NY Congressman Seeks to Halt Sale of Plum Island, Laboratory

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A New York congressman has introduced legislation to halt the planned sale of Plum Island. The island off the northeastern tip of Long Island is home to a government-run laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases. Congress voted in 2008 to close the research site and move its work to Manhattan, Kansas. The federal General Services […]

VIDEO: Large Tornado Causes Damage in Northern Illinois

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A large tornado has touched down near the central Illinois community of Rochelle, and authorities say initial reports indicate it has caused significant damage. A sheriff’s dispatcher who declined to give her name due to department policy said there was widespread damage but no immediate reports of injuries when a tornado swept across the town of Hillcrest, about 80 […]

Phone Systems Hamper White Sox-Royals Game in KC

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The White Sox and Royals were delayed for nearly 5 minutes in the first inning Thursday when the phone system that allows the managers to call from their dugouts went down. Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said both teams were affected by the outage, which prevented the managers from contacting their bullpens or replay officials. Chief […]

Arkansas Governor Urges Changes to Religious Objection Bill

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling for changes to a religious objection measure facing backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn’t intended to allow discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Republican governor on Wednesday said he wants changes to a bill lawmakers sent him prohibiting state and local government from infringing upon someone’s religious beliefs without a […]