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Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado City Sends Snowplows To Clean Up Heaps Of Hail

August 30, 2016 at 11:24 PM
Colorado Springs, CO - A strong summer storm that walloped Colorado Springs forced authorities to rescue people from their stranded cars and move heaps of hail with snowplows. More rain is possible Tuesday after the deluge Monday flooded roadways and left hail piled up on sidewalks. Eight people were rescued from their cars after they got stuck in the deep water. National Weather Service...

New York – Prankster Who Tossed Crickets On NYC Subway Train Arrested

August 30, 2016 at 11:00 PM
New York - A Brooklyn woman who tossed hundreds of live crickets and worms on a crowded subway train last week as part of a video prank was arrested Tuesday. Zaida Pugh, 21, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, obstructing governmental administration and falsely reporting an incident, police said. It was not immediately clear if the self-proclaimed performance artist...

New York – Trump To Visit Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

August 30, 2016 at 10:49 PM
New York - In a surprise move, Donald Trump will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, just hours before the Republican delivers a highly anticipated speech on immigration. Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night to say he looks "very much forward" to meeting with the Mexican leader. Pena Nieto's office confirmed the meeting with its own tweet, saying the two...

Pyongyang – North Korea Executes Vice Premier For Education: South

August 30, 2016 at 10:43 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea has executed its vice premier for education, Kim Yong Jin, and has reprimanded two other high-ranking officials, South Korea said on Wednesday. Kim Yong Chol, the influential head of the North's United Front Department which handles inter-Korean relations, was made to undergo "revolutionary measures," the South's Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee...

Chicago, IL – Joe Sutter, Father Of The 747, Passes Away At 95

August 30, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Chicago, IL - Joe Sutter, known for leading Boeing Co's engineering team for the iconic 747 jumbo jet in the mid-1960s, died on Tuesday at the age of 95. In addition to the 747, Sutter worked on projects including the 737 and 707 aircraft models, Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive officer Ray Conner said in a message to employees. Sutter and his team became known as "the...

San Francisco – Want To Detect Gluten On The Go? There’s A Device For That

August 30, 2016 at 10:08 PM
San Francisco - A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go. "Even when you go out and see these labeled menu items, you are still playing Russian roulette," said Shireen Yates, co-founder and chief executive of NIMA, which was founded in 2013. Designed in San Francisco by a team from MIT, Stanford, Google and...

Florida – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wins Florida Democratic Primary

August 30, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Florida - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who stepped down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee last month, handily defeated primary challenger Tim Canova on Tuesday...

Miami, FL – Officials: Three New Cases Of Local Zika Transmission In Florida

August 30, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Miami - Florida health officials on Tuesday said they were investigating three new Zika virus cases likely stemming from local mosquito bites in Miami-Dade County, including two cases outside of the known areas of active transmission. The new infections bring the state's total of non-travel-related cases to 46, according to the Florida Department of Health. Only one of Tuesday's three new...

New York – The New Downtown: Lower Manhattan Reborn 15 Years After 9/11

August 30, 2016 at 09:29 PM
New York - Fifteen years after the Sept. 11th attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn. The revitalization of the city's downtown, powered by $30 billion in government and private investment, includes not just the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site, but also two new malls filled with upscale retailers, thousands of new hotel rooms and dozens of eateries ranging from a new Eataly to...

Orlando, FL – 911 Calls: ‘Gunshots Going Like Crazy’ In Pulse Nightclub

August 30, 2016 at 08:31 PM
Orlando, FL - A mother called 911 for help as she texted with her son, who was trapped inside the Pulse nightclub. A sister told a dispatcher that her 20-year-old brother also was trapped, in a bathroom at the gay club, and that "he said there were a lot of dead people." People were texting, calling and video-chatting for help during the mass shooting of 49 people in June, and their loved ones...

Florida – Rubio Wins GOP Nomination To Seek Second Term

August 30, 2016 at 08:19 PM
Florida - Sen. Marco Rubio has earned the support of Florida's Republican voters to seek a second term, a decision he made at the last minute after his failed presidential bid. Rubio beat millionaire developer Carlos Beruff, the only major GOP candidate to stay in the race after Rubio decided to run for re-election two days before the deadline to make the ballot. He had said for months he...

New York – Intoxicated In The Air: Drunk Pilots Make News But Are Rare

August 30, 2016 at 08:05 PM
New York - Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before their jet takes off because a passenger or co-worker smelled alcohol on their breath. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying. Despite their notoriety, such cases are extremely rare. Each day, there are 90,000 flights around the world, carrying more than 8 million people. And...

New York – Study: History Of Gallstones May Signal Higher Risk Of Heart Disease

August 30, 2016 at 07:29 PM
New York - People who have had gallstone disease are more likely than others to develop coronary heart disease, according to a large analysis of past studies. Hardened deposits known as gallstones form in the gallbladder when the bile contains too much cholesterol or other abnormal substances, and while the cause is not fully understood, factors like obesity, high-calorie diets and metabolic...

Washington – Foundation Big Part Of Bill Clinton’s Post-White House Life

August 30, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Washington - When Bill Clinton left the White House, he was popular but tainted by scandal, struggling to find his footing. He eventually channeled his energy into the global philanthropy that bears his name and is shaping so much of his post-presidential legacy. Now, he faces the prospect of walking away from the Clinton Foundation. He's promised to step down from the board if Hillary Clinton...

Manhattan, NY – Police: 5 Injured When Ferry Hits Kayakers On Hudson River

August 30, 2016 at 06:33 PM
Manhattan, NY - Authorities in New York say five kayakers were injured when they were hit by a ferry departing a pier on the Hudson River. Police say it happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday near Pier 79 on Manhattan's west side as a group of 10 kayakers were paddling down the river. One person is in stable condition with a serious arm injury. The others had minor injuries. Police originally...

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