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  • 25 foods that will help you fight allergies

    In recent years, the rates of respiratory allergies among United States citizens have been higher than any other allergy type. Though many attribute this prevalence to the “hygiene hypothesis” — the idea that keeping children too clean can increase their risk for later illnesses — others blame antibiotics and obesity. Whatever the cause, allergies are here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. However, increasing amounts of scientific evidence support the use of certain natural remedies for allergies. Vitamins […]

  • Celebrate Earth Day with a free Citi Bike ride

    NEW YORK— To celebrate Earth Day, Citi Bike is offering a chance to use their bike share program for free. Citi Bike will offer free rides on Friday to coincide encourage New Yorkers to participate in a voluntary one-day ban of driving in the city. “This Car-Free Earth Day, we invite New Yorkers to ‘Go Green by Going Blue’,” said Jay Walder, President and CEO of Motivate, Citi Bike’s parent company. To get a free ride all you need to do is go […]

  • Snag a free ice cream cone at Carvel Thursday

    NEW YORK— Warm weather calls for ice cream and Carvel is offering free ice cream cones on Thursday. Participating Carvel stores will be offering guests a free junior cone from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Customers can choose from vanilla, chocolate or their new Oreo cookie soft serve. Although the cones are free, Carvel is hoping you will buy a $1 coupon book to help support Red Cross. They have teamed up with Red Cross to honor Red Cross’ National Day of Giving. Carvel plans […]

  • Miss USA pageant launches nationwide search for 52nd contestant

    The Miss USA pageant has announced a nationwide search for a 52nd contestant for the 2016 Miss USA competition— and they are looking for someone from the non-pageant world. The Miss Universe organization will conduct a search on social media for a contestant to join the 51 other candidates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia. To be picked, hopefuls have to post pictures or videos on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #‎FindingMiss52‬, explaining why they should be the […]

  • Kearny brush fire sends plumes of smoke into sky, delays trains

    KEARNY, N.J. — A massive brush fire is causing thick smoke to fill the sky over New Jersey after a massive blaze broke out at what appears to be a landfill. The blaze, which began about 1 p.m., led to the suspension of NJ Transit trains between Newark and New York City. As of 3:30 p.m., service there had been restored but customers were told to expect delays of up to 60 minutes. Main and Bergen Line service has been restored, but is […]

  • Stepmom allegedly killed 4-year-old boy with scalding water

    FRANKLIN, Ohio— A woman is facing charges after her 4-year-old stepson died from being scalded in a bathtub. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Austin Derreck Cooper’s stepmother, Anna Ritchie,  punished him by putting his legs in scalding hot water— he died as a result of the burns he suffered. Police received a call from Cooper’ dad, Robert Ritchie III, after he woke up to find his son wasn’t breathing. “I think my son died,” Ritchie told the dispatcher. The dispatcher told […]

  • NJ Transit trains no longer experiencing 2 hour delays between Newark and Trenton

    NEW JERSEY— A signal problem causing two hour delays on New Jersey Transit Tuesday morning has been fixed. New Jersey Transit trains between Newark Penn Station and Trenton were experiencing two hour delays in both directions due to a signal problem. #NEC trains now subject to 2hr delays both ways btwn Newark Penn & Trenton due to Amtrak signal problem. #NJCL experiencing delays as well. — NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) April 19, 2016 The problems were fixed but residual delays are still reported. […]

  • Bible found unscathed after fire tears through retirement community

    EDEN, N.C.— After a large fire ripped  through a retirement community, a Bible was found unharmed in the rubble. The fire broke out at in the Arbor Ridge of Eden retirement community in North Carolina, claiming the life of one woman, and destroying ten apartments. Chris McAleer,  who works night security in the retirement community, first spotted the Bible while helping to salvage items for residents. “At first glance I thought it was just gone,” said McAleer “But when I opened […]

  • 1 dead, 7 firefighters injured in Brooklyn house fire

    PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn— One person is dead after a fire broke out at a home in Brooklyn. The fire ripped through a 2-story home on Fenimore Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens on Monday around 6:15 p.m. Patricia Thomas, 64, was found on the second floor of the residence, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Seven firefighters suffered minor injuries— five of the firefighters were taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center, and two of them were taken to Kings County Hospital. […]

  • Doris Roberts of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ dead at 90

    Doris Roberts, best known for playing Ray Romano’s mother on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has died at the age of 90, according to a family spokesperson. She passed away Sunday, April 17th in Los Angeles. Roberts won five Emmy awards, four of them for  of them for her role in “Everybody Loves Raymond.” She also starred in many movies, including “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” She was also a renowned Broadway actress. She’s survived by her son Michael Cannata Jr., who she had with her […]