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Washington – House To Vote On Health Care Bill Thursday

May 3, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Washington - The House will vote Thursday on GOP legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, as Republicans finally aim to deliver on seven years of campaign promises that helped them gain control of Congress and the White House. But the move announced late Wednesday by GOP leaders also carries extreme political risk, as House Republicans prepare to endorse a bill...

Jerusalem – Israeli Coffee Shop Gives Discount To Customers Who Say ‘Please’ And ‘Thank You’

May 3, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - In Israel, being polite to your barista might not only earn you a smile — it could also save you money. Café Café, one of the country’s largest coffeehouse chains, is now offering a 25 percent discount to customers at its 157 branches who say “please” and “thank you” when ordering a regular size cup of coffee, Globes reported Wednesday. A cup of coffee will cost...

Los Angeles – Kimmel’s Touching Monologue Resonates On Social Media

May 3, 2017 at 10:25 PM
Los Angeles - Jimmy Kimmel's tearful account of his newborn son's heart surgery reverberated widely across social media, turning a monologue seen by a relatively small late-night TV audience into something far more potent. While "Jimmy Kimmel Live" drew its average of about 2 million viewers Monday, the host's comments earned an online megaphone that made it a top news story reaching all the...

Annapolis, MD – Army Photographer Captures Her Own Death In Mortar Explosion

May 3, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Annapolis, MD - The U.S. Army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured on camera the blast that killed her in an accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan nearly four years ago. The Army's professional journal says the image illustrates how women are increasingly exposed to dangerous situations in the military. The photograph of Spc. Hilda Clayton was published...

Tel Aviv – Fighter Jets Capture Stunning Footage Of Israel At 69

May 3, 2017 at 09:34 PM
Tel Aviv - The Air Force’s annual Independence Day flyover Tuesday was an impressive display of Israel’s aerial ascendancy. But the pilots in the cockpits arguably saw the better show. Cruising at low altitude, they were treated to stunning views of Israel celebrating its 69th birthday at barbecues and beach parties held across the country, from the Negev to the Galilee. “It was very...

San Francisco – Apple Makes $1B Commitment Toward More US Manufacturing Jobs

May 3, 2017 at 09:00 PM
San Francisco - Apple will invest $1 billion to help create more U.S. manufacturing jobs and to counter recurring criticism about its reliance on overseas factories to assemble most of its iPhones and other devices. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the fund during a Wednesday interview on CNBC's "Mad Money." Cook didn't provide additional details, such as how the company will direct that...

Washington – Trump Spends More Time Than Predecessors In White House Bubble

May 3, 2017 at 08:31 PM
Washington - In his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump made fewer appearances outside of the presidential bubble than his three immediate predecessors, venturing less beyond the White House or his private Mar-a-Lago estate, according to a Reuters review. The U.S. president cast himself during his election campaign last year as a Washington outsider and a populist champion, and often seemed...

Washington – Dems Shift Financial Debate To Spotlight Trump’s Empire

May 3, 2017 at 08:03 PM
Washington - The Republican drive to overhaul financial regulations on Wednesday turned into a contentious debate over Democratic efforts to cast a spotlight on President Donald Trump's business empire and his refusal to release his tax returns. House Republicans are working to undo much of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that put the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the 1930s...

Menlo Park, CA – Facebook Tops Street 1Q Forecasts

May 3, 2017 at 07:44 PM
Menlo Park, CA - Facebook Inc. (FB) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $3.06 billion. On a per-share basis, the Menlo Park, California-based company said it had profit of $1.04. This is above the 87 cents per share that analysts polled by FactSet had expected. The social media company posted revenue of $8.03 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Eleven analysts...

Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA – US Test Fires Ballistic Missile From California Coastal Base

May 3, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA - An unarmed missile capable of sending a nuclear bomb across the world was launched Wednesday from a coastal California military base amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile blasted off from a silo at 12:02 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base and delivered a single re-entry vehicle to a...

Chicago – Obama Unveils Vision For Presidential Library In Chicago

May 3, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Chicago - Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career. Obama fielded questions from residents at a forum near the site, delving into nitty gritty details of traffic patterns, green space and...

Topeka, Kansas – VIDEO: Kansas Police Officer Lauded For Saving 4-year-old From Pond

May 3, 2017 at 06:29 PM
Topeka, Kansas - The mother of a 4-year-old autistic boy says she believes a police officer who rescued her son from a Topeka, Kansas, pond was sent by God. Officer Aaron Bulmer rescued Elijah Hamby from a Central Park pond Sunday. Bulmer was on another call when he saw Elijah walking alone in the park and then lost sight of him. He got out of his car and saw Elijah in the pond, gasping for...

Toronto – Canada Now Has More Seniors Than Children

May 3, 2017 at 06:11 PM
Toronto - For the first time in Canada's history, there are more seniors than children. The government's Statistics Canada agency said Wednesday new census figures show there are now 5.9 million Canadians aged 65 and older. They outnumber the 5.8 million children 14 and under. The first of the post-World War II baby boomers born from 1946 to 1965 began turning 65 in 2011 and many have now...

New York – Facebook To Hire 3,000 To Review Videos Of Crime And Suicide

May 3, 2017 at 05:28 PM
New York - Facebook plans to hire another 3,000 people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown live on its service. The hires over the next year will be on top of the 4,500 people Facebook already has to identify crime and other questionable content for removal. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote Wednesday that the company is "working...

New York – 2 People Hurt When Taxi Flips Over In Midtown Manhattan

May 3, 2017 at 05:08 PM
New York - Two people were hurt when a taxi cab overturned in midtown Manhattan. The crash happened just after 2 p.m. on Fifth Avenue near 49th Street. Police say the cab hit a guardrail and flipped over after being sideswiped by another taxi. The driver and a passenger were hospitalized. They're expected to be okay. Video shows the upside down cab resting on its hood near the...

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