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New York – Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders Show Their Fighting Side

April 14, 2016 at 11:46 PM
New York - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders let loose with a series of combative accusations on Wall Street, the minimum wage and guns in a rough-and-tumble debate Thursday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The contentious, fast-paced back-and-forth between the two Democratic presidential candidates was proof of how much is at stake entering Tuesday's New York primary. For Sanders, a loss in...

New York – Protesters Demonstrate Against Trump At New York Republican Gala

April 14, 2016 at 11:33 PM
New York - Hundreds of protesters chanted and waved signs on Thursday to voice their outrage at Republican front-runner Donald Trump outside the New York venue where he and his two rivals for the presidential nomination gathered for dueling speeches. Inside a hotel near Grand Central Terminal, Trump, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich were addressing a New York state...

New York – Delta Drops Fee For Tickets Bought On Phone And At Airports

April 14, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - You know all those fees that airlines have added over the last several years? Delta is taking one away. Delta will drop the fee for U.S. consumers who buy tickets over the phone or at a ticket counter to make things simpler for customers, said incoming Delta Air Lines Inc. President Glen Hauenstein on Thursday. The phone fee was $25 and the fee for a ticket bought at an airport...

New York – Former NY Governor Pataki Endorses Republican John Kasich

April 14, 2016 at 10:15 PM
New York - Former New York Governor George Pataki endorsed Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Thursday, less than a week before the state holds its primary election. "John Kasich is the candidate who doesn't just beat Hillary Clinton - he trounces her and will help us to regain Washington," Pataki, who in December dropped out of the Republican race, told Fox News...

Washington – Poll: Americans Prefer Low Prices To Items ‘Made In The USA’

April 14, 2016 at 09:42 PM
Washington - The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled "Made in the USA," even if it means those cheaper items are made abroad, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. While presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are vowing to bring back millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign...

Jerusalem – Liberman Accuses PM Of Conducting Secret Talks With Abbas

April 14, 2016 at 09:05 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's associates denied charges from Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman Thursday that he is conducting secret negotiations with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview with Ynet website, Liberman said the prime minister was hiding secret talks from the members of his security cabinet. As proof, Liberman cited Netanyahu's...

Cape Canaveral, FL – British Astronaut All Set To Run London Marathon From Space

April 14, 2016 at 08:29 PM
Cape Canaveral, FL - Britain's first official spaceman, Timothy Peake, says he's ready to run the London Marathon in 1½ weeks — from 250 miles up. But he's not expecting to set a PR, or personal record. The 44-year-old astronaut said he's glad he's had plenty of time to get used to the International Space Station treadmill. One of the biggest challenges, he said, is the harness he wears to...

Miami – Kerry Says Navy Ship Could Have Fired On Russian Planes

April 14, 2016 at 08:01 PM
Miami - Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that under U.S. military rules of engagement, the Navy ship that Russian military jets buzzed in the Baltic Sea this week could have opened fire. The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook reported that pairs of Russian Su-24 attack planes made numerous close-range passes on Monday and Tuesday. The planes appeared to be unarmed. On at least...

Albany, NY – Judge Plans Friday Unsealing Of Docs In Sheldon Silver Case

April 14, 2016 at 07:28 PM
Albany, NY - A judge says she plans to release information Friday that puts another blemish on former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's record in office. Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni announced her intention Thursday after a Silver lawyer argued against it. Silver declined comment. The 72-year-old Democrat was convicted in November in a $5 million corruption case. Prosecutors say...

Washington – Lawmakers Urge Veto Of UN Initiatives Biased Against Israel

April 14, 2016 at 07:04 PM
Washington - House Republicans and Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to reject any actions by the United Nations to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that are biased against Israel. In a letter sent to Obama on Thursday, 388 House members say one-sided initiatives may come up at the U.N. in the coming months. They say these proposals should be vetoed because they can block the...

Bronx, NY – Burning Incense Caused NY Fire That Killed 2 Toddler Sisters

April 14, 2016 at 06:38 PM
Bronx, NY - Investigators say burning incense caused a New York City fire that killed two toddler sisters. The Fire Department of New York also said Thursday that there were no working smoke detectors in the third-floor apartment at a public housing project in the Bronx where the girls lived. The fire Wednesday evening claimed the lives of 18-month-old Amanda Jabie and her 2-year-old...

New York – New York Primary Brings Campaign Tension To A Boil _ Again

April 14, 2016 at 06:12 PM
New York - As Democrats readied for their first debate-stage clash in a month, Florida officials declared Thursday they would not prosecute Donald Trump's campaign manager for misdemeanor battery, the latest extraordinary development in a turbulent presidential primary season now focused on New York. Leading Democrats and Republicans flooded into New York City ahead of the state's Tuesday...

New York – Businessman In N.Y. Corruption Probe Linked To Hedge Fund Investment

April 14, 2016 at 05:51 PM
New York - A businessman at the center of a federal corruption probe involving New York police officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio's fundraising helped arrange an investment by the correction officers' union in a hedge fund, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Jona Rechnitz, who heads a New York real estate firm, referred the president of the city's Correction Officers'...

Jerusalem – Israel Announces ‘Small’ Number Of New West Bank Homes

April 14, 2016 at 05:26 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli prime minister's office says Israel will "upgrade" some Israeli settlement buildings in the West Bank and build only a "small" number of other structures in the territory, but an Israeli settlement watchdog is questioning the claim. The prime minister's office said Thursday the new buildings are slated for an existing West Bank settlement that would "be part of Israel...

South Brunswick, NJ – Military Vehicle Overturns on NJ Turnpike, Hurting 4 Soldiers

April 14, 2016 at 04:57 PM
South Brunswick, NJ - A military vehicle has overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike, leaving at least four soldiers injured. Two are in critical condition. State police say the Humvee overturned in South Brunswick on Thursday afternoon. They say a woman and man are in critical condition, and a second man is in serious condition. A third man was also taken to a hospital in unknown...

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