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Moscow - Putin Speaks With Obama About Ukraine Crisis April 14, 2014 06:49 PM Moscow - The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has urged President Barack Obama to discourage the Ukrainian government from using force against protesters in the country's east. The Kremlin said in a statement following Monday's conversation that the Russian leader rejected the claims of Russian agents' involvement in protests as "speculations based on unreliable information." Putin said the protests vented public anger about the Ukrainian...

Washington - NY Lawmaker Calls Pulitzer Decision 'Disgraceful' April 14, 2014 06:31 PM Washington - The head of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence calls the decision to award a Pulitzer Prize in the NSA leaking case “disgraceful.” Rep. Peter King spoke to The Associated Press after The Washington Post and The Guardian were awarded journalism’s highest prize. The newspapers were cited Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance efforts...


United Nations - Israel Irked By Diplomat's Tacit Nazi Remark

April 14, 2014 06:08 PM

United Nations - Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday denounced a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and has demanded her suspension. Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor castigated Rima Khalaf, the head of the Arab-oriented Economic and... Read More »

Queens, NY - Mayor, Sea Of Blue Bid Farewell To Officer Killed By Fire

April 14, 2014 05:24 PM

Queens, NY - New York City police Officer Dennis Guerra was an example of "valor and devotion to duty" who acted with selflessness and heroism long... Read More »

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Chatham, Ontario - Lev Tahor Parents Win Appeal, Children Not Sent Back To Quebec

April 14, 2014 05:07 PM

Chatham, Ontario - The Ontario Superior Court judge allowed an appeal by Lev Tahor parents on Monday that states 13 children do not have to be placed in foster care in Quebec. The Canadian Press reports that Judge Lynda Templeton still has “grave” concerns... Read More »

Leawood, KS - Family: 2 Shot In Head At Kan. Jewish Center Were Ambushed

April 14, 2014 04:39 PM

Leawood, KS - Family members of a boy and his grandfather who were killed at a suburban Kansas City Jewish center say the pair were ambushed and shot... Read More »

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Rome - Politician's Anti-Semitism Sparks Outcry In Italy

April 14, 2014 04:26 PM

Rome - An anti-Semitic post by a comedian who founded the Italian parliament's third-largest party has sparked outrage in Italy's tiny Jewish... Read More »

Washington - White House Confirms, Downplays CIA Director Visit To Kiev

April 14, 2014 04:17 PM

Washington - The White House on Monday warned that Russia would face more "costs" for its interventions in Ukraine and confirmed that the director of... Read More »

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New York - Google To Buy Drone-Maker Titan Aerospace

April 14, 2014 04:11 PM

New York - Google Inc has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the Web search giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. Titan Chief Executive Vern Raburn declined to provide information on the price of... Read More »

Brooklyn, NY - Coney Island Amusement Rides Open For The Summer

April 14, 2014 03:02 PM

Brooklyn, NY - The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season — with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to... Read More »

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Vienna - Nuclear Export Group Debates Ties With Israel: Document

April 14, 2014 02:37 PM

Vienna - The United States and three European allies want a global body controlling nuclear exports to consider whether to establish closer ties with non-members including Israel, despite its assumed atomic arsenal, a confidential document showed. The issue is... Read More »

Washington - Russian Fighter Jet Makes Multiple, Close-Range Passes Near U.S. Warship

April 14, 2014 01:40 PM

Washington - A U.S. military official says a Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region. The official says the fighter flew within 1,000... Read More »

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Overland Park, KS - Authorities Say Hate Motivated Kansas Shooting

April 14, 2014 01:24 PM

Overland Park, KS - Authorities say there is enough evidence to warrant a hate-crimes prosecution in the shooting spree that killed three people at... Read More »

Amsterdam - Dutch Arrest Girl Whose Tweet Threatened American Airlines

April 14, 2014 12:59 PM

Amsterdam - Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet. Police spokesman Roland Ekkers said the girl, who has not been identified for privacy reasons, turned herself in to Rotterdam police in... Read More »

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Hebron, Israel - Enroute To Passover Seder Israeli Man Killed, 2 Hurt In West Bank Shooting

April 14, 2014 12:27 PM

Hebron, Israel - Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank, killing one person and wounding two. Police spokesman... Read More »

Paris - French Auction Of Hitler Box, Nazi Items Nixed

April 14, 2014 11:49 AM

Paris - A Paris auction house has dropped plans to sell a swastika-covered box that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and dozens of other Nazi-owned... Read More »

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Washington - Chances Of Getting Audited By IRS Lowest In Years

April 14, 2014 11:19 AM

Washington - As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in... Read More »

Overland Park, KS - Kansas Shooting Suspect Tells Reporter In 2006 Interview "I Hate You Because You Are Jewish"

April 14, 2014 11:09 AM

Overland Park, KS - The 73 year-old suspect, who stands accused of shooting and killing a Jewish grandfather and his teenage grandson on Sunday, has... Read More »

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Washington - Feds To Probe Hate Crimes Link In Kansas Shootings

April 14, 2014 11:04 AM

Washington - Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department prosecutors will investigate whether federal hate crimes were committed in the Kansas shootings that killed three people over the weekend. In a statement Monday, Holder said he has instructed the... Read More »

New York, NY - NYC's Orthodox Jewish Community Kicking In Millions In Hopes Of Reducing Sentence For Ex-Met Council Head

April 14, 2014 11:00 AM

New York, NY - Sources within New York's Orthodox Jewish community say an effort is underway to raise over $3M to put towards restitution so that the... Read More »

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Brooklyn, NY - Acquitted Man Files $25M Lawsuit Against NYS

April 14, 2014 10:05 AM

Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn man who spent a quarter of a century behind bars for a crime he didn't commit has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the state. Derrick Deacon was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of teenager during a robbery in a Flatbush apartment... Read More »

Washington - Obama Remembers Kansas Shooting Victims

April 14, 2014 09:57 AM

Washington - President Barack Obama is remembering those killed at a Jewish community center and retirement complex, saying no one should have to... Read More »

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New York - Former Brooklyn DA Hynes Says He Now Believes Man Jailed For Killing A Rabbi Is Innocent

April 14, 2014 09:42 AM

Brooklyn, NY - In an unexpected reversal, former Brooklyn DA Charles "Joe" Hynes has testified under oath that he believes the man jailed for 16... Read More »

Jerusalem - Jews Readies For Passover, Marking Egypt Exodus

April 14, 2014 09:30 AM

Jerusalem - Smoke wafted through the air in Jerusalem on Monday morning as Jews burned scraps of bread and added the final touches to weeks of... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Israel Says Close To Forging New Ties Across Arab World

April 14, 2014 09:15 AM

Jerusalem - Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognize it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday. Amongst the countries he was in contact with... Read More »

Horlivka - Police Building, Airport Seized In East Ukraine

April 14, 2014 09:02 AM

Horlivka - A pro-Russian mob on Monday seized a police building and gun men took control of a military airport in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine... Read More »

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Berlin - Germany, France See Ghosts Of WWI In Ukraine

April 14, 2014 09:00 AM

Berlin - Senior French and German officials have warned that the surge in nationalism fueling the crisis in Ukraine echoes the ideas that gripped... Read More »

Abu Dis, West Bank - Palestinian Doctors Caught In Fight Over Jerusalem

April 14, 2014 08:44 AM

Abu Dis, West Bank - Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east... Read More »

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Washington - U.S. Retail Sales Post Biggest Gain In One-And-A-Half Years

April 14, 2014 08:39 AM

Washington - U.S. retail sales recorded their largest gain in 1-1/2 years in March, in the latest sign the economy was emerging from its... Read More »

Tehran - Iran Lodges Complaint Against United States Over U.N. Envoy Ban

April 14, 2014 08:27 AM

Tehran - Iran has complained to the United Nations about the United States refusing to grant a visa to its newly appointed U.N. ambassador over his... Read More »

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New York - Shocked By Kansas City Shootings, Jews Worldwide Call For Solidarity, Vigilance

April 14, 2014 08:11 AM

New York - In the aftermath of Sunday’s horrifying shooting outside a Jewish community center and an old-age home near Kansas City which left three... Read More »

Pert , Australia - Malaysia Airlines Search Heads Deep Underwater In New Phase

April 14, 2014 07:55 AM

Perth, Australia - A U.S. Navy underwater drone will be deployed to scour the floor of the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane... Read More »

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New York - NSA Surveillance Report Among Pulitzer Contenders

April 14, 2014 07:51 AM

New York - The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday. Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed... Read More »

Jerusalem - Israel Says Kerry Remarks On Iran Nuclear Threshold 'Not Acceptable'

April 14, 2014 07:30 AM

Jerusalem - Israel described as "unacceptable" on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a... Read More »

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