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New York – For Some People, The Older The Smartphone, The Better

November 30, 2015 at 11:28 PM
New York - Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist. Take Zak Sommerfield, 35, a software analyst in New York, who has hung onto his LG Delight flip phone for five...

Los Angeles – How Can People Safely Take Control From A Self-driving Car?

November 30, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Los Angeles - New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal. That was one surprising finding when researchers put Stanford University students in a simulated self-driving car to study how they reacted when their...

Macon, GA – Trump Says He Should Charge CNN For Next Debate Appearance

November 30, 2015 at 10:45 PM
Macon, GA - — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump joked Monday that he may charge CNN for appearing in the next GOP primary debate — but probably won't because he'd be called a "chicken." Trump bragged to about 5,000 backers Monday at a rally in Georgia that he's been a ratings boon for networks hosting the presidential forums. He suggested he would demand that CNN pay $5...

New York – 2 Russian Girls Thank NYC Detectives For Los Angeles Rescue

November 30, 2015 at 10:05 PM
New York - Two little girls from Russia have sent a thank you note to New York City police detectives who likely saved their father's life during a Los Angeles street attack. The New York Police Department has posted the hand-written note from Nelli and Eva Makrich on its website. Detectives Albert Ramos and Daniel Mulligan were in Los Angeles on official business when they subdued a man...

Washington – U.S. Says Russia Violated Turkish Airspace, But Dialogue Needed Now

November 30, 2015 at 09:37 PM
Washington - U.S. and Turkish evidence shows a Russian military jet violated Turkish air space before it was shot down last week, but it is important now that Moscow and Ankara work to de-escalate the situation, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau told a briefing evidence from Turkey and U.S. sources "indicates the Russian aircraft violated...

New York – JetBlue Considers A New Approach To Training Pilots

November 30, 2015 at 09:00 PM
New York - JetBlue wants to recruit a few flight students with no flying experience and train them to become pilots. The airline says applicants would still need to meet minimum requirements including 1,500 hours of flying experience before operating one of its planes. JetBlue said Monday it only plans to put 24 students through the training. The airline has about 2,600 pilots. Still, if...

Pittsburgh – Passenger Rants About IS Before Shooting Muslim Taxi Driver

November 30, 2015 at 08:29 PM
Pittsburgh - The FBI is reviewing the shooting of a Pittsburgh cab driver after a Muslim civil rights group asked the Justice Department to determine if it was a hate crime. Authorities said the 38-year-old Muslim taxi driver was shot in the back on Thanksgiving in the city's Hazelwood section. The Moroccan immigrant, who hasn't been identified, was hospitalized in stable condition. The...

New York – Flight Attendant Charged With Attacking Crew, US Marshals

November 30, 2015 at 08:00 PM
New York - An American Airlines flight attendant who described herself as "crazy" and a "train wreck" attacked fellow crew members and U.S. marshals during a flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Frankfurt, Germany, last week, according to documents filed in federal court. The complaint, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, says Joanne Snow is charged with interference with...

Laconia, N.H. – Rubio: Radical Jihadists Using Refugee Crisis As Cover

November 30, 2015 at 07:32 PM
Laconia, N.H. - Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that radical jihadists are using the Syrian refugee crisis as cover to send terrorists to the West and that it's impossible for the United States to vet some migrants from the region. "They are trying to exploit the refugee crisis out in the Middle East to insert fighters into foreign counties," Rubio told a New Hampshire audience in response to a...

Vienna – AP Analysis: Final UN Iran Probe Report Likely Inconclusive

November 30, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Vienna -The conclusions of a secret U.N. nuclear agency document leaked six years ago were explosive. Iran, it said, had likely worked on developing an atomic bomb. Two years later the agency went public. It detailed a list of alleged activities based on "credible" evidence that Tehran did work "relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device." This week, the bitter debate that...

Paterson, NJ – Syrian Family To Settle In New Jersey; Gov. Christie Opposed

November 30, 2015 at 06:29 PM
Paterson, NJ - A family from Syria prepared to settle in northern New Jersey Monday, two weeks after Gov. Chris Christie told President Barack Obama that the state wouldn't accept any more Syrian refugees. The Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale of the Reformed Church of Highland Park said the family includes five children. Christie, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, said in a recent...

New York – Donald Trump Meets With Black Pastors At ‘Amazing Meeting’

November 30, 2015 at 06:06 PM
New York - Donald Trump met with a group of black pastors for several hours Monday, calling the session an "amazing meeting" that went longer than planned because "we came up with lots of good ideas." But there was no wide-ranging endorsement from the group, some of whom had said they were surprised when the gathering was advertised as such by Trump's Republican presidential campaign. "We...

Paris – Bill Gates Plots A Surprise Attack On The Energy Sector

November 30, 2015 at 05:31 PM
Paris - Bill Gates grows most animated when the talk turns to the "cool" new energy technologies that have yet to leave the lab. Gates was a rare civilian sharing the limelight alongside presidents and prime ministers at the opening session of Paris climate talks on Monday. Offstage, in a barren conference room, he excitedly described the possibility of generating energy through the...

Prague – Syria’s Assad Says Terrorists Among Syrian Refugees: Czech Television

November 30, 2015 at 04:53 PM
Prague - There are terrorists among the Syrian refugees making their way to Europe, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Czech Television in an interview, excerpts of which were broadcast on Monday. Asked whether Europeans should fear refugees from Syria, Assad said: "It's a mixture. The majority, they are good Syrians, they are patriots... But of course you have infiltration of terrorists...

New Square, NY – Missing Driver In Rockland Crash Arrested With DWI

November 30, 2015 at 04:08 PM
New Square, NY - Just under 12 hours after a head on crash between an SUV and an empty commuter bus, police have located the driver of the mangled vehicle that had been abandoned on the side of a well traveled Rockland County roadway. Ramapo Police reported that a Monsey Trails bus was struck on Route 45 just south of New Square at 2:43 AM this morning by a silver Suzuki. Both drivers were...

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