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Cleveland, OH – Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina Wins The Web

August 6, 2015 at 11:45 PM
Cleveland, OH - The first of two early Republican presidential candidates' debates had yet to end on Thursday when the U.S. social media world began declaring former business executive Carly Fiorina the winner. During the debate, the name of the former Hewlett-Packard Co chief executive dominated Google searches of the participants in the Fox News forum, and she shot far ahead of the others in...

New York – New York Police Criticized For ‘Weaponized Marijuana’ Videos

August 6, 2015 at 11:30 PM
New York - The New York Police Department faced criticism on Thursday after it emerged that video clips it used to show the crazed affects of smoking synthetic marijuana were of men high on other drugs. The controversy emerged two days after NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton outlined his department's growing concern over synthetic marijuana, which he said is spreading across New York and...

Washington – My Position On The Iran Deal – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer

August 6, 2015 at 11:14 PM
Washington - Every several years or so a legislator is called upon to cast a momentous vote in which the stakes are high and both sides of the issue are vociferous in their views. Over the years, I have learned that the best way to treat such decisions is to study the issue carefully, hear the full, unfiltered explanation of those for and against, and then, without regard to pressure...

Cleveland, OH – Trump Says Doesn’t Have Time To Become More Polite

August 6, 2015 at 11:07 PM
Cleveland, OH - Billionaire Donald Trump isn't bothering making his bellicose manner more polite, even if former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush doesn't like his tone. "We don't have time for tone," Trump said Thursday at the GOP debate, referencing Islamic militants beheading Christians. "We've got to get out and get the job done." Trump is atop the polls but has been criticized by Bush for being...

Washington – U.S. Tightens Visa Waiver Program From The 38 Countries

August 6, 2015 at 10:27 PM
Washington - The United States announced tighter security measures on Thursday for visitors from the 38 countries in its visa waiver program, which include European nations that have seen hundreds of residents traveling to fight with militant groups in Syria and Iraq. The changes require use of e-passports - paper passports that contain chips carrying biometric information - and expand use of...

New York, NY – Judge: Fine Cabbie $25,000 For Turning Away Black Passengers

August 6, 2015 at 10:01 PM
New York, NY - A taxi driver may have to pay $25,000 after a judge said the cabbie refused to pick up passengers because they're black, passing them over for white riders while they watched. Cabbie Baqir Raza "discriminated based on race and color" when he turned away Cynthia Jordan and her two daughters in October 2013, Administrative Law Judge Richard Kramer wrote in recommending the fine...

Cleveland, OH – Trump Refuses To Rule Out Third-party Run In GOP Debate

August 6, 2015 at 09:47 PM
Cleveland, OH - Setting a combative tone from the start, billionaire businessman Donald Trump took the spotlight in the first Republican presidential debate, declaring he would not commit to supporting the party's eventual nominee and would not rule out running as a third-party candidate. "I will not make the pledge at this time," Trump said. He also refused to apologize for making insulting...

Washington – Democratic U.S. Senator Schumer To Announce Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

August 6, 2015 at 09:38 PM
Washington - New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat and next-in-line party leader, said late Thursday that he is breaking with President Barack Obama and will oppose the Iran nuclear deal. "After deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval," Schumer said in a statement...

New York – Stolen Stradivarius Violin Returned To Jewish Family After 35 Years

August 6, 2015 at 09:34 PM
New York - Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980. When he returned, it was gone. Its case was later found in the basement of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he taught. But Totenberg, who died three years ago at age 101, never saw the instrument again. Totenberg thought...

Washington – Senate Report Urges Government Crackdown On Airline Fees

August 6, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Washington - The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancellations, which are often unfair or hidden from consumers, according to a Senate report released Thursday. The report, which is based on an investigation by the Democratic staff of the Senate commerce committee, says there appears to be no connection...

Newark, NJ – Suit Revived Vs. Christie Allies Over Bridge Lane Closings

August 6, 2015 at 07:58 PM
Newark, NJ - — A lawsuit against several allies of Gov. Chris Christie in connection with the George Washington Bridge lane closings was refiled Thursday, several weeks after a judge dismissed an earlier version. The amended complaint, a putative class action that combines two lawsuits filed in early 2014 by individuals and businesses affected by the September 2013 lane closures, doesn't...

Santiago, Chile – Hollywood Movie About Trapped Miners Released In Chile

August 6, 2015 at 07:13 PM
Santiago, Chile - The Hollywood movie on the 33 miners who were trapped deep underground in 2010 is being released in Chile. Thursday's release comes a day after the fifth anniversary of their saga. Spanish actor Antonio Banderas and French actress Juliette Binoche star in "The 33." The film dramatizes the cave-in at the mine in Chile's Atacama desert and their globally televised rescue...

Cleveland – Low-polling Republicans Direct Fire At Trump

August 6, 2015 at 06:21 PM
Cleveland - Republican presidential candidates who did not qualify for a prime-time debate wasted no time in criticizing poll leader Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him a flip-flopper on key issues and too close to Democrats Bill and Hillary Clinton. Seven low-polling candidates squared off at Quicken Loans Arena for an hour-long debate began hours before the top 10 ranking Republicans were...

New York – Grieving Orthodox Jewish Woman Sues After Almost Burying Wrong Casket In Father’s Plot

August 6, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A grieving Orthodox Jewish woman has filed suit in Brooklyn Supreme Court after a casket mix-up at Staten Island's Mount Richmond Cemetery in April almost placed a complete stranger in her dead father's plot. NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1Uquczv) reports that, according to her suit, 44-year-old Jenny Gutnick claims that just as staffers were lowing her late father Grigority...

New York – NYC Legionnaires’ Outbreak Up To 10 Dead, 100 Diagnosed

August 6, 2015 at 05:20 PM
New York - The largest outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City has taken the lives of 10 people and health officials Thursday ordered cooling towers on buildings throughout the city tested for the bacteria that causes the illness. Since its appearance late last month in the South Bronx, 100 people have been diagnosed with the disease, a form of pneumonia caused by breathing in mist...

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