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New York – Lice No Longer Stopped By Common Drugstore Remedies

September 14, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New York - Many common over-the-counter lice remedies are no longer effective at stopping these critters from taking up residence on kids’ heads, according to a study that has some doctors recommending prescription remedies instead. Two non-prescription options in particular that parents often buy to stop lice – permethrin (Nix) and synergized pyrethrins (Rid) – can no longer keep the...

Washington – Researchers Creating Antibiotic Gel To Tackle Ear Infections

September 14, 2016 at 11:04 PM
Washington - Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt of special ear drops one day might replace that ordeal. It's only been tried in animals so far — chinchillas, to be exact. But researchers report Wednesday that an antibiotic gel coated the animals' eardrums and slowly seeped inside to do its job...

Washington – U.S. Confirms Two More Freed Guantanamo Inmates Rejoined Militant Groups

September 14, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Washington - In the first six months of 2016, two more militants released from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have returned to fighting, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. Washington has confirmed that a total of nine people freed from Guantanamo have rejoined militant groups since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the...

Atlanta – Jimmy Carter: US Politics Causing Division, Must Improve

September 14, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Atlanta - America's political environment is at a low point comparable to the Civil War but "is bound to get better" following the November elections, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday. The 91-year-old fielded questions from freshmen students for about an hour at Emory University in Atlanta, at the 35th annual town hall he's led. Carter is a distinguished professor at the...

New York – Nearly Half Of Americans ‘very Concerned’ About Clinton Emails: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

September 14, 2016 at 10:00 PM
New York - Nearly half of American adults are "very concerned" about two issues that have hounded Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign this year: her use of a private email server to conduct government business and donations to her family's charitable foundation, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday. Both issues stem from Clinton's tenure between 2009 and 2013 as...

Tel Aviv – Israeli Company Poised To Seal More Marquee Deals For Self-driving Cars

September 14, 2016 at 09:38 PM
Tel Aviv - Mobileye, a leading supplier of collision-avoidance car sensor systems, expects to seal its second alliance with a leading carmaker for self-driving vehicles in the next few months, the company's chairman said on Wednesday. The Israel-based company clinched its first such deal with Germany's BMW in July and expects to forge one or two similar alliances, Amnon Shashua, Mobileye's...

Haifa, Israel – 112-year-old Holocaust Survivor To Have Bar Mitzvah

September 14, 2016 at 09:01 PM
Haifa, Israel - It’s the celebration that turns Jewish boys into men, and girls into women. A bar or bat mitzvah is held when a Jewish child turns 12 or 13, and it usually means a big party with friends, family and, hopefully, gifts. But for Israel Kristal from Maleniec, near Żarnów, Poland, it wasn’t so easy to throw a big fest when he turned 13. At the time, 1916, the First World War...

New York – Plans For Massive New Sculpture For Public NYC Plaza Unveiled

September 14, 2016 at 08:02 PM
New York - The developer behind a cluster of skyscrapers rising near the Hudson River raised eyebrows when he boasted the project would be anchored by a monumental sculpture that would be the city's Eiffel Tower. After months of secrecy and speculation, plans for the work of public art were unveiled Wednesday. And while the price tag of the sculpture by British designer Thomas Heatherwick was...

New York – NYC To Pull Plug On Sidewalk Internet After Complaints

September 14, 2016 at 07:29 PM
New York - The web-browsing feature of New York City’s sidewalk Wi-Fi kiosks will be disabled after critics complained about inappropriate behavior. LinkNYC said Wednesday it will remove web browsing from the kiosks while it works with city officials to explore potential solutions to their abuse. The kiosks will still provide free domestic calls, phone charging and fast Wi-Fi with the...

Kabul – Report: Corruption Undermines US Efforts In Afghanistan

September 14, 2016 at 07:05 PM
Kabul - A U.S. report released Wednesday said that widespread corruption in Afghanistan has undermined efforts to rebuild the country and urged the U.S. mission to make anticorruption efforts a top priority. The U.S. government's Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said corruption fueled grievances against the Afghan government and channeled material support to the...

Phoenix – Tough Phoenix Sheriff May Have New Foe: Jewish Billionaire George Soros

September 14, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Phoenix - Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America who could face criminal charges for ignoring a judge's order to stop targeting Latinos in anti-immigration roundups, may now have a new foe as he seeks re-election — George Soros, the billionaire liberal hedge fund tycoon. The Republican sheriff already was battered politically and support for him had been slipping when a...

White Plains, NY – Bill Clinton To Leave Board Of Foundation Health Project

September 14, 2016 at 06:00 PM
White Plains, NY - Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea will leave the board of a health project connected to the Clinton Foundation, should Hillary Clinton win the White House. Their departure from the Clinton Health Access Initiative was one of several changes outlined by the organization on Wednesday aimed at minimizing potential conflicts of interest in a future Clinton...

New York – Snowden Backers Press Obama For Pardon Before Presidency Ends

September 14, 2016 at 05:26 PM
New York - Three rights groups launched a campaign on Wednesday to try to persuade President Barack Obama to pardon former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden on U.S. theft and espionage charges before Obama leaves office in January. The American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the time was right to rally support for a pardon for Snowden...

Flint, Michigan – Trump Cut Off By Flint Pastor: Don’t Deliver Political Speech

September 14, 2016 at 05:15 PM
Flint, Michigan - Donald Trump was cut off, chastised and then heckled after he attacked rival Hillary Clinton during what was supposed to be a speech on helping where the government had failed the people of Flint, Michigan. "Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we've done in Flint, not give a political speech," said the Rev. Faith Green Timmons, the pastor of the Bethel United...

Washington – Clinton Releases Updated Health Information, Doctor Says ‘Fit To Serve’

September 14, 2016 at 04:59 PM
Washington - Hillary Clinton is "recovering well" from pneumonia and remains "fit to serve as President of the United States," her doctor said in a letter released Wednesday by her campaign. The health details made public by the Democratic presidential nominee included a description of the pneumonia diagnosis Clinton received last week Friday. Her illness became public after she left Sunday's...

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