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New York – Betting On The U.S. Election Via The ‘Trump ETF’

September 30, 2016 at 06:00 PM
New York - An exchange-traded fund focused on Mexico has become a weather vane for Republican Donald Trump's chances winning the U.S. presidential election in November, investors said. Mexico has been a prime target for Trump, who has accused the country of taking away jobs from Americans, focusing particular ire on a landmark 1990s trade agreement with the United States' southern neighbor and...

New York – Zika Illnesses Are Mild At Worst In US Teens, Young Children

September 30, 2016 at 05:30 PM
New York - A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe brain-related birth defects. But the report seems to confirm health officials' belief that infections after birth in children are similar to infections in adults— most people don't feel sick...

Jerusalem – Israel: Palestinian Killed After Stabbing Security Officer

September 30, 2016 at 04:52 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli police say forces shot and killed a Palestinian who stabbed a security officer in the West Bank. Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the Palestinian pulled out a knife at a checkpoint near Jerusalem on Friday night and attacked a security officer seriously wounding him. Officers at the scene opened fire and killed the Palestinian attacker, she said.Palestinian assaults, mainly...

Washington – Trump: Presidential Campaign Could Be Good For His Hotels

September 30, 2016 at 04:45 PM
Washington - Donald Trump suggests in a newly released videotaped deposition that his presidential campaign could boost business at his hotels and increase the value of his personal brand. A court on Friday released video of Trump's deposition in June following requests filed by news organizations. Though a transcript of Trump's testimony was previously filed publicly, his lawyers asked a...

Berlin – Airline Caterers Adapt To Survive With Shift To Buy-on-board

September 30, 2016 at 04:02 PM
Berlin - In the 1980s American Airlines calculated that it could save up to $100,000 just by removing olives from its salads. Since then, the industry's economy drive has continued apace forcing airline catering firms to reinvent themselves. British Airways said on Thursday customers on its short-haul economy flights would be sold Marks & Spencer sandwiches because its customers said they...

New York – Trump Says Tweets Show Him Ready For 3 A.M. Call

September 30, 2016 at 03:42 PM
New York - Donald Trump is defending his early-morning tweets attempting to shame a former Miss Universe, saying it shows he'd be awake for a 3 a.m. call. Trump tweeted that, "For those few people knocking me for tweeting at three o'clock in the morning, at least you know I will be there, awake, to answer the call!" A memorable Hillary Clinton ad in 2008 questioned whether then-rival Barack...

Louisville, KY – GOP Hopeful Won’t Apologize For Depicting Obamas As Monkeys

September 30, 2016 at 03:41 PM
Louisville, KY - A Kentucky Republican state House candidate is refusing to apologize for several Facebook posts depicting President Obama and the first lady as monkeys, but the state GOP chairman has condemned the posts and issued his own apology for them. The posts by Dan Johnson, who is also the bishop of the Heart of Fire Church in southeast Louisville, include a picture of a chimpanzee...

New York – Malls, Stores Consider New Ways To Protect Shoppers

September 30, 2016 at 03:01 PM
New York - More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes — but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time. Mall executives say shoppers have been adamantly opposed to airport security...

New York – Sept. 11 Families Can Now Sue The Saudis But Will It Matter?

September 30, 2016 at 02:27 PM
New York - Just because Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror attacks doesn't mean such a case will ever go before a jury. Already, a federal judge has blasted the legal case at the heart of the debate as notoriously weak and full of "largely boilerplate" accusations. And the revised law that passed this week over President Barack...

New York – Once Again, Cuomo Vetoes Annexation Bill Aimed At KJ On Constitutional Grounds

September 30, 2016 at 02:20 PM
New York - A proposed bill that would require certain annexation petitions to be approved by county planning agencies or a regional planning council has been vetoed by Governor Andrew Cuomo for the second year in a row. Assembly Bill 10210 was proposed by Assemblyman James Skoufis in an attempt to block a planned annexation by the Village of Kiryas Joel, with a similar bill introduced in the...

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Demands Trump Stop Using Officer’s Photo

September 30, 2016 at 02:02 PM
Phoenix, AZ - The city of Phoenix is demanding that Donald Trump's campaign stop using the image of Phoenix police officers in a campaign advertisement. The city sent a cease-and-desist letter Thursday. It says the campaign violated federal and state law by using copyrighted material, including images of officers in uniform and at work. The ad features images of uniformed officers greeting...

New York – Officials: New York City Homeless Count Reaches Record High

September 30, 2016 at 01:30 PM
New York - An official city count shows that the number of people spending the night in New York City's homeless shelters has reached a record high. The Department of Homeless Services figures, released Thursday, indicate that the city's homeless count has reached nearly 60,000 people under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio. During his campaign, de Blasio asserted that battling New...

Warsaw, Poland – World’s Deepest Underwater Cave Found In The Czech Republic

September 30, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Warsaw, Poland - A team of explorers say they have revealed an underwater cave to be the world's deepest, at 404 meters (1,325 feet) down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice. Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski, who led the team, told The Associated Press Friday he felt like a "Columbus of the 21th century" to have made the discovery. Starnawski, 48, determined Tuesday that the flooded...

New York – Jury: Costco Should Pay $5.5 Million For Selling Fake Tiffany Rings

September 30, 2016 at 12:33 PM
New York - Costco Wholesale Corp should hand over $5.5 million to compensate Tiffany & Co for selling counterfeit Tiffany diamond engagement rings, a federal jury said on Thursday. Tiffany is also entitled to punitive damages, the jury in Manhattan said. Lawyers for both sides were presenting evidence on Friday to help determine the amount of punitive damages. The trial, which began on...

New York – Trump Goes On A Early Morning Tweet-Storm, Clinton Calls Him ‘Unhinged’

September 30, 2016 at 11:48 AM
New York - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deepened his attacks on a former beauty queen Alicia Machado on Friday, calling her "disgusting" and as he refused to back away from an issue that threatens to damage his already weak standing among women and Hispanics. A day after he injected former President Bill Clinton's infidelities into the campaign, Trump accused Hillary...

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