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Washington – US Regulators Pave Way For Speedy Next-generation 5G Networks

July 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Washington - U.S. regulators on Thursday paved the way for a lightning-fast next generation of wireless services in a move that made the United States the first country to set aside an ample amount of airwaves for so-called 5G wireless applications and networks. In an act that could have far-reaching effects for American consumers and businesses, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission...

Washington – Most Drivers Admit Angry, Aggressive Behavior Or Road Rage

July 14, 2016 at 11:33 PM
Washington - Nearly 8 of every 10 U.S. drivers admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The behavior could include following too closely, yelling at another driver, cutting them off or making angry gestures. While that's dangerous enough, an estimated 8 million drivers...

Albany, NY – Verizon To End Mass Delivery Of Business Phone Books In NY

July 14, 2016 at 11:01 PM
Albany, NY - Verizon will soon end the mass distribution of business phone directories in New York state in another example of how the internet has changed daily life. State utility regulators gave Verizon permission to cease the widespread distribution of business phone books on Thursday. Verizon is the state's largest phone company. The move is intended to save money and eliminate wasted...

Washington – Trump Says ‘This Is War’ After Nice Attack

July 14, 2016 at 10:51 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says in the aftermath of a deadly truck attack in France that if he's elected president he would ask Congress for a declaration of war on the Islamic State. In an interview with Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," Trump says, "This is war." He spoke after a truck carrying weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk in Nice...

Cleveland – Quiet Cruz Weighs Role In Trump Convention Revolt

July 14, 2016 at 10:42 PM
Cleveland - Sen. Ted Cruz is refusing to condemn a rebellion against Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention as the fiery Texas conservative weighs his political future against the prospect of a national Republican embarrassment. Cruz's continued public silence, as his loyalists actively plotted to undermine Trump on Thursday, irked Trump allies and Republican leaders alike, all...

Paris, France – Report: Jewish Man Amongst Injured In Nice Terror Attack

July 14, 2016 at 10:16 PM
Paris, France - France has again been the site of a major terror attack when a man sped a large truck into hordes of people this evening after a fireworks display topping off the Bastille Day celebration in the southern city of Nice. More than 80 people have been reported killed, with the toll continuing to rise, and scores more injured. The driver was shot dead by police. According to...

San Francisco – Trump Supporters Sue California City For After-rally Attacks

July 14, 2016 at 09:44 PM
San Francisco - Fourteen California Donald Trump supporters filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday, saying that San Jose's police failed to protect them from violent protesters after a campaign rally last month. The lawsuit is seeking class-action status on behalf of all Trump supporters who were attacked after the June 2 campaign rally in downtown San Jose. The lawsuit seeks unspecified...

New York – On The Sidelines Of The 2016 Presidential Campaign

July 14, 2016 at 09:30 PM
New York - For the scores of photographers on the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign trail, capturing the characters, the color and the vibe of the election often means turning away from the speaker on the podium. "The audience, the voters and the candidate are equally important," said Brian Snyder, who has been a photographer for Reuters for more than 20 years. "The voters need the candidates...

Washington – Obama Marks Anniversary Of Iran Nuke Deal; GOP Aims To Undermine

July 14, 2016 at 09:01 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday by vowing that the United States and its partners will uphold their commitments as long as Iran abides by the pact. Congressional Republicans again tried to undermine the international accord, which outlines what Iran must do to pull back its nuclear program from the brink of...

Rockland County, NY – Jewish Fire Chaplain Buried With Full Honors In Monsey

July 14, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Rockland County, NY - A long time volunteer fire department chaplain who died Wednesday was laid to rest today with firematic and military honors at a Jewish cemetery in Rockland County. Richard Mordechai Silverberg, a volunteer firefighter with the Hillcrest Fire Department for almost 60 years, died yesterday at the age of 82 after battling pancreatic cancer. A veteran of the Air Force...

Washington – Obama Condemns ‘what Appears To Be A Horrific Terrorist Attack’ In Nice

July 14, 2016 at 08:56 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday said he condemned a deadly attack in Nice and offered any assistance France needs to investigate. "On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians," Obama said in a statement. At least 74 people were killed...

New York – Fox’s Sean Hannity Pays Newt Gingrich’s Private Jet To Interview

July 14, 2016 at 08:04 PM
New York - Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity provided a private jet this week for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to fly to Indianapolis to meet with Donald Trump about being vice president on the Republican ticket. CNN first reported the arrangement for Gingrich's trip. Fox referred questions Thursday to Hannity's Twitter account, where he said it's his own business who he does favors...

Paris – Arms Found Inside The Truck That Drove Into Crowd In Nice: Official

July 14, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Paris - Guns and grenades have been found inside the truck that rammed into a crowd at the beach front southern French city of Nice on Thursday, killing at least 73 people, a member of parliament for the region told BMF TV. Another government official said the driver of the truck also fired on the crowd before he was killed by police...

Miami, FL – Appeals Court: Florida Must Provide Prisoners Kosher Food

July 14, 2016 at 07:33 PM
Miami, FL - The state of Florida cannot use the vague threat of potential budget shortfalls to deny thousands of prisoners kosher meals they request for religious reasons, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Justice Department and against the Florida Department of Corrections. The state wanted permission to...

New York – Trump Delays VP Announcement After France Truck Attack

July 14, 2016 at 07:25 PM
New York - Donald Trump abruptly postponed plans to announce his vice presidential pick following a day of rampant speculation, citing the "horrible attack" in Nice, France, that left scores dead. Trump had planned to hold his first event with his yet-to-be-named running mate Friday morning in New York. He announced the change of plans Thursday evening on Twitter. The stunning announcement...

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