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Brooklyn, NY – City Decides Not To Cancel Women’s Hours At Williamsburg Pool

May 26, 2016 at 11:13 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Hours after being castigated for its decision to end separate swimming hours for women at a Williamsburg pool, the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation has reversed its decision and will allow the program to continue. Gender segregated swimming has been offered at the Metropolitan Pool and Recreation Center on Bedford Avenue is Williamsburg for years, with women’s only...

Highlands, NJ – Boat From 19th Century Found Under New Jersey Home

May 26, 2016 at 11:11 PM
Highlands, NJ - Workers raising a waterfront home in New Jersey made a nautical discovery: a 44-foot wooden boat from the 19th century. The 12-foot wide vessel, its rudder fully intact, was found beneath Eileen Scanlon's Highlands bungalow on Wednesday, the Asbury Park Press reported (http://on.app.com/1sRr5bR ). The boat likely was used to transport coal and other good along local waterways...

Washington – Clinton Says IG Report Won’t Affect Her Presidential Bid

May 26, 2016 at 10:31 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton contends a new government audit critical of her use of a private email server as secretary of state won't affect her Democratic presidential campaign. In an interview with Univision's Los Angeles affiliate, Clinton said "nothing has changed" following Wednesday's release of a report by the State Department's inspector general. That analysis found Clinton ignored...

Goshen, NY – Report: Orange County Legoland Site A Done Deal

May 26, 2016 at 10:15 PM
Goshen, NY - Months of negotiations, homemade YouTube pitches from local residents and multiple meetings appear to have paid off big time for Orange County, with word coming from several sources that the newest Legoland theme park will be located in the lower Hudson Valley. According to the Times Herald Record, Legoland will be purchasing several lots in Goshen, located off exit 125 on Route...

Salt Lake City – Libertarian Gary Johnson To Never-Trumpers: ‘I’m It’

May 26, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Salt Lake City - He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his drug use. Yet with the Republican Party facing the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson could be a factor in 2016. The former two-term New Mexico governor, a Republican businessman perhaps best known for his yearslong...

New York – $50 Oil Shouldn’t Pose Major Threat To Consumers, Economy

May 26, 2016 at 09:35 PM
New York - The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to beaten-down energy stocks. Yet the arrival of higher energy prices isn't necessarily bad news for consumers — at least not yet. Analysts expect gasoline and airline fares to stay relatively low at least through the summer travel season. And most...

New York – Report: 1st US Case Of Germ Resistant To Last Resort Drug

May 26, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York - Officials are reporting the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort drug. The 49-year-old woman has recovered. But officials fear that if the resistance spreads to other bacteria, the country may soon see germs impervious to all antibiotics. The woman had gone to a military clinic in Pennsylvania for a urinary tract infection. Tests...

Jinhua, China – Inside A Chinese Factory That Mass Produces Masks Of Donald Trump

May 26, 2016 at 08:40 PM
Jinhua, China - There's no masking the facts. One Chinese factory is expecting Donald Trump to beat his likely U.S. presidential rival Hilary Clinton in the popularity stakes. At the Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory, a Halloween and party supply business that produces thousands of rubber and plastic masks of everyone from Osama Bin Laden to Spiderman, masks of Donald Trump and...

United Kingdom – Israelis Are ‘Like A Rash,’ Says Irish Member Of European Parliament

May 26, 2016 at 08:10 PM
United Kingdom - Martina Anderson, an Irish member of the European Parliament, said Israeli lobbyists were “all over this place like a rash” during a parliament meeting on Wednesday. Anderson was moderating a discussion dedicated to health issues and sanitation in Gaza and Judea and Samaria when she compared the lobbying efforts of Israeli and Jewish groups to the efforts by Palestinian...

Kansas, Ok – 90-minute Tornado A Rarity, Even Where Tornadoes Are Common

May 26, 2016 at 07:28 PM
Kansas, Ok - A tornado that raked the northern Kansas landscape for about 90 minutes was impressive both for its classic "wedge" shape and its sheer endurance — staying on the ground about 10 times longer than the typical twister. The Storm Prediction Center says most tornadoes last less than 10 minutes and stay on the ground for about 3½ miles. Wednesday's storm covered about 23 miles...

Washington – Trump Agrees To Debate Sanders; Networks Are ‘interested’

May 26, 2016 at 07:03 PM
Washington - Donald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity. Representatives for Fox News, ABC News and CBS News say the networks are interested in hosting such a showdown but would not comment on whether they'd...

Rockland County, NY – Ramapo Names New Fire And Building Inspectors While State Authorizes County Officials To Inspect Private Schools

May 26, 2016 at 06:51 PM
Rockland County, NY - Hours after New York State authorized Rockland County officials to inspect close to fifty private schools that were found to have code violations, the Town of Ramapo appointed two new inspectors that would take charge of both building and fire safety. The Journal News reported that Michael Lepori was named as the town’s new fire inspector, a position that comes with a...

Raleigh, NC – Navy: 2 Fighter Jets Crash Off NC Coast; 4 Hospitalized

May 26, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Raleigh, NC - Two Navy jet fighters crashed off the coast of North Carolina during a training mission Thursday, and their four crew members were airlifted to a hospital with minor injuries after being plucked out of the Atlantic Ocean by a commercial fishing vessel and Coast Guard rescuers, officials said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, crashed about 10:40 a.m...

New York – Fire Prompts NYC To Check Properties Under Rail Tracks

May 26, 2016 at 06:00 PM
New York - New York City will conduct regular safety checks of its properties under elevated rail tracks after a fire disrupted commuter rail service at Grand Central Terminal for days last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday. The city will review all such city-owned or managed properties, and amend its lease with the East Harlem garden supply store that burst into flames on May 17...

Bismarck, ND – Trump Says Would Approve Keystone Oil Pipeline, Cut Regulations, If Elected

May 26, 2016 at 05:38 PM
Bismarck, ND - Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline proposal if elected, reversing a decision by the administration of President Barack Obama to block it over environmental concerns. "I would absolutely approve it, 100 percent, but I would want a better deal," Trump told reporters at a press conference in...

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