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Berlin – Auschwitz Guard, 93, Stands Trial In Germany

February 10, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Berlin - A 93-year-old former guard at Auschwitz goes on trial in Germany on Thursday accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people - the first of four such court cases that could be the last due to the very old age of the defendants. The three men and one woman accused are all in their nineties and will be tried over the next few months, starting with Reinhold Hanning...

New York – Donald Trump Skewered In Funny Or Die Film

February 10, 2016 at 10:34 PM
New York - Donald Trump's first place finish among the GOP candidates in the New Hampshire primaries was greeted by a mock online documentary of the brash businessman starring a furiously wigged Johnny Depp. "Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie" was released Tuesday on the Funny or Die site with Ron Howard narrating, music by Kenny Loggins and co-starring Jack...

Idaho – Rare Weather Event Produces Spontaneous Snowballs In Idaho

February 10, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Idaho - Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except there are no human tracks. A rare weather event caused the spontaneous snowballs at the Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve and surrounding fields near the tiny town of Picabo. Preserve manager Sunny Healey spotted the cylindrical shapes up to 18 inches high...

Columbia, SC – Jeb Bush Says He Won’t Blame Obama For Problems

February 10, 2016 at 09:49 PM
Columbia, SC - Jeb Bush says if he is elected president he won't blame Barack Obama for any of his problems. The former Republican governor of Florida was addressing voters at a town hall meeting in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Wednesday night. He says he got angry when people blamed his brother, former President George W. Bush, for things that happened after he left office in...

Washington – U.S. Justice Department Sues Ferguson, Missouri Over Police Reform

February 10, 2016 at 09:24 PM
Washington - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesdays that it had filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it reached with the federal agency. The Justice Department initiated a civil rights investigation into Ferguson's policing and court practices after an...

New York – Sanders May Play Down Judaism, But He Played Big Role In Channukah Case

February 10, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - Jewish Presidential hopeful and Democratic New Hampshire primaries winner Bernie Sanders doesn’t talk much about his Jewish background but he has played a significant role in the 1989 US Supreme Court decision to allow Hannukah menorahs to be displayed on public property countrywide, research conducted recently by Chabad-Lubavitch revealed. In the 1980s and early 1990s...

San Francisco – Tesla Says Expects To Become Profitable In 2016

February 10, 2016 at 08:29 PM
San Francisco - Tesla Motors Inc forecast deliveries of Model S sedans and Model X SUVs that topped analysts' estimates and said it expects to turn in a profit in 2016, sending its shares 15 percent higher in after-hours trading. The electric car maker has long enjoyed the status of Silicon Valley darling for its brash innovation in electric cars. Its technological prowess - such as adding...

San Diego – Jerusalem Native, Assassin Of Robert Kennedy, Denied Parole

February 10, 2016 at 08:01 PM
San Diego - For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another person who was shot that night and called for Sirhan's release. The decision came after Sirhan answered questions from the California parole panel for about three hours in a small, windowless conference room. Commissioners concluded Sirhan...

Washington – But Is She Honest? Caring? Clinton Grapples With Questions

February 10, 2016 at 07:31 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans. So far, the campaign's effort hasn't worked. Less than half the voters in New Hampshire's Democratic primary found Clinton to be honest and trustworthy, while about 90 percent believed those qualities fit...

London – 8,000 Black Cabs Bring London To A Standstill To Protest Against Uber

February 10, 2016 at 06:59 PM
London - The drivers of London's famous black cabs brought the centre of the capital to a standstill on Wednesday in protest against Uber and government regulations they say compromise passenger safety. San Francisco-based Uber, whose investors include Goldman Sachs and Google, has grown rapidly around the world but has faced protests, bans and restrictions in several cities. On Wednesday...

Detroit – U.S. Tells Google Computers Can Qualify As Drivers

February 10, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Detroit - U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc , of its decision in a previously unreported Feb. 4...

Brooklyn, NY – NYPD Investigating After Man Waves Gun Behind TV Reporter During Live Broadcast

February 10, 2016 at 06:10 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Police say they're investigating after a man appeared to wave a handgun behind a television news reporter during a live broadcast in New York City. It happened shortly after noon Wednesday as a WNBC-TV reporter stood in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court. The man appeared to wave the gun behind reporter Michael George as he spoke about the trial of a police officer charged with...

New York – New York City Budget Boss To State: We’re Not A ‘Piggy Bank’

February 10, 2016 at 06:03 PM
New York - New York City's fiscal watchdog said the city faces much bigger budget deficits in coming years than the mayor has forecast and warned state lawmakers about treating the city like a "piggy bank." The state, like the city, is finalizing its budget and will soon make decisions affecting New York City. "Some upstate legislators just don't get it," New York City Comptroller Scott...

New York – Twitter Tweaks Its Timeline, As User Growth Stalls In Fourth Quarter, Stock Drops to New Low

February 10, 2016 at 05:30 PM
New York - Twitter Inc's said average monthly active users stalled in the fourth quarter - the first flat quarter sequentially since the company listed in 2013. Twitter shares fell 6.6 percent at $13.99 in after-hours trading, after the social media company's revenue forecast for the current quarter missed analysts' expectations. The weak results will stoke investor concerns over the...

Abingdon, MD – 2 Deputies Killed, Suspect Dead In Shopping Center Shootout In Maryland

February 10, 2016 at 05:19 PM
Abingdon, MD - A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed in the exchange of gunfire not far from the shopping center where the restaurant was located, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said. Remarkably, no bystanders were hurt. Police haven't...

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