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Los Angeles, CA – Study: Car Door Windows Don’t Stop UV Rays

May 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Car windows don't protect against harmful sun exposure, so it might be a good idea to wear sunglasses and sun block even while driving, a new study suggests. While windshields blocked the vast majority of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, car door windows offered varying levels of protection from the rays that are tied to cataracts and skin aging. "Some cars were as...

Las Vegas – Nevada Democrats: Sanders Campaign Has Violent Streak

May 16, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Las Vegas - Nevada's Democratic party on Monday warned the Democratic National Committee that Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters have a penchant for violence and may seek to disrupt the party's national convention in July, as they did during the Nevada convention Saturday. The allegation is the latest fallout from a divisive Nevada Democratic convention that had to be shut down because security...

New York – Official: Engineer In Deadly Amtrak Wreck Was Distracted By Radio Transmissions

May 16, 2016 at 10:57 PM
New York - The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train jumped the tracks along a curve in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a U.S. official briefed on the investigation said Monday. Engineer Brandon Bostian told investigators three days after the May 12, 2015, crash that he recalled radio traffic that night from a commuter train operator who said...

New York – Betting On A Trump Win Or A North Korea H-bomb: A Predictions Site Gains Traction

May 16, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New York - Erik Duhaime is a passive stock market investor, but he isn’t afraid to short Donald Trump or go long on Hillary Clinton. The 28-year-old from Cambridge, Massachusetts, trades on PredictIt, an online political stock market that allows users to wager small amounts of money on "yes" or "no" predictions about whether an event will occur. That includes who will win the U.S...

Boston – Boston Men Jailed For Trump-inspired Hate Crime Attack

May 16, 2016 at 10:17 PM
Boston - Two Boston brothers accused of urinating on and beating a homeless Mexican man and telling police "Donald Trump was right: All these illegals need to be deported," were sentenced to prison on Monday, prosecutors said. Scott Leader, 38, and Steve Leader, 30, had previously pleaded guilty to indictments charging them with causing bodily injury while committing a civil rights violation...

Cape Canaveral, FL – International Space Station Makes 100,000th Orbit Of Earth

May 16, 2016 at 10:09 PM
Cape Canaveral, FL - It's 100,000 laps around Earth and counting for the International Space Station. The space station reached the orbital milestone — 17½ years in the making — Monday morning. NASA said these 100,000 orbits are akin to traveling more than 2.6 billion miles. That's equivalent to 10 round trips to Mars, or almost one way to Neptune. Each orbit takes about 90 minutes; 16...

Washington – Donald Trump To Meet With Henry Kissinger: Washington Post

May 16, 2016 at 09:26 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to meet on Wednesday with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people close to Trump. The meeting in New York comes after weeks of telephone conversations between Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Kissinger, who was a top adviser to Presidents Richard...

Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Chicken Pox Outbreak Has DOH Issuing Alert To NYC Medical Community

May 16, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY- A chicken pox outbreak that has swept through Williamsburg’s Jewish community has prompted the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to issue an alert to physicians throughout the city, warning about the possible spread of the highly contagious varicella virus. 75 cases of chicken pox have been reported in Williamsburg since the beginning of March, all in...

Hopkinsville, KY – Clinton: People Should Stop Listening To GOP “Propaganda”

May 16, 2016 at 08:15 PM
Hopkinsville, KY - Hillary Clinton says it's "time people stopped listening to Republican propaganda." The remark was pushback from the likely Democratic presidential nominee against a vocal critic during a rally in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Monday. Clinton was praising the record of former Gov. Steven Beshear, a Democrat, noting education and employment gains, as well as his expansion of...

New York, NY – Bratton Dismisses Call To Step Down; NYPD Confirms Dead Officer Not Subject Of Federal Probe

May 16, 2016 at 07:41 PM
New York, NY - Despite calls for his resignation, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has no intention of giving up his office at One Police Plaza. As reported yesterday by VIN News Ed Mullins, head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, called for Bratton to step down during a Sunday radio interview with John Catsimatidis in the wake of the corruption scandal involving multiple high ranking...

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Man Running For US Senate Calls Obama ‘animal’

May 16, 2016 at 07:27 PM
Tallahassee, FL - A Florida businessman seeking to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate is standing by comments where he called President Barack Obama an "animal." In a speech to a Republican group last week that was captured on video, homebuilder Carlos Beruff made the remarks while saying that the Democratic president had hurt the nation with his military policy. "Unfortunately, for...

Lacey, NJ – Man With Hitler Mustache Charged In Weapons, Ammo Case

May 16, 2016 at 07:01 PM
Lacey, NJ - A man who wore a Hitler mustache and is believed by authorities to be a white supremacist faces numerous charges after authorities say they found an assault weapon, a handgun and several rounds of ammunition in the New Jersey woods. Lacey police say officers in a multi-agency task force were in the vast New Jersey Pinelands forests on Sunday afternoon looking for trespassers and...

Warsaw – Polish Group Seeks To Help The Blind With Free Smart Glasses

May 16, 2016 at 06:38 PM
Warsaw - A Polish non-profit organization is hoping to help the blind and visually impaired with plans to make and give away what it says will be the world's first free smart glasses. Parsee has developed a prototype of the battery-powered glasses which have a 3D printed frame, internet protocol camera and earphone. Pushing a button on the frame, users take pictures of an object in front of...

Montpelier, VT – Money Troubles Close College Once Headed By Sanders’ Wife

May 16, 2016 at 06:03 PM
Montpelier, VT - A tiny Vermont college that has faced financial troubles since it was headed by the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will close at the end of the month, officials announced Monday. Burlington College has been struggling under the weight of its $10 million purchase of property and buildings it made in 2010 from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington...

Washington – Obama Says Transgender Rule Was Important To Help Schools: Interview

May 16, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama said on Monday that his administration's guidance on transgender issues is needed to help schools grapple with the sensitive topic and ensure that all children are treated fairly. Obama, in an interview with BuzzFeed news website broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube, said schools had been asking the Department of Education how they should handle questions...

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