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Salt Lake City – Utah Man May Have Contracted Zika From Dying Father’s Tears

September 28, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Salt Lake City, UT - A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus. The research done by University of Utah doctors and...

Rochester, NY – Tipster, Coincidence Led To Arrest In Deadly NY Bank Robbery

September 28, 2016 at 11:34 PM
Rochester, NY - A man charged in a fatal bank robbery 13 years ago was captured with the help of a tipster and DNA secretly collected from an envelope when he coincidentally filed a fraud complaint, authorities said Wednesday. Richard Leon Wilbern was arrested Tuesday when he went to meet with FBI agents in Rochester, New York, for what he thought was a meeting about his complaint. Wilbern...

Managua, Nicaragua – 5.5 Magnitude Quake Hits West Nicaragua, Killing At Least 1

September 28, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Managua, Nicaragua - A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit western Nicaragua near the capital Wednesday, causing at least one death, injuring five people and destroying some homes, authorities said. Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said a 78-year-old woman in the town of Nagarote apparently died from fright of the temblor. Five people were injured and at least six homes collapsed in La Paz...

Council Bluffs, IA – Despite Harsh Reviews, Trump Resists New Debate Approach

September 28, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Council Bluffs, IA - Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of making any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton, pressing ahead with a strategy focused on speaking directly to his white working-class loyalists across the Midwest. Democrat Clinton, meanwhile, pushed to improve her standing among younger voters with the help of the...

Washington – FDA Approves ‘Artificial Pancreas’ To Manage Diabetes

September 28, 2016 at 10:22 PM
Washington - Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed. The device from Medtronic was approved Wednesday for patients with Type 1 diabetes, the kind usually diagnosed during childhood. About 5 percent of the nation's 29...

New York – Bank At Wells Fargo? Here Are 4 Things You Should Do Soon

September 28, 2016 at 10:00 PM
New York - Attention, Wells Fargo customers: It's time to sit down and make sure no funny business went on with your accounts. Wells Fargo, which has been fined $185 million by regulators who said bank employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals, has promised to contact all customers and invite them to review their accounts. But don't wait around for a phone...

Washington – Obama: Veto Override ‘A Mistake’ And ‘a Political Vote’

September 28, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama says Congress' vote overturning his veto of Sept. 11 legislation was "a mistake" and "basically a political vote." Obama also criticized some lawmakers, though none by name, for acknowledging they originally voted for the bill without knowing its contents. Speaking during a CNN town hall event, Obama said he understands why the override happened, given...

Jerusalem – Shimon Peres Funeral Poses Large Security Challenge

September 28, 2016 at 09:03 PM
Jerusalem - Police and the Foreign Ministry jumped in to high gear to prepare for former president Shimon Peres’s funeral and the influx of foreign dignitaries. Traffic will be restricted and diverted throughout Jerusalem on Thursday and Friday to enable the funeral convoy and the entrance of foreign dignitaries. Heads of state and other dignitaries arriving in Israel to attend the funeral...

New York – Police Arrest Man After Explosion in Bronx That Killed Fire Chief

September 28, 2016 at 08:23 PM
New York - The New York Police Department says it has arrested a man in connection with a house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief. Police say Manhattan resident Garivaldi Castillo was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal possession of marijuana. Police haven't said how he's connected to the Bronx explosion. Chief Michael Fahy was killed by falling debris Tuesday while...

Havana – Cuba Rejects Trump’s Call For Negotiations On Human Rights

September 28, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Havana - A top Cuban diplomat on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump's threat to undo detente with Cuba unless the single-party government meets the Republican presidential candidate's demands. Trump said in Miami this month that he would reverse President Barack Obama's executive orders loosening the U.S. trade embargo on the island unless Cuba meets demands including "religious and political...

New York – Most Americans Say Clinton Won First Debate Against Trump: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

September 28, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New York - A majority of Americans say Democrat Hillary Clinton won Monday night's presidential debate, but her performance doesn't appear to have boosted her level of support among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Wednesday. The online poll, which gathered responses from more than 2,000 people on Tuesday, found that 56 percent of American adults...

Washington – FBI Director: More ‘Attempted Intrusions’ In Voter Databases

September 28, 2016 at 06:32 PM
Washington - FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Wednesday there have been additional "attempted intrusions" in voter registration databases beyond what was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election. Comey's comments come amid ongoing concern about the ability of hackers from Russia or other nations to...

New York – Full Flight To Ukraine Cancelled, Stranding Hundreds Of NYC Passengers To Uman

September 28, 2016 at 06:23 PM
New York - Uman bound passengers who booked tickets on a specially chartered flight leaving for the Ukraine tonight got an unpleasant surprise this afternoon as the flight was unexpectedly cancelled. The charter had been booked by a group of individuals from the Bresolver community who were hoping to make the cumbersome trip to Uman a little less difficult for the many who make the annual...

Denver – AP Special Report: Across US, Police Officers Abuse Confidential Databases

September 28, 2016 at 06:10 PM
Denver - Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found. Criminal-history and driver databases give officers critical information about people they encounter on...

New York – Investigators Identify 2 Men Who Took Bag That Held Bomb

September 28, 2016 at 05:30 PM
New York - Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they've identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street as Egyptian tourists. Police began looking for the men after they were seen in security video handling a bag prosecutors say was used by bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami to conceal an explosive that failed to detonate in...

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