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Tel Aviv - Sa’ar Denies Presidential Deal With Charedim To Close Stores On Shabbat Yesterday 11:42 PM Tel Aviv - Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar rebuffed charges from former presidential candidate MK Meir Sheetrit on Wednesday that his efforts to close stores operating illegally in Tel Aviv on Shabbat were related to the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties’ support for President Reuven...

New York, NY - In Deadly City Jail Beatings, No Criminal Charges Yesterday 11:01 PM New York, NY - Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed. What followed, according to investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press, was a quick punch back from the guard that put Ramirez on the floor...


Boston, MA - Extremists Told Family Foley Would Be Killed: Employer

Yesterday 10:17 PM

Boston, MA - Jihadists told the family of American journalist James Foley this month that he would be executed, one of the media outlets he worked... Read More »

Tel Aviv - Tanker Carrying Kurdish Oil Reappears Unladen Off Israel

Yesterday 09:51 PM

Israel - A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan reappeared unladen on Aug. 19 about 30 kilometres off the coast of Israel, ship tracking... Read More »

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Missouri - In Riot-Hit Ferguson, Traffic Fines Boost Tension And Budget

Yesterday 09:22 PM

Missouri - When calm and order is finally restored to Ferguson, Missouri, the city's leaders may find little room to maneuver to resolve an issue... Read More »

Iraq - Islamic State Opens New Anti-U.S. Front With Beheading Video

Yesterday 08:49 PM

Iraq - Islamic State's beheading of a U.S. journalist and its threat to "destroy the American cross" suggests it has gained enough confidence seizing... Read More »

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New York - Gaza Activists Hang Giant Palestinian Flag From Manhattan Bridge

Yesterday 08:33 PM

New York - – A giant pro-Palestinian flag was hung from the Manhattan Bridge Wednesday, the second breach of bridge security in New York City... Read More »

San Francisco - Twitter To Remove Images Of Deceased On Families' Request

Yesterday 08:19 PM

San Francisco - Twitter Inc said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members. "In order to respect... Read More »

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Washington - FBI Warns Healthcare Firms They Are Targeted By Hackers

Yesterday 07:54 PM

Washington - The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S... Read More »

Tokyo - 111-Year-Old From Japan Recognized As Oldest Man

Yesterday 07:10 PM

Tokyo - A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a... Read More »

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Washington - Officials: Secret US Rescue Mission In Syria For Journalist Foley, Others Failed

Yesterday 06:37 PM

Washington - President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group... Read More »

Missouri - Officer Pointing Rifle On Protesters Suspended (video)

Yesterday 06:08 PM

Missouri - Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a... Read More »

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Missouri - Eric Holder Arrives In Ferguson After Police Shooting

Yesterday 05:26 PM

Missouri - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban... Read More »

New York - UPS Says 51 Retail Stores Breached By Malware

Yesterday 05:16 PM

New York - Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51... Read More »

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Oakland, CA - Israeli Ship Unloads Cargo Despite Oakland Protest

Yesterday 04:34 PM

Oakland, CA - Officials say an Israeli-owned commercial ship has unloaded its cargo at a port in Northern California after being delayed for days by... Read More »

Rochester, NH - Parents Of US Journalist Foley Praise Their 'Fearless' Son

Yesterday 04:21 PM

Rochester, NH - Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State jihadists, with his... Read More »

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New York, NY - Mayor Hosts Meeting On Police With Faith Leaders, Al Sharpton

Yesterday 04:11 PM

New York, NY - Mayor de Blasio and archbishop convened a round-table meeting of police and minority community leaders on Wednesday to diffuse... Read More »

Ferguson, MO - Picture Emerges Of Officer In Ferguson Shooting

Yesterday 03:45 PM

Ferguson, MO - A police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized... Read More »

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Gaza Strip - AP Analysis: Steep Obstacles To Any Gaza Deal

Yesterday 03:15 PM

Gaza Strip - Renewed Israel-Hamas fighting after the collapse of truce talks in Cairo highlights the steep obstacles to ending the Gaza war. Israel's... Read More »

Israel - In First, Hamas Official Takes Credit For Kidnap And Murder Of Israeli Teens

Yesterday 03:03 PM

Israel - A senior Hamas official has acknowledged that members of the military wing of the organization are responsible for the kidnapping and murder... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Netanyahu: Hamas Leaders Are Legitimate Targets, No One Is Invincible

Yesterday 02:30 PM

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday night during a televised address that "Operation Protective Edge is not over." He... Read More »

Jerusalem - Israeli Premier: 'We Will Not Stop' Gaza Operation

Yesterday 02:01 PM

Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister says he will press forward with a military operation in the Gaza Strip until rocket fire out of the Palestinian... Read More »

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Donetsk - Ukraine's Rebel Capital Seeks Ersatz Normality

Yesterday 01:58 PM

Donetsk, Ukraine - It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam. The regular rumble on the edge of this besieged city in eastern Ukraine... Read More »

Edgartown, MA - Obama: Today The Entire World Is Appalled By The Murder Of Jim Foley

Yesterday 01:21 PM

Edgartown, MA - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of... Read More »

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Gaza - Hamas Warns Foreign Airlines Against Flying Into Tel Aviv

Yesterday 12:46 PM

Gaza - The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines on Wednesday against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with... Read More »

Manhattan, NY - Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Shopper-Profiling Probe

Yesterday 12:44 PM

Manhattan, NY - Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald... Read More »

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Kennebunkport, Maine - George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge (video)

Yesterday 12:31 PM

Kennebunkport, Maine - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it... Read More »

Tehran - Iran's Parliament Votes Out Moderate Minister For Being Pro-Western

Yesterday 12:19 PM

Tehran - In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for... Read More »

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Jeruslaem - Deif: Hamas Military Chief And Israel's Most Wanted

Yesterday 11:45 AM

Jerusalem - Hamas's top military commander Mohammed Deif, whose wife and son were killed in an air strike in Gaza, is Israel's most wanted man who... Read More »

Iraq - Islamic State Warns It Has Sleeper Cells In The West, Raises The Stakes With Beheading Of American

Yesterday 11:31 AM

Iraq - It seems clear that Islamic State is raising the stakes, aware that the gruesome death of an American and the image of another one at the mercy of an executioner who is taunting a US president could invite retaliation - heavier air strikes at least. But the... Read More »

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New York, NY - NYC Mayor Declares 'Al Roker Appreciation Day'

Yesterday 11:08 AM

New York, NY - Al Roker didn't have this honor in his forecast. Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved "Today Show" weatherman on his 60th... Read More »

Gaza City - Hamas Says Military Chief Deif Alive, Calling Shots In Gaza War

Yesterday 10:30 AM

Gaza City - Hamas said on Wednesday its military commander Mohammed Deif was alive and still calling the shots in the ongoing war with Israel in and... Read More »

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Albany, NY - Poll: Cuomo Maintains Big Lead In NY Gov Race

Yesterday 10:30 AM

Albany, NY - A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's... Read More »

Northern Gaza Strip - Thousands Shout Revenge As They Mourn Slain Wife, Baby Of Hamas Commander

Yesterday 10:15 AM

Northern Gaza Strip - Several thousand mourners on Wednesday joined the funeral procession for the wife and baby son of Hamas's military commander... Read More »

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