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Chicago – Study: Severe Birth Defects Not As Lethal As Docs Once Said

July 26, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Chicago - Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting that not all such babies are doomed to die. The latest study focuses on trisomy 13 or trisomy 18 — genetic conditions that...

Philadelphia – Bill Clinton Portrays Hillary As ‘change-maker’ In Speech To Democrats

July 26, 2016 at 11:10 PM
Philadelphia - Former President Bill Clinton portrayed his wife Hillary on Tuesday as a force for change and a longtime fighter for social justice as he made a case for her historic 2016 bid for the White House. The ex-president told the Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia that Hillary Clinton was "the best darn change-maker I’ve ever met in my entire life.” "If you were...

Warsaw, Poland – Conservation Work Completed On Auschwitz Barracks

July 26, 2016 at 11:03 PM
Warsaw, Poland - The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum says conservation work has been completed on half of a wooden barracks that housed prisoners at the former Nazi German death camp during World War II. The restored half had been on loan to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years before it was returned in 2013 to its original site in southern...

Philadelphia – Sanders Loyalists Bash Clinton Nomination, Clash With Police

July 26, 2016 at 10:49 PM
Philadelphia - Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination. Despite Sanders' calls for them to support Clinton, thousands of activists have taken to the streets during the convention this week to voice support for the liberal Vermont U.S. senator...

Paris – Cybersecurity Experts See Merit In Claims Of Russian Hacking

July 26, 2016 at 10:34 PM
Paris - Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the party's claim that Moscow had a hand in the hack, lending weight to the extraordinary allegation that the Kremlin is trying to tamper with the U.S. presidential contest. "You're left with all the signs pointing to Moscow," said Matt Tait, a U.K.-based cybersecurity consultant who has put in...

Philadelphia – Israeli Flag Set On Fire Outside Of Convention

July 26, 2016 at 10:22 PM
Philadelphia - Protesters have set an Israeli flag on fire and chanted "long live the intifada" outside of the Democratic convention site. A woman wearing a black bandanna on her face lit the flag on fire Tuesday night as protests continued outside of the secure zone around the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Someone stood nearby waving a Palestinian flag. Protesters also set...

Brooklyn, NY – Stark Murder Suspect Says Robbery Wasn’t His Idea

July 26, 2016 at 10:16 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Facing 50 years to life in prison for the ghastly kidnapping and murder of Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark, suspect Kendel Felix asserts he was only the driver in the failed January 2, 2014 robbery which led to Stark’s death, a claim supported by the lead detective on the case. The 28-year-old from Brooklyn is charged with snatching Stark from outside his office during a...

New York – NYPD Bee Squad Ready For Sting Operations On Urban Swarms

July 26, 2016 at 10:05 PM
New York - Daniel Higgins is one cop who knows a thing or two about sting operations. Although the New York Police Department detective's main job is working in a counterterrorism unit, he is also one of two official department beekeepers who dons protective gear and heads to the scene when buzzing swarms of the insects glom onto buildings, streetlights or other pieces of the urban...

Washington – Favored By Obama, TPP Deal Draws Ire At Dem, GOP Conventions

July 26, 2016 at 09:36 PM
Washington - It's 30 chapters long and almost nobody has read it, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is the unlikely villain at both political conventions. In Philadelphia this week, opponents interrupted Democratic National Convention speakers with chants of "No TPP" and expressed relief that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton opposed it. At the GOP convention last week in...

Jerusalem – Can This Israeli Start-Up Solve The United States’ Gun Safety Problem?

July 26, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Israel - Jerusalem-based startup Zore has developed a unique lock for weapons that would prevent them from being used by any unauthorized personnel. The founders of the company have already raised almost half a million dollars and argue that the product is more efficient and user-friendly than traditional weapon locks. The Zore lock is a cartridge-shaped device that is attached to the weapon...

Washington – Obama Expanding Refugee Program For Central Americans

July 26, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Washington - The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally. White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser Amy Pope said Tuesday that the administration will expand in-country refugee processing for families coming from Honduras, El...

New York – Weiner: I’d Beat Trump Jr. Like ‘Rented Mule’ In NYC Mayoral Run

July 26, 2016 at 08:15 PM
New York - A Democratic former congressman who resigned in disgrace amid a sexting scandal says he'd come out of political retirement to thwart a potential New York City mayoral bid by Republican Donald Trump Jr. The son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been floated as a possible mayoral candidate after his speech in support of Trump at the Republican National Convention...

San Francisco – Apple Sells More iPhones Than Expected, Shares Jump After Hours

July 26, 2016 at 08:02 PM
San Francisco - Apple Inc sold more iPhones than Wall Street expected in the third quarter and forecast revenue in the current period would top many analysts' targets, soothing fears that demand for Apple's most important product had hit a wall. Its shares rose more than 7 percent in after-hours trading. The world's most valuable publicly traded company said it sold 40.4 million iPhones in...

Dallas – Recent Deaths Of Kids In Hot Cars Prompt Pleas To Parents

July 26, 2016 at 07:34 PM
Dallas - The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead for vigilance and warn parents that it can happen to anyone. "It just breaks your heart," said Janette Fennell, founder and president of KidsAndCars.org, a national child safety nonprofit...

Washington – Obama Says It’s Possible Russia Will Try To Sway U.S. Election

July 26, 2016 at 07:16 PM
Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama said it was possible that Russia would try to influence the U.S. presidential election, after a leak of Democratic National Committee emails that experts have attributed to Russian hackers. "Anything is possible," Obama told NBC News in an interview broadcast on Tuesday when asked if the Russians would try to influence the Nov. 8 election. Obama...

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