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New York – Why Health Care Eats More Of Your Paycheck Every Year

November 3, 2016 at 11:59 PM
New York - Millions of Americans are finding out this month that the price of their health insurance is going up next year — as it did this year, last year, and most of the years before that. And it's not just that the price is going up, it's that it goes up faster than wages and inflation, eating away at our ability to pay for other things we want (beer, televisions, vacations) or need...

New York – Arrest In Fatal Shooting Of Owner Of Brooklyn Pizzeria Featured On TV

November 3, 2016 at 11:46 PM
New York - Federal officials arrested a man in connection with the fatal ambush of the owner of a famed New York City pizza restaurant. Andres Fernandez appeared in federal court in Brooklyn on Thursday to face murder, robbery and weapons charges. He did not enter a plea. A phone message left with his lawyer, Avrom Robin, wasn't immediately returned. Court documents say investigators...

Washington – US Designates 25,000 Miles Of Electric Car-friendly Highways

November 3, 2016 at 11:35 PM
Washington - The Obama administration is designating roughly 25,000 miles of U.S. highways as "electric vehicle charging corridors" where drivers will never be more than 50 miles from the closest charging station. The White House says the network of 48 corridors will run through 35 states. The federal government is developing signs to help drivers find charging stations, like the existing ones...

New York – New York State Tax Collections Down $1.3 Billion In First Half FY16

November 3, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - New York State tax collections fell $1.3 billion, or 3.5 percent, to $36.9 billion through the first half of fiscal 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier, the state's chief fiscal officer said on Thursday. Personal income taxes, the state's biggest revenue source, lagged expectations, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a mid-year report. New York is not...

Sweden – Study: Weight Loss Surgery May Reduce Risk Of Developing Gout

November 3, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Sweden - Obese people who have weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass are much less likely than those who don’t have surgery to develop gout, a painful type of arthritis, according to a Swedish study. People who chose to get weight loss surgery are also less than half as likely to develop hyperuricemia, too much uric acid in urine, which can be a precursor to gout, the study team writes...

Maryland – Baltimore Man Ordered To Pay $1 Mln For Cutting Fire Hose In Riot

November 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Baltimore - A Baltimore man was sentenced to pay $1 million in restitution on Thursday for puncturing a fire hose at a burning drugstore during rioting last year, federal authorities said. Gregory Butler Jr, 22, was also sentenced by a federal judge to 250 hours of community service and three years of supervised release for obstructing firefighters at a CVS Health Corp pharmacy, the U.S...

London – Enjoy Your Cig: Smoking A Pack A Day Causes 150 Mutations In Every Lung Cell, Research Shows

November 3, 2016 at 09:30 PM
London - Scientists have found that smoking a pack a day of cigarettes can cause 150 damaging changes to a smoker's lung cells each year. The findings come from a study of the devastating genetic damage, or mutations, caused by smoking in various organs in the body. Publishing in the journal Science on Thursday, the researchers said the findings show a direct link between the number of...

New York – U.S. Senators: Wells Fargo Sales Scandal Extends To Brokerage Unit

November 3, 2016 at 09:24 PM
New York - Wells Fargo & Co fired hundreds of brokerage employees for improper sales practices, three U.S. senators said on Thursday, widening the scope of a scandal which the fourth-largest U.S. bank has so far characterized as a retail banking problem. In a letter to Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden and Robert Menendez questioned the bank's...

Washington – Clinton Aide Said In Email That FBI Chief Was ‘Bad Choice’

November 3, 2016 at 09:11 PM
Washington - A senior aide to Hillary Clinton privately dismissed FBI Director James Comey as "a bad choice" in October 2015, according to hacked emails published Thursday. The blunt assessment foreshadowed the dramatic tension that has escalated between Comey and the Democratic presidential candidate in the final days before the election. Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri...

Jerusalem – Keeping Kosher: It May Be Bad For Your Economic Health

November 3, 2016 at 09:08 PM
Jerusalem - Behind Israel's food and tourism industries thrives a parallel economy run by rabbis and a legion of inspectors whose business it is to make sure everything is kosher. Since most Israelis prefer knowing their food is prepared according to Jewish custom, hotels, restaurants and manufacturers have little choice but to go along with the arrangement - adjusting their kitchens...

Paramus, NJ – Anti-semitic Charge After Flyers Showing Challenger As Devil

November 3, 2016 at 08:59 PM
Paramus, NJ - A flier portraying a Democratic congressional challenger as the devil is the latest flashpoint in an already bitter New Jersey race. Democrat Josh Gottheimer's campaign called the fliers "blatantly anti-Semitic." Gottheimer is Jewish. The fliers were circulated at schools and train stations in the New Jersey congressional district that stretches from the suburbs across from...

Southampton, NY – Long Island Hospital Cardio Gym Bans Political Debates

November 3, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Southampton, NY - A Long Island hospital has banned political debates in the gym of its cardio rehab unit. A sign posted in the gym at Southampton Hospital says that due to the fact that they have patients with heart conditions they can't allow political debates. Manager Jessica Swiatocha tells WCBS-TV (http://cbsloc.al/2fAiGri ) that she posted the sign after she saw patients getting upset...

New York – Animal Rights Groups Accuse South American Kosher Slaughterhouses Of Inhumane Practices

November 3, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Animal rights activists are protesting shechita methods employed by South American kosher slaughterhouses, charging that animals are killed using an antiquated practice that leaves them suffering and in pain during their final moments. An undercover investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and two Israeli organizations, Anonymous for Animals Rights and Let...

Washington – Reuters Sources: FBI Examining Fake Documents Targeting Clinton Campaign

November 3, 2016 at 07:44 PM
Washington - The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are examining faked documents aimed at discrediting the Hillary Clinton campaign as part of a broader investigation into what U.S. officials believe has been an attempt by Russia to disrupt the presidential election, people with knowledge of the matter said. U.S. Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has...

Berwyn, PA – Melania Trump Vows To Take On Cyberbullying As First Lady

November 3, 2016 at 07:33 PM
Berwyn, PA - Donald Trump's wife, Melania, made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Thursday, pledging to focus on combatting online bullying and serve as an advocate for women and children if her husband is elected to the White House. Her description of the perils of social media seemed at odds with her husband's divisive and bullying rhetoric throughout the campaign. "Our culture...

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