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Cairo – AP EXPLAINS: Is It IS, ISIS Or ISIL, And What’s A Daesh?

December 2, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Cairo - The Islamic State's gruesome rampage across the Middle East has united the world in horror but left it divided over how to refer to the extremist group, with observers adopting different acronyms based on their translation of an archaic geographical term and the extent to which they want to needle the extremists. The Associated Press refers to the Sunni militant group as the Islamic...

New York – Holocaust Survivor, Rescuer Reunited In New York City

December 2, 2015 at 10:30 PM
New York - An Israeli man and a Polish woman were reunited Wednesday in New York, seven decades after her Catholic family saved him during the Holocaust. Michael Hochberg, 77, sat holding hands with 86-year-old Krystyna Jakubowska at Kennedy International Airport, locking eyes as their relatives looked on. "He was a very pretty boy and he was very good — no problems with him as a child,"...

Robbinsville, NJ – Residents: Amazon Warehouse Clogs Roads Near Facility

December 2, 2015 at 10:06 PM
Robbinsville, NJ - Business is booming inside Amazon's warehouse in New Jersey, but residents say the holiday rush has led to gridlock on nearby roads. Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried threatened legal action Wednesday after Amazon only sent a public affairs staffer to a meeting to discuss solutions to the traffic that's clogged area roads. Fried says the meeting was supposed to include...

Manchester, NH – Chris Christie Is Doing Well In NH. Will That Be Enough?

December 2, 2015 at 09:45 PM
Manchester, NH - Chris Christie is fresh off his 50th day of campaigning in New Hampshire, a state where the New Jersey governor has recently won critical endorsements and his campaign is showing signs of life in the GOP race for president. But Christie's laser focus on the first primary state means he's spent little time building a presence in South Carolina and beyond that could turn a...

SAn Bernardino, CA – Anxious Family Members Await Word On Safety Of Loved Ones

December 2, 2015 at 09:17 PM
San Bernardino, CA - Sherry Esquerra held back tears Wednesday as she desperately tried to reach her daughter and son-in-law after shooters killed 14 people and wounded as many more at the building where her daughter works with children with disabilities. Esquerra had Thanksgiving with her daughter last week and expected to see her Friday. She was hoping the two turned up safe at a community...

Albany, NY – NY Assembly Speaker’s Conviction Renews Call To Ban Outside Income

December 2, 2015 at 09:01 PM
Albany, NY - For years, it was one of Albany’s enduring mysteries: What exactly did New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver do for a law firm to earn the millions of dollars in income shown on his financial disclosure forms? While Silver told reporters he represented injured clients for Weitz & Luxenberg, federal prosecutors painted a different story at his corruption...

San Bernardino, CA – FBI Says Not Ruling Out Terrorism, Police Say 1 Male, 1 Female Suspect Dead

December 2, 2015 at 08:49 PM
San Bernardino, CA - Police say two suspects, one male and one female, are dead after the shooting at a Southern California social services center. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan also said at a news conference Wednesday evening that authorities found what they believe is an explosive device at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Bomb squads were working on it. The FBI...

San Bernardino, CA – LA TIMES: Dispute At Party May Have Sparked Mass Shooting That Killed 14

December 2, 2015 at 08:15 PM
San Bernardino, CA - A dispute at a holiday gathering may have sparked a mass shooting in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead and 17 others wounded on Wednesday morning, federal law enforcement officials said according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. As many as three assailants, who carried long guns and wore masks, opened fire on a gathering of San Bernardino county employees around...

Redlands, CA – Police Serving Search Warrant Tied To Shooting

December 2, 2015 at 08:09 PM
Redlands, CA - Police are serving a search warrant on a home in Redlands, California, in connection with the deadly shooting at a social services facility in neighboring San Bernardino. City spokesman Carl Baker says Redlands police are assisting San Bernardino police in the search connected to the Wednesday morning shooting that killed at least 14 people and wounded more than a dozen...

Berlin – Merkel Calls On Refugees To Reject Anti-Semitism

December 2, 2015 at 08:03 PM
Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged refugees arriving in Germany to embrace the country's values and reject discrimination and anti-Semitism. Speaking in the Jewish museum in Berlin on Wednesday, Merkel said the influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants, many fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, was a great opportunity if Germany properly conveys what it means by...

Detroit – Pit Bulls Kill 4-year-old Boy In Detroit Neighborhood

December 2, 2015 at 07:40 PM
Detroit - A pack of pit bulls yanked a 4-year-old Detroit boy from his mother, dragged him away and mauled him to death Wednesday, police said. The boy died from his injuries after the attack in his neighborhood. Police killed three dogs and had a fourth pit bull in custody, Sgt. Cassandra Lewis said. The attack occurred while the boy was walking with his mother. The dogs crawled through a...

Washington – FBI: Background Checks For Gun Sales Peak On Black Friday

December 2, 2015 at 07:02 PM
Washington - Black Friday broke an FBI record for the number of firearms background checks. The agency said Tuesday that it processed 185,345 background checks — roughly two per second — on the same day that three people were killed and nine others wounded in an attack at a Planned Parenthood office in Colorado. The FBI received about 5 percent fewer background check requests on Black...

San Bernardino, CA – Police Say Shots Fired, Suspect Down In Area Near California Mass Shooting

December 2, 2015 at 06:28 PM
San Bernardino, CA - Police say shots have been fired and a suspect is down near a dark-colored SUV. It's unclear if the suspect is related to the deadly shooting Wednesday at a social services facility in Southern California. Police have said that the suspects may have fled in a dark SUV. San Bernardino police Sgt. Vicki Cervantes said she knew of no officers who were injured in the...

San Francisco – Giving It Away: A Look At Past Decade’s $1 Billion Donations

December 2, 2015 at 06:02 PM
San Francisco - Mark Zuckerberg's pledge to give away Facebook stock worth $45 billion puts him at the forefront of a philanthropic class that has promised to donate most of their fortunes. The elite list includes three men — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, stock market sage Warren Buffett and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison — who are wealthier than Zuckerberg, according to Forbes...

New Orleans – Jewish Student Shot While Stopping Apparent Kidnap Out Of Hospital

December 2, 2015 at 05:38 PM
New Orleans - A family spokesman says a Tulane University medical student shot while stopping what authorities described as an apparent kidnapping has been released from a hospital. Sara Roen Brady of Winter Park, Florida, reached by phone Wednesday, says 25-year-old Peter Gold is expected to recover fully. She declined to provide further details. Online criminal court records show...

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