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Texas – Dallas Police Chief: 4 Officers Killed During Dallas Protests

July 7, 2016 at 11:39 PM
Texas - At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others, police said. Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters the snipers fired "ambush style" upon the officers. Police later said in a statement that a suspect who was in a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers was is in custody and a person of...

Washington – House Passes Measure To Stop Sale Of Boeing Aircraft To Iran

July 7, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Washington - A week before the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the Republican-led House approved measures aimed at blocking U.S. companies from selling commercial passenger aircraft to Tehran. By voice vote Thursday, lawmakers passed two amendments directed at Chicago-based Boeing, which had offered Iranian airlines three models of new aircraft to replace the country's aging...

Warrensville Heights, OH – Black Officer Says Louisiana Shooting Made Her Want To Quit

July 7, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Warrensville Heights, OH - A black police officer in suburban Cleveland said in a video posted on Facebook she was so upset after watching the fatal police shooting of a black man in Louisiana that she wanted to quit. Nakia Jones, who said she is the only black female officer in Warrensville Heights, said she became an officer to make a difference in people's lives. "If you are white and...

Dallas, TX – Shots Fired At Dallas Protest Over Fatal Police Shootings

July 7, 2016 at 10:28 PM
Dallas, TX -Multiple media outlets report that shots were fired Thursday night during a Dallas protest over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Live TV video showed protesters marching along a street in downtown, about half a mile from City Hall, when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover. There was no immediate...

Lawrence, NY – Jewish Designer Sues Over Copycat House

July 7, 2016 at 10:20 PM
Lawrence, NY - A Five Towns designer who says that her copyrighted house plans were used without permission to build a nearly identical house in a neighboring village is suing the homeowners and their architects for copyright infringement. Rivka Fortgang, CEO of Riki Fortgang Interior Designs, copyrighted the original architectural drawings for her Lawrence home built in 2005, as reported by...

Albany, NY – New York Attorney General Spearheads New Team To Fight Tenant Harassment And Housing Enforcement

July 7, 2016 at 09:50 PM
Albany, NY - A.G. Schneiderman Announces New, Strengthened Team To Spearhead Office’s Tenant Harassment And Housing Enforcement Initiatives Newly Appointed Heads Of Real Estate Finance Bureau And Real Estate Enforcement Unit Will Join AG’s Special Advisor For Housing To Lead Housing Enforcement Efforts NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced new plans to...

New York, NY – Hundreds Rally In NYC Against Fatal Police Shootings

July 7, 2016 at 09:30 PM
New York, NY - Hundreds of people marched through the streets of midtown Manhattan on Thursday to protest the recent police-related shootings of two black men. The protesters first gathered in Union Square Park where they chanted "The people united, never be divided!" and "What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!" The protesters then left the park and began marching up Fifth...

New York – Forecast For Stocks In The Second Half Of Year: Turbulence

July 7, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - The stock market has been on a frustrating, dizzying roller-coaster ride to nowhere the last couple of years. It's still not over. Stock strategists and mutual-fund managers are predicting minimal gains and big swings in price for the second half of the year. That's because many of the same challenges that yanked investments up and down in the first half are still hanging over the...

Newark, NJ – Christie Cellphone Takes Center Stage In Bridge Case Hearing

July 7, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Newark, NJ - A judge on Thursday barred two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case from gaining access to the cellphone he used as the scandal unfolded, a ruling that settled, if only temporarily, a dispute that has become acrimonious in recent months. U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton granted a motion by the law firm representing...

Washington – AP: State Department Reopens Clinton Emails Probe

July 7, 2016 at 08:02 PM
Washington - The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. Although the former secretary of state's closest confidants have left the agency, they could still face punishment. The most serious is the loss of security clearances, which could...

San Diego – Grueling Navy SEAL Training Defended, Questioned After Death

July 7, 2016 at 07:43 PM
San Diego - Basic training for Navy SEALs is designed to be a grueling process to find the U.S. military's strongest fighters and turn them into an elite force able to dive into the world's deadliest places. Seaman James Derek Lovelace, 21, was in his first week of the six-month program in Coronado, near San Diego, when he died May 6 during a pool exercise. His lips turning blue and his face...

Washington – Study: Trump Health Care Plan Would Make 18M Uninsured

July 7, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's health care plan would make 18 million people uninsured, but also lower premiums significantly for policies purchased directly by consumers, according to an independent study released Thursday. The new policies would be stingier than what's sold now. Trump's plan would have little effect on people covered by employers and those on Medicare. But millions of...

New York – NYC Audit Finds City Has Been Giving Tax Breaks To The Dead

July 7, 2016 at 06:35 PM
New York - The New York City Comptroller says the city failed to collect $59.2 million in tax revenue over a period of six years because it was giving tax breaks to the dead. An audit announced Thursday found that tax breaks intended for senior citizen homeowners continued to be applied to properties long after the intended recipient had died. The Department of Finance is required to...

Hempstead, NY – Long Island Town Sues Navy, Others Over Water Contamination

July 7, 2016 at 06:06 PM
Hempstead, NY - A Long Island town has filed a $50 million federal lawsuit against the Navy, Northrop Grumman and others over groundwater contamination that forced the closure of water wells. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/29BlXmX ) Hempstead filed the lawsuit late last month, alleging that negligent behavior led to contaminated water supplies in the Levittown water district. The town...

Washington – FBI Director: Petraeus Did Not Hide Papers In Insulation

July 7, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Washington - Even the nation's top cop can get things wrong. FBI Director James Comey stirred interest Thursday when he said former CIA Director David Petraeus hid materials in attic insulation while the agency pursued its case about his mishandling of classified information. Later, during his testimony on Hillary Clinton's email server, Comey said his staff told him he had...

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