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Washington – Study: Regular Nibbling On Nuts Linked To Low Inflammation

August 25, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Washington - Eating a handful of nuts five times per week may reduce inflammation, a condition that contributes to heart disease, diabetes and many other chronic illnesses, say the authors of a recent U.S. study. This inflammation-dampening effect might be the secret to the health benefits of nuts, the study team writes in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Past research has linked...

Washington – Auto, Technology Industries Clash Over Talking Cars

August 25, 2016 at 11:26 PM
Washington - Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say. But there's a big catch. The cable television and high-tech industries want to take away a large share of the radio...

New York – US Agency Rolls Out Refinance Program For Homeowners

August 25, 2016 at 11:02 PM
New York - The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveiled on Thursday a program aimed at homeowners who are paying their mortgages on time but whose loan-to-value (LTV) ratios are too high to qualify for traditional refinance programs. To be eligible for this program, which Fannie and Freddie will implement, borrowers must have not missed any mortgage payments in the prior six months...

North Berwick, Maine – GOP Governor: Most Drug Dealers Arrested Are Black, Hispanic

August 25, 2016 at 10:32 PM
North Berwick, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage is being accused again of making racially insensitive comments, this time by saying photos he's collected in a binder of drug dealers arrested in the state show more than 90 percent of them are black or Hispanic. The governor made the remark at a town hall in North Berwick on Wednesday, a day he also said the father of a dead Muslim U.S. Army...

New York – LaGuardia Travelers Fear Turbulence En Route To New Airport

August 25, 2016 at 10:02 PM
New York - There could be turbulence for travelers during the multibillion dollar renovation of New York's LaGuardia Airport. Vice President Joe Biden said the aging LaGuardia reminded him of a "Third World country" — and that was before a massive traffic tie-up related to a $4 billion overhaul prompted passengers to abandon their cabs and cars and walk to the terminals. Officials at the...

Seattle – Russian Convicted In Masterminding Global Online Theft Ring

August 25, 2016 at 09:34 PM
Seattle - A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars. Jurors deliberated over two days before finding Roman Seleznev guilty of 38 charges, including nine counts of hacking and 10 counts of wire fraud. He could face up...

United Nations – Israel Rejects Immunity For Indicted UN Engineer In Gaza

August 25, 2016 at 09:23 PM
United Nations - The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a U.N. request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the U.N. in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers. Israel arrested 38-year-old Waheed Borsh, who worked for the U.N. development agency known as UNDP for 13 years, on July 16 on...

New York – Amazon Launches Amazon Vehicles To Help Car Buyers

August 25, 2016 at 09:09 PM
New York - Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars. The latest venture by the e-commerce powerhouse will compete with established players in the field including CarSoup.com, Edmunds.com, truecar.com and cars.com. Amazon Vehicles won't sell cars. But in addition to car specifications, images, videos and customer reviews, the new site...

Orlando, FL – Orlando Hospitals Won’t Charge Nightclub Shooting Victims For Care

August 25, 2016 at 08:33 PM
Orlando, FL - Two Florida hospitals will not seek payment of medical bills from the dozens of people treated for injuries suffered in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June, officials at the health facilities said. The move leaves the hospitals with estimated unreimbursed costs topping $5.5 million, they said on Thursday. Forty-nine people were killed and 53 were...

Washington – Marines Say 2 Men Didn’t Help Raise 1st Flag At Iwo Jima

August 25, 2016 at 08:01 PM
Washington - The Marine Corps has acknowledged it misidentified two of the servicemen who helped raise the first U.S. flag at Iwo Jima during World War II, an event that was overshadowed by the raising of a larger flag that became an iconic image of the war. In a statement Wednesday, the Marines said two men long thought to have participated in the first flag-raising on Feb. 23, 1945, were...

New York – Exposure To 9/11 Disaster Tied To Low Birthweight, Preterm Delivery

August 25, 2016 at 07:30 PM
New York - For years following the events of September 11, 2001 in lower Manhattan, the disaster and its aftermath may have affected women and their babies who were not even conceived yet, according to a new study. Researchers found that among women who were rescue or recovery workers responding to the events of 9/11, or women who resided below Canal Street in the World Trade Center’s...

Brooklyn, NY – Hikind Comes Down Hard On Trump And Clinton In New Video

August 25, 2016 at 06:44 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The ballot may come down to Donald versus Hillary, but a Youtube video released today by Assemblyman Dov Hikind suggests that the bigger question for many Americans may be “which is the lesser of two evils?” Hikind said that he has been bombarded with questions about who to vote for from those who find neither candidate to be a palatable choice. “Literally everywhere I...

Washington – Suddenly It’s Trump Sounding Soft On Illegal Immigration

August 25, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Washington - Donald Trump defeated 16 rivals in the Republican primaries by being the most anti-immigrant of them all, promising to build a giant wall on the border and deport millions. He labeled opponents like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as weak and amnesty-loving, and his extreme rhetoric pushed the entire debate over immigration to the right. But suddenly, Trump is sounding like some of the...

Tehran, Iran – In Iran, Unique System Allows Payments For Kidney Donors

August 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Tehran, Iran - The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor. Iran's kidney program stands apart from other organ donation systems around the world by openly allowing payments, typically of several thousand dollars. It has helped effectively...

Paris – Apple Boosts iPhone Security After Mideast Spyware Discovery

August 25, 2016 at 05:29 PM
Paris - A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's iPhone to take complete control of the devices, according to reports published Thursday by the San...

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