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May 4, 2017

Drunk NYPD Traffic Cop Drives Head-On Into Williamsburg Bridge Obstruction Killing 21-Year-Old Friend Who Was Celebrating Her Birthday

An NYPD traffic cop who drove head-on into a pillar on the Williamsburg Bridge, killing a 21-year-old friend who was in the car after celebrating her birthday, has been indicted on numerous charges.  Stefan Hoyte, 26, was drunk and driving... Continue Reading →

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Facebook Steps Up Efforts Against Violent Content

Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material - including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda - off of its site. On Wednesday, the world's biggest social network said... Continue Reading →

Apple Attempts to Emphasize to Role in US Economy

Apple is getting more aggressive about emphasizing its role in the U.S. economy, apparently hoping to counter recurring criticism over its reliance on overseas factories. On Wednesday, Apple for the first time released a state-by-state breakdown of where its 80,000... Continue Reading →

Google Agrees to Pay $335 Million in Italy Tax Dispute

Italian tax officials say Google has agreed to pay 306 million euros ($335 million) to settle an ongoing tax dispute. Google has been under investigation by Milan prosecutors for the tax years 2009-2013, one of several European probes looking into... Continue Reading →

FBI & NSA Directors Testify to House Intelligence Committee in Closed Session

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers were quizzed for more than two hours behind closed doors on Thursday by members of the House intelligence committee investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election. The committee's work... Continue Reading →

Iraq and US in Talks to Keep American Troops in Country After ISIS is Defeated

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in talks with the Trump administration to keep American troops in Iraq after the fight against the Islamic State group in the country is concluded, according to a U.S. official and an official from the... Continue Reading →

Trump Visits New York For First Time as President

President Donald Trump is making his first return home to New York since taking office. Air Force One landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport Thursday evening. Trump is set to travel to Manhattan to meet with the Australian prime... Continue Reading →

Trayvon Martin, Who Dreamt of Being a Pilot, To Receive Honorary Aviation Degree From Florida HBCU

An aviation school in Florida is honoring Trayvon Martin with a posthumous degree at its commencement this month. Florida Memorial University, a historically black college, announced in a Facebook post Wednesday that the 17-year-old, who was gunned down by a neighborhood watchman... Continue Reading →

Barack Obama Endorses Emmanuel Macron for French President

Former President Barack Obama endorsed a candidate in the race for France's presidency on Thursday, taking his first dive back into international politics since leaving the White House in January. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron released a video from Obama... Continue Reading →

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