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Orlando, FL – Sanders To Back Clinton. Will Supporters Follow?

July 11, 2016 at 11:26 PM
Orlando, FL - It looks as if Bernie Sanders is ready to back Hillary Clinton. But not all his supporters are prepared to give up revolution for realism. After weeks of stalling as he sought liberal policy concessions from Clinton and lobbied to push the party platform to the left, the Vermont senator is expected to appear with Clinton in New Hampshire Tuesday to endorse her as the Democratic...

Brooklyn, NY – Police Fatally Shoot Armed Burglary Suspect In Brooklyn

July 11, 2016 at 11:04 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Authorities say an armed suspect has been shot and killed by police who were responding to a burglary at an apartment in Brooklyn. It happened on 78th Street near Stillwell Avenue in the Gravesend neighborhood at about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Police say an NYPD sergeant and an officer confronted a man who was observed fleeing the scene. Police say the man pointed a revolver at the...

Frankfurt – 7,500 Musicians: New Record For World’s Largest Orchestra

July 11, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Frankfurt - More than 7,500 musicians gathered in a soccer stadium in Germany to perform together in the world's largest orchestra. Organizers of the event on Saturday said they broke the previous record, which was established in Brisbane, Australia in 2013 when 7,224 musicians played together for five minutes. In Frankfurt 7,548 musicians performed, 324 more than in Australia. "The...

New York – Beware Of Scary Brexit Headlines Pushing You To Buy Gold

July 11, 2016 at 10:32 PM
New York - If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times recounting all the horrors in the present tense, as if they were still unfolding: The vote "topples" the British government, "crushes" the pound and "wipes away" billions in stock market wealth. Then came the purpose behind all the panicky prose. "Buy Gold...

Dallas – Black Doctor’s Conflict: Saving Officers, Distrusting Police

July 11, 2016 at 10:01 PM
Dallas - When officers who'd been shot by a sniper in downtown Dallas started showing up at Parkland Memorial Hospital, trauma surgeon Dr. Brian H. Williams went to work, pushing aside the inner conflict he faces every day as a black man who's careful when encountering police. The emotional toll remained evident days later. His voice quivering, Williams expressed regret Monday that he was...

Washington – New Kidneys 40 Years Apart Show Transplant Progress, Hurdles

July 11, 2016 at 09:35 PM
Washington - Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs. That transplant lasted a remarkable four decades — and now Hudson's recovery from a second one, this time faster and surrounded by germy visitors, showcases how far organ transplants have come and the hurdles that...

Washington – Trump, Gingrich Could Make Strong _ Or Combustible_ Ticket

July 11, 2016 at 09:05 PM
Washington - Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump peer into the camera phone lens with all of their grandfatherly chins and smile lines. Look, Gingrich says quietly, we're on Facebook, live and worldwide. Trump, a master of Twitter, marvels. "It's the modern world," Gingrich, 73, says. "It's the modern world," Trump, 70, agrees. So far so good. The backstage selfie video was part of Gingrich's...

New Britain, CT – Soda Maker’s Campaign Drinks: Trump Tonic And Hillary Hooch

July 11, 2016 at 08:33 PM
New Britain, CT - A Connecticut soft drink company is hoping to add a little pop to this year's presidential election by releasing two specialty sodas named for the presumptive nominees. Avery's Beverages, a 112-year-old soda maker in New Britain, is offering Trump Tonic and Hillary Hooch — named, of course, for Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. It's the third straight...

O’Fallon, MO – Police: Missouri Teens Used Pokemon Go Game To Lure Robbery Victims

July 11, 2016 at 08:02 PM
O'Fallon, MO - Popular new mobile game Pokemon Go was used by four teens in Missouri to lure nearly a dozen victims into armed robberies, police and media reports said on Monday. The game surged to the top of Apple Inc's app charts over the weekend and involves finding and capturing virtual Pokemon characters at various real life locations. Police in O'Fallon, a suburb of St. Louis...

Jerusalem – Israel Passes Law Targeting Human Rights Organizations

July 11, 2016 at 07:38 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's parliament has passed a controversial law that will increase the regulation of many Israeli human rights organizations. The law approved by a vote of 57 to 48 late Monday targets groups that receive more than half their funding from foreign governments or political organizations. Hawkish groups in Israel largely rely on private donations, which are exempt. The law...

London – UK’s Cameron Hums Merry Tune After Announcing PM Handover Moves

July 11, 2016 at 07:03 PM
London - British Prime Minister David Cameron appeared in high spirits when he appeared briefly outside his Downing Street office on Monday to outline this week's timetable for his resignation. As he walked back towards the portico of his official residence, TV microphones picked him up humming contentedly and following up with a jaunty "right!" as he closed the familiar black door behind...

Haddonfield, NJ – In Christie, Trump Would Get Tough Advocate _ And Baggage

July 11, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Haddonfield, NJ - In Chris Christie, Donald Trump has a potential running mate who's well-known in many roles: A political hero and a villain. A sensitive advocate and a bully. And, lately, a quiet political operative who's become an expert on Trump's unusual presidential campaign operation — something few on the outside understand. The governor of New Jersey since 2010, Christie was among...

Washington – Trump, In Response To Dallas, Says He Would Be Law-and-order President

July 11, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington - Republican Donald Trump presented himself as "the law-and-order candidate" with a compassionate heart on Monday, positioning himself as strong on security in response to a wave of anxiety among Americans after the Dallas police shootings. Trump's remarks in Virginia Beach, Virginia, showed how much the Dallas violence has shaken up the political conversation with both Trump, the...

New York – NYPD: Homicides And Shootings Fall In First Half Of 2016

July 11, 2016 at 05:27 PM
New York - The New York Police Department says the city saw declines in reports of both homicides and shootings in the first half of 2016. According to crime statistics released on Monday, there were 161 homicides in the five boroughs through June. That was a 6.3 percent drop compared to the 172 reported over the same period last year. The NYPD said shootings were down about 20 percent in...

New York – NYPD Officer Stripped Of Badge And Gun In Road-rage Killing

July 11, 2016 at 05:12 PM
New York - NYPD officials say an officer has been stripped of his badge and gun in a road-rage killing. The officials said Monday that Officer Wayne Isaacs was placed on modified assignment after a security video surfaced that appears to cast doubt on an initial version of a fatal shooting of another motorist. The shooting of Delrawn Small occurred on July 4 in Brooklyn while Isaacs was...

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