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Apr 05 2017

Jay-Z & John Legend Praise News Of Rikers Island Closing Down

In the wake of protests, and a number of publicized incidents of violence and mistreatment used on inmates, the facility that opened in 1932 has numbered days. Staten Isl...

Apr 04 2017

Severe weather threat upgraded to moderate risk

Download the WDAM First Alert Weather app today for real-time interactive radar, location-based severe weather alerts and a constantly updated forecast for wherever you...

Apr 03 2017

1 child killed, 6 sickened by carbon monoxide leak at hotel

The patients included the six children, hotel staff, two Berrien County deputies and a Nile City police officer. The Niles police department confirmed the death of Brya...

Apr 03 2017

Montgomery County's Mission Kids 'plants' pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention month

During April, to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month , the Care Center is raising awareness about child abuse prevention. Child abuse is a problem that often ha...

Apr 01 2017

How To Play 'Ms. Pac-Man' On Google Maps Right Now

If you want to take a crack and playing on a map showing the area you actually live in, you'll have to load up Google Maps on your web browser. And, two years, later, t...

Apr 01 2017

Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes never-before-seen images of 9/11 Pentagon terrorist attack

The 9/11 terrorist attack saw three coordinated strikes by four hijacked planes: two targeting the World Trade Centers in NY, one targeting the Pentagon in Virginia and o...

Apr 01 2017

Carolina 'Bathroom Bill' Experience Could Doom Similar Bills Elsewhere

Cooper goes onto say the deal isn't ideal, but it repeals HB2 and begins to fix the state's reputation. "This is not a flawless deal, and this is not my preferred solut...

Mar 31 2017

White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

Intelligence agencies routinely monitor the communications of foreign officials living in the USA, though the identities of Americans swept up in that collection is to be...

Mar 23 2017

Trump moves sanctuary city fight to front burner

The report was requested by President Trump through an executive order as part of a White House campaign to "better inform the public regarding the public safety thre...

Mar 21 2017

Trump drops 220 spots on the Forbes Billionaires List

During the campaign he said that he was worth $8.7 billion and said past year in a personal financial disclosure form filed with the federal government that his net wort...

Mar 20 2017

GOP infighting over health care, other issues belies victory

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller says he can't support the House GOP health care bill in its current form, leaving the measure short of the support it needs in the Senate. CBO e...

Mar 17 2017

McDonald's goes after Trump, then says it was hacked — Twitter beef

It appears somebody who accessed McDonald's corporate Twitter account Thursday has a beef with President Donald Trump. McDonald's said its account was "compromised"...

Mar 15 2017

US News and World Report recognizes Illinois State graduate programs

Cornell University slips in just behind the two on both MBA and law school dominance. The magazineThe top five education graduation programs were Harvard, Stanford,...

Mar 13 2017

Is Daylight Saving Time actually risky?

We sprung forward in the United States, moving our clocks forward an hour in a spring ritual that now adds an hour of daylight to each day from March 12 until it ends on ...

Mar 12 2017

Will a big storm come our way?

AccuWeather calls for a sharp turn in conditions from a high of 52 and partly sunny skies today to highs of 33 on Friday , then 23 and 28 over the weekend. Models don...

Mar 10 2017

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) Expected To Report Earnings On Thursday

The stock appeared -19.63% below its 52-week highs and is down -2.34% for the last five trades. Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.78. O...

Mar 05 2017

Philadelphia Unions Offer Help in Response to Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

No arrests have been made, and police said they have not determined a motive. Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel center surveys damaged head...

Mar 04 2017

US House Intel Committee Chiefs Agree on Scope of Russia Election Probe

Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned last month after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and White House officials about his con...

Mar 04 2017

Rand Paul says Obamacare 'repeal' secrecy is cause for concern

Yet a trio of Senate conservatives - Mr. Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah - have objected to the House GOP approach, on top of centrists who are a...

Mar 01 2017

Jewish Centers In Several States, Including Pa., Being Evacuated Due To Threats

The threats in Harrisburg and York came on the heels of bomb threats made to almost a dozen other Jewish buildings across the country, including schools. Prior threat...