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New York – Teens Spend An Average Of 9 Hours A Day With Media

November 3, 2015 at 11:28 PM
New York - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites. Common Sense Media released an exhaustive survey Tuesday outlining how young people spend screen time. One concern: the number of youngsters who feel comfortable multi-tasking while doing homework. Two-thirds of teenagers said they listen to music...

Monroe, NY – Big Win For United Monroe In Town Council Elections

November 3, 2015 at 11:03 PM
Monroe, NY - United Monroe has claimed victory in a race tonight that handed the grassroots movement that has opposed the Kiryas Joel expansion two seats on the Town of Monroe board. Both Anthony Cardone and Michael McGinn were elected to the council, beating out Daniel Burke, the sole candidate supported by the Village of Kiryas Joel. The Kiryas Joel Alliance, an opposition movement within...

New York – Tarantino Says He Won’t Be Intimidated By Police Boycotts

November 3, 2015 at 10:11 PM
New York - After a week of backlash from police groups threatening to boycott his upcoming film, Quentin Tarantino stood by his comments about police brutality and said he wouldn't be intimidated from voicing his opinion. Tarantino told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that law enforcement groups are trying to bully him. "Instead of dealing with the problem of police brutality in this...

Brooklyn, NY – Hatzolah Member Stabbed In Crown Heights

November 3, 2015 at 09:47 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A Crown Heights Hatzolah member is in the hospital after being stabbed in the back while walking down Eastern Parkway tonight. Binyomin Lifshitz of Crown Heights Shomrim said that the victim was on Eastern Parkway near Rogers Avenue when a male black passed him and then stabbed him in the back at approximately 8:30 PM. The assailant fled towards Nostrand Avenue. The 34 year...

Washington – Republicans Trust Trump On Economy, Nuclear Weapons: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

November 3, 2015 at 09:03 PM
Washington - Donald Trump is the Republican candidate most trusted to manage the economy, deal with foreign leaders and serve as commander in chief, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll of Republicans conducted after the party's third debate. And more Republicans would trust him with the nation’s nuclear weapons than most of the rest of their party's presidential primary field. In terms...

Detroit – Automakers Post Big Oct. Sales Gains; Record Year In Sight

November 3, 2015 at 08:30 PM
Detroit - Most major automakers reported double-digit U.S. sales gains for October, rolling along toward what could be a record year for the industry. General Motors said that sales rose almost 16 percent in its most lucrative market, while Ford reported a 13 percent gain. Nissan sales rose 12.5 percent over a year ago, and Fiat Chrysler's were up nearly 15 percent. Honda sales rose 8.6...

Seattle – Amazon Opens Its First Bookstore As Extension Of Website

November 3, 2015 at 08:09 PM
Seattle - Online retail giant Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore on Tuesday, two decades after it began selling books over the Internet and helped drive a number of shops out of business. The Seattle store, Amazon Books, will be a physical extension of the company website, combining the benefits of online pricing with traditional book shopping, the company said in a...

Washington – As Scientists Worry About Warming World, US Public Doesn’t

November 3, 2015 at 07:20 PM
Washington - Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming. Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And that is keeping the American public from demanding and getting the changes that are necessary to prevent global warming from reaching...

New York – Hundreds Flock To Trump Book Signing In New York

November 3, 2015 at 07:01 PM
New York - Donald Trump released his latest book Tuesday, a 193-page campaign manifesto titled "Crippled America" that outlines his philosophy but offers few new details on how the Republican presidential contender would implement his policy goals in the White House. While most of the presidential candidates have already come out with books as precursors or companions to their campaigns, Trump...

Albany, NY – NY Parents Flunk Child Car Seat Safety Checks

November 3, 2015 at 06:30 PM
Albany, NY - Results from recent child car seat inspections in New York indicate that parents need to do a better job of buckling up their little ones. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says 931 car seats were inspected at a series of state-run safety checks earlier this fall. Only 112 seats were installed correctly. In some cases, the seats were the wrong size for the child. In others, they...

New York – Jury Hears Conflicting Portrayals Of Ex-NY Assembly Speaker

November 3, 2015 at 06:12 PM
New York - Lawyers offered a federal jury on Tuesday two starkly different portrayals of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver — one as a symbol of greed and corruption in Albany, the other as a respected politician who had a right to make millions of dollars in outside income. In her opening statements at Silver's bribery trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Cohen pointed across...

Washington – Conflicting Strategies Shape GOP Debate Furor

November 3, 2015 at 05:40 PM
Washington - Despite a handful of high-profile defections, most Republican presidential candidates are still demanding changes to the GOP's coming debates. That's not to say they are speaking with one voice. The White House hopefuls have distinct, sometimes contradictory, strategies to score political points from the uproar. Some, like Ted Cruz, are going after debate hosts to rally...

West Bank – Palestinians Say Amateur Video Backs Claims Of Israeli Abuse

November 3, 2015 at 05:06 PM
West Bank - Recent videos show Israeli troops shooting a wounded Palestinian at close range, pepper-spraying Palestinian medics, ramming a Palestinian with a jeep and threatening refugee camp residents with tear gas "until you die" unless they stop throwing stones. Palestinians and Israeli human rights groups contend the images, many captured by amateur smartphone users, buttress long-standing...

Rockland County, NY – Monroe Bus Driver Found Dead On Bus In Spring Valley, Foul Play Not Suspected

November 3, 2015 at 04:22 PM
Spring Valley, NY - A Brooklyn bus driver who was scheduled to drive a busload of wedding goers back home to Brooklyn was found dead early this morning. 34 year old Mattis Gluck of Borough Park had driven passengers from Brooklyn to a wedding in Spring Valley on Monday night. Gluck, a long time driver for Monroe Bus, had apparently parked his bus at the nearby Kennedy Mall shopping on Route...

Brooklyn, NY – 2 Stabbed On Subway In Bedford-Stuyvesant; Suspect Caught

November 3, 2015 at 04:17 PM
Brooklyn, NY - New York City police say a male suspect has been apprehended in connection with the stabbing of two people aboard a subway train. The victims suffering non-life-threatening injuries. The slashing happened Tuesday afternoon on a Manhattan-bound C train near the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Emergency crews are treating the injured. Subway trains are bypassing the...

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