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Washington – New York, New Jersey Officials Urge Permitting Reform For Transportation Projects

May 10, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Washington - The executive director of New York City's biggest regional transportation authority urged reforms of the nation's environmental review process for infrastructure projects on Monday to cut costs due to bureaucratic delays. "A rational, refined, streamlined environmental process is actually a huge step further and benefits the environment," said Port Authority of New York and New...

New York – AP Interview: Donald Trump Says He’s Narrowed VP Shortlist

May 10, 2016 at 04:38 PM
New York - Donald Trump, the Republicans' presumptive presidential nominee, says he's narrowed his list of potential running mates to "five or six people," all with deep political resumes. He says he has not ruled out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former rival who has embraced the billionaire's campaign with gusto. "I have a list of people that I would like," Trump said Tuesday in an...

Albany, NY – Gov. Cuomo: Wait For Facts In Probe Of Former Aides

May 10, 2016 at 04:21 PM
Albany, NY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that if ongoing investigations into two of his former top aides find evidence of misconduct he will be "the first to throw the book at them." Cuomo told reporters Tuesday that he will wait for the outcome of multiple investigations of Joe Percoco and Todd Howe before formulating an opinion. Percoco is Cuomo's former executive secretary and campaign...

Washington – Senate GOP Press Facebook Over Links To Conservative Stories

May 10, 2016 at 04:02 PM
Washington - Senate Republicans on Tuesday demanded an explanation from Facebook after reports that former company staffers excluded links to conservative political stories. A senior Facebook executive said the company has found no evidence to back up the anonymous allegations. In a letter to chairman and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, South Dakota Sen. John Thune requested information on...

Manchester, England – Kosher Deli Torched In England Just Days Before Grand Reopening

May 10, 2016 at 03:30 PM
England - Manchester police have stepped up patrols after a weekend arson attack that damaged a soon to be opened kosher deli. Security footage showed two men breaking into Ta’am Grill and Deli on Bury New Road in Whitefield Bury on Friday night and pouring an accelerant in the restaurant. Flames can be seen on the surveillance video racing rapidly through the newly refurbished eatery...

Jerusalem – Israel Honors Fallen Soldiers On Annual Memorial Day

May 10, 2016 at 03:05 PM
Jerusalem - Israel has begun its annual Memorial Day commemoration for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. Sirens wailed Tuesday night across Israel, bringing the country to a standstill. Israelis stopped in their tracks at 8 p.m. and stood silently for a minute to honor and remember the dead. It's one of the most somber dates on the Israeli calendar. Places of entertainment shut...

Jerusalem – Explosive Device Wounds IDF Officer North Of Jerusalem

May 10, 2016 at 02:50 PM
Jerusalem - An explosion occurred near the Palestinian village of Hizma, injuring one person on Tuesday night. According to initial information provided by the IDF, the blast occurred when a suspicious device blew up in the area of Hizma, near Jerusalem's Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood. Paramedics reported treating one person who remained conscious after the blast. Dvir Adani, a volunteer...

New York – A Trump Truce? He’s A Guest On Megyn Kelly’s Fox TV Special

May 10, 2016 at 02:25 PM
New York - When Megyn Kelly sits down with Donald Trump for her prime-time special on the Fox broadcasting network, the Fox News Channel host hopes to call a truce to the war waged by the presumptive Republican nominee since he began slamming her after last August's Republican debate, where he was galled by her tough questioning as one of its moderators. Being targeted by Trump has helped...

Brooklyn, NY – Police Searching For Other Suspects In Torching Of Crown Heights Yeshiva Bus

May 10, 2016 at 01:57 PM
Brooklyn, NY - An 11-year-old boy has been charged with hate crimes and police were searching for five other youths suspected of helping torch a school bus outside a Jewish school in Brooklyn, a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said on Tuesday. Surveillance video showed six youths packing cardboard into the yellow school bus parked outside Beth Rivkah, a private girls school, in...

Seattle – Amazon Takes Aim At YouTube With New Video Service

May 10, 2016 at 01:56 PM
Seattle - Amazon.com Inc launched a service on Tuesday that allows users to post videos and earn royalties from them, setting up the world's biggest online retailer to compete directly with Alphabet Inc's YouTube. The service, called Amazon Video Direct, will make the uploaded videos available to rent or own, to view free with ads, or be packaged together and offered as an add-on...

Miami – Attorney: Man Charged In Jewish Center Plot Mentally Ill

May 10, 2016 at 01:26 PM
Miami - A man charged in an undercover FBI operation with plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school in South Florida during the recent Passover observance suffers from long-term mental illness and is no terrorist, his attorney said Tuesday. Lawyer Joaquin Padilla said at a bail hearing that James Medina of Hollywood had been involuntarily committed by his family for psychiatric treatment...

Washington – Cruz Leaves Door Open To Re-entering White House Race

May 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM
Washington - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race a week ago after a crushing loss in Indiana, on Tuesday flirted with the idea of tossing his hat back into the ring. Cruz, 45, said he would "respond accordingly" if voters chose him in Tuesday's Republican primary election in Nebraska, in an interview by conservative radio host Glenn Beck. Beck, who...

Brooklyn, NY – NYPD Seeking Suspect In Williamsburg Liquor Store Robberies

May 10, 2016 at 12:17 PM
Brooklyn, NY - One week after a Williamsburg liquor store was robbed repeatedly by the same individual, the NYPD has released video surveillance footage of the suspect and is asking the public for help in identifying the suspect. Owner Yosef Shulem Hoenig of Soreiku Vineyards on Broadway near Hooper Street said that the suspect shoplifted wine from his store on three different visits on May...

Pyongyang – North Korea’s Kim Caps Rare Congress With Colorful Mass Rally

May 10, 2016 at 12:15 PM
Pyongyang - Thousands of ecstatic North Koreans joined a mass rally and parade on Tuesday as leader Kim Jong Un capped off the consolidation of his power at a ruling party congress at which he formalized its claim to be a nuclear weapons power. Kim used the party congress, the first in 36 years, to highlight North Korea's aim to expand its nuclear arsenal, in defiance of U.N. sanctions, though...

London – UK Police Apologize For Using Arabic Phrase, “Allahu Akbar” In Mock Attack

May 10, 2016 at 11:52 AM
London - British police have apologized for having a mock suicide bomber shout the phrase "Allahu Akbar" before setting off an explosion during a terror response exercise. Greater Manchester Police said in a statement Tuesday it had been "unacceptable" to use the religious phrase as part of the terror drill at a major Manchester shopping mall. The Arabic phrase means "God is...

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