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Los Angeles, CA – NBC Chairman Blasts Trump In Private Facebook Post

August 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Los Angeles, CA - The chairman of NBC Entertainment slammed Donald Trump, the network's onetime "Apprentice" star, as "toxic" and "demented" in a private Facebook post that became public. Robert Greenblatt's post refers to a "sad state of affairs thanks to a pompous businessman turned reality TV star" who thinks that speaking his mind is "refreshing." "It's actually corrosive and toxic...

Australia – More Evidence Trampoline Parks Are Dangerous Places For Kids

August 16, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Australia - Trampoline parks may be a lot of fun for kids, but a new study of injuries from one hospital in Australia adds to growing evidence suggesting these facilities can also be dangerous for children. The hospital is located just about three and a half miles from an indoor trampoline park that opened in July 2014. In the first six months after the park opened, the hospital treated 40...

Newark, NJ – 15 Of New Jersey Dentist’s Patients Sickened, 1 Died

August 16, 2016 at 10:44 PM
Newark, NJ -His son's first fainting episode happened two years ago in June, Rene Del Grosso remembers. His concern grew with each recurrence, heightened by the fact doctors couldn't pinpoint a cause. It took four months for tests to reveal it was a form of endocarditis, an often slow-developing inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves. More troubling, the...

Savannah, GA – SUV Slams Into And Ignites Gas Pump, Killing Driver

August 16, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Savannah, GA - Authorities say an SUV lost control following a collision in the street and slammed into a fuel pump at a gas station in Savannah, Georgia, causing the pump to burst into flames and killing the driver. Savannah Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Mark Keller said the vehicle overturned Tuesday in the center of the blaze. The fire sent flames shooting above the awning...

Detroit – Ford Says It Will Have A Fully Autonomous Car By 2021

August 16, 2016 at 10:02 PM
Detroit - Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle — no steering wheel, no pedals — on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services; sales to consumers will come later. "This is a transformational moment in our industry and it is a transformational moment for our company," said CEO Mark Fields, as he...

Philadelphia – Clinton: Trump’s Foreign Policy ‘Absolutely Bewilders’ Her

August 16, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton vowed Tuesday to conduct a national security and foreign policy that Americans could be proud of, saying rival Donald Trump "just absolutely bewilders" her when he talks about his policies around the globe. Clinton embraced the U.S. Olympic team's success at a voter registration rally in Philadelphia, pointing to Team USA's gold as an example of an optimistic...

Belgrade – ‘Vote For Trump’ Serbian Ultra-nationalists Chant As Biden Visits

August 16, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Belgrade - Hundreds of Serbian ultra-nationalists protested on Tuesday against U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Belgrade by chanting their support for Donald Trump. "Vote for Trump! Vote for Trump!" the protesters, wearing T-shirts displaying an image of the U.S. Republican candidate, shouted as they gathered near the Serbian presidency building. Biden was on a one-day visit to...

Warsaw – Poland Plans Prison Terms For Using Term ‘Polish Death Camp’

August 16, 2016 at 08:31 PM
Warsaw - The Polish government approved a new bill on Tuesday that foresees prison terms of up to three years for anyone who uses phrases like "Polish death camps" to refer to Auschwitz and other camps that Nazi Germany operated in occupied Poland during World War II. The bill aims to deal with a problem the Polish government has faced for years: foreign media outlets — and even U.S...

New York – World Trade Center Mall Re-opens, Shows Progress Since 9/11

August 16, 2016 at 08:02 PM
New York - The reopening — and reinvention — of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday reflects how much lower Manhattan has changed since the 9/11 attacks. Once a scene of massive destruction, the area is now a vibrant one of office towers and upscale hotels, with three times the number of residents as before the attacks, weekday employees in industries beyond Wall Street, and millions of...

South Korea – Survey: Too Many New Smartphone Models Released Each Year

August 16, 2016 at 07:26 PM
South Korea - Consumers think smartphone makers are releasing too many new models each year, a survey showed Tuesday. The survey conducted in six countries, commissioned by the environmental group Greenpeace, showed that more than half of those who responded would prefer to change their phones less frequently. Handset devices are one of the most frequently replaced electronics products. The...

San Francisco – Knock, Knock! Google Duo Video Call Is Here

August 16, 2016 at 07:01 PM
San Francisco - Now, all you need is a phone number to start a video call with any contact who uses an Android- or iOS-based smartphone. Google on Tuesday launched Google Duo, pitting it directly against Apple Inc's FaceTime, which allows video calls only between Apple devices. Duo will also compete with Microsoft Corp's video-calling app Skype, Facebook Inc's Messenger and even its own...

Paris – Tesla Car Catches Fire During Promotional Event In France

August 16, 2016 at 06:32 PM
Paris - A Tesla electric car caught fire during a promotional tour in southwest France, and those aboard escaped unharmed. Tesla said in a statement that it is "working with the authorities to establish the facts" about Monday's fire in Bayonne. The driver was quoted in local newspaper Sud Ouest as saying he answered a Facebook ad offering test drives of the Model S sedan. The driver said...

Jerusalem – 7 Soldiers Injured As Bulldozer Crushes Jeep In Northern Israel

August 16, 2016 at 05:47 PM
Jerusalem - A serious incident near Mount Dov in the north of the country on Tuesday evening has resulted in seven soldiers sustaining serious to light injuries, according to a statement released by the IDF. Among those injured was one officer, one non-commissioned officer and five conscripts, the IDF noted. It appears that the incident was caused by a bulldozer which ran over a jeep...

Washington – DC Police Probing Video Of Person Held Against Patrol Car

August 16, 2016 at 05:39 PM
Washington - Police in the nation's capital say they're investigating videos circulating on social media that appear to show a male officer pinning a young female against a patrol car with her feet dangling several inches above the ground. The series of videos was posted Monday via Twitter (http://wapo.st/2bk1G6k ). They appeared to show the person pushed with her face toward the vehicle and...

New York – Power Outage At JFK Disrupts Same Terminal In Gunfire Scare

August 16, 2016 at 05:11 PM
New York - A power outage has been reported at Kennedy Airport in the same terminal where a false report of gunfire caused a panicked evacuation two days ago. American Airlines operates Terminal 8. It said Tuesday that escalators and elevators were out of service. The airline says screening of checked bags might be delayed. It's encouraging travelers to arrive at least two hours prior to...

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