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United Nations – Clinton, Trump To Both Meet With Egyptian President At U.N.

September 18, 2016 at 11:45 PM
United Nations - An adviser to U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign said on Sunday that Trump will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday during the United Nations General Assembly, just as Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is also scheduled to do. Clinton, who faces Trump in the Nov. 8 election, announced last week that she...

Brooklyn, NY – State Sen.: Several Detained After FBI Makes Car Stop On Belt Parkway With Possible Links To Chelsea Bombing

September 18, 2016 at 11:13 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Several people are in custody after the FBI made a car stop on the Belt Parkway near the Verrazano Bridge Sunday evening. The FBI called the NYPD for backup following the stop. NYPD sources told CBS2 the FBI took five people into custody and they are currently being questioned. According to state Sen. Martin Golden, this incident is possibly connected to the Chelsea...

New York – US, Japan, South Korea Condemn Nuke Test By North Korea

September 18, 2016 at 10:45 PM
New York - The United States, Japan and South Korea on Sunday roundly condemned North Korea's recent nuclear test and called for tough new measures to further isolate the communist state. Meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Japanese and South Korean foreign ministers said the North Korean test earlier this month would not go...

New York – FBI Examines Uber Vehicle Damaged In NYC Blast

September 18, 2016 at 10:15 PM
New York - A team of five FBI agents have searched an Uber driver's vehicle that had been damaged in the Manhattan blast, ripping off the door panels inside as they examined it for evidence. The driver, MD Alam, had just picked up three passengers and was driving along 23rd Street when the explosion occurred, shattering the car's windows and leaving gaping holes in the rear passenger-side...

New York – Feds Test Bomb Remnants Of New York Blast That Injured 29

September 18, 2016 at 10:00 PM
New York - Residue from an explosive compound found at the scene of an explosion in a New York City neighborhood is unregulated and routinely used for target practice with exploding targets. The compound, known by the brand name Tannerite, is sold in sporting goods stores. It is not regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives because it is sold as a mix of two...

New York – Obama Praises Clinton, Blasts Trump At DNC Fundraiser In NYC

September 18, 2016 at 09:55 PM
New York - President Barack Obama on Sunday praised Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her intellect, fortitude and "unerring" judgment and blasted "the other guy," Republican Donald Trump, on his New York home turf as unqualified to be president and uninterested in learning enough to make the hard decisions the job requires. Obama addressed a dinner crowd of about 65 people...

Washington – Trump VP Pence Says He Views Cheney As A Role Model

September 18, 2016 at 09:11 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, said he views former vice president Dick Cheney as a role model for the No. 2 job in the administration. "I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American," Pence said in an interview on ABC's "This Week" that was taped on Saturday and aired on Sunday. "Vice President...

New York – Fake Gun, Real Crime: Police Notice Uptick In Replicas

September 18, 2016 at 08:32 PM
New York - Whether they shoot BBs, pellets, paintballs or nothing at all, imitation guns can be indistinguishable from the real thing — it's one reason why some criminals gravitate toward them. Plus they're cheap and easy to get. As Ohio authorities investigate the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy who officers said pulled a realistic-looking BB gun from his waistband, law...

Detroit – Exec: Most Lyft Rides Will Be In Autonomous Cars In 5 Years

September 18, 2016 at 07:13 PM
Detroit - Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft's rides will be in self-driving cars, the company's co-founder and president predicted on Sunday. John Zimmer also said that personal car ownership will come to an end because autonomous rides will become a cheaper way to travel than owning an automobile. He made the predictions in an essay on the future of transportation in...

New York – Official: Blog Post Claim For NYC Bombing Discounted

September 18, 2016 at 06:04 PM
New York - A law enforcement official says federal investigators have discounted a claim of responsibility for the New York City bombing on the social blogging service Tumblr. The official says investigators looked into it and don't consider it relevant to the case. The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...

New York – New Yorkers, Always On Edge, Take Manhattan Blast In Stride

September 18, 2016 at 05:30 PM
New York - New Yorkers who have endured the Sept. 11 attacks and the devastating superstorm of 2012 were generally unperturbed by a Saturday night blast in Manhattan that injured 29 people. "For people who live in New York City, there is always the sense that something terrible is going to happen," Karen McWharter, 61, said on Sunday as she set up a booth to sell vintage clothing at a street...

Washington – Kaine Accuses Trump Of Inciting Violence Against Clinton

September 18, 2016 at 04:15 PM
Washington - U.S. Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine on Sunday accused Donald Trump of inciting violence against Hillary Clinton after the Republican candidate said Clinton's security detail should be disarmed given her support for tighter gun rules. Kaine, speaking on Fox News Sunday, called Trump's remarks irresponsible. "When you look at a series of these comments that he's...

Jerusalem – Doctors Treating Israel’s Peres Reduce Anesthesia

September 18, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Jerusalem - The office of Shimon Peres says that doctors treating the former Israeli president following a major stroke have decided to lower the level of anesthesia and respiratory support. It said his condition Sunday remains "serious but stable" and doctors are closely monitoring his neurological and respiratory health. There were no further details. The 93-year-old Peres suffered...

Washington – How AP Rates The Presidential Race And The Road To 270

September 18, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Washington - Despite signs of a tightening national presidential race, Hillary Clinton still appears to have an advantage in enough states to give her an Electoral College victory. It's an edge that could still change as advance voting gets underway in earnest and in the seven weeks until Election Day. That's according to an Associated Press analysis of the map as it stands today. The...

Philadelphia – Clinton Outdoing Trump In Pennsylvania, A Must-win State

September 18, 2016 at 02:02 PM
Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton's campaign is aggressively outworking Donald Trump in battleground Pennsylvania, a state the billionaire businessman can scarcely afford to lose and still hope to become president. Despite polling well in Pennsylvania throughout the summer, Clinton's team is nevertheless bearing down in a state her party has carried in six straight elections. They are ratcheting...

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