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Los Angeles, CA – Ten Automakers Are Sued In U.S. Over ‘deadly’ Keyless Ignitions

August 26, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Ten of the world's biggest automakers were sued on Wednesday by U.S. consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than 5 million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, leading to 13 deaths. According to the complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court, carbon monoxide is emitted when drivers leave their vehicles running after taking...

Washington – US Drone Strike Kills Top Cyber Expert For ISIS, Source Says

August 26, 2015 at 11:30 PM
Washington - A British hacker who US and European officials said became a top cyber expert for Islamic State in Syria has been killed in a US drone strike, a US source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. It was the second reported killing of a senior Islamic State figure in the last eight days. Islamic State's second-in-command was killed in a US air strike near Mosul, Iraq, on Aug...

Washington – Biden Says Deciding If He Can Give ‘Heart And Soul’ To White House Run

August 26, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Vice President Joe Biden, in his first publicly aired comments on a possible presidential candidacy, told fellow Democrats on Wednesday he was trying to decide whether he could give "my whole heart and my whole soul" to a run for the White House. In a conference call with Democratic National Committee members in which Biden also discussed the Iran nuclear deal, he said: "We're...

Ankeny, IA – Clinton Mourns TV Shooting, Pledges To Fight Gun Violence

August 26, 2015 at 10:31 PM
Ankeny, IA - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was stricken by the news of two journalists shot to death on live television and promised to pursue policies that could cut down on gun violence if she is elected president. "We've had so many terrible instances of it in the last two years, but it happens every day," the 2016 Democratic front-runner said. "There is so much evidence that if...

Orford, NH – Rubio: Donald Trump Won’t Be Republican Nominee

August 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Orford, NH - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Donald Trump will not be the Republican presidential nominee because his message is not an optimistic one. Rubio has largely shied away from taking on Trump, the billionaire businessman sitting atop polls of the Republican rivals. In recent weeks, candidates such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have started to go...

Washington – Pentagon Probing Alleged Distorting Of War Intelligence

August 26, 2015 at 09:15 PM
Washington - The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday. The official was not authorized to discuss the probe publicly and so spoke on condition of anonymity. The...

New York – Airfare Deals Pop Up As Airlines Wage Limited Fare Wars

August 26, 2015 at 08:31 PM
New York - Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate. Fliers have been able to fly Chicago to Boston for $80 roundtrip, San Francisco to Las Vegas for $67 roundtrip and New York to Los...

Moneta, VA – License Plate Reader Led Police To TV Shooter Suspect

August 26, 2015 at 08:01 PM
Moneta, VA - A license plate reader used by Virginia State Police helped spot the car the Virginia TV shooter suspect was driving. Authorities say the suspect in the on-air fatal shooting of two journalists was found by Virginia state troopers after he switched from his vehicle to a rental car he'd gotten earlier this month. A Virginia state trooper located him driving on the interstate...

Little Rock, AR – Wal-Mart To Stop Selling AR-15s And Similar Weapons

August 26, 2015 at 07:33 PM
Little Rock, AR - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. The AR-15 rifles and other modern sporting rifles were being sold at less than a third of the company's 4,600 U.S. stores. Company spokesman Kory Lundberg said Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will remove the remaining inventory as...

Jerusalem – Israel Museum Repairs Ancient Item After Damage

August 26, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's leading museum said Wednesday that a young visitor accidentally bumped into a display case and broke an ancient glass artifact, but later changed its account and said the cause of the mishap was unclear. Israel Museum official Ran Lior initially said a girl inadvertently broke the artifact earlier this week but declined to identify her. Later Wednesday, the museum's...

San Antonio, TX – U.S. Commuters Spend About 42 Hours A Year Stuck In Traffic Jams

August 26, 2015 at 06:44 PM
San Antonio, TX - A strong economy and cheap gas have put more motorists on U.S. roads, leading to the worst-ever traffic congestion and forcing the average urban commuter to waste about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams, a report released on Wednesday said. The Texas Transportation Institute report estimates U.S. highway congestion costs $160 billion a year, including from lost...

Washington – Boundaries Shift In The U.S. On What Cellphone Use Is Rude: Survey

August 26, 2015 at 06:10 PM
Washington - Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing. The Pew Research Center survey on shifts in what is acceptable in an always-wired world found 82 percent of American adults say that using cellphones hurt conversation in social...

Warsaw, Poland – Polish Gov’t To Be Informed Of Alleged Nazi Gold Train Find

August 26, 2015 at 05:40 PM
Warsaw, Poland - A deputy mayor in Poland says lawyers for two men who claim to have found a Nazi gold train have told him that it is somewhere in the southwestern city of Walbrzych. Walbrzych Deputy Mayor Zygmunt Nowaczyk said Wednesday that the lawyers haven't offered any proof of the alleged discovery. Nonetheless, Nowaczyk said he will pass on the information he has to the national...

Virginia – Slain TV Reporter, Cameraman Were Team Working On Careers

August 26, 2015 at 05:14 PM
Virginia - They were two young journalists, eager and hungry for a story, fulfilling their dreams of working in TV news. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were slain Wednesday doing what they love, gunned down by a disgruntled former reporter they once worked with at WDBJ-TV. They were on-air doing a story about the 50th anniversary of Smith Mountain Lake when the shots...

Mineola, NY – Long Island Man Says He’s Proud He Tampered With Red Light Cameras

August 26, 2015 at 04:33 PM
Mineola, NY - A suburban New York man is unapologetic after being arrested for tampering with several red light cameras on Long Island. Stephen Ruth is free on $3,000 bail after being arrested on charges of criminal tampering and obstruction of governmental administration. Police said they arrested the 42-year-old Centereach man Tuesday after he posted online video of himself tampering with...

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