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Washington – NSA To Shut Down Bulk Phone Surveillance Program Today

November 29, 2015 at 11:43 PM
Washington - The U.S. National Security Agency will end its daily vacuuming of millions of Americans' phone records by Sunday and replace the practice with more tightly targeted surveillance methods, the Obama administration said on Friday. As required by law, the NSA will end its wide-ranging surveillance program by 11:59 p.m. EST Saturday (4:59 a.m. GMT Sunday) and expects to have the new...

West Babylon, NY – NY Driver Fatally Struck By Vehicle After Surviving Rollover Crash

November 29, 2015 at 11:21 PM
West Babylon, NY - A mother who crashed on the Southern State Parkway in West Babylon died after being struck by another vehicle as she returned to her overturned car. State police tell Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1XC4YOt ) that 25-year-old Brittany Leith struck the center median and flipped her car at 4 a.m. Sunday. Police say the North Babylon woman climbed out of her vehicle and was helped...

Seattle, WA – Amazon Releases Video Showcasing Unmanned Delivery Drones

November 29, 2015 at 11:02 PM
Seattle, WA - Amazon has unveiled what its unmanned drones for package delivery would look like with a video launched on Sunday on the prototype of technology it announced two years ago. The promotional clip, narrated by television show host Jeremy Clarkson, shows a family receiving in about 30 minutes replacement soccer shoes for the one chewed up by its dog. "In time, there will be a...

Jersey City, NJ – Trump Drops Event With Black Pastors After Some Object

November 29, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Jersey City, NJ - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star. "It's a miscommunication," said Darrell Scott, the senior...

New York – Police Union Boss Cited For Access To Pope During NYC Visit

November 29, 2015 at 10:00 PM
New York - Officials have sought to discipline a powerful police union head for standing near Pope Francis without authorization during the pontiff's visit to New York City. The New York Post (http://bit.ly/1jr9lOW ) reports Sunday that Port Authority Officer Paul Nunziato ignored orders of three superiors to leave the pope's side at the 9/11 memorial on Sept. 25. The Post reports the Port...

Paris – Worldwide Climate Rallies Draw Hundreds Of Thousands

November 29, 2015 at 09:17 PM
Paris - Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris. The nearly two-week conference comes more than two weeks after the Paris attacks. A state of emergency was imposed in France after the carnage, and marches have been banned. But violence quickly erupted between...

Manchester, NH – Republican Christie Wins Major Endorsement In Presidential Race

November 29, 2015 at 08:15 PM
Manchester, NH - U.S. Republican Chris Christie has won the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader, a major conservative publication in an important early voting state, picking up steam in the Nov. 2016 presidential election. Union Leader publisher Joseph McQuaid said on Sunday he believed Christie was the candidate who could "take the fight to" Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as well...

Paris – Obama Visits Paris Attack Site, Pays Tribute To Victims

November 29, 2015 at 07:42 PM
Paris - President Barack Obama paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks on Monday shortly after arriving in the city, visiting the Bataclan, the concert hall where the deadliest attacks took place during the onslaught. Obama, who is in town for international talks to curb climate change, was joined at the site by French President Francois Hollande not long after Air Force One touched...

Miami – Long Wait Times Plague Social Security Disability Process

November 29, 2015 at 06:49 PM
Miami - Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits. Maria Ruiz also is waiting to appeal her denial; meanwhile, she's been in and out of psychiatric wards since being diagnosed as...

New York – Trump Says Won’t Take Back Remark On Muslims ‘Cheering’ 9/11 Attacks

November 29, 2015 at 06:00 PM
New York - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted on Sunday he was "100 percent right" when he said he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center even though fact-checkers have debunked his claim. In a phone interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Trump said he was getting an "unbelievable response" from "hundreds" of people...

Jerusalem – Israel Suspends Contact With Some EU Groups Over Labeling

November 29, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister has suspended contacts with European Union representatives regarding the political process with the Palestinians to protest the bloc's decision to label Israeli exports from the West Bank. Israel's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that Netanyahu had ordered contacts frozen until a "reassessment process is completed." It did not go into detail as to which...

Islamberg, NY – Upstate New York Town Threatened By Arizona Man In Online Post

November 29, 2015 at 04:25 PM
Islamberg, NY - Residents and authorities in a rural upstate New York community were taking precautions after an Arizona man posted a video online showing himself with a gun and saying he was traveling to the town for a possible confrontation, according to media reports. Jon Ritzheimer, of Phoenix, Arizona, was seen with a gun and claiming that he was heading to Islamberg, a rural hamlet that...

Jerusalem – Israel Defense Minister Says Russian Plane Breached Airspace

November 29, 2015 at 03:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's defense minister says a Russian plane recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to open communications between the two countries. Moshe Yaalon said Sunday the jet entered about a mile (1.5 kilometers) into Israeli airspace by "mistake" and immediately turned around back to Syria when the Russians were notified. For two months, Russia has been...

Newark, NJ – NYC-Area Ports Stare Down Sizeable Challenge Of Modernizing

November 29, 2015 at 03:22 PM
Newark, NJ - From ultra-thin laptops to drones to smartphones, the shelves of big-box retailers overflow with gadgets to help us communicate and conduct business at greater and greater speeds. What's largely unchanged is the way many of those goods arrive on those shelves, as they did in the era of the rotary phone and transistor radio. It's a supply chain fraught with the potential for...

Miami – Jeb Bush Says Trump ‘Uninformed,’ Not A Serious Candidate

November 29, 2015 at 02:30 PM
Miami - The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation's commander in chief, because he's "uninformed" on major issues facing the U.S, especially defense and foreign affairs, rival Jeb Bush said on Sunday. "I have great doubts about Donald Trump's ability to be commander in chief," Bush said on CBS' "Face the Nation." ''If you...

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