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Carson City, NV – Electric Car Maker Scraps Plans For $1 Billion Nevada Plant

July 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Carson City, NV -  An electric car maker said Monday it is deserting its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada eight months after suspending the project and sinking at least $120 million into it. Faraday Future halted work on the project outside Las Vegas last November, calling the stoppage then a "temporary adjustment" that wouldn't affect plans to begin...

Washington – Trump Jr. Lawyer Dismisses Times Report

July 10, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Washington - A lawyer for Donald Trump Jr. says a New York Times story about his client's meeting with a Russian lawyer last year is "much ado about nothing." The Times reported Monday night that the man who set up a meeting for a Russian lawyer to give Trump Jr. potentially damaging material about Hillary Clinton indicated in an email to the candidate's son that the Russian government was the...

Washington – House Official: Threats To Lawmakers Spike In 2017

July 10, 2017 at 11:04 PM
Washington - U.S. Capitol Police have investigated more threats to members of Congress in the first six months of the year than in all of 2016, says the chief law enforcement official for the House, as Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains hospitalized after a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice nearly a month ago. The numbers were revealed in a memo Monday on the Federal Election...

Washington – FBI Says US Soldier Pledged Allegiance To ISIS

July 10, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Washington - A 34-year-old U.S. soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, helped purchase a drone for the organization to use against American forces and said he wanted to use his rifle to "kill a bunch of people." Those are the allegations made in an affidavit FBI Special Agent Jimmy Chen supporting charges made against Ikaika Kang, who was arrested Saturday...

Staten Island, NY – Court Overturns Beis Din’s Verdict In $1M Case Between S.I. Young Israel And Oorah

July 10, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Staten Island, NY - Members of a small synagogue on Staten Island are heaving a sigh of relief after a State Supreme Court judge vacated a $1 million arbitration award granted by a beis din that would have forced the congregation to permanently close its doors. The verdict was handed down last week and found in favor of the Young Israel of Eltingville which sued Oorah last summer as part of...

Union, NJ – Museum Finds Cases Of 2-century-old Wine In Its Cellar

July 10, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Union, NJ - A restoration project at a New Jersey museum unearthed cases of wine nearly as old as the United States. The Liberty Hall Museum in Union says it discovered almost three full cases of Madeira wine, a fortified wine, dating to 1796 while restoring its wine cellar. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2sHP4uh ) reports the museum also found 42 demijohns — large glass jugs sometimes used for...

Jerusalem – Israeli Minister Seeks Train Across Mideast

July 10, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - A senior Israeli Cabinet minister is pushing a plan to build a region-wide train network that he says could link Israel and the Palestinians to much of the Arab world. Yisrael Katz, the minister of transportation and intelligence, told foreign reporters Monday that Israel already is pushing forward with plans to extend an existing train line to the Jordanian border and into the...

New York – Buffett Donates $3.17 Billion To Gates Charity, Four Others

July 10, 2017 at 08:35 PM
New York - Warren Buffett on Monday donated roughly $3.17 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, his largest contribution in a more than decade-long plan to give away his fortune. The billionaire investor's 12th annual donation to the five charities comprised 18.63 million Class "B" shares of Berkshire, valued at $170.25 each...

Portland, ME – ‘Magical Island Kingdom’ Is For Sale Off Maine Coast For $8M

July 10, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Portland, ME - A private island replete with a mansion, two guest houses and a barn with workers' quarters is on the market in Maine for $7.95 million. Developer John Cacoulidis (kack-uh-lee-dus) bought the 86-acre (0.13-square-mile) Hope Island in 1993 for $1.3 million. The real estate listing says, "No expense was spared creating this magical island kingdom." The property includes an...

Detroit – Man Dies When Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Car Repair

July 10, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Detroit - Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn't the result of a crash. Honda says a man died in June 2016 when an inflator ruptured while he was working inside a 2001 Honda Accord using a hammer. The car's ignition switch was on, so the air bag would have been ready in case of a crash. But it's not clear why the air bag...

New York – 179-year-old NYC Conservative Synagogue To Go Condo

July 10, 2017 at 07:01 PM
New York - A historic 179-year-old Conservative synagogue in New York’s Upper West Side is moving forward with plans to house a 14-story apartment building. The proposed project for the Shaare Zedek synagogue includes 20 condominiums, with a community center for the synagogue in the building’s first three floors, The Real Deal, a website focusing on New York real estate news, reported last...

Trenton, NJ – Unpopular Christie Turns To Sports Talk, Calls Fan ‘A Bum’

July 10, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Trenton, NJ - With a new poll showing voters are disgusted and outraged that Gov. Chris Christie sunned himself on a closed beach during a government shutdown last week, the term-limited governor auditioned for a sports talk radio job on Monday, brashly fighting back against angry callers. Christie, a Republican, began co-hosting the afternoon show on New York's WFAN shortly after the first...

Brooklyn, NY – FDNY Rescues Chasidic Man in BP Trapped By Falling Torah Safe

July 10, 2017 at 06:08 PM
Brooklyn, NY - There were some scary moments today for a Chasidic man who became trapped inside a safe when the giant metal structure toppled over on top of him. The incident took place this morning just before 10:30 AM at Yeshiva Machzikei Hadas Belz located on 39th Street near 14th Avenue. The safe was in the process of being moved and had been emptied of almost all of its sifrei Torah...

New York – Holt Is A Steadying Force For NBC As Anchor

July 10, 2017 at 06:00 PM
New York - Watching a White House briefing in his office, Lester Holt said he had to walk away when exasperated reporter Brian Karem recently confronted Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the Trump administration's hostility toward the press. Their exchange almost made him physically ill. Holt's no fan of press bashing, but fighting back that way is decidedly not his style. "I understand his...

New York – NYC Mayor Deals With Backlash For Germany Trip After Police Killing

July 10, 2017 at 05:29 PM
New York - President Donald Trump piled on to the backlash Monday against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who spent the weekend with world leaders in Germany as his city grappled with a police officer's killing. Trump shared with his 33 million Twitter followers a Fox News story about a police official slamming "de Blasio for skipping vigil for assassinated cop." The Republican...

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