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New York – NYC Mayor Plans Streetcar To Connect Brooklyn And Queens

February 3, 2016 at 11:56 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to propose a new streetcar system that would connect Brooklyn and Queens. The ambitious project would run for approximately 16 miles along the waterfront that stretches between the two boroughs. That area has experienced rapid recent growth but has limited subway service. Aides confirmed the plan Wednesday, a day ahead of the mayor unveiling the...

London – Number Of Anti-Semitic Incidents In Britain Falls

February 3, 2016 at 11:33 PM
London - The number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in Britain dropped by a fifth last year, although the figure was still the third-highest on record, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday. The Community Security Trust (CST), which advises Britain's estimated 260,000 Jews on security matters, said there were 924 incidents during 2015, including 86 violent assaults. The overall figure...

Baghdad – Iraq Building Security Wall Around Baghdad

February 3, 2016 at 11:11 PM
Baghdad - Iraqi security forces have begun building a concrete wall surrounding the capital Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants, a military statement said on Wednesday. Islamic State, the ultra hardline group that seized vast swathes of territory north and west of Baghdad, claimed several attacks in recent months in the Iraqi capital. The last one, on Jan. 11...

Manchester, NH – Sanders, Clinton Continue ‘Progressive’ Spat

February 3, 2016 at 10:36 PM
Manchester, NH - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders opened up a new line of attack in the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday, putting Hillary Clinton on the defensive over her liberal credentials just days after she eked a slim victory in the Iowa caucuses. Sanders, who has a sizable lead in the upcoming New Hampshire primary, rattled off a list of issues where Clinton isn't in sync with...

Yeruham, Israel – AP PHOTOS: Deep In Israel Desert, Shimmering Glass Mountains

February 3, 2016 at 10:25 PM
Yeruham, Israel - Deep in the heart of Israel's desert, shimmering mountains of glass dominate the landscape. Tiny shards, millions of them, are piled into rolling hills of green and brown. They are 50 feet high and span the length of a few soccer fields. This is the junkyard at Israel's only glass container factory, where broken glass awaits a new life. Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd...

Nashville, TN – Donald Trump’s Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Tennessee

February 3, 2016 at 10:23 PM
Nashville, TN - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's plane made an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday because of engine trouble, officials said. The Boeing 757 was flying to Little Rock, Arkansas, from New York when it landed at Nashville International Airport. Trump traveled the rest of the way in a small charter aircraft, a campaign spokeswoman said. The...

Tucson, AZ – Video Shows Only Known US Jaguar Roaming Arizona Mountains

February 3, 2016 at 09:59 PM
Tucson, AZ - The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range just south of Tucson in the first publicly released video of the giant cat. "El Jefe" — Spanish for "the boss" — has been living in the Santa Rita Mountains 25 miles south of downtown Tucson for over three years, according to the Center for Biological...

West Bank – Report: Abbas Meets With Families Of Terrorists Shortly After Policewoman Killed

February 3, 2016 at 09:29 PM
West Bank - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday held a meeting with family members of terrorists who had carried out attacks against Israelis during a wave of violence which began in September of last year, according to Arab media reports.  The meeting, held just hours after a 19-year-old border policewoman was killed at Damascus Gate in the Old City, invited 11...

Miami, FL – Florida Governor Declares Health Emergency In Four Counties Over Zika

February 3, 2016 at 09:03 PM
Miami - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a public health emergency in four counties with travel-related cases of the Zika virus on Wednesday, and ordered state officials to increase mosquito control efforts in some of the most populous parts of the state. "Although Florida’s current nine Zika cases were travel-related, we have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread...

New York – Microsoft Wants You Using Windows 10, Like It Or Not

February 3, 2016 at 08:27 PM
New York - If you're running an older version of Windows, you might suddenly find Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade already downloaded on your machine. You never requested it, so why are you getting it? The automatic download is part of Microsoft's aggressive push to get Windows 10 on as many devices as possible. Since last July, Microsoft has distributed the free upgrade on request. But...

New York – Amazon Keeps Mum On Bookstore Speculation

February 3, 2016 at 08:07 PM
New York - Amazon is declining comment on reports it may be planning to open more bookstores. In a call with analysts on Tuesday, Sandeep Mathrani, the CEO of mall operator General Growth Properties, said in an offhand comment related to a question about holiday traffic that Amazon had plans to open 300 or 400 bookstores. But on Wednesday, GGP issued a statement saying that his remarks were...

Washington – U.S. Rejects 30 Syrian Refugees Amid Tightened Security

February 3, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Washington - The United States has recently rejected 30 Syrians out of thousands seeking to enter the country, Obama administration officials told a congressional panel on Wednesday, as the United States tightens vetting of immigrants and other visitors following attacks in California and Paris. In addition, hundreds of applications from Syrian refugees have been put on hold and many might...

Atlanta – Kik Messenger App Scrutinized Following 13-year-old’s Death

February 3, 2016 at 07:03 PM
Atlanta - Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Like Instagram, Snapchat and other messaging rivals, Kik provides free, easy and instant connections to other users anywhere. Kik enables people to message each other...

Bow, NH – Once A Bromance, Now A Brawl: Trump And Cruz Go At It

February 3, 2016 at 06:43 PM
Bow, NH - Once a bromance, now a brawl. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz cast aside any veneer of kindness on Wednesday to trade insults and accusations in a show of hardball politics that demonstrated the stakes for both men in the New Hampshire primary six days away. The billionaire mogul charged the Texas senator with "fraud" and called for a do-over of the Iowa caucuses. That's where Cruz's...

Manchester, NH – Campaigning In New Hampshire Bush Asks Audience For Round Of Applause

February 3, 2016 at 06:02 PM
Manchester, NH - Jeb Bush has now asked an audience to applaud for him. Bush delivered a speech in Manchester, N.H. Wednesday, in which he said the next president "needs to be a lot quieter, but send a signal that we're prepared to act in the national security interest of this country — to get back in the business of creating a more peaceful world." As he paused, one woman behind him...

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