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New York – Trump, Former Campaign Aide Settle Confidentiality Dispute

August 12, 2016 at 05:00 PM
New York - Donald Trump reached a confidential settlement with a former political consultant he accused of violating a nondisclosure agreement, concluding his latest attempt to use the legal system to enforce the silence of his employees. Trump launched the legal dispute with Sam Nunberg in late May by seeking $10 million in damages from the former aide in a private arbitration proceeding...

New York – Trump Tower: Not As ‘Huuge’ As Donald Trump Says It Is

August 12, 2016 at 04:34 PM
New York - When a Virginia teenager began scaling the glass walls of Trump Tower this week, journalists covering his dramatic climb live struggled to answer basic questions: Who was he? Why was he doing it? And also, how many stories is Trump Tower anyway? Does it have 68 floors, as the Trump Organization claims in its marketing materials, or 58, which is the figure listed in databases of...

New York – Briefly Standing, Or Being Active, Reduces Blood Sugar Across The Day

August 12, 2016 at 04:00 PM
New York - For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces average blood sugar across the day and into the night, a small study finds. “Anything you can do to bring down glucose readings throughout the day is a good thing,” said senior author Glenn Gaesser of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at...

Washington – Medicaid Estimate Renews Cost Concerns Over ‘Obamacare’

August 12, 2016 at 03:31 PM
Washington - A government report finds that the cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected, raising questions about a vital part of President Barack Obama's health care law. The law provided for the federal government to pay the entire cost of the Medicaid expansion from 2014 through the end of this year. Obama has proposed an extra...

Washington – Trump Urges Rivals To ‘Get Over It’ And Back Him

August 12, 2016 at 03:11 PM
Washington - Donald Trump is urging former Republican rivals to "get over it" and support him for president. At a rally Friday, Trump recalled the pledge all of the Republican contenders signed to support the eventual nominee. That pledge was organized by the Republican National Committee, whose chairman, Reince Priebus, was attending the rally in Erie, Pennsylvania. Some of Trump's former...

New York – Neither Clinton, Trump Gain Ground As Support Stuck In Doldrums: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

August 12, 2016 at 02:48 PM
New York - Neither Republican Donald Trump nor Democrat Hillary Clinton are gaining momentum as the presidential campaign wobbles into the heart of the summer, with Clinton still ahead by more than 5 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released on Friday. Neither candidate has substantially added to their support in weeks. Since July 28, Clintons's daily support...

Sioux Falls, SD – Passenger: People Thrown ‘Like Little Rag Dolls’ In JetBlue Turbulence

August 12, 2016 at 02:23 PM
Sioux Falls, SD - People were "thrown around like little rag dolls" when turbulence rocked a JetBlue flight from Massachusetts to California, a passenger said Friday, in an incident that left more than 20 people injured and forced an unscheduled landing in South Dakota. The New York-based airline said Flight 429 was traveling from Boston to Sacramento with 146 passengers and five crew members...

Trenton, NJ – Suit: Law Banning Stun Gun Ownership Violates 2nd Amendment

August 12, 2016 at 01:49 PM
Trenton, NJ - A New Jersey man who wants a nonlethal way to defend himself and his family is suing the state, saying its law prohibiting private ownership of stun guns violates the Second Amendment. Mark Cheeseman and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Trenton. In court papers, Cheeseman said Taser International declined his order for a...

Frankfurt, Germany – Security Experts: Remotes Are Hackable On Many Vehicles

August 12, 2016 at 01:23 PM
Frankfurt, Germany - A group of computer security experts say they figured out how to hack the keyless entry systems used on millions of cars, meaning that thieves could in theory break and steal items without leaving a broken window. The experts say that remote entry systems on millions of cars made by Volkswagen since 1995 can be cloned to permit unauthorized access to the car's...

Batavia, NY – Police: 2 Found Dead In NY Cemetery Were Struck By Lightning

August 12, 2016 at 12:53 PM
Batavia, NY - Authorities say a man and woman found dead in a western New York cemetery apparently were hit by lightning during severe thunderstorms. Police in Batavia, located between Buffalo and Rochester, say Batavia Cemetery caretakers discovered the bodies of 34-year-old Richard Garlock and 32-year-old Jenea Macleod on Wednesday afternoon. Severe storms had rolled across the region...

Washington – Pressuring Trump, Clinton Releases 2015 Tax Returns

August 12, 2016 at 12:33 PM
Washington - Hillary and Bill Clinton earned $10.6 million last year, according to a tax filing released by her campaign Friday that sought to pressure presidential rival Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns. The filing shows that the Clintons paid a federal tax rate of 34.2 percent in 2015. The bulk of their income — more than $6 million — came from speaking fees for appearances made...

Ottawa – Canada Security Questioned After FBI Tip Thwarts Attack

August 12, 2016 at 11:59 AM
Ottawa - Aaron Driver first came to the attention of Canadian officials in late 2014 after he voiced support for Islamic State on social media. In 2015, the Muslim convert was arrested for communicating with militants involved with attack plots in Texas and Australia. Early this year, he agreed to a court order known as a peace bond that restricted his online and cell phone use. Yet it took a...

Moscow – Russia’s Putin Fires Longtime Ally Ivanov In Power Reshuffle

August 12, 2016 at 11:31 AM
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday fired Sergei Ivanov, his chief of staff and one of his closest allies, in the Kremlin's most high-profile power reshuffling in years. The 63-year-old Ivanov is the latest long-standing Putin ally to have been sidelined in what analysts are describing as the Russian leader's attempt to bring in a new, younger entourage. In a symbolic...

Rio De Janeiro – Egyptian Judoka Refuses To Shake Israeli Opponent’s Hand Following Defeat

August 12, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Rio De Janeiro - Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby was loudly booed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after his first-round loss to Israel's fifth-ranked Or Sasson, when El Shehaby refused to shake Sasson's hand, in a major breach of judo etiquette. Sasson defeated El Shehaby with two throws for an automatic victory, with about a minute and a half remaining in the bout. Afterwards, El...

Orlando, FL – Trump Favors Guantanamo Trials For US Terrorism Suspects

August 12, 2016 at 10:25 AM
Orlando, FL - Donald Trump says it would be "fine" to try Americans suspected of terrorism at the Guantanamo Bay detention center if possible. The Miami Herald asks Trump whether he'd approve new detentions at the prison if he's elected president. The Republican says he wants to ensure the U.S. has a "safe place" to keep a "radical Islamic terrorist." Trump says President Barack Obama is...

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