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Teaneck, NJ – Orthodox Rabbi Condemned For Anti-Arab Blog Post Clarifies Writing

November 25, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Teaneck, NJ -  A rabbi of an orthodox synagogue in Teaneck is receiving criticism for a blog posted on Friday that states that Arabs in Israel should be “vanquished.” Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun wrote a blog titled, “Dealing with Savages” that states, "There is a war for the land of Israel that is being waged, and the Arabs who dwell in the land of Israel are...

St Louis, MO – Critics Question Timing Of Ferguson Announcement

November 25, 2014 at 03:15 PM
St Louis, MO - An aide to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is defending the timing of the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case, even as some question whether the nighttime announcement fed the unrest. McCulloch held a news conference at 8 p.m. Monday to disclose that the grand jury declined to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael...

Washington – New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Counts On Restaurant Menus

November 25, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Washington - Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater. The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20...

New York – ABC’s Stephanopoulos Interviews Darren Wilson

November 25, 2014 at 02:51 PM
New York - ABC News' George Stephanopoulos landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour Tuesday in Missouri. The network interrupted its afternoon programming Tuesday for Stephanopoulos to talk about the interview, even before excerpts were available. ABC News plans to feature portions of the discussion on "World News...

Aboard Papal Plane – Pope: Don’t Shut Door To Dialogue With Islamic State

November 25, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Aboard Papal Plane - Pope Francis said on Tuesday that while it was "almost impossible" to have a dialogue with Islamic State insurgents, the door should not be shut. "I never say 'all is lost', never. Maybe there can't be a dialogue but you can never shut a door," he told reporters on his plane returning from Strasbourg, France, where he addressed the European Parliament and the Council of...

St. Louis – Brown Family Attorneys Blasts Grand Jury Process

November 25, 2014 at 01:45 PM
St. Louis - Attorneys for Michael Brown's family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old was unfair and broken. Attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference Tuesday they objected to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch's decision to call a grand jury and to not appoint a special prosecutor. Attorney...

Har Nof, Israel – US Ambassador Prays At Shul Targeted In Deadly Attack

November 25, 2014 at 01:09 PM
Har Nof, Israel - The United States' Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, prayed today at the Har Nof synagogue where a deadly attack occurred last week. Shapiro took part in shacharit prayers at the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue, where five people were killed Nov. 18 by terrorists who entered the synagogue and attacked congregants with guns and meat cleavers. Shapiro was joined by the...

Warsaw – Prisoner Shoes Stolen From Nazi Death Camp Museum In Poland

November 25, 2014 at 01:06 PM
Warsaw - Eight shoes belonging to prisoners at a former Nazi death camp have been stolen from a museum at the site in Poland, a museum official said on Tuesday. Police have launched an investigation into the weekend theft from the State Museum at the former World War II camp in Majdanek, museum spokeswoman Agnieszka Kowalczyk-Nowak said. "An employee noticed shoes were missing during a...

Ferguson, MO – Ferguson Police Officer Wilson Thanks Supporters

November 25, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Ferguson, MO - Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson has thanked those who have supported him since he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown during a confrontation in August. Wilson's lawyers issued a statement Tuesday in which they say the 28-year-old officer and his family greatly appreciate the continued support of those who have stood by him. Violent protests erupted Monday night...

Jerusalem – Israeli Police Chief Criticizes Jewish Activists Who Visit Temple Mount

November 25, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Jerusalem - Jewish activists bent on gaining greater access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site should not visit there, Israel's police chief said Tuesday. The sacred shrine known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary has been the focal point of deadly violence between Jews and Arabs in recent weeks. Under a longstanding agreement at the site, Jews are permitted...

New York, NY – Man Arrested For Throwing Fake Blood On NYPD Commissioner

November 25, 2014 at 11:53 AM
New York, NY – A man was arrested Monday night after throwing fake blood on Police Commissioner Bill Bratton during protests in Times Square. Protests erupted throughout the city following the announcement that Missouri police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. NY Daily News (http://nydn.us/15nQayV) reports Bratton was standing in the...

Mineola, NY – Rain, Snow To Challenge Eastern Holiday Travelers

November 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Mineola, NY - Some Thanksgiving travelers along the East Coast were heading out early because of a forecast calling for a nor'easter that will bring rain and snow. "I was really getting nervous about getting stuck and not making it home for the holidays," said Jenna Bouffard, a Manhattan public relations executive who said she switched her bus ticket from Wednesday to Tuesday to avoid...

Ferguson, Mo – At Least 14 Injured In Ferguson-related Protests

November 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Ferguson, Mo - Hospitals report having treated at least 14 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. Several Ferguson businesses were damaged or destroyed by fires and others were looted during the protests that erupted after the Monday night...

Israel – Jewish-Nation Bill Frays Israel’s Delicate Social Fabric

November 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Israel - Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only -- and further alienate its Arab minority. Political infighting over the measure is already threatening to tear apart Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition. The legislation, which is seen as compromising equality by...

Geneva – U.N. Rights Chief Faults U.S. Law Enforcement After Ferguson Grand Jury

November 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Geneva - U.S. authorities should review how race-related issues affect law enforcement and justice to tackle a "deep and festering" mistrust in some sectors of the population, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement on Tuesday. Zeid said he could not comment on whether a grand jury's acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black...