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Washington – Trump Catches Up To Clinton, Latest Reuters/Ipsos Poll Finds

September 2, 2016 at 06:22 PM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pulled into an effective tie with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, erasing a substantial deficit as he consolidated support among his party’s likely voters in recent weeks, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released Friday. The poll showed 40 percent of likely voters supporting Trump and 39 percent...

Washington – Trump meets with mother of slain New Jersey girl

September 2, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Washington - Donald Trump is meeting with a woman whose daughter was killed at the age of 20 by a group that included people who entered the country illegally. Shagla Hightower's daughter, Iofemi, was killed along with two friends in a 2007 attack in a Newark, New Jersey school yard. Shagla Hightower told Trump Friday that her daughters' killers "should have never been here" and praises...

Chicago – Study: Zika Causes Deafness In About 6 Percent Of Cases

September 2, 2016 at 04:34 PM
Chicago - A study in Brazil of 70 babies whose mothers had confirmed Zika infections found that nearly 6 percent had hearing loss, adding a new complication to the list of ills the virus can cause when women are infected during pregnancy. The Brazilian study, published on Tuesday in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report on death and disease, confirmed less...

Washington – Early Voting Already: Trump Chances May Hinge On Non-whites

September 2, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Washington - Two months before Election Day, early voting kicks off next week in North Carolina, the first in a run of key states where minority voters and young adults who cast ballots in advance could give one of the White House contenders a decisive advantage. For Donald Trump, it's a major test of whether his recent outreach to non-white groups is translating into votes. In the...

London – Daily Mail Retracts Melania Trump Story After Filed Lawsuit

September 2, 2016 at 03:30 PM
London - The Daily Mail newspaper and its website retracted a story about Melania Trump on Friday after she filed a lawsuit accusing the Daily Mail Online and a Maryland blogger of falsely accusing her of involvement with an escort agency during her modeling career. The retraction, published on page 14 of the Daily Mail tabloid and on its popular website, said the newspaper regrets any...

Canton, NY – Fatal Crash Claims Life of Jewish Canadian Scientist

September 2, 2016 at 02:34 PM
Canton, NY - A head on collision late Thursday night in upstate New York took the life of a respected Canadian Orthodox Jewish scientist. Dr. Michael Linderman was driving east on Route 68 in Canton, New York when he was hit by an 82 year old driver traveling in the opposite direction, according to TheEagle.com. Police said that the westbound driver crossed into the eastbound lanes to...

Bayonne, NJ – 27 Years Later, $2.1B Harbor Dredging Project Complete

September 2, 2016 at 01:54 PM
Bayonne, NJ - A $2.1 billion project to deepen navigation channels in New York Harbor has been completed after more than a quarter century and the containment of hazardous waste from decades of industrial operations. The last bit of sediment was hauled out of New Jersey waters this summer, and federal lawmakers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Port Authority of New York and New...

Newark, NJ – State Suspends Dentist Over Reports Of Infections, 1 Fatal

September 2, 2016 at 01:31 PM
Newark, NJ - New Jersey has suspended a dentist whose practice has been linked to more than a dozen infections that caused one death and required patients to undergo heart surgeries. John Vecchione signed an agreement this week to suspend his practice until a hearing is held in early October. A report released last month by the state Department of Health uncovered 15 patients who developed...

Washington – FBI Releases Documents Related To Its Clinton Email Investigation

September 2, 2016 at 01:28 PM
Washington - In a rare step, the FBI on Friday published scores of pages about confidential interviews with Hillary Clinton and others from its recently closed investigation into the former secretary of state's use of a private email server. The FBI's investigation concluded Clinton never sought or asked permission to use a private server or email address during her tenure as the nation's top...

Los Angeles, CA – Shipping Line Hanjin Bankruptcy Causes Global Shipping Chaos, Retail Fears

September 2, 2016 at 01:15 PM
Los Angeles, CA - The bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion, with giant container ships marooned and merchants worrying whether tons of goods will reach their shelves. The South Korean giant filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday and stopped accepting new cargo. With its assets being frozen, ships from China to Canada found...

New York – Holt, Wallace Among Presidential Debate Moderators

September 2, 2016 at 12:42 PM
New York - NBC News chief anchor Lester Holt will moderate the first scheduled presidential debate on Sept. 26, with ABC's Martha Raddatz, CNN's Anderson Cooper and Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace lined up for others. The Commission on Presidential Debates also said Friday that CBS News' Elaine Quijano will moderate the vice presidential debate between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim...

New York – Man Pleads Not Guilty In Slaying Of Imam, Aide Near Mosque

September 2, 2016 at 12:00 PM
New York - A man has pleaded not guilty to charges he gunned down an imam and his assistant as they left a New York City mosque. Thirty-six-year-old Oscar Morel entered the pleas on Thursday to charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the Aug. 13 attack. Prosecutors say Morel approached 55-year-old Imam Maulana Alauddin Akonjee and...

Jerusalem – Israeli Rabbi Considering Legal Options As Iconic Israeli Song Used Without Permission At Olympics

September 2, 2016 at 11:43 AM
Jerusalem - It was a song that was intended to touch the soul and inspire the heart, but an Israeli rabbi is contemplating legal action after having heard his composition used as background music for a women’s gymnastics routine in the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero. Rabbi Boruch Chait called the use of his song “Kol Haolam Kulo Gesher Tzar Meod” by 16 year old Japanese gymnast...

Washington – FDA Halts Sale Of Some Over-the-counter Hand, Body Wash Products

September 2, 2016 at 11:35 AM
Washington - The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show they are safe and kill germs. "We have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water," said Dr. Janet Woodcock, the Food and Drug Administration' drug center director, in a statement. Friday's decision primarily...

Geneva – UN: Zika Remains Global Emergency, Virus Still Spreading

September 2, 2016 at 11:15 AM
Geneva - The World Health Organization says the outbreak of Zika remains an international health emergency and noted the virus is continuing to infect new countries. The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee this week to assess the latest status of the epidemic. Dr. David Heymann, the committee's chair, said Friday that considerable gaps remain in understanding Zika and the...

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