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New York – General Mills Recalls Flour Over Possible Link To E.coli Outbreak

May 31, 2016 at 11:45 PM
New York - General Mills Inc on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of about 10 million pounds of flour, saying it was working with health officials to investigate an outbreak of E. coli that had sickened 38 people in 20 states. The bacteria strain behind the outbreak has not been found in any of General Mills' Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature Kitchens flour or their manufacturing plant, the...

New York – NYC Buses Set To Get New Pedestrian Warning Technology, In Test Program

May 31, 2016 at 11:25 PM
New York - Safety technology that would warn pedestrians that a bus is turning or help bus drivers avoid collisions is coming to some New York City buses. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will start two programs to test the technologies, with the goal of eventually using them on a large scale. The pedestrian turn warning system will be...

Los Angeles – Forget The Fires: Hoverboards Just Want A Second Chance

May 31, 2016 at 11:01 PM
Los Angeles - Don't look now, but hoverboards are angling for a comeback. Months ago, the powered scooters — which balance themselves but don't actually "hover" — largely vanished from the U.S. market after they exhibited a distressing tendency to burst into flame. Now, though, Segway and other manufacturers want consumers to give hoverboards a second chance. On Wednesday, Segway —...

New Jersey – Lakewood Zoning Board Members Opt Out Of Meetings Because Of Recording Devices

May 31, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Lakewood, NJ - Several members of the Lakewood Zoning Board of Adjustment are apparently uncomfortable living in the digital age. According to the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1TPc0Db), board members Avraham Naftali and Judah Ribiat have failed to attend the last three meetings ever since an unidentified individual called “First Amendment Activist” on YouTube began recording the...

Albany, NY – NY Elections Board Staffer Faulted For Releasing De Blasio Investigation Report

May 31, 2016 at 09:58 PM
Albany, NY - New York's inspector general has criticized a Board of Elections spokesman for releasing an investigative report about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to a newspaper. That report said prosecutors should open a criminal investigation, now under way, into whether a 2014 fund-raising effort for Democratic state Senate candidates improperly skirted campaign finance limits by...

New York – Big Trump Checks To Vets Groups Sent On Day Of Media Report

May 31, 2016 at 09:52 PM
New York - More than a dozen big checks flowed out of New York last week, bound for veterans' charities from Donald Trump. On Tuesday, he announced he had made good on his promise of last January to give the groups millions of dollars from a highly publicized fundraiser. The announcement by the presumptive Republican presidential candidate came in the midst of a 40-minute rant against...

Washington – U.S. Court Says No Warrant Needed For Cellphone Location Data

May 31, 2016 at 09:33 PM
Washington - Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person's cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a setback to privacy advocates. The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, voted 12-3 that the government can get the information under a decades-old legal theory that it had already been disclosed to a third...

Cincinnati, OH – Trump: Zoo Had Little Choice In Killing Gorilla

May 31, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Cincinnati, OH - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the Cincinnati Zoo had little choice but to kill a 17-year-old gorilla after a boy got into its exhibit. Trump was asked about the gorilla during a news conference Tuesday in New York. He referred to videos showing the animal at times appearing protective of the child, who got away from his mother Saturday and...

New Jersey – First Local Baby With Zika Virus Born In Area

May 31, 2016 at 08:35 PM
New Jersey - A New Jersey doctor says a baby born to a mother with the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus appears to be affected by the disease. Officials at Hackensack University Medical Center say the 31-year-old woman from Honduras delivered the baby girl through a cesarean section Tuesday. Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan, the hospital's director of maternal-fetal medicine and surgery, says the mother came to...

Dallas – Hacked Texas Construction Signs Call Donald Trump A Lizard

May 31, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Dallas - Electronic construction signs in the Dallas area appear to have been hacked, displaying messages calling Donald Trump a reptile and imploring early morning commuters to take a day off work. The portable signs along Interstate 30 and elsewhere flashed messages early Tuesday including, "Donald Trump is a ... shape shifting lizard!" Another message read, "Bernie for president," referring...

San Diego, CA – Documents Show Aggressive Sales Tactics At Trump University

May 31, 2016 at 08:00 PM
San Diego, CA - Trump University instructed employees on how to play on peoples' emotions to get them to buy more expensive seminars for succeeding in real estate, according to nearly 400 pages of court documents unsealed Tuesday. The "playbooks" for the now-defunct business owned by Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, offer detailed sales scripts and tell employees...

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada PM Trudeau Will Not Be Punished For Elbowing Legislator

May 31, 2016 at 07:32 PM
Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not face punishment for manhandling a legislator and inadvertently elbowing another during a fracas in the House of Commons, parliamentarians decided on Tuesday. A committee examining what punishment if any to impose on Trudeau for his actions on May 18 voted to drop the matter after the female opposition legislator he elbowed said...

Vienna – Far-right Parties Winning Over Some Jewish Voters, Top Rabbi Warns

May 31, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Vienna - Far-right parties in some European countries are winning over Jewish voters by exploiting fears about militant Islamists and mainstream parties must do much more to address Europeans' security concerns, a Jewish leader said on Tuesday. Boosted by Europe's migrant crisis, Norbert Hofer of Austria's anti-immigration Freedom Party only narrowly lost the country's presidential election on...

Washington – Veteran Clinton Aide Cites Email Server Talks In Testimony

May 31, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Washington - A veteran aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she discussed Clinton's private email server with a technical aide who helped set up and run the system, according to a court deposition released Tuesday by a conservative legal group. Longtime Clinton aide Cheryl Mills acknowledged in five hours of testimony last week that her conversations with the...

New York – NY Probing Trump’s Closing Of Trump Tower Atrium For Campaign Events

May 31, 2016 at 05:57 PM
New York - New York City is investigating Donald Trump's practice of closing down the public atrium in Trump Tower for presidential campaign events that are off limits to the public. In order to add more floors than zoning rules would otherwise allow, Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, agreed to create a two-story public atrium on the ground and lower floors of the...

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