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Los Angeles, CA – Fliers Delayed After Los Angeles Airport Shooting

November 1, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Thousands of fliers across the U.S. were delayed Friday after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport closed parts of the airport. A prolonged shutdown at the nation's third largest airport will be particularly troublesome for those hoping to head to the East Coast or across the Pacific Ocean. Flights bound for Los Angeles that had not yet taken off were held at their...

Los Angeles, CA – Gunman Kills TSA Agent At LAX, Injures 2 Others (photos)

November 1, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A man with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a TSA employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide, officials said. Los Angeles police Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said the unidentified gunman was apparently wounded following an exchange of gunfire with...

Islamabad – U.S. Drone Kills Pakistani Taliban Leader

November 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Islamabad - A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan killed the head of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, security sources told Reuters, the latest in a series of blows to Pakistan's most feared militant group. Hakimullah Mehsud has been reported dead several times before. But late on Friday, several intelligence, army and militant sources across the country confirmed he had been killed in the strike...

Jerusalem – Israel Vows To Deny Hezbollah As Details Of Syria Raid Emerge

November 1, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Jerusalem - Israel said it would not allow advanced weapons to fall into the hands of Hezbollah, after a raid on Syria that opposition sources said had hit an air force garrison believed to be holding Russian-made missiles destined for the militant group. Israel has a clear policy on Syria and will continue to enforce it, officials said on Friday, after U.S. sources said Israel had launched a...

Berlin – Snowden Seeks World’s Help Against US Charges

November 1, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Berlin - Edward Snowden is calling for international help to persuade the U.S. to drop its espionage charges against him, according to a letter a German lawmaker released Friday after meeting the American in Moscow. Snowden said he would like to testify before the U.S. Congress about National Security Agency surveillance and may be willing to help German officials investigate alleged U.S...

New York – Fliers Face Quirks Using Gadgets For Entire Flight

November 1, 2013 at 12:09 PM
New York - Fliers are rejoicing that they'll soon be able to use their iPads, Kindles, music players and other personal electronics during all phases of a flight. But no policy change is without its quirks or hiccups. For the past decade fliers haven't been able to use electronic devices while planes are below 10,000 feet because they might interfere with cockpit instruments. The Federal...

New York, NY – Judge To Decide If YU Abuse Case Can Move Forward

November 1, 2013 at 11:56 AM
New York, NY - After hearing "statute of limitations" arguments from attorneys for both Yeshiva University and the plaintiffs in the $380M sexual abuse case against the school on October 27, U.S. District Court Judge John C. Koetl said he will rule in the coming months whether or not the case will go forward. The JEWISH DAILY FORWARD (http://bit.ly/1f8iFjI) reports that the Oct. 27 hearing...

Jerusalem – Disabled Israeli Table Tennis Player Gets Two Year Ban For Competing On Yom Kippur

November 1, 2013 at 11:06 AM
Jerusalem - A disabled Israeli table tennis campion has been banned from competition for two years by the Israel Sports Association for the Disabled for competing on Yom Kippur. HAARETZ (http://bit.ly/1aOEmV6) reports that Yael Elbag, who his a former Israeli national champion, began competing as a disabled athlete after a recent disease. According to Elbag, she was unaware of the Culture...

Manhttan, NY – Scaffolding Fall Injures Three In New York’s Times Square

November 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Manhattan, NY - A scaffolding collapse amid strong winds and heavy rains injured three people in New York City's busy Times Square on Friday, authorities said. The collapse was reported at about 10 a.m. EDT at 40th Street and Seventh Avenue, according to a Fire Department of New York spokeswoman. The intersection is often crowded with tourists. At the time of the collapse, heavy winds were...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Gets Flu Shot During Radio Broadcast

November 1, 2013 at 10:37 AM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not scared of needles. Bloomberg got a flu shot during his weekly radio broadcast on WOR and said he couldn't even feel it. Bloomberg scoffed that "people say it hurts." He said he literally could not feel the shot administered by Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley. WOR host John Gambling got his shot and agreed that it didn't...

Manhattan, NY – Empire State Building Lights Up For Halloween

November 1, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Manhattan, NY - Children weren't the only ones in New York City who dressed up for Halloween: The Empire State Building put on a light show, complete with "spooky" colors and music. Marc Brickman, the landmark building's lighting designer, says Thursday night's show was created with about 15,000 channels of LED lighting. The colors spanned from the 72nd floor all the way up to the antennae...

New York, NY – NYPD Stop-Frisk Appeal Could Be Over After Election

November 1, 2013 at 09:49 AM
New York, NY - A federal appeals court block of a judge's ruling that found the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next week's mayoral election. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that the ruling by U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin would be on hold pending the outcome of an...

New York – Wal-Mart Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season Online

November 1, 2013 at 09:48 AM
New York - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping. The world's largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items like TVs and tablets that were originally reserved for the day after Thanksgiving and so-called Cyber Monday. Shoppers will be able to purchase the items online starting shortly after midnight Friday. At the same time...

Moscow – Russia’s PM Says U.S. Hurt By Evidence Of Cynical Spying

November 1, 2013 at 09:33 AM
Moscow - The United States faces a tough task undoing the damage inflicted by allegations it has spied on leaders of allied countries, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. Reports that the U.S. National Security Agency tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone and conducted widespread electronic snooping in nations such as France, Italy, Spain and elsewhere have sparked anger...

Detroit – Ford Recalls Ambulances Because Engines Can Stop

November 1, 2013 at 09:31 AM
Detroit - Ford is recalling about 3,100 F-Series ambulances because the engines can stop unexpectedly. The F-350, F-450 and F-550 "Super Duty" ambulances have 6.7-Liter diesel engines. They're from the 2011 and 2012 model years. Ford says a faulty exhaust gas temperature sensor can cause the engines to stop and not be restarted for at least an hour. The company says it has no reports of...

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