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New York – Facebook May Soon Introduce Advertising On Whatsapp

July 26, 2017 at 11:59 PM
New York - Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too — and WhatsApp may not be too far behind. Welcome to the Facebook ad creep. The world's biggest social media company has squeezed about as many ads onto its main platform as it can. The fancy term for...

Richmond, VA – Appeals Court: Interfering With Flight Crew Not Always Violent Crime

July 26, 2017 at 11:33 PM
Richmond, VA - Interfering with a flight crew is not always a "crime of violence," a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday in a decision favoring a New York man who rushed the cockpit and shouted about jihad while aboard a United Airlines flight. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ordered a lower court judge to reconsider whether David Diaz should pay $22,151.77 in...

New York – Soon There Will Only Be One Judaica Store Left In Manhattan

July 26, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - Yaakov Seltzer remembers a different world, when he would sell his customers prayer books, then hand them an invitation to his daughter’s wedding. When they would come in to Seltzer’s store to order a kippah for their new grandson, then ask him to attend the bris. Or they would stop in on a Friday afternoon with nothing to buy, just to wish him a good Shabbat. But though...

United Nations – U.N.’s Guterres Concerned About Risk Of Escalating Violence In Jerusalem

July 26, 2017 at 10:30 PM
United Nations - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he is concerned about the risk of violence escalating in the Old City of Jerusalem, where recent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have been the bloodiest in years. "I am particularly concerned about the potential risk of escalating violence, urge all political, religious and community leaders to refrain from...

New York – NYC District Attorneys Announce Unprecedented Dismissal Of Nearly 700,000 Open Summons Warrants

July 26, 2017 at 10:00 PM
New York - Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that nearly 700,000 summons warrants that are 10 years or older will be vacated in the next few weeks. The warrants in question were issued for failure to pay a ticket for a...

New York – US Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas From Mexico; 1 Dead In NYC

July 26, 2017 at 09:35 PM
New York - U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states. The Food and Drug Administration said in a news release Tuesday that it and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with state health...

Columbus, OH – One Killed, Five Critically Injured In Ride Accident At Ohio Fair

July 26, 2017 at 09:31 PM
Columbus, OH - One person was killed and five others critically injured at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday when they were flung into air after their seats snapped off a ride that hoists and spins people, fire officials told local media. The accident at the fair, which opened on Wednesday in Columbus, occurred when a section of open-air seating snapped off a "Fireball" ride, TV station WCMH...

New York – Rolling Stone Cover Asks Why Can’t Canada PM Be US President

July 26, 2017 at 09:00 PM
New York - Rolling Stone magazine has put liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover of its latest issue and asks: "Why Can't He Be Our President?" Perhaps recognizing that only American-born U.S. citizens can become president, the magazine takes a different tack on its website. There, its headline for the article posted Wednesday is: "Justin Trudeau: Is the Canadian Prime...

New York – Now Hiring At Amazon: Thousands Of People In 1 Day

July 26, 2017 at 08:27 PM
New York - Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S. Those offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes and help ship them to customers. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 jobs will be full time. Most of these jobs will count toward Amazon's previously announced goal of adding 100,000...

Las Vegas – At Hacker Summit, A New Focus On Preventing Brazen Attacks

July 26, 2017 at 08:02 PM
Las Vegas - Against a backdrop of cyberattacks that have grown into full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos brought a sobering message Wednesday to hackers and security experts at the Black Hat conference. In short: it's time for hackers once known for relatively harmless mischief to shoulder responsibility for helping detect and prevent major attacks that threaten...

New York – Medical Examiner: New York Judge Died By Suicide In Drowning

July 26, 2017 at 07:30 PM
New York - The New York City medical examiner has concluded that a prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning. The medical examiner's office issued the findings Wednesday in the death of 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam. A police harbor unit recovered her body in April after she was reported missing. Abdus-Salaam was the first black woman on New York state's...

Salt Lake City – Small Plane Crashes On Utah Highway, Killing 4 On Board

July 26, 2017 at 07:06 PM
Salt Lake City - Authorities say a small plane crashed on a northern Utah highway, killing four people aboard, snarling traffic and leaving behind blackened wreckage. No injuries were reported on the ground Wednesday. The Utah Department of Public Safety confirmed the deaths north of Salt Lake City but didn't immediately release further information on the victims or the cause of the...

Washington – Tillerson On Resignation Rumors: I’m Not Going Anywhere

July 26, 2017 at 07:02 PM
Washington - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is knocking down a flurry of speculation that he is unhappy in his job and may soon quit. Asked about the resignation rumors on Wednesday, Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that "I'm not going anywhere." He said he would remain as the nation's top diplomat "as long as the president lets me." Asked about his relationship with...

Jerusalem – Israeli Lawmakers Vote To Set High Bar For Ceding Parts Of Jerusalem

July 26, 2017 at 06:12 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's parliament on Wednesday passed the first of three votes needed to enact legislation that would set an extra-high threshold for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. The proposed amendment to the Jerusalem Basic Law - defining the city's legal status - could pass into law later this year. It states that at least 80 of the Knesset's 120...

Washington – Trump Announces $10 Billion Foxconn Plant In Wisconsin

July 26, 2017 at 05:56 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to create 3,000 jobs. The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration that pledged to generate manufacturing jobs but has struggled to deliver results as quickly as the president promised. Trump's plans for health care and tax...

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