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New York – No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Vaults To At Least $415 Million

May 4, 2016 at 11:13 PM
New York - No one won the multi-state Powerball on Wednesday as the jackpot grew to at least $415 million, vaulting it into the top 10 highest U.S. lottery prizes in history, officials said. The winning numbers from Wednesday's draw were 30, 47, 57, 66, 69 and the Powerball number was 3, lottery officials said. The Powerball jackpot has grown past $300 million for the first time since...

New York – Noted Investing Guru Predicts Trump Presidency

May 4, 2016 at 11:02 PM
New York, NY - DoubleLine Capital LP Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach on Wednesday warned that increasing investor demand for ostensibly safe low-volatility stocks and utility stocks is a major risk facing markets. The closely watched investor, speaking at the Sohn Investment Conference, also said investors should prepare for a Donald Trump presidency, an election result that could lead to...

New York – Near Site Of 9/11 Attack, Courthouse Gets Security Pavilion

May 4, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New York - A new security pavilion was dedicated Wednesday at a federal courthouse where high-profile terrorism trials have taken place blocks from where the Sept. 11 attacks downed the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center. Multiple airport-style screening machines await the more than 160 people who can fit inside a 3,250-square-foot facility alongside the Daniel Patrick Moynihan...

New York – U.S. Women Face ‘Motherhood Wage Gap,’ Research Shows

May 4, 2016 at 10:04 PM
New York - Mothers in the United States make 73 cents for every dollar earned by fathers, a wage gap even wider than the one between men and women overall, according to research released on Wednesday by a national women's rights group. The motherhood gap yawned widest in the southern state of Louisiana, where mothers are paid just 53 cents for every father's dollar, said the National Women's...

Washington – Army Captain Sues Obama; Says He Lacks Authority To Fight IS

May 4, 2016 at 09:39 PM
Washington - An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Capt. Nathan Michael Smith filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Washington as the president is deploying more special operations forces to the region — and a day after a Navy SEAL was killed...

Washington – Clinton Calls Trump A ‘Loose Cannon,’ Risky U.S. President

May 4, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Washington - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took quick aim at presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying United States should not take a risk on an unreliable candidate. "He is a loose cannon, and loose cannons tend to misfire," Clinton said in an interview with CNN, citing Trump stances including a claim that climate change was a Chinese...

Germany – Europe Central Bank To Halt Production Of 500-euro Bills

May 4, 2016 at 08:25 PM
Germany - Production of the 500-euro banknote is being discontinued amid concerns it had become too popular among crooks and money launderers. The European Central Bank, the monetary authority for the 19 countries that use the shared currency, made the decision at a meeting Wednesday. The ECB said it was taking into account concerns that the banknote, which is worth around $580, "could...

Las Vegas – Oscar De La Hoya Details How Donald Trump Cheats At Golf

May 4, 2016 at 08:03 PM
Las Vegas - Of all the things Donald Trump has been called on the campaign trail, this one might sting the most: golf cheat. Oscar De La Hoya says that's what he saw on the links when Trump joined up with his group at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles two years ago. Trump, he said, cheated not once but twice in the space of two holes. "Yes, I caught him," De La Hoya said. "It was...

Seoul – U.S. Service Members Holding Blanket Save Mom, Kids From Fire In S. Korea

May 4, 2016 at 07:32 PM
Seoul - Residents and U.S. military personnel in a South Korean city rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors, fire officials said Wednesday. About 10 people held the blanket and persuaded the woman to drop her children from a fourth-floor window and then jump herself before rescue workers arrived at the scene last week...

New York – Trump Expects To Raise $1 Billion With Republican Party: NBC

May 4, 2016 at 07:17 PM
New York - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will probably work with the Republican National Committee to raise $1 billion to beat likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election. "We're going to try and raise over a billion dollars which is what's going to be necessary. The Democrats maybe will get as high as two...

Jerusalem – IDF General In Bombshell Speech: Israel Today Shows Signs Of 1930s Germany

May 4, 2016 at 07:06 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli army's deputy chief of staff ignited controversy late Wednesday evening with his remarks which seemed to suggest a parallel between present-day Israel and 1930s Germany. Maj. Gen. Yair Golan made the comments during a Holocaust Remembrance Day address at Tel Yitzhak. "It's scary to see horrifying developments that took place in Europe begin to unfold here," the...

Washington – On Capitol Hill, GOP Muted A Day After Trump’s Ascension

May 4, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Washington - The reaction of congressional Republicans to Donald Trump's ascension ranged from subdued to silent on Wednesday, a day after the billionaire TV personality was all but anointed as the party's presidential nominee. A day after a decisive Indiana primary victory left Trump the sole GOP presidential contender standing, aides to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

New York – Aeropostale, One-time Mall King, Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

May 4, 2016 at 06:04 PM
New York - Aeropostale, once the vibrant epicenter of the U.S. mall scene, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing 20 percent of its stores in North America. The New York company said Wednesday that it is closing 113 of its 739 U.S. stores and all 41 locations in Canada. Going-out-of-business sales at those U.S. stores will begin this weekend. Aeropostale expects to emerge...

Jerusalem – Films Play Special Role In Remembering Holocaust

May 4, 2016 at 05:32 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film "Son of Saul," acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust. The Hungarian film, which tells the story of a Jewish Nazi death camp inmate who obsessively seeks a proper burial for a boy he believes to be his...

Flint, MI – Obama Drinks Filtered City Water In Flint To Show It’s Safe

May 4, 2016 at 04:59 PM
Flint, MI - Showing support for the beleaguered residents of Flint, Michigan, President Barack Obama drank filtered city water on Wednesday to show that it is again safe following a lead-contamination crisis. After officials briefed Obama on the federal government's response to the contamination, a reporter asked if he would drink the water in a glass on the table. The president said he...

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