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Westchester, NY – Hillary Clinton: Trump Budget Shows ‘Unimaginable’ Cruelty

May 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Westchester, NY - Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children. The former Democratic presidential nominee lashed out at the president's budget at a Tuesday night event in New York City hosted by the Children's Health Fund. Earlier in the day, the Trump administration released a budget plan that...

New York – Empire State Building Goes Dark For Manchester Victims

May 23, 2017 at 11:30 PM
ay evening "in deep sympathy for the lives lost in Manchester, England." Monday's attack at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande left 22 people dead, including an 8-year-old girl, and injured 59. The bomber, identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, died in the attack. ...

San Francisco – Google Aims To Connect Online Ads To Physical Stores

May 23, 2017 at 11:00 PM
San Francisco - Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising. Google's computers will be trying to connect the dots between what people look at after clicking on an online ad and what they purchase with their credit and debit cards at one of the advertiser's brick-and-mortar...

New York – Microsoft Surface Gets Battery Boost, Better Viewing Angles

May 23, 2017 at 10:36 PM
New York - Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors. The new, fifth-generation device — simply called Surface Pro — won't look or feel drastically different from its predecessor. But Microsoft is hoping its under-the-hood improvements will help it compete with newer laptop-tablet hybrids from Samsung and others. Not to mention Apple's...

Jerusalem – In Trump’s Private Moments, It Is Small Talk And Compliments

May 23, 2017 at 10:03 PM
Jerusalem - What do world leaders talk about when they are alone? Not much it seems. President Donald Trump spent part of his two-day visit to Israel with open microphones nearby, giving the world a small glimpse into his private banter with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu between official appearances. They chatted about paint on the walls, their wives and where to stand during a...

Jerusalem – Wider Image: Fifty Years After Six Day War, Jerusalem Retains Much Of Its Old Look

May 23, 2017 at 09:31 PM
Jerusalem - Israel will soon mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, a conflict in which it captured the Old City of Jerusalem and more than two dozen Palestinian villages around it from Jordan, laying the foundations of a long-simmering dispute. According to the Jewish calendar, the anniversary falls on May 24 this year, even though the anniversary for most of the world will be on June...

Jerusalem – Settler Leader Calls Invitation To Trump Event Significant Event

May 23, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - The US Embassy invited a settler leader to President Donald Trump’s keynote speech at the Israel Museum on Tuesday. “Dear Guest: You are cordially invited to a speech by The Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America,” read the simple email, which Ma’aleh Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel received from the embassy on Sunday. “It’s the first time...

New York – Uber Inadvertently Underpaid New York City Drivers For Over Two Years

May 23, 2017 at 08:34 PM
New York - Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing company tens of millions of dollars. Uber generally takes a commission from its drivers after deducting taxes and some fees, but it instead took a higher percentage from its New York City drivers using the full fare before...

Big Sur, CA – Massive Slide Buries Stretch Of Iconic California Highway

May 23, 2017 at 08:03 PM
Big Sur, CA - A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive. The weekend slide in Big Sur buried a portion of Highway 1 under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt and changed the coastline below to include what now looks like a rounded skirt hem, Susana Cruz...

Washington – Congressman Quits Post In GOP Group Over Health Care Bill

May 23, 2017 at 07:31 PM
Washington - A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber's moderate Tuesday Group, criticizing colleagues for having "different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do." Rep. Tom MacArthur, a second-term congressman, played a central role in reviving the GOP legislation after an...

New York – Fox News Finds Itself In Unaccustomed Spot _ Out Of First

May 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place. The network's weekday prime-time lineup, long the king of cable news, finished behind MSNBC in viewers last week, the Nielsen company said. Among the 25-to-54-year-old audience that advertisers pay a premium for, Fox finished third to MSNBC and CNN for the first time in 17...

Washington – Sen. Cruz Gives Powerful Speech On Senate Floor Commemorating Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)

May 23, 2017 at 06:50 PM
Washington - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today spoke on the Senate floor, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six Day War. Sen. Cruz also reiterated his steadfast support for moving the American embassy to Jerusalem and formally recognizing Jerusalem as the eternal and undivided capital of Israel. Watch Sen. Cruz’s floor speech in its entirety...

New York – Times Square Crash: 6 Still Hospitalized, But Teen Goes Home

May 23, 2017 at 06:32 PM
New York - A New Jersey teenager mowed down by a driver on a Times Square sidewalk is out of a hospital. But one of her high-school classmates and five other victims are still hospitalized. Thursday's crash killed a Michigan teen and injured 22 other people. They included Dunellen, New Jersey, high school seniors Destiny Lightfoot and Jessica Williams. Dunellen Public Schools Superintendent...

New York, NY – NYC Launches Anti-discrimination Campaign In Response To Rise In Bias Incidents Against NYers

May 23, 2017 at 06:00 PM
New York, NY - NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC Commission on Human Rights today launched a citywide anti-discrimination campaign affirming New Yorkers’ right to live, work, and pray free from discrimination and harassment. The campaign, which includes ads, PSA videos, and community events, follows a 60 percent increase in reports of discrimination to the NYC Commission on Human Rights...

Washington – Fox News Removes Stories On WikiLeaks Link To Slain Jewish DNC Staffer Seth Rich

May 23, 2017 at 05:36 PM
Washington - The Fox News Channel removed stories based on unfounded allegations that Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer slain last year, was targeted because he was leaking information to WikiLeaks. “On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich,” Fox said Tuesday on its website. “The article...

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