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Denver – Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg Riles Colorado Pols With ‘Rural’ Gun Remarks

July 11, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Denver - Republican politicians in Colorado have slammed former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg for saying parts of the Western state that recalled two lawmakers last year over new gun laws were so rural they didn't even have roads. Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature passed tighter gun laws last year in the wake of the deadly shooting rampages here and in Connecticut. But...

New York – Fire Crews Battling Clutter Along With The Flames

July 11, 2014 at 07:00 PM
New York - Another danger lurked as fire and smoke swept through the upper floors of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise: junk. The 19th-floor apartment where the blaze started last weekend was piled with it, fire officials said, creating a minefield that's being looked at as a potential factor in the death of a New York City firefighter, the department's first in the line of duty in more than...

Washington – House Backs Resolution Supporting Israel

July 11, 2014 at 06:47 PM
Washington - The House has backed a resolution expressing support for Israel and its right to self-defense. Lawmakers endorsed the non-binding measure by a voice vote on Friday. It condemns Hamas for unprovoked rocket attacks on Israel. The bipartisan resolution is sponsored by Democratic congressman Steve Israel of New York and Republican congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma. Israel has...

Atlanta, GA – US: Man Posed As Airline Worker To Get Free Travel

July 11, 2014 at 06:15 PM
Atlanta, GA - Federal officials say that a Georgia man posed as an airline employee to score cheap travel and resold the tickets for thousands of dollars. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said that 37-year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta remained in custody Friday on $75,000 bond after pleading not guilty to mail-fraud charges. Officials said Myers was arrested earlier this week...

Chicago, IL – Polar Vortex? Nope, Just Cooler Midwestern Temps

July 11, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Chicago, IL - Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, a phrase the National Weather Service's Chicago office tweeted earlier this week to describe the upcoming sweater weather. They quickly learned that wasn't such a good idea, said Amy Seeley, a weather service...

New York – Thousands May Telecommute As LIRR Strike Looms

July 11, 2014 at 05:00 PM
New York - Tens of thousands of New Yorkers could work from home instead of commuting in a plan laid out by transportation officials on Friday to address the threat of a strike at the Long Island Rail Road. After years of negotiations between the nation's largest railroad and its unions, a cooling-off period is drawing to a close that would allow LIRR workers to strike on July 20 if there is...

Spokane, WA – Inventor Pushes Solar Panels For Roads, Highways

July 11, 2014 at 04:18 PM
Spokane, WA - The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity. "We need to rebuild...

England – Thousands Protest Gaza Strikes In London, Paris

July 11, 2014 at 03:51 PM
England - Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London and Paris on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. Several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an entire road, and several protesters managed...

New York – More Americans Succumb To World Cup Fever

July 11, 2014 at 03:32 PM
New York - The United States may not yet be in love with football, but more Americans became fans as the World Cup in Brazil progressed, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll. Fifty-six percent of Americans said they were following the World Cup as it headed into the semi-finals, compared with 39 percent polled during the first week of the tournament. Strong performances by the U.S...

New York – AMW Walsh Back On TV Hunting Fugitives In New CNN Show

July 11, 2014 at 03:31 PM
New York - To get back into television, John Walsh had to relinquish some of the control that he'd grown used to. Walsh, who chased fugitives for 26 years, first on Fox's "America's Most Wanted" and a short postscript on Lifetime, returns Sunday on CNN (9 p.m. EDT) with a new show, "The Hunt." After years where he made his own program, this time the production team behind Anthony Bourdain's...

Israel – Two Israelis Injured By Rocket Which Struck Beersheba Home

July 11, 2014 at 03:04 PM
Israel - Two Israelis were injured when a Palestinian rocket struck a home in Beersheba. One of the injured, an 80-year-old woman, sustained injuries in the attack. She was rushed to Soroka Medical Center. An hour earlier, the Iron Dome battery intercepted two rockets over Tel Aviv and at least two rockets over Herzliya on Friday evening just seconds after sirens were heard across the...

Berlin – Germany Says Expulsion Of U.S. Spy Chief Was Inevitable

July 11, 2014 at 02:42 PM
Berlin - Germany's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was an inevitable response to fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday. Officials said the U.S. spy chief would be leaving soon. "Our decision to ask the current representative of the U.S. intelligence services to leave Germany is the...

New York – NY AG Seeks To Prevent Expansion Of Car Service Lyft

July 11, 2014 at 02:23 PM
New York - New York authorities on Friday asked a judge to stop car service Lyft Inc from operating in the state, saying it has ignored the law. The San Francisco-based company is not licensed to do business in New York, uses drivers who are not commercially licensed and vehicles that are not commercially insured, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Superintendent of Financial Services...

United Arab Emirates – Dubai Airport Soars In Rankings Of World’s Busiest

July 11, 2014 at 02:11 PM
United Arab Emirates - Now that he's had a taste of running the world's busiest air hub for international passengers, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths is determined to hang on to the honor while setting his sights on an even bigger prize: beating Atlanta for the title of busiest airport on the planet. Dubai International Airport has been creeping up the aviation traffic rankings for years...

Jerusalem – Google Glass Now Offering Users App For Real-Time Missile Attack Updates In Israel

July 11, 2014 at 01:31 PM
Jerusalem - Users of Google Glass now have app available that will give them real-time alerts for incoming missile attacks in Israel. The popular app maker RUSTYBRICK.com (http://bit.ly/1qR2LBq) reports that by downloading the app, or "Glassware" to users of the hands-free Google Glass system, users will automatically be sent an alert card that will give the user the location and expected time...

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