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Tel Aviv - Israel Insists It Will Not Deal With Hamas-Backed PA Government Today 09:59 PM Tel Aviv - The government stands by its decision not to conduct peace talks with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas, officials said on Tuesday amid renewed attempts at restarting some kind of Israeli-Palestinian dialogue in the wake of the fighting in Gaza. PA President Mahmoud Abbas plans...

Beit Shemesh - Israeli Education Minister Orders Closure Of Charedi School Today 09:30 PM Beit Shemesh - The Education Ministry followed through with its threats to seek the closure of part of a haredi girls school that was opened on the premises of another school in Beit Shemesh, and filed a request to the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court to close it down. Earlier this week, the Beit...


Washington - President Obama Orders Another 350 US Troops To Baghdad

Today 08:56 PM

Washington - President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities. The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the additional military personnel to help... Read More »

Waldo, FL - Infamous Speed Trap Town Investigated Over Tickets

Today 08:22 PM

Waldo, FL - The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs... Read More »

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Detroit - Chicago Arab Leader In Court On Immigration Case

Today 07:28 PM

Detroit - A Chicago-area Arab leader accused of covering up her conviction in a fatal terrorist bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is... Read More »

Miami, FL - US War Reporter Sotloff Remembered As Brave And Fun

Today 07:26 PM

Miami, FL - Steven Sotloff, the second US journalist murdered by Islamic State militants, was a respected reporter as well known for his irreverent... Read More »

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Los Angeles - California Boy, 7, Hurt At Firing Range Owned By His Family

Today 06:30 PM

Los Angeles - A 7-year-old boy was wounded at a private firing range at his family's property in Northern California while shooting targets with his father and had to be airlifted to a hospital, police said on Tuesday. Saturday's incident comes amid renewed U.S... Read More »

Washington - Congress Pressures Obama On IS After 2nd Beheading Claim

Today 05:50 PM

Washington - US lawmakers Tuesday called for Secretary of State John Kerry to present administration policy for "rolling back" the Islamic State's... Read More »

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New York - It's No Longer Safe To Recline Your Airplane Seat

Today 05:30 PM

New York - Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other... Read More »

New York - NYC Shuts 9 Pre-K Centers

Today 05:00 PM

New York - Two days before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced it's shuttering nine pre-kindergarten centers and delaying the start dates of 36 others. Administration officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that safety concerns are behind the decision to revoke permits at the nine sites, which were to serve 265 students. The... Read More »

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New York - NY Gov. Cuomo Nets NY Daily News Endorsements As Primary Nears

Today 04:45 PM

New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is picking up key endorsements from editorial boards and labor unions ahead of next week's Democratic... Read More »

Frankfurt - Court Bans Uber Taxi Services Across Germany

Today 04:15 PM

Frankfurt - A German regional court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the fast-growing, U.S.-based online chauffeur service which is no... Read More »

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Washingon - U.S.: Kerry To Meet Palestinian Negotiators Wednesday

Today 04:06 PM

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian negotiators on Wednesday in Washington to discuss the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip... Read More »

Carle Place, NY - 1-800-FLOWERS Buying Harry & David For $142.5M

Today 03:51 PM

Carle Place, NY - 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can... Read More »

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New York - Home Depot Investigates Breach

Today 03:15 PM

New York - Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual activity" and that it's working with both banks and law... Read More »

Washington - U.S., Allies To Stage Military Exercises In West Ukraine As Battles Rage In East

Today 02:45 PM

Washington - As fighting between the army and Russian-backed rebels rages in eastern Ukraine, preparations are under way near its western border for... Read More »

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Donetsk - Jewish Man Reported Shot And Killed By Ukrainian Rebels

Today 02:30 PM

Donetsk - A Jewish man was shot to death by pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Friday, community leaders told The... Read More »

New York - New York Driver Chains Neck To Pole, Hits Gas Pedal, Gets Decapitated

Today 02:13 PM

New York - A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday. The gory scene in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx, where the man's head and... Read More »

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China - Memorial To Jewish WWII Refugees Opens In Shanghai

Today 02:00 PM

Shanghai, China – A memorial paying homage to the more than 13,000 Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai for safety during World War II was unveiled... Read More »

Jerusalem - Israel Says Gaza War Cost Military $2.5 Bn

Today 01:39 PM

Jerusalem - Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday that the direct cost of the 50-day military offensive in the Gaza Strip was more... Read More »

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Beirut - Video Purports To Show Islamic State Beheading Of US Journalist Steven Sotloff

Today 01:09 PM

Beirut - An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which... Read More »

New York - More Speed Cameras Near NYC Schools

Today 01:05 PM

New York - New York City is installing more speed cameras near schools. The announcement was made Tuesday outside Public School 95 in the... Read More »

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New York - Reclining Seat Dispute: Florida-Bound Delta Flight Diverted

Today 12:57 PM

New York - Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from New York to West Palm Beach was diverted because of a passenger dispute over a reclining seat. The flight was diverted to Jacksonville on Monday night. According to a report by the Jacksonville Airport... Read More »

West Bank - IDF Kills Palestinian Driver Who Bursts Through Checkpoint

Today 12:26 PM

West Bank - A Palestinian driver attempted to charge through an IDF checkpoint at Eyal, north of Kalkilya in the West Bank on Tuesday The vehicle was... Read More »

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Avila - Spain Dusts Off Ancient Jewish Past

Today 12:00 PM

Avila, Spain - Just outside the 11th-century walls that surround Avila in central Spain, rows of granite slabs surrounded by neatly trimmed grass mark the spot where ancient Jewish graves lay. Local authorities spent 250,000 euros ($335,000) to build the memorial garden -- which opened last year -- on the grounds of a medieval Jewish cemetery in what used to be an... Read More »

Tehran - AP Interview: Iran Says It Disrupts Nuclear Plots

Today 11:40 AM

Tehran, Iran - Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign... Read More »

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Siberia - Israeli-born Chabad Rabbi Ordered To Leave Russia

Today 11:22 AM

Siberia – Russian authorities have ordered the deportation of an Israeli rabbi on the grounds of possible espionage. Haaretz (http://bit.ly/1x5WmHU) reports that Rabbi Asher Krichevsky, who worked in Omsk in southern Siberia for 13 years as the Chabad emissary... Read More »

Jerusalem - Israel Raises Alarm Over Islamist Militants On Its Frontiers

Today 11:20 AM

Jerusalem - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel... Read More »

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Albany - NY AG: Bank Didn't Lend To Blacks In Buffalo

Today 10:31 AM

Albany, NY - A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing... Read More »

Berlin - Germany Opens National Memorial To Nazis' Disabled Victims

Today 10:26 AM

Berlin - To the mournful strains of a single cello and tearful remembrances by family members, Germany Tuesday inaugurated a national memorial to the... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Knesset Member Says Israel Needs To Look To Its High-Tech Industry For Solution To Unemployed Charedis

Today 10:19 AM

Jerusalem - In addressing the ongoing problem of assimilating Haredis into the workforce, leading Labor Party Knesset member Erel Margalit says that... Read More »

United Nations - MSF: World 'Losing The Battle' To Contain Ebola

Today 10:14 AM

United Nations - International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola and called for... Read More »

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Atlantic City, NJ - Revel Casino Goes Dark After Just 2 Years

Today 09:38 AM

Atlantic City, NJ - Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's... Read More »

Mogadishu, Somalia - Al-Shabab Vehicles Hit By US Drone Strike; Fate Of Group's Leader Unclear

Today 09:15 AM

Mogadishu, Somalia - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military... Read More »

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