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Washington – Computers Hacked At Democrats’ House Campaign Committee

July 29, 2016 at 11:14 AM
Washington - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says its computers have been hacked. It's been told by investigators the breach resembles the recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Meredith Kelly is spokeswoman for the committee, which is the political arm of House Democrats. She says the committee is using the forensic investigation firm Crowdstrike and is...

Washington – Trump Goes After “Little Michael Bloomberg”

July 29, 2016 at 11:06 AM
Washington - Donald Trump is vigorously tweeting the morning after Democrats finished their presidential nominating convention. His targets? A few choice people who criticized him from the stage at the Democratic National Convention. The Republican presidential nominee referred to former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, also a billionaire, as "Little Michael Bloomberg," who "never had the...

Warsaw, Poland – Rabbi Was Behind Meeting Between Pope, Polish Rescuers

July 29, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Warsaw, Poland - Pope Francis' visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday included an encounter with 25 Christian Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust — a powerfully symbolic meeting that Poland's chief rabbi played a key role in orchestrating. Rabbi Michael Schudrich, originally from the United States, had long hoped to see such a meeting in Poland between a pope and some of the remaining...

Paris – WikiLeaks, NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Clash On Twitter

July 29, 2016 at 10:32 AM
Paris - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and transparency website WikiLeaks are clashing over how best to handle the publication of sensitive data, a spat played out over Twitter. WikiLeaks has come under increasing criticism over what it publishes, particularly following the release of what the website advertised as emails from Turkey's ruling Justice and Development...

Washington – Trump Camp: Clinton Speech “Fantasy Universe”

July 29, 2016 at 10:23 AM
Washington - Donald Trump's campaign is calling Democrat Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention "an insulting collection of clichés and recycled rhetoric." The statement issued Friday on Trump's campaign Facebook page says Clinton's stance on immigration "will take jobs, resources and benefits from the most vulnerable citizens of the United States and give...

Miami – Governor: 4 Zika Cases Likely Came From Florida Mosquitoes

July 29, 2016 at 09:52 AM
Miami - Florida likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, the state's governor said Friday. No mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for Zika, but one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties likely contracted the virus through mosquito bites, Gov. Rick Scott said during a news conference in Orlando. More than 1,650 Zika...

New York – Secrets To Choosing A Good Lease Car

July 29, 2016 at 09:37 AM
New York - As the end of summer nears and dealers discount their 2016 cars to make room for next year's models, shoppers who want to lease could find some hidden bargains. The key is to understand — and maximize — two little-understood aspects of leasing. It all comes down to finding cars with high resale value and then negotiating a low purchase price. "This is what I like to call 'the...

Ankara, Turkey – Erdogan Slams US Reaction To Failed Coup

July 29, 2016 at 09:21 AM
Ankara, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the United States for its reaction to a failed military coup in Turkey, accusing it of harboring the man behind the plot. Ankara has demanded the United States extradite Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. The government has accused Gulen of having masterminded the failed July 15 coup, which...

San Diego – Police: 1 San Diego Cop Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting

July 29, 2016 at 09:15 AM
San Diego - One police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday. Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said in a Twitter post that she had left the hospital where the injured officer had come out of surgery and that he's expected to survive. The names of the officers have not been released. There was no immediate word on...

Oswiecim, Poland – Pope, At Auschwitz, Asks God To Forgive ‘so Much Cruelty’

July 29, 2016 at 08:30 AM
Oswiecim, Poland - Hunched on a bench near the gate to the Auschwitz death camp site in Poland, Pope Francis prayed silently on Friday in tribute to 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, gassed there by Nazi occupiers during World War Two. Marking the third day of his trip to Poland for an international gathering of Catholic youth, Francis spent a few minutes speaking quietly and exchanging...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Berland Indicted For Sex Offenses

July 29, 2016 at 07:33 AM
Jerusalem - Rabbi Eliezer Berland was indicted Friday morning at the Jerusalem District Court for sex offenses. The charges included assault against minor and using his position as a service and educational worker to assault others. The induction came after a three year manhunt for the rabbi. His followers demonstrated outside the court house in support Berland. Berland is the...

London – To Reverse Damage Of Sitting, Taking A Brisk, Hour-long Walk Is A Must

July 29, 2016 at 01:30 AM
London - If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour. Scientists analyzing data from more than 1 million people found that it takes about 60 to 75 minutes of "moderate intensity" exercise to undo the damage of sitting for at least eight hours a day. Not exercising and sitting all day is as dangerous...

New York – Study: Stretching May Ease Women’s Depression

July 29, 2016 at 01:00 AM
New York - Stretching just 10 minutes a day might help ease menopause and depression symptoms in middle-aged women, a small study suggests. “Light-intensity exercises such as stretching have not been previously evaluated for its impact on menopausal and depressive symptoms,” lead researcher Yuko Kai told Reuters Health by email. Forty Japanese women, ages 40 to 61 years, participated in...

Philadelphia – AP FACT CHECK: Misfires In Hillary Clinton’s Speech

July 29, 2016 at 12:45 AM
Philadelphia - In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do. Clinton spoke Thursday night to the largest TV audience she is likely to have until the presidential debates, meaning many...

Dallas, TX – Union Chief Says American Pushing Pilots To Speed Up Flights

July 29, 2016 at 12:30 AM
Dallas, TX - The pilots' union president said Thursday that American Airlines is reducing its safety margin by "manipulating" flight plans with tactics that include faster speeds. The union official suggested that American is trying to avoid canceling flights when crews push the limits of their legally allowed work shifts. American did not respond directly to the union leader's claims. A...

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