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Hong Kong – Typhoon Nida Shuts Hong Kong, More Than 150 Flights Canceled

August 1, 2016 at 11:54 PM
Hong Kong - Typhoon Nida swept through Hong Kong on Tuesday, shutting down most of the financial hub with gale-force winds and disrupting hundreds of flights, while low-lying areas were put on flood alert. Hong Kong's first major typhoon this year brought gusts of more than 100 km per hour (62 miles per hour) and prompted the observatory to issue an amber warning, signifying heavy rain, at...

Mechanicsburg, PA – Trump On Clinton: “She’s The Devil”

August 1, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Donald Trump says Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is, "the devil." Mechanicsburg, PA - Trump, speaking in Pennsylvania on Monday, derided Bernie Sanders' capitulation in the Democratic primary race and decision to support Clinton. Trump said of Sanders: "He made a deal with the devil. She's the devil." Trump in recent days has taken to categorizing the agreement as a "deal with the...

New York – Study Points Way To Finding Genes Affecting Depression Risk

August 1, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - In a key advance for the study of depression, a comprehensive scan of human DNA has turned up the apparent hiding places of more than a dozen genes linked to the disorder. "This is a jumping-off point" for further work to reveal the biological underpinnings of depression, which in turn can guide development of new drugs, said Ashley Winslow, an author of a paper on the...

Hempstead, NY – Some Colleges Say Hosting A Debate Is Worth The $5M Cost

August 1, 2016 at 10:24 PM
Hempstead, NY - Democracy doesn't come cheap. Between the logistics of accommodating an estimated 2,500 news reporters and arranging security for VIPs, the cost of hosting a presidential debate now tops $5 million. But that price tag has not deterred New York's Hofstra University. The Long Island school is hosting a presidential debate for the third consecutive election cycle after stepping in...

Washington – U.S., Israel Narrow Differences For New Talks On Defense Aid

August 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The United States and Israel have narrowed their differences over what could be decisive negotiations this week to seal a multibillion-dollar military aid package for Washington’s top Middle East ally, officials said on Monday. Raising hopes for removal of a key sticking point, Israel has signaled it may accept the Obama administration's demand that U.S. military funds, until...

Washington – FAA Gives Commercial Balloon Operators Little Scrutiny

August 1, 2016 at 09:28 PM
Washington - Commercial hot air balloons like the one destroyed in a fireball in Texas this weekend often carry more passengers than airplane and helicopter tours, but have long received less government scrutiny, according to aviation experts. The Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of commercial balloon operations amounts to "essentially none," said Mark Dombroff, a former FAA...

Omaha, NE – Buffett Challenges Trump To Exchange Tax Returns, Answer Questions

August 1, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Omaha, NE - U.S. investor Warren Buffett, speaking at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, challenged Republican Donald Trump on Monday to release his tax returns. Trump has said he would not release his returns until the Internal Revenue Service has completed an audit. "Now I’ve got news for him, I'm under audit too and I would be delighted to meet him...

Colorado Springs, CO – Man Takes To Tree To Avoid Police, Surrenders After 5 Hours

August 1, 2016 at 08:31 PM
Colorado Springs, CO - A suspect in an assault tried to avoid police by climbing a Colorado tree and staying there for hours. The 30-year-old man camped out in the Colorado Springs tree for about five hours Sunday evening, climbing down after police used tear gas and sprayed him with water. Police say Lane Malouff was wanted on suspicion of assaulting the mother of his children and trying...

Columbus, OH – Trump Suggests General Election Could “Be Rigged”

August 1, 2016 at 08:06 PM
Columbus, OH - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested Monday that he fears that the general election "is going to be rigged." Trump, speaking in Ohio, said he felt the Democrats had fixed their primary system so Hillary Clinton could defeat Bernie Sanders. He claimed that the Republican nomination would have been stolen from him had he not won by significant margins. Trump...

New York – US Crude Breaks Below $40, Oil Ends Down More Than 3 Percent

August 1, 2016 at 07:32 PM
New York - U.S. crude tumbled below $40 per barrel on Monday for the first time since April, as oil prices settled down nearly 4 percent on heightened worries of a crude glut despite peak summer fuel demand. A nearly 15-percent slump in U.S. crude prices in July, the biggest monthly loss in a year, also triggered liquidation as trading began for August. "It's stop-loss technical selling...

Orlando, FL – Disney World Exploring Foot Tracking Technology

August 1, 2016 at 07:01 PM
Orlando, FL - Disney World may one day be able to keep track of its theme-park visitors by their feet. An Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2aVIdF6 ) report says Walt Disney World Company recently received a patent for the new technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The technology would involve a sensor and cameras, which would help identify visitors. The data received could...

Washington – Top Bush Family Operative Leaves GOP Over Trump

August 1, 2016 at 06:01 PM
Washington - A former top adviser to Jeb Bush says she has left the GOP as a personal denunciation to presidential nominee Donald Trump. Sally Bradshaw tells the Associated Press by email that "it was a personal decision" to change her voter registration in her home state of Florida to no party affiliation. Earlier, she told CNN that the Republican Party has "nominated a total narcissist -- a...

Lexington, KY – Police: Armed Men Go To Wal-Mart To Prepare For Doomsday

August 1, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Lexington, KY - Police say a group of men with semi-automatic weapons and body armor went to a Kentucky Wal-Mart to prepare for doomsday. Lexington Police Lt. Jackie Newman tells the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2anfYnk ) that officers were called to the Wal-Mart on Saturday night after people reported seeing men inside a car wearing body armor and holding weapons. A six-month old...

Washington – Trump Campaign Asks Capitol Hill For Backing In Khan Controversy

August 1, 2016 at 05:02 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign appealed to Capitol Hill for support on Monday as his attacks on the Muslim parents of a decorated U.S. soldier killed in Iraq drew sharp rebukes from fellow party members. Trump's criticism of Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan, who took the stage at last week's Democratic convention, sparked a growing wave of concern and dismay...

Lagos, Nigeria – Interpol Arrests Nigerian Accused Of $60 Million Cybercrime

August 1, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Lagos, Nigeria - A Nigerian accused of scamming $60 million from companies around the world through fraudulent emails has been arrested after months of investigation, Interpol and Nigeria's anti-fraud agency said Monday. One company paid out $15.4 million, according to an Interpol statement . The ringleader of a global scamming network, identified only as 40-year-old Mike, was arrested...

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