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San Diego – Move Over Drones, Driverless Cars _ Unmanned Ship Up Next

May 3, 2016 at 06:30 PM
San Diego - It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday — ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews. The Pentagon on Monday showed off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 132-foot ship able to travel up to 10,000 nautical miles on its own to hunt for stealthy submarines and underwater mines. The military's research...

Syosset, NY – 3 Dead In Small Plane Crash In Long Island Neighborhood

May 3, 2016 at 05:40 PM
Syosset, NY - Officials say three people have been killed after a small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood on Long Island. It happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says the bodies were found after the Beech BE-35 aircraft went down on Cold Spring Road in Syosset. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said three passengers were...

Albany, NY – A Look At Past NY State Lawmakers Convicted Of Corruption

May 3, 2016 at 05:36 PM
Albany, NY - After wielding power for decades as one of the state's most influential politicians, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison after being convicted of using his office to trade favors for millions of dollars in kickbacks. The Manhattan Democrat joined a long and growing list of state lawmakers who have been sentenced for crimes...

Pinellas, FL – Nursing Home Investigated After Man In Wheelchair, Left In Sun, Dies

May 3, 2016 at 04:29 PM
Pinellas, FL - A Florida nursing home is under investigation after the death of a man in a wheelchair who was left in the sun, where he suffered second-degree burns, blistering and symptoms of dehydration. Police in Pinellas Park said 65-year-old Wilbert Henry Moten, who was immobile, spent hours outdoors on Saturday when temperatures rose into the 90s on a humid day. He died later after...

Linden, NJ – Carbon Monoxide Likely Killed Boy, Seriously Injured Sister

May 3, 2016 at 04:05 PM
Linden, NJ - Authorities say carbon monoxide poisoning apparently caused the death of a 9-year-old boy and seriously injured his 10-year-old sister in New Jersey. Police responded to the family's Linden home Tuesday morning. The children's mother says she found them unresponsive in their bedroom, where high levels of carbon monoxide were found. Authorities say there was a carbon monoxide...

New York, NY – Ex-assembly Speaker Silver Sentenced To 12 Years In Corruption Case

May 3, 2016 at 03:34 PM
New York, NY - Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a backroom master whose name was synonymous with political power in New York for a generation, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison, destined to take his place atop the state's crowded lineup of crooked politicians behind bars. Silver, a 72-year-old Manhattan Democrat, lowered his head slightly and closed his eyes briefly as a stern...

Jerusalem – Jewish Leader Asks Michelin To Taste Israeli Cuisine

May 3, 2016 at 03:02 PM
Jerusalem - The leader of an umbrella organization representing world Jewry has asked the Michelin travel guide company to evaluate Israeli restaurants with its famous rating system, implying that the decision to omit the country may be political. In a letter to the Michelin Guide, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said it is a "concerning omission" that Michelin does not have a...

Baghdad – American Killed In Combat In Iraq Was Navy SEAL

May 3, 2016 at 02:36 PM
Baghdad - The combat death Tuesday of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants. The SEAL, who has not been further identified, is the third American serviceman to die in combat in Iraq since...

Washington – Differences Over Missile Defense, Fine Print Snag U.S.-Israel Aid Deal

May 3, 2016 at 01:58 PM
Washington - Negotiations meant to enshrine U.S. defense aid for Israel over the next decade have snagged on disputes about the size, scope and fine print of a new multibillion-dollar package, officials say. Five months into the talks, several U.S. and Israeli officials disclosed details about the disputes to Reuters on condition of anonymity. The U.S. and Israeli governments said negotiations...

Washington – CNN Exclusive: The Architect Of The Bin Laden Raid Adm. William McRaven Gives Play-by-play

May 3, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Washington - The man who was the architect of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in the suburbs of a Pakistani city was getting anxious. He had thought it was possible to keep an element of surprise and evade any response from Pakistan's military if the U.S. Navy SEALs could complete the mission in 30 minutes, Adm. William "Bill" McRaven told CNN last week in his first in-depth interview...

Washington – Cruz Launches Blistering Attack On Trump

May 3, 2016 at 01:08 PM
Washington - Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz lashed out at rival candidate Donald Trump on the day of Indiana's primary on Tuesday, calling him a pathological liar, narcissist and bully after the front-runner linked Cruz's father to John F. Kennedy's assassin. "I'm going to tell you what I really think of Donald Trump. This man is a pathological liar. He doesn't know the difference...

Washington – Police: Bus Hijacked, Strikes, Kills Pedestrian In DC

May 3, 2016 at 12:50 PM
Washington - A man attacked a bus driver, stole the bus, then struck and killed a pedestrian after the bus jumped a curb at a gas station in northeast Washington on Tuesday, police said. The man with a weapon stood by the driver for a time and then attacked the driver, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a news conference. Passengers fled the bus, and the driver hit the emergency button before...

Jerusalem – Israeli Sentenced To Life Over Killing Of Palestinian Teen

May 3, 2016 at 12:19 PM
Jerusalem - A Jerusalem court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year's Gaza war. The court sentenced Yosef Haim Ben David, 30, to life plus 20 years. The state prosecutor said the damage he caused Israel and the family of the Palestinian teen is...

West Bank – Palestinian Rams Car Into Three Israelis In West Bank

May 3, 2016 at 12:17 PM
West Bank - At least three Israelis were wounded after a Palestinian motorist allegedly rammed his vehicle into them in the West Bank on Tuesday, initial reports say. A spokesperson for Magen David Adom said that one of the wounded Israelis was seriously injured. The security forces are currently in hot pursuit of the assailant. The incident occurred near the West Bank settlement of Dolev...

Bedford, IN – Trump Looking For Decisive Blow Against Cruz In Indiana Showdown

May 3, 2016 at 11:51 AM
Bedford, IN - Republicans voting in Indiana's primary election on Tuesday might give New York billionaire Donald Trump an almost unstoppable advantage in his turbulent journey toward the party's presidential nomination. The real estate mogul holds a double-digit polling lead in the Midwestern state over his main rival, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Fresh off a sweep of five Northeastern...

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