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New York – Dow Surges More Than 600 Points, 3rd-biggest Point Gain Ever, As Market Breaks Losing Streak

August 26, 2015 at 04:15 PM
New York - U.S. stocks are closing sharply higher, giving the stock market its best day in close to four years. Stocks are rebounding from a six-day slump that was prompted by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 619 points, or 4 percent on Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 72 points, or 3.9 percent, to 1,940. That's...

Jerusalem – Brawl At Israel Hospital Treating Palestinian Hunger Striker

August 26, 2015 at 03:45 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli police say five people have been arrested after a brawl broke out at a hospital treating a former Palestinian prisoner who recently ended a two-month hunger strike. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the fight Wednesday erupted between relatives of Mohammed Allan, the former prisoner, and Israelis at the hospital. It was not immediately clear what sparked the...

Moneta, VA – TV Shooting Suspect Cited Charleston Massacre In Fax

August 26, 2015 at 03:31 PM
Moneta, VA - ABC News says that someone using the name of the suspected gunman in the on-air shooting of two TV journalists sent the network a lengthy fax invoking several mass shootings. ABC News reports that a man using the name Bryce Williams called the network in the past few weeks asking to pitch a story and wanting to fax information. The organization says the man never said what the...

New York – 2 Arrested After Fight With Pepper Spray On JetBlue Flight At JFK

August 26, 2015 at 02:59 PM
New York - Two women have been arrested after police say they attacked each other as their flight arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport from Jamaica. Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says it happened at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. The dispute started after a 61-year-old passenger at a window seat tried to climb over another woman as Jet Blue Flight 960 approached the...

Moneta, VA – Official: Suspect In On-Air Fatal Shooting Dies At Hospital

August 26, 2015 at 02:21 PM
Moneta, VA - A law enforcement official says the suspect in the on-air shooting of two TV station employees died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Franklin County Sheriff W.Q. "Bill" Overton Jr. gave that detail Wednesday during a news conference. Officials say suspect Vester Flanagan died at 1:26 Thursday at a hospital in Northern Virginia. Authorities say the man killed his former...

Montgomery, AL – Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies At 104

August 26, 2015 at 02:05 PM
Montgomery, AL - Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said. Boynton Robinson was among those beaten during the voting rights march across the Edmund...

Moneta, VA – TV Shooting Suspect Called Unhappy, Angry Man

August 26, 2015 at 01:29 PM
Moneta, VA - The general manager of a TV station where two employees were fatally shot during a live broadcast describes the suspect as an unhappy, angry man who eventually was fired. Jeffrey Marks of WDBJ-TV in Virginia talked briefly on air about Vester Flanagan— who went by Bryce Williams on the air — on Wednesday afternoon. Marks says Flanagan was hired as a reporter a few years ago...

Jerusalem – Palestinian Man Attacks Border Policeman With Axe

August 26, 2015 at 01:21 PM
Jerusalem - An axe-wielding Palestinian man approached a group of Border Police officers near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday, yelling and attacking the security forces. While the officers worked to neutralize the suspect, he managed to stab one Border Police officer and lightly wound him in the leg. Security forces arrested the suspect. Wednesday's attack was the...

Albany – NY Officials: 194 NYC Landlords Violating Rent Rules

August 26, 2015 at 01:10 PM
Albany, NY - Authorities say 194 New York City landlords have violated state law by accepting lucrative tax breaks but then failing to extend rental protections to tenants. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City housing officials say Wednesday that they've sent compliance notices to the landlords, whose buildings house more than 2,400 families. The landlords...

Centennial, CO – Colorado Theater Shooter Sentence To Life In Prison For 2012 Attack

August 26, 2015 at 12:55 PM
Centennial, CO - Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was formally sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday, more than three years after he carefully planned and executed a merciless attack on hundreds of defenseless moviegoers who were watching a midnight Batman premiere. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. had no other sentencing option after a jury earlier this month did not...

Moneta, VA – Virginia Shooting Suspect Sent 23-Page Fax To ABC News

August 26, 2015 at 12:11 PM
Moneta, VA - ABC News says it received a fax from someone who claimed to be Bryce Williams, a person on the staff at the Virginia station that saw two employees fatally shot on air. ABC News says on its website that sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, it received the fax. It describes it as a lengthy document of 23 pages. ABC News says it has turned the document over to...

Zurich. – FIFA Hosts Israeli, Palestinian Football Leaders For Talks

August 26, 2015 at 11:59 AM
Zurich - A FIFA panel aiming to improve Israeli-Palestinian football relations has met for the first time and agreed a follow-up session in the Middle East next month. FIFA says it hosted the two football federations' leaders Wednesday with panel chairman Tokyo Sexwale, a South African businessman. Sexwale, who some football officials want to be a FIFA presidential candidate, was appointed...

Moneta, VA – TV Suspect Shoots Self, As Video From Shooter’s Vantage Of Virginia Journalists Posted Online

August 26, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Moneta, VA - Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning while conducting a live interview, and authorities said the suspect appeared to be a disgruntled current or former employee of the TV station. Police pursued the suspect and in the late morning, an ABC local affiliate and CNN reported the suspected shooter had shot himself and is in critical...

Moscow – Egypt Turns To Russia To Combat Terrorism

August 26, 2015 at 11:24 AM
Moscow - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, making his second visit to Moscow in three months, says he hopes for Russia's help in combating terrorism in the region. El-Sissi's visit highlights Moscow's attempts to expand its influence in Egypt at a time when Egyptian-U.S. relations have soured in the aftermath of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Opening the talks in...

London – Dental Device Promises Pain-Free Tooth Repair

August 26, 2015 at 10:59 AM
London - A filling is one of the most common procedures carried out by dentists. But just the thought of anesthetic injections followed by the sound of the drill is enough to send shivers down the spine of many people. But a new technology developed by British scientists could dramatically reduce the need for unpleasant dental drilling. Based in the Scottish city of Perth, Reminova say...

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