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Los Angeles – Perk Up: California Says Coffee Cancer Risk Insignificant

June 3, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Los Angeles - California officially gave its blessing to coffee Monday, declaring the beverage does not pose a "significant" cancer risk. The rule, proposed a year ago by regulators, means coffee won't have to carry ominous warnings that the beverage may be bad for you. The state took the rare move after a Los Angeles judge found Starbucks Corp. and other companies failed to show that...

Portland – Poland Spring To Use 100% Recycled Plastic For Bottles

June 3, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Portland - Poland Spring announced Monday a plan to use 100% recycled plastic for all its noncarbonated water containers, a move that comes amid growing concern about plastic pollution. The Maine-based company said the effort kicks off this month with 1-liter bottles. By 2022, the company plans to use 100% recycled plastic for bottles in all of its still water lines. A niche product called...

Washington – Explainer: What Would It Take For U.S. Congress To Impeach Trump?

June 3, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump, under growing pressure from numerous investigations of him and his administration, last week scorned talk of being removed from office via the impeachment process as "dirty, filthy, disgusting." The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to impeach the president, although no president has ever been removed from office as a direct result of this arduous...

Washington – Long List Of Troubled Nursing Homes Revealed By Senators

June 3, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Washington - The federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursing homes around the country found by inspectors to have serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems. Nearly 400 facilities nationwide had a "persistent record of poor care" as of April, but they were not included along with a shorter list of homes that get increased federal scrutiny and do...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Sunni Arab States ‘moving Faster’ Than The Palestinians On Peace

June 3, 2019 at 09:31 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunni Arab states are moving faster than the Palestinians toward recognition of Israel, another sign that the Trump administration’s yet to be released peace plan may be stillborn. “They don’t see Israel any longer as their enemy, but as their indispensable ally in standing up to Iranian aggression and even, I would say, beyond...

Washington – Sanders: Politico Article On His Wealth Was ‘anti-Semitic’

June 3, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., among the leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, said a Politico story on his wealth that called him “cheap” was anti-Semitic. “Call that what it is, an anti-Semitic article,” Sanders said in an interview with the progressive political online show, “The Young Turks.” One of the show’s hosts, Cenk Uygur, was...

Irvine, CA – California Man Who Made ‘kill Lists’ Of Jews Pleads Guilty To Plotting Anti-Semitic Attacks

June 3, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Irvine, CA - A California man who wrote “kill lists” of prominent Jews pleaded guilty to threatening three houses of worship in Orange County. Nicholas Wesley Rose, 28, of Irvine, was sentenced Friday for carrying a loaded firearm not registered to him and three civil rights counts in relation to making the threats. Other felony charges were dropped. His parents contacted the police...

Chicago – US Aims To Help More Cancer Patients Try Experimental Drugs

June 3, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Chicago - Sally Atwater's doctor spent two months on calls, messages and paperwork to get her an experimental drug he thinks can fight the lung cancer that has spread to her brain and spine. Nancy Goodman begged eight companies to let her young son try experimental medicines for a brain tumor that ultimately killed him, and "only three of the companies even gave me a reason why they declined,"...

Washington – Mike Pompeo Clarifies Comments That Peace Plan Could Be Biased Toward Israel

June 3, 2019 at 07:33 PM
Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walked back comments he shared with Jewish leaders saying that it was an “inaccurate” perception that the Trump administration’s peace proposal could be seen as one-sided toward Israel. The Washington Post reported Sunday on a recording obtained from an off-the-record meeting last week between Pompeo and the Conference of Presidents of Major...

Jerusalem – US Embassy In Israel Will Hold Annual July 4th Celebration For The First Time In Jerusalem

June 3, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - The U.S. Embassy in Israel will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration for the first time in Jerusalem. The event traditionally has been held at the home of the U.S. ambassador in Herzliya. In March, Ambassador David Friedman moved into a residence in a building in western Jerusalem that formerly functioned as a consulate. He also owns a home in Jerusalem. Last year, two...

Virginia Beach, VA – Gunman’s Resignation Email Gave No Hint Of Bloodshed To Come

June 3, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Virginia Beach, VA - The Virginia Beach employee who shot and killed 12 people at a municipal building gave no hint of the bloodbath to come when he emailed his resignation letter earlier in the day, saying that he was leaving for "personal reasons" but that "it has been a pleasure to serve." The two-sentence email from DeWayne Craddock, an engineer with the city utilities department, was...

Albany, NY – New York Governor Says Legal Marijuana Not Likely This Year

June 3, 2019 at 06:03 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not believe legislation legalizing recreational marijuana in New York will pass before lawmakers adjourn for the year this month, he said Monday. Cuomo, a Democrat, supports legalization but said he doesn't think there are enough votes in the state Senate to pass a measure. Lawmakers are scheduled to finish their session June 19. While there's broad...

Washington – House Panel Set To Hold Barr, Ross In Contempt Of Congress

June 3, 2019 at 05:59 PM
Washington - The House Oversight Committee is moving to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel's Democratic chairman, said lawmakers will vote soon...

London – Airlines Scramble To Overcome Polluter Stigma As ‘Flight Shame’ Movement Grows

June 3, 2019 at 05:30 PM
London - In Lorna Greenwood's London home, there is a shelf lined with travel guides. But the 32-year-old mother and former government employment lawyer has given up flying. Greenwood, who grew up enthralled by the possibilities offered by plane travel, is part of a growing group of environmental activists in Northern Europe who are shunning flights as concerns about global climate change...

New York – Nasdaq Confirms Correction As Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon Drag

June 3, 2019 at 05:09 PM
New York - The Nasdaq tumbled 1.6% on Monday, confirming a correction as it was dragged down by Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon.com on fears the companies are the targets of U.S. government antitrust regulators. While the sell-off in the internet heavyweights was the biggest drag on the Nasdaq, the index has been falling steadily since its May 3 record closing high as investors worried about...

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