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St. Louis, MO – Depression Becoming More Common Among US Teens

November 14, 2016 at 11:26 PM
St. Louis, MO - The number of U.S. adolescents and young adults with untreated depression may be on the rise, a recent study suggests. For youth ages 12 to 17, the prevalence of depression increased from 8.7 percent in 2005 to 11.3 percent in 2014, the study found. Among adults aged 18 to 25, the prevalence climbed from 8.8 percent to 9.6 percent during the study period. But there hasn’t...

Boston – New Balance Shoe Entangled In Trump White Supremacist Support

November 14, 2016 at 11:15 PM
Boston - Boston-based athletic-gear company New Balance is distancing itself from a white supremacist website's call to support it for statements a company executive made backing Republican President-elect Donald Trump. The alt-right website The Daily Stormer proclaimed New Balance the "Official Shoes of White People" this weekend after a company vice president said Trump's election was a move...

New York – Apple Pay Expands To Charities, Samsung Pay Offer Rewards

November 14, 2016 at 11:03 PM
New York - Apple is making it easier for people to give to charities by expanding its Apple Pay payments service to nonprofits. Apple Pay is mostly known for enabling purchases at retail stores with the tap of an iPhone, although the service can also be used for online transactions on apps and websites. Apple had limited this to buying goods and services — until now. The American Red...

Philadelphia – Critics Jab ‘safety Pin’ Campaign Amid Trump Presidency Fear

November 14, 2016 at 10:45 PM
Philadelphia - A "safety pin movement" post-Brexit offering solidarity to those who fear they'll be disenfranchised by a Donald Trump presidency is getting jabbed on social media by those who say it's no substitute for action. The campaign originally was launched by an American living in London amid reports of hate crimes in the United Kingdom following that country's vote in June to leave the...

New York – Billionaires Put Pop In Advocates’ Push For Soda Taxes

November 14, 2016 at 10:12 PM
New York - After years of stamping out soda tax proposals with well-financed campaigns, Big Soda is suddenly finding itself up against bigger adversaries. Voters and lawmakers in five municipalities such as San Francisco and the county that includes Chicago approved special taxes on sugary drinks last week, with advocates saying the victories point to a change in public attitudes and the...

Los Angeles, CA – ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’: Millennials March Against Trump

November 14, 2016 at 09:45 PM
Los Angeles, CA - High school students left class by the thousands Monday, carrying their signs and their chanting voices into the streets of several U.S. cities six days after Donald Trump's election. They walked out in California, Colorado, Maryland and other states, many declaring concerns over the president-elect's comments about minorities and the effect he will have on their...

San Francisco – Google Also Gets Fooled By Fake Election News

November 14, 2016 at 09:33 PM
San Francisco - Google's search engine highlighted an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week's election, the latest example of bogus information spread by the internet's gatekeepers. The incorrect results were shown Monday in a two-day-old story posted on the pro-Trump "70 News" site. A link to the site appeared at or near the top of...

United Nations – 11 Arab Nations Accuse Iran Of Sponsoring ‘Terrorism’

November 14, 2016 at 09:00 PM
United Nations - Eleven Middle East and North African countries accused Iran of sponsoring "terrorism" and constantly interfering in the internal affairs of Arab nations, sparking tension and instability in the region. In a letter to the U.N. General Assembly circulated Monday, the 11 countries cited Iran's support for Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen and the Shiite Hezbollah group in Lebanon...

New York – AP Source: Rudy Giuliani The Favorite To Be Trump’s Secretary Of State

November 14, 2016 at 08:45 PM
New York - Rudy Giuliani is the favorite to be secretary of state in Donald Trump's administration. That's according to a senior Trump official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source isn't authorized to speak on the record. The official says there's no real competition for the job and that it's the former New York mayor's if he wants it. Giuliani said at a Wall Street...

Washington – Vroom: Gov’t To Require Hybrid, Electric Cars To Make Noise

November 14, 2016 at 08:28 PM
Washington - New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them coming, under a new rule released Monday by the Obama administration. The new rule could help prevent about 2,400 pedestrian injuries a year once all hybrids on the road are equipped to make noise, according...

New York – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Makes Surprise U.S. Airline Bet

November 14, 2016 at 08:18 PM
New York - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Monday said it has bought shares in the four biggest U.S. airlines: American Airlines Group Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc, Southwest Airlines Co and United Continental Holdings Inc. The investments mark an unexpected reversal for Berkshire, which has avoided the airline sector for nearly two decades after a troubled investment in the former US...

Washington – Trump Starting To Sound Like Obama On Immigration

November 14, 2016 at 08:03 PM
Washington - President-elect Donald Trump is starting to sound an awful lot like President Barack Obama on immigration. In his first postelection interview, Trump said he will focus on deporting criminal immigrants and not everyone living in the United States illegally. Two million or 3 million people could be immediate targets for deportation under this approach, Trump said, providing a...

Geneva – UN Health Agency Gives Israel Top Marks For Disaster Relief

November 14, 2016 at 07:27 PM
Geneva - The U.N. health agency has given Israel top marks for its disaster relief capabilities, lauding the unparalleled ability of the Mideast country to deploy full medical teams to treat the injured and the sick after natural disasters or outbreaks of viruses. The WHO certification program of emergency medical teams sets standards of care for international response to health emergencies...

Washington – Trump’s Team Seeks Top-secret Clearance For His Children

November 14, 2016 at 07:01 PM
Washington - Republican President-elect Donald Trump's team has asked the White House to explore the possibility of getting his children top-secret security clearances, CBS News said on Monday, citing unnamed sources. Daughter Ivanka, sons Eric and Donald Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner were close advisers to Trump's campaign and are part of his transition team announced on Friday. The CBS...

Moscow – Palestinian Leader Visits Turkmenistan For The 1st Time

November 14, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Moscow - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is visiting Turkmenistan, an energy-rich ex-Soviet Central Asian nation, for the first time. Abbas, speaking after Monday's talks with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, said they discussed issues related to the Mideast peace settlement. Abbas said the Palestinian delegation will also attend a Mideast peace conference hosted by...

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