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New York – Trump Leaves Some On Wall Street Wary And Confused

July 21, 2016 at 06:11 PM
New York - Donald Trump has said a lot of things that, were he a sitting U.S. president instead of a candidate for the job, could be expected to roil financial markets. If investors were taking the Republican presidential nominee at his word, they would be selling shares of Apple Inc , Mondelez International Inc and Ford Motor Co , and cashing out of Mexican equities - all targets of Trump...

Washington – White House To Review Ban On Military Gear For Police

July 21, 2016 at 05:21 PM
Washington - The White House will revisit a 2015 ban on police forces getting riot gear, armored vehicles and other military-grade equipment from the U.S. armed forces, two police organization directors told Reuters on Thursday. Shortly after the recent shooting deaths of police officers, President Barack Obama agreed to review each banned item, the two law enforcement leaders said. That...

Philadelphia – De Blasio, Cuomo Among Speakers At Democratic National Convention

July 21, 2016 at 05:02 PM
Philadelphia - More than 60 current and past office holders from across the country were announced Thursday as speakers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. They include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Flint, Michigan, Mayor Karen Weaver, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid...

New York – Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Resigns After Harassment Claims

July 21, 2016 at 04:16 PM
New York - Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel and Fox Business, his career at the networks he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances. Hours before the final night of the Republican National Convention, network parent 21st...

Cleveland – Mega-donor Adelson Invites Trump To Luxury Box At Convention

July 21, 2016 at 04:06 PM
Cleveland - A GOP delegate says mega-donor Sheldon Adelson showed Wednesday night where he stood on Ted Cruz's non-endorsement of Donald Trump. Afterward, he invited Trump into his luxury box. Delegate Amy Tarkanian said she was in the box with Adelson and his wife, Miriam, while Cruz was speaking. When Cruz came to the non-punchline — "vote your conscience" — Tarkanian said, "I fell...

Dix Hills, NY – Woman Uses Dummy Passenger With Briefcase In Carpool Lane

July 21, 2016 at 04:03 PM
Dix Hills, NY - Authorities in New York say a woman has been ticketed for driving in a carpool lane with a fake passenger — who even had a briefcase. The driver was pulled over during Thursday morning rush hour on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills. Suffolk County police say the woman was driving in a high-occupancy vehicle lane, which is restricted for travel during busy times unless a...

Warsaw – Jewish Group Calls On Polish Minister To Apologize Over Pogrom Remarks

July 21, 2016 at 03:31 PM
Warsaw - The World Jewish Congress has demanded an apology from the Polish education minister over her refusal to recognize the complicity of Poles in a 1941 massacre of several hundred Jews at Jedwabne in the country's northeast. Speaking to private broadcaster TVN24, Education Minister Anna Zalewska refused to openly admit Poles' complicity in the pogrom, saying it was a "historical fact...

Miami, FL – Helping Autistic Man, Black Therapist Shot By Florida Police

July 21, 2016 at 02:47 PM
Miami, FL - A black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street says he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was armed. The moments before the shooting were recorded on cellphone video and show Charles Kinsey lying on the ground with his arms raised, talking to his patient and police throughout the...

Joliet, IL – Firefighters: Plane Crashes In Northern Illinois City

July 21, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Joliet, IL - A plane crashed into a resident neighborhood in a northern Illinois city on Thursday morning, torching the side of a home and leaving parts scattered in a street. Joliet Fire Captain Jeff Allbert said crews are responding to the crash, assessing the scene and putting out a fire. The captain said it was unclear whether the plane hit any structures or vehicles. The department is...

Jerusalem – Year After Attack, Thousands March In Jerusalem Gay Parade

July 21, 2016 at 02:27 PM
Jerusalem - Thousands of people waving rainbow flags marched through downtown Jerusalem Thursday in the city's annual gay pride parade in a defiant show of force a year after an extremist ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed a 16-year-old girl to death at the march. The heavily guarded event comes against a backdrop of deep divisions in Israel between its secular majority and increasingly powerful...

New York – About 9 Hurt When NYC Tour Bus Jumps Curb

July 21, 2016 at 02:19 PM
New York - Authorities say about nine people have been hurt when a double-decker tour bus swerved and jumped a curb on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The Fire Department and police say none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. Police say the incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. Thursday on Fifth Avenue between 62nd and 63rd streets. They say a taxi cut off the bus, which has an open...

Detroit – General Motors 2Q Profit More Than Doubles On US Earnings

July 21, 2016 at 02:01 PM
Detroit - General Motors' second-quarter profit more than doubled to a post-bankruptcy record $2.87 billion on a strong performance in the U.S., where the company saw sales fall after it cut low-profit sales to rental car companies. It raised its earnings guidance for the year. The company earned a record $3.6 billion pretax profit in North America, made $500 million on its joint venture in...

Orlando, FL – Doc Still Wearing Bloody Shoes 6 Weeks After Pulse Shooting

July 21, 2016 at 01:17 PM
Orlando, FL - An Orlando hospital doctor is still wearing the bloody shoes he wore as he treated victims after the Pulse nightclub shooting. Shortly after the June 12 attack, Dr. Joshua Corsa wrote a moving Facebook status and posted a photo of his sneakers that were bloodied as 44 patients from the gay nightclub were brought into Orlando Regional Medical Center. He vowed to keep wearing the...

Paris – France: Truck Attacker Had Accomplices, Planned For Months

July 21, 2016 at 12:40 PM
Paris - The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday. Prosecutor Francois Molins said five suspects currently in custody are facing preliminary terrorism charges for their alleged roles in helping 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel in the July 14 attack in the southern...

Cleveland – Future Trump Cabinet Prospects Jostle In Cleveland

July 21, 2016 at 12:40 PM
Cleveland - Donald Trump need look no farther than this week's GOP crowd at the Quicken Loans Arena to assemble a future Cabinet. There's New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, delivering a rousing speech widely seen as an audition for attorney general. There's Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida, a potential future secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, posing for pictures with vice presidential...

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