List by Month: 6-2012

NY Lawmakers Working On Bill To Counter the James Corasanti Trial

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The doctor was given misdemeanor charges, not a felony, for driving drunk and killing an 18-year-old last July in Amherst. He said he didn't know he'd hit her. Now, Senator Patrick Gallivan is proposing to close a so-called loophole in the current ...

Mortgage Rates Hit 50-Year Low

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

If you're buying a house, there is great news. If you just bought one, don't kick yourself too hard. Mortgage rates sank to another new low today. The average rate on a 30-year loan is now 3.67 percent. 15-year rates are 2.94 percent. It's the ...

Government Testing Out Cars That Can Sense Wrecks

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Cars can now stop accidents. The federal government will run a test with 3-thousand drivers in Michigan this summer to see how new technology works that allows cars to talk to each other within a thousand feet. Then they stop-- if there's going to ...

Wanna Drive 85? Legally? Go To Texas

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Texas Department of Transportation announced this week the speed limit on part of the toll road being built between Austin and San Antonio will be 85-miles an hour. That will not only make it the highest speed limit in the U.S., but the second ...

Time Lapse Video Of Space Shuttle Enterprise

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Just in case you missed seeing a crane unload the 174-thousand pound Enterprise space ship onto the deck of the Intrepid Space Museum in New York city, NASA has you covered. They taped the whole thing and made a time lapse video. You can check it ...

NY Strikes Down The Defense Of Marriage Act

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal judge in New York has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act, which protects traditional marriage, is unconstitutional. The ruling by Manhattan federal court judge Barbara Jones followed a decision last week from a U.S. appeals court in ...

New York Kids May Be Able To "Practice" Voting

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A new package of bills in Albany supported by good-government groups will allow New Yorkers to register to vote over the internet, computerize voter registration, and encourage teenagers to register even before they're eligible to vote.  The ...

Abortion Rates Could Spike Exponentially With New Genetic Test

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Scientists have designed a new test to check for genetic faults, and it could lead to more abortions. An American team of scientists have been able to predict the entire genetic code of a fetus by taking a blood sample from a woman who was 18-weeks ...

How Does 20-Thousand More Jobs For Pennsylvania Sound?

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The United States has added about 170-thousand jobs a month the past few months, which makes this a pretty sweet deal for Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Corbett is giving Shell Oil a 1.7 billion dollar tax break, if they come to Pennsylvania. It's a 25 ...

NASA's Two New Telescopes Made In Upstate New York

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The two space-ready scopes were built by Eastman Kodak more then a decade ago, and right now, they're sitting in a clean room at the company's former Elmgrove facility in Gates, New York, awaiting their transfer to NASA. You won't get a chance to ...

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