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New York – Goldman Says Client Data Leaked, Wants Google To Un-Send An Accidental Email

July 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM
New York - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said a contractor emailed confidential client data to a stranger's Gmail account by mistake, and the bank has asked a U.S. judge to order Google Inc to delete the email to avert a "needless and massive" breach of privacy. The breach occurred on June 23 and included "highly confidential brokerage account information," Goldman said in a complaint filed last...

New York – CDC Too Sleepy Drivers: Hit The Hay, Not The Road

July 3, 2014 at 10:23 PM
New York - Many millions of U.S. drivers are expected to hit the highways over the holiday weekend — and some of them may be nodding off behind the wheel. According to a government survey released Thursday, about 1 in 25 adults say they recently fell asleep while driving. The government estimates about 3 percent of fatal traffic crashes involve drowsy drivers, but other estimates have...

North Carolina – Hunker Down: Thousands Flee as Hurricane Arthur Strengthens To Category 2

July 3, 2014 at 09:41 PM
North Carolina - The first hurricane of the Atlantic season gained strength on Thursday as it spun closer to the North Carolina coast, bringing the anticipated stiff wind gusts and heavy rain that forced thousands of vacationers to scrap their July Fourth holiday plans amid evacuation orders. Hurricane Arthur was about 110 miles (165 km) southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with maximum...

Washington – How Strong Is That Drink? Calculator Helps Figure

July 3, 2014 at 09:13 PM
Washington - How strong is that pina colada? Depending on how it's made, it could contain as much alcohol as two glasses of wine. The National Institutes of Health is trying to spread the word: Take a look at its online alcohol calculator to see how much you're really drinking with those summer cocktails. A "standard drink" is the amount of alcohol in a 12-ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine or...

New York – Storms Delaying Flights At Area Airports

July 3, 2014 at 08:42 PM
New York - Thunderstorms producing torrential rain, lightning and hail are delaying flights and disrupting Fourth of July holiday travel at the three major New York City area airports. The FAA says storms moving through the area Thursday night are holding up flights headed for Newark, La Guardia and Kennedy airports more than 4 hours. The FAA says departures from Newark are delayed up to 2...

New York – State Hikes Immunization Requirements For Students

July 3, 2014 at 08:25 PM
New York - New York's school immunization requirements have been updated to be consistent with the most current recommendations. The State Department of Health says the new requirements for school attendance don't add any new vaccines for school entry, but they update the number of doses required and the minimum intervals between doses. The new requirements are aimed at helping reduce the...

Boulder, CO – Famed Rabbi Founder Of Jewish Renewal Movement Dies At 89

July 3, 2014 at 07:43 PM
Boulder, CO - Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a founder of the Jewish Renewal movement and a widely influential figure in contemporary Jewish thought and practice, has died in his Boulder, Colorado, home. He was 89. Schachter-Shalomi, known to his followers as Reb Zalman, died Thursday morning in his sleep after a long illness, Rivkah Walton of the Alliance for Jewish Renewal...

New York – In Pools, Young Blacks Drown At Far Higher Rates

July 3, 2014 at 07:36 PM
New York - Swimming pools are a much greater danger to black children and teens than they are to other kids, a new government study shows. Black children ages 5 to 19 drown in swimming pools at a rate more than five times that of white children, the research found. That suggests a lot of blacks are not learning to swim, said the lead author, Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the Centers for Disease...

New York – Police Step Up Traffic Enforcement For Holiday

July 3, 2014 at 05:33 PM
New York - State Police are stepping up their patrols to catch drunk and distracted drivers over the July 4 weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday that the effort will run Thursday through Sunday. He says 500 electronic message boards will be placed alongside state roadways warning motorists against driving while intoxicated. In addition to increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints...

Israel – IDF Twitter Hack Warns Of ‘Possible Nuclear Leak’ Amid Salvo Of Rocket Fire

July 3, 2014 at 05:28 PM
Israel - The IDF Spokesperson's English-language Twitter account was hacked late Thursday night leading to the false publication of a tweet warning of a "Possible nuclear leak in the region after 2 rockets hit Dimona nuclear facility [sic]." The potentially nerve-raising tweet was quickly noticed and removed by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit as tensions remained high in Israel at the tail-end of...

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Man Claims $259 Million Powerball Prize

July 3, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Nashville, TN - A man has claimed what officials call the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket. Roy Cockrum of Knoxville appeared at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville on Thursday to claim the prize. He plans to accept a lump sum payment of $115 million. The 58-year-old Cockrum bought the ticket at a Kroger store in Knoxville on...

Brazil – Two Dead In Unfinished Overpass As World Cup Project Collapses

July 3, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Brazil - An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and a car, Brazilian authorities said. Nineteen people were reported injured. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which is one of the infrastructure improvement projects planned for the World Cup but like...

Jerusalem – Israeli PM Strongly Condemns Killing Of Arab Teen Says “Murder, Riots, Incitement, Vigilantism Have No Place In Our Country

July 3, 2014 at 04:15 PM
Jerusalem - As rockets and mortar shells continued to fall on Israel from Gaza on Thursday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned that if quiet in the region was not restored, than the beefed up IDF forces amassed there will act “with power.” “The security of our citizens comes before anything,” he said at a speech at the annual Fourth of July celebration at the US ambassador's...

Iraq – Insurgents Sleeper Cells Preparing For Assault On Baghdad At “Zero Hour”

July 3, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Baghdad - Iraqi insurgents are preparing for an assault on Baghdad, with sleeper cells planted inside the capital to rise up at "Zero Hour" and aid fighters pushing in from the outskirts, according to senior Iraqi and U.S. security officials. Sunni fighters have seized wide swathes of the north and west of the country in a three week lightning advance and say they are bearing down on the...

Southern Israel – Barrage Of Rocket And Mortar Fire From Gaza Hits South, IDF Soldier Injured By Shrapnel

July 3, 2014 at 03:15 PM
Southern Israel - Gazan terrorists pounded southern Israel on Thursday evening with a barrage of rockets and mortar fire. Code Red alert sirens sent residents running to bomb shelters in communities throughout the South. As a result of a mortar shell fired on the Eshkol Regional Council, a soldier was lightly wounded. Rocket fire and Israeli reprisals have continued throughout the week...

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