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Washington – Fever: Federal Report Says Global Warming Making US Sick

April 4, 2016 at 11:28 PM
Washington - Man-made global warming is making America sicker, and it's only going to get worse, according to a new federal government report. The 332-page report issued Monday by the Obama administration said global warming will make the air dirtier, water more contaminated and food more tainted. It warned of diseases, such as those spread by ticks and mosquitoes, longer allergy seasons, and...

Washington – Clinton, Sanders Agree To New York Debate Ahead Of Primary

April 4, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed to a Democratic presidential debate next week in New York, ensuring a high-stakes televised showdown ahead of the state's influential primary. The two campaigns confirmed Monday the candidates would appear at the debate April 14 in Brooklyn, New York, putting the Democratic rivals onstage together before New York's April 19...

Sevierville, TN – Five Reported Killed In Fiery Tennessee Tour Helicopter Crash

April 4, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Sevierville, TN - Five people were killed on Monday when a sightseeing helicopter crashed and burned in a Smoky Mountains area of eastern Tennessee, local news reports said. The owner of Smoky Mountain Helicopters said the five people died in the crash in Sevier County, about 200 miles east of Nashville, local TV station WVLT reported. "(It's) just a burnt mess ... there's not much left,"...

London – Newly Found Footage Shows Notorious British Double Agent Kim Philby

April 4, 2016 at 10:00 PM
London - Notorious British spy Kim Philby is shown in newly uncovered footage telling members of East Germany's intelligence service that stealing top-level secrets and betraying your country is as simple as having a few drinks with the right person. The film of his 1981 talk was posted online by the BBC on Monday after the broadcaster located it in the Berlin archives of the East German...

New Orleans – Man Faces Life In Prison For Stealing $31 Worth Of Candy

April 4, 2016 at 09:45 PM
New Orleans - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison, prompting a judge to question whether the sentence was "over the top." Orleans Parish prosecutors chose to charge Jacobia Grimes, 34, under a statute that boosts the alleged candy theft to a felony. The law applies to people who have been convicted...

New York – U.S. To Raise Payments To Insurers For Medicare Advantage 2017 Plans

April 4, 2016 at 09:24 PM
New York - U.S. health insurers that provide Medicare Advantage plans to elderly and disabled Americans will receive government payments in 2017 that are 0.85 percent higher on average than in 2016, reflecting small anticipated growth in medical costs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday. Health and Human Services' final plan to raise payments is a bit lower than...

Manhattan, NY – Bernard Madoff To Be Questioned By Victims’ Lawyers: Filing

April 4, 2016 at 09:04 PM
Manhattan, NY - A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that Bernard Madoff can be questioned by lawyers for some former customers who lost money when the imprisoned swindler's firm collapsed in December 2008, a Monday court filing shows. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart Bernstein in Manhattan authorized a deposition of Madoff at a March 23 hearing, and Monday's filing proposed a formal order that it...

Prague – In Race To Improve Batteries, Nanotechnology Provides Hope

April 4, 2016 at 08:24 PM
Prague - In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting on nanotechnology — the use of minuscule parts — as the most likely to yield a breakthrough. Improving batteries' performance is key to the development and success of many much-hyped technologies, from solar and wind energy to electric cars. They need to hold more energy, last longer, be...

New York – Gun That Looks Like A Phone Causes A Stir, Schumer Wants Investigation

April 4, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday called on the federal Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate before a gun that looks like an iPhone comes to market, but the head of the company making it said concern over the two-shot weapon was misplaced. The New York Democrat said the gun, being promoted online by a Minnesota company...

New York – Suspect Being Questioned In Gruesome Brooklyn Carjacking, Hit And Run

April 4, 2016 at 07:44 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Police are questioning an unidentified suspect in a horrific hit and run that took the life of a 63 year old Brooklyn resident this morning. Phillip Dellegrazia, the owner of A&D Ironworks in Sunset Park, was killed this morning when he was run down by an individual who had stolen Dellegrazia’s 2003 flatbed truck. AM New York reported that Dellegrazia would typically pull...

Berlin – Sobibor Nazi Death Camp Survivor Jules Schelvis Dies At 95

April 4, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Berlin - Jules Schelvis, a Dutch survivor of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp who testified at the landmark trial of John Demjanjuk and founded the Sobibor Foundation, has died. He was 95. The Amsterdam-based Sobibor Foundation said Monday that Schelvis died Sunday evening. Schelvis, who was deported to Sobibor in 1943, lost 18 relatives at the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. He wrote several...

Washington – US Website: Steam Seen At North Korea Nuke Reprocessing Lab

April 4, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Satellite imagery indicates activity at a North Korean laboratory that could separate plutonium for nuclear weapons, a U.S. website that monitors sensitive sites in the isolated country said Monday. The website, 38 North, said that during the past five weeks, exhaust plumes have been seen two or three times at the radiochemical laboratory complex at Nyongbyon, which is North...

Jerusalem – Uncovered: Scheme That Sent Smuggled Meat With Bogus Expiration Dates And Kashrus Seals To Israeli Restaurants

April 4, 2016 at 06:34 PM
Jerusalem - Nine people were arrested today in Israel and charged with smuggling meat into Israel that bore forged expiration dates, veterinary authorizations and kashrus certifications. The arrests came as part of a joint effort by Israeli police, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health as reported by Ynet News. The meat had been brought...

Washington – Senate GOP Strategy For Dealing With Trump: Keep It Local

April 4, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Washington - For months Donald Trump has dominated the political scene like no other. But listen to endangered Senate Republicans as they campaign for re-election and you might not even know he exists. In Pennsylvania, Pat Toomey chairs a hearing in Scranton on opioid abuse, a major issue in his state and others. In Ohio, Rob Portman delivers remarks to the City Club of Cleveland about...

Jerusalem – Israeli Electric Company Cuts Palestinian Supply Due To Debt

April 4, 2016 at 05:27 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's state electric company on Monday reduced power to a major West Bank city, saying it would take similar steps in other Palestinian areas over the next two weeks because of unpaid debt. The Israel Electric Corp. said it had reduced its supply to Bethlehem by 50 percent, days after doing so in the city of Jericho. The company said the internationally-backed Palestinian...

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