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Detroit – FBI: Awaiting Confirmation Of Terror Suspect Death, Former Israeli Hezbollah Prisoner Exchange

June 10, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Detroit - The FBI is keeping a Michigan-linked man on its list of most-wanted terrorisms suspects until it can confirm reports that he died while commanding pro-Syrian government forces in that country's civil war, a spokesman said Tuesday. Lebanese security officials said late last month that 47-year-old Fawzi Ayoub died while backing President Bashar Assad's forces against rebels seeking his...

Syracuse, NY – Feds: New York Man Mailed Anthrax Threats For 15 Years

June 10, 2014 at 11:34 PM
Syracuse, NY - Federal authorities have accused a 59-year-old man from suburban Syracuse of mailing 21 threatening letters containing white powder over 15 years to local institutions and federal officials. Brian Daniel Norton of Cicero has been jailed after an initial court appearance Tuesday with a detention hearing scheduled next week. A federal complaint accuses Norton of felonies for...

Brooklyn, NY – New York City Heat Lamp Fire Uncovers ‘Marijuana Farm’

June 10, 2014 at 11:15 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A New York man whose heat lamp sparked a fire in his basement apartment has been charged after emergency responders discovered a 'marijuana farm,' police said. Officials answering a 911 call about a fire at a building in the Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn found 40 to 50 marijuana plants, halogen lights and water pumps. "They discovered a marijuana farm," said...

Detroit – You Say Tomato? Ford Says Tom-auto In Eco Parts Quest

June 10, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Detroit - Auto maker Ford Motor Co is looking to add a new environmental option to its tool box. Tomatoes. Ford said on Tuesday it was teaming up with ketchup maker Heinz, owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc and U.S. investment firm 3G Capital, to look at using tomato fibers in car production. It is testing the use of dried tomato skins, a...

Richmond, VA – Cantor Tells Supporters To Keep Fighting

June 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Richmond, VA - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says his supporters should continue to fight for the conservative values he championed in Congress despite his defeat at the hands of a little-known tea party candidate. Cantor told glum supporters Tuesday in Richmond, Virginia, that "obviously, we came up short." He said it was the highest honor of his life serving as House majority...

New York – Judge: Sheldon Silver Must Face Harassment Suit Against Ex-assemblyman

June 10, 2014 at 10:18 PM
New York - New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver must face claims that he “aided and abetted” a former assemblyman’s sexual harassment of two young female employees by failing to take official action, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres rejected Silver’s bid to throw out the lawsuit, which was filed last summer by Victoria Burhans and Chloe...

New York – NYPD Commissioner: Syria Significant US Terror Threat

June 10, 2014 at 10:00 PM
New York – NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton warns that Syria surpasses al Qaeda as the biggest terrorist threat to the United States. At One Police Plaza on Monday Bratton highlighted Syria’s role as a major terroristic threat explaining that the civil war has created radicals who now have the skills to perform deadly terror attacks, including Americans in Syria reports The NY Post...

New York, NY – 36 Members Of The NYPD, 11 Commands Honored At Annual Ceremony

June 10, 2014 at 09:33 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William J. Bratton today honored 36 members of the New York City Police Department and recognized 11 commands for exceptional performance at the annual NYPD Medal Day ceremony held in front of One Police Plaza. “Your willingness to put your own lives on the line to protect your fellow citizens is an inspiration to all, and...

Brooklyn, NY – Employee Crushed To Death By Forklift At Moisha’s Supermarket

June 10, 2014 at 09:07 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Tragedy struck this evening at Moisha’s Discount Supermarket in Flatbush as a store employee was killed in a freak accident. 22 year old Gustavo Tapia of 333 Neptune Avenue was using a walk-behind electric forklift, trying to push a Yale forklift with a non-working rear wheel to the store’s rooftop parking lot, when the Yale forklift rolled backwards, pinning Tapia to the...

New York – People Hiring Photographers To Shoot Everyday Life

June 10, 2014 at 09:04 PM
New York - When Anzalee and Kristain Rhodes look back at their daughter's first year of life, they won't be examining blurry, red-eyed camera phone photos. They'll have crisp, finely detailed professional shots of a baby growing up before their eyes. Each month, a team of professional photographers shoots them as they go about their daily lives at home and around New York City. "As a baby...

Dallas, TX – United Changing How Travelers Earn Mileage Rewards

June 10, 2014 at 08:13 PM
Dallas, TX - United Airlines is about to start rewarding its big-spending customers at a potential cost to bargain-hunting travelers who rack up miles with long-distance getaways. United follows other U.S. airlines that have begun basing awards on money spent, not miles flown. The changes would benefit customers like elite members of United's loyalty program who fly at least 25,000 miles a...

Richmond, VA – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses GOP Primary To Tea Party Challenger

June 10, 2014 at 08:07 PM
Richmond, VA - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in his Republican primary election Tuesday to a little-known economics professor, a stunning upset for the GOP's No. 2 in the House and a major victory for the tea party. Cantor, viewed as a possible successor to House Speaker John Boehner, was taken down by a political novice with little money named Dave Brat. His win marked the biggest...

New York – Appeals Court Backs NYC’s ‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’ Plan

June 10, 2014 at 07:31 PM
New York - A plan to remake the New York's yellow cab fleet by requiring owners to purchase Nissan minivans is legal, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division's ruling on the so-called Taxi of Tomorrow overturned a 2013 lower court decision that said New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission had overstepped its authority by requiring taxi owners to buy a specific...

San Francisco, CA – Amazon.com Plans Local Services Marketplace This Year

June 10, 2014 at 07:00 PM
San Francisco, CA - Amazon.com Inc later this year plans to launch a marketplace for local services, a broad term that encompasses anything from babysitters to handymen, several people familiar with the matter said. The move takes direct aim at consumer review sites Yelp Inc and Angie's List Inc as well as U.S. home improvement chains Home Depot Inc and Lowe's Companies Inc, which have both...

Alexandria, VA – Getting Cabin Fever Mr President? Obama Escapes Again For Burgers

June 10, 2014 at 06:29 PM
Alexandria, VA - Two days. Two surprise outings from the White House for President Barack Obama. What will day three bring? On Monday, Obama and Denis McDonough, the chief of staff, walked down Pennsylvania Avenue to Starbucks. On Tuesday, Obama cleared a seat in his motorcade for his education secretary, Arne Duncan, and together they were hustled to lunch in an Alexandria, Virginia...

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