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New York – Security Tightened At New York Transport Hubs After Nice Attack

July 15, 2016 at 01:00 PM
New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered security tightened on mass transit and at airports, bridges, tunnels and other key transportation links following Thursday night's deadly truck attack in Nice, France. New York State Police and a joint task force of soldiers, airmen, naval militia and National Guard deployed extra personnel to the New York City area in the hours after at least...

Washington – 28 Pages Of 9/11 Inquiry Being Released After 13-year Wait

July 15, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Washington - The government is preparing to release a once-classified chapter of a congressional report about the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that questions whether Saudi nationals who helped the hijackers with things like finding apartments and opening bank accounts knew what they were planning. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the release of the 28-page chapter is...

Nice, France – Truck Attack In Nice Reflects ‘New Normal’ For Europe

July 15, 2016 at 11:59 AM
Nice, France - European leaders and security chiefs have a sobering message after the Bastille Day killings in Nice: such lone attacks using ordinary vehicles are nearly impossible to prevent and can be carried out by almost anyone. "We have moved into a new era," said Prime Minister Manuel Valls. "And France will have to live with terrorism." His Belgian counterpart, Charles Michel, said...

Nice, France – Paris Prosecutor: 202 Wounded In Nice Attack, 25 On Life Support

July 15, 2016 at 11:47 AM
Nice, France - The Paris prosecutor says 202 people were wounded in the Nice truck attack, with 25 of them on life support amid the 52 in critical condition overall. Prosecutor Francois Molins says Friday that the death toll still stood at 84 people. Police say a Tunisian living in France drove a large truck Thursday night through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along the famed promenade in...

New York – Herbalife To Pay $200 Million To FTC To Avoid Pyramid Scheme Label

July 15, 2016 at 11:34 AM
New York - Federal regulators closed an investigation of the multinational, nutritional supplements company Herbalife. Though it was ordered to restructure its U.S. operations and pay a $200 million settlement Friday, it avoided being classified by the U.S. as a pyramid scheme. The company, which has its headquarters in Los Angeles, settled allegations that it deceived consumers into...

Seoul – S. Korea Premier Pelted With Eggs, Bottles Over Missile Site

July 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Seoul - Angry residents in a rural South Korean town threw eggs and water bottles at the prime minister and blocked him for more than six hours Friday to protest a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system in their neighborhood. Earlier this week, South Korea announced that the missile system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, will be placed in the southeastern...

New York – Heat Advisory In Effect For Friday

July 15, 2016 at 10:46 AM
New York - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for New York City that will be in effect from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Friday. Friday's temperatures will range from 93 to 95 degrees, but will feel like 100 degrees. Hot and humid conditions can lead to heat-related health issues, particularly for the elderly. Everyone should take extra precaution and stay hydrated. ...

Washington – Trump Tweets Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Is His Running Mate

July 15, 2016 at 10:43 AM
Washington - Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his decision on Twitter Friday morning, capping a frenzied 24 hours of speculation about his choice. A news conference was set for Saturday for the two men who will take on Hillary Clinton and her...

Trenton, NJ – Taxpayers Have Spent $8.2M On Christie’s Lawyers

July 15, 2016 at 10:15 AM
Trenton, NJ - It has cost New Jersey taxpayers $8.2 million for Republican Gov. Chris Christie's private attorneys handling the fallout from the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case. Invoices released by the attorney general show Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher billed the state $202,000 from September to March. The firm previously billed $8 million since being hired in January 2014. That...

New York, NY – NYC Report Finds No Corruption In Nursing Home Land Deal

July 15, 2016 at 10:15 AM
New York, NY - A Department of Investigation has found no corruption in a controversial City Hall land deal that allowed a nursing home on the Lower East Side to be converted into luxury condominiums. But the report released Thursday criticized City officials, saying there was a "complete lack of accountability within City government regarding deed restriction removals and significant...

Israel – MDA Representative Says Jewish Sisters Missing Following Nice, France Terror Attack

July 15, 2016 at 09:45 AM
Israel - A Magen David Adom representative stationed in Nice, France said Friday afternoon that two elderly sisters belonging to the local Jewish community are missing following the Bastille Day terror attack that killed 84 people. Bruno Israel Lellouche told The Jerusalem Post that the siblings have reportedly not made contact with family members since Thursday's tragedy where spectators had...

Nice, Paris – Hollande: 50 Injured People In Grave Condition

July 15, 2016 at 09:28 AM
Nice, Paris - Speaking after a visit to a hospital in Nice, French President Francois Hollande said that some 50 people were between life and death following a gruesome truck attack that has already killed 84 people. Hollande, looking somber and flanked by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, said that "it's to hit France that this individual committed this terrorist act."...

Paris – Video Captures Cops’ Shootout With Terrorist Truck Driver In Nice

July 15, 2016 at 09:23 AM
Paris - This is the moment French police shot dead a terror suspect who ploughed through crowds in a 25-tonne truck in a mile-long killing spree. The killer, named as 31 year-old French Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej, was heard screaming as officers surrounded his truck and shot through the windscreens and doors. An eyewitness filmed the police advancing on the vehicle in a dramatic...

Paris – Texas Father And Son Among The Dead In Attack In Nice, France

July 15, 2016 at 09:16 AM
Paris - A Texas man and his son were among the 84 people who were killed when an attacker plowed a heavy truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, the Statesman newspaper reported. Sean Copeland, 51, and his son Brodie, 11, from Lakeway, a community 20 miles (30 km) northwest of Austin, were in Nice for a family vacation, family friend Jess Davis told the...

Washington – Gingrich: ‘Test’ Every Muslim In The U.S. And Deport Sharia Believers

July 15, 2016 at 09:04 AM
Washington - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is responding to Thursday night's truck attack in France by arguing for the expulsion from the U.S. of any Muslim who believes in Sharia law. Gingrich is being considered as a possible running mate by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The former Georgia congressman said on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" that the U.S...

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