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Washington – Over-Confidence And Neglect Fuel Republican Cantor’s Stunning Fall

June 11, 2014 at 11:58 PM
Washington - A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party. Cantor's loss on Tuesday to a political unknown, college professor and Tea Party challenger David Brat, followed a series of missed warning signs and miscalculations in the...

New York – New Bill Will Fine NYC Restaurants For Leaky Garbage Bags On Street

June 11, 2014 at 11:22 PM
New York – A new bill planned for introduction to the City Council Wednesday will fine restaurants with leaky garbage on the street. City Councilwoman Margaret Chin hopes the new law will fight the rat infestation NYC faces due to oozing garbage. DNAinfo New York (http://dnain.fo/1nxricw) reports the bill will fine any restaurant found with leaky garbage. First offense will cost between...

Helena – Montana Is Only State Without Driver Texting Ban

June 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM
Helena - Montana is now the only state in the nation that doesn't ban at least some drivers from texting ever since a new law took effect in South Carolina this week. Department of Transportation Director Mike Tooley said Wednesday that while he believes Montana needs such a ban, the state has never led the charge for new laws regarding highway safety, leaving it to municipalities. The...

New York – World Record For Trampoline Jumping Broken By New Yorkers

June 11, 2014 at 10:17 PM
New York – That’s worth jumping for joy. Over 300 NYC dwellers – ranging from ages 8 to 77 – broke the Guinness World Record for most number of people jumping on trampolines at the same time. Bouncers at Asphalt Green had to continually bounce for a straight five minutes to break the record. If any bouncers fell off, they had three seconds to get back on before being disqualified...

Albany – NY To Add 100 Investigators To Narcotics Unit

June 11, 2014 at 09:45 PM
Albany, NY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is adding 100 investigators to the state police narcotics unit to combat the rise of heroin use. The additional 100 members would double the size of the Narcotics Enforcement Team. Cuomo said Wednesday that the state will also launch an effort to supply first responders with a heroin and opioid antidote. The Democrat also announced an awareness...

New York – How’s Sleep-Away Camp Going? Orthodox Jewish Camp Assignes Staff To Post Online Images

June 11, 2014 at 09:00 PM
New York - Not long ago, parents who sent children to sleep-away camp might wait days or even weeks for a letter. And they'd be lucky if their kids' scribbled notes home said anything beyond "Send candy!" or "I'm homesick." But now, many camps post photos and even videos online daily so parents can see what kids are doing — everything from cabin life to campfires to canoeing. Camp Dora...

New York – Poll: NYC Mayor’s Approval Rating Rises

June 11, 2014 at 08:31 PM
New York - A new poll says slightly more than half of New Yorkers approve of the job Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing. A survey by Quinnipiac (KWIN'-ih-pee-ak) University released Wednesday said that 51 percent approve of the mayor while 28 percent do not. His marks have improved from Quinnipiac's last survey in mid-March. Then, 45 percent of New Yorkers approved of de Blasio while 34 did...

Detroit – US Opens Investigation Of Air Bag Ruptures

June 11, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Detroit - U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether 1.1 million vehicles from five automakers have air bags that could hurt people in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it opened the probe Wednesday after getting six reports of air bags rupturing. Three people were hurt when struck by parts, but the injuries were not life-threatening. Vehicles from the...

Nashville – Fight Rages Over Definition Of Tennessee Whiskey

June 11, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Nashville - To many, Tennessee means whiskey. But inside the state, the question is: What does Tennessee whiskey mean? A battle between two worldwide liquor companies - owners of rival brands Jack Daniel's and smaller rival George Dickel - is being waged over who has the right to label their drink as following authentic Tennessee style. It's among the epicurean battles being waged around the...

West Bank – Autopsy Finds Live Fire Killed Palestinian Teen During Nakba Day Clashes

June 11, 2014 at 06:59 PM
West Bank - An autopsy performed on Wednesday on the body of a Palestinian teenager killed last month during Nakba Day clashes in Beiytuna concluded that Nadim Nuwara, 17, had been killed by live fire, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported. According to the report, the autopsy results so far indicated that IDF forces were responsible for the death of one of two teens during anti-Israel...

Lafitte, LA – Tourist Video In Gator-Feeding Frolic Goes Viral

June 11, 2014 at 06:56 PM
Lafitte, LA - Gasps can be heard by tourists on a swamp boat tour in south Louisiana as their guide jumps in the water to feed chicken and marshmallows to two alligators. At one point the guide puts a marshmallow in his mouth and lets one of the gators snatch it away. The scene was captured on video by Stacy Hicks of St. Helens, Oregon, who visited the area in May. "When he jumped in I was...

London – Study: Red Meat Possibly Linked To Breast Cancer

June 11, 2014 at 06:33 PM
London - Women who often indulge their cravings for hamburgers, steaks and other red meat may have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Doctors have long warned that a diet loaded with red meat is linked to cancers including those of the colon and pancreas, but there has been less evidence for its role in breast cancer. In the new study, researchers at Harvard...

Germany – Task Force: Looted Matisse Recovered In Munich Apartment Belongs To Jewish Family

June 11, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Germany - The German task force investigating a huge trove of art recovered from a Munich apartment says one of the paintings — Henri Matisse's 1921 "Woman Sitting in an Armchair" — was looted from Jews by the Nazis and rightly belongs to the descendants of Paris art dealer Paul Rosenberg. The painting depicts a dark-haired woman, seated with a fan in her lap and wearing a necklace and...

Richmond, VA – Cantor Vanquisher Brat Shies From Tea Party Label

June 11, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Richmond, VA - Dave Brat doesn't like being tagged a tea partyer, his dad says. "He doesn't like those labels," said Paul Brat, who's been watching his son shoot to the top of American political news with his stunning primary defeat Tuesday of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "He calls himself a Republican and runs on Republican principles." If Dave Brat is not a tea partyer, he's...

New York – NYC Public Housing Is Getting Security Cameras

June 11, 2014 at 05:26 PM
New York - Workers are beginning to install security cameras in a New York City housing project where a 6-year-old boy was stabbed to death. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that 17 cameras will be installed in the Boulevard Houses in Brooklyn by October, if not sooner. There were no cameras in the building's elevator where P.J. Avitto was killed and 7-year-old Mikayla Capers was...

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