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Pasadena, CA – CBS To Unveil New Technology For Super Bowl 50 Broadcast

January 12, 2016 at 11:53 PM
Pasadena, CA - The Super Bowl is turning 50, although the game played next month on America's informal national holiday will hardly be showing its age because of new gadgetry CBS Sports is debuting. A replay system will give viewers a 360-degree perspective and higher resolution than previously ever seen for the game. Thirty-six cameras strung around the upper deck of Levi's Stadium in Santa...

Detroit – Lincoln Revives The Continental, With Eye On China

January 12, 2016 at 11:22 PM
Detroit - The Lincoln Continental has a storied past. Now it has a future. The new Continental full-size sedan debuted Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show. It goes on sale this fall in the U.S. and China. For most of Lincoln's 99-year history, the Continental was the pinnacle of luxury, the car of kings and presidents. It was born in 1938, when Henry Ford's son Edsel asked...

New York – Sleep Better In 2016 With These 14 Foods

January 12, 2016 at 10:53 PM
New York - Like 50 million to 70 million other Americans, I battle with insomnia. My love for food inspired me to start there in search of relief. Here's what I found. A shopping list for the sleep-deprived Almonds: Rich in magnesium, a mineral needed for quality sleep. A recent study published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine found that low magnesium levels make sleep more...

Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Workers At New Jersey Restaurant Cries Tears Of Joy At Thinking They’ve Hit The Powerball Jackpot

January 12, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Members of an interoffice pool at a Grissini's Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs cried tears of joy after thinking they'd won the Powerball jackpot, but unfortunately for them the numbers they were reading were for Wednesday's drawing and not the Saturday draw they were in on. The video posted by the resturant on their YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/GZtrJwlkJFM) shows...

Mexico City – Mexico Mounted Huge Manhunt To Catch “El Chapo” Guzman

January 12, 2016 at 10:01 PM
Mexico City - The capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman followed the most intensive manhunt in modern Mexican history, with at least 2,500 security and intelligence agents dedicated to getting a man whose escape had personally embarrassed the nation's president. The government says the hunt involved piecing together information from intelligence, data, interrogations and raids — as well as...

Washington – Obama Says Fight Against Islamic State Is Not World War Three

January 12, 2016 at 09:44 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama accused critics on Tuesday of playing into the hands of Islamic State by comparing the fight against the militant group to World War Three, in an address aimed at laying out an optimistic vision of America's future. Obama, who is delivering his last State of the Union speech to Congress before leaving office next year, said it was fiction to declare the...

New York – Methodist Pension Board Bars Investment In 5 Israeli Banks

January 12, 2016 at 09:36 PM
New York - The pension fund for the United Methodist Church has blocked five Israeli banks from its investment portfolio in what it describes as a broad review meant to weed out companies that profit from abuse of human rights. The fund, called the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, excluded Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, First International Bank of Israel, Israel Discount Bank, and...

Gaza City – Gaza Journalist Says He Was Tortured In Hamas Jail

January 12, 2016 at 09:00 PM
aza City - Palestinian journalist Ayman al-Aloul frequently writes about the hardships of life in the Gaza Strip, and is one of the few voices willing to publicly criticize the rule of the Islamic Hamas movement. But after nine days in jail, al-Aloul says he won't be writing about politics anymore. He said a painful experience that included beatings and being forced to sit uncomfortably in a...

Albany, NY – NY Files: Caretakers, Not Agency, Probe Most Disabled Deaths

January 12, 2016 at 08:37 PM
Albany, NY - The agency responsible for protecting those with special needs declined to investigate most of the nearly 1,400 deaths of developmentally disabled people in state care in the past two years, leaving the majority of investigations to the caretaker facilities themselves, according to newly released records. An advocate who sought the documents' release under the state's open-records...

Dallas – Oil Keeps Falling. And Falling. How Low Can It Go?

January 12, 2016 at 08:05 PM
Dallas - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right? Even after trending down for a year and a half, U.S. crude has fallen another 17 percent since the start of the year and is now probing depths not seen since 2003. "All you can do is forecast direction, and the direction of price is still down," says Larry Goldstein of the Energy Policy...

Boston – Careful What You Wish For: Powerball Win Could Bring Unexpected Stress

January 12, 2016 at 07:31 PM
Boston - Change your cell phone number, keep your head down and take at least six months before making any major decisions. That was some of the advice offered by financial advisors who warned that the lucky winners of Wednesday's record-setting $1.5 billion U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot should be ready for unexpected stresses. The prize is large enough that a winner choosing the option of...

Jerusalem – Israeli Police Nab 2 Involved In Campaign Against Haredi IDF Enlistment

January 12, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Police forces arrested two haredi men Tuesday morning suspected of involvement in a campaign conducted by extremist elements in the ultra-Orthodox community against haredi enlistment to military service. One of the suspects was arrested in Bnei Brak and the other in Modiin Illit. In recent years, radical elements in the haredi community who are fiercely opposed to any form of...

Charleston, S.C. – South Carolina Lawmaker To Trump: You’re Not Welcome

January 12, 2016 at 06:32 PM
Charleston, S.C. - A Democratic legislator in South Carolina has a message for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump: Stay out of my state. Representative John King filed a resolution on Tuesday saying the Republican front-runner's "abrasive and racist rhetoric" did not belong South Carolina, a state that King said has worked to move beyond a past of racial intolerance. "South...

Des Moines, IA – Iowa Panel To Look Into State Lotteries’ Jackpot-fixing Case

January 12, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Des Moines, IA - A legislative committee in Iowa will look into the jackpot-fixing scandal that started in that state and has spread to several other state lotteries, a lawmaker says. The Iowa House government oversight committee will investigate how an employee at the Multi-State Lottery Association could allegedly fix jackpots in several states to enrich himself and his associates, chairman...

Lima, Ohio – Police: Wanted Man Unhappy With Mugshot, Offers Selfie

January 12, 2016 at 05:30 PM
lima, Ohio - Police in western Ohio say a man with an arrest warrant told them he didn't like the mugshots they were using, so he sent them a selfie. Lima police say the gesture followed a department Facebook posting about Donald "Chip" Pugh. Police say the 45-year-old Pugh is wanted for failing to appear in court and is also a person of interest in several other cases, including arson and...

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