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Iowa – Super PACs Offer $1.5M For Cruz-Trump Debate

January 27, 2016 at 11:37 PM
Iowa - Two super PACs supporting Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign are offering to donate $1.5 million to charities that help veterans if Donald Trump will debate Cruz head-to-head before the Iowa caucuses. The political action committees, Keep the Promise I and II, are proposing a one-hour debate to be held in Iowa on or before Jan. 31, the day before the caucuses, with a moderator chosen...

Santa Ana, CA – Five Arrests Made In Connection With California Jailhouse Escape

January 27, 2016 at 11:04 PM
Santa Ana, CA - Five people suspected of involvement in the escape of three maximum-security jail inmates in California were arrested on Wednesday, but the fugitive prisoners - including one accused of the mutilation torture of a kidnap victim - remained at large, authorities said. Additional arrests were expected by Thursday, as investigators continued to focus on street gang members tied to...

New York – Losses, Regrets And Questions At Companies Trump Endorsed

January 27, 2016 at 10:35 PM
New York - Six years ago, Donald Trump stood before 5,000 people in a hotel theater in downtown Miami and informed them he had a rescue and recovery plan for the recession-battered nation. His remedy: Join the sales team of a business that sold, among other things, specially tailored vitamins based on a user's urine analysis. Anyone with drive, and $497 to pay for a special "FastStart"...

San Francisco – Apple’s iPhone Is Slumping What’s Next?

January 27, 2016 at 10:06 PM
San Francisco - The bloom may be off Apple's iPhone, at least for now. So now the pressure is on the iconic Silicon Valley company to come up with its next big thing. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged that it's likely to see an uncharacteristic sales decline this spring, amid signs of global economic weakness and slowing overall demand for new smartphones. That drove Apple shares down more than...

United Nations – UN: Ban Stands By Every Word Of Israeli Settlement Comments

January 27, 2016 at 09:30 PM
United Nations - The United Nations says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stands by every word of his criticism of Israeli settlement-building this week and rejects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comment that the remarks justify terrorism. The U.N. chief on Tuesday told the Security Council that settlement activities are "an affront to the Palestinian people," and he called for Israel to...

New York – What’s Behind The Latest Fox-Trump Battle

January 27, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - Is Fox News Channel overplaying its hand or skillfully playing to its brand in dealing with Donald Trump? The GOP presidential front-runner has dropped out of Thursday night's Republican debate following an escalating public relations battle triggered in part by his call for Fox to dump Megyn Kelly as one of the moderators. Is there a winner in this dispute? A loser? "Donald...

Jerusalem – 1700-Year-Old Gravestones Of Unknown Rabbis Uncovered In Northern Israel

January 27, 2016 at 08:40 PM
Jerusalem - Three ancient gravestone epitaphs written in Aramaic and in Greek were recently uncovered in the Galilee region in northern Israel. The people commemorated in two of the inscriptions are described as rabbis, but their exact names and identities have yet to be identified by further research. The two epitaphs end with the Hebrew greeting word “shalom” (meaning ‘hello’ or...

Washington – VIDEO: Obama Honors 4 Who Protected Jews During Holocaust

January 27, 2016 at 08:10 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is honoring four people, including Americans from Indiana and Tennessee, for risking their lives to protect Jews during the Holocaust. Watch below the the event The United Nations has designated Wednesday as International Holocaust Remembrance Day to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in 1945. Six million Jews...

New York – NYC Flood Defense Plan Advances, But Completion Years Off

January 27, 2016 at 07:16 PM
New York - After ocean waters poured into lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy, experts began dreaming up a solution: a U-shaped barrier of earthen berms, walls and gates that would keep floods out and the nation's financial capital dry. Now, more than three years later, a version of that idea has stacked up over $600 million in backing, including a $176 million shot in the arm from the...

Washington – Trump Formally Announces Event At Debate Time

January 27, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's campaign has formally announced plans to host a special event at the same time as Thursday's presidential debate. The move follows the Republican front-runner's promise to boycott the Fox News debate. He's been upset with Fox over what he calls unfair treatment from debate moderator Megyn Kelly and a sarcastic tweet from the network. The campaign issued an...

Copiague, NY – Helicopter Makes Hard Landing On Long Island Street

January 27, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Copiague, NY - A helicopter with two people aboard has made a "hard landing" on a residential Long Island street. No injuries were reported. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1nz1TEb ) reports a flight instructor and student were on board the helicopter when it landed just before noon Wednesday in a neighborhood in Copiague (KO-peg). Residents say it sounded as if the helicopter was sputtering...

New York – Beyond Chess: Computer Beats Human In Ancient Chinese Game

January 27, 2016 at 06:03 PM
New York - A computer program has beaten a human champion at the ancient Chinese board game Go, marking a significant advance for development of artificial intelligence. The program had taught itself how to win, and its developers say its learning strategy may someday let computers help solve real-world problems like making medical diagnoses and pursuing scientific research. The program and...

Iowa – Debate Feud Injects Fresh Chaos Into GOP Primary

January 27, 2016 at 05:31 PM
Iowa - An explosive feud between Donald Trump and Fox News is overshadowing the final sprint to Iowa's presidential caucuses, injecting a new sense of chaos into the already turbulent 2016 Republican contest and forcing rival campaigns to adjust on the fly. On the eve of the final debate before Iowa voters weigh in, Trump refused to back off his vow to boycott Thursday's primetime faceoff. The...

Gaza – Hamas Confirms Militants Missing In Gaza Tunnel Collapse

January 27, 2016 at 05:01 PM
Gaza - The Islamic militant group Hamas says a group of militants have gone missing inside a tunnel built to attack Israel that collapsed due to heavy rainfall. Hamas confirmed the incident in a statement Wednesday, a day after Palestinian social media activists publicized the matter. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has built a sophisticated network of tunnels that it has used to hide...

Washington – Federal Price-Fixing Probe Rattles Heir-Tracing Industry

January 27, 2016 at 04:34 PM
Washington - An industry that seeks out heirs to the newly deceased is under scrutiny from the Justice Department, which is looking into whether price-fixing and other anti-competitive practices have ripped off unsuspecting relatives. Two industry executives and a California company have reached plea deals with federal prosecutors in Chicago in the past month as part of an antitrust...

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