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  • Jamie Lynn Sigler's Baby Shower Benefitting Baby Buggy At Sugar And Plumm Sponsored By Britax/BOB, Cloud B And Hanky Panky, And Serena & Lily

    NY bans child products containing toxic retardant

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is banning the sale of child products containing a flame retarding chemical known to cause cancer. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Thursday. It adds a chemical known as TDCPP to a list of chemicals that cannot be used in child care products because of their health effects. Specifically, the new law bans the sale of toys, car seats, crib mattresses, strollers and other child products containing the chemical. Cuomo’s office says […]

  • Expert who performed autopsy on Michael Brown to review Eric Garner’s final autopsy

    NEW YORK (AP) - The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy of the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Missouri will be reviewing the final autopsy report of a New York City man who died after being put in a police chokehold. Attorney Sanford Rubenstein says Dr. Michael Baden is scheduled to look at Eric Garner’s autopsy report on Friday. He will also look at all microscopic slides, all organs and tissues that the medical examiner’s office has. […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - MAY 28:  Household appliances are offered for sale at Home Depot on May 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods, like major appliances, unexpectedly rose in April.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards

    NEW YORK (PIX11) - The Home Depot estimates that a cyberattack earlier this year affected 56 million unique payment cards. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer said Thursday it has eliminated the malware behind the attacks that took place between April and September. It said it has also completed a “major” payment security project that provides enhanced encryption of customers’ payment data in the company’s U.S. stores. Home Depot also is confirming its sales-growth estimates for the fiscal year and expects […]

  • Pressure Increases For A Scottish Independence Referendum

    Scots to decide whether to declare independence from England

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — By day’s end, voters in Scotland will have decided the future of their country’s union with England — which has lasted for 307 years. There are rival “Yes” and “No” billboards and campaigners outside many polling places, where voters were lined up even before they opened this morning. Pro-independence forces got a last-minute boost from tennis star Andy Murray, who signaled his support in a tweet to his 2.7 million followers. A final poll from Ipsos […]

  • ISIS released a new video of kidnapped British journalist John Cantlie.

    ISIS releases video of British journalist John Cantlie

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has released a video showing a British man who identifies himself as a journalist and says he is a prisoner of the extremists. In a slick video shot with three cameras, the man identifies himself as John Cantlie, a photojournalist who worked for publications including The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Sunday Telegraph. He says he came to Syria in November 2012 and was subsequently captured by the Islamic State group. The […]

  • Stephen M. Howells II and Nicole Vaisey were arrested in connection of the apparent abduction of two Amish sisters. (Photo: CNN)

    Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have charged the couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York last month with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. The couple- 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey and 39-year-old and Stephen Howells Jr. of Hermon – have already pleaded not guilty to state kidnapping charges in St. Lawrence County, where the girls were abducted from their family farm stand in rural Oswegatchie, near the Canadian border. They are being […]

  • The crash allegedly happened due to the driver's armpit hair catching fire. (Ada County Sheriff's Department/Facebook)

    Armpit hair fire causes car crash that injures five teens: sheriff

    BOISE, Idaho (AP/PIX11) — A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after authorities say one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter. The Idaho Statesman reports all five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday and had to receive medical treatment. Authorities say two of the passengers, 15 and 16-year-old girls, were thrown from the vehicle, but none of the five suffered life-threatening injuries. The Ada County Sheriff’s […]

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    Convictions overturned in 1993 bludgeoning death of teen girl in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK (AP) - A state appeals court has overturned the guilty verdicts of two men convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl. The panel ruled Wednesday that authorities withheld information that might have cleared Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor of the charges. It also dismissed the indictments against them. Both men have always maintained their innocence. The bludgeoned body of Jennifer Negron was found on a Brooklyn street on Jan. 1, 1992. A judge dismissed the murder […]

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    Group therapy in south Jersey ends in stabbing

    BERLIN, N.J. (AP) — Police say a group therapy session turned violent in southern New Jersey. Authorities have charged 32-year-old Ryan McCausland of Collingswood with aggravated assault and weapons offenses. Berlin police tell the South Jersey Times, McCausland punched a counselor in the face on Tuesday and scuffled with another member of the group who tried to subdue him. Police say McCausland brandished a pocket knife and stabbed 46-year-old Raymond DiDonato in the back and stomach. Another member of the […]

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    Whooping cough confirmed at Connecticut grade school

    PLYMOUTH, Conn. (AP) — The state Public Health Department has confirmed two cases of whooping cough at a Plymouth elementary school. The Republican American reports that Carolyn Giannini, school nurse coordinator at the Plymouth Center School, said Tuesday that students who may have been exposed have been informed in writing. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is an infection of the respiratory system caused bacteria. It’s characterized by severe coughing. William Gerrish, spokesman for the Connecticut Public Health Department, said […]

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