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Detroit – GM Adding 824,000 More Cars; Ignition Switches May Be Faulty

March 28, 2014 at 06:46 PM
Detroit - General Motors is adding 824,000 small cars to its ongoing recall tied to defective ignition switches. The company will add vehicles from the 2008-2011 model years to a recall that initially covered cars only through the 2007 model year. The Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac G5, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Ion and Saturn Sky are all involved in the recall. GM says around...

Israel – IDF Shoots Two Suspected Infiltrators From Syria

March 28, 2014 at 06:21 PM
Israel - Troops shot two suspected armed infiltrators at the Syrian frontier in the occupied Golan Heights on Friday, the Israeli military said. A terse statement said the troops "opened fire, hits were confirmed" after spotting the suspects penetrating the Israeli frontier. The Israeli news web site Ynet said both men had been killed, but a military spokeswoman would not confirm their...

Dallas – Airline Apologizes For Note On Deaf Couple’s Bag

March 28, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Dallas - A deaf couple is upset over a note that an American Airlines employee attached to one of their bags, referring to the pair as "deaf and dumb." James Moehle and Angela Huckaby, of Houston, were returning home from a vacation in Hawaii when one of their bags was misplaced by the airline. When it was delivered later, a handwritten note attached to the bag read, "Please Text Deaf And...

Moscow – Putin Calls Obama To Discuss Ukraine

March 28, 2014 at 05:23 PM
Moscow - President Barack Obama is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back Russian troops from the border with Ukraine. The White House says Putin called Obama on Friday while the president was traveling internationally. The White House says Obama urged Russia to offer a written response to a diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine crisis that the U.S. has presented. Obama and...

Washington – Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Meat Labels

March 28, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Washington - A federal appeals court is allowing labels on certain cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The appeals court decision issued Friday dismissed an attempt by the meat industry to block the rules, which took effect last year and require packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to include country of origin labels. The industry has long fought...

San Francisco – FBI Sting Shows San Francisco Chinatown Underworld

March 28, 2014 at 03:20 PM
San Francisco - Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation's oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI criminal complaint that has stunned even those familiar with the neighborhood's history of gambling houses, opium dens and occasional gangland-style murders. The federal charges, which allege a California lawmaker accepted money and...

New Jersey – NJ Governor Christie Says Port Authority Chairman Resigns After ‘Bridgegate’ Report

March 28, 2014 at 02:42 PM
New Jersey - The chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Samson, has resigned his position, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday. "David tendered his resignation to me this afternoon, effective immediately," Christie told reporters a day after a law firm hired by his office released a report finding Christie faultless in the recent "Bridgegate" scandal...

Fremont, CA – Access To Tesla Cars Only A Password Away, Researcher Says

March 28, 2014 at 02:31 PM
Fremont, CA - Tesla Motors Inc's electric vehicles can be located and unlocked by criminals remotely simply by cracking a six-character password using traditional hacking techniques, according to newly released research. Nitesh Dhanjani, a corporate security consultant, Tesla owner and author of books on hacking, said at a conference in Singapore on Friday that he recently conducted a study of...

Chicago, IL – Museum Items Can’t Be Seized To Pay Iran-Blamed Jerusalem Judgment

March 28, 2014 at 02:30 PM
Chicago, IL - A federal judge in Chicago says survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack blamed partly on Iran can't seize museum pieces in U.S. collections to help pay a $412 million judgment against Iran. Judge Robert Gettleman's ruling Friday stems from a long-running legal battle that museum officials elsewhere watching closely. They feared their own collections could be put at risk if Gettleman...

Beit Shemesh, Israel – Report: Woman Beaten By Ultra-Orthodox Man Over Length Of Skirt

March 28, 2014 at 02:16 PM
Beit Shemesh, Israel  -A woman was beaten in public by an ultra-Orthodox man over the length of her skirt, which showed her lower legs. Israel Hayom (http://bit.ly/1jDG2Yn) reports the 25-year-old woman picked up her three-year-old daughter from daycare and was physically and verbally attacked by the man while waiting at the bus stop. The man yelled at the woman, calling her a “whore” and...

Jerusalem – Over 1500 Female Enlistments In IDF Show Israeli Religious Women Want To Serve In Military

March 28, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Jerusalem - New numbers show more and more religious women are enlisting in the IDF despite the Chief Rabbinates’ ruling against it, and they are receiving support from one organization determined to help them while maintaining the values of the Torah. Israel National News (http://bit.ly/O50Uc9) reports Sharon Brick, who leads the "Serving in Faith" program of the Aluma Association, stated...

Toronto – Blackberry Said Revenues Fell To $976 Million

March 28, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Toronto - BlackBerry reported a steep drop in profit and revenue Friday as it transitions from a smartphone company to a software business under its new chief executive. Shares rose five percent in morning trading as CEO John Chen cut expenses quicker than expected. The Canadian company lost $423 million, or 80 cents per share. Adjusted for one-time items, however, the company lost 8 cents per...

Washington – GOP Governors Back Adelson On Online Gambling

March 28, 2014 at 01:09 PM
Washington - Three Republican governors who weren't invited to GOP super donor Sheldon Adelson's political gathering in Las Vegas this week are nonetheless trumpeting their agreement with him against Internet gambling. Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Nikki Haley of South Carolina have submitted letters in recent days to congressional leaders stating that gambling in the virtual world...

Tel Aviv – In New Row, Israel At Odds With US Over Visas

March 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Tel Aviv - With the United States irked at Israel over its settlement policies and the lack of progress in peace talks, an obscure diplomatic classification has emerged as a new sticking point between the two close allies. To ease the travel of its citizens, Israel is pressing to join 38 other countries in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program - a prestigious club of nations whose citizens don't need...

New York – Study: Married Folks Have Fewer Heart Problems

March 28, 2014 at 12:06 PM
New York - Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem. This was true at any age, for women as well as for men, and regardless of other heart disease risk factors they had such as high...

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