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New York – Guard At New York’s Rikers Island Charged With Beating Handcuffed Inmate

March 20, 2017 at 11:57 PM
New York - A correction officer at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex was arrested on Monday on charges he beat a handcuffed inmate, the latest guard at the troubled institution to face criminal charges. Rodiny Calypso, 38, faces federal charges of violating the inmate's civil rights as well as filing a false report to cover up the attack, according to a criminal complaint. City and...

Berlin – Adidas Takes The Sweat Out Of Sweater Shopping With In-store Machine

March 20, 2017 at 11:36 PM
Berlin - Adidas has been testing a store where shoppers can design a sweater, have a body scan to determine fit and get it knitted by a state-of-the-art machine within hours, as the German company looks at ways to respond more quickly to customer demands. The sportswear group is working on several initiatives to cut the time it takes to get new designs to stores from the 12 to 18 months now...

Washington – Republicans Modify Obamacare Repeal Bill To Appease Conservatives

March 20, 2017 at 11:23 PM
Washington - Republicans released a modified health care bill on Monday, in an attempt to shore up support among both conservatives and moderates for their legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. Under the modified version, states would be allowed to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients without dependents to work beginning in October. Those changes were made to draw support from...

St. Stephen, SC – Wi-Fi On Wheels: Google Helps Students Get Online, On The Go

March 20, 2017 at 11:12 PM
St. Stephen, SC - For eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor, her daily two-hour school bus commute had been spent catching up with friends and trying to tune out distractions from unruly preschoolers. Now, thanks to Google, the aspiring forensic anthropologist said she's able to spend that time finishing up her daily school work so she's free to engage in her favorite activity once she gets home...

New York – Target Revamps Stores For Those In A Rush, Those Who Ramble

March 20, 2017 at 10:23 PM
New York - In a move to bring shoppers back to its stores, Target is embarking on an ambitious redesign aimed at helping people who need to dash in for milk to get out quickly while encouraging those who want to wander the aisles to linger. The new layout was unveiled by CEO Brian Cornell in Las Vegas Monday. It will feature a separate entrance and 10-minute parking for shoppers looking to...

Washington – U.S. To Ban Some Airline Passengers From Carrying Larger Electronics

March 20, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying into the cabin larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is expected to be announced as early as Monday night by the Department of Homeland Security, the officials said, adding that...

Providence, RI – Cameron Jokes He Doesn’t Have To Hear Trump Wiretaps Anymore

March 20, 2017 at 09:47 PM
Providence, RI - Former British Prime Minister David Cameron jokes he doesn't have to listen to U.S. President Donald Trump's wiretapped conversations anymore. Cameron addressed 2,000 people at Rhode Island's Brown University on Monday. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2mmR4sM) Cameron says he's optimistic shared American and British values of freedom, equality and justice will...

Washington – Democrats Blast FBI Director After Probe Revelation

March 20, 2017 at 09:32 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey's testimony Monday that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blame him for rattling the 2016 campaign's closing days. For the first time, Comey confirmed that the FBI had opened a probe into the Trump campaign in July, the...

Washington – Trump Daughter Ivanka To Get West Wing Office

March 20, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Washington - Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee, according to an attorney for the first daughter. Since President Donald Trump took office, his eldest daughter has been a visible presence in the White House, where...

Ontario, Canada – Toronto Hate Crimes Increase, With Jews Targeted The Most

March 20, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Ontario, Canada - Reports of hate crimes in Toronto increased by 8 percent, with the city’s Jewish community targeted the most, according to a police report compiling last year’s data. Hate crimes in the city increased to 145 in 2016 from 134 the previous year, the Toronto Police reported. Forty-three of the reported attacks, or 30 percent, were against Jews, followed by LGBTQ, blacks and...

Jerusalem – All You Need To Know About The Israeli Coalition Crisis

March 20, 2017 at 08:32 PM
Jerusalem - What is the difference between the existing Israel Broadcasting Authority and the new public broadcasting corporation? The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA), Israel’s state broadcasting network, was established by the Knesset in 1965. The Authority currently operates two television channels and eight radio stations. Over the years, however, the cost to operate the IBA...

New York – Man Claims NYC Bar Denied Him Service Over Pro-Trump Hat

March 20, 2017 at 08:13 PM
New York - A Philadelphia man has sued a New York City bar, saying he was denied service because he was wearing a hat supporting President Donald Trump. The New York Post reports (http://nyp.st/2ndtMEO ) Greg Piatek's lawsuit says he and his friends were initially served drinks at The Happiest Hour on Jan. 28. But he says once a bartender noticed his "Make America Great Again" hat, he asked...

New York – NY Attorney General Hires Former Federal Prosecutor As He Pursues Trump

March 20, 2017 at 08:00 PM
New York - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has been looking into investments of U.S. President Donald Trump and other matters related to the Trump administration, on Monday said he has hired two lawyers with federal government experience. In a memo to his staff on Monday, Schneiderman said he had hired former federal prosecutor Howard Master as senior enforcement counsel...

Columbia, SC – Deep South Freeze Means Fewer Blueberries And Peaches

March 20, 2017 at 07:33 PM
Columbia, SC - Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches and seriously damaged a number of other crops like strawberries and apples. In South Carolina, 85 percent of the state's peach crop is gone while the small pink blooms remain on the trees, according to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Up to...

Charlottesville, VA – Trump Winery Seeks More Foreign Workers This Season

March 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Charlottesville, VA - A Virginia winery owned by President Donald Trump's son has applied to hire foreign workers to pick grapes after the company was unable to find U.S. citizens who want the job. Trump Vineyard Estates, better known as Trump Winery, has asked to bring in 29 workers this season through the federal H-2A visa program, The Daily Progress reported (http://bit.ly/2nL4wDB). The...

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