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Washington – IRS Extends Filing Deadline For New York Small Businesses

March 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Washington - The Internal Revenue Service is extending deadlines to file business income tax returns for small businesses affected by wind and snow storms in the state. The office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday that the IRS responded to a letter he sent Tuesday on behalf of his constituents asking the agency to extend the March 15 deadline due to power outages and...

New York – How To Elude Russian Hackers With Decent Password Security

March 16, 2017 at 11:22 PM
New York - Details from the Department of Justice indictment of Russian hackers on Wednesday show that many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts — and hackers are exploiting that. The Russian hackers didn't have to work very hard to break into people's email accounts, even those belonging to government officials or powerful executives. Here's a...

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania – Tanzania TV Suspends Staffers Over Fake News About Trump

March 16, 2017 at 11:02 PM
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Tanzania's state broadcaster has suspended nine staffers for a fake news story saying U.S. President Donald Trump had congratulated President John Magufuli for being a good African leader. Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation's main channel aired the story Friday. A statement by the broadcaster's chief, Ayub Rioba Chacha, says that "such irregularities would have not...

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey OKs Bill Pressuring Trump To Disclose Tax Returns

March 16, 2017 at 10:28 PM
Trenton, NJ - President Donald Trump might not make it on the ballot in 2020 in New Jersey if he doesn't disclose his tax returns under a bill approved by lawmakers. The Democrat-led Assembly on Thursday approved the legislation inspired by the Republican president's failure to disclose his tax returns despite state Republicans' claims the bill was "transparently political and blatantly...

Washington – Documents Detail Flynn Payments From Russian Interests

March 16, 2017 at 10:01 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was paid more than $33,750 by Russia's government-run television system for appearing at a Moscow event in December 2015 — as well as thousands more in expenses and for other speeches, newly released documents showed Thursday. Flynn's financial relationship with the RT network may violate a constitutional...

Guatemala City – Guatemala Government Joins With Jewish Community To Teach The Holocaust

March 16, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Guatemala City - The Guatemalan government partnered with the local Jewish community to launch an educational project to study the Holocaust. Another aim of the project is to promote the values ​​of tolerance and respect, the La Hora newspaper reported Tuesday. “Studying the Holocaust allows young people to see the tragic consequences of currents and movements,” said Yehudi Sabbagh...

Amman – Report: Jordan To Deny Us Request To Extradite Sbarro Bombing Attack Terrorist

March 16, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Amman - A Jordanian newspaper reported on Thursday that Jordan will not agree to extradite terrorist Ahlam Tamimi to the US, where she would have been tried for killing Americans during the Second Intifada. Jordan will not approve a US request to extradite Hamas-affiliated terrorist Ahlam Tamimi, who the US wanted to try for killing Americans during the Second Intifada, Jordanian newspaper...

Bronx, NY – 2 EMTs Struck By Own Stolen Ambulance, 1 Dead

March 16, 2017 at 08:54 PM
Bronx, NY - An emergency medical technician in New York City was killed Thursday when she was struck and dragged by a stolen ambulance, police said. Police said the EMT had stopped her ambulance in the Bronx at around 7 p.m. when a bystander flagged her down and said someone was being robbed. When she exited the vehicle to investigate, a man jumped inside and drove off, police said. The...

Freetown, Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone Pastor Discovers 706-carat Diamond In Village

March 16, 2017 at 08:39 PM
Freetown, Sierra Leone - A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the 706-carat alluvial diamond in Yakadu village in Sierra Leone's diamond-rich east, and it...

Hartford, CT – For US Attorneys Spared In Purge, A Lame-duck Period Begins

March 16, 2017 at 08:02 PM
Hartford, CT - Ousted in a purge of President Barack Obama appointees, U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly spent the weekend clearing out her office, receiving calls from well-wishers and making tearful farewells. Then, on Sunday night, she learned she would be staying. Daly, the top federal law enforcement official for the district of Connecticut, is among a small number of career prosecutors who were...

New York – NYPD: Man Left Improvised Explosive At NYC Bus Terminal

March 16, 2017 at 07:30 PM
New York - Police say a man left a crude explosive device in a briefcase at a New York City bus terminal, but it didn't detonate. Thirty-nine-year-old Arsenio Mason was charged Thursday with possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance. The criminal complaint says Mason left a briefcase on a chair inside a deli at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bus terminal...

New York – New York Mayor Details Cuts To City Under Trump Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017 at 07:15 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the city would suffer huge cuts to a wide array of services and capital funding, jeopardizing everything from housing inspections and senior services to transit projects and counter-terrorism efforts, under President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget. "New York City is directly in the crosshairs of this budget proposal," de...

New York – Sharp Rise In Brain Injuries Seen In Elderly From Falls

March 16, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - U.S. government researchers say elderly people are suffering brain injuries from falls at what appear to be an unprecedented rate. The reason for the increase isn't certain, according to the new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated...

Jerusalem – Israel Court Recognizes Arab Residents’ Ties To Jerusalem

March 16, 2017 at 06:28 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's high court has recognized the special ties of Jerusalem-born Palestinians to their city — a precedent-setting ruling that could help protect their residency rights. Since capturing traditionally Arab east Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has stripped 14,500 Palestinians of their residency rights. Reasons included prolonged absence from Jerusalem, even in cases where...

New York – Snap Shares Drop 4 Percent, Fall Below $20 For The First Time

March 16, 2017 at 06:16 PM
New York - Snap Inc shares tumbled below $20 on Thursday for the first time since the company's $3.4 billion public listing after the Snapchat owner received another "sell" rating from an analyst. The social media company this month pulled off the hottest technology offering in three years, but after two days of explosive gains its stock has steadily retreated from a peak of more than $29 as...

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