Tag: New Jersey

Ivanka Trump signals flexibility on paid parental leave

BY MATT O’BRIEN AND CATHERINE LUCEY PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A proposal for paid parental leave championed by Ivanka Trump could go back to the drawing board. Two weeks after the plan was outlined in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, his daughter and adviser signaled she is open to other strategies for providing the benefit for new parents. Ivanka Trump met this week with a bipartisan group of scholars pitching a different paid-leave approach. “She said that was just a placeholder or a stake in the ground and they’re open to other ideas,” said Isabel Sawhill, a scholar at...

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Investigators identify 2 men who took bag that held bomb

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they’ve identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street. Police began looking for the men after they were seen in security video handling a bag prosecutors say was used by bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami to conceal an explosive that failed to detonate in Manhattan. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Wednesday the two men were Egyptian tourists who’ve returned home. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on the...

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First Baby Born With Zika In Texas

TEXAS (KFXV) Texas has its first case of a baby born with Microcephaly as a result of the Zika virus Harris County Health Officials confirm. The mother traveled from Latin America and was tested for Zika but received inconclusive results. The infant’s lab results were positive. They say mom most likely contracted the virus while pregnant and was probably infected while in Latin America. The first baby born with Zika related Microcephaly in the continental U.S. was born in New Jersey last month. This is baby number 4 in the US. Three others have been reported in Hawaii, New...

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When all’s said and done, Yogi Berra was 1 of a kind

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball people tell a wonderful story about Yogi Berra and the most famous home run in history. Yogi and a couple of his Yankees pals went to Game 3 of the Dodgers-Giants playoff for the 1951 National League pennant, eager to see who they’d face the next day in the World Series opener. But when Brooklyn took a late 4-1 lead, Yogi told his buddies it was time to leave the Polo Grounds. Yep, Yogi said it was over. They needed to beat the late-afternoon traffic. So the man cherished for saying “it ain’t over...

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Texas ready to dump high school steroids testing program

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas officials launched a massive public high school steroids testing program over fears of rampant doping from the football fields to the tennis courts, they promised a model program for the rest of the country to follow. But almost no one did. And after spending $10 million testing more than 63,000 students to catch just a handful of cheaters, Texas lawmakers appear likely to defund the program this summer. If they do, New Jersey and Illinois will have the only statewide high school steroids testing programs left. Even those who pushed for the Texas...

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