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August 30, 2015 at 11:45 AM
New York, NY - In his new memoir covering his years as head of law enforcement in New York City, former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly unloads on Bill de Blasio, charging that the mayor 'ran against the police' and that his new policies 'endanger' the lives of New Yorkers.
NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1Er0fvj) reports that in his new book, "Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its...
August 30, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Jerusalem - Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, an influential figures in the conservative wing of the national-religious community, wrote in response to a question submitted to him that anyone who quarrels or harasses the chief rabbinate has the status of “din rodef.”
“Din rodef” is a concept in Jewish law which stipulates that if an individual is chasing after another person with the intend to kill...
August 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM
Damascus - At least 42 soldiers were allegedly killed in a Syrian air raid in Daraá, including three supposed Israeli officers, reported Fars News, an official Iranian news agency, on Saturday.
According to the report, military sources have reported the death of senior Israeli and Jordanian officers in Southern Syria following an air raid operation in the region. The report refers to the...
August 30, 2015 at 09:56 AM
Tehran - A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted.
"These two people were sentenced to 10 years in jail by the Revolutionary Court," Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.
The announcement came...
August 30, 2015 at 09:49 AM
West Bank - The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.
But the program — which included plans for a summer camp and carpentry courses to keep the kids out of trouble — has foundered. Many settler youths have...
August 30, 2015 at 09:24 AM
Ramallah, West Bank - A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.
In the edited video, the masked soldier is seen holding a 12-year-old boy, his arm in a cast, in a chokehold in an attempt to arrest him. The soldier is...
August 30, 2015 at 09:07 AM
Cairo - Egypt summoned the British ambassador to reject as "unacceptable interference" comments he made on an Egyptian court's decision to hand down prison sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists, state media said on Sunday.
After the court on Saturday sentenced the journalists to three years imprisonment for operating without a license, British Ambassador John Casson said he was shocked...
August 30, 2015 at 08:51 AM
Warsaw - As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews.
Today the boy, Sigmund Rolat, is an 85-year-old Polish-American businessman...
August 30, 2015 at 08:30 AM
Paris - European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.
Bernard Cazeneuve said the reinforced ID and bag checks would be carried out on cross-border trains "everywhere it is necessary." He spoke after meeting in Paris with top...
August 30, 2015 at 02:15 AM
Tehran - Iran's military capability has not been affected by its nuclear deal last month with six world powers, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, moving to reassure hardliners that the deal was no sign of Iranian weakness.
"With regards to our defensive capability, we did not and will not accept any limitations," Rouhani said at a press conference carried on live television.
August 30, 2015 at 02:00 AM
Beirut - Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting "revolution, revolution" and setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including the resignation of a Cabinet minister.
It signaled the most significant public outburst of anger against a dysfunctional system of government, but...
August 30, 2015 at 01:30 AM
Nashville, TN - Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday.
"I think over the next couple of weeks you're going to see some things that are very interesting," Trump said after a speech in Nashville to a gathering of tea party activists.
"We're going to make a decision very...
August 30, 2015 at 01:05 AM
New York - New York state is changing school immunization requirements to ensure children receive their final doses of three standard vaccines before entering school.
Beginning Sept. 1, the state's Department of Health will require students to receive a complete series of immunizations for measles-mumps-rubella, polio and tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis before starting school. Students who have...
August 30, 2015 at 12:45 AM
Fort Drum, NY - Has anyone seen a stray missile?
The Army is asking the public for help finding a dummy missile lost Friday morning during an Apache helicopter flight from Fort Drum in northern New York to this weekend's air show at Stewart International Airport in the lower Hudson Valley.
Fort Drum officials say the M36 Captive Flight Training Missile poses no risk to the public because...
August 30, 2015 at 12:31 AM
Atlanta - A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.
Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed death hours after the fall in the seventh inning.
Hampton said the man was in his early 60s and was pronounced dead at Grady...