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New York – Men’s Long Working Hours, Short Sleep May Harm Health In Old Age

November 4, 2016 at 05:00 PM
New York - – Working long hours and skimping on sleep in midlife may lead to poorer physical health in old age, according to a study from Finland. A quarter-century study of Finnish businessmen found those who worked more than 50 hours a week and slept less than 47 hours weekly when they were middle aged were in worse physical health as old men than peers who had healthier work and sleep...

Fayetteville, NC – At Rally For Clinton, Obama Speaks Up For Protester Supporting Trump

November 4, 2016 at 04:23 PM
Fayetteville, NC - President Barack Obama chastised supporters at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Friday as tensions spiked when a supporter of Republican opponent Donald Trump stood up and began shouting. Obama was interrupted when a white-haired white man in a beret and suit jacket with what appeared to be military patches stood up with a...

Bronx, NY – 2 NYPD Officers Shot, One Dead, Wounded Taken To Hospital

November 4, 2016 at 04:15 PM
Bronx, NY - A New York City police officer was fatally shot on Friday while investigating a report of a robbery in the Bronx and a second officer was wounded before the shooter was killed in an exchange of gunfire, according to authorities and local media. One of the officers died of his wounds after being taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, the New York Daily News reported. A...

Washington – Annual US Fall Ritual Of Turning Back Clocks By 1 Hour

November 4, 2016 at 04:12 PM
Washington - Get ready for the annual fall ritual of turning back your clocks by one hour, and relish that extra hour of sleep this weekend. Daylight saving time is ending and it's back to standard time for most people in the United States. The change comes at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, and the shift moves one hour of daylight to the morning from the evening. Residents of Hawaii, most of...

New York – NYC’s 5-borough Marathon Reaches Milestone 40th Anniversary

November 4, 2016 at 03:33 PM
New York - Forty years ago, the world's top two marathon runners were each handed an envelope with a check in it for $3,000 — secret rewards for helping raise the profile of the very first five-borough New York City Marathon. "It was an instant hit, a 'Wow!'" says George Hirsch, chairman of the board of the New York Road Runners Club that on Sunday hosts the 2016 race. What is now the...

New York – NYC To Stop Asking City Job-seekers Their Current Salaries

November 4, 2016 at 03:05 PM
New York - New York City will stop asking applicants for municipal jobs what they make now. It's a question officials say can perpetuate underpaying people, often women and minorities. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Friday barring city agencies from asking the question before making a job and salary offer. Massachusetts passed a law this summer barring all employers from...

Washington – CDC: US, Israel Amongst Cases Seen Of Possibly Fatal Fungal Infection

November 4, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Washington - A serious and potentially fatal fungal infection has been observed in at least 13 people in hospitals and nursing homes in the United States since mid-2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The agency said the fungus Candida auris (C. auris) had emerged globally, including in bloodstream infections, in countries that include Britain, India and...

Rockland County, NY – Ramapo Police Searching For Suspect In Two Attacks On Monsey Women

November 4, 2016 at 02:14 PM
Rockland County, NY - Ramapo police are investigating two separate incidents in the Monsey area, with two Orthodox Jewish women attacked in their driveways. Police said that the first incident took place on November 1st when a young woman was coming home in the evening and was attacked from behind by an unknown man in her driveway on Carmen Court in Chestnut Ridge. The second incident took...

Washington – US Bolsters Cyber Defense For Election, Few New Steps On Violence

November 4, 2016 at 01:54 PM
Washington - Federal and state authorities are beefing up cyber defenses against potential electronic attacks on voting systems ahead of U.S. elections on Nov. 8, but few are taking new steps to guard against possible civil unrest or violence. The threat of computer hacking and the potential for violent clashes is darkening an already rancorous presidential race between Democrat Hillary...

New Hampshire – Many Trump Backers Say They Won’t Accept Defeat

November 4, 2016 at 01:27 PM
New Hampshire - Donald Trump's legion of followers is growing confident of his victory in the presidential race — and many say they would refuse to accept his defeat. They are reinforced by tightening poll numbers and renewed scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's emails just days before Election Day. Nancy Fraize of New Hampshire says, "we're going to win" and if Trump doesn't "we'll all be at...

Washington – Obama Shortens Sentences For Another 72 Federal Inmates

November 4, 2016 at 01:26 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is granting clemency to 72 more federal inmates whose sentences will now end earlier than expected. Obama has been commuting sentences at rapid-fire pace in his final months, including a batch of 98 last week. All told, Obama has granted 944 people clemency, including 324 who were serving life sentences. The White House says it's more than the previous 11...

Washington – NTSB: Failed Airline Engine Disk Had Fatigue Cracking

November 4, 2016 at 01:20 PM
Washington - An engine disk that broke apart and forced an American Airlines jet to abort a takeoff in Chicago last week shows signs of fatigue cracking, according to a preliminary report released Friday by accident investigators. A high-pressure turbine disk in the Boeing 767's right engine broke into four pieces, which shot out of the engine's housing. Investigators have recovered about 90...

Atkinson, NH – Trump Rally Speaker Rebukes ‘Execute Her’ Call

November 4, 2016 at 12:46 PM
Atkinson, NH - An introductory speaker at a Donald Trump rally is pushing back against an audience member who shouted "Execute her" about Hillary Clinton. Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu had been discussing the FBI's discovery of emails that may be related to its dormant investigation of Clinton. That's when a man in the crowd Friday in Atkinson, New Hampshire yelled out "Execute...

Newark, NJ – Christie Statement On Bridgegate Convictions

November 4, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Newark, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued the following emailed statement Friday after two of his former allies were convicted in the George Washington Bridge political revenge plot case. "On January 9, 2014, I apologized to the people of New Jersey for the conduct exhibited by some members of my Administration who showed a lack of respect for the appropriate role of government and...

Warsaw, Poland – Poland’s Treatment Of Holocaust Scholar Tests Speech Freedom

November 4, 2016 at 12:13 PM
Warsaw, Poland - Poland's nationalistic leadership is refusing to give up a fight against a Polish-American scholar who has claimed that more Jews than Germans were killed by Poles during World War II, a hugely controversial statement in a nation proud of its resistance against the Nazis. The question is whether Princeton professor Jan Tomasz Gross publicly insulted Poland, a crime punishable...

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