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New York – Finding The Right Credit Card For A Free Vacation

September 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM
New York - Many frequent fliers are buzzing about the latest travel rewards credit card — one that comes with a hefty $450 annual fee but offers a juicy 100,000 point bonus at sign-up. Rewards cards lure us in with dreams of a free trip to some warm tropical beach. You're going to spend money — why not get a vacation out of it. The truth is, these cards make sense only for those who...

North Carolina – Gov Declares State Of Emergency In Charlotte, Sends In National Guard

September 21, 2016 at 11:50 PM
Charlotte, NC - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in Charlotte as protests over a police shooting turned violent for a second night. McCrory said in a statement late Wednesday he was also sending the National Guard to Charlotte as scattered groups of protesters continued to attack reporters and other people, break windows and set small fires in North Carolina's...

New York – Google’s Allo Chat App Is Clever _ Just Not All That Smart

September 21, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New York - Google wants to add a middleman to your mobile chats — a personal virtual assistant who's not shy about interjecting itself into the conversation. The new Allo app promises to be "smart," sort of. Its Google Assistant will butt in with restaurant recommendations when someone types, "Want to get sushi?" It can also send daily updates on weather and sports and will also suggest...

New York – Mexican Minister Says Prepared To ‘Talk To The Devil’ If Trump Wins

September 21, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - Mexican Economic Minister Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal said on Wednesday that Mexico was prepared to "talk to the devil" should Republican Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential election in November. Villarreal gave the response during a forum sponsored by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas in New York that featured the presidents of Peru, Chile and Colombia, with...

North Carolina – Charlotte Hit With Second Night Of Unrest After Police Shooting, One Person Killed

September 21, 2016 at 10:32 PM
North carolina - One person was shot dead on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, officials said, as police in riot gear fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a demonstration against the fatal police shooting of a black man who officers said had refused their orders to drop a handgun. Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney confirmed the fatality, but he did...

Washington – Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost To Angry Lawmakers

September 21, 2016 at 09:41 PM
Washington - Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of its life-saving EpiPens and the profits for a company with sales in excess of $11 billion. Defending the company's business practices, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that she wishes the...

New York, NY – Business Owner Says Shabbos Saved His Employees From Injury In Chelsea Explosion

September 21, 2016 at 09:25 PM
New York, NY - An Orthodox Jewish man whose business was damaged by Saturday’s explosion in Chelsea credits his Sabbath observance with saving his employees from harm. Daniel Peretz, owner of King David Gallery on W. 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, got a first look at his store today according to the New York Times, and found himself faced with a blown out front window and over a...

San Francisco – Facebook CEO And Wife Pledges $3 Billion To Fight Disease

September 21, 2016 at 09:00 PM
San Francisco - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime." Speaking through tears at a San Francisco event to announce the initiative, Chan said she hoped to spare parents the pain she had seen while delivering difficult news as a...

United Nations – As Obama’s Term Wanes, So Does Focus On Israeli-Palestinian Issue

September 21, 2016 at 08:26 PM
United Nations - In his first major United Nations speech eight years ago, President Barack Obama said he would not give up on Israeli-Palestinian peace. In likely his last U.N. speech, on Tuesday, he spoke little about the conflict beyond voicing the unsurprising sentiment that matters would improve if Israel let go of Palestinian land and if the Palestinians rejected incitement and embraced...

Washington – Construction Begins On Presidential Inauguration Platform

September 21, 2016 at 08:01 PM
Washington - U.S. Capitol workers have started to build the presidential inauguration platform, with an assist from congressional leaders. Republican and Democratic leaders hammered in the ceremonial first nails for the structure where the next president will take the oath of office on Jan. 20. Some of the lawmakers were more successful than others at the task. House Speaker Paul Ryan...

New York – Fox News: Sean Hannity Won’t Appear In Any More Trump Videos

September 21, 2016 at 07:43 PM
New York - Fox News says Sean Hannity won't be appearing in any more campaign videos for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Hannity touts what he sees as the benefits of a Trump presidency in a video titled "#HEARTLAND4TRUMP" posted on the candidate's YouTube channel Sunday. Hannity's appears in about 30 seconds of the 8-minute long video. In a statement, Fox News said Hannity...

Netherlands – New Review: Still Little Evidence For Removal Of Symptom-free Wisdom Teeth

September 21, 2016 at 07:16 PM
Netherlands - Although removal of wisdom teeth is very common, there are no studies that show a benefit to taking them out when they are not causing pain or other problems, according to a new review of existing research. Third molars, or so-called wisdom teeth, generally emerge fully or partially between ages 17 and 26 into limited space and they are often wedged against the second molars...

Washington – NY Bombing Case Most High-Profile Since Boston Bombing

September 21, 2016 at 06:43 PM
Washington - The federal charges, which portray Ahmad Khan Rahami as a man bent on murderous destruction, set the stage for the most anticipated terror prosecution since the Boston Marathon bombing. As separate cases wind through federal courts in New Jersey and New York, prosecutors are sure to reveal more about the bombings that injured 31 people in Manhattan and led to Rahami's capture...

New York – Officials: NY Bomb Suspect’s Wife Returning To US

September 21, 2016 at 06:15 PM
New York - Two federal law enforcement officials say the wife of a man charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey will return soon to the United States. One of the officials said Wednesday that Ahmad Khan Rahami's wife made a statement to authorities after walking into the U.S. Embassy in the United Arab Emirates. The other official says investigators believe she left the U.S...

Cleveland – Trump Praises ‘Stop-and-frisk’ Police Tactic

September 21, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Cleveland - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would consider using "stop-and-frisk" policing methods to cut crime if elected, according to two people who attended a Fox News "town hall" taping at a predominantly African-American church in Cleveland. With the race tightening between Trump and Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the final weeks before...

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