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New York – Mayor’s Move To Shield Outside Advisers Draws Criticism

May 20, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has long relied on the advice of outside advisers, has moved to classify his inner circle of private-sector consultants as agents of the city, shielding their communications from public disclosure. The designation, which has sparked outrage from good-governments groups that say the network of outside voices acts as a shadow government, comes as his...

Louisville, KY – Trump rallies gun owners with fiery anti-Clinton speech

May 20, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Louisville, KY - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump assured gun owners on Friday he would protect their constitutional right to bear arms and eliminate gun-free zones if elected, accusing Democrat Hillary Clinton of wanting to weaken gun rights. Trump, who will almost certainly be the Republican presidential nominee, picked up the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, a...

Pittsburgh – No Joke: 3 Mayors Walk Into An Elevator, Get Stuck

May 20, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Pittsburgh - Three mayors walk into an elevator — but what happened next was no joke, though the officials managed to amuse themselves until they could be rescued about 40 minutes later. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto got stuck in the Westin Hotel elevator Thursday evening along with the mayors of Pennsylvania towns of Millvale and Leetsdale. They had been attending a meeting of the Allegheny...

Washington – Trump To Wary Republicans: Trust Me. Really.

May 20, 2016 at 05:13 PM
Washington - Call it Donald Trump's trust-me tour of the Republican establishment. The lone political survivor of a riotous GOP primary is embarking on another campaign, this time to convince wary Republican leaders to sign on to his improbable turn as their presidential nominee. Trump is seeking to show — not just tell — that he's a conservative who will unite the party and help the GOP...

New York – Sports Authority Is Shuttering All Stores Amid Bankruptcy

May 20, 2016 at 04:45 PM
New York - Sports Authority, which filed for bankruptcy protection three months ago, is shuttering all 460 of its stores. The sports retailer had only planned to close about 140 stores, but in a court document this week it outlined plans to shutter all of them. The company based in Englewood, Colorado, said it will start discounting sneakers, clothing and other goods next week until the...

Washington – Secret Service Agent Shoots Man Brandishing Gun Outside White House

May 20, 2016 at 04:36 PM
‎Washington - Law enforcement officers shot a man who brandished a gun near the White House on Friday while President Barack Obama was out golfing, and the man was taken to hospital in critical condition, officials and witnesses said. The Secret Service, which protects the president, briefly locked down the White House as a precaution. The shooting took place near 17th and E streets, near...

Berlin – Airbus Unit Unveils 3D-printed Electric Motorcycle

May 20, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Berlin - What weighs 77 pounds, goes 50 mph (80 kph) and looks like a Swiss cheese on wheels? An electric motorcycle made from tiny aluminum alloy particles using a 3D printer. European aeronautics giant Airbus unveiled the 'Light Rider ' in Germany on Friday. Manufactured by its subsidiary APWorks, a specialist in additive layer manufacturing, the motorcycle uses hollow frame parts that...

Brooklyn, NY – Man Stabbed During Robbery On NYC Subway Train

May 20, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A man has been stabbed during a subway robbery in Brooklyn. WABC-TV reports (http://7ny.tv/1NC8Ksu ) that the man was stabbed just after 11:30 a.m. Friday on an N train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station. The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital. The Fire Department says his wounds are not life-threatening. The stabber fled with the victim's...

Staten Island, NY – New York Post Raised The Ire Of NYPD With Early Suicide Report About Inspector Ameri

May 20, 2016 at 02:52 PM
Staten Island, NY - The New York Post’s callousness is to blame for the anguish of Robert Ameri, father of NYPD Inspector Michael Ameri, 44, who committed suicide last week, top police officials are charging. Capital New York (http://politi.co/27IGACC) reports the Captain’s union leader and other senior law enforcement officers are furious with the Post for posting news of Ameri’s...

New York – 42 New Citi Bike Docking Stations Coming To Brooklyn, Manhattan

May 20, 2016 at 01:48 PM
New York - New York City's bike share program is expanding into Brooklyn and further into Manhattan. Forty-two new Citi Bike docking stations are coming to the two boroughs beginning in August. Officials say the expansion will bring the bike share service up to 110th Street in Manhattan and to six Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. Mayor...

WAshington – ‘Hillary Clinton Lying For 13 Minutes Straight’ Video Goes Viral After Drudge Report

May 20, 2016 at 01:47 PM
Washington - A YouTube montage of Hillary Clinton’s various public statements over the years went viral on Tuesday after a newspaper and media titan Matt Drudge caught wind of its existence. “Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight” was posted in January but the video was injected with new life after an op-ed in The Washington Post by Kathleen Parker was shared on social...

New York – Where Can You Get A 5 Percent Yield? At Macy’s

May 20, 2016 at 01:21 PM
New York - Some of the best deals at big retailers like Macy's, Staples and Gap are not in their stores but on the stock market: their dividends are through the roof. After a Wall Street selloff hit shares of stores that turned in weak earnings for the latest quarter, the companies are sporting yields at historically high levels. For example, Staples pays a dividend equal to about 6...

Palm Beach, FL – A President Trump Could Trump His Club’s Fight Over Planes

May 20, 2016 at 01:02 PM
Palm Beach, FL - There are many questions about what Donald Trump would do if elected president, so let's add another: Would he ban planes leaving Palm Beach International Airport from flying over his prized Mar-a-Lago Club? Trump has tried for two decades through the Federal Aviation Administration and the courts to force departing airliners to turn before reaching the historic and exclusive...

New York – NY State Senate Review NYC’s 5-cent Plastic Bag Fee

May 20, 2016 at 12:31 PM
New York - The New York state Senate is looking into whether New York City's plan to impose a fee on plastic bags will be a burden on consumers. The Senate is holding a hearing Friday in Manhattan to examine the 5-cent fee for single-use plastic bags which is expected to go into effect this fall. Some senators are supportive of a proposal to prohibit local governments from imposing bag...

Brussels – EU States Agree To Make It Easier To Limit Visa-free Travel

May 20, 2016 at 12:21 PM
Brussels - European Union nations agreed Friday to make it easier to suspend its visa waiver programs with some countries, just as Turkey is trying to secure visa-free travel for its citizens. EU interior and migration ministers sealed an agreement on the emergency brake system during talks in Brussels. The so-called "suspension mechanism" would come into play to ensure security and if a...

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