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New York – Congressman Charles Rangel Declares Primary Victory; Challenger Refuse To Concede

June 24, 2014 at 11:55 PM
New York - U.S. Representative Charles Rangel of New York won his Democratic primary on Tuesday, successfully fighting off one of the most serious challenges of his four-decade career in Congress and paving the way for him to serve a 23rd term in office. Rangel, who at 84 is among the longest-serving and best-known lawmakers in Congress, defeated state Senator Adriano Espaillat, according to...

Washington – Cochran Wins Miss. Runoff, Edges Tea Partyer

June 24, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Washington - In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Cochran had 51 percent to McDaniel's 49 percent, three weeks after McDaniel had...

Albany, NY – Ethics And Lobbying Commission Creates Tip Line

June 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM
Albany, NY - The commission in charge of regulating ethics and lobbying in New York government has created a tip line and website for people to report alleged violations by state officials and lobbyists. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics launched the website and phone line on Monday. Callers can dial 1-800-87-ETHICS to report violations, including improper gifts, conflicts of interest...

New York – Former N.Y. Cop Faces Hate Crime Charges For Robbing Hispanics

June 24, 2014 at 11:06 PM
New York - A former police sergeant pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to hate crime charges for stealing cash from Hispanic motorists during traffic stops on New York's Long Island, officials said. Scott Greene, 50, faced 60 counts of larceny and official misconduct after a sting operation revealed him pulling over Hispanic drivers and stealing money from them, a spokesman for the Suffolk County...

Tel Aviv – Innovative Skytrain Track To Be Built In Israel

June 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel – A new technologically advanced way of travel is being built in Israel. The Israel Aerospace Industries campus near Tel Aviv will be host to an experimental method of city travel called the skyTran system, reports The Times of Israel (http://bit.ly/1iCWN61). The skyTran system – based at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California – uses high-speed pods that can...

Dnepropetrovsk – Report: Ukrainian Governor Focus Of Kabbalistic ‘Pulsa Denoura’ Curse

June 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Dnepropetrovsk – The Ukrainian insurgency has targeted Dnepropetrovsk Governor Igor Kolomoisky with a Kabbalah curse. The governor is the target of Pulsa Denoura, an ancient ritual intended to put upon heavenly retribution against an enemy, leading to their death within six months. It’s considered to be among the most hateful of the curses belonging to the Kabbalah movement . The...

New York – Coping With The High Costs Of Raising An Autistic Child

June 24, 2014 at 09:40 PM
New York - When Linda Mercier's son Sam was around two years old, she knew something wasn't right. Sam was becoming withdrawn, not speaking or playing with other kids, and focused on specific tasks like lining up his toys. Eventually the mystery was solved: He was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. That was the beginning of a very long road, one that has involved...

San Francisco – City Tells Mobile App To Stop Auctions Of Public Parking Spots

June 24, 2014 at 09:01 PM
San Francisco - The city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand Monday to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction public parking spaces that they're using to other nearby drivers. In a letter to Paolo Dobrowolny, the CEO of the Rome, Italy-based tech startup, city attorney Dennis Herrera cited a provision in San Francisco's police code that prohibits people and...

Chicago, IL – Doctors To Parents: Start Reading To Kids Early

June 24, 2014 at 08:30 PM
Chicago, IL - The nation's largest pediatricians' group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy. Doing so can enhance child development and prepare young minds for early language and reading ability. That's according to a new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics issued Tuesday. The academy wants pediatricians to spread the message to...

New York – With Heat And Humidity, Areas Could See Deadly Heat-and-Humidity Pairings

June 24, 2014 at 08:15 PM
New York - The old adage, "it's not the heat, it's the humidity," will come into play more often and in more places because of climate change, with life-altering results in southern U.S. cities from Miami to Atlanta to Washington and even northern ones such as New York, Chicago and Seattle. "As temperatures rise, toward the end of the century, less than an hour of activity outdoors in the...

New York, NY – ConEd Offering Free Adapters Customers To Control Home AC Through iPhone

June 24, 2014 at 07:45 PM
New York, NY - As part of it's coolNYC program, ConEd is offering free adapters to customers that will allow them to control their home air-conditioning units through their iPhones. APPLEINSIDER.com (http://bit.ly/1mjgzTv) reports that the unit, called a "smartAC kit," usually retails for around $120. Plugging the smartAC into a wall outlet nearby a window unit AC-unit allows it to access...

Gaza City – Official: Young Palestinian Girl Killed By Rocket Fired By Terrorists Into Israel

June 24, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Gaza City - A rocket fired by Palestinian militants toward Israel exploded in the northern Gaza Strip early Wednesday, killing a 3-year-old girl and wounding three other people, a medical official said. Ashraf al-Kidra said it was not clear whether the rocket was misfired, or whether an Israeli rocket-defense system intercepted it and caused it to explode over Palestinian territory. The...

New York – Special Ed Reform To Provide Relief To Non-Public School Parents As Of September

June 24, 2014 at 07:03 PM
New York - Five days after the announcement that it would be City Hall, not the state, that would be stepping up to meet the needs of special needs children who required placement in non-public schools, Mayor de Blasio unveiled plans to acheive that goal today at a City Hall press conference. Speaking to an audience of NY state Assembly members, advocates, special needs parents and members...

Israel – Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Rest Until Kidnapped Teens Are Found

June 24, 2014 at 06:35 PM
Israel - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the 2014 Summer Birthright Mega Event Tuesday night and thousands of telling the Taglit travelers at the Caesaria Amphitheater, “We will not rest until we find those boys and bring them home,” Netanyahu said. “We will also find their kidnappers.” Netanyahu also welcomed the Birthright participants saying, "Old the young visitors...

New York – Health Department Brings Together 34 Of World’s Leading Scientists To Affirm Sodium Causes Heart Problems

June 24, 2014 at 06:03 PM
New York - The Health Department and the American Heart Association have brought together 34 of the world’s leading scientists to affirm the benefits of reducing population sodium intake to reduce heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in New York City and the United States. “There is consensus among leading scientists around the world that there is a well-established...

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