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Washington – Trump’s “Rigged” Claim Challenges US Democratic System

August 3, 2016 at 11:56 PM
Washington - When Donald Trump cried foul over what he describes as a "rigged" electoral system, his loosely defined claims challenged the essence of America's democratic process and more than 200 years of peaceful transfers of power from one president to the next. He also added a new element of uncertainty in an extremely heated race: How would Trump and his supporters react to a victory by...

London – Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise 11 Percent In UK This Year

August 3, 2016 at 11:00 PM
London - The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain rose by 11 percent in the first six months of the year reflecting a worrying trend of intolerance across the country, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday. The Community Security Trust, which advises Britain's estimated 260,000 Jews on security matters, recorded 557 incidents from January until June, the second highest number for the...

Menlo Park, CA – In A Sign Of Broader Ambitions, Facebook Opens Hardware Lab

August 3, 2016 at 10:35 PM
Menlo Park, CA - Facebook built its fortune on the internet, that non-physical space where people share updates and digital videos with friends. But deep inside its Silicon Valley headquarters, engineers have stocked a new lab with computerized lathes, industrial mills and tools for making physical goods. It's not a factory for mass-producing smartphones or other consumer products. Rather...

Washington – Mike Pence Says Trump Is Unstoppable

August 3, 2016 at 10:15 PM
Washington - Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence says running mate Donald Trump is unstoppable. Pence told a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Wednesday that despite the best efforts of the Democratic Party and the news media, "The next morning they turn on the television and there is Donald Trump, standing taller than before and fighting to make America great again." The...

New York – Drink Developed For Military Boosts Cycling Performance

August 3, 2016 at 10:14 PM
New York - - A drink that provides energy for the body in the form of ketones, rather than sugar or fat, helped competitive cyclists ride farther during a half-hour ride, according to a new study. Usually, energy for muscle cells comes from carbohydrates or fat, but when those fuels aren’t available and the body is in “starvation mode” the liver will break down fat stores into ketones...

Atlantic City, NJ – Icahn: I Lost Almost $100M On Trump Taj Mahal Casino

August 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Atlantic City, NJ - Donald Trump has been gone from Atlantic City for years, but his name has lived on in glowing neon on the facade of a casino he no longer owned. But later this year, the Republican presidential nominee's name will disappear from the seaside gambling resort — along with 3,000 jobs. The Trump Taj Mahal casino, opened 26 years ago by Trump, announced Wednesday that it...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Florida Gov Offers Free Zika Test Kits For Pregnant Women

August 3, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says pregnant women statewide can get a free Zika test to determine whether they've been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. Scott directed state health officials Wednesday to make the tests available at county health departments and also said the state would provide additional lab services to handle the expected increase to ensure test results...

London – 1 Dead, 5 Hurt In London Knife Attack

August 3, 2016 at 09:23 PM
London - One woman was killed and five others injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on the rampage with a knife in central London, an attack police said could be linked to terrorism. Armed police were called at 10:33 p.m. (2133 GMT) after a man armed with a knife started to attack people in London's Russell Square, a park near the site of a 2005 suicide...

Orange County, NY – KJ Voters Working To Influence Primary Season With Use Of Special Petitions

August 3, 2016 at 09:05 PM
Orange County, NY - Voters in Kiryas Joel are taking advantage of an election law this primary season in several contests which allows party members to circulate what’s called an Opportunity-to-Ballot Petition, thus paving the way for a write-in candidate on a third-party line. The goal of this effort is to force a primary on minor-party lines for widely contested races in both the New York...

Los Angeles – Flaming Arrow Hits ‘America’s Got Talent’ Performer’s Neck

August 3, 2016 at 09:03 PM
Los Angeles - A stunt performer says he's OK after being hit in the neck with a flaming arrow during a live broadcast of NBC's "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday. Sword swallower Ryan Stock had downed a long rod with a target on the end for his fiancee AmberLynn Walker to shoot at with her crossbow. Her flaming arrow missed the mark and hit Stock in the neck. The judges and crowd sat in stunned...

Chicago – Can House Dust Explain Why Amish Protected From Asthma?

August 3, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Chicago - Research in the Amish and Hutterites sheds new light on asthma. Those farming-based religious groups shun modern ways and are similar genetically. But asthma is uncommon in Amish communities but higher in the other group. In the new study, blood samples showed Amish kids had more types of white blood cells that help fight infections. Dust samples taken from homes in both groups also...

Hillside, NJ – Real Estate Developer, Holocaust Survivor Joseph Wilf Dies

August 3, 2016 at 08:03 PM
Hillside, NJ - A Holocaust survivor who along with his brother founded of one of the nation's largest real estate development firms has died. Joseph Wilf was 91. Wilf died Wednesday at his home in Hillside. The death was announced by the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, who are owned by Wilf's son, Zygi. Joseph Wilf was born in Jaroslaw, Poland. When World War II broke out, he was deported to a...

New York – NYC Subway Transit System Unveils Plan To Fight Zika Threat

August 3, 2016 at 07:31 PM
New York - Track workers of New York City's subway system, the largest in the country, will drop bug-killing larvicide tablets into puddles of stagnant water to help combat and stem any threat of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, the governor's office revealed. Last week, health authorities in Florida reported the first signs of local transmission of Zika in the continental United States...

New York – Legendary Investor Bill Gross: ‘I Don’t Like Bonds, I Don’t Like Most Stocks’

August 3, 2016 at 07:05 PM
New York - Investors should cut risk by placing money in real assets and accept lower returns, given that markets no longer offer double-digit gains in a zero interest-rate environment, said Bill Gross, a portfolio manager at Janus Capital Group Inc. "Negative returns and principal losses in many asset categories are increasingly possible unless nominal growth rates reach acceptable levels,"...

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Olympics-Israeli Victims Of 1972 Games Honored 44 Years On

August 3, 2016 at 06:24 PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Widows of two of the 11 Israelis killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics got the recognition that they had so long sought with a ceremony and minute's silence at the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Ankie Spitzer's fencing coach husband, Andre, was killed along with weightlifter Joseph Romano, whose wife Ilana Romano was also at the...

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