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New York – Officials: 7 People With Legionnaires’ Disease Have Died In NY Outbreak

August 3, 2015 at 09:02 PM
New York - New York City health officials say seven people with Legionnaires' disease have died amid an outbreak that has sickened dozens more. Health officials presented updated figures Monday at a public town hall meeting. They say there have been more than 80 reported diagnoses. They say of the 64 people hospitalized with the disease, 28 have been discharged. The legionella bacteria...

Qatar – Arabs In Gulf Happy With Iran Deal But Would Like Further Assurances

August 3, 2015 at 08:39 PM
Qatar - Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region. Speaking for the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, Qatar's top diplomat said Monday that the bloc had been impressed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's...

Honolulu – US Military Tests Ballistic Missile Interceptor Off Hawaii

August 3, 2015 at 08:02 PM
Honolulu - The U.S. military says it has successfully tested an interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles as well as airplanes. The Missile Defense Agency said Monday the destroyer USS John Paul Jones tested the technology during a series of flight tests off the Hawaiian island of Kauai over the past week. Raytheon Missile Systems spokeswoman Heather Uberuaga says the tests used a...

San Francisco – Macy’s Expands Same Day Delivery To 17 Cities As It Challenges Amazon

August 3, 2015 at 07:45 PM
San Francisco - Macy's Inc said on Monday the department store chain will expand same day delivery services to nine cities and metropolitan areas this month, pushing into an aggressive field dominated by e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc . Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, said it will now offer same day delivery to customers in 17 markets including Atlanta, Boston and Las...

Israel – Jerusalem Parade Victim Laid To Rest As Thousands Mourn

August 3, 2015 at 06:59 PM
Israel - Amid an outpouring of grief, thousands attended the Monday night funeral of 16-year-old Shira Banki, who died on Sunday after being stabbed at last week’s Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem. Banki, a high school student from Jerusalem, was buried at Kibbutz Nachshon cemetery, near Beit Shemesh, outside of the capital. In an emotional eulogy, Banki’s parents, Milka and Uri, spoke of...

Tehran, Iran – Iran’s Ahmadinejad Seeks Political Comeback

August 3, 2015 at 06:15 PM
Tehran, Iran - Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month. Few expect a rerun of Ahmadinejad's surprise victory in the 2005 elections, which kicked off an eight-year presidency marked by confrontation with the...

Cleveland – Co-Founder Of Mr. Coffee Company Dies In Ohio At Age 91

August 3, 2015 at 05:35 PM
Cleveland - Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 91. Marotta and his business partner and high school friend Samuel Glazer turned Mr. Coffee into a household name after asking two engineers to create a drip brewing system like those found in...

Manchester, N.H. – GOP Face Off In Early-state Forum Is Also A Debate Preview

August 3, 2015 at 05:05 PM
Manchester, N.H. - The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faces off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season. The forum will bring together almost all of the 17 major Republican candidates for president for a debate-lite event, which — unlike Thursday's nationally televised...

New York – Oil Sinks To Six-month Low Amid Weak Data, Slump In Gasoline

August 3, 2015 at 04:31 PM
New York - Oil sank to six-month lows on Monday with Brent crude falling below $50 a barrel on sluggish U.S. and Chinese economic data and bets for weaker gasoline consumption in the United States after tearaway demand earlier in the summer. Evidence of growing global oversupply and a stock market collapse in China, the world's largest energy consumer, have weighed on oil for weeks, leading in...

New York – Gawker.com Says “What’s Fair Is Fair;” Releases Number To Trump’s Cell Phone

August 3, 2015 at 04:04 PM
New York - Donald Trump's corporate website is the target of a cyberattack, which comes the same day Gawker has published a cell phone number for the billionaire Republican presidential candidate. Reps for the New York City-based news and media gossip blog Gawker.com said on Monday that "fair is fair" and then released the cell phone number of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump...

Jerusalem – Investigators Say Friday’s Murder -By-Arson Terror Group Has New Ideology Aimed At Overthrowing Israeli Government

August 3, 2015 at 03:45 PM
Jerusalem - Investigators probing Friday's murder-by-arson terrorist bombing in the West Bank, which killed a Palestinian infant and injured three others, say the group responsible is likely affiliated with the same extreme rightist ideology that's calling for an overthrow of the government through escalated acts of violence. HAARETZ.com (http://bit.ly/1IezB7v) reports that, according to...

Safed, Israel – Grandson Of Meir Kahane Arrested For Involvement In Extremist Jewish Underground

August 3, 2015 at 03:27 PM
Safed, Israel - The Shin Bet intelligence agency arrested far right figure Meir Etinger on Monday. Etinger, who has a banning order keeping him away from the West Bank and Jerusalem, is a resident of Safed, and was arrested by the Shin Bet, together with the Judea and Samaria Central police unit. The arrest came as the government approved harsher measures against Jewish extremists following a...

Aurora, CO – Jury Allows Death Penalty As Punishment For Movie Massacre

August 3, 2015 at 03:11 PM
Aurora, CO - James Holmes, the gunman in the Colorado movie massacre, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors in the case counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness. After deliberating for less than half a day, the panel of nine women and three men said they had concluded unanimously that the aggravating factors outweighed the...

New York – Schumer Says Won’t Let ‘Politics, Party’ Influence His Decision On Iran Deal

August 3, 2015 at 02:47 PM
New York - Senators Chuck Schumer said on Monday he will not let pressures of “politics” and “party” influence his decision whether to endorse or oppose the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers. "This is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence (me)," Schumer said Monday at a news conference in New York on gun...

Jerusalem – Two Injured In Molotov Cocktail Attack In Jerusalem

August 3, 2015 at 02:12 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli police say two people were hurt when a fire bomb was thrown at a passing car in Jerusalem. Inside the car was a woman, 27 who was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in stable condition with burns to her body. Her husband, who was also in the vehicle, was unharmed, although the car was completely burnt. The damaged vehicle hit a pedestrian, who suffered...

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