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Berlin – Police Kill Attacker Who Slashed Passengers On German Train

July 18, 2016 at 05:25 PM
Berlin - A man armed with an ax and a knife attacked passengers aboard a regional train in southern Germany on Monday night, injuring four people before he was shot and killed by police as he fled. Wuerzburg police said on their Facebook page that three of the victims suffered serious injuries and one was slightly injured. Another 14 people were being treated for shock. Police said there...

New York – Trump Motorcade Involved In Accident, Trump Not Injured

July 18, 2016 at 05:17 PM
New York - A car carrying some of Donald Trump's campaign staff was involved in a minor accident on the way from Trump Tower in New York to LaGuardia Airport. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks says the staff car was traveling separately from Trump's motorcade. Trump wasn't in the car involved in the accident, and Hicks says everyone is OK...

New York – Wall St. Sets Records Again, Led By Tech, Bank Stocks

July 18, 2016 at 04:34 PM
New York - Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday to mint new record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials, fueled by Bank of America's better-than-expected profit and a major tech sector acquisition. SoftBank's $32-billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted U.S. chip stocks, and the technology sector led the way higher on the S&P 500. The tech-heavy Nasdaq...

Cleveland – Party Disunity: Trump Team Says Kasich ‘Embarrassing’ GOP

July 18, 2016 at 04:33 PM
Cleveland - Donald Trump's supporters promised party unity this week at the Republican National Convention. Then his campaign manager called the Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich "embarrassing" and "petulant" for refusing to show. The remarks escalated an intra-party feud that had many Republicans groaning and wondering whether the party could conclude this week's festivities with any semblance...

Cleveland – Republican Officials Reject Request For Roll Call Vote On Rules, Setting Off Uproar

July 18, 2016 at 04:07 PM
Cleveland - Over angry and prolonged objections from anti-Donald Trump forces, Republican Party leaders approved rules for their national convention on Monday and rejected a demand for a state-by-state roll call vote, a discordant start to a gathering designed to project unity. Despite demands from social conservatives and other Trump foes for a roll call, hundreds of socially conservative...

Ohio – Christie Cites Trump’s Superstorm Sandy Aid, But None Listed

July 18, 2016 at 04:03 PM
Ohio - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's spokesman said that the governor misspoke Monday when he cited a donation by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts as a sign of his generosity. Christie told Michigan's Republican delegation in Ohio Monday that his wife, Mary Pat Christie, asked the billionaire businessman for a donation and he...

New York – The Lure Of “Pokemon Go”: Respite From A Summer Of Violence

July 18, 2016 at 03:29 PM
New York - It's easy to see the appeal of "Pokemon Go." Coming out of nowhere in what's been an otherwise soul-crushing summer filled with endless shootings and other horrors, the smartphone game offers an escape, without removing us completely from the real world. I started playing it for the same reason I devoured the Harry Potter books, tended virtual cows on "FarmVille" and suffered...

San Francisco – Uber Reaches 2 Billion Rides Six Months After Hitting Its First Billio

July 18, 2016 at 03:02 PM
San Francisco - Uber has completed more than 2 billion trips on its app, the company's chief executive said on Monday, a milestone that arrives just weeks after the ride service added another $4.7 billion to its warchest. Uber [UBER.UL] hit 2 billion rides on June 18, CEO Travis Kalanick said in a Facebook post, six months after marking its first billion rides. The company, then, completed the...

Washington – AP: Secret Deal Eases Iran Nuclear Constraints

July 18, 2016 at 03:01 PM
Washington - Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will ease in slightly more than a decade, cutting the time Tehran would need to build a bomb to six months from present estimates of a year, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The document is the only part linked to last year's deal between Iran and six foreign...

New York – New, Man-made Hills On NYC Island Offer Spectacular Views

July 18, 2016 at 02:36 PM
New York - Four new hills built on New York City's Governors Island offer sweeping views of the Statute of Liberty and lower Manhattan, unique places to hike and climb, and massive slides that dwarf those found on any playground. Set to open Tuesday, the 10-acre park called The Hills at Governors Island is the newest piece of the redevelopment of the once off-limits former Army and Coasts...

Little Egg Harbor, NJ – Authorities: Armed NYC Ex-cop Killed By NJ Police

July 18, 2016 at 01:58 PM
Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Authorities say retired New York City police officer was fatally shot by New Jersey police after he fled into the woods with a gun. Paul Loriquet, spokesman for the state attorney general's office, said that 57-year-old Patrick Fennell was shot and killed by an Ocean County SWAT team around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Loriquet says the Little Egg Harbor man's wife called...

Chicago – McDonald’s, Starbucks Agree To Filter Wi-Fi Connectivity

July 18, 2016 at 01:14 PM
Chicago - McDonald's and Starbucks are implementing filtering technology that blocks customers using Wi-Fi from accessing pornography sites. The move follows a campaign from anti-pornography groups Enough is Enough and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to demand the chains filter out pornography. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's says in a statement that Wi-Fi filtering has been...

Niagara Falls, NY – 2 Rescued After Boat Grounds Near Brink Of Niagara Falls

July 18, 2016 at 01:01 PM
Niagara Falls, NY - Two people were rescued from a disabled motor boat that was adrift near the brink of Niagara Falls, a hazardous nighttime rescue that was hindered by high winds but helped when nearby dams lowered the river level, authorities said Monday. Police using a boat reached the pair after the winds prevented a helicopter from getting to them. The 2 1/2-hour rescue effort began...

Nezer Hazani – Mass Turnout At Funeral Of Lone Israeli Soldier, NJ Native Killed In Grenade Accident

July 18, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Nezer Hazani - Hundreds of mourners thronged the funeral of Sergeant Shlomo Rindenow, a lone soldier from New Jersey who died in an accident involving a grenade at his base in the Golan Heights on Sunday. “Today is a day of mourning for us, for the family, for the army, and for the entire Jewish people everywhere,” said his brother, Jeff Rindenow, at the funeral service. Rindenow, 20...

Cleveland – Trump’s Campaign Chief: Bushes Are ‘part Of The Past’ Of GOP

July 18, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Cleveland - Donald Trump's campaign chief says the Bush family "is part of the past" and that they don't reflect the current Republican Party. The answer came in response to a question about former Presidents George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush decisions not to attend this week's Republican National Convention. Campaign chairman Paul Manafort told reporters on Monday that the...

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