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Trenton, NJ – For Better Sleep, Doctors Suggest Low-tech, Cheap Solutions

August 1, 2018 at 11:26 PM
Trenton, NJ - Millions of people struggle to get enough sleep — and to stay alert the next day. Lots of apps, fitness trackers, smartwatches and even mattress motion sensors claim they can diagnose or treat sleep problems. But sleep disorder doctors say there's little evidence consumer gadgets actually improve sleep. "The technology can help describe the problem," such as waking...

Philadelphia – Rare Nickel Worth Millions Up For Auction In Philadelphia

August 1, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Philadelphia - A rare nickel is going up for auction in Philadelphia and officials say it could fetch $3 million to $5 million. The Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head Nickel is one of only five ever produced. The Stack's Bowers Galleries is offering the coin for auction Aug. 15 during the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money. The fair will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention...

Tampa, FL – Who Is Q? Behind The Conspiracy Emerging At Trump Rallies

August 1, 2018 at 10:02 PM
Tampa, FL - Amidst the "Trump 2020" placards, the "Women for Trump" signs and the "CNN SUCKS" T-shirts, the most inscrutable message that came out of Donald Trump's Tampa rally on Tuesday evening was a letter. Q. People wore T-shirts with the letter emblazoned on the front. Others carried signs containing the letter: "Q WWG1WGA Trump 2020 Keep America Great! MSM is the enemy." Another held...

Jerusalem – Orthodox Rabbis Reject Colleagues’ Letter Calling LGBTQ Community ‘perverts’

August 1, 2018 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - Dozens of American and Israeli Orthodox rabbis have signed a letter in support of the LGBTQ community in response to a letter last week from some 200 Orthodox rabbis in Israel that called its members “perverts” and an “organization of abominations.” At least 75 liberal Orthodox rabbis have signed the letter, which was first circulated on Tuesday.They call on the Orthodox...

Warsaw, Poland – Poland Honors Fighters, Victims Of Warsaw’s 1944 Revolt

August 1, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Warsaw,Poland - World War II veterans, Warsaw residents and Poland's leaders stood at attention Wednesday as sirens wailed during anniversary ceremonies honoring the fighters and victims of the city's ill-fated 1944 revolt against the Nazi occupation. Warsaw traffic stopped for a minute's remembrance as the sirens sounded at 5 p.m., the exact hour when the Aug. 1 revolt started 74 years...

Washington – How The US Military Will Identify Remains From North Korea

August 1, 2018 at 08:30 PM
Washington - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea. The remains are believed to belong to servicemen from the U.S. and other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. during the Korean War. Here's a look at what will happen next: WHERE WILL THE REMAINS BE TAKEN? The remains...

New York – U.S. Lawsuit Over Underfilled Junior Mints Boxes Is Thrown Out

August 1, 2018 at 08:03 PM
New York - A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Tootsie Roll Industries Inc tricked consumers into overpaying for Junior Mints by filling more than one-third of its candy boxes with empty space. Biola Daniel and Abel Duran, from New York, and Trekeela Perkins, from Mississippi, accused Tootsie Roll of defrauding them because 35 percent to 43 percent of the boxes...

Los Angeles – Hillary Clinton To Bring Female Voting Rights Story To Television

August 1, 2018 at 07:31 PM
Los Angeles - Hillary Clinton is adding a new skill to her resume: television producer. The losing 2016 U.S. presidential candidate said on Wednesday she was working with director Steven Spielberg to bring a book about women's fight for voting rights to television. "I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Steven Spielberg to bring @efweiss5’s book 'The Woman’s Hour' to TV," Clinton...

Jerusalem – 10 US Firefighters Volunteer To Battle Blazes On Gaza Border

August 1, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Ten volunteer firefighters from the United States are in Israel to help battle the blazes sweeping across southern Israel caused by arson kites and balloons sent from Gaza. The firefighters arrived in Israel and went to work Tuesday alongside Israeli firefighters and soldiers. They have been dispatched to the cities of Sderot, Ashdod, Askelon and Netivot. Thousands of acres of...

New York – Manhattan Stops Prosecuting Low-level Marijuana Cases

August 1, 2018 at 06:26 PM
New York - Prosecutors in Manhattan will no longer pursue low-level marijuana cases. The new policy took effect on Wednesday, as New York City shifts toward decriminalizing the possession and public smoking of small amounts of pot. District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. estimates the new policy of declining prosecution will cut Manhattan marijuana cases from about 5,000 per year to fewer than...

Washington – Rare Blue Diamonds May Be Earth’s Deepest Secret

August 1, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Washington - The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world's most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses and thieves before landing for all to see at a Washington museum. The geological history of blue diamonds is even more complex, according to research published on Wednesday examining these exceptionally...

Washington – Do Trump Tweets Cross Legal Line For Obstruction Of Justice?

August 1, 2018 at 05:29 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's tweet on Wednesday calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russia investigation raises difficult questions about whether Trump's frequent use of Twitter might be used to build a case of obstruction of justice against him. The latest round of presidential tweets bashing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation fueled criticism that Trump...

Jerusalem – Israel Halts Fuel Shipments To Gaza Citing Continued Fire Balloon Launches

August 1, 2018 at 05:15 PM
Jerusalem - Israel will stop shipments of fuel and gas to the Gaza Strip from Thursday in response to militants in the enclave launching incendiary balloons that have torched fields in Israel. A statement from Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office on Wednesday said he had ordered a halt to fuel supplies into the strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing until further notice. "The decision...

New York – Paid Sick Leave May Be Incentive, Complication At Businesses

August 1, 2018 at 05:00 PM
New York - Rod Holmes opted for simplicity when Chicago's paid sick leave law took effect. He wanted to avoid the headache of calculating how much sick time staffers at his digital marketing company earned for the time they worked, and there was the question of what do about his employees in Cincinnati. Holmes had previously given his staffers three weeks of paid time off, to be used for...

Warsaw Poland – Son Of Rabbi Edgar Gluck Claims He Was Assaulted By Polish Police, Who Gave Him Nazi Salute

August 1, 2018 at 04:39 PM
Warsaw, Poland - The son of a rabbi in Poland said police in Krakow assaulted him and gave him Nazi salutes outside a synagogue, but police denied the accusation and said he was drunk and disorderly. In the incident late Sunday afternoon, Yaakov Gluck, 40, of Brooklyn, told JTA that he was prevented from giving a tour of the Kupa Synagogue to friends by a Jewish community employee. Gluck said...

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