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Chilmark, MA – Obama Warns Democrats Against Overconfidence About Clinton Victory

August 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Chilmark, MA - Declaring he was tired of talking about Donald Trump, President Barack Obama urged Democrats on Monday not to grow too confident about their prospects in the 2016 election despite Hillary Clinton's strong position in the race for the White House. Obama, who is on a two-week vacation in Martha's Vineyard, an island off the coast of Massachusetts, took a short break from his...

Hershey, PA – Video Monitors Show Most Parents Put Babies To Sleep The Wrong Way

August 15, 2016 at 11:28 PM
Hershey, PA - Even when parents know they’re being watched, they still put babies to sleep in unsafe ways that are linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed nighttime video recordings taken in family homes when babies were 1 month, 3 months and 6 months old. On camera, the vast majority of infants were sleeping in an...

Paris – ‘Islam For Dummies’: IS Recruits Have Poor Grasp Of Faith

August 15, 2016 at 11:05 PM
Paris - The jihadi employment form asked the new recruits to rate their knowledge of Islam on a scale of one to three. And the Islamic State group applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly deemed ignorant. The extremist group could hardly have hoped for better. At the height of the Islamic State group's drive for foot soldiers in...

Washington – State Wants To Review FBI’s Notes On Clinton Before Congress

August 15, 2016 at 10:26 PM
Washington - The State Department wants a chance to review notes and other materials from the FBI's probe of former Secretary Hillary Clinton's email use before any documents are provided to Congress, a spokeswoman said Monday. House Republicans are pressing the FBI to release notes from its agents' July interview with the Democratic presidential nominee. FBI Director James Comey subsequently...

London – Pain Drugs In Pregnancy Tied To Behavior Issues In Kids

August 15, 2016 at 10:11 PM
London - Women who take the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with behavior problems than those who don’t use the drug, a British study suggests. Researchers analyzed survey data from about 7,800 mothers and found more than half of them took acetaminophen at some point during pregnancy. Overall, about 5 percent of their children had...

Queens, NY – UPDATE: Imam Shooting Suspect Arrested On Murder Charges

August 15, 2016 at 10:07 PM
Queens, NY - A man suspected in the fatal shooting of an imam and his friend as they left a mosque in New York City has been arrested on charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Charges against 35-year-old Oscar Morel, of Brooklyn, were upgraded on Monday after police say they recovered a revolver at his home and clothes similar to that being worn in surveillance...

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Attorney General Convicted Of All Charges Over Leak

August 15, 2016 at 09:52 PM
Harrisburg, PA - A jury found Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane guilty on Monday of perjury and all other charges in her trial on allegations that she leaked grand jury information to a reporter, local media reported. Kane's conviction was reported by Philly.com and ABC's WPVI-TV. She had faced charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, false swearing and official oppression in the...

Detroit – Audi Debuts Industry-first Traffic Light Countdown

August 15, 2016 at 09:45 PM
Detroit - Audi is introducing an industry-first system that tells drivers how long it will take for a traffic light to change from red to green. The system wirelessly links vehicles to traffic-management computers in certain U.S. cities. Audi is finalizing contracts and says it will announce the cities soon. Drivers see the countdown in the instrument cluster. Once four seconds are left...

West Palm Beach, FL – Golf Club Members Seek $6 Million From Trump As Trial Opens

August 15, 2016 at 09:24 PM
West Palm Beach, FL - Donald Trump says he transformed a Florida golf club that he bought from the Ritz-Carlton and that most members like the changes — despite a $6 million federal lawsuit brought by disaffected members. "I can say right now members are very happy," Trump testified in a videotaped deposition played Monday, the first day of trial on the lawsuit, the Palm Beach Post reported...

New York – SEC Halts Trade In Mysterious $35 Billion OTC Stock

August 15, 2016 at 09:21 PM
New York - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday temporarily halted trade in Neuromama Ltd (NERO.PK), whose shares have quadrupled to about $56 in over the counter trading this year, citing concerns including "potentially manipulative" transactions. The company, whose website and filings say it runs a search engine based on neural technology, is in talks to license "heavy ion...

New York – Billionaire Investors Turn Bearish As US Stocks Hit Record Highs

August 15, 2016 at 09:04 PM
New York - A number of big-name hedge fund investors soured on U.S. stocks in the second quarter and moved to gold and other bearish bets, failing to anticipate the stock market rally in the current quarter. George Soros, Jeffrey Gundlach and David Tepper were among the billionaire hedge fund investors and money managers who slashed their long equity positions in the second quarter, according...

Salmon, Idaho – Family Rescues Idaho Girl From Jaws Of Mountain Lion

August 15, 2016 at 08:33 PM
Salmon, Idaho - Idaho wildlife managers on Monday praised family members who charged a mountain lion and rescued a young girl from the jaws of the animal which was attempting to drag her off for the kill. The four-year-old girl suffered minor injuries from the attack Friday evening near a hot springs in eastern Idaho where dozens of relatives had gathered for a reunion, state wildlife...

Cuba – U.S. Releases 15 Prisoners From Guantanamo Bay

August 15, 2016 at 08:17 PM
Cuba - Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced Monday. The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes amid a renewed push to whittle down the number of detainees held at the U.S. prison in Cuba that President Barack...

New York – Did Usain Bolt Olympic Dash Celebrations Trigger JFK Airport Scare?

August 15, 2016 at 08:01 PM
New York - Did boisterous celebrations over an Olympic victory by the world's fastest man lead to a false alarm about gunfire and a panicked evacuation of Kennedy Airport? That's one of the possibilities police were exploring Monday as they reviewed security camera footage and interviewed witnesses about the chain-reaction scare that rippled through two airport terminals Sunday night in the...

Eastman, GA – Man Charged In Georgia Officer Killing Caught In Car Trunk

August 15, 2016 at 07:30 PM
Eastman, GA - A man charged in the weekend slaying of a Georgia police officer was arrested early Monday in northern Florida, where sheriff's deputies found the suspect hiding in the trunk of his sister's car. Deputies in Nassau County, Florida, apprehended 24-year-old Royheem Delshawn Deeds during a traffic stop about 1 a.m., said Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper. Deeds is charged with...

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