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New York – Police Mark 9/11 Anniversary With Parade To Honor Fallen

September 9, 2016 at 06:33 PM
New York - The New York Police Department has marked the upcoming 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a parade to honor its 23 officers who died at the World Trade Center. Friday's parade through lower Manhattan also commemorated 99 officers who died of illnesses after participating in the rescue and recovery operation. Thirty-seven members of a port agency's police department also...

New York – ‘Stop Using’ The Galaxy Note 7, Says US Safety Commission

September 9, 2016 at 06:03 PM
New York - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can explode. The agency said Friday that it's working with Samsung on an official recall of the phones "as soon as possible" and that it's trying to figure out if the company's replacement Note 7s are an...

Albany, NY – NY Assemblyman Facing Primary, Trial Fatally Shoots Himself

September 9, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Albany, NY - A state assemblyman facing a Republican primary challenge next week and a fraud trial in Cambodia killed himself Friday, authorities said. Rochester police said an officer responding to a 911 call saw Assemblyman Bill Nojay die at about 9:30 a.m. from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the city's Riverside Cemetery. The 59-year-old attorney and regional radio show host faced a...

New York, NY – Police Arrest Man In Theft From 93-year-old In Wheelchair In NYC

September 9, 2016 at 05:42 PM
New York, NY - New York City police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing $600 from a 93-year-old woman's bra as she sat in a wheelchair. Police charged 26-year-old Broyoan Lopez, of Brooklyn, with robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. The theft happened Wednesday in East Harlem; Lopez was arrested Friday. Police say the woman had taken the money out of...

Jerusalem – Israeli Drug Maker Teva Says Hoping To Launch EpiPen-like Device By 2018 In U.S.

September 9, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Jerusalem - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Friday said it hopes to win U.S. approval by late 2017 or early 2018 for its version of Mylan NV's EpiPen device to treat severe allergic reactions, a move that could challenge the branded product's overwhelming dominance. The Israeli drugmaker, in a webcast overview of its generics medicines business, said it plans to meet with the U.S. Food...

Miami Beach, FL – Aerial Spraying For Zika Virus Begins In Miami Beach

September 9, 2016 at 04:38 PM
Miami Beach, FL - Aerial insecticide spraying to combat mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus is underway in Miami Beach. A plane carrying the insecticide naled released the spray over the Atlantic Ocean before dawn Friday. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2cL57UF ) quotes Miami-Dade County officials as saying that on-board meteorological equipment was used to measure weather conditions and...

Washington – Trump Vows To Protect, Cherish Christian Values

September 9, 2016 at 04:10 PM
Washington - Donald Trump is promising religious activists that he will cherish, protect and defend Christian values like they've "never seen before." The thrice-married New York billionaire delivered a speech Friday afternoon at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. It's among the largest gatherings of conservative Christians ahead of the November election. Trump declared that political...

Detroit – GM Recalls 4M Vehicles For Air Bag Defect Linked To 1 Death

September 9, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Detroit - General Motors Co. is recalling about 4 million vehicles worldwide to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to one death. The company said Friday that in rare cases, the car's computers can go into test mode and the front air bags won't inflate in a crash. The seat belts also may not function. GM says the defect is linked to at least one death. GM will notify...

Austin, TX – Texas Mattress Store Slammed For ‘disgusting’ 9/11 Sale Video

September 9, 2016 at 03:31 PM
Austin, TX - A Texas mattress store that used bedding to stage a mock collapse of New York City's Twin Towers in an ad for a Sept. 11 sale has come under a barrage of protests that described it as a tasteless pitch and called for the business to go bankrupt. In the social media video ad that has since been pulled by San Antonio's Miracle Mattress, a woman appears on screen with two men...

Washington – Facebook Co-founder Pledging $20 Million To Defeat Trump

September 9, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Washington - With a new promise of $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump, billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz becomes one of the top Democratic donors of the election The Silicon Valley entrepreneur calls the Republican presidential candidate dangerous and divisive and says his appeal to Americans who feel left behind is "quite possibly a deliberate con." By contrast...

Washington – White House: Obama Would Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Families To Sue Saudis

September 9, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation by voice vote on Friday that would allow the families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government for damages, despite the White House's threat to veto the measure. The U.S. Senate passed the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," or JASTA, unanimously in May. Opponents of the bill said it...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Says Palestinians Want A State Without Jews

September 9, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister has rejected international criticism of West Bank settlement construction, equating it to "ethnic cleansing" of Jews and insisting the settlements are not an obstacle to peace. Israel has been widely criticized, including by its close ally the United States, for building settlements in territories captured in the 1967 Mideast war, land the Palestinians want...

Berlin – German Court: Ex-Auschwitz Radio Operator Unfit For Trial

September 9, 2016 at 01:33 PM
Berlin - A German court says it's shelving a case against a 92-year-old woman accused of accessory to murder for serving as the Auschwitz commandant's SS radio operator, saying she's unfit for trial. The Kiel state court said in a statement Friday that Helma M., whose last name wasn't released in line with German privacy laws, was almost fully blind and deaf, and was also weakened by a "severe...

Concord, NH – Lottery: Winner Of $487M Powerball Set To Claim Prize

September 9, 2016 at 01:02 PM
Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize. The lottery said Friday that attorneys for the winner are planning to come forward Monday and will announce the winner's philanthropic plans for the money. It's not clear if the winner will make an appearance. It was the eighth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot. The...

Detroit – 3-wheeled Electric Vehicle Set To Go On Sale Next Year

September 9, 2016 at 12:35 PM
Detroit - A three-wheeled electric vehicle could be on the road later this year in the U.S. and Canada. Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. of Vancouver, British Columbia, officially unveiled the one-seat Solo on Friday. The Solo could go on sale as early as November pending approval by U.S. and Canadian regulators. It costs around $15,500. Two hundred people have already put down a refundable...

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