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Washington – Obama Signs Bill Requiring Labeling Of GMO Foods

July 29, 2016 at 06:45 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time. The legislation passed by Congress two weeks ago will require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The...

New York – Clinton Leads Trump By 6 Points After Democratic Confab: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

July 29, 2016 at 06:19 PM
New York - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party's nomination for the Nov. 8 election. Nearly 41 percent of likely voters favor Clinton, 35 percent favor Trump, and 25 percent picked...

Colorado Springs, CO – Trump Says Sanders ‘Sold His Soul To The Devil’

July 29, 2016 at 06:15 PM
Colorado Springs, CO - Donald Trump is claiming that Bernie Sanders "sold his soul to the devil" in deciding to support Hillary Clinton for president. Trump, speaking Friday at a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said that Sanders "folded" when he abandoned his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. "He wanted to go home, he wanted to go to sleep," Trump said. He then noted...

Lakewood, NJ – Non Orthodox Complain Over Housing Community Limiting Time Men, Women Can Swim Together

July 29, 2016 at 05:45 PM
Lakewood, NJ - A housing community on the Jersey shore comprised of mostly Orthodox Jews has sharply limited the time men and women can swim together, angering some homeowners. The board at A Country Place in Lakewood decided men and women can swim together from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday through Friday. There is also open swimming on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. But swimming is restricted by...

New York – Donald Trump Speech Beats Hillary Clinton In TV Viewership

July 29, 2016 at 05:06 PM
New York - Donald Trump pulled off the upset — at least in television popularity. The Nielsen company estimated that 29.8 million people watched Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night on the commercial networks. That fell short of the 32.2 million people who watched Trump speak to the Republicans a week before. That came despite the...

Oswiecim, Poland – Pope: Human ‘cruelty Did Not End In Auschwitz’

July 29, 2016 at 04:37 PM
Oswiecim, Poland - Pope Francis says human "cruelty did not end in Auschwitz" and that similar atrocities are being inflicted in war zones across the world today, citing prisoners who are kept in inhuman conditions and tortured. Francis visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, expressing his sorrow there in contemplative silence and prayer. Only hours later did he...

Washington – Trump Transition Tests Outsider’s Governing Ability

July 29, 2016 at 04:08 PM
Washington - His status as a presidential nominee barely a week old, Donald Trump is already tasked with assembling a complex transition team capable of hiring thousands of high-level government officials and crafting a detailed policy agenda should he win the presidency. It's a herculean task that will test the limits of Trump in particular, a political outsider who, thus far, has struggled...

Long Beach Township, NJ – 13-year-old Boy Reels In 200-pound Shark On New Jersey Beach

July 29, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Long Beach Township, NJ - A 13-year-old boy fishing with his father on a New Jersey beach has reeled in a 200-pound shark. A video posted on Facebook on Sunday shows Gianni Mandile pulling the fish most of the way in before dad Joseph Mandile grabs the shark's tail and pulls it onto the sand while taking care not to get bit. The Mandiles posed for a quick photo with the shark before Joseph...

New York – Rare, Foul-smelling ‘corpse Flower’ Blooms In New York City

July 29, 2016 at 03:02 PM
New York - A foul smelling plant known as the "corpse flower" is finally blooming at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City. The rare blooming began Thursday afternoon after more than 10 years of growth. It's native to Sumatra's equatorial rain forests, and emits an odor like rotting flesh while it's briefly in bloom. It's one of the largest flowers on earth and can reach 6 feet in...

Washington – Smaller Babies May Need Special Car Seat Harnesses

July 29, 2016 at 02:04 PM
Washington - Restraints in infant car seats fit most newborns poorly, and low-birthweight infants in particular may not be well protected, Australian researchers say. In their small study, fewer than one in five normal- and low-birthweight babies achieved a proper fit. Historically, the smallest children’s car seats were designed for babies weighing between 6.5 and 9 pounds (about 3 to 4...

Orlando, FL – Zika Virus: Mayor Says Visitors Shouldn’t Hesitate To Come To Florida

July 29, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Orlando, Fl - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs says potential visitors to Florida shouldn't think twice about coming to the Sunshine State. Jacob's jurisdiction covers the Orlando area's major theme parks in the Orlando area, and she spoke to reporters Friday after Gov. Rick Scott announced that South Florida has the first four cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in the U.S...

Toulon – Two People Suspected Of Terrorism Links Arrested On Train In Southern France, Conductor Announces

July 29, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Toulon - Two people suspected of links to terrorism were arrested on Friday by armed police officers on a high-speed train in Toulon, in the south of France, and the train was searched, a train conductor announced to passengers, according to a Reuters witness. The TGV train was traveling from Nice to Paris. "There were two people suspected of planning an attack and they were removed from...

Mendon, VT – GPS Tells Driver To Turn Around; Car Ends Up Almost Vertical

July 29, 2016 at 01:05 PM
Mendon, VT -Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to "turn around." The car was suspended almost vertically on guy wires attached to a utility pole in Mendon on Wednesday night. Police say 30-year-old Nabila Altahan of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was headed west on U.S. Route 4 when she passed her intended...

New York – UNICEF: Newborns Not Breastfed In First Hour Raising Health Risks

July 29, 2016 at 12:30 PM
New York - More than half of newborn babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at heightened risk of disease and death, the United Nations' children's agency said on Friday, highlighting sub-Saharan Africa as an area of concern. Feeding babies within an hour of birth passes on critical nutrients, antibodies and skin contact with their mothers that can protect them...

Trenton, NJ – US Court Rejects NJ Senator Menendez’s Bid To Dismiss Indictment

July 29, 2016 at 11:35 AM
Trenton, NJ - A federal appeals court on Friday refused to dismiss a corruption indictment against Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, rejecting his claim that the U.S. Constitution shielded him from prosecution. Menendez, a Democrat, had been accused of abusing his power as a U.S. senator to advance the interests of a leading donor, in exchange for gifts and other perks. Prosecutors...

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