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United Nations – UN: Gaza Could Be ‘Uninhabitable’ By 2020 If Trends Continue

September 1, 2015 at 11:59 PM
United Nations - A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends continue. The report released Tuesday by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development points to the eight years of economic blockade of Gaza as well as the three wars between Israel and the Palestinians there over the past six years. Last year's war displaced...

San Francisco, CA – Google Refines Logo As It Prepares To Join Alphabet

September 1, 2015 at 11:27 PM
San Francisco, CA - Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet. The revised design unveiled Tuesday features the same mix of blue, red, yellow and green that Google has been using throughout its nearly 17-year history, though the hues are slightly different. Google also invented a new typeface called "Product Sans" that is...

Washington – Study: Midlife Obesity May Spur Risk For Earlier Alzheimer’s

September 1, 2015 at 11:04 PM
Washington - One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when. Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health took a closer look and reported Tuesday that being overweight or obese at age 50...

Olathe, KS – Facing Death, Miller Calls Jewish Site Killings ‘Righteous’

September 1, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Olathe, KS - Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at suburban Kansas City Jewish sites heard more of his anti-Semitic ramblings Tuesday as they prepared to weigh whether to sentence him to life in prison or death. Taking the witness stand again during the trial's penalty phase, Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. rambled largely uninterrupted about his belief that Jews...

Washington – Kerry To Outline US Assurances To Israel, Gulf To Lawmakers

September 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Secretary of State John Kerry will send a letter to all members of Congress on Wednesday outlining U.S. security commitments to Israel and the Gulf Arab states in light of the Iran nuclear deal. State Department officials said Tuesday the letter would be sent shortly before Kerry delivers what is being billed as a major policy speech on the Iran agreement in Philadelphia. The...

United Kingdom – London-based Satmar School Apologizes, Pledges Change After Newspaper Reveals Lessons About “Evil Goyim”

September 1, 2015 at 09:15 PM
United Kingdom - There are promised changes in store at the Satmar Beis Rochel boys’ school in north London after a whistleblower provided copies to The Independent (http://ind.pn/1NWg1Ax) of school worksheets which call non-Jews “evil goyim.” A Beis Rochel spokesperson apologized for any upset, and said the worksheets would be modified, but denied allegations that the term “goyim”...

Washington – Emails Reveal Clinton Friend Had Outsized Role In Advising On US Politics And Israel

September 1, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Washington - A longtime friend of Hillary Clinton played an outsized role in advising her on U.S. politics and even encouraged the then-secretary of state to exert influence over senior White House staff. The State Department released emails on Monday that showed adviser Sid Blumenthal sent Clinton exhaustive memos on both foreign and domestic issues despite holding no formal government...

Washington – Ben Carson Campaign Reaping Cash As He Rises In GOP Polls

September 1, 2015 at 08:30 PM
Washington - Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson's best yet. The political novice, a retired neurosurgeon seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, raised $6 million, doubling his July total, his campaign told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Carson's supporters have handed over roughly $20 million...

Fox Lake, IL – Hundreds Of Police In Illinois Continue To Hunt For 3 Suspects After Officer Killed

September 1, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Fox Lake, IL - Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men. An emotional Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit described the slain officer, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, as a personal friend, a three-decade member of the department and a father of four...

New York – ‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’ Arrives In NYC

September 1, 2015 at 07:30 PM
New York - The Nissan NV200 minivan is now the new standard for New York City's yellow cabs. The new design, known as the Taxi of Tomorrow, was unveiled on Tuesday. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1KoTzAv ) reports that it'll be phased in as owners retire their cabs. Some owners still will be able to choose from a short list of hybrid and wheelchair-accessible vehicles. But taxi...

Washington – Consumer Panel: Airlines Should Disclose Fees, Seat Size

September 1, 2015 at 06:55 PM
Washington - Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane's seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday. Hotels should also be required to include any mandatory fees in their room rates, the Transportation Department's Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections recommended. Some hotels have...

New York – September Is Historically The Stock Market’s Worst Month

September 1, 2015 at 06:30 PM
New York - If August wasn't bad enough, historical trading patterns suggest that investors shouldn't expect a quick rebound this month. September is statistically the worst month of the year for the stock market, with the S&P 500 index logging an average decline of 1.03 percent in the month over the last 87 years, according to data from S&P Dow Jones Indices. While there is no specific...

Toronto – Canada In Recession; PM Harper Denies It As Election Looms

September 1, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Toronto - Prime Minister Stephen Harper, campaigning for a fourth term on a record of economic growth, has refused to recognize that Canada is in a recession, despite new data to the contrary. Collapsing prices for oil — a major export — have taken their toll on Canada's economy, which has recorded its second consecutive negative quarter, the economic benchmark of a recession. It...

New York – Young At Heart? Not Most Americans, Government Report Says

September 1, 2015 at 05:30 PM
New York - Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number — and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report takes a new approach to try to spur more Americans to take steps to prevent cardiovascular disease. CDC scientists estimated the average "heart...

Newark, NJ – One Juvenile Dead, Five Arrested After New Jersey Carjacking, Chase

September 1, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Newark, NJ - A juvenile suspected of helping carjack a Jaguar sedan was struck and killed by a police vehicle and five other suspects were under arrest following a car chase and standoff in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday, officials said. The six juveniles, who police linked to a shooting and robberies in the area on Tuesday morning, led police on a chase in the silver luxury car after officers...

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