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Akron, OH – Trump Vows ‘Fair, But Firm’ Approach To Illegal Immigration

August 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Akron, OH - Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he's backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations. The billionaire businessman, whose hard-line approach to immigration and fierce rhetoric propelled him to the GOP...

United Nations – UN: Thousands Of Central American Children Seek To Enter US

August 22, 2016 at 11:33 PM
United Nations - Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year — and there is no sign that the flow is letting up, the U.N. children's agency said in a report released late Monday. In the first six months of 2016, UNICEF said almost 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the U.S. border along...

Memphis, TN – Carter Says Presidential Candidates Are ‘Quite Unpopular’

August 22, 2016 at 11:02 PM
Memphis, TN - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that both major presidential candidates are "quite unpopular," but he's knows who's more qualified and he's voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. The 91-year-old Carter spoke with The Associated Press on the site of a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Memphis. Carter, considered a worldwide ambassador for Habitat...

New York – US Banks Want To Cut Branches, But Customers Keep Coming

August 22, 2016 at 10:33 PM
New York - Despite banks' nudging toward online tools, many U.S. customers are not ready to give up regular visits to their nearest branch, complicating the industry's efforts to slim down. U.S. banks have trimmed the number of branches by 6 percent since it peaked in 2009, according to Federal Deposit Insurance Corp data. The 93,283 branches open at the end of last year was the lowest level...

Washington – US Lawmakers Press Mylan On EpiPen Price Increases

August 22, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Two senior lawmakers on the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee on Monday pushed for information regarding sharp price increases for EpiPens, drug-filled injectable devices used by people to counter potentially deadly allergic reactions. Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote Mylan Chief Executive Heather Bresch on Monday to ask how Mylan...

Detroit – Feds: Ignore That Post About Banning Driver Cell Phone Use

August 22, 2016 at 09:35 PM
Detroit - Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cellphones and other wireless devices while people are driving. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now says it was all a mistake. The agency posted non-binding guidelines on distracted driving for states on a federal website Monday morning. The guidelines...

Tel Aviv – Israeli Researchers Closing In On Cure For Melanoma With New ‘Breakthrough’

August 22, 2016 at 09:01 PM
Tel Aviv - The mechanism by which melanoma – the most aggressive and deadly type of skin cancer – spreads through the body has been discovered by Tel Aviv University and German Cancer Research (DKFZ) researchers. The “breakthrough,” just published as the lead article in the journal Nature Cell Biology has raised hope that it will lead to the cancer becoming “nonthreatening and easily...

Albany, NY – New York Challenges Effectiveness Of Cleanup In Hudson River

August 22, 2016 at 08:31 PM
Albany, NY - The state's conservation chief is challenging the effectiveness of recently completed dredging of contaminated sediment from the upper Hudson River, saying unacceptably high levels of industrial waste were left behind. Commissioner Basil Seggos said dredging improved the Hudson but the federal Environmental Protection Agency needs to re-evaluate the six-year project and get...

Cortlandt Manor, NY – Police: 3 Arrested For Climbing Atop Bear Mountain Bridge

August 22, 2016 at 07:29 PM
Cortlandt Manor, NY - Three men have been arrested after police say they climbed to the top of New York's Bear Mountain Bridge. The Journal News (http://lohud.us/2bchN0Y ) reports that authorities brought down the trio after spotting them at around 1:20 a.m. Monday. Police did not immediately identify them. They say they're between 18 and 21 years old and are from College Park, Maryland...

Washington – Bill Clinton Defends Work Of Clinton Foundation

August 22, 2016 at 07:02 PM
Washington - Former President Bill Clinton defended the work of his charitable foundation Monday, telling supporters that it had "improved millions of lives around the world" but needs to change if his wife, Hillary Clinton, wins the White House. The former president outlined the Clinton Foundation's accomplishments and planned shift in scope in an email to about 500,000 supporters. It came...

Nashville, TN – Thrill-ride Accidents Spark New Demands For Regulation

August 22, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Nashville, TN - In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down slides are checked out by state inspectors before customers climb on. But in other places, they are not required to get the once-over. The grisly death of a 10-year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident that injured three little girls at a...

Washington – Republicans To Query Firms That Ran Clinton’s Private Server

August 22, 2016 at 06:02 PM
Washington - Republicans stepped up their attacks on Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and pointed to newly released messages to allege that foreign donors to the Democratic presidential nominee's family charity got preferential treatment from her department. Congressional Republicans issued subpoenas to three technology companies that either...

Hershey, PA – Roller Coaster Gets Stuck At Hersheypark; 27 Riders Removed

August 22, 2016 at 05:47 PM
Hershey, PA - A roller coaster has gotten stuck at a Pennsylvania amusement park again, and riders have had to be removed from it. It's the second time a coaster has stopped working at the park in less than a week. Hersheypark officials say The Sidewinder "experienced a stoppage" Monday afternoon and workers escorted all 27 riders safely off it. They say the coaster worked as it should...

New York – NYC Launches Interactive Mosquito Information Website

August 22, 2016 at 05:33 PM
New York - New York City has launched a new interactive website with weekly updates on its mosquito surveillance and control activities. The map-based site is part of the city health department's three-year, $21 million initiative to keep the Zika virus from spreading. Residents can learn when their neighborhood was last sprayed for mosquitoes. The site also tells them where standing water...

Denver, CO – Is 12-year-old Running A County Trump Campaign In Colorado?

August 22, 2016 at 05:03 PM
Denver, CO - Is a 12-year-old really in charge of Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign in Jefferson County, Colorado? A television report describes Weston Imer (EYE'-mer) as running the field operation in the state's fourth most populated county. The boy's mother, Laurel Imer, is technically in charge but says she's ceded responsibility to her son until school starts. But Trump's...

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