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Washington – Sanders Wins Democratic Presidential Primary In Oregon

May 17, 2016 at 11:51 PM
Washington - Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential primary in Oregon, after running neck-and-neck with front-runner Hillary Clinton in Kentucky...

Jerusalem – Israel Earmarks Extra Funds For LGBT Community And Transgender ‘Hostel’

May 17, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Jerusalem - In recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia, the Ministry of Social Affairs announced a budget increase of 3 million shekels (US$785,000) on Tuesday to go toward Israeli LGBT community centers. Bringing the yearly budget to a total of 8 million shekels (US$2.1 million), the money will go toward gay centers across Israel and help establish programming for at-risk LGBT...

New York – Trump And Frequent Target Megyn Kelly Call A Truce

May 17, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New York - Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly appear to have called a truce. The two sat down for a much-ballyhooed interview that was the culmination — at least for now — of the frequent sparring between the now-presumptive Republican presidential nominee and one of the biggest stars on the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel. It was taped last month and aired Tuesday night on the Fox...

Chicago – Almost Half Of Heart Attacks Are Silent; They’re Still Risky

May 17, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Chicago - Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women. It's one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore them across racial and gender groups. Researchers at Wake Forest University's medical school led the government-funded...

Washington – Clinton Narrowly Defeats Sanders In Kentucky Primary

May 17, 2016 at 10:57 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton narrowly defeated Bernie Sanders in Kentucky's Democratic presidential primary, the head of the state's election board said on Tuesday night. The tight contest was yet another demonstration of how divided Democrats are in the drawn-out national race for the party's nomination. Alison Lundergan Grimes, chair of the Kentucky State Board of Elections, told CNN that...

Washington – Adelson Implores Republican Jewish Leaders To Support Trump

May 17, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Washington - Billionaire casino executive Sheldon Adelson is already at work on behalf of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "I'm asking for your support" for Trump, Adelson wrote in an email Monday to more than 50 Republican Jewish leaders. Adelson told them he had met with Trump recently and is "specifically convinced he will be a tremendous president when it comes to...

Portland, ME – Meteor Captured On Dashcam Video Lights Up New England Sky

May 17, 2016 at 10:04 PM
Portland, ME - A police sergeant looking for speeders captured a fireball streaking across the sky on his dashboard camera early Tuesday. The bright flash visible from several states was apparently left by a meteor burning up as it passed through Earth's atmosphere. Other people and webcams also captured images of the fireball. The American Meteor Society reported more than 300 sightings in...

Washington – Clinton Releases Personal Financial Disclosure, Calls On Trump To Release Income Taxes

May 17, 2016 at 09:28 PM
Washington - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Tuesday released her personal financial disclosure form, covering Jan. 1, 2015, to the present, with a call to Republican Donald Trump to make available his income tax returns. "The true test for Donald Trump is whether he will adhere to the precedent followed by every presidential candidate in the modern era and make his tax...

Washington – Report: Genetically Altered Food Safe But Not Curing Hunger

May 17, 2016 at 09:24 PM
Washington - Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine concluded that tinkering with the genetics of what we eat doesn't produce the "Frankenfood" monster some opponents claim — but it isn't feeding the world with...

Harlem, NY – Fire Halts Train Service In And Out Of Grand Central Terminal

May 17, 2016 at 08:55 PM
Harlem, NY - Commuter rail service in and out of New York City's Grand Central Terminal was suspended during the evening rush hour on Tuesday due to a fire under a section of elevated tracks, officials said. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad said on Twitter around 7:30 p.m. EDT that smoky conditions caused by the fire under the tracks in Manhattan's East...

Jerusalem – Violinist Itzhak Perlman Scraps N.C. Concert Over ‘Discriminatory’ Law

May 17, 2016 at 08:24 PM
Jerusalem - Renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman on Tuesday became the latest entertainer to cancel a performance in North Carolina to protest against the state's law requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms that match their sex at birth. The Israeli-born musician was to perform on Wednesday night with the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh. In a statement on Facebook, he quoted...

Geneva – ‘Unique Pink’ Diamond Fetches $28 Million At Geneva Auction

May 17, 2016 at 07:58 PM
Geneva - A vivid, pearl-shaped pink diamond said to be the largest of its kind to go under the hammer has sold at auction for 27.3 million Swiss francs ($28 million) at a Sotheby's auction. Sotheby's said the hammer price, which excludes fees, came in at the low end of the expected pre-auction range of $28 million-$38 million. Including fees, the total price was 30.8 million Swiss francs. The...

New York – Trump Willing To Meet North Korea’s Kim, Wants To Renegotiate Paris Climate Accord

May 17, 2016 at 07:31 PM
New York - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, Trump told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday. In a wide-ranging discussion, Trump also said he disapproved of Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in eastern Ukraine, called for a renegotiation of the Paris climate accord, and said...

Denver, NC – Copperhead Snake Bites Customer At Lowe’s Home Improvement Store

May 17, 2016 at 06:59 PM
Denver, NC - A poisonous snake in a tree has bitten a customer at a home improvement store in North Carolina. A spokeswoman for Lowe's Companies Inc. said in an email Tuesday that a customer was bitten in the outdoor lawn and garden center Monday at a store northwest of Charlotte. The East Lincoln Fire Department had said in a Facebook post that the copperhead bit an employee. The...

Washington – Sanders Issues Defiant Statement Under Pressure Over Ruckus

May 17, 2016 at 06:27 PM
Washington - Under pressure from Democratic Party leaders to denounce ugly tactics by his supporters, Sen. Bernie Sanders instead struck back with a defiant statement Tuesday that dismissed complaints from Nevada Democrats as "nonsense" and asserted that his backers were not being treated with "fairness and respect." It followed chaos at the Nevada Democratic Party convention Saturday night...

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