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London – Research Links Eczema And Hay Fever To Early Antibiotic Use

September 5, 2016 at 11:54 PM
London - Babies given antibiotics in the first two years of life are more likely to develop allergies as adults, according to an extensive analysis of past clinical studies involving nearly 400,000 people. The findings, to be presented on Tuesday at the European Respiratory Society annual meeting in London, point to a clear association with the risk of eczema or hay fever later in...

Fairfax, VA – A Mystery Solved: Where Is Justice Scalia Buried?

September 5, 2016 at 11:38 PM
Fairfax, VA -Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral was attended by thousands and carried on live television, but when the hearse pulled away from the church and headed to his burial site, his family asked for privacy and Supreme Court officials declined to say where Scalia was being laid to rest. But few things stay private in the internet age, and Scalia's grave has become public...

New York – Clinton Rejects Mexico Invitation After Trump’s Diplomatic Ruckus

September 5, 2016 at 11:18 PM
New York - - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Monday she will not accept an invitation from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto for a visit after rival Donald Trump created what she called a "diplomatic incident" in his foray there. In a written excerpt from an interview with ABC News that will air Tuesday morning, Clinton simply said "no" when asked if she would...

London – Vitamin D Tablets May Help Reduce Asthma Attacks, Review Finds

September 5, 2016 at 11:01 PM
London - The world's 300 million asthma sufferers could help reduce their risk of severe asthma attacks by taking vitamin D supplements as well as their standard asthma medicines, according to the findings of a review of international trial evidence. The analysis - which covered trials in the United States, Canada, India, Japan, Poland and Britain - found that taking vitamin D tablets cut the...

Moline, OH – Clinton Says ‘conspiracy Theories’ About Her Health Not A Concern

September 5, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Moline, OH - Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, on Monday said that she was not distracted by rumors of ill health and that attacks on the Clinton Foundation were not rooted in fact. Clinton, speaking on her campaign plane, also said she continued to support a "no-fly zone" over Syria...

Havana – Cuba Government Filtering Mobile Text Messages, Dissidents Say

September 5, 2016 at 10:02 PM
Havana - Cuba's Communist government is filtering mobile phone text messages for key words such as "democracy" and "human rights" and then blocking them, dissidents said on Monday. An investigative report by blogger Yoani Sanchez and journalist Reinaldo Escobar concluded that text messages failed to reach their destinations if they contained Spanish words for democracy, human rights or hunger...

London – London Model Set Ablaze To Mark Great Fire Anniversary

September 5, 2016 at 09:36 PM
London - A large wooden model of 17th-century London has been set ablaze to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London that ripped through the city in 1666. The unusual 120-meter-long (390-foot-long) model was set on fire Sunday night on the River Thames, producing spectacular flames against the backdrop of the city skyline. The burning marked the finale of a festival marking...

New York – Defense Lawyer Stewart, Fighting Cancer, Still Hopes For A Revolution

September 5, 2016 at 09:05 PM
New York - A once-prominent New York civil rights lawyer convicted of helping a terrorist client communicate with his followers is still battling the cancer that earned her compassionate release from prison over two years ago — and she is still as radical as ever, even expressing support for the killers of police officers. Lynne Stewart, a 76-year-old great-grandmother, said in an interview...

Ladue, MI – Conservative Activist Phyllis Schlafly Dead At 92

September 5, 2016 at 08:36 PM
Ladue, MI - Phyllis Schlafly, who became a "founding mother" of the modern U.S. conservative movement by battling feminists in the 1970s and working tirelessly to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment, died on Monday at the age of 92, her Eagle Forum group said. Schlafly, who lived in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue, Missouri, died at her home in the presence of her family, Eagle Forum said in a...

Dubai – The Biggest What? Dubai Seeks Glory In Obscure World Records

September 5, 2016 at 08:28 PM
Dubai - The 6,148 whiskey shots perched atop glasses of energy drink waited for the push that might send them tumbling into the record books — just another night in Dubai, and another chance to make a certain kind of history. Superlatives like "the world's biggest" and "the world's first" are almost as ubiquitous as the skyscrapers and mega-projects that have come to define this city-state...

Boston – Journalist Recounts Years As Syrian Prisoner In Documentary

September 5, 2016 at 08:05 PM
Boston - In 2012, freelance journalist Theo Padnos slipped into Syria to cover its unfolding civil war and was promptly kidnapped by members of an al-Qaida branch. Convinced he was a CIA agent because he spoke Arabic, the group held the Massachusetts native for nearly two years before releasing him in August 2014. Now, Padnos is retracing his journey in "Theo Who Lived," a documentary being...

Youngstown, OH – Trump Says Interest Rates Must Change As Fed Weighs Rate Hike

September 5, 2016 at 07:25 PM
Youngstown, OH - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has previously accused the Federal Reserve of keeping interest rates low to help President Barack Obama, said on Monday that the U.S. central bank has created a "false economy" and that interest rates should change. "They're keeping the rates down so that everything else doesn't go down," Trump said in response to a reporter's...

Mexico City – Mexico Catches Alleged Drug Money Launderer Sought In US

September 5, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Mexico City - Mexican authorities say they have captured an alleged drug trafficker and money launderer wanted in the United States. Mexico's National Security Commission says the suspect identified only as "Martin Guadencio" was captured Friday near the western city of Guadalajara. In 2011, The U.S. Treasury Department named Martin Guadencio Avendano Ojeda as the director of a...

New York – NYC, Citing Hermine Riptides, Extends Beach Closures

September 5, 2016 at 06:24 PM
New York - New York City officials have extended beach closures beyond Labor Day, citing continued deadly rip currents caused by storm system Hermine. City parks officials say Monday beaches will also be closed to swimming, bathing and surfing on Tuesday. The New York Post (http://nyp.st/2bWJP2r) reports police issued $80 tickets to at least four surfers at the famed summertime Rockaway...

Minneapolis – Mother: Family ‘Deeply Grieving’ Boy Who Disappeared In 1989

September 5, 2016 at 06:03 PM
Minneapolis - The mother of a Minnesota boy who was abducted nearly 27 years ago and whose buried remains were identified this weekend said Monday that her family is grieving. "The Wetterlings are deeply grieving and are pulling our family together. We will be eager to talk to media as soon as we are able," Patty Wetterling said in a short statement released by the Jacob Wetterling Resource...

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