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New York – Too Much Iced Tea Caused Arkansas Man’s Kidney Problems

April 1, 2015 at 11:42 PM
New York - Doctors traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling on a reason for the 56-year-old man's kidney problems. He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day. Black tea has a chemical known to cause kidney stones or even kidney failure in...

New York – Hillary Clinton Dodges Brooklyn Campaign Headquarters Talk

April 1, 2015 at 11:00 PM
New York - Hillary Rodham Clinton is playfully dodging talk about where her Democratic presidential campaign headquarters might be. Clinton on Wednesday attended a roundtable on early child development in Brooklyn with New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray. Afterward, she was asked if she would be returning to Brooklyn to establish a base for her expected campaign. She smiled and...

Moscow – Russian Trawler With 132 Crew Sinks, At Least 43 Dead

April 1, 2015 at 10:34 PM
Moscow - A freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members were killed, rescue workers said. The emergency services in Kamchatka, citing the head of the rescue operation, said 63 crew members were rescued and the fate of the remaining 26 from the Dalny Vostok trawler was unknown. More...

Echo Lake, CA – California Governor Orders Mandatory Water Restrictions

April 1, 2015 at 10:22 PM
Echo Lake, CA - California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping. Standing in dry, brown grass at a site that he said normally would be snow-covered this time of year, Brown announced he had signed an...

New York – 2 NYC Jewish Cultural Institutions To Form Partnership

April 1, 2015 at 09:51 PM
New York - The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene are embarking on a partnership. The two New York City institutions say the hope is that the two-year alliance will lead to a permanent merger. It could give the theater a permanent home at the museum's 375-seat theater. The theater is the last survivor of about a dozen Yiddish theaters that once thrived...

New York – Court Rules Nonresident N.Y. Lawyers Must Have In-State Offices

April 1, 2015 at 09:19 PM
New York - New York law requires attorneys who practice in the state but live elsewhere to maintain physical office space in New York, the Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. The decision, which came in response to a certified question from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, paves the way for that court to consider the state's appeal of a federal judge's 2011 ruling that overturned the...

Sunny Isles Beach, FL – Live In A Porsche? Designer Labels Draw Miami Home Buyers

April 1, 2015 at 08:40 PM
Sunny Isles Beach, FL - The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view. It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the global ultra-wealthy who arrive in Miami with millions to spend on second or third homes. It takes words invested with meaning in the language of the international jet set: Porsche. Giorgio...

Washington – An Outraged Menendez Says Ready To Fight False Allegations

April 1, 2015 at 07:44 PM
Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez said on Wednesday he was outraged at the U.S. Justice Department's move to indict him on corruption charges and vowed "he will be vindicated." "I am outraged that prosecutors at the Justice Department were tricked into starting this investigation three years ago with false allegations by those who have a political motive to silence me. But I will not...

Philadelphia, PA – Ads Featuring Hitler, Arab Leader Appearing On Philly Buses

April 1, 2015 at 07:27 PM
Philadelphia, PA - Provocative ads showing a photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader have started appearing on Philadelphia transit buses. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority buses serving riders Wednesday bear ads with the tagline: "Jew Hatred: It's in the Quran." The ads from the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative will appear on 84 buses. One...

Sacramento – California Getting ‘Second-Hand Smog’ From Asia, Researchers Say

April 1, 2015 at 06:57 PM
Sacramento - California is suffering from "second-hand smog" drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state's prolonged drought has made air quality worse. About 10 percent of ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog, in the state's San Joaquin Valley farm region comes from other countries, mostly in Asia, said Ian Faloona, an atmospheric scientist...

Toronto – Al-Jazeera Journalist Says Canada Not Issuing Him Passport

April 1, 2015 at 06:28 PM
Toronto - Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, said Wednesday Canada is refusing to issue him a new passport. Fahmy, who was born in Egypt and is a naturalized Canadian citizen, was freed from jail in February. He renounced his Egyptian citizenship last year as a condition of any future release from Egypt. Fahmy...

Washington – Iran Extensions Underscore Obama’s Dilemma In Talks

April 1, 2015 at 06:02 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama's willingness to extend Iranian nuclear talks at least twice this week has laid bare the dilemma he faces as he pursues a high-stakes accord. Walking away from negotiations would strip Obama of a legacy-shaping deal, deeply complicate international efforts to stop Iran's suspected pursuit of a bomb, and perhaps raise the specter of U.S. military action...

New York – Tesla Shares Get Late Boost On April Fool’s Press Release

April 1, 2015 at 05:56 PM
New York - Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. jumped and trading volume surged in the final minutes of trading on Wednesday after the electric car maker issued a press release proclaiming the launch of a new product that turned out to be an April Fool's Day prank. With about five minutes remaining in the trading day, the company posted a statement on its official website under the headline...

Skopje, Macedonia – Macedonian Intel Chief Accused Of Bribery In Israel Deal

April 1, 2015 at 05:43 PM
Skopje, Macedonia - Macedonia's main left-wing opposition leader has accused the head of the country's intelligence service of taking a large bribe for a surveillance equipment deal with Israel in 2011. Zoran Zaev, head of the Social-Democratic Alliance for Macedonia, on Wednesday released illegally recorded conversations he says details how intelligence service head Saso MIjalkov, his aid and...

Gaza Strip – Gaza Man Feels Duped After Selling Banksy Mural For $175

April 1, 2015 at 05:01 PM
Gaza Strip - A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist. The popular street artist is believed to have sneaked into Gaza earlier this year, leaving behind four murals, including one drawn on a metal door that depicted the Greek goddess Niobe cowering against the rubble of a destroyed house...

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