Regional News

Bill would require ´kill switch´ for smartphones

December 19, 2013 7:37 am

Two California officials have announced plans to introduce legislation requiring smartphones to have a “kill switch” that would render stolen or lost devices inoperable. State Sen. Mark Leno and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said Wednesday that the bill will be formally introduced in January at the start of the 2014 legislative session. Leno […]

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Indian Diplomat Strip Searched? Prosecutor Defends Arrest

December 19, 2013 7:37 am

Protective barriers outside of the US Embassy in New Delhi India were removed and certain diplomatic privileges for US embassy employees were also reportedly revoked, following a quick reaction from outraged Indian government officials over the arrest of 39-year-old Devyani Khobragade in New York.

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Airbus Wins Record AirAsia X Deal

December 19, 2013 7:37 am

A record breaking six billion dollar deal for Airbus as it clinched the largest ever single order. AirAsia X signed a contract for 25 new A330s taking their total fleet to 57 by 2019. Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier.

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Multiple injuries during home invasion robbery near Vacaville

December 19, 2013 7:32 am

Multiple people were injured during a shooting at a home invasion robbery near Vacaville in Solano County on Wednesday evening, according to deputies. Just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday deputies received a 911 call from a resident on Poplar Road in an unincorporated area near Vacaville reporting that four men had forced their way into […]

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Video shows passengers take down armed robbery suspect on bus

December 19, 2013 7:15 am

Surveillance video from a Seattle bus shows heroic passengers tackling a robbery suspect who police say pulled a gun and robbed riders. Travonnte Brown was arrested on charges of threatening bus riders with a gun and stealing their cellphones. It happened on the Metro Rapid Ride C route from Seattle to West Seattle on November […]

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Saab Wins Deal to Sell 36 Fighter Jets to Brazil

December 19, 2013 6:36 am

Brazil announces one of the most valuable deals in emerging markets. It's given Swedish manufacturer Saab a $4.5bn contract to supply 36 fighter jets.

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Protests Block Traffic Around EU Summit Venue

December 19, 2013 6:36 am

Demonstrators blocked traffic in central Brussels to protest EU austerity measures and the ongoing free trade agreement negotiations with the United States, hours before the bloc's 28 leaders were due to attend a European Council summit. The demonstrations and blockades were organized by Alliance D19-20 which includes trade unions, farmers and different European groups mainly […]

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Urine detection devices placed on Atlanta transit station elevators

December 19, 2013 6:35 am

MARTA elevators updated to stop offenders

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Teacher claims he was fired because he´s straight

December 19, 2013 6:29 am

A gym teacher at one of the nation’s most prestigious prep schools alleges in a lawsuit that he was fired by his homosexual boss because he is straight. Gregory Kenney taught gym at the Trinity School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012. In his lawsuit, […]

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OAKLAND: Area residents evacuated after suspected DUI crash ignites gas pumps

December 19, 2013 6:25 am

A vehicle crash by a suspected DUI driver ignited a two-alarm blaze at a gas station in East Oakland Thursday morning that triggered an evacuation for nearly two dozen area residents, according to a fire dispatcher.

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