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Philadelphia – Some Signs Of Discontent During Clinton Speech

July 28, 2016 at 11:47 PM
Philadelphia - There are some signs of discontent amid the celebration of Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination. As Clinton spoke, several people in the crowd at the Democratic National Convention unfurled a banner that said "Wikileaks." It's a reference to the leaked party emails that some say show the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton over primary...

Philadelphia – Text Of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic Convention Speech

July 28, 2016 at 11:38 PM
Philadelphia - Text of Hillary Clinton's speech Thursday accepting the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as provided by the Clinton campaign. __ Thank you! Thank you for that amazing welcome. And Chelsea, thank you. I'm so proud to be your mother and so proud of the woman you've become. Thanks for bringing Marc into our family, and...

Philadelphia – Clinton: A Man You Can Bait With A Tweet Is Not A Man We Can Trust With Nuclear Weapons

July 28, 2016 at 11:33 PM
Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton is questioning whether Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has the temperament to be commander in chief. She says Trump "can't even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign." Clinton says Trump loses his cool at the "slightest provocation" — when he's gotten tough questions from reporters, when he's challenged in a debate or when he...

New York – Bezos Passes Buffett, Becomes Third-richest Person

July 28, 2016 at 11:20 PM
New York - Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc , has become the world's third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Bezos' fortune was $65.3 billion as of 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT) on Thursday, compared with Buffett's $64.9 billion. Microsoft...

Philadelphia – This Time, An Adoring He Looks On As She Accepts Nomination

July 28, 2016 at 11:12 PM
Philadelphia - This time, Bill Clinton was the adoring spouse, smiling and clapping when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight. It was him in the VIP seating, watching as his wife took center stage to claim the presidential nomination at the Democratic convention Thursday night. It was one small step in the role reversal Americans will need to get used to if Hillary...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – JetBlue To Become First Airline To Operate U.S.-Cuba Flights

July 28, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - U.S. budget airline JetBlue Airways Corp said on Thursday it would launch scheduled commercial flights from the United States to Cuba on Aug. 31, ahead of competitors that have also announced departure dates. The former Cold War foes agreed last year to restore regular airline services after more than five decades as part of a broader detente in which they also resumed...

Philadelphia – Father Of Deceased Muslim US Solider Holds Up A Copy Of The Constitution And Asks Trump If He’s Ever Read It

July 28, 2016 at 10:15 PM
Philadelphia - The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution? To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire businessman Thursday at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, saying that if it was up to Trump, his son never would have been American or served in the military. Khan said...

Brooklyn, NY – Borough Park Bakery Owner Criticizes NYPD For Lame Response To Emergency Call

July 28, 2016 at 09:54 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The owner of a Brooklyn bakery took the local police precinct to task after a 911 call to report a violent individual in his store received a belated telephone response. The incident took place at the Korn’s Bakery on 18th Avenue and 43rd Street, just three blocks from the 70th Precinct station house. Pesach Hirsch, owner of the bakery, said that he called 911 at 8 AM this...

New York – Amazon’s Already Large Distribution Empire Keeps Expanding

July 28, 2016 at 09:35 PM
New York - Online shoppers want their packages — now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens. Amazon's Prime service has, at heart, always been about free two-day shipping. The $99 annual subscription includes a variety of other goodies, but the near-instant gratification of fast, no-extra-cost delivery was the program's original draw, and remains central to its appeal for...

Washington – AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Misreading Of Iran Deal

July 28, 2016 at 09:10 PM
Washington - Donald Trump entertained an Iowa audience Thursday with an animated account of how he would have wrung a better nuclear deal out of Iran if he'd been president when it was negotiated. But there was more fable than fact in his soliloquy. It was one of a number of swings and misses from the Republican presidential candidate in a speech delivered hours before his Democratic...

Washington – Wounded Officers Struggle With News Of Would-be Reagan Assassin Release

July 28, 2016 at 09:02 PM
Washington - John Hinckley Jr. shot four people outside a Washington hotel on March 30, 1981, but two of his victims understandably got most of the attention: President Ronald Reagan and his press secretary, James Brady. Two other men — Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty — each took a bullet to protect the president. Thirty-five...

New York – Billionaire Republican Donors Urge Kochs To Back Trump

July 28, 2016 at 08:41 PM
New York - A group of at least six wealthy Republican donors is urging the billionaire Koch brothers to step off the sidelines of the U.S. presidential election to back Donald Trump, arguing they will want influence with the New York businessman they have harshly criticized if he wins the White House in November. The financiers, prominent members of the sprawling 700-member Koch donor network...

Brooklyn, NY – Disguised Gunmen Rob Williamsburg Office

July 28, 2016 at 08:34 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Gunmen dressed as Federal Express employees burst into a Williamsburg accounting firm this afternoon, tying up and pistol whipping two employees before leaving with an undisclosed sum of money. Police said that the robbery took place at 5:40 PM at 318 Roebling Street. A woman at Y & I Accounting was treated at the scene and a Chasidic man was taken to Bellevue in stable...

Philadelphia – Police And Protesters Credited With Restraint At Convention

July 28, 2016 at 08:03 PM
Philadelphia - Bernie Sanders' devoted followers were careful to pick up after themselves and wore hats embroidered with a dove to remind everyone to remain peaceful. And the police, instead of hauling demonstrators off to jail, issued them $50 tickets for disorderly conduct and released them with a complimentary bottle of water. As the Democratic National Convention drew toward a close...

Hackettston, NJ – ‘Pokemon Go’ Player Finds $2,000 At Pokestop In New Jersey

July 28, 2016 at 07:25 PM
Hackettston, NJ - A "Pokemon Go" player has found $2,000 in cash at a Pokestop in New Jersey. Hackettstown police say the player notified a nearby business Wednesday that he had found the money at a Pokestop, where players can get free in-game items, like an egg that can hatch into a full monster. The player said he would turn the money over to police. Around the same time, the person who...

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