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Berlin – German Foreign Minister: Trump’s ‘politics Of Fear’ Dangerous For U.S., World

July 19, 2016 at 11:33 PM
Berlin - Donald Trump, having clinched the Republican Party's nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election, threatens U.S. and world security with his "politics of fear and isolation," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday. Steinmeier told Reuters in a written interview that he was concerned about what he called Trump's ambiguous vows to "make America strong...

New York – Hauling Cash, Replacing Cards, Fixing ATMs: The Stubborn Costs Banks Can’t Erase

July 19, 2016 at 11:04 PM
New York - Even after years of lean times, big U.S. banks are coming under new pressure to cut costs. But management teams are finding some expenses simply won't budge – like the $1 billion a year it costs Bank of America Corp to shuffle papers around and transport money in armored trucks. Other stubborn costs – ranging from mailing paper account statements to replacing lost credit cards...

Cambridge, MA – Having Stomach Troubles? Try Swallowing An Origami Robot

July 19, 2016 at 10:38 PM
Cambridge, MA - Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge a foreign object. They call their experiment an "origami robot" because the accordion-shaped gadget gets folded up...

Cleveland – Christie Asks GOP Faithful For Clinton Verdict

July 19, 2016 at 10:01 PM
Cleveland - Republicans are breaking out into chants of "lock her up" as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tries to impugn Hillary Clinton's character in his speech to the Republican National Convention. Christie says as a former federal prosecutor, he wants to hold Clinton accountable for her actions. He says he's laying out what he says are facts about her to "a jury of her peers." Guilty or...

Miami, FL – Florida Health Department Investigates Possible Local Zika Transmission

July 19, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Miami, FL - Florida health officials said on Tuesday they are investigating a case of Zika virus infection that does not appear to have stemmed from travel to another region with an outbreak. The statement from the Florida Department of Health did not specify whether the Zika case was believed to have been transmitted via mosquito bite, sexual contact or other means. The department said the...

Cleveland – Reuters Exclusive: Trump Could Seek New Law To Purge Government Of Obama Appointees

July 19, 2016 at 09:37 PM
Cleveland - If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris Christie, said on Tuesday. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey and leads Trump's White House...

Washington – Justice Department Changes Social Media Policy After Rogue Tweet Criticizing CNN

July 19, 2016 at 09:33 PM
Washington - The U.S. Justice Department is changing its social media policy following a tweet mistakenly sent from the department's official account on Tuesday that called CNN "the biggest troll of them all," a department official said. In a statement, the staff member in the public affairs office "erroneously used the official Department of Justice Twitter handle to post a tweet that was...

Oklahoma City – Video Shows Suspect Being Shot By Officer On Oklahoma Bus

July 19, 2016 at 09:03 PM
Oklahoma City - Bus surveillance video shows a carjacking suspect jumping onto an Oklahoma City bus to escape police, ordering frightened passengers to leave the vehicle then trying to grab one officer's weapon before being shot dead by another officer. Police say 42-year-old Miguel Angel Chavez-Angles hijacked a car on June 24 then locked himself inside an auto repair shop before boarding the...

Cleveland – Trump Chief Stars In Campaign Controversy

July 19, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Cleveland - Even more than the candidate himself, Donald Trump's campaign chief has emerged as the early star of the Republican National Convention. Paul Manafort is the force behind the fight to stop a delegate uprising, a leading attack dog against the New York billionaire's Republican critics — former presidents among them — and a public defender of Melania Trump's convention speech...

New York – Ailes’ Future At Fox News In Doubt After Reported Harassment Claims

July 19, 2016 at 08:01 PM
New York - Roger Ailes' future as chief of Fox News was thrown into doubt on Tuesday as several news organizations including Variety reported his imminent departure following allegations of sexual harassment. A spokeswoman for Fox said a legal review into the accusations was ongoing and that Ailes was at work. New York magazine, citing anonymous sources, earlier reported that star Fox News...

Varysburg, NY – New York Animal Park Owner Trampled To Death By Antelope

July 19, 2016 at 07:32 PM
Varysburg, NY - The owner of an exotic-animal park in New York has been trampled to death by an antelope that got out of its pen. The Wyoming County sheriff's office says 81-year-old Hans Boxler Sr. was feeding animals Monday when he was trampled by a nilgai antelope. Relatives found the animal near its pen with the door open. The nilgai antelope is native to India and is the largest Asian...

Cleveland – Presumptive No Longer: Donald Trump Clinches The Deal

July 19, 2016 at 07:17 PM
Cleveland - Make it official: The Republican Party has nominated Donald Trump for president. And now the New York billionaire has completed a remarkable rise from political outsider to major party nominee for the White House. New York put him over the top in the delegate count Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. There was a disruptive fight on Monday night over the...

New York – UPDATE: Tappan Zee Bridge Partially Reopened After Crane Collapse

July 19, 2016 at 07:04 PM
A major New York bridge has partially reopened following a crane collapse that injured four people on Tuesday, and the cause of the accident is being investigated, state and county officials said. The crane, used to lift concrete piles in the $4 billion replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge, fell around noon and has been removed, officials said. The state's longest bridge connects New York...

Tel Aviv – EU Eyes Israeli Technologies For Spotting Militants Online

July 19, 2016 at 07:03 PM
Tel Aviv - European powers are trying to develop better means for pre-emptively spotting "lone-wolf" militants from their online activities and are looking to Israeli-developed technologies, a senior EU security official said on Tuesday. Last week's truck rampage in France and Monday's axe attack aboard a train in Germany have raised European concern about self-radicalized assailants who have...

New York – Fed’s: No More Arrests Imminent In NYPD Corruption Probe

July 19, 2016 at 06:10 PM
New York - No new charges are pending in a New York Police Department corruption probe, although a prosecutor didn't rule it out Tuesday after saying authorities are studying evidence recovered after a family member of one defendant was spotted during a raid carrying cellphones and other materials from the home of a Brooklyn businessman. "All things are possible, but nothing is imminent,"...

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