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Washington – Bipartisan Deal Would Create 12-year Citizenship Pathway

January 13, 2018 at 11:52 PM
Washington - A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a pathway to citizenship that would take up to 12 years. The Associated Press on Saturday obtained details of the deal that includes $1.6 billion for structures including a wall for border security. The agreement between three Republican and three...

Miami – New High-speed Train Making Preview Run Hits And Kills Woman

January 13, 2018 at 11:15 PM
Miami - A high-speed train that was offering preview runs a day before its debut struck and killed a woman, police in Florida said Saturday. The woman, 32-year-old Melissa Lavell, was crossing the tracks of the new Brightline train after the sun set on Friday, Boynton Beach police said in a statement. Witnesses told police the woman tried to make it across after the guard rails were down...

New York – NYPD High Ranking Official Sorry For Helping Discredit 1994 Rape Victim

January 13, 2018 at 11:00 PM
New York - A New York City top police official apologized Friday to a rape victim he helped discredit almost 24 years ago. Deputy Commissioner John Miller said in a statement sent to the woman's lawyer that he was wrong to tell reporters that police doubted the woman's account of being raped in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Police said this week that they had finally solved the crime by...

New York – Gov. Cuomo Orders Correction Dept. To Revoke Program Limiting Inmates’ Access To Books

January 13, 2018 at 10:30 PM
New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state prison officials to rescind a pilot program restricting packages to inmates. Under the program that started last month at three state prisons, people sending packages to inmates must choose from the catalogs of six online vendors. The program is intended to cut down on the flow of illicit drugs into prison, but prisoner advocates say...

Nairobi, Kenya – World Media Struggle To Translate Trump’s Africa Insult

January 13, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Nairobi, Kenya - President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or listeners. Their answers ranged from "dirty" to, well, dirtier. While meeting with senators on immigration, Trump questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole...

Detroit – Ford To Offer Auto Emergency Braking On Half Its U.S. Models In 2019

January 13, 2018 at 09:30 PM
Detroit - Ford Motor Co <F.N> said on Friday it will offer automatic emergency braking on more than half its U.S. models in 2019, and that it is on track to equip all U.S. models with the device by 2022. Automatic emergency brakes (AEB) are designed to help vehicles avoid collisions. In an interview, Raj Nair, president of Ford's North American operations, said the company's rollout of...

Washington – U.S. Top Court To Decide If Online Retailers Must Collect State Sales Tax

January 13, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether to let states require online retailers to collect billions of dollars in sales tax, taking up South Dakota's dispute with three e-commerce companies. South Dakota, appealing a lower court decision that favored Wayfair Inc, Overstock.com Inc and Newegg Inc, is asking the justices to overturn a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that...

New York – Plan To Relieve Manhattan Gridlock With Tolls Gains Momentum

January 13, 2018 at 08:30 PM
New York - Bumper-to bumper, horn-honking traffic through Manhattan streets is about as New York as bagels and Broadway. A plan to ease that problem is tapping into another mainstay of city life: high driving tolls. The idea, called "congestion pricing," involves using electronic tolling technology to charge fees to vehicles entering the most heavily trafficked parts of town during certain...

Washington – Trump In ‘Excellent Health,’ White House Doctor Says After Exam

January 13, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Washington - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny. Trump spent about three hours with military doctors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, an exam that...

New York – Has Flu Season, In Full Swing, Reached Its Height?

January 13, 2018 at 07:25 PM
New York - Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking. It's been a rough few weeks: Hospitals have set up tents to handle patient overflow. Doctors are putting in double and triple shifts. Ambulances have been sidelined while paramedics waited to drop off patients. "This morning, I couldn't stand up. I was really weak,"...

Paris – Macron Tells Netanyahu The Iran Nuclear Deal Must Be Preserved

January 13, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pressed the importance of maintaining Iran's nuclear accord, the Elysee Palace said on Saturday. "The president spoke of the importance of preserving the Iran nuclear deal, and the necessity for all parties to the agreement to respect the commitments they made," the Elysee statement said. The...

Orange County, CA – Authorities Arrest Friend In Death Of Jewish U Penn Student

January 13, 2018 at 06:56 PM
Orange County, CA - Authorities on Friday arrested a friend in the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park. Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was taken into custody for investigation of homicide after DNA evidence linked him to the death of college sophomore Blaze Bernstein, Orange County...

Honolulu – Panic In Hawaii After Officials Mistakenly Warn Of Inbound Missile

January 13, 2018 at 06:15 PM
Honolulu - A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake. It wasn't clear exactly what happened — House Speaker Scott Saiki said someone pushed the wrong button, and the White House said the episode was...

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