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Washington – Obama Tells Parents To Get Kids Vaccinated To Stem Measles

February 1, 2015 at 11:36 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is urging parents to get their children vaccinated in the face of a measles outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in the United States. In excerpts from an interview with NBC News that will air on Monday, Obama said measles was a preventable disease. He said that while he understood there were families concerned about the effect of vaccinations...

Wappinger, NY – Workers Dig Deep To Fix Massive New York City Water Leak

February 1, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Wappinger, NY - Workers are planning to go under the river and through the rocks to replace part of a massive tunnel leaking New York City's drinking water. They're blasting through hundreds of feet of shale and building a shaft on each side of the Hudson River, about 60 miles north of New York City. Once they reach about 600 feet below the river next year, they will begin building a 2.5-mile...

Washington – U.S. Proposes Effort To Analyze DNA From 1 Million People

February 1, 2015 at 10:28 PM
Washington - The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual's genetic make-up. At the heart of the "precision medicine" initiative, announced on Friday by President Barack Obama, is the creation of a pool of people - healthy and ill...

Glendale, AZ – Brady Rallies Patriots To 28-24 Super Bowl Win Over Seahawks

February 1, 2015 at 10:09 PM
Glendale, AZ - Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs. Clutch football, spiced by a sensational fourth-quarter rally and a goal-line, game-saving interception. The record-setting Brady threw for four touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Julian Edelman with 2:02 remaining Sunday night, as New England rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Seattle...

Los Angeles – First All-Female Mosque Opens Up In US

February 1, 2015 at 09:55 PM
Los Angeles - Approximately 150 women gathered at an interfaith center in Los Angeles for what may be the first all-female Mosque in the United States on Friday afternoon. Male imams traditionally lead prayers and Quran teachings but the Women's Mosque of America, which claims to be the country's first female-only mosque, aims to present an alternative by creating an all-female space for...

Washington – Obama Proposes 14 Percent Tax On U.S. Companies’ Untaxed Foreign Earnings

February 1, 2015 at 09:25 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget would impose a one-time 14 percent tax on some $2 trillion of untaxed foreign earnings accumulated by U.S. companies abroad and use that to fund infrastructure projects, a White House official said. The money also would be used to fill a projected shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund. "This transition tax would mean that companies have...

New York – Silver Investigation Eyeing State Supreme Court Judges

February 1, 2015 at 09:05 PM
New York - Just ten days after the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver comes word that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is making good on his promise to continue rooting out corruption in New York State with an investigation that is currently focusing on lower Manhattan’s State Supreme Court. According to reports in the New York Post, an investigation insider said that Bharara is looking...

Washington – Man Arrested Outside White House Grounds

February 1, 2015 at 08:30 PM
Washington - The Secret Service has arrested a man who climbed a bicycle rack outside the White House grounds Sunday, and he's been charged with unlawful entry. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the incident happened at a temporary bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday afternoon. The rack is set back from the White House fence, making it unlikely that anyone could use it to get...

Washington – Clinton Or Biden? Obama Says He ‘Loves ‘em Both’

February 1, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama admitted in a pre-Super Bowl interview that aired on Sunday to preferring offense to defense and chips and guacamole to wings, but did not take the bait when asked to choose between Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden. "Love 'em both," Obama said of Clinton, his former secretary of state, and Biden, his vice president, both of whose names have come up as possible...

New York – NYC Hospital Faces $201,000 In Fines Over Dirty Laundry

February 1, 2015 at 07:29 PM
New York - Federal inspectors say a New York City hospital faces $201,000 in fines for exposing employees to the risk of infection from dirty laundry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital replaced linen laundry bags with thin plastic bags about a year ago. OSHA says the bags broke and needlessly exposed workers to laundry contaminated with...

Washington – Obama Weighs In On Deflated Footballs, Politics

February 1, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama on Sunday said the NFL should consider how referees can control game footballs instead of individual teams and he defended his aggressive stance with congressional Republicans during a live interview during NBC's Super Bowl pregame show. The Obama interview mixed a discussion of the game's high-profile controversy — deflated footballs — with a brief...

‎Iran – Former President Ahmadinejad Launches Website Ahead Of Elections, Hinting At Political Return

February 1, 2015 at 06:38 PM
Tehran - Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a website ahead of parliamentary elections next year in a sign he may be eyeing a political comeback despite a recent corruption scandal. The website, ahmadinejad.ir, was launched Sunday with a big smiling photo of Ahmadinejad and the slogan: "We will come soon." Ahmadinejad effectively disappeared from Iran's political...

London – NJ Gov. Christie Begins Trip To London With Soccer, Not Politics

February 1, 2015 at 06:11 PM
London - An unabashed fan of the Dallas Cowboys, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent Super Bowl Sunday on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, watching football of another sort. Economic development for New Jersey, and presidential politics, waited for Monday. The likely Republican presidential contender, who recently launched a political action committee that serves as an early campaign...

Amman – Jordan Committed To Anti-IS Coalition, Despite Hostage Drama

February 1, 2015 at 05:40 PM
Amman - Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants. Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh spoke a day after another Islamic State hostage, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, was purportedly beheaded by the militants...

New York – Oh Snow! Another Winter Weather Hit Of Snow, Ice For NYC, Mayor Issues Severe Warning

February 1, 2015 at 04:30 PM
New York - Mayor de Blasio today issued a severe weather warning and hazardous travel advisory for Monday, February 2. A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will create slick and hazardous travel conditions throughout the day Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Sunday evening, February 1, through 6:00 PM Monday, February 2. NWS is currently...

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