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New York, NY – NYSE Proposes New Emergency Backup Plan

July 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM
New York, NY - NYSE Euronext (NYX.N) has revised its back-up plan for trading if an emergency closed the New York Stock Exchange and its trading floor, with a proposal that would make it easier for broker-dealers to adjust their computer systems. The plan would transfer trading in NYSE-listed stocks to the exchange operator's all-electronic market, Arca, and is subject to approval from the...

Chicago, IL – Country Life Riskier Than City Living, U.S. Study Shows

July 23, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Chicago, IL - Contrary to what many believe, living in the city is far less risky than in the country, according to a study released on Tuesday that takes into account all major forms of death from injuries. Although homicides in cities far outpace those in rural areas, overall the risk of dying from some form of accident or injury is 20 percent greater in the most rural counties of the United...

Israel – Bennett, Livni Want To Unite Chief Rabbi Positions

July 23, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Israel - Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni sent a letter to the chief rabbi candidates on Tuesday stating their intention to unite the two chief rabbi positions into one, Channel 2 reported. According to Bennett and Livni's proposal, one rabbi will hold the Chief Rabbi position, while the other will serve as the president of the rabbinate...

Washington – FDA Cracks Down On Illegal Diabetes Remedies

July 23, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Washington - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription. All of the products aim to cash in on the country's diabetes epidemic, which affects nearly 26 million Americans. Regulators worry that consumers who buy such...

New York – Hospitals To Prescribe Fruits, Veggies For High-Risk, Low-Income Patients

July 23, 2013 at 07:26 PM
New York - Two New York City hospitals are joining a national program that lets doctors write high-risk, low-income patients prescriptions for fruits and vegetables. The pilot program is being launched by Harlem Hospital and Lincoln Medical Center. Patients who receive the prescriptions can exchange them for "Health Bucks" coupons used at farmers markets. The produce prescription program...

Sullivan County, NY – Brooklyn Woman Catches Serial Package Thief From 100 Miles Away

July 23, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Sullivan County, NY - A Brooklyn woman who was summering upstate played a key role in helping police apprehend a serial thief this afternoon, after observing an unidentified man steal a package from her house via her home surveillance system. Today's theft is just one in a string of package theft that has plagued the Midwood area over the past few weeks. "We had already seen the suspect on...

Tarrytown, NY – Man Who Dangled From Tappan Zee Bridge Gets 9 Months

July 23, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Tarrytown, NY - A protester who dangled for hours from the Tappan Zee (TAP'-uhn zee) Bridge has been sentenced to nine months behind bars. Michael Davitt (DAV'-iht) of Garnerville had been convicted of reckless endangerment. He was sent straight to the Westchester County Jail on Tuesday. On Nov. 7, 2011, Davitt anchored a rope ladder to his van, dropped it over the side of the bridge and...

New York – Weiner Not Dropping Out Of NYC Mayoral Race

July 23, 2013 at 06:00 PM
New York - Anthony Weiner says he's not dropping out of the New York City mayoral race in light of newly revealed explicit online correspondence with a young woman. And his wife, Huma Abedin, is standing by him. Weiner admitted on Tuesday to exchanging racy photos and having X-rated chats with a woman he met online. He had resigned his House seat in June 2011 after acknowledging having...

San Francisco, CA – Apple’s 3Q Earnings Fall 22 Pct On Flat Revenue

July 23, 2013 at 05:22 PM
San Francisco, CA - Apple's latest quarterly report confirms the iPhone maker's growth has stalled along with its pace of innovation. The results announced Tuesday mark the second straight quarter that Apple Inc.'s earnings have fallen from the previous year after a decade of steadily rising profits. Despite the ongoing erosion, Apple fared slightly better than analysts had anticipated...

Yarnell, AZ – Fire Site Reveals Charred Landscape, Rough Terrain

July 23, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Yarnell, AZ - The location sits in a basin surrounded on three sides by charred, boulder-strewn mountains. Blackened cactuses appear as if they melted in the flames. Rocks the size of pickup trucks are perched precariously on the steep hillsides. An American flag flaps in the wind near a Granite Mountain Hotshots T-shirt that hangs on a burned cactus as a makeshift memorial to the men who died...

New York – NYPD Oversight Plans Are Vetoed; Override Vote Due

July 23, 2013 at 04:03 PM
New York - Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday vetoed the most ambitious new oversight proposed in years for the New York Police Department, setting up an override showdown with lawmakers. Bloomberg's long-expected veto puts the proposals on a course toward what could be a dramatic override vote later this summer. The measures would create an outside watchdog for the department and a broader...

Highland Mills, NY – Local Towns’ Petition To Halt KJ Pipeline Denied By Court

July 23, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Highland Mills, NY - A petition for an injunction put forth by the town and village of Woodbury and the village of Harriman to temporarily halt plans by the village of Kiryas Joel to connect with the New York City Catskill Aqueduct until a decision is made on their Article 78 petition has been denied by State Supreme Court justice. MIDHUDSONNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/162E3n6) reports that the...

Washington – Technology For Cars To Talk To Each Other Urged

July 23, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Washington - The government should set performance standards for new safety technology that allows cars and trucks to talk to each other and then require the technology be installed in all new vehicles, a federal accident investigation board recommended Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board made the recommendation in response to fatal school bus accidents at intersections in New...

New York – Anthony Weiner Admits To More Lewd Photos

July 23, 2013 at 03:05 PM
New York - New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admits he sent additional explicit photos and texts to a woman online. The new lewd correspondence was posted Monday by the gossip website The Dirty. The woman involved was not identified. Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011 after acknowledging having sexual conversations with at least a half-dozen women. The woman says...

Boston – Cop Who Released Photos Of Marathon Bomber Stripped Of Badge And Gun

July 23, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Boston - A police photographer who released photos of the arrest of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in reaction to a magazine cover that he said glorified the suspect has been placed on desk duty pending an internal investigation, state police said on Tuesday. Sergeant Sean Murphy was placed on administrative leave, stripped of his badge and gun, and transferred to a different...

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