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New York – Powerball Numbers Revealed For $500 Million Jackpot

February 11, 2015 at 11:53 PM
New York - The winning Powerball numbers of the $500 million jackpot on Feb. 11, 2015, were just revealed. The Powerball numbers for Feb. 11: 11-13-25-39-54 The Powerball number: 19 We won't know if there is a jackpot winner until early Thursday morning...

Ithaca, NY – 3-D Printing Aims To Rewrite The Script On Cooking And Tech

February 11, 2015 at 11:33 PM
Ithaca, NY - Printed pastries with individually tailored nutrient levels. Ravioli that assemble themselves. Wedding cake toppers that are exact, tiny, renditions of the happy couple. It's all possible thanks to a fresh meeting of taste and technology that has chefs exploring what 3-D printing might mean for the future of food. "The really exciting thing is the food we can't even imagine today...

Jefferson City, MO – Ferguson Mayor Says He Tried In Vain To Get Guard To Town

February 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM
Jefferson City, MO - The mayor of Ferguson said Wednesday that he had tried in vain to urge Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard in his town as people burned and looted buildings in protest of a grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case. Mayor James Knowles III was the lead witness as a Missouri legislative committee began hearing testimony on why the National Guard was not...

Washington – US Congress Approves Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, Sets Up Obama Veto‎

February 11, 2015 at 10:31 PM
Washington - The Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House voted 270-152 to send the bill to the president, endorsing changes made by the Senate that stated climate change was real and not a hoax, and oil sands should no longer be...

Boston – 36-Foot Yacht Blocks Traffic In Snow-Clogged Downtown

February 11, 2015 at 09:59 PM
Boston - This was one hull of a traffic jam. A large truck towing an even bigger boat has broken down in downtown Boston, snarling traffic in the heart of the city's bustling Financial District. WCVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1KN6XsR ) the 36-foot yacht Maggie Mae was being hauled Wednesday to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for this weekend's New England Boat Show when the...

Manhattan, NY – 60 Minutes’ Bob Simon Killed In Car Crash On Westside Highway

February 11, 2015 at 09:33 PM
Manhattan, NY - Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago, was killed in a car crash on Wednesday. He was 73. A town car in which Simon was a passenger hit another car in Manhattan, police said. Simon and the town car's driver were taken to a hospital, where...

New York – United Airlines Not Honoring Low Fares Due To Incorrect Currency Conversions

February 11, 2015 at 09:00 PM
New York - United Airlines will not be honoring the mistake in shockingly low trans-Atlantic flight prices many were able to purchase Wednesday due to a third-party software mistake with currency conversion. On its Web Site United said the several thousand wrongly priced bookings would be voided. United Says the mistake came about after the software wrongly converted the British pound and...

Washington – Report: U.S. May Lower Cholesterol’s Level Of Threat To Health

February 11, 2015 at 08:33 PM
Washington - A U.S. advisory panel reviewing national dietary guidelines has decided to drop its caution against eating cholesterol-laden food, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. At a December meeting, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee discussed its decision to no longer deem cholesterol a "nutrient of concern," according to the Washington Post. The last set of guidelines, in...

New York – Jewish Charity FEGS Being Investigated By State Officials Over Finances

February 11, 2015 at 08:01 PM
New York – The Manhattan DA and NY state attorney are investigating the downfall of the Federation for Employment & Guidance Services (FEGS), a historic nonprofit agency that had been around for 80 years. The agency, which runs jobs centers and helps people with disabilities find work, revealed in December 2014 that it was $20 million in debt. The group said their financial trouble...

Austria – Prosecutor: Call To Kill Jews Is Legal Criticism Of Israel

February 11, 2015 at 07:24 PM
Austria - Facebook postings from a Turkish man showing Adolf Hitler, with a statement praising the death of Jews, are a legitimate expression of criticizing the Jewish state, the spokesman for the prosecutor office in the city of Linz, Philip Christl, said on Tuesday. “I could have annihilated all the Jews in the world, but I left some of them alive so you will know why I was killing...

Boston – Head Of Transit Agency Resigning After Controversial Storm Shutdown

February 11, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Boston - The embattled head of Boston's transit agency will resign her position in the wake of a controversial decision to shut down rail service during a massive three-day snowstorm, Massachusetts officials said on Monday. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Beverly Scott said in a letter that she would step down on April 11. The letter made no mention of the storm...

New York – Icahn Values Apple At More Than $1 Trillion

February 11, 2015 at 06:15 PM
New York - Activist investor Carl Icahn said Apple Inc's stock should be trading at $216, far above its record high of $124.92 hit on Wednesday. At $216 per share, Apple would be valued at about $1.3 trillion, compared with about $700 billion currently. Icahn said Apple's price-to-earnings ratio should be about 20 times, which taken together with net cash of $22 per share works out to $216...

New York – Will NBC’s Williams Get Promised Second Chance?

February 11, 2015 at 05:29 PM
New York - In handing Brian Williams a six-month suspension for misleading viewers, NBC Universal chief Steve Burke says his chief anchor deserves a second chance. Whether he actually gets one is an open question. Time is renowned for its healing powers but in this case, time also offers reasons for the split to become permanent. NBC Universal bought time with the suspension, hoping to remove...

Washington – IRS Apologizes For Seizing Bank Accounts Of Small Businesses

February 11, 2015 at 04:59 PM
Washington - Pressured by Congress, the IRS has apologized for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because those owners structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements. The alleged crime was that they routinely made bank deposits of less than $10,000. That allowed the business owners to avoid reporting requirements designed to catch...

France – Paris Votes To Sue Fox News For Damage To Its Reputation

February 11, 2015 at 04:30 PM
France- Paris City Council has authorized Mayor Anne Hidalgo to sue U.S. broadcaster Fox News for reporting there are "no-go zones" in the French capital where non-Muslims and police fear to venture. Officials voted Wednesday to file a lawsuit at a French court for defamation regarding comments on Fox News and a map it broadcast with eight such so-called off-limits areas circled in red. The...

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