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Tiburon, CA – Review: The iPhone 7 Is Just Fine, Even If It Doesn’t Wow

September 13, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Tiburon, CA - Apple's new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are clearly improvements on their predecessors — even if the biggest change is actually an omission (of the traditional headphone jack). But are they improved enough to justify an upgrade? If you're an iPhone user, it may depend on how long you've held onto your current iPhone. If you're a proud owner of the iPhone 6S or its plus-sized cousin...

Seoul – Hanjin Crisis Brings New Headache To U.S. Importers; Trailer Shortage Looms

September 13, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Seoul - The bankruptcy of Korea's Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd <117930.KS> is causing ripple effects for importers bringing goods from Asian factories to U.S. malls by creating a shortage of trailers to move ocean-shipping containers on U.S. roads. The world's seventh-largest container carrier has more than 500,000 containers, and many already are clogging up ports and truck yards, tying up...

Brooklyn, NY – Freier, Schwartz, Jaffee, Wieder All Win In Today’s Primaries

September 13, 2016 at 10:38 PM
Brooklyn, NY - With 100 percent of the votes counted in the Brooklyn’s 5th Judicial District as reported by WNYC, Brooklyn lawyer Ruchie Freier has become the first Chasidic woman judge in the New York State Supreme Court. Mrs. Freier, founder of Ezras Nashim, an all women’s volunteer ambulance corps serving portions of Brooklyn, handily beat opponents Mordechai Avigdor and Jill Epstein...

New York – Icahn Says Trump Better For U.S. Economy Than Clinton

September 13, 2016 at 10:26 PM
New York - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn continued to throw his support behind the Republican U.S. presidential candidate on Tuesday, saying Donald Trump would reduce the regulation of U.S. companies. Icahn also said that nutrition and weight management company Herbalife would be a strong candidate to go private, saying such a move would allow it to avoid the kind of criticism aimed at it...

New York – Amazon Adds Audiobooks, Audible Channels To Prime Perks

September 13, 2016 at 10:03 PM
New York - Listen up. Amazon is adding free audiobooks and a digital audio service called Audible Channels to the ever-growing list of perks for members of its Prime loyalty program. Seattle-based Amazon has been expanding the services and perks it offers members of its $99 annual Prime program, including one- and two-day shipping, beefed up video and radio streaming and other...

New York – New York Attorney General Opens Probe Of Trump Foundation

September 13, 2016 at 09:35 PM
New York - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Tuesday he had opened an inquiry into the Donald J. Trump Foundation to ensure the Republican presidential nominee's charity was complying with state laws governing nonprofits. Schneiderman, a supporter of Trump's Democratic rival in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, sued the real estate mogul and his now defunct Trump...

Kingston, NY – Official: NY Student Dies Of Brain Infection Linked To Maryland

September 13, 2016 at 09:15 PM
Kingston, NY - A New York college student has died of a rare brain infection she probably contracted while swimming in a body of fresh water in Maryland, health officials said. Nineteen-year-old Kerry Stoutenburgh of Kingston, New York, died in Kingston on Aug. 31, weeks after officials say she visited Cecil County in northeastern Maryland and swam in county waters. Dr. Carol Smith, health...

Washington – Democrats Call For Probe Of Trump Check To Florida AG

September 13, 2016 at 08:33 PM
Washington - House Democrats are calling for a federal criminal investigation into an improper $25,000 donation Donald Trump's charity made to a political group supporting Florida's attorney general after her office said it was weighing legal action against Trump University. The Associated Press first reported in June that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi personally solicited the money...

Washington – U.S. Household Income Posts Record Surge In 2015, Poverty Falls

September 13, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Washington - U.S. household income posted a record increase in 2015 after years of stagnation, suggesting the recovery from the Great Recession was finally lifting ordinary citizens who had been largely left behind. The Census Bureau said on Tuesday that median household income surged 5.2 percent last year to $56,500, the highest since 2007, in large part due to solid employment gains. The...

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor: Clinton Presidency May Lead To Bloodshed

September 13, 2016 at 07:35 PM
Frankfort, KY - Kentucky's Republican governor said blood might be shed if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president. Speaking to the annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday in Washington, Matt Bevin said he was asked if the country could ever recover if Clinton were elected president. "I do think it would be possible, but at what price? At what price? The roots of the tree of liberty...

Miami – In Florida, Trump Faces A Clinton Campaign Behemoth

September 13, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Miami - For Donald Trump, the fight for Florida begins and ends with mass appeal: signature rallies and direct social media contact with voters who believe he can "make America great again." Add some 30 Florida Trump employees to about 80 Republican Party field workers deployed around the state and that pretty much covers the GOP nominee's conventional ground game operation in the largest...

Beijing – China’s Electric Vehicle Industry Shaken By Scandal

September 13, 2016 at 06:31 PM
Beijing - China's booming electric vehicle industry, a flagship for Beijing's technology ambitions, has been rocked by scandal after five companies were caught collecting millions of dollars in subsidies for buses they never made. The affair of the phantom buses has prompted questions about whether it might disrupt the ruling Communist Party's financial support to an industry it is spending...

Cambridge, MA – This Device Can Read The Pages Of A Book Without Opening It

September 13, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Cambridge, MA - Leave it to the great minds at MIT and Georgia Tech to figure out a way to read the pages of a book without actually opening it. A team of researchers from the two institutions pulled it off with a system they developed that looks like a cross between a camera and a microscope. They said it could someday be used by museums to scan the contents of old books too fragile to...

Athens, Greece – Greek Foreign Ministry Condemns Vandalism At Synagogue

September 13, 2016 at 05:28 PM
Athens, Greece - Greece's foreign ministry and main political parties have strongly condemned the daubing of Nazi symbols on the walls of a Jewish synagogue in northern Greece. The foreign ministry promised Tuesday that Greek authorities would do their utmost to arrest and punish whoever was responsible for the vandalism in the city of Ioannina. It said the "barbaric" attack is an affront...

Washington – Hillary Clinton’s Overdrive Aimed At Breaking Women’s Glass Ceiling

September 13, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Washington - It was classic Hillary Clinton, ignoring medical advice and attending a ceremony on a sultry New York City day while battling pneumonia - a decision ex-aides and other associates speculated was rooted in her longstanding desire to prove that women can compete in the male-dominated world of politics. The move backfired on the famously stoic Democratic presidential candidate after...

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