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Doral, FL – CDC Director: Miami Mosquitoes Succumbing To Aerial Sprays

August 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Doral, FL - The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says aerial spraying of the insecticide naled is killing many mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood where the insects apparently transmitted Zika to 15 people. Dr. Tom Frieden says aerial spraying that began Thursday quickly killed adult mosquitoes that pesticides on the ground couldn't reach. Puerto Rico's governor...

Hinsdale, NH – Small Town New Hampshire Post Office Celebrates 200 Years

August 4, 2016 at 11:27 PM
Hinsdale, NH - When the small town of Hinsdale's post office opened in 1816, it didn't need all the space in the two-story wooden building on Main Street. Through the years, it has shared space with telephone operators, a general store and even a barbershop. As the town grew bigger, the post office grew larger, eventually taking up the building's entire ground floor. And as the other...

Pyongyang – What Happens To North Korea Missiles Fired Into The Sea?

August 4, 2016 at 11:18 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea has fired a barrage of missiles, artillery pieces and rockets into the waters off its east coast, including a medium-range ballistic missile that fell near Japan's territorial waters this week. The launches are meant to test its weapons systems, express anger in times of standoffs with South Korea and the United States, or prove it has the capability to attack its...

Washington – Obama denies $400M payment to Iran was ransom

August 4, 2016 at 11:09 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama vigorously denied on Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran. He defended the transaction as evidence that the nuclear accord with Iran has allowed for progress on other matters. "This wasn't some nefarious deal," Obama said during a news conference at the Pentagon. The money...

Washington – Former U.S. Security Officials Call Trump Comments ‘Disgraceful’

August 4, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Washington - A group of former U.S. national security officials, including some who have worked for top Republicans, called Donald Trump's recent comments about NATO, Russia's annexation of Crimea and other matters "disgraceful" in a letter released on Thursday. In the last month, the Republican presidential nominee has suggested he might not defend NATO allies if they did not spend more on...

Sydney – Australia Suspends World Vision Aid Over Hamas Funding Accusations

August 4, 2016 at 10:15 PM
Sydney - Australia said on Friday it was suspending funding for relief group World Vision's operations in the Palestinian Territories after allegations its Gaza representative funneled millions of dollars to Islamist militant group, Hamas. Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision's manager of operations in Gaza, was arrested by Israel on June 15 while crossing the border into the enclave, which is...

Washington – New US Mortgage Rules Aim To Stop Wrongful Foreclosures

August 4, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Washington - The U.S. agency charged with protecting consumers' finances approved rules on Thursday that will help prevent wrongful home foreclosures, as the regulator continues to press on with reforming the country's massive lending market. The rules by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created in the aftermath of the U.S. housing bust that began in 2006, build on current...

Las Vegas – Clinton Wooing A New Group Of Voters: Republicans

August 4, 2016 at 09:38 PM
Las Vegas - Hoping to capitalize on the criticism battering Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has begun portraying support for her candidacy as a patriotic duty of voters. She's broadening her message and appealing directly to Republicans to keep him out of the White House. It's a twist for a Democratic presidential candidate who has some of the highest unpopularity ratings in history. But aides...

Portland, OR – Oregon Parents Welcome Identical Triplet Girls In Rare Event

August 4, 2016 at 09:15 PM
Portland, OR - Each identical triplet is so tiny she can fit in her father's hand -- and soon these rare medical wonders in Oregon will have painted toenails so the new parents can tell them apart. Logan Brown-Fletcher and Amber Hills, 19-year-old high school sweethearts and first-time parents from Newberg, Oregon, welcomed identical girl triplets Raelyn, Avery and Elaina on Monday. Their...

Washington – Obama At 55: President Celebrates Final Birthday In Office

August 4, 2016 at 09:05 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is celebrating his final birthday in office with a night on the town. Obama turned 55 on Thursday. He and his family are dining at the restaurant Fiola Mare on the Georgetown waterfront. The modern Italian seafood joint is a favorite of the Obamas. Obama and his family are leaving the White House Saturday for their summer vacation. They'll spend about...

Washington – Obama Says Nominees Should Receive Briefings

August 4, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama says Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should receive classified security briefings as the presidential nominees because it's both tradition and required by the law. He adds that he expects them to "start acting like a president" and keep them secret. Obama had been asked during a Pentagon press conference whether he is concerned about Trump getting...

North Korea – AP: North Korea Hopes To Plant Flag On The Moon

August 4, 2016 at 08:27 PM
North Korea - North Korean space officials are hard at work on a five-year plan to put more advanced satellites into orbit by 2020, and don't intend to stop there: They're also aiming for the moon, and beyond. In an interview with The Associated Press, a senior official at North Korea's version of NASA said international sanctions won't stop the country from launching more satellites by 2020...

Washington – US Poised To Hit Obama’s Target Of 10,000 Syrian Refugees

August 4, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Washington - After a slow start, it appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States before the end of September. State Department totals show that 2,340 Syrian refugees arrived last month in the United States. That's more than what occurred during the entire seven months after President Barack Obama...

Boston – Obamas Prepare For Last Island Vacation As First Family

August 4, 2016 at 07:31 PM
Boston - President Barack Obama and his family are beginning their seventh and final vacation on Martha's Vineyard as first family. The Obamas officially arrive Saturday to start their two-week vacation, and islanders say they appreciate that the family generally keeps a low profile. "That's what vacation should be about. It's more about him and the family and not making a show. I respect...

Wayne, NJ – Police: Booby Traps Placed On Popular New Jersey Park Trail

August 4, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Wayne, NJ - Police say booby traps have been found on a popular hiking and bicycling trail in northern New Jersey. Police Capt. Laurence Martin says in a statement the traps have been found by a Wayne resident since late June in High Mountain Park. Police say broken bottles have been found near rocks or logs and rope and barbed wire has been strung across pathways. Wooden planks with screws...

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