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Burlington, VT – Protesters Interrupt Trump Vermont Rally Despite Screening

January 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Burlington, VT - A rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Vermont on Thursday was disrupted repeatedly by protesters despite attempts by Trump's staff to screen the crowd. Meanwhile, supporters and opponents of the billionaire developer faced off outside the Burlington theater where Trump's campaign had invited thousands more people than could fit inside. Watch below...

Fairfax, VA – Seeking Support For Gun Actions, Obama Tears Into The NRA

January 7, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Fairfax, VA - President Barack Obama tore into the National Rifle Association on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an "imaginary fiction" that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence. In a prime-time, televised town hall meeting, Obama dismissed what he called a "conspiracy" alleging that the federal...

New York – You Can Set Up Your Smart Home Now _ If You’re Tenacious

January 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM
New York - A fully automated home is still years away, but the building blocks are already here: the phone that turns on the coffee maker from the bedroom, the thermostat that controls the lights when you're away, the window shades that lift when you say "good morning." Although these still aren't items most people seek out, they're catching on. Research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that...

Washington – New Dietary Guidelines: Lean Meat OK, Cut The Added Sugars

January 7, 2016 at 10:35 PM
Washington - Some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought and eating lean meat is still OK. But watch the added sugars, especially the sugary drinks. The Obama administration's new dietary guidelines, released Thursday, back off the strictest sodium rules included in the last version, while still asserting that Americans consume too much salt. The...

Fort Belvoir, VA – Special Agent Accused Of Showing Gun At Restaurant Over Bill

January 7, 2016 at 10:04 PM
Fort Belvoir, VA - The Army confirms that a man accused of pulling a gun because he didn't like a restaurant's bill is a special agent. Fairfax County police said in a news release that 45-year-old Curtiss Davis, of Stafford, was arrested Dec. 23 in the Fort Belvoir area. Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Chris Grey says Davis, a special agent, worked for three years as a...

Burlington, VT – Trump Vows To Eliminate Gun-free Zones Near Schools

January 7, 2016 at 09:53 PM
Burlington, VT - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would eliminate gun-free zones in schools on his first day if he's elected to the White House. Trump was addressing a rally crowd in Burlington, Vermont, as President Barack Obama was speaking at a televised town hall on gun violence in America. Trump likes to tout his support for the Second Amendment and often...

Las Vegas – CES Tech Show: Jump Up And Down To Charge Your Phone

January 7, 2016 at 09:27 PM
Las Vegas, NV - The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES. A little exercise not only does your body good, it can charge up your smartphone. Evanston, Illinois-based Ampy showed off its Ampy Move, a wearable battery pack that charges with up and down motion that makes a couple of magnets bounce up and down inside coils. That's an...

Storm Lake, IA – Republican Candidate Cruz Tells Immigrant Violating Laws Has ‘consequences’

January 7, 2016 at 09:02 PM
Storm Lake, IA - Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz told a young undocumented immigrant in Iowa that there are "consequences" for violating laws and that the U.S. immigration system creates "human tragedies." "What's going to happen to people like us?" asks the young woman in a sometimes-shaky voice, after identifying herself as immigrant who was brought to the country undocumented as a...

New Jersey – Christie: Obama Has ‘Withdrawn America From The World’

January 7, 2016 at 08:57 PM
New Jersey - GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie is taking shots at President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a host of foreign policy issues. The New Jersey governor charged the president with "withdrawing" America from the world and failing to engage with foreign leaders to forge alliances. He referred to Clinton as "Secretary Happy Talk" for "seeing the world...

Beijing – World Could Face Months Of Chinese Market Aftershocks

January 7, 2016 at 08:38 PM
Beijing - The latest trigger was currency jitters, but Thursday's plunge in Chinese stocks was just one in a series of aftershocks from last year's boom and bust that could shake markets for months to come. Investor anxiety over economic weakness and a possible glut of unwanted shares flooding the market have complicated Beijing's efforts to withdraw emergency controls imposed after Chinese...

Washington – US Recruits Tech Leaders To Help Disrupt Islamic State Group

January 7, 2016 at 08:02 PM
Washington - With extremists finding fertile ground for recruitment online, the White House is dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek the tech industry's help in disrupting the Islamic State group and other terrorists. At a high-level session on Friday, leaders from major technology and Internet companies will discuss ways to use technology to stop terrorists...

Sacramento, CA – Two Middle East Refugees Arrested In U.S. On Terrorism Charges

January 7, 2016 at 07:57 PM
Sacramento, CA -Authorities said Thursday that two people with ties to the Islamic State have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in California and Texas, including a refugee from Syria who is charged with lying to federal investigators about his travels to the civil war in that country. The arrests feed a national debate over whether the United State is doing enough to screen refugees...

Tampa, FL – Rare Dime Worth More Than A Million Up For Auction In Tampa

January 7, 2016 at 07:38 PM
Tampa, FL - Whatever disparaging cliche you've heard about the lowly dime -- dime a dozen, nickel and dimed, dime's worth of difference -- it's not true of this dime. No, this particular coin that's about to go to auction Thursday evening in Tampa is worth way more than 10 cents. More like a million dollars or two. The 1894-S dime was struck at the San Francisco Mint. Only 24 were made...

Washington – Wild December Pushes US Weather In 2015 To Near Records

January 7, 2016 at 06:55 PM
Washington - December's wild El Nino pushed 2015 in the United States to near-record levels for heat, moisture and downright extreme conditions, federal weather officials said Thursday. The year that just ended was the second warmest and third wettest in 121 years of record-keeping for the lower 48 states, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced. The 54.4 degree...

Las Vegas, NV – CES Tech Show: Segway Wants Its Next Scooter To Scoot To You

January 7, 2016 at 06:32 PM
Las Vegas, NV - The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES The company, which pioneered the notion of zooming about town perched on two wheels long before the "hoverboard" craze, showed off a motorized scooter equipped with a pair of blinking eyes. Powered by Android, the scooter should be able to see you and its surroundings even in the dark...

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