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Detroit – Lincoln Joins Compact SUV Segment With 2015 MKC

January 7, 2015 at 11:24 PM
Detroit - The 2015 Lincoln MKC like that driven by actor Matthew McConaughey in commercials is a comfortable haven whose interior is so quiet it invites contemplative thoughts — and not just by McConaughey. In its first model year, the compact MKC also is the smallest sport utility vehicle ever to express Lincoln's brand of luxury. There's soft Scottish leather seat trim and welcoming...

Clarion, PA – 3 Dead, Many Injured In 18-vehicle Pileup During Whiteout

January 7, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Clarion, PA - An 18-vehicle pileup that occurred in whiteout conditions on an interstate on Wednesday killed three people and left dozens injured, authorities said. Two people died on Interstate 80 in western Pennsylvania and a third en route to a hospital, Clarion County Emergency Services director Vern Smith said. Nine trucks, several of them tractor-trailers, and nine cars were involved...

Paris – Hunt Continues: Police Release Pictures Of Brothers Wanted Over Paris Massacre

January 7, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Paris - French police on Thursday published photos of two brothers wanted as suspects over a bloody massacre at a magazine in Paris as they launched an appeal to the public for information. Paris police said arrest warrants had been issued for Cherif Kouachi, 32 and his 34-year-old brother Said who were "likely armed and dangerous"...

New York, NY – Pennsylvania Man Arrestd After Deliberately Crashing Car Into Port Authority Police Vehicle

January 7, 2015 at 10:15 PM
New York NY - A man apparently deliberately crashed his car into a Port Authority police cruiser outside the Holland Tunnel in Manhattan, according to Fox 5 Newss. Police officers pulled the driver out of the wreck. The 24-year-old man from Pennsylvania said he wanted to kill cop. Authorities have charged the man, who may have been drunk and high, with making terroristic threats against...

Paris – Worth 1,000 Words: Cartoonists Draw For Slain Colleagues

January 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Paris - As if to prove that pens are mightier than swords, cartoonists around the world reacted to the cold-bloodied assassination of their colleagues at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as only they can: with powerful drawings worth thousands of words. Defiant, angry, poignant, irreverent and sobering, their drawings united cartoonists in grief, tried to make sense of the nonsensical...

Tehran – Iran Orders Communication Apps WhatsApp And Tango Blocked

January 7, 2015 at 09:34 PM
Tehran - Iran's official IRNA news agency says the judiciary has ordered three personal communication apps blocked, a decision President Hassan Rouhani's administration has long opposed. The Wednesday report says the judiciary has ordered that LINE, WhatsApp and Tango, three popular apps providing free phone and messaging services, be shut down. Rouhani and fellow moderates are opposed to...

France – Teen Linked To Paris Attacks Voluntarily Hands Himself In To Police

January 7, 2015 at 09:29 PM
Paris, France - An 18-year old man sought by police over Wednesday's shooting attack at satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo handed himself voluntarily to police in northeastern France, an official at the Paris prosecutor's office said. Police are hunting three French nationals, including brothers Said Kouachi, born in 1980; Cherif Kouachi, born in 1982; and Hamyd Mourad born in 1996, after...

New York – Foundation To Pay Off Slain NYC Police Officers’ Mortgages

January 7, 2015 at 08:59 PM
New York - A foundation created to honor a firefighter killed on Sept. 11 has raised enough money to pay off the mortgages and make repairs on the homes of two slain New York Police Department officers, foundation executives announced Wednesday. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation said $860,000 has been donated, and another $150,000 has been pledged for the families of Detectives...

Jerusalem – Israel’s New Rules On Natural Resources Putting Off Investors

January 7, 2015 at 08:29 PM
Jerusalem - New regulation of Israel's natural gas and mining industries aimed at increasing competition to bring down prices is scaring off investors, putting billions of dollars at risk. The rules, introduced over five years for many sectors but hitting natural resource companies particularly hard, allow the break up powerful conglomerates that dominate Israel's economy, with the goal of...

New York – NYC Promoting Tourism In Harlem

January 7, 2015 at 08:05 PM
New York - New York City wants visitors from around the globe to experience Harlem's cultural and culinary vibe. The city's tourism agency, NYC & Company, is releasing a short documentary Wednesday that spotlights the northern Manhattan neighborhood's restaurants, music venues and theaters. They include the famous Apollo Theater and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The...

New York – Report: De Blasio’s Long Awaited ‘Metzitzah B’peh’ Policy Expected Soon

January 7, 2015 at 07:08 PM
New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration says they are finally ready to work on a policy to address a controversial Jewish practice involving circumcision that will respect religious rights while protecting babies. According to Capital New York (http://bit.ly/14wFlKU) de Blasio’s group says they will announce a new policy “soon” regarding metzitzah b'peh, The details of the...

Paris, France – NBC Retracts Earlier Report That Newspaper Attack Suspect Dead, Two In Custody, As French Officials Says Hunt Continues

January 7, 2015 at 06:55 PM
Paris, France - Earlier Wednesday, two senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News that one of the suspects in the attack had been killed and that two others were in custody. However, the officials later said the information that was the basis of that account could not be confirmed.. Meanwhile French officials say they are continuing to hunt for the suspects...

Colorado Springs, CO – FBI: Terrorism Possible Motive Being Investigated In Blast Near NAACP Office

January 7, 2015 at 06:05 PM
Colorado Springs, CO - The FBI is investigating the possibility that a homemade explosive set off near a Colorado NAACP office was a case of domestic terrorism. Investigators also are considering many other possible motives and have not determined whether the nation's oldest civil rights organization was targeted, Denver FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders said Wednesday. The blast happened at...

Albany – NY Senate Leader Skelos: NYC Mayor Insensitive About Police

January 7, 2015 at 05:30 PM
Albany, NY - The Republican leader of the New York state Senate says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio should "be more sensitive" when it comes to the city's police officers. Sen. Dean Skelos says his chamber will make police safety a priority following the shooting deaths of two New York police officers last month. The Senate plans to hold hearings to review how to improve training...

New York – Appeals Court Lets $1 Billion Trial Proceed In First Ever Terrorism Trial Against PLO

January 7, 2015 at 04:55 PM
New York - A federal appeals court has chosen not to block a New York trial next week over a $1 billion lawsuit brought by U.S. terrorism victims against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization. The 2nd U.S. Circuit of Appeals said Tuesday that the PA and PLO had not demonstrated any "exceptional circumstances" that would warrant blocking the trial. The trial...

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