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A year on, spirits still high at New York Women's March

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:43:55 GMT

Buoyed by the #MeToo movement, more than 120,000 take to the streets to protest Trump and call for reproductive and other women's rights Protesters at the second annual Women's March in New York City, January 20, 2018 NEW YORK - On Saturday morning, 21-year old Theresa Edwards and her mother, Barbara, stepped out into Manhattan's Upper West Side with large smiles on their faces and colorful homemade signs in hand. There was no way they would "We went last year to the one in DC," Theresa Edwards told The Times of Israel.

The Latest: GOP says Trump trying to cushion shutdown impact

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:21:23 GMT

The corridors surrounding the Senate are empty on the first day of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013, file photo, the Grand Canyon National Park is covered in the morning sunlight as seen from a helicopter near Tusayan, Ariz.

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:59:47 GMT

Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end it. The finger-pointing played out in rare weekend proceedings in both the House and Senate, where lawmakers were eager to show voters they were actively working for a solution - or at least actively making their case why the other party was at fault.

Celebrities join march for women's rights, encourage voting

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:41:28 GMT

Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration. In Los Angeles, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Alfre Woodard, Scarlett Johansson, Constance Wu, Adam Scott and Rob Reiner were among the celebrities who addressed a crowd of hundreds of thousands of demonstrators at a women's march.

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:10:58 GMT

The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be clo... . People who work at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island disembark from a ferry at Battery Park, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York.

Across the globe, rallies against Trump, sexual misconductNEW YORK...

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:59:55 GMT

Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment. A protest in New York was among more than 200 such actions planned for the weekend around the world.

Across the globe, rallies against Trump, sexual misconduct

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:59:54 GMT

People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The New York protest was among more than 200 such actions planned for the weekend around the world.

Hidden History: New York church holds deep roots in the abolitionist movement

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:22:37 GMT

Located in Volney, about 30 miles north of Syracuse, Bristol Hill Congregational United Church of Christ is known as an icon of the Underground Railroad, helping fugitive slaves on their journey to freedom. The church was organized in 1812 in an unprecedented way and built between 1831 and 1835.

a oeGeographically widespreada influenza cases increase across New York

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:47:32 GMT

According to the Department of Health, the number of flu cases rose 54 percent over the past week. New cases were diagnosed in all counties in the state.

Congestion pricing: Drivers could face $11.52 toll to enter Manhattan

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:21:57 GMT

Cars could be hit with a $11.52 charge to drive into Manhattan south of 60th Street as part of a proposal released Friday by a task force set up by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The plan would make New York the first city in the nation to have a congestion-pricing plan as a way to raise revenue to pay for its transit system and encourage less driving.

Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers Hospitalized As Flu Outbreak Spreads

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:46:51 GMT

Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers - including hundreds in the Hudson Valley - have been hospitalized this week following a swift increase in flu cases that were reported, according to health officials. Officials said that 1,606 New Yorkers were among those hospitalized this week with lab-confirmed flu cases, marking the highest weekly number in more than a decade, prompting health officials to implore residents to get flu shots.

Divers believe theya ve found famed luxury ship that sank in 1838 off the NC coast

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:08:01 GMT

The disappearance of Pulaski remains one of the nation's most dramatic and deadly maritime disasters, partly because half on board died, but also because its passengers included some of the most prominent families in the southeast. Among those lost was New York Congressman William B. Rochester and six members of the Lamar family, then among the richest families in the southeast.

Gov. Cuomo urges New Yorkers to get a flu shot

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:24:32 GMT

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on all New Yorkers 6 months of age and over who have not yet received a flu shot to get vaccinated as soon as possible. "With flu cases on the rise, New Yorkers should take steps to get vaccinated and protect themselves and their loved ones," Cuomo said.

Ice jam flooding threat still high for Upstate New York with weekend warmup

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:39:31 GMT

While the odds of flooding are lower than last week, when heavy rain fell and snow melted in 60 degree temperatures , the potential for ice jam flooding remains elevated. "The risk for ice jam flooding is currently above average in some places, and may increase with time," said today's flooding outlook issued by the National Weather Service in Binghamton.

Majority of 2017 extremist murders in US were committed by right-wingers: Report

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:07:04 GMT

A new report states that right-wing extremists were responsible for the majority of extremist murders in the U.S. in 2017.Jewish group the Anti-Defamation League... -- Fifteen people were injured -- including children -- after a car crashed into pedestrians along a beach walk in Brazil, local authorities told ABC News.The... The Natural Resources Conservation Service produces this weekly report using data and products from the National Water and Climate Center and other agencies. The report focu... The Nebraska School Activities Association has hired Jay Bellar, Superintendent of Schools at Battle Creek, as the next NSAA Executive Director.

The best bed and breakfasts in Venice

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:33:37 GMT

Canada's cool customers: Getting up close and personal with the giants of the Atlantic on a visit to 'Iceberg Alley' Norwegian Dreamliner sets transatlantic speed record: Plane hurtles from New York to London in just 5 hours and 13 minutes thanks to tailwinds that push it to 776mph Superjumbos are saved! Emirates airline agrees $16 billion deal to buy 36 A380 jets after Airbus warned it would stop making them without new orders World's longest underwater cave discovered in Mexico: Divers reveal that two areas previously thought to be separate actually form one 216-mile-long connected maze of caverns Salzburg will be the sweetest music to your ears: On the trail of Mozart in Austria's fine city of music and magic The nicest place on the planet! The stunning thing about Canada isn't the rugged landscape or the magnificent cities, it how polite people are Welcome to 'Big A***hole', ... (more)

Farrow describes alleged Woody Allen sex assault

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:52:46 GMT

NEW YORK>> In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described in detail Woody Allen's alleged sexual assault of her, and called actors who work in his films "complicit" in perpetuating a "culture of silence." Woody Allen attended a special screening, in July 2015, of "Irrational Man," hosted by The Cinema Society and Fiji Water, at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.