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New York – State Abuse Hotline Gets 5,000 Calls In 3 Weeks

July 22, 2013 at 11:09 PM
New York - The new protectors of about 1 million New Yorkers with disabilities have logged more than 5,000 calls to their abuse hotline in the first three weeks. The Justice Center for People with Special Needs has also established a do-not-hire registry but hasn't put anyone on it yet. Executive Director Jeffrey Wise says it's too soon to tell how many calls represent actual cases. The...

Washington – Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo

July 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Washington - The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of her hair — making her fight for survival seem a bit easier. Hair loss is one of chemotherapy's most despised side effects, not because of vanity but because it fuels stigma...

Gansu Province – China Quakes Death Toll Rises To 89, Hundreds Injured

July 22, 2013 at 09:46 PM
Gansu Province - The death toll from two earthquakes in China's western Gansu province has climbed to 89, with more than 500 people severely injured, after 1,200 buildings collapsed and tens of thousands more were badly damaged, said the official Xinhua news agency. The quakes hit eight towns in the remote and mountainous Minxian and Zhangxian counties, about 170 km (105 miles) southeast of...

Atlanta, GA – Harvard Researchers: Skipping Breakfast May Increase Heart Attack Risk

July 22, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Atlanta, GA - Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart attack than those who ate a morning meal. There's no reason why the results wouldn't apply to other people, too, the Harvard researchers said. Other studies have suggested a link...

Dallas, TX – Six Flags Investigating Roller-Coaster Death

July 22, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Dallas, TX - Nearly a dozen people reported being injured in the last five years while riding the Texas roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death last week, though the most serious injuries appear to be a concussion and muscles strains due to jostling, state records show. Six Flags Over Texas reported 14 injuries involving the Texas Giant roller coaster between April 2008 and April...

Washington – ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents Down 14% But Up Across New York

July 22, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Washington - A new report from the Anti-Defamation League has found a 14 percent decline in recorded anti-Semitic incidents across the United States, the organization said on Monday. The audit of 2012 records identified 17 physical assaults, 470 cases of harassment or threat, and 440 cases of vandalism in which the target was Jewish and the motive allegedly hatred. Related: ADL measured in...

New York – Airline: 10 Hurt When Landing Gear Collapses At NYC

July 22, 2013 at 06:39 PM
New York, NY - The front landing gear of a flight arriving at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed Monday right after the plane touched down on the runway, officials said, sending the aircraft skidding before it came to a halt. Ten passengers were treated at the scene, with six being taken to a hospital with minor injuries, said Thomas Bosco, Acting Director of Aviation for the Port...

New York, NY – Older Part Of 911 System Stalls 3 Times In Same Day

July 22, 2013 at 06:32 PM
New York, NY - A part of New York City's massive emergency call system has stalled three times in a day. It forced call takers and dispatchers on to use paper and pencil to take down information. The system was stalled for a total of 45 minutes Monday, but fire officials said it appeared to be back on track by afternoon. The giant 911 system is in the process of being upgraded at a total...

Brooklyn, NY – Juror Drops Bombshell Says Pre-Trial Anti-Semitism Towards Hasidic Defendant

July 22, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A juror who single-handedly caused a mistrial last week in a case involving a Hasidic defendant, has dropped a bombshell---saying that anti-Semitism among jurors was openly discussed before the trial even began. A NEW YORK DAILY NEWS EXCLUSIVE (http://nydn.us/12HPKvj) reports that the defendant in trial was 29 year-old Alexander Rogalsky of Brooklyn, who faced the decade-old...

Washington – NYC Councilman Brad Lander To Be Honored At White House

July 22, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Washington - A New York City councilman is being honored by President Barack Obama. Brad Lander, a Democrat, was elected to the council in 2009 and represents Brooklyn's 39th District. He'll be named a "Champion of Change" at a Tuesday ceremony at the White House. Lander is being honored for making the public a part of his budget process. His constituents - rather than the councilman ...

New York – Former Gov. Paterson: I May Run For Congress If Rep. Rangel Retires

July 22, 2013 at 05:07 PM
New York - Former Gov. David Paterson says he may run for Congress if Rep. Charles Rangel retires. But Paterson also made a case for recruiting a younger candidate if his fellow Democrat chooses not to run after more than 40 years in Congress. Paterson would be 60 if he was elected next year. Paterson says a younger member would have more time to build seniority in Congress, which is...

Washington – Ex-Presidents Club: Lots Of Life After White House

July 22, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Washington - In the first 200 years of the republic, just three presidents survived more than two decades after leaving office: John Adams, Martin Van Buren and Herbert Hoover. The odds for ex-presidents have improved considerably since then. Jimmy Carter, who raised the bar for active post-presidential years, is 88 now, and 32 years out of office. No one has survived longer after leaving the...

New York – S&P 500 Ends At Record, McDonald’s Weighs On Dow

July 22, 2013 at 04:28 PM
New York - The S&P 500 notched a third consecutive record closing high on Monday and major indexes mostly rose, though disappointing McDonald's earnings kept the Dow from making gains. The Dow Jones industrial average < .DJI> was up 1.73 points, or 0.01 percent, at 15,545.47. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index < .SPX> was up 3.41 points, or 0.20 percent, at 1,695.50. The Nasdaq Composite Index ...

London – Palace: Kate Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

July 22, 2013 at 03:37 PM
London - Palace officials say Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy. Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces. The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William. Kate checked into a private wing at St. Mary's Hospital in central London early Monday morning. William spent the long...

Cairo – Pro And Anti-Mursi Protesters Clash Near Cairo’s Tahrir Square

July 22, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Cairo - Supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi clashed in central Cairo on Monday, hurling stones at each other as security forces fired tear gas to try to disperse them, witnesses said. State television said one person was killed and seven injured in the worst violence in the Egyptian capital since July 16, when seven died in confrontations. Blood stains and...

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