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Washington – Official: Live Anthrax Found In U.S. Military Shipment To Australia

May 29, 2015 at 06:45 PM
Washington - An investigation of a U.S. military facility's mistaken shipments of live anthrax bacteria has turned up another live sample, this one from a 2008 batch sent to Australia, a U.S. defense official said on Friday. The disclosure, if confirmed, suggests the possibility of a broader problem among anthrax samples meant to have been made inactive at the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving...

Chicago, FL – More Cancer Success With Drugs That Enlist Immune System

May 29, 2015 at 06:14 PM
Chicago FL - For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These newer kinds of drugs have transformed treatment of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. Studies presented at a conference Friday suggest these "immune therapies" can play a broader role in more common...

New York – Brooklyn Bais Yaakov Sued After Expelling Girl Acused Sending Inappropriate Selfies

May 29, 2015 at 03:35 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A 17 year old former Brooklyn high schooler and her father are suing a local Bais Yaakov for unfairly expelling the teen after an unidentified mother contacted the school’s principal, claiming that the girl had texted her son nude selfies. The girl, identified in court papers filed this week in Brooklyn Federal Court only as G.S., was a tenth grader at Lev Bais Yaakov when she...

New York – U.S. Swimming Pools Ban Long Breath-holding After Deaths

May 29, 2015 at 02:57 PM
New York - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. No one realized anything was wrong until their limp, unconscious bodies were noticed beneath the surface. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten Island pool raised alarms about a little known hazard called...

Brooklyn, NY – LaGuardia-Bound Jet Came Close To Drone Near Prospect Park

May 29, 2015 at 02:32 PM
New York - The FAA says it’s investigating after a commercial flight crew reported climbing 200 feet to avoid a drone near LaGuardia Airport. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. Friday as Shuttle America Flight 2708 was on its final approach to the airport. The crew says the unmanned aircraft was operating near Prospect Park in Brooklyn, at an altitude of about 2,700 feet...

Texas – Chopper Rescues Texas Officer From Flood

May 29, 2015 at 02:00 PM
Texas - A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter rescued a police officer from Sachse after his SUV became stranded in high water. Floodwaters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday after another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 20 people and left 14 missing. The line of thunderstorms that stalled over Dallas...

Zurich – Sepp Blatter Wins Re-Election As FIFA President

May 29, 2015 at 01:22 PM
Zurich - Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. Prince Ali's promise...

Arizona – Phoenix Braces For ‘Draw Mohammad’ Contest Outside Mosque

May 29, 2015 at 01:16 PM
Arizona - Arizona police stepped up security on Friday near a mosque for a planned outdoor protest that includes drawing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, weeks after a similar competition in Texas came under attack by two gunmen. Friday's event is set to run concurrently with evening prayers at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix. Many Muslims believe it is blasphemous to create pictures...

Manchester, UK – Jewish Woman Not Able To Work Shabbos Granted Court Settlement After Losing Job Offer

May 29, 2015 at 12:42 PM
Manchester, UK - A Jewish woman who was turned down for a job allegedly based on religious reasons won a $24,000 settlement in court by employment tribunal judges. Aurelie Fhima, 23, was awarded the settlement for loss of earnings, injury to feelings and fees, reports the Daily Mail (http://dailym.ai/1SGJ3Gf). Fhima says she interviewed at travel agency Travel Jigsaw, but her application...

Israel – IDF To Lift Seizure Order On Yeshiva In Yitzhar Settlement

May 29, 2015 at 12:12 PM
Israel - IDF on Sunday plans to lift its year-long seizure order on the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in the Yitzhar settlement. Since last April, the IDF has used the large stone building to house a Border Police battalion, thereby forcing the yeshiva to relocate to near by caravans. Already on Thursday, the border police began moving out and next week the yeshiva can return to the...

Maryland – Batimore State Attorney Credits Shomrim For Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

May 29, 2015 at 11:19 AM
Maryland – The State’s Attorney office for Baltimore credited a Community Liaison who has close ties to the Shomrim of Baltimore for helping to solve a robbery case in which a woman was attacked while walking with her two children. Assistant Attorney Amy Brown credits Community Liaison Isaac Schleifer with helping her attain evidence to file felony charges against two people who robbed the...

Washington – U.S. Formally Drops Cuba From Terrorism List

May 29, 2015 at 11:19 AM
Washington -The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, an important step toward restoring diplomatic ties but one that will have limited effect on removing U.S. sanctions on the Communist-ruled island. President Barack Obama had announced on April 14 he would drop the former Cold War rival from the list, initiating a 45-day review period for...

Albany, NY – NY State Police Crack Down On Drivers Passing School Buses

May 29, 2015 at 11:02 AM
Albany, NY - NY State Police Crack Down On Drivers Passing School BusesNew York state police are going after drivers who pass stopped school buses. The effort, called Operation Safe Stop, resulted in more than 1,000 tickets on a single day in April to motorists who drove around buses while children were being loaded or unloaded. A ticket could cost up to $400 for a first offense, plus a...

Manhattan, NY – Observatory At One World Trade Center Opens To Paying Public

May 29, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Manhattan, NY - There's a new bird's eye view of New York City. The One World Trade Center observatory is officially opening to the public on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Visitors will get a view of the city and its surroundings from above 1,250 feet, with sight lines stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean. The observatory...

Zurich – Palestine Drops Motion To Suspend Israel From FIFA

May 29, 2015 at 10:15 AM
Zurich - The Palestine Football Association (PFA) dropped its motion on Friday asking for Israel to be suspended by FIFA. The motion had been included on the agenda at the FIFA Congress but PFA president Jibril Rajoub said he had been persuaded to back down. "I decided to drop the suspension but it does not mean that I give up the resistance," he said. The PFA has accused Israel of...

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