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Las Vegas – Fox’s Kelly To Host GOP Forum, Without Trump

February 22, 2016 at 11:35 PM
Las Vegas - Fox News' Megyn Kelly is hosting a campaign forum Wednesday with the remaining Republican presidential candidates, but it won't include familiar foil Donald Trump. Fox and Kelly said Trump's absence wasn't due to their ongoing feud. Instead, it was because of scheduling issues in getting to an event that was quickly put together. Remaining candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson will...

Fairfield, AL – Alabama Man Killed After Tracking Stolen Cell Phone With App

February 22, 2016 at 10:51 PM
Fairfield, AL - An Alabama man who used a computer app to track down his stolen cell phone was shot and killed when he tried to retrieve it from the suspected thief, police said on Monday. The 23-year-old victim’s phone was stolen from his car in Fairfield, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, said Fairfield Police Chief Leon Davis. The tracking app led the victim to a church parking lot near...

New York – Plunging Into Hell Of Auschwitz, ‘Son Of Saul’ Confounds

February 22, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New York - The power and horror of "Son of Saul," a visceral plunge into the life of a Sonderkommando at Auschwitz-Birkenau, has left audiences staggering since it first debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last May. It won the Grand Prix there, earned the praise of "Shoah" director Claude Landzmann and announced its maker and co-writer, the 38-year-old Hungarian-born Laszlo Nemes, as an...

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota Revoking License Plate Offensive To Muslims

February 22, 2016 at 10:00 PM
St. Paul, MN - Officials in Minnesota are revoking a resident's vanity license plate seen as offensive toward Muslims. The plate in question reads "FMUSLMS." Soon after media reports appeared on the plates, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said they would be removed immediately. Gov. Mark Dayton also issued a statement saying he was appalled by the plates and that the owner should be...

San Francisco – Experts: The FBI’s iPhone-unlocking Plan For Apple Is Risky

February 22, 2016 at 09:33 PM
San Francisco - In its battle with Apple over an extremist's iPhone, the FBI says neither the company nor anyone else has anything to fear. Although they want to compel assistance from Apple to unlock a phone used by San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook, officials say the techniques they propose are limited in scope and pose no risk to the privacy of other iPhone users. Security experts say...

Las Vegas – Donald Trump’s Favorite Excuse? It Was Just A ‘Retweet’

February 22, 2016 at 09:06 PM
Las Vegas - Donald Trump has repeated inaccurate and racially charged crime statistics, reposted pledges of support from white supremacists and retweeted dubious questions about the citizenship of his presidential rivals to an online following of more than 6 million people on Twitter alone. His response when challenged? To dismiss it all as nothing more than harmless "retweets." Unlike any...

Washington – Seas Are Rising Way Faster Than Any Time In Past 2,800 Years

February 22, 2016 at 08:33 PM
Washington - Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies. An international team of scientists dug into two dozen locations across the globe to chart gently rising and falling seas over centuries and millennia. Until the 1880s and the world's industrialization, the...

Austria, – Vienna Visitors Beware: Burping Too Loud Could Be Costly

February 22, 2016 at 07:50 PM
Austria, - Vienna visitors beware: Burping too loud could come at a price. Vienna bartender Edin Mehic found that out when fined 70 euros ($77) after belching in the proximity of a policeman while enjoying the scene at the Prater fun park area. Displayed on Mehic's Facebook page, the ticket notes that Mehic violated "public decency with a loud belch next to a police officer." Police...

Washington – Video: Joe Biden Argued For Delaying Supreme Court Picks In 1992

February 22, 2016 at 07:48 PM
Washington - Vice President Joe Biden says Supreme Court vacancies should be filled even in an election year despite his comments suggesting the contrary in 1992. Biden is pushing back after opponents of approving President Barack Obama's nominee highlighted remarks Biden made on the Senate floor. Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time and said that should a Supreme Court...

New York – CDC: Elevated Cancer Risk In Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring, Stock Plunges

February 22, 2016 at 07:34 PM
New York - Lumber Liquidators' stock plunged Monday as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says people exposed to certain types of the company's laminate flooring were three times more likely to get cancer than the agency previously predicted. The CDC said that in its original report it had used an incorrect value for ceiling height. It said that resulted in health risks...

Washington – Americans Drive 3.1 Trillion Miles In 2015, A New Record

February 22, 2016 at 06:18 PM
Washington - The government says driving in the U.S. hit a new record in 2015 of 3.1 trillion miles. The previous record was 3 trillion miles set in 2007, before the recession led to a sharp reduction in driving. For a sense of scale, 3.1 trillion miles is roughly the same distance as 337 round trips from Earth to Pluto. The National Safety Council recently estimated the number of...

Michigan – Prosecutor: Kalamazoo suspect admits to deadly shootings

February 22, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Kalamazoo, MI - The Uber driver suspected in a series of three random shootings in Michigan admitted carrying out the seemingly random attacks that killed six people, a prosecutor said Monday. Jason Dalton waived his right against self-incrimination before making the statement to authorities, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said. Dalton's statements were used to file charges of...

Elko, NV – Republican Candidates Make Final Pitch To Nevada Voters

February 22, 2016 at 04:45 PM
Elko, NV - Republican presidential candidates crisscrossed Nevada on Monday on the final day of campaigning ahead of the state's GOP caucuses. Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were looking to derail Donald Trump's lead and boost momentum, looking ahead to next week's critical Super Tuesday contests. While five men officially remain in the race for the Republican nomination, House Majority Leader...

Moshav Udim, Israel – Death Of Last Treblinka Survivor Points To Post-witness Era

February 22, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Moshav Udim, Israel - The death of 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Samuel Willenberg marks the passing of the last link to the notorious death camp of Treblinka, perhaps the most vivid example of Nazi Germany's attempt to destroy European Jewry. But the death of Willenberg, who was buried Monday, also symbolizes a looming transition in the field of Holocaust commemoration, as historians and...

Las Vegas, NV – Cruz Fires Spokesman After False Rubio Story Posted

February 22, 2016 at 03:44 PM
Las Vegas, NV - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz fired his main spokesman on Monday on the eve of the Nevada caucuses over a video that falsely showed rival Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible. The spokesman, Rick Tyler, had apologized on Sunday for posting "an inaccurate story" on a video purporting to show Rubio referring to the Bible and saying, "Not many answers in it." Cruz, who...

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