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Seattle – Nordstrom Is Opening Concept Store That Has No Inventory

September 11, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Seattle - Nordstrom is opening up a store that doesn't have any inventory. The luxury department store chain says its Nordstrom Local concept store will open in Los Angeles next month. The Seattle-based company says the store will be staffed with personal stylists who can order merchandise for customers. Nordstrom says customers can also buy online inside the store or pick up online orders...

New York – How To Fix Identity-theft Issues Posed By The Equifax Hack

September 11, 2017 at 11:01 PM
New York - The Equifax breach didn't just expose sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans — it underscored the huge vulnerabilities that make widespread identity theft possible. More than 15 million Americans were victims of ID fraud last year, a record high; fraudsters stole about $16 billion, according to an annual survey by Javelin Strategy & Research. The theft of...

Miami, FL – With 7.4 Million Without Power, Utility Workers Get Respect

September 11, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Miami, FL - When more than 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power after a hurricane, utility workers tend to get noticed a bit more than usual. That’s what Gus Beyersdorf, 40, and his colleague Nick Jensen, 32, utility workers from Wisconsin, found out while inspecting power lines in Florida on Monday. The two - among the thousands of power-line workers brought in from...

New York – 9/11′s “Tribute In Light” Beams In NYC

September 11, 2017 at 10:17 PM
New York - Two giant towers of light have lit up the lower Manhattan skyline as a visual memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The September 11 Memorial & Museum's "Tribute in Light" art installation switched on just after sundown Monday. The light beams reach up to four miles into the sky and are comprised of 88 searchlights positioned into two squares that represent the twin...

San Francisco – Israeli Start-up Building Thermal Cameras For Self-driving Cars

September 11, 2017 at 10:00 PM
San Francisco - An Israeli start-up believes it can solve some of the tricky problems faced by self-driving cars by employing thermal cameras to detect heat from pedestrians, animals and objects, the latest technology being tested in the fast-growing industry. Start-up AdaSky announced on Monday that it had developed a far infrared (FIR) thermal camera that works with computer vision...

Washington – Trump Administration Okay With Israel Keeping Aid Boost From Congress

September 11, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Washington - The Trump administration will not stand in the way of defense assistance funding to Israel added by Congress and won’t hold Israel to its pledge to return such funds. “The administration is committed to ensuring Israel receive the assistance that has been appropriated by Congress,” R.C. Hammond, a State Department spokesman, told Fox News on Monday. Hammond relayed the...

Jerusalem – Palestinian Man Arrested For Hosting Israeli Lawmaker Yehuda Glick For Muslim Holiday

September 11, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - A Palestinian man was arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces for hosting Likud Party lawmaker Yehuda Glick at his home for a recent Muslim holiday. Muhammad Sabir Jabir of Hebron was arrested on Sunday. The arrest came a week after Glick tweeted photos of his visit to Jabir’s home on the Eid al-Adha holiday. The Palestinian Maan news agency reported, citing unnamed...

Los Angeles – UC Berkeley Gearing Up For Ben Shapiro Appearance By Increasing Security, Offering Counseling

September 11, 2017 at 08:24 PM
Los Angeles - The University of California Berkeley is gearing up for a visit by conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro by tightening campus security and offering counseling services for students. Shapiro, a former Breitbart News editor, who currently works as a political commentator, author, radio talk show host and lawyer is scheduled to speak on the UC Berkeley campus on Sept. 14 on...

Washington – Security Clearance Backlog Leads To Risky Interim Passes

September 11, 2017 at 08:01 PM
Washington - A government backlog of 700,000 security clearance reviews has led agencies like the Defense Department to inadvertently issue interim passes to criminals — even rapists and killers — fueling calls for better and faster vetting of people with access to the nation's secrets. The pileup, which is government-wide, is causing work delays for both federal and private intelligence...

Miami – Tesla Puts Charging Stations In More Locations

September 11, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Miami - Tesla Inc. is building electric charging stations in city centers to attract urban buyers who don't have a garage to charge in. The first two stations — in Boston and Chicago — opened Monday. The Chicago station can charge 10 vehicles at a time, while the Boston station can charge eight. A map on Tesla's website shows urban stations planned for New York, Philadelphia, Washington...

Vienna – Austria Domain Registry Rejects US Neo-Nazi Website

September 11, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Vienna - An Austrian company has revoked the domain name of an American neo-Nazi website that previously was rejected by internet hosts in the United States. Monika Pink-Rank, a spokeswoman for Austrian domain registry nic.at, said The Daily Stormer's domain was removed on Monday after Austrian politicians reported the white supremacist platform's presence. The website has been looking for...

Washington – White House: Trump Was ‘Right’ To Fire Comey From FBI

September 11, 2017 at 06:25 PM
Washington - The White House says President Donald Trump "was right" to fire former FBI Director James Comey, rejecting former White House adviser Steve Bannon's suggestion it was a major political mistake. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump's decision was justified given Comey's conduct after the decision. She is accusing the former FBI director of "giving false...

Miami, FL – IN PHOTOS: The Damage Left By Hurricane Irma In Florida

September 11, 2017 at 05:34 PM
Miami - As Hurricane Irma, now a tropical storm, moves out of Florida, images of the destruction left behind are beginning to appear. While the enormous storm caused widespread damage and flooding, and left more than 10 million without power, most reports indicate that most of Florida appears to have dodged a worst-case-scenario. Residents are now beginning to return to assess the damage...

Buenos Aires – Israel PM Netanyahu Visits Argentina Seeking To Bolster Ties

September 11, 2017 at 05:32 PM
Buenos Aires - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Argentina on Monday for a two-day visit seeking to strengthen ties with the country that has Latin America's largest Jewish community. Netanyahu's arrival marked the first visit by an Israeli leader since the creation of Israel in 1948. He is also scheduled to visit Colombia and Mexico before going to New York, where he will...

New York – U.S. Stocks Hit Record As Irma Weakens, Dollar Gains

September 11, 2017 at 05:09 PM
New York - A global equity index and the S&P 500 surged to record highs on Monday, spurred by relief that Hurricane Irma weakened to a tropical storm and that North Korea's anniversary celebrations on the weekend passed without a new missile test. Demand slipped for safe-haven assets as investors took on more risk after Irma caused less damage than initially expected and North Korea marked...

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