace of the Boeing 777, and the last 24 hours have seen...

New York – Assembly Favors Property Tax ‘Circuit Breaker’

March 11, 2014 at 09:35 PM
New York - The leader of the Democrat-led state Assembly says their budget proposal will include a property tax "circuit breaker" instead of the rebate program sought by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Speaker Sheldon Silver made the comment to reporters Tuesday as the Assembly and the state Senate prepared separate budget resolutions staking out their positions on the fiscal plan due April 1. Leaders...

Florida – GOP’s David Jolly Wins Closely Watched Congressional Race

March 11, 2014 at 09:02 PM
Florida - Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November's midterm elections and Democrats and Republicans spent millions of dollars auditioning national strategies for the rest of the year. With almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Jolly had 48.5 percent of...

Israel – Aboutbul Wins Repeat Elections In Beit Shemesh

March 11, 2014 at 08:28 PM
Beit Shmesh, Israel - The hotly contested mayoral race in Beit Shemesh has finally come to an end, with incumbent mayor Moshe Abutbul defeating rival Eli Cohen by a margin of 960 votes. Abutbul received 19,190 votes, coming in ahead of Cohen’s 18,230 votes, as reported by on Israeli news sites. Abutbul’s win represents a victory for the Chareidi community. According to reports on Arutz...

Washington – Europe Wants Its Parmesan Back, Seeks Name Change

March 11, 2014 at 08:26 PM
Washington - Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test. As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales...

Los Angeles, CA – California Mulls How To Regulate ‘Driverless Cars’

March 11, 2014 at 07:58 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers — not the owner — to do the driving. Though the technology is still being tested, the day it rolls out into broad public use can now be measured in years, not decades. With that timeframe in mind, California's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday began puzzling through how to regulate the...

New York – British Shoe-Bomb Plotter Says He Flew With Explosives On Planes After 9/11

March 11, 2014 at 07:37 PM
New York - A British man testifying in the terror trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law said Tuesday he flew on planes over the Middle East and Europe with explosives in a shoe after the Sept. 11 attacks but didn't detonate them because he was saving the bomb for an attack over America. Saajid Badat revealed details of the plot as he testified for a second day at the New York trial of...

Geneva – U.N. Chief: Rouhani Has Not Increased Freedoms In Iran

March 11, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Geneva - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. Rouhani, who won a landslide in June, led Iran to an initial nuclear deal with world powers. But, perhaps wary of further antagonizing powerful hardliners, he...

Washington – Intrigue At The Top: CIA, Senate Feud Goes Public

March 11, 2014 at 07:01 PM
Washington - Secret reports. Vanishing documents. Whispers of crime, intimidation and cover-up. A quarrel between the CIA and the Senate that's been rumbling beneath the surface for years burst into full view Tuesday when Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., laid it all out in eye-popping detail on the Senate floor, and the CIA quickly pushed back. Each side has suggested improper meddling by...

One Police Plaza – 100 Commanders Expected To Be Transferred During NYPD Overhaul

March 11, 2014 at 06:39 PM
One Police Plaza - Big changes continue in the NYPD as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will be transferring approximately 100 NYPD commanders. DNAinfo New York (http://dnain.fo/1hawG0i) reports transfers include a new superior for detectives in Manhattan and Brooklyn and the Bronx will receive a third chief. Most of the transfers will take place in police precincts, borough commands...

Manhattan, NY – Obama Takes Shopping Detour On Fundraising Trip

March 11, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Manhattan, NY - When in New York rubbing elbows with wealthy private equity types, might as well also go shopping. At the Gap. President Barack Obama, in Manhattan for some high dollar Democratic Party fundraising, made a quick, unannounced Midtown retail stop Tuesday to buy some sweaters for his daughters, athletic wear for his wife and to make a pitch for the minimum wage. "I think...

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