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New York – NYPD Beefing Security At Locations Tied To Canada

October 22, 2014 at 05:04 PM
New York - The police department is beefing up security at New York City locations associated with the Canadian government after gunfire erupted at the country's capital. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottowa, Ontario was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two...

Ottawa – Canada Probes Michael Zehaf-Bibeau As Possible Suspect In Ottawa Shooting

October 22, 2014 at 04:51 PM
Ottawa - A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Authorities and witnesses say a man with a scarf over his face shot and killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial on Wednesday, then headed into Parliament, where he was fatally...

Miami, FL – Miami Passenger Charged With Bomb Hoax

October 22, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Miami, FL - Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb. Airport officials said in a news release that 60-year-old Manuel Alberto Alvarado was checking in for his Avianca Airlines flight to Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday morning when he made a comment about having explosives in his luggage. He later...

New York – CAIR Slams Fake NYPD Racial Profiling Video

October 22, 2014 at 04:11 PM
New York – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is demanding an apology from video producers Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar, who air the YouTube channel TrueStoryASA, after they admitted the video their aired showing alleged racial profiling was in fact staged and not real as they first stated. Saleh and Akbar released a video Sunday titled “Racial...

Washington – Obama Condemns Canada Shooting, Offers Help

October 22, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama has condemned fatal shootings in Canada as "outrageous attacks" and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response. The White House says Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the capital of Ottawa, Ontario, was shot and killed Wednesday. Gunfire also erupted...

New York – Brooklyn Man Making Hookah Products Dead In Basement Explosion

October 22, 2014 at 03:28 PM
New York – A Brooklyn man who suffered burns over 90 percent of his body on Tuesday afternoon when his basement exploded after he attempted to make hookah products has died. The New York Post (http://bit.ly/1zkPmbi) reports Mohammad Saram, 22, burst from his basement located at 910 McDonald Ave. in flames around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Saram was taken to Maimonides Medical Center in critical...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Blames Abbas Incitement For Jerusalem Terror Attack

October 22, 2014 at 03:08 PM
Jerusalem - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas encouraged violence against Jews in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following the vehicular terror attack in Jerusalem Wednesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamist Hamas movement, with whom he has forged a unity government deal, for the attack. He also...

Jerusalem – UPDATE: Palestinian Kills Baby, Wounds Several At Jerusalem Station

October 22, 2014 at 02:26 PM
Jerusalem - A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack. The incident came after months of tensions between Jews and Palestinians in east Jerusalem — the section of the city claimed by the Palestinians as...

Jerusalem – Details Emerge About Female Orthodox Israeli Air Force Navigator Who Died In Himalayas

October 22, 2014 at 02:09 PM
Jerusalem – Details are emerging about the first female Orthodox combat navigator in the Israeli Air Force who died in a blizzard last week while hiking in Nepal. Tamar Ariel, 25, was part of a growing community of young Orthodox women taking positions in the army, reports Haaretz (http://bit.ly/1DAtur6). In recent years, numbers show more and more female Orthodox Jews are joining the...

Jerusalem – Amid Regional Turmoil, Israel Looks To Its Firm Bond With Jordan

October 22, 2014 at 01:41 PM
Jerusalem - If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years. With attacks by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the threat from Islamic State and the Nusra Front in Syria and growing unrest in Egypt's Sinai, the north and south are on edge. By comparison, the eastern frontier...

Washington – Health Workers To Begin Monitoring Everyone Coming Into US From Ebola Nations

October 22, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Washington - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breath of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the program will begin Monday and cover visitors as well as aid workers...

New York – NYC Subway Breaks Record With More Than 6 Million Daily Rides

October 22, 2014 at 01:06 PM
New York - More people rode the New York City subway than ever in September, with the number of trips exceeding a record-breaking 6 million on five separate days over the month, transit officials said on Wednesday. There were 6,106,694 trips on the subway on Sept. 23, the highest number since daily figures were first recorded in 1985, and likely the highest since the late 1940s, when the...

Ottawa – Canadian Official: Soldier Shot Near Parliament Dies

October 22, 2014 at 01:05 PM
Ottawa - The soldier shot at the Canadian war memorial in Ottawa has died, and a guard in the nearby parliament buildings has been wounded, Canadian cabinet minister Jason Kenney said on Wednesday. "Condolences to family of the soldier killed, & prayers for the Parliamentary guard wounded. Canada will not be terrorized or intimidated," Kenney, one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's most...

Ottawa – Video Shows Shooting Inside Canadian Parliament

October 22, 2014 at 12:40 PM
Ottawa - A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, police and witnesses said. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, witnesses told the Canadian Press news agency. Others were in lockdown. Video taken by a reporter for the Globe and Mail...

Ottawa – Canadian Police: Shots Fired At 3 Places In Ottawa

October 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Ottawa, Ontario - Police in Ottawa say shots also were fired near a shopping mall close to Parliament. Ottawa police Constable Marc Soucy said Wednesday there have been shots fired at three places in the Canadian capital: at the National War Memorial, where a soldier was wounded, on Parliament Hill and near the Rideau Centre Mall. All three sites are within less than a mile from each...