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Las Vegas – Nevada Trooper Pulls Over Hearse Traveling In HOV Lane

July 2, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Las Vegas - Nevada Highway Patrol says passengers must be alive in order to be counted as occupants in cars using the high occupancy vehicle lane. The reminder was prompted by a traffic stop Monday involving a hearse traveling on the carpool lane on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. A trooper pulled over the hearse that was transporting a dead body. The agency says the hearse driver assumed...

Detroit – Corporate Folk Hero Lee Iacocca Dies At Age 94

July 2, 2019 at 10:50 PM
Detroit - Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the company's former spokesman, and Bob Lutz, formerly its head of product development, said they...

San Francisco – Tesla Delivers Record Number Of Electric Cars In Quarter

July 2, 2019 at 10:30 PM
San Francisco - Tesla Inc set a record for quarterly vehicle deliveries in a triumphant response to months of questions about demand for its luxury electric cars, sending shares up 7% after hours on Tuesday. Tesla did not comment on profit - which is still elusive - but the robust deliveries could help jumpstart investor sentiment on Tesla, which has been challenged in recent months. Before...

La Serena, Chile – Chileans, Argentines Gape At Total Solar Eclipse

July 2, 2019 at 09:57 PM
La Serena, Chile - Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina. Tourists from around the world gathered to witness the cosmic spectacle, which began at 10:24 a.m. local time (1824 GMT), crossing over a tiny atoll in the South Pacific. Chile and Argentina were the only inhabited places where the total...

Washington – Trump: People Are Leaving New York ‘like Never Before’

July 2, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that people are moving out of New York "like never before" — but the reality of population changes in the president's home state is more complicated. In a series of tweets Tuesday, Trump blamed high taxes and the state's leaders for prompting people to move. "People are fleeing New York like never before," he wrote. "If they own a...

Washington – Trump Facebook Ads Use Models To Portray Actual Supporters

July 2, 2019 at 08:55 PM
Washington - A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over endorsements of the president. "I could not ask for a better president," intones the voice during...

Freehold, NJ – Medical Marijuana May Be More Accessible In New Jersey

July 2, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Freehold, NJ - New Jersey expanded its medical marijuana program, including increasing the number of illnesses eligible for cannabis use, under a broad new law signed by the governor Tuesday. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act at a tavern in Freehold known for holding charitable fundraisers. He was with the parents and sister of the...

Geneva – In The Swiss Alps, Locals And Haredi Orthodox Tourists Find Ways To Get Along

July 2, 2019 at 08:02 PM
Geneva - A calmer, safer and more beautiful place than this Alpine skiing town is difficult to imagine. In summer, cyclists abandon their unlocked mountain bicycles (there’s virtually no crime here) outside cafes surrounded by wild coniferous forests. They enjoy reasonably priced regional treats on terraces whose stunning views include turquoise lakes at the foot of snow-capped mountains...

Houston – Government Photos Show Detained Migrants Pleading For Help

July 2, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Houston - In one photo, one of 88 men in a cell meant for 41 presses a piece of cardboard against the window, with the word "help." In another, a man lowers his head and clasps his hands as if in prayer. And in a third, a woman wearing a surgical mask presses both of her hands against the glass. The images were released Tuesday by U.S. government auditors who visited facilities in South Texas...

Washington – Trump Administration Ends Bid To Add Citizenship Question To Census

July 2, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Washington - In a stinging defeat for President Donald Trump, his administration ended its effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, saying that it will begin printing forms that do not include the contentious query. White House and Justice Department officials confirmed the decision, which came in the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling on June 27 that faulted the Trump...

Jerusalem – Israel Set To Launch Long-awaited 5G Tender This Month

July 2, 2019 at 06:31 PM
Jerusalem - Israel is likely to launch a long-awaited tender for fifth generation (5G) mobile networks within two weeks, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. Despite its vibrant tech sector, Israel lags countries like South Korea, Switzerland, Britain and Spain that have already started to roll out 5G services, which are at least 10 times faster than 4G. Israel's Communications Ministry...

Jerusalem – Liberman: Some Army Cadets Listen To Rabbis Over Military Commanders

July 2, 2019 at 06:01 PM
Jerusalem - Religious pre-military academies are creating “private militias” that listen to their rabbis over their military commanders, Avigdor Liberman charged. Liberman, head of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party and formerly defense minister, made the statement during an address at the annual Herzliya policy conference. “We can’t throw out the baby with the bathwater...

Coached To Success – How Refuah Institute Is Transforming Lives With Unique Life Coaching

July 2, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Everyone wants to learn the secret of success. But how? I assume you would want to be an effective communicator, with an ability to impact others. I also assume that you would want to better understand people – including yourself – allowing you to positively influence those around you and improve your – and others’ – relationships. Finally, you would clearly wish to acquire...

Washington – GOP Political Donation Tool To Rival Trump’s Preferred App

July 2, 2019 at 05:37 PM
Washington - A Texas company is launching a new political donation app for Republicans that will rival a similar platform already adopted by President Donald Trump, a move that could complicate GOP efforts to match Democrats' online fundraising success. Give.GOP will launch on Tuesday. It comes a week after the rollout of WinRed, a platform adopted by all national Republican campaign...

Brooklyn, NY – Daughter Of Prominent Reform Rabbis Is Killed In Truck Crash In Brooklyn

July 2, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The daughter of two prominent Reform rabbis was killed while biking when she was hit by a cement truck in Brooklyn. Devra Freelander, 28, was struck on Monday at an intersection in the East Williamsburg neighborhood. The driver has not been charged so far, according to the New York Daily News. Police are investigating the incident. Freelander was an award-winning video and...

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