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Washington – Hackers Targeted Trump Campaign, Republican Party Groups: Sources

August 18, 2016 at 11:55 PM
Washington - Hackers targeted the computer systems of presidential candidate Donald Trump and Republican Party organizations as well as Democratic Party networks, sources familiar with investigations into the attacks said. At least one Trump staff member’s email account was infected with malware in 2015 and sent malicious emails to colleagues, according to one insider for the Republican...

Columbus, Ohio – Two Children Per Hour Seen At US ERs For Stroller, Carrier Injuries

August 18, 2016 at 11:34 PM
Columbus, Ohio - About 361,00 children were seen in U.S. emergency departments between 1990 and 2010 for injuries sustained while riding in a stroller or carrier, according to a new study. "It’s over 17,000 injuries per year, which is equivalent to about 50 children every day or two injuries every hour," said study author Kristin Roberts, of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s...

Montpelier, VT – Sanders’ Wife Defends Non-disclosure, Vacation Home Buy

August 18, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Montpelier, VT - Sen. Bernie Sanders has pushed hard for transparency on U.S. trade and campaign finance, but has been far less aggressive in disclosing his own personal finances. Now his wife and campaign confidante, Jane O'Meara Sanders, is defending the senator's decision not to file a candidate personal finance disclosure and talking about the purchase of a new vacation home. Sanders...

New York – NYC Announces $150 Million In Funding For 5 City Parks

August 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM
New York - Five of New York City’s largest parks will get new soccer fields, hiking trails and other improvements thanks to $150 million in new funding. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the funding for the five parks on Thursday. They are St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, Highbridge Park in Manhattan, Betsy Head Park in Brooklyn, Astoria Park in Queens and Freshkills Park on Staten...

Washington – State Dept Mystery: Who Cut Briefing Video On Iran Talks?

August 18, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Washington - The State Department says it can't determine who ordered several minutes of videotape deleted from a news briefing about nuclear negotiations with Iran. Spokesman John Kirby said Thursday the department also couldn't say why the tape was edited. A seven-page report says facts remained unclear after 34 interviews of current and former officials, and email searches. The report...

Detroit – Self-driving Uber Cars To Carry Passenger Soon In Pittsburgh

August 18, 2016 at 09:38 PM
Detroit - In a few weeks, Uber will start using self-driving cars to carry passengers in Pittsburgh, raising the stakes in an intensifying race to deploy autonomous vehicles. The ride-hailing company said Thursday that customers will be able to opt into the test program, which will use autonomous Ford Fusions summoned through the touch of a smartphone. Although other companies are testing...

Charlotte, NC – Trump Says He Regrets Past Remarks That ‘Caused Personal Pain’

August 18, 2016 at 09:08 PM
Charlotte, NC - Donald Trump expressed regret on Thursday for remarks that "may have caused personal pain" as he sought to refocus his message in the face of falling opinion poll numbers in his first speech since a shake-up in his campaign this week. "Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing," the...

Damascus – Video Of Small Boy Saved From Aleppo Rubble Sparks Social Media Storm

August 18, 2016 at 09:02 PM
Damascus - Video of a small boy, bloodied and covered in dust, who was rescued after an apparent air strike in the Syrian city of Aleppo, sparked outrage and concern on social media on Thursday. Sitting alone in an ambulance, the boy - identified by doctors as 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh - looked dazed and shocked, staring silently as he tried to wipe the blood off his head, seemingly unaware of...

London – Britain Launches Soft Drinks Sugar Tax To Fight Obesity

August 18, 2016 at 08:26 PM
London - Britain on Thursday said it would tax companies which sell sugary soft drinks and invest that money in health programs for school children, part of a long-awaited strategy to curb childhood obesity that critics say is too weak. Drinks companies were also angered by the plan which urges industry to cut sugar in products aimed at children, saying nearly a third of those aged 2 to 15 are...

New York – Naked Donald Trump Statues Pop Up In Cities Across The US

August 18, 2016 at 08:01 PM
New York - Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee greeted passers-by in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland on Thursday. They are the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE, which has spoken out against Trump before. In a statement, the collective said the hope is that Trump, the former host of "The Apprentice" reality TV series...

New York – New York Times Shuts Down NYT Now Smartphone App

August 18, 2016 at 07:32 PM
New York - The New York Times is shutting down its NYT Now smartphone app because the company says it hasn't lived up to its hopes in the two years since it was launched in an effort to reach a younger audience. NYT Now offers morning and evening news briefings and a curated list of articles in a mobile friendly format. It was launched in 2014 with a subscription fee of $8 a month but was...

New York – Clinton Can’t Escape Her Emails, But Still Has Edge On Trump

August 18, 2016 at 07:01 PM
New York - Hillary Clinton can't seem to escape her use of a private email server as she runs for president. But faced with the choice of Donald Trump, voters seem willing to tolerate the questions it raises about Clinton's honesty because of their distaste for Republican nominee. This week, it was the FBI's delivery to Congress of notes from its investigation into Clinton's email habits that...

Miami, FL – Miami Herald Report: Zika Virus Identified In Miami Beach

August 18, 2016 at 06:37 PM
Miami, FL - The Zika virus has been identified in Miami Beach, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, the Miami Herald reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with discussions between state and local health officials. The discovery opens a new front in the battle against the mosquito-borne virus, which has spread to more than 50 countries and territories since an outbreak...

New York – Clinton’s Foundation To Alter Donations Policy If Elected

August 18, 2016 at 06:32 PM
New York - Hillary Clinton's family foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected president, and will bring an end to its annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting regardless of the outcome of the November election. Former President Bill Clinton made the announcement at an afternoon meeting with foundation staff members, according to participants who spoke...

Honolulu – Crocs Sued Over Kid’s Escalator Injuries

August 18, 2016 at 06:02 PM
Honolulu - A Texas couple is suing footwear maker Crocs and a Waikiki resort after their 2-year-old son's foot got caught in an escalator while the family visited Hawaii for an oral surgeon convention. The lawsuit says the Crocs shoes were "negligently and improperly designed," while the Hilton Hawaiian Village was also negligent in maintaining the escalator's safety. According to the...

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