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Southwest Ranches, FL – South Florida Officers Find 2 Alligators Eating Human Body

May 30, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Southwest Ranches, FL - Police in South Florida were called to a gruesome scene: a pair of alligators eating a human body. The Sun Sentinel (http://bit.ly/25v4Shf ) reports that Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle says the body found Sunday in Southwest Ranches, about 20 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, appears to have been at the location for a long time. Engle says officers were able to scare the...

Washington – Physicist Stephen Hawking Baffled By Donald Trump’s Rise

May 30, 2016 at 11:19 PM
Washington - Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have a good grasp of the workings of the universe, but he says he can't understand Donald Trump's popularity. Hawking tells ITV's "Good Morning Britain" show Tuesday that he has no explanation for the success of the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee. "He is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common...

Fort Meade, MD – Sept. 11 Suspects’ Treatment A Focus In Guantanamo Hearing

May 30, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Fort Meade, MD - A pre-trial hearing for five Sept. 11 suspects began on Monday at Guantanamo Bay, with prisoners' treatment expected to be a focus of the U.S. military court sessions. Forty-two motions are scheduled for the week-long hearing at the Navy base in Cuba. They include multiple requests by defense lawyers for evidence of how the five suspects were treated at secret Central...

Newark, NJ – Experimental Installations Put The Social In Social Science

May 30, 2016 at 10:27 PM
Newark, NJ - The truck-size metal container sitting in a downtown park here isn't meant to raise awareness about the global shipping industry, though it may nudge some people's curiosity in that direction. Step into the carpeted interior, and it's something completely different: a combination of an art installation and social science research project that lets people converse with others in...

Washington – Guarding Against Deadly Blows To The Chest In Kids’ Sports

May 30, 2016 at 09:59 PM
Washington - Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm. A blow to the chest — one that hits at just the wrong spot, at just the wrong time — can trigger deadly cardiac arrest. Fortunately it's rare. But most victims are otherwise...

Vienna – Hitler’s Older Brother Was In Fact Younger And Died Early, Historian Says

May 30, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Vienna - A brother of Hitler's who was thought to be older was actually younger and died within days, raising questions about how his death might have affected the future leader of Nazi Germany, a historian said in comments published on Monday. Hitler is widely thought to have been the fourth of six siblings, but records from Braunau am Inn, the northern Austrian town where he was born, show...

Seoul – Attempted North Korea Missile Likely Fails: South Korean Official

May 30, 2016 at 09:06 PM
Seoul - North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday morning but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials told Reuters. The launch attempt took place at around 5:20 a.m. Seoul time (2020 GMT), said the officials, who asked not to be identified, without elaborating. Japan put its military alert on Monday for a possible North Korean...

Miami – Few Memorial Day Travel Headaches, Most Wait Times Bearable

May 30, 2016 at 08:22 PM
Miami - Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close. "Honestly it wasn't too bad," said Kendra Morehead of Wooster, Ohio, who flew from Detroit to Denver for a conference. "I got to the airport an hour and a half early, but security only took like 15...

Floyd, NY – Gov. Cuomo To Visit Prison Guard Hurt By Exploding Package

May 30, 2016 at 07:34 PM
Floyd, NY - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to visit a hospital where a New York correction officer is recovering from injuries suffered when he opened a package that exploded at his home. The governor's office says he'll be at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse on Monday afternoon after marching in a Memorial Day parade on Long Island. Authorities say the 52-year-old correction...

Washington – Former AG Holder: Snowden Did ‘Service,’ But Should Still Be Punished

May 30, 2016 at 07:04 PM
Washington - Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast released on Monday. As a National Security Agency contractor, Snowden leaked classified details in 2013 of the U.S. government's warrantless...

Chappaqua, NY – Hillary Clinton Marches In Hometown Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Chappaqua, NY - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has marched in her hometown Memorial Day parade in a New York City suburb. Clinton waved and smiled from the procession in Chappaqua (CHAP'-uh-kwah), accompanied by husband Bill Clinton and New York's Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo. A friendly crowd cheered and many waved Clinton campaign signs. The Clintons have marched...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Says Willing To Discuss Arab Initiative For Peace With Palestinians

May 30, 2016 at 05:38 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Monday of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative that offers Israel diplomatic recognition from Arab countries in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians. Netanyahu's comments were a formal response to a speech last week by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who promised Israel warmer ties if it...

Southampton, NY – Report: Settlement Reached On Hampton’s Eruv Dispute

May 30, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Southampton, NY - After a nearly decade-long feud and three different court cases, an eruv in Southampton is that much closer to becoming a reality, The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/27ZegMy). The East End Eruv Association, the force behind the push for the eruv since 2008, planned to drape the eruv along about 30 LIPA and Verizon utility poles, but Southampton and its two villages of...

Washington – AP-NORC Poll: Voters Feel Disconnected, Helpless In 2016

May 30, 2016 at 04:15 PM
Washington - Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election. That's according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which helps explain the rise of outsider candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and suggests challenges ahead for fractured parties that must come together...

Cincinnati – Ohio Zoo Defends Shooting Of Gorilla After Boy Fell In Enclosure

May 30, 2016 at 03:41 PM
Cincinnati - The director of the Cincinnati Zoo on Monday stood by the decision to shoot dead a gorilla as he dragged a 4-year-old boy around by the ankle, saying the ape was not simply endangering the child who fell into his enclosure but actually hurting him. "Looking back, we would make the same decision" to shoot the gorilla, Thayne Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical...

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