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Lafayette, IN – Indiana Winner Of $435M Powerball Jackpot Claims Winnings

March 10, 2017 at 05:12 PM
Lafayette, IN - Hoosier Lottery officials say the winner of last month's $435.3 million Powerball drawing has come forward to claim the winnings. Lottery spokesman Dennis Rosebrough says a Monday news conference will be held in Indianapolis. He says lottery officials can't say until then whether the person who purchased the winning ticket for the Feb. 22 drawing or a representative will...

Washington – Jobs Report No Longer Phony, Trump Says, Now That It’s His

March 10, 2017 at 04:50 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is embracing government numbers he once maligned as "phony" as he tries to take credit for the latest U.S. jobs report. The new administration on Friday promoted Labor Department statistics that show U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in February. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.7 percent from 4.8 percent. "Great news for American workers: economy added...

Washington – Remaining 46 U.S. Attorneys Hired By Obama Asked To Resign: Justice Dept.

March 10, 2017 at 04:22 PM
Washington - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked the remaining 46 chief federal prosecutors appointed by President Barack Obama who have not already resigned to do so "in order to ensure a uniform transition," the Justice Department said on Friday. "Until the new U.S. attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated career prosecutors in our U.S. attorney’s offices will continue the great...

New York – What The CIA WikiLeaks Dump Tells Us: Encryption Works

March 10, 2017 at 03:00 PM
New York - If the tech industry is drawing one lesson from the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, it's that data-scrambling encryption works, and the industry should use more of it. Documents purportedly outlining a massive CIA surveillance program suggest that CIA agents must go to great lengths to circumvent encryption they can't break. In many cases, physical presence is required to carry off...

Miami, FL – Miami-Dade Monitors Mosquitoes In 4 Former Zika Zones

March 10, 2017 at 02:02 PM
Miami, FL - Miami-Dade County officials are monitoring four zones in the Miami area where the Zika virus spread through local mosquitoes. In a statement Friday, officials said an enhanced mosquito surveillance network includes over 130 traps in the Wynwood, Little River and Miami Beach zones, as well as countywide. The traps provide data on mosquito activity. Crews also are applying...

Washington – Abbas Spokesman: Trump Invites Palestinian Leader To White House

March 10, 2017 at 01:28 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, an Abbas spokesman said, after the two leaders spoke by phone for the first time since Trump took office. "President Trump has extended an official invitation to President Abbas to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the political process, stressing his commitment...

Washington – DeVos Praises Orthodox Schools As Model After Meeting Agudah Leaders

March 10, 2017 at 01:03 PM
Washington - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised Orthodox Jewish schools as a model for publicly funded education. “I applaud Agudath Israel for their leadership and commitment to providing their community with access to educational options that meet the academic and religious needs of their families,” she said Wednesday after meeting with leaders of the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel...

London – Interview Interrupted: Small Kids Derail Dad’s BBC Chat

March 10, 2017 at 12:30 PM
London - Two small children have lightened up a serious television interview on a weighty subject by barging into their dad's office while he was on the air. Professor Robert E. Kelly was talking to the BBC from South Korea on Friday to discuss the ouster of that country's president when a small child danced into the room apparently unconcerned about the interview. The BBC anchor took notice...

Lakewood, NJ – Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Lakewood Identified

March 10, 2017 at 12:09 PM
Lakewood, NJ - A 61 year old man who was struck and killed by an SUV as he crossed the street in Lakewood was identified as Perets Schinerman. Al Della Fave of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office reported that Schinerman was crossing County Road 528, New Egypt Road, just east of the Hillside Boulevard crosswalk at approximately 7:43 PM when he was struck by the front passenger side of an...

Washington – Time To Change Time Again: Daylight Saving Time Returns

March 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Washington - It's time to change time again. Daylight saving time returns this weekend in the United States. The short-term pain: Lose an hour of sleep Saturday night. The long-term gain: Enjoy more evening light in the months ahead, when the weather warms and you want to be outdoors. Advance your clocks by 60 minutes before tucking in, so you're not caught off-guard Sunday morning. For...

Brooklyn, NY – 2 More Bomb Threats Hit Jewish Centers In Brooklyn, Silicon Valley

March 10, 2017 at 11:32 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A Jewish Community Center in Silicon Valley and a Brooklyn Jewish senior center both received bomb threats. The Addison-Penzak JCC in Los Gatos, California, was evacuated Thursday after receiving a bomb threat at 11:45 a.m. The building also includes a day school and the local offices of the Jewish federation and Jewish Family Services, a social service group. According to a...

Washington – U.S. Doctors In Training To Work Longer Hours Under New Guidelines

March 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Washington - Days may get a lot longer for some doctors in training after the group that oversees medical education in the United States rolled back controversial rules limiting the number of hours first-year residents may work. Beginning July 1, doctors in their first year of training after medical school may once again care for patients for up to 24 hours at a time and work a total of 80...

London – Report: British Royal Family To End Decades-long Boycott Of Israel

March 10, 2017 at 11:02 AM
London - The British Royal House will “likely” send a member of the family to Israel on an official visit, senior diplomats said, indicating a decision to end a decades-long silent boycott of the Jewish state. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin he would ask the Royal House to arrange a visit this year during Johnson’s visit to Israel this week...

Seoul, South Korea – Korean Judge Hair Rollers Seen As Sign Of Hardworking Women

March 10, 2017 at 10:28 AM
Seoul, South Korea - When the judge who oversaw the ouster of South Korea's president went to work Friday with two pink plastic hair rollers still attached to the back of her bobbed hair, the image, as is common in this hyper-connected society, went viral. Many South Koreans chose to see Acting Chief Justice Lee Jung-mi's rushed arrival at the Constitutional Court ahead of one of the most...

Gaza – Fatah Claims Responsibility For Rocket Attack Overnight

March 10, 2017 at 10:15 AM
Gaza - A faction of Fatah's armed wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, approved on Friday that it was responsible for the two rockets that were fired at Israel from within the Gaza Strip overnight towards the Eshkol Regional Council, located in southern Israel. This is the first time in almost three years that the Palestinian party's military wing declares that it stood behind an attack...

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