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New York – Orange County Resident Tests Positive For Zika Virus

January 26, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New York - An Orange County resident who recently traveled to South America has tested positive for the Zika virus, the county’s Department of Health announced on Tuesday. Two other cases, in Queens and Nassau counties, were confirmed by the state Department of Health on Friday. Officials say one of the patients is fully recovered and the two others are recovering without...

New York – Trump Drug Cost Comments Raise New Risks For Pharma Stocks

January 26, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - Comments from Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that Medicare could reap huge savings by negotiating with drugmakers raise new risks for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, whose shares have been pressured by criticism from Democrats. Trump told a New Hampshire crowd on Monday night that "$300 billion could be saved" by such negotiations. "We don’t do...

Baltimore, MD – Where Does The Snow Go? In Baltimore, To The Races

January 26, 2016 at 10:31 PM
Baltimore, MD - No horses are galloping along the tracks at Pimlico this time of year, but there is plenty of racing going on. Baltimore officials and assisting agencies scrambled to get the city moving Tuesday in the wake of a monstrous storm that dumped more than two feet of snow onto the streets, and chose Pimlico Race Course as their primary staging area. Dump trucks were streaming in...

Oregon – Shots Fired During Arrest Of Leader Of Armed Oregon Group. 1 Dead

January 26, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Oregon - Authorities say shots were fired during the arrest of members of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks. In a statement Tuesday, the FBI said one individual "who was a subject of a federal probable cause arrest is deceased." No other information about the deceased was immediately released. The FBI said authorities arrested...

New York – Publisher Zuckerman Announces US-Israel Science Initiative

January 26, 2016 at 10:03 PM
New York - Real estate magnate and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman has announced a scholarship program to pay for American graduate students in the sciences to study in Israel. The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program will provide more than $100 million in scholarships over the next 20 years, Zuckerman said. It will provide funding for American graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to...

Accokeek, MD – Woman Stranded In Car Buried In Snow For 3 Days Rescued

January 26, 2016 at 09:36 PM
Accokeek, MD - A woman who had been living in her car and decided to ride out the weekend blizzard was rescued Monday night after a neighbor became alarmed for her safety. The woman, whose name hasn't been released, had been in the car since the storm began Friday and was rescued near Accokeek. A neighbor, Stephen Mackey, told The Associated Press that he called authorities to alert them to...

Gaza City – Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Strain Power Supplies In Gaza

January 26, 2016 at 08:59 PM
Gaza City - Heavy rains caused widespread flooding in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, placing further strain on run-down infrastructure and power supplies in the blockaded Palestinian territory. Rescue services used paddle boards to evacuate residents from a dozen flooded homes. Pools formed on main roads due to the poor drainage network. Some 1.8 million people live in the coastal enclave...

Palo, Alto, CA – Scientists: “Doomsday Clock” Reflects Grave Threat To World

January 26, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Palo Alto, CA - Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the minute hand on the metaphorical clock...

Jerusalem – Survivor Sheds Light On Divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils

January 26, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir. The result is "Letters Never Sent," 18...

New York – Appeals Court Allows Bird Killings Near NYC Airports

January 26, 2016 at 07:31 PM
New York - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said government officials may shoot down migratory birds flying near New York City airports to protect aircraft, rejecting claims by an animal rights group that such killings are excessive. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a federal permit issued to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that allowed bird shootings in...

Washington – President Obama To Meet Bernie Sanders In White House

January 26, 2016 at 07:26 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama will meet with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the White House on Wednesday, the White House said on Tuesday. "The two will meet privately in the Oval Office and there will be no formal agenda," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Sanders, a Vermont senator and self-described democratic socialist, is challenging former Secretary...

Washington – Woman Who Held 30-year Vigil Outside The White House Dies

January 26, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Concepcion Picciotto, the protester who maintained a peace vigil outside the White House that was widely considered to be the longest-running act of political protest in U.S. history, has died. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/23qW3F7) Picciotto died Monday at a housing facility for homeless women. Schroeder Stribling, executive director of N Street Village, says...

Des Moines, IA – Trump Pulls Out Of FOX News Debate Thursday

January 26, 2016 at 06:52 PM
Des Moines, IA - Donald Trump's campaign manager says Trump is skipping the next Republican debate. The Republican candidates are set to square off in the Fox News debate Thursday night, their last debate before Monday's Iowa caucuses. Trump previously had said he may not show up. But campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said during a Tuesday evening news conference in Marshalltown, Iowa...

Washington – Task Force Urges Doctors To Screen All Adults For Depression

January 26, 2016 at 06:21 PM
Washington - All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday. Depression is a common public health problem, and screening simply involves health workers asking about certain symptoms even if patients don't mention them. The second part of the recommendation from the U.S...

Wisconsin – FBI Arrests Milwaukee Man Who Planned Attacks In U.S. And Israel

January 26, 2016 at 06:17 PM
Wisconsin - A Milwaukee man faces federal charges after he allegedly purchased two machine guns from undercover agents as part of a plan to attack a Masonic temple. Court documents show federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh on Tuesday with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and unlawfully receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. It wasn't immediately...

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