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Candy-Hauling Man Used ‘James Bond’ Device To Hide License From Toll Booth: Cops

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 16:16 GMT // 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A trucker accused of using a James Bond-style retractable bumper to evade a $95 toll on the George Washington Bridge has been charged with using burglary tools, police said on Thursday. Hauling a load of candy across the bridge toward New York City on Wednesday, Pablo Ortega flipped a switch on his dashboard […]

Candy-Hauling Man Used ‘James Bond’ Device To Hide License From Toll Booth: Cops

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 16:16 GMT // 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A trucker accused of using a James Bond-style retractable bumper to evade a $95 toll on the George Washington Bridge has been charged with using burglary tools, police said on Thursday. Hauling a load of candy across the bridge toward New York City on Wednesday, Pablo Ortega flipped a switch on his dashboard […]

Teen Accused Of Knocking School Bus Driver Unconscious

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 13:45 GMT // 0 Comments

One Louisiana teen has been charged with assault and another with saving the day: The first knocked a school bus driver unconscious and the second prevented the bus from crashing.Stock Photo | shutterstock The 26-year-old female driver had stopped the bus Thursday afternoon to exchange words with a student who was unruly, said Baton Rouge […]

U.S. court: Palestinian authorities must pay Americans millions for Israel attacks

by CNN // February 24, 2015 // Updated 16:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Both groups are “deeply disappointed” by Monday’s ruling, which Palestinian Authority spokesman Mahmoud Khalifa said stemmed from “baseless” charges and “ignored the legal precedent set time and again by other U.S. courts … that established U.S. courts are not the proper jurisdiction for such a hearing.” Khalifa expressed confidence that the PLO and Palestinian Authority […]

8 killed in Czech restaurant shooting, ministry says

by CNN // February 24, 2015 // Updated 15:19 GMT // 0 Comments

“The shooter is also dead,” the spokesman said. The interior minister is flying to the area now, he said. Authorities don’t yet know the identity or motivation of the shooter, the spokesman said. However, at this time they do not believe the incident is terror-related.

Turkey to Make Long-Range Missiles Compatible With NATO Systems: Spokesman

by The New York Times // February 23, 2015 // Updated 13:52 GMT // 0 Comments

ANKARA — Turkey will make its planned new long-range missiles compatible with the NATO’s systems, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday, in comments apparently at odds with those of the country’s defence minister. – Go to Home Page »

Turkey to Make Long-Range Missiles Compatible With NATO Systems-Spokesman

by The New York Times // February 23, 2015 // Updated 12:19 GMT // 0 Comments

ANKARA — Turkey will make its planned new long-range missiles compatible with the NATO’s systems, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday, in comments apparently at odds with those of the country’s defence minister. – Go to Home Page »

Superbug cases reported in North Carolina; 1 dead

by CNN // February 23, 2015 // Updated 03:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, said Kevin McCarthy, spokesman with the Carolinas HealthCare System. Of those, 15 had CRE upon admission to the hospital in Charlotte; three acquired it in the hospital, and one died, the spokesman said. The cause of death was not immediately clear. – CNN’s […]

Superbug cases reported in North Carolina; 1 dead

by CNN // February 23, 2015 // Updated 03:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, said Kevin McCarthy, spokesman with the Carolinas HealthCare System. Of those, 15 had CRE upon admission to the hospital in Charlotte; three acquired it in the hospital, and one died, the spokesman said. The cause of death was not immediately clear. – CNN’s […]

Ukraine Says It Will Start Pulling Back Heavy Weapons

by The Huffington Post // February 22, 2015 // Updated 14:09 GMT // 0 Comments

Ukraine plans to begin pulling back heavy weaponry from the front lines of its fight with Russia-backed separatist rebels on Sunday, in accordance with a peace plan whose initial step was a cease-fire that is still being violated, a military spokesman said.KIEV, UKRAINE – FEBRUARY 22: Security forces inspect a heavy tank and a rocket […]

Despite Ukraine Cease-Fire, Battle for Railroad Town Continues

by The New York Times // February 17, 2015 // Updated 17:22 GMT // 0 Comments

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — A battle for a railroad town in eastern Ukraine escalated sharply on Tuesday, with both the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed militants saying that their soldiers were engaging in pitched street battles. A child played cards in a cultural center being used as a bomb shelter on Tuesday in Mironovka village, near Debaltseve, […]

Niger police arrest 160 suspected Boko Haram militants

by CNN // February 17, 2015 // Updated 13:36 GMT // 0 Comments

Authorities in the landlocked African nation of Niger have arrested 160 suspected Boko Haram militants allegedly involved in deadly attacks near that country’s border with Nigeria, a national police spokesman said Tuesday. The arrests happened over the last two days in Niger’s Diffa region, which borders Nigeria. Those taken into custody include Kaka Bunu, who […]

Attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 20 police officers, injures 8 others

by CNN // February 17, 2015 // Updated 12:08 GMT // 0 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in Pole Alam, the provincial capital, group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in an email. One suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance to the headquarters, allowing three attackers to enter the complex, said Din Mohammad Darwish, a spokesman for the governor.

Suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 10 police officers, injures 8 others

by CNN // February 17, 2015 // Updated 11:18 GMT // 0 Comments

One suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance to the headquarters, allowing three others to enter the complex and also detonate their explosives, said Din Mohammad Darwish, a spokesman for the governor. The attack took place in Pole Alam, the provincial capital.

Mosque attack kills 19; Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility

by CNN // February 13, 2015 // Updated 11:35 GMT // 0 Comments

The Pakistani Taliban carried out the attack, spokesman Muhammad Khurasan said in an e-mail to CNN, as revenge for Pakistan’s December 19 execution of a man. Up to five attackers executed the assault, including a suicide bomber and someone who was shooting in the mosque, Nasir Khan Durrani, the city’s police inspector general, told reporters. […]

South Korean coast guard captain jailed for 4 years over botched Sewol rescue

by CNN // February 12, 2015 // Updated 06:30 GMT // 0 Comments

More than 300 people died after the ferry capsized off the southwestern coast of South Korea in April, the majority of them high school students on a field trip. On arriving at the scene, Kim failed to broadcast an evacuation order through his ship’s loudspeakers and made no effort to induce passengers to abandon ship, […]

Seniors At Jewish Home Give The Best Dating Advice

by The Huffington Post // February 10, 2015 // Updated 14:53 GMT // 0 Comments

What do residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home have to offer when it comes to dating advice? Based on this video produced by the home, plenty! As a spokesman for the Jewish Home noted, its residents are “experts who have seen it all before.” The topics covered include having sex on the first date, […]

Graham rebukes Paul on vaccines

by CNN // February 3, 2015 // Updated 22:04 GMT // 0 Comments

“The statement of [Sen. Rand] Paul would create anxiety because he’s a doctor, he’s a respected senator and there is no evidence that I’m aware of that a vaccine causes mental retardation,” Graham told CNN during an interview in his Capitol Hill office. “If he has that evidence he should come forward and let the […]

Egypt releases one Al Jazeera journalist, but 2 others remain

by CNN // February 1, 2015 // Updated 14:57 GMT // 0 Comments

Australian journalist Peter Greste left Egypt at about 4 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET) and is in the air, Egyptian Interior Ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif said. – Egypt’s highest court recently accepted the appeal of the three journalists and granted them a retrial.

UK jets intercept Russian bombers near British airspace

by CNN // January 29, 2015 // Updated 17:03 GMT // 0 Comments

Wednesday’s incident would be the latest in what NATO has said is an increase in Russian military flights near alliance members’ territory. The British Typhoon jets intercepted the Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, south of Bournemouth, England, over the English Channel, a UK defense spokesman said. – CNN’s Brad Lendon contributed to this […]

Obama to rally Democrats in Philly to kill sequester in budget

by CNN // January 29, 2015 // Updated 11:00 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: White House drops 529 college savings proposal In his speech to House Democrats in Philadelphia on Thursday evening, a White House official said the President “will announce that his budget will reverse harmful sequestration cuts,” claiming they threaten both the economy and U.S. military. Obama’s pitch to tackle the sequester presents the White House […]

North Korean Leader to Visit Russia in May

by The New York Times // January 28, 2015 // Updated 17:07 GMT // 0 Comments

MOSCOW — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, plans to visit Moscow this May in his first trip abroad since assuming power in 2011, a Kremlin spokesman announced on Wednesday. The confirmation from Dmitri S. Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, came amid a strengthening in ties between the two countries, even as North Korea remains isolated and […]

Boko Haram Attacks Biggest City In Northeast Nigeria, Dozens Killed

by The Huffington Post // January 25, 2015 // Updated 14:00 GMT // 0 Comments

In fierce fighting Sunday, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria. Dozens of combatants have been killed and wounded, soldiers and hospital workers said.FILE – In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 file photo Nigerian soldiers stand guard at the offices of the state-run Nigerian Television Authority in […]

Annapolis Mansion Fire: 2 More Bodies Found

by The Huffington Post // January 22, 2015 // Updated 23:56 GMT // 0 Comments

Investigators found the bodies of two more people in the charred remains of an Annapolis-area mansion that burned to the ground earlier this week, bringing the number of dead to four. Crews found two bodies on Thursday, the second day of excavating the site, and two bodies on Wednesday, according to Anne Arundel County Fire […]

Ukrainian Forces Battle Russian-Backed Rebels in East

by The New York Times // January 21, 2015 // Updated 23:12 GMT // 0 Comments

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — Shelling from both Ukrainian military and rebel separatist positions continued Wednesday over a remote border checkpoint northwest of Luhansk that Ukraine said was seized Monday by Russian troops, a chief spokesman for the Ukrainian military said. Ukrainian soldiers during fighting with pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday in the village of Pesky, near Donetsk. […]

North Korea slams defector over inaccuracies in story

by CNN // January 21, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Days after North Korea’s most famous defector revealed some of the details in his accounts about life in prison camps weren’t true, the country’s government fired back Tuesday. Shin Dong-hyuk’s “admission of his lies goes to prove that everything told by those who claim to be ‘defectors from the North’ cannot be trusted,” the state-run […]

Suspicious package forces shutdown of Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

by CNN // January 21, 2015 // Updated 00:45 GMT // 0 Comments

No one was arrested, but two men were being detained as police investigate, the spokesman said. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel connects Detroit, Michigan, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada.

Is The Sun finally ditching topless Page 3 models?

by CNN // January 20, 2015 // Updated 11:53 GMT // 0 Comments

Last Friday’s print edition of The Sun was the last to feature a bare-breasted woman, ending one of British journalism’s most controversial traditions after 45 years, The Times, the tabloid’s sister paper, has reported. The Sun refused to confirm the report on Tuesday. A spokesman told CNN: “It’s all speculation by people who don’t work […]

NYC Settles Lawsuit For $75,000 Over 2013 Police Chokehold

by The Huffington Post // January 20, 2015 // Updated 00:41 GMT // 0 Comments

The city of New York has agreed to pay a Brooklyn man $75,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming he was choked and unable to breathe during a 2013 encounter with police. A federal judge approved the settlement last week, and New York City Law Department spokesman Nick Paolucci said that “based on an evaluation of […]

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