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Washington – Pentagon To Lease Privately Owned Trump Tower Apartment For Nuclear ‘Football’: Letter

May 5, 2017 at 07:22 PM
Washington - The U.S. Defense Department is finalizing a lease on a privately owned apartment in New York's Trump Tower for the White House Military Office to use for supporting President Donald Trump without providing any benefit to Trump or his organization, according to a Pentagon letter seen by Reuters. The Military Office carries and safeguards the "football," the device that contains...

Paris – Macron’s French Presidential Campaign Emails Leaked Online

May 5, 2017 at 06:57 PM
Paris - A large trove of emails from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was posted online late on Friday, 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls to choose the country's next president in a run-off against far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous...

Washington – Looking For A Job? These 5 Areas Are Doing The Most Hiring

May 5, 2017 at 06:01 PM
Washington - By many measures the job market is in its best shape since before the Great Recession. The unemployment rate is just 4.4 percent, its lowest level in a decade. Employers have added a solid average of 186,000 jobs a month over the past year. It all reflects a remarkable recovery from the depths of the recession, during which employers slashed nearly 9 million jobs and the...

New York – Heavy Rain, Massive Floodings, Wind Disrupts Travel For New Yorkers

May 5, 2017 at 05:20 PM
New York - Heavy, wind-driven rain soaked the New York City area on Friday afternoon, causing local flooding and an array of transportation delays across the heavily populated region. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for much of New York City and several suburban counties as a weather system that stretched across much of the Eastern Seaboard dumped three inches of rain...

New York – S&P 500 Sets Record Close As Energy Jumps

May 5, 2017 at 04:30 PM
New York - Major U.S. stock indexes gained on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record high, as energy stocks tracked a rebound in oil prices and U.S. job creation rose. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 55.47 points, or 0.26 percent, to 21,006.94, the S&P 500 gained 9.77 points, or 0.41 percent, to 2,399.29 and the Nasdaq Composite added 25.42 points, or 0.42 percent, to 6,100.76...

Jerusalem – Justin Bieber Concert Sends Orthodox Woman Into Labor

May 5, 2017 at 04:17 PM
Jerusalem - You’d better Beliebe it: A haredi Orthodox woman went into labor after just one song at a Justin Bieber concert in Tel Aviv. Then again, Reut Ziskind, 23, from the predominantly haredi city of Bnei Brak, told Ynet she was three weeks overdue by the time she attended the concert on Wednesday. “When I bought the tickets, I was sure I would give birth before or after the...

Washington – Bumps Ahead For ‘Obamacare’ Repeal As Americans Air Worries

May 5, 2017 at 04:03 PM
Washington - Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt the measure will change, assuming it survives. Thursday's 217-213 House passage — with 20 GOP defections — was preceded by several...

Branchburg, NJ – Trump: Australian Health Care System Better Than US

May 5, 2017 at 03:29 PM
Branchburg, NJ - President Donald Trump's praise of Australia's government-funded health care system has raised the ire of Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading advocate of such single-payer systems. Republicans have strongly opposed calls by Sanders and others to create a similar "universal" health care system in the U.S. Trump's praise for the Australian system came as he met Thursday in New...

Trenton, NJ – Last Survivor Of Hindenburg Disaster: ‘The Air Was On Fire’

May 5, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Trenton, NJ - Wind and thunderstorms had delayed the Hindenburg's arrival in New Jersey from Germany on May 6, 1937. The father of 8-year-old Werner Doehner headed to his cabin after using his movie camera to shoot some scenes of Lakehurst Naval Air Station from the airship's dining room. "We didn't see him again," recalled Doehner, now 88 and the only person left of the 62 passengers and crew...

Albany, NY – ‘Things Go Bump In The Night’ At NY Governor’s Mansion

May 5, 2017 at 02:26 PM
Albany, NY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says spooky sounds keep him awake at night when he stays at the governor's mansion in Albany. The Democrat told a Long Island crowd Thursday that during legislative sessions he spends evenings awake and unsettled by unexplained noises in the 161-year-old mansion near the Capitol building. The governor has mentioned apparitions in the reputedly haunted...

Berlin – German Airport Offers Prayer Booth In 65 Languages

May 5, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Berlin - Feeling nervous before your flight? Travelers at one German airport can now receive spiritual solace by entering a booth and listening to a prayer of their choice before boarding the plane. The prayer booth at Stuttgart Airport's Terminal 3 features 300 prayers from various religions in 65 different languages, airport spokesman Johannes Schumm said Friday. "Often, passengers still...

Washington – Senator Cites Fee She Says FBI Paid For Hacking Tool

May 5, 2017 at 01:31 PM
Washington - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, California, shootings, even though the FBI considers the figure to be classified information. The FBI also has protected the identity of the vendor it paid to do the work...

Newark, NJ – Man Accused Of Planning To Bomb NYC To Help Islamic State

May 5, 2017 at 01:04 PM
Newark, NJ - A New Jersey man who appeared on authorities' radar after stabbing the family dog had plans to construct and use a pressure cooker bomb in New York City and, if necessary, become a martyr in support of the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said Friday. Gregory Lepsky, 20, of Point Pleasant, was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign...

Branchburg, NJ – White House Dismisses Chief Usher, 1st Woman To Hold Post

May 5, 2017 at 12:46 PM
Branchburg, NJ - The White House has fired its chief usher, the person responsible for managing the residence, staff and overseeing events. No reason was given for Angella Reid's dismissal. Two White House officials confirmed that Reid, hired in late 2011, had been let go. The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss personnel matters publicly. Reid was the...

Washington – FBI Warns Of Surge In Wire-transfer Fraud Via Spoofed Emails

May 5, 2017 at 12:32 PM
Washington - Attempts at cyber wire fraud globally, via emails purporting to be from trusted business associates, have surged in the last seven months of 2016, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a warning to businesses as it bid to curb such crimes. Fraudsters sought to steal some $5.3 billion through schemes known as business email compromise, the FBI said in a report released...

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