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San Francisco – Proterra Electric Bus Travels 1,100 Miles Without Recharging

September 19, 2017 at 11:00 PM
San Francisco - A 40-foot (12.19-meter) electric bus from Proterra Inc traveled 1,101.2 miles (1,772.21 km) at low speed without recharging, cruising to a new electric vehicle range record, the California manufacturer said on Tuesday. Bus and truck companies are beginning to launch electric models, typically for light- and medium-duty tasks. The new technology often carries a high price...

Chicago, IL – Palestinian Activist Deported To Jordan From US

September 19, 2017 at 10:40 PM
Chicago, IL - Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday to show their support for a Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem prior to her deportation to Jordan. Rasmea Odeh posed for pictures with supporters and activists, some carrying signs with her picture proclaiming their support for her and her...

New York – Review: Glitzy iPhone X Aside, The iPhone 8 Is Fine For Most

September 19, 2017 at 10:30 PM
New York - The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget. The iPhone 8 will do just fine for $300 less than the glitzy iPhone X , even though it won't make your friends and colleagues jealous. It's also available much sooner — this Friday — starting at...

New York – Trump Using Campaign, RNC Funds To Pay Legal Bills From Russia Probe

September 19, 2017 at 10:00 PM
New York - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to two people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Federal Election Commission allows the use of private campaign funds to pay legal bills arising from being a candidate...

New York – Ex-tennis Star Testifies About His Mistaken Arrest By Plainclothes NYPD Officer

September 19, 2017 at 09:33 PM
New York - Former pro tennis star James Blake testified on Tuesday that a plainclothes police officer wearing a T-shirt and jeans didn't identify himself before throwing him to the ground and handcuffing him in a mistaken arrest in 2015 outside a Manhattan hotel. "He never said 'NYPD.' He never said 'officer,'" Blake said at a disciplinary trial for Officer James Frascatore. "He never said...

Naples, FL – After Irma, Florida Jews Seek Respite In High Holy Days

September 19, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Naples, FL - During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind. When the storm changed course at the last minute, the Naples synagogue suddenly became an emergency shelter. As power stayed off for days, the Reform temple, which had only minimal damage, was a place for neighbors to escape the heat and have a free meal. Now, amid the upheaval caused by Irma, Rabbi...

San Francisco – With New Operating System, Apple Revamps Its Money-making App Store

September 19, 2017 at 08:30 PM
San Francisco - Apple Inc's newest operating system for iPhones and iPads introduces changes to its marketplace for third-party software to satisfy app developers and add new so-called augmented reality apps. The system, called iOS 11, is being released on Tuesday ahead of its two newest phone handsets, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, set to start shipping to customers on Friday and Nov. 3...

United Nations – Egypt’s Sisi Urges Palestinians To Unite, Co-exist With Israelis

September 19, 2017 at 08:00 PM
United Nations - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Palestinians to overcome their differences and be ready to co-exist with each other and with Israelis in safety and security. "I tell the Palestinian people it's extremely important ... to overcome the differences and not to lose opportunities and to be ready to accept co-existence with the other, with Israelis in safety and...

St Louis – Police Give Room To St. Louis Protests Until Trouble Starts

September 19, 2017 at 07:31 PM
St Louis - Police have given demonstrators in the latest St. Louis protests a wide berth, applying a lesson learned in nearby Ferguson to offer protesters ample room to have their say, at least until trouble starts. But critics complain that the tactic comes with an unjust catch: If vandalism or rock throwing begin, officers order crowds to disperse and block all exits. The result, they say...

Mexico City – IN PHOTOS: 7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 134 As Buildings Crumble In Mexico

September 19, 2017 at 07:29 PM
Mexico City - At least 134 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched rubble frantically for survivors. Thousands ran into the streets in panic, and millions lost electricity when the quake struck around lunchtime. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said 44...

Miami – Officials Warn Of Massive Hurricane On Its To Puerto Rico, VI

September 19, 2017 at 07:17 PM
Miami - An even stronger Hurricane Maria is moving steadily toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and is likely to still be a powerful category 5 storm when it arrives. The National Hurricane Center in Miami reported that Maria's winds had intensified to 165 mph (265 kph) late Tuesday afternoon, and that some additional strengthening was possible Tuesday evening. At 5 p.m. Tuesday...

Washington – Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Manafort Seeks Probe Of Leaks

September 19, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's spokesman called on Tuesday for the U.S. Justice Department inspector general to investigate leaks after CNN reported that Manafort had been wiretapped under secret court orders. Jason Maloni, the spokesman, said Manafort also asked the Justice Department to "release any intercepts involving him and any non-Americans so interested...

New York – Official: Bus In Deadly Crash Going Twice The Speed Limit

September 19, 2017 at 06:51 PM
New York - Federal safety investigators say a charter bus that blew through a red light in New York City and caused a horrific crash that killed three people was traveling at nearly double the posted speed limit. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Robert Accetta said in a briefing Tuesday that a preliminary analysis determined that the bus was moving at between 54 mph and 62 mph...

United Nations – ‘Fix It Or Nix It,” Netanyahu Says Of Iran Nuclear Deal

September 19, 2017 at 06:29 PM
United Nations - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Iran nuclear deal must be amended or canceled, but suggested that scrapping the deal may be preferable. “Israel’s policy regarding the nuclear deal with Iran is very simple — change it or cancel it, fix it or nix it,” Netanyahu said Tuesday, addressing the launch of this year’s United Nations General Assembly in New...

New York – Slight Gains In US Stocks Lift Dow, S&P, Nasdaq To New Highs

September 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM
New York - Wall Street capped a day of mostly listless trading Tuesday with a slight gain, good enough to lift the major U.S. stock indexes to another set of all-time highs. Banks, insurers and other financial companies led the gainers. Technology companies also helped lift the market. Health care stocks lagged the most, pulling down insurers, hospital operators and other companies as a...

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