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California Lawmakers Approve Statewide Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

Posted On August 31, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) -- A bill calling for the first statewide plastic bag ban in the U.S. is now on Governor Jerry Brown's desk. The state Senate approved SB 270 on a 22-15 vote yesterday, one day after it was passed by the state Assembly. The bill by three Los Angeles Democrats calls for the phasing…

King: Stronger Action Must Be Taken Against ISIS

Posted On August 31, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Congressman Peter King says the United States needs to step up its efforts to deal with ISIS. On CBS' "Face The Nation," the New York Republican lawmaker said the President must order airstrikes on Syria to fight the terrorist group. King warned terrorist groups like ISIS have already attempted attacks on…

Rivers Daughter Releases Statement

Posted On August 31, 2014

(New York, NY) -- In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, Joan Rivers daughter Melissa says her mother remains sedated and says, quote, "we are keeping our fingers crossed." There has been no official word from Mount Sinai Hospital since Rivers arrived there on Thursday morning in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest at a…

“Guardians” Remains Top Draw At Box Office

Posted On August 31, 2014

(Undated) -- The "Guardians of the Galaxy" are saving Hollywood from a sluggish summer at the box office. The film raked in another 16-point-three million over the Labor Day weekend, bringing its total to 274-point-six million to become the highest grossing film of the year. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" came in at number two with…

Report: Joan Rivers On Life Support

Posted On August 30, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Things are not looking good for comedienne Joan Rivers. TMZ reports the 81-year-old performer is on life support and her family has to decide in the next few days whether to turn the machines off. Rivers reportedly stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest during a throat procedure at her doctor's…