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New York – Clinton Expands Lead Over Trump To 13 Points: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

July 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM
New York - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton widened her lead over likely Republican nominee Donald Trump to 13 percentage points in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The July 1-5 poll included responses gathered mostly over the holiday weekend, before the Federal Bureau of Investigation recommended on Tuesday that no criminal charges be filed against Clinton...

Goshen, NY – Legoland Developers Plan Open House In Orange County

July 5, 2016 at 11:23 PM
Goshen, NY - Developers of a proposed Legoland amusement park in the Hudson Valley are holding an open house for local residents this week. The open house is planned for Thursday in Goshen in Orange County, where the amusement park based on the popular plastic construction toy would be built. The county had tried to lure developers for months after Legoland scrapped plans last year to build in...

New York – Mega Millions Numbers Drawn For $454M Jackpot

July 5, 2016 at 11:09 PM
New York - The winning Mega Millions numbers are white balls 29-64-46-53-73 and yellow ball 10. The consortium of lottery organizations that runs Mega Millions says if any ticket matches all five white balls and the yellow ball Tuesday night it would win a jackpot of an estimated $454 million. Paula Otto, executive director of the Virginia Lottery and lead director for Mega Millions, said...

Washington – FDA Approves First Dissolving Stent For US Patients

July 5, 2016 at 11:05 PM
Washington - A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries. But not so fast, say experts. Abbott Laboratories' newly-approved Absorb stent comes with one important caveat: it hasn't yet been shown to be safer than older metal implants. The Food and Drug Administration approved the...

Washington – Computers, Not Humans To Scan Carry-on Bags In TSA Test

July 5, 2016 at 10:32 PM
Washington - Federal officials said Tuesday that they are expanding tests to speed up airport lines and improve security. In a first in the U.S., the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that it plans to begin using computed-tomography or CT scanners to inspect carry-on bags at one checkpoint in the Phoenix airport by the end of the year. CT scanners are already used to...

New York – FBI Says Conducting 30 Undisclosed Insider Trading Probes

July 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM
New York - The FBI in New York City has undisclosed probes into about 30 suspected insider trading schemes, the agency said, in a sign investigators remains focused on building cases despite a court ruling that could curtail such prosecutions. The number of probes, which has not been previously reported, comes amid a resurgence of insider trading cases, with prosecutors in Manhattan charging...

Fallsburg NY – New Woodbourne Eruv To Benefit Orthodox Jewish Summer Visitors

July 5, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Fallsburg, NY - Summer visitors to the Catskills will find themselves enjoying a new addition to the Woodbourne landscape this season, with the completion of an eruv that encompasses a significant part of the Sullivan County village. There was a big need for an eruv in the area according to Rabbi Mordechai Jungreis, the Nikolsburger Rebbe of Borough Park who serves as the rov of Congregation...

Washington – Trump Accuses Clinton Of Bribing Lynch

July 5, 2016 at 08:51 PM
Washington - Republican Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of bribing Attorney General Loretta Lynch following a report that said Clinton would consider keeping Lynch if she's elected president. "It's a bribe!" Trump declared at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tuesday, hours after the FBI said it wouldn't recommend charges against Clinton over her use of a private email server while...

Albany, NY – New York Lottery To Offer New Instant Game Using Cellphones

July 5, 2016 at 08:33 PM
Albany, NY - The New York Lottery has created a new instant game allowing players to use mobile phones in conjunction with a traditional scratch game — something lottery officials say is a first in the nation. The game announced Tuesday is called Gold Castle. It contains a bar code that can be scanned by a smartphone to create an image of a castle on the phone screen. Players then touch the...

Washington – Ex-U.S. National Guardsman Charged With Trying To Aid Islamic State

July 5, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Washington - A former member of the Army National Guard has been charged with trying to aid Islamic State militants by buying weapons for an attack on U.S. soil, authorities said on Tuesday. The suspect, Mohamed Bailor Jalloh, 26, of Sterling, Virginia, was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Sunday, the Justice Department said in a statement. The previous day, Jalloh had...

Washington – FBI Probe Directly Contradicts Clinton On Email

July 5, 2016 at 07:28 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey's highly unusual announcement directly contradicts some of the assurances Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made about her email server over the 16 months since The Associated Press first discovered her private server operating in the basement of her house . Comey said the FBI's investigation determined that 113 total emails that...

New York – Video Emerges In Fatal Road Rage Shooting By NYC Police Officer

July 5, 2016 at 07:02 PM
New York - A security videotape shows an unarmed motorist exiting his car at a stoplight and leaning into the vehicle of an off-duty officer before the officer shot and killed him in a road-rage incident, a law enforcement official who viewed it said Tuesday. The video has emerged as key evidence in a review by the New York Police Department and the state attorney general's office into the...

Detroit – Ford 2011-2015 Explorers Probed By U.S. On Possible Carbon Monoxide Exhaust Leaks

July 5, 2016 at 06:25 PM
Detroit - U.S. safety officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have opened an investigation into possible exposure to carbon monoxide in recent models of the Ford Motor Co Explorer SUVs, the regulator's website showed on Tuesday. The investigation into model year 2011 to 2015 Explorer SUVs was opened last Friday by NHTSA which said it has identified 154 complaints of...

Boston – Boston Cabbie Turns In $187,000 Left Behind In His Taxi

July 5, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Boston - A man who left about $187,000 cash in a Boston taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cabbie, police said Tuesday. Raymond "Buzzy" MacCausland, a driver for the Independent Taxi Operators Association, picked up a fare with a cast on one leg on Saturday. "He told me he was homeless and had been living in a shelter for six months," MacCausland said. At one...

Natick, MA – Fresh Salad At Sea: Military Considers Gardens Aboard Subs

July 5, 2016 at 05:33 PM
Natick, MA - When a Navy submarine goes to sea on a monthslong voyage, the lettuce, tomatoes and other fresh fruits and vegetables on board run out in a week or two, forcing the crew to rely on canned, frozen or dehydrated products. But what if subs had their own gardens where food could be grown under lights? The U.S. military is testing out the idea by growing plants hydroponically —...

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