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New York – Drone Pilots Gather On NYC Island For Racing Championship

August 5, 2016 at 06:30 PM
New York - Tyler Brennan is training to be a pilot in the Air Force, yet this weekend he'll be vying to be top gun at the National Drone Racing Championship. The 22-year-old Air Force lieutenant traveled from Colorado Springs, Colorado, to compete in the tournament, which is being held in New York City this weekend. Brennan is one of more than 100 pilots vying for a $50,000 prize. "I found...

London – UK Police Charge 19-year-old With London Stabbings

August 5, 2016 at 06:18 PM
London - British police have charged a 19-year-old Somali-Norwegian man with carrying out a stabbing rampage in London's Russell Square that killed an American woman. London's Metropolitan Police says Zakaria Bulhan, of London, was charged Friday with the murder of 64-year-old Darlene Horton and the attempted murder of five people who were injured in the attack. Horton, who was visiting...

New York – Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Narrows To Less Than Three Points: Reuters/Ipsos

August 5, 2016 at 05:58 PM
New York - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's lead over Republican rival Donald Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, down from nearly eight points on Monday. About 42 percent of likely voters favored Clinton, to Trump's 39 percent, according to the July 31-Aug. 4 online poll of 1,154 likely voters. The...

Washington – Trump Explains Comments About Crying Baby

August 5, 2016 at 05:45 PM
Washington - Donald Trump wants the world to know that he "loves babies," after being criticized for asking a screaming baby to leave a rally this week. Trump said in Iowa Friday that the press misrepresented his comments, calling the coverage "so dishonest." "I don't throw babies out. I love babies," Trump said. When the baby cried, Trump initially said, "Don't worry about that baby."...

Portland ME – Somalis In Maine Strike Back After Trump’s Comments At Rally

August 5, 2016 at 05:12 PM
Portland ME - Donald Trump's characterization of Somalis as dangerous and a drag on resources could undo years of work that they have done to establish themselves in the country's whitest state, Somali residents said Friday. Trump told a packed audience in Portland on Thursday that Maine is a "major destination" for Somali refugees and that they're coming from some of the "most dangerous"...

New York – Misplaced Expanding Beads May Pose Danger To Children’s Ears

August 5, 2016 at 04:26 PM
New York - Small beads that expand in water and are often marketed as toys have the potential to cause hearing loss if the products get lodged in children's ears, according to a new report. "The general rule is for kids under six years of age, these are the things I would keep out of the home," said Dr. Gary Smith, who is president of the Child Injury Prevention Alliance. Parents of older...

New York – S&P 500 And Nasdaq Close At Record Highs

August 5, 2016 at 04:14 PM
New York - U.S. stocks notched their best day in a month on Friday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at record highs after a second straight month of robust labor market data increased optimism that economic growth is accelerating. The Dow Jones industrial average < .DJI> rose 191.48 points, or 1.04 percent, to 18,543.53, the S&P 500 < .SPX> gained 18.6 points, or 0.86 percent, to 2,182.85...

New York – Carl Icahn Declines To Join Trump Economic Advisory Team

August 5, 2016 at 04:00 PM
New York - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn turned down an invitation to join Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's economic advisory council because Icahn is considering funding a Super PAC focused on regulatory reform, Icahn's general counsel told Reuters on Friday. This would be his second Super PAC. Technically known as independent expenditure-only committees, Super PACs may...

Chicago – Video Of Fatal Shooting Shows Chicago Officers Firing At Car

August 5, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Chicago - Video released Friday related to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old suspected car thief shows officers firing into the vehicle, then handcuffing the blood-covered suspect following a foot chase. Officers are seen pursuing Paul O'Neal through a yard and over a fence amid the sound of gunshots. Officers then cuff the suspect, who is face down on the ground with blood on the back of...

Washington – State Department Official: 8,000 Syrian Refugees Resettled In U.S.

August 5, 2016 at 03:03 PM
Washington - The United States has resettled 8,000 Syrian refugees inside U.S. borders since October, Anne Richard, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, told reporters on Friday. The United States is on track to meet President Barack Obama's goal to resettle 10,000 refugees from Syria's civil war by the end of the fiscal year, Richard said...

New York – Restaurant Takes Down Trump Photo Amid Yelp Complaints

August 5, 2016 at 03:00 PM
New York - The owners of a German restaurant in New York have taken down an autographed photo of Donald Trump because they say it was hurting the business. The Brooklyn Daily reports Schnitzel Haus owners Fred and Amber Urban say the photo of the Republican presidential nominee had been there since the restaurant opened in 2007. The Urbans were friends with Trump's head of security at the time...

Vernon, CT – Connecticut House Explosion Injures 7, Sends Debris Flying

August 5, 2016 at 02:28 PM
Vernon, CT - Investigators are trying to determine what caused a house to explode in Connecticut, injuring seven people, including four children, and sending debris flying. Police, fire and rescue crews responded to the home in Vernon on Thursday afternoon. Three of the victims were outside when rescuers arrived, while the other four were trapped in the rubble. Crews dug through what was left...

Houston, TX – Police: Laptop Used To Reprogram, Steal More Than 100 Cars

August 5, 2016 at 02:03 PM
Houston, TX - Houston police say they've arrested two men accused of using pirated computer software to steal more than 100 vehicles that likely ended up in Mexico. Authorities say 24-year-old Michael Arce and 22-year-old Jesse Zelaya focused on new Jeep and Dodge vehicles, which attract big money on the black market in Mexico. The men allegedly used a laptop computer to reprogram the targeted...

Washington – On The Trail With Mike Pence: Putting Out Fires Lit By Trump

August 5, 2016 at 01:26 PM
Washington - If Mike Pence had any doubts about what life would be like on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket with Donald Trump, the past week will have erased them: He is the damage control guy. The Indiana governor who swore off political mudslinging years ago heard Trump call Democratic rival Hillary Clinton "the devil" and watched him fan the flames of a feud with the parents of a...

Istanbul – Turkey: Dollar Bills Seen As Evidence Of Coup-plotter Links

August 5, 2016 at 01:20 PM
Istanbul - After raiding a home and business owned by someone suspected of loyalties to a banned Muslim cleric, police listed the incriminating evidence they found: two shotguns, a pistol, ammunition, a fake identity card — and three $1 bills. The serial numbers, they noted, all began with the letter F. In one of the odder twists in Turkey's failed July 15 coup and the subsequent...

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