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Orlando, FL – Review: Going Offline With Google Maps

January 28, 2016 at 11:53 PM
Orlando, FL - I knew I wouldn't get real-time traffic information and other features when I opted to rely solely on Google's offline mapping capabilities for a week in and around Disney World near Orlando, Florida. In fact, Google Maps gave me trouble the moment I tried to leave the airport parking lot. But things got much smoother after that. It wasn't exactly painless; while I mostly got...

Burns, OR – FBI Shows Video Of Tuesday Shooting Of Occupier

January 28, 2016 at 11:24 PM
Burns, OR - The FBI released video Thursday of the shooting death of a spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge that shows the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a loaded gun in his pocket. Authorities showed the video at a news conference to counter claims that the man killed in the Tuesday confrontation on a remote Oregon high...

Des Moines, IA – GOP Rivals Mock Trump, Try To Make The Most Of His Absence

January 28, 2016 at 10:46 PM
Des moines, IA - Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate — a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the GOP contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman. Still, the candidates couldn't resist mocking Trump, who boycotted...

Baltimore – Obama Promises Party Faithful: ‘Democrats Will Win’

January 28, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Baltimore - President Barack Obama on Thursday promised his most fervent supporters on Capitol Hill the "Democrats will win in November" and said it's going to take more than "phony tough talk and bluster" to defeat Islamic militants. Appearing before House Democrats at a retreat in Baltimore, Obama said the country is "doing a lot better" than when he took office, citing progress against...

Iowa – Sanders Releasing New Ad On Goldman Sachs’ Role In Economy

January 28, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will release a tough new television ad critical of Goldman Sachs' role in the financial meltdown and use of speaking fees as he ramps up criticism of Hillary Clinton's ties to Wall Street. The 30-second ad, circulated Thursday ahead of its scheduled Friday release, makes no mention of Clinton, who received more than $600,000 in speaking...

Des Moines, IA – Fox Says Trump Demanded $5 Million Donation

January 28, 2016 at 09:51 PM
Des Moines, IA - The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local): Fox News Channel says Donald Trump demanded a $5 million contribution to his charities in order to appear in Thursday night's debate, which the network rejected. Fox News says Chairman Roger Ailes, in conversations with Trump, "acknowledged...

Des Moines, IA – Trump Draws Full House At Own Event As Fox News Apologizes

January 28, 2016 at 09:19 PM
Des Moines, IA - Donald Trump shunned Thursday night's debate of the Republican presidential candidates hosted by Fox News and instead filled an auditorium a few miles down the road, trying to prove his widespread support only days before Iowa kicks off the nominating voting process. Trump, with just one day's notice on a weeknight, was able to fill to capacity a hall that holds 700. He was...

Jerusalem – Israeli Arab Sentenced To 4.5 Years For Using Israeli Permit To Illegally Trade With Hamas

January 28, 2016 at 09:04 PM
Jerusalem - An Arab man was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison in Israel after he was found guilty of selling merchandise to Hamas operatives in Gaza. The case against Riyad Masharawi, a resident of the Rimal neighborhood in Gaza, contained 11 counts of illegal trading and was presented by prosecuting attorney Moran Gez. The verdict was reached on Thursday, January 28 by the District Court in...

Des Moines, IA – Trump: $5 Million Raised For Vets Ahead Of Rally

January 28, 2016 at 08:02 PM
Des Moines, IA - Donald Trump says his foundation has raised $5 million for veterans ahead of a rally he'd holding as he boycotts the final GOP debate before Monday's Iowa caucuses. In an interview with reporters on his plane before his Thursday night event at Drake University, Trump said he's putting up $1 million of his own money that many of his wealthy friends are giving large-dollar...

Brooklyn, NY – Noted Charedi NY Rabbi Passes Away At 78

January 28, 2016 at 07:53 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Charedi rabbi and noted posek Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Belsky passed away this evening at the age of 78 at Maimonides Hospital in Borough Park. Rav Belsky, zt’l, was a remarkable talmid chochom, a posek for the world’s largest kashrus agency and the rabbi of Camp Agudah in Liberty, New York for many years. Rav Belsky spent his formative years in Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, whose...

San Francisco – Facebook Flips On Switch For Live Video On Its iPhone App

January 28, 2016 at 07:25 PM
San Francisco - Facebook is ready to start broadcasting live video on its iPhone app. The option to show live video is being turned on Thursday for everyone in the U.S. with Facebook's app installed on an iPhone. The Menlo Park, California, company plans to extend the iPhone feature to all 1.6 billion of its worldwide users during the next few weeks. The live video option is coming out...

New York – 2011 Christie Road Repair Funding Move Now Center Of Lawsuit

January 28, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New York - Lawyers warned five years ago that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to take $1.8 billion from a bistate port agency to fix state roads might cause legal problems. They turned out to be right. That expenditure by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on the Pulaski Skyway is now being challenged by an airline, probed by the Federal Aviation Administration and...

New York – Amazon’s Shares Plunge As Sales, Profit Miss Wall Street Estimates

January 28, 2016 at 06:30 PM
New York - Investors came down hard on Amazon.com Inc on Thursday after the world's No. 1 online retailer reported holiday quarter profit well below Wall Street's estimates, raising concerns that the stock's recent spell of growth is over. The company's shares plunged 13 percent after hours on Thursday, following a 9 percent increase in regular trading. They are still up 80 percent over the...

Hagerstown, MD – Weekend Blizzard Ranks 4th Worst Among Northeast Snowstorms

January 28, 2016 at 06:01 PM
Hagerstown, MD - Last weekend's crippling blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 60 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. The agency gave the storm a rating of 7.66 on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, which ranks storms according to inches of snowfall, geographic reach and population affected. That bumps...

New York – Poll: Bloomberg Run Could Boost Trump’s Bid For White House

January 28, 2016 at 05:29 PM
New York - A third-party presidential run by Michael Bloomberg would be a long shot for the former New York City mayor but could help real estate mogul Donald Trump if he lands the Republican nomination, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. In a matchup between Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, adding Bloomberg's name to the ballot would trim Clinton's lead over Trump to six...

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