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Paris – Shooting In North Paris As Elite Police Hunt Attacker: Media

November 17, 2015 at 11:55 PM
Paris - An official says a large police operation is under way in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis and it's believed to be linked to the deadly attacks on the French capital. The police official says there have been exchanges of gunfire and special SWAT teams are on the scene. The official was not authorized to be publicly named according to police policy. Police have blocked off the area...

Salt Lake City – 2 Flights From US To Paris Diverted After Anonymous Threats

November 17, 2015 at 11:52 PM
Salt Lake City - Two Air France flight bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted Tuesday night because of anonymous threats received after they had taken off, but both planes landed safely in North America, officials said. One plane, Air France Flight 65 from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport...

Maryland – Baltimore Man Sentenced To Prison For Pharmacy Fire In Riot

November 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM
Baltimore, MD - A Baltimore man who pleaded guilty in connection with the torching of a CVS drugstore during April rioting was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday, federal prosecutors said. Raymon Carter, 24, had pleaded guilty to a reduced federal charge of rioting. U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander also sentenced Carter to three years of supervised release after leaving prison...

Austin, TX – AP Exclusive: Big Texas Welcome For Google Self-driving Cars

November 17, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Austin, TX - With Google's self-driving cars slowed in a gridlock of California regulation, Texas is offering a fast lane. Officials in Austin have embraced the technology, a welcome so warm that the mayor used talking points written by a Google lobbyist when the tech titan began testing prototypes on their streets over the summer. That embrace came as state transportation and safety...

Denver – Storm Drops Snow In Colorado, Could Bring Tornadoes To South

November 17, 2015 at 09:45 PM
Denver - A powerful wintery storm dumped heavy snow on parts of Colorado on Tuesday while bringing the threat of tornadoes to millions in central and southern states. Much of Interstate 70, Colorado's main east-west highway, was closed because of blizzard conditions on the state's Eastern Plains as well as in northwest Kansas, where up to 15 inches of snow and heavy winds are in the forecast...

Washington – After Paris, Americans View Trump, Clinton As Best Able To Tackle Terrorism – Poll

November 17, 2015 at 09:30 PM
Washington - American voters are evenly split between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as their top choice to address the issue of terrorism following the Paris attacks, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Asked to choose from the entire field of 2016 presidential hopefuls, 20 percent of 1,106 respondents surveyed between Nov. 16-17 opted for Trump...

Prague – Czech President Attends, Addresses Rally Against Muslims

November 17, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Prague - The Czech Republic's president has marked the 26th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution by addressing a rally of his supporters organized by an anti-Muslim group. Amid heavy security, the Bloc against Islam rallied Tuesday in support of President Milos Zeman, who is known for his anti-Islam rhetoric. Zeman told the crowd of several thousand people that they aren't extremists. Riot...

Washington – U.S Lawmaker: Paris Attackers Known To American Intelligence, Were On No-Fly List

November 17, 2015 at 08:35 PM
Washington - House members emerging from a closed-door briefing by top U.S. security officials say they were told that some of the Paris attackers were known to American intelligence. One lawmaker said that of the attackers who have been identified all but one were on a U.S. no-fly list. The legislator did not know how many of the attackers' identities have been established. This lawmaker...

New York – Paris Attacks Lead Americans To Wonder About US Safety

November 17, 2015 at 08:30 PM
New York - From cafes in New York to tailgate parties in the heartland, the bloodbath in Paris is forcing Americans to ponder the awful possibility of terrorist attacks on "soft targets" in the U.S. such as restaurants, bars and other ordinary gathering spots. "Maybe I'm more jittery," said Jordan Veneman, sitting at La Colombe cafe in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. He said that when a car...

New York – American Airlines To Reward Fliers For Money Spent, Not Mileage Flown

November 17, 2015 at 08:00 PM
New York - American Airlines Group Inc on Tuesday said it will change its loyalty program in the second half of next year so customers earn frequent-flier miles based on the fares they pay rather than the distance they fly. The move, long anticipated by investors, makes it harder for travelers to attain elite status and benefits on American by booking flights on the cheap that log thousands of...

New York – Report: Series Of Lapses Preceded Deadly NYC Facade Collapse

November 17, 2015 at 07:30 PM
New York - A series of regulatory lapses spanning years, and an engineer's faked inspection report, preceded a facade collapse in New York City that killed a 2-year-old girl earlier this year, according to an official report released Tuesday. Company officials at The Esplanade, a senior living facility on Manhattan's Upper West Side, failed to file a required facade inspection report from 2005...

Albany, NY – New York To Suspend Licenses Of Chronic Toll Evaders

November 17, 2015 at 06:59 PM
Albany, NY - New York is cracking down on chronic toll evaders with a plan to yank their driver licenses. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Tuesday that soon after the start of the new year, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles plans to suspend the license of any motorist who fails to pay five tolls within a period of 18 months. The state says it found nearly 35,000 cases of toll evaders racking...

Paris – ‘Let’s Go’ Text Found On Paris Attacker’s Cell Phone

November 17, 2015 at 06:34 PM
Paris - A cell phone has been found near the site of one of Friday's Paris shootings with a map of the music venue that was attacked and a text message on it saying words to the effect of "let's go", a source with knowledge of the investigations said. Confirming reports on French web site Mediapart and U.S. television channel CNN, the source said the phone was found in a dustbin near the...

Paris – Charlie Hebdo Strikes Back After Latest Paris Attacks

November 17, 2015 at 06:30 PM
Paris - France's Charlie Hebdo journal, the target of lethal attacks by Islamist militants last January, defended party-goers over gun-toters in a new edition following Friday's Paris assault. The satirical weekly, which hit world headlines when gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on its Paris offices last January, published a front-page cartoon contrasting Islamist gunmen and Western...

Washington – Republican Louisiana Governor Jindal Suspends Presidential Campaign

November 17, 2015 at 06:25 PM
Washington - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Tuesday he was suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, saying it was "not my time." Jindal, speaking on Fox News, declined to endorse another Republican candidate, saying he would support the party's eventual nominee...

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