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Seattle, WA – Washington State Lawmaker Wants To Scrap Daylight Savings Time Citing Increase Of Heart Attacks

February 3, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Seattle, WA - A Washington state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would scrap the twice-yearly time switches required by daylight savings time and see the West Coast state join Arizona and Hawaii in sticking to one standard time. Representative Elizabeth Scott, a Republican from Monroe, told a House committee on Tuesday that switching the clocks is inconvenient, even in the age of...

Washington – FDA Approves Breast Cancer Drug From Pfizer

February 3, 2015 at 11:45 PM
Washington - Federal health regulators have approved a new medicine from Pfizer Inc. to treat postmenopausal women with a certain type of advanced breast cancer who have not previously taken other drugs. The Food and Drug Administration approved Ibrance for women who have tumors that do not contain a protein known as HER-2. This protein causes cancer cells to divide and grow faster than usual...

Pyongyang – North Korea Says It Sees No Need To Negotiate With ‘Gangster’ U.S

February 3, 2015 at 11:30 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea said on Wednesday it sees no more need to negotiate with the United States, accusing Washington of plotting to "bring down" its regime, and threatened to strike back using all its military resources. North Korea routinely seeks to raise tensions ahead of annual joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean forces that usually begin in March. This year, Pyongyang has...

Taiwan – Taiwan Plane With 58 Aboard Crashes In Taipei; 2 Killed

February 3, 2015 at 11:09 PM
Taipei - Taiwan's aviation authority say at least two people have been killed when a commercial flight with 58 people aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island's capital of Taipei. Aviation authority director Lin Chi-ming told a news conference that two people were killed. The country's Central News Agency said three people were killed. Taiwanese...

Amman – Jordan Executes 2 Prisoners After IS Killing Of Pilot

February 3, 2015 at 10:52 PM
Amman - A Jordanian government spokesman says Jordan has executed two prisoners, including a would-be female suicide bomber from al-Qaida. The executions at dawn Wednesday came just hours after Islamic State militants released a video that purportedly showed a captured Jordanian fighter pilot being burned alive in a cage. Jordan vowed a swift and lethal response. Government spokesman...

Toronto – Police Announce Charges Against Alleged IS Recruiting Cell In Canada

February 3, 2015 at 10:33 PM
Toronto - Canadian police announced details about an Islamic State recruiting cell in Ottawa on Tuesday, saying they arrested one man and charged two men who are overseas — one of whom may be dead. Police announced they arrested Awso Peshdary, 25, and charged him with participation in the activity of a terrorist group and with facilitating a terrorist group. Police also filed terrorism...

New York – UPS To Apply Surcharges To Residential Packages After Costs Surge

February 3, 2015 at 10:07 PM
New York - United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday it will start applying surcharges for residential packages this year after its costs soared during the recent disappointing holiday season. UPS also reported that fourth-quarter profit fell from a year ago but forecast earnings within the range of estimates. UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, warned in late January it...

Omaha, NE – Buffett’s Index Fund Outgains Hedge Funds In 10-year Bet

February 3, 2015 at 09:36 PM
Omaha, NE - Warren Buffett's bet that you're better off investing in a simple fund that tracks a stock index than in sophisticated and costly hedge funds appears to be a safe one. Seven years into the 10-year wager, the index fund Buffett picked is trouncing the performance of a collection of hedge funds. The latest standings in Buffett's bet with the money managers who own Protege Partners...

New York, NY – Data: Over 7,000 NYC Homes Valued At More Than $5M

February 3, 2015 at 09:15 PM
New York, NY - An analysis of New York City’s most expensive homes shows that over 7,000 are valued at more than $5 million. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1AnwxVc ) says that includes 128 properties valued at more than $25 million each, based on last year’s sales prices. They include co-ops, condos and houses. The paper obtained the data from the city’s Independent...

Valhalla, NY – Metro-North Train Strikes Vehicle On Tracks, Killing 7

February 3, 2015 at 08:54 PM
Valhalla, NY -A packed commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a crossing and erupted into flames Tuesday night, killing seven people, the governor said. The northbound Metro-North Railroad train struck a Jeep Cherokee in Valhalla, about 20 miles north of New York City, railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan said. Killed were the SUV's driver and six people aboard the...

Gaza – Hamas Claims To Have Captured Senior Collaborator With Israel After 15 Years

February 3, 2015 at 08:40 PM
Gaza - Hamas has captured one of Israel's number one collaborators in the Gaza Strip, striking a blow to the Shin Bet's (Israel Security Agency) ability to gather intelligence in the coastal territory, al-Resalah, a Hamas-affiliated website quoted security sources as saying on Tuesday. The site quoted the source as saying that the man had been working with Israeli intelligence for more than 15...

New York – Coke Bets On ‘Premium Milk’ To Boost Declining Category

February 3, 2015 at 08:08 PM
New York - Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it. The national rollout of Fairlife over the next several weeks marks Coca-Cola's entry into the milk case in the U.S. and is one way the world's biggest beverage maker is diversifying its offerings as Americans continue turning away from soft...

Bnei Brak – Shas Calls For Emergency Knesset Parley On Hospital Overcrowding

February 3, 2015 at 07:59 PM
Bnei Brak - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must intervene to solve the problem of hospital overcrowding, Shas leader Arye Deri said Tuesday. "Saving lives comes before press conferences," he added. Deri asked faction chairman Avraham Michaeli to gather signatures for an emergency Knesset plenum discussion Tuesday about "the collapse of the health system and hospitals." "The photos...

Washington – Panel Reverses, Says White Potatoes Ok For WIC Recipients

February 3, 2015 at 07:36 PM
Washington - Ostracized by health officials for several years, the white potato is back in favor. The prestigious Institute of Medicine said Tuesday that people aren't getting enough starchy vegetables or potassium and fiber, nutrients that are plentiful in potatoes. The agency reversed itself and said white potatoes should be eligible for subsidized vouchers under the government's Women...

Colorado – Imprisoned Shoe Bomber Says Attack On U.S. Plane OK Under Islamic Law

February 3, 2015 at 07:05 PM
Colorado - More than 13 years after his failed attempt to blow up a passenger plane with explosives hidden in his shoes, Richard Reid told U.S. researchers he believes his actions were permissible under Islamic law, according to correspondence released on Tuesday. Reid, who is serving a life sentence in a federal prison in Colorado because of the attack, was foiled in his 2001 bid to blow up...

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