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Madison, WI – Man Ejected From Football Game Sends Police 240 Doughnuts

November 24, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Madison, WI - A California man sent 20 dozen coconut doughnuts to police officers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as payback for getting kicked out of a Badger football game. The man traveled from Los Angeles to see the Badgers play Northwestern at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. He was assigned a seat in the student section away from his friends, so when he tried to join his...

Washington – US Traffic Deaths Rise Sharply After Small Decline In 2014

November 24, 2015 at 11:36 PM
Washington - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities. The new estimate released Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration comes just as millions of Americans prepare to hit the road...

Washington – Obama Honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Itzhak Perlman And More

November 24, 2015 at 11:15 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a "Funny Girl." "Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who contribute to America's strength as a nation," Obama...

New York – Why Government And Tech Can’t Agree About Encryption

November 24, 2015 at 11:04 PM
New York - Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats. For decades, tech companies have steadily expanded the use of encryption — a data-scrambling technology that shields information from prying eyes, whether it's...

Washington – Convicted Spy Ronald Pelton Freed From Federal Custody

November 24, 2015 at 10:45 PM
Washington - A former National Security Agency employee convicted of selling defense and communication secrets he gained during his career has been released from federal custody 30 years after his arrest. The sentence for Cold War-era spy Ronald Pelton, 74, ended on Tuesday. He had been placed on home confinement several months ago to serve out the final stretch of his sentence and was...

Central Valley, NY – KJ Resident Shot At Harriman Strip Mall

November 24, 2015 at 10:35 PM
Central Valley, NY - Police are looking for the man who shot an 18 year old Kiryas Joel resident in the back outside a Harriman convenience store tonight. The shooting happened just outside the Quick Chek store located at River and Evergreen roads near the Route 17 and Route 6 interchange just after 9 PM tonight. David Schneebalg, who works in the store, said that someone ran into the store...

New York – Health Co-op Failure In NY Leaves Doctors Owed Millions

November 24, 2015 at 10:32 PM
New York - The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches in New York, especially for medical providers owed millions of dollars for treating the failed plan's patients. More than 200,000 people insured through Health Republic Insurance of New York have until Monday to sign up with another company if...

Trenton, NJ – Republican Campaign Rhetoric Has Muslim-Americans On Edge

November 24, 2015 at 10:02 PM
Trenton, NJ - Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S. As national security has become a focus in the 2016 race after the Paris attacks, Donald Trump has declared "we're...

Newark, NJ – 4 State Troopers Help Deliver Baby On New Jersey Turnpike

November 24, 2015 at 09:38 PM
Newark, NJ - New Jersey state troopers have made a special delivery on one of the nation's busiest toll roads. Four troopers helped deliver a baby on the New Jersey Turnpike after a mother-to-be unexpectedly went into labor while traveling Monday afternoon. Troopers Robert Ravotto and Robert Ciecwisz and Detectives Jason Kazan and Robert Kilmurray responded to help the woman around 2:45...

Paris – Paris Attackers Exploited Intelligence Gaps That Remain Open

November 24, 2015 at 09:04 PM
Paris - The Paris attackers exploited intelligence holes from France to Syria, authorities say, taking advantage of mistrust between European governments, France's overwhelmed security services and the collapse of authority across the war zone contested by the Islamic State group. Eleven days after the attacks in Paris, French authorities have announced few details about the investigation, and...

Los Angeles – US Officials Signal Move Toward Embracing Self-driving Cars

November 24, 2015 at 08:30 PM
Los Angeles - Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands. Just two years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation struck a cautious tone. Its official policy statement, published in May 2013, says cars should be limited to testing and not "authorized for use by members of the...

Boulder, CO – Clinton Pledges Not To Use Term ‘illegal Immigrants’ Again

November 24, 2015 at 08:01 PM
Boulder, CO - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday her use of the term "illegal immigrants" was a "poor choice of words" and she pledged not to use it anymore, responding to criticism from immigration activists. The Democratic presidential candidate was asked about her use of the term to describe people who are in the U.S. illegally during a question-and-answer session on Facebook held by...

Chicago – City On Edge After Release Of Video Of Police Officer Shooting Black Teen

November 24, 2015 at 07:45 PM
Chicago - A white Chicago policeman was charged on Tuesday with murdering a black teenager, a prosecution that was speeded up in hopes of staving off a fresh burst of the turmoil over race and police use of deadly force that has shaken the United States for more than a year. A highly anticipated video of the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting was released on Tuesday afternoon in accordance with a court...

Washington – New Jersey’s Chris Christie: Obama ‘Naive’ On IS Threat

November 24, 2015 at 07:27 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie says President Barack Obama continues to underestimate the threat posed by Islamic State militants despite the Paris attacks. "This is s cult of evil, everyone," he said of the Islamic State group in a speech Tuesday to the Council on Foreign Relations. Christie called the Obama administration's approach to the threat "naive and...

Brooklyn, NY – Postal Worker Arrested For Harassing Muslim Woman In NYC

November 24, 2015 at 06:59 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A postal worker arrested on hate crime charges had bumped into and spit on a Muslim woman before following her into a deli and threatening to burn down her place of worship, New York City police said. Dainton Coley, 34, was arrested Tuesday. Police said he approached two women who were wearing hijabs on a sidewalk in Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood around 8 p.m...

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