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Eatontown, NJ – Cancer Patient Sues Over License Photo, Cites Distress

July 27, 2017 at 11:47 PM
Eatontown, NJ - A cancer patient is suing the New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission for compelling her to remove her headscarf to take a driver's license photo. Forty-year-old Jennifer Giordano said she was still uncomfortable without wearing a wrap to cover her balding head caused by chemotherapy. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/2uGbUnw ) the lawsuit alleged an employee...

New York – ‘Son Of Sam’ Film Brings To Life New York 40 Years Ago

July 27, 2017 at 11:36 PM
New York - Geraldo Rivera dates the low point in modern New York City history to Aug. 9, 1977. That was the day before police arrested David Berkowitz, the serial killer who called himself "Son of Sam." He terrorized the city for a year with late-night shootings, killing six and wounding seven, and primarily targeted young women sitting in cars. The time is vividly brought to life in the...

London – Mail Rail Lets Tourists Visit London’s Secret Postal Railway

July 27, 2017 at 11:02 PM
London - London's newest tourist attraction is perfect for underground explorers. It's not ideal for the claustrophobic. A visit to Mail Rail , a subterranean train network that once carried millions of letters a day across the city, involves a cramped journey on a very small train through dark tunnels 70 feet (21 meters) belowground. It's atmospheric, but confined. "If you're really...

Washington – House Of Representatives Boosts Military Spending, Gives Trump Border Wall Money

July 27, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $68 billion increase in military spending next year with legislation that also provides money to start construction of President Donald Trump's Mexican border wall. The bill increased spending on the U.S. capability to defend itself from foreign missile attacks amid growing concerns about North Korea's increasing capacity to...

New Jersey – Prosecutors: Menendez Motion To Dismiss Charges ‘meritless’

July 27, 2017 at 10:00 PM
New Jersey -  The government is attempting to poke holes in New Jersey U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's motion to dismiss corruption charges against him . In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors argue a 2016 Supreme Court decision tossing the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is "meritless" and doesn't offer Menendez a basis to have his 2015 charges dismissed. This...

Los Angeles, CA – Stephen Colbert Brings Animated Satire Of Donald Trump To Showtime

July 27, 2017 at 09:23 PM
Los Angeles, CA - President Donald Trump is returning to television - this time as a cartoon character in a Showtime series produced by television talk show host Stephen Colbert. The yet-to-be-titled 10-episode series will make its debut in the fall, the cable network said on Thursday. It will follow a cartoon version of Trump, who was host of the reality TV show "The Apprentice" before...

Washington – Top Trump Lieutenant Scaramucci Lashes Colleagues In Obscene Rant

July 27, 2017 at 09:22 PM
Washington - Open warfare erupted inside President Donald Trump's inner circle as his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, attacked senior White House colleagues in obscene comments published on Thursday. Scaramucci blasted White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, in an article in The New Yorker based on a telephone conversation on...

West Palm Beach. FL – Wife Supports Trump; Says Politician Husband Has To Go

July 27, 2017 at 09:15 PM
West Palm Beach. FL - The wife of a Florida Democratic state prosecutor says she is getting divorced — in part because she supports President Donald Trump and he doesn't. Lynn Aronberg said in a press release Thursday that she is "amicably" divorcing Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg. Lynn Aronberg says she is a "staunch Republican and supporter of President Trump," while her...

San Salvador, El Salvador – Sessions Tells AP He’s Not Stepping Down Unless Asked

July 27, 2017 at 09:00 PM
San Salvador, El Salvador - After being berated for a week by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as Trump wants him to serve. Sessions told The Associated Press he and Trump have a "harmony of values and beliefs" and he intends to stay and fight for the president's agenda "as long as he sees that as appropriate." "If he...

New York – Ford Is Expanding Its Chariot Shuttle Service To NYC

July 27, 2017 at 08:34 PM
New York - Ford Motor Co. is bringing its crowd-sourced shuttle service Chariot to New York City in August, marking its biggest expansion since being purchased less than a year ago. The service started in San Francisco and then expanded to Austin, Texas. It acts as an on-demand bus service that allows users to book a seat using an app. It will have two initial routes at $4 per ride, but...

Berlin – Hitler Exhibition In Berlin Bunker Asks: How Could It Happen?

July 27, 2017 at 08:16 PM
Berlin - More than 70 years after Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker in the final days of World War Two, an exhibition in the capital examines how he became a Nazi and what turned ordinary Germans into murderers during the Third Reich. For decades it was taboo in Germany to focus on Hitler, although that has begun to change with films such as the 2004 "Downfall", chronicling...

London – #CharlieGard: Social Media Turns Family Tragedy Into Global War Of Words

July 27, 2017 at 08:00 PM
London - The social media frenzy surrounding British baby Charlie Gard has turned one family's tragedy into a global debate, drawing donations and death threats, and views from the Vatican to the White House. The hashtag #CharlieGard has been used almost half a million times on Twitter since the beginning of last month. Google searches for the boy's name in Britain have surpassed those for...

New York – As Downloaded Music Fades Away, Apple Discontinues Older iPods

July 27, 2017 at 07:30 PM
New York - Apple Inc said Thursday that it will discontinue the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, the last two music players in the company's lineup that cannot play songs from Apple Music, its streaming service that competes with Spotify and Pandora Media Inc. The two devices are the direct descendants of the original iPod introduced by then-CEO Steve Jobs in 2001, widely seen as putting Apple on...

New York – Steven Spielberg Opens Up About Life, Filmmaking In HBO Doc

July 27, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - Steven Spielberg isn't afraid to talk about his flops. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" is his least favorite film in that franchise, says documentarian Susan Lacy, who spent more than 30 hours interviewing the filmmaker for "Spielberg," premiering Oct. 7 on HBO. Spielberg also acknowledges some mistakes in "1941," Lacy said Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's...

New York – Not Made In America: Wal-Mart Looks Overseas For Online Vendors

July 27, 2017 at 06:26 PM
New York - Walmart.com, trailing Amazon.com Inc in the number of goods for sale on its website, is recruiting vendors in China and other countries to boost its online offerings in a pivot away from Wal-Mart's Made-in-America campaign. While there is a financial incentive behind the move, Wal-Mart's decision comes out of necessity: not all the goods its customers want - ranging from jeans to...

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