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Milwaukee – At Debate, Republicans Leap To Attack Trump’s Comments On Putin

November 10, 2015 at 11:38 PM
Milwaukee - Republican U.S. presidential contenders attacked Donald Trump's views on Syria and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday as simplistic and unrealistic, and rival Jeb Bush said the real estate mogul did not grasp "how the real world works." Trump, who has led opinion polls in the 2016 Republican race for months, praised Putin's efforts to fight Islamic State militants and said...

Albany, NY – New York Governor Raising Minimum Wage For State Employees

November 10, 2015 at 11:23 PM
New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined a throng of union workers and other supporters of a $15 minimum wage in lower Manhattan on Tuesday and formally announced he would be using his executive authority to make sure it went up for at least one group of workers — state employees. "This issue is very simple," he told the crowd, whose cheering and enthusiasm was in no way diminished by...

New York – Google Maps Offers Offline Option When Internet Is Spotty

November 10, 2015 at 11:05 PM
New York - Google Maps is getting disconnected. With an update for Android phones Tuesday, you'll be able to search nearby businesses and get driving directions, including turn-by-turn voice prompts, even if your Internet connection is spotty or non-existent. Google says a version for iPhones will come soon. The feature is ideal if you're trying to leave an underground parking garage or a...

Washington – Republican Ted Cruz Vows To Abolish Four U.S. Cabinet Agencies

November 10, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Republican White House contender Ted Cruz pledged on Tuesday that if he wins the presidency, he would eliminate four cabinet agencies, including the departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, and Housing and Urban Development. Cruz, who rolled out the plan in an opinion piece in the National Review magazine, reiterated his intention to eliminate the government tax-collecting...

Washington – Republican Rand Paul Says Fed’s Role In U.S. Interest Rates Should Be Examined

November 10, 2015 at 10:35 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul called for a re-examination of the role the Federal Reserve plays in setting U.S. interest rates. Paul, one of the most vocal critics of the Fed who has also called for returning to the gold standard, made his call at Tuesday night's Republican primary debate in Milwaukee hosted by the Fox Business Network. "We need to...

Milwaukee – At Presidential Debate, Republican Carson Defends His Veracity

November 10, 2015 at 10:31 PM
Milwaukee - Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ben Carson, under attack for embellishing key elements of his biography, lashed out at critics during a debate on Tuesday and said he did not like being "lied about." Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has faced a series of reports in the past week casting doubt on his stories about his violent outbursts as a youth and a scholarship he said he...

Washington – U.S. Sues To Block United Airlines From Acquiring Newark Slots

November 10, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Washington - The federal government wants to block a deal that would increase United Airlines' grip over Newark Liberty International Airport, saying that it would drive up fares. Newark serves 35 million passengers a year, and its airfares are already among the highest in the nation. The Justice Department on Tuesday sued to block a deal that would let United acquire 24 takeoff and landing...

Washington – Man Arrested For Using Slingshot Outside White House Fence

November 10, 2015 at 10:15 PM
Washington - Secret Service officials say they arrested a man outside the White House after he used a slingshot to fire a small object over the north fence line along Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. A statement from the Secret Service says officers observed a man identified as Adam S. Olson in possession of the slingshot. As they were watching him, he fired the slingshot toward the...

New York, NY – Manhattan’s Building Boom A Quandary For Aging Office Complex

November 10, 2015 at 10:00 PM
New York, NY - A new skyline rising across Manhattan poses a challenge for the owners of the city's aging office buildings as they face expensive overhauls in order to compete against a wave of amenity-rich towers nearing completion. Manhattan has the oldest office infrastructure in the world, and record levels of available space by 2017 will test the moxie of landlords who are losing top...

Italy – Prosecutors Investigate Olive Oil Makers For Selling Ordinary Olive Oil As Highly Prized Extra-Virgin

November 10, 2015 at 09:41 PM
Italy - Prosecutors are investigating seven olive oil producers for fraudulently selling ordinary olive oil as highly prized extra-virgin. Prosecutors in the northern city of Turin announced the investigation Tuesday after customs officials independently confirmed the findings by the magazine "Il Test," which published a cover story last spring revealing that nine out of 20 bottles it tested...

Washington – Cruz Waits In Wings If Republican Front-runners Falter

November 10, 2015 at 09:13 PM
Washington - When Ted Cruz launched his 2016 presidential campaign last spring, the U.S. Senator from Texas cast himself as the leader of a conservative grassroots army who could shake up Washington and the Republican political establishment. Since then, Cruz, who played a leading role in the 2013 shutdown of the federal government, has seen two rivals, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, eclipse...

Washington – Israel Looks To The United States For Baseball Tutors

November 10, 2015 at 08:44 PM
Washington - Baseball is known as the national pastime of the United States. The same cannot be said in Israel, but a new program enlisting American Jewish ballplayers is aimed at honing the skills of Israeli hopefuls and elevating the game in the Jewish state. The Israel Association of Baseball is hoping its "Israel Baseball Experience" program, importing the American players for five months...

New York – In Emails, Accused Israeli Bank Hackers Brag Of Plans And Exploits

November 10, 2015 at 08:22 PM
New York - As they carried out what federal prosecutors call a "sprawling criminal enterprise" stretching around the globe, with schemes nestled within schemes, the accused masterminds plotted and bragged to each other in emails. Three men were charged with stealing the contact data of more than 100 million customers — including for JPMorgan Chase & Co. — in what authorities described as...

Passaic, NJ – New Jersey Jewish Child Therapist Arrested, Charged With Sexual Exploitation

November 10, 2015 at 07:59 PM
Passaic, NJ - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today that ELLIOT HALBERSTAM was arrested today and charged in a criminal complaint with three counts stemming from his sexual exploitation and enticement of a minor and his receipt of child pornography. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Elliot Halberstam is charged with violating the trust of his former...

Olathe, KS – Man Convicted In Jewish Site Killings Is Sentenced To Death

November 10, 2015 at 07:30 PM
Olathe, KS - A judge followed a jury's recommendation and sentenced an avowed anti-Semite to death Tuesday for the fatal shootings of three people at Kansas Jewish sites. Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan imposed the sentence for Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who was convicted of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder, and assault and weapons charges for the...

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