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  1. Balloon Pill Touted As Newest Weight-Loss Remedy

    Balloon Pill Touted As Newest Weight-Loss Remedy

    There could be a new weight loss miracle pill on the market, if an article on WebMD is correct.According to the article, researchers are looking for a way that consumers might be able to swallow a single pill to have a similar effect as a gastric bypass. The report says that overseas trials are underway. "Once swallowed, this capsule descends into the stomach, where its shell ...

  2. New York Looks To Have A Surplus of Nearly $1 Billion In 2016

    New York Looks To Have A Surplus of Nearly $1 Billion In 2016

    ALBANY, N.Y. — State officials are looking at a roughly $1 billion surplus in the next fiscal year, a report released Thursday said.Most of that money, approximately $650 million, is the result of settlements reached by the Department of Financial Services with several major firms as well as several large payments from international banks for violating U.S. sanctions, a report from ...

  3. US Senators Introduce Bill To Prevent Cell-Phone Robocalls

    US Senators Introduce Bill To Prevent Cell-Phone Robocalls

    Federal lawmakers will consider a bill that would stop companies from robocalling cellphones to collect on debt that's held or backed by the federal government, including student loans and mortgages.Legislation was proposed earlier this week that would reverse a controversial provision tucked into an approved budget bill that allowed companies that collect debt for the federal ...

  4. U.S. Airport Security Is On Alert After Suspected Russian Plane Bombing

    U.S. Airport Security Is On Alert After Suspected Russian Plane Bombing

    Airport security across the United States is on high alert after the suspected Russian plane bombing over the weekend. According to the International Business Times, airports around the world will be tightening their security protocols in an attempt to prevent another similar bombing. In Paris, Moscow and Los Angeles, for example, all security arrangements are being reviewed.For the ...

  5. Cell Phone Dead Zones In Westchester Need Action, Says Schumer

    Cell Phone Dead Zones In Westchester Need Action, Says Schumer

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on wireless providers' lack of transparency and the accuracy in the coverage maps.“There are more cell phone dead zones in Northern Westchester and Putnam Counties than post-winter potholes on the West Side Highway – and misrepresenting coverage maps to give the ...

  6. General Mills Recalls 1.8M Cheerios Boxes

    General Mills Recalls 1.8M Cheerios Boxes

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --Nearly 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios are being recalled after wheat flour was introduced into its gluten-free oat flour system at its facility in Lodi, Calif.ABC News reports that the boxes had been labeled gluten-free when packaged. A spokeswoman for General Mills told ABC "there have been reports of illness by consumers online and ...

  7. Police Look To Public For Help In White Plains TD Bank Robbery

    Police Look To Public For Help In White Plains TD Bank Robbery

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains police are looking to the public for help in identifying a man who robbed a TD Bank branch Friday night. According to Lohud, police said the man entered the TD Bank branch on Central Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. and gave a teller a hand-written note demanding cash. No weapon was displayed.The robber left with a bank bag containing an undisclosed amount ...

  8. Cuomo Signs Legislation To Aid Families Of Terrorist Attacks

    Cuomo Signs Legislation To Aid Families Of Terrorist Attacks

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A new state law will work to strengthen financial support for the families of terrorist attack victims by waiving mandatory commissions due in life insurance settlements. Th law, signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, expands the current law, which only allows a waiver for families affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.“New Yorkers stand together whenever tragedy strikes,” ...

  9. Bedford Hills Widow Suing Metro-North After February Crash

    Bedford Hills Widow Suing Metro-North After February Crash

    BEDFORD, N.Y. - The Bedford Hills widow of a money manager killed in February's Metro-North crash is suing the railroad but not the estate of Ellen Brody the SUV driver at the center of the February crash, according to a story on lohud.com.Jill Shiner Vandercar, wife of 53-year-old Eric Vandercar, is claiming a dangerous grade crossing, faulty emergency exits and poor decision-making ...

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