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Brooklyn, NY – Crossing Party Lines, Many Chasidic Voters Supported Trump

November 10, 2016 at 11:56 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Hillary Clinton may have bested President-elect Donald Trump overall in New York State, but when it came to Brooklyn’s Chasidic communities it was evident that Trump was the clear favorite. While most of Borough Park’s voters are registered Democrats, Trump took a whopping 69 percent of the vote in the 48th Assembly District, which is represented by Assemblyman Dov Hikind...

New York – Pollsters Who Predicted Trump Win Benefit From Industry’s Miss

November 10, 2016 at 11:50 PM
New York - A handful of small public opinion polling companies that bucked consensus and accurately called the U.S. presidential election for Republican Donald Trump are reporting being flooded with calls from investors and clients seeking their services. Most pollsters wrongly forecast Democrat Hillary Clinton as leading Trump ahead of Tuesday's election in the latest fiasco to hit the $20...

Seattle – Judge: Amazon To Reimburse Customers For In-app Buys By Kids

November 10, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Seattle - A federal judge has laid out rules for how Amazon must reimburse customers whose kids made in-app purchases without permission. The Federal Trade Commission sued the Seattle company in 2014, saying it was too easy for children to spend their parents' money while playing games on mobile devices. The agency settled similar cases against Apple and Google. All three companies now...

Washington – Howard Dean Announces Run For Head Of Democratic Party

November 10, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Howard Dean has announced a bid to head up the Democratic Party, a post he held during the Bush administration, in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's election. "The dems need organization and focus on the young," Dean tweeted Thursday. "Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again." The party's liberal wing has begun jockeying for power...

New York – US Urges Court To Overturn AmEx Antitrust Decision

November 10, 2016 at 10:32 PM
New York - The U.S. government on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a recent antitrust decision allowing American Express Co to stop merchants from encouraging customers to use rival cards that charge lower fees. In its Sept. 26 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a lower court ruling that had struck down AmEx's "anti-steering" rules. At...

Washington – 2016 Results Put New Focus On Electoral College

November 10, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Washington - The fact that Hillary Clinton most likely won the U.S. popular vote but won't be president has some people wondering, "Wait, why do we do it this way?" Thank — or blame — the Founding Fathers for creating the possibility of a so-called "divergent election" when they set up the Electoral College. A look at how and why the U.S. selects its presidents this...

Los Angeles, CA – Observant Jew, Legendary Epic Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies At 82

November 10, 2016 at 09:43 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Leonard Cohen, the gravelly-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter of "Hallelujah," ''Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire," has died at age 82. Cohen's management said in a statement Thursday that he has passed away, and a memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. No further details on his death were given. Cohen, also renowned as a poet, novelist and aspiring Zen monk...

New York – Goldman CEO: Trump’s Plans May Be Good For Economic Growth

November 10, 2016 at 09:30 PM
New York - Goldman Sachs Group Inc CEO Lloyd Blankfein said the surprising U.S. election results show "democracy at work" and could bode well for the firm and its clients, in a voicemail to employees on Wednesday. "Change is often the agent of progress in ways that we can't always readily see in the early days," he said, according to a transcript reviewed by Reuters. President elect Donald...

New York – ’60 Minutes’ Lands Interview With President-elect For Sunday

November 10, 2016 at 09:01 PM
New York - "60 Minutes" has landed the first extensive interview with President-elect Donald Trump. CBS announced on Thursday that Lesley Stahl will interview Trump on Friday at his home in New York City about his election. "60 Minutes" will broadcast the interview on Sunday night. Stahl will also speak to Trump's family, including incoming first lady Melania and children Ivanka, Tiffany...

Washington – Leaderless Democratic Party In Dire Straits After GOP Sweeps

November 10, 2016 at 08:35 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama hands over the White House to Republican Donald Trump in 70 days, leaving the Democratic Party leaderless and with few up-and-coming stars among its aging stalwarts. In what appeared to be a wave election, Republicans also secured majorities they already enjoyed in the Senate and the House and in governor's mansions and state legislatures across the...

Baton Rouge, LA – Muslim Student Made Up Report Of Assault, Robbery By Man Wearing ‘Trump’ Hat, Police Say

November 10, 2016 at 08:06 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - A Louisiana college student has acknowledged she fabricated a report that she was assaulted and robbed of her wallet and Muslim headscarf by two men, one of whom she described as wearing a white "Trump" hat, police said Thursday. The Lafayette Police Department said in a statement that it is no longer investigating the 18-year-old woman's claims, which were made within hours...

New York – Investors, Economists Brace For New Dangerous Game: Parsing Trump’s Words

November 10, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Move over, Janet Yellen. The Federal Reserve chief has a challenger for the title of speaker most scrutinized by Wall Street, and it's Donald Trump. All new U.S. President-elects are closely monitored by the financial community for clues about what their policies mean for markets. But Trump's speaking style, often using enthymemes or incomplete sentences that leave room for...

Ramat Gan, Israel – New Israeli Machine To Standardize Diamond Grading

November 10, 2016 at 07:31 PM
Ramat Gan, Israel - An Israeli high-tech company has invented a machine that it says can instantly grade the clarity of polished diamonds — a development the company said Thursday will bring new standards to a painstaking process that has long been susceptible to the subjectivity of appraisers. Sarine Technologies Ltd. said its system, currently in advanced large-scale testing in India and...

New York – Bill Clinton Congratulates Trump

November 10, 2016 at 07:17 PM
New York - Former President Bill Clinton has spoken to President-elect Donald Trump by phone. That's according to a spokesman for the former president and husband of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The spokesman says the former president congratulated Trump during the brief call on Thursday and wished him well...

Washington – Comey Faces Complicated Path Under Trump Administration

November 10, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey faces a complicated path under a Donald Trump administration. Does he try to serve out the remaining seven years of his term under a president who has publicly questioned the FBI's integrity? Or does he stay on as a safeguard against executive power and a guide for a novice president on complex national security matters? The term of the FBI director is set...

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