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Los Angeles, CA – Sorry, Paparazzi, Celebs Now Get Private Treatment At LAX

May 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Sorry, paparazzi. Celebrities who are sick of being stalked by photographers at Los Angeles International Airport can now find some privacy — not to mention luxury — at a new terminal. The $22 million facility called The Private Suite opened Monday and offers an exclusive entrance, one-on-one security screening and plush lounges. And when it's time to actually catch...

London – WWII Veteran, 101, Breaks Skydiving Record

May 15, 2017 at 11:30 PM
London - A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive. Bryson William Verdun Hayes completed a tandem skydive with members of his extended family on Sunday at an airfield in Honiton, southwest England. Among those jumping were Hayes' son, grandson, great-grandson and great-granddaughter. At the age of 101 years, 38 days, Hayes broke the Guinness World...

Detroit – Judge Orders Uber Not To Use Technology Taken From Waymo

May 15, 2017 at 11:02 PM
Detroit - A federal judge's order that bars Uber from using technology taken by a star engineer before he left Waymo is bad news for Uber and likely will hurt the ride-hailing company's own self-driving research, according to legal experts. The ruling by District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco Monday was mainly a victory for Waymo, , the autonomous car unit spun off from Google, even...

Goshen NY – New York County Sues Purdue, J&J Over Opioid Marketing

May 15, 2017 at 10:15 PM
Goshen NY - A county in New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson and other drugmakers, accusing them of engaging in fraudulent marketing that played down the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, leading to a drug epidemic. The lawsuit, which also named units of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Endo International Plc as defendants, was announced on Monday by...

Des Moines, Iowa – Billboard Urges Iowa Senator To Allow Trump-Russia Probe

May 15, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa - A group has taken out a billboard ad down the block from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's Des Moines offices calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman to allow an independent investigation of the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia. The digital billboard around the corner from Grassley's regional office in Des Moines began displaying the ad on Monday. Between...

Miami – Florida Governor: Tourists Still Coming In Record Numbers

May 15, 2017 at 09:38 PM
Miami - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says a record number of tourists are visiting the state. Scott visited Miami's Jungle Island Monday to announce that 31.1 million people visited Florida during the first three months of this year. That's a 2.5 percent jump over the same time period in 2016. Nearly 113 million tourists — most of them from the U.S. — visited last year, despite concerns...

Gaza City – Two-state Solution Must Be Basis For Any Trump Peace Effort: Palestinian Envoy

May 15, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Gaza City - Just days ahead of President Donald Trump’s Middle East trip, the Palestinian envoy to the United States said any new Israeli-Palestinian peace push must be based on a two-state solution but that the U.S. administration had yet to present an actual plan for reviving negotiations. While welcoming Trump’s promise to pursue what he has called the “ultimate deal,” Husam...

New York – Hillary Clinton Launching New Political Group

May 15, 2017 at 09:00 PM
New York - Stepping deeper into the Democratic resistance, Hillary Clinton launched a new political organization on Monday designed to push back against President Donald Trump's agenda. The former Democratic nominee used social media to announce the creation of "Onward Together," an adaptation from her campaign theme, "Stronger Together." The group, she tweeted, will "encourage people to get...

New York – New York City Takes Stance After Immigration Agents Show Up At School

May 15, 2017 at 08:02 PM
New York - New York City's Department of Education said on Monday that federal immigration agents would be barred from entering school property after agents showed up at a school last week to seek information about a fourth grade student. The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services agents went to Public School 58 in the New York City borough of Queens on Thursday to ask questions about the...

Washington – McMaster: WP Report That Trump Revealed Classified Info, “False”

May 15, 2017 at 07:31 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's national security adviser is denying a report that claims Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State militants with a top Russian diplomat. H.R. McMaster told reporters in a brief statement that The Washington Post report published Monday "is false" and "at no time" were intelligence sources or methods discussed during Trump's meeting...

Columbia, S.C. – Healthy Teen Dies Of Heart Problems After Too Much Caffeine

May 15, 2017 at 07:26 PM
Columbia, S.C. - A coroner says a healthy 16-year-old South Carolina high school student died from heart problems after drinking too much caffeine. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Monday that Davis Cripe had no pre-existing heart condition that might have caused him to collapse and die in a classroom last month. Watts says Cripe drank a large Mountain Dew, a latte from McDonald's...

Chicago – Officer Who Pulled Man From United Flight Had Been Suspended

May 15, 2017 at 07:15 PM
Chicago - A newspaper reports that one of the Chicago aviation officers who dragged a passenger from a United flight had recently returned to work after serving a five-day suspension. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/2rkeZb4 ) that documents it obtained show that Officer James Long was suspended March 27 for violating five department rules on Jan. 29. Long's suspension ended March...

Los Angeles – Disney’s Iger Says Hackers Claim To Have Stolen Upcoming Movie

May 15, 2017 at 07:02 PM
Los Angeles - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger has revealed that hackers claimed to have access to an unnamed upcoming movie and have demanded a ransom, the Hollywood Reporter said on Monday. Iger made the comments during a town hall meeting with ABC employees in New York City, the Hollywood Reporter said, citing multiple sources. The hackers have demanded that a huge sum be paid on...

Singapore – Singapore ‘Vending Machine’ Dispenses Ferraris, Lamborghinis

May 15, 2017 at 06:27 PM
Singapore - Forget about soft drinks and potato chips - a "vending machine" in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Used car seller Autobahn Motors opened a futuristic 15-story showroom in December, with vehicles on display in 60 slots, billing it as the "world's largest luxury car vending machine". Customers on the ground floor choose...

Jerusalem – Official: 10,000 Police Assigned To Secure Trump’s Stay In Israel

May 15, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Jerusalem - More than 10,000 police officers will take part in securing the two-day visit of US President Donald Trump, expected to take place on May 22-23. Trump will arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport, whence he will fly by helicopter to Jerusalem and is expected to visit the Old City and Yad Vashem, and sleep in the King David Hotel’s presidential suite. Officers from the full range of...

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