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New York – A Look At ‘Pokemon Go’ And How It Works

July 13, 2016 at 11:45 PM
New York - Confused by the "Pokemon Go" mania sweeping the world? You're not alone. For those who don't know the difference between a Squirtle and a Zubat, here's a look at the game, how to play it and some of the problems it's causing. ___ WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I GET IN ON IT? "Pokemon Go" is a free game app that you can download for your iOS or Android smartphone. The game asks...

London – Digest This: Heavy People May Die Up To 3 Years Early

July 13, 2016 at 11:30 PM
London - Being too heavy may cost you your life — literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely. Doctors have long warned that being overweight can lead to health complications including heart disease, stroke and cancer, and previous studies have already found that extra pounds can take years...

Phoenix – Pokemon Players Are Trespassing, Risking Arrest Or Worse

July 13, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Phoenix - The "Pokemon Go" craze across the U.S. has people wandering into yards, driveways, cemeteries and even an off-limits police parking lot in search of cartoon monsters, prompting warnings that trespassers could get arrested or worse, if they cross paths with an armed property owner. Since the release of the smartphone game last week, police have gotten a flurry of calls from residents...

Washington – CIA Director Says He Would Resign If Ordered To Resume Waterboarding

July 13, 2016 at 10:48 PM
Washington - CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday he would resign if the next president ordered his agency to resume waterboarding suspected militants, an apparent reference to comments by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump embracing the banned interrogation method. "I can say that as long as I'm director of CIA, irrespective of what the president says, I'm not going to be...

Washington – Obama: Still Far From Solving Police, Community Issues

July 13, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama, concluding a more than three-hour meeting Wednesday with community activists, politicians and law enforcement officials, said America is "not even close" to where it needs to be in terms of resolving issues between police and the communities they serve. Obama expressed optimism, however, and said the participants — who included members of the Black Lives...

Albany, NY – NY To Pay Citizenship Application Fee For 2,000 Immigrant

July 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Albany, NY - New York state will cover the application fee for U.S. citizenship for an estimated 2,000 low-income immigrants, with winners to be selected by a lottery, state officials announced Wednesday. The drawing is an effort to help those immigrants who cannot easily afford the existing $680 fee for applying for citizenship. It will be open to approximately 160,000 immigrants now living...

New York – Trump To Announce Vice Presidential Pick Friday At 11 A.m. ET

July 13, 2016 at 09:48 PM
New York - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he will announce his pick for vice president on Friday at 11 a.m. ET in New York City...

Washington – New Peak For US Health Care Spending: $10,345 Per Person

July 13, 2016 at 09:32 PM
Washington - The nation's health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said Wednesday. The new peak means the Obama administration will pass the problem of high health care costs on to its successor. The report from number crunchers at the Department of Health and Human Services projects that health care spending will grow at a faster...

Washington – DC’s Other 1600 Pennsylvania Is Source Of Humor, Headaches

July 13, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Presidential candidates work for years to move in to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. For 24-year-old Nicole Berns, moving in was much easier, requiring filling out a three-page form and paying $500 in fees. Berns' keys aren't for the White House. They're for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, a 77-unit apartment building that began leasing about a year ago. It is just about 3 ½ miles from the...

New York – CNN Revealing Lewandowski’s Severance Payments

July 13, 2016 at 08:33 PM
New York - CNN has begun disclosing to viewers that its newest political commentator, fired Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, is still receiving severance payments from the Trump campaign even after shifting over to the media. CNN's Chris Cuomo, bringing Lewandowski into a discussion about race relations on the "New Day" morning show Monday, mentioned both the severance payments...

Minneapolis – AP: Half Of Arrestees Where Castile Died Are Black

July 13, 2016 at 08:31 PM
Minneapolis - Police in the suburban St. Paul area where a black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop have disproportionately arrested African-Americans, according to an analysis of data provided by the department that shows nearly half of the people arrested this year in the heavily white community were black. The St. Anthony Police Department provided arrest and citation data in...

New York – Once ‘America’s Mayor,’ Giuliani Emerges As Divisive Figure

July 13, 2016 at 08:00 PM
New York - Rudolph Giuliani, who earned the nickname "America's Mayor" for his leadership in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, has emerged as a far more divisive figure during this tumultuous American summer, advising Donald Trump and scolding activists railing against police violence. Giuliani has not held public office since 2001, but he has asserted himself on a pair of inflammatory issues...

Palm Beach, FL – People Vote In Churches And Synagogues. Why Not A Mosque?

July 13, 2016 at 07:29 PM
Palm Beach, FL - Palm Beach County voters have been assigned to polling stations in about 80 Christian churches and five synagogues or Jewish centers this year, along with schools, government buildings and other locations. Until last week, a single mosque was part of this mix. County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher had invited the Islamic Center of Boca Raton to host a polling site for the...

Washington – State Dept. Will Review And Release Unseen Clinton Emails

July 13, 2016 at 07:02 PM
ashington - The State Department said Wednesday that it plans to review and make public several thousand emails that FBI investigators recovered from the computer server used by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said during a briefing that the agency would work with "due diligence" to release Clinton emails that the FBI plans to...

New York – For Trump, It’s About America’s Ego _ And His Own

July 13, 2016 at 06:24 PM
New York - Donald Trump was angry: A reporter had the gall to suggest that ego was behind his purchase of New York's famed Plaza Hotel. When he thought about it, though, he decided it was true — and admitted as much in a big, big way. "Almost every deal I have ever done has been at least partly for my ego," the billionaire declared in a 1995 New York Times piece titled, "What My Ego...

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