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Arizona – Phoenix Police Say They Caught Man Who Killed Nine In Serial Shootings

May 8, 2017 at 11:45 PM
Phoenix, Az - A 23-year-old man suspected of killing eight people over seven months in a string of serial shootings in Phoenix in 2016 is already behind bars on a murder charge for another slaying the year before, the city's police chief said on Monday. Aaron Saucedo of Phoenix was arrested in April and later charged with murder in connection with the first of the killings, which occurred in...

Brooklyn, NY – Jewish Visitors, NYPD Visit Grieving Marine Park Mom In Show Of Communal Support

May 8, 2017 at 11:10 PM
Brooklyn, NY - It was an outpouring of support for the family of an eight year old Marine Park boy who was killed a week and a half ago in a freak accident, as representatives of both the NYPD and the Jewish community showed up at their home laden with gifts as a gesture of good will. The Daily News reported (http://nydn.us/2ptf1fl)that Kevin Reilly was playing outside on April 27th when his...

New York – Target Testing A Restocking Program For Household Essentials

May 8, 2017 at 11:02 PM
New York - Target is testing a program that lets customers order household essentials like laundry detergent, paper towels and peanut butter and have them delivered to their homes the next day. The service, being tested with employees for now, is similar to Amazon Pantry, and comes as Target is trying to enhance its online services to better compete with Wal-Mart and online leader...

Amsterdam – Top European Rabbi: Centrist Parties Joining Extremists In War On Religious Freedom

May 8, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Amsterdam - Centrist parties in Europe are following extremist ones in their fight to ban religious freedoms, President of the Conference of European Rabbis Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt warned Monday on the first day of the organization’s three-day biennial convention in the Dutch capital, which drew over 250 chief rabbis and rabbis from across the continent. Speaking the day after Marine...

Washington – Trump Begins Effort To Pack Courts With Conservatives

May 8, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The Trump administration will name nearly a dozen judges as nominees for key posts Monday as President Donald Trump works to pack the nation's federal courts with more conservative voices. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that among the candidates are individuals previously named on Trump's list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court justice. Trump will nominate...

Atlanta – Jimmy Carter Says He Voted For Sanders Over Hillary

May 8, 2017 at 09:32 PM
Atlanta - Count Jimmy Carter among the Democrats with a political crush on Bernie Sanders. So much so that the former president suggests he voted for Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primary. Carter and Sanders appeared together Monday at The Carter Center in Atlanta. At one point, the Vermont senator launched into a version of his populist campaign pitch. When...

Washington – Trump Calls Russia Probe ‘a Total Hoax’

May 8, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is calling investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling a "taxpayer funded charade" and a "total hoax." Trump is weighing in on Twitter following a congressional hearing on Russian interference. The president says former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, one of the officials who testified Monday, "said nothing but old...

San Diego – Found Photos Capture Charles Lindbergh Before Famous Flight

May 8, 2017 at 09:00 PM
San Diego - Photos tucked away for 90 years in a California newspaper's archives portray Charles Lindbergh just weeks before he made the first-ever nonstop solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The San Diego Union-Tribune on Sunday (http://bit.ly/2pdP8ny ) released never-before-published shots of Lindbergh from April 28, 1927. Harry Bishop, chief photographer for what was then...

Stormville, NY – Man Freed In ’92 Killings After New Witnesses Come Forward

May 8, 2017 at 08:32 PM
Stormville, NY - A man who spent 22 years in prison for a double killing he said he didn't do walked free Monday, his New York conviction overturned but prosecutors vowing to get it restored. "It's a beautiful thing," Calvin Buari said as he left a prison in New York's Hudson Valley, to cheers and hugs from a half-dozen loved ones who'd come to bring him home. "It's still a continuous fight...

Newark, NJ – United Apologizes After Sending Woman On Plane To California Rather Than Paris

May 8, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Newark, NJ - United Airlines has apologized to a French woman after she wound up on a plane to San Francisco instead of Paris from a New Jersey airport. WABC-TV reports (http://7ny.tv/2pX53Gh ) Lucie Bahetoukilae was scheduled to fly from Newark to Paris last month. Bahetoukilae, who only speaks French, ended up in San Francisco after boarding a plane at the gate that corresponded with her...

Washington – AP FACT CHECK: White House Opaque On Trump’s Travel Costs

May 8, 2017 at 07:23 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says staying at his central New Jersey home causes less disruption than if he had spent the weekend at Trump Tower in New York, and saves taxpayers money. But does it? On Friday the president tweeted, "Rather than causing a big disruption in N.Y.C., I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, N.J. this weekend. Also saves country money!" He'd arrived...

New York – Judge: New York-New Jersey Bombing Trial Won’t Be Moved

May 8, 2017 at 07:07 PM
New York - The trial of a man charged in a bombing rampage through New Jersey and New York will occur in Manhattan after a judge on Monday rejected a request by defense lawyers to move it to Vermont or Washington, D.C., on the grounds prejudicial publicity will have less effect on potential jurors there. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said impartial jurors can be found for the October...

Providence, RI – $54 Million Fight Over Superman Building Settles In Court

May 8, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Providence, RI - A $54 million lawsuit over the state's tallest building, called the Superman Building, has been settled just before a trial was scheduled to begin in federal court. The owner of the Providence skyscraper had sued its former tenant, Bank of America, saying the bank allowed it to fall into disrepair. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank had countersued, arguing it spent...

Fraser, MI – Huge Sinkholes Are Now Appearing In The Wrong Places

May 8, 2017 at 06:02 PM
Fraser, MI - Dora Linda Nishihara, 68, was driving in San Antonio one dark evening in early December when she suddenly disappeared from sight. Later, her car, with her body inside, was found at the bottom of a 12-foot-deep (3.7-meter), water-filled sinkhole that had swallowed the road ahead of her. Two days later, a school bus driver in Brooklyn, New York, ran into an 8-foot-wide (2.4-meter...

Washington – Near Record Amount Of April Showers Drench US Last Month

May 8, 2017 at 05:33 PM
Washington - That whole April showers thing went a bit overboard last month in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday it was the second wettest April on record, averaging 3.43 inches for the nation, nearly an inch above the 20th century average. Only 1957 had more April rain. Records go back to 1895. Only 5 percent of the U.S. is in drought...

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