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New York – Wall St. Ends Up; Dow Comes Within A Point Of 20,000

January 6, 2017 at 04:11 PM
New York - The Dow Jones industrial average came within half a point of 20,000 but closed below that milestone as an afternoon rally lost momentum. The gains Friday did push two other major indexes, the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite, to all-time highs. The Dow didn't close at a record. Traders were encouraged by a December jobs report showing that wages jumped by the...

Fort Lauderdal, FL – Rare Glass Penny From World War II Sells For $70k

January 6, 2017 at 03:39 PM
Fort Lauderdal, FL - A rare experimental glass penny made during World War II has netted a pretty penny at auction — selling for $70,500. Heritage Auctions announced Friday that the penny was sold during Thursday's auction based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to an American buyer who wishes to remain anonymous. During the war, copper was needed for ammunition. The U.S. Mint authorized tests...

Florida – Official: Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter A Passenger On Canadian Flight, Checked Gun In Bag, Loaded It In Bathroom

January 6, 2017 at 03:34 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - A county official says the Fort Lauderdale airport shooter pulled a gun out of a checked bag, loaded in a bathroom and started shooting, killing five people and wounding at least eight. Chip LaMarca, a Broward County commissioner, was briefed on the airport shooting by Broward Sheriff's office. He told The Associated Press by phone that the shooter was a passenger on a...

Washington – Trump Says Meeting With Intel Officials Was ‘constructive,’ Hacking Had ‘absolutely No Effect’ On Election Outcome

January 6, 2017 at 03:21 PM
Washington -After a briefing from the nation's top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Russians did not affect the outcome of the U.S. presidential election but he didn't say whether he now accepts the intelligence assessment that Moscow did meddle in the race. Trump acknowledged in a statement that "Russia, China, other countries, outside groups...

London – Police Probe New $8.6M Claim In 2015 London Jewel Heist

January 6, 2017 at 03:03 PM
London - Police say one of Britain's biggest jewel heists may have been even bigger than previously thought. London's Metropolitan Police said Friday that a new alleged victim of the Hatton Garden burglary has come forward. Police say the woman made a formal allegation in June, more than a year after the robbery, that she had lost "a substantial amount of property." Detectives are...

Tampa, FL – Florida’s Top Lawyer Mum On Working For Trump Administration

January 6, 2017 at 02:42 PM
Tampa, FL - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi kept mum Friday when asked if she would take a position in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, saying she would "not discuss anything confidential." Bondi spoke to reporters during a news conference at the Tampa International Airport about human trafficking. "I'm very happy being the Attorney General of the state of Florida right...

Washington – Obama Says He’d Back Obamacare Repeal If GOP Has Better Plan

January 6, 2017 at 02:22 PM
Washington - Putting pressure on Republicans, President Barack Obama pledged Friday to publicly support repealing "Obamacare" if Republicans come up with something better, but cast doubt on the GOP's ability to develop a viable alternative. As Republicans prepare to gut his biggest legislative achievement, Obama implored his opponents not to pursue a two-step approach where the Affordable Care...

Washington – Electoral College Makes It Official: Trump Wins Presidency

January 6, 2017 at 01:45 PM
Washington - It's official: Congress has tallied the Electoral College votes and Donald Trump has been elected president. Mike Pence was elected vice president. Democrats raised plenty of objections as the votes were counted Friday in a joint session of Congress. But they didn't have the votes to sustain them. All 538 electors met in their respective state capitals in December to cast...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – 5 Dead, 8 Injured In Shooting At Florida Airport, Senator Identify Gunman

January 6, 2017 at 01:20 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday, killing five people and wounding eight before being taken into custody, officials said. The attack sent panicked passengers running out of the terminal and onto the tarmac. Authorities gave no details on a possible motive for the shooting inside Terminal 2, which serves Delta Air Lines...

Westborough, MA – Feds Find $20M Cash Hidden In Massachusetts Box Spring

January 6, 2017 at 01:06 PM
Westborough, MA - About $20 million in cash that was hidden inside a box spring in a Massachusetts apartment has been seized as part of a wide-ranging investigation into an internet telecom company that authorities say was actually a massive international pyramid scheme, federal prosecutors said. The cash was found Wednesday inside a Westborough apartment by investigators who had tailed a...

New York – Dow Comes Within 1 Point Of 20,000; Indexes At Records

January 6, 2017 at 12:55 PM
New York - The Dow came within a hair's breadth of hitting 20,000 for the first time ever on Friday as Wall Street staged a swift recovery, helped by technology stocks. A rise in Apple pushed the three major indexes to record highs. Apple's shares rose 1.1 percent to $117.86 after Canada's Competition Bureau said it did not find sufficient evidence iPhone maker had engaged in...

New York – Trump Demands Investigation Of Secret Report He Says Was Given To Media

January 6, 2017 at 12:40 PM
New York - President-elect Donald Trump says he'll ask Congress to investigate leaks to the media on U.S. intelligence alleging Russia meddled in last year's election by hacking Democratic emails. Less than an hour before he was to be briefed Friday by the directors of the FBI and CIA and the Director of National Intelligence on their findings, Trump tweeted that he was "asking the chairs of...

Bethlehem – Palestinian President Urges Trump Not To Move US Embassy

January 6, 2017 at 12:26 PM
Bethlehem - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging Donald Trump not to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Abbas on Friday invited Trump to visit and said "We call on you not to implement your statement...because we consider it as an aggressive statement, when you say you want to move the embassy to Jerusalem." Trump's spokeswoman has said the President-elect is determined to move...

Jerusalem – Israeli PM’s Lawyer Says No Substance To Graft Allegations

January 6, 2017 at 12:03 PM
Jerusalem - A lawyer for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says there is no substance to allegations he improperly accepted gifts. Yaakov Weinroth said Friday that there is "no scrap of crime" in someone giving his friend cigars as a gift. He spoke a day after Netanyahu was questioned by police for a second time in a case that local media say arose from allegations involving...

Washington – Trump Decries ‘Witch Hunt’ Over Alleged Russian Hacking

January 6, 2017 at 11:45 AM
Washington - President-elect Donald Trump says the attention on alleged Russian hacking of the 2016 election is a "political witch hunt." Trump says in a phone interview with The New York Times that the emphasis on hacking accusations is driven by adversaries embarrassed that they lost the presidential election. "They got beaten very badly in the election," Trump tells the Times. "They are...

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