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New York – Seven Ways To Keep Kids Hydrated

July 9, 2014 at 11:30 PM
New York - Don’t wait for your kids to tell you they’re thirsty before offering them water, experts say. Instead, offer them water and other hydrating foods and beverages throughout the day, particularly in the summer when more liquids are needed to stay healthy. By the time children are thirsty, they’re already at least 3 percent dehydrated, according to Dr. Holly Benjamin, Associate...

Spring, Texas – 6 Dead, 4 Children, In Shooting At Suburban House

July 9, 2014 at 10:59 PM
Spring, Texas - A man involved in a domestic dispute opened fire at a suburban Houston home Wednesday evening, killing six people, four of them children, and wounding a 15-year-old girl, authorities said. The suspected gunman later surrendered after a three-hour standoff with deputies who had cornered him in a nearby cul-de-sac. The Harris County Sheriff's Office issued a news release...

Washington – Former IRS Official Sought To Hide Information, Lawmakers Assert

July 9, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Washington - Congressional Republicans asserted on Wednesday that new emails show a former Internal Revenue Service official deliberately sought to hide information from Congress, opening a new chapter in a probe of IRS treatment of conservative groups. An email exchange released by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa shows the former official, Lois Lerner, asking a colleague...

Richland, WA – Nuclear Site Workers Test Thousands Of Air Samples

July 9, 2014 at 10:12 PM
Richland, WAa - About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday. But Hanford officials said that doesn't mean workers aren't getting sick. "Our workers are not exposed to vapors, but they are having...

Jerusalem – PM Netanyahu Approaches Charedi Opposition Parties To Win Support For Significant Gaza Operation

July 9, 2014 at 10:11 PM
Jerusalem – In an effort to win support for a large-scale Gaza operation, sources state Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has contacted two Ultra-Orthodox opposition parties to join him in an alliance. The Times of Israel (http://bit.ly/1rV7Z0R)  reports Netanyahu’s reps met with Aryeh Deri, Shas party chairman, and United Torah Judaism MKs Moshe Gafni and Yaakov Litzman. Sources...

New York – Jewish Woman Featured As Nazis’ Ideal Aryan Baby Recalls Ordeal

July 9, 2014 at 09:57 PM
New York - For the German photographer who chose a picture of a Jewish child as the ideal Aryan for Nazi propagandists, it was a sly joke. For the child's family, it became a terrifying ordeal. Hessy Taft was 6 months old in 1935 when her portrait by the well-known German photographer Hans Ballin was chosen by Nazis and reprinted on the cover of a family magazine, on postcards and on shop...

London – British PM’s Reiterates His ‘Staunch Support’ For Israel

July 9, 2014 at 09:34 PM
London - David Cameron has offered the UK's support to Israel in response to "appalling" attacks carried out by Hamas. The Prime Minister spoke to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, who has warned that Hamas will pay a "heavy price" for the rocket attacks. The Israeli army has intensified its offensive on the Gaza Strip in an effort to hit Hamas targets, but militants continued to...

Dallas, TX – Obama To Border Critics: ‘This Is Not Theater’

July 9, 2014 at 09:22 PM
Dallas, TX - President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective. To those pressing Obama to visit the border during his two-day trip to Texas, he retorted: "This is not...

Washington – Congressional Gold Medal Awarded Posthumously To Raoul Wallenberg

July 9, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Swedish-born businessman and diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The medal was designed and prepared by the United States Mint in accordance with Public Law 112-148 in recognition of Wallenberg's achievements and heroic actions during the Holocaust. Raoul Wallenberg was born August 4...

Washington – Who Pays Your Doc? Coming Soon To A Site Near You

July 9, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Washington - When many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask your doctors about their financial situation. That's because nearly 95 percent of U.S. physicians accept gifts, meals, payments, travel and other services from companies that make the drugs and medical...

New York – NYC Police See Risks With Drones’ Popularity

July 9, 2014 at 08:07 PM
New York - One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George Washington Bridge. Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and...

Kansas City, KS – Riders Call Tallest Waterslide Scary, But Worth It

July 9, 2014 at 07:37 PM
Kansas City, KS - Six weeks after the world's tallest waterslide was initially scheduled to open to the public, media members and local dignitaries took the first rides Wednesday on the Kansas City, Kansas, attraction. Kansas City Mayor Mark Holland, who rode in the second raft of the morning, insisted his screams on the way down the slide, called Verrückt, were of joy, not fear. "It's...

United Nations – UN Chief Calls Mideast Leaders, Urges Restraint

July 9, 2014 at 07:12 PM
United Nations - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged restraint and an end to the new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in a blitz of phone calls Wednesday to their leaders and key regional players, warning that the volatile situation raises the risk of another full-blown war. The U.N. chief said he also urged the Egyptian president, the rulers of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary...

Switzerland – IOC Issues Warning Over Removing Israeli Flag

July 9, 2014 at 07:01 PM
Switzerland - The International Olympic Committee issued a warning to the world baseball and softball federation on Tuesday after an Israeli delegate was barred from displaying his national flag at a recent meeting in Tunisia. ''This is a clear signal that the IOC is not accepting any kind of discrimination,'' IOC President Thomas Bach said. The IOC opened an investigation after the head of...

Washington – Secret Service Starts K-9 Patrols Near White House

July 9, 2014 at 06:34 PM
Washington - Planning a visit to the White House? Bring your kids and camera. But please, don't feed the animals. The Secret Service has started deploying specialized canine units to help protect the area around the White House grounds, where tourists flock day and night to catch a glimpse of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Although the Secret Service has used police dogs since 1976 to screen areas for...

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