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Buffalo, NY – Cleanup On, Flood Threat Looms After Huge NY Snow (photos-video)

November 22, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Buffalo, NY - Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers. "I know that people really need to get shoveled out, especially some of the older folks, so I'm just doing my part to help out," said the bank...

Ferguson – FBI Arrests Two Would-Be Ferguson Bomb Suspects

November 22, 2014 at 09:49 PM
Ferguson - Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters. Word of the arrests, reported by a number of media outlets Friday, came ahead of the grand jury's widely anticipated...

St. Louis, MO – Ferguson Announcement Does Not Appear Imminent FBI Sends Nearly 100 Additional Agents

November 22, 2014 at 09:20 PM
St. Louis, MO - Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even though there was no sign that the grand jury had reached a decision. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in recent days, with many speculating that the grand...

Amman – Jordanian PM Sends Condolence Letter To Families Of Jerusalem Synagogue Terrorists

November 22, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Amman - Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour reportedly sent a condolence letter on Friday night to the families of the Palestinian terrorists who carried out Tuesday's attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, according to Channel 2. The purported letter was addressed to the families of east Jerusalem cousins Abed Abu Jamal and Ghassan Muhammad Abu Jamal, whose attack lead to the deaths of four...

Jerusalem – Family Members Share Rabbi Kalman Levine’s Legacy

November 22, 2014 at 08:48 PM
Jerusalem - In the aftermath of Tuesday’s barbaric slaughter in Har Nof, the daughter of one of the four victim said that her father would have wanted the senseless attack to become a greater catalyst for unity among the Jewish people. Michal Levine, a Miami resident, told Arutz Sheva (http://bit.ly/1upOHfT) that her father, Rabbi Kalman Levine, taught his nine children to see the good in...

Israel – After Synagogue Attack, Coalition Crisis On Hold

November 22, 2014 at 08:15 PM
Israel - After this week’s terror attack, no one can justify initiating an election, when the public wants its leaders to focus on restoring their security When Abed Abu Jamal and Ghassan Muhammad Abu Jamal stormed the Kehillat Bnei Torah Synagogue on Tuesday wielding axes, knives and a pistol, shouting “Allahu akbar,” chances are that saving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing...

Jerusalem – Jerusalem Post: Israel Reconsiders Military Action Against Iran

November 22, 2014 at 07:44 PM
Jerusalem - Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program. But sharing details of the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its...

Istanbul – Biden Announces New Aid For Syrian Refugees

November 22, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Istanbul - Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad. Biden announced $135 million in new U.S. aid for Syrian civilians, including some for Turkey, which is...

Vienna – Iran Nuke Talks Stalled, Kerry Says ‘Big Gaps’ Remain

November 22, 2014 at 06:39 PM
Vienna - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome crucial differences that are preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stake talks. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "big gaps" remained with two days to go before a self-imposed Nov. 24 deadline for an accord, despite signs of some...

Turkey – Angry At Israel, Governor Orders Synagogue Be Turned Into Museum, Turkish Official Reject

November 22, 2014 at 06:12 PM
Turkey - A top Turkish official rejected the wishes of a provincial governor whose anger at Israel led him to call for turning a local synagogue into a museum. The northwestern governor of the province of Edirne, Dursun Sahin, told reporters that because of the recent Israeli “raid” on al-Aksa mosque in Jerusalem, he ordered the historical Buyuk Synagogue, built in 1907, to be turned into...

Washington – In Secret, Obama Extendes U.S. Military Role In Afghanistan Combat

November 22, 2014 at 05:54 PM
Washington - U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say. The armed forces were to limit their operations in Afghanistan to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, until Obama broadened the guidelines in recent weeks. The plan...