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New York – NYPD And Brooklyn Borough President Launch #MyBrooklynStory

November 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and First Deputy Police Commissioner Benjamin Tucker joined Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams at Borough Hall on November 16th to announce the official launch of the #MyBrooklynStory project, and website, and a public competition. With them were young people from the Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Red Hook, Ocean...

New Brunswick, NJ – College Students Protest Donald Trump’s Deportation Plans

November 16, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New Brunswick, NJ - College students at campuses around the United States marched and rallied Wednesday, urging administrators to protect students and employees against immigration action under a Donald Trump presidency. Rallying supporters on social media with the hashtag #SanctuaryCampus, organizers said actions were planned at more than 80 schools, including Vermont's Middlebury College...

Newark, NJ – AP: Engineer In Deadly train Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

November 16, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Newark, NJ - The engineer of a commuter train that slammed into a station going double the 10 mph speed limit, killing a woman, suffered from sleep apnea that had gone undiagnosed, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. One official said investigators are looking at it as a potential cause. The officials, who were briefed on the investigation, spoke to The Associated...

New York – US State Securities Regulators Gird For Action During Trump Era

November 16, 2016 at 10:24 PM
New York - State securities regulators said they may have to rely more heavily on local laws to police banks and finance companies if President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress roll back federal reforms introduced after the financial crisis. For example, New York has the Martin Act which gives prosecutors more leeway to bring charges. Several white collar defense...

Washington – Trump’s Lobbyist Ban Complicates Administration Hiring

November 16, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington might make it difficult for him to fill all the jobs in his administration. Trump's ethics plan would ban all executive-branch officials from lobbying for five years after leaving their government jobs — one of several policies aimed at curbing the influence of lobbyists. His campaign released his...

London – New Drug Capsule Delivers Medicine For Weeks After Swallowing

November 16, 2016 at 09:30 PM
London - Scientists have developed a new drug capsule that stays in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed, gradually releasing its payload. The capsule, developed by researchers in the United States, could be a powerful weapon in fighting malaria, HIV and other diseases where successful treatment depends on repeated doses of medicine. In a study published in the Science...

Cape Town – One Million Jews In Over 1,000 Cities Take Part In Global Shabbat Project

November 16, 2016 at 09:02 PM
Cape Town - This year’s global Shabbat Project encompassed 1,150 cities in 94 countries around the world, drawing a record number of participants as over one million people took part in the celebrations during the Shabbat of November 11-12. “The response to this year’s Shabbat Project has been stronger than ever,” said South African Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein, the founder and...

Boston – Stairway To Heaven: Iranian Artist’s Wall Mural Turns Heads

November 16, 2016 at 08:35 PM
Boston - In a canyon walled by drab gray and brown high-rises, a ragged line of men, women and children hold red helium balloons, ascending a staircase that ends in a spiral at an opening in the roof, where a single giant balloon slips into the blue sky. Two people at the top lift their heads in wonder. Seen by thousands of eyes a day at one of Boston's busiest intersections, the giant outdoor...

Washington – Giuliani’s Foreign Work Complicates Candidacy For Top Post

November 16, 2016 at 08:19 PM
Washington - Rudy Giuliani, President-elect Donald Trump's top candidate for top diplomat, has advised foreign political figures and worked for lobbying and security firms whose clients have had complicated relationships with the U.S. government. While not personally involved in lobbying, Giuliani spent years at firms which represented governments and multinational companies, some of which...

Dallas – Mark Cuban: Decision To Avoid Trump Hotels Made ‘Months Ago’

November 16, 2016 at 08:01 PM
Dallas - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says the team's decision not to stay at Donald Trump-branded hotels in New York and Chicago was made before the presidential election. The billionaire technology entrepreneur declined Wednesday to elaborate on the decision, telling The Associated Press it "was made months ago. Not recently." Cuban was a frequent critic of Trump during the campaign...

New York – Twitter Suspends Several Alt-right Accounts

November 16, 2016 at 07:36 PM
New York - Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called "alt-right" in an apparent crack down on accounts tied to hate speech or threats of violence. Twitter declined comment, but noted that its policies forbid violent threats, hate speech or harassment and promise to take action against violators. The company also announced Tuesday that it was expanding...

New York – Workers Pry ‘Trump Plaza’ Name Off NYC Apartment Buildings

November 16, 2016 at 07:03 PM
New York - What's in a name? For three New York City apartment buildings, it's no longer "Trump." Workers pried 3-foot-high gold letters spelling "Trump Place" off the buildings Wednesday. In some places, a shadow of the old name still lingered. The workers scraped and power-washed the surface where the letters had been. New signage now displays the buildings' street...

New York – Unusual Tiff Between Fox’s Bill O’Reilly And Megyn Kelly

November 16, 2016 at 06:28 PM
New York - Bill O'Reilly is questioning his Fox News Channel colleague Megyn Kelly's loyalty for writing in her just-published memoir and talking about harassment accusations that former Fox chief Roger Ailes made a decade ago. Kelly responded that she had the support of her new bosses to write about the incidents and that "sunlight is the best disinfectant." Meanwhile, Kelly appeared under...

Washington – House Democrats Urge Trump To Drop Bannon

November 16, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington - House Democrats have sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking him to rescind the appointment of Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as a senior White House adviser. The letter, which has signatures from 169 out of the 188 Democrats in the House, says the appointment of conservative flame-thrower Bannon undermines Trump's ability to unite the country. It points out...

Washington – Trump, Pence Get First Looks At Intel Document

November 16, 2016 at 05:37 PM
Washington - President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have received their first looks at the President's Daily Brief — the highest level intelligence document prepared in the United States. Trump received his on Tuesday and Pence was briefed on Wednesday in Washington, according to an individual familiar with the briefings schedule. The individual, who was not...

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