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New York – Many Processed Foods Are Heavily Dyed

June 1, 2014 at 11:19 PM
New York - Some cereals, candies and cakes contain much more artificial coloring than parents probably expect, according to a new study. In the U.S., food and beverage companies disclose artificial coloring on labels, but do not disclose specific amounts. Several studies have suggested some children may be sensitive to artificial coloring or the preservatives that often accompany it. The...

Jerusalem – Israel Urges Rising European Right To Shun ‘Neo-Nazi’ Parties

June 1, 2014 at 10:28 PM
Jerusalem - Israel urged Europe's rising right-wing parties on Sunday not to ally with "neo-Nazi, racist" parties, saying it would not recognise political blocs with ties to such groups. After their resounding victories in the May 22-25 election for the European Parliament, various nationalist and anti-immigration parties have been negotiating on forming coalitions within the assembly...

Rockland County, NY – County Exec and Nearby Residents Protest Proposed New Square Slaughterhouse

June 1, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Rockland County, NY - Local residents, concerned neighbors and Rockland County’s highest ranking official were among those who gathered this afternoon for a protest against a proposed chicken slaughterhouse in New Square. County Executive Ed Day was among the over 100 people who turned out this afternoon just across from the village of New Square to protest the planned facility, which would...

Boise, ID – Freed Soldier’s Parents Say They’re Proud Of Son

June 1, 2014 at 09:45 PM
Boise, ID - The father of an American soldier just released from captivity in Afghanistan said Sunday that he is proud of how far his son, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was willing to go to help the Afghan people. Bob Bergdahl said he admired his son's patience, perseverance and ability to adapt during nearly five years as a prisoner of the Taliban. Bowe Bergdahl was freed Saturday in exchange for five...

Chicago, IL – Cheap Drug Greatly Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival

June 1, 2014 at 09:45 PM
Chicago, IL - A study shows that a cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men with prostate cancer that has spread. It's one of the biggest improvements in survival ever seen in an advanced cancer in adults. Men who received the drug docetaxel (doe-suh-TAX-uhl) lived nearly 58 months versus 44 months for those not...

Japan – US Deploys First Advanced Drones To Japan, Improving Its Ability To Watch N Korea, China

June 1, 2014 at 08:19 PM
Japan - The U.S. Air Force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to a base in northern Japan over the past week, enhancing its ability to monitor nuclear activities in North Korea and Chinese naval operations. The deployment of the two unarmed Global Hawk drones to Japan, a key U.S. ally, is intended to demonstrate Washington's commitment to security in Asia...

Tehran – Iran Executes Man For Links To Exiled Opposition Group

June 1, 2014 at 07:32 PM
Tehran - Iran executed a man on Sunday for links with the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI), an exiled Iranian opposition group, the semi-official Fars news agency said. Fars said Iran had charged Gholamreza Khosravi Savajani with providing financial assistance to the PMOI, which seeks the removal of the Islamic Republic's clerical leadership. At the time of his arrest, Fars...

New York – IN PHOTOS – VIDEO – Thousands At Israeli Day Parade

June 1, 2014 at 06:30 PM
New York, NY - New York's 50th Israel Day Parade up Fifth Avenue featured 35,000 boisterous marchers, but was punctuated by some Jewish spectators protesting same-sex marriage and even the existence of Israel. The annual parade on Sunday honoring Israel also included a model of an Israel spacecraft. Joining the feast of floats, music and dancing were New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York...

New York – Blue & White On 5th Avenue For Golden Anniversary Of Celebrate Israel Parade

June 1, 2014 at 06:00 PM
New York, NY - Thousands of spectators lined an almost mile long stretch of 5th Avenue, as they turned out for the 50th Annual Celebrate Israel Parade, which included appearances from elected officials, Israeli dignitaries, entertainers, 15 bands, more than 30 floats and 35,000 marchers from over 200 different organizations. The day’s festivities actually began last night, as the Empire...

Saudi Arabia – Cleric: Interactions Between Men, Women On Social Media Is Anti-Islamic

June 1, 2014 at 05:23 PM
Saudi Arabia - Men and women should be forbidden from interacting with one another on social networks since these conversations could lead to sin, a leading Saudi cleric ruled on Saturday. According to the Saudi daily al-Eqtisadiya, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, who holds a seat on the Saudi Committee of Senior Scholars, said that cross-gender communication online falls under the category of...

New York – Lion’s Last Roar? Rep. Rangel Facing Close Primary

June 1, 2014 at 04:38 PM
New York - Less than a decade ago, U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel tore through any opponents in his re-election campaigns, stalking through the primaries and pouncing on double-digit victories that returned him to the House of Representatives time and time again for more than 40 years. But in recent years, it's "The Lion" of Harlem who's been hunted. An ethics scandal over taxes that led to his...

Philadelphia – Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Passed On Doomed Jet

June 1, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Philadelphia - Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz invited him on the doomed flight that crashed, killing seven. Rendell says Katz tried to persuade him Friday to attend an event at historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's Massachusetts home, but Rendell had another commitment. The 72-year-old Katz and six others were returning home to New Jersey on...

Washington Heights, NY – YU Closes On Sale Of Ten Buildings To Ruby Schron For $72.5M

June 1, 2014 at 03:59 PM
Washington Heights, NY - A real estate insider confirmed on Friday that Yeshiva University has closed on a deal to sell 10 buildings on its Wilf Campus in Washington Heights to Cammedy's International for a total of $72.5M. THEREALDEAL.com (http://bit.ly/1kYJJ9I) reports that the total square footage of the buildings checks in at around 378,000 square feet covered in 404 apartments. A...

Washington – Al-Qaida Has Changed Shape, But Is It Weaker?

June 1, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Washington - Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it's unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders. Obama said in his foreign policy speech last week that the prime threat comes not from al-Qaida's core leadership, but from...

New Orleans – For GOP, Which Reagan Legacy Is Right For 2016?

June 1, 2014 at 02:50 PM
New Orleans - Another prominent Republican gathering, more evidence of the dueling legacies of President Ronald Reagan overhanging the party as it tries to widen its reach and avoid extending its presidential losing streak in 2016. There's Reagan the doctrinaire icon of modern conservatism who declared at his inauguration that "government isn't the solution; government is the problem." Then...

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