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Washington – Trump, Not Particularly Vigilant About Diet, Gets Physical Exam

February 8, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday underwent his annual physical exam, a test of whether his doctor's order that he follow a healthier diet has paid dividends. Trump, 72, was being put through a round of medical tests at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, to determine his weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and other health...

Albany – NY Gov Raps Amazon Critics Amid Report Company’s Rethinking

February 8, 2019 at 03:33 PM
Albany - Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns that what he calls "political pandering" to critics of Amazon's proposed secondary headquarters could sink New York's biggest-ever economic development deal. But opponents say they'll keep fighting a project they consider corporate welfare. Friday's back-and-forth comes after The Washington Post reported that Amazon is reconsidering its planned New York City...

New York – ‘The View’ Host Joy Behar Silent On Old Use Of Blackface

February 8, 2019 at 03:22 PM
New York - Joy Behar waded into the day's hot-button issues on "The View" but no mention was made during Friday's live show about her own use of blackface many years ago. The 76-year-old led discussions of Jeff Bezos, Cardi B and Frank Robinson although neither she nor her four other panelists brought up a 1970s-era photo of Behar at a Halloween party with darkened skin dressed as a "beautiful...

San Francisco – Grab A Soda And Go: Convenience Stores Get More Convenient

February 8, 2019 at 02:57 PM
San Francisco - Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line. If they work, cashier-less stores will not only save time but maybe money too. From cameras and sensors, the stores...

New York – Bloomberg To Announce 2020 Decision By End Of Month

February 8, 2019 at 02:30 PM
New York - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that he'll decide by the end of the month whether to seek the presidency. The 76-year-old businessman, one of the richest men in the world, has been openly contemplating a Democratic White House bid since late last year. In an interview with The Associated Press, Bloomberg said he has "three more weeks" to make his decision in...

Washington – US Office: Palestinian Presence At Mideast Meeting Not A Negotiation

February 8, 2019 at 02:02 PM
Washington - Palestinian officials have been invited to a U.S. conference on the Middle East hosted by Poland next week where White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will discuss plans for peace between the Palestinians and Israelis, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. The senior administration official told reporters the event was "not a negotiation but a discussion" on Middle East...

Birmingham, AL – Muslim Man Executed After U.S. Supreme Court Denies Request For Imam’s Presence

February 8, 2019 at 01:30 PM
Birmingham, AL - A Muslim man was executed in Alabama on Thursday, as originally scheduled, after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow the execution, denying his request for an imam's presence in the execution chamber. Attorneys for Domineque Ray, 42, had argued that Alabama's execution policy favored Christian inmates because a chaplain is allowed in the room, often kneeling next to the...

New York – NY Prosecutors Probing Tabloid’s Bezos Story

February 8, 2019 at 01:19 PM
New York - Federal prosecutors in New York are probing whether the National Enquirer's parent company violated a cooperation agreement in its handling of the story regarding Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Bezos claims American Media Inc. threatened to publish intimate photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress. Two people familiar...

New York – Sprint Says AT&T Dupes Its Customers With Lies About 5G, Files Lawsuit

February 8, 2019 at 01:00 PM
New York - Sprint Corp sued AT&T Inc late on Thursday, saying it was misleading consumers into believing that they were using fifth generation or 5G wireless network, a technology that has not yet been widely deployed. AT&T customers were seeing "5G E" logo on their mobile devices in over 400 markets. Even though users are still on 4G network, AT&T is calling it 5G Evolution, Sprint said in...

Seattle – Fifty Years On, Boeing’s 747 Clings To Life As Cargo Carrier

February 8, 2019 at 12:13 PM
Seattle - Boeing's 747 jumbo jet, an aircraft that democratized global air travel in the 1970s but fell behind modern twin-engine passenger jets, has bounced back from near death to mark its 50-year flying anniversary on Saturday, thanks to a cargo market boom fueled by online shopping. Boeing's "Queen of the Skies" is the world's most easily recognized jetliner with its humped fuselage and...

New York – WP: Amazon Is Reconsidering NY Headquarters Site Because Of Local Opposition

February 8, 2019 at 11:55 AM
New York - Amazon.com is reconsidering locating part of its new headquarters in New York because of local opposition, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two people familiar with the global retailer's thinking. The retailing giant had not yet purchased or leased any land for the project there, which would make it easy to leave, the unnamed individuals told the Post, which is owned...

Berlin – Contradicting Trump, Merkel Says Islamic State Not Defeated

February 8, 2019 at 11:49 AM
Berlin - Islamic State is far from defeated, and instead is morphing into an asymmetrical warfare force after the militant group lost almost all of the territory it once controlled in Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. Merkel's remarks at the inauguration of the Berlin headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence agency BND contradicted statements by U.S. President Donald...

Jerusalem – Israeli Gunfire Kills Gaza Teens During Gaza Border Protests

February 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old boy during Gaza border protests on Friday, Palestinian health officials said. Israel's military said it had opened fire in response to explosives and rocks hurled at the border fence. Palestinians have been staging weekly protests since last March at the border of Gaza, an enclave controlled by the...

Manchester – American Airlines Pilot Arrested, Suspected Of Being Drunk

February 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Manchester - Police say an American Airlines pilot has been arrested at Britain's Manchester Airport on suspicion of being drunk. The Greater Manchester Police force said Friday that police "received a report that an airline pilot may have been under the influence of alcohol" at the airport in northwestern England on Thursday morning. Officers arrested a 62-year-old man on suspicion of...

Washington – Ivanka Trump Says She Knew Little About Moscow Project

February 8, 2019 at 10:27 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, says she knew "literally almost nothing" about the Trump Organization's work to possibly build a hotel, office and residential building in Russia while her father was running for the White House. Ivanka Trump also tells ABC News in an interview aired Friday that she isn't concerned any of her loved ones will be swept up in special counsel...

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