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Chicago, IL – UberPool: Woman Sues Uber, Says She Was Stabbed By Another Passenger

April 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Chicago, IL - A Chicago woman has sued Uber and a customer of the ride-sharing company, saying she was stabbed by another passenger. Jennifer Camacho says she called an UberPool for a ride home on Jan. 30. She says the passenger in the front seat began slashing her in the face as soon as she got in. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court contends the 25-year-old Camacho suffered...

Chicago – Weight Swings May Be Risky For Overweight Heart Patients

April 5, 2017 at 11:29 PM
Chicago - A new study says losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients. Heart attacks, strokes and death were more common in patients whose weight changed the most over four years. For some patients, weight changes might have reflected yo-yo dieting, which some previous studies have suggested may be unhealthy for people without heart problems. That...

New York – Gulliver’s Gate: World Of Tiny Landmarks Near Times Square

April 5, 2017 at 11:04 PM
New York - A new attraction called Gulliver's Gate opens just off Times Square this week depicting 100 world landmarks in miniature. The indoor 49,000-square-foot display includes scale models of structures, cities and landscapes from the Brooklyn Bridge and the Eiffel Tower to the pyramids of Egypt and China's Forbidden City, along with the Taj Mahal, Mecca, Niagara Falls and Rio de Janeiro's...

New York – New Ways To Return Online Purchases That Just Aren’t Right

April 5, 2017 at 10:30 PM
New York - As online shopping surges, so do the returns — and the hassles for shoppers trying to get rid of items that aren't right. A few startups dedicated to online returns as well as changes at some big stores may make it easier. With the contest for shoppers' loyalty intense, retailers need to keep them happy — and returns can be a key part of that. Online purchases get returned at...

Topeka, KS – State Contractors Could Not Boycott Israel Under Kansas Bill

April 5, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Topeka, KS - The Kansas House approved a bill that would prohibit the state from awarding contracts to companies that are participating in any boycott of Israel. The House passed the measure Wednesday on a 116-9 vote. Similar policies in 17 states are intended to slow a Boycott, Divest and Sanction, or BDS, movement backed by pro-Palestinian freedom groups . Supporters of the movement say...

Dover, DE – Delaware GOP Lawmakers Take Exception To Reading From Quran

April 5, 2017 at 09:45 PM
Dover, DE - An opening prayer reading from the Quran at the Delaware Senate drew a sharp rebuke from a Republican lawmaker, who said the Muslim holy book calls for the death of Americans. Two representatives from the Tarbiyah Mosque in Newark were invited to Wednesday's session to deliver the prayer. They began with an Arabic chant before reading a prayer in English based on a Quranic verse...

Washington – Ivanka Trump Says When She Disagrees With Dad, ‘He Knows It’

April 5, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Washington - Ivanka Trump says that when she disagrees with her father, "he knows it, and I express myself with total candor." The first daughter responded Tuesday to the criticism that she has not publicly denounced parts of President Donald Trump's conservative agenda. Now taking on an official unpaid role in the administration, Ivanka Trump has come under increased scrutiny. So far she...

Washington – Former Bodyguard Maintains Role As Top Trump Protector

April 5, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Washington - During Jared Kushner's visit to Iraq this week, one man stood out from the military uniforms and business suits. At a table with top Iraqi Kurdish leaders, an imposing figure in an Adidas athletic jacket sat next to President Donald Trump's trusted son-in-law and senior adviser. Meet Keith Schiller, Trump's former bodyguard. That might seem like a peculiar assignment for the...

Clinton, MD – Military: Pilot Ditched Plane In Woods To Miss Nearby Homes

April 5, 2017 at 08:27 PM
Clinton, MD - A fighter pilot on a training mission ditched his jet in a wooded area Wednesday so that the plane would avoid crashing into a suburban Washington neighborhood, the military said. The F-16C went down about 200 yards behind a small subdivision of two-story brick homes in the middle-class suburban community of Clinton, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) southwest of Joint Base...

Beirut – Chemical Attack Kills 22 Members Of A Single Family In Syria

April 5, 2017 at 08:16 PM
Beirut - The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked back tears, mumbling, "Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye" to their lifeless bodies. Then Abdel Hameed Alyousef took them to a mass grave where 22 members of his family were being buried. Each branch of the clan got its own trench. More than 80 people...

Washington – Golfing With Trump? Better Leave Your Ego At The Clubhouse

April 5, 2017 at 08:01 PM
Washington - Leave your ego in the clubhouse if you ever get the chance to golf with President Donald Trump. He may well throw shade on your game. And puff up his own. Trump suggested to his good friend Phil Ruffin that maybe he should be hitting from the women's tees. Years ago, he repeatedly ribbed an AP golf writer after his drive didn't go as far as a female pro's — who happened to be...

Paris – Jewish Woman Found Dead Outside Her Paris Home

April 5, 2017 at 07:29 PM
Paris - Police in Paris arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the death of his neighbor, a Jewish woman whose lifeless body was found outside their apartment building. Sarah Halimi, 66, died Monday night. Police have not said whether they have a theory as to what led to her death or whether she was pushed from her window on Vaucouleurs Street in the crime-ridden 11th district of the...

New York – More Births Expected For Muslims Than Christians Worldwide

April 5, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - In recent years, Christians have had more babies than any other religious group worldwide. But by 2035, Muslims are projected to experience the higher birth rate, putting the world's two largest religions on track to have a near equal share of the global population by 2060, according to a demographic analysis released Wednesday. With 2.3 billion adherents, Christians are the world's...

Washington – Can Hack But Not Shoot? FBI May Ease Entry For Cyber Agents

April 5, 2017 at 06:27 PM
Washington - Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can't shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming. In a series of recent speeches, FBI Director James Comey has hinted the bureau may adjust its hiring requirements to attract top-notch cyber recruits, the better to compete with private sector companies who can lure the sharpest...

Moscow – Work Of Photographer Behind WWII Image Returns To Russia

April 5, 2017 at 06:01 PM
Moscow - The photograph of Red Army soldiers raising the Soviet flag atop Germany's Reichstag after the Nazis' defeat is imprinted on the memory of almost every Russian. Now, nearly 72 years after Yevgeni Khaldei captured the enduring image, Russians are getting to view some of the photographer's previously unseen work. The show of Khaldei's work that opened Wednesday at Moscow's House of...

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