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Monroe, NY – Pending Approvals, New Town Of Palm Tree To Include Kiryas Joel Plus 220 Additional Acres

July 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Monroe, NY - After years of making headlines for bitter animosity and costly lawsuits, brighter times may be ahead in Orange County as both sides in the heated expansion debate have agreed to a settlement that would spin the Village of Kiryas Joel and 220 adjacent acres off into a completely independent entity. The Times Herald Record reported (http://bit.ly/2vgGofJ) that representatives of...

New York – When You Should_ And Shouldn’t_ Tap Your Roth IRA Early

July 18, 2017 at 11:26 PM
New York - Most retirement accounts are for one purpose: The money goes in and stays in until retirement — specifically, until the investor turns 59 1/2. Pull it out early and you'll have to pay taxes and penalties. Understandably, that lengthy lockdown doesn't always sit well with younger investors. Sure, you may not need that money now, but there could be plenty of future circumstances in...

Queens, NY – Foul! NJ Gov Christie Catches Ball At Mets Game, Gets Booed

July 18, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Queens, NY -  Fans at the Cardinals-Mets game cheered when a man neatly caught a foul ball at Citi Field — until they realized it was Chris Christie. The New Jersey governor then got loudly booed Tuesday night. The ovation quickly turned sour after Christie stood up and slapped hands with another fan. No matter that Christie gave the souvenir to a kid. Christie was sitting in the...

New York – New York’s JFK Airport Seeks Proposals For $10 Billion Renovation

July 18, 2017 at 10:25 PM
New York - New York and New Jersey's bi-state transportation agency on Tuesday began seeking proposals to develop a master plan for the $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport, a pet project of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said in a statement that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates JFK and several other area airports, is accepting...

Chicago, IL – Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field Going Kosher

July 18, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Chicago, IL - Kosher hot dogs are coming to Wrigley Field, the home of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs. A kosher food stand will open up at the 103-year-old ballpark on Friday featuring Romanian hot dogs, Romanian Polish sausages, pretzels and drinks, Tablet magazine first reported. A subsidiary of the Chicago-based catering company Danziger Kosher Midwest will run the stand...

New York – Uber Is Sued Over Lack Of Wheelchair-accessible Cars In NYC

July 18, 2017 at 09:32 PM
New York - Uber Technologies Inc was sued on Tuesday by disability rights groups that said the ride-sharing company violates New York City human rights laws by failing to make enough of its vehicles accessible to disabled people. The proposed class-action complaint accused Uber of "pervasive and ongoing discrimination" because people in wheelchairs can use only a few dozen of its more than...

Saratoga County, NY – 2nd Case Of Rare Tick-borne Illness Confirmed In Upstate NY

July 18, 2017 at 09:01 PM
Saratoga County, NY - Health officials say a second case of a rare tick-borne virus has been confirmed and another is probable in the upstate New York county where a man died last month after contracting the illness. State health officials say Tuesday a second case of the Powassan virus has been confirmed in Saratoga County. Officials expected a third case to be confirmed as Powassan. The...

New York – U.S. Hotels Bank On Loyalty Programs In Push For Direct Booking

July 18, 2017 at 08:31 PM
New York - Hotel loyalty programs have helped U.S. chains such as Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott score more bookings on their own websites, luring customers from online travel agents that had seen commissions balloon to an estimated $3.5 billion a year. Grabbing a bigger piece of the reservations pie has become a priority for chains trying to limit the flow of commission dollars to companies like...

Buenos Aires, Argentina – 5,000 Remember Victims Of Buenos Aires Jewish Center Bombing On Its 23rd Anniversary

July 18, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Buenos Aires, Argentina - The death of Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing in Buenos Aires, will forever be linked to the attack, the center’s president told thousands at a gathering marking the bombing’s 23rd anniversary. “We know the truth about the AMIA massacre due to the investigation by a prosecutor who honored his work, even surrendering his...

New York – United Airlines Reduces Denied Boardings After Passenger Dragging

July 18, 2017 at 07:39 PM
New York - United Continental Holdings Inc on Tuesday posted a 79 percent year-over-year decrease in involuntary denied boardings in May and an 88 percent decrease in the month of June. This came after the airline implemented measures to improve customer service following the physical removal of a paying United passenger in April. United also posted earnings of $2.75 per share, compared...

Philadelphia – Metamorphosis: Philadelphia Street Horrified As Cockroaches Invade

July 18, 2017 at 07:15 PM
Philadelphia - Residents of a Philadelphia street were horrified when thousands of cockroaches emerged from a sewer drain, forming a swarm so big that it covered the street at one stage, according to city officials and local media on Tuesday. "There were thousands of them," resident Pat Wall told NBC10 television of the Sunday-night incident. "It was a horror story that I couldn't believe I...

New York – FBI Warns Parents Of Privacy Risks Associated With Internet-connected Toys

July 18, 2017 at 06:54 PM
New York - The FBI on Monday warned parents of privacy and safety risks from children's toys connected to the internet. In an advisory posted on its website, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that such toys may contain parts or capabilities such as microphones, cameras, GPS, data storage and speech recognition that may disclose personal information. Normal conversation with a toy or...

Washington – Trump, Putin Held A Second, Undisclosed Meeting At G20 Summit

July 18, 2017 at 06:25 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed meeting at the G20 summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official said on Tuesday. The two leaders held a two-hour meeting on July 7 in which Trump later said Putin denied allegations that he directed efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The...

New York – Top NYC Official Seeks State Panel To Probe Wrongful Convictions

July 18, 2017 at 06:00 PM
New York - A top Brooklyn politician pressed the state Tuesday to set up a special commission to investigate wrongful convictions and pinpoint the problems — and people — to blame. "Releasing innocent people is not the end. It is only the beginning," said Borough President Eric Adams, who represents a county where more than two dozen murder and other convictions have been scrapped since...

West Bank – Uber-style App ‘Careem’ Goes Off Beaten Track In Palestinian West Bank

July 18, 2017 at 05:28 PM
West Bank - Careem, a Middle Eastern rival to Uber, has become the first ride-hailing firm to operate in the West Bank. Dubai-based Careem, whose name is a play on the Arabic word for generous or noble, launched in Ramallah in June, aiming to bring digital simplicity to the Palestinian territory. There is certainly a market for easier ride-hailing among the nearly 3 million Palestinians...

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