List by Month: 6-2012

NY Legislative Session Over; What Passed?

06.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The 2012 legislative session for New York State is over. Governor Cuomo said "I believe that this legislative session is the most successful in modern political history."  The session wrapped up Thursday. Besides approving teacher evaluations, ...

2 in 3 Older Women Want To Loose Weight

06.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Age brings no relief for a poor body image. A new study by the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program shows 70-percent of all women over the age of 50 are trying to loose weight. Over a third say they've dieted for at least half of ...

Americans Not Swayed By Obama's Gay Marriage Views

06.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage did not shake most American's views. The Associated Press survey found 42-percent of Americans still oppose gay marriage, while just 40-percent support it. 15-percent of Americans are neutral. The ...

Interest Rates Drop Yet Again For Mortgages

06.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There's been yet another drop in the rates for those wanting to buy a house.  Numbers from mortgage finance company Freddie Mac peg the rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at three-point-66 percent.  It's the lowest rate since Freddie ...

July 4th Falls Over Two Weekends: Which Should You Travel?

06.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The old adage that timing is everything applies to travel over the upcoming July 4th holiday.  Courtney Scott of Travelocity explains says "the fourth of July falls on a Wednesday, so you have 2 weekends to choose from. Our research at ...

U.S. Supreme Court Could Make At Least One Major Ruling Today

06.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

All eyes are on the U.S. Supreme court today, where yet another major ruling is expected. Will it be the President's healthcare reform law or Arizona's new immigration law? At least one ruling is expected today, and possibly another Monday before ...

Atheists Want The Government To Yank Tax Exempt Status For Churches

06.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Atheists are calling on the federal government to end *tax exempt* status for churches. Atheist groups are pointing to a new study by University of Tampa that indicates Washington could raise 70-billion-dollars each year if it started taxing ...

New Poll Shows Obama, Romney Are In A Statistical Dead Heat

06.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Who will be the next President of the United States? If the election were held today, it would be a nail biter. A poll out by the Associated Press and G.F.K. found both President Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney are statistically tied, at ...

Pennsylvania Police Engage In 1,453 High Speed Chases In 2011

06.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Generally, the Pennsylvania state police tell you how many tickets they issue for people chatting on cell phones or not wearing seatbelts. But how about how many tickets they issue for chasing people? Law enforcement agencies across the state took ...

New York Picks Kirsten Gillibrand's Challenger Next Tuesday

06.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are days till the U.S. Senate primary in New York, and there are huge swaths of voters that have no idea who they're casting their vote for. There are three candidates in the running for New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand's seat: Wendy Long, ...

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