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Richmond, VA – Sextuplets Thriving After Delivery At Virginia Hospital

May 24, 2017 at 11:36 PM
Richmond, VA - A Virginia hospital says its staff has successfully delivered sextuplets and the three boys and three girls are thriving. VCU Medical Center in Richmond announced the births in a statement Wednesday, saying they were the first sextuplets delivered at the hospital. The babies were born May 11 to parents who had tried to conceive for 17 years. The statement says a 40-person...

New York – Americans Don’t Trust Media, But Feel Better About Favorites

May 24, 2017 at 11:04 PM
New York - While Americans have doubts about how much they should trust the "news media" in general, a poll by the Media Insight Project released Wednesday suggests they have a higher opinion of the sources they personally rely upon to follow the world. The survey by the project, a partnership between The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and American Press Institute...

New York – Science Says: What’s Known And Not Known About Marijuana

May 24, 2017 at 10:34 PM
New York - A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in treating a certain form of severe epilepsy. It found that an ingredient of marijuana — one that doesn't give pot smokers a high — reduced the number of seizures in children. In the...

Brussels – On Trip Abroad, Trump Stays On Script, But Will It Last?

May 24, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Brussels - He still has a chance for missteps, but so far on his maiden international trip, Donald Trump has managed to avoid major stumbles and has stuck to the script in a way his advisers have wanted him to do for months. The U.S. president's rare display of discipline is in part a result of a desperate need for some smooth sailing. He began the trip in scandal mode, accused of impeding...

England – 93-year-old Jewish Woman And A Muslim Man Mourn Together In Manchester

May 24, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Manchster, England - A touching moment offered a glimmer of hope in Manchester, where a bomber killed at least 22 people on Monday in a terror attack at a concert. On Wednesday, Renee Black, a 93-year-old Jewish woman, traveled to the British city with Sadiq Patel, a Muslim man, from the nearby town of Blackburn to mourn the victims. The pair were captured on video and in photos talking and...

Budapest, Hungary – New York Governor Offers Talks With Hungary On Soros School

May 24, 2017 at 09:15 PM
Budapest, Hungary - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he is ready for talks with Hungary's government on the status of Central European University, which may be forced to leave Budapest due to recent amendments to the law on higher education. CEU, founded by billionaire George Soros, is also accredited in New York state. The issue is part of a wider government campaign against Soros, a...

Manchester, England – Video Shows Man Thought To Be Suspect, Backpack

May 24, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Manchester, England - A British broadcaster has obtained security camera footage that it says police believe shows the suspect in the Manchester Arena bombing wearing a backpack that was used in the attack. Sky News on Wednesday aired two screengrabs of a man walking in Manchester's Arndale shopping center on Friday night carrying a blue backpack with a sales tag still hanging off of...

Washington – Secret Service Budget Asks For $25M To Protect Trump Tower

May 24, 2017 at 08:33 PM
Washington - The Trump administration is asking for more money to protect President Donald Trump's signature New York skyscraper, add hundreds of new Secret Service agents and strengthen security at the White House, according to new budget documents presented to Congress. The request is for $25.7 million in security-related expenses at Trump Tower, including "personnel travel costs assigned to...

Dallas – Airlines Do Limit What You Can Photograph, Video On Flights

May 24, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Dallas - Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month. The outrage on social media, the mea culpa by an airline CEO, the promise to treat customers better — none of it would have happened. The passengers who shot those videos on a United Express plane in Chicago violated...

Washington – Rex Tillerson: Trump ‘putting A Lot Of Pressure’ On Israel And The Palestinians

May 24, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is “putting a lot of pressure” on Israel and the Palestinians to restart peace talks, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. “The president was very forceful in his encouragement to both of them to be serious about approaching these discussions in the future and recognize you have to compromise,” Tillerson said in Rome, where he was accompanying...

New York – Need Cash? Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools

May 24, 2017 at 07:00 PM
New York - Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. The company has been testing the tool, which is similar to online fundraising services such as GoFundMe, since March. With the latest update unveiled Wednesday, it has added sports and community fundraisers as options. It's...

Israel – In Photos: Thousands March In Jerusalem For Jubilee

May 24, 2017 at 06:57 PM
Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of Jews from all four corners of the world gathered in downtown Jerusalem on Wednesday to march in solidarity to the Western Wall, in the annual Jerusalem Day Flag Parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the capital following the Six Day War. {NewsPhotosEmbed 822587535...

Washington – CBO: Estimated 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under Republican Bill

May 24, 2017 at 06:29 PM
Washington - An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026 under the bill...

New York – Orthodox Jewish Paramedic Sues NY Hospital Over Its No-skirts Policy

May 24, 2017 at 05:56 PM
New York - An Orthodox Jewish paramedic is suing a New York hospital for discrimination for not allowing her to wear skirts. In the civil suit filed Tuesday, Hadas Goldfarb says she was offered a job as a paramedic at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2015, but was terminated amid orientation after refusing to comply with the dress code, which stipulates that paramedics wear pants. The...

Washington – FAA Tells Airlines To Remove Some Seats From Smaller Planes

May 24, 2017 at 05:27 PM
Washington - Federal safety regulators are telling airlines to remove a certain type of seat from their planes, saying the seat could cause neck injuries during otherwise survivable crash landings. The order covers 10,482 seats used mostly on mostly smaller regional jets. Airlines will have five years to remove the seats. The FAA proposed the action last year and made it final on...

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