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Indianapolis – Failed Study, Dimmed Hopes In Hunt For Alzheimer’s Treatment

November 23, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Indianapolis - An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's failed again in a widely anticipated study, disappointing many who had hoped Eli Lilly had finally found a way to slow the progression of the mind-robbing disease. The drug did not work better than a placebo treatment in a study of 2,100 people with mild Alzheimer's, the company announced Wednesday. "We're incredibly saddened by the...

Washington – Sweat It Out! Skin Patch Aims To Test Sweat For Health

November 23, 2016 at 11:43 PM
Washington - Breaking a sweat? Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test those droplets while people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly a new way to track health and fitness. The experimental gadget goes well beyond activity monitors like the Fitbit. A little larger than a quarter, it's almost like a tiny lab stuck to the skin — and a study published Wednesday...

Washington – Trump defeated Clinton by 10,704 votes in Michigan: unofficial tally

November 23, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Republican President-elect Donald Trump defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes in the state of Michigan, according to certified unofficial county-by-county results released on Wednesday by the Michigan secretary of state. Trump received 2,279,543 votes compared with Clinton's 2,268,839, according to figures posted on the secretary of state's website...

Detroit – Gov’t Wants Phone Makers To Lock Out Most Apps For Drivers

November 23, 2016 at 10:26 PM
Detroit - The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car. The voluntary guidelines unveiled Wednesday are designed to reduce crashes caused by drivers distracted by phones. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also wants automakers to make infotainment systems easy to pair with smartphones. Drivers could still...

Providence, RI – Anti-Semitic Remarks Taunt Orthodox Rabbi After Trump’s Election Win

November 23, 2016 at 10:09 PM
Providence, RI - A rabbi who leads a Modern Orthodox synagogue said on Wednesday he and his congregants are growing accustomed to the toll of anti-Semitic taunts that have become a "not irregular feature of life" before and after the presidential election. Rabbi Barry Dolinger said he was walking from his Pawtucket home to Providence's Congregation Beth Sholom on Nov. 12 when a car pulled over...

San Francisco – Powerball Players Eye $359 Million Prize

November 23, 2016 at 09:45 PM
San Francisco - A U.S. Powerball jackpot of $359 million awaits players ahead of Wednesday's drawing as the windfall continues to grow amid weeks of contests where no one took home the biggest prize. Wednesday's drawing will be the 11th largest-ever Powerball jackpot and the 18th largest jackpot in U.S. history, lottery officials said. The odds of winning are 1 in 292 million. The...

Fresno, CA – Czech Free-climber Scales Yosemite Rock Wall In Record Time

November 23, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Fresno, CA - Gripping tiny slices of sheer rock and hoisting himself up 3,000 feet with only his strength, Adam Ondra quietly inched his way up one of the world's most challenging rock walls and into the record books, a spokesman for the climber said Tuesday. Ondra, a 23-year-old from the Czech Republic, took eight days to finish the free-climb up the Dawn Wall of the famed El Capitan in...

East Moriches, NY – Ailing Humpback Whale Stuck In New York Bay Is Euthanized

November 23, 2016 at 08:32 PM
East Moriches, NY - An ailing humpback whale that became grounded on a sandbar in a bay was euthanized on Wednesday, three days after rescuers first tried to set it free. The death of the whale, which weighed between 15 and 20 tons and was about 33 feet long, angered some environmentalists and locals who had watched the rescue effort. One state senator called for a hearing into the failed...

New York – Was Cable TV Election Poll Coverage A Waste Of Time?

November 23, 2016 at 08:01 PM
New York - It's understandable if Bill Hemmer, John King and Steve Kornacki still see flashing maps of blue and red states in their mind's eye before drifting off to sleep. Each man was assigned by his television network to stand before a map of the U.S. several times a day during the election campaign to talk about the latest polls and speculate on "paths to victory" for Hillary Clinton and...

Seattle – Amazon Removes Negative Reviews Of Megyn Kelly’s Memoir

November 23, 2016 at 07:31 PM
Seattle - Amazon has suppressed a number of negative reviews of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's new memoir. The Los Angeles Times reports more than 100 negative reviews of Kelly's "Settle For More" appeared on the online retail giant's site within hours of its release Nov. 15. The newspaper reports many of the comments came from a link from a pro-Trump Reddit forum. Seattle-based Amazon...

New York – 99-year-old Woman Named America Happy To Become A US Citizen

November 23, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New York - At age 99, a woman named America has become a U.S. citizen. America Maria Hernandez, who was born in Colombia in 1917 and was brought to the U.S. by one of her daughters in 1988, signed her naturalization certificate and took the oath of allegiance during a ceremony Wednesday in her living room. Surrounded by family members, she smiled and said she was very happy. "I live in...

Washington – Trump Calls For Unity In Thanksgiving Video Message

November 23, 2016 at 06:20 PM
Washington - President-elect Donald Trump is calling for unity in a Thanksgiving address posted on social media. In the message released Wednesday, Trump says the nation has just finished a "long and bruising" campaign and that "tensions don't just heal overnight." Trump says he is praying that on Thanksgiving the country will "begin to heal our divisions and move forward strengthened by...

Rockland County, NY – Newest Lotto Millionaire A Monsey Resident?

November 23, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Rockland County, NY - The identity of the latest Lotto millionaire remains a mystery, but workers at the Monsey area pharmacy where the ticket was sold are hopeful that the winner is one of their regular customers. According to the New York Lottery’s official website, the winning ticket in the November 5th Lotto drawing was purchased at Drug Mart Tallman, located in Suffern, with the numbers...

Washington – Experts Ask Clinton To Seek Recount In 3 Battleground States

November 23, 2016 at 05:36 PM
Washington - A group of election lawyers and data experts have asked Hillary Clinton's campaign to call for a recount of the vote totals in three battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — to ensure that a cyberattack was not committed to manipulate the totals. There is no evidence that the results were hacked or that electronic voting machines were compromised. The...

New York – Dow, S&P 500 Set Record High Closes Ahead Of Holiday

November 23, 2016 at 05:24 PM
New York -The Dow and the S&P 500 eked out record high closes on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, helped by gains in industrial stocks, though losses in technology shares limited the advance and weighed on the Nasdaq. Caterpillar rose 2.7 percent and hit the highest in about two years, while Deere jumped 11 percent to a record high close after the farm equipment maker reported a...

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