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New York – Conservative Publisher Wants Nothing More To Do With Times

September 4, 2017 at 11:30 PM
New York - A company that publishes books by Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter and other conservative authors says it wants nothing to do anymore with The New York Times and its best-seller list. Regnery Publishing said on Monday it will no longer recognize the Times' accounting of book sales, meaning its writers can no longer claim to be "New York Times best-selling authors." That's a...

Honolulu – As Robots Edge Into Workplace, Free Money Idea Takes Hold

September 4, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Honolulu - Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades. For many affected workers, retraining might be out of reach —unavailable, unaffordable or inadequate. What then? Enter...

New Delhi – Minister: India To Bid For Israel Oil-and-gas Exploration Blocks

September 4, 2017 at 10:27 PM
New Delhi - Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp plans to bid for Israeli offshore oil-and-gas exploration blocks, India’s oil minister told Reuters, the first major deal between the two countries since a groundbreaking trip by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July. India and Israel have deep defense ties but Modi and his right wing ruling group are pushing to expand the relationship...

Houston – After Harvey, Insurance Drones Take To The Texas Skies

September 4, 2017 at 10:05 PM
Houston - Insurance adjusters are bringing more drones with them than ever before as they head to Texas to assess the damage from Harvey. Companies are using the drones on a much larger scale to record images, save time and spare human adjusters from venturing into potentially unsafe areas. Insurers have increased their fleets since the Federal Aviation Administration eased some restrictions a...

Seoul – North Korea’s Nuclear Scientists Take Center Stage With H-bomb Test

September 4, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Seoul - Decorated by Pyongyang but blacklisted abroad, two scientists pictured with North Korea's leader ahead of Sunday's nuclear test play vital roles in the reclusive country's pursuit of a powerful weapon capable of striking the United States, experts say. North Korea's sixth nuclear test on Sunday showed the country has either developed a hydrogen bomb - which has vastly more destructive...

New York – Cuomo Says No Slight Intended In His Refusal To Back De Blasio

September 4, 2017 at 09:00 PM
New York - You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. Apparently Governor Andrew Cuomo never got that memo from New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, because while de Blasio threw his support behind Cuomo months in advance of the 2014 election, the governor is not returning the favor as the mayor continues in his bid to seek a second term. Cuomo was quick to note that there was nothing...

New York – Champagne, Bubbly, Gracing Jewish Holiday Tables In Style For Rosh Hashana

September 4, 2017 at 08:26 PM
New York - Rosé wines have been all over the news these past 5 years and even more so during the hot season. Sparkling wines however is definitely a category that is not getting the love it truly deserves. We do not talk enough about bubbly and we certainly do not drink enough of it either. A shame, as besides being fun and festive, sparkling wines, including Champagne, Cava, Prosecco AND...

Houston – Death Toll From Harvey Rises To At Least 60

September 4, 2017 at 08:15 PM
Houston - Officials now blame at least 60 deaths on Harvey, the storm that dumped several feet of rain on southeast Texas in a matter of days. Many of those deaths confirmed in 11 Texas counties happened when people were caught in quickly rising floodwaters or lost control on water-logged roads, emergency management officials said. Six family members including four children were killed when a...

Salt Lake City – Fallout From Utah Nurse Arrest: Policy Changes, Apologies

September 4, 2017 at 08:02 PM
Salt Lake City - Officials at a Utah hospital where a nurse was arrested after refusing to allow police to draw blood from an unconscious patient apologized that security officers didn't intervene and said Monday that they have implemented policy changes to prevent it from happening again The announcements mark the latest fallout from nurse Alex Wubbels' release last week of July 26 video from...

Jerusalem – Wife Of Jailed Palestinian Leader Barred From Prison Visits

September 4, 2017 at 07:38 PM
Jerusalem - The wife of jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti says Israel has banned her from visiting him until 2019. Fadwa Barghouti says she arrived at the prison on Monday and was informed of the decision resulting from her role in his hunger strike earlier this year. She says Barghouti's family has been denied permits to enter Israel to visit him. Israel Prison Service spokesman...

Washington – Trump’s Options On North Korea Going From Bad To Worse

September 4, 2017 at 07:16 PM
Washington - Sanctions on North Korea have been tried, and failed. Serious negotiations seem like a pipedream. And any military strike would almost surely bring mass devastation and horrific civilian casualties. The Trump administration's options are going from bad to worse as Kim Jong Un's military marches ever closer to being able to strike the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons. Just as...

Jerusalem – Israel Holds Largest Exercise In 20 Years To Prepare For Imminent Hezbollah Threat

September 4, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Amid rising tensions on Israel’s northern border, the IDF will be launching Monday evening its largest drill in close to 20 years, with tens of thousands of soldiers from all branches of the army simulating a war with Hezbollah. The drill is unique and unprecedented in scope, the army has affirmed, and it will enable forces to maintain a high level of readiness in an...

Texas – Houston Residents Mark Labor Day Sorting Through Storm Ruins

September 4, 2017 at 06:29 PM
Texas - Some Gulf Coast residents ripped up soggy carpeting, cut out sheet rock from walls marked by the height floodwaters had reached and sorted through destroyed clothes and other belongings on Monday, 10 days after Harvey swept onto land and caused billions of dollars in damage. Houston's mayor insisted that America's fourth-largest city is "open for business," but with areas under water...

Puerto Rico – Hurricane Irma Now Cat 4 As It Heads For Eastern Caribbean

September 4, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Puerto Rico - Hurricane Irma grew into a powerful Category 4 storm Monday as it approached the northeastern Caribbean and was forecast to begin buffeting the region Tuesday. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph) late Monday afternoon, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said additional strengthening was expected. Irma was centered 490 miles (790 kilometers) east of the...

New York – Gas Prices Spike As Refineries Remain Shut

September 4, 2017 at 05:33 PM
New York - Gas prices hit a high for the year on Labor Day as the effects of Harvey continued to shut in refineries. As of Monday the nationwide average for a gallon of gas averaged $2.638, according to the AAA. That's up from $2.45 on Thursday. Gas prices are expected to decline by mid to late September because early reports do not show significant damage to refineries in Corpus Christi...

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