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Detroit – Tesla Says Model 3 Orders Top $10 Billion In First 36 Hours

April 3, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Detroit - Tesla Motors Inc said orders for its new Model 3 electric sedan topped 253,000 in the first 36 hours -- a fast start for the company's first mass-market vehicle, which may not begin to reach customers for another 18 months or more. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that the Model 3, which is slated to go into production in late 2017, will sell at an average price of...

San Francisco – FBI Trick For Breaking Into iPhone Likely To Leak, Limiting Its Use

April 3, 2016 at 10:22 PM
San Francisco - The FBI's method for breaking into a locked iPhone 5c is unlikely to stay secret for long, according to senior Apple Inc engineers and outside experts. Once it is exposed, Apple should be able to plug the encryption hole, comforting iPhone users worried that losing physical possession of their devices will leave them vulnerable to hackers. When Apple does fix the flaw, it is...

Saratoga Springs, NY – 4 Upstate NY Colleges Team Up For 2018 Campus Museum Exhibit On Israel

April 3, 2016 at 09:40 PM
Saratoga Springs, NY - Four upstate New York are teaming up for an innovative program that will exhibit hundreds of photographs simultaneously in museums on each campus. Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs is leading the project that also includes Colgate University in Hamilton, the University at Albany and Hamilton College in Clinton. Staff and faculty members at all four colleges will be...

Berlin – Massive Data Leak Exposes Global Money Rings Of World Leaders, Including Putin

April 3, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Berlin - An international coalition of media outlets on Sunday published what it said was an extensive investigation into the offshore financial dealings of the rich and famous, based on a vast trove of documents provided by an anonymous source. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, said the cache of 11.5 million records...

New York – Firefighters Battle 5-alarm Fire At Queens Dry Cleaners

April 3, 2016 at 08:10 PM
New York - Firefighters are battling a 5-alarm fire at a dry cleaners shop in Long Island City, Queens. Fire officials say the blaze broke out in the one-story building at the corner of 13th Street and 40th Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. More than 200 firefighters have responded to fire, which has since spread to a furniture store. Officials say one firefighter has suffered a minor...

Philadelphia – Businessman Steve Forbes On Derailed Train

April 3, 2016 at 07:27 PM
Philadelphia - Businessman Steve Forbes says he was on the train that derailed near Philadelphia, killing two people and injuring several dozen others. Forbes told CSPAN's "Book TV" by phone that he was in the next-to-last car when the train "made sudden jerks" as if it was about to make an abrupt stop Sunday morning. The chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media said the train then made...

Milwaukee – Trump Works To Right Campaign Before Wisconsin Votes

April 3, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Milwaukee - Donald Trump worked to right his campaign on Sunday after a shaky week, brushing off verbal missteps about abortion, nuclear weapons and GOP rival Ted Cruz as he cast forward to Tuesday's Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin. Trump, acknowledging the possibility of a loss to Cruz in Wisconsin, said it would be better to win the state but was confident he would capture the...

Jerusalem – Israel Says Mideast Arms Proliferation Imperils Its Military Edge

April 3, 2016 at 06:31 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s neighbors are buying arms on a scale that threatens its regional military superiority, the deputy Israeli air force chief said on Sunday, in remarks that appeared aimed at helping secure more defense aid from a reluctant Washington. U.S. military payouts to Israel, currently around $3 billion annually, expire in 2018, and Israeli officials have spoken of needing around...

Washington – Trump’s Prediction Of ‘Massive Recession’ Puzzles Economists

April 3, 2016 at 05:59 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's prediction that the U.S. economy was on the verge of a "very massive recession" hit a wall of skepticism on Sunday from economists who questioned the Republican presidential front-runner's calculations. In a wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post published on Saturday, the billionaire businessman said a combination of high unemployment and an overvalued...

New York – Bernie Sanders’ Ghost Tweeter Keeps His Brooklyn Accent

April 3, 2016 at 05:11 PM
New York - Last August, Bernie Sanders sat on a Craigslist-bought beige couch in his Washington office plotting to steal the social media spotlight from 10 Republicans taking the stage for the first televised debate of the 2016 presidential campaign. Next to the Democratic presidential candidate, 74, sat 27-year-old Hector Sigala, his digital media director. For the next two hours, Sigala...

Washington – Party Chief: Trump Threat To Run As Independent Counterproductive

April 3, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Washington - U.S. Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said on Sunday that Donald Trump is making it harder for himself to win the Republican presidential nomination by threatening to run as an independent if he is not treated fairly. In several television interviews, Priebus, who chairs the Republican National Committee, said candidates sometimes make such statements in hopes of gaining...

Cairo – US Senator Tells Arab World: US Hasn’t Changed Despite Trump

April 3, 2016 at 03:19 PM
Cairo - Residents of the Middle East should not be too alarmed at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters in Cairo on Sunday. "The Congress is going to be around no matter who is the president," Graham, who is leading a Republican congressional delegation touring the Middle East, told reporters after meeting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah...

Israel – Shas Leader, Interior Minister Deri, Under Criminal Investigation, Asks His Followers Not To Rebel

April 3, 2016 at 02:32 PM
Israel - Interior Minister Arye Deri called upon his loyalists in Shas on Sunday to refrain from starting a campaign professing his innocence similar to the one that accompanied his unsuccessful effort to avoid jail time the last time he was investigated. Before Deri began serving two years of a three-year sentence for bribery and breach of trust, he was at the center of a campaign under the...

New York – Snow, Thunder, Rain: East Coast Sees It All As April Opens

April 3, 2016 at 02:29 PM
New York - If it's early spring, that means indecisive weather. And it's here. Storms are leaving snow, rain, thunder and wind across parts of the East Coast this weekend. Thunderstorms rumbled through Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland while New England was seeing snow. Not unusual for New Englanders, but given the mild winter of late, another reminder of where they live. The National...

Chester, PA – NY Senator: 2 Dead In Crash Were Amtrak Workers

April 3, 2016 at 01:58 PM
Chester, PA - A New York senator says a backhoe operator and a supervisor were killed when an Amtrak train struck a piece of equipment on the tracks just south of Philadelphia. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters in New York on Sunday that he had spoken with Amtrak board chairman Anthony Coscia regarding the 8 a.m. Sunday crash in Chester, about 15 miles from Philadelphia. He said...

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