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New York – What To Do When Your Credit Card Issuer Blindsides You

July 6, 2017 at 11:25 PM
New York - Aditya Dwivedula wasn't happy when his oldest credit card got canceled — especially since it happened without any warning. "I basically got an email saying my card is no longer valid, essentially because I hadn't used it for two years," says Dwivedula, of Seattle. Concerned about how the closure of the 13-year-old account would affect his credit score, he asked the card issuer to...

New York – NY Governor Launches Investigation Into Hospital’s Handling Of Gunman

July 6, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday launched an investigation into a hospital's handling of a man who sought psychiatric care just days before he fatally ambushed a New York Police Department officer sitting in a mobile command post. "Under tragic circumstances such as these, it is critical to ensure all proper procedures and safeguards were taken," Cuomo said Thursday in a statement. "At...

Warsaw, Poland – Yet Another Awkward Handshake: Trump With Poland’s 1st Lady

July 6, 2017 at 10:33 PM
Warsaw, Poland - In yet another awkward moment, U.S. President Donald Trump thought the hand extended by Poland's first lady was for him — and not for his wife, Melania. The U.S. and Poland's presidential couples were shaking hands Thursday before Trump's speech in front of a crowd in Warsaw, the Polish capital. Poland's first lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, shook hands with Trump and then...

New York – Train Car Derails At Penn Station, But No Injuries Reported

July 6, 2017 at 10:03 PM
New York - One car of a train has derailed at New York's Penn Station, the nation's busiest train station. Fire department officials say it happened Thursday night. There are no reports of injuries. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it believes the derailment involves a New Jersey Transit train. The MTA says no Long Island Rail Road trains are affected. NJ Transit hasn't...

New York – Tesla, For Now, Loses Spot As Most Valuable Carmaker In US

July 6, 2017 at 10:00 PM
New York - After three months as the nation's most valuable automaker, a bad week in an otherwise stellar year has knocked Tesla from the top perch as the nation's most valuable automaker. Tesla's growth remains stellar, with shares soaring close to 50 percent this year, twice that at General Motors Co., which retook the spot Thursday. Ford Motor Co. has actually fallen in value this...

New York – After Cop’s Slaying, A Call For More Bullet-resistant Glass

July 6, 2017 at 09:33 PM
New York - After two officers were fatally gunned down through the window of their squad car in 2014, the nation's largest police force embarked on an ambitious plan to outfit all of its squad cars with inch-thick bullet-resistant glass and armored door panels capable of stopping a round from a .44 Magnum. But that ongoing effort does not cover the RV-like mobile command posts like the one in...

Jerusalem – Israeli Bill Will Allow Graves to Be Dug Up In Search For Missing Yemenite Children

July 6, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - In light of the renewed investigation into the fate of immigrant children who went missing in the 1950s, Likud MK Nurit Koren proposed legislation that would allow the graves of deceased minors suspected of being one of the missing kids to be dug up. The bill is on the Ministerial Committee for Legislation’s agenda for Sunday. Koren is chairwoman of a Knesset committee on the...

New York – Price For New York-New Jersey Rail Tunnel Rises To $12.9B

July 6, 2017 at 08:30 PM
New York -  A project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey has a new, higher price tag — and continued questions over who will pay for it. The interim head of the development corporation formed to oversee the massive undertaking, John Porcari, said on Thursday the project will cost $12.9 billion, up from previous estimates of $7 billion to $10 billion. Porcari also...

Jerusalem – Modi Visits Without Once Publicly Saying ‘Palestinians’

July 6, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - Narendra Modi, who departed Israel on Thursday after being the first-ever Indian prime minister to visit, spent 49 hours in the country, participated in more than a dozen events, and spoke publicly five times. And never once did he publicly utter the word “Palestinians.” There are many reasons why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must have hated to see the departure of his...

Albany, NY – Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $103 Million To Pave Nearly 200 Miles Of Roads Across Mid-hudson Valley

July 6, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $103.8 million for projects to pave and repair 192 lane miles of state roads across the Mid-Hudson Valley through this summer and fall. The infrastructure investment includes projects in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties. The projects will be completed this year. “Safe and reliable...

Washington – Pre-emptive US Strike On North Korea Could Be ‘Catastrophic’

July 6, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Washington - A pre-emptive military strike may be among the "pretty severe things" President Donald Trump says he is considering for North Korea, but it's a step so fraught with risk that it ranks as among the unlikeliest options. Even a so-called surgical strike aimed at the North's partially hidden nuclear and missile force is unlikely to destroy the arsenal or stop its leader, Kim Jong Un...

Paterson, NJ – Police: Fourth Of July Partiers Toss Firework Under Car, Hurting Cop

July 6, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Paterson, NJ - Authorities say Fourth of July partiers threw an exploding firework under a police vehicle in New Jersey, injuring an officer. NorthJersey.com reports (https://njersy.co/2tM2AAN) the Paterson officer suffered a minor hand injury when he stepped out of his vehicle while a firework exploded underneath his car. Police Director Jerry Speziale and Deputy Chief Troy Oswald also had...

Brooklyn, NY – NYPD Releases New Photo Of Suspect In Mitzvah Bus Blaze

July 6, 2017 at 06:12 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Ten days after an unidentified man torched a well known Crown Heights “mitzvah bus” police have released clear video footage of the suspect and are turning to the public for assistance in the case. The newly released footage shows the face of the man who is believed to have set fire to the iconic mini bus wearing a white t shirt decorated with in a design that is reminiscent...

Hamburg – German Police Clash With Violent Protesters Before G-20 Summit

July 6, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Hamburg - German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects. The skirmishes came hours before the two-day gathering of the world's top economic powers gets under way Friday morning in Germany's second-biggest...

Augusta, ME – Maine Governor Suggests He Makes Up Stories To Mislead Media

July 6, 2017 at 05:33 PM
Augusta, ME - Maine's governor is lashing out at media reports he planned to leave the state during a budget impasse, and he suggested he makes up stories to mislead reporters. Republican Gov. Paul LePage criticized the news media for reporting that he planned to leave the state while state government is shut down. The news stories were based on LePage's comments to two Republican senators...

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