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Washington - Signed Contracts To Buy US Homes Rise To 18-month High Today 03:45 PM Washington - The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index increased 1.7 percent...

Lichfield, England - Debates Rage Over Color Of Dress Photographed In Rare Light Today 03:15 PM Lichfield, England - It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Optometry...


Montreal - Judge Denies Woman Hearing Until Hijab Removed

Today 03:00 PM

Montreal - A Quebec judge told a Muslim woman appearing in a Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her head scarf, CBC news reported on Thursday. The broadcaster, citing an audio recording it obtained of the proceedings, said Judge Eliana... Read More »

Washington - Holder Says U.S. Malls Should 'Step Up' Security

Today 02:40 PM

Washington - Shopping mall operators need to increase security through more staff, cameras and other techniques in light of threats made against the... Read More »

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Berlin - Millions Of Young Risk Hearing Loss From Loud Music, UN Says

Today 02:27 PM

Berlin - The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music. The U.N. agency... Read More »

Oxon Hill, MD - Rubio: Obama Sees Deal With Iran As His Legacy

Today 02:00 PM

Oxon Hill, MD - President Barack Obama's health care law was the legacy of his first term and he is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran as the hallmark... Read More »

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Denmark - Scandinavians Form Human Chains After Synagogue Attacks

Today 01:30 PM

Denmark - Thousands of people of different faiths have gathered in Denmark and Sweden in a show of unity after attacks against Jews in Europe. In... Read More »

Jefferson City, MO - Missouri Auditor Upset Over Jewish Faith Comments Dies In 'Apparent Suicide,'

Today 01:07 PM

Jefferson City, MO - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself in what police... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Former Israeli Mossad Chief Slams Netanyahu On Iran Handling

Today 12:30 PM

Jerusalem - A former chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Ahead of... Read More »

Washington - US Senate To Call For European Nations To Appoint Anti-Semitism Envoys

Today 11:55 AM

Washington - The US Senate will likely soon call on European leaders to appoint national anti-Semitism czars to monitor and combat hate against their... Read More »

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Rome - Italian Lawmakers Urge Recognition Of Palestinian State

Today 11:19 AM

Rome - Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognise Palestine as a state, a move that... Read More »

Oxon Hill, MD - Rick Perry Tells CPAC: Obama Has Made The World Less Safe

Today 10:55 AM

Oxon Hill, MD - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Islamic State group seizing territory in the Middle East represents the worst threat to freedom... Read More »

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Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Chasidic Historian Instrumental in Locating Chofetz Chaim Footage

Today 10:07 AM

Brooklyn, NY - A Williamsburg man with a passion for rabbinic dynasties and old seforim, manuscripts, footage and photographs is being credited with... Read More »

El-arish, Egypt - Gaza Tunnel Collapses, Killing Senior Egyptian Officer

Today 09:22 AM

El-arish, Egypt - Egyptian security officials say a senior army officer was killed and another was injured when a cross-border smuggling tunnel with... Read More »

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Last updated: Today 01:24 PM Tyrone, MO - Police: 7 Fatally Shot, Gunman Dead In Southeastern Missouri

Today 09:02 AM

Tyrone, MO - A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday. The victims were found in four homes in... Read More »

Washington - Kerry Heading To Switzerland With Zarif, As Benjamin Netanyahu Goes To Washington

Today 08:26 AM

Washington - While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry will be... Read More »

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London - UK Spies Face Questions About Failure To Stop 'Jihadi John'

Today 08:07 AM

London - British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to... Read More »

London - Cameron Says Britain Will Do What It Can To Track Down 'Jihadi John'

Today 07:50 AM

London - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday Britain would do everything it could to track down those who committed appalling crimes against... Read More »

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Denmark - Police Arrest 3rd Man Suspected Of Helping Copenhagen Gunman

Today 07:31 AM

Denmark - Danish police say they have arrested a third man suspected of assisting a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen this... Read More »

Montreal - Missing Canadian Teens Believed Headed To Fight With Islamic State

Yesterday 11:45 PM

Montreal - Canadian authorities believe four young men and two women who disappeared from Quebec in January have traveled to the Middle East to fight with Islamic State, media reported on Thursday. The Globe and Mail newspaper said at least four of the young people... Read More »

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Sidon - Lebanese Synagogue's Second Life As Home For Destitute

Yesterday 11:17 PM

Sidon - In an alleyway in the Old City of Lebanon's southern city of Sidon, a run-down synagogue that once served a vibrant Jewish community now... Read More »

Jerusalem - Christian Groups Recognized For Aiding Ukrainian Jews

Yesterday 10:28 PM

Jerusalem - The Jewish Agency for Israel honored several Christian groups for their role in aliya operations from Ukraine during a ceremony in... Read More »

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Tehran - Iranian Military Chief Threatens To 'Wipe Tel Aviv Off The Map'

Yesterday 10:00 PM

Tehran - A senior Iranian official on Thursday threatened to “wipe Tel Aviv and Haifa off the map” in the event of an Israeli attack on the... Read More »

London - British Media Unmask Killer 'Jihadi John' With First Schoolboy Photograph

Yesterday 09:40 PM

London - The "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos was unmasked publicly for the first time on Friday by British media... Read More »

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Israel - Benjamin Netanyahu Exempted From Criminal Probe Into Alleged Scandals At His Residence

Yesterday 08:59 PM

Israel - Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein late Thursday night ordered a criminal investigation into the affairs surrounding the Prime Minister’s... Read More »

Washington - DC Leaders Legalize Pot Despite Threats From Congress

Yesterday 08:16 PM

Washington - Defying threats from Congress, the District of Columbia legalized possession of marijuana for recreational purposes on Thursday... Read More »

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Baghdad - Islamic State Fighters Destroy Priceless Iraq Antiquities

Yesterday 07:30 PM

Baghdad - Hardline Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures dating to the ancient Assyrian... Read More »

Oxon Hill, MD - Carly Fiorina Ramps Up Hillary Clinton Attacks At C-PAC

Yesterday 07:04 PM

Oxon Hill, MD -Former technology executive Carly Fiorina, the only woman known to be contemplating a Republican presidential bid, is ramping up... Read More »

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New York - No Thanks! Companies Reject "Shark Tank" Deals, Still Thrive

Yesterday 06:36 PM

New York - With the cameras rolling, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing accepted an offer from a "Shark Tank" investor. But after they had time to think... Read More »

Jerusalem - As Address To U.S. Congress Nears, Netanyahu Treads A Thinning Line

Yesterday 06:00 PM

Jerusalem - When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation to address the U.S. Congress two weeks before an Israeli election, there... Read More »

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New York - Employer: Man Accused In IS Group Plot Was About To Quit Job

Yesterday 05:33 PM

New York - The employer of one of three men charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group says the suspect was about to quit his restaurant... Read More »

Oxon Hill, MD - Christie Tells CPAC Crowd He Shouldn't Be Counted Out

Yesterday 05:00 PM

Oxon Hill, MD - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sold himself to a room of conservative activists Thursday as a fighter who shouldn't be counted out as... Read More »

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Chicago - Stiff Sentence Sought For Arab Activist Who Hid Israel Bombing Role

Yesterday 04:29 PM

Chicago - Federal prosecutors in Detroit are seeking at least five years in prison for a Chicago activist who didn't tell U.S. immigration officials... Read More »

Washington - Capitol Hill Buzz: Pelosi Teases Reid With Dark Glasses

Yesterday 04:01 PM

Washington - Comedy on Capitol Hill — the intentional kind, anyway — is pretty rare. But House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi got chuckles... Read More »

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