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Grand Canyon National Park, AZ – Texas Man Dies After A Fall At Grand Canyon

March 18, 2014 at 11:35 PM
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park are investigating the first death of the year attributed to a fall from the canyon's edge. John N. Anderson, 53, of Grapevine, Texas, died Saturday after falling about 350 feet from the South Rim near El Tovar Lodge, park officials said. Witnesses reported seeing Anderson near a small rock wall that serves as a barrier...

New York – Winning Mega Millions Numbers For Tuesday

March 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM
New York - The winning mega millions numbers for Tuesday night are 11, 19, 24, 33, 51, mega ball 7 The jackpot is estimated at $400 million, with a cash option of $224 million...

Kansas City, MO – Billionaire Philanthropist, Nation’s Leading Investment Manager Jim Stowers Dead At 90

March 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Kansas City, MO - Jim Stowers Jr., the billionaire founder of one of the nation's leading investment management firms who gave away most of his fortune to fight disease, has died. He was 90. The Kansas City, Mo., philanthropist, whose tenacity in business was just as fierce as in his fight for stem-cell research, died Monday after a period of declining health, according to a news release...

Montreal – Hillary Clinton Warns Of Further Russian Aggression

March 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Montreal - Other countries near Russia could also face aggression if President Vladimir Putin is allowed to get away with his actions in Ukraine, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential contender, called Russia's move to annex Crimea illegal and a violation of international law. "If he's allowed to get away with that, I think...

New York, NY – Poll: De Blasio Approval Rating Falling

March 18, 2014 at 10:53 PM
New York, NY - A new poll says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating has fallen over the last two months. A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday says that 45 percent of New Yorkers approve of the job de Blasio is doing. Thirty-four percent disapprove. The new poll has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points. De Blasio's rating is down from Quinnipiac's last...

New York – It’s Not Just Your Grandmother’s Matzo Anymore

March 18, 2014 at 10:19 PM
New York - When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passover. The holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery for the Hebrews in ancient Egypt, calls for Jews to avoid leavened grain in products like regular pasta and bread, so it's matzo's biggest moment of the year. But lasagna? "We almost never ate lasagna the rest of the year," Kritzer...

Washington – Senators Urge Obama To Block Iran’s Path To Nuclear Weapons

March 18, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Washington - A majority of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to insist a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program contains a measure to prevent Tehran from ever having a path to nuclear weapons, as talks on the deal resumed in Vienna. "We believe any agreement must dismantle Iran's nuclear weapons program and prevent it from ever having a uranium or plutonium path to a...

New York – Wal-Mart Takes Aim At $2B Used Video Game Market

March 18, 2014 at 09:37 PM
New York - Wal-Mart plans to start buying used video games from shoppers at stores in a move that goes after the bread-and-butter business of GameStop. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to expand its current online trade-in program by allowing customers to trade in their used video games at 3,100 Wal-Mart stores. Starting next week, customers can trade in video games for credit that can be used...

Washington – White House Losing Pastry Chef Bill Yosses In June

March 18, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Bill Yosses has baked and built his last gingerbread White House. The executive pastry chef has given notice that he's leaving the White House in June after more than seven years of dessert-making. He plans to move to New York to teach about eating healthier, and join his husband, Charlie Jandusay Fabella Jr., also a teacher. The couple wed in Washington in 2011, but have lived...

Ramallah, West Bank – Palestinians Seek To Drill For Oil In West Bank

March 18, 2014 at 08:25 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - The Palestinian Authority has announced plans to explore for oil in the West Bank, throwing a new element of uncertainty into troubled U.S.-backed peace efforts. Mohammed Mustafa, deputy prime minister for economic affairs, said Tuesday the Palestinians were seeking proposals from international firms to help explore and develop oil in the northern West Bank. However...

Jerusalem – Daughter Of Former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Receives Israel’s Lifetime Achievement Prize

March 18, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem -  The 2014 winners of the esteemed Israel Prize for lifetime achievements to society were announced on Tuesday. Israel National News (http://bit.ly/1qQP2KG) reports Education Minister Shai Piron (Yesh Atid) announced Rabbanit Adina Bar-Shalom – Hareidi College founder and the daughter of former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef – was a recipient. The prize committee commended...

San Diego – Malaysia Jet Mystery Obsesses Aero Industry, Just What To Do Unclear

March 18, 2014 at 07:42 PM
San Diego - The global aviation industry is reverberating with shock as well as a range of theories over the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, but most in the business think the unsolved mystery is more of a tragic red herring than a wake-up call for drastic changes. Despite the lack of new information, flight MH370 was at the top of the agenda on the street, at the pubs and in...

Des Moines, IA – $400 Million Mega Millions Jackpot For Tonight

March 18, 2014 at 06:15 PM
Des Moines, IA - An estimated $400 million is up for grabs in the latest Mega Millions jackpot. Tuesday night's potential jackpot would be the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. If a single player matches all six numbers, the winner would have the option of taking a $224 million lump-sum prize. Mega Millions changed its rules in October to help increase jackpots by lowering the...

San Francisco, CA – Google Says Android Watches To Be Available Later This Year

March 18, 2014 at 06:02 PM
San Francisco, CA - Google Inc said on Tuesday that smartwatches based on its Android mobile software will be available later this year, enlisting a variety of partners and signaling the Internet company's intent to play a leading role in what could be the next big computing market. Google said it was partnering with several consumer electronics and technology companies, including Samsung...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Thai Radar Might Have Tracked Missing Plane

March 18, 2014 at 05:53 PM
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Ten days after a Malaysian jetliner disappeared, Thailand's military said Tuesday it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn't report it "because we did not pay attention to it." Search crews from 26 countries, including Thailand, are looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished early March 8 with 239 people aboard en route from...

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