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New York – ‘Comprehensive’ Washington Post Bio Of Trump Set For Aug. 23

April 11, 2016 at 11:59 PM
New York - A "comprehensive" Washington Post book about Donald Trump and his incredible run for the presidency will come out Aug. 23, whether or not he is the GOP nominee. Scribner told The Associated Press on Monday that "Trump Revealed" will draw on more than two dozen Post reporters and researchers and will be co-authored by investigative reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc...


April 11, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Washington - FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED ITS FORECASTS IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. But in the age of social media that's considered yelling, so next month federal meteorologists are lowering their voices and their letters — except in dire emergencies. Weather service spokeswoman Susan Buchanan said the agency started using all capital letters in 1849...

San Francisco – Why You Might Soon Text Robots As Often As Your Friends

April 11, 2016 at 11:02 PM
San Francisco - The robots are coming ... to help run your life, or sell you stuff, at an online texting service near you. In coming months, people who use Facebook's Messenger app, Microsoft's Skype and Canada's Kik for online chats can expect to find new automated assistants offering information and services at a variety of businesses. These messaging "chatbots" are basically software that's...

Jerusalem – Archeological ‘Missing Link’ Proves Israel Was World Center Of Ancient Glass Trade

April 11, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Jerusalem - A first-of-its-kind accidental discovery of ancient glass kilns at the foot of Mt. Carmel demonstrates that Israel was at the center of the global glass trade during the late Roman period, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday, April 11. The extraordinary kilns, which are approximately 1,600 years old, are “the earliest found in Israel and the missing link for the...

New York – In-flight Wi-Fi Market Heats Up As Satellite Services Come Online

April 11, 2016 at 10:05 PM
New York - In-flight Wi-Fi may sound like a great way to keep in touch with friends and family or catch up on work, but services are often so slow, you're better off sticking to the in-flight magazine. New satellite-based Wi-Fi services promise to change that, prompting a grab for capacity and customers by companies such as Inmarsat Plc, Viasat Inc, Gogo Inc, Panasonic and Global Eagle...

New York – New Pesach Products Debut For 2016; VIN News Video Cooking Demo With Prime Grill Chef

April 11, 2016 at 09:02 PM
New York - While the holiday of Pesach is preceded by a massive cleaning frenzy in Jewish communities all over the world, there is no doubt that the centerpiece of the eight day holiday is the food, as strict dietary limitations challenge both professional chefs and home cooks to create multiple festive meals, often for large numbers of people. The days of living on chicken and potatoes are a...

Washington – US Officials: The More We Learn About Zika, Scarier It Is

April 11, 2016 at 08:43 PM
Washington - The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments. Scientists increasingly believe the Zika virus sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean causes devastating defects in fetal brains if women become infected during...

Zagreb – Croatia Condemns WW2 Regime Crimes After Jews, Serbs Boycott Commemoration Event

April 11, 2016 at 08:03 PM
Zagreb - Croatia's new center-right government condemned on Monday the crimes of the country's World War Two Nazi puppet regime after the Jewish and Serbian communities said they would boycott an event this month commemorating concentration camp victims. Representatives of the small Jewish community, minority Serb population and a leading anti-fascism group have said they will not attend an...

New York – Jay Leno Raises 50 Thousand Dollars For Israeli EMS Organization, Donates Ambucycle

April 11, 2016 at 07:24 PM
New York - At a special concert fundraiser for Israel’s largest volunteer EMS service held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday, United Hatzalah was honored by Jay Leno, who performed a long comedy set and offered on the spot to donate a $36,000 fully equipped ambucycle for the EMS organization to use to save lives in Israel. The former Tonight Show host called Eli Beer...

New York – NYPD Officer: Mayor De Blasio Is Responsible For Traffic Summonses

April 11, 2016 at 06:55 PM
New York, NY - Pulled over for a traffic violation? Blame Mayor de Blasio. That’s the advice one NYPD officer gave a motorist he pulled over. In a video that has since gone viral, the unnamed officer can be heard saying, “Mayor de Blasio wants us to give out summonses, OK? Alright? I don’t know if you voted for him or not.” The officer reveals he does not reside in the five boroughs...

New York – NYPD Promotional Exam Cheating Scandal Widens

April 11, 2016 at 06:21 PM
New York - The scandal surrounding NYPD’s lieutenant promotional exams is even more pervasive than originally thought, according to an exclusive report in the New York Daily News (http://nydn.us/1VLlqhs). A review of an online message board for police officers revealed that sergeants who had taken the initial October 30, 2011 test shared specific questions and answers on the exam with those...

Jerusalem – Israel To Tax Foreign Companies’ Online Activities

April 11, 2016 at 06:01 PM
Jerusalem - Israel is to start collecting value added tax (VAT) and income taxes from foreign companies that do substantial business over the Internet in Israel. Under new guidelines issued by the Israel Tax Authority on Monday, foreign companies that operate websites and sell various services such as advertising and brokerage will be subject to 17 percent VAT as well as income tax on their...

New York, NY – De Blasio Blames Faulty System For Political Favor Trading

April 11, 2016 at 05:49 PM
New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to turn the tables today on the rumors that continue to swirl about the financing of his mayoral campaign, pointing the finger of blame at a system that relies on public financing for political campaigns. Speaking today to Katie Couric in a Yahoo News interview, de Blasio said that a donations based system for political campaigns only works for those with...

Gaza City – Gaza Lioness Leaves Territory For New Life In The West Bank

April 11, 2016 at 05:27 PM
Gaza City - Israeli and Palestinian handlers have transferred a lioness from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank Uri Madar, an official with COGAT, an Israeli defense body responsible for Palestinian civilian affairs, inspected the 7-year-old feline Monday as it entered Israel on the way to its new home at a Palestinian zoo in the West Bank. He said it is a "joyful day for all animal...

Paris – Paris-Brussels Attacks Network A ‘Supercell’ Of Extremism

April 11, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Paris - The number of people linked to the Islamic State network that attacked Paris and Brussels reaches easily into the dozens, with a series of new arrests over the weekend that confirmed the cell's toxic reach and ability to move around unnoticed in Europe's criminal underworld. From Belgium's Molenbeek to Sweden's Malmo, new names are added nearly daily to the list of hardened attackers...

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