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Fountain Valley, CA – JetBlue Probe To Examine Object That Fell From Sky

September 19, 2014 at 05:25 PM
Fountain Valley, CA - The investigation into an engine failure that forced the emergency landing of a JetBlue airliner departing California will include examination of a metal panel that a woman says fell from the sky at the time. Cindy Gilbert of Fountain Valley tells KABC-TV the object hit the sand a few feet away Thursday while she was at Huntington State Beach. She says she decided to take...

New York – As Threat Of Terror Escalates Governor Orders Increase Police Security At Mass Transit Sites In NY

September 19, 2014 at 05:00 PM
New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today met with Legislative Leaders to announce a coordinated increase in security and law enforcement personnel at mass transit sites in the New York City region. This announcement is being made out of an abundance of caution, given the undeniable increase of terrorist activity abroad. Today’s precautionary surge is also based on the fact that New York...

Rockland County, NY – Ramapo Pedestrian Safety Campaign Kicks Off In Monsey

September 19, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Rockland County, NY - With the number of pedestrians involved in traffic accidents holding steady at approximately 50 per year, Ramapo police began an educational campaign today, designed to promote better safety on the town’s roadways. Sergeant Blaine Howell and Officer Omar Olayan were part of a four man team stationed near the intersection of Route 306 and Rita Avenue in Monsey this...

Blooming Grove, PA – Ambush Suspect Could Be Aided By Dense Woods

September 19, 2014 at 03:58 PM
Blooming Grove, PA - He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush. With tens of thousands of acres of undisturbed northeastern Pennsylvania forest offering ample opportunity to hide, the self-taught survivalist accused in last week's deadly ambush at a state police barracks has avoided capture. Not...

Washington – Rice: U.S. Won’t Telegraph When Air Strikes On Syria To Begin

September 19, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Washington - The United States is ready to launch air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria but does not want to telegraph when these will occur, President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Friday. Her comments underline mounting questions over when the United States will expand its air campaign against Islamic State into Syria from neighboring Iraq after Obama...

Washington – U.S. Nutrition Program WIC For Mothers, Infants Sees Falling Demand

September 19, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Washington - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, has seen a sharp drop in participation since 2010, unlike...

New York – Apple Faithful Line Up For Latest, Larger iPhones

September 19, 2014 at 02:30 PM
New York - Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adapters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones. Even the night before the phones' Friday debut, nearly 70 people were waiting in line in front of the Apple store in downtown San...

Detroit – GM To Introduce New, High-end Cadillac Next Year

September 19, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Detroit - General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The auto maker said Friday that the rear-wheel drive car will make its debut in the first half of 2015, and that it will reveal the name of the new model soon. The new Cadillac is part of a $384 million investment GM announced last spring in the assembly plant...

Kenya – Iranian Couple Stopped In Nairobi With Fake Israeli Passports

September 19, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Nairobi, Kenya – An Iranian man and woman were stopped in Nairobi earlier this week when they tried to use fake Israeli passports. The couple, in their early 20s, were going by the names Adi and Avshalom reports Ynet News (http://bit.ly/1r74oKG). They tried to board a flight to Belgium that would then take them to Tel Aviv. After their arrest, they were taken to the Kenyan immigration...

England – Signs Hung In London Neighborhood By Orthodox Jews Directing Women To Walk On One Side Of Road Removed

September 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM
London – Posters in the Stamford Hill section of London telling women to walk on one side of the road have been removed after complaints surfaced. The London Evening Standard (http://bit.ly/1p3U439) reports the signs were written in both English and Yiddish, and read: "Women should please walk along this side of the road only." The Shomrim in the area – Jewish volunteers who support...

New York – Alibaba Shares Surge 46 Percent In Their Debut

September 19, 2014 at 12:03 PM
New York - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares rose as much as 46 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, lifting the Chinese online retailer's value to $244 billion. The company's initial public offering, on track to be the biggest ever if underwriters exercise their option to sell more shares, will help fund Alibaba's expansion in the United States and elsewhere. The sale raised...

Dnipropetrovsk – Unable To Flee, Jews Remain Behind In Eastern Ukraine

September 19, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Dnipropetrovsk - More than 1,600 elderly Jews are either unable or unwilling to leave the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, according to the director of the local branch of a local welfare organization. Lyudmila Saprikina, the head of the Donetsk branch of Hesed, which cares for Jewish senior citizens throughout the former Soviet Union, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that...

Cairo – Egyptian Jihadist Group Beheads Beduin Man Alleged To Have Spied For Israel

September 19, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Cairo - An Egyptian jihadist organization affiliated with al-Qaida beheaded a Beduin resident of the Sinai Peninsula for allegedly collaborating with Israel, it was announced on Friday. According to Egyptian defense sources, the group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis executed the man, 35, whose headless body was found on Friday by residents of the Sinai village of Al-Qaria, just south of the city of...

Boston – Reuters Poll: Angry With Washington, 1 In 4 Americans Open To Secession

September 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Boston - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away...

Paris – Sarkozy Announces France Political Comeback

September 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy is making a political comeback in France despite his legal troubles. Sarkozy has joined the race to lead his conservative UMP party in a barely-concealed first step toward trying to win the presidency in 2017. Sarkozy, president from 2007 to 2012, announced his candidacy on Facebook on Friday. In a long letter, he says "I have decided to propose a new political...