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Washington – U.S. Counter-Spy Chief Cuffs Driver Who Rammed Restaurant

May 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Washington - Maybe only in the Washington area could you find the U.S. counterintelligence chief handcuffing a suspect after his lunch is interrupted by a car ramming into his restaurant and bursting into flames. National Counterintelligence Executive Bill Evanina was eating in the Silver Diner in McLean, Virginia, on Wednesday when a Hummer crashed into the building and caught fire, said a...

Brooklyn, NY – Second NYC Board Of Elections Official Suspended

May 5, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Officials say a second New York City Board of Elections official has been suspended over problems reported at polling sites during the state's presidential primary. A board of elections spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday that the deputy chief clerk in Brooklyn, Democrat Betty Ann Canizio-Aqil, was suspended without pay "pending an investigation." In April, the Republican chief...

New York, NY – NYC Mayor’s Press Secretary To Resign

May 5, 2016 at 11:09 PM
New York, NY - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's press secretary is set to resign after slightly more than one year on the job. An administration spokesman confirmed Thursday that Karen Hinton submitted her resignation last month. She is expected to leave her post by the end of June, at the conclusion of the current city budget negotiations. Hinton, in a statement, said she it was "a...

Asheville, NC – Tow Truck Driver Leaves Bernie Sanders Supporter Stranded

May 5, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Asheville, NC - A North Carolina tow truck driver certainly isn't "feeling the Bern." Kenneth Shupe tells FOX Carolina (http://bit.ly/1SMV9yz) that he stopped hooking up a woman's car to his tow truck Monday after he noticed a sign supporting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in rear window of the vehicle. Shupe, who supports Republican Donald Trump, says he told her that he...

Brooklyn, NY – 2,000 LED-tagged Pigeons Stage Show In NYC Sky

May 5, 2016 at 10:38 PM
Brooklyn, NY - New York is staging a show with 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights illuminating the city's night sky. For its premiere Thursday, the birds were released at sunset from coops aboard a former aircraft carrier docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Improvising their own choreography, the flock swooped, twirled and glided through the sky above the East River for the show called "Fly...

United Nations – 120 Nations Accuse US Top Court Of Violating Law Over Iran

May 5, 2016 at 10:21 PM
United Nations - The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country. A communique issued by the NAM's Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S...

New York – Want To Sue Your Bank? Regulators Push To Make It Easier

May 5, 2016 at 10:03 PM
New York - If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank. By and large, U.S. bank customers have signed away their right to sue their bank in court, often without being aware of it. Buried in the fine print of credit card agreements, bank accounts and insurance policies are what are known as binding, or mandatory, arbitration clauses. It means...

Washington – FBI Likely To Interview Clinton Soon In Emails Probe

May 5, 2016 at 09:27 PM
Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is likely to interview Hillary Clinton in the next few weeks about her use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state and have already interviewed some of her aides, CNN reported on Thursday. Clinton, who is likely to win the race to become the Democratic Party's candidate in November's presidential election, has said she...

Washington – Not Over Yet: Reid Cautions Democrats Relishing Trump Election Battle

May 5, 2016 at 09:01 PM
Washington - For some Democrats, Donald Trump may seem to be a gift - set to steer Republicans into a trainwreck election in November - but senior Democrat Harry Reid said on Thursday he worried people might be too confident. "Am I concerned about it? Of course I am," the U.S. Senate Democratic leader said in a conference call with reporters. "I think this race could be a debacle for the...

New York – Trump: I Have Too Much Integrity To Cheat At Golf

May 5, 2016 at 08:30 PM
New York - Donald Trump wants to make one thing perfectly clear — he doesn't cheat at golf. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also says he has never golfed with retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who earlier this week questioned Trump's integrity on the golf course. "Not only didn't I cheat, I didn't play with him," Trump said. "I have never played a round of golf with this...

Paris – Footage From Within Islamic State Attack Cell Yields Secrets

May 5, 2016 at 08:02 PM
Paris - A French Islamic State cell dismantled in the final stages of planning an attack has yielded a new secret this week, with the release of undercover footage showing how a group of disaffected petty criminals transformed into a terror network. Filmed by a young French Muslim journalist who infiltrated the group with a hidden camera, the Canal Plus documentary takes an extraordinary...

Los Angeles – Bitcoin’s Self-proclaimed Founder Backtracks

May 5, 2016 at 07:25 PM
Los Angeles - The man who claimed to be the mysterious founder of bitcoin appears to be stepping back into the shadows, leaving numerous questions in his wake. Three days after Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright came forward as "Satoshi Nakamoto," the unknown creator of the digital currency bitcoin, he has backtracked in a dramatic fashion. He wrote in a blog post that he does not "have the...

New York – Wal-Mart Brings Back Greeters At The Store Door

May 5, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New York - Those smiley door greeters are back at Wal-Mart. The nation's largest retailer said in a blog post this week that it's bringing back door greeters to a majority of its 5,000 stores by mid-summer to improve customer service. For stores which have been selected as higher risks for thefts, Wal-Mart will position a "customer host," who will not only greet customers but also check...

Austin, TX – Cruz’s Strong 2016 Run May Enhance His Conservative Clout

May 5, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Austin, TX - In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future. Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to boost Trump's White House bid — after all the bad blood between them — or simply solidifies his place as a champion of conservative causes, Senate troublemaker and...

New York, NY – NYC Mayor Says Will Sign 5-cent Charge For Plastic Bags

May 5, 2016 at 05:58 PM
New York, NY - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says he'll sign a bill that imposes a 5-cent fee for single-use plastic bags. The City Council approved the measure Thursday. The Democratic mayor has a goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030. Backers hope the fee will reduce pollution and unsightly litter from the billions of plastic bags that New Yorkers dispose...

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