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New York – A Long-closed Section Of New York’s Central Park Reopens

May 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM
New York - A four-acre sanctuary in New York's Central Park that's been fenced off since the 1930s will open to the public this summer. The Hallett Nature Sanctuary is still fenced off but has a new rustic gate and pathways. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1UPhxIK ) reports that it will be open for several hours three days a week through June 30 and four days a week from July 1 to Aug...

Brooklyn, NY – Report: Brooklyn Artist Behind Trump Central Park Headstone

May 10, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn artist is reportedly behind a headstone bearing Donald Trump's name that was placed in New York's Central Park earlier this year. The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/1Npa9lV ) the headstone included Trump's birth year, 1946, and the epitaph "Made America Hate Again." It mysteriously appeared in the park on March 27 before being taken away by parks department...

Taunton, MA – 3 Dead, 2 Injured In Attacks At Mall And Home

May 10, 2016 at 10:01 PM
Taunton, MA - Three people were killed and two others injured Tuesday in attacks at a shopping mall and a home in Massachusetts, and the suspect was one of the dead, authorities said. State police said a man stabbed two people at a Taunton home, then crashed a car through the front of a Macy's store at the Silver City Galleria and stabbed two other people at the mall. An off-duty law...

Washington – Senators To Airlines: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten Airport Lines

May 10, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Two U.S. senators say one way to reduce long airport security lines this summer is for airlines to drop their fees on checking luggage. It's the latest suggestion for dealing with what could be a hellish summer at the nation's airports. Airlines are already warning passengers to arrive at least two hours early to get through security and catch their flights. Massachusetts...

Washington – Staples, Office Depot Scrap Merger Deal After Judge Rules For FTC

May 10, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Washington - No. 1 office supply chain Staples and smaller rival Office Depot Inc said they terminated their planned merger on Tuesday, after a U.S. federal judge ruled to temporarily halt the deal pending a full regulatory review, citing antitrust concerns. Shares of Office Depot plunged 26 percent and shares of Staples fell 10 percent in extended trading following the judge's...

Washington – Clinton Loses To Sanders In Coal State Of West Virginia

May 10, 2016 at 09:22 PM
Washington - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the West Virginia primary on Tuesday, slowing her march toward the party's nomination. Despite the setback, Clinton is still heavily favored to become the Democratic candidate in the Nov. 8 election. But Tuesday's loss could signal trouble for Clinton with working-class voters in the U.S. Rust...

New York – Budweiser Becomes “America.” Drink Up. Or Not.

May 10, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - There's no trademark on America. Budweiser, now owned by Belgium's AB Inbev, will rename its beer "America" this summer and alter its labels with images and phrases affiliated with the republic. The red, white and blue campaign is being launched into a very competitive market already foamy with craft beers, and upon a drinking public bracing itself for a presidential election...

Fort Lee, NJ – Judge Orders Disclosure Of GW Bridge Scandal Co-Conspirators

May 10, 2016 at 08:29 PM
Fort Lee, NJ - A list of unindicted co-conspirators should be made public in the case of two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton said it's in the public's interest for the government to disclose the list, which has not yet been made public. Little is known...

Chicago – Jon Stewart Labels Donald Trump A ‘Man-Baby’

May 10, 2016 at 08:03 PM
Chicago - Jon Stewart has been on the sidelines for one of the wildest campaign seasons in memory. But he's weighing in with a new dig at old foe Donald Trump, labeling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a "man-baby." The comments came in a Monday taping of a podcast with President Barack Obama's former aide, David Axelrod, at the University of Chicago. Stewart joked that Trump...

Washington – Trump Wins West Virginia GOP Primary

May 10, 2016 at 07:40 PM
Washington - Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in West Virginia, adding to his claim on the GOP's nomination. The billionaire businessman became the party's presumptive nominee after his victory last week in Indiana, which led his last remaining rivals to drop out of the race. Anne Ashley is a 66-year-old substitute teacher's aide from Scott Depot, West Virginia. She...

Charleston, NC – Muslim Family Considers Suit Against Citadel Over Headscarf

May 10, 2016 at 07:31 PM
Charleston, NC - The Citadel military college has decided a newly accepted Muslim student cannot wear her traditional Muslim headscarf if she enrolls. The South Carolina school announced Tuesday that Commandant of Cadets Geno Paluso decided that allowing the student to wear the head covering known as a hijab wouldn't be consistent with the school's policy of having cadets look similar. The...

Damascus – Israeli Fighter Jets Strike Weapons Convoy Headed Towards Hezbollah

May 10, 2016 at 06:58 PM
Damascus - Israeli Air Force fighter jets struck a weapons convoy headed into the hands of Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Channel 2 reported Tuesday. The attack allegedly occurred on the Syrian-Lebanese border earlier in the afternoon and struck a number of vital positions important to the terror organization. Citing Arab media reports, Channel 2 said that the Israeli Air Force struck the...

Long Island, NY – New York Lottery Says Man Has Won $1 Million For A 2nd Time

May 10, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Long Island, NY - A man has beaten the odds by winning $1 million in the New York Lottery for a second time. Lottery officials will be revealing the $1 million winner Wednesday on Long Island. They say the same Suffolk County man won $1 million in 2012. The check presentation will be made at a gas station and convenience store in West Babylon. Repeat winners are rare, but not unheard of...

Newark, NJ – New Jersey Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Role In Islamic State Plot

May 10, 2016 at 06:02 PM
Newark, NJ - A New Jersey man was sentenced on Tuesday to a maximum 15 years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to support Islamic State that prosecutors say involved six men in New York and New Jersey. Alaa Saadeh, 24, pleaded guilty to one conspiracy count in October, four months after federal prosecutors charged him with helping his younger brother, Nader, travel overseas to...

Washington – U.S. Investigates Security Of Mobile Devices

May 10, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Washington - The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have asked mobile phone carriers and manufacturers to explain how they release security updates amid mounting concerns over security vulnerabilities, the U.S. agencies said on Monday. The agencies have written to Apple Inc, AT&T Inc and Alphabet Inc, among others, in order "to better understand, and ultimately to...

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