Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Amazon Has A New Fitness Tracker And Wants To Get Personal

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, the company that made shopping from a La-Z-Boy possible, is going into the fitness-tracking business. The company started selling a wrist band Thursday t...

Video: Mets, Marlins Walk Off Field In Social Injustice Protest

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and Miami Marlins jointly walked off the field after a moment of silence, draping a Black Lives Matter T-shirt across home plate as they chose not...

Biden Rejects Skipping Trump Debates, Vows To Fact Check

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he won't skip debates with President Donald Trump this fall, vowing he'll use the opportunity to confront his rival...

Judge Orders USPS To Provide Info On Service Changes

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge in Washington state is giving the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service 10 days to turn over records and information about service c...

Walmart Joins Microsoft In Bid For Video App TikTok

Bentonville, AR (AP) — Walmart is the latest company to want a piece of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has come under fire from the Trump administration. The w...

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: ‘I’m Afraid American Jewry Is Making A Big, Big, Big Mistake’ For Injecting Themselves In Politics

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LONDON (JTA) - American Jewish rabbis are erring by endorsing — and opposing — President Donald Trump, according to Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of Great Britain who said...

Portland Protesters, US Agents Clash Near Federal Building

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters and U.S. agents assigned to protect federal property in Portland clashed late Wednesday outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Building...

Pompeo’s Jerusalem Speech Violated Hatch Act, Complaint Says

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo committed an “egregious violation” of the Hatch Act by delivering a video-taped speech from Israel to the Republican National Conve...

Toxic Chemical Leak Reported Near Lake Charles In The Aftermath Of Laura

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A fire at a Louisiana chlorine plant erupted with thick, billowing smoke Thursday after Hurricane Laura plowed through part of the country's petrochemical ...

Convention-Covering Networks Challenged By Competing Stories

NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican convention's third night happened amid an unusual confluence of major stories — a dangerous hurricane about to strike Louisiana, a Wisconsin city tor...

Photos: Laura Blasts Gulf Coast With Wind, Rain And Wall Of Seawater

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. pounded the Gulf Coast with wind and rain Thursday as Laura roared ashore in Louisiana near the Tex...

Computer Pioneer Arnold Spielberg, Steven’s Dad, Dies At 103

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Spielberg, father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and an innovating engineer whose work helped make the personal computer possible, has died at 103. Spie...

Breslav Chasidim Detained In Ukraine Airports As Ukraine Shuts Borders To Pilgrims

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ODESSA (VINnews) — Ukraine has decided peremptorily to prevent the pilgrimage of Breslav chasidim to Uman by closing its borders until the end of September. A number of Breslav cha...

Fire At University Of Delaware Chabad Ruled Arson

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DELAWARE (JTA) - Arson was the cause of a fire at the Chabad center at the University of Delaware, the state’s fire marshal has ruled. Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chion...

Fed: Rates To Stay Ultra-Low Even After Inflation Picks Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve announced a significant change Thursday in how it manages interest rates by saying it plans to keep rates near zero even after inflation has e...

Pompeo Ends Mideast Trip With Visit To Oman’s New Sultan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday visited Oman's new sultan, the last stop on a Mideast trip that sought to build on an American-br...

Defense Official: Arson Suspected As Cause Of Navy Ship Fire

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Arson is suspected as the cause of a July 12 fire that left extensive damage to the USS Bonhomme Richard and a U.S. Navy sailor is being questioned as a potential ...

Cities: Census Ending Early So Counting Is On Trump’s Watch

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is ending the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident early by a month so that the process for calculating the number of people used for ...

Google’s Own Engineers Disturbed By Company’s Location-Tracking Tactics

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CALIFORNIA (AP) — Google's own engineers were troubled by the way the company secretly tracked the movements of people who didn't want to be followed until a 2018 Associated Press ...

Suspect On FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List, On Run for 12 Years, Captured

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DALLAS (FBI PR) - Yaser Abdel Said, a capital murder suspect wanted in connection with the homicide of his two teenage daughters, Amina and Sarah, was taken into custody without in...