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New York - New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone Today 07:11 PM New York - Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design. Thursday's announcements come as technology companies prepare for the holiday shopping season. Apple is also believed to be working on its own...

Cairo - Abbas Says Hamas Accepted Same Cease-fire Plan It Rejected At Beginning Of War Today 05:50 PM Cairo - The cease-fire agreement that was signed this week between Hamas and Israel is not different from the original proposal made by Egypt at the beginning of the war, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday. In an interview with Palestine TV, Abbas said he saw no difference between the original Egyptian-mediated initiative, which was rejected by Hamas, and the one reached this week. "The Palestinian Authority was...

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Washington - Report: Foley, Other Hostages Held By Islamic State Were Waterboarded

Today 05:42 PM

Washington - At least four hostages held in Syria by Islamic State militants, including U.S. journalist James Foley, were waterboarded during their... Read More »

Washington - Scientists Dig Into Ebola's Deadly Genes For Clues

Today 05:15 PM

Washington - A single funeral caused many. Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak... Read More »

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San Francisco - Clinton Says Frayed Trust Led To Ferguson Violence

Today 05:10 PM

San Francisco - Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager... Read More »

New York, NY - De Blasio Pushes Back Against Pre-K Safety Worries

Today 04:37 PM

New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio is strongly defending New York City's readiness to launch a massive pre-kindergarten expansion. De Blasio made pre-K the centerpiece of his first year in office. He said Thursday that 50,000 pre-K students have enrolled. He... Read More »

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Washington - Obama Tamps Down Prospect Of Strikes In Syria

Today 04:29 PM

Washington - President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy... Read More »

Gaza - Small Building Supplies Enter Gaza For The First Time Since Start Of War

Today 03:39 PM

Gaza - Small building supplies to repair housing interiors entered Gaza on Thursday for the first time since Operation Protective Edge began on July... Read More »

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New York, NY - Vendor: I Sold Low-Grade Oil For City Buses

Today 03:19 PM

New York, NY - New York City businessman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by providing poor-quality oil... Read More »

San Francisco, CA - Apple To Unveil Next Products At Sept. 9 Event

Today 02:59 PM

San Francisco, CA - Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to... Read More »

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Gaza - Palestinians To UN: Force Israel Out Of West Bank, Or We'll Try Netanyahu For War Crimes

Today 02:20 PM

Gaza - A senior Fatah official announced on Thursday that the PLO would submit an application to the United Nations Security Council next month... Read More »

Kiev - NATO, EU, U.S. Say More Than 1,000 Russian Troops Operating In Ukraine

Today 02:11 PM

Kiev - Ukraine and the West said Thursday that Russian troops were actively involved in the fighting tearing apart the east of the country, raising... Read More »

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New York - Bitcoin Shows Staying Power As Online Merchants Chase Digital Sparkle

Today 01:49 PM

New York - Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few... Read More »

Jerusalem - Shas Holds Commemorative Event Marking 11 Months Since The Death Of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (Photos)

Today 01:20 PM

Jerusalem - The Shas movement was holding on Thursday the first of numerous commemorative events this month for the passing of its former spiritual... Read More »

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Last updated: Today 01:44 PM Doha - Mashaal Says Latest Conflict With Israel Not The Last, Hamas Will Not Disarm

Today 12:51 PM

Doha - Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said on Thursday the latest war between Israel and Hamas would not be the last round of conflict between the two... Read More »

Raqqa, Syria - Video Shows Islamic State Executes Scores Of Syrian Soldiers

Today 12:45 PM

Raqqa, Syria - Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at... Read More »

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Gaza City - Away From Gaza War, Arab East Jerusalem Seethes With Protests And Raids

Today 12:30 PM

Gaza City - Violent protests in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have been raging nightly beyond the spotlight on the Gaza war, leading to a crackdown... Read More »

Jerusalem - Mofaz: Arab Rumors Of My Assassination Are Untrue

Today 12:03 PM

Jerusalem - MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) announced on his Facebook page Thursday that he was alive and well, following a flood of rumors on Arab social... Read More »

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Jerusalem - With Another Yeshiva Student Arrested, Haredi ‘Draft Dodgers’ Could Soon Number In Hundreds

Today 11:46 AM

Jerusalem - Another yeshiva student associated with a hardline haredi political splinter group has been arrested by military police for failing to... Read More »

New York - NY Times Endorses Wu Over Cuomo Running Mate

Today 11:29 AM

New York - The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul (HOH'-kuhl), delivering another snub to Gov... Read More »

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United Nations - U.N. Says 43 Golan Heights Peacekeepers Seized By Militants

Today 11:00 AM

United Nations - A group of 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have been detained by militants fighting the Syrian army, and... Read More »

Last updated: Today 12:14 PM Jerusalem - Missing American-Israeli Yeshiva Student Found Dead in Jerusalem

Today 10:13 AM

Jerusalem - The body of Aron Sofer, the 23 year old yeshiva bochur who went missing on Friday, has been found in the... Read More »

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Ankara - Turkey's Erdogan Sworn In As President

Today 09:00 AM

Ankara - Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in Thursday as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's... Read More »

Canberra, Australia - Phone Call Data May Alter Malaysia Jet Search Area

Today 08:46 AM

Canberra, Australia - Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the... Read More »

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Paris - France Says Europe Must Be More Than 'bank Window' In Israel, Palestinian Conflict

Today 08:26 AM

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday Europe had to play a bigger role to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and... Read More »

Jaba - Heavy Clashes In Syria's Golan Heights

Today 08:15 AM

Jaba, Syria - yrian activists say government warplanes are targeting rebels near the country's frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights, a day after... Read More »

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Cairo - Sinai Terror Group Decapitates Four Alleged Mossad Spies

Today 08:03 AM

Cairo - A Sinai-based militant group said on Thursday it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israel with intelligence for an... Read More »

Jerusalem - Israelis Skeptical Of PM's Gaza Victory Claim

Today 07:44 AM

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round... Read More »

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Amman - Report: Netanyahu And Abbas Met Secretly Before Ceasefire

Today 07:30 AM

Amman, Jordan - Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly in Amman prior to the... Read More »

Newport Beach, CA - Cowabunga! Storm Sends Big Waves To California

Today 12:30 AM

Newport Beach, CA - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a... Read More »

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Berlin - Germany Steps Up Fight Against Far Rightists After Neo-Nazi Murders

Today 12:15 AM

Berlin - Germany has drafted legislation to help prevent a repeat of a racist murder spree by a neo-Nazi cell between the years 2000 and 2007, giving... Read More »

Geneva - UN: Climate Change Poses Growing Health Threat

Yesterday 11:29 PM

Geneva - Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim... Read More »

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Phoenix, AZ - Instructor Killed With Uzi By 9-Year-Old NJ Girl Stirs Debate Over Guns

Yesterday 10:56 PM

Phoenix, AZ - The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over... Read More »

Geneva - UN: Syria Likely Used Chlorine Gas 8 Times In April

Yesterday 10:23 PM

Geneva - U.N.-mandated human rights investigators said Wednesday that they believed the Syrian government dropped the chemical agent chlorine on... Read More »

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