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New York – Brabenec Beats Wieder In 98th District

November 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM
New York - Rockland County legislator Aron Wieder lost his bid to become the state’s first Chasidic Assemblyman, with incumbent Assemblyman Karl Brabenec winning the race for the 98th Assembly District. The New York State Board of Elections reported that Wieder got 35.99 percent of the vote, with Brabenec taking 52.07 percent of the 52,364 votes cast. ...

Toronto – Canada Immigration Website Appears To Crash As Trump Lead Grows

November 8, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Toronto - Maybe some Americans were serious when they threatened they would move to Canada if Republican presidential candidate became successful in his often polarizing campaign for the White House. Canada's main immigration website appeared to suffer repeated outages on Tuesday night as Trump took the lead in several major states and his prospects for winning the U.S. presidency turned...

Beijing – Chinese State Media Say US Democracy In Crisis

November 8, 2016 at 11:06 PM
Beijing - Chinese state media outlets are casting the U.S. election as the embodiment of America's democracy in crisis in contrast to China's perceived stability under authoritarian rule. The state-run Xinhua News Agency says the campaign has highlighted that, in its words, "the majority of Americans are rebelling against the U.S.'s political class and financial elites." The official...

New York – Election Coverage An Unexpected Thrill Ride On TV

November 8, 2016 at 10:57 PM
New York - The presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump turned into a made-for-TV thrill ride on Tuesday night — and a stern lesson to journalists to avoid leaping to conclusions. Relying on polls, the media began the evening with a barely-concealed assumption that Clinton would win, only to see actual results reflect a true nail-biter. Tens of millions of Americans...

New York – Trump’s Chance Of Victory Skyrockets In Betting Exchanges, Online Market

November 8, 2016 at 10:46 PM
New York - Online trading platform PredictIt and bookermaker Paddy Power showed a massive reversal of fortune for the U.S. presidential candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton Tuesday night, with the New York businessman's chances of taking the White House skyrocketing on both. Trump stunned many political experts, showing a slight edge on Clinton in several swing...

New York – Trump’s Wall Street Fans Cheer Tight Contest

November 8, 2016 at 10:40 PM
New York - Wall Street supporters of Republican Donald Trump cheered his early lead in swing states on Tuesday, which countered expectations that Democrat Hillary Clinton would move ahead swiftly. Gathered in the bar at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, bankers and brokers mingled with dozens of other Trump supporters, many of them wearing baseball caps emblazoned with his rallying cry " Make...

Janesville, WI – Republican Speaker Ryan Re-elected To US House From Wisconsin

November 8, 2016 at 10:32 PM
Janesville, WI - Republican Paul Ryan was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives by voters in his Wisconsin district on Tuesday, positioning him to reassert his claim to remain speaker of the House, the highest-ranking post in the U.S. Congress. The 2012 vice presidential nominee, if returned to the speaker's chair by House members, may have a smaller Republican majority to work with...

New York – Dow Futures Briefly Fall 700 Points On Election Jitters

November 8, 2016 at 09:28 PM
New York - Dow futures briefly swooned more than 700 points and bonds rallied as the outcome of the presidential election remained much tighter than expected. Investors moved into bonds and stocks cratered as traders questioned whether Democrat Hillary Clinton could win the race, as expected. The Mexican peso fell 10 percent against the U.S. dollar. "I would say the market is a bit more...

Brooklyn, NY – Hundreds Flood Clinton Street In Brooklyn For Results

November 8, 2016 at 09:18 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Hopeful Hillary Clinton supporters have gathered on a Brooklyn street corner they expect to be prophetic: The intersection of President and Clinton Streets. Photos and video posted on social media Tuesday show hundreds of people gathered for a block party where the streets cross. Organizers have set up a large screen to stream election coverage. A food truck is dispensing...

Albany, NY – Schumer Wins Re-election To Senate, In Line To Replace Reid

November 8, 2016 at 09:11 PM
Albany, NY - Three-term Democratic New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has won re-election, easily fending off a challenge from a little-known and poorly funded Republican New York City lawyer. Schumer is in line to succeed retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid as leader of Senate Democrats next year. With Tuesday's victory he's poised to become majority leader if Democrats retake the...

New York – Ballot Measures Broach Hot Issues; Florida OKs Medical Pot

November 8, 2016 at 09:04 PM
New York - Floridians voted decisively to legalize marijuana for medical purposes as voters across the nation decided ballot measures addressing an array of volatile issues. Eight other states were considering expanding legal access to pot. Others were voting on gun control and the death penalty. In all, there were more than 150 measures appearing on statewide ballots. California led the pack...

Washington – Republicans Defend House Majority, Senate On Razor’s Edge

November 8, 2016 at 08:59 PM
Washington - Republicans will maintain their six-year control over the U.S. House of Representatives, according to early network projections, as the party also put up an unexpectedly tough fight to protect their majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The ABC and NBC television networks said Republicans, as widely projected in opinion polls, would keep control of the House, which has been in...

Washington – Trump, Clinton Wage Tight Battles In Ohio, Florida And Elsewhere

November 8, 2016 at 08:34 PM
Washington - - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton waged a tight battle in several crucial battleground states on Tuesday in their bitter race for the White House, although opinion polls showed Clinton had an edge in the closing hours of the campaign. With voting completed in more than half of the 50 U.S. states, the race was too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina...

New York – Wal-Mart Sued Over Sale Of Fake ‘Egyptian Cotton’ Linen

November 8, 2016 at 07:02 PM
New York - Wal-Mart Stores Inc was sued on Tuesday on behalf of consumers who said the world's largest retailer sold products falsely labeled "100 % Egyptian Cotton" from an Indian textile company for many years after it first became suspicious of their origin. According to the complaint, Wal-Mart questioned the fiber content of Welspun India Ltd's products as early as 2008, but waited until...

Lod, Israel – Killings Spark Reckoning Over Status Of Arab Women In Israel

November 8, 2016 at 06:37 PM
Lod, Israel - After years of abuse and death threats, Duaa Abu-Sharkh had finally divorced her husband, agreeing even to give up custody of her four young children and family property to escape his violent grip. Then, one night in late September, as the 32-year-old mother was dropping off her kids after a rare visit, a masked gunman dragged her from her car and shot her in the head before their...

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