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Cairo – Renewed Violence In Egypt As Three Are Killed In Cairo Clashes

March 7, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Cairo - Three protesters were killed and dozens wounded as Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt on Friday, the health ministry and security sources said. Security sources said two were killed in street battles with the police in the Cairo district of Alf Maskin and a third in the capital's Abbaseya. Protesters fired weapons and hurled petrol bombs at police who...

Queens, NY – Five JFK Bag Handlers Charged With Theft

March 7, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Queens, NY - – Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, United States Postal Inspector in Charge Philip R. Bartlett and Port Authority Police Department Chief Security Officer Joseph Dunne announced today that five baggage handlers employed by JFK International Airport, whose responsibilities included loading U.S. mail onto international flights leaving the country, were charged with...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Says Israel Would Give Up ‘Some Settlements’ For Peace

March 7, 2014 at 04:15 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would give up "some settlements" in occupied Palestinian land to help secure a peace agreement but would limit as much as he could the number of enclaves removed. The settlements are a key issue in peace talks renewed under Washington's tutelage in July after a three-year impasse. Little progress has been reported though U.S. Secretary...

New York – Wall Street Ends Mostly Higher, S&P 500 At Record

March 7, 2014 at 04:08 PM
New York - U.S. stocks ended mostly higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record after more jobs than expected were created in February and January's figure was revised higher. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average < .DJI> was up 30.12 points, or 0.18 percent, to end unofficially at 16,452.01. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index < .SPX> was up 0.95 of a...

Sevastopol, Ukraine – Witnesses: Russians Take Over Ukrainian Military Post, No Shots Fired

March 7, 2014 at 03:14 PM
Sevastopol, Ukraine - Armed men thought to be Russians drove a truck into a Ukrainian missile defence post in the Crimea region on Friday and took control without a shot being fired, a Reuters reporter on the scene said. Initial reports said the truck had smashed through the gates and that post in the city of Sevastopol was being stormed but the reporter could not see any signs of the gates...

Brooklyn, NY – Orthodox Jewish Man In Serious Condition After Car Knocks Him Over At Brooklyn BP Gas Station

March 7, 2014 at 03:00 PM
–Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn Orthodox Jewish man suffered a seizure after a car backed into him while he was pumping gas at a BP gas station. The 26-year-old man was taken to Lutheran Medical Center and is in critical condition. The accident happened at the BP gas station located at 65th St. and Eighth Ave. in Bay Ridge Friday morning at 9 a.m. According to the NY Daily News...

United Nations – Hillary Clinton Urges Equality For Women And Girls

March 7, 2014 at 02:41 PM
United Nations - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that achieving equality for women and girls is "the great unfinished business of the 21st century." The potential 2016 presidential candidate galvanized the U.N. commemoration of International Women's Day on Friday, repeating her resounding declaration as first lady at the 1995 U.N. women's conference in Beijing that "human...

Chicago, IL – Feds: Mom, Dad, Daughter In Massive $7M Shoplift Spree Sold Stolen Goods On eBay

March 7, 2014 at 02:02 PM
Chicago, IL - A father, mother and daughter from a posh Chicago suburb stole $7 million in merchandise during a decadelong shoplifting spree — traveling to stores nationwide and targeting dolls, toys, cosmetics and other valuables — according to a federal complaint released Wednesday. The three were arrested earlier this week at their $1.3 million Northbrook home after returning from a...

Brooklyn, NY – Stark Case Prompts State Leaders To Introduce Legislation “Expedited Missing Persons’ Identification Act” (video)

March 7, 2014 at 01:57 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Following the case of slain Williamsburg landlord Menachem Starks, whose body underwent an autopsy before his family could request an exemption for religious purposes, state and local leaders announced on Friday new legislation called the Expedited Missing Persons’ Identification Act (A.09006) that is aimed at preventing such instances. According to the officials who held a...

Moscow – Russia Says U.S. Sanctions Would ‘Boomerang’

March 7, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Moscow - Russia said on Friday any U.S. sanctions imposed against Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine would boomerang back on the United States and urged Washington not to damage bilateral ties. In a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "warned against hasty and reckless steps capable of causing harm to Russian-American relations...

New York – NY State Attorney General Appoints Israeli New Chief Economist

March 7, 2014 at 01:04 PM
New York -  New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Friday that Dr. Guy Ben-Ishai has been appointed the new Chief Economist at the Office of the Attorney General. In his new role, Ben-Ishai will head economic analysis to support policy development, legal proceedings and investigations for New York state, and will run economic projects in the attorney general office...

Oxon Hill, MD – Perry Knocks NY, California At GOP Showcase

March 7, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Oxon Hill, MD - Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists. Texas Gov. Rick Perry mocked Democratic governors for leading their states to...

Buenos Aires – Ted Turner Rushed To Hospital In Argentina

March 7, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Buenos Aires - Philanthropist and former media tycoon Ted Turner was rushed to a hospital with appendicitis early on Friday in Argentina's Patagonia region, where he owns property, local media said. After a brief stay in the San Carlos clinic in the picturesque lakeside city of Bariloche, the 75-year-old founder of cable TV powerhouse CNN was flown to Buenos Aires for surgery, according to...

Oxon, Hill, MD – Huckabee: Obama Has Diminished American Might

March 7, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Oxon, Hill, MD - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the United States' standing in the world has diminished under President Barack Obama and its next leader faces a tough task in rebuilding America's might. Huckabee on Friday has told an annual gathering of conservative leaders and activists that "no one trusts us, no one listens to us, no one respects us, no one fears us." Huckabee, who...

Bronx, NY – $2,000,000 Powerball Winner Credits Fortune Cookie For Lottery Luck

March 7, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Bronx, NY - A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie. Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie. The retired Bronx resident bought the lottery ticket after dining at a Chinese restaurant in Greenwich Village. The Daily News reports that the owner of Sammy’s Noodle Shop & Grill joked that maybe the...