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New York – Suits And Ties Now Optional, Goldman Sachs Hedges Formal Dress Code

March 5, 2019 at 11:30 PM
New York - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Tuesday that it is relaxing the dress code for all its employees, a move once considered unimaginable for the Wall Street firm's leagues of monk-shoed partners and bankers in bespoke suits. The new "firm wide flexible dress code" was announced in an internal memo, which said the shift was due to "the changing nature of workplaces generally in favor of...

Geneva – Carmakers Seek Electric Car Sounds For Post-Gasoline Era

March 5, 2019 at 11:03 PM
Geneva - Carmakers are dreaming up futuristic electric car engine sounds to ensure that pedestrians can hear vehicles that lack audible cues like high-revving, howling combustion engines, senior executives at the Geneva car show said. As BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Mini and VW prepare to launch battery-driven vehicles, carmakers are searching for a new way to market the potency of their...

Dallas – Man Who Was An Inventor Of The Calculator Dies

March 5, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Dallas - Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the handheld electronic calculator who is described by those who knew him as not only brilliant but also kind with a good sense of humor, has died. He was 86. Merryman died Feb. 27 at a Dallas hospital from complications of heart and kidney failure, said his stepdaughter, Kim Ikovic. She said he'd been hospitalized since late December after...

Geneva – After Years Of Promise, Battery Cars About To Go Mainstream

March 5, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Geneva - For years, there have been lots of electric cars proudly rolled out at auto shows but few on the streets or at dealers. That could be about to change. The electric cars under the lights at the Geneva International Motor Show promise to be the leading edge of more affordable, longer-range vehicles that start to move battery cars out of their niche — as a product for environmentalists...

London – Jeremy Corbyn Was Hit By An Egg At A Mosque. This Rabbi Comforted Him

March 5, 2019 at 09:29 PM
London - Jeremy Corbyn was hit with an egg while visiting a London mosque, an incident that brought little sympathy from critics of the embattled British Labour Party leader — but an unlikely assist from an Orthodox Jewish first responder. A 31-year-old man named John Murphy was charged with assault in the episode at the Finsbury Park Mosque on Sunday. Murphy was protesting Corbyn’s stated...

Washington – As Investigations Swirl, Trump Team Prepares To Fight

March 5, 2019 at 09:02 PM
Washington - The White House has beefed up its legal team. Its political team is ready to distract and disparage. And President Donald Trump is irate. Trump's response plan to the ever-expanding congressional probes into his campaign, White House and personal affairs is coming into focus as newly empowered Democrats intensify their efforts. Deploying a mix of legal legwork and political...

San Francisco – California Girls Speak Out After Surviving 44 Hours In Woods

March 5, 2019 at 08:39 PM
San Francisco - Two girls who were lost in a dense Northern California forest for nearly two days say they survived frigid nights by huddling under a tree branch and a huckleberry bush and by thinking "happy thoughts." Leia Carrico, 8, and her 5-year-old sister Caroline, said in an interview Monday they went on a hike last Friday past a marker that their parents told them not to pass because...

Las Vegas – From Closets To Cooktops, Tech Aims To Bring Efficiency Home

March 5, 2019 at 07:52 PM
Las Vegas - Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won't let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough water to fill the coffee maker. Wherever one looked at the annual Design and Construction Week, there was a new way to make our lives more efficient. "We can make appliances work harder for you," said Cara Acker, a senior brand manager for Bosch Home Appliances. So while...

West Haven, CT – Man’s Dying Wish Fulfilled With Call From Donald Trump’s Son

March 5, 2019 at 07:33 PM
West Haven, CT - A terminally ill Connecticut man who's a big supporter of President Donald Trump is getting a bucket list wish fulfilled, with help from his Democratic sister. Jay Barrett, of West Haven, who has cystic fibrosis, left a hospital to begin palliative care at his sister's home last weekend and wanted some sort of contact with the president before he died. His sister, West...

New York – Advice On Salt, Hidden In An Array Of Foods, Gets Specific

March 5, 2019 at 07:00 PM
New York - It can be hidden in bread, pizza, soup and other packaged foods and restaurant meals. Now, advice to watch out for salt is coming with a more specific reason. A report released Tuesday by the National Academies of Science ties the recommended limit on sodium to a reduced risk of chronic disease. The report, which is expected to serve as a guide for policymakers, says the updated...

Washington – Record-breaking Migration Is Overwhelming Border Agencies

March 5, 2019 at 06:26 PM
Washington - As the number of migrant families crossing the southwest border was again breaking records, officials said Tuesday they were building a new facility to manage them, while warning the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double the number from the same period last year. Most were...

Washington – Audio Suggests Crew Of Crashed Cargo Plane Lost Control

March 5, 2019 at 06:02 PM
Washington - A recording from the cockpit of a cargo plane that crashed into a Texas bay in February suggests the pilot lost control while preparing to land at a Houston airport. The National Transportation Safety Board says its preliminary review of the audio found that 18 seconds before the flight's blackbox recording ends there were "crew communications consistent with a loss of control of...

Beauregard, Alabama – Aftermath: Alabama’s Tornado Dead Range In Age From 6 To 89

March 5, 2019 at 05:32 PM
Beauregard, Alabama - The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. One extended family lost seven members. The 23 people killed in the nation's deadliest tornado in nearly six years came into focus Tuesday with the release of their names by coroner. They included 6-year-old Armando Hernandez Jr., known as "AJ," torn from his father's arms two days after singing in his first-grade class...

New York – New York Authorities Subpoena Trump Insurance Broker

March 5, 2019 at 05:20 PM
New York - New York regulators have sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization's insurance broker following allegations that President Donald Trump misled insurers about the value of his assets. A spokeswoman for the brokerage, Aon, said Tuesday the company intends to cooperate with the inquiry by New York's Department of Financial Services. The subpoena came days after former Trump attorney...

Washington – Teen Tells Senate Why He Defied His Mom To Get Vaccinated

March 5, 2019 at 04:57 PM
Washington - An Ohio teen defied his mother's anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 — and told Congress on Tuesday that it's crucial to counter fraudulent claims on social media that scare parents. Ethan Lindenberger of Norwalk, Ohio, said his mother's "love, affection and care is apparent," but that she was steeped in online conspiracies that make him and his...

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